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►Best Buy: Get $10 in Rewards or Gift Card w/Pre-Order


#991 bouda  

Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:39 PM

They upped their game for Far Cry 5. I got it released date, and it actually came in a brown box with plenty of air pillows (no loose disc!).

 

 

 

It's been awhile since I ordered a single game and they pretty much always came in a plastic shipping bag that looked like it got stepped on a few times with a loose disc.



#992 FloriDUH JBot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   865 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 11:28 AM

It really depends on where you live. Probably 9 out of 10 things I order with 2-day shipping show up on the release date.

I'm sure where you live does play a factor. But when they don't actually ship the item until the morning of release, kind of hard for it to make it to you on time. Or when they dump it in UPS Ground at 6pm the night before ... UPS Ground has no specific timeframe committment.

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#993 FloriDUH JBot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   865 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 11:38 AM

ive never had a problem with release day delivery either, for a tuesday release they typically ship overnight. i know you have to order a bit in advance, if you try ordering the wednesday or thursday before release you wont get it on time.

I ordered 3+ months in advance both times, so there is obviously no prioritiy based on when you ordered.

The Best Buy Unboxed forums are filled with people ranting about botched delivery due to them just tossing it in UPS Ground and crossing their fingers or not shipoing until the morning of release. Each time Best Buy responds with their standard boilerplate copy and paste "due to vendor restrictions and shipping logistics, don't blame us." If they used UPS Next Day Air Saver on all of their items, they would all make it on release day. The 2 out of 9 that made it to me on time, those came Next Day Air Saver. The other 7 out of 9 that didn't make it, those either didn't ship until the morning of release or shipped the night before via UPS Ground.

Maybe it works for some of you, but just an FYI that YMMV.

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#994 FloriDUH JBot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   865 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:40 PM

Release day was Friday, 4/20

Item shipped by Best Buy on Friday, 4/20

 

Any surprise this item missed the release day delivery commitment? Nope.

 

Those damn "vendor restrictions and shipping logistics" strike again!!



#995 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8266 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:53 PM

Always got my games on release day from BB. Even got a few the day before.

#996 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2064 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

There's gotta be some logistical reason why they are shipping it at the last minute based on where you are but they aren't changing their factors when it doesn't get there on time.



#997 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   715 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:23 PM

There's gotta be some logistical reason why they are shipping it at the last minute based on where you are but they aren't changing their factors when it doesn't get there on time.


Floriduh, have you tried calling customer service and asking them to change their shipping algorithms for you?

#998 SonyFanboy#1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   432 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:04 PM

Nice that they added Vampyr. Will probably grab it at release date now.

#999 kelo360   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

Friendly reminder to all that ordered GOW from Best Buy with the Visa Checkout promo in Nov. 2016. If you updated your credit card the discount was likely removed. You’ll have to chat with customer service to get this $25 back or $12 per title if you ordered two games. 😀

#1000 b3mike   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   506 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:20 AM

Friendly reminder to all that ordered GOW from Best Buy with the Visa Checkout promo in Nov. 2016. If you updated your credit card the discount was likely removed. You’ll have to chat with customer service to get this $25 back or $12 per title if you ordered two games.


yeah visa checkout has no promos anymore lately . sucks


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#1001 sinistaminista   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   54 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:23 PM

It says that the $10 cert is also available if you pre-order digital copies but I can't find the page to do it on their website. Any ideas on how to do so?

#1002 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   808 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 10:54 PM

When do you get certs?

 

I have an exclusive reward to get $10 cert if i spend $25 before 5/20. I pre-ordered Smash yesterday, so I should be getting $20 certs, but i didn't. do you think pre-orders might not count for the 5/20 thing?



#1003 Tothoro  

Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

When do you get certs?

 

I have an exclusive reward to get $10 cert if i spend $25 before 5/20. I pre-ordered Smash yesterday, so I should be getting $20 certs, but i didn't. do you think pre-orders might not count for the 5/20 thing?

You get the certificates when your item(s) ship and your payment method is charged.



#1004 Flash15   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

Battlefield V has been added to the list.



#1005 stryker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:41 PM

Battlefield V has been added to the list.

Battlefield V and Kingdom Hearts III added to promo, see OP!

 

Thanks Flash15



#1006 kelo360   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:40 PM

Battlefield V has been added to the list.


And they announced no more premium pass or pay to win loot boxes.

#1007 RabbiHick  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:27 AM

Potentially stupid question: if we preordered KH3 before the promo was in place, we'll still get it?

#1008 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4244 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:34 AM

Is Vampyr supposed to be any good? Looks pretty good.



#1009 CamperinaBush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   701 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:38 AM

Potentially stupid question: if we preordered KH3 before the promo was in place, we'll still get it?


I preordered yesterday so I’m wondering the same.

#1010 charlamagne   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   145 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:43 AM

Is Vampyr supposed to be any good? Looks pretty good.

I don't think we'll know till it gets close to release but yeah looking pretty good. I remember in 2014/2015 people were pretty hyped for The Order too. So hard to tell which way these things will go. But it looks like a mix of Witcher 3, Bloodborne, and Vampire the Masquerade so the formula seems pretty strong. Not to mention the devs made Life is Strange - but that had no action combat, so we'll see if they can create a strong combat system. 



#1011 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3500 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:51 AM

Anybody else have to reset their password every time they try to log in to Best Buy's site? I also had to get a verification code via email before I could even checkout for my Detroit: Become Human pre-order. 



#1012 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4244 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:53 AM

Anybody else have to reset their password every time they try to log in to Best Buy's site? I also had to get a verification code via email before I could even checkout for my Detroit: Become Human pre-order. 

No, but when I log on, it sits there and says "signing in" for like 2 minutes before it starts to load every single time.



#1013 Flash15   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:55 AM

I preordered yesterday so I’m wondering the same.

 

 

Potentially stupid question: if we preordered KH3 before the promo was in place, we'll still get it?

Yep, you're good.



#1014 omegafox84  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:42 AM

Anybody else have to reset their password every time they try to log in to Best Buy's site? I also had to get a verification code via email before I could even checkout for my Detroit: Become Human pre-order. 

yes, a couple days ago, same thing was happening for me.



#1015 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2064 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:49 PM

I've had the BB site tell my my password was wrong but I just try again and it works. No need to change it every time you visit.



#1016 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:45 AM

Anybody else have to reset their password every time they try to log in to Best Buy's site? I also had to get a verification code via email before I could even checkout for my Detroit: Become Human pre-order.

I have to do that verification thing almost every single time I order. Been that way for months. I changed my password a couple times to see if it would help but it did not.

#1017 Flash15   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

Madden 19 has been added to the list.

#1018 rappersk  

Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:54 PM

The fact that GCU is gone makes me really want to buy games like Madden on day one as long as my GCU is still on... sigh.



#1019 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   102 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

There's a $10 reward for Fallout 76 as well.



#1020 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13660 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:10 PM

Rumor is there's some multiplayer aspect to Fallout this time; possibly competing with Borderlands for co-op? Either way, waiting for the full reveal in case there's a steelbook version.