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PS4 at Gamestop or BestBuy?

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So should I buy the PlayStation 4 at Gamestop or BestBuy? Has anyone has bad experience with pre-orders at any of them? And is it worth buying a protection plan? Where'd did you do it?

 

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Gamestop, Best Buy are scum, and don't buy Best Buy's extended warranty. I have a very long reason why I will not spend a dime at Best Buy (and haven't for 10+ years) and it comes down to how they treated me and an extended warranty on a cheap product too (just a VCR).

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I'm choosing whatever store is available first
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I buy 99% of everything from GameStop, because their rewards program really pays off.  I buy a lot of games (I'm a reformed Xbox gamer), and I've gotten several $50 coupons by trading in points.  But, GS is running a deal right now where you get 30% extra on trade-ins toward a new console.  My Xbox normally would have been a $140 trade, but I got $182 towards my PS4, and with the extra controller and a couple of games, got a total of $220.  

 

I know everyone's experience is probably different from everyone else's, but my local GS is really great with customer service, and has never dropped a preorder.  

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I shall say experience differs from store to store, it all really depends on who they have working for them.. I've seen posts bout people receiving bad service from ebgames and I have yet to gt bad experiences from them because the way they treat me when I am there is awesome..
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yeah except I'll say I got bad CS from 4 different Best Buys in two different states. I think their whole philosiphy is pretty much, screw the customer, once we got their money we don't care (and they dont' care about garnering repeat business).


And honestly, I keep hearing stories, both personal anectdotes from people and from the media, that have me glad I avoid the place. But they make a nice showroom.

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I know the answer, listen up. Some dont know this. Gamestop already bought their ps4's. They stop taking preprders when the reach the limit they bought. So everyone who preorders gets on launch day. Where as best buy takes preorders then buys the console. May seem fine, right? No its not. Best buy buys them after they get a good amount preorders and then your in a waiting line because sony may only have a certain amount to sell them. So if your preorder number 50 at that store and say they get 20 at launch you wont get one then. Even worse if you arent in the next batch you still got to wait. You could be waiting for months and its happened to people of theres a shortage. With ps4 being the more popular system this will happen.

Also the trade in sale is awesome at gamestop. I got like 115 bucks for my iphone that is cracked and doesnt even turn on. Its 5 years old even.
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i already preordered my ps4 at gamestop and i just cant wait to hear when it comes out and i preordered madden with my system. the last system i preordered i got madden as well. this time i am thinking of getting nba live 14 as well but i havent decided yet.

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BestBuy $25

Gamestop $100

preorder Mininium $ required

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I know the answer, listen up. Some dont know this. Gamestop already bought their ps4's. They stop taking preprders when the reach the limit they bought. So everyone who preorders gets on launch day. Where as best buy takes preorders then buys the console. May seem fine, right? No its not. Best buy buys them after they get a good amount preorders and then your in a waiting line because sony may only have a certain amount to sell them. So if your preorder number 50 at that store and say they get 20 at launch you wont get one then. Even worse if you arent in the next batch you still got to wait. You could be waiting for months and its happened to people of theres a shortage. With ps4 being the more popular system this will happen.

Also the trade in sale is awesome at gamestop. I got like 115 bucks for my iphone that is cracked and doesnt even turn on. Its 5 years old even.

I've heard about this. There is a minium requirement for Pre-Ordering the console though. $100.00 for Gamestop, but that money goes into the Ps4. So all you have to do is spend is 299 on release day. GameStop usually have their stores earlier than best buys (If your doing midnight release)

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