If you’ve been holding off saving money by buying games online simply because you believe you’re destroying Aussie jobs or not supporting Australian businesses a lifeline has come.
Based in Sydney and run by a good friend of mine, Skill Point Games is a new online store that is basing itself on its lower-than-RRP pricing for everything it stocks. It also is priding itself on customer service and transparency regarding the video game retail industry.
“The truth is, many of the bigger stores get away with high margins on games. We keep our margins low, because we’re not all about our bottom line. We commit ourselves to providing the best customer service in our field, and do what we can to make sure our customers are the happiest around,” says Adrian Vergara, director of the new business, “The difference between us and other ‘cheap gaming stores’ often deal in imported stock, which can be problematic if there are any defective items or if anything goes wrong with an order.”
“Some sites also masquerade as Australian game stores, but the truth is they are based overseas, which means delivery times can be long and frustrating.”
Adrian Vergara, owner of the business and fellow video game journalist at Level Up Times also says that, “By keeping the business in Australia, we can ensure a speedy service, quick delivery on items – including release-day delivery for pre-orders, support Australian businesses, and have some very happy customers.”