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#3361 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12394 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

i'm pretty sure they just got to the domain name first. brilliant move, honestly.

 

And so do many other people. But its trademarked and can be taken at any time by the rightful owner. 

 

Its not run by an individual. It was a nice smokescreen during the format war for the studios so they let it be. But if anyone thinks one dude owns it and not the studios you would be mistaken. 

 

You don't remember Zelda.com or Whitehouse.com back in the late 90s? Porn sites. You think they are anymore? 



#3362 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5837 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:30 PM

you think "Blu-ray.com" is individual owned? Hahaha. You think a major group of studios would allow a fan to keep, run and make money from such a unique website address like Blu-ray.com? Hahahahahaha

Did I say it was?

Blu-Ray.com is just a domain name that they have kept going. The site clearly isn't a Sony site (the first makers of a Blu Ray disc) or a site used by a huge corporation.

#3363 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1648 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

You don't remember Zelda.com or Whitehouse.com back in the late 90s? Porn sites. You think they are anymore? 

I honestly don't remember that lol.

I believe blu-ray.com is operated independently but not by one individual. I haven't seen anything that suggests any studios have influence or ownership of that site.


The game sucks? Yeah? OK. Tell me about the achievements/trophies.


#3364 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5134 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

*** Actual GS deal***
New 3DS XL w/ Mario Maker and Lego SW: FA for $109.99. I just bought this on sale last week when it was $129.99 and the system was in like new condition. Plus the games are $26 base tiv combined.
https://m.gamestop.c...urbished/156235

Why did New 3DS XL values plummet so much? Yeah, there's Switch and New 2DS XLs now, but the Hyrule Gold one used to be like $199 and now GS sells it for $119 in less than a year.


And so do many other people. But its trademarked and can be taken at any time by the rightful owner. 
 
Its not run by an individual. It was a nice smokescreen during the format war for the studios so they let it be. But if anyone thinks one dude owns it and not the studios you would be mistaken. 
 
You don't remember Zelda.com or Whitehouse.com back in the late 90s? Porn sites. You think they are anymore?

I'm pretty sure Nintendo paid a premium for the Zelda domain, just like they bought the rights to Mario porn parodies just to halt distribution of them. The word "Zelda" is not associated with a trademark. Good thing they did instead of trying to bully the domain owner with legal defense fees like Hyundai tried to do - that's why their website is BuyHyundai.com and not Hyundai.com.

#3365 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5837 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

Also, if Gizmo cared to look at the bottom of their site it shows.

"This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2018 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved."

Not that any of that matters. My point still stands. Anyways, let's get back to some GameStop deals if anyone cares to post them.

#3366 Z-Saber   Dancing is about butts now CAGiversary!   5876 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

I think they're lying. And clearly CAG can't be owned by an individual either. I mean, think how many big game companies are dying to get their hands on a site with "Ass" in the domain. No way Nintendo doesn't already have a stake in this place.

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#3367 doc_j88   CAG Vet CAGiversary!   1091 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

I am throughly convinced Cheapy wants this site to die

Over the years the members who contributed the absolute most and kept the community going have all been dismissed

And let’s not act like Blackbeard didn’t help, most members are mad because they weren’t spoon fed deals

#3368 magwik   ZA WARUDO CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:13 PM

I think some of you guys think about about my finances more than I do. Thanks for your concern but everything is fine in that department. Nobody needs to play armchair web analyst on my behalf.

I had a phone meeting with a guy who owns a HUGE HUGE forum and we discussed how the vast majority of forums are suffering, closing, and being sold off for much less than they were worth 5 years ago. I’m not saying that I couldn’t have done a better job but this is something that most forums are dealing with these days. Social media and smartphones has taken a large bite out of forums popularity in general.

Wednesday, I think.

Well hopefully it wasn't Evilore you talked to lmao, he literally killed his own website.


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#3369 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:26 PM

*** Actual GS deal***

New 3DS XL w/ Mario Maker and Lego SW: FA for $109.99. I just bought this on sale last week when it was $129.99 and the system was in like new condition. Plus the games are $26 base tiv combined.

https://m.gamestop.c...urbished/156235


Great deal. Bought 2 of these plus Wii U pre-owned with Zelda BotW during b2g1 holiday promo. Traded in all the games for almost half the cost of all three systems and sold one 3ds to keep the others for effectively free.

On the other side of this is the chance of getting bad product. Bought a Hyrule 3ds and both screens were replaced with lesser-quality TN screens and the C-stick looked like it had been chewed. Missed the return window but was able to sell it at cost.

Regarding 3ds values plummetting, I think it's true for generic used 3ds, but like new condition 3ds with specific designs still command premiums.

#3370 etterrules   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:36 PM

I already had one of these in my cart and removed it to try at this price. Once you click on the link it shows $109.99 as the price but after adding it to the cart it shows up as $129.99 again. Anyone get this to show as $109.99 in the cart and checkout at that price?

#3371 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17627 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

I think they're lying. And clearly CAG can't be owned by an individual either. I mean, think how many big game companies are dying to get their hands on a site with "Ass" in the domain. No way Nintendo doesn't already have a stake in this place.

I don't know about dying but you might be surprised.  Nintendo has a 25% stake but I still can't get into their press events.

 

Well hopefully it wasn't Evilore you talked to lmao, he literally killed his own website.

No, I've never met him. We have a very different approach to forum administration and being a human being.

 

I am throughly convinced Cheapy wants this site to die

Over the years the members who contributed the absolute most and kept the community going have all been dismissed

And let’s not act like Blackbeard didn’t help, most members are mad because they weren’t spoon fed deals

This is a silly statement because i could shut it down any time.  It's not murder if you shut down a website. I'm not demolishing an apartment building so I wouldn't need to kick out all the people before I bring in the wrecking ball. 

 

Really, some of these hot takes are just not even in the neighborhood of reality.



#3372 ubiquetous  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:52 PM

I already had one of these in my cart and removed it to try at this price. Once you click on the link it shows $109.99 as the price but after adding it to the cart it shows up as $129.99 again. Anyone get this to show as $109.99 in the cart and checkout at that price?

Same for me on both mobile website and phone app.

Also app keeps signing me out.

#3373 Jrep37  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

CAG is like a family. Sometimes families fall out. I have no doubt that Cheapy is Doing the best he can with his site’s best interest in mind. (It is still his site guys). That being said, my interactions with BB were all positive. I can’t speak to the other stuff that Cheapy dealt with. So. I’ll pour one out in BB memory and remember him as I remember DS. Hopefully BB makes a Twitter account like DS lol.

#3374 Z-Saber   Dancing is about butts now CAGiversary!   5876 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:30 PM



Hopefully BB makes a Twitter account like DS lol.

Unless he can find a way to monetize anything he does outside of just PayPal contributions from grateful people, I really doubt it.

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#3375 Alexpguy  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:38 PM

I already had one of these in my cart and removed it to try at this price. Once you click on the link it shows $109.99 as the price but after adding it to the cart it shows up as $129.99 again. Anyone get this to show as $109.99 in the cart and checkout at that price?

I was able to add it to my cart and get free shipping to work plus I still had one of those $5 discount coupons from the For Honor mishap last year. I was able to get all the way to the place order screen, but then it said I had exceeded the limit and then would take it out of the cart. Oh well, $113 would have been sweet, but I guess now I don't feel so bad paying $130 last week. Still happy with it.

#3376 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5837 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:59 PM

$49.99 Assassin's Creed Origins Deluxe https://www.gamestop...-edition/149553

#3377 rustyra24   Banned Banned   309 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:36 PM

I joined during the trade tech for Xbox one deal last year. I don't even know how I found out about it. Right after that deal it seems like things started getting wonky or maybe it was weird before that. Currently I think we have pretty good community besides IATCG who has some crazy mental revenge problems.

 

I had not played video games for a significant amount of time and now I really enjoy that again even though my back log is now huge because I skipped the whole Xbox 360 / PS3 generation. 

 

I owe this to CAG and hope this continues even if the deals aren't as good. 

 

So thanks CheapyD for getting me back into videogames again.



#3378 Faithful   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM

Newest trade promo is 20% + your 10% pro or 20% elite towards Dragon Ball Fighter Z which goes through 3/18/18. Facebook page also lists Monster Hunter, Dissida, and Shadow of the Colossus as part of this promo but unsure of dates for those, and they aren't listed on the trade offers page on the GS site.

Better than nothing I guess...


#3379 latin trident   Banned Banned   935 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

Newest trade promo is 20% + your 10% pro or 20% elite towards Dragon Ball Fighter Z which goes through 3/18/18. Facebook page also lists Monster Hunter, Dissida, and Shadow of the Colossus as part of this promo but unsure of dates for those, and they aren't listed on the trade offers page on the GS site.

Better than nothing I guess...


Is it bad to cancel the preorders after taking advantage of the promo?

#3380 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   299 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:40 PM

Is it bad to cancel the preorders after taking advantage of the promo?

I recommend that you move the preorder to something else versus cancel, especially if you plan to do this often.



#3381 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10427 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:57 PM

*** Actual GS deal***

New 3DS XL w/ Mario Maker and Lego SW: FA for $109.99. I just bought this on sale last week when it was $129.99 and the system was in like new condition. Plus the games are $26 base tiv combined.

https://m.gamestop.c...urbished/156235


Good way to spend some credit! Could make a good gift

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#3382 Z-Saber   Dancing is about butts now CAGiversary!   5876 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:08 PM

I recently came into A WHOLE BUNCH of PUR points. Any suggestions on what to get?

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#3383 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7502 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:21 PM

I recently came into A WHOLE BUNCH of PUR points. Any suggestions on what to get?

Hold on to them for Cyber Monday used Certs sale.  I still believe!!!

 

I used most of mine on Assassin's Creed Origins which was recently on sale.  Haven't gotten too far with it.


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#3384 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9520 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:23 PM

*** Actual GS deal***

New 3DS XL w/ Mario Maker and Lego SW: FA for $109.99. I just bought this on sale last week when it was $129.99 and the system was in like new condition. Plus the games are $26 base tiv combined.

https://m.gamestop.c...urbished/156235

I wonder if this was a price mistake.  It went back up to $129.99.



#3385 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

I recently came into A WHOLE BUNCH of PUR points. Any suggestions on what to get?


Ive been using mine for pre-owned certs. Had about 250k points and was worried about losing them, so I blew 160k on 4 games. Not best use but didn't want to sit on too many points.

#3386 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:27 PM

I wonder if this was a price mistake. It went back up to $129.99.


Good point. Seems like they're doing $20 off some pre-owned models, so maybe they applied to this one by mistake.

#3387 DaimonMasaru   Burn in my fist, DigiSoul! CAGiversary!   366 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:28 PM

Ugh, I got a purchase error when trying to purchase something using trade credit on gs.com, do I call CS?



#3388 jedex   Elite Chemist CAGiversary!   795 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:29 PM

Ugh, I got a purchase error when trying to purchase something using trade credit on gs.com, do I call CS?

Happen to me lost my credit and took about two weeks to get back

#3389 DaimonMasaru   Burn in my fist, DigiSoul! CAGiversary!   366 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:31 PM

Happen to me lost my credit and took about two weeks to get back

 

Thankfully it's only $10, but still.



#3390 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:33 PM

I recently came into A WHOLE BUNCH of PUR points. Any suggestions on what to get?


I bought a bunch of random shit I wouldnt have normally bought, like the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 special edition.