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#91 abbabaab

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:48 AM

Thanks for the head's up. So the YMMV possible best deal at this point will be a PM with the physical ad in hand at Target.



According to Target's pricematch policy, they will pricematch a competitor's advertised prices. Thus, having an official Toys R Us ad in hand with an indicated price hardly qualifies as "not exactly respectable shopping behavior". Not to mention, until we see the actual TRU ad, we have no idea if it's a "misprint", "pricing mistake/error", or just a damn good deal on that particular Pikachu 3DSXL.


Part of me would like to see deals like this show up more as "intentional" misprints. Y'know, leak a deal that's well under MSRP, put it in the actual ad, then have all the stores put up signs apologizing for the "mistake" while the competitors (in this case, Target & Walmart) get swarmed with price matches.

...I know it wouldn't make any sense, or be exactly legal, but just sayin'.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:06 AM

Apparently people don't pay attention to this sort of thing. I dare say, most people have been living under a rock if they don't know that Amazon doesn't sell the 3ds anymore.


I was one of the people to say Amazon should PM, then someone informed me of them not selling. So I went back and check to realize that it was all 3rd parties. My bad, I made a mistake but there's really no need for you to be a douchebag about it. I dare say, grow up?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

I was one of the people to say Amazon should PM, then someone informed me of them not selling. So I went back and check to realize that it was all 3rd parties. My bad, I made a mistake but there's really no need for you to be a douchebag about it. I dare say, grow up?

That was in response to Karkyco's post asking if they'll price match, at least before he edited it. The name calling and mockery is definitely uncalled for, especially since I haven't even seen your post, nor was it in response to you.

It's shocking is all that people don't know that Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo consoles anymore, there's was a huge thing about it a while back. Yet, we get people asking if Amazon will price match every time there's a sale thread for a 3ds or Wii U, apparently not many people shop at Amazon for Nintendo consoles if they are only now hearing about this news.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:15 AM

All the Gamestops around me got there units in already, and each only received 2

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

I was one of the people to say Amazon should PM, then someone informed me of them not selling. So I went back and check to realize that it was all 3rd parties. My bad, I made a mistake but there's really no need for you to be a douchebag about it. I dare say, grow up?


I have never seen someone so easily offended on the internet before (if the post you quoted was what offended you), but run and hide somewhere far from the scum of the internet.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

That is one ugly 3ds!!!
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#97 haywire69

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Ad says get a $20. gift card with any 3DS game system purchase.The Xl is selling for 179.99 and the regular 3DS is 149.99.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Ad says get a $20. gift card with any 3DS game system purchase.The Xl is selling for 179.99 and the regular 3DS is 149.99.


So, the only way this beats the Target deal is if the register treats the 3DSXL Pikachu system as a 3DS as it appears to be doing currently on the scanners in which case you'd get the system for $150 plus a $20 gift card. That unfortunately does nothing to help us if the system rings up for $180 as the ad doesn't say it's $150 for the Pikachu system. Still, I suppose that beats Gamestop at full MSRP if Target sells out.

#99 abbabaab

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:59 PM

So, the only way this beats the Target deal is if the register treats the 3DSXL Pikachu system as a 3DS as it appears to be doing currently on the scanners in which case you'd get the system for $150 plus a $20 gift card. That unfortunately does nothing to help us if the system rings up for $180 as the ad doesn't say it's $150 for the Pikachu system. Still, I suppose that beats Gamestop at full MSRP if Target sells out.


Unless, of course, you can dupe your TRU into price-matching the Target ad while still giving you the gift card, even though it's double dipping.


......Wait, TRU still price-matches, don't they?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

Unless, of course, you can dupe your TRU into price-matching the Target ad while still giving you the gift card, even though it's double dipping.


......Wait, TRU still price-matches, don't they?


Yes, as long as you bring in a physical ad. No gift card when price matching though.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

To expand on what prim said, when TRU price matches (they say to have the physical ad, but we always let people use their phones) that price overrides any deals that TRU has. So no double dipping.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Pikachu 3DS XL, bitches!

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#103 Ivanhoe

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:46 PM

Unless, of course, you can dupe your TRU into price-matching the Target ad while still giving you the gift card, even though it's double dipping.


......Wait, TRU still price-matches, don't they?


Sadly, TRU has 3 ways to get out of price matching this deal.

Taken from their price matching policy.

1." Prices are matched after deducting any Toys"R"Us and/or Babies"R"Us coupon savings and other offers from our price."

-Which means they will deduct the offer of a gift card and then price match target

2. "Out-of-stock or limited quantity items"

- Which means if target has limited quantities listed next to the item in the ad TRU doesnt have to price match, And of course if the store sells out of the item, they dont have to price match.

3." Program may vary by store."

-Which means a manager can decide if they will or won't price match. They can make up any reason, or they can override and accept the price match. All up to how the manager is feeling that day.

Target with 5% red card seems the way to go.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:03 AM

That was in response to Karkyco's post asking if they'll price match, at least before he edited it. The name calling and mockery is definitely uncalled for, especially since I haven't even seen your post, nor was it in response to you.

It's shocking is all that people don't know that Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo consoles anymore, there's was a huge thing about it a while back. Yet, we get people asking if Amazon will price match every time there's a sale thread for a 3ds or Wii U, apparently not many people shop at Amazon for Nintendo consoles if they are only now hearing about this news.


I am (was) one of those people who hasn't shopped for Nintendo consoles on amazon, so kindly forgive my ignorance as to the matter. I in fact haven't checked amazon for Nintendo hardware since the Wii was relatively new, outside of seeing various DS/DSi's on warehouse deals.

Although I was going to respond to you and the other guy with a "well excuuuuuuse me, Princess(es)" for being unaware of the Nintendo hardware/Amazon situation :lol:.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:53 AM

I am (was) one of those people who hasn't shopped for Nintendo consoles on amazon, so kindly forgive my ignorance as to the matter. I in fact haven't checked amazon for Nintendo hardware since the Wii was relatively new, outside of seeing various DS/DSi's on warehouse deals.

Although I was going to respond to you and the other guy with a "well excuuuuuuse me, Princess(es)" for being unaware of the Nintendo hardware/Amazon situation :lol:.

Understandable, please excuse me if I came off as sounding like a jerk. Lol

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

Yes, as long as you bring in a physical ad. No gift card when price matching though.


To expand on what prim said, when TRU price matches (they say to have the physical ad, but we always let people use their phones) that price overrides any deals that TRU has. So no double dipping.


Yeah, one would think that's how it's supposed to work. But then we have people this week who're able to PM BB at Target and still get their B2G1, so I didn't know if it would be like that where the register gives up an auto-prompt to hand over the gift card whenever a 3DS gets purchased (this happened at BB with some Mario games a couple months ago, even with a PM, so there is a precedent), or it gets voided automatically, or what.

" Prices are matched after deducting any Toys"R"Us and/or Babies"R"Us coupon savings and other offers from our price."


This would kill the idea quite nicely, though.

" Program may vary by store."

-Which means a manager can decide if they will or won't price match. They can make up any reason, or they can override and accept the price match. All up to how the manager is feeling that day.


And this would give it a hint of YMMV-ness if not for the above.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:25 AM

Hmm, according to another Toys 'R' Us employee (SlickDeals posting) who tried scanning the Pikachu unit's sku at his local store as of today, their systems are still showing the product as having a $50 off promo. Here's to hoping corporate doesn't catch on.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:44 AM

Sesame street looking Pikachu with nipples. Why does everyone want this thing!?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:12 AM

That was in response to Karkyco's post asking if they'll price match, at least before he edited it. The name calling and mockery is definitely uncalled for, especially since I haven't even seen your post, nor was it in response to you.

It's shocking is all that people don't know that Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo consoles anymore, there's was a huge thing about it a while back. Yet, we get people asking if Amazon will price match every time there's a sale thread for a 3ds or Wii U, apparently not many people shop at Amazon for Nintendo consoles if they are only now hearing about this news.


I actually bought my 3DS at launch on Amazon but haven't bought a Nintendo console since so I didn't notice it (and obviously assumed they still sold them). Also while I am sort of active in CAG I didn't see the thread about it. Not everyone is going to see it because not everyone gets on CAG regularly. Just saying.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:39 AM

I seem to be reading conflicting reports on this. Will they be selling it for $150 or is it still kind of unknown?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:42 AM

I seem to be reading conflicting reports on this. Will they be selling it for $150 or is it still kind of unknown?


$179.99 with a $20 gift card.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:44 AM

$179.99 with a $20 gift card.


Ah, Target's the place to go then.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

$179.99 with a $20 gift card.


they should probably change the title of this thread then?

#114 VtotheP

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

Is the deal only good for Pikachu 3DS XL or all 3DS XL? I bought a 3DS XL from TRU about 2 weeks ago, could I bring in the reciept and get a gift card?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

$179.99 with a $20 gift card.


That's the advertised price. But if you look a few posts above, some are reporting that it's still registered under the $150 price.

So the answer is it's YMMV at this point.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

That's the advertised price. But if you look a few posts above, some are reporting that it's still registered under the $150 price.

So the answer is it's YMMV at this point.


Yeah, I'm hoping this is still active in their system tomorow morning, as I'm sure I will have a better chance at TRU to get a unit, than at Target, but who knows.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

Sesame street looking Pikachu with nipples. Why does everyone want this thing!?


Because some people like Pokemon and the 3DS and don't have cartoon pr0n on their mind 24/7.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

Yeah, one would think that's how it's supposed to work. But then we have people this week who're able to PM BB at Target and still get their B2G1, so I didn't know if it would be like that where the register gives up an auto-prompt to hand over the gift card whenever a 3DS gets purchased (this happened at BB with some Mario games a couple months ago, even with a PM, so there is a precedent), or it gets voided automatically, or what.


I can't speak for other retailers. At TRU, when an item gets its price changed, any sales/coupon eligibility attached to the item become invalid. The system does do it automatically.

Yeah, I'm hoping this is still active in their system tomorow morning, as I'm sure I will have a better chance at TRU to get a unit, than at Target, but who knows.


The only way to tell at this point if this price keeps is those early shoppers that report on the east coast. From past experiences, if TRU corporate does do anything about this, it won't be until monday as they can't change the sale price of the unit during the middle of the business day.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

The only way to tell at this point if this price keeps is those early shoppers that report on the east coast. From past experiences, if TRU corporate does do anything about this, it won't be until monday as they can't change the sale price of the unit during the middle of the business day.


Not even by sending an e-mail to the managers to override it manually?


So......whose TRU is opening up the earliest? :p

#120 admiralvic

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:16 PM

Not even by sending an e-mail to the managers to override it manually?


So......whose TRU is opening up the earliest? :p


I'll probably be there right at 10 am EST (even if I get the Target deal).

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