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News Game buys Gamestation for £74 million

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 2 May 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Remember, all Gamestations in Blockbuster stores will loose their Gamestation branding.
     
  3. Atomic

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    Are there anymore gaming shops left for game to buy out?!!
     
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  4. Cobalt

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    Bugger
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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  6. crayfish

    crayfish Amazing scenes!

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    That's all we need.

    Aren't there rules against this kind of thing? What about the monopolies and mergers commission? Didn't they let Morrisons buy into Safeway or something to increase competition?

    I guess no-one else wanted to buy Gamestation then.
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I'd buy it.
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I would've bought Gamestation, and I would've thought it'd be worth a lot more than £71m.

    I'm surprised it hasn't gone to the Trading Standards chaps actually - usually a business can't buy their biggest rival to mop up the market completely without someone saying something.
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    ah great, i liked game station because of there prices, so cheap. Game is a rip off! And game staff hate everyone, every time i have gone in gamestation the staff bend over backwards to help everyone in there. thats happened in all 6 game stations i have been in.
     
  10. Atomic

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    Guess it might be to do with the fact that there are still large national competitors like Virgin and HMV etc...
     
  11. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    A change in onwership doesnt mean that the staff are going to change does it?

    What has everyone got against Game anyway?
     
  12. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Did you take the picture of the Gamestation in Ascot/Bracknell?

    It was Electronics Boutique that bought out GAME in the first place wasn't it? Or EB Games as it's now known. I'm confused with all retailers as they all seem to have hands in each others' pockets.
     
  13. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Yes,

    EB takes over GAME > GAME takes over Gamestation.

    It was GAME that was spiralling into debt it EB saved it by buying it out. Seems its doing the same with Gamestation.
     
  14. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    500 stores and it announces profits of only £2.1m? That's like £4,200 per store, which I'd say is pretty poor!!
    Yeah, there are, but they're not going to touch a company that only makes £2m a year.
     
  15. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Darn, Gamestation was the only one that gave good prices for a retail shop. I mean if I didnt buy on Play.com then it was gamestation.

    My 360 came from there and my DS Lite. Game is a rip off with no good deals. Also I like Gamestation for it selling all kinds of cool stuff other than games and retro consoles etc. This will stop when game has it.

    So when will all the Game stations turn into Game, because there will be 3 Game stores now in every town. My town I lived in when EB change to Game, tere was 1 store seperating EB and Game, and after it changed to game they didnt close the store, they turn EB into Game and they are right next to each other. Its like sticking 2 mcdonalds next to each other. Its stupid and wont generate more income, just more costs.

    Only Gameplay and Chips left aint there?? Dont know of any other dedicated game store chains, only little independant stores left.
     
  16. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    GameStop
     
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    LameStation

    Sorry obvious joke...

    I am seriously annoyed, and puzzled how Game can afford to do this....
     
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    Gamestop owns EB Games as far as I know. So now Gamestop is the top of the pyramid for EB, Game and Gamestation.
     
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    Who is this guy that people could putting his face on random things? Did I miss something?
     
  20. OdDBaLL_MoD

    OdDBaLL_MoD Always planning something...

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    LMAO, Thats Relix. And yes, you did.

    My friend who works at a local Gamestation, is not going to be pleased, as she seems to hate Game with a passion...

    Personally, i've always prefered Game over Gamestation...
     
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