Harry Potter digital deal

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  1. Terry H

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    Best Buy has an online deal where they will send you a $10 digital certificate if you preorder Harry Potter for $20. Unfortunately, no instore pickup on preorders and shipping is a grotesque $4. [​IMG] I expect Potter to be a major loss leader but doubt they will beat $14 in the store. If you currently have a $5 digital coupon for use on preorders (some of us do) then this is a great deal.
     
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    I got an email stating I could get a $5 if I preorder something. But with preorders there seems to be no in store pickup, defeating the $5 credit!

    Where did you see the $10 offer?
     
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    Just noticed the email I had had a special offer for AI which included a $5 cert if ordered online.

    Anyone figure out how to skirt around the shipping and do an instore pickup on preorders? I see no advantage to paying shipping.
     
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    Terry don't forget that BB will give the sale price to you if you preorder, so your cost could be lowered. =)
     
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    Just wanted to let you know that the digital coupon that they sent is the same as a gift certificate. They imply it is for pre-orders only, but the fact of the matter is you don't even have to use it on a DVD. I used it on a playstation 2 game since they are offering a $15 gift card if you buy a game from EA sports. Therefore, I got a $45 game for $40 with instore pickup and the $15 gift card.
     
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    Marvin, I had just received an email last week from bestbuy stating exactly that. There was also a special deal on one of the preorders to get a $5 coupon after purchase.

    The email stated that if you buy advanced online you will get charged the release sale price. I'm holding on to the email just in case they try to change thier story. But, I have no reason to believe they would do that.
     
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    It looks like the $10 digital coupon deal is dead. It is no longer listed on the site. Bestbuy.com has changed the deal to free shipping only.

    -Chad
     
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    Yup. Dead deal. This is part of an email I got from BB:

    If you have been back to BestBuy.com recently, you may have noticed that the

    $10 digital coupon offer on pre-orders of this movie has been removed from

    the site. Due to licensing restrictions, we have had to pull this offer.

    However, this email is to confirm that the $10 digital coupon offer will be

    honored on your order, as well as other qualifying* Harry Potter DVD

    pre-orders taken up to 9:59 a.m. (CT) on February 22, 2002. Please note that

    if you cancel your pre-order, you will not receive a digital coupon.
     
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    [​IMG] grrrrrrrrr
    I was planning on ordering it but since the offer said they would take pre orders up until may something I figured I had plenty of time.
    Greg
     
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    I just got at shipping confirmation for HP, $16.99, which means $6.99 after the $10 coupon I can use later. Then I had the $3 for shipping and handling and tax on top of that. I think it was a better deal then getting it at the store.
     

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