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  • Competitive Advantage?

    I’ve really neglected my blog this year

    Having baby number two has monopolised a lot of my time and something had to give. I started a couple of posts but deleted them as they didn’t seem too great to me

    Now that I’m getting used to the sleep depravation (actually that should be, now that getting used to the extra sleep depravation) I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things and what better way than with a good rant! 🙂

    I’m a massive fan of the streetfigher series of games so I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Streetfighter IV

    I had a quick look on the Game website this morning and saw this



    Bargain i thought and as there is a Game store just around the corner from the office I thought I’d pick it up on the way home

    When i got to the shop i was disappointed to find it was labelled up at £34.99.

    I enquired at the desk and was told that the website is a “separate division so they work to different price lists”

    I’m fully buy ativan tablets aware that online stores have lower running costs compared to the shop. Surely this means the shop needs to “add value” so I’ll purchase in store as opposed to online

    One of the easiest ways to differentiate yourself is by having great customer service but this isn’t something I’ve ever experienced in a Game store to be honest. There is never enough staff on meaning you always have to queue which gets on my nerves. The knock on effect to this is when you do have a question there is never anyone to speak to!

    So as far as i can see the only advantage i get from buying it in store is the fact i get it straight away

    I’m not that desperate to get the game though this instant and the website has free delivery with a two day turnaround

    I only really buy from Game as i have a ton of points on my loyalty card (which you have to pay to get….) so once I’ve used those i can’t really see me going into a Game store again

    Am i being unreasonable?