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Which games are you pre-ordering?

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#991 cancerman1120

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:35 AM

My time is worth a lot more than the minimum wage I'll recover constantly price matching and if your's isn't, perhaps it's time to rethink where you're at in life.


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#992 jamesdevil

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

Got an email saying my DS3 preorder with store pickup was delayed. lolwut. I'll call tomorrow. First time this has ever happened in the 10-15 times I've done it this way.

#993 daigen

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

I preorderd Sly, Dead Space 3, and MG:Revengence and all 3 where backordered and now are cancelled. Emailed BB support tonight, but it's just annoying. How can a pre-ordered game be backordered, and how the hell do you cancel a backordered game that isn't even out yet? BB is really going down the tubes... Any other CAG's having issues with their pre-ordered games?

#994 bonds25

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

I just got the email saying my Dead Space 3 in-store pickup was delayed, too. Hopefully I wake up with an email saying it's ready to be picked up.

#995 panda911

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

It seems like BBY is having some issues tonight with their system randomly cancelling orders. My DS3 copy seems ready for pick up with no emails to the contrary.

#996 lwhitit

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

Happy story here. My game shipped today (early morning) and is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow (instead of weds).

Backlog? What backlog?

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#997 koruwa

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:39 AM

I just got the email saying my Dead Space 3 in-store pickup was delayed, too. Hopefully I wake up with an email saying it's ready to be picked up.


ditto :/

Hopefully it'll be ready for me to pick up after work tomorrow.

You and the other guy that had delayed games wouldn't happen to be in san francisco would you?

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#998 TimesTicking

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

Just want to make sure on something, if I were to buy The Last of Us (Survival Edition) I would get a $20 certificate right?

#999 Kevlar338

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

I originally got back order emails for deadspace and crysis , deadspace shipped no problems but I got a cancellation email for crysis along with a digital coupon back for the rz certificate I used for payment .

#1000 koruwa

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

The backorder thing was a bug on their part. I got the following email last week.

We apologize; due to an error, you had received an email indicating that your recent pre-order for X360-DEAD SPACE 3 (SKU 5743793) was on backorder. We're very sorry for this mistake.

Rest assured, your pre-order is still valid despite remaining in a backorder status. Your item will be ready to ship or pick up on the day that it is released or when product becomes available.

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#1001 bonds25

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

ditto :/

Hopefully it'll be ready for me to pick up after work tomorrow.

You and the other guy that had delayed games wouldn't happen to be in san francisco would you?


Nope. I'm in Ohio.

#1002 Enuf

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

advice for selling on CL meet at the mall(food court usually works best), try to get "regulars" by letting them know you can get ____ games(list the ones in the promo on CL as well) for the same deal. It may require a 2nd GCU sub if your good enuf to get & keep a larger based of regs. Be FIRM in your post "$50 no tax vs $63.XX"

Keep in mind there's a tons of bad shoppers so even a trip to your local walmart/mall/GS on release day or the release weekend will put you in contact with shoppers willing to pay $60 + tax & your selling it for $10 less sealed.

I've aleady sold Bioshock...to a Gamestop manager who works in the store directly across the street from BB. He's happy to pay $50 cash vs $52 + 8% tax & he's giving me the DLC for it free. I've also sold games to BB employees since they were so short-sighted not to do the same deal but go for the employee discount instead.

#1003 Enuf

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

$54.88 @ Sam's club
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Most of the games should be able to get this type of match if Sam's clun carries it.

Yes, BB does price match membership clubs as long as there's a local store w/i 25 miles & it's in stock just like any other retailer.

#1004 Saiyan

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

3. Watch CAG for upcoming deals and pricematch over the phone since you bought online (thus eliminating the $4/gallon gas issue). These games WILL drop in price certainly within 60 days, likely within 30 days if you're not Silver status.


What are the odds of real sales of new games during this time of the year? (Honest question) All I can imagine are BOGO/gift card sales, which I'd assume would be even more YMMV over the phone.

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Ha, Enuf ninjas an answer before my question.

#1005 kelo360

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

Happy story here. My game shipped today (early morning) and is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow (instead of weds).


Did you get standard shipping? I'm wondering how long Best Buy games take to ship and deliver in oppose to picking them up in store. Trying to save on gas and time.

#1006 htz

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Did you get standard shipping? I'm wondering how long Best Buy games take to ship and deliver in oppose to picking them up in store. Trying to save on gas and time.

Most likely a premiere silver member like me with free expedited shipping. Mine was shipped out yesterday and is set to arrive today through UPS.

#1007 Kevlar338

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

The backorder thing was a bug on their part. I got the following email last week.

We apologize; due to an error, you had received an email indicating that your recent pre-order for X360-DEAD SPACE 3 (SKU 5743793) was on backorder. We're very sorry for this mistake.

Rest assured, your pre-order is still valid despite remaining in a backorder status. Your item will be ready to ship or pick up on the day that it is released or when product becomes available.


Got the same email for my crysis order yet it still got cancelled .

#1008 Enuf

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

What are the odds of real sales of new games during this time of the year? (Honest question) All I can imagine are BOGO/gift card sales, which I'd assume would be even more YMMV over the phone.

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Ha, Enuf ninjas an answer before my question.

There's more games coming now in a shorter time frame than during Xmas which will make drops happend faster. There's no holiday sales bump or black friday for stores to hold for & total sales are down even during the holidays. Even the best selling games of all time go on sale w/i 2-3 weeks how can these games not? PS3 top tier exclusives hold long but not 60 days & GTAV will hold long but that's about it. The shooter genre is saturated so they drop fast just to keep from being forgotten & the other genres drop b/c they don't sell like shooters.

Keep in mind I'm allergic to paying full price(at the end) & I pm 90%-95% of my purchases. I have 3152 pending RZ pts, 147 total transactions since 11/8 & $375 earned in RZ certs in the same 90 day period. Depending on your rea there's so many stores to match(target/walmart/Sears/TRU/Gamestop/Kmart/HHGregg/PC Richard/Sam's Club/BJ's/Newegg/Amazon). Others have Fry's & then there's also BB themselves. So basically 10+ retailers must maintain full MSRP for 30/60 days during the "slow" shopping period I'd say the odds are in our favor.

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Day 1/midnight release buyers
Get the game then but also purchase a copy on the Sat. of release week & return using the 1st receipt. The extra days wiill come in handy for non silver members since you get a chance to match another week of ads. For silver members this will really help for titles that have MSRP drops & then sales you could match 2-3 times.
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#1009 kelo360

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

FYI looks like game informer is giving Dead Space 3 a 9.75 according to n4g.com

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

The game looks fine. It won't be the new RE6. If anything the worst part to me imo is the removal of the store and credits and replacing them with the new weapon crafting crap. I don't find it as appealing as EA tries to present to be.

#1011 DomLando

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

A quick question. I am a Premier Silver member but on the site it says only through Feb 2013. If it drops me off of Silver status I was wondering when I should pick up my game to make sure I give myself the most chances to price match. The website says if you pre order online (which I did) then I have 7 days from the street date to pick the game up. What is then the best day to go pick up the game to give me the most chances to price match?

#1012 cancerman1120

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

So DS3 is sitting at 80/100 with 18 reviews. One 5/10. Even IGN only gave it a 7.8/10. Hope that means a early price drop.

#1013 pharmacrest

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

So DS3 is sitting at 80/100 with 18 reviews. One 5/10. Even IGN only gave it a 7.8/10. Hope that means a early price drop.

Same here. Reading the reviews, it looks like the game is what I was expecting so baring game breaking bugs it looks like I will enjoy it. And it would be great if few people agree with me and dont buy it so it drops faster. Very selfish of me.

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#1014 z24buddy

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

GTA V has official release date now of 9/17/13 if the OP wants to update

#1015 secondhand1

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Got another email yesterday telling me my orders of Gears, Tomb Raider and God of War are on back order and have been cancelled. Sweet.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Yea!?! I am now convinced EA does not care who gets upset. They must make money on it. All I ask is you pretend for 2 weeks that the game I just paid you $60 for is what you really intended to be the full game.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

So I have a reward zone cert I need to use soon, so I figure I'll probably just preorder Injustice: Gods Among Us since I need a great fighter for WiiU (I do have Tekken 2 but it's not really my thing).

So I guess I'm wondering: Do you guys think this particular game will drop below $40 anytime in the next few months after it releases? 2D fighters aren't as oversaturated as shooters, and with this being a DC tie in and all I don't know what to expect, it looks like it's gotten a lot more hype than MK vs DCU.

And do we know what the DLC situation will be like? I'm wondering if I should hold out for a GOTY edition, or if there is too much DLC just skip the game altogether, and I know that, even though this game is several months away, they've already announced costumes as DLC in the collector's editions. I just want to make sure I'm not gonna have to buy half the roster later to get the most out of this game, or miss out on a ton of costumes. MK9's DLC was a bit much for me so I'm not willing to get into a game with more than that. I just don't want to buy a DLC crazy game like Arkham City, especially if a GOTY version will be less than a year away.
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#1018 usagi

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

A quick question. I am a Premier Silver member but on the site it says only through Feb 2013. If it drops me off of Silver status I was wondering when I should pick up my game to make sure I give myself the most chances to price match. The website says if you pre order online (which I did) then I have 7 days from the street date to pick the game up. What is then the best day to go pick up the game to give me the most chances to price match?

Within 7 days, so waiting till Monday for a Tuesday release would give you longest price match period. If you do pay in full with a credit card you will probably have 60 days for price matching through your credit card. Most credit cards require you to call in, fill out a form, and mail in a physical Ad for the lower price.

The only game from last year I failed to PM down to $40 was Borderlands 2. I'm sure if it even dropped that low, but I ended up taking a hit and PMed for Wal-mart's price around $53. I think most people should have good chances to PM, but the savings is not guaranteed. Just remember there's always a possibility to get disconnected on the phone when PMing online orders that cost me about $20 in frustration. PMing in-store has worked better for me, due to having many Best Buy stores close to me.

#1019 secondhand1

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Yea!?! I am now convinced EA does not care who gets upset. They must make money on it. All I ask is you pretend for 2 weeks that the game I just paid you $60 for is what you really intended to be the full game.

"Awakended" DLC tabbed for March.

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I'll refer you back to my earlier posts on this subject about you not understanding what goes into game production. And please don't tell me to explain it to you, because I don't know the details. I know there are timelines and budgets and teams and dickhead suits making decisions that cause people to work death metal hours, but those are simply generalizations from the grown up world. Every company, regardless of product, follows this path to some degree.

And here's a tip: as long as the additional content does not in any way alter core game mechanics or narrative from the main product; in essence, you can play the game to completion as intended, without missing anything for your $60 - what difference does it make? I mean, I know it gives you something to complain about, but come on.

#1020 rcerboss

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

I'll refer you back to my earlier posts on this subject about you not understanding what goes into game production. And please don't tell me to explain it to you, because I don't know the details. I know there are timelines and budgets and teams and dickhead suits making decisions that cause people to work death metal hours, but those are simply generalizations from the grown up world. Every company, regardless of product, follows this path to some degree.

And here's a tip: as long as the additional content does not in any way alter core game mechanics or narrative from the main product; in essence, you can play the game to completion as intended, without missing anything for your $60 - what difference does it make? I mean, I know it gives you something to complain about, but come on.


It seems pretty apparent that what was released was never considered the full game to begin with though. Let's not be blind fanboys here; we all know most of these big publishers, from EA to WB to Ubisoft, and now even Nintendo with Fire Emblem, cut content from the main game to sell later (whether it is main story content or simple side missions is irrelevent). Assassin's Creed II is the earliest example I can think of, but yeah, it was pretty much proven that the "side story" with the artifact was literally cut from the main game and sold seperately as DLC. Pretending that they don't do this is naive, and how other gamers stomache it is beyond my understanding.
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