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Best Buy - Resident Evil 2 w/ free Steelbook with any version purchase


#1 xXJonoXx   Resident Che(vil)ap CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:47 AM

Saw this today on the listing for RE2 on Bestbuy.com. Any version, any console comes with a free Steelbook case. Since the game is a few weeks away, made my choice of where to buy it easier, and an even better deal if you still have GCU.

#2 nabor605   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   361 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:54 AM

Well, I hope Best Buy will add the steelbook to my Deluxe Edition order, as I can't cancel it now. I used three $15 promotional codes from the buy $150 gift card, get a $15 code offer from last month. And the fine print on those $15 codes are that once they've been used, you can't get their value back if you cancel the preorder nor return the fulfilled order.



#3 wackfiend   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:28 AM

Hope they sell the SteelBooks separately like they’ve done for games in the past. I have the Collector’s Edition pre-ordered at GameStop, but would love to have the SteelBook as well, I don’t mind spending the extra $10.

#4 nabor605   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   361 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:35 AM

Hope they sell the SteelBooks separately like they’ve done for games in the past. I have the Collector’s Edition pre-ordered at GameStop, but would love to have the SteelBook as well, I don’t mind spending the extra $10.

The steelbook is available separately now:  https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6320729



#5 HustlerKid   Im just here for the comments CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:35 AM

I have the CE preordered as well. Doesn’t it come with a steel book?

#6 wackfiend   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:41 AM

I have the CE preordered as well. Doesn’t it come with a steel book?

It does not. Not the GameStop-exclusive one in the US at least.

The steelbook is available separately now: https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6320729

Thanks. I actually just clicked on the included item listing and pre-ordered it from there. Came here to edit the post with the link and saw you beat me to it.

#7 lemonfreshviper   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   20 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:32 AM

Well, I hope Best Buy will add the steelbook to my Deluxe Edition order, as I can't cancel it now. I used three $15 promotional codes from the buy $150 gift card, get a $15 code offer from last month. And the fine print on those $15 codes are that once they've been used, you can't get their value back if you cancel the preorder nor return the fulfilled order.

I had something similar happen with the steel case for Mario Kart Switch; they started offering it 2 weeks or so after I'd bought a copy and I just went to the service desk to ask if they could ring it in as part of a price adjustment. Since this is dropping in the same timeframe as the game's release, they'd probably be fine with fixing it if you're doing an in-store pickup



#8 Rick Astley  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:14 AM

I like how Best Buy is doin steelbook with games, while gcu is gone for me at least they’re making up with some free stuff

#9 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1304 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:26 AM

I like how Best Buy is doin steelbook with games, while gcu is gone for me at least they’re making up with some free stuff

That GCU loss is painful, every deal I see from best buy is like ugh.  The funny thing about it is, gcu was expensive at first and most balked at it  then it became iconic with the price drop  LOL.

 

On which system to get RE2 on.... I have to go with the playstation as that was the original system that started it all.   This is a tough chophouse though not sure about the online portion.   



#10 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3907 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:31 PM

That GCU loss is painful, every deal I see from best buy is like ugh.  The funny thing about it is, gcu was expensive at first and most balked at it  then it became iconic with the price drop  LOL.

 

On which system to get RE2 on.... I have to go with the playstation as that was the original system that started it all.   This is a tough chophouse though not sure about the online portion.   

Yeah losing GCU sucks. I originally had it when it was more expensive and I honestly wish it remained the same price and maybe we'd still have it today. I'd gladly pay $130 or whatever it was before for two years of GCU. I was saving a lot more than that annually with my game purchases. I am tempted to get RE2 at Best Buy to get a steelbook, but I also have some Amazon gift cards so I may just order a copy from there. If I had GCU still I'd have already had RE2 pre-ordered at Best Buy. 



#11 looserattledgamer  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:02 PM

Awesome TC
Love my GCU. No brainer here.i

#12 HakurenKyo06   Duane Follower. CAGiversary!   1790 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:58 PM

I have a couple slots left for using gcu on this title, hmu if you need it.

#13 ec91762  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:02 PM

Yeesssss, dont care about the price getting that Steelbook!! I have the Collectors Edition so this is gonna be perfect to go with it!!

#14 e3man01   Cheap Assin' before most of you even picked up a controller CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

Is this gonna be like the Monster Hunter World steelbook debacle?
Knowing them, yeah, don't get your hopes up in getting one.

#15 looserattledgamer  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:21 PM

Is this gonna be like the Monster Hunter World steelbook debacle?
Knowing them, yeah, don't get your hopes up in getting one.

If you didn't order early this am U prolly fucked :beer:



#16 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3907 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:27 PM

Is this gonna be like the Monster Hunter World steelbook debacle?
Knowing them, yeah, don't get your hopes up in getting one.

I had MHW pre-ordered and didn't get the steelbook until like a week later. I don't believe they sold that one individually though. 



#17 e3man01   Cheap Assin' before most of you even picked up a controller CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

I had MHW pre-ordered & no steelbook for me. They over sold the amount of pre-orders vs steelbooks they actually had.
I fully expect this'll be the same with RE2make.

#18 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3849 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:22 PM

It will be interesting to see which orders they fill before they run out:  people who ordered the game or the ones that ordered the steelbook by itself.



#19 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   894 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

When I got my MHW steelbook I had ordered just 3 days before release. There is no method to the madness, other than maybe regional allocation. Living in SoCal means I can get just about anything I want, but clearance prices are hard to find.

#20 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13904 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:30 PM

Oh yeah, the MHW steel was ridiculous. I remember I ordered it day one and then when the GF needed a copy, I ordered a second one the day before release. Guess which one actually came with a steelbook. . .



#21 humbug43  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:15 PM

Funny I never not gotten anything I have never order from bestbuy.


Walmart is the only place that has cancelled stuff on me. Or delayed then cancelled.

#22 omegafox84  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:38 PM

Oh yeah, the MHW steel was ridiculous. I remember I ordered it day one and then when the GF needed a copy, I ordered a second one the day before release. Guess which one actually came with a steelbook. . .

well, that's all i needed to hear. not going to take the chance and hope they add it. just cancelled my preorder and placed a new one with the steelbook included. thanks for the info.



#23 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   361 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

well, that's all i needed to hear. not going to take the chance and hope they add it. just cancelled my preorder and placed a new one with the steelbook included. thanks for the info.

If I were you, place the order for store pickup rather than shipment.  In my experience, store pickups are MUCH more likely to include any free bundled items than those that go through the central warehouse, which are more hit-or-miss.  Then again, that just might be my specific store...so YMMV. 



#24 BritneySpears  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:10 PM

I pre-ordered the game in december and I'd like to cancel and pre-order again to get the steelbook but I used $10 of point rewards, if I cancel, do I get those points back? Is there anyway to chat with them online to see if they can include the bonus items?



#25 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3849 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:13 PM

Funny I never not gotten anything I have never order from bestbuy.


Walmart is the only place that has cancelled stuff on me. Or delayed then cancelled.

A little different situation, but Target used to be notorious for cancelling CE of games that were pre-ordered. Then again, they were also priced the same as the regular editions even though it was listed as the CE. I don't think I ever had one go through, but I don't blame Target either as these were mistakes. It became a known fact that there was a high chance you would not get your pre-order. It was just odd as it happened a few times years ago.



#26 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   361 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:17 PM

I pre-ordered the game in december and I'd like to cancel and pre-order again to get the steelbook but I used $10 of point rewards, if I cancel, do I get those points back? Is there anyway to chat with them online to see if they can include the bonus items?

I've had this type of situation a couple of times.  When a preorder is cancelled that has an applied rewards zone certificate, within about an hour, I tend to get an email from BB saying that I have a new certificate available.  I think they technically say that it takes up to 24-48 hours for these points to post back to your account, but I've never had it take anywhere near that long.

 

FWIW, I've had several cases where an early preorder was adjusted to include a preorder pack-in that wasn't available at the time of the original order placement.  Recently, I recall this happening with Fallout 76 about 1-2 weeks before the release date.



#27 BadWaluigi  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:31 PM

Would love to partake, but if RE7 was indication, this game will be $15 after 3 months.



#28 BritneySpears  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:35 PM

I've had this type of situation a couple of times.  When a preorder is cancelled that has an applied rewards zone certificate, within about an hour, I tend to get an email from BB saying that I have a new certificate available.  I think they technically say that it takes up to 24-48 hours for these points to post back to your account, but I've never had it take anywhere near that long.

 

FWIW, I've had several cases where an early preorder was adjusted to include a preorder pack-in that wasn't available at the time of the original order placement.  Recently, I recall this happening with Fallout 76 about 1-2 weeks before the release date.

I just spoke to someone online and this is what he said

 

Joseph Ryan,  
 
I would like to inform you that, If the free product is available while placing the order you can able get the free product. If the free product is available after placing the order you will not able to get the free product.

 

 

 

 

So, it seems that maybe we should cancel and pre-order again? He also confirmed that you get any point rewards back when you cancel a pre-order.



#29 Not Eric   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2447 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:41 PM

Bit of an underwhelming steelbook. Still tempted because I'm a sucker, although I may hold out and see if it's still available when the game hits the $20 mark.



#30 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   361 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:45 PM

I just spoke to someone online and this is what he said

 

Joseph Ryan,  
 
I would like to inform you that, If the free product is available while placing the order you can able get the free product. If the free product is available after placing the order you will not able to get the free product.

 

 

 

 

So, it seems that maybe we should cancel and pre-order again? He also confirmed that you get any point rewards back when you cancel a pre-order.

Well, I can't exactly put much faith in random Joe Best Buy Chatter's knowledge of company policy.  In my experience, it's been very hit or miss when it comes to consistent responses from customer service agents.