EB Games shutting down 19 stores across Australia, items available at 20-60% discount (list of affected stored inside)
Australian video game and entertainment software retailer EB Games (owned by GameStop) is seemingly going through a rough patch. Despite being one of the country’s most popular video game chains, EB Games is set to shut down at least 19 of its stores in the coming weeks.
The sad news is being circulated to the EB Games customers through an email, which also informs them about the stock wide sale before closing. As per reports, a discount of 20-60% will be offered on all items at the affected stores.
As can be seen in the image above, the first EB Games outlet to shut down is the Majura Park in the ACT which will be closing on January 25, 2020. Stores at New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia will follow.
Here’s a user shared image of the discount categories:
Here’s what EB Games has to say about the shut down:
Like all businesses, we are constantly evaluating our property portfolio to ensure that our stores mix is in-line with the ever changing retail landscape. After careful consideration we will be closing 19 unprofitable stores at the end of January. Where possible, staff were offered the opportunity to work in surrounding stores.
While that’s the bad part, they further add during this year, the company plans to open up bigger stores at different locations in the country. Here’s how they put it.
In exciting news, 2020 will see EB Games continue to open more large format stores that combine the power of both the EB Games and Zing Pop Culture. These hybrid stores, combined with our strong omni-channel offering, 6 million loyalty members and 300+ locations across Australia, will see EB Games continue to be one of Australia’s largest specialty retailers.
Customers are of course curious after hearing the shut down news. And to clam them down, EB Games Australia (@EBGamesAus) is telling something similar to users on Twitter, i.e. the stores are being shut only to come up with new mega stores during this year.
Store openings, closures and relocations are a normal part of retail. We aim to continue providing the best shopping experience for our customers in 2020, including opening more of our awesome mega stores.
So for the time being, EB Games customers can take benefit from the stock wide sale at the 19 stores that will soon be shutting down. Here’s a complete list of the concerned stores:
-Birkenhead Point EB Games NSW 2047
-Blacktown EB Games NSW 2148
-Bribie Island EB Games QLD 4507
-Brickworks Marketplace EB Games SA 5031
-City Cross EB Games SA 5000
-Cleveland EB Games QLD 4163
-Dandenong EB Games VIC 3175
-Dianella EB Games WA 6059
-Hallet Cove EB Games SA 5158
-Hamilton EB Games VIC 3300
-Harbourtown Adelaide EB Games SA 5950
-Inala EB Games QLD 4077
-Inverell EB Games NSW 236
-Kalamunda EB Games WA 6076
-Lutwyche EB Games QLD 4030
-Majura Park EB Games ACT 2609
-Rockdale EB Games NSW 2216
-Tamworth EB Games NSW 2340
-Underwood EB Games QLD 4119
-Winston Hills EB Games NSW 2153
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