Unfortunate news today, GAME has gone into administration. It was hoped a buyer would step up and save the flailing chain but that hasn’t happened. So, the CEO of the high-street retailer has resigned this morning and shops up and down the UK are beginning to close. GAME was one of the first to offer pre-orders of the Diablo 3 Collector’s Edition, so anyone who, like me, placed their orders early will be, with much composure, wondering “OMG, WTF?!?! This also applies to regular copies of the game.
Their website is merely a holding page saying it’s down for maintenance – somewhat understating the situation – but also that they “are currently reviewing and processing orders placed on this website.” Their Facebook page offers some more insight, none of it that good.
2.Refunds and Exchanges: Until further notice, we will not be able to offer refunds or exchanges for products purchased either before the administration or for products purchased from the date of the administration.
3.Pre-Orders: No new pre-orders can be taken until further notice. No refunds can be given for any pre-order deposits which have been paid. We are reviewing this over the next week.
I checked my credit card statement and I don’t actually see the debit for the CEs. Has anyone else who ordered the CE or regular game through GAME noticed if they were debited? Do they debit at the time of despatch perhaps? In any case I ordered another copy of the CE from Amazon and a regular copy too.