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#301 G33

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:05 AM

That Kmart is better stocked than the Iwilei one. I've always been able to find what I want while Iwilei is disorganized or not even there. I've never tried to pickup on release day although.


To mention another one, Nimitz Kmart is terrible. I stopped by four times last Fall, and during three of the four times, an older male with a grey ponytail (for anonymity purposes, I'll call him Bob) was the only person in electronics. Bob was about as rude and unhelpful as he could possibly be on each visit, and on my last visit, Bob directly sabotaged my attempt to ask another employee if they could check inventory (after asking the other employee and having to manually track him down 40+ minutes later, he told me that he was told by Bob that I wasn't in electronics anymore. Nevermind that for the 20 minutes I was waiting in electronics, I saw Bob 15-20 feet away every time I looked around in boredom, or that I was in the same spot that the other employee left me in the entire time. I suppose that puts the inattentiveness of the other employee at fault as well, as he didn't think to check the spot he left me in, which was in clear view of the main aisle). Needless to say, I haven't gone back there since, nor do I intend to in the foreseeable future.

TL;DR - Nimitz Kmart should be avoided. In addition to the terrible customer experience, I only found the game I was looking for once out of four visits. Twice I checked on the day after release, twice at the end of the week. Saw no sign that the game was ever in stock when I visually inspected the case.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

yeah that sounds about right. I hate that Kmart.

On a separate note, why does our Target not have any of these crazy clearance deals that people report in that Target thread? Or am I not finding it there every time I look? I asked a guy working there once and he said they don't do that for video games.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:21 PM

Haha, G33, I know who you're talking about. I dropped in once years ago when the PS2 began fading out and making way for the current gen systems and saw the same guy. Long story short, that K-Mart barely had anything worth buying.

We don't seem to get much in terms of deals, especially at Target. Don't know about you guys, but I find Target to be worst than Best Buy when it comes to stocking video games and even Blu-rays. I remember going in to the Salt Lake Target when they had that crazy Toy Story 1 and 2 deal and they didn't even have any of the titles in-stock on release day despite it being advertised. Don't think I'll ever buy a game from Target again anyway since there was a deal a few months back when Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was $30. There was only one copy left, and it was a pain in the ass to have to ask an employee to remove it from the shelf (since it was tied down). To make matters worse, they asked for my ID even though I clearly look like I'm over 18 years old and that copy was damaged. I only noticed that the back of the case was smashed upon exiting the store. -_-

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:09 PM

Nimitz Kmart has one good staff, the feminine, transgender-ish dark complexion guy/girl? He actively tried to look for stuff for me before but could never find it so I don't fault him. There's another heavy polynesian women that was there one morning when the move games were $10 and she was helpful but I don't think that's her regular dept. Keep in mind though that early in the morning 7-8:00 or abouts there, the electronics section is cordoned off until they have someone working there or you need to request someone to help you. Needless to say that's a PITA.

Salt Lake Kmart has a really good guy. Tall, really skinny, almost sickly-looking worker that has never let me down and knows the titles of the games. I think his name was Brandon? I called once before too checking for stock and he seems aware of the coupons and sales.

I never had hope for Target clearance in Hawaii. Maybe it's too new, too busy, whatever.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

Strolled through Pearlridge Sears to see what was left. Wasteland. Cleaned out pretty good, only random Hero games that no one wants. I wonder if I should check the Windward Mall one. Last time I went there, the guy in the electronics section said him and his co-workers check for the video game deals all the time. He randomly helped me scan some to check the prices if they were ringing up different and I watched him tuck a few away on the side for him to buy for himself later. After seeing that, I figure I wouldn't waste gas driving there since those guys would likely clean it out

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:04 AM

Did you all see that flier/coupon for Best Buy in last Sunday's paper? There's a coupon for gift cards with qualifying purchases. Excludes a ton of stuff, but not video games (excludes video game hardware though). This is only valid @ Honolulu location.:

$5 GC w/$50; $10 GC w/$100; $25 GC w/$250

Same flier also states first 50 people @ Honolulu store tomorrow when it opens gets a $20 GC. Looks like they're trying to promote new renovations.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:37 AM

Was it in a particular section in the newspaper? I didn't see it.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:36 AM

I was throwing out old newspapers and I grabbed the whole middle section with all the ads from all the stores. It was in there, but not with the Best Buy ad. It was separate. For sure it was last Sunday's as I recall my wife reading it and the front page had something about mold on it.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:03 AM

Went to BB at around 8:40 and there was a line already. I was bummed because as I was parking I saw a BB employee handing out vouchers. I got in line with my wife and the guy in front of me said he didn't get a voucher either, but the guy in front of him did. I had to pick up my Rage anyway so I just waited and when we got to the front, the BB employee looked at his manager and said "just keep giving them out? these guys have no vouchers." Manager said yep, give everyone. So me and my wife got one. Not bad, $40 in BB cards for nothing basically.Picked up my Rage and used the 10% discount code I got via SMS. I tried to stack the $5 for spending $50 and it wouldn't do it. So just took the discount. Overall not a bad deal.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:44 PM

I've found some deals at Sears in the past, but on a whole you're right. Hawaii is always the exception to deals it seems (and Alaska!).

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:32 AM

If anyone is looking for Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) there were 2 at Salt Lake & Waikele KMarts for $19.99. I think that Costco had it for cheaper but I didn't see any in Waipio one when I was there.
Read about that price drop in the Kmart thread.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 06:34 AM

Nothing at Stadium Target except Red Fraction Guerrilla (PS3) for around $13. Hunted (PS3) was still $20.xx. IS THAT A THREAD REVIVAL I SMELL?

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

Anyone know how the Kmart on Kauai is with the coupon deals/ having the New released games in stock?

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:02 AM

Anyone know how the Kmart on Kauai is with the coupon deals/ having the New released games in stock?


Not sure about how they are with new releases but all Kmarts print coupons as long as requirements are met.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:09 PM

So who's going Black Friday shopping?

To be honest, I've never officially gone. I went to Best Buy in Waimalu when it first opened and that was a total bust. I waited in line for about seven hours and walked out with nothing. After that, I stuck with staying home and relying on Amazon for everything. Though, I have to admit, with stuff like Uncharted 3 and Arkham City for good prices at Best Buy this year, I may try one more time. Heck, I may even brave Wal-Mart in Highlands with all the crazy people guaranteed to be there...

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:51 PM

Like the last 2 years, I'll probably stick with Amazon. They price match quite a few items from Best Buy and Walmart so it makes sense.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:16 PM

I hate Wal-mart. It's a clusterfuck there even when it's not a big sale like Black Friday. I'm gonna go the Amazon route as well and hope they can match or come close to matching lot of these deals. I might also try ordering on Walmart.com and picking it up later in the day.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:01 AM

I hate Wal-mart. It's a clusterfuck there even when it's not a big sale like Black Friday. I'm gonna go the Amazon route as well and hope they can match or come close to matching lot of these deals. I might also try ordering on Walmart.com and picking it up later in the day.

Does walmart.com actually let you pickup items in store? I tried ordering on walmart.com for instore pickup but it never lets me do it.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:19 AM

hmmm, that is true. I recall having issues with that before @ Hawaii Wal-marts. Only one way to find out I guess :)

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:25 AM

Ya I tried to pickup at any location on Oahu from their website and it says no location within 50 miles is available for instore pickup...pretty junk if you ask me.

Side note anyone pickup AC:Revelations today @ Walmart it was $39.96 I believe nationwide, the PearlCity one had it at that price around 11AM, managed to pickup one for me and a friend.

Went to Target today too they had a bunch of clearance games (a lot like 30 harry potter deathly hallows p1 for Wii @ 5.98) at Salt Lake store, I was mainly there looking for Gears of War 3 I heard the limited edition or something was $19.96 on clearance but didn't see any there.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:52 AM

Target had clearance games? They never do it seems for us. I'll take a look tomorrow. I hope the Walmart price is still good, I wasn't able to get there tonight :(

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:56 AM

Target had clearance games? They never do it seems for us. I'll take a look tomorrow. I hope the Walmart price is still good, I wasn't able to get there tonight :(


Target's pricing on clearance games lags behind the mainland prices but a lot of the same games are clearanced out.

Speaking of Assassin's Creed Revelations, this is what happened to me at Best Buy Iwilei today.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=308363

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:38 AM

Target's pricing on clearance games lags behind the mainland prices but a lot of the same games are clearanced out.

Speaking of Assassin's Creed Revelations, this is what happened to me at Best Buy Iwilei today.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=308363


Nice. Now I feel bad for giving you those guides. :D

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:44 PM

nice btt, real nice!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:05 PM

Wal-mart in town was still selling AC for $40 this morning.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:13 AM

Nice. Now I feel bad for giving you those guides. :D


I'm a broke ass college student. You can probably find a way to write off your generous donation to me on your taxes. :lol:

I should have ordered another Brotherhood but now the deal is dead. Now I can't bridge the gap between Assassin's Creed 2 and Revelations. Not complaining though!

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:18 AM

Anyone manage to pickup any 1cent game guides at BestBuy this week? Read that a bunch dropped and I went looking for LA Noire / Portal 2 but came up empty at Aiea, seems they got prepulled or someone wiped them out there heh.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:32 AM

I'm a broke ass college student. You can probably find a way to write off your generous donation to me on your taxes. :lol:

I should have ordered another Brotherhood but now the deal is dead. Now I can't bridge the gap between Assassin's Creed 2 and Revelations. Not complaining though!


btt, you got a job, so quit complaining when you're buying ps3 games on launch day.:D

Anyone manage to pickup any 1cent game guides at BestBuy this week? Read that a bunch dropped and I went looking for LA Noire / Portal 2 but came up empty at Aiea, seems they got prepulled or someone wiped them out there heh.


Iwilei has been vigilant about pulling guides since forever, so just like Target clearance, I would forget about it.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:09 PM

Not gaming related but thought I would drop a post in case anyone is interested. A local on Slick Deals is reporting that Roku 2 XS is being sold at the Keeaumoku Wal-Mart for $50. Looks like it normally goes for around $98. The Roku allows you to stream content to your tv.

Anyone familiar with these? Worthwhile to get?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:30 PM

Not gaming related but thought I would drop a post in case anyone is interested. A local on Slick Deals is reporting that Roku 2 XS is being sold at the Keeaumoku Wal-Mart for $50. Looks like it normally goes for around $98. The Roku allows you to stream content to your tv.

Anyone familiar with these? Worthwhile to get?


I don't have a Roku but got the Western Digital media player from costco about a yr ago for $100. They work well except the Roku doesn't have numbered/letter keypad on the remote so I dunno how it enters words when typing in show names,etc.. If you have a lot of stuff on a hard drive on your network or use Hulu plus, pandora, netflix, youtube, this is worthwhile to try out at least. Ideal scenario for this is no cable and using those programs I mentioned. The USB port would be great for attaching a external HD and having ripped bluray/DVD's to stream from. Or stream off your network from a media center/NAS. That means you hardly use your current cable or satellite at all currently.

But if you're getting a new tv soon, Samsungs tend to have these features on the SmartTV models so you'd be wasting your money. What are you planning to use it for is a better question?