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[Canada] EB Games: GTAIV has a TIV of $60 until May 13th


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#1 Firestorm

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:32 AM

Thought it deserved its own topic, it was brought up in the TIV thread.

Someone want to verify the info I got at my EB Games though? It sounds too good to be true, but it was at EB Metrotown which is usually really on top of their game. I'm inclined to trust them, but yeesh. Trade in GTAIV before May 13th, no receipt required so it can be from any store, and you get full trade in credit ($59.99). Basically, GTAIV has a TIV of $60 until May 13th. Superstore gives a free 1400 points MS point card with GTAIV. EB itself gives a free Cineplex movie ticket with GTAIV purchase...

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:40 AM

I thought the free movie ticket was in regards to the trade 3 deal for gta. A free 1400 points card does sound tempting though.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:43 AM

I thought the free movie ticket was in regards to the trade 3 deal for gta.

Yup only apply to The trade 3
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#4 bs000

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:35 AM

Is the box art for the LE and regular edition the same? If so I might have to go to Superstore tommorow and get a points card. :bouncy: Just one! Does that count as hoarding D:

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:09 AM

Interesting.

I already got my 1400 points card, but I hear a lot of people are having trouble with that promotion, so good luck.

Also, remember that you pay tax for the game at Superstore, so the points card wouldn't quite be free if you do this. It would be $7.80 in Ontario, for example. Still good though!

#6 Firestorm

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:22 AM

trade-in credit is never taxed. I'm doing this more because I was going to wait on GTAIV, but it's like a free rental + 1400 points card!

#7 Griptor

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:47 AM

Right. But I mean, you have to buy the game first, right? If you buy it from Superstore to get the 1400 points card, you pay about $67.80 in Ontario. You trade it back to EB for 60 dollars credit, so you spent $7.80 in cash for the points card.

Or am I missing something?

#8 Usuyami

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:18 AM

Nice, I'm going to do this for a different reason. I want to upgrade my normal edition to a special edition for PS3. Hope the $60 TIV is true.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:39 PM

saw it at both of mine, not sure if the 59.99 you get back is tax free, might just count as a refund, but you could most likely buy it and trade it it for any game

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:30 PM

saw it at both of mine, not sure if the 59.99 you get back is tax free, might just count as a refund, but you could most likely buy it and trade it it for any game

Can someone post a pic?

is it a flyer or a coupon?
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:36 PM

The TIV is with a coupon given out at the midnight opening only.

#12 Firestorm

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:58 PM

Right. But I mean, you have to buy the game first, right? If you buy it from Superstore to get the 1400 points card, you pay about $67.80 in Ontario. You trade it back to EB for 60 dollars credit, so you spent $7.80 in cash for the points card.

Or am I missing something?


When you use the EB credit, it's not taxed. So you spend it as if it's $67.80.

The TIV is with a coupon given out at the midnight opening only.


I asked about a coupon and she said no it's just a trade-in. Maybe she was busy =( Would a scan work? If so, anyone got one ^_^

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:37 PM

Yeah, say you spend $59.99 on GTA IV, with tax that's $67.79.
Then you trade it in and get $59.99 store credit.
Say you buy a full priced 360 game. Cost = ($59.99 - TIV) x 1.13
In GTA IV's case, ($59.99 - $59.99) x 1.13 = $0 x 1.13 = $0!

And you would have paid $67.79 for the game normally. No tax! =D

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:19 PM

Yeah, say you spend $59.99 on GTA IV, with tax that's $67.79.
Then you trade it in and get $59.99 store credit.
Say you buy a full priced 360 game. Cost = ($59.99 - TIV) x 1.13
In GTA IV's case, ($59.99 - $59.99) x 1.13 = $0 x 1.13 = $0!

And you would have paid $67.79 for the game normally. No tax! =D



As with most coupons, etc, they would charge taxes AND THEN take the discount off.
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#15 Firestorm

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:49 PM

Some of you don't seem to understand how EB trades work. THIS IS A TRADE IN OFFER. You get $60 TRADE IN CREDIT. TRADE IN CREDIT is NEVER TAXED!

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:39 AM

Skardee is correct.

How can people be posting here and not know how EB trades work? Member since 2004 and you do not know this?

Worse yet, how can you argue with the folks here that do trades all the time?

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:47 AM

Am I missing something here? To me the way I understand it is that you're only saving money here if you find the game on sale somewhere else and (pull an RFD maneouver) trade it in to EB.

P.S. I do understand the no-tax-on-trade-ins policy, but am confused with this process.
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#18 Griptor

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:49 AM

Well, excuse me...I've traded to EB once...maybe twice in my life? And I wasn't arguing...

Anyway, thanks for the info, Skardee.

#19 Firestorm

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:57 AM

Am I missing something here? To me the way I understand it is that you're only saving money here if you find the game on sale somewhere else and (pull an RFD maneouver) trade it in to EB.

P.S. I do understand the no-tax-on-trade-ins policy, but am confused with this process.


It's like a free trade in. I just am not sure if I want GTA IV right now so I'm thinking of getting it and trading it in after a week and maybe getting it later at Rogers Video during a 2 for $40 sale.

The Superstore thign is icing on the cake as it's a free 1400 points card.

#20 gamer602

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:59 AM

this is useless without the picture of the coupon
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:47 AM

Well this is useless even with a picture of the coupon since I doubt they will accept a print out nor a picture.
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#22 JnJosh

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:53 PM

you dont need a coupon, just bring the game in 4 locations by me confirmed,

lift the coupon only thing ranzo! for your cag friends!

theres nothing to scan even on it :)

#23 Usuyami

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:25 PM

YMMV, but the EB Games around my area are accepting games for $60 TIV until May 13th with no coupon required. Time to upgrade to a SE, woohoo. :)

#24 scary perry

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:42 PM

I'm glad. The game is over rated IMO.

#25 Firestorm

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:34 AM

Ok. I see. I saw GTAIV at EB but held off. I am so tempted to buy, but must save my money
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:45 AM

I'm glad. The game is over rated IMO.


Spoken like a man who hasn't played it. :roll:

This game is well worth the hype, what else did you expect, 3-D?:booty:
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:35 PM

Spoken like a man who hasn't played it. :roll:

This game is well worth the hype, what else did you expect, 3-D?:booty:


Spoken like a jerk that should learn to respect other opinions. Calling me a liar is also either asinine or immature.

I played to the part where I killed Vlad and started working for his boss. I just finished the 'find the LCD TVs' mission.

This 'story' is probably at your level. If you were just a bit smarter you would see how derivative it is. The dialogue is a joke. Its supposed to be a satire, but its as subtle as a sledgehammer.

Its also ugly, runs choppy on a 360 and suffers from a bad camera angle most of the time.

Follow the sheep and play your game. People like you will keep the demand and value high so I won't lose money trading it in.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:59 PM

I am at the same part as you. While I am enjoying it, I am certainly not blown away by anything yet
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:09 AM

Spoken like a jerk that should learn to respect other opinions. Calling me a liar is also either asinine or immature.

I played to the part where I killed Vlad and started working for his boss. I just finished the 'find the LCD TVs' mission.

This 'story' is probably at your level. If you were just a bit smarter you would see how derivative it is. The dialogue is a joke. Its supposed to be a satire, but its as subtle as a sledgehammer.

Its also ugly, runs choppy on a 360 and suffers from a bad camera angle most of the time.

Follow the sheep and play your game. People like you will keep the demand and value high so I won't lose money trading it in.


So, what did you want from GTA IV exactly? No doubt you've played the other versions so you'd know exactly what to expect didn't you? GTA is a series, they follow a pattern and if you didn't enjoy the others, why the hell would you buy this one? And if you did enjoy the others, you've got nothing to say on IV, it's leagues ahead of the others.

What's your level mister intellect?, boy meets girl, boy discovers his destiny, boy loses girl but slays dragon but not before filling up various points of strength and vitality to ensure a favorable outcome? Don't you ever condense to me buddy, my library would blow the hell out of anything you have, I've been gaming for nearly 20 years and I know that GTA IV IS a dam good game, it's not for everyone and it never has been but suggesting gamers are lower for playing it is pathetic and shows the real class here.

The jerk comment works both ways pal, F-off. :roll:
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:58 AM

Three Leaf Clover? D: