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YMMV: Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector's Edition ($9.97) at Sears


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#61 breakingcustoms

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:24 PM

no luck with metroid prime, but they did have multiple copies of murasama marked at 19.97

i had the guy scan it, and low and behold, 9.97...i picked one up and left the other 3 for other CAGs

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#62 flount

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:48 PM

hahaha! they are really way too full of themselves in the Sears thread. It's a clearance thread, not the keys to the red button.

"We can't update the OP cause we don't want people to find our clearance games!":roll:


If you want to start your own Sears clearance thread and keep updating the first post, be my guest. Clearances change constantly and updating a list takes a lot of work. Just go right ahead and volunteer your time and efforts. And that goes for anyone here who would like to volunteer themselves.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:50 PM

Sears is one of the only places I have never found a decent clearance game before :(

#64 EndlessChris

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:59 PM

I bought this like... a month ago? Check clearance threads people.

Also picked up Singstar Vol 2 with Mics for $5.

#65 optimusprime8062

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:43 PM

Well, mine has two copies...for $49.99

#66 arcane93

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:08 PM

Well, mine has two copies...for $49.99


Did you actually have them scan it, or did you just trust the price sticker or the shelf tag? (hint: don't trust the price sticker or the shelf tag)

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:10 PM

Yeah, had him scan it, then he tried a couple other ways to find the "true" price. He said no matter where he looked it showed $49.99

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:11 PM

Well, mine has two copies...for $49.99


You just passed up some cheap, flippable games. :(

Always scan them!

*edit - nevermind you typed your response while I put mine up. That doesnt make sense. Did you actually see the price come up as $49.99? That really sucks if it did.

#69 blackhole82

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:31 PM

I just picked up Murasama, Wolfenstein PS3, and Wet PS3 for $9.97 each.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:50 PM

You just passed up some cheap, flippable games. :(

Always scan them!

*edit - nevermind you typed your response while I put mine up. That doesnt make sense. Did you actually see the price come up as $49.99? That really sucks if it did.


It happens sometimes. Even stores that have everything else on clearance might not clearance out one random game.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:53 PM

Is it stickered or do you have to scan it?



i had to Scan it. As a Matter of fact. All the clearance games had ORIGINAL prices. I just happened to scan Banjo and it rand up at $1.70 or $1.75, whichever. So since I saw Metroid I figured Id give it a shot since it was in the same area (but you never know since people put stuff wherever they please and dont care) and it and in at $9.97. Same as Muramasa. They also had Marvel UA 2 for $9.97, Far Cry 2, and a bunch of others. None worth flipping purposes or KEEPING purposes for me at least.

I am still torn on whether to keep the Metroid or not. I had them call 3 other Sears and NONE had it. UGH.
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#72 shoe478

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:05 AM

If I could find a USED one at Gamestop during a coupon week would be GREAT.


Yeah, wait for that 75% off coupon. :roll:

I'm guessing you have credit at GS but I wouldn't risk it, you never know what kind of shape the used one will be in. The steel case will be all dented or you could just get handed 3 discs in a sleeve without the case or anything.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:16 AM

Yeah, wait for that 75% off coupon. :roll:

I'm guessing you have credit at GS but I wouldn't risk it, you never know what kind of shape the used one will be in. The steel case will be all dented or you could just get handed 3 discs in a sleeve without the case or anything.


It's actually only a single disc, but yeah, really. You're not going to do as well as (let alone better than) $9.97 at GameStop. Used price is $39.99 and it won't be dropping anytime soon -- even if you found a copy in good condition as well as two other $40 games in a B2G1, you'd still be spending $27 on it. And this is a new copy, whereas that would be used. Why wouldn't you keep it? Seriously, save your credit for something else.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:23 AM

just curious is there anyway to get walmart to price match?? my walmart has 15 copies of metroid prime trilogy new for 49.99.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:48 AM

just curious is there anyway to get walmart to price match?? my walmart has 15 copies of metroid prime trilogy new for 49.99.


No. There's no sale ad to show them, and they won't match clearance prices anyway. I mean, you can always ask and maybe you'll get lucky, but there's a 99% chance you'll get shot down.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:49 AM

If you want to start your own Sears clearance thread and keep updating the first post, be my guest. Clearances change constantly and updating a list takes a lot of work. Just go right ahead and volunteer your time and efforts. And that goes for anyone here who would like to volunteer themselves.


In fairness, the first 3 posts of the Sears thread have tags saying last updated 11-16-09. I appreciate all contributions and I am glad I found the game because of this thread. I am also glad I found lego rock band & Marvel Ultimate alliance 2 for 9.97 each on PS3

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

In fairness, the first 3 posts of the Sears thread have tags saying last updated 11-16-09. I appreciate all contributions and I am glad I found the game because of this thread. I am also glad I found lego rock band & Marvel Ultimate alliance 2 for 9.97 each on PS3


I was not offering someone else to make a new thread sarcastically. It would be nice too if there could be opening posts that could be edited by multiple people. Another point is that the discounts trickle in over time as people report them. And not all stores carry the same prices. It really does take a lot of work to maintain such threads, and people who start new clearance threads last maybe at most a couple months updating them.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:09 PM

I was not offering someone else to make a new thread sarcastically. It would be nice too if there could be opening posts that could be edited by multiple people. Another point is that the discounts trickle in over time as people report them. And not all stores carry the same prices. It really does take a lot of work to maintain such threads, and people who start new clearance threads last maybe at most a couple months updating them.


The problem is that it's not just an issue of the time or work that it takes to keep the OP updated. The issue of updating the OP has come up on the thread a number of times, and every time it becomes a protracted, sometimes heated, debate about the merits of updating versus not updating. Those who are against updating the OP feel that doing so only provides lurkers, hoarders, and people who will "steal" the info and repost it to SD or another site with too easy access. For better or worse, it's always those who are against keeping the information in the OP updated who are the most vocal; to add to that, the person who maintains the OP falls on their side of the argument.

Of course, a lot of those people are huge hypocrites, and will then post about how they grabbed ten copies of something for flipping. But that's another discussion for another time.

Personally, I'm not even really sure where I stand on the issue -- I've heard good (and lame) arguments on both sides. It is what it is. Regardless, it's not just a matter of having someone willing to do the work to maintain the thread.