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Costco Bundle $479.99 for PS4


#1 zaxxon2000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:38 AM

Costco will have bundles Friday morning for $489.99 at your local warehouse.

Sorry guys, I put $479.99. It's $489.99.

 

PS4

1 extra controller

1 year of PSN+

 

Most warehouses will have about 60 bundles. They are also giving tickets to the first 60 or so inline.

 

Just incase you haven't preordered one.



#2 nintendofan9999   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   310 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:54 AM

Great!  My roommate was very sad over not being able to preorder one.  Hopefully he can get one here.



#3 chingychink   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   276 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

So, extra $80 for $110(dualshock/ps+) in value and to be able to get one Friday morning...



#4 MetalSlugger   time to play the game CAGiversary!   2622 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

I can confirm this. Each store that's actually getting them has 66 units in stock (I assume that's a full display pallet). Call today to find out if your location will have it and what the sales process will be like. Item number is 827709.

#5 Statix   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

Costco has a very lenient return policy, right? So in case my PS4 dies in ~2 years, I can just return it to them for an exchange.



#6 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   1727 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:33 AM

Costco has a very lenient return policy, right? So in case my PS4 dies in ~2 years, I can just return it to them for an exchange.


I think they changed their return policy.

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#7 Statix   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

I think they changed their return policy.

On stuff like Computers, cameras, tablets, and TVs. On these items, it's a 90-day return window. Everything else is lifetime return policy.



#8 Jackovasaurus   And ya say Chi-City CAGiversary!   1318 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:10 PM

On stuff like Computers, cameras, tablets, and TVs. On these items, it's a 90-day return window. Everything else is lifetime return policy.

You just answered your own question then.


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#9 MetalSlugger   time to play the game CAGiversary!   2622 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:09 PM

PS4s would have a 90 day return window. Costco has Squaretrade replacement plans to add on though if you don't mind spending more.

Too many people were abusing the lifetime returns by returning circa-2001 CRTs and getting the original purchase value back towards a new flatscreen. It was absolutely ridiculous.

#10 Statix   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:35 PM

PS4s would have a 90 day return window. Costco has Squaretrade replacement plans to add on though if you don't mind spending more.

Too many people were abusing the lifetime returns by returning circa-2001 CRTs and getting the original purchase value back towards a new flatscreen. It was absolutely ridiculous.

Hmm, why would PS4 fall into the 90-day return window?

 

I emailed customer support a little while back, asking, "Are consoles considered computers, and thus fall under the 90-day return classification?" And the customer support rep responded by saying, "No, video game consoles are not considered computers. They do not fall under the 90 day return restrictions."



#11 jjz203   $19.99 or le$$ plea$e! CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

Hmm, why would PS4 fall into the 90-day return window?

 

I emailed customer support a little while back, asking, "Are consoles considered computers, and thus fall under the 90-day return classification?" And the customer support rep responded by saying, "No, video game consoles are not considered computers. They do not fall under the 90 day return restrictions."

So when the PS5 comes out, everyone and their mothers will return the PS4 for full value and be able to buy the PS5 with that refund? Think about that, how does a business stay open if they're just giving their customers free lifetime "rentals"? I think ANYTHING electronic should fall under the 90 day or manufacturer warranty, whichever is longer. Let's move on from this nonsensical discussion.

I think that's a great bundle for anyone that couldn't or didn't want to preorder. I just wish the bundle included a game too but it's still a good deal if you also combine it with the B2G1F game deal from Amazon and matching retailers.


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#12 fatboyjam   A Champagne Jam CAGiversary!   653 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:48 PM

Unless they are putting a new policy in place for PS4 or X1, consoles have a lifetime return policy. I got my 360 there and, with two return/exchanges over five years, that policy is pure gold. I won't buy a console from anybody else.
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#13 nightmare452   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2453 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

I do remember Costco having a fantastic return policy. I had bought the PS3 when it came out at around $600-700 from them (maybe it was a bundle or something, cant recall). My PS3 then broke like 3 years later, and my dad convinced me to try to return it at Costco (I had doubts). To my surprise, they accepted it back, no questions asked, and I bought a new PS3 for $400, and pocketed $200+ in my wallet. Its insane, but I wont complain.

If they still got that return policy, its unmatched. I will try to get an X1 from Costco if possible in the future.

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#14 DieGo2SHAE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   821 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

I do remember Costco having a fantastic return policy. I had bought the PS3 when it came out at around $600-700 from them (maybe it was a bundle or something, cant recall). My PS3 then broke like 3 years later, and my dad convinced me to try to return it at Costco (I had doubts). To my surprise, they accepted it back, no questions asked, and I bought a new PS3 for $400, and pocketed $200+ in my wallet. Its insane, but I wont complain.

If they still got that return policy, its unmatched. I will try to get an X1 from Costco if possible in the future.

 

Damn, makes me wish Costco took Amazon credit for payment  :lol:



#15 walls99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   357 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Costco has a very lenient return policy, right? So in case my PS4 dies in ~2 years, I can just return it to them for an exchange.


They changed their return policy for electronics to 90 days with some exceptions. You want to find out if the PS4 falls in that category or not b4 u get it there.

#16 Statix   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

So when the PS5 comes out, everyone and their mothers will return the PS4 for full value and be able to buy the PS5 with that refund? Think about that, how does a business stay open if they're just giving their customers free lifetime "rentals"? I think ANYTHING electronic should fall under the 90 day or manufacturer warranty, whichever is longer. Let's move on from this nonsensical discussion.

I think that's a great bundle for anyone that couldn't or didn't want to preorder. I just wish the bundle included a game too but it's still a good deal if you also combine it with the B2G1F game deal from Amazon and matching retailers.

 

Anyone can buy anything, and exploit the return policy. Not just videogame systems. If Costco didn't intend for such a policy to be in place (even taking into account the instances of abuse) then they would have taken the policy out altogether a long time ago. They could also ban or suspend certain accounts of people who do abuse the policy.

 

And what nonsensical discussion do you speak of? Only reason I brought it up was to get other people's accounts on whether or not said policy worked for them on game hardware. And I genuinely want to know, not because I want to abuse the policy, but because I don't want to be screwed over again because of my PS4 dying a year or so from now (which they may be apt to do). I had two PS3's die on me last generation, and it wasn't a pleasant experience.



#17 purduealum91   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:26 PM

Videogame consoles DO NOT have a 90 day return policy.  It is LIFETIME.  

As someone previously stated, I too would not buy a console elsewhere.



#18 AndrewCounty   Alligator F**khouse CAGiversary!   132 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

This deal is pretty awesome.  If I could spare the money right now I would get a second PS4 so that my wife and I could play at the same time.  From my experience, no one really thinks about the discount club stores to get their launch systems which makes the lines really short.  I got my launch Xbox 360 from Sam's Club by being 11th in line (with the 15 they had to sell) by showing up 45 mins before they opened the doors.  The bundle then was also really good and I got the extended warranty too which worked out well for me.

 

I really hope the PS4 is a solid, reliable system or that Sony is really good about correcting any issues.



#19 hone   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   721 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:28 PM

Just called my costco and they said they won't have them tomorrow. No arrival date in the computer. :(



#20 PAULINK   Woah, I can edit this? CAGiversary!   323 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:48 PM

Thats a damn good deal. If they had a midnight launch (lol) I'd totally go there.
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:53 PM

I bought a treadmill there about 4 years ago.  It died after a year or so (belts go bad and so forth).  I just brought the treadmill back to the store and returned it no longer working.  They took it no questions asked and I got a brand new.  That one has lasted me 3 years so far, but whenever it breaks down, I will bring it back and replace it again.  I love that policy.



#22 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3393 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

that return policy is crazy, do they also let you keep the rewards points on returns?



#23 MetalSlugger   time to play the game CAGiversary!   2622 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:29 PM

Unless they are putting a new policy in place for PS4 or X1, consoles have a lifetime return policy. I got my 360 there and, with two return/exchanges over five years, that policy is pure gold. I won't buy a console from anybody else.



It's 90 days for consoles, straight from my store's management. Consoles used to apply but don't anymore. Anything purchased during the lifetime return period can still be returned, but any electronics purchased recently has 90 days. The only way to insure your PS4 is to buy Squaretrade for it. There's no getting around it.

#24 YBX87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12362 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:55 PM

but you are still require to have a membership at costco in order to shop, right? and the membership is around $50something dollar a year  i think.



#25 MetalSlugger   time to play the game CAGiversary!   2622 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

but you are still require to have a membership at costco in order to shop, right? and the membership is around $50something dollar a year i think.



$55 for the lowest membership.

Think of it this way: you're paying $25 beyond what the system+DS4+PSPlus would cost and you get a Costco membership out of it...that's a hell of a lot less than a flipper's day one markup will be, plus you're good for 90 days of something goes wrong.



#26 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   9343 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:11 PM

To be honest I would be surprised if any savvy CAG does not have a Costco membership, if you are in a family then it's a no brainer, if you are single you can share a membership with somebody else.

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#27 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4286 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:14 PM

Hmm, why would PS4 fall into the 90-day return window?

 

I emailed customer support a little while back, asking, "Are consoles considered computers, and thus fall under the 90-day return classification?" And the customer support rep responded by saying, "No, video game consoles are not considered computers. They do not fall under the 90 day return restrictions."

The rep you emailed was wrong.  As others pointed out, Costco actually sells Squaretrade warranties for consoles now.  



#28 cheapfrag   CAG'er CAGiversary!   1455 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:29 PM

From costco.com:

COSTCO'S RISK FREE 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

 

Membership:

We will refund your membership fee in full at any time if you are dissatisfied.

 

Merchandise:

We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell with a full refund. The following must be returned within 90 days of purchase for a refund: televisions, projectors, computers, cameras, camcorders, touchscreen tablets, MP3 players and cellular phones.

 

I do not think gaming consoles fall into any of those 90 day return categories.



#29 GreyFox787   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   331 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:35 PM

I went by the warehouse I work at here in Wilmington, NC...the item number shows up in the system, but there's nothing showing on order, so I'm not sure we're getting any. I checked the Atlanta depot, same thing...though it could be shipped direct instead of via the depot. Still, if any were coming to the warehouse I'm at, it should show a quantity listed as on order, but it doesn't :-/



#30 MetalSlugger   time to play the game CAGiversary!   2622 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

From costco.com:
COSTCO'S RISK FREE 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Membership:
We will refund your membership fee in full at any time if you are dissatisfied.

Merchandise:
We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell with a full refund. The following must be returned within 90 days of purchase for a refund: televisions, projectors, computers, cameras, camcorders, touchscreen tablets, MP3 players and cellular phones.

I do not think gaming consoles fall into any of those 90 day return categories.



They do. I asked upper management and several people in the major electronics department. It's 90 days, no ifs, ands or buts.

I can't find out for sure if Costco actually carries Squaretrade for consoles instore (could only find TV/camera/tablet plans in my area), but you can get a plan right through Squaretrade: http://www.squaretra...ogames-warranty