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Gamers Club Unlocked- purchase limit changed to annually

Status: We Did It!
by qualityman13 on ‎04-30-2014 12:56 PM
I love my gamers club unlocked account but I do not agree with the purchase limit of 3 copies of each title. I think that there should be a annual purchase limit of 3 per title per year and not not a permanent limit. Let's say you bought a multiplatform game such as Tomb Raider or Boarderlands. You may buy a copy for your xbox and ps3 then the inevitable Game of the year edition or &quot;definitive edition&quot; comes out for the next gen consoles or they release a handheld version of the game (Boardlands 2 is being released for the vita almost 2 years after it was released on the other systems. There are several more example Rayman Legends and Batman Arkham Origins are perfect examples. Batman still has a Wii U version that is supposed to be coming out but some people may have already played the game on three other systems so they won't get to enjoy the game on the wii u.<br>I am not saying that you are going to buy all these titles on day one but when the game goes on sale or a year or two down the road you pick it up during a Black Friday sale and then best buy closes your account? I think the limit should either be 3 per console per year (same as the video game trade in limit) or the limit should reset annually.
Status: We Did It!

Thanks for all the input on this idea. We have made the following changes to our Gamers Club Unlocked Memberships.

 

The limits for using your Unlocked membership will be three copies of a New (i.e. not pre owned) gaming software title per platform, per year. Collector’s and Limited Editions count toward that title limit. Game of the Year editions, usually released much later including additional content do not count toward that limit but would essentially start as a separate game and limit.

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by MuricanDavester
on ‎05-03-2014 11:44 AM

I meant game of the year editions being separate from original editions on the rule of 3, not collectors editions.

by qualityman13
on ‎05-24-2014 05:16 AM

Is 22 up votes not enough to get this moved up? I see ideas with less votes get moved to under review...

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎06-06-2014 10:49 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
I just wanted to let everyone know we are looking into this. I'll post back once I know if this is a possibility or not.
by IvanCanales
on ‎06-19-2014 02:42 PM

I know Best Buy is my go to place on Black Friday. If something is on sale especially video games like Pokemon I tend to buy A LOT (usually 3-5). Not even for my immediate family. I have tons of cousins that have played since the first games came out. I wouldn't mind the 20% discount coming off after the third one since I'm usually the one who buys them their games. Having to go to another store for fear of losing my account frightens me. I've had to cut down on buying games in case a GOTY comes out in the future. I also would like to know if Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are "the same game" under this rule. I plan on buying 3 of Ruby and Sapphire when they come out but don't want to get in trouble, wouldn't mind the discount coming off if that's the case. Just want to give you my money. Heart

by Portman
on ‎07-13-2014 06:04 PM

I can see this being benefical for people during the holidays and when gift shopping too.

 

It seems like a "gift purchase" or some way to tell the system to ignore the discount but still give us points for My Best Buy would be benefical.  That way we can make gift purchases during sales/holidays and don't have to worry about running over the limit accidentally (granted that shouldn't happen very often but take Smash Brothers for example where some people will be buying 2 copies already with the Wii U and 3DS and then if it was gifted to someone you'd be hitting the limit).

 

The other reason I see it being beneficial is in a few years from now we might want to buy a game when it's cheap or to get a friend to play with us and if we've already bought it like with the Smash Brothers example above we could inadvertently hit the limit.

 

Either way I understand the point of the limit and don't see it being a problem for most people but it's the rare times where we might run up against it during gift purchases or just a few years later.

by qualityman13
on ‎07-14-2014 08:06 PM

3 titles per the lifetime is ridiculous, here is another question.  What if we let our membership expire then start a new membership. Can we now get the same game 3 times with the discount? I am hoping we don't get a generic "we are not moving forward with this idea"

by qualityman13
on ‎07-31-2014 05:19 AM

@Allan-BBY have you heard back from the team on this yet?

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎08-01-2014 10:37 AM

@qualityman13, I haven't heard back on this one yet. My guess is that due inventory restraints we will not be changing this, but we'll see. 

by mizerytheraven
on ‎08-03-2014 12:51 PM
No limits at all
by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
‎08-06-2014 04:08 PM - edited ‎08-06-2014 04:08 PM
Status changed to: We Did It!

Thanks for all the input on this idea. We have made the following changes to our Gamers Club Unlocked Memberships.

 

The limits for using your Unlocked membership will be three copies of a New (i.e. not pre owned) gaming software title per platform, per year. Collector’s and Limited Editions count toward that title limit. Game of the Year editions, usually released much later including additional content do not count toward that limit but would essentially start as a separate game and limit.

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