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Microcenter: Pre-order Madden 2010 (360) for only $34.99 this weekend only


#31 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:25 PM

you will waste about 30 dollars in gas going to and from the first time and then to and from the second time. So just chill and buy it from bestbuy :D


It's a 10-15 minute drive, and I'm not driving a learjet up there. You chill.

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#32 sav2880   Faster, Harder, SCOOTER! CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:39 PM

In for a pre-order, process was mad easy. Good stuff!

#33 Danimal   CheapAssing it Since 2003 CAGiversary!   2683 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago   Has been playing Grim Fandango
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:41 PM

WTF is a Microcenter?!?!

Apparently they only have 22 B&M locations nationwide. http://www.microcent...ores/index.html

I'm about an hour outside of Boston. It's a nice deal, and I'd love to get in on it, but I'm not driving an hour into Boston (twice) for it. Oh well. Thanks anyway, OP.
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#34 Prophit   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:45 PM

Nice deal but an hour drive each way for me...If I only had to go once I'd scheme up a reason to justify going over to the South Bay one time, but twice is too much of a hassle.

No price matching on these types of deals huh?

#35 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:45 PM

In for a pre-order, process was mad easy. Good stuff!


I assume you don't need the ad with you, right?

I wonder if Microcenter has some sort of deal with EA, since I remember they did the same thing with The Sims 3 a couple months back.

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#36 proplaya422   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   9 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:12 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?

#37 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:38 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?


I doubt it, especially if you don't have a Microcenter in your area.

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#38 dipset121   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   274 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:39 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?

that would be amazing

#39 derspiess   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   325 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:54 PM

OH MAN!! This is a great deal. Does anyone know if Best Buy, FYE, or even Gamestop will price match this?


Good luck with that. The deal is so convoluted (this weekend only, pre-order, put $5 down, get a $25 off coupon to use when completing the purchase after the game comes out), I'd be surprised if anyone price-matches it.

Then again, I always seem to get the "by the book" folks when I try to price-match so I tend to be pessimistic.

#40 Vcize   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:03 PM

Is this available online, or in-store only?

#41 Akridsky   Flipping for dollars CAGiversary!   1258 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:03 PM

If I didn't already have Madden pre-order from the SIMS cash card deal, I would jump on this and pre-order something else from EA. Very nice. Microcenter has been doing a lot of surveys lately about how to improve their gaming business. I'll bet this pre-order deal is only the beginning.

#42 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:08 PM

Is this available online, or in-store only?


In-store only.

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#43 Robb   You got the touch!! CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:53 PM

Awesome deal! I have a Micro Center 25 minutes away. I called the store and they confirmed it is Xbox 360 only and in store pick-up only.

#44 Supes   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   25 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:04 PM

For anyone that was thinking the same thing, I called Best Buy and they are NOT matching this.

#45 lulu8585   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   28 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:40 PM

awesome. wish all games were this cheap at release.

#46 TheRoadHead   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   22 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:05 AM

damn this is a nice deal, I have to pick this up for a friend for this birthday anyways.

#47 Cornbreadxd   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   31 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:06 AM

I just got back from putting my 5 down, i don't really play football too much (Baseball/Basketball Guy) but for $35 I can't pass it up and I could sell it for $40 once I get tired of it.

#48 Arthur93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:48 AM

I'm definitely going to pre-order this tomorrow. $34.99 for a brand new game is a great deal. Now if I could only find some sucker to sell Madden NFL 09 to, then this would be even better.

#49 DarkRider23   hates hoarders CAGiversary!   3421 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:52 AM

if you can get it for this price you will make $50 on ebay at least $20 profit


More like $2 profit after shipping and fees...

#50 JMClarkent   I Cheap what I Sow CAGiversary!   496 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:58 AM

That is a hell of a deal...
"Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill"...

#51 shady859   Big Blue Nation CAGiversary!   7280 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:03 AM

Bumping since I just reposted after not seeing this deal when I searched earlier. :D

My nearest Micro Center is a hour plus round trip so i'm sticking with Amazon and the 50% off trade coupon.

#52 WasabiJoe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   155 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:42 AM

I'll prob head out on sunday and try to get in on this. Just reminds of their sims 3 pre-order deal

#53 dipset121   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   274 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:12 AM

Simply the best madden 10 deal around period all the others suck besides the amazon offer but only with eca. I will be getting my pre-order this weekend as well.

#54 madmonkey700   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:07 AM

crap it's in store only. they need to expand, only 22 stores nation wide, and none in WA. poop
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#55 anthonyd46   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   538 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:26 AM

First off, the actual cost is $35. Then factor in fees and shipping, the profit would be about $6


:rofl: HAHAHA


ive sold 900 things on ebay

if i had am microcenter which i dont this is how it would be done

Purchase 29.99+5.00=34.99+tax(ct 6% 2.09)= total 37.08

Ebay Store invetory $50 + $3.00 shipping

total $53-2.50(actual shipping cost)=$50.50-3% paypal fee= 50.50-$1.41=49.09-Ebay FVF 10%=49.09-4.90=44.19

44.19-37.08=$7.11

Well ok your correct there, but say i put it on craiglist for $55 theres no fee there someone buys it i make $18 no fees no nothing. Its def worth buying to sell back you will be in the positive no matter what.

#56 chrisc133   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:54 AM

For anyone that was thinking the same thing, I called Best Buy and they are NOT matching this.


I'm going to try and pricematch this at my local best buy today...worth a shot. The closest Microcenter is 45 min away...not so hot if i have to drive that twice to pick it up...
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#57 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1048 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:09 PM

Can someone call in and put a 5 dollar preorder down?

#58 FRAUD_WHATS_THAT   Oblivion-I'm rich glitch! CAGiversary!   439 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 02:58 PM

I acutally got a survey from them like 2-3 months ago asking detailed questions about my game purchases and pre-order habits. I remember specifically responding stating that the only way I would purchase newer release games is if they we cheaper/better deals than any other retail location. It's hard to not buy a game from Best Buy/Target if the cost is close to their deal. Especially one that's alot closer to my house/job, etc. This would be the only way I would come in to there store to buy/pre-order new releases.
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#59 shibaraski   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   463 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:40 PM

im leaving right now to preorder it

#60 anthonyd46   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   538 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:51 PM

More like $2 profit after shipping and fees...


its pure profit with no fees if you sell it on craigslist someone on craigslist will buy it for $55 its a no brainer