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Playstation 5 sale idea.

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by on ‎06-14-2021 09:44 AM

This sounds simple and you may have done it already but i did not see it.  Can you make an exclusive PS5 buying option for BB Credit Card holders?  With the madness of getting these it would combat the bots and get you more card holders.  Other companies have done similar things.  I.E. Gamefly, PS Direct, Costco, Sams, etc.  I myself would use mine. Have been a card holder for 10yrs. Thanks. 

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Thanks for the suggestion. We would not be able to comment on any possible future promotional offers.

by Valued Expert
on ‎06-14-2021 12:24 PM

That would work only if bot runners didn't also have BB accounts. 


Yes it would get more card holders becuase those who use bots would get cards as well.


But if the bot runners are smart they would already have BB cards and be getting the larger reward.



on ‎06-14-2021 12:26 PM

But like playstation direct you can limit to 1 per card.  


on ‎06-14-2021 12:27 PM

Or like gamefly you can require having the bb card for 30 days already.  


by Valued Expert
on ‎06-14-2021 12:33 PM

30 days is not a long time at all. And the microchip shortage is going to last much longer than that.


Pretty dang easy to get multiple BB credit cards.


Also there may be legal issues to saying you have to have a BB Credit card before you can purchase this or that item. 



Gamefly is a rental place hardly a fair comparison. 

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎06-15-2021 12:24 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. We would not be able to comment on any possible future promotional offers.

on ‎06-15-2021 06:29 PM

You can restrict anything you want.  Sony makes you have a game pass and limits you to one unit.  Game fly is a rental company but they do sell ps5 consoles.  They limit you and you have to have an account for 30 days.  Both are taking care of their customer base.  If the bots want to sign up for multiple BB cards then let them.  More for BB and their card company.  But it would help their customer base.  As for the microchip shortage, yes it will last for a while.  But in the meantime they can help their loyal customer base and create new customers by getting into the game that is already being played with no legal ramifications.  

on ‎06-24-2021 05:17 PM

Some type of exclusivity for longtime/frequent BB buyers (either cardholders or exclusive Elite/Plus events) seems like a no-brainer.


Even GameStop recently had exclusive PS5 events for their Pro Members.


on ‎07-09-2021 09:09 PM

I also thought this also...why not give us Elite Plus members first crack at new stock and then Elite and then everyone else Smiley Happy

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