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IDEA: Beat Black Friday Crowd w/ Walmart


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#1 EvilChamp

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:32 AM

So, I recently saw a commercial for Walmart.

 

According to the commercial, if you buy something at Walmart, say, Battlefield 4 or Assasian Creed Black Flag for full price, and it goes on sale at a competitors store they will match the price and give you the difference with a gift card from now until Dec. 24.

 

Now, most of us know the drill by now via video games. Black Flag, the new Battlefield, the new Batman game, among others, will ALL be on sale at Best Buy, Target, etc on Black Friday for $29.99 to $39.99.

 

That being said, you could buy the game today, wait until BF, and then revisist the store a few days after BF and get the price difference on a gift card. According to the fine print on the Walmart commercial, they will match the difference from now until Dec. 24.

 

Is it a gamble? Sort of. But a lot of these AAA games will be on sale come BF. I get one every year and with what Walmart is doing, you could just skip all the nonsense and get the game today.

 

The downsides:

 

- You have to pay upfront now.

- You have to pay tax.

- You get a the difference on a Walmart gift card, not back on your credit card or cash.

 

Anyway, I might pick up BF4 now. I'm pretty certain it will be on sale come BF.

 

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#2 GBAstar

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:44 AM

Are we sure that's how it works? Historically retailers have excluded PM's from Wednesday before BF to Tuesday after BF.



#3 EvilChamp

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:51 AM

What is a PM?


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#4 GBAstar

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:54 AM

What is a PM?

 

PM = price match



#5 kickrockz713

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:29 AM

LET GIVE YALL A HINT. WALMART always price matches on BF. If you see something at BB,Target, etc....pm at Walmart. Just bring the ad. Last year I pm'ed 27 1600 point cards at Walmart since Target was selling them for $10.

edit- nvm wow they aren't doing it this year
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#6 EvilChamp

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:41 AM

Are we sure that's how it works? Historically retailers have excluded PM's from Wednesday before BF to Tuesday after BF.

 

NM. From Walmart's website. Guess I didn't read the fine print well enough ...

 

 

http://www.walmart.c...AdMatch&veh=sem

 

 

Forum mods - feel free to take this thread down. Damn fine print....


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#7 GBAstar

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:45 AM

LET GIVE YALL A HINT. WALMART always price matches on BF. If you see something at BB,Target, etc....pm at Walmart. Just bring the ad. Last year I pm'ed 27 1600 point cards at Walmart since Target was selling them for $10.

 

 

I know the PM on Black Friday but if you purchased something on Tuesday before BF you can't skip BF and then go in Saturday or Sunday and try to get a retro credit in the amount of the difference because it was cheaper on BF.



#8 kickrockz713

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:47 AM

I know the PM on Black Friday but if you purchased something on Tuesday before BF you can't skip BF and then go in Saturday or Sunday and try to get a retro credit in the amount of the difference because it was cheaper on BF.

I read the thread wrong lol. It looks like they aren't pming this year according to that.^ on BF
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

The only way you're going to beat the crowd is if you can somehow set up shop in one of the tents in the sporting goods section without anyone noticing :)


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:22 AM

Black Friday pricing is never price matched.  Your idea will not work.



#11 EvilChamp

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:47 PM

Black Friday pricing is never price matched.  Your idea will not work.

 

Thank you Captain Obvious. As I posted above, the fine print said it will not PM BF deals. 


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