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#5941 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:34 PM

So, literally a daily steal.


Only if they rob the truck daily. I hope they do it with a Cattleman Revolver while riding a Tennessee Walker.

#5942 Zenaphobe Zerj   Deep Sea Lurker CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Zenaphobe Zerj

Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:51 PM

Any tips on what to look for when buying from GameStop?

Usually just put it in the Wii U and see if you get problems. A lot of the issues afaik come from the curved disc design. The curve gets scratched and can mess up the disc, which sucks because it's hard to notice.



#5943 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1075 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

intelligentidiot

Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:39 PM

Wii U discs are fickle and any type of damage will fk it up

They definitely are. When I had a free trial of GameFly 1/3 of the Wii U discs would fail to read. I would only buy used if I had an option to return.



#5944 Dojorkan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   421 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:05 PM

I wonder if they will jack of the prices of the drives the Slim 360 uses since they are giving the console away for "free". Might be a good idea to grab a drive before the console deal goes live.



#5945 menewbe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:37 PM

Can someone please check my GS math? 

  1. Initially paid $330 total for an OG PS4 GTAV & TLoU bundle in late 2014 (was $400, but sold both games for $70 cash).
  2. Traded it the OG using that +$50 coupon early last month for $250 TiC, so basically in the hole for $80 cash.
  3. Then bought the PS4 Pro RDR2 bundle on 10/26 using $80 in GS certs for $319.99 + 6% tax= $339.19 total.
  • $339.19 - $250 TiC = $89.19 paid off with TiC (spent about $45 cash on $90 TiC through old trade flips)

PS4 Pro final price: $125 ($80 + $45)..Does that look right or did I messed up somewhere?



#5946 menewbe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:44 PM

Also, for anyone that got the PS4 Pro RDR2 bundle (CUH-72xx model), does your pro have coil whine? (My fans are pretty quiet and just blows really hot air out the back.)

Do you guys think GS will replace it even if I didn't get the warranty? I've been reading that Sony says it's normal, so was thinking they wouldn't do anything either. I bought it on 10/26, so my 30 day window ends over this BF weekend on the 25th.



#5947 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4436 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:44 PM

Any tips on what to look for when buying from GameStop?

Gamestop has a return policy and they usually extend it with gifts for the Holidays. Wii U games are very cheap now too and I believe Gamestop has stuff like Super Mario Maker and Smash Wii U for like $15 used this weekend. I have personally never had any issues with Wii U games playing, but I also have only ever bought a used Wii U game like once or twice. 



#5948 cman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   123 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:02 PM

Can someone please check my GS math? 

  1. Initially paid $330 total for an OG PS4 GTAV & TLoU bundle in late 2014 (was $400, but sold both games for $70 cash).
  2. Traded it the OG using that +$50 coupon early last month for $250 TiC, so basically in the hole for $80 cash.
  3. Then bought the PS4 Pro RDR2 bundle on 10/26 using $80 in GS certs for $319.99 + 6% tax= $339.19 total.
  • $339.19 - $250 TiC = $89.19 paid off with TiC (spent about $45 cash on $90 TiC through old trade flips)

PS4 Pro final price: $125 ($80 + $45)..Does that look right or did I messed up somewhere?

Not sure if the issue here deals with math as much as it deals with logic. You have failed to include the loss of your OG PS4 in your losses calculation. You were "in the hole" for both $80 cash AND 1 OG PS4 after you traded it in. Whatever the value of an OG PS4 is should be included with your loss of $80. 

 

I think it is better to say you paid $125 to upgrade to a PS4 Pro instead of saying you paid $125 for a PS4 Pro. Indeed, paying $125 for a PS4 Pro would be an amazing deal.



#5949 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3840 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

DisGonnaBeGood

Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:12 PM

Not sure if the issue here deals with math as much as it deals with logic. You have failed to include the loss of your OG PS4 in your losses calculation. You were "in the hole" for both $80 cash AND 1 OG PS4 after you traded it in. Whatever the value of an OG PS4 is should be included with your loss of $80.

I think it is better to say you paid $125 to upgrade to a PS4 Pro instead of saying you paid $125 for a PS4 Pro. Indeed, paying $125 for a PS4 Pro would be an amazing deal.

This. Kinda.

-400
+70
+250
-330

That equals -$410, total out of pocket for the PS4 Pro. Actually comes out to more than msrp. Granted yeah he got the chance to use the PS4 for however long, so there's that. You're bound to lose money on trades... but that's why you try and minimize the difference between what you get back TIC wise and what you buy with that TIC. Should have waited til Black Friday to get the deal with the $50 gift card.

#5950 emg28   esteeohpee CAGiversary!   3115 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:29 PM

Can I use PUR certs to get a 360 slim on BF and still qualify for the rebate? I’m thinking it’s a good way to cash out my points and upload all my 360 saves to the cloud. My 360 slim powers on but won’t stay on.

#5951 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3596 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:33 PM

This. Kinda.

-400
+70
+250
-300

That equals -$410, total out of pocket for the PS4 Pro. Actually comes out to more than msrp. Granted yeah he got the chance to use the PS4 for however long, so there's that. You're bound to lose money on trades... but that's why you try and minimize the difference between what you get back TIC wise and what you buy with that TIC. Should have waited til Black Friday to get the deal with the $50 gift card.

yes, this is the closer cost analysis but not including any taxes paid.    And I agree, they should have waited for BF to get the $50 GC.  They could attempt to do a return/rebuy as that's what I'm going to try with my Diablo Switch I bought a couple weeks ago.  I'm also going to order tonight the MK8 bundle just in case I can't make it tomorrow to a store and return the Diablo switch and can't do the return/rebuy on it with the $50GC.



#5952 Umyhoneycomb  

Umyhoneycomb

Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:33 PM

Thank you for pointing out you can trade the headsets from the systems. Had 3 laying around and got 15 toward 14.99 dying light the following

#5953 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1885 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:47 PM

G fuel must be fair game again given the CAG tweet

#5954 cyko   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:06 PM

Can I use PUR certs to get a 360 slim on BF and still qualify for the rebate? I’m thinking it’s a good way to cash out my points and upload all my 360 saves to the cloud. My 360 slim powers on but won’t stay on.


Don't use the certs. The rebate people will need a picture of your receipt to prove how much you paid for it. If you didn't pay 69.99 for it, they won't give you 69.99.

#5955 Owlmanus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   363 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:15 PM

So, the doorbuster deals are only available in store?



#5956 gldndomer  

Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:34 AM

Can someone please check my GS math? 

  1. Initially paid $330 total for an OG PS4 GTAV & TLoU bundle in late 2014 (was $400, but sold both games for $70 cash).
  2. Traded it the OG using that +$50 coupon early last month for $250 TiC, so basically in the hole for $80 cash.
  3. Then bought the PS4 Pro RDR2 bundle on 10/26 using $80 in GS certs for $319.99 + 6% tax= $339.19 total.
  • $339.19 - $250 TiC = $89.19 paid off with TiC (spent about $45 cash on $90 TiC through old trade flips)

PS4 Pro final price: $125 ($80 + $45)..Does that look right or did I messed up somewhere?

Sound math, but didn't factor in gas.



#5957 shiNjixfEi  

shiNjixfEi

Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:37 AM

So, the doorbuster deals are only available in store?

^ this. I had asked this a few hours. Not sure we'll know until it's 9PM ET.



#5958 gldndomer  

Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:42 AM

G fuel must be fair game again given the CAG tweet

G-fuel is an official sponsor of CAG twitter now? I didn't even know there was a CAG twitter. Now I have to ignore that one AND wario64



#5959 Dojorkan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   421 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:54 AM

I only just now saw that there is $10 rewards cash if you by Fallout 76 in the next few days. So basically $29 combined with the BF price drop to $39.99.


Eh but I don't expect it to hold value too long and it apparently doesn't do too well on regular Xbox Ones, so its probably better to wait...
 



#5960 fullmetal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   355 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:11 AM

PS4 Wired headset. Trade value 5.00

They had some trouble looking it up on their computer, but it's there.

My local Gamestop denied me this trade today. I showed them 'PS4 Wired Headset' in the app and then showed my set, and she told me that mine are the 'earbuds'.  No go.

 

I called another store about 10 mins away, and they said they take them and the trade value is $5.00. Go figure. Walked away with $12 trade credit.



#5961 TheCollegeGamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1014 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

TheCollegeGamer

Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:59 AM

Is there a major advantage to buying online vs in store aside from the obvious hassle? I know GS shipping has been up and down in terms of speed and likely want to play the things I'm going to buy, so if it's all the same price I'll probably just venture out to the store over the weekend.



#5962 MonkeyBrainSync  

MonkeyBrainSync

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:03 AM

LOL ... just tried to buy something on Gamestop site and was given this instead:

 

GameStop.com will be back soon.
Thank you for your patience.



#5963 LostMyNarbles  

LostMyNarbles

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:03 AM

Truly a miracle how GameStop site crawls to a creeping halt right as the clock strikes 9:00PM.



#5964 shiNjixfEi  

shiNjixfEi

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:04 AM

the site's temporarily unavailable. Anyone else seeing this? Prices remained the same @9PM EST for me.



#5965 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2789 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:04 AM

You can only expect so much from the one guy running GS's website powered by a dozen hamster wheels.



#5966 Twisted Metal  

Twisted Metal

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:05 AM

God of War is still $39.99 for those who can't get through to see the price online.



#5967 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:06 AM

I’m using the app n no sale rn

#5968 Twisted Metal  

Twisted Metal

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:06 AM

You can only expect so much from the one guy running GS's website powered by a dozen hamster wheels.

Or a 56k modem.



#5969 shiNjixfEi  

shiNjixfEi

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:07 AM

God of War is still $39.99 for those who can't get through to see the price online.

i could understand why GoW is not discounted (it is listed as a doorbuster, after all), but Nier should be listed as $20--but it's not.



#5970 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7931 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:08 AM

PSA: If you do the Fry's Food/Kroger/Ralph's digital coupon deal to save $10 on three GameStop gift cards, you have to either buy three $25 cards or three $50 cards to get it to take off the $10. I tried three of the $15 to $500 amount cards earlier tonight, and it wouldn't go through with three $15 cards. But it worked with three of the $25 cards. Just trying to help you guys out by making myself the guinea pig.