Jump to content


- - - - -

Dell Promo Deals (now Wiki)

dell sony microsoft

#61 UcanSUKtheFAC   Banned Banned   1304 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

UcanSUKtheFAC

Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:19 PM

DO NOT PRE-ORDER GAMES FROm DELL, ESPECIALLY IF THEY COME WITH PRE-ORDER BONUSES

 

Dell refuses to give me my MKX pre-order code. They claim to not have any idea and cannot help me.

 



#62 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3375 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:52 PM

DO NOT PRE-ORDER GAMES FROm DELL, ESPECIALLY IF THEY COME WITH PRE-ORDER BONUSES

 

Dell refuses to give me my MKX pre-order code. They claim to not have any idea and cannot help me.

Seeing others' experiences and my own experiences with Dell, here is a tip:

 

Pre-ordering from Dell is essentially no different than if you went online on launch day and ordered the item.  The only difference, of course, being that you'll get a gift card if you order it during different promos they have.  Don't expect any pre-order DLC (especially if their listing doesn't mention it) and don't expect release date delivery, etc.  The gift card incentives are good, but it comes with these trade-offs.  If you want fast delivery and pre-order bonuses, etc. you should avoid Dell. 

 

That being said, any first run copies of games that have DLC codes inside the box, should be fine with Dell.  It seems the problem with MKX is that the retailer was supposed to issue the codes outside of the game box.  Dell simply isn't setup to handle any additional details like this.  Sadly, this means that there is probably a large quantity of codes sent to Dell by the publisher that will never see the light of day or will end up being sold off in bulk to places like CDKeys or Gamedealdaily when some Dell employee finds them later on and doesn't know what to do with them (or steals them).



#63 JohnnySucco  

JohnnySucco

Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:51 PM

PS4 Console (w/ Last of Us digital), Sony Silver headset, 3 months PS+, and $100 Dell promo gift card for $382.02.  

 

http://accessories.u...0d9af9fa79df38d

 

 

Fantastic deal, especially for those with dell gift cards to use.  



#64 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3375 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

PS4 Console (w/ Last of Us digital), Sony Silver headset, 3 months PS+, and $100 Dell promo gift card for $382.02.  

 

http://accessories.u...0d9af9fa79df38d

 

 

Fantastic deal, especially for those with dell gift cards to use.  

Thanks.  I updated the OP.

 

EDIT: I'm actually not seeing this deal.  Maybe the site is still updating?



#65 JohnnySucco  

JohnnySucco

Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:38 PM

The deal has been updated and is now $400 instead of $382.02.   When you had the PS4 bundle from the link everything shows up in the cart.



#66 UcanSUKtheFAC   Banned Banned   1304 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

UcanSUKtheFAC

Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:11 PM

Seeing others' experiences and my own experiences with Dell, here is a tip:

 

Pre-ordering from Dell is essentially no different than if you went online on launch day and ordered the item.  The only difference, of course, being that you'll get a gift card if you order it during different promos they have.  Don't expect any pre-order DLC (especially if their listing doesn't mention it) and don't expect release date delivery, etc.  The gift card incentives are good, but it comes with these trade-offs.  If you want fast delivery and pre-order bonuses, etc. you should avoid Dell. 

 

That being said, any first run copies of games that have DLC codes inside the box, should be fine with Dell.  It seems the problem with MKX is that the retailer was supposed to issue the codes outside of the game box.  Dell simply isn't setup to handle any additional details like this.  Sadly, this means that there is probably a large quantity of codes sent to Dell by the publisher that will never see the light of day or will end up being sold off in bulk to places like CDKeys or Gamedealdaily when some Dell employee finds them later on and doesn't know what to do with them (or steals them).

yup, well poop on Dell. They can keep their $25 next time because now there is zero incentive to go with them over BB w/ GCU if it has pre-order bullshit - and most do. I don't really care about release day delivery butt I did expect a Goro code. Nether Realms says to pre-order MKX for Goro. So I did. Didn't know I had to keep a damn chart of which retailer does what.

 

Still, this all falls back on NR for messing with pre-order bullshit from the start.



#67 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10622 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:10 AM

I have $400 and that Dell deal is pretty darn tempting but with a 360, X1 and PS3 sitting in my entertainment stand how do I justify this?



#68 acthechamp   The CAG Hero CAGiversary!   1481 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:33 AM

I have $400 and that Dell deal is pretty darn tempting but with a 360, X1 and PS3 sitting in my entertainment stand how do I justify this?

Because you have $400



#69 godofwar7  

godofwar7

Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:03 AM

If you have a discover card, use the shop discover website to get 10% back
Sign up for a free dell advantage account and get another 5% back.
So 400+tax and 160 cash back in gift cards.
Even better if you have already have dell gift cards from the preorder promos.

Whose convinced now?

#70 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10622 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:12 AM

If you have a discover card, use the shop discover website to get 10% back
Sign up for a free dell advantage account and get another 5% back.
So 400+tax and 160 cash back in gift cards.
Even better if you have already have dell gift cards from the preorder promos.

Whose convinced now?

Is discover the only CC with an offer?  I don't really need another card just to get $40.



#71 imme2007   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   1403 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:32 AM

Omg really tempted, must fight it....

#72 acthechamp   The CAG Hero CAGiversary!   1481 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:36 AM

Omg really tempted, must fight it....

Don't. Give in.



#73 godofwar7  

godofwar7

Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:39 AM

Yeah discover is the only one with a cash back site. That I know of. And the 10% stacks with their regular cash back that every cc company has.
To be clear, it's not the best cash back site out there(I prefer ebates). Some deals might not register and you wouldn't know since it's hard to figure out exactly what purchases got you cash back. I know I lost out on some. The cash back % are great though.
I got a Discover card for the 5% cash back on certain categories that change every quarter. One of the quarters was online shipping and it was in October through December, perfect for Black Friday shopping :)

#74 imme2007   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   1403 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:43 AM

Don't. Give in.

i dont think i am,headset is ALOT less valuable then i thought lol,still a VERY GOOD  starter bundle for someone looking,get all that extra stuff for MSRP,could almost get 2 new games with that GC and maybe get a GC with the games you buy with it lol



#75 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3375 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:58 AM

Updated OP with correct price for bundle of $400.



#76 ajrobbin23   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   267 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 04:35 AM

Any idea when this ps4 deal will expire?

#77 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3375 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

Any idea when this ps4 deal will expire?

Most of their deals like this last about a week, but don't be surprised if it ends on Monday or even earlier.



#78 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3375 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:51 PM

Just stumbled across this deal:

Black Dualshock 4 Controller for $49.99 comes with $25 eGift Card

http://accessories.u...19&sku=A7206431



#79 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10063 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:07 PM

I don't see the 3 months of ps+ and when does the $100 gift card expire? Does it only last 3 months as well?

#80 JohnnySucco  

JohnnySucco

Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:01 PM

I don't see the 3 months of ps+ and when does the $100 gift card expire? Does it only last 3 months as well?

The 3 Month PS+ shows up in your cart when you add the PS4.   I do not see it mentioned on the product page.  I believe Dell promo gift cards expire in 90 days.  



#81 diegoinsano  

diegoinsano

Posted 23 April 2015 - 04:57 PM

Just stumbled across this deal:

Black Dualshock 4 Controller for $49.99 comes with $25 eGift Card

http://accessories.u...19&sku=A7206431

snagged that one. Almost hit 1-click-buy button on amazon this morning on a LN one for $40, this is a much better deal. My niece (who will play on this one against me on sundays) says thank you :)



#82 daring  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:26 PM

i already have 2 controllers. should i add another for $25.



#83 BonedChaos   If you don't like John Candy you can GTFO CAGiversary!   755 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:32 PM

Great deal on the DS4. Just snagged one. Thanks OP!



#84 daring  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:52 PM

me too. not sure what to do w/ a 3rd controller other than store it.  but had $25 eGC expiring in MAY.  basically renew may eGC and $25 for a DS4.



#85 stewie75  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:17 PM

me too. not sure what to do w/ a 3rd controller other than store it.  but had $25 eGC expiring in MAY.  basically renew may eGC and $25 for a DS4.


in the exact same position, grabbed one. $28.XX after GC.

#86 OmniscientlyMe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

OmniscientlyMe

Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

So it looks like I can get the bundle with the PS4, Last of Us, Headset and 3 mo PS+ and a $100 gift card

Then 10-20 days later use the gift card for a controller with another $25 gift card

Then 10-20 days later use the rest of the first gift card plus the $25 card and snag a new game for free.

 

So in the end: PS4, Last of Us, Headset and 3 mo PS+, 2nd controller and a new game for $400 + tax and a bit of patience...that's sure tempting.



#87 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3375 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 07:05 PM

So it looks like I can get the bundle with the PS4, Last of Us, Headset and 3 mo PS+ and a $100 gift card
Then 10-20 days later use the gift card for a controller with another $25 gift card
Then 10-20 days later use the rest of the first gift card plus the $25 card and snag a new game for free.

So in the end: PS4, Last of Us, Headset and 3 mo PS+, 2nd controller and a new game for $400 + tax and a bit of patience...that's sure tempting.


These deals won't last 10-20 days, but there could certainly be other deals in the future.

#88 OmniscientlyMe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

OmniscientlyMe

Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:40 PM

You're probably right, but on the plus side I found out that you can sign up for the Dell Rewards for free and get a free upgrade to 2-day shippnig and 5% back in gift card form for a total of $120. So I bit.



#89 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3375 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:49 PM

me too. not sure what to do w/ a 3rd controller other than store it.  but had $25 eGC expiring in MAY.  basically renew may eGC and $25 for a DS4.

I have been buying DS4 controllers whenever there's a good sale because I keep having the triggers wear out and get sticky (or less springy).  Gamestop usually gives me a trade in value of almost the cost to replace a DS4 when I find a good sale, so it's better than trying to mess with a warranty or trying to fix it myself.  I sure hope the trigger problem was fixed in newer units sold because it's happened on three first run controllers now.  I know they made some improvements, just not sure what.



#90 daring  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:56 PM

I have been buying DS4 controllers whenever there's a good sale because I keep having the triggers wear out and get sticky (or less springy).  Gamestop usually gives me a trade in value of almost the cost to replace a DS4 when I find a good sale, so it's better than trying to mess with a warranty or trying to fix it myself.  I sure hope the trigger problem was fixed in newer units sold because it's happened on three first run controllers now.  I know they made some improvements, just not sure what.

i have never had issues with triggers. its always the damn rubber on the analog stick, but then again, i have kids and nephews who come over and just swirl the stick with their palm...