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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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#1441 cancerman1120

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:42 AM

So they want to eliminate showrooming but I can only imagine the sales that will be lost from eliminating price matching. I guess lower sales are better if they are making a profit though.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:23 AM

Hmm thanks, aside from the $20 GCU issue, I don't see this affecting silver members much. You guys still essentially have 60 days to price match.


Yeah that seems like the case. Not as terrible, but will make me choose my $20 games more carefully now.

" Please note: After a transition period for Reward Zone Premier Silver members through April 18, 2013, the 15 day period of the Price Match policy goes into effect (post-purchase – Best Buy only)."

This reads like the post purchase PM will still work for Silver members until April 18th?


I really would like clarification on this as well. If that is the case I would be very very happy because God of War Ascension comes out shortly after the new policy starts and I would like to get that one a little cheaper.

I am also getting The Last of Us, but $20 on that game is fine with me since I really want it. God of War was mainly in the hopes of getting it for $40

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

" Please note: After a transition period for Reward Zone Premier Silver members through April 18, 2013, the 15 day period of the Price Match policy goes into effect (post-purchase – Best Buy only)."

This reads like the post purchase PM will still work for Silver members until April 18th?


That's the way I read it too. If that's the case, I probably won't be doing any day 1 purchases on games from this promo after Bioshock Infinite's 3/26 release date. If I can't Pricematch and don't desperately want the game, I'll wait for a price drop somewhere.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

So they want to eliminate showrooming but I can only imagine the sales that will be lost from eliminating price matching. I guess lower sales are better if they are making a profit though.


Well since they are limiting it to only being able to PM best buy in the 15 day windows, they will have lost some business from me. Did not want to believe they would do this after I went out of my way to spend several hundred extra just to make it to silver since I thought it would even out with extra PM time. I have Crysis 3 preordered but that will probably be the last day 1 that I get from them for a while. Rather give my business to other retailers rather than them. Hopefully amazon will step up and bring more $20 credits back since I really want GTA, South Park, Bioshock, Gears, Tomb Raider, and God of War. I would also be happy with newegg's $12 off credits on these games if I can't wait for the inevitable $40 price point at Target. Probably will not renew my unlocked sub or my spare one under another family member.

Amazing they went from Worst Buy to Best Buy and are returning back to their old ways. Should have seen it coming with all the crap recently, errors with preorder system, pitch in from the website being down for a month, $50 off $100 coupon they backpedaled on after it being abused to hell, cutting @gamer to digital only, reassigning gaming reps, and crapping on the TIV's.


#1445 panda911

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:15 AM

Still wonder if online preorders made before March 2nd will get the old pm period. The article seems to suggest so.

They really should have left silver members alone. Actually give people a reason to spend 2500 in your store.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

Still wonder if online preorders made before March 2nd will get the old pm period. The article seems to suggest so.


It depends, do they come out after March 2nd? If so no they do not get the old policy...It really makes no sense why people think it might.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

I really wanted to post more credible information at the time (besides my own word) but anything else would have been from the training modules that we had to take. I only wanted to go so far with getting this out there.. :p

The Silver return policy is still going to be 60 days but the Price Match window is 15. We're being told to do Return/Rebuys for any price match (that isn't from a BB price) after day one.. doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to do it that way.


Wouldn't that invalidate the $20 GCU reward cert then? A return/rebuy messes up the promo.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:31 AM

I was wondering on people's Dead space 3 receipts if there a big EXCHANGE on the top of yours? Apparently I forgot to check it when I was at the store but I'm looking at mine right now and I see neither an EXCHANGE or a RETURN. The 5 dollars from the pre-order deposit is still shown on the receipt though. So was this changed with the new system they are implementing?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

wouldn't return/rebuys extend the return period? or if you're silver you can return it if it drops within 60 days and then buy it again with the price match then? it wouldn't work for this promo since you'll lose the rz cert, but you'll still be able to get it cheaper

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:57 AM

It depends, do they come out after March 2nd? If so no they do not get the old policy...It really makes no sense why people think it might.


...Because the wording from Best Buy supposedly says, "Any purchases made on or before March 2, will qualify for the 30-day return period." Maybe that's why. And it's not like recent BBY is known for their sound and logical decisions.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:05 AM

Hmm thanks, aside from the $20 GCU issue, I don't see this affecting silver members much. You guys still essentially have 60 days to price match.


wouldn't return/rebuys extend the return period? or if you're silver you can return it if it drops within 60 days and then buy it again with the price match then? it wouldn't work for this promo since you'll lose the rz cert, but you'll still be able to get it cheaper

That is what I think. Aside from GCU, this is not that bad for silvers.

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#1452 Saix_XIII

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:08 AM

...Because the wording from Best Buy supposedly says, "Any purchases made on or before March 2, will qualify for the 30-day return period." Maybe that's why. And it's not like recent BBY is known for their sound and logical decisions.


It is a pre-order. Pre meaning before, so it's an early purchase, meaning not actually purchased. Your order does not really exist until it is released. It's pretty easy logic if you ask me.

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#1453 htz

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:19 AM

wouldn't return/rebuys extend the return period? or if you're silver you can return it if it drops within 60 days and then buy it again with the price match then? it wouldn't work for this promo since you'll lose the rz cert, but you'll still be able to get it cheaper

No, the third party company that Best Buy hires to monitor returns/exchanges will block you from doing excessive returns. You will still need to hand over your ID under this new policy.

#1454 panda911

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

It is a pre-order. Pre meaning before, so it's an early purchase, meaning not actually purchased. Your order does not really exist until it is released. It's pretty easy logic if you ask me.


So an early purchase isn't a purchase? Maybe we have different definitions of purchase. Best Buy has my credit in full, which constitutes a purchase to me. It is unusable while BBY holds onto it and the orders definitely do exist. I'm just waiting on them to fulfill their obligation. And again nothing BBY has done in the past few months has been terribly logical.

#1455 Lord Hamm

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

I for one am not going to miss this bullshit when BB goes out of business, any company that treats customers like criminals does not deserve to be in business

Its like they think we should beg to have the honor of giving them full price because they are so much more godly that other competitors and we should honor and respect when they throw us a bone with sales with more money and groveling

"Showrooming" lol, more demeaning insider jargon, you can put that one next to "devil customers"

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

Do you get tired of coming in here bitching and moaning about Best Buy? You don't like shopping there. Thats great, the rest of us don't care.

If Best Buy goes out of business, say good bye to half of the good deals you get on Amazon.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:55 AM

A shame Best Buy isn't offering this deal on stuff like Pikmin 3, Lego City Undercover, and Monster Hunter Tri HD, otherwise known as games I actually want to play.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:58 AM

A shame Best Buy isn't offering this deal on stuff like Pikmin 3, Lego City Undercover, and Monster Hunter Tri HD, otherwise known as games I actually want to play.

isn't all the games you listed nintendo exclusives?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

do you have to do in-store pickup to get the 20 dollars bonus? that's what the rule sounds like but then i may not be reading correctly.

i know you have to go to a in-store to activate the gamer status...

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

do you have to do in-store pickup to get the 20 dollars bonus? that's what the rule sounds like but then i may not be reading correctly.

i know you have to go to a in-store to activate the gamer status...


No you can have it shipped or do an in store pick up order off the website.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:14 AM

thank you very much! Grrr..stupid Jojo ASB and Last of Us date near each other now...

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I can't seem to find enuf's January/February @Gamer coupons thread so I will post it here.

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You should receive two separate emails per @Gamer edition. One of the emails should inform you that your new edition is ready to be downloaded and the other email should allow you to print off the gaming coupons included in each edition. All current members who receive the print edition of @Gamer will receive the remainder of their 10 magazine subscription and will be signed up for the digital version if they choose to renew their GCU membership.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

I can't seem to find enuf's January/February @Gamer coupons thread so I will post it here.
@Gamer is fully digital going forward. If you're currently subscribed to the print edition it will remain that way until your subscription ends.


Will be curious to see if the printed coupons will have unique barcodes. We know what kind of problems that can cause haha.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

Best Buy FINALLY has The Last of Us Survival Edition up for pre-order. I'm gonna go get my $25 pre-order back from GS :D

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

For all of those crapping on Best Buy, just wait and see how great it will be if they disappear and we have to rely on TRU/Target/Wal-Mart for brick-and-mortar deals.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

For all of those crapping on Best Buy, just wait and see how great it will be if they disappear and we have to rely on TRU/Target/Wal-Mart for brick-and-mortar deals.

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Oh come on. TRU will be gone as well so we will get to deal with Target and Walmart.....

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

Oh come on. TRU will be gone as well so we will get to deal with Target and Walmart.....


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

Not sure if this has already been posted or if this is common knowledge, but I might as well say it anyway.

I can confirm that your RZGC membership stacks on top of your old one, like PS Plus. My original expiration date was 3/09/13, but I renewed to day and it's now 3/10/14.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

So Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Solid Revengeance won't be affected with the new PM policy at BB?

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