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PS Vita 3G/WiFi - $149.99 Clearance Best Buy YMMV


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#1 cbellevie

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:12 PM

I was in my local Best Buy last night (Bellevue, WA) and saw that the PS Vita 3G/WiFi was marked for clearance and priced $149.99. I have not seen any recent mention of this clearance price at Best Buy so thought worth mentioning.



#2 dc_fortythree

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:36 PM

gonna stop by Northgate after work and check. hopefully all WA stores are clearancing them.

#3 jedolley

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:47 PM

ooh, might have to check this out. I regret selling mine, but was not ready to bite at $175.



#4 srac84

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

Also saw them at sale at kmart for 159.99



#5 mkelehan

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:00 PM

Showing as $174.99 online. Has anyone else seen these for $149.99 in store? If so, I might grab one, and order a 16GB mem card from Amazon.



#6 cbellevie

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

Showing as $174.99 online. Has anyone else seen these for $149.99 in store? If so, I might grab one, and order a 16GB mem card from Amazon.

Not that the store pages ever seem very accurate for me, but I actually had looked at the listed clearance items for this particular store at bestbuy.com  before posting and it was not listed there. Hopefully some stores other than this one have this in store. 



#7 jedolley

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

At might store right now. Sticker still shows $200 so they are going to have to ring it up for the price... $175, darn.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

I was in my local Best Buy last night (Bellevue, WA) and saw that the PS Vita 3G/WiFi was marked for clearance and priced $149.99. I have not seen any recent mention of this clearance price at Best Buy so thought worth mentioning.

Were there any left?  I bought a Vita online from BB around Black Friday but that was at $169.99, but this is obviously a much better price.




#9 cbellevie

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:48 PM

Were there any left?  I bought a Vita online from BB around Black Friday but that was at $169.99, but this is obviously a much better price.

Yes, there were some left. I'd swing over there today again, but my son is home sick today.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:51 PM

Showing as $174.99 online. Has anyone else seen these for $149.99 in store? If so, I might grab one, and order a 16GB mem card from Amazon.


Are the 16gb memory cards still alive? I've been looking haven't seen it

#11 Blaster man

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

Is the Vita being stealthily discontinued?



#12 dcm1602

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

Is the Vita being stealthily discontinued?


Gotta keep up with the 3dsxl sales

#13 dc_fortythree

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

Is the Vita being stealthily discontinued?

more likely to clear stock for the new LCD version.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:09 PM

Tiger Direct had these for $120 after rebate last week



#15 dcm1602

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

Tiger Direct had these for $120 after rebate last week


And then proceeded to cancel almost all of them.

Tigerdirect is a shit hole

#16 jedolley

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

Tiger Direct had these for $120 after rebate last week


Yes, but that involved rebates and I read many orders were cancelled.

To me rebates are worse than "with gift card" sales. I rather have a straight up lower price.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

Tiger Direct had these for $120 after rebate last week

Problem with rebates now a days is that they get rejected sometimes.  Had issues with Powercolor and another GPU company that said I was missing something.  Gave them a copy of everything but tell me that they wanted the originals...Never doing a mail in rebate again.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

And then proceeded to cancel almost all of them.

Tigerdirect is a shit hole

Ha. This made me laugh.  :applause:  :applause:



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:54 PM

Is the Vita being stealthily discontinued?

OLED version is being D/C, LED version is coming soon.  Nothing "stealthily" about it.


I still have a backlog of Win 98 games sealed, at least I'm done w/ my floppies! :lol:

 

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#20 n64ra

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:01 PM

Sounds like your store only. Anyone out of WA find this?



#21 jedolley

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:03 PM

OLED version is being D/C, LED version is coming soon.  Nothing "stealthily" about it.

While that may eventually happen, there is nothing to suggest it is happening anytime soon. So far this "clearance" has only been spotted in one store.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:07 PM

more likely to clear stock for the new LCD version.

I bit on the ebay/ Newegg deal on BF for 149.  I have been enjoying the system with PS+ but I noticed there is very little on future releases which makes me nervous about the Vita's future.  I hope these clearances are for a new bundle or the 2000 series and they will make an announcement soon.  New game announcements would be nice as well.  Don't want to get stuck with an Atari Lynx...



#23 MrGranger

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:12 PM

I'd get one for $150 or less but still trying to decide if there are enough games that I really want to play.  But I went by a Glendora Best Buy in SoCal, didn't find any Vitas on sale.  And their Vita selection was hard to find, nothing like the entire isle for 3DS.  Still I'm betting that Sony pushes harder when the new model comes to the US.   I wonder what msrp will be?



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:19 PM

Was at my BB today for something else and thought I'd check prices to confirm this. I couldn't find a Vita anywhere. They had games and memory but no systems in sight. I didn't care enough to ask someone and wait 30 minutes for an answer. The BB stores in my area have been really dumpy lately.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:37 PM

Was at my BB today for something else and thought I'd check prices to confirm this. I couldn't find a Vita anywhere. They had games and memory but no systems in sight. I didn't care enough to ask someone and wait 30 minutes for an answer. The BB stores in my area have been really dumpy lately.

My Best Buy has kept most consoles and handhelds in a cage for awhile now. The only system I've actually seen on the shelf was the Wii Mini.



#26 cbellevie

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:08 AM

Was at my BB today for something else and thought I'd check prices to confirm this. I couldn't find a Vita anywhere. They had games and memory but no systems in sight. I didn't care enough to ask someone and wait 30 minutes for an answer. The BB stores in my area have been really dumpy lately.

Funny, that is mostly how mine is Vita wise. I had to ask where it was and when I found it it looked like the accessories took up more space than the games they had. They also appeared to only have a couple of the 3G/WiFi models and nothing else and where they looked like they would go was empty shelf (which was odd as there is very little empty shelf in the store right now otherwise). It seriously looks like there will very soon be no Vita space there at all  :(



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:22 AM

Funny, that is mostly how mine is Vita wise. I had to ask where it was and when I found it it looked like the accessories took up more space than the games they had. They also appeared to only have a couple of the 3G/WiFi models and nothing else and where they looked like they would go was empty shelf (which was odd as there is very little empty shelf in the store right now otherwise). It seriously looks like there will very soon be no Vita space there at all  :(

The Vita space is small, but honestly it does not need to be that big as there aren't that many retail games (more digital or indie games). In the Vita section was a clear container with a Vita card that said "item can be purchased at the register". 

 

In comparison the 3DS "aisle" looks bigger, but in reality it's not since it's lumped together with the DS, 3DS, and Pre-owned games of both (at least at my BB). 



#28 MrBonk

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:58 AM

160$ at Kmart? I think I need to go to Kmart. Because the nearest BB is 70+ miles away :(



#29 MrGranger

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:02 AM

In comparison the 3DS "aisle" looks bigger, but in reality it's not since it's lumped together with the DS, 3DS, and Pre-owned games of both (at least at my BB). 

 

Nintendo definitely benefits from being able to play both the 3DS and DS games.