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Best Buy [Unlocked] $20 RZ Cert. Pre-order Promo (Splinter Cell: Blacklist, GTA V, South Park: The Stick of Truth)


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#1591 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   9588 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

I am pretty sure that is the old online competitor PM policy and not the new one. This is on there website, clearly stating the march 3rd date: http://pr.bby.com/be...rice-guarantee/

Plus on the price match guarantee page it is still the old policy.


That's good to know thanks. Means tomorrow's releases are safe for now.

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#1592 Dunder   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

I am pretty sure that is the old online competitor PM policy and not the new one. This is on there website, clearly stating the march 3rd date: http://pr.bby.com/be...rice-guarantee/

Plus on the price match guarantee page it is still the old policy.


Agreed.

#1593 joshnorm   Hey, Wha Happen.. CAGiversary!   2611 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

That's good to know thanks. Means tomorrow's releases are safe for now.




#1594 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Nothing has changed yet on the pm policy. That has been on the website for months now.

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#1595 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

Im hoping it works in my favor and they let me PM frys with no issues on tuesday lol

#1596 joshnorm   Hey, Wha Happen.. CAGiversary!   2611 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Im hoping it works in my favor and they let me PM frys with no issues on tuesday lol


You will be able to as long as Fry's has something to PM.

#1597 mpaullin   Fission Mailed CAGiversary!   4422 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

You will be able to as long as Fry's has something to PM.


Well Fry's has Metal Gear Revengeance for $50, which is what I assume he is talking about. I'd like to get in on this, but there are no stores on the east coast and the only document I can show them which says that they will PM Frys also clearly says that it doesn't start till March. Ah well, I still have my printout from Sam's club for $54.88 or something.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

For those of you who bought Metal Gear Rising Revengeance or Crysis 3 online from Best Buy, have you received notice of it shipping yet? I never received a "your order has shipped email" and when I checked my order status on Bestbuy.com, it says "order in process" for both games.

I just find it a bit weird because when I bought Dead Space 3, it shipped on the Friday before release day and I received it on release day (expedited shipping with Silver status).

EDIT: I received notice that both of my games shipped. Interestingly, not too long after I spoke with customer service about my order status. Coincidence?


I may have to speak with them. I am still stuck in order processing status.

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#1599 Zentsuken   CAG Grandmaster CAGiversary!   1232 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Yeah I think the pick up date will not be considered the same as the time of purchase date. Essentially the competitor PM has to be done at the time of purchase as the only retroactive credit that can be given from a PM has to be from a BBY price onto itself. Therefore, nullifies any competitor PM via .com preorders going forward.


But couldn't we technically call BB before placing the order? Or right after placing it I should say in order to get the PM? Otherwise, I just don't see why it would ever be viable to buy through BB.com instead of simply going in-store now.

#1600 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   8434 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

k just talked to bestbuy chic and she said (at least for silver) that we are fine for 60 day pricematches with competitors as long as we buy before march 3rd. she said after that you can only pricematch competitors the day of purchase and only pricematch bestbuy's ads post purchase. idk

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#1601 Dunder   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

k just talked to bestbuy chic and she said (at least for silver) that we are fine for 60 day pricematches with competitors as long as we buy before march 3rd. she said after that you can only pricematch competitors the day of purchase and only pricematch bestbuy's ads post purchase. idk



Any word on Silver members having leniency with pricematching until April as stated in the Consumerist article?

"After a transition period for Reward Zone Premier Silver members through April 18, 2013, the 15 day period of the Price Match policy goes into effect (post-purchase – Best Buy only)."

http://consumerist.c...rice-guarantee/

#1602 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   9588 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

But couldn't we technically call BB before placing the order? Or right after placing it I should say in order to get the PM? Otherwise, I just don't see why it would ever be viable to buy through BB.com instead of simply going in-store now.


You can PM the price by essentially placing a phone order which would be processed as a .com order. What I meant was if you were to do a preorder online, you shouldn't be able to price match the game at all since the PM has to occur at the time the preorder is placed.

I've been preordering all of my titles online for the last year now so as you said, it's more viable to just preorder in-store so that the rep can PM the Day 1 price for games that may qualify (i.e. Metal Gear Rising for $50 at Fry's tomorrow).

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#1603 perfectsil   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   271 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

errr been trying to PM Kmart for my order of Dead Space 3, first time I called woman said they don't price match Kmart, ok... second time I called woman said they only price match at time of purchase. errr

#1604 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3083 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

well, my happiness is tempered by this news. I just got bumped to silver status again after not getting the extension in the last couple go arounds. I'm a bit perplexed whether or not to preorder MGS or not and PM Fry's tomorrow.

I also have only done preorders online so that I just have to call in vs. going to the store for the PM.

#1605 Killbomb   Waiting for Darkness CAGiversary!   2766 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:05 AM

Having a last minute debate with myself over Crysis 3. The way Dead Space 3 dropped, I'll probably be kicking myself if I miss out on an RZ cert AND a PM.

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#1606 gotdott   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2426 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:17 AM

Having a last minute debate with myself over Crysis 3. The way Dead Space 3 dropped, I'll probably be kicking myself if I miss out on an RZ cert AND a PM.


Considering how practically 4 out of every 5 EA games drop within a month, might as well go for it :), especially if it's something you want to play. Even if it's something you're throwing in your backlog, you can always return it if there's no drop later

#1607 malfcn   CAGalicious! CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:55 AM

Trying to PM kmart now on the phone. They think it has to be "unpurchased"

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#1608 Killbomb   Waiting for Darkness CAGiversary!   2766 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

Considering how practically 4 out of every 5 EA games drop within a month, might as well go for it :), especially if it's something you want to play. Even if it's something you're throwing in your backlog, you can always return it if there's no drop later


Yeah, went ahead and pre-ordered it. If the reviews are bad and/or I change my mind I can just let it sit at the store for 8 days. :D

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#1609 malfcn   CAGalicious! CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

Got denied - "It doesn't have a low price guarantee"

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#1610 inky1600   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1468 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

Got denied - "It doesn't have a low price guarantee"


Oh boy I'm afraid we may be getting more reports of this in the near future:bs:

#1611 malfcn   CAGalicious! CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:10 AM

Oh boy I'm afraid we may be getting more reports of this in the near future:bs:


When did they change that policy? I never had a problem PMing before.

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#1612 newtype06   Coordinator CAGiversary!   742 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:21 AM

Just making sure: I can PM MGR tomorrow in-store w/ the Fry's ad, and still get the $20 cert 30 days after without any problems due to this 'new' policy, right?

#1613 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:24 AM

The new policy isnt in affect yet so shouldnt have any issues.

#1614 inky1600   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1468 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:25 AM

The new policy isnt in affect yet so shouldnt have any issues.


Correct. Nevertheless, Kylerg did:cry:

#1615 malfcn   CAGalicious! CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:33 AM

Yes. Best Buy currently has a Low Price Guarantee policy in place. Look for the Low Price Guarantee badge next to qualifying products on BestBuy.com.
Effective Date: January 31, 2013

Confused. When does the if go in effect? Are they changing without the dates.
Trying again.

Called back and she said she would send it over.
But it may be weird because I paid with $55 in RZ and $5 Paypal
Hoping for the best.

Edited by kylerg, 19 February 2013 - 02:43 AM.

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#1616 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:54 AM

Even though I am silver I decided I am not going to mess around with the price match. I may end up paying a little more but not having to drive back several times (it is not on my way anywhere) will most likely make up for it. I decided to take the money I had earmarked for Tomb Raider, Crysis 3 and The Last of US and moved it over to GS with the Micky 2/Darksiders 2 TIVs. I am going to wait for price drops at GS to then pick up the games. With Dead Space 3 dropping to $39.99 at GS I feel pretty good I should get those games not long after release. At $39.99 it will only cost me $23.66 for each game. Yeah maybe I could get them for $39.99 + $20 cert but I am fine doing it the other way now. I just need to decide if I should just return my DS3 to BBY and pick it up at GS now.

#1617 MattZack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1132 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:19 AM

I don't get the huge deal for Silver members - if the price difference is big enough and you still have the return window, couldn't you just buy the game again for the lower price, not open it and then return it (game purchased second) with the original (first purchase) receipt? Or is it just the hassle of it?
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#1618 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:29 AM

I don't get the huge deal for Silver members - if the price difference is big enough and you still have the return window, couldn't you just buy the game again for the lower price, not open it and then return it (game purchased second) with the original (first purchase) receipt? Or is it just the hassle of it?


Yeah that is how it would work but the games tied to the $20 Cert would be voided doing it that way when you returned it on the original receipt. But under any other circumstance that is a totally plausible way to get a price match after 15 days.

#1619 Dunder   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:30 AM

I don't get the huge deal for Silver members - if the price difference is big enough and you still have the return window, couldn't you just buy the game again for the lower price, not open it and then return it (game purchased second) with the original (first purchase) receipt? Or is it just the hassle of it?


That would work, yes, but if you are preordering a game from this promo with the $20 certificate offer you would lose that by doing the return with the original receipt.

Edit: dammit cancerman beat me, haha

#1620 MattZack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1132 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

OK, thanks guys.
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