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#271 ragingst0rm6   Savior, Conquerer, Hero, Villain. CAGiversary!   2167 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:00 AM

So is the online gamestop tracker for the "New" collector's edition a reliable way to track one down or is it totally random whether or not a store has it?


It's a good indicator of which stores HAD it in stock new, but whether it is still available is extremely YMMV. It could be:

a. Yes, it's still there and complete
b. Yes, it's still there but on hold for someone else
c. No, somebody already bought it today (I don't think their inventory system updates until the next morning)
d. No, they already gutted or sold it without changing their "NEW" inventory count

#272 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11376 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:03 AM

So is the online gamestop tracker for the "New" collector's edition a reliable way to track one down or is it totally random whether or not a store has it?


thats what i did and it worked like a charm. i might pick up another one
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#273 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3392 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:10 AM

Just got the only copy of AC3 LE around me for 50 miles. It is a PS3 version and I got it for $40.49 after PUR. The 20% coupon did not work on it.

#274 Blumpkin   Lunar Lander CAGiversary!   3068 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:10 AM

I asked at my local GameStop and the manager pulled a mint copy from the stock room. It rang up for $49.99 ($44.99 after discount). I was pretty happy getting it as cheap as I did.

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#275 PublikDefender  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:11 AM

It's a good indicator of which stores HAD it in stock new, but whether it is still available is extremely YMMV. It could be:

a. Yes, it's still there and complete
b. Yes, it's still there but on hold for someone else
c. No, somebody already bought it today (I don't think their inventory system updates until the next morning)
d. No, they already gutted or sold it without changing their "NEW" inventory count

Thanks

thats what i did and it worked like a charm. i might pick up another one

Thanks. Had to go to 3 diff gamestops that showed in stock to finally get 1. Finally scored one though.

#276 247   . CAGiversary!   1519 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:23 AM

I asked at my local GameStop and the manager pulled a mint copy from the stock room. It rang up for $49.99 ($44.99 after discount). I was pretty happy getting it as cheap as I did.

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No tax? You win.

#277 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11376 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:24 AM

Just got the only copy of AC3 LE around me for 50 miles. It is a PS3 version and I got it for $40.49 after PUR. The 20% coupon did not work on it.


it stacked with my 20$ off used game coupon earlier. that employee must have done something wrong
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#278 PublikDefender  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

it stacked with my 20$ off used game coupon earlier. that employee must have done something wrong

Yeah, the 20% off birthday coupon worked on mine too. Got it for ps3.

#279 esalw822   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1343 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

Was able to snag 2 of these in SoCal, and the :360: version is ringing up at $44.99 base, not $49.99 like the used version is listed online (as the pic of another CAG's receipt above also seems to illustrate). So just an FYI, there doesn't appear to be a price difference between the two versions in-store.

#280 Blumpkin   Lunar Lander CAGiversary!   3068 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

No tax? You win.

;) I live in Maine but my nearest Gamestop is across the state line in New Hampshire. Works for me.

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#281 StealOfADeal   It's a S-O-A-D! CAGiversary!   665 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

If I had held off... Maybe, but I only want the notebook and statue. Wouldn't be worth the hassle.

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#282 Chihuahua Dad   Patriots fanatic CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

Usually I can scrounge one of these up when they get converted. I got Uncharted 3, Infamous 2, Max Payne 3, SW: ToR, etc.... No go with this one, nothing within a 100 mile radius and every Gamestop I called stated that it's "Not even in our system anymore". :(
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#283 ThunderChunky62   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   934 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

So how are you guys searching for AC III? I go to the Gamestop website and it only shows locations for new ones (which come up zero of course) and not used (converted) ones

#284 TheLounge   mr backlog CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

I always pick these up and gut them myself. It has been a year since I got lucky though, was Mortal Kombat. The boy loves his scorpion/subzero bookends lol, only wish there was cool shit like this when I was 9 and played the original on snes :/
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#285 Crazypanda_85   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   63 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

No luck in the Atlanta area :( Too many people saying that "Sold out" or "If we had them converted, we can't sell them as a bundle anymore", which I know isn't true because I worked for GS for over two years :/ I guess it wasn't meant to be...

#286 Blumpkin   Lunar Lander CAGiversary!   3068 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

So how are you guys searching for AC III? I go to the Gamestop website and it only shows locations for new ones (which come up zero of course) and not used (converted) ones

You might actually have to go to the store. :shock:

I know, terrible right?

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#287 notremiss   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

I was very lucky with this. Yesterday I was running around to all the GameStop's in my area to do some trade in's. Didn't even know about them being converted till I saw it on the back counter with the pre-owned sticker on it for $49.99. I had a small heart attack when I realized I could use the 20% off pre-owned coupons I had in my pocket. Also as I was purchasing that the employee mentioned he had another one sitting in the back room. I promptly purchased that one as well and walked out with two limited editions for $36.99 each. Good day indeed.

#288 stageman12   Game on! CAGiversary!   147 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

Was able to reserve one :360: copy yesterday, picked up today. Still sealed, but I got the 3rd degree from the clerk ... "why did you reserve this? How did you hear it was converted?" Told him it was on a website, LOL.
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#289 DCpinoy  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:41 PM

Was able to reserve one :360: copy yesterday, picked up today. Still sealed, but I got the 3rd degree from the clerk ... "why did you reserve this? How did you hear it was converted?" Told him it was on a website, LOL.


Haha! He was probably mad because he had his eye on it.

Edit: not sure if this is happening for anyone else, but it seems we can't use the stock locator to find these anymore. Gonna make it a little tougher now.

#290 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11376 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:49 PM

was the max payne 3 collectors edition converted to used ? my gamestop aperently has one and after discounts i can get it for 20$
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#291 DCpinoy  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

was the max payne 3 collectors edition converted to used ? my gamestop aperently has one and after discounts i can get it for 20$


Yes it was. A while ago too. I picked mine up for that price for PS3.

#292 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11376 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

Yes it was. A while ago too. I picked mine up for that price for PS3.


really now ? !!!!! i think im gonna try and get this today. this after yestudays assassins creed score would make this a great cag weekend for me :D
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#293 Zolor23   Hey there. CAGiversary!   2967 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Yes it was. A while ago too. I picked mine up for that price for PS3.


I'm pretty sure that was a sale. It didn't ring up as used...at least I though.

#294 DCpinoy  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:07 PM

I'm pretty sure that was a sale. It didn't ring up as used...at least I though.


Hm, well either way I remember it was 20.

Heres a link with more info.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=340891

#295 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3116 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

Yeah i grabbed one used as well from GS. Im surprised it hasnt been destroyed.

#296 patcrazystar64   Human Android CAGiversary!   451 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

No luck for me, called 6 different stores.

#297 klimb22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2465 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:54 PM

No luck for me, called 6 different stores.

That's why you had no luck...but I don't blame you with how much gas is.

#298 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7132 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

Thank you so much OP and contributors. I called 4 of the bigger Gamestop stores in my area with no luck. Usually I find good deals like this or penny guides at these stores, but they all said "it's impossible to find one of these now" or "I think those were preorder only, but I'll check."

I was running errands and stopped by a smaller gamestop to get a .99 cent MAG and .99 cent America's Kitchen DS, and they had a xbox 360 Assassins Creed III CE hidden in one of the cabinets. I used the birthday coupon and Powerup card to buy it for only $35.99. It has the $49.99 preowned price tag one of the employees put on yesterday.

The outer box wasn't sealed at all, but all the stuff inside is still sealed. Is this how everyone's CE is? Maybe because the manufacturer had to put that "gamestop exclusive uber DLC preorder" edition of the game inside.

#299 ChunLiBarbie   Bloogablogglefliddlemliddle CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

No luck for me, called 6 different stores.


Shocking!

"gamestop exclusive uber DLC preorder" edition of the game inside.


Damn. Was just telling my self I wasn't going to go check a store that had "In Stock" late last night, but now I think I may be back on a mission. :-k

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#300 NismoZ32   Loading... CAGiversary!   321 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

Thank you so much OP and contributors. I called 4 of the bigger Gamestop stores in my area with no luck. Usually I find good deals like this or penny guides at these stores, but they all said "it's impossible to find one of these now" or "I think those were preorder only, but I'll check."

I was running errands and stopped by a smaller gamestop to get a .99 cent MAG and .99 cent America's Kitchen DS, and they had a xbox 360 Assassins Creed III CE hidden in one of the cabinets. I used the birthday coupon and Powerup card to buy it for only $35.99. It has the $49.99 preowned price tag one of the employees put on yesterday.

The outer box wasn't sealed at all, but all the stuff inside is still sealed. Is this how everyone's CE is? Maybe because the manufacturer had to put that "gamestop exclusive uber DLC preorder" edition of the game inside.


Not sure for Assassin's Creed but my Uncharted 3 bundle was open from when those were converted. It had "GUT" written on a sticker I'm still afraid to tear off the outer box to this day. They had put the steel case out on sales floor to help advertise the last copy of the collectors edition (Kind of ticked they did that because the steel case has a lot of scratches and minor dents but I couldn't complain for $15 or whatever it was haha). I'm not sure if Assassin's Creed had a special case/cover for the collectors edition but that might be why.