HMV offer Game Insurance for £1 per year

Some interesting news to report now, as retailer HMV has confirmed that they will be offering game insurance along with retail copies of popular video games.

As reported from Pocket-Lint, HMV will be offering the option for gamers to pay £1 extra per year for added insurance on their £40-50 retail copies.

For this measly sum, HMV will replace any discs that are lost, damaged or stolen – although the retailer did not go into any specifics on this. A replacement disc everytime it gets scratched seems too good to be true surely?

Anyway, here is what a HMV spokesman had to say on the new initiative: “At the moment the idea is just a trial, by way of affording further value and consumer protection to our customers. It follows a similar initiative in our Canadian chain, and we’ll obviously be monitoring the response of our customers in order to decide if we make this a regular part of our offer or not”.

So readers, just how many of you are willing to pay £1 for ‘added’ protection? We will try and bring you the exact terns and conditions of the offer.


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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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