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#7591 jkam

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

Well, I got the okay to do 50% off the items on my VOM table. This includes stuff like psp go's, dj hero bundles, etc. it be a lot better if I could just make my store do 50% off all clx games. (And my store has been behind on the clx cycles. My go's are still 99.97)


Man wish I could find a new GO for that.

#7592 DarthWoo

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:36 PM

Probably just coincidence. According to the employees/managers here, they've gotten memos from corporate about taking extra percentages off (at each store manager's discretion), and they're just trying to get rid of remaining clearance games. After this, they're only carrying consoles and new releases. One employee said that they can't compete with other stores on older releases, and most of their videogame business is from people buying games the day/week of release because they don't want to wait in line at gamestop or best buy. So there you have it.


I guess that must be what happened to me when I went in a few weeks ago. I found all the games in this picture for 97 cents each, and then found CoD:BO:wii:, CoD:MWR:wii:, The Fight:ps3: and Dante's Inferno Divine Edition:ps3: the next day. I was going to post about it here, but did a test run on NeoGAF first, inadvertently sending lots of people on futile searches. I went back another couple days later and found a couple copies of games I had bought that rang up at their ticketed prices again, so it was either a discretionary sale or a huge screw-up on their part.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

I think I'll go out and try today I would love to get a good discount on god of war, heavy rain, and mag.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:07 PM

No go here in my local SEARS store (independence, MO) End up picked up last 2 copies Pokemon Platinum for $10 Each :( Everything else is $24.97 & UP. No $4.97 game no where.
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#7595 DarthWoo

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

I think I'll go out and try today I would love to get a good discount on god of war, heavy rain, and mag.


Like I mentioned, this was weeks ago and most likely just an isolated incident, judging by how many disappointed people posted in my GAF thread. Don't get your hopes up too high. Hilarious thing though is that I haven't even gotten around to playing more than a couple of the games.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:00 AM

Went to a Sears that's farther away that I normally don't go to and found some good deals.

:360: Ghostbusters: The Game $4.97 (I picked this up when it was $14.97 months ago, well worth it if you're a fan at all of the original movies)
:360: Transformers: War for Cybertron $24.97 (Surprised at how expensive this is everywhere still. Amazon has it for the same price but I was already out in that part of town so I picked it up.)
:360: Perfect Dark Zero $4.97 (Only bought this so I wouldn't be tempted to buy it on XBL)
:ps3: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow $19.97 (Outside of a Gamefly sale last year, I've never seen this version sell for below this price)
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:22 AM

:ps3: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow $19.97 (Outside of a Gamefly sale last year, I've never seen this version sell for below this price)


It was $8.98 at target clearance right around the new year.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

Castlevania has been cheaper at a number of places.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:53 AM

:ps3:
Bayonetta $5.97
Band Hero $3.97

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Halo Anniversary $19.99(or .97, lol)
Bayonetta $5.97

:wii:
Pokepark: Pikachu's Adventure $6.97
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:42 AM

Castlevania has been cheaper at a number of places.


Yeah I picked up this past Christmas at Fry's for $9.98. While it may very well be worth $20, it's been sold cheaper.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:51 AM

For the people lucky enough to be shopping during these mysterious extra % off manager's discretion sales, has it been on weekends or during the week?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:07 AM

No, I went to Best Buy and saw PS3 Darksiders that had y-folds.


I was told that the PS3 DarkSiders has two different cover-art, one with hologram/shiny effect and one without. Can anyone verify this?
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:08 AM

Well, guess my epic Sear's finds are over. The game section was practically nothing in the Sear's here. Just a few accessories, and like 10 new games. Everything else was completely gone.

The other good one closed down randomly too :(
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:46 AM

Well, guess my epic Sear's finds are over. The game section was practically nothing in the Sear's here. Just a few accessories, and like 10 new games. Everything else was completely gone.

The other good one closed down randomly too :(


Welcome to my world for the last 3 years :wave: I had some epic finds at Sears earlier this gen, but it's been dead for awhile and there's really no reason for me to even step foot in a Sears. AT this point they just barely stock games at all(I'm not really certain they are actually getting in new releases, maybe 1 or 2 copies of the newest games and maybe just a couple of each console and that's literally their entire stock of video games). It basically all fits in two relatively small glass cabinets.

What's worse is the KMART in my area seems to have somehow disposed of the HUUUGGGGEEEE supply of old/junk games they had practically overflowing their old game displays. I was hoping it would turn into a clearance smorgasbord, but somehow they cleaned out the game cases and yet the clearance game section is still a joke (they do still have a fair amount games, but all with $19.99 "clearance" prices and none of the REALLY old ones they had before, I'm talking like 5 copies of the original Warhawk Bundle, several of the SOCOM Confrontation bundle, 2006-2007 games for all platforms, etc). I can't believe they clearanced them all out in such a short time, so my guess is either they gave them away to employees or possibly found a bulk buyer for them.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:58 AM

Welcome to my world for the last 3 years :wave: I had some epic finds at Sears earlier this gen, but it's been dead for awhile and there's really no reason for me to even step foot in a Sears. AT this point they just barely stock games at all(I'm not really certain they are actually getting in new releases, maybe 1 or 2 copies of the newest games and maybe just a couple of each console and that's literally their entire stock of video games). It basically all fits in two relatively small glass cabinets.

What's worse is the KMART in my area seems to have somehow disposed of the HUUUGGGGEEEE supply of old/junk games they had practically overflowing their old game displays. I was hoping it would turn into a clearance smorgasbord, but somehow they cleaned out the game cases and yet the clearance game section is still a joke (they do still have a fair amount games, but all with $19.99 "clearance" prices and none of the REALLY old ones they had before, I'm talking like 5 copies of the original Warhawk Bundle, several of the SOCOM Confrontation bundle, 2006-2007 games for all platforms, etc). I can't believe they clearanced them all out in such a short time, so my guess is either they gave them away to employees or possibly found a bulk buyer for them.


Yeah, same with the K-Marts here too. I always loved searching through all those games they had in the glass cases, sometimes i'd find something really good. (Once i found a copy of Tales of Vesperia hidden behind some junk for 14.99). Now all they have left is old sports games, shovelware, kids games, and PS2/GBA games
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:37 AM

For the people lucky enough to be shopping during these mysterious extra % off manager's discretion sales, has it been on weekends or during the week?



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#7607 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:12 AM

Welcome to my world for the last 3 years :wave: I had some epic finds at Sears earlier this gen, but it's been dead for awhile and there's really no reason for me to even step foot in a Sears. AT this point they just barely stock games at all(I'm not really certain they are actually getting in new releases, maybe 1 or 2 copies of the newest games and maybe just a couple of each console and that's literally their entire stock of video games). It basically all fits in two relatively small glass cabinets.

What's worse is the KMART in my area seems to have somehow disposed of the HUUUGGGGEEEE supply of old/junk games they had practically overflowing their old game displays. I was hoping it would turn into a clearance smorgasbord, but somehow they cleaned out the game cases and yet the clearance game section is still a joke (they do still have a fair amount games, but all with $19.99 "clearance" prices and none of the REALLY old ones they had before, I'm talking like 5 copies of the original Warhawk Bundle, several of the SOCOM Confrontation bundle, 2006-2007 games for all platforms, etc). I can't believe they clearanced them all out in such a short time, so my guess is either they gave them away to employees or possibly found a bulk buyer for them.

That sounds like around here now as well. At least 3-4 of the Kmarts had cases overflowing with games in rows 2-3 deep in front of each other. Now it's one row in each case(if that) and all of the $19.99 and under games are out on the shelves and clearly marked if they're lower priced.:cry:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:42 AM

For the people lucky enough to be shopping during these mysterious extra % off manager's discretion sales, has it been on weekends or during the week?


In the stores here that are running them, the managers/employees said they're consistent sales running for the rest of the month, not two day deals or anything like that. One store here is at 25% and said they might go 50% by the end of the month. They basically sound like final runs to sell off the contents of their clearance bins.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:35 AM

I don't think these stores grab the clearance items, as I said before both of these stores have positioned themselves next to goodwill's and SA's in many area's, especially the Lockport Oogie games whom has themselves positioned directly next to a goodwill in order to ensure a steady stream of stock. Or at least that is the way I see it. This basically means for most SA's and Goodwill's in the WNY area you won't be getting anything. Oogie games also puts more stickers on their games than Gamestop which some find hard to believe but it is true. These stores are also horrendously overpriced and I refuse to shop at them. I would rather shop on ebay, and I do shop on ebay. I don't even know why people shop there when every game you would ever want is a click away on ebay for a lot less money.

As for me I only buy what is a really good deal or what I want to play for myself, so as I said before there is no way I can clean out an entire Sears by myself.

The McKinley mall is very good but honestly its not worth the drive for me since it would take me well over an hour to get there, the arcade is gone and basically the only reason I would be there is for the Sears.


Knowing what games cost from distributors, they would be silly to ignore clearance sales. But you guys would know better than I. I never go into their stores either. Actually, last weekend was the first time in a long time that I went into Play N Trade. I about had a heart attack. $100 for a loose, incomplete Turbo Grafx? $125 for a commodore 64? Hilarious.
I go to the Cheektowaga superflea and the first time I ran into Oogie games was their short lived booth there. I guess their worse than eBay and Gamestop prices made it so they couldnt compete with all of the other vendors. And those Freaking stickers! They didnt stick around in there long.

SaraAB, how far from Niagra Falls blvd Sears are you? I usually hop on 290 to 90 from there and can make it to McKinley in about 20 minutes. I do miss that arcade, though it seemed the really cool/ obscure cabinets were always out of order. I miss the FYE that was there too. Used to get great deals there time to time. I still go down there to hit up TRU, Sears, Best Buy, Savers, and Target. I gave up on NFB Best Buy and Target. Theyre always so packed.

Eastern Hills had a 75% off clearance but the employee said some guy cleaned them out of everything. All that was left were sports and dj hero stuff.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:47 AM

I was told that the PS3 DarkSiders has two different cover-art, one with hologram/shiny effect and one without. Can anyone verify this?


Yeah, exactly as you say. IIRC the original holgram art has the y-folds and the later release is just shrink wrapped. I asked the gamestop employee about the different wrappings when I purchased the game last year. The shrinked, non-shiny one isn't a resealed game

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:16 AM

That sounds like around here now as well. At least 3-4 of the Kmarts had cases overflowing with games in rows 2-3 deep in front of each other. Now it's one row in each case(if that) and all of the $19.99 and under games are out on the shelves and clearly marked if they're lower priced.:cry:


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

Knowing what games cost from distributors, they would be silly to ignore clearance sales. But you guys would know better than I. I never go into their stores either. Actually, last weekend was the first time in a long time that I went into Play N Trade. I about had a heart attack. $100 for a loose, incomplete Turbo Grafx? $125 for a commodore 64? Hilarious.
I go to the Cheektowaga superflea and the first time I ran into Oogie games was their short lived booth there. I guess their worse than eBay and Gamestop prices made it so they couldnt compete with all of the other vendors. And those Freaking stickers! They didnt stick around in there long.

SaraAB, how far from Niagra Falls blvd Sears are you? I usually hop on 290 to 90 from there and can make it to McKinley in about 20 minutes. I do miss that arcade, though it seemed the really cool/ obscure cabinets were always out of order. I miss the FYE that was there too. Used to get great deals there time to time. I still go down there to hit up TRU, Sears, Best Buy, Savers, and Target. I gave up on NFB Best Buy and Target. Theyre always so packed.

Eastern Hills had a 75% off clearance but the employee said some guy cleaned them out of everything. All that was left were sports and dj hero stuff.


I don't wish to reveal my location too much since I do yard sales and I want to keep this area to myself since its decent around here for finds, but getting worse as I probably bought most of the old games from here. Doesn't help that most people here play sports games and call of duty.

The Sears in the falls isn't very good, but they do have quite a few clearance systems and stuff in the case right now, they were showing a white PSP Go at $50 on the store locator on google shopping but I couldn't find it in the store.

I almost died when I went into PnT and saw $90 saturn games that are like $5-6 on ebay. That one booth in the back of the flea, Game Craze, used to have really good deals but they have gotten overpriced. I went into Oogie games and almost puked at their prices, they want $20 for games that you can get for like $2-3 at gamestop and ebay. I swear this chain spends more on their stickers than probably anything else in the store. They have like 10 stickers on each case, so much so you can't even see what game you are buying. Only a complete and utter fool would shop there.

I think the problem here is that PnT and Oogie games both set up these fancy tournament centers with gaming PC's and tons of huge TV's and they have to have some way to pay for it so they overprice all their games hoping a sucker will come in and buy the games. They also had an ad on their facebook page for someone who can repair all systems including DS lites. Now I have a friend who is an electronics engineer who will not work on DS Lite's because they are too challenging for him to repair, now if they are challenging for him I imagine its going to be quite impossible to find someone who can repair them.... let alone someone who can repair any video game system...

In fact I am not even sure if you can call this overpricing, its flat out gouging and scamming if you ask me for what they charge for video games. Also the fact that they position themselves directly next to thrift stores just reeks of being shady.

Ebay is your best bet for older games here, you can get most common stuff for like $5 or less if you want to play it if you bid carefully.

If you are shopping here be prepared to know prices like the back of your hand, Sears is good, but they still have quite a few prices that are off from ebay prices, games that are $30 that you can easily get for $10 or less on ebay.

As far as Target goes they seem to sell out of things before they can even hit clearance, or our area simply doesn't get in the things that stores in other regions get, retail is really terrible around here since the canadians clean everything out so fast, the stores get one shipment of a product, at least for electronics and video games, then when it is gone you don't see it again. Target in the WNY area also seems to be 3-4 weeks behind all the other stores from other regions on the clearance schedule, you will find things but they will be like 15% off, and they sell at 15% off, so why reduce them further? I swear the sheep will buy anything...

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:32 PM

Eastern Hills had a 75% off clearance but the employee said some guy cleaned them out of everything. All that was left were sports and dj hero stuff.


I grabbed one game there when they were still at 50%, but I didn't see too much else of interest to me at 50% off to begin with. But, ya, we definitely have hoarders/flippers in the area. The same thing happened with the Gamestop GBA clearance. Someone wiped out all 3 stores in the McKinley area.

Actually, I remember being in one of those Gamestops once like a few years back with some annoying shady guy talking to me and pointing out every game he was thinking about buying and bragging about how much he was going to make off of reselling it. I was just like "Uh...ya...that's...err...cool. I'm here looking for cheap games because I want to play them. So, uhh...I'm just going to go over here now, but it was nice talking to you."

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

We can all thank sch-gamer for ruining the treasure hunts we use to enjoy.

Yep. I used to get a kick outta going into Kmart, seeing stuff with $59.99 pricetags on it still and having them bring it up to the register and it rings up $4 or so. I kinda chuckled a couple times cuz I walked outta a few local Kmarts with 5-7 games for $20. Now if I catch a single game for $5-6 and it's not some old sports shit or DJ Hero/Tony Hawk/other crap it's a miracle.:cry:

And Sara, that sounds like around here to a tee. But what I'm wondering though is whether or not that Game Craze store you mentioned is the same chain I used to check out at the Carousel Mall up in Syracuse when I'd go up there for work.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

The downtown Sears by job has a lot of games but their clearence section is a joke. I tried to get Pokemon Heart Gold but it only went down from $29.99 to 27.99. I think all the other Sears around my house already closed down. This $25 gift card is burning a hole in my pocket. I might just buy some clothes instead.:roll:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

I don't mind the new clearance drops, but I sure hate having them tagged out in the open for everyone to purchase. Nobody ever bought games form my local Kmarts/Sears so I always got to pick up a lot of buried treasures. I think I bought about 10 copies total between Metroid Prime Trilogy or Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith titles back in the day. I swear they had so many games buried beneath crap, they could have a dead body and nobody would know. Everything was improperly tagged so if anyone would look, they turn away real fast.

Now though, it seems so many games were either sent away or El Hoardo was there right as they put them out. I can't believe that in a matter of days a few hundred games would be bought up. All I can find are overpriced shovelware, or Imagine/Petz DS titles. Not quite the same :cry:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:27 PM

Ah, yes. Forgot to mention, Pokemon Heart Gold & Heart Silver are $19.99 and they come with some electronic Pokeball thing.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

I'm jealous of some of the finds I'm seeing on here. The clearance prices at my Sears are pretty lousy. The same copy of Metroid Prime 3 has been sitting on the shelves for the past 2 years, and it's only dropped to 39.97.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:12 PM

My store had a 1.00 box at the register. Nothing exciting, a lot of shovelware. Probably the best thing was Brothers in Arms for PSP. I picked up one a piece for my collection though.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:59 PM

Just picked up Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for 4.97