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Best Buy GCU is being Discontinued?


#661 vanlandw   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1780 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

vanlandw

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:38 PM

I'm getting the same thing. Knew I should have locked in pre-orders earlier. Disappointing treatment of GCU customers by Best Buy.

 

Same here. 10% off  



#662 nypickle   Orange and Blue CAGiversary!   984 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

I'm getting the same thing. Knew I should have locked in pre-orders earlier. Disappointing treatment of GCU customers by Best Buy.


Seeing 10% off as well, but applying to digital games as well.

#663 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

The 10% is digital too it seems.


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#664 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   1910 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

It has begun...

 

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#665 nypickle   Orange and Blue CAGiversary!   984 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:42 PM

Everything is 10% off such as the new TCL TV's.

#666 vanlandw   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1780 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

vanlandw

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:44 PM

Ha, yeah logging out of bestbuy.com games all look to be 10%, tv's, cd disks.

 

Super strange...



#667 Ketsui   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:46 PM

BB fawks us once again with the 10%. good thing i locked in blazblue cross tag battle

#668 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6509 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:50 PM

Yep 10%...oh well. Guess I’ll get dark souls remastered on steam now since it’ll be $19.99, was gonna get it on Xbox but no way I’m paying $36 instead of $20

#669 vanlandw   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1780 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

vanlandw

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:50 PM

http://www.forums.be...ng/td-p/1138721

 

Best Buy support also doesn't seem to know what's going on.



#670 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:54 PM

Looks more like a glitched flash sale than the death of GCU 20%. That 10% discount shows up even when signed out.

 

...Although, even if it is, 10% off digital currency wouldn't be the worst thing to replace it with.



#671 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3245 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

DisGonnaBeGood

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

Cliffs? Are they gonna give us some sort of courtesy coupon, since it looks like the 20% off doesn't even work for existing members.

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#672 MarsGaming  

MarsGaming

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

10% off and it doesn't apply to already discounted games.  Hoping this is a mistake.



#673 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

Looks more like a glitched flash sale than the death of GCU 20%. That 10% discount shows up even when signed out.

 

...Although, even if it is, 10% off digital currency wouldn't be the worst thing to replace it with.

Oh hopefully it is just that.  I had a few more things I wanted to lock in with my 20%.  I was just putting in an order for Fallen Legion and Detroit when I noticed it wasn't 20% off.


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#674 vanlandw   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1780 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

vanlandw

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

Strange their 10% glitch isn't working on console hardware. PS4Pro and Xbox One X not on 10% even though most TV's appear to be.



#675 SpideyVille  

SpideyVille

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:02 PM

Just posted the same in the eShop thread. OI got screwed out of $5 on a $50 eShop card because I ordered it while the site was still updating and it originally said $45, but I ended up getting a $99 card for 10%. Decided to get $100 worth of PSN cards as well. Who knows when this will end.



#676 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3406 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:10 PM

I added Detroit to my cart just to check the discount and first, it was only giving me 10% off and after refreshing the page it changed to 20% off. I also tried to see it worked on a Blu-Ray and it did not apply any discount there. 


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Also Casually Playing: 

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#677 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   1910 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:10 PM

Seems to be corrected now.



#678 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:16 PM

There, crisis averted.

 

10% off digital currency is also dead, though.



#679 Multicron   Extreme OCD Victim CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Multicron

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:16 PM

Stuff still showing up as 10% off in cart for me. :( Luckily I got in preorders for everything except RDR2 this weekend, predicting this would happen.



#680 SpideyVille  

SpideyVille

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

I had one of my PSN cards cancelled. Aw well, at least I tried lol



#681 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

I added Detroit to my cart just to check the discount and first, it was only giving me 10% off and after refreshing the page it changed to 20% off. I also tried to see it worked on a Blu-Ray and it did not apply any discount there. 

 

 

Seems to be corrected now.

 Nice, thanks for the update.  I'm gonna go lock in those last few orders I wanted just for in case.


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#682 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:18 PM

I think it's hilarious that we all know it's a glitch of some sort (10% off on almost all TVs and Appliances?) but DAVID from BEST BUY EXPERT CHAT SUPPORT told me it's instead a promo pricing of 10% off everything.  Thanks, David!



#683 knothead65  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:18 PM

So my GCU expires August 8th 2018, I pre-ordered Tomb Raider and paid in full with gift cards. Will the price go up or should I be good?



#684 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:20 PM

Got a $50 eShop card for $45 using certs. Was about to buy some PSN but time ran out....

#685 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:22 PM

So my GCU expires August 8th 2018, I pre-ordered Tomb Raider and paid in full with gift cards. Will the price go up or should I be good?

I would think if it's already PIF you should be fine, but that's a stellar question to ask the amazing support team at Best Buy Customer Support.  And then just go with the opposite.  At least if you get David.



#686 DaShaka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1858 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:25 PM

So my GCU expires August 8th 2018, I pre-ordered Tomb Raider and paid in full with gift cards. Will the price go up or should I be good?


If you got the order in, you’re good. They can’t alter a price of an order. The worst they could do is cancel it, but they won’t be doing that.

#687 The Assassin   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   61 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

The Assassin

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:39 PM

It would make sense to have had the discount just on in-store merchandise. All of those shipped games and collector's editions kind of defeated the purpose of creating more foot traffic in the stores and also caused BB to lose money. Plus you know that resellers abused the limits.

Announcing a new program soon would be a good thing for demonstrating the long-term health of the company. I'm not surprised they had to stealth cancel it overnight. But when shocking things like this happen in business, with no apparent succession plan, it often foretells a gloomy financial situation or drastic company-wide cost-cutting changes.


Is it expected they will announce a new program? I think they probably have to after not warning anyone of the cancellation of GCU. Best Buy is usually good with customer service at least from personal experience so I’d like to think they wouldn’t just screw everyone over. I’d pay for a new program to get 15% off & pay like $50-$60 a year if they were willing to do something like that. I still have my GCU until the end of the year luckily though.

#688 Touch3  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:42 PM

So my GCU expires August 8th 2018, I pre-ordered Tomb Raider and paid in full with gift cards. Will the price go up or should I be good?

If you pre-ordered online, you're good.  If you pre-ordered in-store, the discount is only applied at pickup, so you're not good.



#689 MsterPanDa  

MsterPanDa

Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:42 PM

This was an unexpected find. GCU still works though.

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#690 Amonthar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   532 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

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This is like 98% of the people posting on this thread.
I’m sure they will miss your once a month purchase that they made zero profit on...

I see some truth in this.  At the same time, I have spent about $10k in there in the last year.  I think they have made a little profit off me.