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Target Clearance Thread XXI (YMMV) [euthanised]

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#3001 handsomepete

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

Hah - I bought one for the (normally lowest) 70% off price of $17.98. I decided after a few weeks there was no way I wanted it for that much and returned it. I should see if it went back out at $4.58. But if so, it probably got bought by now.

Back in the good ol' days of Target clearance, stuff used to hit 90% off all the time though.

Seeing stuff at 90% off happened often enough near me (although not 'all the time'), then it completely dried up so I just got used to the most being 75%.  Then they switched to the 30-50-70 scale and now I've adjusted to 70% being the most.  Hopefully no new changes this year, it's bad enough that they've improved slightly at inventory management.

 

I expect a truckload of clearance in January / February considering at least two of my stores have an entire front register endcap full of games that have nowhere to go now but the stockroom.  Here's hoping at least!



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:45 AM

Grabbed a copy of MLB 13 The Show in Charleston, WV for $4.54!

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:31 PM

I wish my Target had one for that price.


I'd bite at that price.

Assuming it worked and had everything in it.

That seems an odd repackaged item.

#3004 jkam

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

I grabbed The Amazing Spider-Man 3DS for $2.98 today marked ($4.18).


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#3005 Ah Pook

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:58 PM

not video game, but my target had the X-Wing Miniatures Game on clearance for $19.98. we picked one up and it seems really fun, but it only comes with 3 ships (1 x-wing, 2 tie fighters) so i think im going to go back and pick up another one tomorrow to get a more interesting game going. if anyones into tabletop gaming its well worth checking out, especially if youre also a Star Wars fan.

 

just know that if you only buy the base game youre not getting enough to really play the game for long. youll definitely be on the hook for more base sets and various expansion ships at some point (probably sooner rather than later).


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#3006 MasaTFC

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:17 AM

Ya know what I found in the Target clearance this week? Jack and Shit, for the fantastic price of wasting my time.

 

I did find a copy of Persona 4 Arena (PS3) in the "Used" section, had to grab that. I don't even know why they have a used section at most stores, its just a shelf for Hanna Montana/Zak and Cody shovelware games to collect dust.


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#3007 dark_inchworm

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:31 AM

I thought about driving to a somewhat-distant Target just to pass the time, but since this thread's been a near-total ghost town this week, I think that tells me all I need to know.

 

I did reap one nifty benefit from the 90% off Xmas stuff, though: a $20 portable vacuum for $2, last one left too. Even if it breaks within the year, that beats having to shell out a buck fifty to rush an unwieldy hose around the van before time runs out.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:33 AM

I shall preface this post by saying I don't remember what store this was at. On a typical day I visit anywhere from four through six Target locations.

Saw this a day or 2 ago. So it has to have been either in L.A.( Westwood, South L.A. Culver City) or the S.G.V.ish (Pasadena, Alhambra, Glendale, Eagle Rock)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:29 AM

I shall preface this post by saying I don't remember what store this was at. On a typical day I visit anywhere from four through six Target locations.

Saw this a day or 2 ago. So it has to have been either in L.A.( Westwood, South L.A. Culver City) or the S.G.V.ish (Pasadena, Alhambra, Glendale, Eagle Rock)

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Must be nice not to worry about gas.

I shall preface this post by saying I don't remember what store this was at. On a typical day I visit anywhere from four through six Target locations.

Saw this a day or 2 ago. So it has to have been either in L.A.( Westwood, South L.A. Culver City) or the S.G.V.ish (Pasadena, Alhambra, Glendale, 



#3010 Invicta 61

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:58 AM

Only thing I saw today was Ninja Gaiden WiiU for about $18.


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#3011 tokyostomp

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:22 AM

Must be nice not to worry about gas.


Kinda, I get an allowance. But driving everyday is a pain in the ass.

Dat L.A. traffic!

#3012 Ah Pook

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

not video game, but my target had the X-Wing Miniatures Game on clearance for $19.98. we picked one up and it seems really fun, but it only comes with 3 ships (1 x-wing, 2 tie fighters) so i think im going to go back and pick up another one tomorrow to get a more interesting game going. if anyones into tabletop gaming its well worth checking out, especially if youre also a Star Wars fan.

 

just know that if you only buy the base game youre not getting enough to really play the game for long. youll definitely be on the hook for more base sets and various expansion ships at some point (probably sooner rather than later).

update: yea this game is basically star wars skylanders. i had to talk myself out of dropping like another $100 dollars last night. so dont buy it unless you have some disposable income sitting around lol.


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#3013 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:06 PM

Is Target able to check their inventory if I call them with a SKU?

The three closest Targets from me are 45 miles away, each in a different direction. And I don't have the extra gas money, or time, to drive around looking for a particular video game.



#3014 handsomepete

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

Is Target able to check their inventory if I call them with a SKU?

The three closest Targets from me are 45 miles away, each in a different direction. And I don't have the extra gas money, or time, to drive around looking for a particular video game.

Yeah, you can usually call, ask to speak to customer service (not electronics lest they snipe the item from your loving grasp), and ask them if they can look up a dpci to see if it's in stock.



#3015 Kurosaki-san

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

Found a Mario Strikers Charged (Wii) for $5.98. (207/26/0513)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:43 PM

update: yea this game is basically star wars skylanders. i had to talk myself out of dropping like another $100 dollars last night. so dont buy it unless you have some disposable income sitting around lol.

I picked the game up at Star Wars Celebration when they were first promoting it. My kids were hooked on it at the demo booth, so I got it with a few expansion ships from my convention budget. They were really into playing it for a while, the additional ships do open up new play. That being said, it's been in the box for a while.



#3017 k311

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

I grabbed a $9.99 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars  :3ds:  with a Mario themed stylus attached to the game case. They had the same package going on for  :3ds:  Tetris Axis ,  :3ds:  Shinobi and one other title that I can't remember the name of now. I don't know if this was clearance or a sale, but regardless I thought it was a decent deal considering Ghost Recon had some good reviews...


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#3018 Ah Pook

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:58 PM

I picked the game up at Star Wars Celebration when they were first promoting it. My kids were hooked on it at the demo booth, so I got it with a few expansion ships from my convention budget. They were really into playing it for a while, the additional ships do open up new play. That being said, it's been in the box for a while.

yea i can definitely see where the new ships would add variety to what you can do, dont get me wrong. but im not a miniature gamer so im not used to spending $10-15 for one single little plastic ship. the cost/benefit ratio is all out of whack for this thing, even if its cheap for a miniatures game comparatively. that said, im going to buy another base set and then depending on how much we end up playing that probably another couple ships later on. the game itself seems quite fun.


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#3019 Kojubat

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:17 PM


yea i can definitely see where the new ships would add variety to what you can do, dont get me wrong. but im not a miniature gamer so im not used to spending $10-15 for one single little plastic ship. the cost/benefit ratio is all out of whack for this thing, even if its cheap for a miniatures game comparatively. that said, im going to buy another base set and then depending on how much we end up playing that probably another couple ships later on. the game itself seems quite fun.

The other thing to keep in mind is that ships can have different pilots, so even the same ship can play differently. Two basic sets will go a long way, especially since you're picking up extra playing material like distance markers and dice.



#3020 psunami

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:07 PM

I grabbed a $9.99 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars  :3ds:  with a Mario themed stylus attached to the game case. They had the same package going on for  :3ds:  Tetris Axis ,  :3ds:  Shinobi and one other title that I can't remember the name of now. I don't know if this was clearance or a sale, but regardless I thought it was a decent deal considering Ghost Recon had some good reviews...

If you like the XCom style of games (the originals,) you'll love Ghost Recon. 



#3021 k311

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:12 PM

If you like the XCom style of games (the originals,) you'll love Ghost Recon. 

I am not familiar with that series, but I read that this Ghost Recon game is sorta-kinda like Fire Emblem?


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:32 PM

I am not familiar with that series, but I read that this Ghost Recon game is sorta-kinda like Fire Emblem?

 

It is a turn-based strategy like Fire Emblem. That's the only comparasion.



#3023 k311

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:34 PM

It is a turn-based strategy like Fire Emblem. That's the only comparasion.

Hmm. Well, either way it was only $10. I jumped on Sticker Star for the same price and enjoyed the game because I only paid $10 for it. Thanks for the info!


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#3024 commandercody83

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

St. Charles, MO location was full of $3 St. Jude pens for $1.54, iPhone DC superhero cases, and Hello Kitty electronics.

Pretty sad state of clearance...

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:56 AM

Found spiderman edge of time 3ds for about 8 bucks, and Skyward Sword for 13 with an AS IS sticker. Looked perfectly fine to me though.

Anyone have any thoughts on edge of time 3ds? I'm tempted but know nothing about it.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:27 PM

Thanks to whoever returned their 5.98 Tekken Tag Torunament 2 (360). Repackaged for 4.21!

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

No video game clearence at my Target but lots of other stuff. Picked up a tabletop billiards set for 9.98. Somebody bought the $70 tent I was watching though (marked down from $220ish).

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#3028 psunami

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

No video game clearence at my Target but lots of other stuff. Picked up a tabletop billiards set for 9.98. Somebody bought the $70 tent I was watching though (marked down from $220ish).

Wasn't me... we're looking at one of those as well.  



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

Wasn't me... we're looking at one of those as well.


I had hoped it would be there last night so I could convince my girlfriend it was worthwhile. We started an annual camping trip for 4th of July last year and it would have been nice to have our own tent this year. Maybe another one will pop up.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:39 PM

Just picked this one up at the City Target a block away from my work (downtown Portland, OR), and am fairly happy about it!

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