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#31 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3685 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:40 AM

After my GCU expires I doubt I'll shop at Best Buy again.

I most likely will due to all the certs I get from using my Best Buy Visa card unless Amazon actually keeps offering 20% off pre-orders with Prime when GCU is completely dead. I highly doubt that will happen though.



#32 SideQuestsSuck  

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:36 AM

To borrow some words from one of the new Blu-Ray releases this week....."The Con is On".

 

Yes, it is.



#33 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2356 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:46 AM

Free update and I think you're in the minority if you think people with both consoles will buy the more expensive one.
I'm not trying to change your mind just telling you what I think and I am willing to wager the community would agree with me.
On top of that I don't think it will be well received by the Xbox community to charge so much for a title that is getting the same update for free on the competition

I am merely stating reasons as to why people would buy this game. granted if the internet is to be believed it is the worst game of all time which is unfair given the game has gotten many updates that people probably should listen to before they just blast it because it undeniably sucked at launch on the ps4

 

releasing it for 10 dollars would be dumb.....but i do agree 49.99 is probably too much

 

 

This is the part that irks me.  I'm the kind of person who refuses to pay more for something if it's had a lower price elsewhere, regardless of platform.  If a game has been on sale for 1.99 on Steam, then I won't buy it for my Xbox unless it hits that price or lower.  Platform should be irrelevant; you're getting the exact same experience.  It should cost the same.

while i get that, its an unrealistic expectation.

 

This is the part that irks me.  I'm the kind of person who refuses to pay more for something if it's had a lower price elsewhere, regardless of platform.  If a game has been on sale for 1.99 on Steam, then I won't buy it for my Xbox unless it hits that price or lower.  Platform should be irrelevant; you're getting the exact same experience.  It should cost the same.

while i get that, its an unrealistic expectation.

 



#34 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1870 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:04 AM

So someone thinks people will buy a $10 Playstation game for $50?

Considering there have been significant changes and it’s a much better game now with two years of free updates that have made it better yes?

Oh I’m sorry I forgot we’re still stuck in August 2016.

#35 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 11:38 AM

I hear ya! I've qualified for the elite whatever the $1500 one since PS4 came out cause of gcu and I would buy other things from them to get the elite status. After gcu express in Nov deuces BBY!Sent from my LG-H918 using Tapatalk


I’ve bought a lot less in the past year since gift card purchases do not count towards elite status. All of my purchases are usually with gift cards from trades :(

#36 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

...yuck. Are they trying anymore?

#37 GTGD   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   34 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:58 PM

It's summer and they just made it through all the sales around E3, the people responsible for sales are probably on vacation. They'll ramp it back up in late September and early October ahead of BF.



#38 S31Ender   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   94 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:11 PM

I'd be a player at $9.99-14.99. That should be attainable around a month from now. REALLY wish there was a game like FREELANCER.


Check out Elite Dangerous. It’s fairly close in style.

#39 dontBlink86  

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:02 PM

I’ve bought a lot less in the past year since gift card purchases do not count towards elite status. All of my purchases are usually with gift cards from trades :(


When I burn through trade credit I will buy GC from Giant Eagle with my Amex so I get the 6% cash back. Doesn't help the elite plus but still worth it

#40 Super Sonic   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   743 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:57 PM

Any word on the annual Christmas in July sale?



#41 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:11 PM

When I burn through trade credit I will buy GC from Giant Eagle with my Amex so I get the 6% cash back. Doesn't help the elite plus but still worth it


Thanks for the heads up. I will look into this.

#42 Rick Astley  

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 07:38 AM

I’m guessing FFXV royal edition will be $20 soon since all the dlc not on disc. Guess I’ll wait

#43 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4431 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:53 PM

I believe Warioware Gold is out on 3DS this Friday too.

#44 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2725 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

I believe Warioware Gold is out on 3DS this Friday too.

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#45 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3607 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:32 PM

Any input on Go Vacation?  Pretty sure it is the closest thing to a vacation I will be taking for a while  :rofl:



#46 knothead65  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:30 AM

Had my first bad trade in at Best Buy, the girl wouldn't take a copy of NBA 2k18 because the case was from the Legend Edition and said "not for individual sale part of a collection". I tried to tell her that it means nothing that I could trade the game in without the paper cover or with no case at all.She said it was illegal and didn't want to lose her job.I told her I bought it at gamestop that way used, she said they are breaking the law. I asked for a manager and she said no so I said fine I will got to another store. On my way out I told the manager by the exit they should train their staff better.

 

She also said I couldn't use my GCU because it's under my wife's name and needed her ID, I said I've been using it for 2 years and the only reason it's in my wife's name is because a website error where they had to merge our accounts. Funny thing is I was there a few weeks ago and the same girl took my trade-ins with the GCU with no issues.

 

Went to another store and was out in 5 minutes and that was 5 games and the Madden pre-order too.



#47 Rick Astley  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:30 AM

I actually want that legend edition but with all the goods ofcourse. Don’t care about the vc

#48 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3607 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:31 AM

I actually want that legend edition but with all the goods ofcourse. Don’t care about the vc


I snagged a copy off eBay for $45 shipped and it was new.

#49 srocky26  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:43 AM

On my way out I told the manager by the exit they should train their staff better.

Now THAT’S a burn!

#50 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:26 AM

I snagged a copy off eBay for $45 shipped and it was new.


Tried to price match GameStop’s price for $30 at target but it’s usually hard to pm at target cuz they really need the item’s number to match

#51 ValueSeeker  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:04 AM

Had my first bad trade in at Best Buy, the girl wouldn't take a copy of NBA 2k18 because the case was from the Legend Edition and said "not for individual sale part of a collection". I tried to tell her that it means nothing that I could trade the game in without the paper cover or with no case at all.She said it was illegal and didn't want to lose her job.I told her I bought it at gamestop that way used, she said they are breaking the law. I asked for a manager and she said no so I said fine I will got to another store. On my way out I told the manager by the exit they should train their staff better.

 

She also said I couldn't use my GCU because it's under my wife's name and needed her ID, I said I've been using it for 2 years and the only reason it's in my wife's name is because a website error where they had to merge our accounts. Funny thing is I was there a few weeks ago and the same girl took my trade-ins with the GCU with no issues.

 

Went to another store and was out in 5 minutes and that was 5 games and the Madden pre-order too.

 

That reminds me of the lady @ Target during their couponcalypse:

 

Lady - "Where did you get these coupons from?"

Me - "coupon site"

Lady - "Which coupon site?"

Me - "slickdeals"

Lady - "Oh, so you tryna be slick? Uh huh. I be right back"

... *talking to her coworkers and coming back*

Lady - "what's that scam site again?"

 

FFS if you can't figure out the difference between deals/coupons vs. scams then you're another level of something. As for your lady @ BB, a little common sense goes a long way. 



#52 knothead65  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:23 AM

That reminds me of the lady @ Target during their couponcalypse:

 

Lady - "Where did you get these coupons from?"

Me - "coupon site"

Lady - "Which coupon site?"

Me - "slickdeals"

Lady - "Oh, so you tryna be slick? Uh huh. I be right back"

... *talking to her coworkers and coming back*

Lady - "what's that scam site again?"

 

FFS if you can't figure out the difference between deals/coupons vs. scams then you're another level of something. As for your lady @ BB, a little common sense goes a long way. 

I saw there where some crazy deals during that, a lot more then trading in a $14 game for a gift card. 



#53 MichaelGTdriver   ビーグル CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

Thanks OP. Nothing this week for me.

#54 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4431 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

After my GCU expires I doubt I'll shop at Best Buy again.

I see a lot of people saying this. I will certainly buy fewer games at Best Buy, but I am confident they will still have great sale prices as they typically match or beat most of the other retailers before GCU already. It'll be harder for me to bite on a $19.99 game versus a $19.99 game with GCU for sure, but I don't see myself not buying any games at Best Buy after my GCU expires. Gamestop will end up being my go-to to for new releases though since it's very close to my house. 



#55 PsychoKilla666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:57 PM

It works for the switch every time.

I'm sadder about GCU going away than TRU. Even worse that it can be saved if they so choose.

Ah yes the Switch, our nostalgia infused wallet abusing blind spot.
I just bought DK Country, Bayonetta, Mega Man collection and Street Fighter collection on my last GCU day and I’ve owned every single game in those packages previously SMH
Even Splatoon 2 almost counts as a re release

But I won’t accept those terms between PS4/XB1
Especially because games go on sale much steeper and more frequently than Nintendo but also because I personally own all consoles and go with the better deal.

That being said, I’d wait if I didn’t have a PS4

#56 PsychoKilla666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:12 PM

I am merely stating reasons as to why people would buy this game. granted if the internet is to be believed it is the worst game of all time which is unfair given the game has gotten many updates that people probably should listen to before they just blast it because it undeniably sucked at launch on the ps4

releasing it for 10 dollars would be dumb.....but i do agree 49.99 is probably too much


while i get that, its an unrealistic expectation.

while i get that, its an unrealistic expectation.

Agreed, I definitely was not trying to say they should charge $10 that was not my intention just that the option is there for people like us. But $50 seems pushing it too much. I think $30 could work. Half price for a 2 year old game, whether it was perfect and just ported or took two years to fix should be the same

Considering there have been significant changes and it’s a much better game now with two years of free updates that have made it better yes?

Oh I’m sorry I forgot we’re still stuck in August 2016.

I didn’t mean to dissuade you from purchasing, I just felt that a 2 year old game regardless of reception should be half price and is dangerous to sell at 80% of the original price with such a rocky start because many people could get it elsewhere for cheap and even if they only have xbox will likely feel ripped off. I just remembered it’s on PC too so there’s even more competition and price precedent.

#57 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4431 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:17 PM

If anyone bought that Ready PLayer One yesterday, they have it listed at 9.99 or 14.99 for steelbook 4k versions right now. If you get in quick you can get a price match reduction via chat

Just tried to order it and looks like it's $29.99. The price initially said $9.99 and changed when I tried to add it to my cart. I want to see this and $9.99 was a price I was willing to pay. 



#58 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4431 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 06:57 PM

Yeah, they've fixed it by now. But if you did buy it, then price match still works while they have the price up. I got mine.

I, unfortunately, did not, but I am sure it will be pretty cheap come Black Friday and I'll pick it up then. I haven't seen the movie yet either so I may just watch it first to see if I even want to own it. 



#59 Richard B. Riddick  

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:48 PM

So, no Christmas in July confirmed??

#60 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2725 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:04 PM

So, no Christmas in July confirmed??

Yes. :D