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Best Buy ups GCU limits to 3 per platform


#1 BrianJason  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:44 PM

Sorry if this is common knowledge already, I've searched everywhere and don't see anything about it.

 

http://forums.bestbu...p/809924/page/2

 

 

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Re: Gamers Club Unlocked Question  [ New ]

23m ago

Hey all,

 

We wanted to give everyone an update regarding the purchase limitations with Gamers Club Unlocked (GCU). We’ve been continuously sharing your feedback with the My Best Buy team. Well, they’ve listened and have made some great changes! The following has been added to the terms of GCU:

 

“The limits for using your Unlocked membership will be three copies of a New (i.e. not preowned) gaming software title per platform, per year. Collector’s and Limited Editions count toward that title limit. Game of the Year editions, usually released much later including additional content do not count toward that limit but would essentially start as a separate game and limit.”

 

For clarity, when we say “per platform”, we’re referring to each console. For example, you could purchase three copies of any given title on Xbox One. Then, you could purchase three more copies of that title on PlayStation 4.

 

Lastly, we’ve seen a lot of questions around the timeframe of these limitations. As you read above, we have now specified that these limitations are on a per year basis. The year will begin on the date you make your first purchase utilizing the 20% GCU discount.

 

Thanks!

 


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#2 Dr0p119   Chief Red Thunder CAGiversary!   1241 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:48 PM

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#3 ARsignal11   Pirate King CAGiversary!   542 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

Probably belongs in the shopping discussions forum.

 

But that's fine for me.  Only people I foresee this hurting are the flippers who buy tons of new copies.  



#4 Sunrisecityrider  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

Good

#5 secretvampire   Call me Baron von Marlon CAGiversary!   1865 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

Uhhh...it doesn't hurt, it helps.  It used to be 3 per title period.  This loosens the restrictions as well as finally adding some clarification.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

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#7 Lil Frier  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

Good to see they improved the conditions, but happier to see that they spelled out basically every detail of the matter.


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#8 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

Probably belongs in the shopping discussions forum.

 

But that's fine for me.  Only people I foresee this hurting are the flippers who buy tons of new copies.  

yeah, 3 copies for each platform is still too little. that is still not enough copies  to give my  cousins craig/ bay's families for gifts.



#9 Sunrisecityrider  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:54 PM

This also means the system should be more active in checking for these limits

#10 MetalSlugger   :P CAGiversary!   2680 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:56 PM

Awesome, now I can get Smash for my buddy. Thanks for the info!

#11 BrianJason  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:56 PM

Welcome to a couple days ago. http://www.cheapassg...-in-op/page-146

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#12 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6101 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:03 PM

This also means the system should be more active in checking for these limits

As of now the system does not check for ANY violations. It is not automated, but actually an audit done to your account by employees.

 

We don't know if it is on a yearly, bi-yearly, or what basis as that information was never provided. We just know that it isn't automatically checked.


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#13 Lil Frier  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

Can't help but wonder, does the timer start now, or is it retroactive? I got Forza 5 in April as a graduation gift, traded it for $42, then got it last Wednesday or Thursday again for $21, price-matching Tiger Direct. I wish they'd add a way to check your logged purchases. I might have a half-brother and a brother-in-law getting Bones this year, and if they want Forza 5, and the previously-purchased copies count against me, it could be a problem.


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#14 TonyCatastrophe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

Hmm..nice to know, since no one I know with an account had said there was more to the limitations.

Looks like I'm not getting in on it till they discount it again.
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#15 Sunrisecityrider  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

If Best Buy just made this change explicit, it's reasonable to think they will be paying more attention to these limits

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Can't help but wonder, does the timer start now, or is it retroactive? I got Forza 5 in April as a graduation gift, traded it for $42, then got it last Wednesday or Thursday again for $21, price-matching Tiger Direct. I wish they'd add a way to check your logged purchases. I might have a half-brother and a brother-in-law getting Bones this year, and if they want Forza 5, and the previously-purchased copies count against me, it could be a problem.


I thought they announced a new edition of Forza 5 as well? So that might be your saving grace in that instance. However I think it's safe to say you can't buy any more than 1 vanilla Forza 5 till next April.

All the numbered Forza Games have had "complete/ultimate" editions anyway so I think it's safe to assume Forza 5 will if I'm wrong about it being announced already.

#17 MetalGearHorus  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

This is great news for me since I let my two best friends us my phone number for the rewards/discount and we're all going to be getting Smash 3DS, and one of the two and I are getting is for Wii U as well. Now it won't be any problem at all. Very happy Best Buy did something logical.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

If Best Buy just made this change explicit, it's reasonable to think they will be paying more attention to these limits

Yeah, and then you have to wonder if all of the people on their side who need to know, actually do know about the changes.  Their neckbone doesn't usually connect to the headbone.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:09 PM

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#20 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:19 PM

Thanks OP didn't know about that

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

I still wish we knew if pokemon games counted as the same or separate per version.  



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:43 PM

I still wish we knew if pokemon games counted as the same or separate per version.



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#23 Liquid Metal   hasta la vista my ass!!!!!!! CAGiversary!   2332 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:14 PM

why would the same game on different platforms be ok but not pokemon with different sku numbers.

 

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#24 lilbuddy  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

Now If there was only some way to know what I've bought over the last year....

#25 Lil Frier  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

Now of there was only some way to know what I've bought over the last year....

Well, you could look at your My Best Buy purchase history, not sure how far back it goes.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Amazing deal! This is the greatest deal ever and the reason I come to the deals section. Im buying this for everyone I know, one to keep sealed and 3 more to flip on ebay. Thank you for sharing this truly awesome deal with us. Please post every single deal like this you possibly can.

#27 Chief Keef   GBE 3hunna CAGiversary!   1335 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

I though it was ALWAYS 3 per platform? Same with trades, it's 3 per platform. 


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#28 Oregon   CAG Collector CAGiversary!   2063 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:00 PM

Does make sense for families... or framilies?  HAHAHAHAHA



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

is it $60 yet?



#30 dreamer131313  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

I though it was ALWAYS 3 per platform? Same with trades, it's 3 per platform.

no it used to be 3 total per title regardless of platform