Official Microsoft Points and Xbox Live subscriptions Deal Thread - Read rules in OP!
Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:54 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:57 AM
I just got back from Target and got the 1600 point cards, which they had a ton by the register, for the sale price. The lady tried arguing that the picture in the ad for the door busters was different, but I kept saying that it says 1600 points so what's the actual difference? Finally she gave in and adjusted it for me lol.
exact same thing for me, but i did get 4
Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:59 AM
So when they rang it up at 20, i pointed it out in the ad, at 10, and i walked out with 11 of them at 10 bucks each, this was at 7:52 pm EST, they just assumed it was a problem with it ringing up.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:39 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:51 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:51 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:56 AM
She got her binder out with her black and white ad and typed some stuff in the system and claimed that the ones in the system that are on sale were originally $24.99 and not $19.99 like the ones I had in my hand. I told her 1600 points is $20 and there is no such thing as $24.99 for 1600 points card. But she wouldn't listen and I got shut down. I should have taken them them to the regular checkout to someone that had no clue what the deal was about. But they might have called the manager over anyway.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:09 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:13 AM
Is the girl avatar the new cards or the old cards?
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:17 AM
Had a manager check on them and they were coming up as $19.99, though she had no idea why they were not coming up as $10.
Apparently, the "old style" cards were $19.99 and coming up as discontinued, though the "new style" (Windows 8-type design, all white with green lettering) were $10. Different SKU # for each type of card, as well.
They pulled all of the "old-style" cards and let me get two of them at $10 each.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:52 AM
Success is sweet my friends.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:04 AM
Here's to a great year of gaming in 2014
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:09 AM
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:57 AM
First got denied at the East Greenbush, NY store, got the "must have been a doorbuster that ended at 4pm line". Then took a chance at the Latham, NY store and the clerk there in electronics, Ethan, who is awesome, price matched the ad he had without a second thought. He had to change the price on each individually, so if you're out there and see this, thanks!
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:06 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:31 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:46 AM
Over the past two years I have spent about an average of $110 on XBLA games and DLC total, so I probably could have grabbed one more to be safe/have a bit extra, but still mostly pleased with how this turned out. Easily, to me, the greatest Black Friday deal and perhaps the deal of the year. Though that Target Mobile thing was pretty insane.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:26 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:51 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:25 AM
As he was away, getting the ad from another dept., a different associate told the cashier to just ring it up at $9.99.
I may try to get more tomorrow with a WM pricematch.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:38 AM
- There is no magic UPC code. The following all rang up as $19.99 for me tonight:
- Target employees are being very nice today (and tomorrow) despite cranky shoppers, so don't get up in their face ... they probably make less than you, and this is the one time of year when they have power over you.
- You shouldn't have a problem to get the price adjusted as long as you can find GC's remaining in the store ... AND ... you take them back to the Electronics dept, rather than pester the checkers up-front.
- Almost all stores, including Target, don't charge sales tax on GC's, so Walmart not charging sales tax wasn't a mistake. However, sales like this are especially great because Microsoft won't charge sales tax either if using strictly points (rather than currency). Even when buying Games on Demand (such as during the Black Friday sales week), hit the blue-X to convert the amount to points, and you'll avoid paying sales tax, so long as you don't have to buy more points during the transaction.
- It's better to go when the crowds are low. Try late at night when there's no kids clamoring to try out the Wii-U.
- Nearly no store (except maybe Walmart) are price-matching (especially Best Buy), so if your local Target has run out, you'll need to find another one ... and another one ...
- Slow down for pedestrians! If you're the minivan owner who's rear window I slapped as you sped through a STOP line, you're lucky I didn't put my foot under your tire as you drove by ... I could've really used some juicy lawsuit money.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:04 PM
Just wondering what time you went in? I was hoping for things to be as smooth as you described, but got blocked. Did the cards actually ring up at $9.99 or did you have to get an adjustment?
I checked out at 4:15ish..rang up without a problem..the cards upc ended with 11.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:22 PM
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