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Old 04-01-2008, 02:03 PM
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Default Has anyone heard how Futureshops tradein program is going?

Hi Guys...wondering if any of our Canadian Members have heard how Futureshops $100.00 trade in allowance towards a combo player is going? I think the promotion ends this thursday? Anyone heard if it met with much success or not?
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:45 PM
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I hope it's going horribly, as it should. They can go f themselves if they think I'm going to bring in my brand new HD player that I paid $149 for so I can save $100 on a $499 Blu player that can probably be got for $150 by the end of the year. It's a scam, an illusion that we can "save" money and get a "super deal" if we trade in our players. They get more then double the money we've already spent for a hunk-o-junk Blu player. At least the other half of the parent company (Best Buy) gave $50 to their customers instead of trying to swindle out more money out of us like Future Shop. Can you tell I like these stores?
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:06 PM
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Don't beat around the bush now....tell us how you really feel.

I don't think the program has had nearly the response they were anticipating....as I have not heard or read anything about the program since it was introduced. I plan on holding on to my HD DVD player(s) however, I am already purple so I shelling out another $400.00 is not of interest to me.

I think from the beginning this program was geared towards the casual enthusiast.......as you can by a PS3 for $399.00 without trading in your HD DVD player.

Anyway...was just hoping someone in the now might have some inside info on how the promotion is going as it ends tomorrow.
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:28 AM
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I've posted this on another thread already, but here goes again:

I purchased the LG BH200 Combo/Dual Format Player for only $289.98 less than 2 weeks ago and took advantage of the trade-in promo. It's an awesome promo and I'll tell you why.

1. I price matched/beat Best Buy's price on the BH200 of $399 vs. FS's price of $499. That brought the new price to $389.
2. I bought an Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on for $38.99 by price matching/beating Dell.ca's price of $39.99 vs FS's price of $49.99.
3. Traded in the HD DVD add-on to receive an additional $100 off of $389.99, bringing the new price to $289.99. Plus I should add back $38.99 since that is what I paid for the add-on. Which brings the new total to: $328.98

Hopefully you're still following me, lol

4. FS also had a promo going on that gave me Hitman BD, I Am Legend BD & Ratatouille BD for free with the purchase of any BD or Dual Format player.

I already had I Am Legend & Rataouille and wasn't interested in Hitman, so sold all 3 and collected $60 in my pocket.

$328.98 - $60 = $268.98

And I also collected $20 for the King Kong HD DVD & Remote that came along with the HD DVD add-on, which brought my total down further to $248.98 +/- applicable taxes.

Phew...*takes a deep breath*. All in all, I ended up getting a $499 player for $248! I'm definitely not complaining

EDIT: If I recall correctly, when I read the screen, FutureShop's cost on this player was around $380 or so.
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