Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

New Super Mario Bros 2 & 3D Land For $33.72+tax At BB with Sam's Club PM


  • Please log in to reply
114 replies to this topic

#61 aw004g

aw004g

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

Did this today. Had a little bit of pushback from a manager, but overall pretty painless. Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 for around $35.
Posted Image

#62 JakeM17

JakeM17

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

I couldn't get them to PM Sam's Club but the manager told me he could do Kmart for 29.99 each

Picked up mario kart 7 and NSMB2

Total was $43.53

#63 Rumors

Rumors

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:11 AM

I couldn't get them to PM Sam's Club but the manager told me he could do Kmart for 29.99 each

Picked up mario kart 7 and NSMB2

Total came out to $43.53


I'm doing this tomorrow and since I own everything I'd want except nsmb2 I locked in a copy to amazon just now so I can buy two, one to keep one to flip

#64 ChaosLaw

ChaosLaw

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:57 AM

Got NSMB2 and SM3DL. Some hassle but, Fuck it, an extra 10 minutes is worth the money. Any idea for a 4th if I decide to get MK7? Paper Mario seems obvious, but alas it is too new to be on sale at Sam's ;/
maybe get a 2nd NSMB2 for flipping, I guess....

#65 ZForce915

ZForce915

    Group hug!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

Man you guys really want everything don't you?

You're trying to take advantage of everything and complaining if you don't get it and when B&M stores start closing down in 3 years you'll be the first to say "pfft, it because they have shitty service". When really, you're putting them out of business making them take losses on shit because you only ever shop for stuff when you basically manipulate deals.

You're truly the devil customers they talked about years ago.

But really, you've got your justifications and I'm the asshole, right?
Posted Image

#66 GBAstar

GBAstar

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:07 AM

Man you guys really want everything don't you?

You're trying to take advantage of everything and complaining if you don't get it and when B&M stores start closing down in 3 years you'll be the first to say "pfft, it because they have shitty service". When really, you're putting them out of business making them take losses on shit because you only ever shop for stuff when you basically manipulate deals.

You're truly the devil customers they talked about years ago.

But really, you've got your justifications and I'm the asshole, right?


It's cool because the CEO's make millions... and because Best Buy charges $100 for HDMI cables... right?

/sarcasm

It's okay I'm sure after getting molested during the TRU PC clearance (Skyrim, COD: MW3, BF3, Diablo 3) and now with this among other things eventually they'll stop PMing or go back to being super strict.

Fuck them for trying though... I mean how many other major B&M stores will PM amazon or newegg? I'm just thrilled they'll do that.

#67 Psybuster

Psybuster

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:11 AM

Got NSMB2 and SM3DL. Some hassle but, Fuck it, an extra 10 minutes is worth the money. Any idea for a 4th if I decide to get MK7? Paper Mario seems obvious, but alas it is too new to be on sale at Sam's ;/
maybe get a 2nd NSMB2 for flipping, I guess....


PM Kmart for 29.99 Paper Mario

#68 ChaosLaw

ChaosLaw

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:15 AM

Man you guys really want everything don't you?

You're trying to take advantage of everything and complaining if you don't get it and when B&M stores start closing down in 3 years you'll be the first to say "pfft, it because they have shitty service". When really, you're putting them out of business making them take losses on shit because you only ever shop for stuff when you basically manipulate deals.

You're truly the devil customers they talked about years ago.

But really, you've got your justifications and I'm the asshole, right?


I've stopped replying to posts like these a while back because I don't think we'll get anywhere, but I do want to understand what you're saying:

Where should one stop if he's seeking to maximize his value? Is price matching OK? If so, why does PM + using an offer the store has not? Because they drilled this idea of 'no double dipping!" into your head? So, however a store justifies its pricing strategies is absolute? You know, allowing people to stack deals is a SERVICE. You may deem it one that is above the realm of what people should ask for, but it is a service nontheless. So people complaining about stores not allowing deals to stack and thus stopped shopping there did this because of a lack of service. Also, you're vastly overestimating the power of consumers and vastly underestimating the intelligence of (those who run) companies. If Best Buy thought things like this were ultimately unprofitable, it wouldn't allow it. And businesses that allow unprofitable situations to emerge should close down.

#69 Fukurou

Fukurou

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:26 AM

Man you guys really want everything don't you?

You're trying to take advantage of everything and complaining if you don't get it and when B&M stores start closing down in 3 years you'll be the first to say "pfft, it because they have shitty service". When really, you're putting them out of business making them take losses on shit because you only ever shop for stuff when you basically manipulate deals.

You're truly the devil customers they talked about years ago.

But really, you've got your justifications and I'm the asshole, right?


You know, I think Cheapy D's doing it wrong. No, hear me out here. Instead of banning all the people who make funny posts like pepsiman, he should ban the real trolls: people like this guy.

#70 tcextreme

tcextreme

    CAG in Training

  • CAG in Training

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:31 AM

Where should one stop if he's seeking to maximize his value? Is price matching OK? If so, why does PM + using an offer the store has not? Because they drilled this idea of 'no double dipping!" into your head? So, however a store justifies its pricing strategies is absolute?


Thank you for this.

You're trying to take advantage of everything and complaining if you don't get it and when B&M stores start closing down in 3 years you'll be the first to say "pfft, it because they have shitty service". When really, you're putting them out of business making them take losses on shit because you only ever shop for stuff when you basically manipulate deals.


Are you saying that it is the consumer's fault that a business fails? Promotions are conducted at stores in order to raise sales and attract consumers. If a consumer is shopping at a store due to those promotions, how can you say that they are at fault for crippling the business? Are you implying that a consumer has some obligation to shop at a B+M store instead of online? What would be the basis of that?

#71 romann921

romann921

    CAG in Training

  • CAG in Training

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:54 AM

Question: If I manage to get Mario 3D Land for 26.86, can I instead get the promo ($20) 50% off Super Mario Sticker Star?

#72 dallow

dallow

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

Picked up two for 36. Thanks.
ZForce. You've been here since 2003. Deal stacking and glitches are nothing new.

#73 themixmaster

themixmaster

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:32 AM

So the $20 off promo is computer prompted and the associate would have to actually override the computer for it to not deliver the savings. There's nothing wrong with their promotion allowing a price matched product to count toward it.

#74 ZForce915

ZForce915

    Group hug!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:33 AM

I've stopped replying to posts like these a while back because I don't think we'll get anywhere, but I do want to understand what you're saying:

Where should one stop if he's seeking to maximize his value? Is price matching OK? If so, why does PM + using an offer the store has not? Because they drilled this idea of 'no double dipping!" into your head? So, however a store justifies its pricing strategies is absolute? You know, allowing people to stack deals is a SERVICE. You may deem it one that is above the realm of what people should ask for, but it is a service nontheless. So people complaining about stores not allowing deals to stack and thus stopped shopping there did this because of a lack of service. Also, you're vastly overestimating the power of consumers and vastly underestimating the intelligence of (those who run) companies. If Best Buy thought things like this were ultimately unprofitable, it wouldn't allow it. And businesses that allow unprofitable situations to emerge should close down.


Price matching a membership only club like Sam's or Costco is something no one should assume is a given. Price matching is something a business does you encourage you to shop with them for everything at once, but to expect to also double dip with other promotions or coupons is asking too much. If Best Buy wants to do that to keep your business, great. Just don't expect it or get ticked off when it doesn't happen.

You know, I think Cheapy D's doing it wrong. No, hear me out here. Instead of banning all the people who make funny posts like pepsiman, he should ban the real trolls: people like this guy.


Hey everyone, the new guy is calling the shots now. Let's all listen up.

Are you saying that it is the consumer's fault that a business fails? Promotions are conducted at stores in order to raise sales and attract consumers. If a consumer is shopping at a store due to those promotions, how can you say that they are at fault for crippling the business? Are you implying that a consumer has some obligation to shop at a B+M store instead of online? What would be the basis of that?


No, my point was about the price matching and double dipping on promotions and buying nothing else. It's the idea of wanting to take advantage of two promotions at once (price matching and coupons) when that was never the intention. When Best Buy has a coupon it usually says "on regular priced items" but we at CAG will complain to a manager looking to get them to honor a coupon and a price match at the same time.
Posted Image

#75 ZForce915

ZForce915

    Group hug!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

Picked up two for 36. Thanks.
ZForce. You've been here since 2003. Deal stacking and glitches are nothing new.


Oh, I know it. But the mentality of things here frustrate me sometimes. It's bad for local businesses.

And like I said in my OP, I realize I'm going to look like the a-hole. I miss the days of finding real deals, not making them. Hell I miss the days where we would grab the extra copies for each other and sell them at cost plus shipping in the trading forums.
Posted Image

#76 GBAstar

GBAstar

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

Oh, I know it. But the mentality of things here frustrate me sometimes. It's bad for local businesses.

And like I said in my OP, I realize I'm going to look like the a-hole. I miss the days of finding real deals, not making them. Hell I miss the days where we would grab the extra copies for each other and sell them at cost plus shipping in the trading forums.


Let's not forget that the two posts prior to your initial post had the word "Flip" in them.

Let's not forget every B2G1 Free and every Buy X get Y GC thread have someone ask the following questions:

"Can I return the game(s) I paid for and keep the free game/item/gift card?"

Or how in this thread and the 3DS XL thread we've already had people bitch and moan that they got shut down... because you know... despite what the computer allows that is the actual policy?

How about since double dipping is encouraged you all head over to Toys R Us next week, where they are having a Buy 2 select games and save $50 promo and see if they'll PM the games to a lower price and still give you the $50 savings...

Let me know how that works out

#77 phantomphoenix

phantomphoenix

    Make It Loud!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:46 AM

See, people on here look at PMing as solely a process. And while it is a process, it seems they fail to look at what the words mean. Simply put, a price is an amount to be paid for something, and to match is to make equal to. Price matching is therefore to make a price equal to (that of competitors).

With BB's deal, if you were to buy two 3DS games, the price would be $30 each.
With Sam's deal, if you were to buy two 3DS games, the price would be $26.xx each.
Therefore, if BB were to price match Sam's, you would get the games at BB for $26.xx.

What's so hard to understand about that? Like I said before, if you get away with it, good for you. Honestly that's the retailer's fault. But if someone impedes and stops the process, do you really think you have something to fuss over? It shouldn't be allowed, and I'm surprised this is working for so many people. I remember when BB was adamant about not letting this slide. Man, funny how educating people can make you feel stupid.

#78 tcextreme

tcextreme

    CAG in Training

  • CAG in Training

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:59 AM

No, my point was about the price matching and double dipping on promotions and buying nothing else. It's the idea of wanting to take advantage of two promotions at once (price matching and coupons) when that was never the intention. When Best Buy has a coupon it usually says "on regular priced items" but we at CAG will complain to a manager looking to get them to honor a coupon and a price match at the same time.



Thanks for the clarification. I still don't see that as someone being at fault. If Supermarket X sold carrots cheaply, but lettuce at a price that you can get cheaper elsewhere, why can't you only buy carrots at Supermarket X? That's my perspective on the matter.

For this particular deal, Best Buy's own $20 off deal does not specifically mention anything about regular priced items. Therefore, my opinion is that it is a valid deal.

I'm not condoning getting mad at anyone, or expecting everything to be done by others for oneself, but I can understand that when someone feels that the deal is absolutely valid they can get upset when a manager tells them otherwise. Especially when there is conflicting evidence to what a manager says, such as a check-out computer displaying it clear as day. I think that's the main point of contention for many expressing anger.

#79 phantomphoenix

phantomphoenix

    Make It Loud!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

How about since double dipping is encouraged you all head over to Toys R Us next week, where they are having a Buy 2 select games and save $50 promo and see if they'll PM the games to a lower price and still give you the $50 savings...

Let me know how that works out

Be sure to use those not valid off video game coupons you have. If it doesn't work, argue! :roll:

Edited by phantomphoenix, 15 December 2012 - 04:28 AM.


#80 bruceg

bruceg

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:06 AM

So the $20 off promo is computer prompted and the associate would have to actually override the computer for it to not deliver the savings. There's nothing wrong with their promotion allowing a price matched product to count toward it.


It's a yes or no prompt from what I hear, so it gives discretion for them to call a manager

#81 dallow

dallow

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

Oh, I know it. But the mentality of things here frustrate me sometimes. It's bad for local businesses.

And like I said in my OP, I realize I'm going to look like the a-hole. I miss the days of finding real deals, not making them. Hell I miss the days where we would grab the extra copies for each other and sell them at cost plus shipping in the trading forums.


I see what you mean, I just personally have no qualms about a price I get from just letting the computer calc itself.
Forcing it, or crying about being denied yeah, that's enough and I don't care for it.

We really aren't caretakers for these chains. They should and do know how to protect themselves from POS mistakes like this.
And yet how many times have they bungled up their own sale over the years allowing for B1G1 rather B2G1, etc.
For over a decade I've seen these things come and go.


Let's not forget that the two posts prior to your initial post had the word "Flip" in them.

Let's not forget every B2G1 Free and every Buy X get Y GC thread have someone ask the following questions:

"Can I return the game(s) I paid for and keep the free game/item/gift card?"

Or how in this thread and the 3DS XL thread we've already had people bitch and moan that they got shut down... because you know... despite what the computer allows that is the actual policy?

How about since double dipping is encouraged you all head over to Toys R Us next week, where they are having a Buy 2 select games and save $50 promo and see if they'll PM the games to a lower price and still give you the $50 savings...

Let me know how that works out


Speaking of crying, how many threads are you going to keep saying the same thing over and over again?

#82 phantomphoenix

phantomphoenix

    Make It Loud!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:28 AM

I'm not condoning getting mad at anyone, or expecting everything to be done by others for oneself, but I can understand that when someone feels that the deal is absolutely valid they can get upset when a manager tells them otherwise. Especially when there is conflicting evidence to what a manager says, such as a check-out computer displaying it clear as day. I think that's the main point of contention for many expressing anger.

But see, PMing in and of itself is a process that is controlled by humans. They manually change the price. Therefore, at the discretion of said humans, any other type of promotion can and should be denied. Just because the computer screen displays it at some point doesn't make it the 'right' price. Fuck this! I don't blame you guys, I blame BB. :) Stupid BB employees.

I have a receipt from BB for an in-store pickup for an item I was able to bring down to $4.99 after using RZ certs. The receipt reflects a $4.99 price. So if I go to another store that PMs, will they PM it for $4.99?

#83 tcextreme

tcextreme

    CAG in Training

  • CAG in Training

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

But see, PMing in and of itself is a process that is controlled by humans. They manually change the price. Therefore, at the discretion of said humans, any other type of promotion can and should be denied. Just because the computer screen displays it at some point doesn't make it the 'right' price. Fuck this! I don't blame you guys, I blame BB. :) Stupid BB employees.

I have a receipt from BB for an in-store pickup for an item I was able to bring down to $4.99 after using RZ certs. The receipt reflects a $4.99 price. So if I go to another store that PMs, will they PM it for $4.99?


Who is to say that a human from HQ or higher up the chain did not themselves program the computer to display that in order to remind employees to fulfill it? Especially when looking at Best Buy as a huge national corporation, standards would be much better held across the board through a computerized system of management. I'm not saying that this is surely the case, but it certainly could be.

And no, you wouldn't be able to PM in that situation because you need to display an ad (not a receipt) in order to PM, and I think you're aware of that. What point are you trying to bring across through this?

#84 Fukurou

Fukurou

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:29 AM

Let me just say this. First party Nintendo games NEVER drop in price. Super Smash Bros Brawl was $50 for over half a decade until Nintendo decided to cut the price. If we can get a $40 game for $16 that would normally never even see a $20 price, why would you try to stop it? You a Nintendo or Best Buy shareholder?

#85 callmewoof

callmewoof

    Really, call me Woof

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:51 AM

For the record if this were an unintended glitch, then it'd already be shut down. Normally price mistakes, or combo deals that "shouldn't happen" will slip through the cracks for a few hours, maybe a day at most, but managers will call in to corporate alerting them to fix it. Memos get sent out, computers get changed, fine print gets added to advertisements... if it wasn't intentional they DO fix it.

This hasn't been fixed. Because it was never broken. :P
Say, "fuzzy pickles."

Posted Image

#86 phantomphoenix

phantomphoenix

    Make It Loud!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:13 AM

Who is to say that a human from HQ or higher up the chain did not themselves program the computer to display that in order to remind employees to fulfill it? Especially when looking at Best Buy as a huge national corporation, standards would be much better held across the board through a computerized system of management. I'm not saying that this is surely the case, but it certainly could be.

And no, you wouldn't be able to PM in that situation because you need to display an ad (not a receipt) in order to PM, and I think you're aware of that. What point are you trying to bring across through this?

But who is to say that someone DID program the system this way? Anybody who thinks they intentionally programmed the system this way is kidding themselves. Let me tell you BB is fucked up all around. I have come across some PMing glitches that are still in play today and they are not intentional.

Yeah, my question was rhetorical and sarcastic. Probably gave some CAGs some ideas. Policies vary from store to store and I have PMed with receipts indicating a lower price.

For the record if this were an unintended glitch, then it'd already be shut down. Normally price mistakes, or combo deals that "shouldn't happen" will slip through the cracks for a few hours, maybe a day at most, but managers will call in to corporate alerting them to fix it. Memos get sent out, computers get changed, fine print gets added to advertisements... if it wasn't intentional they DO fix it.

This hasn't been fixed. Because it was never broken. :P

Just like BB's good ol' sandwich glitch that lasted all week. Yep, that was intentional! :roll: The reason this continues to work is because of the added complication of the PM and incompetent BB employees.

#87 Shadow Enz

Shadow Enz

    Shadow of a ghost

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:23 AM

Worked for me today, even though the closest sam's club is about 13 miles, but ACROSS THE OCEAN (and out of state) for me, technically.

Needed an override on the PM, but the $20 was automatic packaging at the POS.

Nintendo really needs to let go of their insane pricing habits and avoidance of retail price deterioration.

Thanks OP!
The path to hell lies between my fists, and your soul... Shun Goku Satsu!


You must exceed your limitations if you wish to survive.

Posted Image

#88 Gamer SDP

Gamer SDP

    not much of a gamer

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

what is this sandwich glitch :D

if I have time, I might try PMing new smb2 and something kmart has for $29.99 at Bestbuy.

#89 phantomphoenix

phantomphoenix

    Make It Loud!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

what is this sandwich glitch :D

if I have time, I might try PMing new smb2 and something kmart has for $29.99 at Bestbuy.

B2G1 free on games, and get a free sandwich! :lol:

#90 Gamer SDP

Gamer SDP

    not much of a gamer

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

B2G1 free on games, and get a free sandwich! :lol:


I vaguely recall a b2g1 on used. if sandwiches were involved I would definitely remember. seriously though please explain