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[Best Buy] E3 30% off Select Pre-Orders (Starts June 10th)

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angel177 wrote: It is actually against the competition act to make an offer you don't have sufficient numbers to cover.



"Do ensure that you have reasonable quantities of a product advertised at a bargain price."
After reading through that, they are probably covered as we do not know what "reasonable quantities" mean in a given situation. Unfortunately, "sufficient numbers" does not equal to that everyone who wants one gets one. I have never heard of any of these stores getting nailed under this act. Think about the numerous Black Friday, Boxing Day, etc. sales. They all have limited numbers and stock and I do not recall anyone being successful in challenging them on it. If this act was enabled, it would be a field day. Damn, never got a console on launch I am going to call you on unfair practices. lol But listen, fill out a complaint and let us now how it goes.
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chemicalxv wrote: Which "crap" are you referring to? It's become pretty clear over the last couple years that the retailers are no longer fully in control of the E3 deals.
issues with ordering games like bestbuy and walmart right now. Having stock, not having stock. Ordering and getting cancellation emails.
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halcyon wrote: But they are in control of their online ordering system.

Cancelled orders, abupt out of stocks with sporadic availability, inconsistenr shipping... these things a retailer can control and have had issues.


They cant control whats released, games that were surprises and announcements. Its awesome when things get listed soon after an announcement but i dont think these retailers are watching the conferences with their hand on the button. They're big retailers and games are just a small part of their revenue.

To think that we should be so entitled that every game should be 30% off or that we should even get a discount is a bit much. We dont get discounts for any other piece of media on release day so why should games be any different. We've had it good the past few years and though it aint the $40 days, we are still getting discounts on what i would argue is an over abundance of high quality games. (Just look at your backlog of unopened games you wish you had the time to play).
the bold part is exactly what i meant
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mrtvgame wrote: After reading through that, they are probably covered as we do not know what "reasonable quantities" mean in a given situation. Unfortunately, "sufficient numbers" does not equal to that everyone who wants one gets one. I have never heard of any of these stores getting nailed under this act. Think about the numerous Black Friday, Boxing Day, etc. sales. They all have limited numbers and stock and I do not recall anyone being successful in challenging them on it. If this act was enabled, it would be a field day. Damn, never got a console on launch I am going to call you on unfair practices. lol But listen, fill out a complaint and let us now how it goes.
Like most things when it comes to law, it would probably be based on a scale dependent on the business, and given "80% of Canadians live within 25 km of one of our stores" Best buy should have a fairly high bar for the amount to approach "reasonable" .

And black friday boxing day etc aren't really a comparable, It's not restricted to only online and those sales have strong precedents. This one not so much?
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I have a feeling there's never been a push in regards to how the Competition Bureau rules are supposed to apply to "limiting" quantities on stock that technically doesn't physically exist (yet) (ie. preorders).

Like fundamentally the problem here is that Best Buy isn't ACTUALLY out of stock on these items, because at this point not only is there no real stock and there's nothing preventing them from attaining more, but they've also literally admitted that as soon as this promotion is over, they're going to flick the switch back to "on" and you can get it at full price. They advertised something and now they're intentionally withholding it from the consumer. That is extremely different than actually physically running out of something.
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mrtvgame wrote: Their videogames are shipped from the distributor and not their warehouses. Solutions2Go located in Brampton.
that explains why all my video game purchases from walmart are delayed (I am from BC).. while bestbuy and amazon are usually on time.
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angel177 wrote: Like most things when it comes to law, it would probably be based on a scale dependent on the business, and given "80% of Canadians live within 25 km of one of our stores" Best buy should have a fairly high bar for the amount to approach "reasonable" .

And black friday boxing day etc aren't really a comparable, It's not restricted to only online and those sales have strong precedents. This one not so much?
The only way to find out is to go through with a complaint. People did put through complaints about some Rogers sales last year but nothing came of it.
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What a bias Best Buy....2 days ago i was not able to pre order NHL 20 as it said not available for pre order.
Now that sale is over, all of the sudden it's back for pre ordering. Never gonna pay a penny to this losers.
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May 21, 2013
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Same with Avengers lol Back in stock earlier and deal is over :)
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We’re sorry, but due to a technical issue, your recent order for Marvel's Avengers (PS4) was unfortunately cancelled. Don’t worry, we’re taking care of this issue and you’ll be able to get your pre-ordered game at the price that you ordered it at. We’ll be in touch again by no later than Friday, June 14, with next steps.

Well today is June 14th, so the clock is ticking.....
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Walmart.ca sale is still up and they are still adding games. Just added Watch Dogs Legion
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jawadjaved87 wrote: Walmart.ca sale is still up and they are still adding games. Just added Watch Dogs Legion
I think we can all agree that walmart was/is the best place for E3 pre-orders this year. I was able to place 6 pre-orders with them. Can't say the same about BB or Amazon.
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projector wrote: We’re sorry, but due to a technical issue, your recent order for Marvel's Avengers (PS4) was unfortunately cancelled. Don’t worry, we’re taking care of this issue and you’ll be able to get your pre-ordered game at the price that you ordered it at. We’ll be in touch again by no later than Friday, June 14, with next steps.

Well today is June 14th, so the clock is ticking.....
And just like that, I have followup emails from Best Buy. Clearly someone from BestBuy.ca is reading this thread. $25 eGift Certificate for use when preordering Avengers
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projector wrote: And just like that, I have followup emails from Best Buy. Clearly someone from BestBuy.ca is reading this thread. $25 eGift Certificate for use when preordering Avengers
I just got the same email, and, fun fact, the $25 certificate seems to work with any game... so if you're not super committed to Avengers, you could use it to get a discount on stuff that wasn't part of the sale.
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costabile wrote: I just got the same email, and, fun fact, the $25 certificate seems to work with any game... so if you're not super committed to Avengers, you could use it to get a discount on stuff that wasn't part of the sale.
The more the games bestbuy had cancelled, the more e-certificates for you. Can anyone confirm if these certificates are open to use on anything?
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jawadjaved87 wrote: The more the games bestbuy had cancelled, the more e-certificates for you. Can anyone confirm if these certificates are open to use on anything?
I had two of them stacked on a nondoom order but the order got stuck on securecode in checkout. Then when I tried to check out again it said it didn't apply to my order.

I guess they fixed it just before I got through the hole. :P
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So, I can't use the code to order the item they said I can order...BB can't even do this right???
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BinaryJay wrote: I had two of them stacked on a nondoom order but the order got stuck on securecode in checkout. Then when I tried to check out again it said it didn't apply to my order.

I guess they fixed it just before I got through the hole. :P
Same thing happened to me, but now the code won't even work on Avengers.

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