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Agent Orange

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#13311803 Wii U: Tokyo Mirage Sessions Fire Emblem Special Edition UP!

Posted by Agent Orange on 01 May 2016 - 10:03 PM

I had a student prime account and though I didn't buy much from Amazon, for $50 it felt worth it. But that just expired, literally a day before this pre-order dropped :(. Now at $100 and already having GCU, it isn't worth it. There appears to be a month to month prime. I wonder if you could pay the $11 for that, get the 20%, get the 2-day shipping and then cancel before the month is up?

You mean cancel and get the $11 back? Don't think that works. You can get a refund on Prime membership if you want to cancel right away, but only if you haven't used it yet. I had to do that last time my membership renewed. I didn't want to go for another year at $99 but it must have switched my settings to automatically renew (I know they do this, and it pisses me off). Fortunately they have a policy where it's pretty easy to get the $99 refunded back if you hadn't actually used your prime benefits yet. Didn't even have to talk to customer service, I was able to just get the refund with a few clicks. But like I said, that only works if you haven't used prime benefits yet.


Now if you just mean can we sign up for 1 month for $11, and then cancel going forward... I would certainly hope they let us do that. When they announced the monthly thing, my first thought was to just sign up in November... as that was about 90% of my activity on Amazon anyway (during black friday deals week). But many people might have the same thought, signing up just for that 1 or 2 month period. If it gets abused Amazon might have to adjust. I guess we'll see this year how that plays out.

#13278756 Amplitude Full Game download for Free PS4

Posted by Agent Orange on 05 April 2016 - 04:47 PM

I can't add the full game to cart but I can download to my PS4. Is that good enough?

Hard to know. It says I can "download to PS4" on the full version - but I never got to the "checkout" with the game at 0.00. It simply disappeared from my cart,now it shows  $19.99. However, I can't add the $19.99 game either.. it says "not eligible to purchase". Don't know if that's a good thing or bad. Unfortunately I won't be able to attempt the download until tomorrow to see if i really got the full game or not.

#13153648 Amazon Prime Members get 20% off Games from Pre-orders and New Releases

Posted by Agent Orange on 14 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

This seems like a good deal for existing Prime members, they must have felt they were losing too many new game sales to Best Buy/GCU in the last couple of years. While the old $20 promo deals were much better... at least this is...something


Still, I let my Prime expire in December without renewing it (after several years of being a member), and this isnt likely to change my mind. Especially considering it only applies to NEW/Pre-order games, and I don't do that very often. Nor do I order much at Amazon anymore.


I'm actually not a GCU member either though, so I guess I"m a free agent at the moment. Call me old fashioned, I don't like having to pay to sign up for deals. So my last few pre-orders last year were on Dell. $25 gift card > 20% discount. Unfortunately, it seems that well has dried up now as well. 

#13023795 Walmart Black Friday Ad 2015

Posted by Agent Orange on 12 November 2015 - 05:34 AM

In for $4.88 Sertapedic Pillow. 

#12965455 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by Agent Orange on 12 October 2015 - 10:06 PM

That's absurd. Nobody is denying it can't happen; certainly, it could. The only thing being discussed in that regard is the likelihood/timeline.

There are some secondary issues when people bring up fears that seriously have almost no chance of happening -- for example, just taking down ps3/psp files... which again, just makes zero sense from a technical [or financial] perspective. The store and servers are already being maintained, the chance of them taking down just a subsection of games like that approaches nil. As for moving to an entirely new system, they're already going to need to import PS4 titles [or PS5, or whatever] so grabbing them all is dirt simple at that point since it's just a storefront database and files.

As for the entire store going down -- again, most people are clearly willing to take that risk. We figure it into our purchase price point, alongside other factors like convenience.

I'm glad those that like to collect still [generally] get physical releases. But enjoy those physical releases because you enjoy collecting and like the cases and the artwork. Enjoy the feel of having a shelf full of games. Don't worry about us that are perfectly fine [and actually prefer] buying digital. By the time PSN turns out the lights we'll have other things to worry about.

Seems like a legit concern. Sure it seems irrational they would take down PS3 or Vita games, but you realize at some point Sony will no longer provide software updates to these platforms. It's pretty much certain at some point after that the PS3 will no longer be able to log in or access PSN - similar to how games are taken down so to will the consoles themselves. Once the consoles are taken offline, there's no reason to list that content anywhere.

It's probably a few years away, but I doubt they go much beyond 5 years. It wouldn't be all that surprising to me if it were much sooner (esp for PSP and Vita).

#12897980 $100 for your PS3 when you trade it towards a PS4 at Gamestop

Posted by Agent Orange on 01 September 2015 - 08:09 PM

the most you will get at bestbuy is $150( $100 gift card + $50 trade coupon)

Uhhh... they just did a deal that was $100+75 - which is $175 just like he said.


Sadly, i have a suspicion we've seen the last of $175 deals. I was surprised we saw them bump up the offer values that high earlier this year (after a whole bunch of $150 deals last year). Even if they want to help sell new consoles, the older consoles are declining in value too rapidly to keep offering $175 for them.

#12897954 $100 for your PS3 when you trade it towards a PS4 at Gamestop

Posted by Agent Orange on 01 September 2015 - 08:00 PM

Hoping BestBuy does something similar for the Xbox One.  Want to get rid of one of my PS3s.  Really hope the Best Buy trade-in is closer to the $175.00 they were offering 2 months ago than this $100 offer

Yeah, not sure we will get $175 again. I jumped on the last one and actually got $180 from Amazon for my 360 to use towards PS4, since they had some weird values on trades (I think some sku's 360's or PS3's might have even fetched over $200)


I still have two PS3's and would love to get rid of the older one - but there hasn't been a deal since then. Hell, at this point I'd even jump on a $100 towards a Wii-U deal LOL (which I don't think has ever happened). I have my eye on that Forza 6 bundle, but considering I just got the PS4 recently I'm not buying even the Forza bundle unless it drops to $349 *and* I can get at least like $100-150 trade in to put towards it.

#12876481 $10 off $25 at Microsoftstore.com (with purchase of Golden Crisp ce...

Posted by Agent Orange on 20 August 2015 - 10:25 PM

Publix has on sale buy 1 get 1. I have ALOT of boxes now. Cereal is being donated to local food bank. Stocked for the holidays

I don't see this? I stopped by Publix today and there was no indication of B1G1. Checked weekly ad and it's not in the ad. Is it one of those where a coupon is required? I'm looking for coupon but don't see it. Maybe it's a regional deal?

#12867994 Wii u $249.99 at best buy via eBay deals

Posted by Agent Orange on 16 August 2015 - 12:40 PM

The 360 4gb is $170.  This thing has the GAmepad and 2 games and 32gb storage.


But the refurb direct from Nintendo is the way to go if you want  a Wii U.

That HDD-less 360 for $170 is a terrible deal also - relative to the $199 holiday bundles, but at least it's been $99 before (which is more what it's worth). Keep in mind the "regular  price" of the Wii-U is still $300. Having 4GB or 32GB is basically the same thing, as both are useless either way. 



Cue the slew of "The Wii U should be X Dollars, not this." comments.

It's true, but it seems at this point nobody even cares to comment anymore. I still care as I'd like to get a WIi-U and about 10 games, but as far as price it's more a matter of principal than anything.

#12847472 Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Console- Available to Preorder....

Posted by Agent Orange on 04 August 2015 - 05:19 PM

Exclusive DLC? Is this different than what comes with the collectors edition of the game?

Also I hate the whole steelbook with digital code thing. Just give me the disc!

Looks nice but not for me.

Yeah, what the hell is this? That's a few of these empty steelbooks now. Makes no sense at all. Almost as bad as the collectors editions that don't even include a voucher (i.e. you pay $100 or $200 for collectors edition, and then have to buy the game separate). This industry is going to hell in a handbasket with these insane practices... but I guess as long as there are dummies to buy these crazy products it will continue to get worse. 


That being said, the $499 is a dealbreaker either way even if it included the disc and better "swag" or a season pass. Would still rather have Forza console for $399.  I don't see an extra $100 value here vs. Forza console, or $150+ compared to base console. 

#12800386 Amazon Prime Day (Prime Members only) Today, 7/15/15

Posted by Agent Orange on 14 July 2015 - 01:07 AM

Yeah, at the bare minimum they should at least have a discount on Prime. Maybe a sale on some of their Kindle Fire tablets.


Seriously a 32" TV for $200 or a $199 Chromebook. Maybe those might have gotten some attention 4 or 5 years ago, but nowadays those are pretty common sale prices. Meh.


Amazon sent select Prime members an e-mail to get a Fire HD 6 8GB for $29. I didn't get the e-mail. Hoping they'll have a good deal for a larger Fire HD or HDX for Prime Day. I have one of those $50 off Fire HD 7 codes I'm hoping to use.





I could use a $29 fire phone.


Actually even for $99 with 1 year of prime I'd do it (basically give me a fire phone for renewing prime LOL). 

#12774962 1TB Xbox One + Halo: The Master Chief Collection + $50 MS Store Credit +...

Posted by Agent Orange on 29 June 2015 - 04:00 PM

Desperation? Are you serious? Of course, the longer you wait to buy electronics, the cheaper it will be. But desperation? Cmon man, the xbox isn't going away anytime soon.

He didn't say they were "going away", just that they are "desperate" - as in desperate to keep pace. That is fine with me if it means deals. It usually means good things for customers, because Sony will eventually have to respond to MS price drops. 


I agree the X1 isn't going anywhere but MS does appear to be desperate for sales. Why else would they be giving these away? Neither Sony or Nintendo have deals like this, which appears to be standard practice for MS now.

Exactly. But Nintendo really should have been doing some deals to keep Wii-U competitive in the market, but of course Nintendo is stupid. Sony botched last gen, but made aggressive changes and deals to PS3 to keep pace or overtake 360. MS botched this gen, but has quickly started offering "deals" to try and keep pace with PS4. Only Nintendo has been dumb enough to release a disaster of a machine, and then basically do nothing about it for 3 years. 

#12704702 Xbox 360 500GB COD Bundle $179 at Sam's Club

Posted by Agent Orange on 24 May 2015 - 05:04 AM

I don't care what anybody says - the 360 is still a darned good value because of the vastness and variety of its library. The question about this deal isn't whether or not the buyer would get a lot of value out of the money spent but whether or not you could get a cheaper used 360. You could, but I still prefer a minty fresh new console under warranty and untouched by human hands.

IMO unless someone is really scrapped for cash and literally can't afford next gen or a PC, just about any computer at this point runs the same games miles better than 360 - and there is a ridiculous amount of multi-platform titles between consoles and PC. Throw in a few "remasters" for this gen, and the last gen consoles are getting close to worthless. Not completely worthless as there are still some games unique to the respective platforms, but getting close. 360 probably has been raided by PC most of any platform.


Of course this new gen is looking even worse at this point, since so many of the games are actually remasters of last gen games. But you at least might as well buy the new consoles or even a low end PC to enjoy much better versions. 

#12704293 Xbox 360 4gb Peggle 2 Console - $149 @ Walmart

Posted by Agent Orange on 23 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, crazy that people still want really good systems at a fair price that there are still good games for. Crazy.


Last gen the sub-$100 price point wasn't until 30 months after the introduction of the next gen (for PS2, Xbox never hit that officially?). So, check back April of next year.

My commentary is that the $199 MSRP is ridiculous for the 4GB system. It's the 4GB that should probably be breaching $100 at retail - I'm not (yet) suggesting <$100 for the 500GB model. Although it as well as the PS3 should both probably be around $149-179 at this point tops considering the deals on XB1.


Anyway didn't mean to crap on the OP deal, I mean it is the best price currently and he's just giving a heads up. I'm just ranting about the MSRP's. I am mostly over last gen, and in fact I just got rid of my 360 (due to excellent Amazon trade bonus towards PS4). I did still have some 360 games I would finish, but to get a replacement the deals would have to be miles better even than black friday bundles. 

#12693033 Dell Promo Deals (now Wiki)

Posted by Agent Orange on 15 May 2015 - 11:04 PM

For those of you waiting for gift cards, Dell is very slow on sending them.  Make sure you expect AT LEAST 20 days from the date the item was shipped for the gift card to be issued.  Occasionally they have issued them faster, but 20 days from ship date is usually the minimum.

They even say 20 days I believe on all of them (as in that must be a policy of sorts), and in my experience when they say 20 day minimum they really mean 20 days MINIMUM - but normally it comes around 20-22 days after shipment.


I did have to contact them once to actually receive my card, but on another occasion they mistakenly sent me 3x gift cards when they were only supposed to send 1. So it's all good I guess. 


The problem with dell it seems, it's become an issue on what to use the promo card on. Their selection keeps getting slimmer and slimmer. I wouldn't know what to do with $100 from them. $25 I can handle.