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Xbox 360 Price Match At Futureshop Bestbuy Walmart

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Xbox 360 Price Match At Futureshop Bestbuy Walmart

As we know the Xbox 360 prices have dropped 50 bux.

Futre shop has a deal for the pro Xbox 360 with a free TUROK for 349.99
BestBuy has a deaf for the pro Xbox 360 with a free BIOSHOCK for 349.99

Wal Mart has an Xbox 360 for $347

Now I was wondering if i could price match at either futureshop or bestbuy and get the 110% price match and still get a free game.

I would be happy if someone can message ASAP.
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can somebody also verify if these are the newly chip 360 .. was it Falcon??

thanks.
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moman111 wrote: As we know the Xbox 360 prices have dropped 50 bux.

Futre shop has a deal for the pro Xbox 360 with a free TUROK for 349.99
BestBuy has a deaf for the pro Xbox 360 with a free BIOSHOCK for 349.99

Wal Mart has an Xbox 360 for $347

Now I was wondering if i could price match at either futureshop or bestbuy and get the 110% price match and still get a free game.

I would be happy if someone can message ASAP.
Even *if* the extra game didn't void the PM, you want to save 10% of ($350 $347), which is $0.30?!

There has to be better deals. I price-matched Dell's boxing day deal at FS last year and got a 360 Pro + Halo 3 + Forza 2 + Marvel UA + HDMI Cable for $369 + tax.
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[quote="Kohanz" post_id="6449646" time="1203733805" user_id="4973"]Even *if* the extra game didn't void the PM, you want to save 10% of ($350 $347), which is $0.30?!

There has to be better deals. I price-matched Dell's boxing day deal at FS last year and got a 360 Pro + Halo 3 + Forza 2 + Marvel UA + HDMI Cable for $369 + tax.[/QUO

doesn't BestBuy say they will match the price plus give an additonal 10% discount?????

BestBuy original price = 349.99
Walmart price=347

Bestbuy matches it to 347 + an additional 10% of which would be $312.30

Im just askin. I thought thas how it would work out. Maybe Im wrong
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moman111 wrote: doesn't BestBuy say they will match the price plus give an additonal 10% discount?????

BestBuy original price = 349.99
Walmart price=347

Bestbuy matches it to 347 + an additional 10% of which would be $312.30

Im just askin. I thought thas how it would work out. Maybe Im wrong
no. you got it wrong. it's 10% off the difference which would be 10% x (350-347) = $0.30

not worth it at all
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thank you very much. i had no clue thats how it worked.
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its 10 % of the different.. so its 30 cents
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all the simple calculations aside, u know what really confuses me..?!

how the heck does OP have 3 posts in this thread yet his post count is 2...???
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jadoocian wrote: all the simple calculations aside, u know what really confuses me..?!

how the heck does OP have 3 posts in this thread yet his post count is 2...???
..because for some reason, new posters are starting at zero posts instead of one. It's happened quite a bit lately, I wonder if it's a bug or if it's intentional.

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Anyhow, from my experience, if you price match against a retailer with a lower price, Future Shop removes any freebies they were throwing in. I also price matched the Dell Deal (Holiday bundle w/Marvel Ultimate Alliance & Forza 2, along with a copy of Halo 3 & an HDMI cable) because the Dell deal offered the free Halo 3 & HDMI. At the time that I did it, Future Shop was offering a free Guitar Hero II bundle to anyone purchasing a 360. I tried and tried, but because of the price match, I wasn't going to get it. It became either or - either you accept the price match with the free game & HDMI (clearly the better deal) or you take the bundle without price match and the free Guitar Hero 2. They did offer me a $20 discount on Guitar Hero 2, but I didn't really want it - I was just trying to get a 360 with 4 free games. :p

When you price match and get freebies that Future Shop isn't offering, there's some sort of coded information on the receipt that shows you got freebies. This is how they prevent you from getting whatever freebies they were offering. It's also how they prevent you from getting their freebies, because if you price match, and it's a lower price, they're no longer obligated to give you the free game - the free game is only if you buy the 360 at the listed price.

My advice? Price match at Wal-Mart if you really want to save the $2.30, and bring in the flyer of your choice to receive whatever free game you're more interested in. Your experience will vary depending on the Wal-Mart you go to, but they have one of the most liberal price match policies around. When I got my copy of Halo 3, I traded it straight-up for a game I wanted more, because I had no interest in Halo itself - just capitalizing on it's popularity while I still could. :)

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