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#1 An Orange Cat

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

I saw this on a Black Friday website.


2-Remote Recharging Station (Wii)

$7.97

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Sony DualShock Wireless Controller (PS3)

$39.99

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Sony PlayStation 3 250GB System w/ Uncharted & Infamous Collections & Wireless Controller

$219.99

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Xbox 360 4GB Slim Console w/ Free headset

$169.99

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#2 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

That's pretty bad.

#3 Waggles

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

awwww...thats adorable. why is radioshack still a thing? mine only sells overpriced cables that i can buy on monoprice, and r/c toys.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

Thanks OP. Although, am I out of it today, what is the 5th game with the PS3 bundle? Only see 4 with Uncharted Collection(UC1 & UC2) and Infamous Collection(Infamous 1 & 2)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thanks OP. Although, am I out of it today, what is the 5th game with the PS3 bundle? Only see 4 with Uncharted Collection(UC1 & UC2) and Infamous Collection(Infamous 1 & 2)

They're probably referring to Infamous: Festival of Blood, which is the PSN game that's included with the collection.
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#6 TheWildMoose

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

That PS3 bundle is a nice deal.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

awful deals but its radio shack.

thanks though OP

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

Thanks OP. Although, am I out of it today, what is the 5th game with the PS3 bundle? Only see 4 with Uncharted Collection(UC1 & UC2) and Infamous Collection(Infamous 1 & 2)



The inFamous Collection also includes Festival of Blood, which is it's own standalone game, but about half as big as inFamous 2.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

That PS3 bundle is a nice deal.


If you shop their often.. It says $40 back in coupons? I'm kinda confused on that part.

Also, they couldn't just drop it to $199.99.. they just gotta have that extra $20 lol

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

The inFamous Collection also includes Festival of Blood, which is it's own standalone game, but about half as big as inFamous 2.


Awww ok, I just have Infamous 1 and 2 stand alone, wasn't aware of festival of blood, makes sense. Thanks, although still not the greatest of deals from the shack.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

Amazon has a black DS3 already cheaper than that Black Friday Price

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

I'm glad they're still doing $10 coupons for every $50 you spend. Helps sweeten the deals. Hopefully they'll have the Wii U there.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

My last straw with Radio Shack was when my wife upgraded her android phone to an iphone. The girl at the counter told me she couldn't sell just the phone unless we bought an accessory with it. And before anyone asks, she was the store manager......

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

Awww ok, I just have Infamous 1 and 2 stand alone, wasn't aware of festival of blood, makes sense. Thanks, although still not the greatest of deals from the shack.


Just fyi, I think the Festival of Blood in the collection is a psn voucher, not on disc.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

Those seem more like normal circular deals than BF specials! Oh well, not like I'm disappointed since I wasn't expecting anything from them.

Last time I shopped at Radio Shack was when I won a GC there at the Christmas party where I used to work. I used it to get a cheap GPS that was on sale and the dude kept trying to sell me the extended warranty and a case. He swore up and down that I needed both because often people leave them in their cars too much and they can both crack in the extreme cold and fry in the head...haha. That was around 4 years ago maybe...it's been in my car almost the whole time and still works fine.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Epic Fail Shack

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

awwww...thats adorable. why is radioshack still a thing? mine only sells overpriced cables that i can buy on monoprice, and r/c toys.


2 years ago I had to go into radio shack to buy a 3.5mm patch cable and some speaker wire. Sometimes you need to have something RIGHT NOW, and that was one of those times.

These deals look pretty bad though, except for that PS3 deal, that seems alright? I'm not sure what they should be selling for these days, but If I didn't already have one, it would seem alright.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Amazon has a black DS3 already cheaper than that Black Friday Price


Its cute when stores think they're having a nice little sale when they're selling Dualshock 3's for $35-40 when they're always that price on Amazon.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

$219, but with $40 back in coupons. Weren't all the deals last year $199? So at least that's a little bit better if this year the going price is $179. I'm extremely disappointed in the bundled PS3 games though. They are just too old. At least have 1 game that's less than a year old!! I already have all of them except Infamous Festival of Blood. I would say this deal is "lukewarm", although if someone (Amazon, Wal-Mart) has that price and maybe throws in one more little bonus - I might go for it. So long as I can order it from my house and not have to wait in line.

The 360 deal is even worse, not even the holiday bundle. WTF is up with that. Not even worth wasting ad space on the 4GB model with no games.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

This ps3 bundle shits on last years bundle. Sony always gives great value deals :)
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'll put this in every Black Friday ad but this seems like the worst holiday season to be purchasing a console unless you're fully ready for new products to be announced and ignored for some time. At least in my view, of course I bought into the dreamcast months before its announced end so I'm jaded.


Well there likely won't be any black Friday deals on Wii-U this year, and next year there probably won't be any deals on PS4/XBOX3 either - if those systems are even out in time for the holidays.

So it's still a good time to get a console if your price range is $200. I'm looking to upgrade my 120GB PS3 with the newest model, and wouldn't mind getting my first 360 if I could get the holiday bundle 250GB for a final price $150-ish. Really I'm looking for both consoles if they were $150-ish. (i.e. if Amazon does $249 holiday bundles with $100 promotional credit). That Radioshack 4GB is not a good starting point though. :cry:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

This is why I never shop at Radio Shack. :-#

#23 Agent Orange

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

This ps3 bundle shits on last years bundle. Sony always gives great value deals :)


Only if you don't already have a PS3. Which I guess there is a market for, but alot of people like these deals for a SECOND PS3. It's hard to imagine anyone with a PS3 that doesn't have Uncharted 2 at least, those games are just so old. Hell they have already had TWO different bundles with UNCHARTED 3. (the original one, and then the super-slim with the GOTY edition). I would almost be better off hoping they clearance out the Uncharted 3 bundles.

The better PS3 bundle is the SSX and NFS: Most Wanted bundle. Even though I already have SSX, at least NFS is a brand new game that I dont' have. It would be by far my preferred choice. Although I wonder which retailers(s) have this one, it might be much more limited/specific.

I like XBOX's bundle of Forza 4 and Skyrim the best. But even that one has some serious caveats, with Forza being a stripped down version, and Skyrim being digital download. Still if I could get this for $150-ish (netting out any promotional discounts), I'd be all over it.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Only if you don't already have a PS3. Which I guess there is a market for, but alot of people like these deals for a SECOND PS3. It's hard to imagine anyone with a PS3 that doesn't have Uncharted 2 at least, those games are just so old. Hell they have already had TWO different bundles with UNCHARTED 3. (the original one, and then the super-slim with the GOTY edition). I would almost be better off hoping they clearance out the Uncharted 3 bundles.

The better PS3 bundle is the SSX and NFS: Most Wanted bundle. Even though I already have SSX, at least NFS is a brand new game that I dont' have. It would be by far my preferred choice. Although I wonder which retailers(s) have this one, it might be much more limited/specific.

I like XBOX's bundle of Forza 4 and Skyrim the best. But even that one has some serious caveats, with Forza being a stripped down version, and Skyrim being digital download. Still if I could get this for $150-ish (netting out any promotional discounts), I'd be all over it.


Thats what I ment to say. This is good for new ps3 owners
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

$219, but with $40 back in coupons. Weren't all the deals last year $199? So at least that's a little bit better if this year the going price is $179. I'm extremely disappointed in the bundled PS3 games though. They are just too old. At least have 1 game that's less than a year old!! I already have all of them except Infamous Festival of Blood. I would say this deal is "lukewarm", although if someone (Amazon, Wal-Mart) has that price and maybe throws in one more little bonus - I might go for it. So long as I can order it from my house and not have to wait in line.

The 360 deal is even worse, not even the holiday bundle. WTF is up with that. Not even worth wasting ad space on the 4GB model with no games.


We will have to see what the other retailers do. Shopko is selling this bundle for $200.

The MSRP on this bundle is $270, so the BF price is $50 less, so I guess we will see prices on this bundle in the $200-$220 range...

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Magnavox Streaming Player for $30 is decent deal, I guess, but really, just spend the extra $20, and buy yourself a real streaming device, like the Roku LT.

Otherwise, kind of crappy, to be honest.

Edit: Okay, I'll admit, $10 for 32 GB Flash Drive is a solid deal.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

I'll put this in every Black Friday ad but this seems like the worst holiday season to be purchasing a console unless you're fully ready for new products to be announced and ignored for some time. At least in my view, of course I bought into the dreamcast months before its announced end so I'm jaded.


Actually, it seems like a good time to jump on the bandwagon if you don't already have the console you're buying. Get in at the end of its life cycle and reap the rewards of clearance and low prices on old games to build a game collection rather than get in at the beginning with limited selection and all games being $60 a pop. *shrug*

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Radio Shack has sold the DS3 for $30 before, non-Black Friday. I know because I bought my 2nd PS3 controller there. *shrug* wasn't going to shop there anyhow, glad it sucks.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

I actually am interested in the PS3 bundle, since 6AM is a lot more easier to deal with than 12AM at Best Buy. BB's doorbuster is just $22 less after tax, but for the savings, coupons, and less hassle of actually waiting and freezing by the bay, Radioshack is a welcome alternative.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

Actually, it seems like a good time to jump on the bandwagon if you don't already have the console you're buying. Get in at the end of its life cycle and reap the rewards of clearance and low prices on old games to build a game collection rather than get in at the beginning with limited selection and all games being $60 a pop. *shrug*

Agreed... tempted to get in on PS3 with this deal for the exclusives I've been missing out on. Plus, I could use an extra blu-ray player. If you're a true cheap-ass you won't be getting any of the new systems at launch, anyway...