JB Hi-Fi to sell Import Games

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  1. supasaiyan

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    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/05/jb-hi-fi-comments-on-its-decision-to-sell-parallel-imported-video-games-in-store/

     
  2. power

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    hopefully this gives Origin and Steam some much needed competition because right now those 2 are gouging au customers
     
  3. Doso

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    good, hopefully when they start cutting out the greedy local distributors prices will drop significantly for local customers
     
  4. BuuBox

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    Sounds interesting.

    At least JB HiFi are doing something proactive (they've done the same thing in the camera space too).
     
  5. MoNk{LAH}

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    sounds good if prices remain the same as imported games from ozgameshop etcetc
     
  6. lyon

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    Ever since I found that I could buy a genuine cd key for like $40-50 where I have to pay $99 on EB Games, I stopped shopping in retail
     
  7. Joehax

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    OMG, an Australian retailer showing some innovation!

    It will take years for HN & EB to ever catch on to this, and by then it'll be too late.

    JB could dominate the local market if they offer games for the same cost as the yanks and brits..
     
  8. 2SHY

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    Would definitely buy local if the prices are very close.
     
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    I was under the impression parallel-imports weren't allowed (in a bulk/big business sense) :confused:

    That being said, if they can offer games at or close to the sites like ozgameswarehouse then I will buy from them 100%
     
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    finally....cheaper games! hopefully!
     
  11. Concept CBF

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    This is one of the reasons that JB will be a retailer that will survive. They don't just rest on their laurels like the rest it seems
     
  12. IPfreely

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    It used to be the case but they changed the law to allow it a few years ago. Most of JB's music cds are parallel imports.
     
  13. Alby1976

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    Bring it on.
    This is what we as aus customers need.
    What I hate is that the US can get stuff cheaper, when it is a digital download it should be the same price.
    Go JB.
     
  14. Sledge

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    Isn't this similar to what HN's have been doing recently with their online game shop?
     
  15. Big Trev

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    HN will just complain to the gummint. Again... :rolleyes:
     
  16. CAPT-Irrelevant

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    From what I recall, HN setup the store in Ireland (tax haven) but $ still was more than most other sites that some of us already use, therefore nullifying HN's chances.
     
  17. Phido

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    HN was about paying less tax. Maybe pressuring the gov to tax imports.

    JB hifi is about lowest price to the customer.

    IMHO this is awesome.
     
  18. GOATMAN!!!

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    How do classification laws affect this? Doesn't media sold in Australia require an Australian classification label on it?

    If not, what is the point of classifying media to begin with if a store could just sell things from other countries?
     
  19. Camm

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    JB are slapping MA15+ stickers (etc) on the games as they put them out.
     
  20. GregDude

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    Sounds good. I don't remember the last time I purchased retail from local stores, it's been import only for me for years now. I typically get 2 for the price of 1 local.
     

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