GAME Getting Back On Its Feet After Takeover
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Reward cards and trade-in deals return
In recent weeks we've reported on the troubles at UK retailer GAME Group, with a number of high profile titles on Nintendo systems not being stocked and the company eventually going into administration, with over 2000 jobs lost. While our thoughts and best wishes are with those staff, there was positive news earlier this week as Baker and OpCapita completed a takeover, while also confirming that there are no plans for further store closures. The retailer has today confirmed that it's getting back on its feet and returning to normal business.
In a statement issued to Eurogamer.net, the new owners confirmed that reward and gift cards — previously suspended by the administrator — will be fully restored this weekend, and that new stock was being acquired to fill the shelves.
While our loyalty scheme and gift cards were suspended by the administrator during the period of administration last week, now that the business is under new ownership they are being reinstated in full this weekend. Customers will be able to use them as normal.
There will be a much bigger range of products for customers to choose from in the next couple of weeks.
It's also been reported that the retailer has resumed hardware trade-ins and is once again taking pre-orders for major upcoming releases. It's also worth noting that stores are currently running a special offer: trade-in three games — Wii, 3DS, DS or a mixture — and receive £10 off your purchase, in addition to your trade-in prices. If you have some unwanted games and fancy something new, then now is maybe the time.