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Soul Calibur V and Final Fantasy XIII-2 w/$20 GC at Best Buy (PM of Target) B&M YMMV


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#31 BrolyB593

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Except we fighting game fans are weak.... and SC Isn't a series that releases super ultra versions.


That is the main reason I am thinking of getting it now. But at the same time that could be used to reason me into waiting and picking it up used later down the line...

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

To be honest, its a really good game. And its probably my favorite 3D fighter ever (Wasnt really a fan of 4, and the recent Tekken's have been meh for me).

Its just the offline mode that is lacking. The online is amazing.

As far as Dampierre goes, he'll be released eventually. Either way, i doubt many people who even got him have used him or plan to (I have played about 90 matches online, and i'm the only Dampierre user so far)
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#33 htz

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

According to the Memo. Employees are supposed to scan the game. Add a Gift Card to the transaction for $20. Then Discount the Game down to $39.99. So the customer is still paying $59.99 but you end up getting slightly cheaper tax because the game is $39.99 and you do not have sales tax on the gift card. So its slightly cheaper than Target since you are saving $20 in sales tax.

I decided to get final fantasy xiii-2 so I went in to try the price match. Went straight to customer service desk. The people there will deny you cause they know not to price match a gift card. You will need a gaming manager since they have access to the "gaming memo". It took the gaming manager about 5 minutes to read through what I assume is the gaming memo on the computer which was used for online pickup at my store o_O. He then looked at the target weekly AD on target's website and called to confirm stock availability of the game. Everything went smoothly for me.

Here is how he processed the price match for me. He grabbed a gift card and loaded it up to $63.74 ($59.99 game + state tax) which I paid. Scanned the game and adjusted the price to $39.99 + state tax. Used the $63.74 gift card to pay for the game. Total remaining balance on my card came to $21.25. So I basically got Final Fantasy xiii-2 for $39.99 + state tax and a $21.25 gift card since I did not got taxed at $59.99. Pretty sweet deal along with that episode i hardcover book.

So this deal is not exactly ymmv if you get the right person and is willing to take the time to get you this deal.

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#34 Yars

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

As far as Dampierre goes, he'll be released eventually. Either way, i doubt many people who even got him have used him or plan to (I have played about 90 matches online, and i'm the only Dampierre user so far)


I've played about 70 matches in and also have yet to see a single person play as him. The rest of the roster is strong enough that you'll hardly miss him.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

Soul Calibur is mediocre unless you're an online competitive fighting zealot, it's by far the weakest entry in the series outside of the core gameplay being a bit better and having better online. Otherwise it's highly disappointing for anyone who likes Soul Calibur for being more than some sort of medieval Tekken. The game is fun online, but this release has none of the soul that made past games worth buying.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

According to the Memo. Employees are supposed to scan the game. Add a Gift Card to the transaction for $20. Then Discount the Game down to $39.99. So the customer is still paying $59.99 but you end up getting slightly cheaper tax because the game is $39.99 and you do not have sales tax on the gift card. So its slightly cheaper than Target since you are saving $20 in sales tax.

I thought Target did the same thing. At least they did when I bought a netbook last summer. $250 w/ $50 GC. Netbook price reduced to $200 and $50 for the GC. Paid tax on $200.

Then again...I don't remember it being that way when they were giving $10 GCs with the Kinect games or whatever the deal was.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

As far as Dampierre goes, he'll be released eventually. Either way, i doubt many people who even got him have used him or plan to (I have played about 90 matches online, and i'm the only Dampierre user so far)


Yeah, I haven't run to him at all, and I've played closer to ~150 matches. But I would have definitely picked him up, at the very least to troll people. :lol:

I thought Target did the same thing. At least they did when I bought a netbook last summer. $250 w/ $50 GC. Netbook price reduced to $200 and $50 for the GC. Paid tax on $200.

Then again...I don't remember it being that way when they were giving $10 GCs with the Kinect games or whatever the deal was.


Yes, Target does charge tax on the net value of the sale. I noticed that because I had calculated what the tax would be in my head when I was going to purchase it, but it was lower so I checked the receipt and my receipt read 34.99 as the value the tax was calculated for.

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#38 SgtWiggles

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

Dampierre is quite the excellent troll, and i love him as main. The only problem is that some of his moves have completely random chances of doing other things, which unless you can think fast, can easily get half your life bar taken off.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

I just came back from my local Best Buy and got denied. The employees were all looking at me like I'm crazy..

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:05 PM

I just came back from my local Best Buy and got denied. The employees were all looking at me like I'm crazy..


sounds like my Best Buy. Did you PM at the gaming department and also mentioned the memo?

#41 shurija

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

Yeah I told them about it and they just straight up said that they don't PM any kind of GC deal. Guess I should hit my other ones next week.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

same got denied here too, well i guess it's back to waiting for the price to drop

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

Got denied at Lafayette, IN just because two managers couldn't find any gaming memo and didn't want to match a gift card.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

They couldnt find the memo at my store, but they pulled up the target ad online and matched their deal by taking $20 off the game.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

yeah Soul Calibur V is not worth getting, it has a severe lack of content and Namco rushed to get this game out.


Luckily, I got this from Redbox last night and did everything I wanted to do before I went to bed. So four hours in was all I needed. I really wanted to like it but I'm not any good at any fighting game (as much as I love to play them) so the severe lack of any single player stuff to do was a major disappointment.

If all you need from a fighting game is to play with others online, then I guess this is your thing. But I'm glad I decided to wait on buying because I would have felt like I wasted money. I just like making characters and fighting but you don't get any experience points for fighting your own created battles. And you need to level up to get more parts for the character creator so you're stuck just doing the same arcade mode that has nothing character specific, just random battles. And the story mode is the biggest waste since you can only use three different characters and one of them is only used twice out the twenty battles.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:50 PM

4 hours? You do realize you have to give it time to rank up and start unlocking stuff???. I don't know why people slam the game when they don't have any time put into it. I have about 11 hours and have unlocked a lot of stuff for customization. For me, the MP is what I love and it's what makes the game a blast to play.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:54 PM

4 hours? You do realize you have to give it time to rank up and start unlocking stuff???. I don't know why people slam the game when they don't have any time put into it. I have about 11 hours and have unlocked a lot of stuff for customization. For me, the MP is what I love and it's what makes the game a blast to play.


This, im Player Level 34 and about 30 or so hours in and i still am unlocking new clothes. Apparently the last set you unlock is Level 52 i believe. After that its just Stickers and other things of that sort
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

4 hours? You do realize you have to give it time to rank up and start unlocking stuff???. I don't know why people slam the game when they don't have any time put into it. I have about 11 hours and have unlocked a lot of stuff for customization. For me, the MP is what I love and it's what makes the game a blast to play.


Like I said, I'm not very good and just enjoy playing against the computer and friends in local. But the single player really limits your ability on that. I just want more creation options and to get that, I have to play online or just do arcade over and over. I said if you just like playing online, then this game is for you. But I do not. Getting the creation parts is not fun for me because the part of the game I enjoy doing does not level you up to get more creation parts. Glad you're enjoying it though.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

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Uploaded my receipt so others might be able to show proof.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

I was refused the $20 credit at my bestbuy. They said they had no idea what I was talking about.

I decided to go ahead and e-mail their customer support about it. Because I do want the credit if my purchase is in fact entitled to it. But also because I had a rediculous experience with my pickup. I got multiple things, including an Uncharted 3 CE, which has a 10 x 6 inch base to the box. Big, but nothing that would not fit in a normal size bag. I had a lot to that day, all on foot, so I needed a bag for all this stuff, and the girl at the store pickup counter kept telling me their store has nothing that would work. I was the only one at the counter this whole time too. I know they have bags, so I go across the store, tell the first employee I come to that I want a bag. He walks me up to the registers and pulls out a bag that works just fine. Seriously, like 7 out of 10 of my last bestbuy experiences have been terrible. Messing orders up, telling me they have something in stock over the phone when they don't, trying to convince me the standard edition of a game is the Collectors Edition that I ordered, etc. etc.

I voted BB best and worst retailer this year for the CAG poll. Best for prices that i was able to get with their Daily Deals, but worst for service.

#51 krashhole

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Like I said, I'm not very good and just enjoy playing against the computer and friends in local. But the single player really limits your ability on that. I just want more creation options and to get that, I have to play online or just do arcade over and over. I said if you just like playing online, then this game is for you. But I do not. Getting the creation parts is not fun for me because the part of the game I enjoy doing does not level you up to get more creation parts. Glad you're enjoying it though.


I understand what you are saying. I enjoy playing with friends more than anything else, but I aint afraid to smack a HOE LOL

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4 hours? You do realize you have to give it time to rank up and start unlocking stuff???. I don't know why people slam the game when they don't have any time put into it. I have about 11 hours and have unlocked a lot of stuff for customization. For me, the MP is what I love and it's what makes the game a blast to play.


This, im Player Level 34 and about 30 or so hours in and i still am unlocking new clothes. Apparently the last set you unlock is Level 52 i believe. After that its just Stickers and other things of that sort


what you two fail to realise is that no matter how many parts you unlock that custom character with maxi's style.... ITS STLL MAXI. why would we invest countless hours doing random battles to get parts for basically pallet swaps of existing characters? its dumb and you know it. Ive said this before SCV is not a bad game. its just not wort $60. Im sick of people trying to justify SCV's huge short comings by saying CaS & online is all it needs. what it needs is a strory explaining why the other 25 characters are there, profiles on all characters, a opening cinematic, endings, group battle, gallery mode, trails, custom fighting styles for CaS ect... Im a Soul Calibur fan to the core. i own all of them (even Legends). SCV is the KOF XII of the series... a huge letdown. MRSP should be $30. then its worth it.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:22 AM

what it needs is a strory explaining why the other 25 characters are there, profiles on all characters, a opening cinematic, endings, group battle, gallery mode, trails, custom fighting styles for CaS ect...

It's really difficult to get involved in any way in a game's story mode when all but one of the endings basically amount to "what if" scenario that are quickly forgotten before the next's game in the series hits. Custom fighting styles would make it just about impossible to maintain any sense of balance in the game.

It's really a shame that Namco decided to push this game out the door with a $60 price tag. It draws the public's attention away from a really solid fighting game engine to the lack of secondary content. You're right, $30 would have been a much better price point for the game. Having 10+ pieces of DLC on day 1 doesn't help either. I still hear people talk about how amazing SC1 was on the Dreamcast, how it completely over-delivered beyond what the arcade version offered. I'm afraid Namco's need to maximize their profits with SC5 might do permanent damage to the public's perception of the Soul Calibur series.

#54 Zaku77

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:27 AM

The multiplayer is definitely great, but SoulCalibur has always had a lot of fun single player stuff to do, especially with the last 2 games. That's why I'm so let down in it :/

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#55 argyle

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:23 AM

My store couldn't find the memo, but they did the price match for me anyway. :)

I was glad, I can probably sell it for at least $40 and break even on it - I'm one of the single-player guys, so sadly this game is not for me. :-(
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:03 AM

I went in with my receipt for Final Fantasy XIII-2 CE. I told the customer service rep that there was an employee memo sent out to PM Target's $20 gift card deal for Final Fantasy XIII-2. She got a manager, who asked me about whether I heard this from a BB employee and I said yes. The manager spent about 10 minutes looking at something on her computer (I assume it was the memos). After 10 minutes, she handed me a $20 gift card.

My situation was extremely YMMV, but I was able to get it.

#57 krashhole

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

what you two fail to realise is that no matter how many parts you unlock that custom character with maxi's style.... ITS STLL MAXI. why would we invest countless hours doing random battles to get parts for basically pallet swaps of existing characters? its dumb and you know it. Ive said this before SCV is not a bad game. its just not wort $60. Im sick of people trying to justify SCV's huge short comings by saying CaS & online is all it needs. what it needs is a strory explaining why the other 25 characters are there, profiles on all characters, a opening cinematic, endings, group battle, gallery mode, trails, custom fighting styles for CaS ect... Im a Soul Calibur fan to the core. i own all of them (even Legends). SCV is the KOF XII of the series... a huge letdown. MRSP should be $30. then its worth it.


Glad I got it for $40