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CAG's Video Game Price Tweeter Provides Price Reports Via Twitter


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17022 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:02 AM

Just send a tweet (not a Direct Message) to @VideoGameDeals with your price request and you'll receive an auto-reply with the lowest price within 30 seconds. We'll also provide a link to a full price report, which include new prices, used prices, and trade-in values.

  • One game title per tweet, software only (for now)
  • Include game title and platform (for multi-platform games); try to avoid abbreviations like “GOW”, “COD”, etc.
  • You can use natural language, but simple is best
Examples:
@videogamedeals rock band beatles 360
@videogamedeals call of duty black ops ps3
@videogamedeals whats the best price for disney epic mickey?

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Edited by CheapyD, 13 March 2011 - 12:22 PM.


#2 PacManster17   Nonstop gaming marathons! CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:19 AM

First! Great job Cheapy. I have already used this tool but am glad it is out of beta mode. Is there still a tweet limit associated with the amount per hour?
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#3 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17022 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:20 AM

First! Great job Cheapy. I have already used this tool but am glad it is out of beta mode. Is there still a tweet limit associated with the amount per hour?


Yes, but we've got multiple accounts to handle the load.

#4 Grubish360   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   40 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:20 AM

Sweet!
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#5 katzd2007   It's a me katzd woo hoo!! CAGiversary!   229 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:28 AM

Very nice. How's goes the work with a iphone or android application?

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#6 Snake2715   Gotta Have Your Toys... CAGiversary!   8510 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:34 AM

nice man.
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#7 skadave   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:47 AM

didn't work for me.

#8 djsmf435   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:54 AM

Just used it. Works like a boss. Thank You!

#9 Elektr0ns   What's next? CAGiversary!   450 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:04 AM

Derp...

Edited by Elektr0ns, 11 March 2011 - 02:07 AM.
FAIL

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#10 projectionist   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   150 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:07 AM

Redeemed, thanks.

#11 mission42   To start, press any key CAGiversary!   1561 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:58 AM

Took exactly 32 seconds for a reply according to Twitter...I want my money back!

Oh wait, it was free, in that case, great job and keep up the good work. Thanks Cheapy/John!
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#12 teh_minus   TX Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:01 AM

Great idea Cheapy! Although I encourage everyone to check the tweets before asking for a price first. I saw a lot of the same games being asked about on the timeline...

#13 callmesteam   I'm just a dead man. CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:31 AM

DUDE! That is awesome!
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#14 Kingfalcon   Look at what you did! CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:04 AM

Great idea Cheapy! Although I encourage everyone to check the tweets before asking for a price first. I saw a lot of the same games being asked about on the timeline...

Why would I do that? It will take less time to ask for a price than search through the timeline. Plus, this is an automated system. It's not like John is sitting there googling the prices of every game you tweet about.

#15 raarar   With sexy results. CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago   Has been playing South Park: The Stick of Truth
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:58 AM

This is an awesome addition. Thanks a lot for this!

#16 BobbyIncognito   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   106 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:01 AM

While I like the idea AND execution of this idea, I don't like that the twitter page is now being filled up with people requesting prices. I feel that this should be on a different twitter account so that I still just get tweets about video game deals on CAG.

I'm not too well versed with Twitter yet, so perhaps someone could show me how to just get updates that aren't replies to people. I am currently using TweetDeck on my Android. I'm not following videogamedeals, I just added a column that checks for updates so my main twitter account isn't filled up.
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Reading the thread before posting is a great and awesome thing.


#17 panda911   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   934 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:01 AM

This is some wizard shit.

#18 SpecJoe Magic   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   2 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:29 AM

This is a great feature, but it must be based on just new game prices because I can get a pre-owned Fallout: New Vegas for $32.99 from Gamestop.com.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:42 AM

The TweetyD pic made me LMFAOWIHABFAFIMRAAMMYAMTTDMRFBNA

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#20 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17022 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:58 PM

I'm not too well versed with Twitter yet, so perhaps someone could show me how to just get updates that aren't replies to people. I am currently using TweetDeck on my Android. I'm not following videogamedeals, I just added a column that checks for updates so my main twitter account isn't filled up.

Just follow @videogamedeals and other people's replies won't show up in your timeline, unless you are following them too. It sounds like you are actually visiting the @videogamedeals twitter page to get your updates, so yeah, you are doing it wrong. ;)


This is a great feature, but it must be based on just new game prices because I can get a pre-owned Fallout: New Vegas for $32.99 from Gamestop.com.

Yup.
Click the link in the reply for the used prices and trade in values.

#21 NeoHumpty   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

Awesome. Thanks!

#22 Indiana   Over 3 decades of gaming! CAGiversary!   3133 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:43 PM

It tells me that you must be following me for me to send a message to you.

#23 naf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   150 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

For feedback purposes:

Tried "yoostar 2 ps3" (don't ask) and did not get a response

Tried "mlb 2k11 ps3" and got MLB 2k10 in response

Thank you

#24 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4287 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:56 PM

what's different from when this was first announced?

#25 Jobbercho   Do a barrel roll! CAGiversary!   585 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:17 PM

For feedback purposes:

Tried "yoostar 2 ps3" (don't ask) and did not get a response

Tried "mlb 2k11 ps3" and got MLB 2k10 in response

Thank you


Looks like it pulls its info from the games db and those games weren't added to the site.
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#26 naf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   150 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:48 PM

Looks like it pulls its info from the games db and those games weren't added to the site.


um yeah, didn't compute that they were both released just a couple days ago LOL

my bad

#27 BobbyIncognito   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   106 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

Just follow @videogamedeals and other people's replies won't show up in your timeline, unless you are following them too. It sounds like you are actually visiting the @videogamedeals twitter page to get your updates, so yeah, you are doing it wrong. ;)


Thanks CheapyD! Also, thanks for not being mean about it.
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Reading the thread before posting is a great and awesome thing.


#28 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17022 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:06 AM

It tells me that you must be following me for me to send a message to you.


send a regular reply, not a dm

what's different from when this was first announced?


We now have a proper mobile formatted results page, which includes used prices and trade-in values when you click the link. It also works better and can handle more traffic.

#29 venturin   SalmonChantedEvening CAGiversary!   290 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:14 AM

hmmm.. It says Alpha Protocol PS3, $29.99 @ Gamestop. But Amazon has it for $13.99 new. I guess it doesn't know it all, yet...
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#30 Pollox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:50 AM

Just follow @videogamedeals and other people's replies won't show up in your timeline, unless you are following them too. It sounds like you are actually visiting the @videogamedeals twitter page to get your updates, so yeah, you are doing it wrong. ;).


I follow the videogamesdeals tweets using its RSS feed, which shows everything the account tweets including replies. The massive amount of price check tweets makes this feed fairly useless to me.