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Best Buy [Unlocked] $20 RZ Cert. Pre-order Promo (Splinter Cell: Blacklist, GTA V, South Park: The Stick of Truth)


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Which games are you pre-ordering?

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#451 k1ngster

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

when you preorder online do they charge you $5 or the full $60?

The full 60tax

#452 honzoh

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

when you preorder online do they charge you $5 or the full $60?


Also as a note for preordering: It's my understanding that price matching for preorders happens from the date the game was paid for, not the date the game was picked up. So, if you preorder online today, paying in full, for a game that doesn't come out until March, you wouldn't be able to price match it after you pick it up.

If you preorder in store for store pick up (only putting the $5 down), you can PM 30 days/60 days AFTER you pick up the title.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

Also as a note for preordering: It's my understanding that price matching for preorders happens from the date the game was paid for, not the date the game was picked up. So, if you preorder online today, paying in full, for a game that doesn't come out until March, you wouldn't be able to price match it after you pick it up.

If you preorder in store for store pick up (only putting the $5 down), you can PM 30 days/60 days AFTER you pick up the title.


thanks you man for that response and the same to k1ngster. Yeah I need to preorder Dead Space so it can start my line of getting new games for $40. I haven't stepped foot in BB in over a month, since there hasn't been any really good deals like winter 2011. I just have to figure out if I wanna get Judgement for $40.

#454 GamerDooD

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

when you preorder online do they charge you $5 or the full $60?

Neither. You will see a temp authorization for the amount if you check your card account, but it isn't charged until it ships/is ready for pickup.

If you choose PayPal, I think it takes the full amount right away as that is how they work.

#455 Portman

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:03 AM

Looks like they enabled it on a few more today. I got Tomb Raider pre-ordered now, but Metal Gear Rising still says no store pickup and it's out earlier.


It let me do a store pickup on it two days ago. I wanted to be sure it was in store so they couldn't possibly damage the lamp (I've heard horror stories about BBY shipping). I didn't have to do anything specific to get it, just gave me the option for it.

#456 Kyden139

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

Also as a note for preordering: It's my understanding that price matching for preorders happens from the date the game was paid for, not the date the game was picked up. So, if you preorder online today, paying in full, for a game that doesn't come out until March, you wouldn't be able to price match it after you pick it up.


That seems wrong. It should start from the time it ships/you pick up. That's when you're charged for it so that's when the sale happens.

Here's a BB mod saying the same thing, though the thread is a year old - I couldn't find an BB rrsponse in a newer thread:
http://forums.bestbu...ght/true#M36220

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#457 Gscept

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:29 AM

Will this List be Updated?? Ive been told In-store that there is actually more games that give you this bonus $20RZ Cert.

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#458 panda911

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:37 AM

Also as a note for preordering: It's my understanding that price matching for preorders happens from the date the game was paid for, not the date the game was picked up. So, if you preorder online today, paying in full, for a game that doesn't come out until March, you wouldn't be able to price match it after you pick it up.

If you preorder in store for store pick up (only putting the $5 down), you can PM 30 days/60 days AFTER you pick up the title.


That's not right, although I have heard this from mistaken cs reps. The pm/return period starts from when you actually pick up the item. You have up until a week after the release date to still qualify for the 20 rz promo.

#459 bob330i

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

That's not right, although I have heard this from mistaken cs reps. The pm/return period starts from when you actually pick up the item. You have up until a week after the release date to still qualify for the 20 rz promo.


I was hoping this was the case. Doesn't make much sense the other way.

#460 honzoh

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

That's not right, although I have heard this from mistaken cs reps. The pm/return period starts from when you actually pick up the item. You have up until a week after the release date to still qualify for the 20 rz promo.


In September, I preordered Xcom for the $15 GC and when I rried to PM it in November, via the phone, was told it went off of the preorder date, not the release date. Maybe it is CS rep specific, but I'll never preorder online again to risk it. The best part of these preorders is the 60day PM policy, in my case, and there's no point in me risking being told no again.

#461 Youngnoble

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

PM or return period starts from ship date of items. If a cs rep tells you different just hang up and try again.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

In September, I preordered Xcom for the $15 GC and when I rried to PM it in November, via the phone, was told it went off of the preorder date, not the release date. Maybe it is CS rep specific, but I'll never preorder online again to risk it. The best part of these preorders is the 60day PM policy, in my case, and there's no point in me risking being told no again.


You just got an incompetent rep. Hang up on them and recall.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

wrong thread, free bumpz

I still can't decide on GoW:J.

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#464 TooPoor

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

This discussion made me wonder: should I just preorder near the release date (say, 3 days before) to avoid this hassle of PM date issue?

Another question for CAG vets, which of these games do you think will mostly likely see a "official sale" from BestBuy in 90 days? Although I am not silver, a lot of credit card companies offer PM within 90 days, but the sale must be made by the same merchant from which the original purchase was made.

I am guess Splinter Cell or MGS:R?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

Another question for CAG vets, which of these games do you think will mostly likely see a "official sale" from BestBuy in 90 days?
I am guess Splinter Cell or MGS:R?

I'd say definitely for Splinter Cell. I can't recall how many times I've bought a Ubisoft game near release only to have it go on sale for much less seemingly immediately afterwards.

Having said that...Blacklist is currently the only one I'm considering pre-ordering for the $20 RZ cert. I think that's because I'm a sucker.

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#466 Daring

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

This discussion made me wonder: should I just preorder near the release date (say, 3 days before) to avoid this hassle of PM date issue?

Another question for CAG vets, which of these games do you think will mostly likely see a "official sale" from BestBuy in 90 days? Although I am not silver, a lot of credit card companies offer PM within 90 days, but the sale must be made by the same merchant from which the original purchase was made.

I am guess Splinter Cell or MGS:R?


How r u able tp pm within 90 days. Silver members only get 60 day to pm.

#467 klimb22

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

How r u able tp pm within 90 days. Silver members only get 60 day to pm.

Your answer is in his post.

#468 IamPro

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

This discussion made me wonder: should I just preorder near the release date (say, 3 days before) to avoid this hassle of PM date issue?

I am guess Splinter Cell or MGS:R?


I think so

MGS bc you can see how flaming Raiden is :lol:

#469 Kyden139

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

This discussion made me wonder: should I just preorder near the release date (say, 3 days before) to avoid this hassle of PM date issue?



May as well. I had no problems preordering games from the 2012 list the weekend before.

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#470 knight19

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

The only issue with pre-ordering only a few days before release is that most of the CE/SE are not available at that point. But if you want a 'regular' version, I would think that would work... I, too, ran into difficulties PM'ing games I had pre-ordered months before release (AC3, Halo) and decided to wait longer for Far Cry 3.

#471 TooPoor

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

Thanks to eauget, IamPro and Kyden for the insights.

Guess I will preorder Blacklist, and find one of my many credit cards that allows for extended period of PM, I cannot for the love of god remember which one.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

This discussion made me wonder: should I just preorder near the release date (say, 3 days before) to avoid this hassle of PM date issue?

Another question for CAG vets, which of these games do you think will mostly likely see a "official sale" from BestBuy in 90 days? Although I am not silver, a lot of credit card companies offer PM within 90 days, but the sale must be made by the same merchant from which the original purchase was made.

I am guess Splinter Cell or MGS:R?


I see Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3 dropping for sure and maybe Dead Space 3 in the 60 day price match. Gta V is really the only one I don't see it happening to.

#473 mrniceguy8

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

Oh god, I'm going to be so poor.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

Ok the time has come to start the BB 2013 pre order bonanza and maximize by predicting which titles have the best shot of silver PM window.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

This discussion made me wonder: should I just preorder near the release date (say, 3 days before) to avoid this hassle of PM date issue?

Another question for CAG vets, which of these games do you think will mostly likely see a "official sale" from BestBuy in 90 days? Although I am not silver, a lot of credit card companies offer PM within 90 days, but the sale must be made by the same merchant from which the original purchase was made.

I am guess Splinter Cell or MGS:R?


I found it worked out best to preorder 3 weeks before you will pick them up because the rewardzone certificates would pend ~4-5 days and then post ~a month after the preorder date allowing me to use it on the next game faster without being a silver member. As for the 90 day thing, I have no clue but I am sure almost all of them will see a $10 or $20 PM opportunity during the initial 30 or 60 days.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Ok the time has come to start the BB 2013 pre order bonanza and maximize by predicting which titles have the best shot of silver PM window.



All of them do. I bought all of the games from the 2012 promo and pricematched all of them down to $40.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

I was looking at my points it was telling me to recerity for 2013 i was a few hundred point and I bought a wii and assassins that clearly put me over but they never posted. When I was looking it said points sometime take 35 days to post.

I believe that is there mistake and they should recertify me coming this feb.

#478 ps3gamer35

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Question has the longer than usual price match policy ended for the Holiday season at Best Buy?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Sorry if this has been asked already, but I'm finally considering GCU because of this deal. Is it worth it if you don't have a BB within a convenient distance and have to do everything online? Assuming that everything works the same online, the only drawback I can see is their slow-ish free shipping.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Man, I wish Aliens: Colonial Marines was on this list! But Blacklist is a possibility!