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#61 Vigilante

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

question, If I pre order from amazon for $60, and they happen to raise the price before the release date, will I get the lowest price or does it go back up?

Uh, I'm not sure how this is related to @Gamer, but you'll pay the lowest price on the item even if its price rises.

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#62 jiggyteddy

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

Hmm.... I could see Lollipop Chainsaw dropping to 29.99 sometime this month, same goes for ME3. Might try to sell my ME3 LE and just pick up a standard copy since the PS3 version (which I got) doesn't seem to be rare at all and I personally hate steelbooks for games (I keep thinking I'm going to crack the disc every time I take it out of its case, which is alot since I play a good amount of MP).

I don't get that feeling with my steelbooks, but it maybe it is because the ME3 LE is NOT steelbook.

That is one reason why I didn't like the LE so much... other than I didn't think it was worth it to me.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

YES been waiting for Lollipop Chainsaw, can't wait! Other than that... eh, it's ok

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

Uh, I'm not sure how this is related to @Gamer, but you'll pay the lowest price on the item even if its price rises.

I should have mentioned it was about Battlefield 3 Premium edition since I don't know if the BB coupon will work for standard or premium., :-#

#65 Edge

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

Looking forward to Mass Effect 3 for $10. Bizarre that it's only the PS3 version of BF3 that the coupon is valid on, might have been a decent coupon if it included the PC version at least.

Oh, and it's Rage: "Campaign" Edition, not "Champaign" Edition.

#66 JohnnyBeeGoode

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

Looks to be pretty decent.


I agree. I think this has the makings for some pretty good 'stuff'; as next month wears on. Gotta feeling...
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

Was so hoping prototype 2 coupon was also on pc.
People who still have ECA codes are why we can't have nice things... :shame:

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:29 PM

Would this used coupon stack with the buy 2 get 1 welcome coupon?

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

Would this used coupon stack with the buy 2 get 1 welcome coupon?

Nope, you can't stack coupons.

So anyone here planning to redeem some BF3 preorders, I got some back from when trading promos required you to preorder a game.

#70 ephermal

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:51 PM

No coupons for me this month :-(. I got all the games I wanted.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

When do stores usually get the new mags?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

Not bad. Hopefully it won't be like the last two months and the games go on sale, unlike Tiger Woods 13 and Street Fighter X Tekken, But even if they don't, $10 BF3 isn't bad at all. Hell, might even bite on Prototype 2 for $20 bucks the last week.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:14 PM

And I just got BF3 at GoHastings.com! Of course the TIV has dropped to $4. Time to find a sucker buyer. ;)

edit: Amazon is giving $18.90 for :ps3: BF3 in good condition, looks like I'll go that route.

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#74 radioactivez0r

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:32 PM

I'd be in for $10 Prototype 2 I could sit on until next year.

IMO Lollipop is worth about $10, it gives you pretty much all you'll see in the game in the first hour or so and while it has its moments, it's just kind of dull most of the time. If you're into leaderboards, I guess it's worth more, but I'm not.

I'm curious about the PC coupon; it has like 6 games listed, but these are still single use right? Can you buy 3 of the games listed and get $15 off each one?
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#75 ViolentLee

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:25 PM

I'd grab Lollipop for $20. Wouldn't snag BF3 for >$10.

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#76 FinderKeeper

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:41 PM

Yeah, how does that make any sense?!?! Do they have that many more copies of it vs the 360 version?!?
Not happy.


I'm guessing they do... probably by a wide margin, too. I'm sure that most shooters sell well on both platforms, but it's likely that their remaining 360 stock on hand nationwide for BF3 is far less than their remaining PS3 stock. Perhaps they ordered equal numbers thinking it would be just like MW3 in sales, but proved to be more popular on the 360 for whatever reason. Otherwise it would make sense to have both platforms included on the coupon.

Or the guy at corporate in charge of doing the coupons has his head up his :booty:. It's a distinct possibility...

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#77 highoffcoffee496

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

Hey quick question: I just signed up for Gamer. I chose to get the physical magazine. Do I have to wait to get it in the mail to use the coupons? Or is there another way?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

Hey quick question: I just signed up for Gamer. I chose to get the physical magazine. Do I have to wait to get it in the mail to use the coupons? Or is there another way?


You will not get it for a while.You will need to go back to the store and ask for a physical copy.

#79 highoffcoffee496

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:49 PM

You will not get it for a while.You will need to go back to the store and ask for a physical copy.


Can I go to the store, have them look up the coupon in the magazine and let me use it? Or should I just save myself some trouble and see if it's possible to switch to digital?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

$10 sounds good for Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, Prototype 2, and Lollipop Chainsaw. There's probably incoming GOTY/Complete edition for BF3 and ME3 that's driving this sale, but whatever.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

Hey quick question: I just signed up for Gamer. I chose to get the physical magazine. Do I have to wait to get it in the mail to use the coupons? Or is there another way?


I signed up in-store last October (2011), and the cashier was kind enough to give me that month's magazine. When I didn't get November's issue, I went back in mid-November and asked in the video game department if I could have a November issue. They sent me to customer service, and after some hemming and hawing, they gave me the issue. I *did* have my original receipt with me from the month before (in which my only purchase was the GCU membership), which probably helped.

I'm guessing that your mileage may vary (YMMV) depending on which store you go to and whether the staff know you well. Give it a shot, it can't hurt.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

I signed up in-store last October (2011), and the cashier was kind enough to give me that month's magazine. When I didn't get November's issue, I went back in mid-November and asked in the video game department if I could have a November issue. They sent me to customer service, and after some hemming and hawing, they gave me the issue. I *did* have my original receipt with me from the month before (in which my only purchase was the GCU membership), which probably helped.

I'm guessing that your mileage may vary (YMMV) depending on which store you go to and whether the staff know you well. Give it a shot, it can't hurt.


It is YMMV. I tried to do that for this month's mag and got shot down. Told me to call CS, just bought it for $5 to skip the hassle.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:07 PM

Where do you see you can get Mass 3 for $10? THe Coupon says 20 off. 40 - 20 = 20. Also, is Battlefield 3 just for PS3 version?

#84 Flacksguy

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

Where do you see you can get Mass 3 for $10? THe Coupon says 20 off. 40 - 20 = 20. Also, is Battlefield 3 just for PS3 version?



People are banking on the fact that ME could drop in price to $30 during the life of the coupon,
...and yes, the coupon for Battlefield only has PS3 on it, so more than likely will not work for the 360 version.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:20 PM

Battlefield 3 dev DICE quadruples console servers

"Battlefield 3 developer DICE has quadrupled the number of official servers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers.

The move is aimed at placating gamers left unable to log on to standard Battlefield 3 games.

DICE previously allowed players to rent and customise its servers, reducing the number of vanilla matches available.

"We have heard your wish for more official DICE servers," a statement on the official Battlefield 3 blog reads. "As of now, we have effectively quadrupled them on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"Note that you will still be able to get quick matched into any ranked server. For the best results if you want an official DICE server, please refer to the manual server browser and enter 'DICE' as a search term. If you go to the Server information screen, all official DICE servers will have the owner set to 'DICE'. Remember that you can favourite servers that you like so you can easily find them again on your next session.

"Have a great gaming weekend!"

DICE should have no problems affording the new hardware - it sold more than 1.3 million subscriptions to season pass-style service Battlefield 3 Premium in just two months.
Eurogamer covered the issue in detail last month, as Jon Denton investigated How Fan-Run Servers Are Ruininng DICE's Game."
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#86 Uday23

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

I can just buy that issue of the magazine for $5, right? Is there anything else I have to do to get this deal? I'm hoping to get Prototype 2 for $10-15.

#87 Lord Chabelo

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Why is the PS3 version of Battlefield getting the discount?
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#88 eLefAdEr

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

Why is the PS3 version of Battlefield getting the discount?


BBY has much more of the :ps3: version stocked? Just a guess.

#89 Jodou

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:37 PM

Why is the PS3 version of Battlefield getting the discount?

Because they only care about selling overstock, not giving you a deal.

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#90 FinderKeeper

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:42 PM

It is YMMV. I tried to do that for this month's mag and got shot down. Told me to call CS, just bought it for $5 to skip the hassle.


Sorry it didn't work for you. They were probably worried that you would have multiple copies and try to use the coupons at different stores to get multiple copies. So they raised the "hassle" factor as a result. That's one way to do it. Though if they know you're a regular customer, they should give you the benefit of the doubt at least once.

I guess I got lucky twice, as I got both October and November 2011 without too much hassle (the cashier didn't have to give me the October 2011 issue when I bought the $15 GCU membership, but she did). Either that, or my local Best Buy has exceptionally kind employees. Honey works better than vinegar, or however the saying goes...

As a result, I'll shop there rather than at closer stores, whether Best Buy or others (it was the closest last year, but I've moved since then). Customer loyalty isn't easy to gain, but it's easy to lose. I wish more stores realized that.

Sorry to ramble on a bit, I just wanted to share my (apparently atypical) experience.

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