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Jan 13 @Gamer - $15(*$5*) Prototype 2, $10 SCV, $45 X360 Transforming Controller


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#781 DrumsVocalsKeys

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

I haven't received an issue in nearly 4 months.


Same here! It's been 5 months since I joined "Unlocked" and I have NEVER received a magazine. My address is correct in the system as well. I've called them several times about the issue. I've even wrote an email to BB and @Gamer.

This is ridiculous!

#782 mpaullin

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Has anyone ever used the Ship to Store option online? Does it work like doing a store pickup? Specifically, there is a used game I want to get using the $10 off coupon, but its not in any of the stores around me. Can I use the ship to store option, go in and cancel the online order, then buy it in store using the coupon? Thanks for any input!

#783 sgtscrotes310

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

over here at the Best buy in Torrance, CA. they had the collectors edition of prototype 2 for 20 bucks. on top of that, they also had black ops 2 CARE PACKAGE EDITION for around 99 bucks. final fantasy collectors edition also at 20. was tempted to buy prototype but i decided not to.
I asked the dude that was working at the game department why they drop that low. he said that the company wants to get rid of them and that he personally set the price lower than what corporate wanted to price them.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

Can I price match Amazon's price for the Pulse Elite headset and still use the $30 off coupon?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

Can I price match Amazon's price for the Pulse Elite headset and still use the $30 off coupon?

No double dipping. Choose your savings but you cant get both
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

Has anyone ever used the Ship to Store option online? Does it work like doing a store pickup? Specifically, there is a used game I want to get using the $10 off coupon, but its not in any of the stores around me. Can I use the ship to store option, go in and cancel the online order, then buy it in store using the coupon? Thanks for any input!

I think it would be easier to do an OMS order. OMS, is an order completed in-store that can be sent to any Best Buy store for pickup or sent to your home with free shipping. When you do an OMS order, they allow you to use Gamer magazine coupons.

Just ask an employee at the Gaming counter if they can do an OMS for the game, if they don't know how to do one, you can usually go over to the Customer Service or Store Pickup areas to do it.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

For what it's worth I've done exactly what you are proposing, bought online with ship to store, went for pickup, asked for them to cancel and let me buy it w/ the coupon. But I've only done that once and don't know if it's YMMV.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

For what it's worth I've done exactly what you are proposing, bought online with ship to store, went for pickup, asked for them to cancel and let me buy it w/ the coupon. But I've only done that once and don't know if it's YMMV.


Did that Friday to pick up Hitman, added a few minutes to the transaction, but no big deal. Hopefully it doesn't get tracked like returns and result in a ban!!
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#789 mpaullin

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

I think it would be easier to do an OMS order. OMS, is an order completed in-store that can be sent to any Best Buy store for pickup or sent to your home with free shipping. When you do an OMS order, they allow you to use Gamer magazine coupons.

Just ask an employee at the Gaming counter if they can do an OMS for the game, if they don't know how to do one, you can usually go over to the Customer Service or Store Pickup areas to do it.


For what it's worth I've done exactly what you are proposing, bought online with ship to store, went for pickup, asked for them to cancel and let me buy it w/ the coupon. But I've only done that once and don't know if it's YMMV.



Thanks for the info... what does OMS stand for? I'd like to sound like I sort of know what I'm talking about, lol. If bananafish had success doing it the way I suggested, I will probably just do that. I find the people at my best buy to be a little bit dense sometimes (actually I find that in most retail stores), so its best not to confuse them. I will often order things for store pickup, cancel, then buy it with credit I just got from trading in. Sounds like this will work pretty similar.

#790 georgebot84

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Does everyone get a 5rz cert for renewing? (have not seen it on BB.com or any emails)

If yes, is it this month only? (i have two more months left)

thanx in advance

p.s. P2 is worth $15

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but the 360 controller with transforming d-pad is on sale for $54.99 - $44.99 after coupon.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

If I walk in to the store this afternoon to enroll in this, will I get handed this issue?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

If I walk in to the store this afternoon to enroll in this, will I get handed this issue?


Thats how it worked for me but i enrolled a few years ago so...

#794 usagi

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for the info... what does OMS stand for? I'd like to sound like I sort of know what I'm talking about, lol. If bananafish had success doing it the way I suggested, I will probably just do that. I find the people at my best buy to be a little bit dense sometimes (actually I find that in most retail stores), so its best not to confuse them. I will often order things for store pickup, cancel, then buy it with credit I just got from trading in. Sounds like this will work pretty similar.

I believe it means Order Management System. It worked well for me in the past. When Kingdom Amalur was on sale last year, it was out of stock in-store, so the Gaming Rep told me he could order one for me on OMS and use Gamer coupon.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

Can I price match Amazon's price for the Pulse Elite headset and still use the $30 off coupon?


No double dipping. Choose your savings but you cant get both


I was able to do both. I purchased the headset using a price match first. After the coupon came out, I went back in and asked if I could use it. They had to do an override but it worked.

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#796 iduncurr

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

Did that Friday to pick up Hitman, added a few minutes to the transaction, but no big deal. Hopefully it doesn't get tracked like returns and result in a ban!!


Nah, returns are only considered when they need your ID to process the transaction.

Considering how many times I've done this, exchange, and actually returned items I found myself not liking too much and haven't been banned...I think your good.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:45 PM

come on final fantasy 13-2 drop already !!!!
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

Nah, returns are only considered when they need your ID to process the transaction.

Considering how many times I've done this, exchange, and actually returned items I found myself not liking too much and haven't been banned...I think your good.


Somebody mentioned at some point that TRE considered PM's as returns.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

Somebody mentioned at some point that TRE considered PM's as returns.

Even if they did I doubt most have pm'd as much as me so people should be good UNLESS they have an abnormally high rate vs total purchases which would obviously red flag.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

They ask me for ID when I do exchange. Is this normal?

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#801 htz

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:33 AM

Even if they did I doubt most have pm'd as much as me so people should be good UNLESS they have an abnormally high rate vs total purchases which would obviously red flag.

The manager that does the price matches for me sometimes calls the override code he punches in "the get me in trouble code" when an employee jokes about how cool it is to have that ability. :lol: So I assume the customer doesn't get dinged for the PMs but the employee might get reviewed later on for it.

They ask me for ID when I do exchange. Is this normal?

Returns and Exchanges do require ID. But on rare occasions for me, I sometimes don't get asked for an ID on returns and they still are able to process it. o_O?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

come on final fantasy 13-2 drop already !!!!


Seriously. I want $10.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:40 AM

The manager that does the price matches for me sometimes calls the override code he punches in "the get me in trouble code" when an employee jokes about how cool it is to have that ability. :lol: So I assume the customer doesn't get dinged for the PMs but the employee might get reviewed later on for it.

Returns and Exchanges do require ID. But on rare occasions for me, I sometimes don't get asked for an ID on returns and they still are able to process it. o_O?

Oh okay I thought it was a state enforced rule.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:55 AM

This has been $10 times and times before.


i have credit to burn this time lol.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:44 AM

come on final fantasy 13-2 drop already !!!!


I'm waiting for this, too...and debating whether or not to trade in my current copy for credit during the 100% trade in bonus this week in anticipation of hopefully scoring one of the novella copies my store got in when/if it drops to $10.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:49 AM

The manager that does the price matches for me sometimes calls the override code he punches in "the get me in trouble code" when an employee jokes about how cool it is to have that ability. :lol: So I assume the customer doesn't get dinged for the PMs but the employee might get reviewed later on for it.

Evenn the strict reps don't ask me but part of it is I always have my stuff together so they get it done. Being prepared w/receipt proof saves so much time so they just do it.

#807 The Ebbtide

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

I also never received the Welcome Packet for renewing my @gamer subscription in September, and a mod on the Best Buy Forums told me that they just recently received some new ones that they'd send via e-mail, so if anyone did not get theirs for renewing recently, post in the forum they have to get them. The representative I had communication with said they had a limited supply of the to give out, so do it sooner than later.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:45 AM

Fuck best buy and their @gamer coupons

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:50 AM

Fuck best buy and their @gamer coupons

Because they're really forcing it down people's throats like Gamestop and their cards and preorders and whatever else...
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:00 AM

Because they're really forcing it down people's throats like Gamestop and their cards and preorders and whatever else...


Don't forget the bonus of getting $20 rewardszone points for preordering.