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Target.com save 30% off on a current video game with (a select game pre-order


#1 Mishimaryu   EWGF! (f,N~d~d/f+2) CAGiversary!   1503 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:25 AM

Might be possible to stack this with a price match via chat support.

#2 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2929 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:29 AM

Might be possible to stack this with a price match via chat support.


Good luck with that.

#3 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3544 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:32 AM

Doesn't appear to be working on switch games

#4 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2929 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 02:15 PM

The good old days of $1 copies of Tomb Raider and Call of Duty Ghosts. Nowadays all we can do is price match Gamestop trading card prices to Wal-Mart and Target and walk out with select packs for $1 or $2 each and hope we get a good pull to resell or maybe even keep it to collect it.

Yeah, and with Gamestop probably on its way out, and publishers increasingly pushing digital over physical, it makes sense that the cost of collecting physical media is going up.  It's already the case that those who keep buying physical media in movies are now the minority, willing to pay premiums to have copies as part of their libraries.  Video games are going the same route.  LRG and others like them are the Shout Factory and Kino Lorber equivalents, and are likely to become larger and larger players in a shrinking video game publishing world.

 

All that is to say is that retail footprints for video games will get smaller, much like how Targets have largely phased out or reduced bluray sections to a single isle. It will mean fewer physical copies in the wild, which will lead to higher or more stable prices (at least compared to before).  In short, expect fewer and fewer discounts on physical media going forward.



#5 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6875 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 02:42 PM

Got Last of Us 2 for $45 from this so thanks for that. For others, you can pre-order Those Who Remain for $20. Just cancel it after the game you want actually ships.



#6 Kamagii   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3504 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:56 PM

Was going to try for xenoblade but looks like that is a no go.

#7 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37687 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:56 PM



Got Last of Us 2 for $45 from this so thanks for that. For others, you can pre-order Those Who Remain for $20. Just cancel it after the game actually want ships.

Thanks for mentioning this. Ghostbusters Remastered is another $20 option.



#8 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23544 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:29 PM

Thanks for mentioning this. Ghostbusters Remastered is another $20 option.

I'm confused... isn't that game out? I mean, I own it? Is this another release? 



#9 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37687 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:59 PM

I'm confused... isn't that game out? I mean, I own it? Is this another release? 

It was a Gamestop exclusive; this preorder is for the full retail release at other locations.



#10 Hypebeast69  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 12:03 AM

Got Last of Us 2 for $45 from this so thanks for that. For others, you can pre-order Those Who Remain for $20. Just cancel it after the game you want actually ships.


Lmk how that goes. The amount they charge u that is. My CE already shipped. My mafia pre order comes out august

#11 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6875 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 12:32 AM

Lmk how that goes. The amount they charge u that is. My CE already shipped. My mafia pre order comes out august

Was charged $45. As soon as you cancel it lets you know what the charge update is.



#12 erikjo  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:39 AM

This doesn’t show up for me. It shows them both at full price. Tried los 2 standard/collectors with dying light 2, ghosts of t and also tried ghostbusters. None of those combos worked. Any thoughts? It shows the deal on the preorder item but neither is discounted.



#13 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3544 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:42 AM

This doesn’t show up for me. It shows them both at full price. Tried los 2 standard/collectors with dying light 2, ghosts of t and also tried ghostbusters. None of those combos worked. Any thoughts? It shows the deal on the preorder item but neither is discounted.


One has to be a pre order and the other not a pre order

#14 erikjo  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:45 AM

I know. I did one of each. Just tried ghostbusters and dreams. Didn’t work. Someone mind seeing if it is bugged



#15 erikjo  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:47 AM

Tried on an iPad and galaxy 9. Does it actually show the game price reduced?



#16 Hypebeast69  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 05:54 AM

Was charged $45. As soon as you cancel it lets you know what the charge update is.

So what happened was u got 30% off once u cancelled the pre order? I’m guessing since my game has already shipped and it’s been a day already, I won’t be able to do that anymore?

It does show that I can still cancel the pre order I just don’t know if that would ruin the price I got for the shipped CE

#17 Hypebeast69  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 09:14 AM

I think I see what’s happening now for those who aren’t seeing any discount applying. The last of us, tho it shows available offer, once you add a pre order there’s no discount cuz I think they removed it from the promo. Now that may be the case with some other games but “available offer” will still show

#18 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6875 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM

So what happened was u got 30% off once u cancelled the pre order? I’m guessing since my game has already shipped and it’s been a day already, I won’t be able to do that anymore?

It does show that I can still cancel the pre order I just don’t know if that would ruin the price I got for the shipped CE

I got 30% off at the time of purchase. It doesn't go away though I cancelled the preorder. It just prorates the price.

 

I did try it again and appears LoU2 no longer applies for the discount / sale though the page says it does. Contact Target chat to get a refund for the difference.



#19 DoWhatYouWant  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM

I wonder if this will work on Sword Art Online with a pre-order once it comes out on Friday.

#20 Hypebeast69  

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 08:27 PM

I got 30% off at the time of purchase. It doesn't go away though I cancelled the preorder. It just prorates the price.

I did try it again and appears LoU2 no longer applies for the discount / sale though the page says it does. Contact Target chat to get a refund for the difference.


Pretty weird but I was charged $130 on my target redcard. Total I paid that shows on site was $160 after tax n red card for TLOU CE and mafia remake. Shouldn’t it be showing $120. Now I wonder if it’s still gonna update but it has already shipped. Wondering if it’ll get fixed if I cancel mafia now

#21 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5364 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2020 - 03:14 PM

Pretty weird but I was charged $130 on my target redcard. Total I paid that shows on site was $160 after tax n red card for TLOU CE and mafia remake. Shouldn’t it be showing $120. Now I wonder if it’s still gonna update but it has already shipped. Wondering if it’ll get fixed if I cancel mafia now


I noticed the pricing was odd on my order of TLOU2 and Tony Hawk ... I think it splits the discount down the middle for both games, rather than actually giving 30% off a single title. If you cancel the preorder, it’s possible you could see the full 30% off ... but I’m hesitant to try it since TLOU 2 no longer applies for the promo.

#22 Hypebeast69  

Hypebeast69

Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:36 PM

I noticed the pricing was odd on my order of TLOU2 and Tony Hawk ... I think it splits the discount down the middle for both games, rather than actually giving 30% off a single title. If you cancel the preorder, it’s possible you could see the full 30% off ... but I’m hesitant to try it since TLOU 2 no longer applies for the promo.


Yeah I think that’s what’s happening. It splits the discount. However I can’t confirm it works fine when u buy two games and cancel one right away.

#23 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5364 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2020 - 11:10 PM

Took one for the team and canceled my preorder after picking up the Last of Us. The amount remains as initially charged, so you lose half the discount when the preorder is cancelled. Will probably end up returning the Last of Us, since $50 seems high.

#24 Sugarbeats  

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 11:38 PM

Seems this deal is good on Cyberpunk too. Figured it would not be good on pre-order titles at first

#25 soonerdoc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   712 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:10 AM

This is always how target has done their buy whatever get some discount. Same with B2G1.

 

They take the amount of the discount or free game and spread it across all items purchased. With B2G1 it is spread proportionately greater towards the most expensive item (if different priced items)



#26 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37687 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2020 - 04:51 PM

I wonder if this will work on Sword Art Online with a pre-order once it comes out on Friday.

I hope you didn't try doing that yet: https://www.pushsqua...cal_mess_on_ps4