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Old 12-11-02, 11:06 AM
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Gameboy Advance for $30

I dont know if this has been posted and I waited and TRIED to search (cant search for "GBA") so here it is.

at EB games they have a $10 off special when you buy a GBA and a game (might require the Gold pokemon GBA). $49.99

then theres a $20 mail in rebate (in the form of a gift cert.)

Voila! One GBA for $29.99
Old 12-11-02, 11:18 AM
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I checked out this deal, but where do you see the 20$ rebate? Thx for the heads up!
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EBgames has a little 'holiday booklet' handout in the store. The mail in rebate coupon is on the back page.
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Sorry, is this deal instore only? on EBgames.com I only see the GBA Pokemon for 59.99. Thanks!
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Yes instore only

Ill see if i can scan that coupon booklet for you
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Cool thanks, I'll check this out today then!
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That deal makes me want to pull the trigger and get another one, instead of waiting till next year (Since my GBA has a broken LCD screen).......


Damn, I got to much shopping left to think about my own needs.
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Heres the coupon in the coupon book (sorry about the moire).



The other coupon ($10 instant savings at register when you buy Pokemon Gold GBA + 1 game) I think was a 1 sheet photocopy or just something the cashier knew about and took it off without needing a piece of paper.
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As much as I want one of the GBA's, I'm not sure that I want the pokemon version. Does it actually have the pokemon characters on it or is it just gold. I could have sworn that the one in the store didn't have all the pokemon stuff printed on it, but I also only looked at it for a second.

If it does have the pokemon stuff on it, is there anyway to get rid of it or do I just have to suck it up?
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The face is flat gold color with a faint white POKEMON! logo in the corner thats really hard to see. AND theres 2 small gold shillouttes of some pokemon characters in the corners of the glass (NOT over the screen but outside that).

I didnt want to buy it either but they do sell faceplates for $2.99 that would probabally cover it. If the faceplate dosnt cover the corners of the glass then any sticker could cover it i suppose.
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I really don't like the solid color GBA's. I perfer the transparent ones. I wish Target was selling a red transparent one!
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If it eventually bugs me too much, ill get a faceplate or cover it with stickers. No big deal for $30 in rebates.
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Like you said... It's hard to pass up a good deal because of what it looks like.
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Not to go off-topic here, but I just bought a GBA and Zelda, and boy is the screen dark! I can barely see anything. I'm beginning to wonder how anyone plays the GBA without optimal lighting. Yes I know about the afterburner, but I don't have time to get it installed before my trip abroad.
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I coudnt stand how dark it was so i got a "floodlight" and its perfect--no glare cuz its a flourescant lite.

The "Halo" light is supposed to be as good as the afterburner and less risky to install because they give you a tool to help install it--BUT its around $40!
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I think the way this works is that the $49.99 price is the reflection of the application of the $20.00 gift voucher. $69.99-$20.00=$49.99
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I got the Gold GBA for $59.99, it had a $10 instant rebate if i bought a game with it (i got advance wars). So it came out to $49.99 (but my game was full price)

I just mailed in the $20 rebate form, the EB guy said it should work just fine.

Basically i got the $59 system with $30 worth of rebates

PS-- The Pokemon Gold edition GBA is not PICTURED in the coupon but it *IS* listed in the small print. I made sure!

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The store I went to didn't have the10$ off instant if you buy a GBA + game. Is that listed somewhere I can point my credit card to if I want to dispute the charge? Thanks for the heads up on this deal Save Ferris!
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Originally posted by MrBlue
The store I went to didn't have the10$ off instant if you buy a GBA + game. Is that listed somewhere I can point my credit card to if I want to dispute the charge? Thanks for the heads up on this deal Save Ferris!
Im pretty sure the $10 instant off only applies to the GOLD pokemon edition GBA (theyre trying to get rid of those). I dont think there was a coupon or anything the guy just took off $10.
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Yup I got the gold edition Pokemon GBA, and no $10 instant off when I got the game. I guess it's a limited offer by area or store or something. Anyways, 39 is still a great deal. Thanks.
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Originally posted by MrBlue
The store I went to didn't have the10$ off instant if you buy a GBA + game. Is that listed somewhere I can point my credit card to if I want to dispute the charge? Thanks for the heads up on this deal Save Ferris!
I doubt you'll be able to dispute the charge, because an in store coupon was not made available to you...
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True, they probably didn't have the coupon available. At any rate a GBA for 39 bucks is still a good deal. Thanks all! Now i'm off to find a decent light for this dark screen
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I got the floodlight its really the only one without glare. OR soon the "HALO" light is coming out and its supposed to be the BEST but its like 35 bucks!
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I found a site yesterday that sells GBA skins. For $5 you can get a skin to cover up the awful Pokemon look.

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