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Report - GAME puts itself up for sale

MCVUK- GAME has hired Rothschild to find a buyer for the beleaguered retailer, The Sunday Times reports.

The paper writes that GAME has to pay landlords in two weeks. Failure to pay rents could push the firm into administration jeopardising thousands of jobs.

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ThatEnglishDude2471d ago

Damn. I used to work at GAME before I moved to the US. I was fortunate enough to work in a successful store with great people and customers. What a shame...

r1sh122471d ago

Game are just way too expensive, they overprice used games, new games are significantly cheaper online.
Much of the time they dont have a large amount of stock for new releases.
Game is a joke, Ive never had a good experience in their stores.

BattleAxe2471d ago

Developers talking about leaving the UK, GAME putting itself up for sale.....these are tough times for the gaming industry in the UK.

hiredhelp2471d ago (Edited 2471d ago )

I disagree BattleAxe .. Game pushed out alot small personal gaming shops
Once they did that they stopped given people good trade in deals got greedy.

Only one thing has come good from this thats for thoes able to buy online we have better ways to sell and buy our games for less or sell for more.
Play.com best for selling used as well as new but I personally favour shopto.net for new.
No im glad game going under if they respected there customers more gave better deals they may have had a place, instead they chased every small indipendant games retailer out force there prices up.

But thanks for the respect there man bubble to you.

ThatEnglishDude2471d ago

Oh don't get me wrong, the only reason I'm saddened by the news is, as Reborn stated, the fact that some good friends of mine will more than likely be out of jobs soon.
Although that being said, we were a successful store with great customers and clientele. Guess we were one of the lucky ones.

JsonHenry2471d ago

Never trust anyone with the last name of Rothschild.

Reborn2471d ago (Edited 2471d ago )

The jobs part is indeed, saddening. However, I would delve straight into their management, and marketing team. It all boils down to the way they price. It's even worse since they also own GameStation. So they could've had a munch more 'flexible' pricing method.

GameStation was dominant years ago. GAME came a long, and forgot how about competition. Especially with more online retailers selling games too. Gamestation just became another 'branch'. Offering nothing different.

On a side note, it would be a good step to hire people with actual knowledge about what their selling. When you asked a question, if the answer wasn't on the back of the box, then you'd have to find out yourself. (ofc informed consumer also works)

MGRogue20172471d ago (Edited 2471d ago )

cool story bro.. I buy all my games online on marketplace sites like ShopTo, Play, Amazon, eBay & CeX

There's only a few occasions where I'd go into a high-street games shop.. & that's when I'd need said game/s on the same day for whatever reason.