Two days ago, an offer that no one could miss appeared on Best Buy. The online shop had Metro: Last Light for only one penny, something that caught the attention of a lot gamers. We decided to avoid informing you about it as we thought that this extraordinary offer was simply a mistake from Best Buy. And it seems we were right, as the online shop has sent emails to those who purchase 4A Games’ FPS via this offer, cancelling those orders.
A lot of gamers felt ‘cheated’ but were they? After all, it was obvious that this offer was fishy. According to the description of Metro: Last Light’s $.01 offer, the game was listed as free, however this produce was meant to be included for those who purchased an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 or EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 graphics card. Obviously, most of those who ordered this special Metro: Last Light offer did not own any of the aforementioned cards.
Some suggest that Best Buy should honor the price without question. However, we should note that most gamers already knew – deep inside them – that this was probably a mistake from Best Buy. And instead of avoiding it, they decided to take advantage of it and exploit it.
All in all, you have to wonder whether Best Buy should honor a mistake (everyone does mistakes and no one is perfect) and whether gamers should stop taking advantage of fishy offers. After all, this offer was too good to be true, and we all knew that there was something wrong with it.
Still, we should note that some people managed to get their codes (at least before the story hit the frontpage of Reddit and N4G. The majority of users, though, will not be getting their codes.
If you were one of those who purchased Metro: Last Light from Best Buy (via this special offer) and have not received yet your codes, make sure to check your inboxes for the cancellation confirmation notification.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."