GameGrin: Stay Classy GAME, Right Till The End

GameGrin Writes - "A picture has been submitted to us via an anonymous source showing the terrible practices GAME are stooping to to claw in some last minute profits.

In what appears to be a desperate attempt to shift the back log of games cluttering up the storerooms of troubled retailer GAME, in the picture you can see that copies of Mass Effect 2 have had the '2' in their titles conveniently covered over by a price sticker - the low price of £18 to be exact and plonked on the number 1 slot of their chart games display."

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Bimkoblerutso2400d ago

Clever girl....

[Jurassic Park reference]

xAlmostPro2399d ago

To be fair, this is probably the single store carrying out this pracice.

I haven't seen this in my local game/gamestations :/

Xeoset2399d ago

Wrong. It's not any store doing this maliciously or for profit, it's just dumb f'ing journalism. The same sh!t we've been putting up with for this whole generation.

I worked at Gamestation for 4 years. It's official practice to put sticker prices at the top right so its easier for customers to see how much a game costs. If that game is in the sale and needs a price drop sticker, you put it under the old sticker so it's still easy for the customer to see.

We still got a ton of mums and nans who would bring the cases up and ask the price.

They're not aiming to cover Mass Effect's numbering system to confuse people; it's just common f'ing practice. There's thousands of cases that get parts of their box covered because of this. If any customer is confused or doesn't know what they're buying? Look at the f'ing spine or ask one of the employees; they're there for a f'ing reason.

And all the people claiming they're glad GAME Group have gone bust? Fuc|< you. There's 10,000 peoples' jobs at stake, have some f'ing respect.

Anarki2399d ago

Much like the placing of the sticker on the Battlefield 3 case? no. This is where mostly every game retailer in the UK places their stickers. It's just sheer coincidence, is all.

TVippy2399d ago

It's from Total Recall.

Dark_Overlord2399d ago

Although I'm not one for supporting GAME's practices, the red price tag is always in the top right corner of the box. Hell look at Saints Row and BF3 in the picture for proof

MiyagiSPG2399d ago

While that maybe is true, the true fact of this picture shows an old game at number 1 amongst generally new games :P so pretty suspicious don't you say :P

Dark_Overlord2399d ago

I wouldn't say suspicious for 1 reason, they were selling brand new copies of the game for £9.99 (I picked up the last copy) so it may have been the number 1 seller that week :)

ziggurcat2399d ago

... because an older gamer can *never* be a #1 seller, right?

c'mon, man... you can tell by the saints row and BF3 boxes that that's where they place their stickers.

also, no retailer would sell a brand new game that cheap even if they put it on sale, so...

BDSE2399d ago

As someone else pointed out:

"You have to imagine an entire complex scenario in your mind that relies on multiple circumstances. Mom or someone buys it for their kid cluelessly, the kid already has it, would only want the new one, the mistake doesn't get discovered until days later, etc. Nobody did anything with that kind of weird and specific idea in mind, in order to make a bogus 18 pound sale. Again, unless it was some idiot kid working there, and at that point it's almost like a gag. (And that would only entail where it is on the shelf, the price sticker is in the standard place, as I keep explaining and is proved in the pic above but is apparently being ignored?) Nobody in any position of authority or with any brains, nobody trying to "rip people off" or whatever cartoonish caricature, etc."

Its all rather convoluted.

EHooper022399d ago

Nevermind the validity of all of your comments, if anyone had actually worked retail in the weeks leading up to, and even the launch of ME3, ME2 was selling like hot cakes. Especially if it was on sale. This article is much ado about nothing.

Also, Game isn't even carrying ME3.

TekoIie2399d ago

Lol I'm surprised no ones dropped the joke yet ;).

They're fooling people into believing they have mass effect 3 and therefore will experiance a better ending :3

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