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Splatoon 2 - Nintendo Switch - 24.57 Best Buy Pricematch


#1 Keisu  

Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:02 PM

Here is exactly how to do it.

 

Ask them to log into ETK.

 

Under C they will find "Core Blue"

 

Inside there they have a pricematch tool, they look up microcenter and you now have a game for 24.57.

 



#2 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   942 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:05 PM

This has been on Reddit for at least 2 days. Expect this to get shut down sometime relatively soon. Theres a simple technical reason that this is happening, and they should be able to fix it.

#3 Keisu  

Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:08 PM

This has been on Reddit for at least 2 days. Expect this to get shut down sometime relatively soon. Theres a simple technical reason that this is happening, and they should be able to fix it.

Yes it been on reddit for 5 days. https://old.reddit.c...platoon_2_2457/

 

However, today I found out, by going and talking to the people I normally work with at the store, exactly how to make it duplicatable.

 

Until now, the only information given was "Core Blue" which plenty of people have no idea how to use, where it is, or what to do with it.



#4 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   942 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:10 PM

This is great info, for sure. Thanks, Keisu. I'm just trying to express the urgency that people need if they want to score this.

#5 Keisu  

Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:12 PM

This is great info, for sure. Thanks, Keisu. I'm just trying to express the urgency that people need if they want to score this.

Makes sense.    You're probably right it will be taken down eventually. 

 

I make sites for a living, their app is pulling from the metadata on Microcenter and the Metadata on Microcenter is wrong.  I don't expect microcenter to correct it, but bestbuy may stop it.



#6 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   942 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:26 PM

I make sites for a living, their app is pulling from the metadata on Microcenter and the Metadata on Microcenter is wrong. I don't expect microcenter to correct it, but bestbuy may stop it.


Yup. I'm a programmer, too. Now I might want to scrape all of microcenter to see what other mistakes they have haha

#7 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13921 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:34 PM

Game any good? Might try this though I don't have a MC close by anymore so even that's a tossup.



#8 coren   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   189 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:59 AM

Is this working at non-microcenter area stores/online?



#9 7String   Adam Howard CAG Veteran   186 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:08 AM

Incredible price OP! If anyone with a Switch didn’t get this for Christmas, and you don’t buy it at $25!, sell your switch!

This is a must have !

#10 Jrart17  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:32 AM

If anyone can get me one I’ll paypal or venmo the cost and shipping charge.

#11 cjones641  

cjones641

Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:34 AM

Is this working at non-microcenter area stores/online?

I'd like to know this too. I'm from the . midwest



#12 Keisu  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:05 AM

I'd like to know this too. I'm from the . midwest

I am in colorado.  Just go to best buy and follow the steps I provided.  And they will match it for you.



#13 ar4757   Makoto x Joker is canon CAGiversary!   897 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:50 AM

I am in colorado.  Just go to best buy and follow the steps I provided.  And they will match it for you.

 

Why would an employee listen to a customer telling them to follow these weird instructions



#14 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   789 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:34 AM

Why would an employee listen to a customer telling them to follow these weird instructions


Lol, this is kind of what I'm thinking too. Power to those who swing it, though!

#15 Keisu  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:11 AM

Cause I am not shit at talking to people? 

 

Hey I saw this, is it true?  Could you look at it for me?



#16 toasterMekong  

toasterMekong

Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:56 AM

guys when in doubt wink 😉 and a shush 🤫

come on man!!!

#17 DaShaka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1921 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:20 AM

If anyone can get me one I’ll paypal or venmo the cost and shipping charge.

So you want someone drive to bestbuy, purchase the game for you, then drive home, pack it up, drive and ship it out? To a complete stranger no less, and also they will risk a chargeback from, and you’ll reimburse them for the cost of the game and shipping?

Not only is it a complete waste of time for that someone, but they’ll actually be losing money.

Hate to say it, but asking people to “pick one up for me” isn’t going to happen these days.

#18 padlok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

Cause I am not shit at talking to people?

Hey I say this, is it true? Could you look at it for me?



Based on your posts I disagree.

#19 Jrart17  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:10 PM

So you want someone drive to bestbuy, purchase the game for you, then drive home, pack it up, drive and ship it out? To a complete stranger no less, and also they will risk a chargeback from, and you’ll reimburse them for the cost of the game and shipping?

Not only is it a complete waste of time for that someone, but they’ll actually be losing money.

Hate to say it, but asking people to “pick one up for me” isn’t going to happen these days.

It's actually worked before on this site and I've done it for another person on this site, I'd make sure if someone did it they didn't lose money.  Some people are willing to help others.  Thanks for the input though!



#20 pjmomo   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   252 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:00 PM

It's actually worked before on this site and I've done it for another person on this site, I'd make sure if someone did it they didn't lose money.  Some people are willing to help others.  Thanks for the input though!

i used to be that way. someone wanted something rare that came in a $100 bundle and there was one around me. i drove out, picked it up, wrapped it up nicely, then shipped it out to said person. i'm a generous person and only asked them to pay whatever value they think it's fair.

 

so they gave me $10. noted this rare item alone is valued at $100 on ebay.

 

i didn't hate this person since my offer was for them to pay whatever they think is right. just felt a little betrayed that this long time high rep person thought the time and effort i put in to get this item, plus the cost of shipping and materials used, plus the item altogether was only worth $10... then i remembered i was on cheapassgamer and it all made sense.



#21 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   942 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:21 PM

then i remembered i was on cheapassgamer and it all made sense.


In my line of work we say "cheap for a reason"

#22 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13921 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:21 PM

Is this working at non-microcenter area stores/online?

Did not work for me. I asked them to look up Microcenter and it wasn't showing as a competitor, so your area must have one at least in the state by my assumption. Would have been good to know before wasting my time.



#23 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   942 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:40 PM

Did not work for me. I asked them to look up Microcenter and it wasn't showing as a competitor, so your area must have one at least in the state by my assumption. Would have been good to know before wasting my time.

I like to think of these YMMV deals in this context:

(Potential Savings * Probability of Success) > (Opportunity Cost)

If True, then try the YMMV deal; if not, then skip it. 



#24 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   388 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:16 AM

I had success without any issues. I went to my backup Best Buy to hopefully avoid issues and it’s bigger store with a Magnolia Home Theater department. I asked a pretty easy going woman to check and see how much it was on Micro Center didn’t mention Core Blue and we went to a register and price matched it. It did require an override but approved once she showed him the Core Blue.


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#25 gunstar808   Capitalism, Ho! CAGiversary!   1083 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:11 AM

Is this working at non-microcenter area stores/online?

So I don't have a Microcenter in my area. The CSC person initially told me they do pm microcenter and was able to find the price in the app. But she needed a manager override, who denied me due to Microcenter not shipping to Hawaii.

Does this always require a override? I feel like this manager was being strict. But I dont wanna waste time trying again.

#26 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:10 AM

I'm curious if this would work for other clearance items that Microcenter carried but are OOS.

#27 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   388 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:28 AM

So I don't have a Microcenter in my area. The CSC person initially told me they do pm microcenter and was able to find the price in the app. But she needed a manager override, who denied me due to Microcenter not shipping to Hawaii.

Does this always require a override? I feel like this manager was being strict. But I dont wanna waste time trying again.


I have a Micro Center 55 miles away, so it’s closish. The woman helping me hadn’t heard of Micro Center but luckily she didn’t try to find it on her phone. I think this deal will require a manager since more than half off.


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#28 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   388 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:30 AM

I'm curious if this would work for other clearance items that Microcenter carried but are OOS.

This may work for other items and stores are out of an item. Can’t be 75% off since people were denied the $4.99 3DS because of system limits.


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#29 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1305 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:39 AM

I live close to micro centre I couldn't find splatoon 2 on their website. 



#30 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   388 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:54 AM

I live close to micro centre I couldn't find splatoon 2 on their website.

This an error on in the meta data on the website. Best Buy’s Core Blue pulls from websites meta data. This deal is in store only and YMMV since it requires a manager override.


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