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Posted by leichstein on 07 September 2014 - 07:20 PM
Posted by leichstein on 05 August 2014 - 08:35 PM
I am not sure too. Final Fantasies 5, 6, 7 and 8 costs 10bucks? That doesn't look like a sale to me.
FFX/X-2 HD should cost 20 bucks even without sale. The 40 bucks they normally charge is way too expensive for old games, IMO.
Old games with upgraded graphics, 2-4 games in the bundle, trophy support, and (in SE's case) additional content that never made it to certain parts of the world is a damn good deal.
Posted by leichstein on 27 July 2014 - 05:46 PM
How does inFAMOUS Second Son compare with inFAMOUS 1 or 2? I've played a bit of Second Son and I'm enjoying it, but I'm somewhat tempted to trade it in to Gamestop while they still have their 50% promotion, use $10 to buy #1 or 2 on the Super Hero sale and pocket the last $20.
Infamous 1 is good, but a little rough with some pretty annoying gameplay design choices (enemy AI is very good with sniping you from even from across the map). The level design is kind of drab and it gets repetitive pretty quickly (having to go down to the sewers and getting a new power again and again). The side missions are also extremely repetitive since there's only like a handful of types and you have to play them over and over, but in a different area.
Infamous 2 is an improvement in pretty much every way. The enemy AI is improved to where it's not too easy, but it's also not cheap. The level design is much more inspired. The colorful New Marais beats the gray drabness of Empire City. You get more powers than just lightning and how you gain them and level them up is more varied than the first. There's also a better variety of side missions to reduce the repetitive feel from the first game.
All in all, I would say give Infamous 1 a spin at least for the story. It might be a bit rough gameplay wise compared to Second Son, but it's still fun. After that, move onto Infamous 2. It plays better than 1 and is beefier than Second Son as far as content.
Posted by leichstein on 21 May 2014 - 04:48 PM
Anyone have experience buying gaming gift cards (PSN/Steam/XBox cash) with the trade-in credit?
It's completely fine to do, but I got denied before they even rang the cards up saying, "you can't pay for a gift card with a gift card." They wouldn't even humor me by trying to scan the cards which is ridiculous.
I just drove home and bought a $20 PSN cash card (e-mail code) with the gift card balance, so obviously it's possible.
Here's the annoying thing: It's been over 20 hours and I haven't received the code in my inbox. Anyone dealt with this garbage before? Now I'm feeling like they just stole my games.
The only type of gift card you can't buy with a target gift card is a visa gift card. Everything else is fair game. If someone tries to deny you the purchase of any other type of gift card, just tell them to get a manager.
I heard you can combine gift cards. What if you have some of these electronics trade in gift cards and some "regular" giftcards. Will they combine them onto one "regular" gift card? If so, can you then get around the fact that you can't buy visa gift cards (or whatever) that can be used elsewhere?
Combining is really easy. All you have to do is go up to the service desk, tell them you want to combine your gift cards, tell them which gift card you want to keep, and they just have to scan them all and put the total value on the gift card that you want to keep. You can combine any type of target gift cards as long as it isn't a "monster" gift card. Most stores have a strict policy about not transferring the balances from the monster-shaped gift cards to regular-sized gift cards to combat scammers.
Also, there's no way around the visa gift card thing. The POS system actually prevents it and even reminds the team member that a visa gift card can't be purchased with it.
Posted by leichstein on 21 May 2014 - 07:33 AM
This is a huge thread so sorry if I'm asking a redundant question. (I checked the OP btw)
If you get a Target gift card, can you then purchase a VISA gift card? So, in essence you are getting cash back or can move your Target credit? Thanks.
You can't convert a Target gift card to a visa gift card. The main reason for this is that it would give scammers a loophole to exploit the system even more. Many scammers (through theft or coupon fraud) will return items to the store and get back a certain value onto a gift card. Many people try to take them to places like giant eagle or other places that have the coinstar machines to get cash back for store gift cards. Target circumvents this by issuing "monster" gift cards if they suspect theft/fraud because they are shaped in such a way that they can't fit in the machines. Cashiers were also instructed not to transfer the balance of a monster gift card to a regular shaped gift card that would fit in those machines. If they allowed visa gift cards to be purchased using a gift card, it would nullify Target's attempts with mitigating how much damage scammers can do.
That said, you can get any other type of gift card.
Posted by leichstein on 12 November 2013 - 12:54 AM
Im pretty sure Target takes returns without receipts, so if you come back next week you may be able to get $60 by returning the unopened games you dont want
You can also try returning them at walmart if the barcode's are the same (sometimes they arent)
youll get a gift card for items over $25 but a gift card at Walmart may as well be cash since you can buy groceries and anything you need there
You must be from SlickDeals. Not only is this highly unethical, but there's usually a limit to how much you can return without a receipt. At Target, it's $70 a year. Your little scheme, which constitutes return fraud, would only work once.
Posted by leichstein on 10 October 2013 - 11:43 PM
Posted by leichstein on 12 July 2013 - 11:58 AM
Damn it. I paid $12.49 for the Portal bundle yesterday, and 2 could go on sale for $5. Oh well. I got Dark Souls during its flash sale and Metro: Last Light for a penny. I feel like the latter compensates for any more purchases I wind up making. By the way, what are people's opinion on Binding of Isaac? Been following it for a while and that looks like a good price.