DS Lite Games @ ASDA

  day2strike 17:12 03 Aug 2008
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ASDA are currently doing 2 games for £25 or 1 for £15.
List price of games in other well known stores is from £19.99 to £24.99.

  Si_L 16:56 04 Aug 2008

Morrisons doing them cheap too, £7.99 I think, but not on all games, only selected ones.

  day2strike 16:02 05 Aug 2008

ASDA's seem to be most of the Top 40 games for the DS.
All except the latest ones.

  Si_L 16:23 05 Aug 2008

Yeah, I had another glance in Morrisons today and they are the brain-training things, and similar 'games'. If thats what you into though its a good price. I don't even have a DS, but its always good to post bargains up so other people can enjoy and hopefully do the same for some PC games :)

  day2strike 13:32 07 Aug 2008

The supermarkets are trying to beat each other on prices & it's all good for the customer!

  User2008 16:24 07 Aug 2008

Is it?

Low prices mean low returns for the developers and that means less investment in future products.

  tullie 21:37 08 Aug 2008

Would have thought that the supermarket bought them at certain price,regardless of selling price?

  User2008 22:53 08 Aug 2008

Depends on the terms of the supply:

If developer/producer dictates price then supermarkets sell at a loss. The loser here is the likes of GAME, HMV and so on.... ultimately it's us - less choice (independant stores are now a rarity) and then Supermarktets can increase their prices again.

If supermarkets dictate price then developers don't get the returns they need and it's us that lose again. They don't invest as much, where's the motivation? and we get an inferior product.

Either way we'll be downloading all our games directly before long. Even now Sony and Microsoft are working hard at delivering online exclusives.
...............
An interesting one is Asda and the Harry Potter books - from reading, it's estimated that Asda lost £150,000 from selling the seventh book eventually at £1 a copy for the paperback version. This damages the brand (the creator and publisher) and the stores on the High Street.

  Si_L 23:35 09 Aug 2008

An interesting one is Asda and the Harry Potter books - from reading, it's estimated that Asda lost £150,000 from selling the seventh book eventually at £1 a copy for the paperback version. This damages the brand (the creator and publisher) and the stores on the High Street.

A case of supply and demand - Harry Potter books are always going to fly off the shelf before you can say "Hogwarts", and with so many rivals, prices are always going to be undercut. I don't think it damages the author at all - more people are reading his/her books, the publisher sells more too. It does affect the high street local stores though who have no way of selling the books at such a low price.

  User2008 00:50 10 Aug 2008

There are rumours of an 8th book. Asda sold the 7th book for a quid, sending a message that Harry Potter now has no value. What happens to the 8th book? £1 is a clearance price.

What happens to subsequent future sales of the books to a new generation? ans: it kills them.

Books are normally meant to stand the test of time and must be priced accordingly and aren't meant to go out with last season's fashion.

  version8 12:54 14 Aug 2008

ADSA, Morrisons & Sainsburys seem to be battling to get the best deal in these games.
Only one winner & thats the people that buy the games!

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