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#31 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

intelligentidiot

Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:36 AM

I bought 3 from them, because I wanted them shipped in a box. Well, they shipped them in a box and all three were damaged in transit. Returning them is a fucking pain in the ass, so I am SOL. Damage isn't HORRIBLE but still I am pissed they all arrived that way.


I'm still waiting on mine to show up. Maybe I'll be lucky, i would expect it to show up some time next week. I chose standard shipping.

#32 deanventure  

deanventure

Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:15 AM

Love steelbooks and try to get them when available. Bought one for Prey a while ago. Price matched South Park Fractured But Whole Gold Edition a while ago and the steelbook had a small dent, otherwise was perfect.

 

Holding out for a huge price drop on Fallout 76 as it comes with a steelbook.



#33 humbug43  

humbug43

Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:27 AM

Just buy the fallout 76 one from bestbuy it's in sale for 3.99 right now. The steelbook I mean.

#34 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:31 AM

I think I prefer the Walmart steelbook. Does Walmart still price match in store?

#35 BadWaluigi=Luigi  

BadWaluigi=Luigi

Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:50 PM

I love steelbooks...just not for mediocre games. Only those deserving of a steelbook get one!

#36 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:32 PM

I'm still waiting on mine to show up. Maybe I'll be lucky, i would expect it to show up some time next week. I chose standard shipping.

I must be lucky, RE2 steelbook from Amazon.de showed up today and it's in perfect condition. Standard cardboard mailer. I ordered Jan 25, so just over 2 weeks to arrive.



#37 tmacdunk   Banned Banned   14 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:25 PM

Why does it say case only? No game?


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

#38 Watchman   Webslinger/Wanderer Hunter CAGiversary!   956 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:20 PM

Some are separate when they're advertised as a bonus.  Mario Kart 8 was a separate bonus also.  On the opposite side, the PS4 release of Valkyria Chronicles came in the steelbook.

Yeah, my BF5 came with the normal copy and the Steelbook as a separate item. I almost didn't get it because they didn't automatically give it to me either.



#39 Owlmanus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   325 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:18 PM

Prey? Where.

Like how does Best Buy sell  these things?

Love steelbooks and try to get them when available. Bought one for Prey a while ago. Price matched South Park Fractured But Whole Gold Edition a while ago and the steelbook had a small dent, otherwise was perfect.

 

Holding out for a huge price drop on Fallout 76 as it comes with a steelbook.



#40 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:01 AM

Probably extreme YMMV, but i actually found an RE2 steelbook at local best buy for $10. Just one copy in the ps4 section.

#41 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14085 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:28 AM

Probably extreme YMMV, but i actually found an RE2 steelbook at local best buy for $10. Just one copy in the ps4 section.

Hope you bought it lol, it's worth more than the game at this point. :lol:



#42 erikjo  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:48 PM

Maybe it was the one I returned lol.

#43 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:31 PM

Hope you bought it lol, it's worth more than the game at this point. :lol:

Yeah, I did, had a $5 cert, so why not.



#44 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8006 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:20 PM

The way that these things are selling I'm quite surprised that Best Buy is still releasing steelbooks for video games. 



#45 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8006 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:22 PM

Can anyone explain to me the point/appeal of these SteelBooks? 

Especially for games like Fallout 76 where a disk for the main game literally does not exist. You want a case for your cardboard disk? 

I dunno, why do people collect Hummels or Swarovski Crystal, or anything? 

 

It appeals to them aesthetically.



#46 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:22 PM

Lets go anthem steelbook

#47 Formula65  

Formula65

Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

Added fifa 19 steelbook 5.99

#48 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2899 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:04 AM

Be ready for those Anthem steelbooks to have a bunch of dents and cut spines lol



#49 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14085 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 02:36 AM

Be ready for those Anthem steelbooks to have a bunch of dents and cut spines lol

You have the worst luck lol. I've never had a single issue with the ones sent to me. :lol:



#50 ElvisTheGreat   Daddy CAGiversary!   691 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

ElvisTheGreat

Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:55 AM

Yeah I'm surprised to see so many people complain about their steelbooks. I've gotten them from Amazon, BB and Target for YEARS and not a single one has ever had any damage

#51 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3534 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:58 AM

Yeah I'm surprised to see so many people complain about their steelbooks. I've gotten them from Amazon, BB and Target for YEARS and not a single one has ever had any damage


Never order them from overseas. They will be guaranteed to arrive damaged :lol:

#52 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4386 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

Yeah I'm surprised to see so many people complain about their steelbooks. I've gotten them from Amazon, BB and Target for YEARS and not a single one has ever had any damage


Here’s one for you...

I got the Spider-Man CE for PS4 brand new, mint and sealed from Best Buy. I opened it myself a home, took the steelbook out of its custom fitted plastic tray, and it had dents in the back of the steelbook. I wrote insomniac, who said they can’t help and try to reach out to Sony.

#53 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2899 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 05:13 PM

Here’s one for you...

I got the Spider-Man CE for PS4 brand new, mint and sealed from Best Buy. I opened it myself a home, took the steelbook out of its custom fitted plastic tray, and it had dents in the back of the steelbook. I wrote insomniac, who said they can’t help and try to reach out to Sony.

Same thing happened with mine.  Ended up returning the entire thing and just getting the vanilla copy.



#54 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8006 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 05:28 PM

Yeah I'm surprised to see so many people complain about their steelbooks. I've gotten them from Amazon, BB and Target for YEARS and not a single one has ever had any damage

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#55 BlurredReality   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   321 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 05:31 PM

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I mean I probably fall into the same camp. Like big dents are of course obvious, but I don't really zero in on little marks/scuffs/scratches like some collectors do. I just enjoy looking at them and as long as there's nothing "this is glaringly obvious" I don't tend to look for problems.



#56 SonicGamer   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   998 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 05:32 PM

I wish I could get that Resident Evil steelbook. Mad I didnt preorder it earlier.

if i knew ppl wanted them this bad i would have bought all (10) at my store and traded them out.

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#57 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2268 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 06:15 PM

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$10 without the game. Sealed in shrinkwrap for your pleasure. ;)



#58 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2899 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

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$10 without the game. Sealed in shrinkwrap for your pleasure. ;)

Wonder if there is a loading screen when you open the Steelbook ;)



#59 Watchman   Webslinger/Wanderer Hunter CAGiversary!   956 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:56 AM

So I put this to the thread: short of the fact that it's a steelbook and has different art, is it worth the $4-10 markup for it?

For the record, I have a few myself, but I'm looking at BB's Spiderverse version at $33, I can't see the justification simply for box art's sake for another $10 more. 



#60 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3490 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:36 PM

So I put this to the thread: short of the fact that it's a steelbook and has different art, is it worth the $4-10 markup for it?

For the record, I have a few myself, but I'm looking at BB's Spiderverse version at $33, I can't see the justification simply for box art's sake for another $10 more. 

as always, it's subjective.  For me, if I was going to buy the movie/game, the extra $5-10 is ok the majority of the time.