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#14345666 Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

Posted by jmarano7836 on 12 November 2020 - 07:45 PM

If anyone is in Tucson, AZ and looking for a series X shoot me a PM, not trying to scalp mine, but it is the free one from Taco Bell contest with 6 months of ultimate pass.

Honestly, having a colic-y 3 month old, a job promotion with tons more responsibility, and a PS5 ordered with a backlog already is too much. I did crack the box from excitement and booted it up and spent nearly an hour trying to set it up since I haven’t been using my live.com account and you need the app and a non-school (edu) email address; didn’t redeem the code when I realized I already own many titles.

Good luck to everyone hunting in stores and ordering!

#14343109 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by jmarano7836 on 09 November 2020 - 09:11 PM

For anyone who ordered an ANTOnline bundle:

I contacted them today and was told that they are shipping them on the 12th and it will take 3-5 business days for ground shipping. She said I couldn’t upgrade the shipping.

Thanks for checking for us, patience is a virtue now...just measure and dust/clean where we will unload it I guess.

#14338304 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by jmarano7836 on 27 October 2020 - 05:52 PM

I got the Pulse 3D headset pre ordered from Amazon. I heard the accessories are shipping out earlier and should be available by October 30th (shipped out earlier than that and arrives on the 30th possibly? If you have Prime?)


Has anyone had any experience with the past headset like the Gold or Platinum models? How good are they? I would like to use this wireless headset also on Xbox Series X and on my PC, from the past headsets, do they work exactly the same or is the quality and features not as good as if you were using the headset on a Playstation console?

I had both the Gold Headset 2x instances (white and black) and then the platinum.... I ended up buying the platinum for 2x friends too so we all could hear Rainbow siege footsteps more clearly. My summaries are here:


Gold Headset: Audio is good, but not great for price if you're an audio-lover. You're paying for convenience of setup on PS4 essentially plus it'll match your colors/controller. The plastic headband build had flaws in hinges and plastic would crack over time from use (even with the most care, I literally placed back in original box and never dropped, flung, or had extreme use. Just general flexing of the plastic from fitting on your head on/off causes the plastic stressors. 


Platinum: Audio was better for 3D and with the app dependent on game it also could be tuned slightly. Again - others stated for price you can get better Astros or other headsets; but build quality was vastly improved imho. The steel band on top with the rubber hand helped it fit snug but also not wear out over time. The foam earmuffs have actually started flaking on me from 2+ years of use but the band is solid. The connection via dongle has needed to be reset infrequently (~1x per year?) and once every few months I'll have to unplug the dongle, turn off headset, plug in dongle, turn headset back on and it syncs up nicely again. Other complaints have been it'll drop connection and need to be reset. One of my friends also said his totally stopped working - reset wouldn't fix, nothing would fix. 


I'm eager to see the rubber band come back (the inner black band from images) but I'm super skeptical of that white band if its the plastic material again....

#14338028 Win an Xbox Series X at Taco Bell!

Posted by jmarano7836 on 26 October 2020 - 09:17 PM

I can't believe it, but I actually won!


Confirmation email came in at 12:43pm


Now what do we do, wait for a followup email or do they just ship it? This is exciting! I hope more of us CAGs can win.

Congrats fellow CAGer!!! Hope more winners on here happen! 

- to answer your question because I had a similar one; according to the rules if you played via website there is nothing further for claiming your prize and having it ship. If you won via text/phone/mobile entry - they send you a link to claim your prize and info. 

- I had been wondering why on social media's (IG) I saw "You've claimed your Prize!" versus the winner prize screen I saw, as I guess mobile just has the extra step. 


Page 5-6 regarding Section 7 how to claim a prize states Potential winners who entered by the Website do not need to complete any further action to claim their prizes. 


Basically, the mobile entry has to adhere to terms, conditions, rules, and also provide address:

Each potential winner who entered by Text Message must visit the Redemption Website and enter his/her Prize Claim PIN and mobile phone number. Each potential winner who entered by Text Message then will be directed to another page where he/she must enter his/her valid e-mail address, complete first and last name (no initials), address (P.O. Boxes are not permitted), city, state, ZIP Code, phone number, date of birth, and confirmation that the entrant has read and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.

#14151577 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by jmarano7836 on 05 April 2019 - 02:40 PM

I agree with @Chrislaustin - regarding pretty smooth process this morning. While both titles sold out fast, I used 1 browser, added games to cart and my confirmation email came before the 7:01 LRG announcement email that the games were up. 


Also posting here - ArcadeDistillery/LucBernard updated via twitter that WarTheater and MechoWars Desert Ashes will be PlayAsia releases and not in the NA cycle. (Probably had issues and didn't submit in time / limits of carts effect too).


TBH I'll be surprised to receive anything physical and knew this was a gamble to begin with. Just wanted to share.

#14085820 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by jmarano7836 on 19 November 2018 - 06:56 PM

I think this mentality only works if your collection is a couple hundred games. I have about 5000 games... not all of them are mint and it doesn't bug me in the least because I know how cheaply I acquired them over the years compared to their relative worth. Dont get me wrong, I don't buy absolute trash copies but when I'm picking up a ps3 game for $4, I don't care if there's a crease in the artwork or a bent manual as long as it's all there. If I did, I would have missed out on a lot of great deals---or had to pay a lot more on ebay for mint or sealed copies.

I agree and also - there's way to repair some of the damage done. Creases can flattened back with heavy books lighly ironing if it bothers someone that much. 


And the vita cases are plastic and resistant to ispropyl-rubbing alcohol cleaning if you remove the artwork manual. I feel like many of us don't 'expect' to find it in mint condition and are willing to put in the time/effort/elbow grease when appropriate. 

#14082197 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by jmarano7836 on 15 November 2018 - 01:51 AM

Just got them in today. Outcast Second Contact and Akiba's Trip (PS4) came complete (Akiba's Trip even had the manual). Danganronpa (Vita) came cart only, which I was expecting. Prices after discount were: $2.93 for Outcast, $8.81 for Akiba's Trip, $11.75 for Danganronpa.

I also ordered and just wanted to report in copies and condition, as I was pleasantly surprised:

Grand Kingdom - complete with case
Sly Cooper:Thieves in time- complete with case
Dynasty Warriors: Next - complete with case
XBlaze: Lost Memories - complete with case
XBlaze: Code embryo - cart only

Pretty stoked and thanks to all who reported early the CAG16 with promo for ProDays

#14082028 Random Free Codes (Drop Only, no asking for codes)

Posted by jmarano7836 on 14 November 2018 - 10:01 PM

Hi All,
  Code below is for the RedBull Pacman App and will unlock additional mazes in the app apparently? (Not using them so enjoy)

#14076292 My Coke Rewards is dead, long live Coke Rewards. Or not.

Posted by jmarano7836 on 06 November 2018 - 02:54 AM

Thanks iron man- needed just one more to make a 5th reward and make this Monday better than how it’s been going!

Your prior code was redeemed prior too FYI! Thanks again

Zero 12 pack


#14037252 Walking dead final season. Preorder for 20 on ps4 or xbox get all previous ga...

Posted by jmarano7836 on 09 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

Walking dead final season. Preorder for 20 on ps4 or xbox get all previous games free.

Havent seen this posted. Seems too good to pass on.



Link to playstation store for what you were mentioning. Also includes the Avatars. The previous games are what is included in the "Collection" from what you are describing. 


Per the Collection page:

Includes Season One, Two, A New Frontier, 400 Days, and the Michonne mini-series.

#13991994 Gamestop "New" Thread

Posted by jmarano7836 on 09 May 2018 - 04:32 PM

So has anyone don't a trade and picked up a $10 PSN or Live card?  Is that a real promo?  Don't really want credit but would grab a $10 card if it makes sense.


Want to trade God of War.  $30 base (I bought it used so no $40 coupon).  Is the current promo 40% on top of that (I am Elite).


$42 sounds a bit too good to be true. 

For me - the cashier had to add one of the cards to my checkout and the promo automatically added itself. It worked after I asked to try it, and what the best trade in promos were, mentioning this one and it is on the website, and he denied it existed/was active...

#13943201 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by jmarano7836 on 11 February 2018 - 06:38 PM

Excited to post and wanted to say a thank you to all the recurring thread visitors, regular posters, and those who have helped me grow my vita collection. It even turned into a hunt during a trip to Spain for some Euro-copies as well as Tadeo (Spain Only). Thanks for all the sagely advice. I also have +2 sealed copies of OddWorld Strangers Wrath Vita I’ll have to get rid off ( one of each style), if anyone is interested.

And now, my collection:
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#13190757 Redbox - Free Game Rental Every Wednesday of February!

Posted by jmarano7836 on 06 February 2016 - 03:55 AM

I just wanted to echo thanks and praise for running this promo through February. I was able to rent a Snoopy copy and make it about half way through the first night. I got charged for the second night after finding a lost dog that got away from his dog sitters and ending up on a 3 hour long tangent mission to return 'Griff'(as he is called) back to the sitters :wall: . (I think a highlight of the whole incident and calming the dog down outside a post-office was watching a lady try to feed him a quaker rice cracker since he looked hungry. 'He's a dog, I know people that won't even eat those things lady.')  All worth the good karma and hopefully will be able to finish it in future weeks promos, so thanks for running something like this and not to worried about a few bucks on an extra day rental! O:)



Did anyone rent the transformers game or estimate how long to platinum that game? 

#13169271 PSN Indie Flash Sale Ends 1/25 @ 3 PM ET - 60% to 85% Off About 100 Games

Posted by jmarano7836 on 24 January 2016 - 11:29 PM

My first Vita game Super Blackout is in this sale for $2.00. :)  I appreciate anyone picking it up, and sales right now are all going directly to hardware costs for future games, so purchases do make a small but direct impact in that regard.

Just picked up your game to support a fellow CAG! Hope it plays well and keep up the good work. I remember playing the handheld Lights Out game as a kid and really enjoyed that, so excited to checkout your game. Take care!

#11992546 Best Buy save 10% on a single item Movers Coupon in the Change your address e...

Posted by jmarano7836 on 08 August 2014 - 06:51 AM

I went in today and tried to buy a BB Visa GC with the new 10% USPS movers coupon and it did not work. Looks like they closed the loop.

Did not work due to computer not accepting it or employee denying you?

Was able to get a coupon today and actually need the change of address since never filed it from a few months back. Expires 11/2014 and obtained in southern AZ FYI. I will see about sending in gf to ask for 2 and post if I have extras for CaG in areas without them.

-also don't forget if people are close to a $5 reward certificate product reviews will earn you 25pts up to 200 max per year. Once those process I may pre order the destiny bundle. Tks to all for helpful info and OP