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(Dead) Best Buy E3 Promo: Pre-Order 3 (or more) Games and get up to 30% off each game (June 6-12)

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#1 Socpens  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:26 AM

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Flyer is in French, basically says:

 

- Up to 30% off per game when you preorder 3 games or more.

- Begins June 6th

 

The savings could prove better than Futureshop's, as 30% off a $70 game comes to roughly $21 savings compared to Futureshop's fixed $20 off. Since it's Best Buy I'm guessing you get Reward Points as well for the purchases.

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...aspx?cmp=vrd-E3

 

There is the link to Best Buy's dedicated E3 page.

 

 

rest in peace this deal



#2 Reether  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:22 AM

Sweet, I was really hoping they would bring something like this back. Thanks for the post



#3 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1653 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:57 AM

That's amazing. I hope this works for US too. I already pre-ordered Destiny so I hope I don't have to add another pre-order. If so I'll just cancel my Destiny order and do it again. I'm thinking TLOU PS4, Destiny and Pokemon going from that list.



#4 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1653 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:00 AM

You guys don't think this would stack with GCU's 20% off would it?



#5 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2005 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:13 AM

You guys don't think this would stack with GCU's 20% off would it?

 

No chance in hell. That's an American program that doesn't apply in Canada. Unless of course you somehow get your US Bestbuy to pricematch the Canadian promotion. I have no idea what abuse levels your Bestbuys take.



#6 Socpens  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:44 PM

Worth noting that certain games like NBA 2K15, WWE 2K15 are at $59.99 on PS4. Seems like either the price hike hasn't affected certain games or they are lowering the prices for certain games to attract more sales.



#7 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:20 AM

Might do this for some 3DS games I want, seeing how they cost the cheapest out of the bunch.



#8 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:28 AM

How much are 3DS/Vita games with this deal, then? Can we expect it to go live at midnight?



#9 Socpens  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:44 AM

How much are 3DS/Vita games with this deal, then? Can we expect it to go live at midnight?

I doubt they will be 30% off, seeing as the flyer states UP TO 30%, maybe they will reduce it to 20% for handhelds or something.

 

As for the midnight launch I am assuming they will update the site at midnight pacific time since the site is based in Vancouver.



#10 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:46 AM

I doubt they will be 30% off, seeing as the flyer states UP TO 30%, maybe they will reduce it to 20% for handhelds or something.

 

As for the midnight launch I am assuming they will update the site at midnight pacific time since the site is based in Vancouver.

They probably mean you get a certain percentage off, depending on how many games you pre-order. My guess is 3 games = 30% off.



#11 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:46 AM

So FS is better for 3DS/Vita titles, seeing as it's $20 off, no?

 

BTW can this deal be done in store? I think we're all anticipating the RFD effect tonight/tomorrow.



#12 Socpens  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:58 AM

So FS is better for 3DS/Vita titles, seeing as it's $20 off, no?

 

BTW can this deal be done in store? I think we're all anticipating the RFD effect tonight/tomorrow.

As far as I know these are online-only deals. That's just something I overheard during some conversations though. I know many people are flat-out waiting until E3 really begins because a lot of the games offered already, like Destiny, were available last year. Though I doubt they will run out of pre-order stock as quickly as tomorrow. The real rush will come when titles are announced at E3 with a release date of winter 2014/spring 2015. Though the general consensus from discussions I am reading is "grab as much as you can" in 3-product bursts, then cancel if you decide against it. Kind of crappy.

 

I've never pre-ordered anything from BB/FS before so I don't know how much pre-order stock to expect. I'm sure games like Destiny will have a ton. And I'm lucky since I only really want WWE 2K15 and that seems like a niche thing.



#13 Rip44  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:03 AM

Hm. If this happens in the US, I wonder which games could qualify and if I'd have to re-preorder my games.

Only ones I have preordered are Destiny, Batman, and HOPEFULLY The Witcher 3's CE will come to Best Buy and count. 30% off of that would be sweet.

#14 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:14 AM

I've never pre-ordered anything from BB/FS before so I don't know how much pre-order stock to expect. I'm sure games like Destiny will have a ton. And I'm lucky since I only really want WWE 2K15 and that seems like a niche thing.

 

Hm, well, the $10/15% off pre-orders from earlier in the year were limited. Mario Golf went fast, for example. I'm not sure about these E3 deals... FS and BB probably have a number in mind from each publisher in terms of stock, and likely will divide that number up as far as online stock goes, eg. say they're getting 50,000 copies of The Witcher 3; 25,000 PS4, 20,000 XB1, 5,000 PC; they would allocate about 70-80% of that to us on the first day of the deal, then the rest through out the week of the deal. I think. But it wouldn't be the same for every title, you know; they'd order much more Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare than Monster Hunter 4, for example.

 

It would be wise to choose titles, that you want in the first place, from smaller publishers, ie. Atlus, Bandai Namco, even Nintendo. The Desiny's and Call of Duty's won't run out.



#15 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:40 AM

We'll just have to wait and see when this offer goes live. I'd rather pre-order my niche titles from Futureshop anyway, considering Best Buy has a habit of their stock usually always on back order come release day.



#16 Socpens  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:47 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...aspx?cmp=vrd-E3

 

The deal has now gone live at both BB and FS. Here is the tally of my current savings:

 

BEST BUY:

 

Smash Bros Wii U: $19.50 savings Total $45.49

Last of Us Remastered: $21 savings Total $48.99

WWE 2K15: $18.00 savings Total $41.99

Destiny: $21 savings, Total $48.99

 

FUTURE SHOP:

 

Smash Bros Wii U: $18.57 savings Total $46.42

Last of Us Remastered: $20 savings Total $49.99

WWE 2K15: $17.14 savings Total $42.85

Destiny: $20 savings, Total $49.99

 

Looks like Best Buy comes out with the best prices across the board.



#17 Rip44  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:57 AM

Yuuuup. Just realized this was the Canadian section of the site. Stupid tapatalk app doesn't state which section I'm in. Ah. Oh well. Hopefully we can get this deal in the US as well.

#18 Sennyize   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   113 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:29 AM

Sadly neither includes Collector's Editions or Limited Editions but may consider some of the 3DS stuff.

A little bit concerned about Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call... If FS doesn't get the first runs of it then I would've rather payed the extra money to get the bonus CD from EB.

Same with Tales of Xillia 2, since there's a good chance we may get some sort of first run thing here like the first game.



#19 Naylord   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:38 AM

My friends are all buying smash bros so could I just preorder that 3 times?



#20 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:38 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...aspx?cmp=vrd-E3

 

The deal has now gone live at both BB and FS. Here is the tally of my current savings:

 

BEST BUY:

 

Smash Bros Wii U: $19.50 savings Total $45.49

Last of Us Remastered: $21 savings Total $48.99

WWE 2K15: $18.00 savings Total $41.99

Destiny: $21 savings, Total $48.99

 

FUTURE SHOP:

 

Smash Bros Wii U: $18.57 savings Total $46.42

Last of Us Remastered: $20 savings Total $49.99

WWE 2K15: $17.14 savings Total $42.85

Destiny: $20 savings, Total $49.99

 

Looks like Best Buy comes out with the best prices across the board.

 

This is true for 3DS games aswell.

 

$44.99 at Best Buy = $31.49

 

$44.99 at Futureshop = $32.13

 

I ordered both Pokemon games and Smash Bros. Looking at other systems now...

 

EDIT:

 

$64.99 at Best Buy = $45.49

 

$64.99 at Futureshop = $46.42



#21 retro.elite   CAGdood! CAGiversary!   758 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:43 AM

Prices are much better than the easter sale, going to reorder some games.

 

If I remember correctly from previous years for e3 sales FS & BB always starts with different offers. At the tail end of the E3 sale the discount prices are exactly the same to match each other offer.



#22 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:47 AM

Heads up for those wondering, Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition isn't part of the promo. I imagine the same goes for other CE/LE/SE.



#23 Pajo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   257 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:45 AM

Just dropped $650 in preorders

I made sure I didnt miss this sale like I did previous years



#24 Jogurt the Yogurt   YGRT CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

My friends are all buying smash bros so could I just preorder that 3 times?

Yes, that should be fine.



#25 woody90  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:49 PM

Do they charge you when the item is shipped or do you have to pay upfront for this promotion?

#26 Socpens  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:03 PM

Do they charge you when the item is shipped or do you have to pay upfront for this promotion?

From what I hear you are charged when each item ships, individually.



#27 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

Heads up for those wondering, Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition isn't part of the promo. I imagine the same goes for other CE/LE/SE.

Figured, basically the same thing as last year.  I'll probably just pre-order the Pokemon games and Smash Bros and call it a day.



#28 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2005 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

Heads up for those wondering, Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition isn't part of the promo. I imagine the same goes for other CE/LE/SE.

 

Pretty annoying the vanilla version is $10 more than Amazon.ca, makes the deal nowhere near as hot as it should be.



#29 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

Pretty annoying the vanilla version is $10 more than Amazon.ca, makes the deal nowhere near as hot as it should be.

Well, you're still getting 30% off if you pre-order 2 other games with it.



#30 jon0592   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   27 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

I have never taken advantage of this deal and I want to take advantage this year. I've added about 6 games to my cart, and most likely will add more when they're revealed at E3. Will I be charged altogether at checkout, or per game release date?

 

Also, can I cancel a pre-order down the road?