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#1 alarmed

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

I was out today doing deliveries in Branson, MO., and stopped in at their Best Buy looking for a good combination of buy 2 get one free $29.99 and up titles. While I was there I went through the Wii section and saw not 1, but 2 copies of the Metroid Prime Trilogy marked for $24.50 on clearance. I already bought this upon release, but I started thinking about buying their copies and putting them up on eBay. I immediately thought of those of you on CAG that might not already have a copy, and put the resistance aside.

After all, I didn't know how much people were buying them for on ebay, and I really didn't want to mess w/ebay, as I haven't sold on there for years. So I went on looking for good $30 dollar games for the current Best Buy deal.

I went a little further down the rack, and found yet another Metroid Prime Trilogy in the wrong place. Okay so there are 3 available now. Hmmm...

Long story short, I resisted the urge (or in my case, the headache of charging $75 on the credit card, and explaining to the wife that I would sell them on ebay, and make a profit).

I never moved any of the copies I saw, so those 3 should still be there, there might even be one or 2 more there, I don't know, as I didn't go through every row of games on the Wii display.

That was shortly after 11 am, in case any local CAG's are interested in stopping by there.

I will do some research after I post this to find out if I made a mistake, and the ebay value would be worth stopping by there again tomorrow, but I thought I would be nice and give other people here a chance at them first.

I may regret my decision if I find out that they are going for $100+, and hoarders bought them due to my posting here. Oh well, I have a good job, and already own it anyway, so easy come, easy go.

I did find Final Fantasy Tactics for PSP in the bargin bin, and bought that for $9.99+ tax, so I was happy about that find.

BTW, there were 2 more copies of FFT for PSP in the bin, and FF1 and FF2 for PSP, also in the bin when I left.

Hope this helps someone who isn't just interested in making money off of this.

Yes, I guess this could be in a regional thread, but the fact that they had 3 copies of MP Trilogy could help others who have Best Buy's with similar stock that might not be checking the regional's?

So, read before you flame me for posting a possibly regional find.

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#2 token2k6

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:43 PM

seems plausible..but still glad I secured my copies at $19.XX from Fry's PM
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#3 donut

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

Definitely YMMV and you will be kicking yourself...
or just delete this thread ASAP and get back over there!

#4 chinatowndan

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:52 PM

Yeah, buy those. Lemme know if you find any Mario All Stars Wii too.
Some asshole went to every store in my city (Pittsburgh)and bought every copy new for 29 to flip on ebay. And yes, I was told by every store that it was the same guy.

#5 Saix_XIII

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:59 PM

I don't even have a Wii, but if I saw those I'd get one for myself.

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#6 alarmed

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:04 PM

Okay, I may end up kicking myself as written above, but like I said...

...I don't need the hassle of eBay, unless it is worth it. I live an hour or so from that Best Buy, and won't be going back today.

I already own the game, but I might check back there tomorrow (WED), if it is convenient and worth my time.

I wanted @ least the Branson CAG's to have dibs first.

I'm almost afraid to ask/look up on ebay...

...what are the sealed copies going for?

Do I really want to know?

And no, they didn't have SMB All Stars for the Wii, I did check that, as I know the rarity of both of these games.

The did have Maramusa? for the wii for $13 or so, and A Boy and his Blob was also there (1 copy), with no price shown behind it.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:13 PM

I just looked, used it's going for around $50, new is around $80. Some people want $100, but it's selling for $80 rather regularly.

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#8 chinatowndan

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:22 PM

Yeah, everybody on ebay is a moron.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:23 PM

I'd love to have this, but for all the hassle I'd go likely have to go through & not wanting to spend much money on it, I'd be ok w/ picking up the 2 GC titles & the 3rd one for Wii for about $30.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:32 PM

I'd love to have this, but for all the hassle I'd go likely have to go through & not wanting to spend much money on it, I'd be ok w/ picking up the 2 GC titles & the 3rd one for Wii for about $30.


Also, waggle is not at all the best way to play these games... they are lightyears more fun with a WaveBird, and unfortunately MPT does not support it.

Best to own them in their original states.

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#11 alarmed

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:32 PM

$80 on ebay?

If I bought all 3 when I was there I'd stand to make about $150?

Shaq-Fu ebay!

Personal time lost looking for these on Wednesday- $?

Personal time posting and going throught the entire ebay process- $???

If I found and purchashed all 3 and put on ebay...

...= Waste of my time & effort!

I don't need ebay pulling from my profit with their listing prices etc...

I'd rather point out the deal, and have someone HERE get a game they want @ a PRICE that is CHEAP!!!

I might check back there tommorrow, but if there is less than the 3 copies I saw today, I will pass again.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

$80 on ebay?

If I bought all 3 when I was there I'd stand to make about $150?

Shaq-Fu ebay!

Personal time lost looking for these on Wednesday- $?

Personal time posting and going throught the entire ebay process- $???

If I found and purchashed all 3 and put on ebay...

...= Waste of my time & effort!

I don't need ebay pulling from my profit with their listing prices etc...

I'd rather point out the deal, and have someone HERE get a game they want @ a PRICE that is CHEAP!!!

I might check back there tommorrow, but if there is less than the 3 copies I saw today, I will pass again.


very nice you, but one member will sweep in and buy all to flip...
They would make excellent trade fodder here!
I would trade for one in a heartbeat!

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#13 Saix_XIII

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:41 PM

Does anyone know the SKU for this game?

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#14 sadboy

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:43 PM

does anyone know the sku for this game?

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#15 Saix_XIII

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:47 PM

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I just tried that and didn't work. I think that's the UPC, not the SKU.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:48 PM

I just tried that and didn't work. I think that's the UPC, not the SKU.

(laugh) Well, I ripped it off someone else who posted it. I dunno, man.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:50 PM

I did a round about way of getting it. I called the store the OP mentioned and asked for it...no store near me has it at all *cry*

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:55 PM

Also, waggle is not at all the best way to play these games... they are lightyears more fun with a WaveBird, and unfortunately MPT does not support it.

Best to own them in their original states.


I thought the Wii controls made the games MUCH better.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:05 PM

I did a round about way of getting it. I called the store the OP mentioned and asked for it...no store near me has it at all *cry*

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That's the sku for the used/pre-owned version. If anyone has the sku for the new version, could you please post it.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:10 PM

I did a round about way of getting it. I called the store the OP mentioned and asked for it...no store near me has it at all *cry*

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I still don't understand why CAGs feel the need to call and ask. Listen, you do that and odds are the game will put in the back by employees so they can get them later (which I'm not opposed to, but why give them the heads up if you don't have to).

I recall seeing 8-10 copies of Uncharted at TRU when it was $5. Friend of mine called the store shortly after I left and after I let him know the game was there. He later told me the employees told him there were no copies of it anymore. Hmmm ... care to guess what happened? :-P

#21 mrright4you4now

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:12 PM

Yeah, buy those. Lemme know if you find any Mario All Stars Wii too.
Some asshole went to every store in my city (Pittsburgh)and bought every copy new for 29 to flip on ebay. And yes, I was told by every store that it was the same guy.


It wasnt me but I drove around for like 4 hours the day that it came out trying to find a copy for a christmas gift. Needless to say a very good looking female friend of mine went to one of the same gamestops that I went to and they sold her one of the preorders because they didnt think the person was going to pick it up. Very mad about that but she obviously had an advantage over me on that one.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:15 PM

I still don't understand why CAGs feel the need to call and ask. Listen, you do that and odds are the game will put in the back by employees so they can get them later (which I'm not opposed to, but why give them the heads up if you don't have to).

I recall seeing 8-10 copies of Uncharted at TRU when it was $5. Friend of mine called the store shortly after I left and after I let him know the game was there. He later told me the employees told him there were no copies of it anymore. Hmmm ... care to guess what happened? :-P


It always shocks me how people call for deals that are too good to be true. One time I had my CC company refund me a whole vacation without any warning or authorization. Didn't call once to figure out what happened. Wasn't my problem they decided to give me my money back.

Point is: calling is the easiest way to notify the store, business, or the employees. :-#

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

OP - you should have picked them up and sold them or traded them here on CAG if you don't like ebay! There are lots of people looking for that game.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:57 PM

I didn't call the store to ask if they had any or anything. I wanted the SKU. I had no way of getting it besides calling a store because no one on here posted it. I didn't call my local stores and ask them, I used the website to search for it.

Sadly yeah it is the used version, which doesn't help much.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:28 PM

This is extreme YMMV. I'd be surprised if even one other CAGer found a Metroid Prime Trilogy at Best Buy, much less marked down to $24.50. That said if you want the game almost every KMart I ever go to still has it in stock for $49.99.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

I didn't see any copies at my best buy (Lee's Summit mo) but if I had I would have grabbed them. Some oaf on cl tried to charge me $90 so I went to gamestop and got one for $50. Incidentally, I did call before I went to gs. :)

#27 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:07 AM

Here's the SKU for the new version of MPT: 9424205

I found it here: http://www.examiner....e-trilogy-to-20

Had to copy/paste the shortcut to the old BB.com page for it to avoid the stupid pop-ups.

Stock locator link: http://www.bestbuy.c...Mode=searchmode

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:17 AM

I looked up the Branson, MO store (the store where the OP found the games), and it's showing unavailable. So, either the site is inaccurate or someone bought all of them.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:25 AM

I looked up the Branson, MO store (the store where the OP found the games), and it's showing unavailable. So, either the site is inaccurate or someone bought all of them.

I think IATCG mentioned something about how if the quantity drops below a certain number, it won't show up as available.

#30 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:38 AM

I think IATCG mentioned something about how if the quantity drops below a certain number, it won't show up as available.

Yeah. I've been told before that if an item drops below 3 available that it won't show up on the stock locator.

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