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Best Buy is having a B2G1 sale (Oct 25- Oct 31). X360, PS3, Wii games, $59.99 or less

Wario64

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You wanted Demon's Souls but couldn't cause TRU sucked? Well here's your chance.




Some notes:

Preorders will most likely not work with this deal since Best Buy only lets you put down $5 on a preorder. Plus it probably doesn't even count as a game.

Placeholders will most likely get shot down since Best Buy is not as stupid as TRU:

With Best Buy they do a "package discount" meaning that if you return 1 you generally have to return all of the items or they will adjust the price accordingly. Thus, if you return 1 game they would credit you $39.99+tax instead of the full $59.99. The system is not dumb and will realize this when you attempt to return.

(BTW I just quit Best Buy in April and dealt with the package stuff.)

EDIT: Gift receipts will not work as place holders because when they are scanned for return it brings up the whole order (i.e. the package discount) and will reflect the price as $39.99 not $59.99 for each game.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6426111&postcount=85

Best Buy is a lot smarter about B2G1 sales than TRU is, so the tricks with gift receipts and placeholders won't work.

The receipt will show the return value for each item, and it'll be 1/3rd of the total pre-tax price. Placeholders won't be worth the full value of the game, so it won't work for future purchases as even exchanges.

TRU does it as $60 / $60 / $0, BB will do it as $40 / $40 / $40.
 

graywolf323

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holy crap

oh well already got most everything I wanted by price matching TRU's B2G1 at a local Best Buy

but might exchange something...
 

gbovo

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Will this work or pre-orders? I'd like to pre-order 3 copies of MW2 and split the cost with 2 friends so I average out at $43 per game.
 

TheSeks

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Huh. Demon's Souls. Borderlands, and Maybe Batman.

Wouldn't be too bad a deal, but I already spent $60 for Uncharted 2 a week ago. Not too sure I want to spend another $120 for three games after. :lol
 
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what is best buys policy on price matching their own stuff?

i.e. if i go buy the stuff today for the $180, are they going to refund me the $60 on sunday if i go in with the receipt?
 

FrankT

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Man would have been nice to throw in DO:A, but it looks like I may have to drop some pre-orders and change some things up.

Forza 3
Borderlands
GTA: Episodes

Really didn't want to drop the cash for Borderlands with everything else on the plate right now, but this is a pretty good deal.
 

Muerte_X

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FrenchMovieTheme said:
what is best buys policy on price matching their own stuff?

i.e. if i go buy the stuff today for the $180, are they going to refund me the $60 on sunday if i go in with the receipt?

It'll work, expect to not be able to find much of anything by the time the sale starts because it seems that most people do this.
 
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Muerte_X said:
It'll work, expect to not be able to find much of anything by the time the sale starts because it seems that most people do this.

well thats my point. i'll go to best buy tonight
 
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Great. Wait until after I caved and bought Demon's Souls elsewhere, wait until after I caved and signed up for Gamefly to get Uncharted 2.... Just great..
 

imtehman

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me and 2 buddies are all getting forza so that'll be 40 bucks for forza each, thats not bad at all
 

JORMBO

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I just told myself the only other game I'm buying this year is MW2. Now this happens so I might end up with 3 more games and I already have stuff on my backlog :(
 

Chris R

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Depending on how good the Ratchet demo is tomorrow I might be forced to head down to best buy...

Ratchet
GTA DLC Episodes
??? (Wii Sports Resort I guess :| )
 

Birbo

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Crap! I just bought Fallout 3 GOTY from them yesterday. How do I take advantage of this?