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By ocelot07

But this is low.

 

A picture has been submitted to us via an anonymous source showing the terrible practices GAME are stooping to; to claw in some last minute profits.

In what appears to be a desperate attempt to shift the back log of games cluttering up the storerooms of troubled retailer GAME, in the picture you can see that copies of Mass Effect 2 have had the '2' in their titles conveniently covered over by a price sticker - the low price of £18 to be exact and plonked on the number 1 slot of their chart games display.

 

 

Its pretty obvious what the intention is here and it is utterly disgusting. There are of course plenty of us who would recognise that box art to be of Mass Effect 2 and not the new release, but there are also many parents, friends, people not so in the know wanting to pick up Mass Effect 3 for a loved one. These people probably aren't even aware that GAME isn't even stocking Mass Effect 3. 

Overall, its a pretty disgusting underhanded tactic, and in my personal opinion, for pulling stunts like this, they deserve what is coming to them. 

What are your opinions of tactics like this? Do they boil your blood as much as they do ours here at GameGrin? 

We will update this post once we know exactly what branch this picture was taken at.

 

Source: http://www.gamegrin.com/game/news/2012/stay-classy-game-right-till-the-end

 

 

Shamefull.

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lol sneeky tactics, for people who know no better
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Hmm not a bad tactic. To some parents would ask the prive tag to be removed and they will se that its not the latest Mass Effect.

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VERY clever tactic...from a marketing point of view to boost final sales anyway. As said above, a few people buying 'Mass Effect 3' in a rush for loved ones will get caught out by that! 

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Just goes to show why there in trouble.

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Luckily the same people who would buy it by accident are very unlikely to open it so it can be refunded.

It is shocking but it might only happen in that one store.
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i used to work for game aswell, and on my 1st day i put a sticker over a wii game as there was no where else to stick it. and i had a reet telling off. as i said i used to work there.

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that must surely be illegal

very dirty underhand tactics tbh
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Luckily the same people who would buy it by accident are very unlikely to open it so it can be refunded.

It is shocking but it might only happen in that one store.

 

It'd be so unfortunate if it was a day before close (if they happen to close) or re-brand. 

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That is very poor and they should be ashamed!
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i think you will find its standard stickering practice and if you look at the rest of the chart boxes then all the stickers are the same i.e. Standard price > Sale price. BUT im not condoning having ME2 in the chart, though it might be because we have no stock so they thought they could fill it up with a relevent game? It could be for a number of reasons which arent malicious.
Heck, judging by that picture, they are sold out of everything in that chart
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yawn, old news is old.

Theres no proof that they are actually trying to sell 2 as 3.

GAME generally do stick the price sticker in the top right corner of boxes.

From that picture you could also say ZOMG :| they are trying to sell Darkness 2 as Darkness 1 and Saints Row 3 as 1 or 2, the conning swines :O


Plus they are xbox games and this is PS3 GD
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GAME have always put the sticker on the top right. It would say 2 on the side of the box to. You would have to be stupid to think your getting ME3 for £18.

 

They normally use the small purple ones for new games, & the circle stickers for pre owned.

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Even if that store wasn't intentionally trying to mislead it's customers and pass off ME2 as ME3 it's still yet another PR Faux Pas for a company which seems to be collecting boo boos and screw ups like a Katamari

 

That store's Manager should have spotted the unfortunate placing of the price stickers, realised how it could be misconstrued as a deliberate attempt to fool a customer and moved the stickers to another place on the box

 

This is why so many people have an issue with GAME, they just don't think at times. This goes across the group, from Board members to shop staff . It's poor decisions and business practices which have gotten them into this mess 

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Dirty scumbags!

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StuR328 wrote:
yawn, old news is old.

Theres no proof that they are actually trying to sell 2 as 3.

GAME generally do stick the price sticker in the top right corner of boxes.

From that picture you could also say ZOMG :| they are trying to sell Darkness 2 as Darkness 1 and Saints Row 3 as 1 or 2, the conning swines :O


Plus they are xbox games and this is PS3 GD


How do you explain that they haven't put them there on both Syndicate and Fifa then? I know there is a old price in the top right hand corner above the number 2 so they should have just put it over or next to that one, even if they didn't do it on purpose they surely would realise what it looks like beforehand.

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Martain2 wrote:

StuR328 wrote:
yawn, old news is old.

Theres no proof that they are actually trying to sell 2 as 3.

GAME generally do stick the price sticker in the top right corner of boxes.

From that picture you could also say ZOMG :| they are trying to sell Darkness 2 as Darkness 1 and Saints Row 3 as 1 or 2, the conning swines :O


Plus they are xbox games and this is PS3 GD


How do you explain that they haven't put them there on both Syndicate and Fifa then?


because FIFA and Syndicate arent on offer thats why :|
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I think what's more concerning is that they're advertising Far Cry 3.

 

They think they'll still be around in September? 

 


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People are slagging off game for this, but hasnt anyone taken into account that 1) ME2 may be their number 1 for people actually buying the previous versions to catch up? Its not a world-wide chart, its a store chart... and secondly, its a uniform precedure. Where i work, we put all the labels in the same place, as someone said, its to make the display look neater. You cant go putting stickers on 1 game lower down, then the others dotted around the title / age rating / company logo, it would look like a dogs-dinner. I agree, it does look like they are trying to cash-in on the customers who wouldnt know as much about whats going on with regards to ME3, but come off it, every game in Coventry has the same precedure - standard price topright, sale price on a circular sticker just below it... i assume this would be company standard really
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The linked 'article' is a load of old turdwater too;

 

'Its pretty obvious what the intention is here and it is utterly disgusting'

 

It is? Intent by assumption, how convenient for the writer.

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