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Cheap Arse Era |Europe| EU will love these deals!

Oct 28, 2017
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Germany
Really? This is the first I hear that. I thought they delivered everywhere.

edit: wow, just checked, they really don't. Wonder what that's about. They even ship to Austria. I'd go crazy if I lived in Germany and couldn't import non-USK defaced games.
Its basically amazon.co.uk, shopto or base.com only for me right now for physical games. Or importing from Austria in rare cases (quickest option). Talking about EU games. I also use amazon US or JP regularly for imports.
 

TheMoon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Its basically amazon.co.uk, shopto or base.com only for me right now for physical games. Or importing from Austria in rare cases (quickest option). Talking about EU games. I also use amazon US or JP regularly for imports.
I seriously recommend checking shop4de.com (the German storefront of 365games.co.uk, literally same thing with different colors like thehut and zavvi), they often have free shipping offers and an okay reward point system. simplygames also ships to Germany and has good discounts occasionally.
 
Jun 11, 2018
2,562
Lisbon, Portugal
I seriously recommend checking shop4de.com (the German storefront of 365games.co.uk, literally same thing with different colors like thehut and zavvi), they often have free shipping offers and an okay reward point system. simplygames also ships to Germany and has good discounts occasionally.
From what I see all those usually have worse deals than Base.com thou
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,140
Germany
I seriously recommend checking shop4de.com (the German storefront of 365games.co.uk, literally same thing with different colors like thehut and zavvi), they often have free shipping offers and an okay reward point system. simplygames also ships to Germany and has good discounts occasionally.
Thanks. Never tried shop4.de but ordered from simplygames and had good experiences with them. I actually only had bad experiences with game.co.uk and another store I can't remember the name of right now.
 

TheMoon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks. Never tried shop4.de but ordered from simplygames and had good experiences with them. I actually only had bad experiences with game.co.uk and another store I can't remember the name of right now.
shop4de.com not shop4.de
and yea, game can fuck right off lol. just purple gamestop.

From what I see all those usually have worse deals than Base.com thou
when they have deals they have deals. there's always times with something at one place that another doesn't have with a better deal.
 
Nov 15, 2017
1,345
AC Odyssey is now £20 on Amazon, which is my jumping-on point and I know will be the same for other ppl. Started it last night and it is sublime.
Finished sekiro so now I can finally start AC:O

Got the gold edtion from the Indonesian store for about 30 euro a few weeks ago (its been that price a few times). Looking forward to it. Funny since I was so sure I was not going go buy it: but guess that AC craving finally hit me
 
Oct 25, 2017
251
Germany
From what I see all those usually have worse deals than Base.com thou
I wish base.com had a rewards system as well, then they would be perfect. Don't even want to know how much money I sepnt on their shop by now.
And yeah, it's a shame that TGC does not ship to Germany anymore. They were my favorite UK store before...
 

Dave

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Oct 26, 2017
533
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is roughly £22 on Switch on the South African store, demo available to try. This is the one to get me to bite!
 
Oct 27, 2017
553
20% off Amazon Warehouse has started, as of writing there are 3 copies of Yokai Watch 3 in "very good" condition for just over £27 each, considering how rare this game already is this might be your last chance to snap one up at a reasonable price!
I've never followed Amazon Warehouse sales, how often do they have these 20% off promotions? I'd like to order something to central Europe, but with a potential no deal Brexit looming on Friday, i'm worried that the item would arrive at local customs after that.
 
Jan 20, 2018
300
I've never followed Amazon Warehouse sales, how often do they have these 20% off promotions? I'd like to order something to central Europe, but with a potential no deal Brexit looming on Friday, i'm worried that the item would arrive at local customs after that.
If you purchase it now, VAT is already included. So even in the event of no deal, there's no additional tax to be collected, as the payment collected at the time of purchas already accounts for that tax. Also keep in mind that after a possible no deal brexit, UK prices for us EU folks will actually go down, as UK VAT will he deducted, but we'll have to pay the difference in our home country, sans the packages that slip through.
 
Oct 27, 2017
553
If you purchase it now, VAT is already included. So even in the event of no deal, there's no additional tax to be collected, as the payment collected at the time of purchas already accounts for that tax. Also keep in mind that after a possible no deal brexit, UK prices for us EU folks will actually go down, as UK VAT will he deducted, but we'll have to pay the difference in our home country, sans the packages that slip through.
That's a good point about VAT already being collected, provided that Amazon don't drag their feet. Lately all my Amazon orders take days to dispatch, even when in stock.

As for lower prices for non UK residents if Brexit goes through, true, but then again customs in my country charge a processing fee which starts at 7€ for items between 22 € - 31 € and gets progressively higher, that will ruin many a deal for me. Buying items below 22€ is where the actual savings will be for me.
 
Jan 20, 2018
300
That's a good point about VAT already being collected, provided that Amazon don't drag their feet. Lately all my Amazon orders take days to dispatch, even when in stock.

As for lower prices for non UK residents if Brexit goes through, true, but then again customs in my country charge a processing fee which starts at 7€ for items between 22 € - 31 € and gets progressively higher, that will ruin many a deal for me. Buying items below 22€ is where the actual savings will be for me.
Yeah, same here. The processing fees will definitely be a nuisance, but international amazon already offer options to pre-pay import tax, in which case there are no additional processing fees, so as long as this works hassle-free on the UK site as well, we're all good. Other sites will likely be a bigger problem, but I'll worry about that when the day comes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,825
So I'm looking through the Amazon Spring Sale, and at the moment just looking through the 20% off Warehouse Deals - but it's looking like a number of things aren't offering the Warehouse discount. Compare and contrast:

Xbox 360 controller:

Gigabit ethernet switch:


Any idea what the difference is, and how I can search to ensure I get the stuff that's actually 20% off consistently?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,381
Yeah I have had a look at 2nd hand consoles but I'm worried they'll have butchered the controllers, or they come with loads of games I don't want/need

Is the slim or the super slim preferable?
i'd say go with the slim i've heard the super slim is loud because of the open top disc drive
 
Oct 25, 2017
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And most slims develop an issue with the drive not recognizing blu-ray discs on insertion after a few years. Stick to the super slim if you want a working systems for the next few years.
had mine since 2011 with heavy disc usage up to around 2015ish and usage now and again after that and it still reads discs fine
 
Oct 29, 2017
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So I'm looking through the Amazon Spring Sale, and at the moment just looking through the 20% off Warehouse Deals - but it's looking like a number of things aren't offering the Warehouse discount. Compare and contrast:

Xbox 360 controller:

Gigabit ethernet switch:


Any idea what the difference is, and how I can search to ensure I get the stuff that's actually 20% off consistently?
Go to the Amazon warehouse page, they have a banner for the 20% off, click the banner and search for what you want.
 
Oct 27, 2017
553
had mine since 2011 with heavy disc usage up to around 2015ish and usage now and again after that and it still reads discs fine
I got mine in 2009 and it doesn't read DVDs anymore. Not just that, but it makes a fairly alarming, loud sound, as if it were trying to forcibly eject the disc, but it doesn't actually do that. BDs still work, but every now and then it feels like it's taking too long to read them, so i'm worried about that eventually failing as well.
 

TheMoon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Media Markt, Buy five, of which two lowest priced are free.

https://www.mediamarkt.de/de/shop/5-fuer-3.html?uympq=vpqr&rbtc=pn|dea|Mydealz||p|leadalliance|

I only need Smash and Vesperia, maybe anyone is willing to share.
important: preorders do not qualify.

Beim Kauf von 5 unterschiedlichen Spielen (für PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Switch, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, DS, PC) erhalten Sie die beiden günstigsten Artikel umsonst. Aktion gilt nur für vorrätige / verfügbare Spiele. Aktionszeitraum: 10.04. – 23.04.2019. Rückgabe nur, wenn alle fünf Artikel zusammen zurückgegeben werden. Gewährleistungsansprüche bleiben hiervon unberührt. Beim Onlinekauf wird der Nachlass in Höhe der zwei günstigsten Artikel auf alle fünf Artikel anteilig gemäß dem Kaufpreis verteilt. Je Onlinekauf können maximal 15 Titel in den Warenkorb gelegt werden, wobei im selben Warenkorb nur unterschiedliche Titel ausgewählt werden können. Vorbestellerartikel, Guthabenkarten, Anwendersoftware, Bücher, Merchandise-Artikel und Prepaidkarten sind von der Aktion ausgenommen. Keine Coupon-Einlösung möglich.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Bought Yo-kai Watch: Red Cat Corps, Vampyr, Monster Hunter Stories, Miitopia and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise in that deal. Pretty good. Too bad they didn't have Yakuza Kiwami 2, that would have been perfect.
 
Dec 14, 2017
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Everything I look at in the warehouse sale has a (often significantly) cheaper version available that isn't part of the sale.
Yup, older warehouse sales were usually great. I remember people getting the PS4 Pro and PSVR like new (meaning: actually new) for 100-150 less than the MSRP. Now most items aren't even in the sale and the few that are, are "overpriced" and usually they are used items (very good condition). I've been checking the UK and DE warehouses and nothing good in either of them.
 
Oct 27, 2017
119
None of these should be cencored and if someone passes on that deal because a stamp on the cover... idk thats a bit ridicolus IMO.
I have a German version of Disgaea, and haven't started it yet because I worry that I'll put 50 hours into it and eventually upgrade to digital but won't be able to buy the cheapest version as the save will be locked to the German version. Can't find much about how many versions of Disgaea 1 Complete actually exist on Switch, so I'm not even sure it's a problem, but I'd much rather have a more standard version.

That's a less ridiculous issue.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,296
Video Games
I have a German version of Disgaea, and haven't started it yet because I worry that I'll put 50 hours into it and eventually upgrade to digital but won't be able to buy the cheapest version as the save will be locked to the German version. Can't find much about how many versions of Disgaea 1 Complete actually exist on Switch, so I'm not even sure it's a problem, but I'd much rather have a more standard version.

That's a less ridiculous issue.
There's no "German version" there is only a European version. If even that. Might be a general Western SKU or even global one. What you're worrying out is an issue that doesn't exist on Switch unless you literally have a different game version with altered content (like Wolfenstein 2) between countries. Those pretty much don't exist anymore.
 
There's no "German version" there is only a European version. If even that. Might be a general Western SKU or even global one. What you're worrying out is an issue that doesn't exist on Switch unless you literally have a different game version with altered content (like Wolfenstein 2) between countries. Those pretty much don't exist anymore.
Like I say, I'm not sure whether to worry or not. All I can find out is that there are different versions between regions but nothing more specific, and you never know with Germany.

I'm reasonably sure it's fine, but not 100% sure, is all.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,421
Ace Combat 7 on PS4 at £29.99 Amazon and Smyth's right now

Wondering whether to bite the bullet or see if a Weekend PSN sale pops up on the store to see what comes up

AC7 and Monsterboy currently on my watchlist. MB has held for a long time at £32.99