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UK bargains thread - "Ah! I'll buy it at a low price"

LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
Game are having a Nintendo 24 Hour Spectacular 1 deal every hour on the 24th of july, so 24 special offers in total! Starting on the 24th of July (monday) and I assume ending at 12 noon on the 25th.

I am expecting cheap gamecube console bundles and maybe Cheap GBA SP bundles, probable the odd DS game, and shedloads of GBA/GC games/accessories.

Edit - Not sure if this will work with the special offers, but i found this voucher

Edit: Renamed for out of date title.

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    LightReaperLightReaper Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Hmmm, do you think at this point it is worth getting a gamecube, this close to the Wii launch?

    Because I have money spare and I expect to see some truelly glorious Gamecube deals.

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    Bob The MonkeyBob The Monkey Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Hmm, are you in England, LightReaper?

    Because I have a Gamecube with a lot of quality titles that I'd be fine with selling at a reasonable price.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Hmmm, do you think at this point it is worth getting a gamecube, this close to the Wii launch?

    Because I have money spare and I expect to see some truelly glorious Gamecube deals.

    I would say definately grab games, and if they have a donkey konga GC bundle for dirt cheap (quite liekly), then get it just for the bongos. Having a spare console is allways good, so i would just wait and see what specific offers they have :D

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I'd love to get in on this but have such a busy work day Monday. Arse.

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    Nexus ZeroNexus Zero Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

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    LightReaperLightReaper Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Hmm, are you in England, LightReaper?

    Because I have a Gamecube with a lot of quality titles that I'd be fine with selling at a reasonable price.

    PM'd

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:63d4333915]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:63d4333915]

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Sounds interesting, I hope the selection is better than the two stores I visited last week.

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    Bob The MonkeyBob The Monkey Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    LewieP wrote:
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:34225154d8]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:34225154d8]

    I hope you're going to University College.

    Because you would be living in a fucking castle.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    LewieP wrote:
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:c39f355b68]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:c39f355b68]

    I hope you're going to University College.

    Because you would be living in a fucking castle.

    Sadly the Stockton campus, its not even in Durham, but its like the only place that would accept me, the grade requirements for the course are AAB, and I blagged it with BCD!

    edit: Not sure if this will work with the special offers, but i found this voucher

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    Nexus ZeroNexus Zero Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    LewieP wrote:
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:fb398161f3]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:fb398161f3]

    Pfff, I wish, because I can't find a job. I'm a student so no dole for me :(

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    LewieP wrote:
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:4c58060ea8]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:4c58060ea8]

    I hope you're going to University College.

    Because you would be living in a fucking castle.

    Pfff University College is full of Oxbride rejects (the bar's good though). Aidans for life!

    So this deals just on the website eh? I'll try and check it out on Monday.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Cullen wrote:
    LewieP wrote:
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:065b0ae5dd]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:065b0ae5dd]

    I hope you're going to University College.

    Because you would be living in a fucking castle.

    Pfff University College is full of Oxbride rejects (the bar's good though). Aidans for life!
    And Stockton Campus is full of University College rejects...like me

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    LewieP wrote:
    LewieP wrote:
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:9b8c36657c]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:9b8c36657c]

    I hope you're going to University College.

    Because you would be living in a fucking castle.

    Sadly the Stockton campus, its not even in Durham, but its like the only place that would accept me, the grade requirements for the course are AAB, and I blagged it with BCD!

    edit: Not sure if this will work with the special offers, but i found this voucher


    You lucky bastard, I had a place to study medicine (AAB) at the stockton campus, and they wouldn't let me in with ABB :evil:

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    Paul_IQ164Paul_IQ164 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Their suggested security question is "my favourite cheese"!

    Anyway, guess I'll be keeping an eye on this. I want me a Lite or a Micro, and if they're selling them cheap... (though I suppose there'll be no great discounts on Lites, since they're selling enough anyway.)

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    But obviously to make that into a viable anecdote you have to tart it up a bit.
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    areaarea Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Cullen wrote:
    LewieP wrote:
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    I have no life so I'll be riding the refresh button all day.

    on the dole ftw, right?

    :(

    [spoiler:8feb7d086f]I do start business studies and Economics Degree at Durham in octorber, but i am a bum til then!!![/spoiler:8feb7d086f]

    I hope you're going to University College.

    Because you would be living in a fucking castle.

    Pfff Durham is full of Oxbride rejects

    Fixed.

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    Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I am NOT going to sit at my keyboard all monday hitting F5

    I am NOT

    [spoiler:6c9330aae6]I totally am[/spoiler:6c9330aae6]

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    prawnstar69prawnstar69 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I do need some new Nintendo stuffs, but I'm at work monday :(

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Rami wrote:
    You lucky bastard, I had a place to study medicine (AAB) at the stockton campus, and they wouldn't let me in with ABB :evil:
    I think i was really lucky in alot of ways - I got alot of help doing my UCAS form of an awesome teacher and my mum (part of her work is training people on how to apply for jobs) I am also dyslexic, and Durham is a centre of exellence for research into dyslexia. I also took out a gap year to do volunteer work in Sri Lanka, and Durham have links to Sri Lanka. I also applied last year, but defered entry, so i got in with last years grade requirements (BBB/BBC) even tho they went up for my year. Plus I think I had some serious divine intervention. Cardiff had requiements of BBC for the same course, and they laughed down the phone at me when I asked if there was any chance of a place. So in conclusion, yes, I am a lucky bastard :P

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    LightReaperLightReaper Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I am NOT going to sit at my keyboard all monday hitting F5

    I am NOT

    [spoiler:7934503802]I totally am[/spoiler:7934503802]

    Don't worry...

    [spoiler:7934503802]We all will[/spoiler:7934503802]

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    Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I am NOT going to sit at my keyboard all monday hitting F5

    I am NOT

    [spoiler:625a2c97ea]I totally am[/spoiler:625a2c97ea]

    Don't worry...

    [spoiler:625a2c97ea]We all will[/spoiler:625a2c97ea]

    But I don't NEED anymore games! *sobs*

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Sorry to bump this thread, but i thought it would be good to make sure as few people as possible miss out on this

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    Bob The MonkeyBob The Monkey Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Cullen wrote:
    Pfff University College is full of Oxbride rejects (the bar's good though). Aidans for life!

    Well, it is my consensus plan if Oxford rejects me.

    Because, y'know, Castle.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Do we know what any of the offers will be? Incredibly cheap GBA shovel-ware will still not be worth it.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    OMFG! forum was down at the time, but they have been selling DSlites for £50!!!


    I havent got one yet, they go out of stock in seconds, but keep checking this out on the hour, 19 items left!

    other items have beem
    Brain training - £10
    NSMB - £20
    Nintendogs - £15

    Good luck getting anything before they go out of stock everyone!

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    areaarea Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Just had Animal Crossing for £15, before their website collapsed.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    It's a complete lottery as to whether you get your order through or not. There is no quicker way I could have made my order on the second lot of lites and I still missed 'em. :x

    Oh well, keep trying...

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    Paul_IQ164Paul_IQ164 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Yeah, it's damn near impossible to get the good stuff, since there's only 50 of everything. I went for a white Lite for £50, but I wasn't fast enough at clicking the buttons. We'll see if they have any more Lites later on for the taking. Animal Crossing for £15 this hour, though they'll have sold out by now (now being four minutes past the hour).

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    But obviously to make that into a viable anecdote you have to tart it up a bit.
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    LaveLave regular
    edited July 2006
    Yeah, I couldn't have gone faster on the Animal Crossing and I still had no luck.

    Does this run all through the night? Cos 5am could be interesting....

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    Paul_IQ164Paul_IQ164 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Yeah, it runs for 24 hours until noon tomorrow. Or rather, until 11:01 tomorrow, when the 11 o'clock item sells out.

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    RMH03RMH03 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    24hour spectacllar implies it runs through the night, but i wonder if we'll get anything of lite callibur at 3am?

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    jclastjclast Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Hmmm, do you think at this point it is worth getting a gamecube, this close to the Wii launch?

    Because I have money spare and I expect to see some truelly glorious Gamecube deals.

    Yes, if you want to import. A FreeLoader probably won't work on the Wii since it's slot load instead of top load.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Actually it should. I'm guessing in GameCube mode that ejecting will be "lid open", otherwise it would be impossible to beat any 2-disc GC game.

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Friend of mine jsut snagged a DS Lite and Animal Crossing for £65.

    I'm hoping to see something like Chibi-Robo, Donkey Konga w/ Bongos, Meteos/Tetris etc.

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    LaveLave regular
    edited July 2006
    Also, be-careful as your quickly clicking through. It refreshed my page with a £99 Lite, and I bought that instead.

    Had to ring up to cancel.

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    LightReaperLightReaper Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    jclast wrote:
    Hmmm, do you think at this point it is worth getting a gamecube, this close to the Wii launch?

    Because I have money spare and I expect to see some truelly glorious Gamecube deals.

    Yes, if you want to import. A FreeLoader probably won't work on the Wii since it's slot load instead of top load.

    Thanks for the info, i'm buying Bob the Monkey's gamecube. Naruto 4 here I come =).

    Also, i'm waiting with baited breath for the next offer, from what i've read they sound top quality.

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    Nexus ZeroNexus Zero Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Fuck, too late again, there was another batch of NDS Blacks for £50.

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    LightReaperLightReaper Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    Fuck, too late again.

    I don't think it's physically possible for me to fill things in again quick enough.

    I mean jesus, just loading the first checkout page was too late, already sold out.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Nexus Zero wrote:
    Fuck, too late again, there was another batch of NDS Blacks for £50.
    Jesus....It's only been a minute!

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    On another note, their site malfunction page is hilarious.

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