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Old 10-03-06, 06:03 PM
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Come kick my ass. I pre-ordered something.

Come one come all. Beat me down, for I've pre-ordered.

I went to EB today to trade in some games...and thanks to stupid coupons, Edge memberships and a pre-order deal I got 30% added to my total. The good news, that 30% was an extra $25 plus he knocked $30 (yes, dollars) off a vga cable for me. So out the door I went with a Gears of War pre-order, VGA cables and a new edge subscription (For game informer) for $85. Still left with ~25 in credit too.

Yeah, pre-orders suck...but for 20% increase on a trade in? I can handle it.
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Old 10-03-06, 06:17 PM
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Eh, for all the junk people talk about preorders and trading crap in, if you use the right coupons and offers it adds up pretty good. I think you made out damn well, I've never heard of anybody just knocking a chunk off the price, good deal.

Yesterday I traded my original Xbox and all of my controllers, games, and accessories in and walked out with a 360. I already had a 360, but with the HD add on coming in November, combined with the extra $90 I got by putting the trade toward the system instead of credit, I'm quite pleased (especially without the hassle of Ebay or trading).
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Old 10-03-06, 06:23 PM
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yeah, I bullshitted (bullshat?) for a while and made him think his opinions on the wii and PS3 were important in aiding my choice to go for a Wii. Hence the $30 off the VGA adapter
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You in Beaverton OR?
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Old 10-03-06, 08:54 PM
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You in Beaverton OR?
do you work at EB games? L&O =

j/k I was imagining someone reading this saying hey I gave some asshole $30 off today and he bought GOW and some VGA cables.
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$30 off VGA cables? You mean the $40 VGA cable for the 360? If one of my employees did that, he'd be fired.
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Old 10-04-06, 02:00 AM
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he was the manager dude. and yes, I mean the $40 vga cable from MSFT.
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Originally Posted by jeffdsmith
You in Beaverton OR?
depends. who are you and what do I owe you?
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
he was the manager dude. and yes, I mean the $40 vga cable from MSFT.
Was the box damaged? Was it used? I just can't imagine a manager arbitrarily deciding to dock 3/4 of the price of an item. I'm not doubting that it happened, I just can't figure out why.
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Old 10-04-06, 03:11 AM
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People come in all the time asking me for discounts. The answer is always no.

Did you blow him?

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Old 10-04-06, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
depends. who are you and what do I owe you?
Who I am is a guy that was living there over the summer, I was just asking because it could have been fun to meet up for a beer. No worries.
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1. Box was in perfect condition, sealed.
2. Blow him? Nope. Just stroked his ego a little.

And yeah, in Oregon. Too bad you just noticed now, cause a beer would have been nice.
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*readies "Why would you give the store an interest-free loan?!?!?" macro*
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Old 10-04-06, 11:39 AM
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because there was nothing else that interested me at the time to spend the trade in funds outright.
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Old 10-04-06, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
1. Box was in perfect condition, sealed.
2. Blow him? Nope. Just stroked his ego a little.
It's probably a good thing that that's the only thing you stroked...
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Old 10-04-06, 02:21 PM
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I hate preordering, but I preordered Wii Zelda a week or to ago. Mainly because they were saying you'd get a call before Wii system preorders started if you preordered the game....and I have $162 in credit from their trade 3 get extra $10 deal so I want to get the console there if possible.
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
1. Box was in perfect condition, sealed.
2. Blow him? Nope. Just stroked his ego a little.

And yeah, in Oregon. Too bad you just noticed now, cause a beer would have been nice.
This is kinda odd. I went to a product demo for Tektronix today and the speaker was a developer from their headquarters in Beaverton, OR. I had just gotten done reading this thread before I went..
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Old 10-04-06, 04:53 PM
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Yup, I used to live 2 miles from their plant at my old condo.
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Tons of stuff in Beaverton, Nike HQ, Lots of Intel, and some HQ for a catering company.
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