I have just received an email (the second communication) from the competition commision regarding Games purchasing of Gamestation.
Thank you again for your helpful submission. As you may know, it is the practice of the Competition Commission to publish on its web site the submissions it receives. This is to aid transparency with respect to inquiries. As such, I would appreciate your advice by Thursday 27 December 2007 on whether we might publish your submission on our web site. Of course, if there is anything in your submission, including your identity, that you would rather keep confidential, please let me know so we might publish an excised version.
I look forward to your earliest advice.
020 7271 0325
We used to pay between £29.99 - £34.99 for new release games because these two stores were trying to beat each others prices, now nearly all new releases are £39.99+
Game says there is plenty of competition because of Woolworths, Whsmiths and supermarkets etc but the stores mentioned always had higher prices than Game and Gamestation when they were both cutting prices to take customers off each other.
I also never see gamers hanging round the shelves in Wolworths talking about the latest FPS, this kind of customer nearly always goes to Game or Gamestation.
So whether you are a Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft fan, if you live in the UK and care that Gamestation will just be another branch of Game albeit under a different name, do something about it by writing an email!!
Doesn't matter if you haven't got much to say and write 2 lines or like me have to much to say and write 2 pages....JUST DO IT!!
Whether you're 13 save your pocket money and buy 1 game a month at Game / Gamestation or 50 have a well paid job and buy 5 games a week at these stores...send an email!!
You can't complain in 6 months time when the merger is fanalised and then mysteriously the prices at these stores suddenly jumps up £5 an item if you haven't at least tried something!
The amail again is: John.Doyle@cc.gsi.gov.uk