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Dark Souls 2: Black Armor Edition (X360/PS3) $39.99 at Best Buy (regular $39.99 at Amazon)


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#1 Wario64

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

As part of this week's ads

 

PS3: http://www.bestbuy.c...14009&lp=2&cp=1

X360: http://www.bestbuy.c...14009&lp=1&cp=1

 

 

 

Amazon pm'd the regular edition

 

http://www.amazon.co...3/dp/B006YDPU48



#2 SativaSam

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:28 PM

$32 w/ GCU is a great deal for that edition... but I honestly think I'll just wait until Bloodborne. I haven't played through any Souls game yet and if I've waited this long I figure I can wait until Spring of next year.



#3 plus1zero

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:32 PM

I think I'll wait till $19.99 -24.99to re-buy this. I traded in mine disc only and kept the black armor edition.

There is one CE still available though, if they'd drop it to $59.99 I'd bite.

#4 ps257

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

I brought this game on Thursday at Walmart for $64.00. Would I be able to take my opened copy, and have the difference price matched on store credit? 



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

I brought this game on Thursday at Walmart for $64.00. Would I be able to take my opened copy, and have the difference price matched on store credit?


If I'm not mistaken Walmart only PM if you have actual Ad. If it's the same SKU you should be able to buy a copy from BBY and return the new copy to Walmart.

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#6 Stele

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

I brought this game on Thursday at Walmart for $64.00. Would I be able to take my opened copy, and have the difference price matched on store credit? 

If you have GCU, the easiest would be to return the BBY edition to Wal-Mart.



#7 ps257

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:38 PM

Sorry for double posting. I wanted to ask you guys if GCU is better then power up rewards? I'm always reading about GCU combined deals, but never anything about power up rewards. What's the deal? Should I cancel power up rewards and get GCU or both?



#8 RabbitSuit

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:44 PM

Sorry for double posting. I wanted to ask you guys if GCU is better then power up rewards? I'm always reading about GCU combined deals, but never anything about power up rewards. What's the deal? Should I cancel power up rewards and get GCU or both?

Well, power-up rewards has its own merits, I guess.

15USD (1year membership) for 10% off preowned games increased points for trade-ins and purchases too. Also nets you two coupons at start.

GCU is 60USD (2year membership) for 20% off new games and 10% off preowned. You get the same bonuses for trade-ins, purchases and coupons.

 

If you pick up preowned games at Gamestop, it's probably still worth it to get it there. But GCU is the way to go in terms of memberships. I did say it was 60USD for the membership, but it's normal MSRP is 120USD. They just have it on 50% off so much that if you don't get it for that or less, it'll be silly.



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#9 ps257

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

Well, power-up rewards has its own merits, I guess.

15USD (1year membership) for 10% off preowned games increased points for trade-ins and purchases too. Also nets you two coupons at start.

GCU is 60USD (2year membership) for 20% off new games and 10% off preowned. You get the same bonuses for trade-ins, purchases and coupons.

 

If you pick up preowned games at Gamestop, it's probably still worth it to get it there. But GCU is the way to go in terms of memberships. I did say it was 60USD for the membership, but it's normal MSRP is 120USD. They just have it on 50% off so much that if you don't get it for that or less, it'll be silly.

Thanks for the run down. I appreciate it. I had no idea that you save 20% on new games. That's a lot better in my opinion then the rewards deal. I rarely ever trade though. The games I decide to buy I make sure that they're keepers. It's a shame Best Buy is a half hour drive. I suppose I could do this online as well. Now does Best Buy's 20% stack with price matching amazon or newegg?



#10 Masterkyo

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

Tempting! :)


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#11 chimpmeister

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

Thanks for the heads up OP, picked up one of the last Black Armor editions in my area (only two BBs showed it in stock, and we have a ton in this area, NVA).  The store I got mine from was at Potomac Yards, they had one more on the shelf when I left.  $32 for the Black Armor edition is a great deal!



#12 MetalGearHorus

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:47 PM

I think I'll wait till $19.99 -24.99to re-buy this. I traded in mine disc only and kept the black armor edition.

There is one CE still available though, if they'd drop it to $59.99 I'd bite.

Namco Bandai webstore had the Collector's Edition on one-day sale for $60 the other week. I was waiting for the regular edition to hit $30 or so, but I bit and I'm glad I did. The quality of the CE swag is pretty great. Especially if you like art books.



#13 io

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:31 PM

Discussion of return fraud is, indeed, not allowed on CAG. Take it elsewhere.

#14 Jodou

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:07 AM

$32 w/ GCU is a great deal for that edition... but I honestly think I'll just wait until Bloodborne. I haven't played through any Souls game yet and if I've waited this long I figure I can wait until Spring of next year.

Just buy Demon's Souls.  It's the best one out of them all.


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#15 JakeM17

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:18 AM

Saw this on sale yesterday but thought it was just the regular version. Great price.



#16 exileinoblivion

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:24 AM

So that mario kart 8 thread is alright but return fraud pushes the boundaries? CAG has been getting downright stupid lately.

#17 Mustainium

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:32 AM

I really want to jump on this, but I'm afraid they'll announce a PS4/Xbone version the moment that I do. 



#18 io

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:46 AM

So that mario kart 8 thread is alright but return fraud pushes the boundaries? CAG has been getting downright stupid lately.


I'm not sure what the Mario Kart 8 thread is about but yes, there is a difference. Return fraud is illegal. Buying and selling/trading (or "flipping" if you like) is not.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:27 AM

Is a metal case (& soundtrack) the only extra in this version? Is it a legit steelbook? Thanks in advance.

I still need to play DS1 through. Got demotivated after playing ps3 version, then having to start over after buying PC version (whole game w dlc was same price as dlc on ps3). Still need to play, but the E3 2013 vid looked insane so I was thinking about skipping to DS2. Now that I know the amazing lighting effects was all fake, I can wait til after I finish DS1. Will prob get DS2 on PC, unless I find great deal on the CE or this version.

#20 RabbitSuit

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:05 AM

It's not a steelbook. It's a metalpack or whatever. Has hinges on the side and all. Front of it looks nice at least.



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#21 Ashtaar

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:16 AM

Of course I had to buy this trash  (regular edition) like 2 weeks ago for more money....


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#22 Stele

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

Lol, somebody needs to look up "return fraud" on wikipedia or something before making bold claims, but what can you expect from Cheapy's unpaid minions.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:31 PM

It's not a steelbook. It's a metalpack or whatever. Has hinges on the side and all. Front of it looks nice at least.

 

I used to heavily collect video game steelbooks, and whatever you want to call this, it looks better than any other steelbook I owned.



#24 io

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:22 AM

Lol, somebody needs to look up "return fraud" on wikipedia or something before making bold claims, but what can you expect from Cheapy's unpaid minions.


OK, I did. Too bad you didn't before posting:
 

Types of return fraud

Some examples of the return fraud and abuse problems include:
Wardrobing or renting: Purchasing merchandise for short-term use with the intent to return the item, such as a dress for a special occasion, a video camera for graduations and weddings or a big-screen television for the Super Bowl.
Returning stolen merchandise: Shoplifting with the objective to return the item(s) for full price, plus any sales tax.
Receipt fraud: Utilizing reused, stolen or falsified receipts to return merchandise for profit. Alternatively, returning goods purchased on sale or from a different store at a lower price with the intention of profiting from the difference.
e-Receipt fraud: Utilizing e-receipts issued when purchasing goods online, but returning them in store, to return merchandise for profit. A variation of the receipt fraud using the e-receipts.
Employee fraud: Assistance from employees to return stolen goods for full retail price.
Price switching: Placing lower priced labels on merchandise with the intention of returning the item(s) at the higher price point.
Price arbitrage: Purchasing differently priced, but similar-looking merchandise and returning the cheaper item as the expensive one.
Switch fraud: Purchasing a working item, and returning a damaged or defective identical item that was already owned.
Cross-retailer return: Returning or exchanging an item purchased at another retailer (usually at a lower price) for cash or a similar, higher-priced item at another retailer.


If you are referring to the "illegal" part I suppose an incident or two of it is not really illegal. But doing it a lot can get loss prevention on your ass and potentially lead to trouble. Trading games in (that you bought legit), even excessively, at most will get you a trading ban.

And the semantics don't matter anyway - talk of return fraud is not allowed on CAG, and what was being discussed clearly was an example of that.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:35 AM

So that mario kart 8 thread is alright but return fraud pushes the boundaries? CAG has been getting downright stupid lately.

How is the mario kart thread illegal?

 

God, some posters on cag are downright stupid nowadays.