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#1 gamer602

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:26 AM

At EB
PREORDER the godfather, buy it for $60, trade it back. EB will deduct 1 dollar for each day since the launch day.
So:
pay: 60
trade after a week
trade credit:53
U MUST PREORDER THE GAME TO GET THIS DEAL!

#2 swetooth9

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:32 AM

i wish EB did deals like these for all preorders...some games such as Black come to mind for these deals...short ones...

#3 Rig

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:48 AM

I would also like to see them do this with more games. Many games can be completed quickly, and then just sit on the shelf.

Dang. Didn't even realize this was for Canada...

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:50 AM

I would like to see them do this in the states.
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#5 neocisco

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:12 AM

You do know Godfather came out today, right? That would seem to make the deal null and void at this point.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:37 AM

You do know Godfather came out today, right? That would seem to make the deal null and void at this point.



doesnt renting games make this deal null and void? Im confused...

#7 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:35 AM

So if i buy it today, play it, beat it and trade it rite back thhe next day i get 59 dollars? Thats great and all except your down the 7 dollars (nearly) of tax too. So in a way it is cheaper to rent it or gameflix it.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:47 AM

So if i buy it today, play it, beat it and trade it rite back thhe next day i get 59 dollars? Thats great and all except your down the 7 dollars (nearly) of tax too. So in a way it is cheaper to rent it or gameflix it.


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#9 neocisco

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:04 AM

Or the OP could just be completely full of crap which I think is the most likely possibility.

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#10 secretvampire

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:22 AM

Or the OP could just be completely full of crap which I think is the most likely possibility.

I will say I had also heard of the posibility of this happening on upcoming titles. However, it seems like a total scam to me when you can just rent the game. They are banking on people being too lazy to trade it in quickly.

#11 neocisco

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:25 AM

I will say I had also heard of the posibility of this happening on upcoming titles. However, it seems like a total scam to me when you can just rent the game. They are banking on people being too lazy to trade it in quickly.


If they do start this promotion my guess is it will die pretty quickly once people realize how much they're losing.

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#12 Vyrtigo

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:27 AM

Perhaps, since the OP used $60 in his example, he meant the 360 version of the game, which doesn't come out for quite a while yet.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:08 AM

I can't really think of a game this would be a good deal for. If you beat a game that quick and pay full retail for it, you probably already either eBay it in like-new condition or don't give a damn about spending that much money for a few days' worth of entertainment.

#14 pinoy530

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:48 AM

So if i buy it today, play it, beat it and trade it rite back thhe next day i get 59 dollars? Thats great and all except your down the 7 dollars (nearly) of tax too. So in a way it is cheaper to rent it or gameflix it.


Trade in credit is tax free though, at least at EB, GC, and GS it is. So even though you're "losing" 7 dollars, you will only pay tax on the remainder. So a $59.99 game would be $1.08 cash if you had $58.99 in trade in credit.

#15 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:30 AM

Trade in credit is tax free though, at least at EB, GC, and GS it is. So even though you're "losing" 7 dollars, you will only pay tax on the remainder. So a $59.99 game would be $1.08 cash if you had $58.99 in trade in credit.


And what about the gas money to constantly trip to and from a local ebgames? for me its a gallon plus to and from so its almost 3 bucks on top of the "7 dollar loss."

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:36 PM

And what about the gas money to constantly trip to and from a local ebgames? for me its a gallon plus to and from so its almost 3 bucks on top of the "7 dollar loss."


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#17 mofo1115

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:11 PM

Isn't the tax in canada pretty high? So this should be even worse for them.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:49 PM

As far as I know this applies to all the new games at EB... maybe it's select stores, but I have seen posters advertising $1/day games since last November.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:23 PM

It Came Out For Current Gen Systems But Not Yet On 360

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:08 AM

really expensive renting... hurray?

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:18 AM

I can believe you guys are whine about this? First people whine about crap trade in values, then they do something where you actually get something back and you still whine.

Would you rather buy it for $50 or $60 and get your normal $20 trade in?

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:41 AM

It'll be a pretty good deal because it will only take you a day to figure out that it is:

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:48 AM

It's about the same as renting from our local Blockbuster. Something like $8 to rent a game. Granted that's for a week, but whatever happened to the $1 1 night rentals? Maybe they died out when I stopped renting games for my Genesis ;)

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:19 AM

this is a TERRIBLE DEAL.
why? TAX.

60+ tax = 69$

you dont get the tax back so you get 55$ if u trade it in 5 days later
wow! 14$ for renting a game for 5 days whereas Blockbuster rents games for 1 month for 8$

#25 DomLando

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:15 AM

Is this even a confirmed deal? I have never seen any EB/GS doing anything like this by me.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:35 AM

I can believe you guys are whine about this? First people whine about crap trade in values, then they do something where you actually get something back and you still whine.

Would you rather buy it for $50 or $60 and get your normal $20 trade in?


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#27 RedvsBlue

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:40 AM

this is a TERRIBLE DEAL.
why? TAX.

60+ tax = 69$

you dont get the tax back so you get 55$ if u trade it in 5 days later
wow! 14$ for renting a game for 5 days whereas Blockbuster rents games for 1 month for 8$


Except for the fact that you aren't charged tax on the store credit you get from the tradein. Therefore the tax you payed for the game originally basically just applies to whatever else you end up buying with the credit from trading in the original game.

#28 DomLando

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:55 AM

Except for the fact that you aren't charged tax on the store credit you get from the tradein. Therefore the tax you payed for the game originally basically just applies to whatever else you end up buying with the credit from trading in the original game.

I was about to say the same thing but it was already posted already on the last page. People dont seem to like to read through before saying things.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:03 AM

None of the 6 stores I called have any clue of what he is talking about. The one asked me what I was smoking. LOL!!
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:22 AM

None of the 6 stores I called have any clue of what he is talking about. The one asked me what I was smoking. LOL!!

its a canadian deal.