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#7531 dinovelvet

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:13 AM

Were there new drops today? Nothing shows on google, but that usually takes a day or two to update

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:42 AM

All clearance games ending in .97 (most of the gaming section) on sale for 50% off at Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville NY, apparently in effect for the whole month. I grabbed Eye Pet for $3.50. The manager said that some other stores are doing it, too, but it's ymmv and the percentage off is at the store's discretion (and he seemed to think that the other stores with similar offers were more in the 20-40% off range...think he specifically mentioned Boulevard Mall).

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

I kinda figured there had to be at least a few Syracuse(NY) area CAG's. I know one of the other CAG's from that area has his location listed or has mentioned hitting up the Great Northern Mall up in Cicero/Clay.

I was actually thinking about hitting up Auburn the last time I went up that way for work(CNY auto auction in Lafayette on a Tuesday night), but I've heard from a couple people that the Sears at the mall there no longer sells games and it's otherwise a dead area for deals. Of course, that could've just been their way of trying to keep me from invading that area while I'm up there.:razz:

I mainly go after PS3 related stuff or super cheap stuff like pennied guides and very cheap clearance titles usually.


I live in Auburn. The Sears does not sell games. It sucks, I have to drive all the way to Syracuse (a solid 40 min drive) to go to Clay

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

Were there new drops today? Nothing shows on google, but that usually takes a day or two to update


I noticed the Move Controller Charging Dock dropped to $5.97.

Also I got an email for $5 in SYWR good until 6/11.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

Sears is horrible with their clearance... at least around here (SE PA/ Delaware). The only thing I've gotten from there is Overlord for PS3 which was tagged at 3.97, but the clerk insisted it rang up in the system at $7.97. I raised a rare stink and got it at the marked price. Rarely is there anything actually clearanced out in the open other than old Madden sports titles. There are plenty of games behind the glass but nothing is marked.

Both Sears and Kmart have their share of lazy employees, which makes the scan/price check process a headache. Sears clerks just seem bitter with an "I know more than you about all electronics because I've been selling cameras for 3 months" persona, while at Kmart it's more of an ignorant "It's this or Burger King, so who cares" attitude. I'll go with Kmart, at least the stupidity isn't masked. Not all stores, but at least around here follow that description..

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:10 PM

^You just have to keep going to the same stores and have them build up a tolerance for you. In my experience, they are more willing to check stuff for you if you've proven to them that there is a point in doing it.

There was a guy at my Sears that was a little slow to help, but after I got him to price check those Socom bundles last year when they bottomed out, he thought it was hilariously underpriced. Now he seems to enjoy the adventure when i go in there and ask for something.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

Both Sears and Kmart have their share of lazy employees, which makes the scan/price check process a headache. Sears clerks just seem bitter with an "I know more than you about all electronics because I've been selling cameras for 3 months" persona

That's one of the main reasons why I hate going there. Almost every time I go and ask them to scan games, they want to argue with me and insist that the sticker prices are set in stone. I wish they would just let me use one of those stupid price checkers.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:17 PM

^You just have to keep going to the same stores and have them build up a tolerance for you. In my experience, they are more willing to check stuff for you if you've proven to them that there is a point in doing it.

There was a guy at my Sears that was a little slow to help, but after I got him to price check those Socom bundles last year when they bottomed out, he thought it was hilariously underpriced. Now he seems to enjoy the adventure when i go in there and ask for something.

I've never met a Sears employee like that guy, though. So in my case, there's no way to prove there's a point, other than to start buying things.

#7539 dinovelvet

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

Well I scanned some clearance games today but nothing had dropped. So, are we to assume that clearance has ground to a halt?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:56 PM

They were doing the drops when i was there this morning. Headed back tonight if possible.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:00 AM

To add to my previous post, I was at a different Western NY Sears today and asked if they had any additional percentage off of clearance, and the employee basically said that a memo went out, but it's up to the managers as to whether or not they want to do an extra percentage off and how big the percentage is. He said that it's mostly for stores that still have a large selection of clearance games left (since the stores in the area appear to be eliminating most of their gaming sections) and said their store hasn't decided to do it yet, but they might by the end of the month.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

The inventory checker is bad, I was at a Sears today that was showing a White PSP go at $49.97 on google shopping, but there was no white PSP go in the store, I can confirm that because I checked the whole electronics department for it. I doubt the employees are hiding one in the back either.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:20 PM

Well I scanned some clearance games today but nothing had dropped. So, are we to assume that clearance has ground to a halt?


What little drops there were happened on 06/01. They went against their usual tradition of skipping the first Friday of the month if it was before the 5th. Next drops aren't until July.

But yes, clearance has ground to a halt after those surprise drops earlier in the year.

#7544 ZombieToast

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:25 PM

Went to Sears for the first time in months and just like I suspected, they had the exact same games as usual (Where The Wild Things Are, Rap Star, Minute To Win It). But they did have a copy of Golden Sun and four copies of Warriors of Rock, so I picked those up. I now have all of the console GH games, which I suppose isn't too exciting.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:53 PM

The inventory checker is bad, I was at a Sears today that was showing a White PSP go at $49.97 on google shopping, but there was no white PSP go in the store, I can confirm that because I checked the whole electronics department for it. I doubt the employees are hiding one in the back either.

You'd be surprised actually. A few years ago a fellow CAG came round my area and we hit up my local Kmart stores. They brought out an entire cart loaded with older PS2/GBA/Xbox games that I would have never known were in stock at this store without having seen that cart.

So it never hurts to ask, but I'd definitely ask an older worker in electronics if they could check for you in the back. I've found a bunch of clearance deals that way myself.

But yes, clearance has ground to a halt after those surprise drops earlier in the year.

Crap. Hopefully it's only a temporary hiccup.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:01 PM

The inventory checker is bad, I was at a Sears today that was showing a White PSP go at $49.97 on google shopping, but there was no white PSP go in the store, I can confirm that because I checked the whole electronics department for it. I doubt the employees are hiding one in the back either.


You could always have them check the UPC in the system, but due to extremely poor loss prevention, it really doesnt mean anything if it is in the system. Store in Brandon, FL has over 30 games that "disappeared" which include two Guitar Hero World Tour Bandkits, 2 GH WoR Guitar Kits, 1 Ratchet & Clank PSP system, and 1 PSP go.

They also have around 15-20 games sitting on the shelf with no seal on them. I would imagine the discs are gone, but I never open those due to that one guy who got detained for hours by Sears security for opening an empty case (i'm usually wearing a beanie, so I would imagine me with an empty case may warrant suspicion).

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#7547 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:02 PM

Are they ever going to clearance consoles? A few Sears that I frequent still have PS3s and 360s.

Unless we get an official word that Sears are truly permanently eliminating their gaming section, I would say that that's not gonna happen.

Either that or they may send the consoles to closing stores since people buy up shit like crazy at those OR maybe they have a way to return them to the vendors.

You could always have them check the UPC in the system, but due to extremely poor loss prevention, it really doesnt mean anything if it is in the system. Store in Brandon, FL has over 30 games that "disappeared" which include two Guitar Hero World Tour Bandkits, 2 GH WoR Guitar Kits, 1 Ratchet & Clank PSP system, and 1 PSP go.

They also have around 15-20 games sitting on the shelf with no seal on them. I would imagine the discs are gone, but I never open those due to that one guy who got detained for hours by Sears security for opening an empty case (i'm usually wearing a beanie, so I would imagine me with an empty case may warrant suspicion).

How in the hell do things such as large band kits just 'disappear'? Then again, if they're anything like the people at my closest Sears, they're probably too busy trying to sell tv's to the few customers who meander into their section and don't notice a giant fuckin' box being carried/dragged out the door.

But the PSP systems were ALWAYS locked up here, save for I guess when people would ask to see them. But usually the employees hover over you like you're gonna just grab them and run here, so again I have no clue how so many things just 'disappeared' at a store like that.

The furthest store from me was horrible though. They would always have 3-5 shelves loaded up with $19.99 and under games and 1/3 of them were either missing shrinkwrap or the games themselves. But then again, those guys there were always too busy watching ESPN during work hours to give a shit about helping customers.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:18 PM

I haven't been to a Sears in weeks. But, as far as consoles, I saw an Xbox or a PS3 in the cycle(forget which one). It was marked down $10, but it's a start.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:08 AM

The inventory checker is bad, I was at a Sears today that was showing a White PSP go at $49.97 on google shopping, but there was no white PSP go in the store, I can confirm that because I checked the whole electronics department for it. I doubt the employees are hiding one in the back either.


Ill openly admit when I worked at the Sears on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst I would hide stuff like that in the back room, letting it drop each month. Shady? sure, but also a perk of working at these places. You just scan it in the back room. It never needs to come back out on the floor. So with that said, I wouldnt be surprised if many an item goes missing in the back room via the hands of an employee.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:17 AM

Ill openly admit when I worked at the Sears on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst I would hide stuff like that in the back room, letting it drop each month. Shady? sure, but also a perk of working at these places. You just scan it in the back room. It never needs to come back out on the floor. So with that said, I wouldnt be surprised if many an item goes missing in the back room via the hands of an employee.

Yep. That's exactly what happens at the Arnot Mall store according to at least 2-3 other electronics employees, while the stores around here are cleaned out by the one local game store owner and his one buddy anymore apparently.:roll:

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:38 AM

OT: Why does 'a Xbox' and 'an PS3' sound weird?


Because Xbox starts with a vowel sound (ecks) and PS3 starts with a consonant sound (pee).

"An" before vowel sound. ex: An apple, an 18-year-old turtle.
"A" before consonant sound. ex: A pear, a 47-year-old turtle.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:03 AM

And see, I would say it's the opposite for me, where I'd say an Xbox and a PS3.;)

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:09 AM

Because Xbox starts with a vowel sound (ecks) and PS3 starts with a consonant sound (pee).

"An" before vowel sound. ex: An apple, an 18-year-old turtle.
"A" before consonant sound. ex: A pear, a 47-year-old turtle.


Ah. Yes. That makes sense! Thanks! Now, I shall work on...'and sometimes "y" '. There has to be a 'y' word for both 'a' & 'an'.


And see, I would say it's the opposite for me, where I'd say an Xbox and a PS3.;)


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

Ill openly admit when I worked at the Sears on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst I would hide stuff like that in the back room, letting it drop each month. Shady? sure, but also a perk of working at these places. You just scan it in the back room. It never needs to come back out on the floor. So with that said, I wouldnt be surprised if many an item goes missing in the back room via the hands of an employee.


I really can't blame employees for doing this, you guys work a crap job for minimum wage, which is so little these days compared to the high costs of everything its not even funny. Its one of the very few perks of the job. In fact if I saw employees doing this I would probably just laugh and encourage them, there is nothing I need that badly so much so that I would be angry about this. Sears/Kmart is probably one of the few stores employees can get away with doing this because most other stores have tight inventory control and you would get fired for doing just that. Especially since that guy got fired at Target in Buffalo for buying a Zhu Zhu pet before they went on sale to the public that day. I would rather see the employees get the stuff then some hoarder who won't even use the stuff. Most stores also require you to sign a contract that you won't sell the stuff you buy at the store on ebay or whatever.

Some people have reported the PSP Go as out of the system already, so I assume if someone was hiding it they would have wanted to grab it at the $49.97 price tag before it goes OOS unless there is a way for employees to ring up an OOS item for themselves. Its more likely that one of the PSP bundles sitting at that store is coming up as a PSP Go on google shopping.

As far as the huge rock band bundles and stuff I am guessing its possible to send the stuff to another store if its not moving or there might be a way to write it off as salvage if they don't want it in their store anymore and that might be more profitable than marking it down to super low levels.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:05 AM

Both Sears and Kmart have their share of lazy employees, which makes the scan/price check process a headache. Sears clerks just seem bitter with an "I know more than you about all electronics because I've been selling cameras for 3 months" persona


I can't say for all employees but our electronics crew is very helpful with price checking. I'm sorry that you had such a bad time.

Anyways no new PCNs this month. Sorry been off the radar. School has the best of me. I'll check in later.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:38 AM

The inventory checker is bad, I was at a Sears today that was showing a White PSP go at $49.97 on google shopping, but there was no white PSP go in the store, I can confirm that because I checked the whole electronics department for it. I doubt the employees are hiding one in the back either.

When i worked at the Escondido sears we actually kept all our handheld gaming devices in a locked cabinet that's attached to the camera displays. Always watch for locked areas in the department that you cant see into. Never know what goodies are inside unless you ask =-)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:03 AM

picked up modnation racers for ps3 for 14.97, and Fling Smash for 9.97, a big sign on the clearance bin said 20% off all video games, but nothing rang up and I didn't push it.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:25 PM

Went into our local Sears (Jonesboro, AR location, in case you were wondering) to pick up some pots and pans on clearance yesterday. While there, they announced a sale on clearance video games: $4.97 apiece, no matter what their original clearance price was. We ended up getting 2 copies of Battlefield 3 (:360:), Rage (:360:), Red Faction: Armageddon (:360:), Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (:360:), Vanquish (:360:), Crysis 2 (:360:), Mortal Kombat (:360:), Infamous 2 (:ps3:), Uncharted 2: Game of the Year Edition (:ps3:), Dragon Quest IX (:ds:), and Pokemon Platinum (:ds:), all for about $60 before tax.

We went back today, and while a lot of the better selection was gone by now, we picked up Halo: Reach (:360:), Dance Central (:360:), Star Fox 64 3D (:3ds:), and Jeopardy! (:ds:), all for around $20. Jeopardy may not be the most exciting game, but dammit, I don't think we're ever going to get a version of XBOX 360, so I bit. Dance Central also came with a code for 240 MS points, so it pretty much paid for itself already.

#7559 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:36 PM

Damn. Nice haul. I wish they would announce one of those kind of sales while I'm in Sears groaning over the lack of clearance at my closest store here, since I think every game is actually on clearance nationwide now. So I could get some really recent stuff for cheap.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:57 PM

Went into our local Sears (Jonesboro, AR location, in case you were wondering) to pick up some pots and pans on clearance yesterday. While there, they announced a sale on clearance video games: $4.97 apiece, no matter what their original clearance price was. We ended up getting 2 copies of Battlefield 3 (:360:), Rage (:360:), Red Faction: Armageddon (:360:), Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (:360:), Vanquish (:360:), Crysis 2 (:360:), Mortal Kombat (:360:), Infamous 2 (:ps3:), Uncharted 2: Game of the Year Edition (:ps3:), Dragon Quest IX (:ds:), and Pokemon Platinum (:ds:), all for about $60 before tax.

We went back today, and while a lot of the better selection was gone by now, we picked up Halo: Reach (:360:), Dance Central (:360:), Star Fox 64 3D (:3ds:), and Jeopardy! (:ds:), all for around $20. Jeopardy may not be the most exciting game, but dammit, I don't think we're ever going to get a version of XBOX 360, so I bit. Dance Central also came with a code for 240 MS points, so it pretty much paid for itself already.


Fellow cheap-asses can only dream we're in a store when we hear a similar announcement haha. Nice haul! :applause:

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