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40%/65% off all Brady Games guides w/ free shipping (til '06) @ bradygames.com


#1 Starky27   RPG Hoarder CAGiversary!   900 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 12:34 AM

Currently bradygames.com has a holiday sale until 12/31/05 for 25% off 1 or 2 guides or 50% off 3 or more, but there's a nice trick involved.

First off, this requires signing up for a free bradygames account. After doing so, you can peruse their stock to see what you want, but don't add anything to your cart.
At the top of the page is a link to jump to other sites in the Informit Network, select Informit from the menu or just go to informit.com. This site has all the offered Brady Games guides at an increased discount of 15% more than the bradygames site discount. Search for the guides you want and add them on this site, then switch back over to bradygames.com and if you have 3 or more guides, each should be discounted by 65%. NOTE: The discount will still show as 50% on the informit site until you flip back to bradygames, but once it's added to your cart it will stick.

If you take full advantage you can get each guide for about $5 and change, not bad if there's a few guides you've been wanting. Also, the WoW Atlas pack is 12.25 and the SCII 'guide' is under $3 after the discount. Then, of course while checking out there is free UPS ground shipping thrown in.

EDIT: Add'l info about finding guides (C&P'ed from Shrike)

The list that comes from the informit.com site is a slightly smaller list than the one on the bradygames.com site. Ones that didn't come up doing the "all games" on informit.com list were ones like XML2, COD2, and some of the newest guides. However, if you found the guide on the bradygames.com site, and then went to the informit.com website, pasted the URL for the guide from bradygames.com and replaced the bradygames.com portion of the URL with informit.com , the game guide would show up on the informit.com site.

Added to the cart from bradygames.com, you would just get the 50% discount. When sending it across from the informit.com site, you'd still get the 65% discount. So, if you found a guide on bradygames.com that didn't show up on the informit.com site directly, do the little trick above, add it to your cart, and you should be able to get the guide with the 65% discount. Has to be added from informit.com to get the full 65% discount.

#2 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   27290 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 12:50 AM

nice if you really got these books... can get DQ 8 for 6.30 each if you order 3
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#3 I AM WILLIAM H. MACY   William "Hog" Macy CAGiversary!   3539 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 12:54 AM

too much work

#4 allout1986   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   908 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:00 AM

Might just pick up the resident evil archives book through this. Thanks OP
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#5 LaraCroftsLeftBoob   Insert Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:02 AM

tag for later researching
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#6 drsuper23   Been here a while CAGiversary!   1070 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:09 AM

Nice, Thanks OP. Just ordered a couple of those older guides. I specially found the Zone of the Enders one a good find. Good prices too.
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#7 Dante Devil   Uh... CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:15 AM

So, I go to informit site and order them there and switch back to Bradgames.com to pay?

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#8 gopro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   799 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:15 AM

anyone willing to do this w/me? I only want 1 guide and thats Radiata Stories Guide.
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#9 Dante Devil   Uh... CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:32 AM

Thanks OP! Ordered DQ 8, Star Ocean, DMC3, and RE4(PS2). Each averaging about $6!

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#10 lyric706   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1095 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:40 AM

Thanks so much, OP! I ordered:
Far Cry Instincts
Darkwatch
Destroy All Humans!
Brothers in Arms
Beyond Good and Evil
Legend of Zelda, The: Oracle of Seasons & Oracle of Ages
Prince of Persia®: Warrior Within

Total: $37.08.

#11 FlipSide   Made in the Philippines CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:44 AM

Thnx OP

I didnt try ordering old FF guides since they are prolly OOP, but got:
Suikoden 4
Suikoden Tactics
Shadow Hearts Covenant
for $17.48 (damn @1.03 tax)
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#12 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4648 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:46 AM

i will give it a shot for the older guides simply because i know it probably wont go through
"If it ain't fifty cents then I dont want it."



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#13 mynameisjonas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:50 AM

Thank you very much.

DQ VIII
Shining Force Neo
Radiata Stories
Brave Fencer Musashi
Parasite Eve
Final Fantasy VII (They should have this one)
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX

Total 45.20

#14 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3349 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:05 AM

I tried ordering some of the older guides. Lets see if they go through. THanks OP!

#15 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10161 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:07 AM

Thanks you alot

Dragon Quest VIII
Shining Force Neo
Radiata Stories
Suikoden IV
Suikoden Tactics
Castlevania: Curse of darkness
Kingdom Hearts
Haunting Ground
Romancing Saga

Total $50.40 + $2.57 taxes
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#16 shadylane   Believe... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:11 AM

are you allowed to add the coupon they give you when you sign up for bradygames in the email

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#17 gopro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   799 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:12 AM

damn Radiata Stories, RE4 PS2, Shining Force Neo, and Suikoden 4 for $24.02, sooo good.

Thanks OP, hope this goes through an I hope they dont change my shipping from UPS Ground to something else because I live in Hawaii.

OMG Shady, I didnt know they gave a code. I got in the e-mail too. Damn I wanna cancel and use it with the 65%off.
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#18 shadylane   Believe... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:15 AM

yea i just realized myself. well i guess that gives me a reason to place another order

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#19 wbc1228   huh?! CAGiversary!   2750 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:17 AM

Can't believe I just spent $66.71 (stupid tax.....why?!) on strategy guides. At least I got a good deal this time. I hate myself for paying retail price the metal gear solid 2 substance just a few days ago.

I purchased the guides for radiata stories, dragon quest VIII, street fighter anniversary, xenosaga II limited edition, soul caliber 2, ff vii, viii, ix, x, x-2, and suikoden iv.

Hopefully it would go thru.

#20 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10161 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:26 AM

Do not USE the 20% off coupon u get from email (20% off regular price). I tested the code & the price JUMP UP to $122.XX plus taxes instead $50.40...... you have to "CLick" view the cart it went down 65% off discount again.

CAG is EVIL :)
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#21 wbc1228   huh?! CAGiversary!   2750 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:30 AM

Do not USE the 20% off coupon u get from email (20% off regular price). I tested the code & the price JUMP UP to $122.XX plus taxes instead $50.40...... you have to "CLick" view the cart it went down 65% off discount again.

CAG is EVIL :)


thanks for the info.

#22 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3405 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:31 AM

I have no idea how you came up with that, but that's pretty slick.
DQ8
SH: Covenant
FFX2
18.35 shipped with tax

Note: The 20% coupon code you get with a new account does *not* stack, as far as I could tell. It takes 20% off MSRP. Not so good.

#23 mr ryles   Plays bowling CAGiversary!   14732 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:32 AM

I will also tag this

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#24 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3349 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:35 AM

DONT USE THE COUPON CODE they give you. It takes all the prices back to regular and then takes the 20% off that. Not nearly as good as the 65% trick.

Edit.........Uh nevermind, this was already posted. hehe

#25 Starky27   RPG Hoarder CAGiversary!   900 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:51 AM

Yes, please don't use another coupon code to try and discount it even more as it won't work and you'll have to view your cart again. Also, you should get an immediate 'thank you for your order' email, that has a link to your order's status. It should proceed from Processing to Being Packed to Shipped, though you probably won't get the shipping notification until close of business (5:30 EST) tomorrow...

#26 rxdoga   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   315 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:21 AM

Thanks alot OP:applause: . Would have been pure robbery if 20% had worked.

#27 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15241 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:39 AM

Thanks so much, OP! I ordered:
Far Cry Instincts
Darkwatch
Destroy All Humans!
Brothers in Arms
Beyond Good and Evil
Legend of Zelda, The: Oracle of Seasons & Oracle of Ages
Prince of Persia®: Warrior Within

Total: $37.08.



Half those guides i have lying around from penny drops, and im sure other people do too - you should look in trading forums next time, theres prob a ton of them :drool:

#28 oxidative   last chance to evacuate CAGiversary!   887 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:45 AM

Thanks OP! I picked up 9 guides for ~$50.

#29 racthamp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   760 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:45 AM

damn it and I just got the RE guide from ebay this weekend :(

how about beyond good and evil guide? i thought that one not too many people from trade forum has it? is there? otherwise.. i'll try to get it from bradygame.. :)

#30 schuerm26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4566 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:46 AM

I have tons of old guides here at my house. If anyone is looking for something PM me.