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#31 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13470 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:41 AM

I remember for a while when they had the gaming register for pre-orders they also had a info kiosk that could print out whichever game you wanted to pre-order and show you videos of the games. Thing almost never worked correctly and that whole gaming department got the axe around when the magazine was shut down. Brings back memories of all the midnight launches and parties they'd throw back then; really sad how that's all long gone now.



#32 Rick Astley  

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:27 AM

I remember when they used to have good trade in values, promos,PayPal digital giftcards

#33 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11320 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:52 AM

Also I dunno if it was because it was Sunday, but there were a ton of blue shirts walking around, like more than necessary.  It wasn't that busy at the store, but you couldn't take a few steps without seeing one.  A few were bunched up in the middle at the cellular kiosks as always, another group of 3-4 chit-chatting.  Over on the far wall was some in black shirts, CSRs for refrigerators or some such.  I even saw a rare neon green shirt (but he could be just some shopper, that looked like he worked there).

Sounds like Circuit City before they collapsed.



#34 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1904 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:23 PM

Thanks for the ad posting, Tyrok!

One of the "sales" in the ad this week is the Switch Pro Controller for...$1 off. Why in the blue hell would you even waste space by including that? Christ, Best Buy!
No Red Faction mentioned in the online ad, so if any BB store has it, will they sell it before Tuesday? Not like the "real" street date is the 10th.

Internal street date was changed to the 10th so no.



#35 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   532 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:26 PM

Sounds like Circuit City before they collapsed.


Exactly. When I see employees in a store I know it's on the verge of imminent failure.

#36 Ratmonkey  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:39 AM

Exactly. When I see employees in a store I know it's on the verge of imminent failure.


This is not true. I was at my local Kmart a couple weeks ago and saw..... oh Fuck

#37 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   501 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:46 AM

This is not true. I was at my local Kmart a couple weeks ago and saw..... oh Fuck


Are you kidding? Cause I never saw any employees at my Kmart. That’s also a path to bankruptcy.

#38 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3466 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:44 PM

This is not true. I was at my local Kmart a couple weeks ago and saw..... oh Fuck

You still have Kmarts open around you!?!?!



#39 inky1600   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1546 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:35 PM

You still have Kmarts open around you!?!?!


I have 3 of them all within a half hour drive of me, none of which are scheduled to close anytime soon, incredibly. Theyre still rockin the 1980 IBM PCs as cash registers

#40 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3466 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:40 PM

I have 3 of them all within a half hour drive of me, none of which are scheduled to close anytime soon, incredibly. Theyre still rockin the 1980 IBM PCs as cash registers

The last one near me (that I know of) closed up a few months back. I went in and it was really sad. They probably had about 5 shelves with any product on it and even had some older CRT TVs they clearly dug out of the back they were trying to sell. 



#41 ElvisTheGreat   Daddy CAGiversary!   571 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:08 PM

If anybody is still looking for their NES mini controller, try going in store. I went today to browse and found 3 in the aisles.

#42 thegame956   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   593 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:02 AM

Best Buy is going to troll the gamer club members. As soon as the last GCU membership expires, the next day they will do the buy 2 get 1 free on all games sale.

#43 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3466 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

Best Buy is going to troll the gamer club members. As soon as the last GCU membership expires, the next day they will do the buy 2 get 1 free on all games sale.

If they ran that now with GCU they'd probably exclude the GCU discount from the b2g1 anyway. 

 

Just ordered a copy of Octopath Traveler. The CE is in stock too at Best Buy, but I decided to not order as I don't think I need the extra stuff. If they have it in the store when I go to pick up my pre-order though I may just change my mind. 



#44 ValueSeeker  

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

If they ran that now with GCU they'd probably exclude the GCU discount from the b2g1 anyway. 

 

Just ordered a copy of Octopath Traveler. The CE is in stock too at Best Buy, but I decided to not order as I don't think I need the extra stuff. If they have it in the store when I go to pick up my pre-order though I may just change my mind. 

 

Eh, Idk how deeply discounted Switch CE stuff will be in the future, but all things considered I don't think it's worth it imo. Just extra luggage. Unless you think it'll be a cult hit and resale will appreciate. Or you just LOVE the game. 



#45 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3466 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

Eh, Idk how deeply discounted Switch CE stuff will be in the future, but all things considered I don't think it's worth it imo. Just extra luggage. Unless you think it'll be a cult hit and resale will appreciate. Or you just LOVE the game. 

I definitely don't need it, but I think the CE is really cool with the little dioramas that are included. It's a SquareEnix game though so the CE will probably have some resale value to it, that wouldn't be a reason for me to buy it though. 



#46 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother CAG Veteran   274 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

Mario + Rabbids @ $24 is very good with those w/ GCU. Very tempting. 

 

How is Christmas in July sales? 

Is it still considered "tempting" if it's been this same price for months now? I say piss or get off the pot.



#47 ValueSeeker  

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:43 PM

Is it still considered "tempting" if it's been this same price for months now? I say piss or get off the pot.

 

Already got it. 



#48 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   3844 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:45 PM

Has anyone had any luck price matching at Best Buy with say Square Enixs online store? I want to price match Final Fantasy XIV Complete