Argos buy a ps3 game & get wireless controller for £1.50!  misprice!
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Argos buy a ps3 game & get wireless controller for £1.50! misprice!

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Found 26th May 2010Made hot 26th May 2010
went to buy cod for my son and you get an accessory half price so he choose a wireless controller but it went through for £1.50p! so £36 for the game and a wireless controller!

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Original Poster

Reservation Information
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 PS3 - 18+. 900/8900 1 £34.99 Reserved
until the end of:
Thursday May 27th 2010
PS3 Compatible Wireless Controller 568/0542 1 £1.50
Total: £36.49

could be a local "fowl" up - but heat added :thumbsup:

wont price be different when you go to collect it?

isnt the price you pay the price in store on the day of collection

got excited for sec (thinking it was an offical controller) :thumbsup:

Original Poster

this has happened before and i normally print out my reservaton and they honour it!

Original Poster

urban_i;8696914

got excited for sec (thinking it was an offical controller) :thumbsup:


considering its only £1.50! i,m not complaining :thumbsup:

Thank you OP .... Great Find ...
I need a wireless controller for PS3. Can I use this MISPRICE glitch and return back the game? Do Argos accept returns on console games never opened?

Original Poster

sakreg;8696940

Thank you OP .... Great Find ...I need a wireless controller for PS3. Can … Thank you OP .... Great Find ...I need a wireless controller for PS3. Can I use this MISPRICE glitch and return back the game? Do Argos accept returns on console games never opened?



it depends on store manager, well thats what our local says but they have swapped them :thumbsup:

urban_i;8696914

got excited for sec (thinking it was an offical controller) :thumbsup:



Although it might not be an official controller it's not the end of the world.
I got one of these compatible infra-red controllers when I bought my bundle from Argos just before Christmas. It broke after a few weeks (it's possible that the dog got to the IR dongle thingy - but I'm not sure). Anyway I took it back to Argos as faulty and they refunded me the full original amount of £24.99.

The controller is meant to be half price £7. So this is an error on the system. Only compatible with those games with the special offer attached so not all games.

You will need the manager to approve this instore.

Good luck

Original Poster

ericagradus;8697004

The controller is meant to be half price £7. So this is an error on the … The controller is meant to be half price £7. So this is an error on the system. Only compatible with those games with the special offer attached so not all games.You will need the manager to approve this instore.Good luck


never had a problem before and as i said a wireless controller for £1.50!

wulshaz;8696919

this has happened before and i normally print out my reservaton and they … this has happened before and i normally print out my reservaton and they honour it!



i have known them to honour reservations that have gone back up to full price if the offer has finished when you collect but never for a mistake

Voted hot as you can get a game and a controller for less than the price of the controller.
http://i50.tinypic.com/6560t0.png

Anyone know what the controllers are like? I might get one for the kids to use.

Original Poster

my son is happy with his

Anyone know what the controllers are like? I might get one for the kids … Anyone know what the controllers are like? I might get one for the kids to use



it has a little usb dongle reciever thing to stick in your ps3 and it requires batteries for the controller but for the price its not bad

To be fair, these 3rd party controllers are probably only worth about £1.50

I hope your son is over 18...

nicmall;8700379

I hope your son is over 18...



It may be an 18 certificate but that doesn't mean that the OP shouldn't buy it for her son. What it does mean is that the OP should have acknowledged the rating and understood the reasons for it being rated. Buying based on suitability rather than pressure...

jtx;8697038

Voted hot as you can get a game and a controller for less than the price … Voted hot as you can get a game and a controller for less than the price of the controller.Anyone know what the controllers are like? I might get one for the kids to use.



They are ok. I have a PS3 and a 360 and untill we signed up for games on lovefilm we only used the PS3 for fifa. Its slightly larger than the original and obviously you have to plug in the little dongle. They seem pretty well made and battery life is good (we only use rechargables brought from a pound store)

jtx;8697038

Voted hot as you can get a game and a controller for less than the price … Voted hot as you can get a game and a controller for less than the price of the controller.Anyone know what the controllers are like? I might get one for the kids to use.



Thankyou - Rep added
Cheers OP H+R also added :santa:

The PS3 Controller Dual Charging Station comes up as £4.99 aswell.

overpaid for COD though!

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wulshaz;8696924

considering its only £1.50! i,m not complaining :thumbsup:


you may not be, but your kids will be when they argue about who gets to use the proper one ;-)

tommay;8701226

overpaid for COD though!



Totally overpaid:oops:...... You can easily get it for £20 elsewhere.

mandles;8701503

Totally overpaid, I got a new COD4 last week for £5!!



??:?

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wulshaz;8696875

Reservation Information Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 PS3 - 18+. … Reservation Information Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 PS3 - 18+. 900/8900 1 £34.99 Reserved until the end of: Thursday May 27th 2010 PS3 Compatible Wireless Controller 568/0542 1 £1.50 Total: £36.49


You got robbed paying £34.99 for codmw2:-
Modern warfare 2 veteran edition with statue and hardened game xbox and ps3 £24.98 @ game

FIFA09 / Controller - £11.49 Argos

Total = £36.48

Bargain, been holding off getting a spare PS3 controller until the price dropped. This could work out good as long as I can find a game I like.

csiman;8701529

You got robbed paying £34.99 for codmw2:-Modern warfare 2 veteran edition … You got robbed paying £34.99 for codmw2:-Modern warfare 2 veteran edition with statue and hardened game xbox and ps3 £24.98 @ gameFIFA09 / Controller - £11.49 ArgosTotal = £36.48



EPIC! :thumbsup:

csiman;8701529

You got robbed paying £34.99 for codmw2:-Modern warfare 2 veteran edition … You got robbed paying £34.99 for codmw2:-Modern warfare 2 veteran edition with statue and hardened game xbox and ps3 £24.98 @ gameFIFA09 / Controller - £11.49 ArgosTotal = £36.48


How do you get MW2 for £25? Or am I about three months too late for that?

Well worth 1.50 I paid 15 quid for mine and it does everything the official one does, apart from being chargeable.

smk77;8700512

It may be an 18 certificate but that doesn't mean that the OP shouldn't … It may be an 18 certificate but that doesn't mean that the OP shouldn't buy it for her son. What it does mean is that the OP should have acknowledged the rating and understood the reasons for it being rated. Buying based on suitability rather than pressure...


******

Doesn't the fact that it has an 18cert automatically mean it's not suitable for anyone under 18?
Ok so it's a grey area with kids who are like 16/17.
But would you really want your 11 year old (for example) playing a game thats been certified for adults only?
Plus, I hate kids when I play online, always shouting down the comms and playing flamin music.

CBA to get into a big debate over it cos it will only spiral into chaos and before we know it Hitler will be involved.
Ps. I don't know what OP means.

csiman;8701529

You got robbed paying £34.99 for codmw2:-Modern warfare 2 veteran edition … You got robbed paying £34.99 for codmw2:-Modern warfare 2 veteran edition with statue and hardened game xbox and ps3 £24.98 @ gameFIFA09 / Controller - £11.49 ArgosTotal = £36.48



2 problems with that idea. The PS3 version of MW2 Hardened is £35 on Game, and its out of stock

nicmall;8702418

******Doesn't the fact that it has an 18cert automatically mean it's not … ******Doesn't the fact that it has an 18cert automatically mean it's not suitable for anyone under 18?Ok so it's a grey area with kids who are like 16/17.But would you really want your 11 year old (for example) playing a game thats been certified for adults only?Plus, I hate kids when I play online, always shouting down the comms and playing flamin music.CBA to get into a big debate over it cos it will only spiral into chaos and before we know it Hitler will be involved.Ps. I don't know what OP means.



OP means Original Poster I think. And SAME! Really hate bratty screaming kids playing an 18 game online. Parents should show more responsibility

marv101;8703109

OP means Original Poster I think. And SAME! Really hate bratty screaming … OP means Original Poster I think. And SAME! Really hate bratty screaming kids playing an 18 game online. Parents should show more responsibility



I'd have absolutely no issue if I had a young child with them playing most 18 rated games. I grew up on a healthy diet of bloody and violent video games and turned out just (about) fine.

Though that said it does depend on the child and on the game, and it should be down to the parent. How many people watched an 18 rated movie before they hit 18? I'm pretty sure most of you.

And I've no problem with kids on-line providing they aren't screaming racial slurs, and I hope I'd bring my kid up well enough to ensure that doesn't happen.

It's a bit unfair to put all kids in the same boat.

Back to the deal, this is awesome and I intend to give it a go at lunch!

nicmall;8702418

******Doesn't the fact that it has an 18cert automatically mean it's not … ******Doesn't the fact that it has an 18cert automatically mean it's not suitable for anyone under 18?Ok so it's a grey area with kids who are like 16/17.But would you really want your 11 year old (for example) playing a game thats been certified for adults only?Plus, I hate kids when I play online, always shouting down the comms and playing flamin music.CBA to get into a big debate over it cos it will only spiral into chaos and before we know it Hitler will be involved.Ps. I don't know what OP means.



I never suggested that it was ok for an 11 year old to be playing an 18 rated game.

My son is 2. When he's 11 will I buy him COD10 (or wherever they are up to by then)? No. Of course not. When he's 14/15? Perhaps IF I feel that he's mature enough then I'd consider. 16/17 same...18..nothing I can do.

flamingcarrot;8697173

To be fair, these 3rd party controllers are probably only worth about … To be fair, these 3rd party controllers are probably only worth about £1.50



Seems true nowadays but whatever happened to decent third party controllers?

Time was when everyone I knew had a controller they preferred over the official one.

Original Poster

picked mine up today at bishopbriggs and have now come home and placed a reservation at cumbernauld for another one as an extra controller for £1.50 wont go wrong!

Got it for £1.50. Third party controllers used to be A LOT better though...

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mooneyme;8702814

2 problems with that idea. The PS3 version of MW2 Hardened is £35 on … 2 problems with that idea. The PS3 version of MW2 Hardened is £35 on Game, and its out of stock


wasnt when I posted and OP paid a lot more obviously :whistling:
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