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


#61 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4036 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:03 PM

I'm still waiting for my ready to pickup e-mail and the store is open now.



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

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:22 PM

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!

Whoa! So just order it online and the cancel the game after the order was completed?

I wonder if anyone has tried picking it up in-store yet.

#63 Leooo0   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:39 PM

Made a store pick up order, changed to shipping and cancelled the game. $1.06 for the steelbook is an amazing deal if it works.

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

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:51 PM

Made a store pick up order, changed to shipping and cancelled the game. $1.06 for the steelbook is an amazing deal if it works.


Does your bank still get like a verification charge for the entire order? Like including the game? That's what in curious about.

#65 ray2dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1645 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:54 PM

Does your bank still get like a verification charge for the entire order? Like including the game? That's what in curious about.

Yes but it's quicky refunded (well in my case I have Bank of America) not including the amount for the Steelbook

My account was charged $51.95 but refunded $50.88

#66 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4036 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:01 PM

Looks like they fixed the loophole, can't do it anymore.



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

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:03 PM

Yes but it's quicky refunded (well in my case I have Bank of America) not including the amount for the Steelbook
My account was charged $51.95 but refunded $50.88

Yeah I'm taking my chances for sure. Not losing this steelbook! Hopefully it gets refunded quickly.

Looks like they fixed the loophole, can't do it anymore.

Still works on the app! Place the order and then cancel just the game through the Best Buy app! Worked for me like 3 minutes ago!

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

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:07 PM

I mean it's slightly more effort but you could just order the game and then return it to BB at some point, since the steelbook is showing 99 cents even if they charge you, what do you really lose? I'll probably just keep the game so I have something to put in the steelbook though honestly.



#69 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:14 PM

Just picked up my steel book after cancelling the game with no issues

Edit - I also got a full refund, they didn't prorate for the steel book

#70 Leooo0   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

Does your bank still get like a verification charge for the entire order? Like including the game? That's what in curious about.


Looks like it was refunded immediately once I cancelled the game. SB now shows as preparing and can't be changed. Good luck everyone!

#71 prateeko   IN THE BUTT! CAGiversary!   2832 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:20 PM

Just picked up my steel book after cancelling the game with no issues

Edit - I also got a full refund, they didn't prorate for the steel book


Did you do both fork pickup or game shipping?

#72 dualrec  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:21 PM

My store pickup for just the steelbook is ready

#73 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:24 PM

Did you do both fork pickup or game shipping?


Pickup

#74 DoubleDam21  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:31 PM

Is this still working or have they fixed it?

#75 prateeko   IN THE BUTT! CAGiversary!   2832 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:32 PM

Pickup

Gotcha, and what about those of us who bought the games previously from Best buy?? Anyone have updates on that?


Edit: You just cancel after the email that both items are ready, correct?

#76 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6263 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:35 PM

did anyone try just buying the steelbook in stores?



#77 azricf   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:59 PM

i juat checked two best buys and they have the steelbooks for sale for 40$..................

#78 jscurtis84  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:00 PM

Just picked up my steelbook for $1.08 after doing a store pick up order and cancelling the game. No issues at all!

#79 Licasguy   Boosh! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:02 PM

In Best Buy in Florida City FL, and they won't sell them till the 23rd and pulled all the steelbooks and the game now shows put of stock (both) despite 20 plus copies staring us all in the face.

#80 Licasguy   Boosh! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

The manager here is now claiming that corporate just sent out some type of a message stating not to sell the game due to an order issue. I don't know how much water that holds but for those of you who got the case good deal.

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

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:12 PM

The manager here is now claiming that corporate just sent out some type of a message stating not to sell the game due to an order issue. I don't know how much water that holds but for those of you who got the case good deal.

LMAO, love how these managers just fucking lie out their ass to stopgap people from using their system the way it was designed. Not our fault we're able to use loopholes they don't close first.



#82 prateeko   IN THE BUTT! CAGiversary!   2832 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:14 PM

The manager here is now claiming that corporate just sent out some type of a message stating not to sell the game due to an order issue. I don't know how much water that holds but for those of you who got the case good deal.


Gaaaah, still waiting for my steelbook as "preparing"....

#83 Licasguy   Boosh! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:14 PM

LMAO, love how these managers just fucking lie out their ass to stopgap people from using their system the way it was designed. Not our fault we're able to use loopholes they don't close first.


Yeah it was the only person who had even asked about the game and I was actually going to buy a copy of the Pikachu since I already got my daughter the Eevee. They took my name and number and everything else down advises as soon as a POS comes up. Give me a holler and I can come in and get my steelbook in game. They now say that the POS was correct and today is the street Dayton not the 23rd but due to the message they won't sell anymore.

#84 DoubleDam21  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:16 PM

I just ordered the game and steelbook. If I change my mind I can always trade the game into GS for $45. Not as good as $1 steelbook but better than nothing.

#85 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

The price of the steelbook alone has now been changed to $12.99.



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

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Whoa! So just order it online and the cancel the game after the order was completed?

I wonder if anyone has tried picking it up in-store yet.

Yes, and I haven't tried this morning so IDK if they stopped this. You can order it for shipping, then change the game to store pickup if you want it shipped, then cancel the game (wait a few seconds then refresh the order page and it will allow you to cancel). Or you can simply set the whole thing for store pickup, then cancel the game once it allows. The store will just get a pull ticket for the SB and you should be able to just walk in and pick it up for a $1, but YMMV how smoothly it goes. Some stores like to wear their BB capes and deny legitimate transactions because it helps them sleep at night.



#87 gdaversa19  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:27 PM

The price of the steelbook alone has now been changed to $12.99.

Yep...I just ordered both and canceled the game...$12.99 is better than the $30 lowest price on ebay.



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

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:10 PM

I picked up my 2 copies of the steelbook via store pickup. Not for resale one for me and the other to give to a coworker for free. No issues except some weird guy standing in the parking lot. When I left I called the non emergency number for the police for a welfare checkup. I wasn’t sure if Best Buy could call the police since technically isn’t wasn’t doing or saying anything but a non employee can. They were aware of it when I left the way everyone seemed to be watching outside. Then on way home some idiot tried to get hit by jay walking in front of me. What a 17 minute trip to and from Best Buy.


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#89 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:18 PM

Got my $1 steelbook picked up a few hours ago while I was out. My order still said "preparing" but I took a chance and just headed to the store. Turned out they were just getting some picks done as I showed up, and I got mine with no fuss at all.



#90 waffulls   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

If I bought the Eevee bundle Jan 29th, can I get a steelbook if they look that up?