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|03-27-2013 02:26 PM|
|himeko123||I personally think the change in Best Buy's post price match policy is the worst. Being a silver member I had 60 days to PM to competitor prices for games which often drop to $30 or $40 within that time. Stack that with the $20 pre-order deal at Best Buy for certain games and it's like buying games on release for $20.|
|03-27-2013 02:11 PM|
|03-27-2013 01:48 PM|
|Mr.Ritz||Can't you just pre order it and then cancel or return if you don't want it??|
|03-27-2013 08:08 AM|
|johny3||not sure why this is an issue. it makes much more sense to give your buyers a reward for reserving a game early. A guaranteed sale is desired by all marketers and sellers. Makes more sense to reward someone for that. It is risk/reward for the buyer - do you risk buying a crappy game early and getting rewarded for buying it early knowing that the game may suck? The video game bonuses are better than movies - amazon has preorder deals for disney movies 3-6 months prior to release that then disappear near release date.|
|03-26-2013 09:25 PM|
|03-25-2013 06:46 PM|
Troubling Trend - Release week offers have disappared. They're now all preorder bonuses
Even 6 months ago if you wanted a game, you could usually find it for $20 off the week of release. Someone would run a sale, you could price-match, etc.
Lately all of the offers are pre-order only. Bioshock Infinite got great reviews and pushed me off the fence. Great I figure I'll pick it up. $60 everywhere. But I can still preorder tonight online and save money. This is the kind of thing I expect from EA trying to peddle crappy DRM-laden games, but the entire industry seems to have picked up on it.
Edit: Follow-up. Anyone aware of the best "pre-order" deal I can still get in on tonight for PS3 or 360? 1600 MS points and free 3-5 day shipping through MS Store. Best Buy has $20 in gamerzone rewards but I'm not a member and have sworn to never step foot in a BB again. I'd like to not go back on that.