The All New Bargains Thread Page 1178

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  • theguy 12 Dec 2012 14:58:21 681 posts
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    Is there a point checking in Morrisons anymore for the games they had at absurd prices?
  • andytheadequate 12 Dec 2012 15:48:24 8,322 posts
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    @theguy - most stores didn't have any games availble, or only the slightly rubbish ones. Will almost certainly be nothing good left now, so don't waste your time looking (unless you do your weekly shop there)
  • TVoJ 13 Dec 2012 10:41:02 2,027 posts
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    Hukd reporting Smyth Toys are selling the 3d ps3 telly for 229.99 icl gt5 and kill zone 3.
    link
  • Commander-Keen 13 Dec 2012 10:49:55 832 posts
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    Interesting on the Guardian today re "bargains" on Amazon:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/dec/12/amazon-not-cheapest-books

    "a new study has found that Amazon is only the cheapest option on its top 20 bestsellers, with books further down the chart costing 14% more than competitors."

    Moot point for me as I'm boycotting them at the moment...
  • GuiltySpark 13 Dec 2012 10:57:30 6,461 posts
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    Lolcott. I'm sure your act of rebellion will surely go noticed, you sure showed them.

    Get bent.

  • Murbs 13 Dec 2012 11:05:12 22,522 posts
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    Amazon has never really been about being 'cheapest' though. They've never needed to be. It's about the convenience, the choice and undercutting the high street.
  • GuiltySpark 13 Dec 2012 11:10:32 6,461 posts
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    And yet.. they're still damn cheap when I've come to use them. They're a brilliant website, and yet people still like to moan.

    Get bent.

  • ZuluHero 13 Dec 2012 11:15:25 4,236 posts
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    Amazon are the best, never had any trouble and the prices are great.
  • Commander-Keen 13 Dec 2012 11:16:12 832 posts
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    GuiltySpark wrote:
    Lolcott. I'm sure your act of rebellion will surely go noticed, you sure showed them.
    Do I detect a note of sarcasm in this post? It's hard to tell as it's quite subtle if so.

    Of course, there are many reasons for shopping elsewhere, and not all of them are about sticking it to The Man. Simply, if an organisation doesn't reflect your own values, then why not be positive and go to an alternative who does?

    It's not about being negative or trying to hurt them, rather about being consistent with yourself and not just being an armchair critic - i.e. moaning about something, but not doing anything about it :)
  • Spunkweazle 13 Dec 2012 12:39:43 470 posts
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    @evilvort3x That and the MASSIVE tax theft

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    dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed while serving with the British Armed Forces.

  • Mr-Brett 13 Dec 2012 12:51:23 12,878 posts
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    Ha! theft. I don't think that goes far enough, why not sensationalise it further? Tax Genocide!

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  • Spunkweazle 13 Dec 2012 12:55:01 470 posts
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    TAXOGEDON!!!

    http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/
    dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed while serving with the British Armed Forces.

  • evilvort3x 13 Dec 2012 13:15:43 459 posts
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  • PenguinJim 13 Dec 2012 13:16:30 5,953 posts
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    Daddy-Doom-Bar wrote:
    I'm really sorry, but Dead Island GOTY PC Steam version was 4.29 on Green Man yesterday with a code and I forgot to post it. It's back up again now. Sorry!!
    The DLC is rubbish and I shared out a few 2.80 copies of Dead Island from a 4-pack at Gamersgate last month (although it took eight days to get European keys...). Bargain/crisis averted! ;)
  • Moot_Point 13 Dec 2012 13:26:42 4,495 posts
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    128Gb Pen Drive. 46.97

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  • FatsoJetson 14 Dec 2012 09:58:03 307 posts
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    Hurry! UbiShop has a limited time promo offer on Assassin's Creed 3, selling the 360 and PS3 versions for the low, low price of wait for it 39.99.

    http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en_GB/DisplayDynamicProductListPage/productID.252308300/productID.247035200/productID.247035100/productID.247035000?cid=64
  • TheSaint 14 Dec 2012 10:01:05 14,717 posts
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    Commander Keen wrote:
    GuiltySpark wrote:
    Lolcott. I'm sure your act of rebellion will surely go noticed, you sure showed them.
    Do I detect a note of sarcasm in this post? It's hard to tell as it's quite subtle if so.

    Of course, there are many reasons for shopping elsewhere, and not all of them are about sticking it to The Man. Simply, if an organisation doesn't reflect your own values, then why not be positive and go to an alternative who does?

    It's not about being negative or trying to hurt them, rather about being consistent with yourself and not just being an armchair critic - i.e. moaning about something, but not doing anything about it :)
    Good luck finding a big organisation that doesn't do at least a little creative accounting.
  • Commander-Keen 14 Dec 2012 10:14:04 832 posts
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    Of course. But there's creative and then there's creative. There's a line and I personally feel a few of these organisations have crossed it. It makes no difference for me to go to Costa rather than Starbucks - both taste like shit anyway. I still get my coffee and Costa pay more in tax. It's a little thing, but I personally think a positive one.

    If you don't like it, don't do it - but then also don't moan about the state of the economy, the lack of NHS hospital beds or the fact that the UK is turning into one massive bland high street. Simples. Piss or get off the pot, as they say oop north :)

    Edited by Commander Keen at 10:14:58 14-12-2012

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  • Mr-Brett 14 Dec 2012 11:00:48 12,878 posts
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    FatsoJetson wrote:
    Hurry! UbiShop has a limited time promo offer on Assassin's Creed 3, selling the 360 and PS3 versions for the low, low price of wait for it 39.99.

    http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en_GB/DisplayDynamicProductListPage/productID.252308300/productID.247035200/productID.247035100/productID.247035000?cid=64
    20 for the PC version is actually pretty good though.

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • millerlfc 14 Dec 2012 11:13:51 381 posts
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    www.gog.com have some daily deals going on, for the next 4 hours you have:
    Duke Nukem 3D - free!
    Wicther 2 - $7.49
    FTL: Faster than Light - $4.99
    ARMA 2 - $14.99

    They've also got a 50% sale on loads on 474 older games until January including Planescape Torment, Fallout games, Ultima games, Theme games, Jagged Alliance, Psychonauts...
  • FabricatedLunatic 14 Dec 2012 11:21:07 13,040 posts
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    Just picked up the first Witcher game from GOG for the equivalent of about 1.50. That'll do nicely.
  • Trog 14 Dec 2012 11:23:38 1 posts
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    135 PS Vita Wifi + LBP. + 15Euros off game (doesn't include memory card) at German Amazon.

    Amazon Germany Link


    Source:
    HotUKDeals

    Probably today (14th) only.

    Edited by Trog at 11:25:20 14-12-2012 MkII

    Edited by Trog at 11:26:15 14-12-2012 MKIII

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  • PenguinJim 14 Dec 2012 14:17:27 5,953 posts
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    The CD key was 12 recently at Simply (currently out of stock), but 13.85 seems quite nice for the boxed Premiere Club Edition of Borderlands 2 on PC.

    Say nice things about it, or Randy will cut you!

    Edit: mighta been a bit premature with that Submit button. They've got Darksiders II Limited Edition for 11.86 on 360, too (currently on back-order).

    Ooh! And the Divine Divonthology or whatever is 9.85! Lots of goodies in there. Hmmm. I like goodies.

    Is Hitman: Absolution the new one? I don't think it did GREAT in reviews, but 16.85 on PC is cheap, right?

    Jagged Alliance: Back in Action boxed on PC for 6.85... I *think* it was US$10 in a recent sale, so not sure if that's the premiere appearance of a cheap price there. Meh, and JA2's still better. Get JA2 in the Steam Christmas Sale instead, everybody!

    Or get XCOM! It was 13.50 for the key at Gamefly this week, but if you like boxes, 13.85 is the best yet... right? Topcashback'll probably drop that a bit. Oh, yes, Shopto are off Quidco and on TCB now.

    I've made eggnog for the first time! \o/

    Edit again: Max Payne 3 on 360 with a T-shirt for 13.85. No picture of the T-shirt, but apparently it's plain black with white words on the front that say "Better On PC".

    Edited by PenguinJim at 14:36:22 14-12-2012
  • Vortex808 14 Dec 2012 14:55:31 7,471 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:

    Topcashback'll probably drop that a bit. Oh, yes, Shopto are off Quidco and on TCB now.

    They've moved from quidco then? I guess I'll have to sign up for topcashback as well now.

    Do shopto do cashback on pre-orders at the new site by any chance? That was my only gripe about them on quidco, since Shopto usually get orders for stuff I *really* want by release day.
  • Widge Moderator 14 Dec 2012 15:57:26 13,728 posts
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    Commander Keen wrote:
    Interesting on the Guardian today re "bargains" on Amazon:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/dec/12/amazon-not-cheapest-books

    "a new study has found that Amazon is only the cheapest option on its top 20 bestsellers, with books further down the chart costing 14% more than competitors."

    Moot point for me as I'm boycotting them at the moment...
    Can be a standard business thing though. Worked at a place which operated a "core" price list. Suppliers come in and bid for business on the core price list. They tend to analyse the volumes on the core items, balance against potential spend on non-core and alter the prices on the lesser items to subsidise the volume items. You have to spend more if you go off core, but that is the trade off.

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  • Commander-Keen 14 Dec 2012 16:11:59 832 posts
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    @Widge Yeah, that's true. I mean no one place has a monopoly on being cheaper on every item than another anyway - the rest would be out of business very quickly otherwise!

    It's just that there's a perception that the selling point of the likes of Amazon (vs say your local bookshop) is that it's always cheaper. So just interesting to see they are just human afterall!
  • the_dudefather 14 Dec 2012 16:16:36 9,396 posts
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    Lego Lord of the rings has dropped to 25 on 360 on Amazon

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lego-Lord-Rings-Xbox-360/dp/B008CCNMQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355262720&sr=8-1
    Now 20!

    /bitter because I bought it yesterday for a fiver more, but not enough to send it back and order it again

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • rtk79 14 Dec 2012 16:22:16 496 posts
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    the_dudefather wrote:
    Lego Lord of the rings has dropped to 25 on 360 on Amazon

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lego-Lord-Rings-Xbox-360/dp/B008CCNMQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355262720&sr=8-1
    Now 20!

    /bitter because I bought it yesterday for a fiver more, but not enough to send it back and order it again
    If you take the time to pester the Amazon help desk, they'll refund the difference.
  • the_dudefather 14 Dec 2012 16:35:11 9,396 posts
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    @rtk79 cheers, might give that a go, especially since I had a 'guaranteed' delivery date of today and it didn't arrive

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  • 1Dgaf 14 Dec 2012 18:03:18 3,927 posts
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    ShopTo have Saints Row 3 GOTy ('full package') for 19.85. Didn't check if it's the same price on PS3.

    http://www.shopto.net/xbox360/XB2SA18-saints-row-the-third-the-full-package

    Edited by 1Dgaf at 18:03:46 14-12-2012

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