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Mario Kart 8 preorder @ Dell, get $25 egc


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#1 yuyak

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:30 PM

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Same deal as they've been doing with a lot of new releases lately. Add the game to cart and the promo $25 giftcard will show up (probably a good idea to take a screen shot of it, since it won't show up on your order confirmation and some poeple had issues with these deals in the past).

 

eGiftCards are emailed to you 10-20 days after the game ships and I believe they're good for 90 days only.



#2 trock3

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:41 PM

Interesting, I didnt even know Dell sold Nintendo.



#3 defpally

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:53 PM

Yeah, I've bought a few games through them.  It works out pretty well, but they ship in padded envelopes, I had the corner of a Wind Waker crushed in the process.  Definitely hang on to screen shots of anything that mentions the gift card (the product page doesn't mention it).  I had to go through a bit of a mess to get one for GTA V that was actually part of the detail page (and listed in the title of the game on the invoice).  They fixed it, but it took a bit of time on the phone.  I was helped by the fact that the title of the game was something like "Grand Theft Auto V - with free $20 eGift Card".



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

Still zero deals from Amazon. Grrr. May have to finally cancel my preorder. :/


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:14 PM

Those with experience at Dell.com, two questions:

1. What do shipping costs run?  I'm not seeing anything on their site

2. How long does shipping take?  Is it more like 2-3 days, or more like 1-2 weeks?  


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#6 roomtemperature

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:15 PM

Seems good and then I can use that to get a pro controller for a price I want



#7 yanya

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

So... Mario Kart 8 + $25 GC + Free Wind Waker? Urge to buy... riiiiiiiiisiiing.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:35 PM

Hmm...if I shopped at Dell then I'd be on this. But I really don't want to be forced into buying more items from them. I'll stick with GCU instead; I'm not getting as much, but I'd rather get $12 off. Just my opinion. Thanks for posting OP.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:43 PM

Hmm...if I shopped at Dell then I'd be on this. But I really don't want to be forced into buying more items from them. I'll stick with GCU instead; I'm not getting as much, but I'd rather get $12 off. Just my opinion. Thanks for posting OP.

well with gcu you are getting just as much. Gcu discount of $12+$10 gas promo= $22 savings
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:45 PM

it has free next day shipping? I'm skeptical even though it says the price



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

I'm also thinking about using the $25 GC towards a Pro controller. Free shipping definitely makes it tempting.
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:50 PM

it has free next day shipping? I'm skeptical even though it says the price

They offered free next day shipping for me on my WatchDog preorder so I didn't find that too surprising. Also, if you sign up for Dell Advantage (their loyaltee program, free to sign up) you get 2nd business day shipping on ALL orders (in addition to 10% back for future orders). 

 

Personally, I'm hoping that they do the same promo for Destiny preorder. That comes out Sept 9. If I get 90 days from 10-20 days after this ships (May 30) it should still be good... barely. I applied the $25 from TitanFall so hopefully I can keep this train going. 



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

They offered free next day shipping for me on my WatchDog preorder so I didn't find that too surprising. Also, if you sign up for Dell Advantage (their loyaltee program, free to sign up) you get 2nd business day shipping on ALL orders (in addition to 10% back for future orders). 

 

Personally, I'm hoping that they do the same promo for Destiny preorder. That comes out Sept 9. If I get 90 days from 10-20 days after this ships (May 30) it should still be good... barely. I applied the $25 from TitanFall so hopefully I can keep this train going. 

Ok thanks, I ended up ordering this.  thanks!



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:48 PM

They offered free next day shipping for me on my WatchDog preorder so I didn't find that too surprising. Also, if you sign up for Dell Advantage (their loyaltee program, free to sign up) you get 2nd business day shipping on ALL orders (in addition to 10% back for future orders). 

 

Personally, I'm hoping that they do the same promo for Destiny preorder. That comes out Sept 9. If I get 90 days from 10-20 days after this ships (May 30) it should still be good... barely. I applied the $25 from TitanFall so hopefully I can keep this train going. 

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#15 yuyak

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

What's the catch for joining Dell Advantage?

As far as I'm aware, none. It's just a loyalty program like BestBuy's MyBestBuy or Kmart/Sear's SYWR. 

 

And my mistake, its' 5% back, not 10%. To get 10%, you also need to be part of the Dell Preferred (financing program, I assume would do a hard pull on your credit). I'm not a member of Dell Preferred.  

 

Here's the FAQ on Dell Advantage:

http://www.dell.com/...s/advantage-faq



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:55 PM

As far as I'm aware, none. It's just a loyalty program like BestBuy's MyBestBuy or Kmart/Sear's SYWR. 

 

And my mistake, its' 5% back, not 10%. To get 10%, you also need to be part of the Dell Preferred (financing program, I assume would do a hard pull on your credit). I'm not a member of Dell Preferred.  

 

Here's the FAQ on Dell Advantage:

http://www.dell.com/...s/advantage-faq

Well, darn, I wish I had known about that when I ordered a ~$275 TV (with $200 GC) two weeks ago--I wouldn't have minded another $13.75 back. :headache:


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:07 PM

well with gcu you are getting just as much. Gcu discount of $12+$10 gas promo= $22 savings

Had no clue about the gas cash promo, didn't think they had a promo period. Thanks for the heads up!



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for the thread, op! I pre-ordered my copy and will more than likely use the gift card for smash brothers later this year.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:52 PM

Thanks for the thread, op! I pre-ordered my copy and will more than likely use the gift card for smash brothers later this year.

the gift card will expire way before smash brothers release. It only good for 90 days

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

Interesting, I didnt even know Dell sold Nintendo.

Heh, I remember getting Mario Galaxy 2 not too long after it launched from Dell for like $30 or so.  


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:49 PM

Thanks OP. Cancelled my order on Amazon and went with this instead. Will buy another Pro Controller for sure.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:11 PM

Does anyone know how long this will last, or will it last until launch?  Not sure if I'll have the money by the time MK8 launches as I'll be buying a vita with my remaining funds and am still waiting on some potential birthday funds from a relative or two.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:13 PM

Does anyone know how long this will last, or will it last until launch?  Not sure if I'll have the money by the time MK8 launches as I'll be buying a vita with my remaining funds and am still waiting on some potential birthday funds from a relative or two.

This deal is on Slickdeals, so I don't see it lasting longer than another day, but we can always hope.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:18 PM

Do you get charged after the checkout or when the game ships? I'm so interested in this deal but my card has no funds right now lol.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:51 PM

Preordered. Totally canceling my newegg preorder from novemba. 


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#26 Brachabre

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:52 PM

Hmm I think I'm going to bite, but boy am I hesitant to end up w/ a $25 gift card with nothing to buy due to stuff being conveniently sold out lol


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:52 PM

Do you get charged after the checkout or when the game ships? I'm so interested in this deal but my card has no funds right now lol.

They don't charge until it ships


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:52 PM

Hmm I think I'm going to bite, but boy am I hesitant to end up w/ a $25 gift card with nothing to buy due to stuff being conveniently sold out lol

Use it towards Smash Bros if you have a 3DS?


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#29 triforce9

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:53 PM

Thanks OP! I had yet to preorder this, I was hoping something better than the BB gas cash would come up. 

 

Dell has Kirby 3DS for $30 right now. If they still have it when I get the $25 egc, that's probably what I'll use it on.


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#30 Brachabre

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:00 AM

Use it towards Smash Bros if you have a 3DS?

Woop forgot about that. Now let's just hope Dell gets enough copies as I'm sure ppl w/ those $25 gift cards are going to be blowing their load on Smash Bros 3DS for sure. 

 

Welp Dell got me! I bit on this pre-order. They better deliver come time I have that $25 gift card to blow.


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