So, phone cases are expensive. I should know – both being a fan of Otterbox products myself, and my business having around £3ks worth in stock comprising both Otterbox and LifeProof cases. They retail anywhere up to £100 for high end models, so like many other items there’s bound to be counterfeit ones around. This, […]
VAT. The source of so much enjoyment, amusement and, evidently, blog posts. Continuing from my previously, much less educated view on VAT fraud, evasion, and general ignorance by major UK companies (see The Trouble With Games Retail and Are major retailers scamming £Ms from HMRC?, here’s some more legal stuff, and general naming and shaming […]
What is it? Beats me. Here’s my attempt to work it out. Play.com’s helpdesk states the following (edited for simplicity): When you make a sale on PlayTrade the proceeds of the sale are deposited into your PlayFunds account, less a commission fee of 10% of the sale price plus a 50p closing fee. ( Subscribers […]
So they don’t exist as an independent entity anymore, but their marketplace may start becoming more useful to myself. The final decision comes down to price, but how to incoporate these in to iGPC? AFAIK, Play.com has no API*, no RSS feeds, no mobile site, no other simplified way of accessing data – hell, their […]
Nice little comment from a Tesco boss on MCV: “…a retailer looks at key factors like market growth, margin, cost to serve and ease of operation, shrink risk, returns and exit protection, and broader traffic and spend driving properties. Video games currently scores poorly on every one.” So. That bodes well. 🙁
Popped in to a few GAME stores today to buy stuff. Even though they’re in dire financial straits, they still have staff questioning whether they’re allowed to sell multiple copies of one title to someone, whilst others are putting multi-buys through the til in multiple transactions to avoid upper management noticing and becoming annoyed at […]
Depending on who you believe, Game Group – comprising GAME, GameStation, and until some Point larer today, Gameplay, are in big trouble. And that means you, likely Game customer, are too. See, their credit rating’s shocking (and you dont even wanna see their share price), and supposedly there’s no cash to pay for anything up […]
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http://www.therestartpage.com Happy days. *g*
Quick link to my fav. hacker come manufacturer Bunnie Huang’s latest post on counterfeiting in electronics. The same mostly applies to video game hardware (albeit no one quite trying to pass off any truly counterfeit consoles yet afaik), and also why I’m not a huge fan of re-packaged / re-sealed games.