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Old 26-03-2012, 16:08
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gamestation (lord street) liverpool

staying
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

Any news on game liverpool one?
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:16
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I was in Manchester Arndale today at 3pm and both stores still open
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:18
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GAME

Hemel Hemstead - both stores
Belfast
Newcastle - both stores

GAMESTATION

Fife Glenrothes
Newcastle
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:31
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GAME Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent) announced half an hour ago that they have closed for the final time.
Presumably both stores.

Doesn't bode well for the GS store just down the road from them.

A shame, Congleton GS gone too.
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:34
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News Update:

Administrator PwC has today closed the doors on 277 of The GAME Groupís 609 UK and Ireland stores, MCV understands.

The result is that by the end of the day around 2,104 GAME employees will have lost their jobs - 40 per cent of its UK workforce.

15 of these jobs have been lost from its Basingstoke head office with the rest coming from its stores.

Although all remaining stores are safe for the time being, their survival depends on the timely discovery of a willing investor. If a buyer is not found in the near future further store closures will likely be announced.
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:38
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I'd be surprised if Wakefield doesn't close down Game and Gamestation, although I hope they don't.
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:41
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Information also available here

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/store...station/093365
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:44
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I'd be surprised if Wakefield doesn't close down Game and Gamestation, although I hope they don't.
Gamestation Wakefield has closed, daughter works for GAME and can confirm this. No news for Wakefield GAME as yet.
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:45
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Presumably both stores.

Doesn't bode well for the GS store just down the road from them.

A shame, Congleton GS gone too.
Yes, I've read that the closure affects both the upper and lower floor GAME stores.

I'm unaware whether or not Gamestation will continue, though as you say it doesn't bode well.
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:49
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Re. suspended loyalty cards/trading cards.

Please don't give the staff in the (still) open shops a load of grief because you can't use your cards. IT'S NOT THE STORE STAFFS FAULT. Some customers have been quite abusive!
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:49
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Weird I always thought Game and Gamestation were big rivals as there is a Game and Gamestation not 30 steps from each other in Norwich.
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Old 26-03-2012, 16:56
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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.
Not been to Meadowhall for a while but the last time i was in they had 2 Games and a Gamestation. Have they all closed?
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:02
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Does anyone know if Game in Truro will close?. I dont hold out much hope of it surviving as there in an HMV in town already but you never know and its not on the list .
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:05
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

Any news on game liverpool one?
closed today
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:07
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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
Sad to see so many local Game shops closing. The Canterbury Game shop was one of my favourites when Folkestone didn't have one.

It seems that everyone will have to come to Folkestone.
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:11
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Does anyone know about the Gamestation at Dartford or the Games at Bluewater,Crayford, Bexleyheath and Gravesend ?
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:25
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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
There hasn't been a store there for ages.
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:37
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Any news on which 3 Northern Ireland GAME stores (out of 16) survived?... Never had any Gamestation stores here
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:50
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Leicester stores haven't closed as yet dunno about Gamestation
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:52
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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.
Well especially when big ones like Newcastle and Glasgow were axed. Surely more profitable than three close by?
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Old 26-03-2012, 17:54
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Also I wonder how they can find a buyer when they have axed all the big stores?
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Old 26-03-2012, 18:04
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Also I wonder how they can find a buyer when they have axed all the big stores?
They have axed all the stores making a loss
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Old 26-03-2012, 18:07
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They have axed all the stores making a loss
I know when Peacocks went into administration some stores opened back up.

But of the list most of th Scotland stores look set to be closed. I don't think there's any Priceless Shoes in Scotland now either after two administrations.
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Old 26-03-2012, 18:21
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Does anyone know about Lincoln Cornhill? I know the Valentine's Road one has closed as has Gamestation (inevitable when CEX is right next door!!)
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Old 26-03-2012, 18:22
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Also I wonder how they can find a buyer when they have axed all the big stores?
I wondered the same thing.

There seems to be a lot of the ones in big shopping centres too, where to the layman like me, you would have thought business would be better than the smaller locations.

Take Lakeside for example, both closed according to the list above. Interesting to close both rather than say to themselves we'll keep one, then shut the other, you'd think most of the customers from the other store would go down to the other store...
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