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#4471 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6071 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

ThatOneGuyWho

Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:15 AM

Is GS currently having an in store event for a percent off clearance items and if they are when does it end?



#4472 wakkawakka   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   416 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

wakkawakka

Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:26 AM

One x's are gonna be 350-400 while the one s will be 200-250 this black Friday. How do I know this? It's just a marketing guess lol.

Ps4 pros will probably hit 300 while the ps4 will hit 200-250 mark like Xbox one s.

#4473 TheNewGuy  

TheNewGuy

Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:34 AM

I didnt get charged tax. Who's been robbing you?

 

Spoiler

Just depends on state, most charge sales tax. Washington does and hell even gamestop trade credit gets taxed when buying  something. I get away with not paying psn sales tax by not using credit card and listing oregon as residence. 



#4474 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3360 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:08 AM

Is GS currently having an in store event for a percent off clearance items and if they are when does it end?


I believe it’s a 50% off promo going on atm. Was 75% off this past Saturday, but think that was a glitch. No clue when it ends.

#4475 dennisb407   Banned CAGiversary!   5504 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:24 AM

Just depends on state, most charge sales tax. Washington does and hell even gamestop trade credit gets taxed when buying  something. I get away with not paying psn sales tax by not using credit card and listing oregon as residence. 

No tax on trade credit purchases here too



#4476 gAm3 Fr3aQu3   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   77 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

gAm3 Fr3aQu3

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:43 AM

I have a feeling Microsoft is going to get aggressive this Holiday season. I am thinking we will see Xbox One S consoles between $150-$199 depending on retailer and what they throw in with them. I am personally hoping to see some good deals on the One X. I've got an OG Xbox One and have been looking to upgrade, but don't want to spend a ton of money when Forza Horizon 4 is the only exclusive I care about playing right now. 

I don't see why not. I got the white One-S last year for $169.99 with free shipping and no tax.



#4477 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3343 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:19 AM

I wouldn't be too surprised if the x1s was $150, without any games. Maybe a doorbuster only sort of thing, but iirc it's been $199 for the past couple years (at least the past 2 years), if not cheaper. PS4 slim will probably top out at $199, though they don't have to go as low as Microsoft on pricing, so maybe $179 w/out any games (based off previous years, though that was for the 500gb slim model, which I think they replaced with 1tb models altogether).

#4478 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   446 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:25 AM

I believe it’s a 50% off promo going on atm. Was 75% off this past Saturday, but think that was a glitch. No clue when it ends.


Online was a mistake i guess, but i got an order in. Apparently a couple stores in minnesota had 75% off in store. I think it was monticello and the mall of america location. They are 50/50 stores apparently. All others are 50% off of clearance.

#4479 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7657 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:47 PM

I know using trade credit at gamestop.com is a crap shoot.  Is it ok to buy XBox Live credit at www.gamestop.com with a GS GC or should I go into the store?



#4480 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3708 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:09 PM

I don't see why not. I got the white One-S last year for $169.99 with free shipping and no tax.

That's part of why I think they will hit $150 this year. MS has to be aggressive since they really don't have any exclusives to sell the system outside Forza this year. 

 

I think the One X will get at the very least a bundle and/or a $50 price cut for the Holidays. The PS4 Pro, on the other hand, I don't think we will see discounts on since they are having a hard time keeping up with the demand now and don't seem to have any problems selling them at $400. MS, on the other hand, is having a hard time selling the One X at $500. 



#4481 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7657 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:27 PM

Forbes had some BF pricing and $189.99 was as cheap as the S got.  Who knows how accurate/complete the list is though.   $25 GC at least I guess at Target.

 

https://www.forbes.c...s/#5163f9151943

 

https://www.forbes.c...s/#3464ea7c424f



#4482 fantomgamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   185 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

fantomgamer

Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:32 PM

Those of you who did the trade in towards the Xbox one x... Anyone try to return and have them exchange for a bundle or put towards a fallout bundle. Price is the same so wondering if we can do an exchange.

#4483 ssablain   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

ssablain

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:12 PM

Does any one know if God of War has been cheaper than $54.99 used?  I have a secondary elite account that expires on 11/10 so I will miss all of the black Friday deals.  I have 52,000 points that I need to use and I am trying to get Spider Man and God of War as cheap as possible from this.  My current plan is to use a 25 and a 15 cert and get Spider Man since I am almost positive that won't be reduced in the next month and then hold out as long as possible for God of War hoping that might be reduced and use another 25 cert on that.  I figure those games will have decent enough trade in values down the road that I can trade them back in on my main elite account to recover the majority of the extra money I pay for the games up front.  Is this the best approach or is there a different way that I should be using the points?  Thanks   



#4484 fantomgamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   185 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:18 PM

Does any one know if God of War has been cheaper than $54.99 used? I have a secondary elite account that expires on 11/10 so I will miss all of the black Friday deals. I have 52,000 points that I need to use and I am trying to get Spider Man and God of War as cheap as possible from this. My current plan is to use a 25 and a 15 cert and get Spider Man since I am almost positive that won't be reduced in the next month and then hold out as long as possible for God of War hoping that might be reduced and use another 25 cert on that. I figure those games will have decent enough trade in values down the road that I can trade them back in on my main elite account to recover the majority of the extra money I pay for the games up front. Is this the best approach or is there a different way that I should be using the points? Thanks


GoW is almost certainly going to be a $30-40 game on BF. Spiderman, might not. I'd wait for BF for GoW since you waited this long.

#4485 ttocshsoj   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:19 PM

Does any one know if God of War has been cheaper than $54.99 used? I have a secondary elite account that expires on 11/10 so I will miss all of the black Friday deals. I have 52,000 points that I need to use and I am trying to get Spider Man and God of War as cheap as possible from this. My current plan is to use a 25 and a 15 cert and get Spider Man since I am almost positive that won't be reduced in the next month and then hold out as long as possible for God of War hoping that might be reduced and use another 25 cert on that. I figure those games will have decent enough trade in values down the road that I can trade them back in on my main elite account to recover the majority of the extra money I pay for the games up front. Is this the best approach or is there a different way that I should be using the points? Thanks

You could use your points to renew your account to pro. You'll get a buy 2 get 1 free coupon for renewing.

#4486 ssablain   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

ssablain

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:21 PM

GoW is almost certainly going to be a $30-40 game on BF. Spiderman, might not. I'd wait for BF for GoW since you waited this long.

It is not a matter of being impatient, it is that account is not going to be elite at that time and I am not even going to renew it to Pro.  Maybe buying new certificates and waiting for Black Friday would be the better option though.



#4487 ssablain   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

ssablain

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:27 PM

You could use your points to renew your account to pro. You'll get a buy 2 get 1 free coupon for renewing.

I have thought about that but I don't have a lot of gaming time and I know by time I get around to all three games I will be able to find them cheaper.  This would have the bonus of leaving that account as Pro which I originally didn't plan to do but might come in handy down the road.



#4488 Macedon911  

Macedon911

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:28 PM

It is not a matter of being impatient, it is that account is not going to be elite at that time and I am not even going to renew it to Pro.  Maybe buying new certificates and waiting for Black Friday would be the better option though.

You can get it for $37 if you buy online with Elite and use the promotional code associated with this website.



#4489 ssablain   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

ssablain

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:37 PM

You can get it for $37 if you buy online with Elite and use the promotional code associated with this website.

You can add certs onto that purchase and use the promotional code?



#4490 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7657 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:39 PM

If GOW New is $39.99 on BF you would have to spend 40K points ($25 for 25K and $15 for 15K).  Plus tax depending on your location.  If it is cheaper you would end up with a GC either can't use or would lose money on.

 

GOW is $43.99 used now with Elite.  ($25 for 20K and $15 for 12K).  So 32K in points for $40 plus $3.99 out of pocket plus however tax works in your location.

 

8K points less for used now assuming $39.99 on BF.  Which is worth about $7.50 to $10 depending on how/what you use it for.  

 

 

I also like the other posters idea of renewing Pro and doing buy 2 get 1.   Since you want two games that might be the best deal.  

 

For the small difference either way I would probably just spend the points now and play the games now if I was jones to play them.



#4491 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36687 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:42 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that Black Friday sale pricing might work against coupon redemptions--I recall one year where I tried to purchase something on sale for $20 that had been discounted from $40 and I wanted to use a $10 coupon. However, when scanned, the coupon took $10 off the $40 MSRP then the price lowered to $20 due to the Black Friday "promo" price, wasting the coupon.



#4492 Macedon911  

Macedon911

Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

You can add certs onto that purchase and use the promotional code?

The pre-owned certs are for In-Store use only. I just tried it and couldn't use it online with and without the promotional code added. The fine print reads in-store... sorry I just realized that you wanted to use your points.



#4493 ssablain   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

ssablain

Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for all of the suggestions.  



#4494 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   375 Posts   Joined 0.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:34 PM

If GOW New is $39.99 on BF you would have to spend 40K points ($25 for 25K and $15 for 15K). Plus tax depending on your location. If it is cheaper you would end up with a GC either can't use or would lose money on.

GOW is $43.99 used now with Elite. ($25 for 20K and $15 for 12K). So 32K in points for $40 plus $3.99 out of pocket plus however tax works in your location.

I think certs act as coupons, so you get the elite 20% off discount after the coupons, so it would cost 44K points to pay for $55 pre-elite discount.

If we use your example you'd have $55 - $25 - $15 = $15 balance. Then $15 * 0.8 = $12 + tax out of pocket. So $12 + tax plus 32K points.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

#4495 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1482 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:50 PM

I think certs act as coupons, so you get the elite 20% off discount after the coupons, so it would cost 44K points to pay for $55 pre-elite discount.

If we use your example you'd have $55 - $25 - $15 = $15 balance. Then $15 * 0.8 = $12 + tax out of pocket. So $12 + tax plus 32K points.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

 

That's been my experience with the pre-owned certs. They are taken off BEFORE the Pro or Elite 10%/20%. It frustrates me because it feels like wasted certs.



#4496 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7657 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:08 PM

Amazing how many loop holes or gotchas they have. Half dozen people trying to figure out the best use of his points. I am still not sure the right way to do it.


I can never remember all the rules and GS math. Glad some people here set me straight.

I always seem to forget something when trying to figure it out.

#4497 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1528 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

bonesawisready

Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:44 PM

All the talk of Black Friday has me excited. Can’t wait!

#4498 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   375 Posts   Joined 0.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:45 PM

That's been my experience with the pre-owned certs. They are taken off BEFORE the Pro or Elite 10%/20%. It frustrates me because it feels like wasted certs.


It's just not the deal they make you think it is going to be. The extra value in preowned certs (versus non-preowned cert) makes it equivalent to 20% off. So you pay 44k in points of $44 with elite. Still good, but not a steal of a deal

#4499 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3899 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:21 PM

Makes me wonder if Game Informer is late a month or there's another one coming.  As there is an ad on the inside cover of the Nov. issue mentioning Pro days are coming.



#4500 Metal Militia   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   618 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Metal Militia

Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:09 PM

Noob question but can you only trade the same game at GameStop 3 times before you account gets flagged?