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#301 ZeroFlame15

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:38 AM

I recommended doing that a few days ago. Glad to see it worked for you. Most places treat you well when you send emails to customer service from my experience. Maybe because emails are documented? I don't know. In-store it's he said/she said.


Oh Im sorry I guess I didnt see your comment. Yeah im glad the email worked because I was not going to like having to pay more to get the artbook that should have been free with my game in the first place.

#302 Stele

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

Sell them on eBay for profit?

It's technically not for profit. You would just be slightly reducing the cost of buying Xenoblade itself.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:11 AM

I can't believe I forgot to preorder this... I just ordered two copies online (used code DRONGO for $10 off $79.99 though, so I made out a little).

Is there any chance in hell of getting that artbook in store without the preorder?


Was there free shipping as well?

#304 keine

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:22 AM

It's technically not for profit. You would just be slightly reducing the cost of buying Xenoblade itself.



I only spent $20 for Xenoblade (gift cards FTW)

It appears that these art books could easily pull in more than that amount, especially over time as these books become more rare. So in my particular case, I could be profiting indeed. But I won't since I am a collector. :)

#305 Stele

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:27 AM

I only spent $20 for Xenoblade (gift cards FTW)

It appears that these art books could easily pull in more than that amount, especially over time as these books become more rare. So in my particular case, I could be profiting indeed. But I won't since I am a collector. :)

SMH. Gift cards, while not as good as cash, does that make that amount free. It's still a cost incurred, because you could have spent it on something else. You would just be monetizing the gift card.

#306 SW4J

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:05 AM

SMH. Gift cards, while not as good as cash, does that make that amount free. It's still a cost incurred, because you could have spent it on something else. You would just be monetizing the gift card.


Unless the gift card was free. Personally I "spent" $20 in free credit (in the form of a gift card) I had gotten some years ago just for buying a game there. Amazon offers similar deals. I do see what you're saying, but there is no cost incurred.

#307 ShadowAssassin

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:16 AM

SMH. Gift cards, while not as good as cash, does that make that amount free. It's still a cost incurred, because you could have spent it on something else. You would just be monetizing the gift card.


Semantics much?

My goodness.

#308 Stele

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:42 AM

LOL...there is a "world" of difference. With your line of reasoning, you can use your CC to buy a $20 Gamestop gift card, and then use it to buy Xenoblade....and that would mean Xenoblade only cost...$30? Even if you got your gift card from someone else, it still means you spent it. Did you know charity organizations have to account for donations as "revenue?" It's not like you reduced the purchasing price with a coupon.

#309 moothemagiccow

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:57 AM

so is this game ever going to go down in price

#310 SpartenOmega117

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:59 AM

so is this game ever going to go down in price


Well it is up to GameStop if they ever want to lower the price to the game. my guess is no for a while.

#311 SW4J

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:59 AM

LOL...there is a "world" of difference. With your line of reasoning, you can use your CC to buy a $20 Gamestop gift card, and then use it to buy Xenoblade....and that would mean Xenoblade only cost...$30? Even if you got your gift card from someone else, it still means you spent it. Did you know charity organizations have to account for donations as "revenue?" It's not like you reduced the purchasing price with a coupon.


It seems you're caught up in semantics vs. practical applications. If someone gave you a gift card, be it a friend or the store itself via a promotion, that gift card can only be used for one thing: shopping at that store. It holds no monetary value elsewhere. What it functions as is a means to reduce the price on any item in the store that you see fit by a fixed amount. Also that charity analogy was awful.

#312 Stele

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:00 AM

I'll just leave you with this word of professional advice (I am a CPA certified in the state of New York): never start your own business. You will bankrupt yourself.

#313 Civickid96

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

Didn't even wait for my Gamestop copies to come in the mail. Went to the mall and asked an employee if they had the art book, I would gladly buy the game on the spot. Needless to say, they did! Now I'm waiting to see if my online order had the art books...
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#314 setai

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

My online order came with an artbook, so I'm incredibly relieved.


#315 sadikyo

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

I'll just leave you with this word of professional advice (I am a CPA certified in the state of New York): never start your own business. You will bankrupt yourself.


What a hateful post. Yes, because of a few posts he/she made about "profit" from the artbook, it translates to being stupid about money and not understanding the difference between revenue and expenses, and all his/her future business endeavors would only end in failure?? GEEEEZ.

We all know what people mean when they say they might sell the book for profit on ebay. OK - maybe we don't mean "profit" in the true sense of the word but you KNOW what was meant by it.

Watching your arguments on here was like watching an argument about "nothing in life is free" --- where person A says "oh cool, Wendy's gave me a free hamburger today because I bought a combo" and person B says "well, you know it wasn't really FREE because you had to buy the combo" and blah blah blah bullcrap semantics blah blah blah.

By the way, I am a licensed CPA as well (not joking - seriously am), but you don't find me posting that on the forums to try to prove any points, or to make other people feel stupid.

Now, if I was a one-sided judgmental person, I would make a holistic determination of your personality based on a few posts on a forum - but I'm smarter than that - I would hope that you aren't as argumentative and hateful in real-life as you came across in this thread.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

Well, I'm not a CPA....but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night! Also, i may not be the smartest with money issues, but I just saved a ton of money by switching to geico!

One final note, I got my game and artbook, will probably sell both for a hefty profit. I'm only an hour into the game, but so far i'm bored out of my mind. I hope the awesome combat i keep hearing about comes soon....

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

I'll just leave you with this word of professional advice (I am a CPA certified in the state of New York): never start your own business. You will bankrupt yourself.


Somehow, I doubt that a CPA would use "SMH" in a post ,much like a 12 year old girl would on Facebook. If you are older than 12, then perhaps you should learn to represent yourself as such online.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

I'll just leave you with this word of professional advice (I am a CPA certified in the state of New York): never start your own business. You will bankrupt yourself.


I am assuming u r currently unemployed?

#319 TotalHenshin

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

I still don't understand how they are allowed to get away with this, from a legal standpoint. It would seem like you can't sell something as "New" when it is used. It is like selling a brand new phone that has made phone calls, or a new camera that has pictures on it - it is false advertising. I'm sure corporate would just say that their policy is not to use the games, but whatever...any way you cut it, that's just a downright shady practice if you ask me.


No, the corporate policy is fine with checking out games, there's a whole protocol on checking out games that the stores are supposed to follow. Ideally, if someone who borrows it does any noticeable damage, they no longer sell it as new, or warn a customer before purchasing. That's the ideal, which is a term that is generally antonymous with GameStop.

As for how they sell it as "new", as I said, as long as it looks new enough and hasn't been previously sold, they can sell it as new underneath the corporate standard for that classification. That's how it was when I worked there, though I hear individual stores have taken to repackaging really pristine used games as new. That is likely more up to the GM at that store. It is shady, but I'm sure they've got their butts covered by putting it in fine print somewhere or something. Let the buyer beware indeed.

#320 Civickid96

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

Got my online order and it did NOT come with the art books. Will end up returning them to my local store today.
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#321 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

Amazing the demand for the art book. I got a quick look at it and I really didn't think it was all that impressive. The art itself is great, but the book is just folded/stapled glossy card-stock.

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#322 Nogib

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Amazing the demand for the art book. I got a quick look at it and I really didn't think it was all that impressive.


Yeah, it's not worth throwing a hissy fit over. Nowhere near what artbooks like the Xenosaga III one was.
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#323 Sanoguzman

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

Online order didn't come with Artbook.
Customer hotline apologized, gave me 10 dollar coupon for online orders, said they'd ship artbook to me if it becomes available again (they said it was doubtful).

So I called a nearby store, asked them if they have any, which they did. So all I had to do was show them the receipt that came with the package. Although I was lucky, they had said it was the last one.

Xenoblade Art book is better then most art books I have received imo. But there are notable better books then this.
I prefer Hardcover.


Either way I plan to sell this game/artbook if the WiiU ends up being a crappy console.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

Amazing the demand for the art book. I got a quick look at it and I really didn't think it was all that impressive. The art itself is great, but the book is just folded/stapled glossy card-stock.


Best description I have read of it yet. I put it on the bay. It looks like you can easily get $20-$40 with the occasional $50 if you are lucky.

#325 mweav067

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:07 AM

I don't need the art book, it would have just been nice to have.

Any word on if this game is limited print, or can I wait until summer and extra income?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

For those of you that didn't have an artbook with your online order. Did you order said 1x premium for xenoblade chronicles along with 1x xenoblade chronicles game?

#327 Nintendonly

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

I don't need the art book, it would have just been nice to have.

Any word on if this game is limited print, or can I wait until summer and extra income?


My local GameStop got 30-something copies. Not sure if all were preorders, though.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

The demand for the artbook doesn't come from the quality. Don't get me wrong, it's nice; but it's certainly not Valkyria Chronicles Design Archive nice. The reason people are so eager to get it is because it's the sole collectible available for the game. And considering all the teeth that had to be pulled in order to convince NOA to take such a daring risk to simply release the game, people are likely assuming that it will continue to be the only one.

I certainly wouldn't pay $40 for it; but if I didn't get a book and ended up loving the game, I would always be disappointed that I didn't get one. That feeling has a different monetary value for different people. :)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:02 AM

I don't need the art book, it would have just been nice to have.

Any word on if this game is limited print, or can I wait until summer and extra income?


I'm sure they will keep printing more.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:15 AM

Got an art book with my online order, but it was clearly labeled in my cart and on my shipping receipt as a second item, separate from the game, labeled "premium."

On the other hand, though, seriously it's not that nice. It's larger than the disc case itself by just a little, but it's just long printed sheets of cardstock that got two staples in the middle and was folded in half.