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amazon.ca's craptastic boxing day "deals"


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#1 denpanosekai

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

Disappointing as usual

Was hoping for some good 3DS deals, but NOPE. Same garbage as FS or BB, with a couple exceptions (already have mortal kombat komplete and Batman AC GOTY)

#2 Lukeweizer

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Best price on BO 2 that I've seen.

#3 Nukkus

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

LAWL at Saints Row The Third, 16 cents off.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Forza Horizon Limited Edition is $29.99, $10 cheaper than the regular version. That has to be the best deal there.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

theres some okay gaming related book deals. Hyrule historia preorder is 33% off.

#6 ragnar14

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

theres some okay gaming related book deals. Hyrule historia preorder is 33% off.


Huh? I preordered it months ago @ 41% off ($23.16), and that's the price it looks like it's still sitting at.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

I ordered Hyrule Historia at the end of November and it was $23.16. So that's definitely not any cheaper.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

Yeah I ordered the Hirule Historia at the beginning of September for about that price, can't remember if it was the same or not, amazon automatic price adjustment and all. Overall I've found boxing day deals this year quite terrible. Hell, I've only bough one game so far during the Steam holiday sale, what the hell is that about.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

My order was in August when it popped up, and I keep tabs on my preorders/costs.

And yeah, these sales are junk. It's nothing but prices we've all seen before. Heck some are higher, $40 for Resident Evil 6? Bestbuy had a grand opening sale here recently and was selling it for $30.

The only thing I'm going out for is Skyrim. I had a brother buy me a full(?) priced copy for Christmas, so a buy/swap/return is needed to price correct.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Forza Horizon LE for $30 seems pretty hot to me. I would've been pretty happy with the regular edition for that price, but a bonus Steelbook and DLC just sweetens the deal.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

I got an e-mail from Amazon.ca about a "sale" of New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS for $50. To be fair, the price was from their marketplace, but I'm not sure why they thought that was so important they had to e-mail it to me.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

LAWL at Saints Row The Third, 16 cents off.


That seriously made me laugh. Thanks for pointing it out, haha.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Picked up Forza Horizon LE. I wanted to pick up it from SDM for $20 (regular edition), but couldn't find it anywhere.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

Well the deals these year for games just suck all around to be honest.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:46 AM

Well the deals these year for games just suck all around to be honest.

Only dealer this year making me happy was Witches 2 Mega Edition $20

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:51 AM

Just popping in from Maryland to say that this thread has the best title I've seen on CAG, and we've suffered through some terrible, awful, no good Amazon Gold Box "deals" down here in the states, and we feel your pain.

Anytime you can fit "craptastic" into a thread title=okay in my book.
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#17 CoachHines

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:01 AM

Was hoping for some good 3DS deals, but NOPE.


Ugh tell me about it. All I want is Paper Mario or Kid Icarus Uprising for under $30 but that's too much to ask for it seems. Can't really blame them since Nintendo first party games sell like hotcakes for years after release.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:24 AM

Ugh tell me about it. All I want is Paper Mario or Kid Icarus Uprising for under $30 but that's too much to ask for it seems. Can't really blame them since Nintendo first party games sell like hotcakes for years after release.


Paper Mario has been $29.99 for a month at Best Buy. I think Futureshop has it on sale for that price as well.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

Paper Mario has been $29.99 for a month at Best Buy. I think Futureshop has it on sale for that price as well.


When I say under $30 I'm thinking $20-$25. Paper Mario has been $30 many times because it didn't do too well critically so Nintendo panicked and has $10 off promotions on it every other week.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

$20 is my magic price point for most games. Less, say $10-15 max, if it's a B grade title or something that's only going to be added to my backlog pile for some time to come.

#21 denpanosekai

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

At 20$ I'll give many random games a shot. At 10$, I'll go out of my way to get them, even in the middle of a workday. Anything above that, it's gotta be from Atlus, NISA, Xseed, etc.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

And yeah, these sales are junk. It's nothing but prices we've all seen before. Heck some are higher, $40 for Resident Evil 6? Bestbuy had a grand opening sale here recently and was selling it for $30.


*snicker* Now RE6 is selling for $20 at Bestbuy (dunno about elsewhere, I haven't looked). Pretty sad when games drop half price a week after Boxing Day...
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#23 refinedsugar

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Its still boxing day sales at FS and BB til Jan 3rd, I believe. NHL 13, Hitman Absolution and RE6 have all dropped. Goes to show you which titles weren't even moving on 'sale'.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

Is RE6 even worth $20 though? I'm slightly tempted, but I've cooled on that series quite a bit over the years.