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Microcenter: Pre-order Madden 2010 (360) for only $34.99 this weekend only


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#31 bvharris

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:25 PM

you will waste about 30 dollars in gas going to and from the first time and then to and from the second time. So just chill and buy it from bestbuy :D


It's a 10-15 minute drive, and I'm not driving a learjet up there. You chill.

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#32 sav2880

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:39 PM

In for a pre-order, process was mad easy. Good stuff!

#33 Danimal

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:41 PM

WTF is a Microcenter?!?!

Apparently they only have 22 B&M locations nationwide. http://www.microcent...ores/index.html

I'm about an hour outside of Boston. It's a nice deal, and I'd love to get in on it, but I'm not driving an hour into Boston (twice) for it. Oh well. Thanks anyway, OP.
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#34 Prophit

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:45 PM

Nice deal but an hour drive each way for me...If I only had to go once I'd scheme up a reason to justify going over to the South Bay one time, but twice is too much of a hassle.

No price matching on these types of deals huh?

#35 bvharris

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:45 PM

In for a pre-order, process was mad easy. Good stuff!


I assume you don't need the ad with you, right?

I wonder if Microcenter has some sort of deal with EA, since I remember they did the same thing with The Sims 3 a couple months back.

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#36 proplaya422

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:12 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?

#37 bvharris

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:38 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?


I doubt it, especially if you don't have a Microcenter in your area.

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#38 dipset121

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:39 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?

that would be amazing

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:54 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?


Good luck with that. The deal is so convoluted (this weekend only, pre-order, put $5 down, get a $25 off coupon to use when completing the purchase after the game comes out), I'd be surprised if anyone price-matches it.

Then again, I always seem to get the "by the book" folks when I try to price-match so I tend to be pessimistic.

#40 Vcize

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:03 PM

Is this available online, or in-store only?

#41 Akridsky

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:03 PM

If I didn't already have Madden pre-order from the SIMS cash card deal, I would jump on this and pre-order something else from EA. Very nice. Microcenter has been doing a lot of surveys lately about how to improve their gaming business. I'll bet this pre-order deal is only the beginning.

#42 bvharris

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:08 PM

Is this available online, or in-store only?


In-store only.

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#43 Robb

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:53 PM

Awesome deal! I have a Micro Center 25 minutes away. I called the store and they confirmed it is Xbox 360 only and in store pick-up only.

#44 Supes

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:04 PM

For anyone that was thinking the same thing, I called Best Buy and they are NOT matching this.

#45 lulu8585

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:40 PM

awesome. wish all games were this cheap at release.

#46 TheRoadHead

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:05 AM

damn this is a nice deal, I have to pick this up for a friend for this birthday anyways.

#47 Cornbreadxd

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:06 AM

I just got back from putting my 5 down, i don't really play football too much (Baseball/Basketball Guy) but for $35 I can't pass it up and I could sell it for $40 once I get tired of it.

#48 Arthur93

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:48 AM

I'm definitely going to pre-order this tomorrow. $34.99 for a brand new game is a great deal. Now if I could only find some sucker to sell Madden NFL 09 to, then this would be even better.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:52 AM

if you can get it for this price you will make $50 on ebay at least $20 profit


More like $2 profit after shipping and fees...

#50 JMClarkent

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:58 AM

That is a hell of a deal...
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#51 shady859

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:03 AM

Bumping since I just reposted after not seeing this deal when I searched earlier. :D

My nearest Micro Center is a hour plus round trip so i'm sticking with Amazon and the 50% off trade coupon.

#52 WasabiJoe

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:42 AM

I'll prob head out on sunday and try to get in on this. Just reminds of their sims 3 pre-order deal

#53 dipset121

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:12 AM

Simply the best madden 10 deal around period all the others suck besides the amazon offer but only with eca. I will be getting my pre-order this weekend as well.

#54 madmonkey700

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:07 AM

crap it's in store only. they need to expand, only 22 stores nation wide, and none in WA. poop
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#55 anthonyd46

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:26 AM

First off, the actual cost is $35. Then factor in fees and shipping, the profit would be about $6


:rofl: HAHAHA


ive sold 900 things on ebay

if i had am microcenter which i dont this is how it would be done

Purchase 29.99+5.00=34.99+tax(ct 6% 2.09)= total 37.08

Ebay Store invetory $50 + $3.00 shipping

total $53-2.50(actual shipping cost)=$50.50-3% paypal fee= 50.50-$1.41=49.09-Ebay FVF 10%=49.09-4.90=44.19

44.19-37.08=$7.11

Well ok your correct there, but say i put it on craiglist for $55 theres no fee there someone buys it i make $18 no fees no nothing. Its def worth buying to sell back you will be in the positive no matter what.

#56 chrisc133

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:54 AM

For anyone that was thinking the same thing, I called Best Buy and they are NOT matching this.


I'm going to try and pricematch this at my local best buy today...worth a shot. The closest Microcenter is 45 min away...not so hot if i have to drive that twice to pick it up...
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#57 gepet0

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:09 PM

Can someone call in and put a 5 dollar preorder down?

#58 FRAUD_WHATS_THAT

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 02:58 PM

I acutally got a survey from them like 2-3 months ago asking detailed questions about my game purchases and pre-order habits. I remember specifically responding stating that the only way I would purchase newer release games is if they we cheaper/better deals than any other retail location. It's hard to not buy a game from Best Buy/Target if the cost is close to their deal. Especially one that's alot closer to my house/job, etc. This would be the only way I would come in to there store to buy/pre-order new releases.
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#59 shibaraski

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:40 PM

im leaving right now to preorder it

#60 anthonyd46

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:51 PM

More like $2 profit after shipping and fees...


its pure profit with no fees if you sell it on craigslist someone on craigslist will buy it for $55 its a no brainer