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#1 Logical Dolphin

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Apparently this is available only in store, but you can check online for availability and schedule an in store pick-up.

http://www.bestbuy.c...469&strClr=true

#2 Kaiser499

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Only available for pickup in Texas it's showing for me.

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#3 GBAstar

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

You have to check the in-store clearance at specific Best Buy stores. I checked about half a dozen in my state and they didn't have any hardware on clearance.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Only available for pickup in Texas it's showing for me.


The link the TC provided is his local store. Where it says "Best Buy > In-Store Clearance > VICTORY LAKES TEXAS" click on the "In-Store Clearance" link and then "Shop a different store" to change it to a different store.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

I just bought one of this 2 days ago on Monday for $249, can I go back and pricematch and they will give $100 back? Im not very familiar with price matching

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

I just bought one of this 2 days ago on Monday for $249, can I go back and pricematch and they will give $100 back? Im not very familiar with price matching


If the store you bought it from has it on clearance for this price now then yes you should be able to. But if you're talking about price-matching the link the TC provided then unfortunately no, they won't price-match clearance items from other stores.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

I just bought one of this 2 days ago on Monday for $249, can I go back and pricematch and they will give $100 back? Im not very familiar with price matching


They usually will not price match clearance items. It's store specific.

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#8 Lordd_G

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

I just bought one of this 2 days ago on Monday for $249, can I go back and pricematch and they will give $100 back? Im not very familiar with price matching



LOL ... just bought mine on Sunday for 249.99... can't wait for that clearance price to hit my state! Hopefully within the next 26 days!!!:pray:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I also note that the SKU from OP link is diff't from the normal SKU even though it's the same 160GB slim:

http://www.bestbuy.c...nsole&cp=1&lp=4

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#10 Kaiser499

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

The link the TC provided is his local store. Where it says "Best Buy > In-Store Clearance > VICTORY LAKES TEXAS" click on the "In-Store Clearance" link and then "Shop a different store" to change it to a different store.


Oh I see, thanks. Nothing near me.

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#11 ChillyWillie

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

Only available for pickup in Texas it's showing for me.


Im about 40 miles away from the pickup location...

Is a PS3 worth the trip? Already own a 360.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

The link the TC provided is his local store. Where it says "Best Buy > In-Store Clearance > VICTORY LAKES TEXAS" click on the "In-Store Clearance" link and then "Shop a different store" to change it to a different store.


I didn't know this site existed...looks like I'll be spending some time on it.

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#13 maximumzero

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Off-topic, but hey, God of War PSP for $9.99 and Invizimals PSP for $23.99.

Not bad, I might drop in and see if they have 'em. I wonder where they stock the PSP titles these days.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Can anybody else in Tx confirm th $149 price, I live in Mcallen Tx, on monday they had 6 of these ,I bought 1 of them for $249, im gonna go check if they are on clearance hopefully I get $100 back , thanks

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Why do Texas folks always get the good stuff :-&

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

Why do Texas folks always get the good stuff :-&


Huge gaming industry there. The company that made Doom or one of the earlier pioneer games started in Texas and programmers/game developers/producers have stayed in the area ever since.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Huge gaming industry there. The company that made Doom or one of the earlier pioneer games started in Texas and programmers/game developers/producers have stayed in the area ever since.

When I was a grad student I briefly interned at TI, that place is so damn hot :hot:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

Yes this year is the perfectly worst time to buy a this generation console.


Ps3 still has a blu ray player. But PS3 cheap now and Next box/Wii U later?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

We just got our first PS3 this past xmas. Cheap current gen with lots of exclusives to play, the vast majority of which are also cheap. If you ask me, this is precisely the time to buy a current gen console. I could have gotten us a Wii U (which I do want), but that would be far more expensive especially when you add in game cost, and still you have a tiny library to choose from. So I went with a PS3 (to go along with 360 and Wii). Not to mention blu-ray. We had not had that before either.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

Huge gaming industry there. The company that made Doom or one of the earlier pioneer games started in Texas and programmers/game developers/producers have stayed in the area ever since.


Borderlands 2 producer "Gearbox" is headquartered in Dallas. EA has offices in Austin.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

I would bite on this deal. I have a PS3 but it's the console/Blu-ray for my gf's place. I could use a PS3/Blu-ray at my place.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

Ps3 still has a blu ray player. But PS3 cheap now and Next box/Wii U later?


That's what I'm thinking. Why not pick up a second one? If I came across a cheap Slim model, I'd pick it up in a heartbeat. I want to have a second one as a backup. I'm not going to pick up the new consoles out of the gate. Just not worth it to me, and there's a ton of uncertainty involved with each console at the moment.

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#23 maximumzero

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

Getting ever so closer to that $99 price point where I buy one.

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#24 smokeyp31

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

If I bought one of these systems on Monday for $249, can I just go back and they will give me $100 difference back ?, also do I need to bring the system or just the receipt?, I may just buy an extra one for my brother, thanks

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:05 AM

i wanted to get the white ps3 super slim, but i'd pick up an older model for 149.99

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

Anyone in Mcallen Tx picked up one yet at $149, I didnt have a chance to go

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Im about 40 miles away from the pickup location...

Is a PS3 worth the trip? Already own a 360.


This is the BEST time to buy a PS3. Pricing is low, the games library is rich and varied and playstation plus will keep you warm at night. All that and the nexgen systems coming this fall will be immature with at best a handful of games you might want to play upon release.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Huge gaming industry there. The company that made Doom or one of the earlier pioneer games started in Texas and programmers/game developers/producers have stayed in the area ever since.


Don't forget about GearBox :) GearBox AND id are here in Dallas. Terminal Reality is here although they really haven't developed anything noteworthy in a while. There are several others but can't remember who.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Damn, I've been thinking about picking up a blueray player lately and I've basically wanted a PS3 since it was released but never wanted to pay more than like $150. So, this deal is basically the perfect scenario. Too bad it's not here in Green Bay, WI =(
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

Saw these at the store... at $249 still!

$149 is a no brainer for me, but at normal price I'm not so sure. The CAGness won't allow. Force is too strong.
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