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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 01:14 AM

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 www.schworak.com/upc/ , 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

When posting what you have found, please note the location that you found it at, example:

Philadelphia, PA
Snyder Plaza

Game Name, System, Price

(This edit from Big Dirty)

#2 gamer6587

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:57 AM

I saw NFS Hot Pursuit 2 for $20 and Zone fo the Enders for $30 both for ps2

#3 SiliconKnight

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:05 AM

I picked up the Xbox Live starer kit for $34.99 today at a Target in Northern California. It was the last box.

#4 PaP3rKuT

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 06:29 AM

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NCAA College Football 2k3 - $6.50

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#5 minx

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:21 AM

Princeton NJ target

blood rayne

xbox=$7

Gamecube =$14

#6 BigDirty

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 12:44 PM

Princeton NJ Target

Hot Shots Golf 3 (Greatest Hits) 7.49
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#7 Magician

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 01:49 PM

I saw Resident Evil at my local Target for about 7 dollars last week. And also Onimusha 2 for 10, a few months ago.

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:22 PM

aghhhhh!

I was just there yesterday and I didn't see the hotshot golf markdown :-(

Is it in the glass case?

on that wall directly behind the glass cases?

Or

that stand-alone display to the left of the glass game cases as your coming in to the electronic section specifically for greatest hits?

#9 BigDirty

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:02 PM

It's in the glass case, but it's not marked. You have to find a schmuck, I mean target employee, to get it out of the case. It seems that they are sometimes off on their clearance pricing there, hence why I like to go in with my own set of barcodes to scan. (Hence how I found out HSG3 is 7.50)

Also they have NHL 2003 marked for $14.98 but actually scans in at $19.99
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#10 BigDirty

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:47 PM

Also, the Target in Oxford Valley/Langhorne PA, had a copy of Amplitude (I didn't check price because I own it, but a fine game indeed), and Sega NBA 2K3 and EA NCAA Football 2003 both for PS2 on clearance as well, in mass quantities.
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#11 Briand1987

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 04:04 PM

Anderson IN Target
Xbox Live Starter Kit 24.88
PS2 Charcoal Dualshock 2 Controllers 12.48

#12 SteveMcQ

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 05:18 PM

BigDirty....A Question About That Process.

How do you actually print off those UPCs into a Word Document. I wanted to make a whole sheet of UPCs so I could have all the games I wanted to check on one sheet.

I saved the image (saved it as an .xbm file). I was wondering if it would degrade the image if I saved it as someting else. I can't paste into Word with the current file format.

Also, is there anything I have to set up in order for the UPC to print properly or if I print it straight off the site, would those work?

Thanks.

#13 BigDirty

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 05:35 PM

I actually copy the image to the clipboard (highlight and right click) and then just shift-insert it into the document.

As far as degrading the image, I doubt that would be a problem. UPCs are 2 colors, technically only one, and compression main deals with colour depth.

Printing straight off the site should be fine, especially if you have a place where you don't have a problem cranking out page after page (like a work or school printer).
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#14 thabizzle

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 10:42 PM

got Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner for $7.48!!

#15 unforeseen

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 04:31 PM

I found NFL2K3 and BloodRayne. Each for $4.98

#16 BigDirty

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 11:39 PM

East Windsor NJ:

Primal $7.48
Pride F/C $7.48
NCAA March Madness 2003 $7.48

All last copies.... check your stores to see if you can cash in on these deals
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#17 Magician

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:21 AM

Does Target clearance their game every Monday, or is it random?

#18 BigDirty

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:46 AM

Depends on the location... it's Tuesday at most I've been to in the Mid Atlantic (NJ/PA/DE/NY/CT)
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#19 PaP3rKuT

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 04:17 AM

i couldnt find Zone of the Enders nor shenmueII in any of my target...i guess it was sold out long before

Fremont, Ca Target

Blinx for $9.98 on ur price tag but it was scanned at 19.99
Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse for $10.90
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#20 Captain Tarpals

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 08:44 AM

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Blinx Time Sweeper $4.98
Shenmue II $9.98
X-Box Live $34.98/24.98 (Prices vary by store)

#21 BigDirty

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 03:20 PM

Invalid Half.com UPCs

Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter (PS2 & XBox)
Eternal Darkness (GC)
Goin' Quackers (GC)

The numbers half used don't match the ones in the Target system.
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#22 Soft Nugget

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 07:26 PM

Apparently there is a bad batch of Primal that was released with NO CD's. Make sure to check the game before you leave the store. I went through 3 of these bad boys.

#23 BigDirty

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 07:28 PM

Thanks for the tip on that SN
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#24 Llamadon

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 08:40 PM

just got Pride FC...$6.58.....wewt!

#25 Soft Nugget

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 09:38 PM

hows that stack up to tapout?

#26 Llamadon

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 09:54 PM

does better on www.gamerankings.com , but i haven't played UFC, nor this one for more than 3 minutes...

#27 BigDirty

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:47 AM

Pride, you see it, snag it... it's a great game..

Hot Shots Golf has returned to regular GH pricing (19.99) at Burlington and Cherry Hill, NJ stores. Not sure if its a universal change, kudos to the finders and those who got to take part on the deal.

Also Burlington NJ.... Primal $6.48
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#28 Wshakspear

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:55 AM

just to add to the good gamecube deals going on, at a local (wixom, MI) Target, they had a few Cube/SSBM combo packs...for only $99. great game, great system..both of which i already have. Note the fact this is now the regular price for the system, just a limited time bundle (that past its time..)

#29 PaP3rKuT

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 03:01 AM

yup hot shot has went back to its normal price but i was still able to snag one because they had a tag that was still there so the guy had to give it to me...and i didnt even see primal nor pride fc in any of the 5 targets i went to...guess it was all gone...o wellz
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#30 drfrielgood

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 04:46 AM

Wow, Wixom, MI. I just had a job interview at that Target today. They don't pay too much so I'm going to stick with my current job. I live about 10 minutes from Wixom. They aren't usually a very good Target for clearance, but I did pick up NBA 2K3 there for $6.50-something there.