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Old 07-19-11, 08:56 AM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Best Buy has Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (360) for $9.99. Don't think you can do shipping, but you can do free ship to store pretty much anywhere.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Borderla...ands&lp=2&cp=1
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Can't seem link to it correctly, but Newegg.com has De Blob 2 for the 360, Wii and PS3 for $15.99 with free shipping and Nail'd for the 360 for $7.99 with free shipping. Both great deals. I rented De Blob 2 and thought it was a great family game.
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
Best Buy has Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (360) for $9.99. Don't think you can do shipping, but you can do free ship to store pretty much anywhere.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Borderla...ands&lp=2&cp=1
Site-to-store shipping is unavailable for every BB in my state.
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
Best Buy has Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (360) for $9.99. Don't think you can do shipping, but you can do free ship to store pretty much anywhere.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Borderla...ands&lp=2&cp=1
I already have that one unfortunately (cause that is an awesome deal), but also $9.99 each and I have pick up at store for is Xbox Triple Pack (Limbo, Trials HD, Xplosion Man) and Dead 2 Rights: Retribution. Actually if you go to the Best Buy page and filter by price, there are a fair number of decent deals that you can select. Another notable one is Lucha Libre AAA for $14.99(I already have it) but I have not seen this one for cheaper than $20. Just something to keep in mind.
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Site-to-store shipping is unavailable for every BB in my state.
Same. The hoarders and flippers got to it already.
Old 07-19-11, 01:31 PM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

My local Toys R Us is trying to shaft me again. I just bought the Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock guitar bundle for 14.99 but the total came out to close to 22 bucks. None of the CSRs could help of course and I had to resort to calling corporate. Before I did call corporate I called the other store and verified that they were not charging that amount for tax either. Of course all of the employees either act clueless or say that you always pay tax on the full price on reduced priced items. There might be a lot of ignorant customers out there but I am not one of them.
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea
My local Toys R Us is trying to shaft me again. I just bought the Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock guitar bundle for 14.99 but the total came out to close to 22 bucks. None of the CSRs could help of course and I had to resort to calling corporate. Before I did call corporate I called the other store and verified that they were not charging that amount for tax either. Of course all of the employees either act clueless or say that you always pay tax on the full price on reduced priced items. There might be a lot of ignorant customers out there but I am not one of them.
There is a huge thread over on CAG about this deal. Someone there said that they treat it like an instant rebate in some states.

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Originally Posted by orangecrush
There is a huge thread over on CAG about this deal. Someone there said that they treat it like an instant rebate in some states.
It is clearly stated as a coupon and nowhere on the coupon does it state that the consumer is responsible for tax on the original amount and not the sale amount. I have also been browsing that thread and have yet to run into a post stating that they were charged tax on the original price. If you could point out the page(s) that those posts are on I would appreciate it. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea
It is clearly stated as a coupon and nowhere on the coupon does it state that the consumer is responsible for tax on the original amount and not the sale amount. I have also been browsing that thread and have yet to run into a post stating that they were charged tax on the original price. If you could point out the page(s) that those posts are on I would appreciate it. Thanks!
I don't remember the page, but I do remember a couple of people complaining about the same thing. Do you have any other Toys R Us around you? I wouldn't loose a ton of sleep over $5 as even at $22, it is a pretty good deal.
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$22 still isn't too shabby for the guitar bundle.
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by dsa_shea
My local Toys R Us is trying to shaft me again. I just bought the Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock guitar bundle for 14.99 but the total came out to close to 22 bucks. None of the CSRs could help of course and I had to resort to calling corporate. Before I did call corporate I called the other store and verified that they were not charging that amount for tax either. Of course all of the employees either act clueless or say that you always pay tax on the full price on reduced priced items. There might be a lot of ignorant customers out there but I am not one of them.


They're so ignorant!!!



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Originally Posted by Larry C.
They're so ignorant!!!



Ok?
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Originally Posted by orangecrush
I don't remember the page, but I do remember a couple of people complaining about the same thing. Do you have any other Toys R Us around you? I wouldn't loose a ton of sleep over $5 as even at $22, it is a pretty good deal.
I'm not going to lose sleep but when the other store in town was selling them for 14.99 plus tax then there is a store related problem. This isn't the first time I have had a problem at this particular store over a deal. My biggest complaint really is that even the management acts helpless and clueless and leaves any resolution to the problem in your hands. They basically sell you their shit and then wash their hands of it.
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I've never had any problems with either TRU in Tulsa and I've done a lot of wheelin' and dealin' with those folks over the years.
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When I went to TRU, the first thing they said when I broke out the coupon is "You'll be paying tax on the original amount, so that'll be about $10 in tax, okay?". I thought that was more than fair. Unfortunately they didn't allow band bundles and there were no 360 Guitar bundles, so I just got a Tony Hawk Shred bundle.

But it's certainly not an ignorant store. That seems to be how this coupon is working chain-wide.
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When I went to TRU, the first thing they said when I broke out the coupon is "You'll be paying tax on the original amount, so that'll be about $10 in tax, okay?". I thought that was more than fair. Unfortunately they didn't allow band bundles and there were no 360 Guitar bundles, so I just got a Tony Hawk Shred bundle.

But it's certainly not an ignorant store. That seems to be how this coupon is working chain-wide.
I wouldn't say that this is how it is working chain-wide. I actually spoke with an employee at the other location and they said that the customers that bought it there were walking out the door with it for 16 dollars and some change.
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Apparently, that's how the coupon works -- when it actually works. When I bought Shred, it didn't work, so the manager had to manually override it with the $14.99 price. With tax on that amount, yes it was just over $16. But if the coupon works as intended, it will work like a Costco Instant Rebate or a Manufacturer's coupon for a Blu Ray, and you'll be charged tax on the pre-discount amount. Or so I was told.
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I'm more surprised someone on this forum actually paid money for shred.
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I wanted the guitar more than I wanted the game. For $22 (yes, $7 tax), I'm pretty happy. I nearly bought the bundle when it dropped to the $50 to $60 range over the past few months. I was surprised how many were still available. People really don't care much about Guitar Hero anymore.
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I'm more surprised someone on this forum actually paid money for shred.
50% Figured that if nothing else my son might enjoy the novelty of playing on a wireless skateboard controller, and that alone was probably worth $15.

25% Read several reviews that stated that unlike Ride, Shred was actually half-way decent and semi-playable in casual mode

25% Came all the way out to TRU at lunch hour and didn't want to leave completely empty-handed after finding that there were no 360 guitar bundles available.
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Is there an actual coupon that I need to print and take in for those bundles? Or does the discount automatically come off when you buy it?
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Originally Posted by Decker
50% Figured that if nothing else my son might enjoy the novelty of playing on a wireless skateboard controller, and that alone was probably worth $15.

25% Read several reviews that stated that unlike Ride, Shred was actually half-way decent and semi-playable in casual mode

25% Came all the way out to TRU at lunch hour and didn't want to leave completely empty-handed after finding that there were no 360 guitar bundles available.
100% Finds it fascinating that you broke down your reason for buying something by %....lol
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100% Finds it fascinating that you broke down your reason for buying something by %....lol
30 Helens agree.

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text "Mystery1" to 78697 and they will send you a link to the same coupon on your phone.

I am going to go in on Friday and see if they have any left. I already have 3 guitars, but would plunk down $20 for the new GH one.
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So $22 for guitar hero with game and controller?

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