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Free used copy of Gears of War 1 w/purchase of used copy of Gears of War 2


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#1 RyBo13

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:01 AM

I just received a message from Gamestop that says this:


5/9/2011
Steal of the Week: Get Gears of War for FREE!

Score a pre-owned copy of Gears of War for FREE! Now through Sunday, May 15, you can redeem the Steal of the Week for a coupon that scores you two great titles, for the price of just one! Purchase a pre-owned copy GEARS OF WAR 2 and get the original - FREE! Snag this great deal in the Rewards Catalog NOW!


I apologize if this is a re-post I have never played the gears games and thought this was a decent deal.

Edited by shrike4242, 09 May 2011 - 04:38 PM.


#2 spOOfy

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:05 AM

Misleading title. Should change it to something like Free with purchase or something similar. I also thought GOW meant God Of War.

#3 dchrisd

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:07 AM

Yeah, good job on the contribution, but horrible title. Extremely misleading

#4 rawrker

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:09 AM

Yeah, good job on the contribution, but horrible title. Extremely misleading


Well said. Thanks for the post OP! I have the original but would jump on this if I didn't.

#5 radioactivez0r

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:35 AM

For how many points?
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#6 ClevelandBrowns

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:39 AM

Gears of war 1 is $4.99 used. Not a CRAZY deal, but still nice if you haven't played these.

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#7 RyBo13

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:47 AM

Yeah sorry about the title guys Im not so great at this! Thank you for helping to fix it

#8 thetruth1983

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for the heads up. The only problem is that I don't see the coupon anywhere. I only see the message.

#9 Lucian

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:00 PM

I recommend changing GOW to GeOW in the title.

Not to thread crap, but if I didn't have either title, I would actually just get the Gears of War Triple Pack because it gets you both games plus the All Fronts Collection (in code form) in 1 brand new package.

But this deal is still cheaper and I think the All Fronts Collection has been as cheap as $5 (may even be right now).
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#10 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:50 PM

Thought this was for God of War 1 and 2 would rather have that as a deal. I have both Gears of War as platinum hits still sealed.

#11 hellhunde

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:02 PM

I thought it was God of War as well. Usually, Gears of War is written as GeoW to prevent confusion.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

For how many points?


1000 points I believe for the coupon

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#13 shrike4242

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:38 PM

Fixed the title to something less confusing.

#14 javierlp

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:51 PM

May get this since I've never played Gears...

Edited by javierlp, 09 May 2011 - 05:59 PM.
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#15 crazedracerguy

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:57 PM

May get this since I've ever played Gears...


Then you should definitely get in on this... GREAT games - all except the end of the second game - that was not so good... But 3 will finish the story :)

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:30 PM

Man, Gears of War is a HARD game. I'm on my first playthrough.

#17 Ryuukishi

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:31 PM

Man, Gears of War is a HARD game. I'm on my first playthrough.

Yeah no doubt. I had an easier time finishing Gears 2 on Hardcore than Gears 1 on Easy.

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#18 biledriver

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

I thought it was God of War as well. Usually, Gears of War is written as GeoW to prevent confusion.


I've never seen that abbreviation ever. Not that I think it's a bad idea, I just have never seen anyone use it on any board until you just did.

#19 Edge

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:23 PM

I thought it was God of War as well. Usually, Gears of War is written as GeoW to prevent confusion.



GeoW sounds more like an abbreviation for Geometry Wars. If it really needs to be shortened, why not just call it Gears?

Anyway, this is a decent deal if you don't have either game, but if you're really lucky you might be able to find a used copy of the GOTY/Gold edition of Gears of War 2 that has an unused All Fronts Collection code in it. As far as I know, Gamestop doesn't make any distinction between the different versions of Gears of War 2 in their system, so it should just ring up as the normal game whether it's the GOTY or not (or for that matter, even if it's the collectors edition).

#20 FireWarrior

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:31 PM

GeoW sounds more like an abbreviation for Geometry Wars. If it really needs to be shortened, why not just call it Gears?

Anyway, this is a decent deal if you don't have either game, but if you're really lucky you might be able to find a used copy of the GOTY/Gold edition of Gears of War 2 that has an unused All Fronts Collection code in it. As far as I know, Gamestop doesn't make any distinction between the different versions of Gears of War 2 in their system, so it should just ring up as the normal game whether it's the GOTY or not (or for that matter, even if it's the collectors edition).


I thought the GOTY of Gears 2 had a 2nd disc for the DLC.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:22 AM

GeoW sounds more like an abbreviation for Geometry Wars. If it really needs to be shortened, why not just call it Gears?


gears would work in most cases i believe.
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#22 Edge

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:08 AM

I thought the GOTY of Gears 2 had a 2nd disc for the DLC.


No, you're probably thinking of the Fallout 3 or Oblivion GOTY editions. Gears of War 2 just had a download code like RE5 Gold did on the Xbox 360. Not even the triple pack includes a separate disc for the DLC, it still just has a token to download it.