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Old 22-09-2013, 14:40
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
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Old 22-09-2013, 14:50
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They probably sold all thier quota at full price so doesn't look like they needed any deals. Tesco did one with psn or live points I'm sure
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Old 22-09-2013, 14:56
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They were cheaper than game and why reduce something that was always going to sell shed loads anyway?
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Old 22-09-2013, 15:03
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Because obviously they didn't need to.
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Old 22-09-2013, 15:09
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
What do you mean by deals?

Tesco sent out 5 off codes to a lot of users to let them pick it up at 34.99 (before everyone priced it down to that)

Sainsburys and ASDA did the get it for 32 if you buy a PSN card deal.

GTAV was always going to sell and DVDs, CDs and Games are a tiny part of a supermarkets income so they probably weren't entirely fussed
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Old 22-09-2013, 15:43
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
Because they didn't really need to entice people to buy the game. Considering it took $800 million worldwide in 24 hours you can sort of see why everywhere decided to charge full price to maximise their profits.
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Old 22-09-2013, 17:04
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
Game didnt take all the business.

Not when game charge 50 quid and the supermarkets charged 38.
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Old 23-09-2013, 08:32
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
Simple economics really, if you can undercut everyone and sell at 38 then why reduce it further. They have a finite amount of stock so by reducing the price they would only run out sooner rather than later.
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Old 23-09-2013, 12:02
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Tesco (at least Tesco Direct, not checked in store) had offers on, save 6 if you buy the game with a Playstation Network or MS Points card (think this expired on 22nd), plus if you signed up as a new customer on Tesco Direct (don't even actually have to be a new customer, just use a new email address) you could also have 5 off your first order. Add those two up as I did and that's 11 off, if you consider the points cards voucher price to be fixed then you could say you were getting GTA V for just 27 (38-11) not bad at all for what must surely be the game of the year and has many months of excellent gameplay in it.
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Old 23-09-2013, 14:11
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
My local Asda sold out of both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. 200 x 30 or 200 x 40. Which would you prefer if you were in the business? Seems strange you can't get your head around this.
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:08
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Because obviously they didn't need to.
This.

You dont "do deals" for stuff that is in high demand.

That's like throwing away money if you run a business.
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Old 23-09-2013, 16:13
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
Often they get special deals from the distributor to offer discounts. Maybe they couldn't get anything from Take 2/Rockstar so they just didn't bother...
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Old 23-09-2013, 17:03
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Tesco had a deal on their website where you could buy a 250GB Xbox 360 for 169 with GTA V thrown in.
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Old 24-09-2013, 10:12
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That's because they're trying to get rid of 360s, not GTA V.
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Old 24-09-2013, 11:03
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I can't get my head around this at all. Everybody knew it was going to be one of the highest-selling games of all-time. Why did the supermarkets let GAME and Amazon take all the trade and not do their usual deals to get in on the action?
I made the error of thinking I'd pick up a copy at the supermarket, but all shelves were bare.

Therefore, I would assume because they knew it would be the biggest seller of all time, they also predicted that their shelves would empty in the first week. Therefore, no sensible person would go to their boss and say "hey, how about selling all these at ten quid less?" when they knew they would sell them all out at full price.
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Old 24-09-2013, 13:37
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I go my copy from Tesco direct for 33, I'd certainly call that a deal!
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Old 29-09-2013, 23:26
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I got mine off Tesco Direct for 29. Pre-order discount and clubcard points.FTW. They didn't need to. Everytime i've been to a supermarket since release GTA is sold out.
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Old 30-09-2013, 00:26
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They could price them 100 and 4 pints of blood and it would still sell.
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Old 30-09-2013, 00:34
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They could price them 100 and 4 pints of blood and it would still sell.
I could do that. Well as long as it wasn't my blood of course.
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