Someone is competing with GCU...
I wish places like Amazon (and in this ad Target) would come up with their own sales instead of copying what other stores are selling.
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Posted by Saix_XIII on 03 May 2015 - 06:33 PM
How will you get 50% off the matched price? Target states the follow:
Cartwheel offers will be applied before the price match is made. If the competitor price is still lower than the price after the Cartwheel offer has been deducted, the ad match can be adjusted to match the competitor's price.
So it's either price match OR the cartwheel coupon.... not both
The system automatically applies the 50% after the price match. So the system allows/makes it happen, it's YMMV if the employees follow that policy though.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 15 April 2015 - 03:26 AM
does hearthstone have dlc, wondering if it does could use coins on amazon. if not ill probably get google play version (usually updates first on google)
Easy solution. This is not an android game or an iOS game, it's a blizzard game. You log in with a battle.net account (or create one if you do not have one) and play the game. Your decks and collection are tied to the account.
So do what I did...
Download it via Amazon. Use your coins (30% back if you use them on card packs). Then delete the game and download it from google play if you want to.
And if you enjoy it you can download it on PC and login and keep playing it there.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 12 April 2015 - 10:13 PM
I get games from Hong Kong in 4 days. Only costs $13 shipping. FedEx Int Eco. What pisses me off is that it's impossible to find places selling UK/German movies with that kind of shipping option. Amazon.de charges like $30+ shipping and still took 3 weeks last time.
The main reason people buy stuff from HK ebay is they are smaller items that are a few bucks. I bought some headphone/cable zipper pouch things for $1 a piece. It took like 3 weeks for them to get here. I was fine with that, I am not spending $13 in shipping for those lol.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 12 April 2015 - 05:21 AM
It is people like some of the posters in this thread, joking or not, that continue the crusade of Anita Sarkeesian. I personally think she is wrong overall and think she goes to extremes, but when guys in here come in simply to bash a women for how they dress. Yet most of them would probably drool all over her if they ever saw her in person, but be too afraid to talk to her it adds validity to her cause that gamers are sexist.
My only issue was she was there in this video as a piece of eye candy and she looked nervous and/or awkward as to why she was there. She barely said a word and just made some faces and held up a paper map...Which again IMO adds to the whole argument that women are to be used to help sell a product with their body and nothing else. She could have actually been helping with the unboxing, and the fact that she wasn't made me overall dislike this video SE made.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 05 April 2015 - 08:23 PM
Yesterday I stopped at my local GameStop to pick up a Steam gift card. At checkout the cashier said that they were no longer taking credit cards as gift card payment, company-wide effective noon PST on 4/4/15. Since I was paying cash and debit there wasn't a problem, but they were adamant that they won't take credit cards on future gift card purchases. Anyone know if this was truth or bull?
That sounds like bull to me, but this is GS after all...
Posted by Saix_XIII on 05 April 2015 - 02:51 AM
Actually yes if GDD bought them from someone shady with the intent to then sell them after they are still shady. Just because something gets passed down a few hands doesn't make it any less shady.
And as far as being legal, yes it is legal I wont say no to that. But that doesn't make it any less shady when you see where they are coming from. You see you are more or less thinking on the side of just one person selling them. But when a company, one that is a third part like this or not, sells them then you start to run a gray area. Just like codes that didn't show up, or where obtained through less then normal means, or buying items that are a standard price in a bundle to then sell off pieces of said bundle to make more money runs very gray lines.
For instance if I bought 20 TLOU PS4 bundles at a discount cause I run a store. And then broke them all down to sell each piece at a different price while still leaving the PS4 at the standard $400 tag price then something shady is going on. That is not the way Sony wants them sold, nor expects them to be sold at stores either. What would happen if say Best buy did that. There would be people demanding heads on pikes. So why is it ok for a third party site like this to do it?
And yes people are free to do as they wise, whether or not everyone agrees or not, for it is their right. But that means people can still give their opinions and reasons why it is a bad thing. Just leaving it in others hands or reason doesn't really do well for a community now does it? Not when the community changes like it does.
The difference is we are dealing with a retailer that obtains products from Sony directly, as such they are required to sell them as Sony intends them to, that is the agreed upon arrangement between Sony and BBY.
With GDD, they are a reseller they are not a retailer. If he purchased them from a company liquidating inventory for whatever reason then there is no obligation to leave the bundle in tact. If they sell the system by itself for $400 yeah that sucks, but they are allowed to charge whatever they want for their inventory, it is up to the consumer to speak with their wallets.
You are making a choice to view this in a negative way, shady. There are sites that do this all the time and no one gets up in arms. Again case in point TLOU Remastered codes, everyone is all over those due to them being $15 and under when the game itself is $30+ everywhere. This is a smaller discount for a code most people probably never use/throw away.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 05 April 2015 - 02:13 AM
I will admit I wasn't aware they were letting people just buy points now. I still don't see that as buying rewards though. It just means you are giving them money in return for the difference in price of said item. So the whole rewards points thing still stand as rewards and not just buying points. I mean what is the difference in just buying said item then if the points are purchasable.
The issue is...these may be obtained legitimately or they may be obtained in a "shady" way. No one here will know the answer to that...
If the guy selling these bought them from someone who obtained them from breaking them out of a bundle then there is nothing shady going on. That's like getting pissed off when they sell the TLOU codes from PS4 bundles...It's perfectly legal and no one should bitch about that, OR this.
Now if SONY deems this against their Terms of Service for Sony Rewards (I am unsure since I have not read the TOS) that is a different story and is also not up for debate because no one here works for Sony as far as we know. So we are debating personal opinion and there is no wrong or right answer.
You are saying buying these are wrong based on your opinion that this is shady, but that is not fact based. As such I don't see why this conversation is going on and on.
Leave it in Sony and the mods on CAG's hands, and move on.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 20 March 2015 - 10:25 PM
$14.99 + tax, might as well get it from Amazon for $20 tax free
Very few places are tax free with amazon...
Besides tax is only at most $1...So you still save $4, on top of that some people may have TRU or BBY credit, but no amazon credit.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 20 March 2015 - 09:50 PM
Called the 1-800-bestbuy for price match but was told they only PM toysrus in store, this true?
What is considered a local retail competitor?
A local retail competitor for retail store purchases is a retail store authorized by a vendor to sell a new, factory-sealed product with a warranty and is located in the same market area (within a 25 mile radius) of your local Best Buy store. A local retail competitor for BestBuy.com purchases is a retail store authorized by a vendor to sell a new, factory-sealed product with a warranty and is located in the same market area (within a 25 mile radius) as either the billing address or the shipping address on record for the purchase.
Posted by Saix_XIII on 11 March 2015 - 05:44 PM
I think so; I guess someone should try adding one the CE that just went on clearance on the site to double check.
I added BioShock Infinite Premium and my GCU worked no problem. I've never had an issue with GCU not working online or in-store UNLESS it was in store and it required an override to get a store specific clearance. For example they had a rack of games for 50% off, I picked a few up and they had to change them from $20 to $10, and then from $10 to $8. Which made sense since a manual override disabled any promotions.