High Street chain CeX is considering stocking new tech products rather than just pre-owned goods in a bid to compete with rival Gametronics stores.
GAME recently opened two Gametronics stores which sell both new and second-hand tablets, smartphones, games, TVs and other consumer electronics products.
CeX founder Robert Dudani said: “GAME seems to be copying us virtually identically without much difference in our fundamental USPs. As such we don’t take them as a serious threat.
“What does worry me is that if at GAMEtronics you were be able to trade second-hand for new consoles, video games, Apple, Intel, Android and other kinds of devices and software. Or even mobile phone contracts. That would be extremely alarming for us as they could potentially have a better range of product in both new and second-hand categories.
“If that happened then we’d be forced to stock new hardware and software products aggressively to defend our second-hand offering with a wider new offering than they have."