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GoHastings: 30% off used games/books/CDs/movies with promo code ACASCUSEME, 2/2-2/6


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#1 FEGuy

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:09 PM

http://www.gohastings.com/index.jsp

 

Sorry if this is old or otherwise already posted, didn't see it posted elsewhere. Just used it to pick up a $27.xx copy of Fire Emblem Awakening since I missed out every other time there's been a decent sale.


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#2 Az1an Sensation

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:12 PM

There's actually a dedicated thread for Gohastings deals but it goes dead pretty often.


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#3 kodave

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

There's actually a dedicated thread for Gohastings deals but it goes dead pretty often.

It only goes "dead" if the weekly promotion isn't worth discussing. Otherwise I update it weekly/whenever there's a new deal.




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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:42 PM

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#5 Mad dog

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:59 PM

I much prefer gohastings deals posted independently so I actually see them. I don't think anyone has a right to monopolize all the deal postings of a single company. Thank you OP for posting this.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

I much prefer gohastings deals posted independently so I actually see them. I don't think anyone has a right to monopolize all the deal postings of a single company. Thank you OP for posting this.

 

I don't think it's a matter of monopolizing - for some retailers it's useful to have a dedicated thread (not that there can't be single deal threads). For something like Gohastings, a dedicated thread helps buyers see what past sales have been like, understand things like the typical conditions for items, and point out things that might get missed in a non-dedicated post (like the fact that Hastings now "guts" new games some times or that the shipping prices for books has changed). Also, having a dedicated thread means that people can subscribe and follow in one place.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:24 PM

I don't think it's a matter of monopolizing - for some retailers it's useful to have a dedicated thread (not that there can't be single deal threads). For something like Gohastings, a dedicated thread helps buyers see what past sales have been like, understand things like the typical conditions for items, and point out things that might get missed in a non-dedicated post (like the fact that Hastings now "guts" new games some times or that the shipping prices for books has changed). Also, having a dedicated thread means that people can subscribe and follow in one place.


That's all great but sometimes you just want to scan the titles for deals.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:25 PM

I much prefer gohastings deals posted independently so I actually see them. I don't think anyone has a right to monopolize all the deal postings of a single company. Thank you OP for posting this.

 

I'm not even sure that makes sense. I only am the OP there because someone else quit doing it a few years ago. I maintain the thread to give back to the CAG community. It's not like I get paid to run it. It's not like there's any glory from maintaining the first post. This isn't reddit, there's not even any fictional karma awarded for me maintaining the first post. It's a largely thankless job short of the nice CAGs who thank me from time to time. Additionally I always put the main gaming deals in the title of the main thread, so if you're not seeing them, it's because you aren't reading any further than "GoHastings Deals Thread" and then checking the first post.

 

 

That's all great but sometimes you just want to scan the titles for deals.

 

Again, the main gaming deal is always in the title and the information is always in the first post. You don't have to follow the latest posts in the thread. You just have to read beyond the first three words in the title to see if it's a deal you're interested in.

 

 

I don't think it's a matter of monopolizing - for some retailers it's useful to have a dedicated thread (not that there can't be single deal threads). For something like Gohastings, a dedicated thread helps buyers see what past sales have been like, understand things like the typical conditions for items, and point out things that might get missed in a non-dedicated post (like the fact that Hastings now "guts" new games some times or that the shipping prices for books has changed). Also, having a dedicated thread means that people can subscribe and follow in one place.

 

That's the main reason I believe it makes sense to maintain a company thread for GoHastings and that's why I maintain the FAQ in that first post. It answers 95% of the questions and issues people have with Hastings that inevitably pop up and are repeated time after time in "solo" threads like this. Most other retailers aren't like that and don't require such extensive FAQs and have those sort of repeat questions.