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Insidious Dreams

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Posted by Insidious Dreams on 22 June 2018 - 05:52 PM

One month XBox Game Pass Free for New Account Holders

if you have used previously, you can create an alternate account to use it on and switch back to your own profile to still have access ;) Snagged a few of these and will throw them out randomly so one person cannot profit from them all.. needs to be renewed before 31/07/2018

I've got one to give away too:

#14000514 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 26 May 2018 - 04:18 PM

Found a Wink Hub 2 for $20

TP-Link Kasa Dimmable Smart bulbs for $3

Anker PowerPort 2 for $7

GE 4' HDMI cable for $1

Belkin Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable for $3.50 (though a store 25 miles away from me shows them for only $0.50)

Blackweb gaming mouse for $4.50

Netgear Powerline 1000 for $17

GE Pro 3.5mm audio cable for $0.25

Blackweb optical audio cable for $1

Edit: added a couple more things.

#13998950 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 23 May 2018 - 06:19 PM

Just snagged this HP Pavilion Desktop for $250. It's only discounted at couple stores near me, so ymmv.


#13962379 Gamestop "New" Thread

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 12 March 2018 - 03:44 PM

Quick question for the trade-in promotion for a switch game -- does this count for a switch download code? LIke if I wanted binding of issac downloadable or something? I know Gamestop has some cards with codes

Very possible. I haven't actually tried it with the Switch promo, but I preordered a digital copy of Sea of Thieves on the 3rd (to game share) and that triggered the 40% trade promo.

#13953619 Gamestop "New" Thread

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 25 February 2018 - 09:40 PM

Anybody have luck picking up leftover scratchers today?

Also has anybody used certs today to make a purchase and confirm they work? Would love to get AC Origins and RE7 Gold.

I used a $20 off strategy guide cert that stacked with both the $10 off promo (for Pro/Elite members) and the 10% off for buying a new game with it (even though I bought a different game). So I ended up only paying $6 for the $40 Dissidia Collector's Edition strategy guide.

#13944999 Half off everything at Toys R Us with Koala Flip Flop purchase

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 13 February 2018 - 07:10 AM

Yeah there's no way in hell people are getting anything unless you already picked them up. Same thing is gonna go down like the massive percent off on games when the promo codes stacked a few months ago. Just expect lots of shoes

It was their master plan all along, to sell shoes!

#13883450 Best Buy Black Friday 2017

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 20 November 2017 - 03:09 PM

Is this memory card https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=5110501 worth $20 more than https://www.bestbuy....skuId=4471009??

The memory card will be for my gopro

Imo, yes. The extreme plus has a much faster write speed.

#13767858 GameStop Weekly Deals Thread

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 04 July 2017 - 04:05 PM

This isn't the type of "deal" you go around sharing to everyone, like the Steam sale. That sale has no threat to disappear or be permanently taken away. Flipping/boomeranging is a "deal" that involves a certain degree of exploitation. No idea how people, especially a regular like yourself, can't understand this, especially after the fiasco this weekend

Exactly this. I've seen people shit their pants over mediocre deals, not everyone is a CAG and take the time to find actual deals. When something this good comes along, non-CAGs lose their Fuck ing minds, just like what we've seen. This went viral on social media and blew up in Gamestop's face.

Yes, they expect some of this behavior, but not on the massive scale it reached. Let's say they expected a few thousand people to do this. But what they got was tens of thousands of amateurs going ham. None of these amateurs care about the long term. They want their short term deal with no care for tomorrow. However, those of us that have put in the time and effort doing this for years do care about tomorrow. Gamestop could very well change their rules over this. They might not change the values, but could lower the limits to only 1 copy every 30 days, considering all the SD morons trying to trade 30 sealed copies of PVZGW2...

Either way, this much attention is a bad thing. If someone discovers it organically by putting in the time and effort, I would welcome them with open arms. But this is just not a "deal" that needs to be shouted from the roof tops. If everyone knows, it goes away. Why doesn't Gamestop just give everybody in America 2k worth of free games? Oh yeah, cause then they'd be out of business...

#13767768 GameStop Weekly Deals Thread

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 04 July 2017 - 02:42 PM

Also think about the poor Gamestop employees today. Not only are you working(non overtime rate) on the 4th, but you got to put up with the welfare Walmart types stuck with 30 copies of a game.

From what I've already seen on SD, it's gonna be a shitty day for GS employees and all the greedy amateurs that blew this up. I only feel sorry for the GS employees though. With how much stupidity we've seen and heard over this, I'm so glad I finished on Friday and didn't have to deal with any issues.

Wouldn't it be absolutely hilarious if Gamestop nukes all the accounts and wipes all credit of all the worse offenders? The salt would be amazing.

#13765032 GameStop Weekly Deals Thread

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 02 July 2017 - 09:14 PM

Exactly. Every time these huge flip opportunities people get all crazy and bent out of shape at some people saying they are going to ruin everything, etc. etc. yet we continue to see these opportunities come around again. Plus it's not like these huge corporations don't have analysts looking over the numbers at the end of promos to see if it was good or bad and not like they aren't going to notice the hundreds of a certain list of titles all of a sudden being traded in and bought.

Yes, they know and expect it to happen, on a small enough level. What they don't expect is organized groups to do this to the tune of 2k per person or more using multiple accounts, which is what has been reported a number of times already... Too many people doing this for too much money brings too much attention. If it becomes common knowledge and everyone starts hitting Gamestop this hard, it could end. I'm not saying don't do it, just be smart about it!

#13765021 GameStop Weekly Deals Thread

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 02 July 2017 - 09:01 PM

As I've seen this mentioned a few times now, if you're buying 3 games on the B2G1 that are in the same price range (i.e. 3x $54.99 games), don't waste your PUR reward certs. The cert will be applied towards the free game and you will still pay $54.99x2 saving $0!

Only use PUR certs if you want one higher priced game with two lower priced games (i.e. 1x $54.99 game and 2x $29.99 games). In this scenario, if you use a $25 cert, it will apply towards the $54.99 game. Thus all three games will be equal price for the B2G1, so you would only pay $29.99x2. Also, keep in mind Gamestop subtracts the cert amount first, then calculates the PUR 10% discount. So it'd be ($54.99-$25)x90%=$26.99, NOT ($54.99x90%)-$25=$24.49.

If you really want to use your points, just get a $25 off new cert and use it towards a new copy of GTA5 on PS4 or X1. GTA5 is on sale for $29.99 and you get free code for a $1.25m shark card. Then you can keep the code, give it to a friend or sell it on eBay for $10-$15. You know what to do with that extra copy of GTA5...

#13763521 GameStop Weekly Deals Thread

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 01 July 2017 - 06:12 PM

While I was doing my rounds yesterday, I overheard a manager bragging to his ASL how a customer traded in over $900 worth of games and bought about $800 worth of games. This is why we can't have nice things, there's too much attention. I think we're starting to hit critical mass. We need to keep a good ratio of CAGs to regular customers, or this all goes away. While the FAQ was a great resource, it might have actually made it too easy for the amateurs, like handing a toddler a loaded gun. Also made it way too easy for the JDs to find all of our trade secrets (pun intended) in one convenient location.

Everyone please be cool, keep a low profile, and deflect employee questions. I found the SNES classic was a good trigger to start a neutral conversation, many also had NES classic horror stories to share. Throw them a preorder here and there too, help them to help yourself.

Truthfully though, I wouldn't be surprised if Gamestop allows some of this activity on purpose. They get to artificially inflate their numbers for shareholders and we shuffle around some of their stale inventory.

I'm personally gonna take break after this weekend to allow the dust to settle.

tl;dr Keep a low profile and remember loose lips sink ships!

#13684625 "YMMV" EBay Offering $15 for the mishap back in March

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 07 April 2017 - 08:17 PM

Couldn't find the email from eBay, but code worked for me. Also, there appears to be no minimum. Code applied to my an item in my cart that was under $15 and showed it as free... Ended up getting a $30 item for $15. :D

#13672361 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 25 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

The Walmart I was at just dropped all the character Wii remotes to $5 right in front of me. Also dropped the nunchucks to $2.50 and both Ryu and Wario amiibo to $1.50. I also found several Series 1 & 2 Animal Crossing amiibo cards for $1 a pack.

For some odd reason they took all of the Wii remotes out of the packages and stuck them in huge locking cases...

#13550089 NEW & IMPROVED Pokémon X/Y & OR/AS distribution event thread (current...

Posted by Insidious Dreams on 01 December 2016 - 04:31 AM

I have a bunch of Arceus codes that expire today. No time to deal with pming codes to people, so have at it. Sorry if lurkers snatch them up, but better someone get them than going to waste

Ditto, I've got 3 extra Arceus too. If anyone is feeling generous, I missed out on Genesect...