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Best Buy GCU is being Discontinued?


#1 ForgedInFire  

ForgedInFire

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:23 PM

According to someone claiming to be a BB employee GCU is no longer being sold, so once your subscription runs out it's over.

 

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#2 Francision   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   337 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

Wait, what!? This was the only reason why I shopped at Bestbuy! 😱

#3 RiPPn  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

Big if true.  I will see no reason to buy games from them going forward.  Good thing I have a membership until 2020.

 

Also I hate their new branding, looks super generic.



#4 z3razerviper  

z3razerviper

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:26 PM

Its no longer available online... :(



#5 RiPPn  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:28 PM

Its no longer available online... :(

Can confirm when you click to renew online it says:

 

"We’re sorry, something went wrong.
You can use our search bar or pick a category below. If you typed in a URL, check it for errors."
 
I guess taking it away over black Friday was just the beginning of the end.  Sad sad news here.


#6 Tjoeb123  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

Seems legit.

I don't really care much for buying physical games these days but why discontinue something that's been working so well?

#7 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2891 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

According to someone claiming to be a BB employee GCU is no longer being sold, so once your subscription runs out it's over.

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At least there’s still Prime discounts.
Now only if Amazon would start carrying first party Sony titles.

Glad I preordered Detroit a few days ago with my GCU discount.

#8 The Angry Snack   The man, the myth, the Shep. CAGiversary!   70 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

The Angry Snack

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

Great. I was going to get GCU this week after letting it lapse last year. So much for that.

 

That leaves Amazon for any discount? And they are raising their yearly sub price?  Fuck that noise.



#9 ctrek3   for pony CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

Its no longer available online... :(

dammit, mine ran out and i was about to renew this past week. WTF



#10 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2104 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

I bet they'll refund people's gcu rather than let them use it beyond 2018 until it expires.

#11 NeoMonk  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

How long until someone blames new subscribers for ruining the value and ultimately killing it.  :-



#12 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5948 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

At least there’s still Prime discounts.
Now only if Amazon would start carrying first party Sony titles.

Glad I preordered Detroit a few days ago with my GCU discount.

I can guarantee that Amazon will phase out the Prime discount now that the very reason they started it is gone.  



#13 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2986 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

anyway to still get it in the store?



#14 Fades   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   312 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

They should at least come up with an alternative otherwise I don't see how people will buy games from BestBuy. In reality they were probably losing to much money.

#15 Donken   President CAGiversary!   3286 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

So if you go in store and renew for 2 more years, they will keep honoring the 20% until it runs out?



#16 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10045 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:32 PM

Fuck

The end is coming

#17 ForgedInFire  

ForgedInFire

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:32 PM

So if you go in store and renew for 2 more years, they will keep honoring the 20% until it runs out?

Sounds like the registers won't allow it to be sold in stores as of today either.



#18 zanza03   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:34 PM

Just tried in store and it's no longer in the system...

#19 dizee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   448 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:34 PM

k no reason to shop at best buy then



#20 Kristaps Schwartzingis  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:34 PM

It was good while it lasted.

I remember the days of buying/trading in games over and over and getting a metric fuckton of credit. Once they killed that gravy train, I knew the programs time was limited.

RIP GCU. Forever in our hearts.

#21 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2986 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:35 PM

Sounds like the registers won't allow it to be sold in stores as of today either.

the letter says employees to stop offering it and it will stop prompting for it, it doesn't say the purchase will be blocked today.. maybe tomorrow though



#22 The Angry Snack   The man, the myth, the Shep. CAGiversary!   70 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

The Angry Snack

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:36 PM

I can guarantee that Amazon will phase out the Prime discount now that the very reason they started it is gone.  

This! Think old Jeffy boy is going to keep it around after this? Lol.

 

I'd still rather give Best Buy my business. I am done with Amazon.



#23 krivas95  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:37 PM

Damn I should've extended my subscription for two more years :( mine expires next year

#24 aether23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   65 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:38 PM

Can anyone actually confirm if it still works in store or not?



#25 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14162 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:38 PM

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#26 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3731 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:39 PM

Can anyone actually confirm if it still works in store or not?

 

People are saying it doesn't scan anymore. 



#27 Miker525  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:39 PM

Can anyone actually confirm if it still works in store or not?


Someone confirmed earlier in the thread it's no longer working in stores. I just texted my old co-workers there too to get some further info if possible.

Incredibly stupid move by BB. If they don't replace it with a new program they're about to lose a shit ton of customers

#28 RiPPn  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:39 PM

Can anyone actually confirm if it still works in store or not?

Like 3 posts before yours:

 

Just tried in store and it's no longer in the system...



#29 aether23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   65 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:41 PM

Like 3 posts before yours:

Lame. Good while it lasted. Still got one month left on my membership, might as well put some pre orders in while i still can



#30 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2986 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:41 PM

i never really understood how they were making money on it anyway. 20% off is probably a good amount of their profit. They were probably trying to make it up in volume and as a loss leader to accessories and getting people in the store but their numbers probably showed it didn't give enough benefit.