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Best Buy Ad 2/17-2/23: Free Steelbook with Pokémon: Let's Go


#31 soonerdoc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   614 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:48 AM

Mind boggling to me why people are bashing BB/Nintendo over the Let’s Go steelbook. 

 

You bought the game at launch.  They knew they were getting the money from you at launch. They are now giving a free steelbook to people to try and get them to buy. No different than a sale weeks after a release. 

 

They dont care care about you as a customer. They want your money. They have ZERO incentive to have offer the steelbook at launch to first day buyers. Makes much much more sense as an incentives weeks later when sales have slowed. 



#32 DoubleDam21  

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:01 AM

I’m just hoping you can buy it separately because that’s all I care about.

#33 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:08 AM

Mind boggling to me why people are bashing BB/Nintendo over the Let’s Go steelbook. 
 
You bought the game at launch.  They knew they were getting the money from you at launch. They are now giving a free steelbook to people to try and get them to buy. No different than a sale weeks after a release. 
 
They dont care care about you as a customer. They want your money. They have ZERO incentive to have offer the steelbook at launch to first day buyers. Makes much much more sense as an incentives weeks later when sales have slowed.


False, because customer loyalty is a thing and actions like this encourage consumers to either a) shop elsewhere, or b) avoid buying these titles at launch (which remains a critical sales window).

There's a lot more to it than just "loldurr they already got your money" when you consider this can prevent then getting that money next time (and all the times after that).

#34 humbug43  

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:40 AM

Looks like that steelbook is dame as one from Japan going for alot on ebay

#35 BadWaluigi=Luigi  

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:05 PM


These free steelbooks and "Starter Pack" bonus strategy guide editions exist to entice new buyers as sales lull.


So then maybe we should all make sales lull on day 1 by not buying at launch. These marketing/sales directors are very good at training consumers to not act in the company's best interest.

#36 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2282 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:02 PM

I always look forward to these posts =)



#37 breezee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   151 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:41 PM

Does anyone know if you order the Pokemon game online for store pickup, will it include the steelbook?



#38 toodarkpark   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   21 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:34 PM

Any UHD sales beyond the new releases listed? Like a 2 for 30 or 3 for 40?

 

I was going to grab some movies today but if there's any on sale I'd skip getting those.



#39 AlexFlame116   Impulse Buyer Extreme CAGiversary!   142 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:10 AM

You can buy the game now online and get the steelbook! And the steelbook itself is priced at 99 cents.

But you CAN'T purchase it separately as expected.

#40 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   1384 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:11 AM

I can't get the steelbook into the cart even with the game.

#41 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:15 AM

I can't get the steelbook into the cart even with the game.

same here


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#42 nabor605   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:26 AM

anyone have luck getting the steelbook to be put into your cart when adding the Pokemon game? I'm not sure if we should be seeing it in the cart before going through checkout or not.



#43 nabor605   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:28 AM

You can buy the game now online and get the steelbook! And the steelbook itself is priced at 99 cents.

But you CAN'T purchase it separately as expected.

How did you see this....did you already go through with an order of Let's Go on its own and the order updated to show the steelbook after checking out?



#44 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   1384 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:40 AM

How did you see this....did you already go through with an order of Let's Go on its own and the order updated to show the steelbook after checking out?


If you click on the free item it'll show the item. Go to that product page and it shows 99cenrs but can't buy separately.

#45 breezee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   151 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:41 AM

How did you see this....did you already go through with an order of Let's Go on its own and the order updated to show the steelbook after checking out?

It was on best buy app. If you're viewing either Pokemon game, you can click on the steelbook and it'll bring you to the product page. It shows up as 99 cents, but it's not available in store or shipping.



#46 BlurredReality   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:58 AM

This is really annoying that it won't add to cart. Going to end up falling asleep refreshing and wake up to them gone I bet haha

#47 jwizzle5786   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   146 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:01 AM

Patiently waiting for the brief 5 minutes you can buy it by itself come on let’s go

#48 tubtub   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:09 AM

Finally just ordered the game plus steelbook. It finally added the steelbook to the cart but now it isn't working again for those who are trying.

#49 nabor605   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:09 AM

after several attempts of adding the Pikachu + Pokeball bundle to the cart, suddenly it worked with adding the Steelbook case with the order. So I guess the deal has gone live now.  Paired with my almost-expired GCU and the 25% off coupon I got for GCU ending, it ended up being $65.54, not too shabby.



#50 BlurredReality   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:14 AM

Sweet was also able to get an order in!

#51 Kurosaki-san   Steelbook Collector CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:23 AM

You can buy the game now online and get the steelbook! And the steelbook itself is priced at 99 cents.

But you CAN'T purchase it separately as expected.

 

Odd, I noticed that too. However instore the steelbook rings up at $40, checked earlier today. Stock levels are 25 for most stores, some have 32.  Majority of the stores are low on stock of the actual game tho lol, especially the eevee version. Keep that in mind of your risking instore pick up. Another wave of steelbook we be sent out next week for that ad as well. 



#52 dualrec  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:23 AM

Order game. Cancel game. .99 steelbook for store pickup. Yeyeah

#53 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

Order game. Cancel game. .99 steelbook for store pickup. Yeyeah

 

Yep. I just came here to say the same thing but you'd beaten me to it. This worked for me, no problem. Now, whether the store honors it is another story.



#54 dualrec  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:45 AM

Yep. I just came here to say the same thing but you'd beaten me to it. This worked for me, no problem. Now, whether the store honors it is another story.


Thought about doing a shipping one too.

#55 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14179 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:14 AM

Order game. Cancel game. .99 steelbook for store pickup. Yeyeah

Nice tip, did this myself to avoid the morons who like to play games about return policies and how they can't give me one for a previous order.



#56 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14179 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:17 AM

Thought about doing a shipping one too.

It works if you separate the orders to SB shipped, game store pickup, and the one I placed as a backup to ship is already processing and won't let me cancel the SB (could still cancel the game though, and did). Seems like that's a surefire bet!



#57 CamperinaBush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   897 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:10 PM

Can’t seem to get the SB separate from the game...any tips?

#58 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

Can’t seem to get the SB separate from the game...any tips?


I was only able to add the SB with the game, not on it's own. While it does have an individual listing, there's no option to buy

#59 Ness3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   437 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:37 PM

When I remove the game from the cart, it removes the steelbook too. Any tips? :( 



#60 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:39 PM

When I remove the game from the cart, it removes the steelbook too. Any tips? :(


Complete the order first, then cancel the game from your order history.