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Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition $39.99 (X-Box 360) Best Buy YMMV


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#1 Tarskidx

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

WOW! I just got the email for a $25 coupon for the steelcase mixup at Best Buy and they are also going to send me the correct version of the steelcase for the 360 today. That was really nice of them to do.

The bigger news though was I went to my local Best Buy (Pinecrest, FL) to price match the CE price of Gamestop that dropped to $59.99 today. They did an in store price match, but their X-Box 360 Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition ringed up at $39.99 and they gave me back $40 credit instead of $20 that I was expecting.

There were no other copies on the floor to verify and I looked at my receipt and it does show their MSRP for the Prototype 360 CE at $39.99 today. I have no idea if it is MSRP now or a glitch due to the steelcase debacle as they also have their standard edition at $39.99. I don't see it at that price online so it may be YMMV or simply in store only???

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

WOW! I just got the email for a $25 coupon for the steelcase mixup at Best Buy and they are also going to send me the correct version of the steelcase for the 360 today. That was really nice of them to do.

The bigger news though was I went to my local Best Buy (Pinecrest, FL) to price match the CE price of Gamestop that dropped to $59.99 today. They did an in store price match, but their X-Box 360 Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition ringed up at $39.99 and they gave me back $40 credit instead of $20 that I was expecting.

There were no other copies on the floor to verify and I looked at my receipt and it does show their MSRP for the Prototype 360 CE at $39.99 today. I have no idea if it is MSRP now or a glitch due to the steelcase debacle as they also have their standard edition at $39.99. I don't see it at that price online so it may be YMMV or simply in store only???


Nice, guess I will check out the Dadelande Best Buy if you snagged the last copy at Pinecrest. Never finished the first one, so not sure if I will get it, but thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:11 PM

So essentially you got it for $15...amazing deal, highly YMMV but still a great deal for you OP.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

Nice..it is definitely worth a try and if you can get it at that price, it is a sweet deal.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

$40 seems like the right price to bite on. $60 is too much for me as I think it's not adding much...art book,soundtrack,dlc........typical stuff. If it has a figure of some kind id pay $60. I'll wait for some more responses on if people are successful getting this for $39.99

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:01 PM

I'd def get it for $40. Nice find but doubt it'd be repeated near me.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

I will be in for $40....definitely gonna go around checking Best Buy when I have the time.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

Still $79.99 at my local BB.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:27 AM

Might head to the local BB today to check for the CE if it really rings up as $39.99

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:31 AM

Tempted to go check, best buy is 5 mins away...

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:38 AM

$39.99 & the steel book case rang up free, got this yesterday but thought it was posted already.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:42 AM

The web site shows 79 and the regular at 40. Would I be a fool to call and ask? Im to lazy to drive 3 miles to my best buy. I would pick this up for 40.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:48 AM

Might check tomorrow. They close in like 12 minutes here.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:55 AM

The web site shows 79 and the regular at 40. Would I be a fool to call and ask? Im to lazy to drive 3 miles to my best buy. I would pick this up for 40.


if you call make sure they actually ring up a copy otherwise they matmy just quite the price listed on the site.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:56 AM

The web site shows 79 and the regular at 40. Would I be a fool to call and ask? Im to lazy to drive 3 miles to my best buy. I would pick this up for 40.

If you trust their employees, then you could try--there's the chance that you'll be lied to so the employee to whom you speak can pick it up for him/herself, so it's up to you.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:10 AM

At BB now. They scanned it and still $79.99 :( YMMV as it says

#17 Tarskidx

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:19 AM

Zendawg hit it on the head as far as glitch. If I knew how to upload a photo from my receipt photo to this post, I would show you how they rung it up.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:26 AM

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:18 AM

It's just a pricematch to GameStop. It will not ring up this way and I doubt anyone besides the OP will get it for that price.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:30 AM

Did you do this today or yesterday OP?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:34 AM

So it only happens if I do the pricematch? I am fairly confused at this point.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:45 AM

This was my scenario yesterday:

I stopped in BB yesterday to try my luck for the Madden 12 HOF deal, but they only had the regular for $10 so I picked one up for PS3(had a ton of them).

I wanted Madden 12 for the 360, that is when I came across Prototype 2 for the 360 listed at $39.99. I checked for the PS3 but that was listed regular price.

I know nothing about the steel book and thought the game was in that case, so that's what I brought to the register. That rang as $49.99 and the employee said it was free with the game and that the game was not in the steel case.

After that, he went and grabbed me the Prototype 2 CE in the big black cardboard box and said it was on sale for $39.99 and the steel book would ring free.

Sure enough the steel book price came off.

Finally, with Madden 12, I paid $53.48.

On top of that, I walked outside and the Oscar Mayer Weiner truck was parked next to my car...all in all a great trip to BB.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:26 AM

This was my scenario yesterday:

I stopped in BB yesterday to try my luck for the Madden 12 HOF deal, but they only had the regular for $10 so I picked one up for PS3(had a ton of them).

I wanted Madden 12 for the 360, that is when I came across Prototype 2 for the 360 listed at $39.99. I checked for the PS3 but that was listed regular price.

I know nothing about the steel book and thought the game was in that case, so that's what I brought to the register. That rang as $49.99 and the employee said it was free with the game and that the game was not in the steel case.

After that, he went and grabbed me the Prototype 2 CE in the big black cardboard box and said it was on sale for $39.99 and the steel book would ring free.

Sure enough the steel book price came off.

Finally, with Madden 12, I paid $53.48.

On top of that, I walked outside and the Oscar Mayer Weiner truck was parked next to my car...all in all a great trip to BB.

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I'm definitely trying this tomorrow. If I understand correctly, you have to bring both the :360: CE and the (empty) steelbook to the register and you'll have to pay $39.99 for both. Is that about right?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:56 AM

SJ Xbox and PS3 versions rang up $79.99 today.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:56 AM

:shock:

I'm definitely trying this tomorrow. If I understand correctly, you have to bring both the :360: CE and the (empty) steelbook to the register and you'll have to pay $39.99 for both. Is that about right?


if this works I will try to get one Friday. Dunno if my local Best Buy has any steelbook cases in stock but shal lfind out.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:26 AM

Yesterday depending on your timezone now (5/16/12) and she did the price match at $59.99 and then scanned the UPC and the price said $39.99 instead of $39.99 on the price match. I did say it was YMMV, but maybe they had a glitch with both the standard and collectors ringing up at $39.99.

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On top of that, I walked outside and the Oscar Mayer Weiner truck was parked next to my car...all in all a great trip to BB.



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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:30 AM

Yesterday depending on your timezone now (5/16/12) and she did the price match at $59.99 and then scanned the UPC and the price said $39.99 instead of $39.99 on the price match. I did say it was YMMV, but maybe they had a glitch with both the standard and collectors ringing up at $39.99.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:30 AM

I would say to just have them price match the CE price at Gamestop at the time of purcahse and if they scan it, perhaps you can get it at $39.99. I was astonished when I saw that price of $39.99 instead of $59.99 but I was not going to argue and wanted to see if anybody but Zendawg had the same success.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:36 AM

I did not have the steelbook on hand. What I did was go to CAG and saw the GS price. I went to my local BB with no game or steelbook because I just bought this game at the end of last month. They can pull your receipt up if you have your credit card on hand or your reward zone account info. The pulled up my receipt and then went to their machine that can verify other competitor prices and from there they typed in the $59.99 price and then scanned the receipt info and the game rung up as $39.99 with a $40 credit. In fact, I got that $25 email code for them sending me the PS3 steelbook instead of the 360 version earlier today and thought maybe that played into the possible glitch?