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I don't know Morph, the stock has to go somewhere.
Nobody would buy at the current prices, thats the whole issue.
I reckon a 30% off sale on everything would bring in more revenue than what they are currently pulling.
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Yeah, I agree with the stock has to go somewhere sentiment. Last time I was in a GAME store it was more used than new games though, possibly a '2 for 1' or '3 for 2' kinda sale on second hand games, but as far as new stock goes, I dont think there will be a huge reduction.

I also agree with the 30% off sale bringing in a lot more revenue than the current market, and I'd be all for a sale, and think there will be something, but nothing like the one in the past where new games were as low as $8 and second hand ones for $2.

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Passed a game store on Sunday, Warringah mall, closed up and two staff memebers where doing what looked like stocktake and packing everything into boxes, possibly to be burnt.

Not sure if employees were more upset closing up shop or seeing my face gawking in looking for bargainz.
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Yea that's my local UMG. I went in there a couple of weekends ago, almost everything was out of stock.
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possibly to be burnt.

lol

what's that site with auctions or firesales of random bits of furniture and shit when shops go into administration, like had all those discoballs and shit from that Ed Hardy store that one time? were GAME shops ever outfitted with anything interesting that could be worth keeping an eye out on that for?
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Yea that's my local UMG. I went in there a couple of weekends ago, almost everything was out of stock.

I'm stalking you. But yeah, what a mindfuck the set up of that shopping center, would get interesting with the rain.

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lol

what's that site with auctions or firesales of random bits of furniture and shit when shops go into administration, like had all those discoballs and shit from that Ed Hardy store that one time? were GAME shops ever outfitted with anything interesting that could be worth keeping an eye out on that for?

Not sure.

Only thing(s) of interest would be the playstation demo pods (tv stand bizzo's), I remember the Dreamcast pods went for big money on ebay.
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I went in today for a haircut. You totally missed your chance to get an autograph/lock of my hair.

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Warringah Mall in summer = heaven
Hot women everywhere

You go to the mall in summer for a perve..


I'll send you a postcard from beach.
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yeah I just bing maps'd it and it's right near Manly Beach, wtf?
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otoh I've never really gone out to a beach just for that one reason because that's probably pretty sad and at shopping centres you can also like buy stuff too

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Yea, let me just spend 12 fucking hours at the beach. I see no reason to go to a shopping centre, ever...
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lol

what's that site with auctions or firesales of random bits of furniture and shit when shops go into administration, like had all those discoballs and shit from that Ed Hardy store that one time? were GAME shops ever outfitted with anything interesting that could be worth keeping an eye out on that for?

Yeah I remember that, it was greysonline or something like that?
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Yea, let me just spend 12 fucking hours at the beach. I see no reason to go to a shopping centre, ever...

Relax guy, have a mango and lets play some Diablo soon.
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something like that…

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I used to get lost in the Macquarie centre just going around and around that spiral. I still can't figure out the lower levels and I've been going there ten years.

Luckily JB moved upstairs, now you don't have to worry MM!
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Passed a game store on Sunday, Warringah mall, closed up and two staff memebers where doing what looked like stocktake and packing everything into boxes, possibly to be burnt.

They don't get burnt. Can you imagine the toxic fumes from all the plastic cases melting?

Instead they get buried in the dessert.

The Video Game Crash of 1983 is bound to happen again. There's simply too much games released for each console already. Most gamers only buy 8 games per system.

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Where is the evidence to back that 8 games per gamer statement?
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Yeah I'd like proof on that. Maybe 8 games per system, per annum?

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maybe instead of "Most gamers only buy 8 games per system." it could be "On average, gamers buy approximately 8 games per system"

which could mean every POWER GAMER with entire back catalogues is balanced out by people who only have Wii Fit, and playstation owners because PS3 HAS NO GAMES
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I think I have 80 across PS3 and XBOX.

Which reminds me, Ian where's my copy of WANTED?
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I've probably got about 30 - 40 on xbox and at one point I had about 20 on Wii, but traded the fuck outta them for like $3

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See I've kept my Wii games because I am going to play them when the Wii-U is out.
Backwards compatability mang, it's the only thing Nintendoes.
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I lent my Wii to a friend in 2010 and have not thought or cared about it until I made that last post.

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40% sale has begun following the 2nd creditors meeting.
I am suprised that a lot of these prices are still shithouse.

http://www.game.com.au/sale40
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Go to EB Games. I went today and they have massively slashed prices. I assume it's to compete with the GAME firesale.
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Go to EB Games. I went today and they have massively slashed prices. I assume it's to compete with the GAME firesale.

Yep, MW3 $68, few weeks ago it was around the $50 mark, MASSIVELY MARKED UP PRICES.

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Their sale has been going over a week now. I remember when looking at the prices this afternoon and thinking 'they've just come down to EBs sale prices'.

Wonder when the clearance sale is? I give it till the end of the month.
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Yep, MW3 $68, few weeks ago it was around the $50 mark, MASSIVELY MARKED UP PRICES.

Good job on using a Call Of Duty game to talk about pricing

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Good job on using a Call Of Duty game to talk about pricing



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But yeah, great sale when they mark up prices on games that were cheaper before sale.
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I think COD is a fairly good barometer on pricing personally.
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I'll check out the parramatta store tomorrow and see whats happening.

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40% sale has begun following the 2nd creditors meeting.
I am suprised that a lot of these prices are still shithouse.

http://www.game.com.au/sale40

Far Cry 2 for $40
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I know right.

God, I can't begin to imagine how they have arrived at some of those prices.
Even with 40% off its still the same pricing as JB and EB currently.
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Those prices I think are PRE-discount, as at the top it says "enter the code 40off". Still, that makes Farcry 2 $24. Still pricey.

About to head into Parismatta so I'll see what the retail stores are doing (if anything)

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Where the fuck is my fire sale GAME, if it doesn't happen I am making a formal complaint.
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Game twitter account just announced 60% off now..
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As much as I want to go to a GAME store, I'm not going to Parramatta.
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Went to Wollongong mall, saw Game store open Upon closer inspection realised it's now a budget book store, complete with Game decor & signage. The fuck.

Went to EB and JB, chasing a controller of some sort. All is dire in the Gong. Cancel your plans to rush here.
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This one chain has spread like a cancer since Borders/A&R folded, occupying all their old stores plus any other temporary space. The books are terrible and so are the shops in general. No idea how they make money.
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This one chain has spread like a cancer since Borders/A&R folded, occupying all their old stores plus any other temporary space. The books are terrible and so are the shops in general. No idea how they make money.

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This one chain has spread like a cancer since Borders/A&R folded, occupying all their old stores plus any other temporary space. The books are terrible and so are the shops in general. No idea how they make money.

Watching the arguments when customers were trying to cash in their borders/A & R gift cards was entertaining.

Actually, walking in and demanding they honour GAME pre-orders or gift cards could be fun too.
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