Toy mania sale starting in a week, going on for 3 weeks. Heres just some of the deals relating to the Nintendo switch
@StoneSin: yeah, I always take my $400 pc on the train to play games, then plug it into the big screen tv when I get home to keep on playing from where I left off.
Best is totally subjective.
whats an eshop card?
You use it to make purchases in the Nintendo eShop. So DLC, in-app purchases, full games, etc.
Oh I was getting excited it ws referring to a big w gift card
Can you use it for Nintendo Gold subscription?
I think we all assume so, but no confirmation yet.
@kulprit: this is pretty much confirmation
If you can use it for renewal surely you can use it to sign up.
Along with the above, 10% is ok but the last 2 times at eb and JB it has been 15%. Can then purchase these with discounted gift cards.
Thanks for the heads-up mate..was considering buying the bigw GC for 5% discount and then buy the eshop GC…
would you know how frequently eb and jb do these sales?
Last was in December I think. Can't promise they'll ever do it again though sorry. I got $300 then and have about $160 left.
It's been a while, so you might want to pick up a small amount now, and wait until 15% to purchase the rest.
They often did it for big Nintendo releases over the years.
I think it’s rougly twice a year.
I'm guessing you have to buy eShop cards in-store. You can't get it on Big W online.
Normal price for Pro Controller.
You beat me to it. Got it for $59 on Amazon with the new customer promo code.
Looks like Big W will have the cheapest Mario Tennis Aces on release
They're usually either the cheapest or close.
It's ridiculous how much cheaper they are than the eShop.
I really want to buy digital to not have to swap out games, but the prices are so much more expensive! :(
If you buy eshop cards at 15% off, using gift cards at 7% off and take into account the increase in gold coins it's pretty close (except the cost of storage, and the lack of resale)
Ie. Mario tennis $61.20 physical and would be $59.24 using all the discounts for digital.
And that's ignoring that Mario tennis has a deal for double gold coins.
@kulprit: Where do you get the 7% off giftcards from? Tempted to do this – considering digital over physical for Aces.
@Wool: You have to join RACQ Lifestyle Member ($26/year) where you have access to 7% off EB Games eGift Cards and 5% off JB Hi-Fi eGift Cards plus many other stores.
That resale value though. Its nice finishing a game at a net cost of around $10
I used to hoard games. I've still got the backlog but finishing and selling new ones is so much better than hoarding
With my 3DS I went digital for max portability, but honestly Nintendo make it too much of a headf*** when you want even the slightest bit of flexibility. Owning two 3DS's… one becomes a paperweight cos your account is tied to one console at a time (with a maximum of 5 transfers IIRC).
So yeah, back to owning cartridges for me. As @justtoreply said, just finish and sell the games. As a bonus side effect, it prevents Steam hoard syndrome.
@kulprit: The resale is the big kicker though that stops me from getting the AAA games digitally. These games hold value. I bought XenoBlades for $79, finished it and recently sold it for $64, to, get this, EB games…. lol
Minecraft for $32 is a good deal too.
Hopefully Australia eShop will get a sale as well. Could line up nicely with the 10% of eshop cards if it ends the same time as the US one.
Even better since you get 5% back in coins as well.
Do you mind explaining how the coins work? And if I have any physical game cartridges, I heard there's a way to register them for coins. Does that mean I can't share the cartridge with friends (or sell it) after I register it?
You can still sell or share the cartridge once you register it. It just means that someone else won't be able to claim the points.
You can redeem the points on the eShop when checking out.
The exchange rate is 1 Gold Point = $.01 discount
To add to mobbahobba’s reponse, the physical redeem rate is only 1% vs the 5% for digital sales. That said the physical prices are usually better which will offset that.
sucks that octopath is released on 13th of July
Why? Buy credit in anticipation if you want it digitally?
Labo Robot for $99
Labo Kit for $79
Customisation set for $14.
Might try Labo for $79.
Hmm Mario tennis for $62
I wonder if I can price match to EB… Already pre ordered and really close to level 3 rewards…
EB will let you price match, but depending on the store/employee you may not get the pre-order bonus
In the past I've price matched as I pick up the pre-order, so I don't see how they can refuse you the bonus. (assuming you've only paid deposit, and not in full)
It usually depends on the pre-order bonus and the price. If you had to pay extra for the pre-order bonus, then they will only price match for the game without the preorder bonus.
@RichardL: Yeah always depends on the person. I have my go to guy for my Local EB and he always gives me the bonuses, and even price matches for me without me even asking now. Just form friendships with someone and they will look after you. I've always found treating people well nets good results in such matters.
Are the big Toy Sales after EOFYS? Wondering if worth waiting for that on some items…
This is that sale
Oh haha, cheers.
Anyway to download the catalogue as a PDF?
it'll probably appear on lasoo
or you can print this to pdf
Might buy Tennis and a Pro Controller. Does Big W still work out the cheapest if you include shipping?
Amazon will mostly likely match on launch so could get both and use AMAZON20 to get it for cheaper.
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is cheaper on Amazon AU (~$59), if you add a $4 item and use the code "AMAZON20".
Note "AMAZON20" is for new user only and require a minimum spend of $79 but you can just make a new account
Also eb have a couple 1/2 price games, and also this for $47
Not sure how it compares to the legit pro controller though.
Honestly, I would pay a bit extra and get the Genuine Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
You can get the Nintendo Pro Controller on Amazon AU fo ~$59, if you make a new account, add a $4 item, and use the coupon code "AMAZON20".
The Switch is a very nifty gaming unit console/hand held hybrid. I use it more as a hand held device, funnily enough I tend to rest the screen on the couch while using the pro controller (as opposed to having the joycons in the joycon grip OR the joycons connected to the screen itself). I rarely connect it to the tv or use the dock itself (mostly if I have to charge the joycons is when the dock gets used). I've purchased a few of the Nintendo games (Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country etc), yet I get more mileage out of the console playing games I've already got on xbox/ps4/pc (eg: Rocket League). I don't use the system every single day, but I feel I have got (and continue to get( my money's worth.
Another Big W toysale :), some very good bargains to be had especially in the video game category. Also it might be worth checking out your local store to see which games they MIGHT be clearing out at cheap prices (well having googled a few of the titles I swooped on eg: Far Cry Primal and Mafia III - they're about the same price as JB… but still, getting them that cheap new and SEALED having never been cracked open to remove the disc…. is great for me lol). A few of the stores I went to had older titles like WWE 2K (16-17), NBA 2K (16-17), Fifa 15-16-17 at $10-$20. And other titles like X COM 2.
Mario Tennis Aces come to papa
Hey guys Im totally new to nintendo. Ive seen it on catch of the day this morn for 398…is that a good deal or should i wait?
Also do they come with any preloaded games or everything has to be bought?
Games themselfes seem a bit on the expensive side compared to pc…I was looking to get Wolfenstein2 and some games for the kids that involve movement as I dont want them to be on the couch too much..Thanks in advance..
If you're planning to get a Nintendo Switch, refer to this deal from Amazon AU. They don't come preloaded with games, but there are some free titles in the Nintendo eShop that you can download (ie. Pokemon Quest, Fortnite, etc.). Regarding games, they are on the expensive side, but if you shop around and keep an eye out on OzBargain, you can pick up some of them for a discounted price.
Comes down on 360 …
No preloaded games. Best is currently Amazon (search here on ozbargain)
P.S.I was about to get Ps4 pro but console that gets you to move arroung seems apealling to me..
ps4 500gb slim is $339
I assume the ps4 pro is $499 at moment might also get price drop
mario tennis ace is a pretty fun game. Although I hope they solved all their multiplayer latency issues they had during their demo weekend.
Thank you so much OP : )
Just went to my nearest EB Games store and did the price match !
Got the Pro Controller for $79. The whole transaction was buttery smooth and the staff there was very friendly. Btw, I purchased some gift card thru my RACQ portal so that means a further 7% off !
Now I can enjoy the $15.60 Overcooked that I just bought this afternoon!
They price matched before the sale ? I guess I don't see why not but didn't think they would .
You could also price match AMAZONAU, they have it for $74.99.
*For Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
Its available to buy online now!!
Anyone know if Mario tennis aces is available today?
Should be tomorrow but could get lucky and someone might sell it to you today
Can you buy the eShop card with Woolies gift cards?
Yeah you can, just did it this morning
Hi guys, just a dumb question: Can you use the discounted Wish e-gift cards from cash rewards in combination with staff discount to get like a ~10% discount?
I tried scanning a Woolies discount and it didn't work but the gift cards work!
I don't get it, the Switch and Pro controller are the normal prices.
EB store won't price match pre order until the game actually releases
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