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#14327985 Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

Posted by douglasmcc on 22 September 2020 - 06:29 PM

The reason people pay excessive amounts on eBay is because they have a lot of money and value their time more than the money. I sincerely doubt anyone on this forum is paying marked up prices on eBay, and unfortunately those who do pay those prices aren't coming here to read our thoughts about trying to eliminate price gouging middle men.

I was never saying that it was feasible to fix this problem.  I was only saying what it would TAKE to fix it.  People with loads of money are always going to use that money to get what they want - even to the detriment of those beneath them financially.  I don't have an answer - and if I did, half of you would probably just label me a socialist anyway  :-




#14327826 Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

Posted by douglasmcc on 22 September 2020 - 05:00 PM

We, as a society, are going to have to accept blame for at least part of the BOT problem.  We are enabling the scalpers by paying ridiculous EBAY prices for these items.  If the BOTers didn't make money, they wouldn't do what they do.  No profit, no effort.  I get rich people paying ridiculous sums of money to have something right away.  It's not much money to them and they want it now.  But, BOTers tend to affect the middle to low class consumers.  We empower them to do what they do.  However, if we just learned some patience, the BOT problem would go away on it's own.

 

I think, in general, the industry needs to take a long and hard look at making hot new releases more customer friendly and bot unfriendly after the holiday season.  More people obviously are wanting online given Covid, but this is a problem they have been putting off forever, and now the bot arms race is passing them from not being taken seriously.  While bot sales are still sales, it leaves a whole lot more unhappy customers.




#14324235 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by douglasmcc on 17 September 2020 - 04:01 AM

I didn't think my order attempt went through at Amazon because it wasn't pictured in my order history.  So, I went back in to reorder and got a message that I had reached the limit for purchase of this item.  Went back to the order page and it had popped up.  Nice to know that Amazon is "hiding" the preorder page and limiting it to one per household.  That should help real people get one instead of the scalpers.  Now, I have the one in my physical Gamestop store preordered and Amazon as a backup in case there are any Gamestop shenanigans.  This went so much easier than I expected.  And hey, Amazon actually waited until Sept. 17th like Sony said.  Sure it was only 1 minute past midnight here, but I am going to count it      :beer:

 

Now on to Xbox One X.  If I can actually do the Access 34.99 a month deal at launch, this will be the first time I have both consoles at launch.




#14324012 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by douglasmcc on 17 September 2020 - 02:22 AM

So, despite saying for weeks that they would not sneak release preorders in the middle of the night - would give everyone a weeks notice before they put them up for preorder, etc. they still let retailers release them randomly the day BEFORE they said that they would be available.  Some things never change.  I got 100% lucky this console generation.  I went into my Gamestop around 5:45PM just to ask my friend who works there if they knew anything about how they would be releasing them in stores.  He said that Gamestop had not told them anything yet.  So, right before we got ready to leave at around 6:00PM, he say, "let me check the page again and see if they have a time or anything listed."  He jaw literally hit the floor.  "Crap, they are up.  They must have just gone up because there was nothing here 15 minutes ago."  So, for the first time EVER, I was the first one in my town to preorder a new system.  No standing in line, no clicked refresh on my keyboard, just walked into the store and boom it was appeared ... as if by magic.  With the all the crap I went through trying to get PS2-PS4, I was owed a pass for once I guess.  LOL  He said they had 20 Disc system and 4 Digital system for preorder.  Didn't think to ask him if that was a lot for an initial preorder.  Crazy thing is that they had been telling people to check back in the morning so you know there is going to be a line of people.  He started at 6PM calling people on the call list, I am pretty sure they sold out before they closed at 8PM.  I hope they at least put up a sign so no one sits outside that store waiting for them to open at noon.

 

P.S.  I am also happy to report that they enforced a one system per person rule.  Let everyone get a chance at one of these.




#14279341 Final Fantasy Remake - Double 10 Dollar Rewards for Preorder?

Posted by douglasmcc on 08 April 2020 - 06:25 PM

Not sure if it was a glitch or intentional, but I got a notice this morning saying that my copy of Final Fantasy Remake Standard Edition had shipped.  That made me happy enough, as I was afraid it might be delayed - had it pre-ordered on Amazon but it shifted to delivery unknown earlier in the week so I canceled it.  But, back on topic - about 3 hours later I got a message that I had a 25 dollar reward.  I did not have anywhere near that many points before so I looked for where they came from.  When I clicked on the Final Fantasy VII Remake purchase, this is what it said:

 

Total Points: 1142

My Best Buy Visa Purchase Bonus - 83

$10 Dollar Certificate for Final Fantasy VII Preorder - 500

$10 Dollar Certificate for Final Fantasy VII Preorder - 500

Base Points - 59

 

Did this happen to anyone else?  Considering I preordered it when I still had Gamers Club - so got it for 51.23 ... this has been an especially Cheap Ass Gamer type of purchase.

 

P.S.  Sigh, I really miss Gamers Club.  Hate spending 64.04 on new releases (that includes local tax).




#14170328 MSI Radeon RX 570 8GB 129.99 + 2 games DOTD Bestbuy

Posted by douglasmcc on 31 May 2019 - 01:47 AM

I also am hit with the irony that I was thinking of upgrading my video card, yet the last games I played on my computer were Koudelka and Shadow Hearts on PS1/PS2 emulators LOL.   :razz:




#14032945 Official Collector's Edition Compilation IX - 2018

Posted by douglasmcc on 30 July 2018 - 07:06 PM

Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition is up at Best Buy, for those who still have CGU or rather have that version, than a new console. 

 

Couldn't pull the trigger.  I loved the first game and had fun with the 2nd.  Had it in my cart, still have active Gamer's Club, … but the 340 total after taxes added in … way out of my comfort zone.  I just don't see these selling out at that price.  Maybe next year at this time if we get a 50% off sale on it, and I really like Darksiders III, I could justify 200.  But anything above 300 is a pass for me.




#14031861 Text "lkwkgk" to 827438 and get $20 off $50+ purchase at Ta...

Posted by douglasmcc on 27 July 2018 - 01:29 PM

UPS dropped my PUBG X off about 45 minutes ago.  But I had a dentist appointment - literally had time to bring the box in before rushing to the dentist.  Oh well, I guess I will bust it open this evening when I get done here.

 

 

Well, *cross fingers* everything is working.  Got home late last night so it stayed in the box til this morning.  I had a nightmare it wouldn't start - LOL, yeah, I have a feeling Target would tell me where to go - so to speak - if I called in and asked for a replacement. Got my old Xbox One S hooked back up.  Going to transfer all my data to a portable hard drive and factory reset it before I take it to Gamestop to trade-in/sell.

 

Now, short story I held off on until I actually got the PUBG X.  If you all would indulge me.  I am a huge Fallout fan.  Old enough to remember playing the original 2 games on my PC in college.  I have bought every collectors edition except New Vegas - that one didn't appeal to me.  I get the loot crate Fallout crate every 2 months for the cartoonish figures.  So, yeah, I am a Fallout-aholic.  I totally spaced on the day they put the Fallout 76 Power Armor editions up.  Managed to catch the PS4 set on Gamestop - but without my Gamer's Club and with shipping, it came to nearly 230.  I preordered it but was relatively sure I couldn't rationalize that much money.  Then, a few days later I happen to be on Best Buy - had saved the sets to my cart and saw that the XBOX One version was in stock.  Now, I have been a PS4 focused gamer this generation especially since I had a pro.  The XBOX One version was at the bottom of my list.  Heck, I would take the PC version over the XBOX One version.  But I figured that with the 10 dollar reward and gamer's club bringing it down to 160 - I could buy the XBOX One version for the collectibles, then trade in the game and rebuy the regular version for the PS4.  I did the math and it would still be about 30-40 dollars cheaper than Gamestop.  So, I preordered it and cancelled my Gamestop preorder.  I kept checking Best Buy for the PS4 version to no avail.  Then the Target glitch happened.  I found out about it about 2 hours after it started and all the in stock items were long gone.  But they had the PUBG X available for preorder.  So I ordered the XBOX One X PUBG for the heck of it.  Never in a million years expected it to ship.  But it did.  So, now it seems like fate, karma, what ever you believe in that I got the XBOX version off of Best Buy.  Like it was meant to be.




#14031478 Text "lkwkgk" to 827438 and get $20 off $50+ purchase at Ta...

Posted by douglasmcc on 26 July 2018 - 06:55 PM

UPS dropped my PUBG X off about 45 minutes ago.  But I had a dentist appointment - literally had time to bring the box in before rushing to the dentist.  Oh well, I guess I will bust it open this evening when I get done here.




#14031195 Official Collector's Edition Compilation IX - 2018

Posted by douglasmcc on 26 July 2018 - 10:42 AM

The CE isn't worth more than $40. Same goes for Destiny 2 CE.

 

I will have to disagree with you about the Destiny 2 CE.  Admittedly, it was NEVER worth 250.  However, I paid 65 for it and feel like I got a bargin.  The bag that came with this is very high quality.  You would pay 40 bucks for a sling bag like the one included.  And, the rest of the nick-nacks were cool as well.




#14030995 Text "lkwkgk" to 827438 and get $20 off $50+ purchase at Ta...

Posted by douglasmcc on 26 July 2018 - 01:30 AM

Well, my Xbox X PUBG Bundle will come in tomorrow. YESS!!! :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  Thanks CAG/Target for this lol. 

Yeah, mine is scheduled for delivery tomorrow as well.  Not bad considering it didn't ship out til this afternoon.  For once, it paid to be up past midnight on a Sunday/Monday morning LOL.

 

P.S.  Also, I apologize to those who had their orders cancelled if the PUBG X crews' excitement has been salt in the wounds.  It was never meant to be.  Heck, in the 7 or so years I have followed this site, I have missed deals/ had glitches cancelled, etc.  So, I know how you feel.




#14030753 Text "lkwkgk" to 827438 and get $20 off $50+ purchase at Ta...

Posted by douglasmcc on 25 July 2018 - 05:24 PM

It's a good sign that your order wasn't cancelled today when they were seemingly mass cancelling everything. I've yet to read about anyone having the Xbone X PUBG bundle cancelled. I bet it ships today.

 

I guess it's true what they say: It's always darkest before the light.  I checked around 11am this morning and it was still listed as Prepare to Ship.  So, I admit it, I gave up.  I told myself it wasn't shipping and accepted that I would be fine with the S until the next console cycle.  Then about 10 minutes ago, I got a notice on my phone that Target had sent me an email.  I assumed it was a cancellation notice.  When I clicked on it, the first thing I saw was - Good News!  Your Order XXXXXXXXXXXXX is on the way.  Admittedly, when I click on the tracking number, it just says that a label has been created.  However, Johnny's shipping label did the same thing, then update later in the evening yesterday.  So, after this rollercoaster of emotions the last 48 hours, I believe I am actually getting my PUBG X.

 

P.S.  Don't worry about the pending status genEric_1.  I got a feeling you are next for the shipping good news.

 

P.S.S. Johnny, yours was scheduled for delivery today if I remember correctly.  Update when you can so we know Target isn't pulling a mean parent X-mas trick of sending us a XBOX One box full of underwear   8-[




#14030368 Text "lkwkgk" to 827438 and get $20 off $50+ purchase at Ta...

Posted by douglasmcc on 24 July 2018 - 09:00 PM

When I click my tracking number it shows they've created the shipping label but UPS hasn't picked it up yet. Hmm...

 

I will be the one to make YOU feel better.  If they created the shipping label, it probably went into a giant "waiting room" to be picked up by UPS.  I would imagine that they do one mass pickup at the end of the business day to get as many orders as possible.  If it were shipping from Mid-West or West Coast, it would still be early afternoon.  So, I wouldn't panic yet … unless yours wasn't even listed as shipped yet (I.e. me).  LOL




#14030353 Text "lkwkgk" to 827438 and get $20 off $50+ purchase at Ta...

Posted by douglasmcc on 24 July 2018 - 08:32 PM

All my preorders just got cancelled as well. My Xbox One X order was cancelled the day after the sale.

 

LOL.  I know it could still ship.  But for some reason, I am getting a "movie moment" image of the shipping truck starting to pull away with my XBOX on it, then someone running out and yelling, "STOP THAT TRUCK!"   :puke:

 

Guess I will just think hopeful thoughts until I either get confirmation from Target or someone reports their XBOX One Pubg cancellation.




#14030086 Text "lkwkgk" to 827438 and get $20 off $50+ purchase at Ta...

Posted by douglasmcc on 24 July 2018 - 05:27 AM

My order status just changed to preparing to ship. It's happening?

 

Holy crap … mine switch to preparing to ship as well.  No, no JohnnyCage … don't jinx this.  You get cocky and it's FINISH HIM! to the orders.  Stay calm, stay focused and don't stop believin' …  :pray:

 

Sorry, been wanting to do a Mortal Kombat joke for so long.  Figured I would wait for *hopefully* good moment.  8-) Fingers crossed and chances upgraded from 50/50 to Please God, oh Please!