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Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General Black Friday Discussion


#1621 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3650 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:12 AM

I can't believe bestbuy had their best deal on xbox with an added $30 GC prior to black friday/cyber monday.  It's not like they are even sold out now.



#1622 metalgearsajak  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:32 AM

How does the Titanium Blue DualShock look in person? Thinking about that one.

It looks pretty cool. Has a kind of old-school vibe to it.



#1623 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3449 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:43 PM

So I ordered 5 Blu-Rays and a Roku Ultra from Best Buy as soon as they were available for their Black Friday prices on Wednesday, 11/27.
I did Store Pickup for the Roku Ultra (got it yesterday) and I got an e-mail saying all 5 movies shipped on 11/28.

The tracking never updated over the weekend but I just assumed they were backed up with orders and figured it'd all ship out on Monday.

 

However, I just got 3 e-mails stating that my 'return was complete' and I'd been refunded for the movies!? What the hell...

 

First they kill GCU without warning, then they don't bother with Elite early access this year, and now they're randomly cancelling orders after they ship? Ugh.

 

I think I'm pretty much done with Best Buy at this point.



#1624 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2707 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:45 PM

So I ordered 5 Blu-Rays and a Roku Ultra from Best Buy as soon as they were available for their Black Friday prices on Wednesday, 11/27.
I did Store Pickup for the Roku Ultra (got it yesterday) and I got an e-mail saying all 5 movies shipped on 11/28.
The tracking never updated over the weekend but I just assumed they were backed up with orders and figured it'd all ship out on Monday.

However, I just got 3 e-mails stating that my 'return was complete' and I'd been refunded for the movies!? What the hell...

First they kill GCU without warning, then they don't bother with Elite early access this year, and now they're randomly cancelling orders after they ship? Ugh.

I think I'm pretty much done with Best Buy at this point.

Best Buy who? Haven't gone into one since GCU was done.

#1625 Gore   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:14 PM

Shenmue I & 2

Nier Automata GOTY YoRHa Edition

Resident Evil 2

Fallout 4 GotY (have to return the "new" one to gs)

Xbone1 Rock Candy controllers x2 red and green

PowerA Wired Controller Switch

Xbox 360 preowned (get a friend back into console gaming, may be)

 

Sandisk Extreme Micro sdxc 128gb x3

WD 5tb external; HDD

Anker USB 16,500 battery charger

Onn USB c 3'

 

6qt multi function pressure cooker

Mr Coffee

Deep Fryer

Waffle Iron

 

Oversized Sherpa Pillow x5

Slippers x3

Pajama Pants adult x2

Briefs

Unicorn Cubic Zircon



#1626 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2722 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:03 AM

So I ordered 5 Blu-Rays and a Roku Ultra from Best Buy as soon as they were available for their Black Friday prices on Wednesday, 11/27.
I did Store Pickup for the Roku Ultra (got it yesterday) and I got an e-mail saying all 5 movies shipped on 11/28.
The tracking never updated over the weekend but I just assumed they were backed up with orders and figured it'd all ship out on Monday.

However, I just got 3 e-mails stating that my 'return was complete' and I'd been refunded for the movies!? What the hell...

First they kill GCU without warning, then they don't bother with Elite early access this year, and now they're randomly cancelling orders after they ship? Ugh.

I think I'm pretty much done with Best Buy at this point.

That sucks. I don't shop at BB much during the year but for BF, I've always gone to BB for most of my shopping. For me at least, their website and service, whether in store or online, have been excellent. They also tend to have good inventory.

Target and BB are probably neck and neck for me, though BB usually has a small edge. Definitely prefer them to Amazon in every way.

#1627 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3449 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:15 AM

That sucks. I don't shop at BB much during the year but for BF, I've always gone to BB for most of my shopping. For me at least, their website and service, whether in store or online, have been excellent. They also tend to have good inventory.

Target and BB are probably neck and neck for me, though BB usually has a small edge. Definitely prefer them to Amazon in every way.

Yeah, it's honestly baffling. I've been Elite (or Elite Plus) at Best Buy for the last 4 years and never really had any issues.
 

The most irritating part is that everything I ordered was still in-stock and on sale through yesterday's Cyber Monday sale so I could've easily re-ordered it had they notified me of this BS a day earlier. Oh well.



#1628 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:17 AM

I'm not a fan of how best buy doesn't work out some portable register situation for black Friday. I went at 4pm on friday and the line was half way around the store because they only have 4 registers. Luckily I was doing an in store pick up.

#1629 Mr. Lonely   We're all mad here. CAGiversary!   1237 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:30 AM

Amazon's Black Friday shtick every year is they "sell out" of all their games really really quickly, but magically they all come back in stock 24 hours after sales end.

Just out of curiosity, I checked to see if Red Dead Redemption 2 was available on Amazon yet, since I had been waiting all week for them to price match with Best Buy so I could use my Amazon credit. Of course, Amazon had completely "sold out" before the price ever took hold. Now the day after sales end, RDR2 is conveniently back in stock. What a bunch of scumbags.



#1630 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2722 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:33 AM

I'm not a fan of how best buy doesn't work out some portable register situation for black Friday. I went at 4pm on friday and the line was half way around the store because they only have 4 registers. Luckily I was doing an in store pick up.

I get it though. While I never go until 3-4 hours later when the lines aren't an issue, I presume BB has plenty of issues with shoplifters so self-checkout would only worsen the problem.

Also, although I too like self-checkout, I'm also of the mind that those things are automating and eliminating jobs for people, so I'm okay with BB keeping real people at checkouts. I'm crazy, I know.

#1631 knothead65  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:39 AM

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 19.99 on Amazon

 

PS4 https://www.amazon.c...nguag=undefined

 

XB1 https://www.amazon.c...d1b996d



#1632 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 02:03 AM

I get it though. While I never go until 3-4 hours later when the lines aren't an issue, I presume BB has plenty of issues with shoplifters so self-checkout would only worsen the problem.
Also, although I too like self-checkout, I'm also of the mind that those things are automating and eliminating jobs for people, so I'm okay with BB keeping real people at checkouts. I'm crazy, I know.


Yeah, I imagine self check out would be hard for them. I guess what I meant to say was temporary registers that are run by an employee. A lot of the best buys near me have 2 entrances with 4 registers at one of them and just a loss prevention employee at the second one.

It may have just been the location I was at because I placed my second in store pick up order at a different location that I went to less than an hour later and there was next to no one in line. The first location could have been like the first pick up line I was in, there were only 4 pick ups in front of my but each order had 2-4 people in line.

#1633 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14135 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 02:17 AM

Yeah, it's honestly baffling. I've been Elite (or Elite Plus) at Best Buy for the last 4 years and never really had any issues.

The most irritating part is that everything I ordered was still in-stock and on sale through yesterday's Cyber Monday sale so I could've easily re-ordered it had they notified me of this BS a day earlier. Oh well.


I sent a game to a friend, and his order never showed up for him.
After a week and a half, tracking updated to show it had been returned, and I was refunded.

Turns out, I accidentally had a one letter typo in his last night. Stopp was spelled Etopp, as an example.

Was surprised they still couldn’t/didn’t deliver it, as I would’ve thought the delivery company could’ve figured it out.

Did you by chance have any typos in your name or address? (I assume not, but, worth a look.)

#1634 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2722 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:57 AM

Yeah, I imagine self check out would be hard for them. I guess what I meant to say was temporary registers that are run by an employee. A lot of the best buys near me have 2 entrances with 4 registers at one of them and just a loss prevention employee at the second one.

It may have just been the location I was at because I placed my second in store pick up order at a different location that I went to less than an hour later and there was next to no one in line. The first location could have been like the first pick up line I was in, there were only 4 pick ups in front of my but each order had 2-4 people in line.

You're probably right about it being the store. There's one BB a bit farther away that often sends cancellations for pick ups even when the site suggests there are 2-3 left. I would sometimes reserve there only because it's on the way back from work but have stopped doing that there and will just swing by to find the items sitting on the shelf. Overall, though, that store is the exception. Even then, in general their in store, on floor service reps are very helpful.

#1635 daring  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:58 AM

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 19.99 on Amazon

 

PS4 https://www.amazon.c...nguag=undefined

 

XB1 https://www.amazon.c...d1b996d

damn.... is this some kind of prank.... did we all just got ghosted....



#1636 ecwfan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   439 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:46 AM

So I ordered 5 Blu-Rays and a Roku Ultra from Best Buy as soon as they were available for their Black Friday prices on Wednesday, 11/27.
I did Store Pickup for the Roku Ultra (got it yesterday) and I got an e-mail saying all 5 movies shipped on 11/28.

The tracking never updated over the weekend but I just assumed they were backed up with orders and figured it'd all ship out on Monday.

 

However, I just got 3 e-mails stating that my 'return was complete' and I'd been refunded for the movies!? What the hell...

If you contact customer service and explain the situation to them they should be able to reorder the Blu-rays for you at the Black Friday price.



#1637 WonkyToad   Switch Friend Code = SW-5381-8720-3041 - ADD ME!... if you w CAGiversary!   955 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:07 PM

If you contact customer service and explain the situation to them they should be able to reorder the Blu-rays for you at the Black Friday price.

Wow that is like Super Funny.
I had the same thing happen to me on an online purchase of a game during a normal sale. I contacted CS well before the sale was over and by the time they got back to me with an answer, it also came with a "No, we can't sell it to you for the sale price. That sale is over.'

#1638 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1350 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:14 PM

If you contact customer service and explain the situation to them they should be able to reorder the Blu-rays for you at the Black Friday price.

Yeah, good luck with that.



#1639 Gore   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:07 PM

And thus ends my Black Friday.

 

Waiting for all deliveries. The scheduled last day is Dec 10.

So far, one return (thanks gs). May return a couple other items like the battery bank.

 

This Black Friday is the least amount of $$$ I've spent in years ($400ish).