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Member Since 24 Mar 2012
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In Topic: PSN Promotion: Spend $100 from 10/1 to 10/28 and Get $15 PSN Code b...

Today, 06:19 PM

This promo swayed me towards getting Driveclub from PSN instead of Best Buy. I'll figure out what I'll get with the last $50.

I'm pretty sure this is exactly what Sony is going for with this sale.  They can't lower their digital pricing to compete with retail (due to relationship concerns), but they can offer a promo which sort of does the same thing.


In Topic: Dell Gaming Sale- $25 GC for pre-orders and reduced prices for some game...

Today, 01:06 PM

 They screwed us over on Assassins Creed and now Middle Earth

You mean when they canceled Assassins Creed Unity Collector's Edition?  The listing was obviously a mistake and they provided a refund within a reasonable amount of time which would allow anyone to place an order for it elsewhere.  Your use of the word "screw" is pretty harsh there.  Dell definitely has problems, but at least be reasonable.


In Topic: GameStop TIV/Promos XXVI: Values available on Android/iOS app. Madden Guarant...

Yesterday, 07:28 PM

Totally forgot about Amazon, haven't traded to them for a while.  Thanks for pointing that out, locked it in!

 

Hopefully Bestbuy will see Amazon's trade in value and put theirs at $40 haha.

Did you not enjoy it or just get a copy to flip?


In Topic: Dell Gaming Sale- $25 GC for pre-orders and reduced prices for some game...

Yesterday, 06:47 PM

You guys are doing way too much work for a $25 gift card.  With companies like Dell, just expect that poor service and slow delivery are the trade-offs and have low expectations.  Sometimes you'll be pleasantly surprised.

 

This post is halfway joking and halfway dead serious.


In Topic: GameStop TIV/Promos XXVI: Values available on Android/iOS app. Madden Guarant...

Yesterday, 06:44 PM

There is a fundamental difference between a 16 year old pushing the Gap card on an 18 year old: "ummm.... So like do you want to save 5% on your Gap purchase today?" And the hardcore methods that the gamestop employes have trained to use on (and I'll say it again) a particularly vulnerable and unsophisticated target group that comes into gamestop (18 - 24 males).
I just think about the way they push pre-orders and cannot imagine how they are pushing these credit cards. I would imagine it is more severe than a pre-order as the potential profit margin on the credit scam is massively higher than a stupid pre-order.
It's predatory because I would imagine they are going to approve anyone and I bet the credit limits starts at $200-$300. Then they wait until the card is maxed and collect the interest and wait for the kid to overdraft or forget a payment and they know they will be collecting all sorts of fees from this population.

You really shouldn't use the word scam in your description of this, although your conclusions and concerns are probably valid.  Those who sign up for the card will have the opportunity to act responsibly and not be negatively affected, so calling it a scam is not fair and does a disservice to the usage of the word.  Yes, you can probably blame Gamestop for their implementation of the card, but there is a certain amount of responsibility that belongs to the individual and responsibility to others for the upbringing and education of that individual.