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Halo 4 Pre-order Bonuses & Deals - Releases 11/6/12


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#151 JohnWayne

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

I've got a few accounts, its probably closer to 3000 MSP now that I think about it though.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

I bought the console through best buy online with insore pick up. That way I can avoid tax, get $20 cert and get the system on launch day. Right now it looks like best buy pre-orders are "in store" only though.


Yeah I went to my local Best Buy and they stopped taking orders a week ago. Not sure if they are saving them for later. So I guess Amazon is the best option for pre-ordering the Halo 4 Limited Edition Console?
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#153 dios

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

Not sure if this has been posted already, but I didn't see this tidbit listed in the OP.

Just came back from the Microsoft Store (Fashion valley) and asked if Halo 4 had any pre-order incentives.

They said you get a 25$ gift card PLUS a 1600 microsoft point card. So yeah. Awesome.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:56 AM

I bought the console through best buy online with insore pick up. That way I can avoid tax, get $20 cert and get the system on launch day. Right now it looks like best buy pre-orders are "in store" only though.


I payed for mine with a gift card and still got charged taxes online and I'm pretty sure my state (Texas) also doesn't charge taxes when paying with a gift card as I was buying games at GameStop the other day with a gift card and wasn't being charged tax. I may have used a RZ certificate, I don't remember but could that have been why I was charged tax?

#155 rirath

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

I'm set on the MS Store - hopefully I can pick up the 1600 point card too, but I think that employee was incorrect. Going tomorrow. All these deals plus the AmEx deals, pretty incredible.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

alright, went with the Microsoft Store preorder. $25 for the game (60 retail price - 10 coupon from a previous preorder - 25 gift card).

plus, I've had preorders from the store arrive on release day (Just Dance 4, Forza Horizon, etc.).

#157 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

I'm actually going with the MS Store as well. I want the map pass so I will use the $25 credit towards MS points for that and it will come out cheaper than if I went through Newegg.

#158 GBAstar

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

If anyone is still looking for the LE fry's has it in stock

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Yeah I went to my local Best Buy and they stopped taking orders a week ago. Not sure if they are saving them for later. So I guess Amazon is the best option for pre-ordering the Halo 4 Limited Edition Console?

Yeah, I guess amazon is your best bet.

I payed for mine with a gift card and still got charged taxes online and I'm pretty sure my state (Texas) also doesn't charge taxes when paying with a gift card as I was buying games at GameStop the other day with a gift card and wasn't being charged tax. I may have used a RZ certificate, I don't remember but could that have been why I was charged tax?

RZ cert shouldn't of had an impact as usually they deduct that number of the product price. Was it partial tax or were you taxed on the full price?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

The. Best Buy and AMEX deals are the shiz.

It's actually worth paying $60 for once.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

I should be getting 2 sets of the Gamestop Pre-orders (Getting both the LE and the LE Console). Would be willing to trade for either the BB or Amazon pre-order bonuses. Hit me up with a PM if interested.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

Costco will have the standard edituon in store for $53.99, saw the sign and the actual inventory in back yesterday.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

My B&M Microsoft Store pre-order was 59.99 where did the 54.99 come from?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

I'm actually going with the MS Store as well. I want the map pass so I will use the $25 credit towards MS points for that and it will come out cheaper than if I went through Newegg.


And then, minutes after this post I actually went on the MS store and saw that they do NOT sell MS points in chunks like Amazon does. So, going with Newegg afterall since it will be cheaper in the long run and I can live without having it release date.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

Man I wish there was a Microsoft store within 300 miles of me......either way, I decided to pre-order at Gamestop since they have the most bonuses, and I dont feel like waiting a week to get Best Buy's code.
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#166 Cobb L

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

Anyone know if Walmart Oceanic skin will be inside the box or send by email?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

I know that there is no real answer to this question, but how many codes do you think we will get from Gamestop? One for all the bonuses or one for each? I'm wondering how I can sell this on ebay lol.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

Not sure if it goes here, but the Toys R Us in the Bridgepointe Mall in San Mateo, CA is already selling Halo 4 Xbox Bundle. I didn't see the standalone game, but I didn't have time to ask an associate if the game is also available because the line for the game counter was very long and there was only one guy working.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

Not sure if it goes here, but the Toys R Us in the Bridgepointe Mall in San Mateo, CA is already selling Halo 4 Xbox Bundle. I didn't see the standalone game, but I didn't have time to ask an associate if the game is also available because the line for the game counter was very long and there was only one guy working.


Try the regional deals forum as well.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:19 AM

My B&M Microsoft Store pre-order was 59.99 where did the 54.99 come from?

I would like to know as well.
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#171 thisboywillbreak

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

I know that there is no real answer to this question, but how many codes do you think we will get from Gamestop? One for all the bonuses or one for each? I'm wondering how I can sell this on ebay lol.


eBay is "cracking down" on this. I sold my code from preordering Borderlands 2 fine, but my listing (along with a ton of others) were removed for the Resident Evil maps.

They claimed that it's against the rules to sell gaming codes on eBay. Violate it twice and your account is banned or something like that.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:17 AM

eBay is "cracking down" on this. I sold my code from preordering Borderlands 2 fine, but my listing (along with a ton of others) were removed for the Resident Evil maps.

They claimed that it's against the rules to sell gaming codes on eBay. Violate it twice and your account is banned or something like that.


As long as you actually ship the codes, i think you are ok. It's when you just email them that is the problem. You have to indicate that you are shipping the codes in your auction.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

Man I wish there was a Microsoft store within 300 miles of me......either way, I decided to pre-order at Gamestop since they have the most bonuses, and I dont feel like waiting a week to get Best Buy's code.


Why would you wait a week? They're printed on the receipt AND emailed to you.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

As long as you actually ship the codes, i think you are ok. It's when you just email them that is the problem. You have to indicate that you are shipping the codes in your auction.


I wrote that I was shipping the code and my auction was still removed.

I have 2 auctions that were taken down and I wasn't banned.. so you can get atleast 2. No idea what happens if you get 3. My ebay standing is "low" now for having the same violation twice in 3 months.. all my listing are at the bottom of search results. It should reset after 3 months but that will be after the holidays.

When I called ebay to ask how I could sell the codes they said it was fine if you sell something physical and include the code with it.. like a hat with a free code, so I plan on doing something like that in the future, but they made it very clear that a code by itself, even if shipping it is a copyright violation.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:02 AM

Why would you wait a week? They're printed on the receipt AND emailed to you.


Not always, i brought LBP and SFxTK for Vita there. Pre-ordered both, LBP took almost a week to get the codes, and 2 weeks later and I have yet to hear anything about SFxTK.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:07 AM

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:10 AM

I wrote that I was shipping the code and my auction was still removed.

I have 2 auctions that were taken down and I wasn't banned.. so you can get atleast 2. No idea what happens if you get 3. My ebay standing is "low" now for having the same violation twice in 3 months.. all my listing are at the bottom of search results. It should reset after 3 months but that will be after the holidays.

When I called ebay to ask how I could sell the codes they said it was fine if you sell something physical and include the code with it.. like a hat with a free code, so I plan on doing something like that in the future, but they made it very clear that a code by itself, even if shipping it is a copyright violation.


Yep! Just a warning for anyone who is thinking of doing the same. They also encourage you to report any listings that are identical to yours. :lol:

Anyways, am I the only one that is disappointed by the preorder bonuses for this title? Some character skins and video credit? Meh. Even the limited edition is kinda lame in my opinion. Just expected more from a Halo game, if that makes sense.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

I have 2 orders in at the moment. I was planning on cancelling one of them, but then I realized that I can make money here.

1) Best Buy (already got my free Lithograph Halo 4 poster- unopened). Sticking with this order because of the helmet and Raptor armor. By the way, the poster is awesome. I would hang it up if I had a game room...
2) NewEgg for $44.99....Yes, $44.99.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the back-up copy since NewEgg couldn't possibly get this game to me in time (and I want it on Tuesday), so I'll just end up selling the extra game + poster for $75 or more on ebay probably. Not too shabby. AND I took advantage of that $0.05 VUDU Halo 4 card fiasco Wal-Mart threw out not too long ago, so I may even include some armor codes (if I actually get them from Wal-mart).

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Anyone find anything on what the in game armor/helmets are for buying the season pass?

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#180 JaTaN

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

Crap -- still no AC3 bonus from MS and now Halo shows OOS:
"We're sorry but Halo 4 for Xbox 360 is currently out of stock and cannot be added to your cart. We apologize for any inconvenience."