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#151 Imbackhaha  

Imbackhaha

Posted 21 July 2021 - 03:22 AM

got yakuza like a dragon with free steelbook and added rock of ages 3 to get free shipping. couldnt resist with the steelbook, and had a $10 reward certificate i didnt know I had... anyone know what that is from? maybe purchases but doubt it



#152 dualrec  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 06:22 AM

Got a 75" sony x900h in my cart for 1299... but won't let me order. Seen this price once before, and also wouldn't let me order. Possible price mistake?

#153 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3518 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:28 PM

Biomutant 29.99 for DOTD.  PM'd to BB instead, had $20 cert. So 10 bucks not bad.



#154 ppitchfork  

ppitchfork

Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:51 PM

Biomutant 29.99 for DOTD. PM'd to BB instead, had $20 cert. So 10 bucks not bad.


Worth it at $30, or wait?

#155 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:55 PM

Worth it at $30, or wait?

If you wanna play it now, go for it. If it's something that is just gonna sit in your backlog, just wait for a price drop. It's not like it's a Nintendo published game, the chances of it hitting $10-20 are pretty good.



#156 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   6119 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Derrick1979

Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:41 AM

Worth it at $30, or wait?

Wait, wait a long time



#157 ppitchfork  

ppitchfork

Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:56 AM

Wait, wait a long time


😂 that bad, huh?

#158 caggamers  

caggamers

Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:03 AM

that bad, huh?

We're all individuals with different opinions. If you think it looks interesting then play it yourself and make your own judgment. What's bad to him might be good to you.

#159 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3904 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:18 AM

We're all individuals with different opinions. If you think it looks interesting then play it yourself and make your own judgment. What's bad to him might be good to you.

Also, lots of patches thus far.  Maybe some issues that people had earlier are taken care of.  Hard to know for sure though.  



#160 ppitchfork  

ppitchfork

Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:55 PM

We're all individuals with different opinions. If you think it looks interesting then play it yourself and make your own judgment. What's bad to him might be good to you.


Oh yeah, completely agree. I like a lot of games that are unpopular. Heck, I’ve got the platinum trophies for Dark Void and Vampyr among some other “stinkers” for example. I do like to know peoples’ opinions on games, though, because if it’s generally unpopular I know it’ll be cheap sooner than later and I should wait on it.

#161 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4405 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:23 PM

Oh yeah, completely agree. I like a lot of games that are unpopular. Heck, I’ve got the platinum trophies for Dark Void and Vampyr among some other “stinkers” for example. I do like to know peoples’ opinions on games, though, because if it’s generally unpopular I know it’ll be cheap sooner than later and I should wait on it.


I have been wanting to get Biomutant as well, but generally seems to be pretty mediocre from the reviews and user opinions I've heard. There was a fairly big batch shortly after launch that fixed a lot of people's issues with it so I imagine it is better now. Personally, I'm waiting for the $20 mark. This time of year I feel like there's so much to play and with black Friday right around the corner I can definitely wait.

#162 wildthing2022000   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   190 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

wildthing2022000

Posted 23 July 2021 - 02:42 PM

Best buy is doing a black Friday in July sale. Got stuff like SMT 3 for $36, Bravely Default 2 for $43, and the Nier remake for $40.

BD 2 comes with the pre-order stuff coaster and placemat

#163 Shad0WeN  

Shad0WeN

Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:08 PM

Best buy is doing a black Friday in July sale. Got stuff like SMT 3 for $36, Bravely Default 2 for $43, and the Nier remake for $40.

BD 2 comes with the pre-order stuff coaster and placemat

Not bad prices but it's worth noting that Bravely Default 2 is currently $39.99 on Amazon and SMT 3 has been $29.99 before.

 

Also the Bravely Default 2 coaster and placemat set I found for free at my local Best Buy recently. Was labeled as "free" on the shelf in an aisle with other collectibles. When I stopped in a couple of days ago they also had a free Zelda: Skyward Sword decal set. And awhile ago they also had Animal Crossing: New Horizons microfiber cleaning cloths for $0.01 as I recall. Seems like they may offer these kind of pre-order bonuses and such for free (or close thereto) if they have extras.



#164 JaytheGamefan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4417 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

JaytheGamefan

Posted 24 July 2021 - 01:32 AM

I stocked up on those microfiber cloths - I always lose a good one for my glasses and the price can't be beat.



#165 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   624 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2021 - 10:34 AM

Had a erewards cert redemption which I had been slacking on using as there's never anything good to spend them on anymore at Best Buy, but that Yakuza: Like a Dragon deal (price drop?) seems worth it. At least to add to my collection of games I've never played outside of getting a third of the way through Judgment and falling off. It's great, a little too much foodie stuff and the combat doesn't scratch that Sleeping Dogs itch (like some said it would), but the story and sidequests more than make up for it.



#166 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1551 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

spacegundam0079

Posted 30 July 2021 - 12:16 PM

Delete, found the answer I was looking for

#167 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1051 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:26 PM

Delete, found the answer I was looking for


If you were going to edit the post, you could have left the question and added the answer. Now I’ll be haunted forever by not knowing what i missed.

#168 DiaperDandee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   440 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

DiaperDandee

Posted 15 September 2021 - 01:54 PM

I’m guessing this is a COVID thing, but is anyone having issues with orders not getting to them even remotely on time?

I ordered the Zack Snyder Justice League steel book and it looks like that order will get cancelled (not sure if they just decided not to make the steel book or not, it’s not on their site anymore). Also the Deathloop steel book was supposed to get here on Tuesday and it hasn’t even shipped yet. Just curious.

#169 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4405 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 15 September 2021 - 02:55 PM

I’m guessing this is a COVID thing, but is anyone having issues with orders not getting to them even remotely on time?

I ordered the Zack Snyder Justice League steel book and it looks like that order will get cancelled (not sure if they just decided not to make the steel book or not, it’s not on their site anymore). Also the Deathloop steel book was supposed to get here on Tuesday and it hasn’t even shipped yet. Just curious.


Yeah my in store pickup order for deathloop was delayed and the steelbook hasn't shipped. Not sure what's going on.

#170 EweCanGoFuckYourSelf  

EweCanGoFuckYourSelf

Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:41 PM

I'm to the point where I'm done w/ Best Buy. During their 10 days for $10 sale I bought Cyberpunk 2077, because why not it's only $10. Make the order and a few hours later I receive an e-mail that it's delayed. Ok, not a big deal. Keep checking and still shows delayed.

 

Try their online chat last week and that was a complete waste of time, ends with them telling me to call the store. So I call their Customer Support number, dude was cool and actually helpful. Said that it was due to the Steel book not being in-stock and that the order was scheduled to be canceled Sunday if I didn't pick it up. Alright I'll go to the store.

 

Get to the store and wait in line, guy scans it goes to look for it can't find it. Explain what the CS Rep. said to me on the phone, dude keeps looking and calls a manager over. While waiting check the app and not just the game, but the steel book show in-stock, now I know apps and stock levels can be off, but this is vital. Manager arrives says it's delayed and they don't have it, but they have a truck being unloaded and it may be on that. 

 

Whatever go check the game section find my items, game and steel book. Grab them and head back to CS. Tell the lady what's going on. She has that IDKWTF to do look going on. Calls the same manager over. Tell her I just picked my order up off the shelf and ask why it was delayed for over a month, /shrugs IDK, but we can't fill the order since it's delayed. But we can cancel your order and you can buy that. Explain it was a $10 deal of the day special and that was met w/ a hard nope, can't price match that. 

 

TL:DR: Ordered a $10 deal of the day game, order stuck as delayed for over a month, picked my own order from the shelf, BB couldn't fulfill it or price match my purchase.



#171 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   634 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:45 PM

I'm to the point where I'm done w/ Best Buy. During their 10 days for $10 sale I bought Cyberpunk 2077, because why not it's only $10. Make the order and a few hours later I receive an e-mail that it's delayed. Ok, not a big deal. Keep checking and still shows delayed.

 

Try their online chat last week and that was a complete waste of time, ends with them telling me to call the store. So I call their Customer Support number, dude was cool and actually helpful. Said that it was due to the Steel book not being in-stock and that the order was scheduled to be canceled Sunday if I didn't pick it up. Alright I'll go to the store.

 

Get to the store and wait in line, guy scans it goes to look for it can't find it. Explain what the CS Rep. said to me on the phone, dude keeps looking and calls a manager over. While waiting check the app and not just the game, but the steel book show in-stock, now I know apps and stock levels can be off, but this is vital. Manager arrives says it's delayed and they don't have it, but they have a truck being unloaded and it may be on that. 

 

Whatever go check the game section find my items, game and steel book. Grab them and head back to CS. Tell the lady what's going on. She has that IDKWTF to do look going on. Calls the same manager over. Tell her I just picked my order up off the shelf and ask why it was delayed for over a month, /shrugs IDK, but we can't fill the order since it's delayed. But we can cancel your order and you can buy that. Explain it was a $10 deal of the day special and that was met w/ a hard nope, can't price match that. 

 

TL:DR: Ordered a $10 deal of the day game, order stuck as delayed for over a month, picked my own order from the shelf, BB couldn't fulfill it or price match my purchase.

That's... incredibly crummy.  I ordered during the same sale, had the same "Delayed" message for my order, saw them on the shelf while there buying something else and the manager just scanned them in as "picked" and I was out the door.

Not sure why the folks at your store were so difficult, while at mine it was a simple "Here's my order that I should get here, the item was out on the shelf, sooooo can we do this?" being met with "Sure thing"



#172 Bing Chameleon  

Bing Chameleon

Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:53 PM

I just noticed that Cruis'n Blast still has a free $10 gift card with purchase even though it is past the "pre order and get $10" promotion. Has Best Buy been doing this with these type of games? Just thought it was interesting.

#173 DiaperDandee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   440 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

DiaperDandee

Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:53 PM

Yeah my in store pickup order for deathloop was delayed and the steelbook hasn't shipped. Not sure what's going on.


I think us talking about it jinxed it for me lol. Deathloop steel book just shipped and Justice League steel book shipped (thank goodness, was thinking this thing was never even made, preordered and heard nothing about it til today).

#174 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4405 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:56 PM

I think us talking about it jinxed it for me lol. Deathloop steel book just shipped and Justice League steel book shipped (thank goodness, was thinking this thing was never even made, preordered and heard nothing about it til today).


Nice! I just opted to have my deathloop order shipped instead of in store pick up, we'll see how that shakes out. The option was there in the order and now says expected delivery Friday.

#175 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3091 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:01 PM

I just noticed that Cruis'n Blast still has a free $10 gift card with purchase even though it is past the "pre order and get $10" promotion. Has Best Buy been doing this with these type of games? Just thought it was interesting.

It's not uncommon for those gift card deals to last through the first week of release or at least until the next major ad change.
 



#176 Shad0WeN  

Shad0WeN

Posted 16 September 2021 - 07:17 AM

I'm to the point where I'm done w/ Best Buy. During their 10 days for $10 sale I bought Cyberpunk 2077, because why not it's only $10. Make the order and a few hours later I receive an e-mail that it's delayed. Ok, not a big deal. Keep checking and still shows delayed.

 

Try their online chat last week and that was a complete waste of time, ends with them telling me to call the store. So I call their Customer Support number, dude was cool and actually helpful. Said that it was due to the Steel book not being in-stock and that the order was scheduled to be canceled Sunday if I didn't pick it up. Alright I'll go to the store.

 

Get to the store and wait in line, guy scans it goes to look for it can't find it. Explain what the CS Rep. said to me on the phone, dude keeps looking and calls a manager over. While waiting check the app and not just the game, but the steel book show in-stock, now I know apps and stock levels can be off, but this is vital. Manager arrives says it's delayed and they don't have it, but they have a truck being unloaded and it may be on that. 

 

Whatever go check the game section find my items, game and steel book. Grab them and head back to CS. Tell the lady what's going on. She has that IDKWTF to do look going on. Calls the same manager over. Tell her I just picked my order up off the shelf and ask why it was delayed for over a month, /shrugs IDK, but we can't fill the order since it's delayed. But we can cancel your order and you can buy that. Explain it was a $10 deal of the day special and that was met w/ a hard nope, can't price match that. 

 

TL:DR: Ordered a $10 deal of the day game, order stuck as delayed for over a month, picked my own order from the shelf, BB couldn't fulfill it or price match my purchase.

So you found the item(s) on the shelf and had it in your hands yet they said they couldn't fill the order...... that's just asinine and ludicrous. The whole story reeks of underhanded bait & switch tactics. If that happened to me I would file a complaint with corporate and/or the store manager because that's real shitty customer service.



#177 EweCanGoFuckYourSelf  

EweCanGoFuckYourSelf

Posted 16 September 2021 - 12:39 PM

So you found the item(s) on the shelf and had it in your hands yet they said they couldn't fill the order...... that's just asinine and ludicrous. The whole story reeks of underhanded bait & switch tactics. If that happened to me I would file a complaint with corporate and/or the store manager because that's real shitty customer service.

Made a complaint and did a review bomb for my now canceled Cyberpunk order, nothing has came from either.



#178 sparow345  

sparow345

Posted 16 September 2021 - 04:26 PM

Made a complaint and did a review bomb for my now canceled Cyberpunk order, nothing has came from either.

 

Complaining on their twitter might be the way to go.



#179 FredGordonHerbert  

FredGordonHerbert

Posted 16 September 2021 - 04:48 PM

BB customer service has become worthless at best. BB has screwed up my orders multiple times over the past years and every time I contacted CS to try to rectify it they basically said (not in these words) "tough shit". If you buy something on sale and they send you the wrong item or never send it at all, lose it after saying it's ready for pickup, etc. they will just tell you that there's nothing they can do and you can just rebuy it for the current more expensive price. One even told me they reserve the right not to sell products to anyone and that it's a privilege, not a right to order from them and I can try buying from another retailer like Amazon if I don't like it (and I wasn't even being rude to get this type of response!). People talk shit about GS but every problem I've reached out to CS over a problem caused by a store or their shipping department they actually fixed it so take it as you will.

#180 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10056 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2021 - 05:26 PM

Yeah their customer service is horrible. They sent me a game around 2 years ago that was not sealed and the case was damaged. I was told to return it. I sent it back and they rejected it saying they can't accept a returned on an opened game. :bomb:

 

After too much time wasted with customer service, they agreed to give me a gift card for the return which I wasn't thrilled about but didn't feel like arguing with them anymore.

 

That and combined with no more GCU and not that many great deals in general (remember the $4.99 deals of the day for good games?) and I rarely buy anything from them anymore.