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Futureshop E3 promo - get up to $20 off for online preorders (June 10-13)


#271 nastynas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   225 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:18 AM

I'm reading that it's not $20 off everything, it's a percentage adjusted for games. So $60 gets $20 off, $16.67 off for $50, etc.

 

If this is true I damn hope that it ends up being $23 or $24 for $70 titles, but knowing them it's going to be $20 for both $60 and $70.

it does say save UP TO $20...



#272 Socpens  

Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:23 AM

it does say save UP TO $20...

I was hoping that they had muffed up and used the same advertising materials as previously, since this will be the first time we see a recurring deal during this new price hike.


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#273 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1509 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:39 AM

 My greatest fear of course is Loblaws phases out gaming sections at SDM (lots of Toronto locations are well stocked) and I lose this option. :(

Loblaw employee here (I'm required to state that when discussing the company on the internets). Loblaws has no plans to change how chains they've purchased are run. They've made the mistake of attempting to "improve" some promptly after purchase before, only to have the entire chain fail. So they're careful not to muck with things now. An example would be the T&T Supermarket chain, which was bought up several years ago. If you walk into one there's no discernible change AFAIK.

 

The only logical change I can see happening is some sort points system merger. Seeing as RCSS has really been hyping their new-ish points system recently. So that may be in the works? I'm sure that would take a few years if it would happen though.


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#274 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:03 AM

I finally got my hands on a Ps4 about 3 days ago. I mostly wanted one for Batman/Kingdom Hearts III/etc. I found out yesterday that Batman is going to be delayed until 2015 now.

 

I guess I still have Kingdom Hearts III to look forward too. I got inFamous Second Son and Watch Dogs for the time being.



#275 QuagsireQing   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

I finally got my hands on a Ps4 about 3 days ago. I mostly wanted one for Batman/Kingdom Hearts III/etc. I found out yesterday that Batman is going to be delayed until 2015 now.

 

I guess I still have Kingdom Hearts III to look forward too.

Yeah, you could be enjoying Kingdom Hearts III as early as 2018!



#276 JetEngineJesus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

Going to sit this one out, I think. $20 off of a $70 game is nowhere near enough to entice me... My backlog is so big, that by the time I get to a game, it's already heavily discounted; I just started Assassin's ZZZZZZZ Snore: Nap Flag (PS4) a few days ago, and have seen the LE go for $30.

With the exception of RDR 2, there isn't a game out there that I'd consider paying $50 new for.



#277 EvilMario   PhD in Procrastination CAGiversary!   487 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:42 PM

Loblaw employee here (I'm required to state that when discussing the company on the internets). Loblaws has no plans to change how chains they've purchased are run. They've made the mistake of attempting to "improve" some promptly after purchase before, only to have the entire chain fail. So they're careful not to muck with things now. An example would be the T&T Supermarket chain, which was bought up several years ago. If you walk into one there's no discernible change AFAIK.

 

The only logical change I can see happening is some sort points system merger. Seeing as RCSS has really been hyping their new-ish points system recently. So that may be in the works? I'm sure that would take a few years if it would happen though.

Thanks for the heads up. It's nice to know Loblaws doesn't have plans to really change SDM too much. I'm actually looking forward to PC products appearing in SDM though.

 

I've mostly heard denials from Loblaws over the points merger possibility, but I figured eventually it would happen. I won't be a terribly huge fan of that, as SDM points have a much higher dollar / point value than PC points. It won't matter too much though; I don't hoard SDM points like some, so when the time comes, I won't be put out too much. A lot of SDM customers are truly fearful over it though.



#278 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1509 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:56 PM

I wouldn't worry about a points merger. I'm sure if it does happen there will be some exploits to take advantage of and stuff. The RCSS system has already had some great bugs, that've literally paid me more in points than my purchase cost :)


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#279 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   680 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

I finally got my hands on a Ps4 about 3 days ago. I mostly wanted one for Batman/Kingdom Hearts III/etc. I found out yesterday that Batman is going to be delayed until 2015 now.

 

I guess I still have Kingdom Hearts III to look forward too. I got inFamous Second Son and Watch Dogs for the time being.

 

KHIII won't be out until 2015 at the very least.



#280 canuckcollector   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:55 PM

BB will be 30% discount for 3+ preorders, regardless of the price. For any games over $59.99, discount from BB is better (plus rz points).  



#281 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

BB will be 30% discount for 3+ preorders, regardless of the price. For any games over $59.99, discount from BB is better (plus rz points).  

My issue with Best Buy, when it comes to niche games they're usually terrible to rely on. They're usually always on backorder come release day.



#282 canuckcollector   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:28 PM

My issue with Best Buy, when it comes to niche games they're usually terrible to rely on. They're usually always on backorder come release day.

I don't recall E3 and niche titles do not fit together well. Mostly it was for big name titles. Even then niche games are usually not in that $59.99 range that makes BB preorder better. 



#283 Lockescythe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1522 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

E3 sale and niche titles did me fine last year. Got Disgaea D2, Tales of Xillia, Time and Eternity and Guided Fate Paradox among others in my FS preorders.



#284 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

I don't recall E3 and niche titles do not fit together well. Mostly it was for big name titles. Even then niche games are usually not in that $59.99 range that makes BB preorder better. 

I'm talking in general. They allowed you to pre-order any 3 games and you got a certain amount off last year. Best Buy has a habit of not having them in stock on release day.



#285 Socpens  

Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:03 PM

I finally got my hands on a Ps4 about 3 days ago. I mostly wanted one for Batman/Kingdom Hearts III/etc. I found out yesterday that Batman is going to be delayed until 2015 now.

 

I guess I still have Kingdom Hearts III to look forward too. I got inFamous Second Son and Watch Dogs for the time being.

Did you pay up the Canada fee or did you find it for $400 somewhere?

 

Also for BB, is it 30% off each preorder when preordering 3 or more? If so that's fantastic.


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#286 retro.elite   CAGdood! CAGiversary!   729 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:45 PM


Also for BB, is it 30% off each preorder when preordering 3 or more? If so that's fantastic.

Yes. On the flyer it says save up to 30%.

Target this upcoming week has PS4 at $449.99 with $50 GC.


#287 Socpens  

Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:55 PM

Yes. On the flyer it says save up to 30%. Target this upcoming week has PS4 at $449.99 with $50 GC.

Neat. Taxes here in Quebec kind of kill the deal, ends up being nearly $520 after tax, but I feel like this will be the best PS4 deal until Black Friday. I waited after launch and got screwed when the price went up, I feel like I should get one before something else happens.


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#288 JetEngineJesus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:51 AM

For anyone interested in a *relatively* cheap PS4, you can take advantage of a variation on the deal I used to get mine last year:

- Create a free account at Great Canadian Rebates

- Sign up for an MBNA Sony Rewards credit card

- Once you're approved and make a purchase (I bought gas one time with mine), you'll get 2000 Sony Points

- GCR will give you a $60 cashback incentive once approved for the card.

- Buy your PS4 through GCR to get an additional 4.5% back

 

Doing some rough math, you should be able to get a PS4 for around $350 (not incl. tax), once it's all said and done. ($60 incentive, $20 in Sony points, $20 cashback).

 

Not to brag, or anything, but a buddy and I got in on it last year while MBNA was offering 10,000 Sony points for signing up; we were able to pre-order our PS4s for under $250 all-in  :D



#289 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   680 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:20 AM

One of you guys making a new thread for this year's deal?



#290 denpanosekai  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:27 AM

One of you guys making a new thread for this year's deal?

Well, let's wait for the deals to come out first... but yeah this one should die.



#291 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:16 AM

Did you pay up the Canada fee or did you find it for $400 somewhere?

I paid the $449 for it. No one was selling it for $399, and I had no interest in the Xbox One despite the price difference. I bought mine from EBGames, due to needing the points so I can get closer to upgrading my card.

 

And yeah, taxes here in Quebec do suck.

 

I'm enjoying it so far, especially inFamous. 



#292 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1509 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:35 PM

I bought mine from EBGames, due to needing the points so I can get closer to upgrading my card.

 

You're actually trying to shell out the $6000-$12000 to get an Onyx card? You sir are awesome.


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#293 QuagsireQing   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:33 PM

No one was selling it for $399, and I had no interest in the Xbox One despite the price difference. I bought mine from EBGames, due to needing the points so I can get closer to upgrading my card.  I'm enjoying it so far, especially inFamous. 

 

Tip: a refurbished one (EB Games sells them in the original boxes, and from what I've seen, they're either actually still brand new, or may as well be), would get you nearly twice as many points as a new one (800 vs. 450).

 

You're actually trying to shell out the $6000-$12000 to get an Onyx card? You sir are awesome.

 

I know some people who are over 7000 points now.  Pre-ordering helps, since you get bonus points when the pre-order is picked up, and trading REALLY helps, since you get 2 points for ever trade dollar you get.  That means that you can potentially reach Onyx by using trade credit alone to buy $3000 worth of used stuff (about 90 games, I guess).  Unless points accumulate over multiple years, I won't get there, but I am at about 2300, so I'll at least reach the 3000 point threshold needed for a free renewal.



#294 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1509 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:44 PM

Points do accumulate. I'm sure I'll hit the 12000 points eventually, but I'm not even going to consider them a slight incentive till it's nearly done.

 

Although I did consider pre-ordering 50 Zelda 3DS's. They would've been easy flips, most likely for profit, and would've made me hit Onyx instantly :lol:


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#295 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:06 AM

You're actually trying to shell out the $6000-$12000 to get an Onyx card? You sir are awesome.

Well, every retailer is basically selling their games at the same prices. Might as well work on my points with EB. Also, let's not forget EBGames seem to be the only ones who still do trade in offers, while Futreshop and Best Buy have stopped.