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#1 BigDirty

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:35 PM

Copied from OP of former Target Clearance threads* (Links Coming)

Winter 2k6 thread
Summer 2K5
Spring 2005 thread
Original Target Clearance Thread

Since the Target deals are usually of the "your mileage may vary" type, let's keep all the target clearance deals in this thread.

Here is a fairly easy way to check if your local Target has the games on clearance without making the store clerk unlock the display case and price-scan a bunch of games. Very often, games may be on sale, but will not be marked as such.

BigDirty came up with this nice time saver. Respect his cheap ass skills.

1) Check this thread for games that have been reported on clearance.

2) Go to www.half.com, http://bits.com/ or similar website and search for the game to locate its UPC code number. Its in the grey box underneath the box art graphic.

3) Go to http://upcdata.info/ , www.milk.com/barcode/ , or www.upcdatabase.com and enter the code so you can print out the UPC.

4) Go to Target and use the price scanners to scan your printouts and search for cheap ass deals!

FYI: "When a game's price ends with 8 cents, further reduction is possible, when it ends in 4 cents, that's the ball game, pick it up cause it's not going any lower. If it ends in 9 cents, it's just on sale or on a non-clearance reduction." - BigDirty

Games that do not sell after being discounted are often donated to local Goodwills for sale at their retail stores, so check there when the clearance items dissappear.

This thread is for Clearance deals, not sale items or raincheck "scams"
Please Post City, State and Store (If City has many stores), game, system and price

Keep extraneous discussion to a minimum, as posts not pretating to clearance deals may be deleted by the mod crew.

As always-- YMMV

Example:

Philadelphia, PA Snyder Plaza
BigDirty's Wild Ride, XBox, $4.98

*Thanks to CheapyD and BigDirty for the info*

Keep it on topic or your post may be deleted to prune down the thread size.
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#2 SpreadTheWord

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:40 PM

I don't recall the exact prices.

Champaign, IL

Genji PS2 - $14
City of Villeins PC - $20

Also lots of Burnout 3 for Xbox (PH) and Baten Katos: Origins for GCN for around $15. A ton of casual PC games for $7.

#3 CocheseUGA

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 07:05 PM

We need a compiled list of these deals so people don't keep making threads for stuff that 'will get lost' in this thread.

#4 BigHow

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 07:27 PM

Does anyone have the SKU for the Hello Kitty guitars that were clearanced?
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#5 avatar94

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:12 PM

We need a compiled list of these deals so people don't keep making threads for stuff that 'will get lost' in this thread.

:-P

You're right though. The Target thread is one I unfortunately don't check often enough because it gets filled with junk posts fast. Some great deals get burried in here.

#6 wrxguy05

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:33 PM

picked up battalion wars 7.50 yesterday on clearance

#7 hopeunknown

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:42 PM

here's a start to organize, figured i'd help :D

**REMEMBER THESE ARE YMMV**

:ds:
6.98
Stylus 3 pack

7.48
Madden 06

9.98
Kirby Canvas Curse
Yoshi Touch & Go
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble

10.48
Zoo Keeper

14.98 (also reported as being 7.48)
Gunpey

19.98
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Lunar: Dragon Song
Prince of Persia: Battles
King Kong

24.48
Wario Ware: Touched!

:gc:
7.48 (3.74 also reported)
Killer 7
Battalion Wars

9.98
One Piece: Pirate's Carnival (4.98 also reported)
Tak the Great Juju Challenge
Pikmin 2 (Non-PC)
Donkey Konga 2 w/bongos
WWE: Day of Reckoning 2

13.98 (most of these look to have dropped to 9.99, but ymmv)
Resident Evil 4 (Non-PC)
Spongebob Squarepants the Movie: The Game
Baten Kaitos
Starfox Assault
Luigi's Mansion
Kirby Airride
Mario Toadstool Golf
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

:gba:
4.98
Backyard Football 06

6.48
Adventure of Link: Legend of Zelda 2
Ace Combat Advance
Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl

7.48
The Incredibles

9.98
Donkey Kong King of Swing (7.48 also reported)
Megaman Zero 4
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (4.98 also reported)
That's So Raven 2
Pac-Man collection
Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise

10.48
Spongebob Squarepants the Movie: The Game

13.98
Sonic Advance 3 (9.98 also reported)

14.98
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (.9.98 also reported)
Lego Star Wars (First one) (7.48 also reported)

20.98
Final Fantasy I&II Dawn of Souls (14.98 also reported)
Mario Pinball Land

:psp:
9.98
Death Jr. (may also be 4.98 or 6.48)
Xmen Legends II
Twisted Metal
Burnout Legends
Wipeout Pure
Frantix (may also be 4.98 or 6.48)
World Series of Poker

14.98
Metal Gear Acid

:xbox:
4.98
Doom 3 Collector's Edition
Mercenaries
Streets of NY

6.98
Operation Desert Storm

9.98
Madagascar
Ultimate Spiderman
Burnout Revenge (4.98 also reported)
Conker (4.98 also reported)

13.98
MX vs ATV

:ps2:
2.48
187 Ride or Die

6.98
Tekken 5 (non-GH)
Xenosaga 2
Taiko Drum Master Bundle

9.98
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Genji

10.48
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

12.48
Eyetoy Play 2

13.98
Hitman 2
Killzone (GH)
True Crime: Streets of LA
Tony Hawk Underground 2

14.98
We <3 Katamari (7.48 also reported)

34.98
Real World Golf Bundle (19.98 also reported)

44.98
Tony Hawk Project 8 w/Skate Deck ($22.48 also reported)

:wii: / :gc:
19.98
Zelda Sword/Shield Replica w/CD

:360:
9.98
Halo Faceplate

24.98
12 Month Xbox Live Starter Kits

also an FYI and not game-related, but Target offers coupons on groceries that are printable and more than one can be used on a transaction (1 per item), and also mfg. coupons stack. http://coupons.50webs.org/ is the site with all the current coupons. figured i'd share because i lurk SD as they do here and i know some people are poor college students (like myself) or have kids or just want to save some $$. :D

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:51 PM

Well done. Thank you.

#9 galvatron2k1

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 10:26 PM

here's a start to organize, figured i'd help :D

:ds:
9.98
Kirby Canvas Curse
Yoshi Touch & Go
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble

10.48
Zoo Keeper

14.98
Gunpey

24.48
Wario Ware: Touched!

:gc:
7.48
Killer 7
Battalion Wars

9.98
One Piece: Pirate's Carnival
Tak the Great Juju Challenge
Pikmin 2 (Non-PC)
Donkey Konga 2 w/bongos
WWE: Day of Reckoning 2

13.98
Resident Evil 4 (Non-PC)
Spongebob Squarepants the Movie: The Game
Baten Kaitos
Starfox Assault
Luigi's Mansion
Kirby Airride
Mario Toadstool Golf
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes


:gba:
6.48
Adventure of Link: Legend of Zelda 2
Ace Combat Advance
Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl

9.98
Donkey Kong King of Swing
Megaman Zero 4
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
That's So Raven 2
Pac-Man collection

10.48
Spongebob Squarepants the Movie: The Game

13.98
Sonic Advance 3

14.98
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones

20.98
Final Fantasy I&II Dawn of Souls

:psp:
9.98
Death Jr.
Xmen Legends II
Twisted Metal
Burnout Legends
Wipeout Pure

:xbox:
6.98
Operation Desert Storm

9.98
Madagascar
Ultimate Spiderman
Burnout Revenge

13.98
MX vs ATV

:ps2:
6.98
Tekken 5 (non-GH)
Xenosaga 2
Taiko Drum Master Bundle

10.48
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

13.98
Hitman 2
Killzone (GH)
True Crime: Streets of LA
Tony Hawk Underground 2


14.98
We <3 Katamari

34.98
Real World Golf Bundle

44.98
Tony Hawk Project 8 w/Skate Deck

:wii: / :gc:
19.98
Zelda Sword/Shield Replica w/CD

:360:
9.98
Halo Faceplate

24.98
12 Month Xbox Live Starter Kits


I must've missed something. How recent is that Kirby Canvas Curse drop?

#10 zukalous

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 10:37 PM

I saw that xbox live starter kit is 24.94. Does that mean this is a year's subscription that is half off the price of what it normally would be?

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 10:38 PM

Genji and Harry Potter Goblet of Fire for PS2 $9.98
Lunar Dragon Song, Sonic Rush and Tony Hawk's American Wasteland for DS $19.98

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 10:46 PM

Sonic Rush for DS $19.98


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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:02 PM

you can add Frantix and World Series of Poker (PSP) to the $9.98 list. just picked up Frantix today.

i also saw the first Lego Star Wars for GBA tagged at $14.98.


#14 hopeunknown

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:07 PM

^^ added all those mentioned to the list
i'm going away for the weekend so if the OP wants to take the list and put it in their post, by all means go ahead.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:09 PM

You can add..

GC-

Xmen Legends 2 -9.98

Xbox

Star Wars: Episode 3-9.98

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:17 AM

Awesome work Hopeunknown. That's what we need here, thanks!

#17 Owen

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:35 AM

The list seems to be missing the PC drops. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Dreamfall, and Quake 4 for the PC should be $7.48

#18 Melatonin

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 02:07 AM

One week ago Kirby was still $20, of which I bought two copies, but since then it's dropped to $10 and I bought the remaining three copies. I also picked up Battalion Wars for $7.48 today.

#19 tsg2005

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:04 AM

question, if you buy something from Target on clearance and if within 90 days the price drops to a lower clearance price, can you take back for the lower price? basically do a return, rebuy.

just curious if Target does this...

#20 io

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:08 AM

question, if you buy something from Target on clearance and if within 90 days the price drops to a lower clearance price, can you take back for the lower price? basically do a return, rebuy.

just curious if Target does this...


You used to be able to do this (I did it all the time). When I tried to do it recently with a Zelda Collector's Edition dealie (the thing with the shield and soundtrack) they said no, as it was a clearance item. However, tonight I found a store with a ton of them for $19.98, so I will be returning my $33.98 one ;).

There are a TON of games on clearance now (more than I've seen in quite a while), but they all need to hit the next level to be worth the purchase. Saw Battalion Wars for $7.48 (which is worth the purchase at that price but I already have it). One Piece Carnival for GC for $9.98 (by the way, the PS2 version of this is $4.99 at Best Buy after the $5 off coupon - they were well stocked near the registers at 2 different Best Buys), tons of others. Unfortunately I was there 5 minutes before closing and didn't have time to look through them very thoroughly. I will definitely be checking back there next week to see if anything dropped again though.

Edit - looking at hopeunknown's list I know I saw many of the same games for the same prices. I'm in the Portland, OR area. The Target game clearances have always been somewhat coordinated (with slightly different pricing and time of drops) but these are remarkably consistent.

I also picked up some generic Swiss Army knife for $1.24. I got one last week for $2.48 - that one will go back with the Zelda Collector's box ;). And there's a nice set of Christmas Thomas the Tank Engine trains (the metal ones) that was marked $8.38 (down from the original $11.99) but rang up $5.98 for those of you with little kids.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:41 AM

Real World Golf Bundle is $19.98

edit.
Oh yeah I forgot,
Gunprey DS is $7.48
I saw several them on the clearance section.
This is the one located in Bell Garden, CA.
I also saw like 5 pink ds lite and 2 60 gig ps3 in stock

#22 mkg12

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:42 AM

Is Target more YMMV? or more universal drops like CC?

#23 io

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:52 AM

Is Target more YMMV? or more universal drops like CC?


Target inhabits a wierd position between a store like CC (universal drops) and a store like Walmart (completely bat-shit random YMMV). Generally all the same games will be on clearance at any Target, but the exact pricing and timing of the subsequent drops will be different. For example, postaboy said Real World Golf Bundle is $19.98 at his store - at mine it was still $34.98 as hopeunknown has it listed. It is, however, on clearance regardless.

So this thread is good for things to look for and scan at your store (or print UPCs and scan them at the price checkers for games still locked in the cases). If you are particularly lucky you will find a Target that failed to mark its games down and when they hit 75% off you can snap 'em up. One of the stores I was at tonight did not have their One Piece Carnival GC games removed from the case and marked as clearance. So I'm hoping I can get it for $4.98 in a week or two - but I'll have to bring a printed UPC to check it (don't want to alert the Electronic's guy about it being on clearance by asking for a price check).

#24 mkg12

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:27 AM

ok, thanks for the answer

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 02:52 PM

anyone see a price drop on the ipod hi-fi that is lower than $174?

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:02 PM

Target inhabits a wierd position between a store like CC (universal drops) and a store like Walmart (completely bat-shit random YMMV). Generally all the same games will be on clearance at any Target, but the exact pricing and timing of the subsequent drops will be different. For example, postaboy said Real World Golf Bundle is $19.98 at his store - at mine it was still $34.98 as hopeunknown has it listed. It is, however, on clearance regardless.

So this thread is good for things to look for and scan at your store (or print UPCs and scan them at the price checkers for games still locked in the cases). If you are particularly lucky you will find a Target that failed to mark its games down and when they hit 75% off you can snap 'em up. One of the stores I was at tonight did not have their One Piece Carnival GC games removed from the case and marked as clearance. So I'm hoping I can get it for $4.98 in a week or two - but I'll have to bring a printed UPC to check it (don't want to alert the Electronic's guy about it being on clearance by asking for a price check).


Has anyone organized a UPC list for the recent Target drops? Or want to?
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#27 phear3d

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:10 PM

anyone see a price drop on the ipod hi-fi that is lower than $174?


wondering the same thing, i might check it out again today

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:48 PM

question, if you buy something from Target on clearance and if within 90 days the price drops to a lower clearance price, can you take back for the lower price? basically do a return, rebuy.

just curious if Target does this...


I used to work at Target in "Guest Services" (returns). Basically, as long as you hang onto the reciept and the item isn't opened you can return it. If the employee is cool enough, s/he may let you buy it before putting it back in the bin. They're not really supposed to, but there's no rule saying they can't let you.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:17 PM

I was mistaken Genji Dawn of the Samurai PS2 is $14.98 not $9.98. King Kong and Prince of Persia for DS $19.98

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:56 PM

Most of the clearance prices at these stores end in .#8, right?