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Nintendo 3DS $129 at Target 12-2 to 12-8


#1 Hollywood   Banned Banned   403 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Caught a glimpse of next weeks front page ad at work today. Did a double take at the price, but the regular 3DS is dropping to $129 next week. I've seen some register $10 off $100 purchase coupons floating around too, although I'm not sure what triggers them printing. and 5% off with the Target debit/credit card.

#2 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9181 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

Wow $129.99 is a really good price.

I wonder if that is indicative of a MSRP drop on the original 3DS. I don't see why they aren't $149.99 (or lower) now seeing how Nintendo has been dropping the MSRP on the older DS models.

#3 claudespeed   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

wasn't it always $129.99?
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#4 JP73   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

I think that's the best price I've seen from a major retailer. I'm still waiting for a 3DS XL deal, however. Once you've played it, the regular 3DS just doesn't do it.

#5 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9181 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

wasn't it always $129.99?


Noooo.......

MSRP for the original 3DS has been $169.99 since Nintendo dropped it down from $250 (launch price).

There have been quite a few sales the last two months but $129.99 is the cheapest base price (GC/coupons excluded) I've seen it it since buy.com had them for $130 on Black Friday in 2011.

#6 Hollywood   Banned Banned   403 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

I think that's the best price I've seen from a major retailer. I'm still waiting for a 3DS XL deal, however. Once you've played it, the regular 3DS just doesn't do it.


Last week it was $175, also at Target. Lowest I've seen it then as well. Target does some console manuevering with prices before and after Black Friday, I doubt the XL will go lower though now since it was just last week.

#7 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3037 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Just bought a 3DS with vita credit for the wife after getting the liberation bundle. May have to buy at target with red card and return to GameStop. Also have one of those $10 off coupons. Mine expires the day this deal starts.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

I need the XL to drop in price one more time. Wish I didn't balk on the $165.99 I saw earlier this week
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:19 PM

I've been holding out for a deal on the 3DS XL. I don't know how much longer I can hold out against good deals on the regular 3DS.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

Just bought a 3DS with vita credit for the wife after getting the liberation bundle. May have to buy at target with red card and return to GameStop. Also have one of those $10 off coupons. Mine expires the day this deal starts.

Won't you have a serial # issue?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

Fuck. I just bought this fucking thing at Fry's for $170. Guess it's getting returned.

#12 Blaster man  

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

Caught a glimpse of next weeks front page ad at work today. Did a double take at the price, but the regular 3DS is dropping to $129 next week. I've seen some register $10 off $100 purchase coupons floating around too, although I'm not sure what triggers them printing. and 5% off with the Target debit/credit card.


Is this for the "flame red" bundle with the game.

#13 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3037 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

Won't you have a serial # issue?


Yeah, wording issue. Return one from GS, not target.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

Wonder if is for all systems so we can price match the Mario red bundle.

#15 MPoWeRM3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1472 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

Fuck. I just bought this fucking thing at Fry's for $170. Guess it's getting returned.


No idea why you would pay retail when you have been on CAG for so long. ;)

#16 Hollywood   Banned Banned   403 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Is this for the "flame red" bundle with the game.


Nope just the regular. Actually had a purple 3DS on the front, but it's all standard systems. Didn't even see the preloaded Mario bundle in store anymore, I think it was just a black friday one time thing.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:04 AM

Caught a glimpse of next weeks front page ad at work today. Did a double take at the price, but the regular 3DS is dropping to $129 next week. I've seen some register $10 off $100 purchase coupons floating around too, although I'm not sure what triggers them printing. and 5% off with the Target debit/credit card.


I'm calling bullshit, Stores do not typically get next week's ads on the weekend before the next week. In fact i have never seen an ad come in before Tuesday.

#18 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9181 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

I'm calling bullshit, Stores do not typically get next week's ads on the weekend before the next week. In fact i have never seen an ad come in before Tuesday.


So a poster that's been here since 2003 is going to just make this up...... for attention?

#19 mark_IV   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   288 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:26 AM

I'm calling bullshit, Stores do not typically get next week's ads on the weekend before the next week. In fact i have never seen an ad come in before Tuesday.


Considering the red 3DS with Mario was $149.99 a 3DS with no game for $129 seems believable to me.

#20 Solomon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

So a poster that's been here since 2003 is going to just make this up...... for attention?


Errr, it happens all the time are you kidding me? And i am in a position to know about ads for Target and when they get delivered to the stores. Ads for the following week do not show up in store when the current ad is just getting started.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Errr, it happens all the time are you kidding me? And i am in a position to know about ads for Target and when they get delivered to the stores. Ads for the following week do not show up in store when the current ad is just getting started.


idk about you, but I work at a major retail chain, and aside from the fact that I lack the proper credentials to actually view them, I can find links to ads up to 2-3 weeks out on the company intranet. They're subject to change and not 100% final, but they're there.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:02 AM

Just bought a 3DS with vita credit for the wife after getting the liberation bundle. May have to buy at target with red card and return to GameStop. Also have one of those $10 off coupons. Mine expires the day this deal starts.


what's the vita credit?

EDIT: not sure if this is better than the 150 Flame Red Bundle (with the mario game)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

No idea why you would pay retail when you have been on CAG for so long. ;)


Err, actually I was wrong. Looks like I paid $156 shipped for the holiday bundle. Reason I paid that was cuz it was the lowest price on Black Friday deals. I seriously thought that was the lowest it was gonna go this year. :/

#24 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9181 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

what's the vita credit?

EDIT: not sure if this is better than the 150 Flame Red Bundle (with the mario game)



This is better because

A) You can choose your color

B) The Super Mario Land 3D game is not a retail copy that has tangible value (i.e. trade or resale)

Errr, it happens all the time are you kidding me? And i am in a position to know about ads for Target and when they get delivered to the stores. Ads for the following week do not show up in store when the current ad is just getting started.


No it doesn't happen all the time but what DOES happen is people call out an OP in a deal such as this "all the time" because they don't upload receipt scans (see the Sam's Club 3G Vita Deal) or they don't upload ad scans (see the BB Gaming Blowout threads) only to look like a fool once the OP's information is confirmed.


I can think of far more deals that were legitimatized with time then those that were troll attempts or made from misinformation.

#25 Solomon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:54 AM

idk about you, but I work at a major retail chain, and aside from the fact that I lack the proper credentials to actually view them, I can find links to ads up to 2-3 weeks out on the company intranet. They're subject to change and not 100% final, but they're there.


Target does not do that at store level, they are ultra paranoid about keeping the ads secret for as long as possible. They do have a list of upcoming deals and it is only a partial list but it only tells you what is going to be on sale and not the price point.

#26 Solomon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

No it doesn't happen all the time but what DOES happen is people call out an OP in a deal such as this "all the time" because they don't upload receipt scans (see the Sam's Club 3G Vita Deal) or they don't upload ad scans (see the BB Gaming Blowout threads) only to look like a fool once the OP's information is confirmed.


I can think of far more deals that were legitimatized with time then those that were troll attempts or made from misinformation.



Again, i am calling bullshit on his information because no one at store level has an ad yet for 12-2 to 12-8 because the ads don't get to the stores until Tuesdays at the earliest, any legit Target employee in the know can verify my information. In order for this guy to have seen the ad it would have had to show up last week on or before Friday and that just does not happen at all and we certainly wouldn't get it on the weekend since there are no deliveries on the weekend outside of our truck and sometimes vendors. NO STORES receive ads two weeks out minus black friday and even then we sometimes don't get that until the last second.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

Again, i am calling bullshit on his information because no one at store level has an ad yet for 12-2 to 12-8 because the ads don't get to the stores until Tuesdays at the earliest, any legit Target employee in the know can verify my information. In order for this guy to have seen the ad it would have had to show up last week on or before Friday and that just does not happen at all and we certainly wouldn't get it on the weekend since there are no deliveries on the weekend outside of our truck and sometimes vendors. NO STORES receive ads two weeks out minus black friday and even then we sometimes don't get that until the last second.


Maybe he doesn't work at Target or maybe his store is different then yours? Just a reminder but we have had people in the past who work for the companies that page together the weekly circulars....

#28 mgford11  

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

Hmm stack the Retailmenot coup w/ the redcard and free shipping and you've got a $117.80 3DS + tax. Pretty killer deal!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

Again, i am calling bullshit on his information because no one at store level has an ad yet for 12-2 to 12-8 because the ads don't get to the stores until Tuesdays at the earliest, any legit Target employee in the know can verify my information. In order for this guy to have seen the ad it would have had to show up last week on or before Friday and that just does not happen at all and we certainly wouldn't get it on the weekend since there are no deliveries on the weekend outside of our truck and sometimes vendors. NO STORES receive ads two weeks out minus black friday and even then we sometimes don't get that until the last second.


I for one hope his info is true because i want the 3DS and so that all this rant that you got going on here will make you look like a fool.

#30 Hollywood   Banned Banned   403 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Again, i am calling bullshit on his information because no one at store level has an ad yet for 12-2 to 12-8 because the ads don't get to the stores until Tuesdays at the earliest, any legit Target employee in the know can verify my information. In order for this guy to have seen the ad it would have had to show up last week on or before Friday and that just does not happen at all and we certainly wouldn't get it on the weekend since there are no deliveries on the weekend outside of our truck and sometimes vendors. NO STORES receive ads two weeks out minus black friday and even then we sometimes don't get that until the last second.


It was in the next week bin in the office dude, I saw it on the front page. I don't know when the ads come in or if it was a special case or what, but I saw it. You can call me a liar all you want, but someone else is already confirming a MSRP drop.

http://www.cheapassg...=1#post10213983