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Old 07-29-09, 01:12 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the Gamestop sale prices!
Grabbed SFIV for PS3 and Madworld for Wii now that they are at my personal price point of $20....
Old 07-30-09, 05:39 PM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by Decker
Per CAG:

Starting 7/28, these titles will be marked down to $19.99 until 8/2. Used titles will only drop for select games. Some of these may not be available online.
360
Street Fighter IV
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Silent Hill Homecoming
PS3
Street Fighter IV
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Lair
Wii
Animal Crossing: City Folk (game only)
Excitebots: Trick Racing (game only)
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
MadWorld
Mario and Sonic: Olympic Games
Wario Land: Shake It
Wii Music

I went into gamestop today and they said the price for silent hill and fear 2 was still the same. They said the price was $20 yesterday but today they had to change it back but it should be down to $20 tomorrow. This sounded like b.s. but now the site says it's $50. Anyone have the link to the deal decker posted? It's gone from Gamestops site???
Old 07-31-09, 07:00 AM
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Gamestop changes their sale prices on Friday, so the silent hill and fear discounts are most likely over. Sucks that they fed you some bullshit. You might try calling the manager and explaining the situation. I doubt they'd honor the price, but you never know.
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Fuck Gamestop. The post says these deals are available until 8/2, but they are all back up in price now.
Old 07-31-09, 04:07 PM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by Quake1028
Fuck Gamestop. The post says these deals are available until 8/2, but they are all back up in price now.
I copied & pasted from CAG, but I can't vouch that the original source material was correct or originally from an offical Game Stop source.
Old 07-31-09, 06:44 PM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

After my family went out to dinner today, we stopped by GameStop and found they had marked everything back up.

They said they did have some $20 games... but not the ones that were on sale previously.

He showed me a code on the sticker for Excitebots that read today's date as the date of the current price change/mark-up.

Oh well.

I guess I need to apologize to Decker for calling him an "A-hole"... I'm sorry.
Old 08-01-09, 09:48 PM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

The only good thing that comes out of Gamestop is the Game Informer magazine.
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
Fuck Gamestop. The post says these deals are available until 8/2, but they are all back up in price now.
From what I remember at CAG, Gamestop pulled the promotion on the 29th because they were selling too many of those titles at that price.
Old 08-02-09, 02:32 AM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by DGibFen
From what I remember at CAG, Gamestop pulled the promotion on the 29th because they were selling too many of those titles at that price.
I don't know, it's been a very long time since I took an economics class at UCSB, but if I remember correctly, isn't that kind of the point of a sale?
Old 08-02-09, 08:08 AM
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by Decker
I don't know, it's been a very long time since I took an economics class at UCSB, but if I remember correctly, isn't that kind of the point of a sale?
If they were trying to clear the inventory maybe. Or if they were using it as a loss leader to get you in the door and hopefully buy a few other things.

Then there are folks like me who never go into the store but i went to the desk, requested the sale game, bought the sale game, and left without looking at anything else in the store.
Old 08-03-09, 03:27 PM
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Amazon trade ins have a $30 bonus if you trade in more than $60 worth of games at the moment. You can do multiple transactions and get the bonus multiple times. I just traded in 10 games (including a bunch of DS games worth
Old 08-03-09, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DGibFen
From what I remember at CAG, Gamestop pulled the promotion on the 29th because they were selling too many of those titles at that price.
Isn't this illegal? Or was it an unadvertised sale (or said limited quantities or somesuch?)
Old 08-03-09, 03:51 PM
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Yeah, Amazon has some good trade in bonuses. My favorite was the 50% off any game or accessory (using it on Rock band made it quite valuable).
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea
The only good thing that comes out of Gamestop is the Game Informer magazine.
I just did a survey on changes to their edge program and it looks like Game Informer may be pulled as part of it. None of the new options included it.
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Re: The Video Game Deals Thread

Originally Posted by darkside
I just did a survey on changes to their edge program and it looks like Game Informer may be pulled as part of it. None of the new options included it.
That would suck. GI is the only reason I even have an Edge card.
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Originally Posted by darkside
I just did a survey on changes to their edge program and it looks like Game Informer may be pulled as part of it. None of the new options included it.
Besides the 10% off used items and GameInformer, what the hell did the Edge card has that needs "changes"? I didn't know that the card had any more incentives than that. Gamestop is really pushing it if they are eliminating GameInformer subscription from the 2 benefits the discount card has.
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
That would suck. GI is the only reason I even have an Edge card.
I won't bother with an Edge Card if it doesn't include a subscription to GI. This would be a terrible idea. Who comes up with these stupid changes anyway?
Old 08-03-09, 10:56 PM
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You might be able to do the $2 Edge Card deal from CAG. No guarantees it will still work, but it doesn't hurt to try. It worked for me earlier this year.
Old 08-03-09, 11:18 PM
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The only reason I have the Edge card as well is for the Game Informer magazine as well.
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Crossposting this from the Batman - Arkham Asylum thread. $42.69 after $5 coupon and 10% ECA discount is a great deal.

Originally Posted by Decker
There's a code for Amazon 5OFFARKM that's good for $5 off any version of the game. That kind of made the decision for me since the PS3 regular version is now $42.69 with coupon and ECA discount while the LE version of the PS3 is $79.60 with the discounts. No way that plastic boomerang is worth $37 to me.
The demo comes out on August 7th. So get your pre-orders in now, and cancel later if the demo sucks.

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Old 08-04-09, 12:22 PM
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Amazon currently has The World Ends With You for $9.99 as a Lightning Deals with a over 3 hours left.
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Amazon currently has The World Ends With You for $9.99 as a Lightning Deals with a over 3 hours left.
97% claimed with an hour to go
Old 08-04-09, 03:26 PM
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Damn. Missed out on that one.
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Amazon DOTD is The Club (360) for $9.98 ($8.98 with ECA discount).

Here's a review:

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I don't know if this has been posted anywhere, but I saw a commercial where Sports Illustrated is bundling Madden 10 (any console) with 28 issues of the magazine for $49, and you get some documentary about John Madden as well. They're touting it as a free game with the magazine, but of course I see it as a free magazine with the game. I don't think they'd deliver it as fast as Amazon, but it seems like a good deal if you can live with the possibility that the game will arrive a little later.

Here's the address: sitvoffer.com

Edit: this is one of those deals with automatic renewal, where you have to tell them to stop sending the magazine or you'll get charged again.

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