Best closing deals at a doomed game store


A range of products, including ultra-high-definition (UHD) televisions, fridge-freezer combos, smartphones and printers, are among the items available at discounted prices from one of Game’s soon-to-close stores.

We visited Game Bel-Air in Northriding, Gauteng, to look at some of its ‘Everything Must Go’ offerings.

Some of the most notable deals were for Samsung, LG, JVC and Hisense UHD TVs in various sizes, priced between R7,599.20 and R19,999.20.

There are also various Hisense and Samsung fridges including a 536 liter Hisense fridge freezer with French doors and a water dispenser for R19,974.

Game scored a range of budget smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy A03 and A23, for R1,999 and R3,679, respectively.

Those looking to upgrade or purchase a printer for their office have a range of discounted options to choose from.

Game sells Canon Maxify MB5140 and Epson L5190 Eco Tank printers for R2,796 and R4,799, respectively.

Game closing several stores

The Massmart-owned retailer announced that it close a lot of stores as part of its parent company’s recovery strategy.

He listed eight stores he plans to close, adding that six more will follow.

The eight stores that must close are:

  • Bel-Air Game in Northriding, Gauteng
  • CBD Gambling in Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Game Gilwell in East London, Eastern Cape
  • Greenstone stake in Modderfontein, Gauteng
  • Hazyview game in Mpumalanga
  • Game Mall of the South in South Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Ulundi game in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Game Westwood Mall in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal

The move comes after the retailer launched a major store renovation project dubbed “Game Reimagined.”

The initiative helped Massmart better understand which stores were unprofitable or unviable.

Massmart told MyBroadband that it had begun Section 189 consultations with some 700 affected employees regarding the planned store closures three months ago.

“We are still in discussion with staff to finalize closure dates,” he said.

“As is always the case, we will do our best to identify opportunities for the redeployment of affected staff members within the wider Massmart group.”

To phase out some of its products, Game launched “Everything Must Go” deals at affected stores on Monday, September 12, 2022.

Game said customers can expect at least 10% off most products, with limited exclusions of up to 40% markdowns on select items.

Customers must visit stores for product-specific discounts.

Twenty of the best deals from Game Bel-Air’s “Everything Must Go” sale are listed below.

Three Bar Salton Quartz Heater — R319

Sunbeam Three Bar Quartz Heater — R702

Logik 40cm Remote Control Mist Fan — R861

Eiger 4L 1500W Air Fryer — R1 104.15

Russell Hobbs 8-in-1 Food Processor – R1,699

Samsung Galaxy A03 — R1,999

Sunbeam Air Cooler and Heater – R2,099.25

Bennett Read Hydro15 Water Filtration Vacuum – R2,209

Canon Maxify MB5140 Printer — R2 796

Samsung Galaxy A23 — R3,679

Epson L5190 Eco Tank Printer — R4 799

Samsung 50 inch 4K Smart TV – R7,599.20

65-inch JVC 4K Smart TV — R8,399.20

LG 65-inch Nanocell 4K Smart TV — R12,799.20

70-inch Hisense 4K Smart TV — R13,599.20

Samsung 55-inch 4K QLED Smart TV – R14,399.20

Hisense 474L fridge-freezer with water dispenser — R15,299

Samsung 520L fridge-freezer with water dispenser — R16,914

Hisense 536L French Door Fridge Freezer with Water Dispenser — R19,974

Samsung 65-inch 4K QLED Smart TV – R19,999.20

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