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Old 26-03-2012, 14:06
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Seeing as the inevitable has happened, I think we should keep a list of closed stores. Please post once you know your local stores' fate.

Just to start us off:

CLOSED: GAME Canterbury
CLOSED: GAME Dover
CLOSED: Gamestation Ashford

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Old 26-03-2012, 14:14
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Gamestation in Cumbernauld is apparently gone but not confirmed
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Old 26-03-2012, 14:14
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More closures just in:

GAME

Croydon
Bristol Cabot Circus
Bath
Milton Keynes
Coventry West Orchards
Norwich
Bromley
Exeter
Plymouth New George Street
Bournemouth

GAMESTATION

Birmingham New Street
Birmingham Palisades
Sutton
Enfield
Bromley
Llaneli
Sunderland
Norwich
Great Yarmouth
Taunton
Ilford
Cumbernauld
Coventry
Hyde
Bournemouth
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Old 26-03-2012, 14:20
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CLOSED: Both Stores in Manchester Arndale Centre
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Old 26-03-2012, 14:24
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CLOSED: Both Stores in Manchester Arndale Centre
Concerning Norwich stores there are 2, one in St Stephens and the other near Castle Mall shopping Centre.

I feel sorry for the staff. I went into the store near the Mall on Saturday and the look on the managements faces said it all, and the store although clean had the look of it not lasting much longer.
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Old 26-03-2012, 14:47
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Revised list:

GAME

Croydon
Bristol Cabot Circus
Bath Southgate
Milton Keynes Midsummer Place
Coventry West Orchards
Norwich
Bromley
Exeter
Plymouth New George Street
Bournemouth Commercial Road
Birmingham Palisades
York
Liverpool
Telford - both stores
Manchester Arndale - both stores
Burton-on-Trent
Birmongham Fort
Canterbury
Falkirk
Stevenage
Blackburn
Glasgow Buchanan Galeries
Reading Oracle
Basingstoke
Barrow
Bridlington
Weston Super Mare
Stockton on Tees Wellington Square
Newcastle
Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh Princes Street
Stirling

GAMESTATION

Birmingham New Street
Sutton
Enfield
Bromley
Llaneli
Sunderland
Norwich
Great Yarmouth
Taunton
Ilford
Cumbernauld
Coventry
Hyde
Bournemouth
Brighton
Liverpool
Shrewsbury
Stafford
Leicester
Skelmersdale
Perth
Halesowen
Walsall
Gainsborough
Harlow
Dumbarton
Cannock
Kettering
Stockton on Tees High Street
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Old 26-03-2012, 14:55
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And this Government goes on about job creation. I just hope staff find other employment as soon as possible, cause it is tough out there
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Old 26-03-2012, 14:59
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And this Government goes on about job creation. I just hope staff find other employment as soon as possible, cause it is tough out there
This has nothing to do with the government, the company had a management team made up of drunken baboons, it was never going to survive the way it was.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:03
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Statement from the group:

Dear GAME customers,



Here’s some important news about us. GAME Group plc (the parent company of GAME in the UK) is now in administration. We want you to know that the Administrators aim at this time is to continue trading while they seek to find a new owner for the business.



In the meantime, we’ve had to make some changes. We’ve summarised them below. Some of them are temporary, some are permanent.



1.Online Sales: We expect some disruption to our online services over the next few days while we make some changes. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

2.Refunds and Exchanges: Until further notice, we will not be able to offer refunds or exchanges for products purchased either before the administration or for products purchased from the date of the administration.

3.Pre-Orders: No new pre-orders can be taken until further notice. No refunds can be given for any pre-order deposits which have been paid. We are reviewing this over the next week.

4.GAME Reward card: We have had to suspended use of GAME Reward Cards. This means that points can be earned but NOT redeemed until further notice.

5.Gift cards: We have also had to suspend GAME gift cards. The value on these cards cannot be redeemed. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

6.GAMEWallet: the value stored in GAMEwallet accounts will be suspended until further notice following the appointment of administrators.

7.Pre-owned Software: You can still buy pre owned products at great prices in your local store or online. If you trade in a pre-owned software item then you will still be able to accrue reward points and use your trade in to exchange for another item. You will not be able to trade in pre-owned software for cash. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

8.Pre-owned Hardware: We have had to suspend trade in for pre-owned hardware at this time. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

9.Click and Collect titles: We have had to suspend this service. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.



MJA Jervis and SD Maddison have been appointed as Joint Administrators of The GAME Group plc, Game Stores Group Limited, Gameplay (GB) Limited, Game (Stores) Limited, Games Station Limited, Game (Retail) Limited and Gamestation Limited on 26 March 2012 to manage their affairs, business and property as their agents and without personal liability. MJA Jervis and SD Maddison are licensed in the United Kingdom to act as insolvency practitioners by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.



If you have any questions please feel free to email us at: customerservices@game.co.uk
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:10
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Just in: ALL Irish Stores have been closed.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:17
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CLOSED: Both Stores in Manchester Arndale Centre
Wow I was just in there about 3 hours ago
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:23
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List updated again:

GAME

Croydon
Bristol Cabot Circus
Bath Southgate
Milton Keynes Midsummer Place
Coventry West Orchards
Norwich
Bromley
Exeter
Plymouth New George Street
Bournemouth Commercial Road
Birmingham Palisades
York
Liverpool
Telford - both stores
Manchester Arndale - both stores
Burton-on-Trent
Birmongham Fort
Canterbury
Falkirk
Stevenage
Blackburn
Glasgow Buchanan Galeries
Reading Oracle
Basingstoke
Barrow
Bridlington
Weston Super Mare
Stockton on Tees Wellington Square
Newcastle
Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh Princes Street
Stirling
Portsmouth Cascades
Cardiff Queen Street
Dorchester
Gloucester
Preston St George's Centre
Slough
Glasgow Sauchiehall Street
Isle of Wight
Northampton
Galway
London Victoria
Sittingbourne
Dublin Dundram

GAMESTATION

Birmingham New Street
Sutton
Enfield
Bromley
Llaneli
Sunderland
Norwich
Great Yarmouth
Taunton
Ilford
Cumbernauld
Coventry
Hyde
Bournemouth
Brighton
Liverpool
Shrewsbury
Stafford
Leicester
Skelmersdale
Perth
Halesowen
Walsall
Gainsborough
Harlow
Dumbarton
Cannock
Kettering
Stockton on Tees High Street
Salisbury
Hartlepool
Stevenage
Nuneaton
Cheltenham
High Wycombe
Glasgow Sauchiehall Street
Hastings
Long Eaton
Leamington
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:36
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Andi, a quick search of Twitter tells me the Norwich closure is the 'St Stephens street' branch, the main 'Back Of The Inns' (stupid road name, I know) branch remains open for now.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:36
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Both Game stores in Bradford and the only Gamestation in Bradford have now shut within the last 20 minutes. The regional manager seems to be ringing around each store in turn to tell them to shut.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:42
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Andi, a quick search of Twitter tells me the Norwich closure is the 'St Stephens street' branch, the main 'Back Of The Inns' (stupid road name, I know) branch remains open for now.
Bit of uncertainty about this it seems, two out of three seem to have definitely gone.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:44
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This has nothing to do with the government, the company had a management team made up of drunken baboons, it was never going to survive the way it was.
Jim I meant in general, the Govenment go on about jobs being created but with all these store closures more will be on the dole as of this afternoon.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:45
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I'm surprised the 2 game stores and 1 Gamestation store in Wolverhampton have survived, they are all within 500m of each other.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:50
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Add to that list:

GAME

Sheffield
Lincoln Valentine
Essex Lakeside - both stores

GAMESTATION

Norwich - confirmed by phonecalls
London East Ham
Lincoln
Rhyl
Mansfield
Hereford
Banbury
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:52
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Just seen on my facebook feed that the GAME in Meadowhall (Sheffield) has been closed. Sounds like my friend has lost her job. Gotta feel sorry for the employees.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:53
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About 8% of game stores closed in the Uk so far feel so sorry for people who have lost there jobs. Will have lot friends lose there jobs if the blackpool one goes.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:55
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kirkby(liverpool) to remain open

just gone in and bought la noire and 1200 msp
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:58
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Just heard the number of stores to be closed in the UK today is 277. My condolences to everybody involved, I grew up with Game, and will miss it sadly.

I'll update with more as I hear it.
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Old 26-03-2012, 15:59
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gamestation (lord street) liverpool

staying
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:01
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GAME

Barking
Nottingham Listergate
Edingburgh Cameron Toll
Edinburgh Fort Kinaird
Leeds Albion Street
Monoghan
Gretna
Crawley - both stores

GAMESTATION

Middlesborough
Leeds
Basildon
Congleton
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:07
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GAME Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent) announced half an hour ago that they have closed for the final time.
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