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Topic # 100165 4-Apr-2012 14:11
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As per the thread on r/newzealand on reddit

http://www.reddit.com/comments/rndts/dick_smith_will_be_liquidating_their_game_stock/

Dick smith will be having a gaming sale mid next week (Different people have been told 10th or 11th of April, I was advised the 11th by our local dick smith store in Oamaru). There was quite a few games in the pile they were marking down (couldn't see any of the games unfortunately but they were for different consoles) behind the desk I was advised all prices of marked down games would be between $1 and $10. So might be something to go in and ask about or head into to your local dick smith next week to check out.
Australia are having a similar sale as well coming up next week




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  Reply # 605076 4-Apr-2012 14:13

Thanks for the heads up, may have to take my son along and stock up :)

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  Reply # 605098 4-Apr-2012 14:48
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Australia already had one there according to our AU guy whos here for training... Xbox 360's went out the door for $100AUD.




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  Reply # 605101 4-Apr-2012 14:56
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Any word on why Dick Smith liquidating their gaming stocks?




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  Reply # 605108 4-Apr-2012 15:02
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chiefie: Any word on why Dick Smith liquidating their gaming stocks?


Probably so they can sell toasters....





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  Reply # 605109 4-Apr-2012 15:03
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chiefie: Any word on why Dick Smith liquidating their gaming stocks?


Probably so they can sell toasters....



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  Reply # 605119 4-Apr-2012 15:24
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According to Woolworths Australia, they've opted to stop selling games. Which is inevitably bad, as it gives Gamestop a frighteningly large monopoly. Let's hope The Warehouse or someone steps up their game. (Ha. Ha.)

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  Reply # 605121 4-Apr-2012 15:26
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EBGames to monopolise? Hmm... seem like it's a space that MightyApe can get into.




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  Reply # 605130 4-Apr-2012 15:38
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JB HiFi sell games, and are generally the cheapest option.




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  Reply # 605132 4-Apr-2012 15:40
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stevenz: JB HiFi sell games, and are generally the cheapest option.

There is no JB HiFi in CHC 




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  Reply # 605136 4-Apr-2012 15:45
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chiefie:
stevenz: JB HiFi sell games, and are generally the cheapest option.

There is no JB HiFi in CHC 


I'll trade you a JB HIFI for 2 souvlaki shops.....





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  Reply # 605137 4-Apr-2012 15:46
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davidcole:
chiefie:
stevenz: JB HiFi sell games, and are generally the cheapest option.

There is no JB HiFi in CHC 


I'll trade you a JB HIFI for 2 souvlaki shops.....



We actually only have one really good souvlaki shop, though another one is not too bad..

You can come down and pick them up this weekend if you want, but I expect JB HiFi be running this weekend as well.

Deal? 




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  Reply # 605140 4-Apr-2012 15:50
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Sami's in Riccarton is excellent, give them a try if you haven't already Chiefie.

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  Reply # 605141 4-Apr-2012 15:50
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chiefie:
stevenz: JB HiFi sell games, and are generally the cheapest option.

There is no JB HiFi in CHC 


They do online ordering & free shipping.


   




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  Reply # 605145 4-Apr-2012 15:58
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chiefie: EBGames to monopolise? Hmm... seem like it's a space that MightyApe can get into.


You can get good deals on trademe for second hand games, but the DSE deals could be good. I see though that in the future games may not be able to be resold due to requiring to be connected online for authorisation, which will kill the second hand market.

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  Reply # 605150 4-Apr-2012 16:06
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mattwnz:
chiefie: EBGames to monopolise? Hmm... seem like it's a space that MightyApe can get into.


You can get good deals on trademe for second hand games, but the DSE deals could be good. I see though that in the future games may not be able to be resold due to requiring to be connected online for authorisation, which will kill the second hand market.


The next-gen PlayStation is rumoured to have hardware designed to prevent secondhand games from working at all, which has prompted GameStop to threaten not to carry it at all.  Although now that GAME apparently pays royalties to publishers on secondhand trades, expect the publishers to start tightening the screws on GameStop, JB, maybe even TradeMe next.

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