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Ventara
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(03-26-2017, 07:52 PM)
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Dammit, I'm really tempted to buy Prime. But $80. Should I? Should I not? My backlog. I just bought 12 new games from EB's promo. But $30 FF12 + whatever mistakes for a year. Argh, I can't decide.
F4r0_Atak
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(03-26-2017, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

Dammit, I'm really tempted to buy Prime. But $80. Should I? Should I not? My backlog. I just bought 12 new games from EB's promo. But $30 FF12 + whatever mistakes for a year. Argh, I can't decide.

Even at 80$... by buying at least 5 to 10 games within the next year, you'll be saving at least from 80$ to 160$ (without adding the potential mistakes with prices). Take it... it's worth it.
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(03-26-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by F4r0_Atak

Even at 80$... by buying at least 5 to 10 games within the next year, you'll be saving at least from 80$ to 160$ (without adding the potential mistakes with prices). Take it... it's worth it.

Please explain
HubbaBubba
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(03-26-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Socreges

Please explain

If you buy games at launch you get 20% off (so like $16 off a $79.99 game). After 5 games you've already covered the $80 subscription fee.
F4r0_Atak
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(03-26-2017, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by HubbaBubba

If you buy games at launch you get 20% off (so like $16 off a $79.99 game). After 5 games you've already covered the $80 subscription fee.

Thanks for explaining. You've beaten me to it... :P
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(03-26-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

Dammit, I'm really tempted to buy Prime. But $80. Should I? Should I not? My backlog. I just bought 12 new games from EB's promo. But $30 FF12 + whatever mistakes for a year. Argh, I can't decide.

Find a student email to use. $40 for student prime
gaboumafou
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(03-26-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by F4r0_Atak

Even at 80$... by buying at least 5 to 10 games within the next year, you'll be saving at least from 80$ to 160$ (without adding the potential mistakes with prices). Take it... it's worth it.

This implies you'll buy that many games at launch. I can understand for Nintendo games as they almost never drop in price, but for most other games, you'd save a lot more money waiting for deeper price cuts if you're not in a hurry.

Not saying Prime is never worth it, but it's something to keep in mind.
F4r0_Atak
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(03-26-2017, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by gaboumafou

This implies you'll buy that many games at launch. I can understand for Nintendo games as they almost never drop in price, but for most other games, you'd save a lot more money waiting for deeper price cuts if you're not in a hurry.

Not saying Prime is never worth it, but it's something to keep in mind.

For Japanese that are not published by Namco... it's worth it. I've noticed in the past years that Namco's new releases often tend to be discounted during the Black Friday or Xmas deals.
King_Richard
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(03-26-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Thanks for alerting me to the FFXII deal, guys! $31.63 for the steelbook, amazing!
antibolo
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(03-26-2017, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Iced

For anyone who snagged a Switch + Zelda bundle from Best Buy on Friday but doesn't actually want to keep Zelda:

(from their website)
If you purchased an item as part of a bundle package, you may return that item separately. However, if you decide to break up that bundle by returning an item, the price of all items in the bundle reverts to what they would be if they were purchased individually. Therefore, you will receive a refund for the returned item that is less than the price you paid for it when you purchased it as part of a bundle.
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I already own Zelda from EB trade credit, and I didn't know what I was gonna do with this extra copy of Zelda. Thankfully since the price of the bundle is just the individual prices of Zelda and a Switch combined, anyone who bought it can get $79.99 + tax back for Zelda if they don't need it.

Why the hell would one want a Switch without Zelda??
kevin1025
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(03-26-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by antibolo

Why the hell would one want a Switch without Zelda??

In case you got it earlier, or find it cheaper! It had the 20% off Prime thing for longer than usual and then it was $69.99 for a few days on Amazon.
chrominance
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(03-26-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by VanCityGamer

How is it any less realistic than assuming the E3 discounts will be gone? That's an assumption too. We'll have to just wait and see. But buying Prime now for the purpose of the 20% discounts would be premature until we see what happens at E3. Of course, there are other reasons to get Prime too.

I agree, I wouldn't get Prime now just to prepare for E3 not having any discounts. It's not like Amazon stops selling Prime during E3 (and in fact the worst-case scenario would be Amazon intentionally killing the E3 promo specifically to get people to sign up for Prime).

There are two main advantages to Prime over last year's E3 discounts: one, you get discounts on every pre-order, not just the ones that happen to be available during E3. So if games get announced later in the year, you don't miss out. Two, the Prime discount applies up to two weeks AFTER a game has been released. So if you're someone who doesn't like the idea of pre-ordering games but feels they have to because of the discount, you can opt not to buy a game until after reviews and initial impressions come out, and still get 20% off. (The third main advantage is discounts on LE/SE games, which tend to be excluded from E3 promos, but not everyone goes for those and frankly those people are probably smarter than the people who do, i.e. me and my weak will.)

The big minus, of course, is the yearly cost.

Originally Posted by antibolo

Why the hell would one want a Switch without Zelda??

Speaking of my weak will, I bought a Switch when it went up on Best Buy, but am holding off on Zelda for now. This is partially because I have an unopened Special Edition and am unsure if I really want to open it (so I'd only buy another copy if I decide not to), but also partially because I just don't have any time to play it anyways.
SirAndroidTV
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(03-26-2017, 09:31 PM)
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Considering activating the 30 day Prime trial for this but don't know if the discount will go away on a preorder over 30 days away.

EDIT: nvm I'm out "Customer must have an active free trial or paid Prime subscription at the time of placing an order and the time of shipment to receive offer."
Lexxism
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(03-26-2017, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by SirAndroidTV

Considering activating the 30 day Prime trial for this but don't know if the discount will go away on a preorder over 30 days away.

EDIT: nvm I'm out "Customer must have an active free trial or paid Prime subscription at the time of placing an order and the time of shipment to receive offer."

You can test it out and let us know!
chrominance
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(03-26-2017, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by SirAndroidTV

Considering activating the 30 day Prime trial for this but don't know if the discount will go away on a preorder over 30 days away.

EDIT: nvm I'm out "Customer must have an active free trial or paid Prime subscription at the time of placing an order and the time of shipment to receive offer."

This is why I still have some pre-orders from E3 2016 despite now having Prime and (in theory) being able to get Prime shipping for the same price if I re-place my pre-order.
dancrane212
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(03-26-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by SirAndroidTV

Considering activating the 30 day Prime trial for this but don't know if the discount will go away on a preorder over 30 days away.

I tested it just a couple days ago with This is The Police.

Discounts with the prime trial do persist after expiration.
Iced
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(03-26-2017, 10:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by antibolo

Why the hell would one want a Switch without Zelda??

Third paragraph, first sentence
kaiyo
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(03-26-2017, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by SirAndroidTV

Considering activating the 30 day Prime trial for this but don't know if the discount will go away on a preorder over 30 days away.

EDIT: nvm I'm out "Customer must have an active free trial or paid Prime subscription at the time of placing an order and the time of shipment to receive offer."

get the trial closer to release
MarkusRJR
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(03-26-2017, 10:19 PM)
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Hey guys, does anyone have Nintendo's support email address for questions? They used to have one on their support site but now you can only call them or set up a Repair (with specific issues).

My right joycon doesn't stay still in the grip (yet it seems fine on the console itself) When I push on the analog stick or push the home button it physically pushes in the joycon and makes a clicking noise.

My left joycon's analog occasionally creaks and feels strange, idk.

Not sure if it's worth calling them over such tiny Issues... especially when it's the latter and I can't even properly describe it.
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Ventara
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(03-26-2017, 10:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by dancrane212

I tested it just a couple days ago with This is The Police.

Discounts with the prime trial do persist after expiration.

As in you can sign up again right before the release to actually be able to get the discount...

or you don't need to be signed up at all anymore to get the discount despite what Amazon says?
Lexxism
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(03-26-2017, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

As in you can sign up again right before the release to actually be able to get the discount...

or you don't need to be signed up at all anymore to get the discount despite what Amazon says?

Probably the latter. It just means that you don't need to be a prime when your 20% game shipped. Hopefully there are more who tried this.
Ventara
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(03-26-2017, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lexxism

Probably the latter. It just means that you don't need to be a prime when your 20% game shipped. Hopefully there are more who tried this.

Woah, I'd like confirmation on this. Would be pretty amazing if true, but so far others have said that you need to be a Prime member when it ships, but they could have just been using what Amazon says instead of trying it out.
NinjaCoachZ
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(03-26-2017, 10:56 PM)
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I let my Prime expire in December but BOTW kept its E3 discount and the free two-day shipping.

dancrane212
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(03-26-2017, 10:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

As in you can sign up again right before the release to actually be able to get the discount...

or you don't need to be signed up at all anymore to get the discount despite what Amazon says?

The latter.
kurahadol
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(03-26-2017, 11:01 PM)
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So if my prime membership ends before the game is released, will that cancel the discount?
Ventara
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(03-26-2017, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by dancrane212

The latter.

Sorry, I know I might start sounding like a broken record with this, but just to confirm; you preordered This is the Police with Amazon Prime trial, then your trial expired before This is the Police released, and then when the game released, you still kept the discount on This is the Police despite not being a member, correct?
Lexxism
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(03-26-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by kurahadol

So if my prime membership ends before the game is released, will that cancel the discount?

dancrane212 and NinjaCoachZ says the otherwise. They were able to get their 20% discount when their prime ended.

I was actually planning to do this with MLB the show but totally forgot to order it when my prime trial was over.
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kurahadol
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(03-26-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lexxism

dancrane212 and NinjaCoachZ says the otherwise. They were able to get their 20% discount when their prime ended.

I was actually planning to do this with MLB the show but totally forgot to order it when my prime trial was over.

Thats great, fingers crossed this goes through. $32 taxes in for the steelbook is unreal
dancrane212
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(03-26-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

Sorry, I know I might start sounding like a broken record with this, but just to confirm; you preordered This is the Police with Amazon Prime trial, then your trial expired before This is the Police released, and then when the game released, you still kept the discount on This is the Police despite not being a member, correct?

Yes.
Ventara
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(03-26-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by dancrane212

Yes.

Thank you!

Yes! $32 FF12 is mine! Mwuhahahahahah!
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(03-26-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Stopdoor
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(03-26-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by NinjaCoachZ

I let my Prime expire in December but BOTW kept its E3 discount and the free two-day shipping.

Pretty sure E3 is a separate deal from Prime though?
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(03-27-2017, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ondore

I don't have the screen real estate to do an inline wall of shame post, so here's the list in order.

Also, I have two screenshots for that Amazon order of FFXII Zodiac.


Shame on you top 10 :P
Sora_N
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(03-27-2017, 12:39 AM)
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FF12 thing still active?
Ventara
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(03-27-2017, 12:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sora_N

FF12 thing still active?

Yes
Sora_N
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(03-27-2017, 12:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

Yes

Thanks...gonna get another trial now lol
TheExodu5
(03-27-2017, 12:43 AM)
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I really wish there was a way to apply Prime to digital games. I've pretty much committed to buying digital games (due to convenience and lack of clutter), but it sucks that I'm financially punished for doing so (no pre-order incentives, no trade-in possibility).
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(03-27-2017, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by i-Jest

Shame on you top 10 :P

No ragrets
DeathByBacklog
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(03-27-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Deal?

Does amazon .com digital codes work in Canada? God of War III Remastered for $6US.

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...eapassgam08-20
catpurrcat
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(03-27-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

Dammit, I'm really tempted to buy Prime. But $80. Should I? Should I not? My backlog. I just bought 12 new games from EB's promo. But $30 FF12 + whatever mistakes for a year. Argh, I can't decide.

Just for games? You would have to buy at least 5 or 6 games for the discount to cover the fee.

But if you're running a household, prime is amazing. So much gas saved not going out to stores in person. So much TIME saved most important of all.

Prime + costco can be like 95% coverage of all your shopping.
Iamcorrupt
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(03-27-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeathByBacklog

Deal?

Does amazon .com digital codes work in Canada? God of War III Remastered for $6US.

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...eapassgam08-20

As far as i know yes they do but given the remaster is 5.59 on psn I'd say just go for that?
VanCityGamer
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(03-27-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeathByBacklog

Deal?

Does amazon .com digital codes work in Canada? God of War III Remastered for $6US.

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...eapassgam08-20

It's $6 CDN on a PSN sale right now :)
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(03-27-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeathByBacklog

Deal?

Does amazon .com digital codes work in Canada? God of War III Remastered for $6US.

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...eapassgam08-20

Yes they do. Same goes with Plus codes. Only PSN credit is region locked.
DeathByBacklog
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(03-27-2017, 01:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iamcorrupt

As far as i know yes they do but given the remaster is 5.59 on psn I'd say just go for that?

Originally Posted by VanCityGamer

It's $6 CDN on a PSN sale right now :)

Ah. Did not know that. Not for me either way. That games still nicely sealed on my stack of unopened games. Was giving others the heads up but clearly there's a better deal to be had.
Lone_Prodigy
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(03-27-2017, 01:37 AM)
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Here's to more ship-posting.
Lexxism
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(03-27-2017, 03:06 AM)
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The MLB the show 17 cover is ugly. There's a side of me who want to buy the MVP edition just to have a better cover. Ugh
Mimosa97
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

I really wish there was a way to apply Prime to digital games. I've pretty much committed to buying digital games (due to convenience and lack of clutter), but it sucks that I'm financially punished for doing so (no pre-order incentives, no trade-in possibility).

I'm in the same boat. I rarely play games day one (only happened with Horizon this year and prob RDR 2) and psn sales have been amazing for the last 18 months so I'm not complaining but yeah I wish there were incentives to buying games digitally day one.
mdubs
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(03-27-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

I really wish there was a way to apply Prime to digital games. I've pretty much committed to buying digital games (due to convenience and lack of clutter), but it sucks that I'm financially punished for doing so (no pre-order incentives, no trade-in possibility).

I agree. The financial incentives are just too far stacked against me ever going digital fully for now. The fact I have to pay full price for digital exclusives with no possibility of reselling later is a massive deterrent to buying and sucks hard, and this is even more true for games that a concurrently physical.

I mean, look at how much we were all able to get back in EB credit during that Switch/$10 minimum deal. Getting $20 before tax towards Switch stuff for trading in paperweights such as Titanfall and NHL 15 is amazing and thanks to buying physical copies.
catpurrcat
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(03-27-2017, 03:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by etta

Nice color combination, eh?
Eh??

So, did you get the Cruze or something else?

Edit: etta got banned?
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(03-27-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Yay, new thread of non-deals :D

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