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#1 Captain Urahara

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:47 AM

Didn't see this posted elsewhere but walked into my Best Buy today and saw The Old Republic's CE marked down to $74.99(previously $89.99)as well as on clearance, marking the total down to $37.49 + tax making it $40.39 total for me.

They had six copies lying around so I grabbed one and a buddy grabbed one. We really only wanted the statues which seem to go for about $40 anyway so it was nice to get everything. Still seems to be ~$130 online so good to grab now if you can.

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1) The CE's were still sitting under a sign designating them as $89.99 but with the orange C sticker and right next to the clearance racks. Once the employee actually scanned them they rang up as $74.99 BEFORE clearance price.

2) The employee mentioned that they are practically liquidating them at this point and doesn't see them dropping any lower as once they are gone, they are gone. No restocks and no second chances. If they aren't sold in the next 2-3 weeks they will be shipped out of the store and won't be coming back.

Edited by Captain Urahara, 31 July 2012 - 02:45 AM.


#2 Bosamba

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:50 AM

Didn't see this posted elsewhere but walked into my Best Buy today and saw The Old Republic's CE marked down to $74.99(previously $89.99)as well as on clearance, marking the total down to $37.49 + tax making it $40.39 total for me.

They had six copies lying around so I grabbed one and a buddy grabbed one. We really only wanted the statues which seem to go for about $40 anyway so it was nice to get everything. Still seems to be $130 online so good to grab now if you can.


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#3 Abeja

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:57 AM

My BB had one and I had the guy check the price and it was $102 on the 17th. The clearance is YMMV right?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:04 AM

I as well saw it for $74.99, but I don't think my BB does 50% off of clearance.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

I as well saw it for $74.99, but I don't think my BB does 50% off of clearance.



Mine does though they have to be specifically stickered and a manager has to override the price.

#6 Captain Urahara

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

1) You may want to add "CE" to the title

I was actually typing this out on my buddy's iPad and completely overlooked that fact. Thanks for pointing it out. Fixed :D

My BB had one and I had the guy check the price and it was $102 on the 17th. The clearance is YMMV right?

I would believe so. This is in-store only for sure and I think my Best Buy did this because they had WAY too many CE's in stock.

They have slowly, and I mean SLOWLY, been selling them and they just want them gone at this point. Employee himself even said they have been pestered about selling them and if they aren't sold within the next few weeks they will be shipped off and gone for good.

I as well saw it for $74.99, but I don't think my BB does 50% off of clearance.

As long as it's stickered and the manager overrides it then you should be good to go.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:41 AM

I saw these at my BB for $80. They had at least 15 or more in stock,so I think I can wait until they reach $40 here.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

I'd get it for $40, but my store always runs out of these things well before the clearance gets that low. I think they sell them to employees that ebay.

#9 Hades79

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

If its labeled clearance does it automatically come up at 37.49, if its labeled 74.99?


 


#10 Captain Urahara

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:39 AM

If its labeled clearance does it automatically come up at 37.49, if its labeled 74.99?


It was actually still labeled as $89.99 but when they rang it up it came up as $74.99 and the clearance had to be overridden by a manager. So no, if you just have it rung up it'll still show up at whatever price it's at without the clearance added on.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

where in ca?

#12 Captain Urahara

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:55 AM

where in ca?


The specific store is:
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390 NORTHRIDGE MALL, SALINAS, CA 93906

I bought one, a friend bought one, there were at least 4 left next to the clearance rack. Possibly more in the back but I didn't ask.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:57 AM

Picked up one in South Portland, ME. I will leave it unopened. Hopefully it will drop in price and I can go back for a price adjustment. I have Premier Silver rewardzone so I have up to 60 days. :-)

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:09 AM

Picked up one in South Portland, ME. I will leave it unopened. Hopefully it will drop in price and I can go back for a price adjustment. I have Premier Silver rewardzone so I have up to 60 days. :-)


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:42 AM

Is there any way you could post a picture of your receipt? It might help to convince the manager of my local Best Buy to follow suit!

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:28 AM

Just to let you all know, this game is going free to play in November, so I would advise against buying it unless you REALLY want the statue and whatnot.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

Just to let you all know, this game is going free to play in November, so I would advise against buying it unless you REALLY want the statue and whatnot.

http://www.metro.co....lay-in-november


Don't think it's fully FTP. Sounded like an option of FTP that cuts down on things. Might be wrong, though. For $40, even if the entire game becomes FTP, it's still a good deal.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

Just to let you all know, this game is going free to play in November, so I would advise against buying it unless you REALLY want the statue and whatnot.

http://www.metro.co....lay-in-november


CE owners get an extra 1000 coins for the FTP store and a new exclusive digital item, alongside the digital items they already got and the free 1-month sub (Which accumulates points toward the FTP store now).

So if you want the game, this is a pretty good deal. The statue is pretty nice as well IMO, and it comes with a physical authenticator, which is handy to have.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:29 PM

When checking store availability through this link I get 'in store only' in red for most locations. Does this mean that it is there? Usually it says available or whatever but in some places it states 'Unavailable.'

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

Is there any way you could post a picture of your receipt? It might help to convince the manager of my local Best Buy to follow suit!

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When checking store availability through this link I get 'in store only' in red for most locations. Does this mean that it is there? Usually it says available or whatever but in some places it states 'Unavailable.'


Well the link was unavailable for me but I looked it up through Best Buy, checked the store locator for my area, and the store I picked one up as does in fact say "in store only" in red. So they should have some. Give them a call to be sure.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:39 PM

So if I show them that receipt my BB will honor it? I asked for a 50% off of it and they denied me

#22 Captain Urahara

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

So if I show them that receipt my BB will honor it? I asked for a 50% off of it and they denied me


Possibly, possibly not. It really just depends on who works there, who you talk to, and who the manager is. Sometimes Best Buys will honor deals that other Best Buys do, sometimes they won't.

I was simply asked to provide a picture of the receipt, so I did. Whether it actually will help or not is left to question.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

Meh, I am kind of interested, but not interested enough to drag my ass down to the store and potentially have to argue with idiotic Best Buy employee, have to call the manager bla bla bla.

Ah, the joys of shopping at brick and mortar stores.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:15 PM

So if I show them that receipt my BB will honor it? I asked for a 50% off of it and they denied me



Rang up 75:00 and they wouldn't overide even with the pic.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

Possibly, possibly not. It really just depends on who works there, who you talk to, and who the manager is. Sometimes Best Buys will honor deals that other Best Buys do, sometimes they won't.

I was simply asked to provide a picture of the receipt, so I did. Whether it actually will help or not is left to question.


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

broke down traded in some games got 22.40 bucks for ps3 mortal kombat 16 for street fighter tekken x and 14.40 cursed crusade. with the 50% bump and reward.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Hey Urahara, can you tell us your store number? Mine had it marked at $149.99 but rang up $79.99. They said they'd need a store number to price match though.. :/

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:47 PM

Hey Urahara, can you tell us your store number? Mine had it marked at $149.99 but rang up $79.99. They said they'd need a store number to price match though.. :/


Store number is #1019

Best of luck getting the price match!

#29 fatboy1111

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:42 PM

I got the deal for 34.99, would post pics of receipt if I knew how to post pi

Edited by fatboy1111, 03 August 2012 - 06:50 PM.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

How does one check in-store availability? Because I can't do in-store pickup (website won't let me)