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PS3 80GB w/$100 Gift Card and Other Specials at Walmart - 11/8 Only - ONLINE NOW!


#1 Sofa King Cheap   Sofa King Cheap CAGiversary!   1928 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:27 PM

Update: Sale is online too.

The sale starts at 8AM, is Saturday 11/8 only and items are likely in limited supply. You'll probably have to get there early for a shot at some of these:

:ps3:PS3 80GB w/$100 gift card $399
:psp:PSP + Ratchet & Clank w/$30 gift card $199
:ps2:PS2 console w/$30 gift card $129 (Lego Batman Bundle is online)
:ps3:Warhawk, Motorstorm, Resistance $19.82
All of the sale items

Edited by CheapyD, 08 November 2008 - 10:14 AM.

"Kyle, I have a full day of watching TV tomorrow. I don't have time to go on a poo hunt right now, okay?" -- a memorable quote from South Park's "A Very Crappy Christmas" episode

#2 Motodisney   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:31 PM

Good Deal on the PS3 for a $100 gift card if you missed out on the Sony Credit card deal for $150 and no credit hit. This might just put me over the edge. Still want backwards compatible (free up space) but if I wait for that It'll never happen so i'll just keep my phat ps2.

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#3 APreciousDragon   The cake is a lie! CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:32 PM

I'm actually tempted by the tv, but I already have one good one! Oh well ... may just have to wait! I wonder if Walmart will be doing the secret sales again this year! :D
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#4 MrDemonicAngel   booyeah CAGiversary!   462 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:47 PM

poor Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Hawaii....prices may vary....

are those 9 items it?





#5 darthbudge   The Real DB CAGiversary!   20046 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:49 PM

That is a pretty good price on that TV. However I was hoping they were gonna have a 32" Vizio on sale.


#6 danh920   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1341 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:56 PM

is that laptop any good, i guess its a celeron processor?

#7 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11666 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:07 PM

My brother is looking for a TV...I wonder what the quality of SANYO is though...seems iffy to me.

#8 TheRoadHead   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   22 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:11 PM

crap i shouldn't spend the money. I mean really i'm already spending 100 dollars in games in the next week but a 80gig PS3 with a 100 dollars GC could get me Warhawk, Resistance, and third 60 buck game (either LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted or Eye of Judgement)

Actually anyone know if they usually let you use the GC the same day?

And what does the "Minimum 4 per Store" mean?

Edited by TheRoadHead, 05 November 2008 - 02:26 PM.


#9 msuna   McLovin fears Doomtall! CAGiversary!   402 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:12 PM

its a celeron processor. Pass
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#10 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:43 PM

poor Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Hawaii....prices may vary....

are those 9 items it?


damn bastards...

well anyways, the tv is ok... the laptop sucks hard, and the ps3 is ok.

ps2 has a price drop in the form of a damn GC.

oh well..

and the games bundled with the DS... kinda lame.

Walmart could do better.

#11 Kyanos   Big Kitty CAGiversary!   710 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:43 PM

You should be able to use it same day, just not on the same transaction that you're buying the PS3 on. Minimum 4 per store would mean that every store has at least 4 PS3s for this sale.

#12 killbot13   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:58 PM

These are some great deals, but I'm really hoping the 42" 720P Vizio Plasma which currently sells for about $700 drops to $600 or less. This is finally the year I can afford a HDTV, without having to get a piece of junk.

That new Vizio plasma has an outstanding picture to it. The sound sucks but I have a 5.1 setup.

#13 RoGo7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   173 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:07 PM

poor Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Hawaii....prices may vary....

are those 9 items it?


Wisconsin :bomb:

#14 sprintfinanceguy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   202 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:58 PM

I realize the Laptop leaves a lot to be desired for specs, but I've been looking for a really cheap laptop for my wife to surf the net and do homework on...

I like the $300 price point for a new laptop, anybody have any other thoughts on where i could go for about that money and get something better? If not, I'll be at Wally World fighting throught the WT to get one on Saturday.
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#15 xnonfactor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:20 PM

Celeron or no, $300 is a good buy on a laptop.

#16 bbj77   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   75 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:10 PM

So with the PS3 and the $100 giftcard. Will you be able to purchase the PS3 and get the gift card, but then return the PS3 a day later and buy it with the giftcard? Or will the giftcard be part of a package so to speak where if you return the PS3, you have to return the giftcard?

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:12 PM

So with the PS3 and the $100 giftcard. Will you be able to purchase the PS3 and get the gift card, but then return the PS3 a day later and buy it with the giftcard? Or will the giftcard be part of a package so to speak where if you return the PS3, you have to return the giftcard?


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:14 PM

Yeah the line to Wal-mart is gonna be huge. People go crazy for cheap laptops. I bet that there will be more than one news story of people rushing the doors and elderly women getting trampled in the chaos.

#19 bmachine   somewhat damaged CAGiversary!   5579 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:20 PM

I'd like to grab that laptop as an Xmas gift for my SO but I fucking hate giving my money to Walmart.

Plus it's going to be a bitch getting in there on Saturday.

Bah.

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#20 Terrenceistheman   Internet Mayor CAGiversary!   335 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:34 PM

Road trip to IL! Who's coming with Wisconsinites?

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:42 PM

my laptop works fine enough to pass...

#22 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13288 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:45 PM

$300 for a standard-size laptop, no matter what the specs, is pretty good. You can't beat it.

#23 fshaia   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   671 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:47 PM

$300 for a standard-size laptop, no matter what the specs, is pretty good. You can't beat it.


could we buy it early and get the sale price refunded to us ? and are celerons really that bad ?

#24 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13288 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:49 PM

and are celerons really that bad ?


Yes, Celerons are low-end processors.

#25 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42367 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:52 PM

Supposed specs on the laptop:


Intel Celeron Processor 575 (2.00 GHz, 1MB Cache, 667MHz front-side bus
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1
2048MB DDR2 system memory
160GB (5400rpm) hard drive
Integrated microphone
SuperMulti EX DVD +/- R/RW drivve with Double Layer Support
15.4 diagonal WXGA high-definition BrightView widescreen display
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 765MB total video memory
802.11b/g wireless LAN
Intergrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
3 USB 2.0 ports
Integrated Altec Lansing speakers

Nothing horrific, though no dual-core means Vista gets a little cranky. For $300, it's a basic machine, as befits its price.

You can do much better for $200-$300 more, at the right time from the right store.

#26 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13288 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

If I had the money right now, I would certainly be considering replacing my old Acer Aspire with this.

#27 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42367 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:57 PM

If I had the money right now, I would certainly be considering replacing my old Acer Aspire with this.

Home Basic has everything stripped out of it, so you'd need to think about upgrading it to Home Premium to get all the bells and whistles out of Vista.

Plus, sticking another 2GB of RAM in there wouldn't hurt one bit.

Though, I've seen some much better boxes at $500-$600 when they go on-sale in-store or online, such as Dell.

#28 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13288 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:03 PM

Home Basic has everything stripped out of it, so you'd need to think about upgrading it to Home Premium to get all the bells and whistles out of Vista.

Plus, sticking another 2GB of RAM in there wouldn't hurt one bit.

Though, I've seen some much better boxes at $500-$600 when they go on-sale in-store or online, such as Dell.


Well, considering the machine you're getting, you're probably better off with Home Basic, anyway. Most of the added features of Premium would be meaningless on such a computer, like Aero and HTPC functions. You're probably even better off dual-booting Linux and just using that, resorting to Vista only when you actually need a Windows OS for some reasons.

You can certainly get better laptops, but you'll have to pay more, even with sales. For $300, this is not, comparatively, a big blow to one's budget. The only thing close is something along the lines of Asus' Eee PCs and similar products. And frankly, a 6'1, 230 pound man would look silly using one of those.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:03 PM

To anyone afraid of giving Wal-Mart you business if you only buy these items they will actually be losing money. They are hoping to sell you extended warranties, cables, and hoping you do the rest of your shopping there. So if you don't like Wal-Mart don't steer clear of these deals, stick it to them by only purchasing items with razor thin margins or that they might even be taking a small loss on.

Personally I refuse to stand in line for these types of sales because my time is worth more than the savings, but I were still a college kid the story would be different.
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#30 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42367 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:08 PM

Well, considering the machine you're getting, you're probably better off with Home Basic, anyway. Most of the added features of Premium would be meaningless on such a computer, like Aero and HTPC functions. You're probably even better off dual-booting Linux and just using that, resorting to Vista only when you actually need a Windows OS for some reasons.

You can certainly get better laptops, but you'll have to pay more, even with sales. For $300, this is not, comparatively, a big blow to one's budget. The only thing close is something along the lines of Asus' Eee PCs and similar products. And frankly, a 6'1, 230 pound man would look silly using one of those.

All very valid points, especially at the price point you're looking at. Height and weight of the user not withstanding, of course. ;)

To anyone afraid of giving Wal-Mart you business if you only buy these items they will actually be losing money. They are hoping to sell you extended warranties, cables, and hoping you do the rest of your shopping there. So if you don't like Wal-Mart don't steer clear of these deals, stick it to them by only purchasing items with razor thin margins or that they might even be taking a small loss on.

Personally I refuse to stand in line for these types of sales because my time is worth more than the savings, but I were still a college kid the story would be different.

They're doorbusters, yes. That's pretty clear from the pricing. If you won't go there, I'm sure there's ten people willing to jump into your spot in line waiting for them to open.