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Soul Calibur V and Final Fantasy XIII-2 w/$20 GC at Best Buy (PM of Target) B&M YMMV


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#1 PatelKing

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:10 AM

So Best buy gaming reps have gotten a memo stating that they are matching Target's offer of free $20 Gift card with purchase of either of these 2 games. 2 different stores both told me this. However, this only applies to the standard version, not the Collector's which I got.

For anyone that purchased at Best buy, I would go back and get a price adjustment/match. If they say no, tell them to look up the gaming memo that they are matching the offer.

#2 SgtWiggles

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:12 AM

I lucked out and got them to PM the deal on the CE. And they straight up took the 20$ off :D.

Though, i knew that was extra super ymmv
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:05 AM

So Best buy gaming reps have gotten a memo stating that they are matching Target's offer of free $20 Gift card with purchase of either of these 2 games. 2 different stores both told me this. However, this only applies to the standard version, not the Collector's which I got.

For anyone that purchased at Best buy, I would go back and get a price adjustment/match. If they say no, tell them to look up the gaming memo that they are matching the offer.


Well the CSR told me that their memo said they are NOT PM'ing the GC...until I got the fucker to ask his MOD and *almost* got a PM on the CE, but they would only give me 20 off the standard. Fuckers. oh well.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:17 AM

Hmm, drat, I shoulda had this PM'd. Oh well, at least I have the extra $5 gift card from reserving at Target towards a PSN card to buy Dampierre down the line... But my fanboyism is getting the better of me since he seems like the kind of zany character I would want to use. :/

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:36 AM

Great deal for you FF fans but I'm sure most CAGs know not to pay full price for a fighting game. Unfortunately, i don't think the retailers got that memo
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:43 AM

Great deal for you FF fans but I'm sure most CAGs know not to pay full price for a fighting game. Unfortunately, i don't think the retailers got that memo


Except we fighting game fans are weak.... and SC Isn't a series that releases super ultra versions.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:52 AM

I'd love a scan of this memo if someone gets a chance. :D

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:52 AM

Fail for me at the Torrance CA Best Buy. The female employee in the gaming section kept stating they only match prices, not any other deals. I asked her if she could check the gaming memo on this. She repeated what she said, so I asked her, "So, you can't just check on your computer to be sure?" and she flat out said she's not checking anything in there system because they don't match offers, just price differences. Oh well...I didn't wanna go to customer service and try (long day) so I just left.

I remember when Super Mario Galaxy came out and Toys R Us had a $20 giftcard offer, and Best Buys were more than willing to match that offer (via a gaming memo) and that memo had a specific sku they needed to enter to make it happen.

I wonder if anybody who got this deal can confirm if there's a sku for the match on your receipt that we might be able to ask them to try entering at the register?
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

I notice some promotions at best buy requires a certain barcode scan to activate. Like when I got the free gamers unlock promo this week, after the associate scanned the pre-owned game, he pulled out this binder containing pages and pages of bar codes. I also remember the time when I bought a smartphone that came with a gift card, that associate also had a stack of papers with unique bar codes that needed to be scanned before it would offer/discount the gift card.

I guess these papers are the "gaming memo" maybe.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:12 AM

move to bragging rights, not a deal for everyone

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

Except we fighting game fans are weak.... and SC Isn't a series that releases super ultra versions.


Except SCV is just a shell of SCIV. This will probably be my biggest let down of the year, and I love this series. :(

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

Everytime I see a b&m deal, I can't help but to factor in gas to get there and tax on a $60 product. Cheap cheap cheap's the name of my soul.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:04 AM

yeah Soul Calibur V is not worth getting, it has a severe lack of content and Namco rushed to get this game out.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:10 AM

yeah Soul Calibur V is not worth getting, it has a severe lack of content and Namco rushed to get this game out.

They had 3-4 for years for this. Wonder what they were doing. But your probably right since team soul had someone else do the campaign.

You would think after the Deus Ex boss fights more people would think twice about stuff like that.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:24 PM

They had 3-4 for years for this. Wonder what they were doing. But your probably right since team soul had someone else do the campaign.

You would think after the Deus Ex boss fights more people would think twice about stuff like that.

Namco Bandai is what happened to them...when the game was first revealed, one of the producers tweeted that the game was still in early development, they'd need approx. another 16 months to finish it. And then they release it 6 months from the announcement :roll: The game is woefully unfinished, I'll definitely be holding out for a "Complete Edition" unless I can find the Collector's for cheap or something

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

I personally have been enjoying SC5. Can't remember ever playing SC, but if I did it was many years ago.

So is Bestbuy giving a $20 GC, or are they taking $20 off?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

I personally have been enjoying SC5. Can't remember ever playing SC, but if I did it was many years ago.

So is Bestbuy giving a $20 GC, or are they taking $20 off?


They are taking 20 off the standard edition... the CE only if your are damn lucky. oh btw...if you are looking up the CE at target, it says it's for the 3DS ONLY (text), yet the image shows PS3/360 lol.:lol:
They tried to bitch at me saying that it's only for the 3ds...yet there IS NO SCV for the 3DS!!!

It's too bad they put the soundtrack on the CE version and not on the strategy guide like they have in the past.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

yeah Soul Calibur V is not worth getting, it has a severe lack of content and Namco rushed to get this game out.


If you play only single player mode, then yes. Competitive players and tourney players will find the game awesome.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

I find that it's taking longer to unlock more outfits.......in SC4 I could unlock a lot more faster and build some really cool characters. Too bad this game does not allow you to import character designs from SC4. :(

#20 Hellacious

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

According to the Memo. Employees are supposed to scan the game. Add a Gift Card to the transaction for $20. Then Discount the Game down to $39.99. So the customer is still paying $59.99 but you end up getting slightly cheaper tax because the game is $39.99 and you do not have sales tax on the gift card. So its slightly cheaper than Target since you are saving $20 in sales tax.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

Soul Calibur V isnt bad, its just not what most people expected. The offline modes are pretty lacking (And the AI is broken as some of the old school SNK bosses on hard mode).

But the game has some of the best online features i have seen in a fighter. The lobbies are awesome, and it seems to have plenty of community related features to make the game stay alive for quite a while. Plus, this game isnt gonna get the "Super Ultra" Capcom treatment. (Though, it is getting DLC though)
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

According to the Memo. Employees are supposed to scan the game. Add a Gift Card to the transaction for $20. Then Discount the Game down to $39.99. So the customer is still paying $59.99 but you end up getting slightly cheaper tax because the game is $39.99 and you do not have sales tax on the gift card. So its slightly cheaper than Target since you are saving $20 in sales tax.



So where is this memo that says they are NOT doing this promo match? In the past few months all my local BB's have changed that big blue and white poster near CS that has the information on the returns/pm policies to something smaller and doesn't mention PM's.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

If you play only single player mode, then yes. Competitive players and tourney players will find the game awesome.


Could not agree more. The online more than makes up for the next to nonexistent single player content IMO. I'd go far as to say that the netcode is the best I've seen yet in any fighter.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

I wouldnt say the net-code is the best....i have been disconnected from so many Ranked matches (And im pretty sure most werent rage-quits, they happened right after the round started)

But for a 3-D fighter, its pretty damn good.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

True. I guess I was a bit hasty in making such a bold claim. I've only had one rage quit so far, but have had about a dozen random disconnects. I don't know if that's an issue with people not configuring their routers correctly or it's a problem with the game itself. Hopefully they'll work something out in a patch. The disconnects aside, I've seen next to no lag in my matches, even when a match has 3/5 bars. The netcode is leaps and bounds beyond what SC4 had.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

Sweet! I called bestbuy here and they said they would take the $20 off. Off I go.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

So where is this memo that says they are NOT doing this promo match? In the past few months all my local BB's have changed that big blue and white poster near CS that has the information on the returns/pm policies to something smaller and doesn't mention PM's.


It was a Employee News Article. It basically stated follow standard procedure on the price match policy aka verify that the competitor has the item in stock at the time of requested price match. And then it gave directions below that of how to process the $20 gift card and the game priced at $39.99 to make up the difference to $59.99. You still save the tax percentage since the game itself is $20 cheaper.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Wish I hadn't opened my copy from Target...

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

SCV is not for everyone. It's a pretty great game for me, but I can't really explain why. I enjoy learning the new fighting styles and perfecting old ones. Also, the visuals are pretty great and it has just the right amount of style for me. I think it's pretty accessible too for new players, but if you're going to learn, you're going to have to learn to do so the old fashion way: go into training and learn the moves yourself. lol Or, if you have a friend, you can spar some and practice and have fun. I don't recommend this game for casual players who've never played any SC before, but it's great for fans and fighting game enthusiasts that want to put in a little time to get some results. And although many will tell you several good characters have been left out, the new ones play great as well; that's entirely preference though, I can't speak for everyone.

My biggest complaint, in fact, is Namco's participation in this. They rushed the project in order to get it out on the market, and perhaps the most aggravating part is that they gave Dampierre [an entire character] as a preorder exclusive specifically to Best Buy. I know BB probably pays good money for these exclusives, but its really not fair for the rest of us. Another game that comes to mind that I likely would have felt defeated about was the Robin DLC for Arkham City, had I bought the game closer to release.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:28 PM

Nice find op. I traded in a copy of COD3 I got with the Xbox special edition from New Egg and they matched Target's GC for $25. i wish they had just given the money off the CE I bought but still I managed to get the CE for $50 with a $25 left over after all was said and done.