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Posted by drew10 on Jan 20, 2014

Game Connection’s demise

Yesterday we were greeted with the very sad news that internet based retailer Game Connection has ceased trading. Game Connection set themselves apart from many online retailers with their dedicated buy-back scheme and excellent prices. They were also responsible for the excellent Ultra Gamer service whereby you could purchase a game for only £17.99 and if you completed it within a month you could then return it for no extra charge, choose to keep the title and you pay the difference. It was a brilliant idea that rewarded true gamers.

We started to suspect troubles for the retailer when we received no reply to our enquires about whether they were extending the Ultra Gamer scheme to the next gen. We then noticed that they had no next gen listings on the parent site either. A statement from Game Connection cited “The increasing wholesale prices and aggressive pricing from the big players in the market, it has become impossible for us to remain competitive at a profitable level.”

With fewer and fewer specialist game retailers out there we can expect to see less competition in the market for prices.

We would like to wish everyone at Game Connection the best of luck for the future.

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