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GameStop Accidentally Sold Far Cry 1, 2 and 3 for $8

By - Source: Pocket-Lint | B 41 comments

Around this time of year, crazy deals are not unusual. However, when GameStop accidentally offered all three Far Cry titles for $8? Well, that kind of deal is insane. Pocket-Lint reports that the retailer yesterday listed Far Cry 3, along with the original Far Cry and Far Cry 2, for less than ten bucks. The retailer was selling its Far Cry Complete Pack, normally priced at nearly $90, for $7.99.

The deal itself was pretty unbelievable, but the fact that GameStop was reportedly allowing anyone to buy, regardless of their location, made it even more so. Unfortunately, deals like this don't often last very long. The price went back up to the original price pretty quickly.

GameStop has yet to explain what happened. However, given the deal's sudden disappearance, it's looking more and more like this was a price error as opposed to a legitimate deal. That said, there hasn't been any mention of GameStop canceling orders or not honouring the price for those who managed to get while the getting was good. Did you snag this deal? Let us know in the comments below!

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    azathoth , December 18, 2012 8:02 PM
    Oh, darn it. Missed out.
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    A Bad Day , December 18, 2012 8:29 PM
    Several years ago, Dell accidentally priced their monitors too low on a website for Taiwan.

    By the time Dell noticed the mistake, they already lost about $150 million. Some of the customers even bought multiple monitors.

    When Dell canceled the orders and said that they made a pricing error, the Taiwanese customers filed lawsuits and won.
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    Azn Cracker , December 18, 2012 9:36 PM
    dauntekongI dont know about you guys but I got all 3 image files for free. LMAO

    Don't brag about it. It's nothing to be proud of.
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    azathoth , December 18, 2012 8:02 PM
    Oh, darn it. Missed out.
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    sliem , December 18, 2012 8:06 PM
    What! Oh well I already have them. Enjoyed FC1 and enjoying FC3. Never spent more than 5 in FC2 due to other games.
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    Anonymous , December 18, 2012 8:20 PM
    Got fc1 and 2 already, and fc3 from never settle deal :) 
  • 27 Hide
    A Bad Day , December 18, 2012 8:29 PM
    Several years ago, Dell accidentally priced their monitors too low on a website for Taiwan.

    By the time Dell noticed the mistake, they already lost about $150 million. Some of the customers even bought multiple monitors.

    When Dell canceled the orders and said that they made a pricing error, the Taiwanese customers filed lawsuits and won.
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    twelve25 , December 18, 2012 8:41 PM
    They don't "suck" millions from their customers. They make an agreement with their customers to trade money for games. That's a free market where both sides benefit (or they wouldn't make the transaction).

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    internetlad , December 18, 2012 8:44 PM
    Twelve25They don't "suck" millions from their customers. They make an agreement with their customers to trade money for games. That's a free market where both sides benefit (or they wouldn't make the transaction).


    it basically amounts to taking advantage of the stupidity of other people who don't know how to list a game on eBay and ship it for 20 dollars more than they'd get from gaystop.

    Either way, I bet somebody got canned for this stunt. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a disgruntled (ex) employee who slipped this deal in so his buddies could pick up a few copies of the FC trilogy.
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    spartanmk2 , December 18, 2012 9:05 PM
    dauntekongI dont know about you guys but I got all 3 image files for free. LMAO


    Congrats on being one of the reasons legit users have to deal with DRM, get a job loser.
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    Azn Cracker , December 18, 2012 9:36 PM
    dauntekongI dont know about you guys but I got all 3 image files for free. LMAO

    Don't brag about it. It's nothing to be proud of.
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    kingnoobe , December 18, 2012 10:42 PM
    Spart if that's what you think you're a naive little kid..

    Why waste money on putting DRM on your games when you know it's gonna be hacked in the first place? Such an easy answer, but lets see if you can put that shriveled up brain of yours to work.

    As far as bragging about pirating well that's also says a lot about you daunte.
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    A Bad Day , December 18, 2012 11:11 PM
    kingnoobeSpart if that's what you think you're a naive little kid.. Why waste money on putting DRM on your games when you know it's gonna be hacked in the first place? Such an easy answer, but lets see if you can put that shriveled up brain of yours to work. As far as bragging about pirating well that's also says a lot about you daunte.


    Considering the fact that many games still come with DRM, the management still don't get it, especially EA and other customer-unfriendly companies. In fact, they're full of people who don't understand what is a computer game or how average gamers think.
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    A Bad Day , December 18, 2012 11:12 PM
    EDIT: And the more their games are cracked, the more DRM they like to vomit on.
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    mouse24 , December 19, 2012 12:09 AM
    I am not going to lie, I used to pirate games before I would watch reviews on them. I would just pirate everything I could get since I couldn't afford games. I will tell you however, out of the multitudes of games I had pirated I haven't finished a single one. Of the games I bought I have finished multiple times over. Not entirely sure whats up with that but for some reason I would rather play minecraft than a pirated copy of GTA. If I personally don't pay money for the game then I just don't enjoy it as much.
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    A Bad Day , December 19, 2012 12:23 AM
    mouse24I am not going to lie, I used to pirate games before I would watch reviews on them. I would just pirate everything I could get since I couldn't afford games. I will tell you however, out of the multitudes of games I had pirated I haven't finished a single one. Of the games I bought I have finished multiple times over. Not entirely sure whats up with that but for some reason I would rather play minecraft than a pirated copy of GTA. If I personally don't pay money for the game then I just don't enjoy it as much.


    Instead of pirating the game, why not download the demo?

    And if there isn't a demo, then rally a few thousand fans and get all of them to email the developer asking/demanding for a demo.

    It's quite likely they will do something about it because not that many people enjoy overflowing inboxes.
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    fatality1515 , December 19, 2012 12:25 AM
    I wouldn't play these games even if they were given to me for free! :p 
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    mouse24 , December 19, 2012 12:26 AM
    A Bad DayInstead of pirating the game, why not download the demo?And if there isn't a demo, then rally a few thousand fans and get all of them to email the developer asking/demanding for a demo. It's quite likely they will do something about it because not that many people enjoy overflowing inboxes.


    Agreed about the demo thing. I just thought, I'm broke and 60 bucks is a lot of money for a game. Still think that so I just wait until its in the bargain bin. Even if I only spend 5 bucks ona game I am 100x more likely to finish it than if I pirated it.
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    cliffro , December 19, 2012 12:43 AM
    fatality1515I wouldn't play these games even if they were given to me for free!

    Free? You want their children to starve?

    I really miss playing No One Lives Forever.....
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    Anonymous , December 19, 2012 12:47 AM
    Farcry 1 not that good of a game, farcry 2 was just utter garbage. I got both on a steam sale for like $10 or something awhile back, and it wasnt worth the paltry sum i paid.

    I wouldnt buy that bundle even if the price was a legit $8. After those crappy first 2 games i have no desire to buy farcry 3.
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