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#1 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

The Reduced Price Guide FAQ/OP has been moved to the SECOND post. Read this first!


Private message me if there is something incorrect or needs to be changed in the non-wiki pages.
Below is two years or so of guide drop info. If you want to see the full list, please refer to the third post of the Reduced Price Guide Thread XIV that can be found HERE.


Note that date may be of confirmation, and not of drop.

CE/SE/LE=HARDCOVER GUIDE
Red=Gamestop drop
Blue=Best Buy drop
Pink=Toys R Us drop

 

Recent Drops (Last Six Months)

 

Dropped on 3.26.14

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Dropped on 2.26.14

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Dropped on 2.14.14

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Dropped on 10.31.13

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Dropped on 9.25.13

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Edited by Dark Rider, 03 April 2014 - 04:39 PM.


#2 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

Common Guide Drop Related Questions FAQ (Created by GrilledWitOnions):

 

Frequently Asked Questions - If you are new -- or a vet with a few questions -- look here first!

 

 

What is the purpose of this thread?

The purpose of this thread is to let our fellow CAGs know when a guide has dropped to a low price(it's NOT ALWAYS A PENNY), so they can go out and grab guides for themselves and for trading with other CAGs.

Anytime you have guide drops to report, post them here. Please specify at which store you found them and which guides you found and list them in alphabetical order. Thank you.

If at all possible, when reporting guides that dropped please list them in RED for GameStop or
BLUE for BestBuy. Thanks again!


Previous Reduced Price Guide Threads from Years Long Passed:


Guide Three
Guide Four
Guide Five
Guide Six
Guide Seven
Guide Seven and A Half
Guide Eight
Guide Nine
Guide Ten
Guide Twelve
Guide Thirteen


Finally, below is a list of website links, each of which goes to their respective guide page. Whenever possible, I will update the links with better ones (if available).

Amazon
Barnes&Noble
BestBuy
Gamestop
Overstock
Strategyguides.net
ToysRUs

Thanks to floormat, Guinaevere, IAmTheCheapestGamer and anyone else who has created and maintained the guide thread before, as well as to all of those who find out either advance information on drops or provide a list of which ones dropped when we do have a drop.

The post above this one contains a list going back one year the more current guide drops, which stores they occurred at and which ones dropped. Note that sometimes (Oblivion guide, Quake Wars: Enemy Territory) there are multiple versions of a guide, be it that there are Prima versions, Brady versions and the occasional Nintendo and Doublejump guides.

Please specify WHICH version has dropped when mentioning possible guide drops. Thank you.


Game Guide Buy, Sell, and Trade Thread. Please Keep All Trading There.
 

Reduced Price Game Guide Discussion Thread


Thanks to all who provide information on what has dropped where and remember to post new drops in
RED for GameStop or BLUE for Best Buy. Thanks again!


Edited by Dark Rider, 22 June 2013 - 08:10 PM.


#3 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

Thanks to CAG Perdition, we have a very nice alphabetized list of all drops by store.

 

 





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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

Pennied Items and PC Games.




Edited by Dark Rider, 22 June 2013 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

Since the guides and items that drop at various stores often have their pages deleted before they drop, I figured it'd be a good idea if we had a SKU list for the guides/items that dropped. On the Best Buy price stickers this is usually found underneath the price.




 



 


Edited by Dark Rider, 22 June 2013 - 08:13 PM.


#6 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

It's been said in the title already, but READ THE OP folks.

If you don't read the OP, then don't blame us if you can't get in on this deal or try to get guides from a store they didn't drop at yet for a penny. :razz:

 

 


Edited by Dark Rider, 22 June 2013 - 08:17 PM.


#7 drawingboard

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:36 PM

Thanks for doing this. Hopefully its not the end.

#8 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

Thanks for doing this. Hopefully its not the end.


I sure hope not. It looks like we still have GamesStop, and we'll see what happens with BestBuy.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

I sure hope not. It looks like we still have GamesStop, and we'll see what happens with BestBuy.


Unfortunately, GS has always been a dead-end for me. The district manager here is apparently very strict about guides. BB was all I had, and thanks to that dumbshit, now I have nothing.

edit. To stay on topic, 4 guides dropped off BestBuy.com. Checking to see if I can find out which ones they were.

Guides from the pull list that are NOT on BestBuy.com anymore, but likely still full price:

Assassin's Creed 2 Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed 2 Brotherhood LE
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Donkey Kong Country
Dragon Age 2 LE
Epic Mickey
Fallout New Vegas LE
Infamous 2
Mortal Kombat LE (regular is missing too)
NCAA Football 11
Pokemon Black/White LE
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver Vol 1, 2, and 3
The Sims 3: Medieval

The rest are still on the website at full price.

Edited by drawingboard, 12 March 2012 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for picking up the ball Dark Rider - I've just started penny guide hunting in the past year or so and this is an invaluable resource on the go.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

I'm in the same boat as you drawing, i have managed a grand total of 1 guide from GS and I think that was only because I was flirty with the girl working. But I could load up at Best Buy, must not have been any other CAG ers in the area. I cant complain though seeing as a whole lot of people never got in on it.
Thanks to Cheapest for running the thread so long and allowing me to build my guide collection from the 5 or 6 I would have had to the 60+ I own now.

#12 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for picking up the ball Dark Rider - I've just started penny guide hunting in the past year or so and this is an invaluable resource on the go.


I am glad to do it. I have been visiting this thread since I signed up for CAG. I couldn't bare the fact it would be gone.

On another note. Does anyone know what happens to Barns and Noble's guides? Do they clearance, or penny, or are they just straight up pulled?

Edit: I cleaned up the first post. If you want a guide that pennied in 2010, you will have to look at the Alphabetized list.

Edited by Dark Rider, 12 March 2012 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:16 PM

nice and shiny. thanks darkrider.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

On another note. Does anyone know what happens to Barns and Nobles guides? Do they clearance, or penny, or are they just straight up pulled?


They are pulled. B&N is pretty on the ball in that respect.

Thanks for the thread OP. Hopefully, you don't end up betraying us in the future. ;)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

I'm glad this thread is living on. Honestly, I enjoy hunting for penny guides quite a bit

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

Thanks Dark Rider.

I don't understand why everyone was ganging up on IATCG. We really don't know if he's the reason penny guides at BB stopped.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

On another note. Does anyone know what happens to Barns and Nobles guides? Do they clearance, or penny, or are they just straight up pulled?


They are pulled. B&N is pretty on the ball in that respect.

A straight pull...no discounts other than coupons.
Since B&N is primarily a bookstore, they are on the ball every single time. :cry:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

New thread, hopefully with less whining about updating the OP.

Thanks for picking up the ball and running with it, Dark Rider.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

Thanks Dark Rider.

I don't understand why everyone was ganging up on IATCG. We really don't know if he's the reason penny guides at BB stopped.


It doesn't really matter if he is the reason or not. What he did was still selfish and petty. I wonder how he would've reacted had someone else done what he did.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

I don't understand why everyone was ganging up on IATCG. We really don't know if he's the reason penny guides at BB stopped.

I agree, I don't blame one single person for BB's action. We all played apart. It was good while it lasted.

And no matter what I like to thank IATCG (and all the other contributors)for all the guides I did get over the years.

Lets just hope that BB slips back to their old habits.;)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:57 PM

Fixed the link to the recent topic on OP. For those of you missed it, I would suggested reading the last couple pages since we talk about the possibility of penny guides ending for good at Best Buy.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

Yes, thank you to all the people who scanned guides and reported the pennied ones as well as the insiders.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for taking over the thread OP! I've only managed to snag a few penny guides (a while back), but it definitely beats paying full price! Hopefully the penny guides don't go the way of the dodo!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

given that i never had any luck at best buy, i dont care too much if its done for or not. that said, i hope its not over at best buy.

im more interested in knowing if anything else dropped with the battlefield 3 ce at gamestop. i dont feel like going to gamestop for 1 guide, which im pretty sure they didnt have any of anyways...

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

I agree, I don't blame one single person for BB's action. We all played apart. It was good while it lasted.

And no matter what I like to thank IATCG (and all the other contributors)for all the guides I did get over the years.

Lets just hope that BB slips back to their old habits.;)


:applause: Couldn't agree more. And thanks Dark Rider for taking up the reins!

#26 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

given that i never had any luck at best buy, i dont care too much if its done for or not. that said, i hope its not over at best buy.

im more interested in knowing if anything else dropped with the battlefield 3 ce at gamestop. i dont feel like going to gamestop for 1 guide, which im pretty sure they didnt have any of anyways...


Two things dropped.

830668 Battlefield 3 CE
Tropico 4 (PC)

My experience has been that you are more likely find items in a small drop than in a large one. I think the employees get lazy with only one item.

#27 irideabike

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

Man I remember when I used to be able to clear my local best buys out of 40-50 guides per store :(

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

Yeah, that was always a good idea. :roll:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

New thread, hopefully with less whining about updating the OP.

Thanks for picking up the ball and running with it, Dark Rider.


I concur.:applause:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

Fixed the link to the recent topic on OP. For those of you missed it, I would suggested reading the last couple pages since we talk about the possibility of penny guides ending for good at Best Buy.


Whoops. I have actually already made some improvements that removed your edition. I will add something about that though.

Also, thanks for all the kind words everyone! I have been making little changes and improvements to the thread that will hopefully make it easier to read/use.

Edit: Alright, I added something.

Edited by Dark Rider, 12 March 2012 - 06:56 PM.