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#3271 .Azaria

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Possibly. Try midnight EST and then 3AM EST (12AM PST).


Thanks :) hope I can get the stuff I want otherwise no chance at my best buy, the line has reached the corner already X__X

#3272 SaraAB

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I wonder how much of a chance I have to get something off best buy, I have to enter a bunch of gift cards online, can anyone tell me if the item could get stolen from my cart while I am entering the gift cards? Last year I woke up at 7am EST on thanksgiving day and I got everything I wanted and more, so hopefully this starts at midnight or else I will be up at an ungodly hour as usual.

#3273 Mega Man X

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Guys, I'm getting conflicting reports on when the Microsoft Store's in-store Black Friday deals start - is it at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, or midnight on Black Friday? I've seen several sources quote both times, so I'm not sure. Anyone have any idea?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Since Amazon now charges tax in California, I'm rethinking the PS3 bundle. I won't be available at 5:10 anyway to try for it, or else it would be rude as I would have to excuse myself from Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.

So I'm thinking Target at 9PM. I know Walmart and Best Buy are too crazy for me, but Target?


Target was crazy last year in San Diego at opening. We went before it opened and gave up. Went across the street to Kohls. After we got some stuff at Kohls, we went to Target. The checkout line wrapped around the store to the back, but we picked up all but like one thing.

#3275 thebytewasbit

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Thanks :) hope I can get the stuff I want otherwise no chance at my best buy, the line has reached the corner already X__X


Crazy.

#3276 recklesscognition

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Thanks :) hope I can get the stuff I want otherwise no chance at my best buy, the line has reached the corner already X__X


What? Are you serious? That's crazy.

#3277 recklesscognition

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

I wonder how much of a chance I have to get something off best buy, I have to enter a bunch of gift cards online, can anyone tell me if the item could get stolen from my cart while I am entering the gift cards? Last year I woke up at 7am EST on thanksgiving day and I got everything I wanted and more, so hopefully this starts at midnight or else I will be up at an ungodly hour as usual.


I did have this happen to me at best buy last year. And also on a stereo purchase I was mulling during another sale event.

#3278 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

I'm in the market to buy a Kinect sensor only. Should I give the Gamestop $39.99 refurbished kinect sensor a try? I have a feeling I'm only asking for trouble if I do that.

Would it be a good idea to wait until after the holidays and maybe find a cheap new unwanted kinect sensor from a console bundle on craigslist or ebay? I'm thinking maybe people will get xbox 360 slim kinect bundles, but have no interest in kinect.

#3279 syndragore

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

will walmarts sale prices be effective only for b&m or online as well?

#3280 SaraAB

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

There is no way I would go to a BB store in my area first I would have to drive probably more than an hour to one considering BF traffic then wait in line outside the store in the cold then I would have to wait in the store, it would probably take me 4-5 hours to get all this done or possibly even more. Overall it isn't worth it for the savings on the item that I want as doing all of this would cost much more in time and gas money than the savings equate to.

It is not a deal breaker for me if I don't get my desired item.

I think the gamestop kinect is not a bad deal, you could always return it if it doesn't work. If I didn't pick up a kinect sensor from a yard sale this past year for $25 I would be jumping on that deal.

I am getting up at 8-9am regardless to watch the thanksgiving day parade, but usually that is too late to get the deals, last year I got up at 7am and it worked good. Most of the deal are probably gone by 10am from amazon, GS, etc. This is online only, I wouldn't dare go to a store.

#3281 UnlockPotential

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

So no PSN, PS+ and 12 month XBL card deals? Or Vita memory cards?

#3282 Spokker

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

Guys, I'm getting conflicting reports on when the Microsoft Store's in-store Black Friday deals start - is it at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, or midnight on Black Friday? I've seen several sources quote both times, so I'm not sure. Anyone have any idea?


Online deals start tonight at midnight.

Microsoft Stores are closed all day Thanksgiving. The in-store deals begin 12AM Friday at most of them. Check the hours of whatever store you're thinking of checking out.

#3283 forthenguyen

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

That Killzone Trilogy and Camo Controller combo for $40 is an amazing deal. Gonna be staying up to 3 for that.

#3284 ZeroFlame15

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

will walmarts sale prices be effective only for b&m or online as well?


I would like to know this too. Anyone know?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

Does Amazon usually have other deals besides the lightning deals? I really want to see AC Revelations for around $10 and AC3 for $35.

And will Best Buy start their deals tonight at midnight EST online? Obviously I want AC Revelations for a cheap price.

I have lots of Amazon credit, so I really hope that AC3 will be for $35 on Amazon.

#3286 Jimmienoman

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

So varying things have been said, anyone know for sure if Target scrapped the points card for XBL cards?

#3287 Donut2922

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

Thanks :) hope I can get the stuff I want otherwise no chance at my best buy, the line has reached the corner already X__X


The bums started earlier this year at my store. They've been camped out since Sunday. Last year they started on the Tuesday before.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

So varying things have been said, anyone know for sure if Target scrapped the points card for XBL cards?

By now it's going to be YMMV tomorrow.
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#3289 SaraAB

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

I had the page bookmarked for the $10 1600 points card on target.com but the page now comes up as invalid or not available. There is only a dance central themed 1600 point card, I bookmarked that one but I doubt it will be really useful.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

will walmarts sale prices be effective only for b&m or online as well?


The website hints at a separate online sale that starts online tomorrow by showing just the ad cover with a message to come back. I've read that in the past some of the items were in both sales and some were in only one of them. I've also read that the online sale usually starts around 3am eastern Thanksgiving morning.

#3291 EvilIA

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

There is no way I would go to a BB store in my area first I would have to drive probably more than an hour to one considering BF traffic then wait in line outside the store in the cold then I would have to wait in the store, it would probably take me 4-5 hours to get all this done or possibly even more. Overall it isn't worth it for the savings on the item that I want as doing all of this would cost much more in time and gas money than the savings equate to.

It is not a deal breaker for me if I don't get my desired item.

I think the gamestop kinect is not a bad deal, you could always return it if it doesn't work. If I didn't pick up a kinect sensor from a yard sale this past year for $25 I would be jumping on that deal.

I am getting up at 8-9am regardless to watch the thanksgiving day parade, but usually that is too late to get the deals, last year I got up at 7am and it worked good. Most of the deal are probably gone by 10am from amazon, GS, etc. This is online only, I wouldn't dare go to a store.


So you know the BB online system does not work like the Amazon lightening deals. If there is an add to cart, then it is not sold out as of that exact second. While you checkout there is a possibility that the item may go out of stock and not be available for sale. They will tell you at checkout if you are not able to buy something due to it being out of stock. What you won't know until you pay is if that item will go to backordered status.

Good luck.

#3292 Sway

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

Seems like a few (if not all) of the BF games on Best Buy's page won't let you add them to your cart anymore and have the "coming soon" image up.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

Does anyone have any Black Friday experience with Target in a suburban area? Southern California to be exact but I'll take views from any suburban city.

Since Amazon now charges tax in California, I'm rethinking the PS3 bundle. I won't be available at 5:10 anyway to try for it, or else it would be rude as I would have to excuse myself from Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.

So I'm thinking Target at 9PM. I know Walmart and Best Buy are too crazy for me, but Target?


Target was crazy last year in San Diego at opening. We went before it opened and gave up. Went across the street to Kohls. After we got some stuff at Kohls, we went to Target. The checkout line wrapped around the store to the back, but we picked up all but like one thing.


What this guy said. Yeah Target was packed. I was able to get in and everything, but you'll be waiting awhile to checkout. I'm looking for a PS3 too, but I don't mind paying tax so I'm still gonna try Amazon. That or Radio Shack. I feel most people will over look this cause they are charging 20 bucks more compared to everyone else.

Go San Diego! Wooooo. :P

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

Seems like a few (if not all) of the BF games on Best Buy's page won't let you add them to your cart anymore and have the "coming soon" image up.


Best Buy will also clear everyone's cart before the sale goes live.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Seems like a few (if not all) of the BF games on Best Buy's page won't let you add them to your cart anymore and have the "coming soon" image up.


Now to play the waiting game on when the online deals go up.

#3296 recklesscognition

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

Best Buy will also clear everyone's cart before the sale goes live.


Was just going to post this up. Make sure to have you shipping address, credit card, and rewards info loaded up for optimal check out speed.

I see Dishonored is also blacked out at BB so it'll be on sale online tonight too.

#3297 syndragore

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

Best Buy will also clear everyone's cart before the sale goes live.


yep. had a couple games in my cart, now its empty and each individual product page has "coming soon"

#3298 Sway

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

yep. had a couple games in my cart, now its empty and each individual product page has "coming soon"


Hmmm, my cart hasn't been cleared (yet).

#3299 forthenguyen

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

Anyone have any idea why Gamestop's ad shows a picture of the original PS3 slim for $200 with Uncharted and Infamous collections? If they really made a different bundle from all the other retailers with the original slim I'm going there no doubt.

#3300 Fukurou

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

Anyone have any idea why Gamestop's ad shows a picture of the original PS3 slim for $200 with Uncharted and Infamous collections? If they really made a different bundle from all the other retailers with the original slim I'm going there no doubt.

The description is for the super slim. The picture is just the wrong one. I however want the original slim, so I'll try to PM at Walmart.