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#991 Pl8to

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:21 PM

Hey, this may be a stupid question but I'm new to all this stuff - how often do the trade in 3 get one free things happen at EB in Canada? Furthermore, is it as advertised, or is it for certain games only (either for the trade or the purchase)?

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:31 PM

^ as far as i know, it never ends.... but i havent done this deal for a while so i can't be too sure. the games that you trade in has to have Trade in value of 8 dollars or more, and you can use it for any game that 's on the pre-order list.

#993 cm matty

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:37 PM

Hey, this may be a stupid question but I'm new to all this stuff - how often do the trade in 3 get one free things happen at EB in Canada? Furthermore, is it as advertised, or is it for certain games only (either for the trade or the purchase)?


i'm not sure what the exact policy is, but i have 5 eb's around me and they differ in terms of rules. the trade 3 is always on at them (or at least has been for the last 8 months that i've checked) but some stores only allow you to preorder certain titles. others allow me to preorder any game, or get any game within 2 weeks of its release.

generally, the trade 3 for any game is usually just a weekend promotion that happens the odd time i think.

...but ymmv

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:38 PM

i'm not sure what the exact policy is, but i have 5 eb's around me and they differ in terms of rules. the trade 3 is always on at them (or at least has been for the last 8 months that i've checked) but some stores only allow you to preorder certain titles. others allow me to preorder any game, or get any game within 2 weeks of its release.

generally, the trade 3 for any game is usually just a weekend promotion that happens the odd time i think.

...but ymmv


To add to the arbitrary EB rules, sometimes you can change a T3GIF pre-order to another game. I've done it myself, and others have reported the same thing here. Some CAGs have had less success. This rule also applies to non-T3GIF pre-orders.
Really though, it's all a big ball of YMMV :bouncy:

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#995 cm matty

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:47 PM

To add to the arbitrary EB rules, sometimes you can change a T3GIF pre-order to another game. I've done it myself, and others have reported the same thing here. Some CAGs have had less success. This rule also applies to non-T3GIF pre-orders.
Really though, it's all a big ball of YMMV :bouncy:


haha, another arbitrary rule, one of the 5 stores by me is iffy on letting you use the trade 3 deal on one of the gaming guarantee games.

#996 saiftk

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:13 PM

Try Block Buster I got the PS3 optical cables on clearance for $2 or look at the RCSS, Gaming and audio accessories go on sale/clearance regularly.
Also mono price has these ones for less then $3 sale is today only.


Thanks a lot for this. :applause::D

#997 spzero

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:28 AM

I've got a question on how trade-in values work when purchasing a new game. Specifically, how EB Games does it, but a general explanation would work as well.

Are trade-ins supposed to apply prior to the application of tax or after?
For example, if a game is $69.99 and I trade in two games with a trade-in value of $30 each (with a total value of $60), would I have to pay 69.99 * 1.13 - 60 = $19.09 or (69.99 - 60) * 1.13 = $11.29?

The reason I ask - outside of the obvious difference in price - is that a few weeks ago, I traded in a game at Game Centre (in GTA) and they applied the credit after applying the tax. Then last week, I traded in a game in EB and they applied the credit prior to the tax, so now I'm a little confused.

Which is it supposed to be? (And if anyone can confirm EB the situation for EB...)
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#998 neksus

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:49 AM

Trade-credit is not taxable.
Credit that is purchased, such as a gift card, is taxable.

It should be $69.99 - 60 * 1.[your tax]

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:56 AM

Trade-credit is not taxable.
Credit that is purchased, such as a gift card, is taxable.

It should be $69.99 - 60 * 1.[your tax]


Hm... interesting. Then I guess I'll be trading in with EB Games in a few days instead of Game Centre. Thanks...
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#1000 spzero

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:16 AM

I've got another question. I had heard before that one could get a free subscription of Game Informer magazine from EB Games by purchasing something from them. Is that deal still applicable today? And if so, what steps must I take in order to capitalize on said deal?
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#1001 gamer602

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:36 AM

Game Informer is US only.

Not valid in Canada
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#1002 AJD23

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:01 AM

Just thought I'd get some input from fellow CAG's. I'm looking to test the waters and possibly sell my launch 60GB PS3. I have no need for the backwards compatibility anymore, and thought it would be easier to sell it instead of trying to trade for one of the newer PS3 bundles. The PS3 is in perfect working order, cleaned maybe bi-weekly, and it's only cosmetic "damages" are light scratches on the top surface of the PS3 itself (inevitable after almost 3 years).

Anyways, here's what I'm looking to get a price-point/estimate on...
Everything that came with the original launch 60GB PS3 Bundle:
- 60GB Playstation 3
- Dualshock 3 (sold my Sixaxis to upgrade)
- AC Power Cord
- AV Cable (Composite)
- Ethernet Cable
- USB Cable
- Printed Materials
+ Bonus: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Blu-Ray)
+ ALL this comes with the original box too

Extras:
- HDMI Cable
- Optical Cable
- 10 ft. USB Cable
- Best Buy Performance Service Plan w/ Original Receipt valid until Nov 11/09 (You'll get to see the absurd amount I paid for this on launch :lol:)
- Casino Royale (Blu-Ray; PAL Version)

Optional:
Your choice of Resistance 2: Collector's Edition or LittleBigPlanet

Any input/ideas would be great. Thanks in advance.
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#1003 musdy

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

Any places still have the first Condemned new???

#1004 spzero

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:16 AM

Quick questions: Where can I find the cheapest copies of both Mercenaries 2 and Overlord: Raising Hell - both for the PS3. Also what's the regular prices of these games?
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:27 AM

Any places still have the first Condemned new???


Zellers' bargain bin section?

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:39 AM

Mercenaries 2 seems to be $19.99 at most places...try EB Games, they may have it for $9.89 (although unlikely), but it doesn't hurt to try. Overlord is currently $39.99 at Video Games Plus, which seems to be the cheapest option.
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#1007 Firestorm

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:56 AM

Any places still have the first Condemned new???

Sears? I know my store has three copies sealed. $19.99.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:09 AM

hey guys, just wondering, what's the cheapest way to ship games across Canada? I hear $2, but that's just to ship, right? Then you have to add another $2 or so for the packaging?
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#1009 Jbently

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:48 AM

hey guys, just wondering, what's the cheapest way to ship games across Canada? I hear $2, but that's just to ship, right? Then you have to add another $2 or so for the packaging?


Packaging shouldn't be more than $.50 since all you really need is a padded envelope which you can get at a dollar store. I've gotten a 3-pack of #0 (should fit standard DVD cases perfectly) for $1 at Dollarama in the past.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:17 PM

Oh awesome, thanks Jbently, I was silly enough to purchase a CD bubble envelope from the post office for $1.79! I'll definitely hit up the dollar store before shipping off anything else. Thanks again!
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#1011 killmak

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:24 PM

Also if you want to be extra cheap you can pick up the largest size mailers they have (which still come in a 3 pack) and you can cut them in half so you get 6 mailers for $1. You just need to seal the end with packaging tape once you put the game in. Also the bigger envelopes are perfect for sending 2 games to the states because you can put them in side by side instead of stacked on top of each other and save a couple of bucks on the shipping since it still qualifies as light packet.
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#1012 game_fanatic

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:00 PM

hey killmak, thanks for the advice on the bubble mailers!
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#1013 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:48 AM

Anyone seen inFamous up for pre-order for less than $70? Amazon.ca just dropped their price from $70 to $66.99, was hoping for something more like $60. I guess it's a little early to know what most stores are going to be charging on launch day.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:34 PM

Anyone seen inFamous up for pre-order for less than $70? Amazon.ca just dropped their price from $70 to $66.99, was hoping for something more like $60. I guess it's a little early to know what most stores are going to be charging on launch day.


It will almost certainly be $70 at most stores when it comes out. Even recent games that came out at $60 (ie. Killzone 2) are having their prices increased to match the new exchange rate. :cry:

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:36 PM

^ i did notice that too Payne....

69.99 for killzone ;0

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:38 PM

Do you guys know how to put funds into the psn wallet without using a credit card?
I heard you can use this paypal plugin and it makes a temporary cc out of your paypal account. I looked it up but its only for US.
I only have debit card so I can't put any money in the wallet.
If you guys know how, please tell me, thanks!

#1017 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:47 PM

You could track down some PSN cards. I read they were supposed to be selling them in Canada by now, but I've never seen one. Could try ordering some online.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:03 PM

ordering online means using paypal right?
i don't want to go through the hassle of waiting for shipment and paying for shipping atm lol

#1019 Wolfkin

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:18 PM

Do you guys know how to put funds into the psn wallet without using a credit card?
I heard you can use this paypal plugin and it makes a temporary cc out of your paypal account. I looked it up but its only for US.
I only have debit card so I can't put any money in the wallet.
If you guys know how, please tell me, thanks!

if you have a paypal account it's in USD right? I thought if you put money into a paypal acct it converts to USD.

I remember spending weeks trying to find out if there was a Canadian Paypal and came up with nothing.

If you can get money into a paypal account actually creating the temp CC is easy enough. They also say it only works for windows but yeah that didn't hold true.

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#1020 zoro69

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:58 PM

Also the bigger envelopes are perfect for sending 2 games to the states because you can put them in side by side instead of stacked on top of each other and save a couple of bucks on the shipping since it still qualifies as light packet.



You can use the bigger ones to mail 2 games (or 3 PSP) flat within canada for 2.65.

Most people use bubble envelopes but they really arent needed. Columbia house sends piles of dvds in paper envelopes without problem.