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#12530115 30% Bonus Trade-in Values In-Store at Best Buy

Posted by argyle on 25 February 2015 - 01:41 PM

:wall: I get it. I know how to trade stuff in. In case it isn't clear, I have a spreadsheet I created that calculates the final TIV for each store when I enter the base value...so yes I know what I SHOULD be getting when I go in. I was saying that it isn't always the consumer's fault if something goes wrong. (And all of you should be able to do the math in your head.)



Back in the day they used to always start with the phone number and license before they could even enter the games, in fact, I taught several store employees how to do trade ins in the early days because they were unfamiliar with it (when almost every CAG was having problems with the 10%). The store I frequented most had the highest video game sales/trade ins in the midwest because of myself and a couple other people (I know one was a CAG and I believe the other was a SDer) bought and traded a large amount of games there. (I did a lot more buying than anything though.)


It's your fault. You should have stomped your feet and demanded they give you a giftcard.

I really don't think some people here have dealt with TRULY bad BB employees. I have literally had arguements that involved 4-5 people in the store, including whatever manager was on duty, telling them they were ringing up my trade wrong because the bonus wasn't showing and them swearing they weren't, I just wasn't supposed to get the bonus for whatever reason they could make up. Sometimes it's easier on your sanity and blood pressure just to take the base & then call the 1-800 number. In my experience, save for one or two exceptions the employees at my Best Buy are the most unfriendly, ignorant and unhelpful employees of any store in my area. It's gotten so bad that I've actually questioned whether or not the 20% off GCU is worth it. 

#12497577 Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask Limited Edition 3DS back in stock on Amazon

Posted by argyle on 13 February 2015 - 07:43 PM


#12482262 Reduced Price Guide Thread XIV (FAQ in 2nd Post)

Posted by argyle on 09 February 2015 - 05:57 AM

I hadn't even seen this thread update, I just went into my local TRU yesterday afternoon to check out their Amiibo selection. While I was there I was browsing the games & spotted the Pikmin 3 guide - knowing how old it was, I was curious if they had marked it down any & scanned it at the price checker. Was shocked to see it at .02 since it's been FOREVER since I've come across penny guides in the wild (I have some friends at GS that will hold some for me, but that's it). Scanned all the other guides in the Nintendo section, came away w/ one each of:


Pikmin 3

Lego City Undercover

Nintendo Land

DKC Returns 3D

Luigi's Mansion


After the lady checked me out, she called someone on the radio & then said (to me, I guess) "We're gonna have to get those off the floor!".  Oh well, I got what I wanted and my days of hoarding guides are LONG gone - getting rid of my dupes took forever and I ended up giving the last of them to a local mom & pop shop last year just to have them out of the house. 

#12441616 3 for $10 Xbox 360 or PS3 Games at GameStop

Posted by argyle on 25 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

The sale IS happening, as I mentioned earlier I had a manger - 2, in fact - both of whom I know very well & have helped me out in the past tell me about it, I just didn't ask to see a list. They said they were re-doing what games were in those bargain bins, and those would be the ones on sale.


Never have understood why some CAGs don't even want to believe the "probably not going to be that fantastic of a sale anyway" reports.  :roll:

#12297331 Official Collector's Edition Compilation III

Posted by argyle on 03 December 2014 - 11:02 PM

The 20th Anniversary PS4 will be priced at $499. What!? I'll stick with my white one ._.

No offense, but anyone looking at that bundle from the perspective of trying to find a good deal on a PS4 is NOT the target market for that system. They didn't make it for you. ;)


I will do everything reasonable Sat. to try to secure one of those preorders. And if I do, I'll sell my current system & use that one. :D

#12297282 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360) $14.99 @ Amazon

Posted by argyle on 03 December 2014 - 10:46 PM

I just ordered a copy of LR for PS3 to replace my copy that I traded in during Target's crazy triple-credit-trade-in madness. :D

Lol, I traded my copy in during that same promo.  I had just picked it back up too for the second time and was determined I wasn't going to get rid of it again, but for the crazy amount they were offering I couldn't resist. ;) I'm very tempted by this price, but it will still be a while before I get around to it so I'll keep waiting on $10.  


FFX is my favorite out of all of them.

Mine too. :)


Lightning Returns is the best Final Fantasy title in years and proof that JRPGs aren't dead.

The Tales Of series says "Hi."  ;)

#12241465 Official Collector's Edition Compilation III

Posted by argyle on 15 November 2014 - 07:05 AM

I'm not really defending the price either. It is overpriced and the shipping costs as you pointed out are kinda ridiculous. While we are factoring in the price of the two games, many of us seem to be overlooking the main pull of the collector's edition which is the art book, plush, and steelbook.


Square Enix can charge a premium because they know people will buy it, simple as that.

Never have understood why some CE's get beat to death in this thread about being a ripoff or overpriced or whatever while others seem to go by unphased. Can't we just agree that everyone values things differently and move on? IMO the pricing on the KH set is FAR more reasonable than the Inquisitor's Edition of DA, but I don't care that ppl wanted to buy that set. It's not like they're spending my money...

#12141283 Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XIII

Posted by argyle on 06 October 2014 - 01:51 PM

Got a VG Skylanders Ninjini to go with my Scarlet one for $2 earlier today. 


Also VG Skylanders Giants Hothead for $4.81



(A) Risen 2 Complete $5.86


Thanks - I clicked out of curiosity and that Hothead is now $1.87.  Grabbed one, but they have more @ the same price if anyone else is interested.  

#12040161 Amazon Video Games Gold Box Tuesday 8/26

Posted by argyle on 26 August 2014 - 05:10 PM

I bit on the PS4 LE - seems like a decent price for the nice statue & steelbook.  I know it may go cheaper, but it also may sell out before that happens so I decided to pull the trigger.  

#12028104 Lightning Returns FFXIII GameStop Exclusive DualShock 3 $39.99 NEW *In-s...

Posted by argyle on 21 August 2014 - 10:26 PM

Tempted to get one to actually use - keeping my other one sealed.  ;)

#11977726 $24gcu / $30 Nintendo Land w/ Luigi Controller (Bestbuy, YMMV)

Posted by argyle on 02 August 2014 - 11:38 PM

I knew better than to call on the weekend - you get the 'B' team. :-|


At first the guy told me to "wait until the points post from the purchase, then if it doesn't appear to call back".  I told him the 20% off was supposed to be taken at the register immediately at purchase.  He then puts me on hold for about 5 mins before telling me to return it & rebuy it at the store.



#11977559 $24gcu / $30 Nintendo Land w/ Luigi Controller (Bestbuy, YMMV)

Posted by argyle on 02 August 2014 - 10:05 PM

Grabbed one yesterday but like others here, they refused the 20% off because it was "on clearance".  Anyone had any success calling BB's customer support after the purchase & getting an adjustment?  

#11972304 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promotion (Read the OP before...

Posted by argyle on 31 July 2014 - 10:26 PM

How slow are release date games shipped? I'd like to get Destiny from Best Buy with GCU, but I don't want to wait forever.

Depends on where you are.  I'm elite and every single game they've shipped me has arrived the day after release, without fail.  I always get in-store pickup if possible since I drive by a BB store every day.  


I preordered a bunch of games in-store recently, put $5 down on each.  Went to pickup the first of them, TLoUR, on Tues and they had a complete breakdown over the GCU.  I swear, BB's system is retarded, so if the employee isn't really sharp they can screw the whole thing up in a heartbeat.  I've been told I have multiple accounts in their system, which makes no sense to me.  All of my info shows correctly on the website.  Anyway, I don't know if that was the problem or not, but the girl had to get 2 more people and it took 40 mins total to pickup the game.  There went my lunch hour.  


I asked if I could expect that for the others, and they said "No, as long as you tell the person before they ring you up that they had trouble w/ the GCU discount last time."  That doesn't inspire confidence, and I know if they end up screwing up on a $10 RZ cert game & have to do a return/rebuy, then I'll have to fight to get THAT straightened out.  So I think I'm going to cancel the rest of the preorders & just place them online.  It's less stressful that way.  

#11916533 Sony PSN $0.99 flash sale (US)

Posted by argyle on 12 July 2014 - 08:33 AM

I said the same earlier. I don't understand how people can do it, and I grew up with this stuff. It hasn't aged well at all. Pretty much the entire PS1/Saturn/N64 gen is ooogly. I'd rather just preserve my good memories of them.

Depends on the game I guess.  I play through Symphony of the Night on a regular basis.  Tomba & Klonoa are both great on the Vita, they aged fantastically imo.  And most RPGs hold up great to me.  That's just a few off the top of my head.  I don't know that I'd play an old PS1 fighter or racer, and the 3D action games are pretty rough (my wife tried the original Silent Hill and found it unplayable).  But there are definitely games that stand the test of time on the system - quite a few of them IMO.  

#11910718 Reduced Price Guide Thread XIV (FAQ in 2nd Post)

Posted by argyle on 10 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

I've never tried this myself, but I know of some fellow CAGs who have taken the 'dive' for penny guides:



I watch some vids on youtube from time to time about ppl who get good game finds at garage sales & thrift stores, so for a bit it started recommending some dumpster diving videos to me as well.  I watched a couple, couldn't watch any more.  The whole time I'm watching a grown man dig around in trash I just keep thinking "have a little self respect!"