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#1 APHughes

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:29 AM

Saw a post on reddit so I called the Seattle Sears location and they had 2 in stock of the 32GB launch consoles. They showed as $199 but I asked him to ring them up and they came up as $99. I had him hold both for me and when I picked them up I had him check the Seattle area for more but none in stock.

This is only for the Nintendo Land bundle, NOT the Zelda or Mario bundles.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:31 AM

Time to call all the sears this is nice thanks op

Noooooo sears is closed, oh well hope I remember to call tomorrow

#3 APHughes

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:39 AM

I've been on CAG for 6 years and today is my first post. You guys always beat me to deals!



#4 breakfuss

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:44 AM

Well now...

 

Interest is definitely piqued. Thanks for the heads-up OP.


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#5 lakers714

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:55 AM

Might have to call and check tomorrow


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:07 AM

Ooh.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:13 AM

:O



#8 Donut2922

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:13 AM

Sears clearance prices are YMMV (already mentioned in OP but I know somebody is going to ask just because) though so just FYI.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:13 AM

Nice find. Unfortunately my Sears doesn't carry video games. At all.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:14 AM

Sears I was yesterday had them at $299...very YMMV here. Thanks for the heads up OP.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:21 AM

Yeah mine was also at 299. Had a 350 sticker though

#12 DetectiveConanA113

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:21 AM

Huh. :o Might look for this deal for a friend. Thanks for the heads up, OP.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:23 AM

Nice find OP this should be the new MSRP to move consoles considering this is everyone's second console and the library.

Yes I have one and yes i'm pumped for Mario Kart 8.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:40 AM

Nice find OP this should be the new MSRP to move consoles considering this is everyone's second console and the library.

Yes I have one and yes i'm pumped for Mario Kart 8.


$99 should be the new MSRP? Are you serious? :roll:

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#15 shady859

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:51 AM

$99 should be the new MSRP? Are you serious? :roll:


It would put one in every gamers living room and move tons more copies of the 3-4 games a year actually worth playing. Plus people may buy something on a whim and buy old direct download games again.

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Stick to your guns and not sell many consoles and less of those big 3-4 games.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:10 AM

It would put one in every gamers living room and move tons more copies of the 3-4 games a year actually worth playing. Plus people may buy something on a whim and buy old direct download games again.

Or

Stick to your guns and not sell many consoles and less of those big 3-4 games.

Or sell your physical copies of Earthbound and Zelda: WW, plus a PS4 camera when it was OoS everywhere in Februrary, to pay for a Zelda bundle like I did. :)


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:58 AM

It would put one in every gamers living room and move tons more copies of the 3-4 games a year actually worth playing. Plus people may buy something on a whim and buy old direct download games again.

Or

Stick to your guns and not sell many consoles and less of those big 3-4 games.

 

Or

 

They could lose money by selling their console for so low even though it's bundled with a tablet controller, over which they've already been sued and is the reason why they're in such financial distress right now. People would rather have the shitty PS Move and Kinect technology barely track their movements in-game than use something that actually works well, like the remote and tablet, because they force you to hold things and point things.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:11 AM

Or

They could lose money by selling their console for so low even though it's bundled with a tablet controller, over which they've already been sued and is the reason why they're in such financial distress right now. People would rather have the shitty PS Move and Kinect technology barely track their movements in-game than use something that actually works well, like the remote and tablet, because they force you to hold things and point things.

I have an Xbox One and a Wii, brother has a Wii U. The Kinect is so much more accurate than the Wii Remote it isn't even close. The tablet can be cool at times but is not worth paying for IMO.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:15 AM

It was only a matter of time before the warriors found their way here. Jesus, man. I don't care what side you're on, $99 for any console is a steal.


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#20 RoMee

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:17 AM

Even at $99 I would still have to think about it. $99 for a console that has 3-4 good rehash a year...... Don't know if it's worth it.

 

Meh, for $99 it'll be a good birthday gift for the kiddies. Thanks OP. 



#21 dammitdanny

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:21 AM

It doesnt really have anything I would play now, but for $99, I would definitely invest for the inevidible smash bros and bayonetta.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:23 AM

Even at $99 I would still have to think about it. $99 for a console that has 3-4 good rehash a year...... Don't know if it's worth it.

 

I'm not saying it works for everyone as a primary console, but surely for this price there's some enjoyment to be had. The other two have virtually no couch co-op options at the moment.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:25 AM

I would pay $99 to get anyone who bitches about the Wii U in this thread banned.  No one fucking cares what you think about the system.

 

Thanks OP, going to call around in the morning and see what I can turn up.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:28 AM

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:34 AM

I really want the Zelda one... but if I can find this at my local Sears at this price, I'll pick it up without a second thought. Few Wii U games I have been meaning to pick up. Will check tomorrow


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:37 AM

Wow

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:41 AM

Ah yes this topic will turn into the typical "still not worth it" debate as usual. The system has good games but if you don't like them then you dont like them. Most people complaining about the system are the ones who don't even own it.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:42 AM

It was only a matter of time before the warriors found their way here. Jesus, man. I don't care what side you're on, $99 for any console is a steal.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:42 AM

Cautious optimism killed since I too am in Seattle and OP has already cleaned the city out...


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:48 AM

On the contrary, I find the console to be pretty damn awesome. Sure, it might not be as "technically advanced" as the other dubbed "next-gen" consoles, but it certainly has the potential to hold it's weight.

You can tell the capabilities it's able to push graphically with Pikmin and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. I enjoyed the detail that went into the background and the Kongs' fur; you can feel it it flows so nicely.

Ultimately, the tablet is it's downfall. For a costly accessory, it is severely underutilized. When playing Wind Waker or Monster Hunter 3U, you can see the capabilities of the tablet. It can double as a map or inventory and adds so much extra to playing the game and giving more on-screen space for the environment. In Rayman Legends, you get a nice change of pace to the gameplay. However, in most games it does very little to add to gameplay and you can actually see different times when it would be helpful to use. How about stand-alone for GameBoy Virtual Console titles?

In all, it would be worth the $99. I'm extremely happy with it and I paid full-price for the Zelda bundle for my fiancée and me. It's all about what you want, though; just my two cents.