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#61 RFWarrior   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

RFWarrior

Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:48 AM

Amazon has added this:
Order the PS3 160 GB and receive a $50 promotional credit toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads). Here's how (restrictions apply)

#62 rs600cubed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   183 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:49 AM

I bought my PS3 on 12/26 for $299. I took my receipt in today and got an adjustment done on my purchase to get the $50 gift card. No questions, no fuss.

Picked up a 2nd Dualshock controller with the $50 gift card. :D


Did you have to take the box or just the receipt?

#63 IFlyRC80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   791 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

BB is suppose to PM gift card deals. I've had them do it 2 different ways. Either subtract the amount from the item and make you buy a gift card for the amount advertised or just subtract the amount.

When FF XIII came out they gave me trouble. I just tweeted about the issue and made sure to include @BestBuy in my complaint. Within an hour the "Social Network" manager contacted me, then the store and fixed the issue. I have not had a single problem since then.

Sorry for the long post, just want people to make Best Buy follow their own policies.

#64 Dixie Flatline   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:17 PM

Amazon has matched the PS3 deal. http://www.amazon.co...F8&s=videogames


Beautiful timing -- my faithful launch 60GB YLOD'd on Friday night while trying to watch a DVD, and I was just debating the best way to replace it. With a couple of Amazon promotional credits and trade-in credits sitting around, and no sales tax, this is a lot cheaper and nicer than schlepping over to Best Buy.

Anybody have any recommendations for disposing of a dead PS3 60GB besides eBay-ing it for parts?

#65 jcslao   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:02 PM

Beautiful timing -- my faithful launch 60GB YLOD'd on Friday night while trying to watch a DVD, and I was just debating the best way to replace it. With a couple of Amazon promotional credits and trade-in credits sitting around, and no sales tax, this is a lot cheaper and nicer than schlepping over to Best Buy.

Anybody have any recommendations for disposing of a dead PS3 60GB besides eBay-ing it for parts?


So the 60GB PS3s must not be reliable then. I gave away my 80GB BC PS3 a few months back considering I wasn't using BC and sure wasn't playing the PS3 like that. So I want one now, again and wondering if I should get a 60GB PS3 or a Slim and it looks like the Slim it is. And I might pick up a PS2 Slim also.

#66 Gertle627   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1288 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:17 PM

Of course it's up to 50%, so most things are at either 10-20% off msrp. It's just typical marketing BS.

This is what TRU always does. Not only do they put in in the ad, but they also put up signage in the store. So everyone thinks the games above the signs are 50% off. It's one of the most frustrating things working there. I have to explain all week that the ad says "up to 50%" and then they'll ask what is 50% off and I'll have to show them some crappy DS game or something.

#67 eau   KP-X 00-00-00-00-1 CAGiversary!   7301 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

Yeh, my mario themed gift card expires 1/31. They really got me by the balls this month :X

You can always pick up something with the gift card. If later you decide you don't want it, you can return it and they will give you a new gift card *hint*

#68 Dakinggamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

Thanks OP!! Nothing this week for me.

#69 Dakinggamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Dakinggamer

Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

Thanks good price on Assassin's Creed great game!! 8-)

#70 Dakinggamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:35 PM

Thanks OP!! The deal on KH: ReCoded is pretty good may pick up there instead of Amazon. :)

#71 Sir Daniel Fortesque   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   271 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Sir Daniel Fortesque

Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:56 PM

Meh, nothing really exciting. I'm looking for Xbox 360 deals right now.

#72 Dixie Flatline   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

So the 60GB PS3s must not be reliable then. I gave away my 80GB BC PS3 a few months back considering I wasn't using BC and sure wasn't playing the PS3 like that. So I want one now, again and wondering if I should get a 60GB PS3 or a Slim and it looks like the Slim it is. And I might pick up a PS2 Slim also.


I think the 60 GB (CECHA01) have held up pretty well (far better than the first-generation X360, at least). At this point, though, I think a Slim + a PS2 Slim is your best bet for BC -- at least you can buy them both new and have them under warranty.

I've still got a decent-sized PS2 collection, but I'm going to see how well PCSX2 works for the games I care about, and maybe get a PS2 slim later if I need to.

#73 scum1   scum1 CAGiversary!   306 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

My original 60 gig is holding up fine and I use it daily. I probably use it more for streaming movies using Vuze but I do also play games(maybe an hour a day). I also still have an original ps2 but it is on it's last leg. If I want to play ps2 games I usually use the PS2 and not the PS3.

#74 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   18063 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:45 AM

Best Buy is offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of a 160GB PS3 console (Amazon has price matched). Wii consoles are discounted to $179.99 and include your choice of a free $19.99 and under game. Buy a select Move game, get a 2nd for 50% off.

GameStop is offering an extra 50% trade-in credit, when put towards a purchase of used games, accessories, or consoles.

Target is throwing in a $25 gift card with the purchase of an Xbox 360 4GB console. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Fable III $39.99, Halo Reach are $39.99 each. The Sims 3 (PC) is $19.99

Toys R Us is including a $15 gift card when you buy Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.

Read on for more details and deals.

The Rest of the Deals...
All MRSP prices have been removed. Highlights are in bold.


Best Buy (Ad)
Thanks, MidnightMetal - See post here

:wii: Nintendo Wii $179.99 + get any Wii Game $19.99 or below free
:wii: Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board $79.99
:wii::ps3: EA Sports Active 2 $49.99
:360::ps3::wii: The Sims 3 $39.99/$29.99

:ps3: Buy any 160GB PS3, get a $50 gift card

(SKU listed is 1237212 though it does say 'any' so $50 GC may go towards the 160Gb GT5 Bundle as well. YMMV)

:ps3: Buy ANY ONE of THESE PS Move games and get a SECOND for 50% OFF
  • The Fight: Lights Out
  • The Shoot
  • The Sly Cooper Collection
  • EyePet
  • Start the Party!
  • SingStar+Dance Party Pack w/ 2 microphones



GameStop (Ad)
1/7-1/13

:360::ps3::wii: COD: Black Ops $49.99/$39.99
:360::ps3::wii: Rock Band 3 $49.99/$39.99
:pc: Starcraft II $49.99
:360: Sniper $29.99
:360::ps3: Power Gig $149.99/$99.99
Posted Image Get an extra 50% credit, when trading in towards a purchase of used games, accessories, or consoles
:360::ps3: Pre-order Mortal Kombat, get classic Scorpion skin and fatality
:360::ps3::pc: Pre-order Homefront, get exclusive multiplayer pack


Kmart (Ad)
Thanks, SHC-Gamer- See post here

:ps3: Buy a PS3 320GB console and a controller and save $20
:360::ps3::wii: DJ Hero 2 Bundle $59.99
:360::ps3::wii: Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Guitar Bundle $74.99
:ps3: The Fight, The Shoot, Kung Fu Rider, $29.99 each
:ps3: Resistance 2, Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2, $19.99 each
:psp: Twisted Metal Head On, Pixeljunk Monsters, Medal of Honor Heroes $6.99 each
Thanks KmartGamer.com (CAG thread)



Target (Ad)
Thanks, Indiana Jones - See post here

:360: Xbox 360 4 GB console with free Target $25 gift card $199.99
:360::ps3: Call of Duty: Black Ops $49.99
:360::ps3: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood $39.99
:360: Fable III $39.99
:360: Halo Reach $39.99

:ds: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded with free Target $5 gift card $34.99
:pc: The Sims 3 $19.99



Toys R Us (Ad)
Thanks, LouieT - See post here

Posted Image Up to 50% off all clearance video game accessories. In-store only.
:ds: Buy Kingdom Hearts Recoded, get a $15 TRU gift card for free. In-store only.
:ds: Buy any DS Lite, DSi, or DSi XL handheld with the coupon found here, get a DS Starter Kit for free.
:wii: Power A Pro Pack mini controllers $29.99
:360::ps3: Call of Duty Black Ops $49.99
:360::ps3: Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 $49.99
:360::ps3: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit $49.99
:360::ps3: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood $49.99
:360::ps3: Madden NFL 11 $49.99

Edited by CheapyD, 11 January 2011 - 02:07 AM.


#75 JaylisJayP   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4528 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:54 AM

So are there actually any gamestop trade-in bonuses this week or did they all expire on Sunday?

#76 ubermark   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

ubermark

Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:51 PM

Did you have to take the box or just the receipt?


I just took the receipt in. I said they had a 30 day return policy which my console was still eligible for return, I saw their $50 gift card offer in the ad on the same SKU, and that I wanted the $50 gift card. The whole thing took two minutes.

#77 taccord1986   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

taccord1986

Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:21 PM

Why can't anyone have a deal on dc Universe

#78 mrbigreded   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

mrbigreded

Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:32 PM

I was pretty happy to see the $25 GC from Target with the 4GB XBOX 360.
I took the ad and my receipt to Best Buy, yesterday, and got myself a $25 for the price match.
I bought the XBOX with gift cards, so it was just a free $25 GC.

#79 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3733 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:46 PM

Why can't anyone have a deal on dc Universe


Probably had to do with Sony announcing the release date only a few weeks ahead of time so nobody had time to get a deal in place.

#80 Cognitive Dissonance  

Cognitive Dissonance

Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:12 AM

I got really pissed when I bought a black friday ps3 bundle on amazon for 300 with uncharted, karate kid, and a $25.00 gift card, only to have better and better deals then next couple of weeks. There was a $75 gift card, and then $100 gift card. So I returned the damn thing. You think I should wait for another $100 giftcard? If they're throwing in giftcards, that must mean that there's gonna be a new sku soon no? Maybe I just wait for that. Or maybe I'll just get a video card and play on my PC. Does anyone have an old video card they can sell me?

#81 billysea   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:06 AM

I wish the TRU giftcard is for Ghost Trick instead of Kingdom Hearts.

#82 motorcitydice   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   46 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

motorcitydice

Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:37 AM

Yeah of course, bring in the receipt and they'll simply do a return/repurchase so you can get the $50 GC. As far as the paying with a GC the return will show that and still will come up as correct.

I just bought a new PS3 on 12/31. Took the receipt in to BB today and got a $50 gift card. Great post!

#83 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3733 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:15 AM

Also worth noting that Best Buy has :ds: Dragon Quest IX and :ds: Golden Sun Dark Dawn on sale for $24.99 this week. Just picked up GS for $19.99 after my RZ cert.

#84 chuckywang   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1644 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:41 PM

I got a $25 TRU promo gift card. Can I guy a regular $25 TRU gift card with it?

#85 unopepito06   Henshin! CAGiversary!   597 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

unopepito06

Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:24 AM

No buying GCs with GCs, AFAIK.

Hey, one of my Targets has the Halo Reach 360 controller for $47. I'm not sure if it's YMMV, cuz they had 2 pegs, one peg still had the $60 tag on it, and the other one had a printed $47 tag stuck on top.

If it is YMMV, Best Buy has it for $50. Still cheaper, Walmart.com has it for $40 w/ site-to-store, but of course that price isn't good in store by itself. It was $30 the other day, but it went OOS, and is now back up.