The Good Guys get back into gaming


They’ll be a new addition to our bargain guides now with The Good Guys getting back into the game. The company stopped selling games in any meaningful way a couple of years ago, but thanks to their acquisition by JB Hi-Fi they’re back.

Prices so far aren’t anything special so far, but we’re going to assume they’ll have similar or the same pricing as JB Hi-Fi. With more stores to fill JB Hi-Fi’s buying power will be significantly boosted which is exciting as it could mean better pricing.


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  • Brodie
    November 30, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I’m wondering if some of the good guys stores will end up repositories for stock JB can’t seem to get rid of. Like Pandora’s Tower. Or that Doctor Who DS game.

  • Silly G
    November 30, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Too little, too late methinks. I don’t think I’ve ever bought any games from The Good Guys. The cases were always in such awful condition (which was the main reason why I didn’t buy more DS/Wii games back in the day in general). I more or less buy games at launch nowadays just so I know that the cases have been fiddled by as few grubby hands as possible.

  • Phantom Ganon
    November 30, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Was it around the time the Wii stopped being a thing that The Good Guys left gaming? Really interesting that now that Nintendo is a big thing again, they’ve jumped back in. A healthy Nintendo seems to lead to a healthy video game market. Another option in this case is not a bad thing.

  • Swankenstein
    November 30, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    They bailed at the end of the first year or so of the Wii U lifecycle. Great bargains were had at the clearance! I remember a $5 copy of New Luigi Bros on Wii U. This might open up opportunities for discounts in the form of 20% off ebay sales but we will see if it means much in the wake of Amazon

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