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#391 crzyjoeguy

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

is OoT recommended even for someone who doesn't particularly enjoy Zelda games?


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#392 pandanese90

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

hey that's where i just was!

You two should of made out

Everyone's so damn serious this morning...you really made me laugh with this one!


LOL np XD!
Might pick up one today

#393 Lkr721993

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:54 PM

still not sure if I want to bite...the games selection really isn't tempting me...i think i'm going to pass...

#394 Nintendonly

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:55 PM

It seems ALL Rhode Island stores have made the switch to the $169.96 price while the Massachusetts stores that I called have not.It's probably a YMMV thing.

#395 sbaker44

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

I just stopped at a store on the westside of Houston. Lady scanned it with a hand scanner but it still came up as $249. I've found a few on craigslist for like $150 with a game. I think I"m going to go that route. Is there any reason I shouldn't (like I won't be able to register my own account and therefore get the free games)?

#396 greenwolfe7

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

http://www.walmart.c...-Games/14658345 169.00 online says preorder not available online though...

#397 NukaCola

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

Called up mine but she told me it came up as 249 with a scan. Should I go over anyway?

#398 Gadget Man 007

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:04 PM

I just stopped at a store on the westside of Houston. Lady scanned it with a hand scanner but it still came up as $249. I've found a few on craigslist for like $150 with a game. I think I"m going to go that route. Is there any reason I shouldn't (like I won't be able to register my own account and therefore get the free games)?


Was this the Dunvale location?

#399 a123slonky

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

Just picked one up for the new price in Hermitage, PA. They had 2 black and 3 blue left. Thank you soooooo very much Cheapy!

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

Just picked one up in Plano, TX (Spring Creek @ US 75). The price was listed as $249, but when I talked to a manager, he saw that the price drop was in his morning to-do list, so he went ahead and updated it to $169 for me.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:07 PM

Lebanon, IN is a go! Just have to figure out how to post a pic

#402 crzyjoeguy

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:08 PM

Called up mine but she told me it came up as 249 with a scan. Should I go over anyway?


yeah its not an automatic update, so i would go in and just be nice about it. maybe mention that people were reporting that a manager had too do it, when a manager comes he will want to sell a $170 item most likely. the regular people you talk too on the phone wont care as much
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#403 sbaker44

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:09 PM

Was this the Dunvale location?


Nope, farther West on Kirkwood. Let me know if you have any success at Dunvale.

#404 cdplayah

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

Still $249 in Chicago. Picked one up though and will pm later today. (if they ever get around to adjusting the price)

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#405 SuperDave

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:11 PM

Got one in D'iberville, MS! Just got back. (I'm in CST). They had 4 of the blue ones and I think 2 of the black ones even though the website showed limited stock. It was marked $249.99 but I told her that I heard there was a price drop today and she got out her price gun and checked it and sure enough came up as $169.99. I believe I actually got lucky and she was the manager. She already had the price gun in her hand. Plus they just got out of a meeting because I heard them announce for managers to come to receiving on the PA.

Thank you Cheapy and everyone posting on this post!!!

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One more thing, note this on Nintendo's website:
"Are the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Games Eligible for Club Nintendo Coins?
Answer:

Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors who link their Nintendo 3DS systems to their Club Nintendo account prior to downloading their games will be eligible to earn Coins for the 20 free games."

http://www.nintendo....program-what-is

(click on that question on the left)

#406 DARLENE1688

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

ok I live in tulsa ok went in about 15 mins ago they have a good quantity in stock. went to register and it rang up 249.99 i told him that the price drop was supposed to happen and he asked another lady that had a talzon gun to check for the markdown and she said she had it in the gun she pressed a few buttons a new ticket printed out one for blue and black told him to void current transaction and ring again and then success!!!! woohoo i am now the proud owner of a aqua 3ds....good lyuck to the rest of you guys happy hunting!

#407 SpecialK7225

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:20 PM

I'll be heading out to my local (Strongsville, Ohio) walmart in a bit to see if I can pick one up. Its good to see that other Ohioans have gotten the deal.

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#408 phoenix529

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:21 PM

Norman OK is a yes. Manager said he hadn't done the change yet and did it at the register. He knew about it.

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#409 sithspawn

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:23 PM

hey posting from my shitty phone. Deal is good. Just picked up two for 169.99 each. Will post photo proof when I get to work.

FYI I'm in MI on EDT


Here is a pic of the receipt: http://www.cheapassg...pictureid=24290

They had a bunch of black and blue ones. I picked up two black. The guy there said that price changes like this usually happen in the early mornings - not at midnight as many of us had suspected. I picked them up around 8am EDT with no issues. They didn't have to get a manager to do anything special. He rang them up and I walked out. For those on the west coast I'd head in around 7am - the deal is real.

Oh yeah - let me throw out a thanks to CheapyD!

#410 Havoc1701

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:23 PM

Success in San Antonio, TX!!! Stopped in at 410 and Military on my way to work just to be safe. They were still tagged $249. so I asked the lady if she could do a price check, she knew about the drop but informed me it hasn't gone through the system yet. I politely asked her to check again and Bingo! there it was. There were only 3 blacks and 3 blues left so I'm glad I didn't wait until lunch. Thanks for the heads-up Cheapy!!!

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#411 daminion

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:25 PM

Yeah basically it's either a mistake or it's Walmart trying to scam Nintendo by getting a jump on the price drop and tons of sales...free advertising. Either way I can't see it going well. You'd think Nintendo would be pretty pissed off about this (and anybody else breaking the date).


Walmart is the 10,000 lb gorilla. In retail, they can do and demand just about anything they want.

#412 giancarmen

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:27 PM

Heads up, just called my Massillon, Ohio Walmart and the lady told me they have the system for $170. She told me they had plenty of them.

#413 Flame Killa

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:28 PM

Just got mine! Enjoying OoT 3D :D

#414 Bubbamel

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:35 PM

Yes at the Miami Lakes walmart. One blue and six black ones left.

#415 BBladem83

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:36 PM

Tried the Super Walmart in Coventry, Rhode Island. Rang up 249. Hopefully that changes later in the day.

#416 BBladem83

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:38 PM

It seems ALL Rhode Island stores have made the switch to the $169.96 price while the Massachusetts stores that I called have not.It's probably a YMMV thing.


And which Walmart's specifically in Rhode Island? The Coventry Super Walmart doesn't have the price drop.

#417 Moonlk

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

Confirmed in greeneville tn. Talked to the department manager, got it set!

#418 Hao

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

Picked up a black system for $169 at the Georgetown, KY store with no hassle. Even had a conversation about how poorly they were selling at $250 during checkout. Thanks, CheapyD!

Oh, and to the guy who was looking for somewhere to update the firmware, try Wendy's, if you have one near you. I drove around town and didn't have any luck anywhere else. Hahahaha

#419 raque

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:41 PM

Got a black one in Franklin, WI. They had about 5 blues and no blacks left.

#420 phoenix529

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:41 PM

Where's your smugness now, Nintendonly?

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