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#61 scblueeyedguy   Future Gadget Laboratory Technician CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:00 AM

Just did a purchase with 3 games. Here are the numbers. Maybe you can make sense how it stacked.

Gears of war 4: 14.99
Disc -4.50 promo
Disc -1.5 power up 10%

Total 9.44

If you're getting $9.44 pre tax, then they are not stacking. You're getting one discount off the full and then the next one off the discounted price. It would be $8.99 if you were getting both off the full price.



#62 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:11 AM



Wait what O.o i'm so confuzzled lol... I thought it'd be 20%-30% therefore $20-$30 per $100 and $10 difference between getting 2 vs 3 games...unless i'm totally remembering that promo incorrectly...


If they stack linearly then it's 10% for pur +
30% for b3 get 30% off = 40% off.

100 x .6 = 100 (1 - .4 ) = 100 - 40 = 60

If it cascades

(100 (1-.1)) (1 - .3)) = (100 x .9) .7) =
100 x .63 = 63

63 - 60 = 3

So cascading discounts cost you more, but not much more. Linear stacking gets you 40% off (this seems to be the way it's working) whereas cascade stacking gets you 37% off. Oh and because multiplication is commutative, it doesn't matter what order the discounts are applied in cascading.

#63 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:21 AM

If you're getting $9.44 pre tax, then they are not stacking. You're getting one discount off the full and then the next one off the discounted price. It would be $8.99 if you were getting both off the full price.

The post immediately following Mike's post clarifies that it is 8.99 + 5% tax.

#64 miketheplantguy   Banned Banned   600 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

miketheplantguy

Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:31 PM

The post immediately following Mike's post clarifies that it is 8.99 + 5% tax.

I don't live somewhere w 5 percent tax. To me, it looked like 30% was taken off (14.99 to 10.49), then the 10% was taken off (10.49 to 9.44).

Not sure what term we are applying to that kind of discount. But the tax is added at bottom of receipt. Not with each individual game

Moral of the story, I'm happy I got gears of war 4 for less then 10 dollars and my friend and I just started going through the series together. Pretty fun

#65 Keen314   CAGsiversary! CAGiversary!   985 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

I don't live somewhere w 5 percent tax. To me, it looked like 30% was taken off (14.99 to 10.49), then the 10% was taken off (10.49 to 9.44).

Not sure what term we are applying to that kind of discount. But the tax is added at bottom of receipt. Not with each individual game

Moral of the story, I'm happy I got gears of war 4 for less then 10 dollars and my friend and I just started going through the series together. Pretty fun

Then there’s an issue with your posted numbers, since 14.99 - 4.5 - 1.5 isn’t 9.44.

#66 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:27 PM

Then there’s an issue with your posted numbers, since 14.99 - 4.5 - 1.5 isn’t 9.44.


Math.

14.99-4.50-1.05=~9.44

#67 Keen314   CAGsiversary! CAGiversary!   985 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:32 PM

Math.

14.99-4.50-1.05=~9.44

Mike’s original post says 1.5, which happens to be 10% of the original price, thus the confusion.

#68 miketheplantguy   Banned Banned   600 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

miketheplantguy

Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:33 PM

Mike’s original post says 1.5, which happens to be 10% of the original price, thus the confusion.


I see where it went wrong. A missing 0. Double checked receipt. -1.05. post was wrong. Sorry. My attempt to give information lead to a bunch of crud.

#69 semmelweis  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

Nice. Trade values are going back up. At least for the Switch games.



#70 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4715 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:51 AM

they literally just started selling used New 2DS XLs. but they are not 20$ off. just 3ds.

 

oh, well, that's good.  price is still high since they're a 'new' used item... I'm only going 2ds to save money, and at that point, i'd just go 3ds.   
 



#71 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:32 AM

Can someone confirm if trades toward a preorder will trigger the 30% bonus even if you don't pay the preorder in full?



#72 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11365 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:34 AM

Can someone confirm if trades toward a preorder will trigger the 30% bonus even if you don't pay the preorder in full?

That should be how it works and how it has worked traditionally.

#73 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   5088 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:28 AM

have any of you bought old gba games like the minish cap and metal slug gba from gamestop's website?  Are they selling repros or original carts?(or both)



#74 clash3701  

clash3701

Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:29 AM

Can someone confirm if trades toward a preorder will trigger the 30% bonus even if you don't pay the preorder in full?

It will work. You Will be fine if your are thinking about trading stuff in 



#75 EmpoleonRules  

EmpoleonRules

Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:23 AM

Heads up if you have GCU, a certain Mario game is 23.99 right now.

#76 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:05 AM

I see where it went wrong. A missing 0. Double checked receipt. -1.05. post was wrong. Sorry. My attempt to give information lead to a bunch of crud.

So it is cascading. Hence buy 3+ xb1 games pay 63 cents on the dollar for PUR members. Slightly better than a B2G1 alone where you pay 67 cents on the dollar. PUR + B2G1 is 60 cents on the dollar (I think that was confirmed to not stack wit the multiple Xb1 games deal)

#77 omegapokegod  

omegapokegod

Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:19 AM

Heads up if you have GCU, a certain Mario game is 23.99 right now.

Which game?

#78 EmpoleonRules  

EmpoleonRules

Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:14 AM

Which game?


It was the Mario+Rabidds game. There was a glitch but I think it’s fixed now.

#79 MickyDeezNuggets  

MickyDeezNuggets

Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

have any of you bought old gba games like the minish cap and metal slug gba from gamestop's website?  Are they selling repros or original carts?(or both)

I've heard of people getting repros, but never experienced that personally.  I've bought Minish Cap and dozens of other GB games.  They were all originals.  



#80 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10414 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:42 PM

Does that 20-30% off deal on X1 games include backwards compatible 360 games?

#81 justalawnmower  

justalawnmower

Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

Does that 20-30% off deal on X1 games include backwards compatible 360 games?

It didn't work for me on the website when I tried; it only worked for actual xbox one games



#82 miketheplantguy   Banned Banned   600 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:19 PM

Has anyone been able to upgrade to elite yet? If so, where. I'm trying to figure out when it will be available in CA.

#83 Rotondo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:51 PM

have any of you bought old gba games like the minish cap and metal slug gba from gamestop's website?  Are they selling repros or original carts?(or both)

The more expensive/rare the game the higher chance that it's a repro.

 

I think this has mainly affected the SNES/NES stuff though.

 

I believe you can always return stuff to the store though if it's counterfeit.



#84 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1536 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:59 PM

Anyone have luck combining a B2G1 free coupon with the Xbox 30% off (3 games) promo? 



#85 baboonfreak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

baboonfreak

Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:04 PM

The more expensive/rare the game the higher chance that it's a repro.

 

I think this has mainly affected the SNES/NES stuff though.

 

I believe you can always return stuff to the store though if it's counterfeit.

Yeah I wouldn't suggest buying Chrono Trigger for SNES. Bought it twice and it was a repro both times.



#86 affa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4715 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

Ouch. Been waiting all week to go into gs tonight and pick up hitman for ps4... check today and it's up like 15 from something like 30 to 45. Oh well.

Edit... actually all the games I was going to b2g1 went up. Brutal.

#87 Malignpariah   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Malignpariah

Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:30 PM

Ouch. Been waiting all week to go into gs tonight and pick up hitman for ps4... check today and it's up like 15 from something like 30 to 45. Oh well.

Edit... actually all the games I was going to b2g1 went up. Brutal.

I bought Hitman on pro day for 20% off of 27.99. Was going to return/ rebuy and pick up a couple other titles for this discount. With that price spike I won't even bother. GS being GS caused  them to lose a couple of additional sales.



#88 sugarbubus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

sugarbubus

Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

The more expensive/rare the game the higher chance that it's a repro.

I think this has mainly affected the SNES/NES stuff though.

I believe you can always return stuff to the store though if it's counterfeit.


I still keep buying them even though they are probably fake because you can always return them and you aren't out anything, just don't get your hopes up. I figure better me, who can tell that it's fake, than some poor guy that doesn't realize he got screwed. Bought Mega Man 7 twice, Metal Warriors twice, and Ninja Warrior once. All fake. I haven't bought many GBA games from them, but those are also highly faked, especially Pokemon. I've even seen some fake common games like Batman.

#89 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   5088 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:05 PM

that's discouraging.  I was thinking of getting a few older gba games like the minish cap, metal slug advance, metroid zero mission and a few others.  I guess I won't bother now.  Where is a decent place to get original gba games(like the ones I mentioned)



#90 sugarbubus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

sugarbubus

Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:51 PM

that's discouraging. I was thinking of getting a few older gba games like the minish cap, metal slug advance, metroid zero mission and a few others. I guess I won't bother now. Where is a decent place to get original gba games(like the ones I mentioned)


It still is actually one of the better places to get retro games, some prices are a little below eBay after your discounts. Just do your research and compare eBay prices. Otherwise your options are eBay, or if you are lucky local retro game stores, which not everyone has them. Also the main reason GameStop is enticing is if you have GameStop credit to use up. And just remember you can do in store returns for anything you buy online, if you are dissatisfied at all. I even will return games if the label is faded.