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Best Buy PMing Used prices @ GS & GC for New


#61 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:24 PM

This would definitely be good for when GS has a decent "Used Deal of the Week" or two.

#62 mrnivek   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:33 PM

This would be interesting if it rolls out in my area. I'd rather give my money to Best Buy and the developer rather than Gamestop. I like that someone is trying to take a shot at Gamestop.

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#63 SNAKE EYES EX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   537 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:35 PM

Very happy to see this. This is a win/win for everyone (except GameStop).

Very smart on Best Buy's behalf since they have to drop the price so little to price match GameStop insane $54.99 off used games.
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#64 MuzykMann   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   369 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:43 PM

I'm happy to see this and LOVE that a retailer is taking on Gametop's used game ridiculousness. $5 is not a discount worthy of used over new, IMHO.

At the same time, Amazon does most new games $5-$6 off already, they have a huge selection, and when I stack up prime shipping and ECA coupons I get even better deals. Appreciate Best Buy doing it for the "I need it this very second" crowd, but Amazon is still gonna see most of my money.


#65 dpb6058   I'm here about a gremlin! CAGiversary!   137 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:45 PM

Went to two different Best Buys in Central Florida (Leesburg and Ocala) and did not see any mention of this program. I'm praying this plan reaches Florida, I've never been a fan of gamestop

#66 Hellacious   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:50 PM

It is late in the week.... This could be in the Merch kit for next week aka starting on Sunday. That particular store could have just put it out early to get a jump start on things.

#67 akokonas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   330 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:10 PM

i dont understand how this will work is best buy gonna pick up the phone everytime and call GS? Plus you cant really bring in a ad for GS

#68 xxDOYLExx   I Swallowed A Bug CAGiversary!   886 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:17 PM

I'm happy to see this and LOVE that a retailer is taking on Gametop's used game ridiculousness. $5 is not a discount worthy of used over new, IMHO.

At the same time, Amazon does most new games $5-$6 off already, they have a huge selection, and when I stack up prime shipping and ECA coupons I get even better deals. Appreciate Best Buy doing it for the "I need it this very second" crowd, but Amazon is still gonna see most of my money.


are you forgetting that you have to pay to get the ECA discount and have prime?

#69 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:26 PM

Joystiq posted on this and has apparently contacted Best Buy for comment, so maybe we'll find out.

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#70 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:31 PM

Joystiq posted on this and has apparently contacted Best Buy for comment, so maybe we'll find out.


Cool. Interested to see what they have to say.

#71 konamifan2002   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:32 PM

for once its good to be in Utah, too bad im back in China
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#72 xxDOYLExx   I Swallowed A Bug CAGiversary!   886 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

Joystiq posted on this and has apparently contacted Best Buy for comment, so maybe we'll find out.


And to think I hesitated posting this for fear it had allready been posted.

#73 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6153 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:43 PM

for once its good to be in Utah, too bad im back in China


Just curious, but...Mormon mission?

Back to topic...it's so odd we've only heard of this at a single test market, in Utah. Man the possibilities are just dancing through my head if this ever comes to LA. Who cares about getting denied, at least I'd give it a try to have them match the weekly coupons, Edge, not to mention when they drop used prices on slightly older games to say $20 each, that Best Buy is still selling for $59.99

SPLASH!

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#74 Arthur93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

"Update: A Best Buy representative informed us that this is, indeed, a local test and not a nationwide program. Hopefully, the "test" proves positive, as we'd love to see this program expand."

http://www.joystiq.c...-of-used-games/

#75 KingDox   Scream My Name CAGiversary!   3771 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:48 PM

I have a feeling that BB will call the shots on this deal. They will have a few "select" games to discount that are based on the used price GS has.

Kinda like how place show "the other guys" price and their lower price. And often times "the other guys" price is MSRP and their price is a few bucks cheaper and usually not that much of a deal.

#76 Quintessence   The Darkness Consumes CAGiversary!   1416 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:51 PM

I'd rather give my money to Best Buy and the developer rather than Gamestop. I like that someone is trying to take a shot at Gamestop.


I agree with this. One of the reasons I try to buy my games new is to support the people who actually made the game.

It will be interesting to see how all of this works out.

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#77 shafnitz   G100,000 - 5/16/2014! CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:56 PM

Just curious, but...Mormon mission?

Doubt it. He wouldn't have time to hang out on CAG, if that were the case.
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#78 xxDOYLExx   I Swallowed A Bug CAGiversary!   886 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:00 PM

Doubt it. He wouldn't have time to hang out on CAG, if that were the case.


he also wouldnt be in china.

#79 Korben   Sofa King Awesome CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:06 PM

This would be interesting if it rolls out in my area. I'd rather give my money to Best Buy and the developer rather than Gamestop. I like that someone is trying to take a shot at Gamestop.



Last time I check Best Buy owns Gamestop/EB Games.
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#80 ChernobylCow   Say_Moo CAGiversary!   1859 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

So assuming my store does the price matching: what do I need to take with me? an ad? internet printout? or do I just go to a register and be like "hey suckah, I'm buying the last one. price match this bitch." and they'll google it for me? never messed with PMing.

#81 shafnitz   G100,000 - 5/16/2014! CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:10 PM

he also wouldnt be in china.

Not mainland China, but he could be in Hong Kong.
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#82 shafnitz   G100,000 - 5/16/2014! CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:12 PM

Last time I check Best Buy owns Gamestop/EB Games.

Nope.
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#83 maxfisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:12 PM

I wonder if this is just Best Buy or if the game publishers are backing it. I could see them backing such a program for a year or two, reimbursing Best Buy for the 'losses' they take. If they could kill Gamestop, they would knock a huge chunk out of the used game market, which is something they've been hoping to do for years.

#84 shafnitz   G100,000 - 5/16/2014! CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:14 PM

I wonder if this is just Best Buy or if the game publishers are backing it. I could see them backing such a program for a year or two, reimbursing Best Buy for the 'losses' they take. If they could kill Gamestop, they would knock a huge chunk out of the used game market, which is something they've been hoping to do for years.

Interesting point. I wonder if it would be legal or ethical for a publisher to give kickbacks to Best Buy for a program like this.
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#85 jlucas   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   13 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:16 PM

I hope this spreads.

The best part is the games will actually be new not "new but some employee opened it, took it home, played it, got grease stains on the manual, and its been sitting in a sleeve for a month"


Amen!! :applause::applause::applause:
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#86 xxDOYLExx   I Swallowed A Bug CAGiversary!   886 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:20 PM

Not mainland China, but he could be in Hong Kong.


Truth.

#87 jlucas   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   13 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:22 PM

Last time I check Best Buy owns Gamestop/EB Games.


Eh?
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#88 mjrgamer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

Someone is taking control and challenging for the title of game store supremacy. :applause:........................:lol: Let's see if Gamestop or Gamecrazy do ANYTHING at all. :bouncy:

#89 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:37 PM

I've been a member of CAG for almost two years now, and everytime any store does anything new related to video games, everyone is so quick to write off GS. But they are still chugging along and making huge profits.

#90 Brettweiser   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:39 PM

I live right down the road from this store. I'm so stopping on my way home to check this out.