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Firestorm
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(03-25-2017, 11:26 PM)
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With Black Friday, Boxing Day, and Switch launch the last thread blew past us in 4 months. How long this thread lasts will likely depend on how many Nintendo limited edition items are released in the next few months.

For those new to this, we share deals and promos on video games in this thread. However, we do sometimes stray off that topic and into other issues that might affect us all -- most commonly internet and wireless deals. Sometimes pillows and McDonalds deals. In any case, it's a pretty casual thread and we're all just here to save some money! You'll see some of the more common promos that we recommend taking advantage of in the first post.

We like to make it a bit easier to find deals so if you are posting a new deal (rather than discussing an old one or wondering about shipping), please post NEW DEAL in highlights at the beginning of your post like this:

NEW DEAL
Nintendo Switch - In Stock
http://notreally.lol

If it's a local deal or you're looking for something, try to say what city! In any case, here's the standard first page stuff using graphics I lost the source files for over 2 4 years ago:


GameDealsCanada - Run by our very own No_Style, he posts weekly flyer sales. Follow on Twitter.
Flip - Apparently an official trade-in value calculator for Future Shop and Best Buy
RedFlagDeals - The largest Canadian deals website.
CheapAssGamer - The Canadian sub-forum of the largest video game deals forum.
GameDealsCanada Twitter Feed - No_Style puts pretty much everything in this thread into a Twitter feed for you to follow
GameDealsCanada Facebook Page - If you'd rather follow on Facebook, you can Like No_Stye's page
GamesForCanada - See "purchasing us only items" below
tsilon.ca Discussion Thread (RIP)
[Canada] Gaming Deals (Retired)
Canadian Gaming Deals and Discussion Thread 2 (Retired)
Canadian Gaming Deals and Discussion Thread 3: Pining for the Good Old Days Edition (Retired)
Canadian Gaming Deals and Discussion Thread 4: That $70s Show (Retired)
Canadian Gaming Deals and Discussion Thread 5: Much Ado Aboot Shipping (Retired)
Canadian Gaming "Deals" and Discussion Thread 6: Sorry, We Can't Afford a New Thread (Retired)
Canadian Gaming Deals and Discussion Thread 7: More Shipping Talk than Anime & TV GAF (Retired)
Canadian Gaming Deals & Discussion 8: Don't Move Here For The Deals (Retired)
Toronto-Age
Vancouver-Age
Ottawa-GAF
Canadian PoliGAF - 42nd Parliament: Sunny Ways in Trudeaupia

The (Un)Official Canada-GAF Approved method is GamesForCanada. goomba478 of CheapAssGamer runs this website which will help you get just about anything - not just games - from the US to Canada. You use the form on his site to tell him what you want, and he orders it for you then ships it to Canada for a small fee. We have all had great experiences with GFC. He also has a forum.

I'm not sure if goomba's around any more. Anyone have some recommendations?


Shoppers Drug Mart
A store you wouldn't think sells games but does. The deals to be had are using their Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Program. You can earn and redeem Optimum points for almost everything, which includes games, systems, and accessories, but not pre-paid cards. Normally you only earn 10 points per dollar spent (not including taxes). There are redemption levels that run from 8000 points for $10 to 95000 points for $170 of merchandise (you still have to pay the taxes).
20x Events
You need to make a purchase of $50 before tax, but you earn 200 points per dollar.

18500 (or 15000) Bonus Point Events
You need to make a purchase of $75 before tax, but you earn your regular 10 points per dollar plus the bonus points.

Bonus Redemption Events
Generally these events are 50000 points for $100 or 95000 points for $200 of merchandise.

Super Redemption Events
These have redemptions such as 40000 points for $90, 50000 for $125, 80000 for $200, or 95000 for $250 of merchandise.
Amazon.ca
Pales in comparison to its US brother, but they match most sales and promotions. You can sometimes get lucky with random price drops that will stack with E3 promotions but their shipping is awful. You will not receive your game on Day 1 so if that's important to you don't bother. Prime now offers 20% off pre-orders and new games.

Best Buy
The only trade-in alternative (chain-wise) to EB. Don't trade in games there. But hey, Reward Zone points, right? They are the other option from Amazon for pre-order deals. E3 and, in 2015, Black Friday offered 30% off all pre-orders. Recently their promos have been significantly worse. You'll get the game Day 1 in most cases if you're in a major city but their order management on the web leaves much to be desired.

The Source
Clearance games can drop to under $5. Website ships to store for free. Their eBay site has decent stuff.

Indigo
Games are exclusive to their website. Free shipping to stores but it's very slow. Sometimes has coupon sales that also apply to consoles.

EB Games
Deals are bad. No price-matching. Trades? Sometimes your only option for rarer things.

Staples
They sell games on their website, but seem to have abandoned it at the store-level.

Superstore
May find occasional bargain bin steals. No Sales Tax on some weekends makes it a good place to pick up consoles.

E3
During E3, both Future Shop Amazon and Best Buy usually have pre-order deals on all the games announced at the show. You aren't charged until they ship and can cancel at any time so it's a good idea to pre-order! These range from 30% off to $20 off each title. Check this thread at E3! At this point it's the only time people buy games.

Black Friday
Last year Black Friday was better than Boxing Day with a good number of sales. Don't expect this year's to be better. It's usually worse.

Boxing Day
It's basically online shopping on Christmas Eve now.
Last edited by Firestorm; 03-25-2017 at 11:37 PM.
etta
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(03-25-2017, 11:27 PM)
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#FuckAmazon ?
Cisce
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(03-25-2017, 11:29 PM)
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aww yeah

new thread
Lulzwagon
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(03-25-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by etta

#FuckAmazon ?

If it weren't for the 20% game discount I would have personally visted Internet HQ and deleted Amazon for shipping every game late.
Bronetta
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(03-25-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Started from the bottom




Now our currency back at the bottom
chrominance
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(03-25-2017, 11:29 PM)
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hi hi

Wonder if we'll make it to E3 in this thread, seems roomy.
stan_marsh
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(03-25-2017, 11:30 PM)
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awwww yea
UberTag
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(03-25-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Price errors on Amazon are the only deals we get anymore outside of Black Friday and Boxing Day. What a shame.

Originally Posted by Bronetta

Started from the bottom

Now our currency back at the bottom

Fun fact... when OT8 kicked off the Canadian dollar was at 0.745607 US.
Today it's at 0.74764 US.

We're pretty much back where we started. How appropriate!
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KingdomHeartsFan
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(03-25-2017, 11:30 PM)
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I'm in for another shipping thread.
WrenchNinja
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(03-25-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Good work as always. Here's to another thread full of deals on pillows
Socreges
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(03-25-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheDoldrums

Fairly certain you need an active Prime membership when it ships.

I also signed up for the trial so I could lock the deal in. Now I have a month to consider if it's worth the membership fee I guess.

Originally Posted by Ventara

Unless something has changed, you need to be a Prime member when it ships.

So the order is cancelled if I let the membership lapse? Or if I don't renew by then?
Lulzwagon
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(03-25-2017, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by UberTag

Price errors on Amazon are the only deals we get anymore outside of Black Friday and Boxing Day. What a shame.

Speaking of which - has the Amazon Final Fantasy XII steelbook price error been mentioned? Too lazy to go look. Not sure if it's even still up.
Luigi87
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(03-25-2017, 11:31 PM)
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And subbed for another thread!
The Omega Man
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(03-25-2017, 11:32 PM)
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We in here now, our new home until E3 (maybe)
Renewed
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(03-25-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Thanks for the new thread! Same old same old?

Been keeping an eye out for controller deals although in my situation it's for my PC. Also gonna have to consider a wireless solution since I don't have an adapter. whoops
Mercador
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(03-25-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Just noticed that free shipping on Amazon is now for order over 35$? Since when?
ultracal31
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(03-25-2017, 11:32 PM)
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and we're in it now
KingdomHeartsFan
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(03-25-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lulzwagon

Speaking of which - has the Amazon Final Fantasy XII steelbook price error been mentioned? Too lazy to go look. Not sure if it's even still up.

Yea it was mentioned in the last thread.
Luigi87
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(03-25-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mercador

Just noticed that free shipping on Amazon is now for order over 35$? Since when?

Sometime last year. Best Buy also increased theirs to $35.
Lulzwagon
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(03-25-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by KingdomHeartsFan

Yea it was mentioned in the last thread.

Well then my work here is done.
Skikkiks
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(03-25-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Let us all look forward to another prosperous thread filled with shipping talk, amazon price errors, notifications for things that sell out in 2 minutes and double trade in credit deals for as long as EBGames continues to exist (Scorpio?!?!)

God bless us everyone.
CaLe
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(03-25-2017, 11:33 PM)
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One more year of costco deals on protein bars.
Harusame
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(03-25-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Cheers to the new thread! Subbed
kaiyo
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(03-25-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Socreges

So the order is cancelled if I let the membership lapse? Or if I don't renew by then?

You get charged full price
Shalashaska161
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(03-25-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Cool new thread.

Anyways, is that EB Games Platinum trade in deal any good? I've got a bunch of old PS3 and 360 games sitting around I'd love to get rid of.
Fularu
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(03-25-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Good luck everyone!
BRSxIgnition
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(03-25-2017, 11:39 PM)
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If anyone hears about a place in Vancouver breaking street date for Persona 5 TYH Edition please let me know.
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(03-25-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Where my hall of maple syrup shame at!?
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(03-25-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Ah my favourite way to find out how cheap I can buy all the things I don't need
Sealtest
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(03-25-2017, 11:41 PM)
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I look forward to all the shipping talk and price errors
SwipeLeftHoney
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(03-25-2017, 11:42 PM)
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Nice... on to the new.
killroy87
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(03-25-2017, 11:42 PM)
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Not my favorite OT title, but looking forward to another 400 pages of bitching about/then shopping more with Amazon!
Twilight Princess
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(03-25-2017, 11:42 PM)
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Wha about cars?
mdubs
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(03-25-2017, 11:42 PM)
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May the deals be good and the shipping talk be even better
Oneself
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(03-25-2017, 11:46 PM)
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Here for bitching and pillows once again!
koopas
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(03-25-2017, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sealtest

I look forward to all the shipping talk and price errors

You forgot complaining about Nintendo Switch stock
CloakedPuppet
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(03-25-2017, 11:48 PM)
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Here's to hoping for a stronger dollar by the end of this thread (lol).
Cisce
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(03-25-2017, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by koopas

You forgot complaining about Nintendo Switch stock

my favorite past time
PaulCRose
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(03-25-2017, 11:50 PM)
New thread but my hatred of Amazon is the same.
Lexxism
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(03-25-2017, 11:53 PM)
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I hope the loonie won't be below .747 by OT10 next year.
NYR
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(03-25-2017, 11:54 PM)
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Thread title disappoints. :(
Wedge7
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(03-25-2017, 11:57 PM)
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Nice, new thread for probably my most visited thread on all of gaf.
etta
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(03-25-2017, 11:59 PM)
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Nice color combination, eh?
Eh??
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(03-26-2017, 12:04 AM)
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Why didn't anyone tell me costco kirkland protein bars existed what the fuck

also something something videogames
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(03-26-2017, 12:04 AM)
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Only game this year I didn't get on release day from Amazon was Digimon. Though I have a feeling Persona 5 might also come late. Right now it says estimated April 14.
DVCY201
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(03-26-2017, 12:09 AM)
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New Thread, New Deals, Terrible Shipping, Same Me.

The saga of trying to save money continues!
kaiyo
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(03-26-2017, 12:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by etta

Nice color combination, eh?
Eh??

what's the other colours to choose from?

so much for being Canadian
shezbot
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(03-26-2017, 12:13 AM)
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Minecraft Story Mode Complete Adv coming to Switch I guess. Amazon has art and price up. $50 (40$ with prime discount).
etta
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(03-26-2017, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by kaiyo

what's the other colours to choose from?

so much for being Canadian

Lols, I thought about writing it that way, but was too lazy.

Honestly the only other colour that I think looks good on it is the white with all black interior instead of the black with kalahari brown. The blue looks a bit too electric for my taste, I would've liked a more deep sea or navy blue.


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Iamcorrupt
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(03-26-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Allow me to be the first to complain about amazon shipping.

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