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#21 Sidawg2

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

How on earth does EB survive (and seemingly thrive) the way it does? New games are $30+ more than other places. It doesn't even try and compete on a pricing level.

 

Trade in values are 50% or lower what you would get on TradeMe. Do they just rely on people being ill informed or having no idea? Scary how well it works.


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#22 xmorph

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:30 PM

That's's weird with the shipping prices, every other time I order from them no matter what it was its about $3.90

 

Edit: I see they've dropped XB1 Watchdogs to $20. Shipping is $3.50 so don't know why you guys are seeing different


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#23 jtbthatsme

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:56 PM

 

 

This is a terrible sale..

 

No, it's WACKY!

 

You have to be wacky to buy.

 

 

I think they're on the whacky backy to be thinking those prices were great though.  I'm after a Xb1 controller for Xmas if anyone sees a great price on them let me know please.  (would be all that much better if it's a non black one too).  Although we're thinking of possibly waiting for boxing day sales will wait and see the junk mail next week I think.


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#24 drunk_monk

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

How on earth does EB survive (and seemingly thrive) the way it does? New games are $30+ more than other places. It doesn't even try and compete on a pricing level.

Trade in values are 50% or lower what you would get on TradeMe. Do they just rely on people being ill informed or having no idea? Scary how well it works.


They have to charge more because they only sell games, but st least they price match.

I.generally shop there because I like picking games up on release day or for collectors editions.

Also the customer service at the Cuba st EB is fantastic and that keeps me going back.
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#25 Xenojay

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:59 AM

I only use it for trading or their EB/Gamestop exclusives.

 

I'm currently bitter that the 'Batmobile' edition is still not available again...or did it sell out? But that's my reasons...


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:22 PM

Wacky Wednesday created by a wack job....
Thank god I didn't get DA: I thanks DM
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 05:46 PM

How on earth does EB survive (and seemingly thrive) the way it does? New games are $30+ more than other places. It doesn't even try and compete on a pricing level.

 

Trade in values are 50% or lower what you would get on TradeMe. Do they just rely on people being ill informed or having no idea? Scary how well it works.

 

I took a few games in to EB, got offered 82 dollars store credit, Took them to JB, walked out with 180 worth of credit. (Got GTA V and Farcry 4 for PS4 and little credit left over. I Generally only go to EB as a last resort anymore. Dick Smith is good too, because the games are normally still sealed which I like.


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#28 Sidawg2

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:15 PM

Yep I like sealed games too. Locally I rock on up to JB on release day, and get the preorder bonus DLC anyway. 

 

EB sells all those toys and figurines and stuff too. For a premium price also.

 

I can understand if you want a particular edition (or you like the staff). Besides that you've surely got to go for the cheapest option. 


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:00 PM

I'm currently bitter that the 'Batmobile' edition is still not available again...or did it sell out? But that's my reasons...

Sold out everywhere, I think. I'm really glad I pre-ordered the day it was announced.


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#30 SilverStrummer

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:23 AM

I felt so tempted to get that Grand Theft Auto V for just $20 but then I realized that the booklet & map might not be included so I just passed. Damn  :stun:


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#31 ReaperCrew

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:49 AM

On again this coming Wednesday, 16 Dec. Online only.
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:49 AM

Are there actually really good deals when this happens?


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:59 AM

I wonder if shipping will be $10 again.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:10 AM

Are there actually really good deals when this happens?

From the last sale:

 

 

 

 

This is a terrible sale..

 

No, it's WACKY!

 

You have to be wacky to buy.

 


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:23 AM


Are there actually really good deals when this happens?

From the last sale:




This is a terrible sale..


No, it's WACKY!
You have to be wacky to buy.


EB only give a great deal if it's price matching. And then you should grab it at the store with the actual sale to support them anyway.
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:48 AM

The Aus one had a couple of sweet deals last week for their 'Mad Monday', whether NZ follow suit and have anything of interest.... Judging by past experiences and this country's shitty market for a consumer in general, I would guess no.


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#37 AdamC

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:06 PM

The Aus one had a couple of sweet deals last week for their 'Mad Monday', whether NZ follow suit and have anything of interest.... Judging by past experiences and this country's shitty market for a consumer in general, I would guess no.

Damn those FFXI Videos of yours bring back memories! Wish I knew about this NZGamer community back when I played that.


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#38 Jonathan-OverWorld

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:56 PM

Damn those FFXI Videos of yours bring back memories! Wish I knew about this NZGamer community back when I played that.

 

 

 

Thanks, yea I would have loved to have the capture device and YouTube channel back in my peak FFXI days, would have made soooo many videos! Was so addicted to the game lol. :ph34r:


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 05:12 PM

Some of the deals:

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There has been more announced, including second hand, which I'll post if anyone wants to know and didn't get the email.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

That Fallout is actually Tempting, but I have too many RPG to play already. Not buying anything else till I finish them! Unless I see good Collectors Edition I want..... That does not count.


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