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#1381 arsenalcrazy8

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Been that way for a while now bro. Read back the last 6 months or more.


I think hes talking about checking the price in the system. In the last 6 months if you took it to a cashier and they scanned it or entered the sku at checkout, it would show up not for sale; however, if you had them type the SKU in the actual Best Buy Inventory System (not the website), it would show up as .01 still. This is how I still got some guides in the last 6 months lol. I think hes saying that even this is no longer the case...:(
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:16 AM

No go at my local Best Buy. Headed over there at lunch and surprisingly they had not pulled the pennied guides yet(which they always do before they penny them). I grabbed one of the two Hitman Absolution CE guides and headed up to the front with a $20 Steam card as well.

I told them that I wanted to see if the price of the guide had dropped and had her scan it. It was Not Available For Sale. She immediately called various people, each telling her another method to get it to show up for sale, each person incredibly confused as to why it isn't showing up, and each method yielding a Not Available For Sale message. At the 4th call I heard her say "You want me to do that? Okay." to which I look over at her screen(which was in plain sight) and I see it say
Retail price: $34.99
Sale price: $34.99

She hits a few buttons and then says "Sorry about that. I can sell it to you. That will be $34.99"
I politely declined, saying that I was hoping the price had dropped and that it hadn't. I purchased the $20 Steam card, thanked her for her help, and apologized for dragging her through that for nothing.

#1383 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:42 AM

and the death of pennied guides at Best Buy is now complete....

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

tried to snag an Absolution CE guide yesterday, but couldn't find a single one at 3 different best buys. the first one had FFXIII-2 CE and ME3 standard so i brought them up along with a random blu-ray. the guy rang up the movie first and then struggled with the two guides as they showed up "not for sale". when his manager showed up he asked the employee "i thought we pulled all of those and put them in the back." the manager took the guides and went and talked to another guy, not wearing the usually best buy gold or blue shirt, but he had a name tag on. when he came back he said "today's your lucky day" and let me have the guides. looks like they're getting pretty good at pulling these things early.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

Tried for CODBO, EM2, H:A, and DS3. All came up as "Not available for sale." However, this time was a bit different - the cashier checked the pricing in RSS, and found that they were still listed as retail price, vs. the normal $.01. Looks like BB is now marking these not for sale and NOT changing the price to a penny. Can anyone else confirm this?

Needless to say, looks like this might be the final nail in the coffin for penny guides at BB.



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#1386 Kovorkian

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:24 PM

tried to snag an Absolution CE guide yesterday, but couldn't find a single one at 3 different best buys. the first one had FFXIII-2 CE and ME3 standard so i brought them up along with a random blu-ray. the guy rang up the movie first and then struggled with the two guides as they showed up "not for sale". when his manager showed up he asked the employee "i thought we pulled all of those and put them in the back." the manager took the guides and went and talked to another guy, not wearing the usually best buy gold or blue shirt, but he had a name tag on. when he came back he said "today's your lucky day" and let me have the guides. looks like they're getting pretty good at pulling these things early.


The nice thing about my local best buy is that before they get pennied that usually get Manager mark down to $5 or $10 depending on soft or hard back.

I say usually as there are some that don't get marked down e.g. FFXIII-2 CE guide never got marked down, whereas the Hitman CE guide did

of course this does not include guides that of which they sell out, before the guides had gotten marked down e.g. Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance

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#1387 ItsKayJayBee

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:06 PM

Ni No Kuni get a permanent price drop? It is showing on Anazon currently as $40, without there normal thing where they show its MSRP and the percentage off it is.

#1388 arsenalcrazy8

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:20 PM

Ni No Kuni get a permanent price drop? It is showing on Anazon currently as $40, without there normal thing where they show its MSRP and the percentage off it is.


1. nice avatar pic

2. I guess youre right. And here I was thinking that game was going to become niche.
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#1389 ItsKayJayBee

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

1. nice avatar pic

2. I guess youre right. And here I was thinking that game was going to become niche.


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Not sure if I should get Ni No Kuni now or wait for it to go even lower.

#1390 enigma

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

Just scored Black Ops 2 CE, Hitman: Absolution CE, and Dead Space 3 CE for zilch at my local Best Buy. They had to remove them from inventory and just told me to take them. :D

#1391 Vigilante

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:50 PM

Not sure if I should get Ni No Kuni now or wait for it to go even lower.

At $39.99, any sales would put it at $29.99 or lower, so I would wait for one of those. There have been quite a few copies at local stores, so I don't think limited inventory is an issue despite its niche nature.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

No more penny guides for me either, they're really on top of pulling those things now. I have managed to get 2 free copies of FFXII-2 CE for free though. They've had like 20 for the longest time and they just stuck a 14.99 price tag on them now.

#1393 coopscohen

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

I can confirm the RSS doesn't show guides as a penny anymore. It now shows the retail price but I still got super lucky and was able to snag a Hitman CE guide. District Manager was at the store and told me he was in a good mood and could have it.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

Stopped at the Best Buy in McKinley Mall.
Pulled up this thread to see what I should be looking for. Not a single CE was to be had, but there was what looked to be a whole stack of ME3 guides faced out. I grabbed one and found that it was the only one and was just put in front of Nuni No Kuni.
Took it and a few other things to check out. Cashier said she would have to check on the price since it was "pennied out." A dude came over, took the guide and disappeared. Minutes ticked by. I assumed i was going to have no luck. He finally came back and said,"just give it to him."
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#1395 Kovorkian

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

Picked up Prince of Persia (2008? Prince has the claw/gauntlet) guide for $0.01 it rang up as $0.01 without prompt so I got that :br: Total Recall (2013) and :br: In Time

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#1396 Romeo

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:20 AM

Just scored Black Ops 2 CE, Hitman: Absolution CE, and Dead Space 3 CE for zilch at my local Best Buy. They had to remove them from inventory and just told me to take them. :D



Totally jelly. Those are the exact ones I've been looking for and would pay for. Just not $100.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:26 AM

I picked up FF13-2 CE Hardcover guide at my BB for a penny about 3 weeks ago.
I am going to check my local BB for Hitman and Deadspace.

#1398 OscillatingFerret

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

Picked up Prince of Persia (2008? Prince has the claw/gauntlet) guide for $0.01 it rang up as $0.01 without prompt so I got that :br: Total Recall (2013) and :br: In Time


Reminds me of the 2009 TMNT penny guide I got at TRU a few months ago.

I found BF3 CE, ME3 CE and GRFS at a BB two days ago and got denied. They actually had more than 1-2 used PS2 and PSP games used at that store though which surprised me.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:50 AM

I think hes talking about checking the price in the system. In the last 6 months if you took it to a cashier and they scanned it or entered the sku at checkout, it would show up not for sale; however, if you had them type the SKU in the actual Best Buy Inventory System (not the website), it would show up as .01 still. This is how I still got some guides in the last 6 months lol. I think hes saying that even this is no longer the case...:(


Yes that is exactly what I'm saying. Been following this thread for a while and know the deal. I'll try again at my local BB tomorrow; sometimes when they see the "Not available for sale" message they just give them out.
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#1400 coopscohen

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:09 AM

I was able to pick up a Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition for a $0.01 at GameStop without any problems. Oddly enough it was on the rack tagged for that amount.

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I also was able to pick up a Battlefield 3 CE from BB. It wasn't there a few days ago so probably the reason why it survived the pull. It must have surfaced somewhere and they put it back on the shelf. Manager was super cool and said I could have it.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:12 AM

Stopped at the Best Buy in McKinley Mall.
Pulled up this thread to see what I should be looking for. Not a single CE was to be had, but there was what looked to be a whole stack of ME3 guides faced out. I grabbed one and found that it was the only one and was just put in front of Nuni No Kuni.
Took it and a few other things to check out. Cashier said she would have to check on the price since it was "pennied out." A dude came over, took the guide and disappeared. Minutes ticked by. I assumed i was going to have no luck. He finally came back and said,"just give it to him."
Score!


I used to hit the 4 stores in our area for like 5 years. Always had great luck every single drop. But I just cant get myself up for even trying to get lucky and have the manager just toss me a guide.

#1402 coopscohen

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:29 AM

I was able to pick up a Epic Mickey 2 CE guide at BB today. SKU has been deleted. Manager took about 10 minutes to finally show which at that point the line in the store was about 10 people deep. She came and said just give it to him just to get me out of there LOL.

#1403 CAGkrazy

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:01 AM

I was able to pick up a Epic Mickey 2 CE guide at BB today. SKU has been deleted. Manager took about 10 minutes to finally show which at that point the line in the store was about 10 people deep. She came and said just give it to him just to get me out of there LOL.


Man wish my store is lazy like yours. Mine is always on top in pulling penny guides now. They also have updated tag prices of deal of the day games too.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:43 PM

Assassins Creed 3 CE guides are still $6.99 in store at BB. Just picked up two as an investment.

MoH Frontline the game for PS2 is also $.02 at Gamestop for anyone who runs across one.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:51 PM

I used to hit the 4 stores in our area for like 5 years. Always had great luck every single drop. But I just cant get myself up for even trying to get lucky and have the manager just toss me a guide.


Every guide that was a penny at BB was always found at my stores. I had such a blast getting so many of those things at once. The effect wore off after about the sixth or seventh drop. Now I have a humongous stack of guides in the corner of my room just gathering dust. I really need to get rid of those things.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

Assassins Creed 3 CE guides are still $6.99 in store at BB. Just picked up two as an investment.

MoH Frontline the game for PS2 is also $.02 at Gamestop for anyone who runs across one.


You didn't use the current Best Buy GCU coupon deal to get the guides for half off?

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#1407 OscillatingFerret

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:56 PM

You didn't use the current Best Buy GCU coupon deal to get the guides for half off?

Thanks for reminding me. Luckily I'm still next door.

#1408 karkyco

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for reminding me. Luckily I'm still next door.


Awesome, hit that up and get $7 back!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:32 PM

Apparently it only works on one guide, no matter what. Luckily I had a different RZ account I pulled up on my phone and claimed the coupon on so I still got two of them.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:31 AM

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