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Kmart closing store 30% off games and accesories, including Vita.


#1 PANZERGRENADIER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   381 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

stoped by my local kmart that is closing today and they had the following clearance discounts

25% off games and accesories

10% off clearance games and systems

they do not honor the local add so no extra deals on sale items.

Edited by PANZERGRENADIER, 27 February 2012 - 08:14 PM.


#2 gn2007   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   166 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:22 PM

Might I ask which store it is as reading ur location ur S.E. michigan

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

25% doesn't sound like much when you add tax in there. I would also assume the games are near MSRP anyways.

#4 PANZERGRENADIER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   381 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

here is the list of stores http://www.searshold...22711_close.htm

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:31 AM

Hm, none at all in Illinois; that is a good thing to see that none are closing around here, though the CAG in me wants a discount! hahah

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

Hm, none at all in Illinois; that is a good thing to see that none are closing around here, though the CAG in me wants a discount! hahah


I know exactly how you feel. :lol:

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#7 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9599 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:38 AM

It's too bad that clearance games get less of a discount than regular games, when a KMart near me closed around 3 years ago, the discount on clearance games was at the same level as non clearance games.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:03 AM

RIP Kmart <3
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:07 AM

One store is closing near me.

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#10 CitizenOne   Numero Uno CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:11 AM

Heh, when the Sears near me closed down they raised all the prices back to MSRP then took the clearance off of that. I wouldn't be surprised if Kmart does the same.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:12 AM

In Zanesville, Ohio here. We have 2 K-Marts and a crappy Sears that doesn't carry games. As far as I've heard the Sears is closing, and the K-Marts are to stay open.

Kind of sad though, with the great deals they had on games last year, and them stopping the deals now. I doubt that both K-Marts here will make it to year's end.

There's still time for them to turn around if they would just modernize their crap, and get the deals back.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:17 AM

I guess K-mart wasn't K-mart smart enough.

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#13 CheapAssHustla   Hustle..Hustle Hard CAGiversary!   6393 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

None near me are closing. They're over priced anyways.

#14 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   4766 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:49 AM

here is the list of stores http://www.searshold...22711_close.htm


Good, none of my local Kmarts are closing according to that list. It helps that they are near a grocery store and/or in a ghetto area.

#15 Gosha   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2243 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:12 AM

My local Kmart is closing down. Oh well though. There's never anyone in the electronics department when I go.

#16 Jackie Chandler   Jamanandayo! CAGiversary!   3112 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:36 AM

My local Kmart is closing down. Oh well though. There's never anyone in the electronics department when I go.


I've always had the same problem, and I've never understood it. You can help yourself to almost anything else in the store by yourself, but the ONE section in the store you need an employee to get the items you want, nobody is EVER there. Then it turns into a game of hide-and-seek where you have to scour the store to find someone who's able/willing to help you, which normally ends with someone being paged on the intercom five minutes later, and another five to ten minutes later that person shows up to help you. Am I right?

That said, the only reason I ever put up with that kind of service were the kind of deals SHC Gamer posted, but those have obviously dried up significantly. Even if my local K-Mart was closing and offering deals like this, it wouldn't matter- getting the games out of the glass case would be a lost cause.

#17 thePhildown   Oh, you didn't know? CAGiversary!   384 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

My local Kmart is closing down. Oh well though. There's never anyone in the electronics department when I go.


I won't miss the Lacey store either. xD

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:36 AM

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

Heh, when the Sears near me closed down they raised all the prices back to MSRP then took the clearance off of that. I wouldn't be surprised if Kmart does the same.


That's exactly what they did at the Kmart that's closing in my area. But that's usually what stores do during liquidations. When Enslaved: Journey to the West and Splatterhouse were on sale for $9.99 last week, that store had brought them back up to $19.99 MSRP and took the 25% off that. Still, I did find a few good deals that made the trip worth it. Last week, I got Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Fate for $8 and Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 for $7. Unfortunately, when they do these sales, you have to either wait until the final week or do a lot of digging through those bargain bins to find a really good deal.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

you see they built a huge amount of these stores in teh 70s and they were the shit back then so they probably were building these things like thewallmarts today. then well they peaked around the late 80s and stopped expanding but they had all these stores so could stay in buisness. now well amzon is here and wallmart blows em away so thats why they are slowly fading away =p

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

No surprise a majority of the store closings are in Michigan, pretty soon all we'll have here is Meijer and Wal-Mart.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

Sears is closing here in Oak Ridge but Kmart is staying open. Surprised Sears lasted as long as it did, as the mall it is attached to is closed down and boarded up. Oh well. K-mart still gets a lot of business out of its layaway here though, so it'll live on for a while.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

you see they built a huge amount of these stores in teh 70s and they were the shit back then so they probably were building these things like thewallmarts today. then well they peaked around the late 80s and stopped expanding but they had all these stores so could stay in buisness. now well amzon is here and wallmart blows em away so thats why they are slowly fading away =p


You remember shopping around in Kmart and hearing the blue light specials over the PA system? I am sure the kids today have no idea what I'm talking about.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

I've always had the same problem, and I've never understood it. You can help yourself to almost anything else in the store by yourself, but the ONE section in the store you need an employee to get the items you want, nobody is EVER there. Then it turns into a game of hide-and-seek where you have to scour the store to find someone who's able/willing to help you, which normally ends with someone being paged on the intercom five minutes later, and another five to ten minutes later that person shows up to help you. Am I right?

That said, the only reason I ever put up with that kind of service were the kind of deals SHC Gamer posted, but those have obviously dried up significantly. Even if my local K-Mart was closing and offering deals like this, it wouldn't matter- getting the games out of the glass case would be a lost cause.


It's the company to blame, not the severely understaffed employees. They expect one person to handle multiple departments at some times. And, they throw people who applied for soft lines work, like shoes, into electronics, an area they have no f*cking clue about. So, the result is exactly what you'd expect from a company that is trimmed to the max and is still doing business like it's 1990.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:36 PM

I've always had the same problem, and I've never understood it. You can help yourself to almost anything else in the store by yourself, but the ONE section in the store you need an employee to get the items you want, nobody is EVER there. Then it turns into a game of hide-and-seek where you have to scour the store to find someone who's able/willing to help you, which normally ends with someone being paged on the intercom five minutes later, and another five to ten minutes later that person shows up to help you. Am I right?

That said, the only reason I ever put up with that kind of service were the kind of deals SHC Gamer posted, but those have obviously dried up significantly. Even if my local K-Mart was closing and offering deals like this, it wouldn't matter- getting the games out of the glass case would be a lost cause.


I used to work at a Kmart. The lack of an electronics person is just a matter of under-staffing to save money. When that one person who works electronics goes on break, customers are just expected to find an employee elsewhere until the break is over.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

No surprise a majority of the store closings are in Michigan, pretty soon all we'll have here is Meijer and Wal-Mart.


yet none of the kmarts near me are closing. I think it's just one area of MI.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

None of mine closing where I live now, which is surprising. One in particular literally smells like urine when you enter the store.

One where I grew up is closing, that was the scene of a shooting spree that killed and injured a lot of people back in 1985. I'm actually surprised it lasted this long, considering that when I moved from the area 10 years ago, it was already a crappy store.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:26 PM

I've always had the same problem, and I've never understood it. You can help yourself to almost anything else in the store by yourself, but the ONE section in the store you need an employee to get the items you want, nobody is EVER there.


The thing that bugs me is, anytime K-Mart or Sears offer "X% off" coupons, video games are always excluded.

#29 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17482 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

One near me is closing. So will this 25% off apply to Rock Band 3 Keyboard Bundle, making it $19.50?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

Kmart and Sears have done themselves in. They showed a glimmer of savvy last year with their gaming deals, but it seems that was a fluke, or some sort of experiment that the idiots who run the place just didn't want to give a go to for another year.

They run the place like it's the late 80's or early 90's: pastel decor, floors that seem to not have been replaced/cleaned for 20 years, the fact that they still carry VHS and audio cassette tapes, (seriously, some locations still do), and their full-time workers/customer base seems to have been middle-aged back in 1990, and are now just old as sin.

Kmart is stuck in a time warp, and Sears seems to be content with a dwindling supply of no-longer-made-in-American Craftsman crap and overpriced apparel.

They had the chance to turn things around. They'll still cling on in some places, at least until the old farts that frequent their stores throughout the week die off.