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Reduced Price Game Guides: Thread XI


#1 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:27 AM

First off, let me welcome you all to the new guide thread. Second, I'd like to ask you all to please keep conversations not pertaining to guide drops to a minimum to avoid cluttering the thread. It's not that I don't enjoy the chit chat, but that it may stop others from locating information on the newest drops.

That being said, let me thank Cheapy for creating this site, without which I would've spent probably 10 times what I HAVE spent on games and guides. Moreover, let me thank each and every one of my fellow CAGs for continuing to contribute to making this site a great place to find out about sales and clearances of the items we as gamers use most. Without a great community, NONE of this would be possible.


Now, with that out of the way(and before I get to rambling), let's get on to making this new thread.

Useful Information(and links):

Game Guide Trade Thread(KEEP ALL TRADE REQUESTS HERE OR IN PM'S):

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175548

PLEASE keep ALL trade requests in there or PM's. Thank you.

Reduced Price Guide Discussion Thread(KEEP ALL DISCUSSION NOT RELATED TO GUIDE DROPS HERE!!!):

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169252

What is the purpose of this thread?

The purpose of this thread is to let our fellow CAGs know when a guide has dropped to a low price(it's NOT ALWAYS A PENNY), so they can go out and grab guides for themselves and for trading with other CAGs.

Anytime you have guide drops to report, post them here. Please specify at which store you found them and which guides you found and list them in alphabetical order. Thank you. Please, whenever possible, use RED font to make the drop info stand out. Thanks again.

What are penny guides?

Penny guides are guides which have been on the market for a while and the publisher(or store chain) decide that the remaining stock of these guides have little to no chance of selling, so they issue an order to pull them from the shelves and destroy them. At that time, they are also marked as .01 in their inventory system, except in the case of BBV, which marks them .01 only AFTER pulling them.

Most stores have an agreement with the publisher that states that if they destroy the remaining stock of those items, they will receive a credit for their value from the publisher. This is why many stores are usually annoyed when we CAGs come in and buy the guides AT the penny price, since otherwise they would've received a credit for those items.

According to an employee at a local BB, they also have a recycling program for the pennied stock, so as to not clutter landfill space with the guides. As to how true it is, I cannot confirm, but I would hope that the paper is at least recycled instead of just dumpstered.


Prior Reduced price game guide threads:

Guide Three:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...ighlight=guide
Guide Four:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/....php?p=1496376
Guide Five:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...ad.php?t=85976
Guide Six:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=116918
Guide Seven:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=131717
Guide Seven and a half:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=142400
Guide Eight:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=167157
Guide Nine:
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=187222
Guide Ten:
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=219547

Finally, below is a list of website links, each of which goes to their respective guide page. Whenever possible, I will update the links with better ones(if available).

Amazon
Barnes&Noble
BestBuy
Gamestop
Overstock
Strategyguides.net
ToysRUs

Thanks to floormat, Guinaevere and anyone else who has created and maintained the guide thread before, as well as to all of those who find out either advance information on drops or provide a list of which ones dropped when we do have a drop.

The post below this one contains a list going back at LEAST six months of the more current guide drops, which stores they occured at and which ones dropped. Note that sometimes(Oblivion guide, Quake Wars: Enemy Territory)there are multiple versions of a guide, be it that there are Prima versions, Brady versions and the occasional Nintendo and Doublejump guides.

Please specify WHICH version has dropped when mentioning possible guide drops. Thank you.

Common Guide Drop Related Questions(FAQ):

Spoiler


Thanks to GrilledWitOnions for creating the above FAQ, which should eliminate the need for such questions popping up in the thread from this point on out.

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#2 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:28 AM

Below is SIX MONTHS or so(counting January 2010) of guide drop info. If you want to see the full list, please refer to the second post of the Reduced Price Guide Thread X that can be found HERE .

Recent Drops:

>>>Dropped on 12.16.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Aion(PC game)
Blood Stone 007
Enslaved Odyssey of the West
Fable II
God of War III
God of War Ghost of Sparta
Kingdom Hearts 358/2
Prince Of Persia action figures
Spider-man Shattered Dimensions
Starcraft II LE
UFC Undisputed 2010
Vanquish

>>>Dropped on 12.16.10<<<


>>>Dropped on 10.25.10<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Alan Wake
Assassin's Creed II LE
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bioshock II
Borderlands
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Dante's Inferno
God Of War Collection
God Of War III
Just Cause 2
Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks LE
Lego Indiana Jones 2
Mass Effect 2 LE
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
NCAA Football 11
Nier
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Splinter Cell: Conviction
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
Super Street Fighter IV
The Sims 3: Ambitions
The Sims 3: World Adventures
Transformers: War For Cybertron
UFC Undisputed 2010
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
White Knight Chronicles
World Of Warcraft Dungeon Companion Volume 3

>>>Dropped on 10.25.10<<<


>>>Dropped on 10.21.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Bakugan
Scribblenauts

>>>Dropped on 10.21.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 10.13.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Alpha Protocol
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bioshock 2 LE
Borderlands
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Darksiders
God of War Collection
GTA: Episodes From Liberty City
Harvest Moon Hero of Leaf Valley
Kayne and Lynch 2: Dog Days
LittleBigPlanet Super Book
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Nier
Resonance of Fate
Singularity
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
Transformers: War For Cybertron
White Knight Chronicles
World of Warcraft: Dungeon Companion
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

>>>Dropped on 10.13.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 10.07.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

The Saboteur

>>>Dropped on 10.07.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 10.04.10<<<


Best Buy 1¢

Alan Wake LE
Alpha Protocol
Bakugan
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Bioshock 2 LE
Codes And Cheats Spring 2010
Crackdown II
Dead To Rights: Retribution
God Of War III LE
Iron Man 2
Kane & Lynch II: Dog Days
Little Big Planet Super Book
ModNation Racers
Nintendo DS Pocket Guide
Pokemon Platinum
Red Steel 2
Singularity
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

>>>Dropped on 10.04.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 08.04.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Brutal Legend
God Of War III CE
Guinness Book of World Record Gamers Edition
Harvest Moon Sunshine Islands
Iron Man 2
Modnation Racers
Nintendo DS Pocket Guide
Red Steel 2

>>>Dropped on 08.04.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 06.25.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Bioshock 2(softcover)
Dead To Rights Retribution
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Mass Effect 2 CE
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Sims 3: World Adventures
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

>>>Dropped on 06.25.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 06.07.10<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Animal Crossing: City Folk
Army Of Two: The 40th Day
Cheat Code Overload Winter 2010
Codes & Cheats Winter 2010
Darksiders
Dragon Age: Origins LE
Fallout 3 Game Of The Year LE
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Left 4 Dead 2
Madden NFL 10
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of Sky
The Saboteur
Scribblenauts
World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King
World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King Atlas

>>>Dropped on 06.07.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 04.28.10<<<


Gamestop 1¢

Aliens Vs. Predator
Braid(PC game)
Cheat Code Overload Fall 2010
Fallout 3 GOTY(hardcover)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers(Wii)
Mario Kart (Wii)
Marvel Trading Card Game(PC game)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Smackdown vs Raw 2010
Tekken 6

>>>Dropped on 04.28.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 04.01.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Army of Two 40th Day
Codes and Cheats Winter 2010
Fossil Fighters
Lego Batman
Madden 10

>>>Dropped on 04.01.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 03.18.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Assassin's Creed 2 CE
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex Edition(Wii)
Final Fantasy: Dissidia
Forza 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Harvest Moon Animal Parade
Magna Carta 2
Ratchet & Clank: Crack In Time
Star Wars The Clone wars: Republic Heroes

>>>Dropped on 03.18.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 03.04.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Halo 3

>>>Dropped on 03.04.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 02.22.10<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Brutal Legend
Call Of Duty:Modern Warfare Reflex Edition(Wii)
Champions Online
Codes & Cheats Fall 2009
Far Cry 2
Final Fantasy Dissidia
GTA: Chinatown Wars(PSP)
Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV: Episodes From Liberty City(360)
Halo Wars
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Prince Of Persia(softcover)
Prototype
Ratchet & Clank: Crack In Time
Saw
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up
Tekken 6
Warhammer Online
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010

>>>Dropped on 02.22.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 01.27.10<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Codes & Cheats: Spring 2009
Codes & Cheats: Summer 2009
Codes & Cheats: Fall 2009
Dragon Age CE
Fable 2 DLC
Gears of War 2
Ghostbusters
Guitar Hero Stickerbook
Infamous
Jak & Daxter: Lost Frontier
Left 4 Dead
Little Big Planet Stickerbook
Mini Ninjas
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
NCAA Football 2010
Nostalgia
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Overlord 2
Phantasy Star 0
Prototype
Saw
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Sims 3
Spore
Star Ocean: Last Hope
Star Wars: Force Unleashed
Style Savvy
TMNT Smash Up
UFC
World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King Atlas

>>>Dropped on 01.27.10<<<

>>>Dropped on 12.15.09<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Champions Online
Gears Of War 2: All Fronts
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars(PSP)
Muramasa: The Demon Blade

>>>Dropped on 12.15.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 10.22.09<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Bioshock (PS3/360 version, red circle on cover)
Cheat Code Overload Summer
Call Of Duty: World At War
Dragon Quest V
GTA IV Lost & Damned
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
Infinite Undiscovery
Killzone 2
King of Fighters XII
Last Remnant
Little Big Planet
Pokemon Stickedex
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Saints Row 2
Terminator: Salvation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
WWE Legends of Wreslemania
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

>>>Dropped on 10.22.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 10.19.09<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Call Of Duty: World At War
Cheat Code Overload 2009 (9352899)
EA Sports Active
Fable II(softcover)
Fallout 3 CE(hardcover)(Regular NOT Game of The Year Edition)
Fallout 3 (softcover) (Regular NOT Game of The Year Edition)
Fossil Fighters
Gears of War 2 with Best Buy Exclusive 12-Month Calendar
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
Infamous
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess(white cover WITH $14.99 sticker on it)
Lego Batman
Little Big Planet
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
NCAA Football 10
Spore: Galactic Adventures
Spore(softcover)
Star Ocean: Last Hope
Street Fighter IV
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
UFC 2009 Undisputed
Wolfenstein

>>>Dropped on 10.19.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 10.15.09<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
Fallout 3(softcover)
Fallout 3:Broken Steel/Point Lookout
Fallout 3:Operation Anchorage
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Oblivion:Game Of The Year(brown cover)
Pokemon:Shadows of Almia
Resident Evil 5: Limited Edition

>>>Dropped on 10.15.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 9.21.09<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Codes & Cheats Summer 2009
Fear 2
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Godfather II
Left 4 Dead
Lord Of The Rings: Conquest
Mirror's Edge Hardcover
Pikmin(Wii version)
Prince Of Persia LE
Resident Evil 5 LE
Rise Of The Argonauts
Sonic Unleashed

>>>Dropped on 9.21.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 9.17.09<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Godfather II
Halo Wars
Tomb Raider: Underworld

>>>Dropped on 9.17.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 9.12.09<<<

Gamecrazy 1¢

Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy XII
God of War II
Harvest Moon - Tree of Tranquility
Infinite Undiscovery
Tales of Vesperia

>>>Dropped on 9.12.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 8.25.09<<<

Blockbuster 1¢

Metal Gear Solid 4
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Street Fighter IV
Star Wars The Force Unleashed
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Xbox 360 Achievements

>>>Dropped on 8.25.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 8.24.09<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Bionic Commando
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Dead Space
Killzone 2
Need For Speed Undercover
Pokemon Visual Guide DK Hardcover
Terminator: Salvation
WWE: Legends of Wrestlemania
Xmen Origins: Wolverine

>>>Dropped on 8.24.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 7.30.09<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Persona 4
Star Ocean: First Departure

>>>Dropped on 7.30.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 7.26.09<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Metal Gear Solid 4(softcover)

>>>Dropped on 7.26.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 6.19.09<<<

Gamecrazy 1¢

Afro Samurai
Bioshock PS3
Call of Duty 4
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia
Dragon Quest IV
Eternal Sonata
Fable 2 (LE)
Final Fantasy IV
Gears of War 2 (CE)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto Lost and the Damned
Pokemon Stickerdex
Resistance Fall of Man
Resistance 2
Silent Hill Homecoming
Socom US Navy Seals PS3
Soul Calibur IV
Star Ocean First Departure
Valkyrie Profile Covenant of the Plume
World Of Warcraft Atlus

>>>Dropped on 6.19.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 6.17.09<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Dead Space
Fire Emblem DS
Silent Hill Homecoming
Star Ocean: Second Evolution
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

>>>Dropped on 6.17.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 6.02.09<<<

Gamestop 1¢

Fear 2

>>>Dropped on 6.02.09<<<

>>>Dropped on 6.01.09<<<

Best Buy 1¢

Afro Samurai
Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Diablo II Ultimate
Gears Of War 2 LE
Grand Theft Auto:Chinatown Wars(DS version)
Grand Theft Auto:Lost & The Damned
Haze
Legend Of Spyro
Lego Indiana Jones
Madden 09
Madworld
Mario Kart Wii
Metal Gear Solid 4 LE
My Sims Kingdom
Pokemon Ranger: SOA
Resistance 2
Saints Row 2
Super Mario Galaxy(Premiere Edition)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Tom Clancy's Endwar

>>>Dropped on 6.01.09<<<


EDIT: LoxtheFox keeps a post with Possible/ Probable upcoming drops in Post 29.

Edited by IAmTheCheapestGamer, 17 December 2010 - 04:32 AM.

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#3 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:29 AM

Thanks to fellow CAG Perdition(troy we have an alphabetized wiki type post containing all of the guides from the second post alphabetized and sorted BY STORE.

If anyone notices any missing guides though, let me know and I'll be sure to add them.

I figure I may as well post this; it's just an alphabetized list of all the guides on the 1st page from 9.12.09 to 10.18.07. I just made it for myself, figured I could just post it for everyone else. Guides are under the spoiler tags.

Best Buy

Spoiler


Blockbuster

Spoiler


Gamecrazy

Spoiler


Gamestop

Spoiler


Toys R' Us

Spoiler


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#4 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:30 AM

Welcome to the new thread. Please actually take the time to read the first and seconds posts, as there is enough information contained within those two posts to answer pretty much every question you might have.

If you need a longer list of dropped guides, the second post has a link to the old thread where there's over 2 years worth of drops listed.

Again, please:bomb::bomb::bomb: READ THE FIRST AND SECOND POSTS:bomb::bomb::bomb: before asking questions that may be covered there. That's why they're there.

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#5 ackbar7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2254 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:45 AM

So instead of a "welcome to the new thread" we got angry fist waving. Honestly I think that is an improvement.

#6 Lightning War   Baller on a Budget CAGiversary!   392 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:45 AM

Hopefully the start of 2010 will bring more luck then the end of 2009.. Which failed atrociously.

I like that you cut down the information, but made sure to post the old link for old, old drops. Nice job.

#7 polishpride212   Buying High, Selling Low CAGiversary!   1323 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:50 AM

Hopefully the start of 2010 will bring more luck then the end of 2009.. Which failed atrociously.

I like that you cut down the information, but made sure to post the old link for old, old drops. Nice job.


How 2009 ended was no surprise. People who have been multiple years predicted that penny guides, along with Sears/Kmart clearance, wouldn't reappear until Feb 2010.

#8 Lightning War   Baller on a Budget CAGiversary!   392 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:55 AM

I kept hearing a bunch of references to February in the old thread, but even after reading the first post and most of the old posts, I still don't understand why it's going to spike in February. Care to explain?

#9 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:00 AM

So instead of a "welcome to the new thread" we got angry fist waving. Honestly I think that is an improvement.


It always happens anytime I decide to make a new thread too. Mind ya, I'm just going to deleted the 'angry fist waving' post since polishpride deleted their post.:D

Besides which, I like my red size 4 or 5 font warning to READ THE FIRST AND SECOND POSTS alot better as the last post of the intro.

In case anyone is wondering where some of the stuff from the first post went to(wiki page links, etc), some of those pages were just redirecting to the homepage for CAG since they were pages that were scrapped during the relaunch.:cry:

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#10 punkmaggit   Masashi Hamauzu > you CAGiversary!   2505 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:01 AM

Looks good IATCG. Thanks for all your work!

#11 polishpride212   Buying High, Selling Low CAGiversary!   1323 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:14 AM

I kept hearing a bunch of references to February in the old thread, but even after reading the first post and most of the old posts, I still don't understand why it's going to spike in February. Care to explain?


Probably the holiday season. There is no reason to clear out inventory to a penny when people are willing to spend $15 for a guide.

#12 Lightning War   Baller on a Budget CAGiversary!   392 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:26 AM

Probably the holiday season. There is no reason to clear out inventory to a penny when people are willing to spend $15 for a guide.


Ah, very true. I actually recived a Spirit Tracks guide for Christmas.. Quite happy with it, as I'm a huge Zelda Fan, but my thoughts flitted over to this thread.. :roll:

#13 Fire_Thief   Banned Banned   2873 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:29 AM

I'd love some cheap guides.

#14 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:34 AM

I'd love some cheap guides.


So you can make another YouTube video and spread the word to the world? :roll::razz:

Trust me when I say that cheap guides become an addiction after a while and you'll run out of space before you run out of money to buy them with probably.:D

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#15 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11088 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:39 AM

Fable II softcover is now 9.99 at GS...I think that is new information.

#16 lobito   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:42 AM

Dumb question.....I'm a newbie. If they drop the guide to a penny because the publisher will reimburse them more money, why do they leave them on the shelve? Am I missing something?

#17 Lightning War   Baller on a Budget CAGiversary!   392 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Lightning War

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:44 AM

Dumb question.....I'm a newbie. If they drop the guide to a penny because the publisher will reimburse them more money, why do they leave them on the shelve? Am I missing something?


They normally don't leave them on the shelves- sometimes it just takes them a bit to collect all the guides that have been pennied out, and that's the time frame you have to grab them in.

#18 lobito   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:51 AM

They normally don't leave them on the shelves- sometimes it just takes them a bit to collect all the guides that have been pennied out, and that's the time frame you have to grab them in.

Thank you. Is there a specific date when they do this (like Mondays at Target)?

#19 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:55 AM

Just keep an eye on this thread and make sure you read the first post in it's entirety(including the FAQ towards the bottom), as that does answer ALOT of questions.

Whenever there's a drop the info should be posted in here by those who found the guides that dropped.

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#20 Lightning War   Baller on a Budget CAGiversary!   392 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Lightning War

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:56 AM

Thank you. Is there a specific date when they do this (like Mondays at Target)?


You mean when the price drops or when the guides are pulled?

They can be dropped whenever- as it was put once before "There's no rhyme or reason to guide drops"

They can pull them an hour after the prices drop, or they can wait six months and STILL have them on the shelves. YMMV depending on how much the employees care.

Answers to this and many other questions are in the FAQ on the first page.

#21 avatar94   CAG Addict CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:03 AM

Thanks for the reboot IATCG, now go find some guides that I need so I can buy them off you!

#22 dabamus   Banned Banned   4291 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:28 AM

I'm really hoping for a new drop at BB on Monday. I'd love to replenish my lowball stock. :-P
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#23 Gbear09   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

Thanks for the new thread. Gotta love the new thread smell
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#24 BrolyB593   I'm Cheap! CAGiversary!   6176 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for the new thread. I am really looking forward to the Best Buy drops this new year.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:54 AM

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:37 PM

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#27 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   7639 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:16 PM

I kept hearing a bunch of references to February in the old thread, but even after reading the first post and most of the old posts, I still don't understand why it's going to spike in February. Care to explain?


Best Buy usually has their first big guide drop during February each year.

#28 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6031 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for keeping up with the guides.

There are no shortcuts. No do-overs. What happened, happened. Trust me. I know. All of this matters.

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#29 loxthefox   CAGict CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:25 PM

The following guides have been removed from the Best Buy web site. They have NOT dropped yet but are likely for future drops:

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 LE
Final Fantasy XIII LE
Resident Evil 5
Starcraft II LE

The following guides are still on the site but show up as Limited Availability for store pickup (A sign that it COULD drop in the next couple months):

The Sims 2 Box Set

If I missed any, PM me and let me know.

Edited by loxthefox, 29 October 2010 - 10:59 PM.

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#30 GuardianE   S-Rank CAGiversary!   4475 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

Wow, nice work. I love visiting this thread every monday.
My name is in your Resident Evil 5 manual. ;)