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The OFFICIAL Target Clearance Thread XIX (NINETEEN!) WIKIFIED!!!!!!


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#2971 TooPoor

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:26 AM

Yea i noticed that. That's barely $8 of profit, not counting gas cost. haha

It's actually more profit since they can still sell the uncharted bundle, I gave up on selling on CL since most responses try to mug me, trying to pick up in the middle of the night.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:31 AM

It's actually more profit since they can still sell the uncharted bundle, I gave up on selling on CL since most responses try to mug me, trying to pick up in the middle of the night.


Haha its kind of hilarious, I've gotten those responses too at like 3am for a $30 game. "I can meet you now, I got cash" on a post I've had up for like 2 weeks and forgotten about.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:47 AM

It's actually more profit since they can still sell the uncharted bundle, I gave up on selling on CL since most responses try to mug me, trying to pick up in the middle of the night.

ah I see, I read it as selling the whole bundle for $40. Where in CA are you?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:50 AM

Haha its kind of hilarious, I've gotten those responses too at like 3am for a $30 game. "I can meet you now, I got cash" on a post I've had up for like 2 weeks and forgotten about.

I hate people who sent you an email and then take a day for each respond.

#2975 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:01 AM

I hate people who sent you an email and then take a day for each respond.

That's nothing. I had people take a week for each response before. I've actually started doing that myself as of late.:-#:cry: I've lost quite a few possible buyers that way.:-#

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#2976 TooPoor

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:25 AM

ah I see, I read it as selling the whole bundle for $40. Where in CA are you?

Downtown LA, which explains why I absolutely HATE dealing on Craigslist.

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#2977 VyseArcad1a

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

vyse,what was the price at that location?


$39.99.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:39 AM

no target doesn't watch that stuff, I work there also there is nothing they can do you purchased the item so you can do whatever you want.There is no policy at target for this so he is fine.


Thanks for clearing that up. My bad.

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#2979 joker______

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:08 AM

$39.99.

Still looking for that elusive Street Fighter X Tekken SE though.


Thank you for the heads up,hopefully a price drop on Monday (fingers crossed)

#2980 shark974

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

never mind

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#2981 TooPoor

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:28 AM

Man, your job sounds fun, flipping 10 pads gets you instant 500 profit. Have no freakin idea what a leap pad is though.

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#2982 shark974

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

Man, your job sounds fun, flipping 10 pads gets you instant 500 profit. Have no freakin idea what a leap pad is though.



They were all the rage this past holiday on ebay. Like a baby ipad for kids, simple educational programs and stuff, like a fisher price ipad.

It's not as great as it sounds, a lot of hassle and I netted only like $435 off 13 of them from various places...and again it's more hassle than it sounds, dealing with deadbeat/whiny buyers, shipping them all, etc.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

Someone please go find this guy's GoW bundle and buy it.

at $30.

Talk about filth.


I work at Target. I've only found one time when someone clearly hid a clearance game (Red Steel 2 bundle) waiting for the next price drop. I took it out of the hiding spot (a bottom shelf under a bunch of bags) and tossed it back on the shelf.

It was ticketed at $27 when I found it, and it did drop about 3 days later to 20, when I grabbed it.

Oh, and if anyone feels like accusing me of doing anything underhanded, feel free, but I purchased the game off the clock and I didn't set it aside when I did see it had actually dropped. I waited till a break to grab it. Someone could have bought it in that time, but they didn't
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#2984 KitsuDeXstrosity

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

:ps3: L.A. Noire $3.04 (marked AS IS)

Originally rang up as $11.98 at checkout but I pointed out the as-is sticker and the cashier gave me both copies (picked up two copies) for $3.04 each. Not a bad deal among the usual clearance stuff. Best clearance pick up since I picked up Drill Dozer (GBA) for $1.00 a few years back :lol:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

Hoping to find Carnival Island for the PS3 today, hope I'm not too late! Anyone in the PA area seen it?! :)

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

:ps3: L.A. Noire $3.04 (marked AS IS)

Originally rang up as $11.98 at checkout but I pointed out the as-is sticker and the cashier gave me both copies (picked up two copies) for $3.04 each. Not a bad deal among the usual clearance stuff. Best clearance pick up since I picked up Drill Dozer (GBA) for $1.00 a few years back :lol:


vanilla copy or complete? Still a great deal either way.

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#2987 karkyco

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

Downtown LA, which explains why I absolutely HATE dealing on Craigslist.


Yeah no doubt, lol. Nothing like meeting up in some still shithole part of downtown, say around skid row, for a Craigslist deal.

Btw you still looking for either bundle, lemme know. I know which stores on the west side still have any. Still looking for any more clearances DSis, XLs etc.

:ps3: L.a. Noire $3.04 (marked as is)

originally rang up as $11.98 at checkout but i pointed out the as-is sticker and the cashier gave me both copies (picked up two copies) for $3.04 each. Not a bad deal among the usual clearance stuff. Best clearance pick up since i picked up drill dozer (gba) for $1.00 a few years back :lol:


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#2988 Scorpion

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

DAM my Target is cheap..for not selling me cheap games to a cheap A gamer :D ..Seriously they have nothing on clearance when i price check.... -_-

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

Don't tempt me. I've been VERY tempted to do just that to prove a point.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

I work at Target. I've only found one time when someone clearly hid a clearance game (Red Steel 2 bundle) waiting for the next price drop. I took it out of the hiding spot (a bottom shelf under a bunch of bags) and tossed it back on the shelf.

It was ticketed at $27 when I found it, and it did drop about 3 days later to 20, when I grabbed it.

Oh, and if anyone feels like accusing me of doing anything underhanded, feel free, but I purchased the game off the clock and I didn't set it aside when I did see it had actually dropped. I waited till a break to grab it. Someone could have bought it in that time, but they didn't


You put it back on the shelf and didn't re-hide it, so I don't see anything wrong with that at all.

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#2991 KitsuDeXstrosity

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

vanilla copy or complete? Still a great deal either way.


Vanilla. But I agree entirely. At first I thought they were returned copies/open merchandise. But when the cashier took the security cases off, they were still shrink-wrapped and untouched.

Hoping to find more as-is deals when I check some other local Targets today.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Question for target employees:

Are as-is games in bulk just a way for managers to skirt the standard clearance levels?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

Most managers have nothing to do with the as is process.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

I was told that as is items are either damaged in some way or internet purchases that are store returns. Two cases in point- a copy of thor for PS3 at $1.36 because of "damage" caused by the security case (nothing was actually damaged) and a copy of top gear season 12 i got for 5.36 (retail 39.99). I ask about that because i had never seen it in any target before and was told it was an internet purchase.

As is clearance is awesome.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

Question for target employees:

Are as-is games in bulk just a way for managers to skirt the standard clearance levels?


I'm not an employee of Target. Some of what you read below may not be exactly right but it is a close approximation of what I understand the process to be.

Bulk games as an item, even if they have the same "title" as a game released last year are not the same item/SKU according to the inventory system. They are also not the same item according to the distribution companies that sell the games to the stores on behalf of the publishers--distribution companies like Tommo, and others you have never heard of.

A game's initial release actually has a pretty short shelf-life in the US. Probably a couple of months at most if it is a 3rd party title, longer if it is 1st party, and even longer if it's Nintendo 1st party (you can bend the rules a bit when your hardware sells like beer at a baseball game on a hot summer day). During this initial run of a game, the game sells at MSRP. Once the sales slow up, or the retailer needs to free up shelf space for new items, a game will get clearanced, returned to the distributor (usually not), or sold in bulk to a discount distributor and end up in Big Lots, or like Target does redistributes them to Goodwill--I am assume Target takes a loss with a write off and then can deduct them from their taxes as a donation (this last part is speculation on my part).

After the initial shelf life of a game, a distributor's remaining warehouse stock gets bundled into bulk buys. Sometimes they get special stickers on them like TRU's round red "Special Buy" $19.99 stickers, sometimes you'll see new UPC symbols attached as stickers overtop of the orig UPC symbols printed on the cover insert. The games are then bundled into new lots and sold to retailers as a new item/SKU.

For retailers, a Bargain Bin copy of Ghostbusters Wii is a completely diff item then the one they sold and clearanced out last year. Its not a game title they are selling, just a SKU.

This is one of the reasons publishers now have Greatest Hits/Platinum Hits/Player's Choice. It allows the publisher to get a piece of the bulk game sales pie by re-releasing an old game with a new SKU.

So to answer your question, no, bulk/bargain bin games do not skirt a store's opportunity to avoid clearancing a title because stores like Target do not care about the title, they care about the SKU. An initial game release sold at MSRP is a different SKU than a Bargain Bin title--to Target they are 2 diff games.

The reason a game may never hit clearance at your store is because the manager in electronics might not like clearancing items. Of the 8 or so Target within my driving distance, one of them never puts anything on clearance--I'll still find games at MSRP 18 months after their initial release, when I know the other stores in my area clearanced them out 8 months ago.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:03 PM

I was told that as is items are either damaged in some way or internet purchases that are store returns. Two cases in point- a copy of thor for PS3 at $1.36 because of "damage" caused by the security case (nothing was actually damaged) and a copy of top gear season 12 i got for 5.36 (retail 39.99). I ask about that because i had never seen it in any target before and was told it was an internet purchase.

As is clearance is awesome.


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#2997 karkyco

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

So which are all the DSi and DSi XL systems and bundles that are on clearance besides these?

207-01-0016 DSi XL metallic rose

207-01-0022 DSi Pokemon (Black?) Bundle

207-01-0023 DSi Pokemon (White?) Bundle

207-01-0033 DSi XL bundle

207-01-0034 DSi XL bundle

207-01-0077 DSi XL Burgundy

207-01-0030 DSLite metallic pink/rose

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#2998 Confucius

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

I'm not talking about bulk/value games. I just mean if someone found 8 copies of a game at a store.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:22 AM

Got another dust collector because it was cheap. $5.98 207-24-0357

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:17 AM

Question for target employees:

Are as-is games in bulk just a way for managers to skirt the standard clearance levels?



Hi, I'm a Target employee!

As-Is 99.9% of the time are items that have been in the backroom for a while that are decode or they're not in our system anymore and they want to sell. My price change team, on items that don't show a last known price, will make up prices and then the system cuts off a huge portion of the original price.

For example, we had some giveaway demos of some RTS, but they had no idea what it was, so they put as is and the original price at $19.99, then the sticker printed it out as 4.98.

They've also As is sticker returns on items our store doesn't carry along with online items we don't carry, all depends who the pricechange person is if they use the as is or online item option.
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