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EB Games: Fallout New Vegas - $29.99 Pre-Order (YMMV?)


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#1 Firestorm

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:54 AM

I just saw a post on RFD by Avenger saying that Fallout New Vegas was at $29.99 in their systems. I believe policy is that if you pay off a game in full, you'll get it for that price regardless of price changes later. The poster in question received that same confirmation at his store.

I checked GameStop USA and their website lists the game at $59.99. I also believe it's a full game and not an expansion so it will be most likely $69.99 on release.

I think it's worth it to pre-order in full now. You can always cancel later.

Edited by Firestorm, 11 January 2010 - 01:18 AM.


#2 TripleQ

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:58 AM

Gamestop.ca only shows the PC version at $29.99, PS3 @ 69.99, and no 360 version?

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:11 AM

Hm, worth trying out. Although, I guess I'll have to beat Fallout 3 before I start playing the expansion heh.
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#4 Firestorm

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:18 AM

All of them in store are at that price.

#5 TheHeeyyy

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:20 AM

Thanks for telling us. I'm definately gonna pre-order the PC version tomorrow.

#6 Skoad

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:20 AM

It says it ships on the 6th (four days ago). And New Vegas is a stand alone game.

#7 denpanosekai

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 03:30 AM

Firestorm, I can't find the RFD thread in question. Was it not posted under "Games"??? (hate when people do that)

#8 Ranzo

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:00 AM

Preorder is a suggested price. So if it is a mistake, when the price goes up EB will want the rest of the money.

#9 Firestorm

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:29 AM

Hm, yeah two people on GAF said they've been told to pay the difference as well.
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:38 AM

An EBgames clerk once told me to not do a Trade 3 for God of War III since it was 59.99 in their system and I'd have to pay an extra 10 bucks if it became 69.99 at launch (since the receipt would say the Trade 3 only covers 59.99). So I guess it's not really worth it to pre-order it at a lower price. That said, if you pay more for your pre-order than what it costs the day it comes out, they will give you back the difference. That's been the case for MW2.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:33 AM

An EBgames clerk once told me to not do a Trade 3 for God of War III since it was 59.99 in their system and I'd have to pay an extra 10 bucks if it became 69.99 at launch (since the receipt would say the Trade 3 only covers 59.99). So I guess it's not really worth it to pre-order it at a lower price. That said, if you pay more for your pre-order than what it costs the day it comes out, they will give you back the difference. That's been the case for MW2.


on a trade 3 they should not ask for any money as your three games are increased in value to match the price of the game you want, I have never had a problem at my eb when they try and get the extra money

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:08 AM

on a trade 3 they should not ask for any money as your three games are increased in value to match the price of the game you want, I have never had a problem at my eb when they try and get the extra money


I guess that's YMMV, but I was only saying that to prove they don't have a strict policy on price protection, as I highly doubt anyone would do a Trade 3 for a 29.99 game. :P

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:42 AM

An EBgames clerk once told me to not do a Trade 3 for God of War III since it was 59.99 in their system and I'd have to pay an extra 10 bucks if it became 69.99 at launch (since the receipt would say the Trade 3 only covers 59.99). So I guess it's not really worth it to pre-order it at a lower price. That said, if you pay more for your pre-order than what it costs the day it comes out, they will give you back the difference. That's been the case for MW2.


I just did a T3 for God of War 3 the other day and myself along with the CSR thought it was weird that GOW3 was $59.99 and not 69.99, that would suck if I had to pay an extra $10 the day it comes out, I was thinking about switching my pre-order to a different game anyways since GOW3 doesnt come out until mid march

#14 Firestorm

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:38 AM

Sony first party games are $59.99. That's why God of War III and Uncharted 2 are $59.99. I'd expect Gran Turismo 5 to be $59.99 when it comes out too although it does say $69.99 right now.

#15 Sean09

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:07 PM

I'll have to post back closer to release. It was the manager who told me I should pay it all now since I will get it for $29 if the price does go up, which it will. Told me the PS3 price was also $29 at the moment. Obviously a price holder/error.

If I do get it for that I will be happy. I know I have saved $10~ or so on other games for preordering really early in the past, but maybe they will go outside their policy sine that is a lot less than $30~.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

I've worked for Gamestop and have shopped there for a while. You WILL have to make up the difference. This isn't Amazon, and both the date of release and price are subject to change.

Pre-orders are not a completed sale and is store credit with the intent of you being ensured a copy on the day it comes in (unless they get shorted that is.) A good example of the logic are midnight releases, which if you haven't attended one before, requires you to complete the sale on pickup.

If the system says 29.99 now and it changes to 59.99 later, the system doesn't have record of you completing the purchase, just putting 29.99 on the price.

Worse comes to worse, Gamestop can just cancel the in store barcode for the game and reprice a new one.

With that said, I love Amazon. They honor mistakes like this! I don't know of any B&M that would do this tho, ever.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:31 PM

Hm, worth trying out. Although, I guess I'll have to beat Fallout 3 before I start playing the expansion heh.


It's not an expansion, it's a new, stand-alone game.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:36 PM

It's not an expansion, it's a new, stand-alone game.


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:39 PM

Hey guys this is probably one of those times where EB WILL be asking for the rest of the monies. Of course that won't stop me from going to an EB and trying to get a deposit down.
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#20 zorba_the_greek

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:24 AM

It used to be where if you did pay off a game in full, they honored it regardless of price going up. Of course ever since GS took over EB, they changed that so that you have to pay the price of the game on it's release.