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#1021 Xeph820

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:51 PM

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.


So if i put $30 can in to my paypal. Is it going to be $30 canadian in there until i purchase something in USD?
Does it automatically use the highest convert rate that day?
I don't want to be charged with the highest rate lol.
How do you create a temp CC? is it with the plugin?
I tried downloading the plugin but it said its only for americans. So it won't let me download it.

#1022 Cthulhu8u

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:13 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.


Check Walmart, I think I saw an RFD thread saying it was $58 there.

#1023 TripleQ

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:17 PM

When you guys use goozex, do you typically use case+disc or disc-only? Both for sending and requesting stuff.. just curious

#1024 Wolfkin

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:29 AM

So if i put $30 can in to my paypal. Is it going to be $30 canadian in there until i purchase something in USD?
Does it automatically use the highest convert rate that day?
I don't want to be charged with the highest rate lol.
How do you create a temp CC? is it with the plugin?
I tried downloading the plugin but it said its only for americans. So it won't let me download it.

now I can't 100% this since I haven't had the opportunity to use my paypal acct since i arrived in Canada but my understanding was that. If you put money in your acct it gets converted to USD. SO if you put in 100 CDN your account will get +80USD or whatever the exchange rate is. I imagine the rate probably isn't the best they're not a bank after all and yada yada yad.

as for creating the temp CC that's going to be a bit tricky not because it's hard but because I've forgotten the interface it's been that long. Basically you CAN use the plugin but what I do is use the website. You can do a similar thing and paypal will save the full information of your CCs online so I have a list that shows the last three CCs I created (Numbers, exp dates, security numbers ammount charged, max charge and so forth) so you just use that information when you're plugging it into the PSN.

Now since I'm pretty much broke at the moment i haven't done much online buying since I came to Canada. My paypal situation is obviously going to be a bit different from you since I created it in the US.

What I'm currently setting up and this might work for you is a US bank account. I have my RBC (Can) Account and I set up a US Access account so soon I'll have two account CAN/US. I simply linked my paypal to my US account and what I do is transfer money online from my CAN to US acccount and then from there to paypal. (now that i think about it I could probably just create the CC and paypal will auto deduct from the linked account.

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#1025 Wolfkin

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:31 AM

When you guys use goozex, do you typically use case+disc or disc-only? Both for sending and requesting stuff.. just curious

I do full set. I don't ship much but what I have is complete(disc,manual,case). I would prefer to only get the same in return but goozex only has (disc,case). So far I've been lucky. I've even got sealed a few times. with batman :Rise of Sin Tzu I got not only new but collectors edition. I was shocked awesome. sometimes If i see a good deal. I'll buy and ship new.

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#1026 Xeph820

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:46 AM

haha thanks wolfkin.
but that seems so complicated lol.
i guess i better just wait for the psn cards.

oh 1 more question, if my psn account is canadian.
the prices for games are both 9.99 for canadian and US.
isn't it cheaper to buy it in canada? lol

#1027 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:30 AM

Check Walmart, I think I saw an RFD thread saying it was $58 there.

I found the thread, thanks for the tip!

#1028 killmak

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:11 AM

So if i put $30 can in to my paypal. Is it going to be $30 canadian in there until i purchase something in USD?
Does it automatically use the highest convert rate that day?
I don't want to be charged with the highest rate lol.
How do you create a temp CC? is it with the plugin?
I tried downloading the plugin but it said its only for americans. So it won't let me download it.


If you transfer funds into paypal the funds stay as the currency you use to transfer them in. If you transfer in CAD funds they will remain in CAD until you go to use them at which point they will automatically be exchanged at a rate that is close to the current exchange rate.
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#1029 lustyhitter

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:14 PM

I have a query!

I see that New Super Mario Brothers will give me $10 more at Future Shop. How do trade-ins work there? Do they put your credit on a gift card? Can you buy something with the credit on the spot like at EB?

#1030 TripleQ

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:09 PM

Gift card, yes. Buy on the spot, well, kind of, I had to take the card over to a normal cashier to buy something (non game related) with it.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

I have a query!

I see that New Super Mario Brothers will give me $10 more at Future Shop. How do trade-ins work there? Do they put your credit on a gift card? Can you buy something with the credit on the spot like at EB?


It does indeed go on a gift card... I don't think you can just directly put the credit towards your purchase without having it on a gift card first, if that's what you're asking.

Also, keep in mind that Future Shop will tax the credit they give you when you use it, while EB's credit is tax-free!

#1032 lustyhitter

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:46 PM

It does indeed go on a gift card... I don't think you can just directly put the credit towards your purchase without having it on a gift card first, if that's what you're asking.

Also, keep in mind that Future Shop will tax the credit they give you when you use it, while EB's credit is tax-free!


Thank you. Apparently, NSMB is $25 so I'll probably take it to EB when I finish the game this week. I do prefer EB over anybody else in that regard.

#1033 wplayer

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

When you guys use goozex, do you typically use case+disc or disc-only? Both for sending and requesting stuff.. just curious


no such thing as 'case+disc' on goozex.

the options are:

full package
game+manual
game only

#1034 TripleQ

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:52 PM

sorry i meant full package or game only

#1035 Zyzomys

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:18 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.

As suggested, Infamous is available for pre-order at Wal-Mart for $58 ($10 down). I picked mine up at one of the Gatineau stores. The Pre-Order case includes the code for the Infamous Demo (and it peels off - do not attempt to scratch).

#1036 spzero

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:43 AM

Does Best Buy allow pre-orders?
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#1037 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 07:00 AM

So, is it true that if you pay off a game in advance when pre-ordering at EB, you won't have to pay any tax on the amount you've deposited? You could be saving almost $8 on a $60 game if this was true. So you could get the game for 59.99 flat? Anyone know the answer to this?

#1038 game_fanatic

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:52 PM

When pre-ordering, you can choose what amount you pay, but you still pay taxes. You choose a $5 amount to guarantee the the order, or you can pay for the full order at one time. If you are using credit, then the credit is taken off before taxes are applied, but if you are using credit/debit, the taxes are added on the spot if you pay for the game in full, or are added on when you pick up the game if you put down a smaller deposit. If I'm wrong, buy all means, let it be heard! Cheers.
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#1039 neksus

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:06 PM

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#1040 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:26 PM

Oh, I've heard people say that they don't tax credit at EB, and complain that places like Blockbuster do. I see that being said pretty often, did I just misunderstand what they meant?

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:28 PM

Does anyone know how exactly the Uncharted 2 MP beta will be distributed? Because I preordered Infamous from WalMart, but no where on the packaging does it say anything about Uncharted 2.

#1042 poiuiu

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:34 AM

How does tax work at EB Games?


Trade in credit goes straight into your Edge card and that has no tax on it.

Refunds and any other credit that goes on a Gift Card will have taxes on it. This credit also includes their 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' game of the moment (ex right now it's UFC), so you get taxes on that back but purchases made with this will be taxed.

#1043 Zyzomys

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:06 PM

Does anyone know how exactly the Uncharted 2 MP beta will be distributed? Because I preordered Infamous from WalMart, but no where on the packaging does it say anything about Uncharted 2.

I think it is an option from within the game itself (just like Crackdown and Halo 3). This is just a guess on my part.

How did you like the Infamous demo? I thought it was awesome. A little Assassin's Creed, add in some Crackdown, and mix in a little Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Stir it all up and out pops Infamous! Good times.

#1044 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:19 PM

The first shipment of inFamous will include a code in the box that lets you into the U2 beta.

#1045 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:21 PM

Is EB still doing the trade any 3 games worth $8 for a new game worth up to $70?

#1046 spzero

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

Anyone know if inFamous has a Limited/Collector's edition? Preferably from EB Games?
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:05 PM

Anyone know if inFamous has a Limited/Collector's edition? Preferably from EB Games?


i noticed that EU is getting a special/limited edition.... i think, not too sure, maybe US and Canada will get it as well.

http://ps3.kombo.com....php?artid=9932

#1048 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:25 PM

EU and/or Australia is getting one, NA isn't.

#1049 spzero

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:21 PM

Aww, that sucks. What's the deal with that? People in NA don't like special editions?
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:31 PM

Do you guys know where to find a cheap bundle of Rockband 2 for ps3?
not online just in stores.
trying to look for something under the reg price of 189.99 right now
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