djcarlos wrote:killbot wrote:Syntesis wrote:They're not a charity.
No, but I think it's important to support people's jobs, even if it means paying a slight premium. If all retail business in the UK went digital then countless thousands of jobs would be lost - that's people with mortgages and families. As someone who's had a period of unemployment, I know what it's like.
Websites need staff too.
Not as many, granted, but if you include the delivery chain you're keeping people in jobs by buying online anyway - it's all the same economy.
Would you go to a crap dentist or car mechanic just to keep them in a job?
crusto wrote:Im fully aware of both sides of the coin tbh. I know that if I try hard enough I will find pretty much any game cheaper, sealed etc etc and delivered to my door for free online as opposed to the high street. This is something that the high street could never hope to do. But on the flip side I could walk past shops like Game, Gamestation, CEX etc, go in and impulse buy a title for a few quid more and be playing it within the hour. Something that I wouldnt like to miss out on tbh. I like the best of both worlds and wouldnt want that choice taken away. Game are crap, for sure, but I would rather they stayed around and improved their business practices rather than disappear down the plug hole.
It's rarely just a few quid more. You can typically get most new releases online for half price or less within 2 weeks to 2 months of release and Game will still be charging RRP for it. If it's something you enjoy doing then I can't argue with that but you are paying a massive premium to do so and getting a worse product (gutted).