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[Costco] Fortnite - 3,000 V-BUCKS for $9.97 YMMV

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[Costco] Fortnite - 3,000 V-BUCKS for $9.97 YMMV

Saw this at the Costco on McGillivray (MB). Originally $26.97 at Costco, $29.99 everywhere else.
First redemption gives the Deep Freeze bundle, subsequent redemptions grant 3,000 V-BUCKS.

Normal pricing for in-game currency is as follows:
1,000 V-BUCKS - $13.49 ($12.59 on mobile)
2,800 V-BUCKS - $33.49
4,100 V-BUCKS - $53.49
13,500 V-BUCKS - $125.99

I myself bought 4 for $39.88 (pre-tax) which got me 12,000 VBUCKS where the same amount would've cost me around $112.00 with the max savings under the 13,500V-BUCK/$125.99 bundle pricing (savings of 64% off/$72 when purchasing 4). If purchased under the 1,000 V-BUCKS pricing scheme, savings would reach 75% off/$122 when purchasing 4.
I know spending money on virtual currency is no fun, I agree on that. I also know that there are other games like APEX Legends now that others may argue is better.
Regardless, pretty good deal if you ask me.

Fortnite's reach is far and wide so not a bad present for yourself, your friends, or your kids.

Edit 5: moved over any relevant information to thread summary.
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Last edited by theastromechdroid on Feb 25th, 2019 2:06 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Thread Summary
FYI, purchased bundles will need to be redeemed on the platform they are purchased for (the Deep Freeze Bundle for the Nintendo Switch will need to be redeemed in the Nintendo eShop, the Deep Freeze Bundle for the XBOX One in the Microsoft Store).

Here are the various item numbers for each console version:

Switch: 1293779
PS4: 12937361
Xbox: 1293743


V-BUCKS will be tied to the platform they are purchased on until the account(s) used are linked to their Epic ID. See screenshot below, follow the link here for more information. If the user decides not to link their account(s) to their Epic ID, the V-BUCKS will remain on their respective platforms (they will not be lost). Cosmetics gained from the Deep Freeze Bundle or bought from the in-game store using V-BUCKS will be shared across platforms.

**Fortnite is a free-to-play game that is downloadable online or from your platform's respective stores (Nintendo eShop, Microsoft Store, etc.). This bundle isn't the Fortnite Battle Royale game paired with 3,000 V-BUCKS. It is the Deep Freeze bundle which will grant the Deep Freeze Bundle cosmetics on first purchase, then 3,000 V-BUCKS on subsequent purchases. You do not need to purchase the bundle to play the game. More information here. Purchases made with V-BUCKS in the in-game store provide no competitive advantage.
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Must be nice to sell virtually unlimited fake currency for real money.

Epic
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WL1980 wrote: Must be nice to sell virtually unlimited fake currency for real money.

Epic
Eh, I agree with that.

Regardless, kids buy what kids buy and this is what every kid seems into nowadays. We were all kids at one point and I know I would've loved this as a present.
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theastromechdroid wrote: kids buy what kids buy
Pfft. It's not even kids.
I've blown more money on in game currency than I care to admit considering I'm (supposedly) an adult.
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These aren’t actually system specific are they?
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With Apex Legend gaining big ground..they must be hurting
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fluidmax wrote: With Apex Legend gaining big ground..they must be hurting
Not at all, not sure how well this pack sold though. They had 7.6 players on February 16th alone.
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WL1980 wrote: Must be nice to sell virtually unlimited fake currency for real money.

Epic
This is every game..
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van1337 wrote: This is every game..
Not yet, although it seems certain publishers want to make it this way. If it keeps up we will have to tell young kids about games without micro transactions.
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KevinC268 wrote: Not at all, not sure how well this pack sold though. They had 7.6 players on February 16th alone.
Only 7.6 players? Is that like 7 guys and a slave or a guy without legs?
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txenglan wrote: I hope publishers get crushed by this practice. Belgium is right to go after them:

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43906306
Correct me if I'm wrong but Fortnite doesn't use Loot boxes, but rather you buy skins and/or emotes.

You might want to find an overwatch or rocket league thread to bring your pitchfork to
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WL1980 wrote: Must be nice to sell virtually unlimited fake currency for real money.

Epic
Yeah, that's crazy. Though, buying NHL players on cards was crazy as well but at least, it was physical.

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