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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.

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (11)

edhe

#2

edhe said:

3 3DS games and you get a tenner off?! What a joke!

Unless it's on top of the tenner they'll give you for the trade in.

Tasuki

#3

Tasuki said:

Great news!!! Its nice to hear that a company saved itself rather than shutting down in this day and age.

ThomasBW84Admin

#5

ThomasBW84 said:

@edhe I've updated the article to clarify. You get your normal trade-in prices, but if you happen to trade in three games you can also receive £10 extra off a purchase.

dizzy_boy

#7

dizzy_boy said:

their trade in prices were never that great in the first place, but atleast they`re still trading.

Objection

#8

Objection said:

It's great to hear they'll be honoring accounts etc. again for their customers. :)
While it doesn't sound like the best store, it'd be hard on Europe gaming industry without it so I'm glad someone bought it up.

Victoria

#9

Victoria said:

That is good news. I hope they can get some stock in to keep the customers.

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