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#961 fatmanforlife99

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:30 AM

Do you have to pre-order to get the codes? I hate pre-ordering...

What's some opinions on the best place/deal to pick it up release night...


Look at linkinprime's post 2 posts above yours. Gamestop is your best bet

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#962 reddjoey

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:01 PM

Not always. Sometimes different stores have better swag for the midnight launch. For ODST, Best Buy had a small frisbee and GS had nothing. It's all about what your local stores are doing.

If you are looking at the armor stuff, then GameStop is probably the best best.
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#963 LinkinPrime

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:08 PM

The armors are just visual flairs right? They don't add anything like extra protection, extra grenades, extra damage...etc.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:35 PM

The armors are just visual flairs right? They don't add anything like extra protection, extra grenades, extra damage...etc.


Nope. They are purely cosmetic.

I would be willing to bet that the Gamestop armor piece would sell for $15-$20 on ebay.

#965 LinkinPrime

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:47 PM

Thanks for the clarification. I also don't doubt that those codes will sell for around that much on eBay.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:28 PM

The armors are just visual flairs right?


Spartan, I'm going to need you to express yourself with more flair.

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#967 fatmanforlife99

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

Not always. Sometimes different stores have better swag for the midnight launch. For ODST, Best Buy had a small frisbee and GS had nothing. It's all about what your local stores are doing.

If you are looking at the armor stuff, then GameStop is probably the best best.


I dont think best buy really cares about reach

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#968 LinkinPrime

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:35 PM

Spartan, I'm going to need you to express yourself with more flair.

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Photoshop a spartan helmet on Jennifer Aniston's body and it'd be perfect. :lol:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:37 PM

I'ma hafta take that out of context and make it hilarious.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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#970 LinkinPrime

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

:lol:

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#971 Gamer SDP

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:55 PM

if those armor things are just visual customizations then I'll be pre-ordering from GS and maybe Amazon. then just sell the extra copy.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:01 PM

if those armor things are just visual customizations then I'll be pre-ordering from GS and maybe Amazon. then just sell the extra copy.


No need to do both. Gamestop is also getting the helmet that Amazon is getting...in fact I think everyone is, I have a feeling that it will just be packaged into the first pressing of the games. The only true "exclusive" item is the Gamestop armor so far.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:31 PM

Why do people pay $15-20 for dumbass pre-order DLC? Wouldn't it just be cheaper to, ya know, pre-order it themselves instead of paying $60 + $15 for extra crap?

The RDR ones were the funniest ones. When I sold a code for golden guns & a horse for more than the game cost, I knew people had issues.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:52 PM

I sold one of the Transformers WFC codes for $70 on eBay, that's the most I've gotten out of an "exclusive".

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:57 PM

I sold one of the Transformers WFC codes for $70 on eBay, that's the most I've gotten out of an "exclusive".


I got $15 the day before the $10 DLC with ALL the characters was released.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:48 PM

I dont think best buy really cares about reach


My local BB has the preorder cards up everywhere they can logically place them and signs about the midnight launch. Perhaps YMMV?
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:15 PM

Has anyone heard anything on what's happening that night?? Like what stores are doing, or is it pretty much a straight-up "get your game and move on" deal. Any info would be helpful, especially if anyone knows what swag each store will have!!!!
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#978 fatmanforlife99

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

My local BB has the preorder cards up everywhere they can logically place them and signs about the midnight launch. Perhaps YMMV?


I know your right, while sometimes it sucks and sometimes its good, I just think GS has better pre-order deals. On the codes thing, like LP said everybody is getting the recon helmet. Only GS has something exclusive. You think with a game this big there would be more exclusives like other games. I am pretty sure bungie did not want something like that.

For selling codes, if any of you have a PS3 and play MAG. The pre-order American faction code was selling for up to 100 bucks on ebay. Just to look different. A couple months ago Zipper released them all for free I believe.

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#979 reddjoey

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:26 AM

I know your right, while sometimes it sucks and sometimes its good, I just think GS has better pre-order deals. On the codes thing, like LP said everybody is getting the recon helmet. Only GS has something exclusive. You think with a game this big there would be more exclusives like other games. I am pretty sure bungie did not want something like that.

For selling codes, if any of you have a PS3 and play MAG. The pre-order American faction code was selling for up to 100 bucks on ebay. Just to look different. A couple months ago Zipper released them all for free I believe.


GS has the best preorders because they are the largest game retailer in the US.

Back OT, wasn't GS originally getting a slightly different recon helmet before they announced the keg belly set?

Nevermind that was the Day 1 pickup helmet.

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#980 LinkinPrime

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:56 AM

That visor looks pretty stupid too. I hope its optional to have it on/off.

#981 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:41 AM

If anyone is interested, I have the Elite armor and recon helmet variant codes on ebay right now......ends at Midnight EST.
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#982 Mr Dude65

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:43 AM

do you have the codes on hand???

EDIT: also, link????
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#983 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:51 AM

No codes in hand.....but I will 9/14 :)
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:53 AM

No codes in hand.....but I will 9/14 :)
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Damn, I should consider selling all three of mine!!! I could pay for the legendary edition just with the codes!!!!!!!
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#985 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:00 AM

That's just it! I've been selling DLC for a while and at worst....I pay for 1/2 of the game. At best, I pay for the entire game AND I get all of the rest of the CE goodies.

I'm looking at the Legendary edition right now and considering upgrading, just to sell off the flaming helmet DLC. Since I don't play multiplayer much, it's no big deal to me.
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#986 Mr Dude65

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:04 AM

Yeah, I'd have the elite, recon, Mark V. and flame helmet to sell. You think I could make $150 off em???
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#987 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:07 AM

Probably! No joke....the elite armor is at $49 with a few minutes to go.

I thought about preordering at Gamestop for that exclusive armor, but I want the $20 credit from amazon to put towards fable 3.
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#988 Mr Dude65

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:10 AM

Probably! No joke....the elite armor is at $49 with a few minutes to go.

I thought about preordering at Gamestop for that exclusive armor, but I want the $20 credit from amazon to put towards fable 3.


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Just kidding. But I think I'm going to sell that code. I don't care about elites that much anyways!!!!!!
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#989 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:23 AM

Okay, being a true CAG, lets do the math.....

$85 for the limited edition shipped on release day from amazon
- $20 credit toward future purchase (this can be argued since it's still OOP)
- $49 for the elite armor code
- $16 for the spartan variant preorder code
= $0 for the limited edition of Halo Reach

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#990 Mr Dude65

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:25 AM

Okay, being a true CAG, lets do the math.....

$85 for the limited edition shipped on release day from amazon
- $20 credit toward future purchase (this can be argued since it's still OOP)
- $49 for the elite armor code
- $16 for the spartan variant preorder code
= $0 for the limited edition of Halo Reach

Today was a good day.


You'll still have to pay like $8 because of eBay fees, but still, DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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