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Changes to Best Buy GCU


#1 cplater   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   150 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:21 PM

I just got the following email from Best Buy:

 

Dear Gamers Club Unlocked Member, 

 
Thank you for being a valued Gamers Club Unlocked member. We would like to inform you that the terms and conditions for the Gamers Club Unlocked program have changed. 
 
Changes to the Gamers Club Unlocked program take effect immediately. 
 
The new terms and conditions can be found here. 
 
To learn more about Gamers Club and Gamers Club Unlocked click here. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
The My Best Buy Gamers Club Team

I'm not sure what has changed, as the link just shows the updated policy.



#2 Chalupa Batman  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:22 PM

Alright CAG legal team...help us read this shit!


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#3 redreflect   I am the Wolf CAGiversary!   1463 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:23 PM

Just got this email too. All I care about is that we still get 20% off new games (which is still listed).

#4 godofwar7  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:25 PM

I read it, doesn't look like anything changed. Nothing important anyway.

#5 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2087 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:25 PM

  • To receive benefits, you will need to make sure that your My Best Buy account is added to the transaction before it is completed.

 

I think they bolded the changes.  The biggest thing is you have to make sure it is added and discount applied to the sale, cannot be done afterwards.  I guess you could return it if it was unopened then re-purchase, but it seems to mainly say they will not refund the discount anymore.  So double check the price before you pay!

 

Also, it clarifies that just buying a membership card online does not count as being "enrolled".  You have to go to the store and enroll with the gift card you bought.



#6 MrClark  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:26 PM

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#7 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13144 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:28 PM

Yeah doesn't look like any major changes to it...but good looking out OP

#8 patsrule316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   198 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:28 PM

Is it possible that GCU no longer applies to preorders? 

 

20% discount off new physical video game software (excludes pre-owned video game software and digital gaming). Limit 3 copies of each title per platform per year per member. Valid on in-stock items only. No rainchecks. No dealers. For complete details of this benefit, see My Best Buy Gamers Club and Gamers Club Unlocked FAQs.



#9 scotttremper  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:29 PM

They've been updating their system on the backend - I'm sure some of you have noticed your rewards haven't updated for a while. I assume this notice is just a legal requirement they have to send out anytime something changes that is consumer facing. Doesn't seem like any perks are different. 



#10 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:30 PM

Is it possible that GCU no longer applies to preorders?

20% discount off new physical video game software (excludes pre-owned video game software and digital gaming). Limit 3 copies of each title per platform per year per member. Valid on in-stock items only. No rainchecks. No dealers. For complete details of this benefit, see My Best Buy Gamers Club and Gamers Club Unlocked FAQs.


No way Jose. Still getting preorder discount plus Amazon prime offering 20% on preorders means they would never concede

#11 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   2024 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:32 PM

I just got the following email from Best Buy:
I'm not sure what has changed, as the link just shows the updated policy.


What other emails did you get today?!?

#12 TheBigHouse   What Up Doe? CAGiversary!   604 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:33 PM

I think the paid membership remains largely unchanged. Comparing this page to a version archived 2 months ago - it looks like they gimped bonuses from the free gamer's club membership (which I honestly didn't know existed)

 

the old page listed 2x points for purchases and trade-ins for the free membership:

 

http://web.archive.o...cat338600050004

 

The new version limits those bonuses to paid members only:

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...cat338600050004



#13 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13612 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:37 PM

I think the paid membership remains largely unchanged. Comparing this page to a version archived 2 months ago - it looks like they gimped bonuses from the free gamer's club membership (which I honestly didn't know existed)

 

the old page listed 2x points for purchases and trade-ins for the free membership:

 

http://web.archive.o...cat338600050004

 

The new version limits those bonuses to paid members only:

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...cat338600050004

The terms page from the email still says free GC members get 2x points.



#14 Marauder7   Casual Gamer CAGiversary!   1897 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:37 PM

It's funny that after I saw this email my first thought was to check CAG for an explanation on the changes.  Guess nothing to see.



#15 Havok83   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1896 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:39 PM

 

  • To receive benefits, you will need to make sure that your My Best Buy account is added to the transaction before it is completed.

 

I think they bolded the changes.  The biggest thing is you have to make sure it is added and discount applied to the sale, cannot be done afterwards.  I guess you could return it if it was unopened then re-purchase, but it seems to mainly say they will not refund the discount anymore.  So double check the price before you pay!

 

Also, it clarifies that just buying a membership card online does not count as being "enrolled".  You have to go to the store and enroll with the gift card you bought.

 

I just added a game just to check it out and the savings came off automatically just as it always did. I didnt need to add anything else



#16 The Masked Heel  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:39 PM

Deal of the year.



#17 TheBigHouse   What Up Doe? CAGiversary!   604 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:40 PM

The terms page from the email still says free GC members get 2x points.

ha - somebody should have informed their web team. Thanks for the clarification!



#18 Z-r0   Death Anghell CAGiversary!   169 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:47 PM

I got this E-mail too. I figured i'd check here for more information.

#19 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21175 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:48 PM

Maybe they changed fonts.

 

Made it fancier!



#20 dyeknom   Now in 2D CAGiversary!   3484 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:50 PM

Everything on Bold is new.



#21 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1235 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:53 PM

At first I was like "GCU has changed" but then I was like "GCU. GCU never changes."

#22 DemonsMaster   Jrpg Addicts Anonymous CAGiversary!   1685 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:57 PM

I came here to read the changes too because I was too lazy to read them. Glad nothing big changed

#23 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2621 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:21 PM

This title scared me. Thank God nothing really changed.



#24 Nephilim_BC  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:22 PM

The fine print says they own us now

#25 DetectiveConanA113  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:25 PM

Like everyone else I came here to find out what changed. Unlike everyone else, I actually read the terms entirely, then came here to see wtf I missed 'cuz it seems exactly the same lol.

By the way, for those of your checking to see if your GCU still applies the same way it always did: if there is a change, the email clearly states the changes won't take effect until July 31st. So checking now, will not prove anything.

#26 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9876 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:31 PM

Like everyone else I came here to find out what changed. Unlike everyone else, I actually read the terms entirely, then came here to see wtf I missed 'cuz it seems exactly the same lol.

By the way, for those of your checking to see if your GCU still applies the same way it always did: if there is a change, the email clearly states the changes won't take effect until July 31st. So checking now, will not prove anything.


Huh? The email explicitly states "Changes to the Gamer Club unlocked take effect immediately".

But I don't see any noticeable differences.

#27 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16968 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:38 PM

Deal of the year.

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#28 1969iggy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:39 PM

Just curious, but the $10 for pre-order is still there right?  If not that's a huge change, but that is the regular "Free" Gamers Club if i remember right...

 

***  UPDATE ***

Yes, the $10 certificate is independent of the GCU and Regular GC.  It is for "select" pre-orders that seem to be the popular ones...  i'm surprised to see No Mans Sky not listed currently, and i didn't check when i pre-ordered because i thought it was part of GCU.  May be that it won't show up as such until they have a new official release date. 



#29 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2959 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:46 PM

I just added a game just to check it out and the savings came off automatically just as it always did. I didnt need to add anything else

Yeah but were you logged in? That counts as having your account "added to the transaction". I think the 'change' is that if you forget to sign in or forget to give your membership info in-store they can't retroactively adjust the purchase (you can, of course, still return and rebuy).



#30 DetectiveConanA113  

DetectiveConanA113

Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:58 PM

Huh? The email explicitly states "Changes to the Gamer Club unlocked take effect immediately".

But I don't see any noticeable differences.


Strange, mine says July 31st. I guess they sent different emails to the regular gamer's club members (I share my GCU, so I don't get the GCU emails).