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post #3451 of 4161
Two things have likely contributed. One is the shift from boxed cards, which are a retail item, to activated-at-the-register cards, which are a set service price. For boxed cards, the retailer risks a $16 spend to make $4 upon a sale. For activated cards there is no cost to the retailer, they just make a 10% commission upon sale.

The second is likely to be the mass abuse that resulted from discounted points cards. A 1600 point card that ran $15 lost Target about a dollar each. The vast majority of them were sold to people buying them en masse to eBay later, or stock up for long periods of time. Target's retail models are smarter than you are, hence they stopped offering discounted cards.
post #3452 of 4161
Best Buy has Need for Speed: The Run for $14.99, free shipping.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=8730143241165743789&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=DOTD_06192012&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&p=[promotion%2C+synonymns]&pu=defaultusr&pt=1339390801]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=8730143241165743789&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=DOTD_06192012&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&p=[promotion%2C+synonymns]&pu=defaultusr&pt=1339390801
post #3453 of 4161
Microsoft has Forza 4 for $29.99.
post #3454 of 4161
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

A retailer can sell a retail item for whatever price they choose.

Very helpful! Thanks! smile.gif
post #3455 of 4161
Quote:
Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

Two things have likely contributed. One is the shift from boxed cards, which are a retail item, to activated-at-the-register cards, which are a set service price. For boxed cards, the retailer risks a $16 spend to make $4 upon a sale. For activated cards there is no cost to the retailer, they just make a 10% commission upon sale.
The second is likely to be the mass abuse that resulted from discounted points cards. A 1600 point card that ran $15 lost Target about a dollar each. The vast majority of them were sold to people buying them en masse to eBay later, or stock up for long periods of time. Target's retail models are smarter than you are, hence they stopped offering discounted cards.

Speak for yourself, only Service Merchandise's retail models were smarter than me....
post #3456 of 4161
Max Payne 3 - $39.99 on Amazon right now (gold box deal)

Turtle Beach X32 - $65.00 on Amazon right now (for another 30 minutes or so)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27

I think all the "Lightning Deals" on Amazon today are video game related....
post #3457 of 4161
http://majornelson.com/

As part of a new dashboard feature that launched today in the US called ‘Kinect Central’ - the Xbox LIVE Arcade title ‘Haunt’ will be FREE for a limited time! This promotion runs in the US from Tuesday, June 26th through Monday, July 2nd and can only be accessed on the new ‘Kinect Central’ homepage on your dashboard. So head on over and get your free game.

boxartlg.jpg

Again, do not look for Haunt in the games marketplace as it'll be the normal 800 Microsoft points ($10). Look in the Kinect Central hub.
post #3458 of 4161
Wait, I wasn't clear. Should I look for Haunt in the games marketplace?
post #3459 of 4161
I'm assuming Kinect Central only shows up for those who actually currently have a Kinect.
post #3460 of 4161
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Originally Posted by NoThru22 View Post

Wait, I wasn't clear. Should I look for Haunt in the games marketplace?

LOL. I can't tell if you're joking or not.

Yes, Kinect Central only shows up on the dashboard if you have a Kinect hooked up to your 360.
post #3461 of 4161
Best Buy has Ninja Gaiden 3 for $19.99, free shipping:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-3851022018458897867&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=DOTD_20120706&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&p=[promotion%2C+synonymns]&pu=defaultusr&pt=1340168401]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-3851022018458897867&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=DOTD_20120706&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&p=[promotion%2C+synonymns]&pu=defaultusr&pt=1340168401



Off topic: What am I doing wrong, in that I can't type in "Ninja Gaiden 3" as the URL link? I used to be able to do it on the old site, and I see others do, but it's not working for me. After I paste the URL in the pop-up window, the text to be edited is highlighted, and I type it in, but it displays it incorrectly. Any pointers?
Edited by oktoberrust11 - 7/6/12 at 4:22am
post #3462 of 4161
Ninja Gaiden 3



I think it's that url, there's too much crap in it, besides being repeated. I just clicked on the specific xbox version instead of the link you provided.
post #3463 of 4161
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

Ninja Gaiden 3
I think it's that url, there's too much crap in it, besides being repeated. I just clicked on the specific xbox version instead of the link you provided.

Huh, that's weird it was on there twice. Thanks.

Ninja Gaiden 3 biggrin.gif
post #3464 of 4161
New Egg has the Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition for $19.99.
post #3465 of 4161
Microsoft is has pretty good deals for a several titles.

Syndicate for $9.99.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 for $14.99.

Mass Effect 3 is $24.99.

There are other deals around the $24.99 range.
post #3466 of 4161
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Originally Posted by oktoberrust11 View Post

Best Buy has Need for Speed: The Run for $14.99, free shipping.

FYI, this is now $4.99 w/ free shipping.
post #3467 of 4161
That $5 NFS deal is dead.
post #3468 of 4161
DJ Hero Renegade Bundle (Xbox 360) $28 @ Walmart

http://www.walmart.com/ip/DJ-Hero-Renegade-Bundle-Xbox-360-Xbox-360/12166118

300

300

Get in on it! A great deal for a great game. I already have a pair of turntables but DJ Hero 1 and 2 are great to own.

ahh, the memories!


some DJ Hero 2 love:
post #3469 of 4161
page says: Out of stock online
post #3470 of 4161
must have just changed because a few hour ago, it was still live.
post #3471 of 4161
Doesn't help anyone now, but a year or two ago Best Buy had the case/tables for $5.
post #3472 of 4161
actually, last night, this morning, it was coming in and out of stock according to people at SlickDeals...
post #3473 of 4161
Amazon has Gears of War 3 for $14.99.
post #3474 of 4161
Not sure how NewEgg Deals work since I am a new to their site, but I got an email today about weekend deals and they have Assassin's Creed III for $47.99.

I pre-ordered it just fine using the promo code given in the email.
post #3475 of 4161
Just got an email from Newegg for $10 off pre-orders. All systems, looks like.
post #3476 of 4161
Gamestop has Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for 19.99 brand new.
post #3477 of 4161
4000 Microsoft points for $38! haven't seen a points sale in awhile so if you're starving for points, http://www.crazygametime.com/. to get it to $38, use code: AUGUST10. deal expires 8/15.
post #3478 of 4161
Free Minecraft Pig & Cow Head Xbox 360 Avatar Items (Text messaging required)
Text message MCD to 737737. this freebie comes courtesy of McDonald's

You will receive a text message that says "DP: R u at least 13 yrs AND live in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho? Text YEP or NOPE."

Text YEP.

You will receive another message with the Xbox 360 code to get the Minecraft Pig Head.


If you repeat the same thing as above you will receive a code for the Minecraft Cow Head.



It works even if you are not in those 3 states. USA only though.

After you are done getting the codes, be sure to text "stop" to unsubscribe from their newsletter texts.
Edited by onlysublime - 8/14/12 at 7:09pm
post #3479 of 4161
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Originally Posted by onlysublime View Post

4000 Microsoft points for $38! haven't seen a points sale in awhile so if you're starving for points, http://www.crazygametime.com/. to get it to $38, use code: AUGUST10. deal expires 8/15.

Anyone have experience using this store? I'm not a big fan of buying online from places I'm not familiar with.
post #3480 of 4161
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

Anyone have experience using this store? I'm not a big fan of buying online from places I'm not familiar with.

I did it an hour or so ago. They do a call verification like PCGameSupply did when they had the 49 cent Joust sale where an automated voice gives you a code. You type the code into the website. Then you apply the discount code. then you pay via Paypal. They then send you emails about the purchase order and within 5 minutes, you get a redeemable code which I redeemed at Xbox.com

worked like a charm.
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