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Best Buy $0.01: LotR: The One Ring (pre-order bonus)


#1 JediJames2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:50 AM

Not sure that it belongs here, but it looks like Best Buy is continuing to penny stuff out and post it on their site. Mostly a bunch of older pre-order bonuses (stuffed plushes, story books, ect.) that show out of stock in my area, but one recent pre-order bonus that is showing up is The One Ring you got for pre-ordering Lord of the Rings Extended Edition.

http://www.bestbuy.c...st=*&lp=38&cp=2

Good luck to those interested!

Oh, and it keep things semi on topic for this part of the board, they also have a version of Fast and Furious at $0.01 but it's not in stock/will ship when available (aka probably never at this point).

http://www.bestbuy.c...st=*&lp=40&cp=2

#2 knight19   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1192 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:05 AM

Thanks OP! Will try for the One Ring.

#3 Lightning War   Baller on a Budget CAGiversary!   394 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:30 AM

Telling me it can't verify my paypal and my credit card won't go through either. Works fine on Amazon and just bought a 5 dollar e-gift card to see if it'd go through and it did. Hopefully they'll email me it soon and I can get in on this because it's showing up for in-store pickup at my local Best Buy and I want the shit out of this.

Edited by Lightning War, 15 August 2011 - 09:46 AM.

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#4 Fadikun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   179 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:22 AM

I think it worked for me, did in store pick up. Thanks!!!!

EDIT: It keeps canceling the order on me... it might be just me though because nothing ever worked for me on bestbuy.com.

Edited by fiddycan, 15 August 2011 - 10:42 AM.


#5 Cheapie McGee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   280 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:32 AM

Thanks! I did three separate orders for the ring (local pick-up) so the kids won't fight over them...they can each have a precious.
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#6 Dainbramaged   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:07 AM

My wife would love one. Ordered two (seperate orders) since we're going to the mall today anyways.

#7 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   7942 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:26 AM

Unavailable at all stores near me. Will try In Store Pickup when I get home. Thanks OP!

#8 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49862 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:12 PM

Placed an order for in-store pickup with two BD movies I was going to order anyway with a RZ cert I had.

We'll see if that order goes through since it's not a single $0.01 item order.

#9 CaptainJoel   Living within Halloween's Halls CAGiversary!   15241 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:39 PM

Thanks, OP! I got it for instore pickup!

#10 Fear No Darkness   So say we all! CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:56 PM

*Sob* LOTR is sold out. Huge LOTR fan did someone order two that they would sell to a fellow LOTR nut & CAG?

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#11 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6859 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:59 PM

My in-store pickup has already been flagged as "not located in inventory"

Most likely they kept it for themselves.

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#12 goodbyetonight   ice princess CAGiversary!   779 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:07 PM

The one ring isn't available for in-store pickup for me, just says "in-store only". I did manage to get the Tron shirt for in-store pickup though.

EDIT: And not 10 minutes later I got an email saying it's ready to be picked up. Not bad, Best Buy.

Edited by goodbyetonight, 15 August 2011 - 01:36 PM.

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#13 CaptainJoel   Living within Halloween's Halls CAGiversary!   15241 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

Just got an e-mail that my ring is not available in store. Called the number and they said none in 100 miles of me have it. Suuuuucks.

#14 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   7942 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:41 PM

Every .01 item comes up with in store pickup unavailable for me. Andx all are sold out. :(

#15 D0RC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1234 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:46 PM

Mine said "in store only". Is this inside the Trilogy box or it is a separate box?

#16 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49862 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:58 PM

Mine said "in store only". Is this inside the Trilogy box or it is a separate box?

It's in a separate package, not part of the Trilogy package.

#17 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4207 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:01 PM

Hmm, must have gotten lucky, mine is ready for pickup.
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#18 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:07 PM

This is when you hope the incompetence of some BB workers nets you the actual Blu-ray set rather than the promo item.

#19 vivafriend5  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:23 PM

I ordered the ring earlier, and it was not located upon stock pick. Too bad.

To make matters more interesting: I ordered another penny item, a toy plush which they located, and thanked me for my pickup within eight minutes, all while the store was closed. I was not involved, and that means I was charged fraudulently. Any suggestions?

#20 CozmoKhan   Go Blackhawks! CAGiversary!   883 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:25 PM

Glad I got one for free by pre-ordering then cashing out on the deposit.

#21 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49862 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:31 PM

The two BD titles I ordered are ready for in-store pickup, though the ring bonus item is still pending inventory check. I'm betting it'll be denied, though we'll see what happens by the of the day.

#22 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6789 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:48 PM

"Unavailable" at every store in LA. And I know one store had dozens of these things a few days ago. How do you even search for preorder bonus items at Best Buy that may be pennied out? "Preorder bonus" and "pre-order bonus" search returns items starting at $2.99 and $4.99.

EDIT: Never mind, playing around on the site I managed to find a full search from low to high with a bunch of pennied items.

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#23 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49862 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:58 PM

And the pre-order item is showing up as not available in-store. Yay.

#24 hmbtnguy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:03 PM

So is this attached to a pre-order card or is this supposed to be a bonus that you pick up with the actual bluray? It's completely sold out online and doesn't allow for in-store pickup anymore :[
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#25 GeorgeCostanza   Hangin Tough CAGiversary!   1476 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:07 PM

"Unavailable" at every store in LA. And I know one store had dozens of these things a few days ago. How do you even search for preorder bonus items at Best Buy that may be pennied out? "Preorder bonus" and "pre-order bonus" search returns items starting at $2.99 and $4.99.

EDIT: Never mind, playing around on the site I managed to find a full search from low to high with a bunch of pennied items.


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#26 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49862 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:13 PM

So is this attached to a pre-order card or is this supposed to be a bonus that you pick up with the actual bluray? It's completely sold out online and doesn't allow for in-store pickup anymore :[

If I remember correctly, it was supposed to be either a pre-order bonus or a "free with purchase" pickup when you bought it at Best Buy. Might have also been a $10 with purchase item.

Since it's no longer an item they'd expect to be purchased with the movies, they pennied them out to get them pulled out of inventory.

#27 shadow17x   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   257 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:03 PM

Did anyone actually pick one of these up yet due to this penny deal? I purchased a Flynn's Arcade shirt for a penny also and got the confirmation for in store pickup.

#28 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49862 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:21 PM

Look, another person with a canceled item from the order. :roll:

The rep I spoke with was pretty much a moron. He said that they've been having website issues since Monday and their inventory results were all over the map. :roll: So, as the store I ordered it at marked it as NO PICK and never be able to fulfill it, and it's gone from the website, all I could do is cancel it. Yay.

#29 Fadikun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   179 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:38 PM

My order got canceled so I just went to the store, and gave customer service the SKU number and they had a few behind the counter. So yes, I got a couple!

#30 Cheapie McGee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   280 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 12:26 AM

I actually picked up my order at the store. While there, I asked the dude behind the desk how many they had at the store. When he scanned it, it showed 17...I walked over to where the Blu-rays are and found 5 on the rack--of which, I took 4. I then went searching for the t-shirts and found the Lost one (which was still marked $9.99). I asked an employee to scan the shirt to verify the penny price...and it was. By this time I had a small group of employees following me to the checkout where I paid a whopping nickel for my purchases. The employees in that group all said they were going to go in the back and grab the remaining LOTR Necklaces to use as stocking stuffers....
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