Halo Reach Supermarket Thread

43 replies
Found 12th Sep 2010
SUPERMARKETS

TESCO
Thus far, I've checked around and Tesco currently have it priced at £37.97 in-store. This is the same price as Morrisons. £28 if you buy it with 2100 Microsoft Points at Tesco.

ASDA
However, a clerk in ASDA informed me (probably against her regulations, based on how confused she was looking through the computer) that the standard edition is penned in at £34.94, as I recall. To date this is the cheapest I've found it.

MORRISONS
Aparently going to be 37.99 on its own like Tesco.

GAME STORES

GAMESTATION
Gamestation have it priced at £37.99 as a competitive price point, but have a trade-in deal going; bring in any two XBox 360 games (and I mean, any) and get an extra £5 trade-in credit. My tip? Gamestation are selling Rockstar's Table Tennis and a few Pro Evo titles at 98p. Purchase two, and trade them in on the day, and save another £3.

As I am aware, GAME have a comparable deal going, being under the same parent company.

HMV
Currently HMV have it priced at standard RRP of £39.99, but they're giving away a free 800MS point card with each pre-ordered copy. Moreover, they have an excellent trade-in deal if you have either Red Dead Redemption, Hawx 2 or Mafia 2 to trade in against it; bring in one of those games and you'll get Halo Reach for £14.99 (meaning £25 trade in credit for the above titles). Please be aware HMV require a £5 deposit for preorders whereas GAME and Gamestation do not; this is obviously taken off the price of the game when you purchase it on launch.

ARGOS
So far Argos still have £39.99 on their system with no other incentives.

'Thanks to SigmaLongShot @ GameSpot*

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op has inside info its gonna be 25 quid?possibly/maybe
Edited by: "barky" 12th Sep 2010

Morrisons tills are apparently saying £34.99 at the moment but i expect that to change on Tuesday

Tesco POS
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Edited by: "Starr" 12th Sep 2010

Original Poster

The wars are hotting up!

I was planning to go to Morrisons or Tesco's if Morrisons is £25 squid I'll be there then!

Well im not too sure what deal to do,

-Tesco is great as i need microsoft points
-Gamestation i like as i have mirrors edge and shadowrun to trade in pushing it down to £30 ish
-HMV is great too as i want rid of red dead £15

£34.99 @ Sainsbury's

If you buy the game or console at game you get a halo branded wireless pad or headset for £29.99 saving £5

Original Poster

I'll go for Morrisons if it is £30 or less if not I'll go to Tesco and get it for 28 + 2100 MSP.

Job Done (:

Im going to call the shops tomorrow and check these

Banned

I always find myself saying "Halo Reach-around" in my head everything I see the title.

Original Poster

kidchop

Im going to call the shops tomorrow and check these



please post them here!

blackbox2342

please post them here!


will do

kidchop

will do



much appreciated:)

Im going to call HMV, GAME and Tesco as they seem to be doing the best deals and are good for me

Original Poster

Ditto the above comment!

blackbox2342

Ditto the above comment!


What deal do you like the best?
Im stuck betwenn Tesco as i need points and HMV as i have red dead

So how much are the black chatpad for xbox
Edited by: "kidchop" 12th Sep 2010

Original Poster

kidchop

What deal do you like the best?Im stuck betwenn Tesco as i need points … What deal do you like the best?Im stuck betwenn Tesco as i need points and HMV as i have red deadSo how much are the black chatpad for xbox



The points for me at Tesco as I still quite like RDR and it's a game I'd like to keep for the future.
Plus there's a few good XBLA titles coming out, Sonic 4, Hydrophobia and others plus loads out at the mo.

If Morrisons are the cheaper than Tesco though I'll go there.

blackbox2342

The points for me at Tesco as I still quite like RDR and it's a game I'd … The points for me at Tesco as I still quite like RDR and it's a game I'd like to keep for the future.Plus there's a few good XBLA titles coming out, Sonic 4, Hydrophobia and others plus loads out at the mo.If Morrisons are the cheaper than Tesco though I'll go there.


Hmm... £25 then i might as well but will these supermarkets stock up at midnight and sell it?

I bet if i called them they would be clueless as usual

Supermarkets don't alter their prices untill release day (in general anyway) as the computers arent updated.

So if you call and ask they will quote the stock rrp they would usually sell at.

Original Poster

kidchop

Hmm... £25 then i might as well but will these supermarkets stock up at … Hmm... £25 then i might as well but will these supermarkets stock up at midnight and sell it?I bet if i called them they would be clueless as usual



Morissons won't open for midnight launch and I don't think they have any 24hr stores but my nearest opens at 8 if you go to Morrisons website and use store locator you can get opening times.

I got told by the entertainment "team leader" @ Sainsbury's that this game was going to be a market leading price, I asked her if it was going to be the same price that call of duty was, sadly not the case, it was price around £34.99... I'm guessing ASDA caught wind of their price and knocked 5p off it

From the xbox forums, In the Sun theres adverts saying that tesco are selling at £28 when you buy points or £37 on its own. Also Asda/ Morrisons are selling at £37

Original Poster

The official launch of Halo Reach is mere hours away - but the price war … The official launch of Halo Reach is mere hours away - but the price war has already begun.Supermarket chains Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's have kicked off a fierce pricing war by not only offering the game at rock bottom prices - but also advertising heavily in UK national newspapers this morning.Sainsbury's has the stand-alone copy of Halo Reach for £34.99.Meanwhile, Tesco is offering Reach for £37.70. However, as we reported last night, you can pick up the game for £28 when bought with an Xbox Live 2100 Points Card, which is priced at £16.71 (RRP £17.50).Asda is selling Reach for £37.47, with an exclusive Halo Reach hoodie available for £9 when purchased with the game.



So here's the list of prices at the moment

Tesco: £37.97 on it's own or about £45 with 2100 MSP
Asda: £37.47 plus chance to get limited edition Halo Hoody for £9
Sainsbury's: £34.99 on it's own, no other offers.
Morrisons: Unconfirmed likely to be between 34.99 and 37.99 (they will price match)

Morrisons is 34.99 until sunday,

theres an ad in th Daily Record confirming this

Original Poster

Nothing as big as were hoping but it's always COD and Fifa which are the ones which are cut as they are annual releases.

HMV are selling it for £40 with 800 points however they will give you £25 for Red Dead so its £15

so no major deals

Can't believe at least one of them is not undercutting the others even at £30 or something.

Banned

spoke to my mate who is a manager of one of the Tesco stores and no deals at all ..poop

there will be no proper deals on this due to this game being console specific.
Call of duty modern warfare 2 was available on both ps3 and xbox 360, this would generate alot more revenue enabling the supermarkets to drop the price considerably.
As this game is only on 360 the supermarkets will not have high enough margins to push a decent price war.

Edited by: "witiben55" 13th Sep 2010

got mine today good game

There some good deals out there however only for some. Im gunna go HMV tonight and get Halo Reach for £15 with 800 Points when i trade in Red Dead tehee

Morrisons is still scanning at £34.99, managed to have a peek in the cupboard as he got a game out and there was only about £20 in there.

Seems like its 34.99 tmrw then

Really interested to see if Morrison's comes out of nowhere and slashes this to £30!

I think the HMV deal is a decent price with the points for a extra couple of pounds which i posted then it went to minus 95 lol

Someone has tweeted this morning that morrisons is selling for £35. No photographic evidence but it's not looking optimistic for an epic MW2 price battle

Tesco Deal

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Original Poster

Just been to my local Tesco who haven't had any points delievered to them so was a pointless excurssion may just head to Morrisons, will keep a look out at the other Tesco near me.

Out of curiosity my local Tesco removed the poster so it just read on the ticket Free Xbox Live points when you buy Halo Reach? So is it £37 all in?

Total price. £37.70. They didnt have the points in stock so get the manager to write on the recept that i will pick them up at a later date.

2100 points are worth about 17-18 quid. So that makes the game 20 quid!

I got one copy at 7am and another just now 9:15am. Hayes (Bulls Bridge) tesco is out of stock.

Just got this deal now. Just to confirm it isn't £37.70 for Reach and 2100 points. Although with a sign like the above you could possibly get away with arguing that.

The deal is £28 Halo Reach when you purchase a 2100 point card too. This is how it comes out on the receipt and I believe there is a deal floating around about this.

//edit

Sorry got it wrong, The points card is priced very fairly had to double check the receipt.
Edited by: "SuPerNoVi" 14th Sep 2010
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