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Ni No Kuni 2 Premium Edition $19.99 @ Bestbuy ($15.99 GCU)


#61 Cyril Amethyst   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Cyril Amethyst

Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:54 AM

None in stock within 250 miles... Damn. Thanks for the post anyways, OP.

#62 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4358 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:07 AM

None in stock within 250 miles... Damn. Thanks for the post anyways, OP.


Ya know what, I call bullshit.

I was in a store over the weekend and saw plenty of copies. I’d say best buy just disabled online ordering for it.

#63 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:16 AM

Wanna hear a few first impressions on that papercraft

#64 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4358 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:29 AM

Wanna hear a few first impressions on that papercraft


If you are quick to anger then stay far away. You need small fingers and a very delicate hand to make it. It should have just come assembled.

#65 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:31 AM

I didn't mention the reward certificate I had because some people will argue they're not discounts since they're basically cash but since there's a question about discount stackability....everything stacks.

 

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#66 Markmallow  

Markmallow

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:37 AM

Did they scan it off your phone or did you print it? I see in the fine print t says can not be scanned off phone


I printed it out and he just scanned that.

#67 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:37 AM

I printed it out and he just scanned that.

I printed it and they scanned the rewards number off the paper instead of having me type in my phone number. 



#68 Markmallow  

Markmallow

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:41 AM

I printed it and they scanned the rewards number off the paper instead of having me type in my phone number.


I guess that’s another way you can do it. I personally didn’t want to show the printed out code until I had my GCU discount applied. I just wanted to make sure there wasn’t any problems and if there was sometimes they will manually apply the code.

#69 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   5695 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:28 AM

Ya know what, I call bullshit.

I was in a store over the weekend and saw plenty of copies. I’d say best buy just disabled online ordering for it.

People with these conspiracy theories....  why would Bestbuy do that??   10000+ people have viewed this post and I highly doubt the warehouse had more than 200 of these editions sitting around and I would think stores had very few to bring with...  You snooze you lose its that simple/

 

The day one edition is the same price and is in stock still...  



#70 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12091 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:36 AM

Ya know what, I call bullshit.

I was in a store over the weekend and saw plenty of copies. I’d say best buy just disabled online ordering for it.

Is it that hard to believe that people are actually buying this up now that its finally hit a great price?

 

I hit a BB today around 2pm that had a few copies on the shelf recently and they were all sold out.



#71 dontBlink86  

dontBlink86

Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:24 AM

What's the better deal? This at $15 or Dragon Quest XI for probably $35?

The only other JPRG ive played in the past 2 years was Persona 5.


Dragon Quest overall is a better game but it does have some old school quirks. I love both, but would go DQ. Check out a few YouTube videos to get q feel for em

#72 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4358 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:15 AM

People with these conspiracy theories....  why would Bestbuy do that??   10000+ people have viewed this post and I highly doubt the warehouse had more than 200 of these editions sitting around and I would think stores had very few to bring with...  You snooze you lose its that simple/
 
The day one edition is the same price and is in stock still...



Unfortunately I don’t see it that way. I was at a store with more than enough quantity to still be sellable online yet the “sold out everywhere in the world” notice pops up.

There’s no snoozing. I preordered the CE ages ago, played and platinumed the game.

#73 Brendan_Frye   All 5 Senses CAGiversary!   1300 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Brendan_Frye

Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:30 AM

Got a regular version for in store pick up. Sounds good to me!

#74 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2163 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:43 AM

Unfortunately I don’t see it that way. I was at a store with more than enough quantity to still be sellable online yet the “sold out everywhere in the world” notice pops up.

There’s no snoozing. I preordered the CE ages ago, played and platinumed the game.

it's possible that those games you see are supposed to be collected by the store rep and held at the online pick-up area but are too lazy to actually do it.

I picked up my copy near closing today and they didn't even pull the game to the side for me. I got the pick up email in the morning. The guy went and grabbed the game off the gaming area for me as i waited there 3 minutes.

Has happened with other games and stuff before in the past that I've put for pick up.

#75 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2462 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:59 AM

Is it that hard to believe that people are actually buying this up now that its finally hit a great price?

 

I hit a BB today around 2pm that had a few copies on the shelf recently and they were all sold out.

I would argue that this is not a good price.

 

I paid $4 on a flash sale for the first ni no kuni game on PS3. At the time I had a sealed vanilla copy I paid $20 for that I sold on ebay.

 

 I don't regret it. I still have a $4 dollar digital copy and profited off the physical copy.

 

 

This game will eventually be half of what it is now on PSN or completely free on PSN plus. Considering I am still on the first I can wait..



#76 element676   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   254 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

element676

Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:28 AM

I would argue that this is not a good price.

I paid $4 on a flash sale for the first ni no kuni game on PS3. At the time I had a sealed vanilla copy I paid $20 for that I sold on ebay.

I don't regret it. I still have a $4 dollar digital copy and profited off the physical copy.


This game will eventually be half of what it is now on PSN or completely free on PSN plus. Considering I am still on the first I can wait..


How much did you get for Ni No Kuni 1 on eBay?

#77 BaIZIoo  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:55 AM

I would argue that this is not a good price.
 
I paid $4 on a flash sale for the first ni no kuni game on PS3. At the time I had a sealed vanilla copy I paid $20 for that I sold on ebay.
 
 I don't regret it. I still have a $4 dollar digital copy and profited off the physical copy.
 
 
This game will eventually be half of what it is now on PSN or completely free on PSN plus. Considering I am still on the first I can wait..


I 100% agree that if you simply wanted the game, you should wait. However, steelbook aficionados should jump on this deal. Well, if it was still around. :(

*tearfully fingers five steelbooks in my collection and stares at the empty space reserved for this*

#78 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2462 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:55 AM

How much did you get for Ni No Kuni 1 on eBay?

 

 

Probably broke even after the fees and shipping. Maybe a small profit. Were talking cents to very few dollars if any.

 

My saving was still being able to have the game digitally for $4 bucks. I also got south park the stick of truth for $4 bucks as well digitally when PSN glitched.  Then I returned the physical copy.

 

 

Worked out great because since then a few years now my PS3 bluray laser has been dead to top it off. So had I still have those physical copies they would be unplayable now. While as my digital I can go back and play.   By no means am I more pro digital then physical.  I do prefer physical. This is just a example of where I benefited from digital in both price and accessibility.

 

Now the physical issue with Spyro reignited trilogy with only 1 game on disc is BS.



#79 element676   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   254 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

element676

Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:59 AM

Probably broke even after the fees and shipping. Maybe a small profit. Were talking cents to very few dollars if any.

My saving was still being able to have the game digitally for $4 bucks. I also got south park the stick of truth for $4 bucks as well digitally when PSN glitched. Then I returned the physical copy.


Worked out great because since then a few years now my PS3 bluray laser has been dead to top it off. So had I still have those physical copies they would be unplayable now. While as my digital I can go back and play. By no means am I more pro digital then physical. I do prefer physical. This is just a example of where I benefited from digital in both price and accessibility.

Now the physical issue with Spyro reignited trilogy with only 1 game on disc is BS.


I thought it was just some levels from Spyro 2 & 3 that we’re not on disc or something like that. Either way it’s BS.

#80 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:59 PM

I would argue that this is not a good price.

I paid $4 on a flash sale for the first ni no kuni game on PS3. At the time I had a sealed vanilla copy I paid $20 for that I sold on ebay.

I don't regret it. I still have a $4 dollar digital copy and profited off the physical copy.


This game will eventually be half of what it is now on PSN or completely free on PSN plus. Considering I am still on the first I can wait..

I would say any price is too much if you’re buying games and not playing them. Don’t do that.

#81 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3998 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:44 PM

I was going to get this with GCU despite having the standard edition for a while and not playing it. I then realized the sad day has finally come and my GCU is now expired so at $19.99 this was a hard pass for me whereas with GCU I was happy to pay the discounted price. This must be what life after GCU feels like! Am I really going to pass on random games I won't play anytime soon now?!?!



#82 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:42 PM

I was going to get this with GCU despite having the standard edition for a while and not playing it. I then realized the sad day has finally come and my GCU is now expired so at $19.99 this was a hard pass for me whereas with GCU I was happy to pay the discounted price. This must be what life after GCU feels like! Am I really going to pass on random games I won't play anytime soon now?!?!


I think you mean....Passing on duplicate copies of games you already own that you won’t play anytime soon (or possibly ever).

Not buying the same game you already own sounds normal.

#83 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3998 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:18 PM

I think you mean....Passing on duplicate copies of games you already own that you won’t play anytime soon (or possibly ever).

Not buying the same game you already own sounds normal.

I have the standard edition and would prefer the steelbook. The plan was to upgrade the copy I have now, but without GCU my desire to do that was much less. 



#84 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2528 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:31 PM

I would say any price is too much if you’re buying games and not playing them. Don’t do that.

This is true. Though if you absolutely know you will play it, then $20 is a good pricepoint given physical copies of games are now getting harder to come by. Fact is nowadays unless the game is a AAA super-seller, publishers are less eager to send the game back to the printer. Makes more sense to just offer it digitally.



#85 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:14 PM

I have the standard edition and would prefer the steelbook. The plan was to upgrade the copy I have now, but without GCU my desire to do that was much less.


I mean sure but do you just collect all steel books even if you didn’t like the game? You don’t even know if you’ll like the game.

#86 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3998 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:33 PM

I mean sure but do you just collect all steel books even if you didn’t like the game? You don’t even know if you’ll like the game.

I do like the game, that's why I have it.... 

 

And I do collect games and have a decent sized PS4 collection.



#87 kaydigi   BK All Day CAGiversary!   1287 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:20 PM

Bestbuy just shipped my copy, slated for delivery tomorrow

#88 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1304 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:40 PM

Sold out everywhere for me.  Ohh well, I wouldn't really play it anyway.



#89 lutz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:50 AM

Unfortunately I don’t see it that way. I was at a store with more than enough quantity to still be sellable online yet the “sold out everywhere in the world” notice pops up.

There’s no snoozing. I preordered the CE ages ago, played and platinumed the game.

For the naysayers out there, I experienced this as well. It was sold out everywhere when I checked online, but my local store had two. This was today, and it was "sold out" since yesterday. I do think they did limit the deluxe version for online availability and it's worth checking out your local best buy if it's not out of your way.

 

I didn't go there specifically for this deal believing it was secretly available, that would be delusional (I just happen to need groceries nearby). 



#90 Mugen Power   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1041 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Mugen Power

Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:20 AM

In my experience, BB's store availability gets wonky when stock level gets down to a low number, like 2 or 3.  I've seen this for years at multiple stores across multiple states.  I sincerely doubt there are any nefarious reasons for the site to report something as OOS just to shaft online shoppers or to "protect" a deal.  What do they care?  A sale is a sale, regardless if it came from online or in person.  Everyone who's mad that they didn't get one and are blaming BB for screwing them over need to take a step back and think about it for a minute.