Best Buy Unlocked Epic Gaming membership offers 20% discount on new games for $120

Best Buy will be launching a new gaming membership next week. its "Unlocked Epic Gaming Package" will offer a two year membership for $120. Members will then be able to get a 20% discount on new video game purchases at the retailer.

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Best Buy will be launching a new gaming membership next week. its "Unlocked Epic Gaming Package" will offer a two year membership for $120. Members will then be able to get a 20% discount on new video game purchases at the retailer. The program should pay for itself after 10 games priced at $60 each.

According to Polygon, the service will be launched on November 10th. In addition, members will get 10 percent bonus trade-in credit and 10 percent off preowned games. Members will also earn double points for every dollar spent on games.

The discount will only apply to console games and there's a limit of three copies of each new game across all platforms. For example, a member could buy two copies of the PS4 SKU and one for Xbox. Depending on how the fine print reads, this may be a rather lucrative offer--especially if one can split the membership across multiple people.

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    November 4, 2013 3:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Best Buy Unlocked Epic Gaming membership offers 20% discount on new games for $120.

    Best Buy will be launching a new gaming membership next week. its "Unlocked Epic Gaming Package" will offer a two year membership for $120. Members will then be able to get a 20% discount on new video game purchases at the retailer.

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      November 4, 2013 3:24 PM

      So to break even, you need to purchase 12 full price games. Yup, brick and mortar is doomed.

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        November 4, 2013 3:39 PM

        isnt that over 2 years though? I dont personally buy a game every 2 months, but maybe some ppl do. especially if you share it among friends

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          November 4, 2013 3:41 PM

          limit of 3 games per title, so if you have a group of friends that buy games like I do, getting 10+ games in 2 years is really do-able for me and my friends

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            November 4, 2013 3:43 PM

            Heck you could just split the membership with friends for the discount.

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              November 4, 2013 3:53 PM

              yeah exactly............
              in fact whats to stop someone from selling on ebay all these games for $50 instead of $60
              hmm

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                November 4, 2013 3:57 PM

                The fact that you'll have to cover a really thin margin after you pay sales tax and take ebay's cut into account.

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      November 4, 2013 3:36 PM

      LOL Nope.

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      November 4, 2013 3:36 PM

      wow 20%!!! i'm going to get right on that spending $600 a year on games that I have never done in my life.

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      November 4, 2013 3:59 PM

      Would this apply to Collector's Editions? If so, that 20% could add up a lot faster.

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      November 4, 2013 4:16 PM

      $120 on PC will buy you a lot during a steam sale...

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        November 5, 2013 8:44 AM

        So many unclicked icons....

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      November 4, 2013 5:12 PM

      This makes me realize how much PC game digital sales reduce my purchasing of full-price games.

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        November 4, 2013 5:33 PM

        I know right. I like never buy full priced games now.

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          November 5, 2013 8:20 AM

          Honestly, it wouldn't bother me that much, but limited free-time is a huge factor these days.

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        November 5, 2013 8:13 AM

        That's exactly what I thought. I've become spoiled thanks to Steam, Amazon, and Green Man Gaming. Hell, even on consoles I rarely pay full price for games.

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      November 4, 2013 5:22 PM

      20%....how generous of them.

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      November 4, 2013 5:28 PM

      Best Buy Unlocked Epic Gaming Mathematically Retarded membership offers 20% discount on new games for $120.

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      November 4, 2013 6:41 PM

      Only console games, so I'll pass. It won't even remotely pay for itself in that regard.

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      November 4, 2013 6:44 PM

      http://i.imgur.com/gsRcISo.jpg

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      November 4, 2013 9:45 PM

      Why would you do this when you can pre order games during E3 when they have $10-20 off. I pre ordered all my games for the year and I saved $20 a game. I dont pay till it ships. Its worth it I do it every year.

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        November 5, 2013 8:14 AM

        Where did you pre-order your games to get such good deals?

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      November 4, 2013 9:50 PM

      You pay us for coupons!

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      November 5, 2013 7:58 AM

      It's like paying for a credit card with a points program, except instead of being able to shop anywhere and buy anything, you can shop at one place and only buy console vidyas.

      A+ #1.

      Us smart folks will skip, but the number of people who will pick this up vs the cost to implement probably makes it a no-brainer for BB.

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        November 5, 2013 8:17 AM

        Doubt it, given how difficult it was to sell the $15 membership with free GameInformer for a year at Gamestop; that $20 barrier to entry is way too high.

        I don't understand why they didn't go with a $60/year membership plan instead; it would be the same price per year, but a lot easier to sell. Best Buy has been dying off ever since people discovered the benefits of shopping online.

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      November 5, 2013 8:18 AM

      Best Buy price matches Amazon for free, so why would I pay $120 to pay $12 less for games, without actually seeing any benefit until I buy 10 games?

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      November 5, 2013 11:35 AM

      I'll just wait for a Sale on Steam.

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