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#1111 ShadowSx   Why so serious? CAGiversary!   1234 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

I searched all the hidden pages on bestbuy, there is no more guides or any penny deals worth while.

#1112 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

I noticed that the number of guides went down 1 either yesterday or today but don't keep track close enough to know which guide it was and when it goes down 1 I always figure it could be something that sold out just as well.

Earlier this week it went down about 10 guides which I'm guessing could be a precursor to a good sized January drop.

Hopefully we get some sort of a heads up other than having to go out to the stores to come up empty handed and wasting time though. Guide hunting has become a chore since we lost any inside info on potential drops.:cry:

#1113 lawdood   Digital Jedi CAGiversary!   2451 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

Finally bit the bullet and traded my Uncharted 1 guide in to Amazon for $84.25. It's been sitting at that trade in price for over a week now, while previously it edged up and up a little each day. Figured it may have peaked for now, although I do know at one time it was trading in for over $100.

#1114 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:26 PM

Motherfucker!!
http://www.amazon.co...raising the bar

Went up $30 from when I traded mine in :bomb:

Debating trading in a bunch of my rarer guides. Uncharted 1 is hovering around $84.25, Star Ocean 2nd Evo is $36.79 among others.


And then 3 days later it drops 30 again. I hates you, market economy!

#1115 VendettaXBL   Hunter Master Race CAGiversary!   7493 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:36 PM

http://www.amazon.co...26987280&sr=1-3

Not really rare. Ebay prices are around $17-$19. Decided to get rid of mine and buy a little better condition one eventually on ebay.

#1116 HotJuicyBurgers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   485 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:53 PM

This is a picture from the most recent drop. Wasn't even aware this discussion thread existed until now, but here you people go.

Pokemon's

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Everything else

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Everything (except for the warhammer guide) was from a single gamestop. Guy told me I was doing him a favor :)

#1117 Tsel   The Dark Knight CAGiversary!   7556 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

Send me a Pokemon White, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and a Dead Space 2. Please. Throw in a Brink if you'd like. ;)

#1118 sephiroth61787   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   790 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:49 AM

I've been waiting for that Pokemon Black/White guide to penny. I've only ever seen it at Best Buy though.

#1119 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:22 AM

This is a picture from the most recent drop. Wasn't even aware this discussion thread existed until now, but here you people go.

Everything (except for the warhammer guide) was from a single gamestop. Guy told me I was doing him a favor :)

Prepare to be bombarded by PM's begging for guides at the cost of shipping and/or people calling you a hoarder.:roll:

Nice haul though. I wish I could get that many in one spot anymore.:-#:cry:

#1120 RabbitSuit   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   2126 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:26 AM

-whistles- Yeah, I'm considering sending a PM right now. I already paid full for that B/W collector's guide though so not much else I'd shoot for. Darn shame the 2nd edition doesn't have a CE. Never understood why :/

#1121 Link2999   Demon Lord CAGiversary!   2038 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:58 AM

Resisting the urge to PM because I don't feel like killing the guy with a full inbox. I actually do need a Brotherhood & Dead Space 2 because I'm going to start playing these games this weekend. (Still sealed)

#1122 HotJuicyBurgers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   485 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:48 AM

I'll welcome all offers lol, so feel free to bombard me. Just if I don't respond right away, it's bc I didn't care much for your offer, or bc I am swamped with PM's. Now, don't pm me begging for guides either. I know what they are worth, and I definitely won't be giving any away lol. Especially not pokemon black and white collectors!

#1123 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:04 AM

Oh cmon. Here I was just about to ask ya to send me a Pokemon B&W CE at your expense just cuz I'm an awesome person and completely deserve it.;):lol:

Kidding. It's good to keep those CE's for trade fodder for when you really want a guide and can't find it yourself.

#1124 reicaden   Needs More Cowbell CAGiversary!   778 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

Ill buy a disgaea 4 off someones hands :) Just keep me posted. I bought the game and it's next on my play list, but the guide would make it easier :).

#1125 Readthepost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   470 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:11 AM

I just got a mint condition Half life Raising the Bar book for a low price. Everyone talks about it and it's great reselling value so I was happy until I got home and looked inside. This book isn't a guide at all...it's a just a book. =(

#1126 TheMightySlinky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:29 AM

what does it mean when they "Pennie" out guides?? can you actually but them? because every place i have ever gone to they pretty much told me to kick rocks when asking about older guides.

#1127 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19138 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

So was anyone able to confirm that the BB pull from last week had pennied or not? It sure doesn't seem like it.

#1128 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

I just got a mint condition Half life Raising the Bar book for a low price. Everyone talks about it and it's great reselling value so I was happy until I got home and looked inside. This book isn't a guide at all...it's a just a book. =(

I coulda told ya that.:booty:;)

#1129 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1749 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:15 AM

So was anyone able to confirm that the BB pull from last week had pennied or not? It sure doesn't seem like it.


IIRC some CAGs did go in on Monday and confirmed that some guides from the pull list didn't drop.

FWIW assuming they don't do anything tricky and do the Monday is the day guides get pennied out like we are used to this coming Monday will be Best Buy's last chance to do so before the fiscal year is done.

#1130 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2852 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Make sure to check out the new pennied thread here.

#1131 PapaSmerf   Central Scrutinizer CAGiversary!   1153 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:58 PM

Holy Crap! It makes me a little sick to know I had a few new and sealed Mass Effect LE's (w/art book) go through my hands for next to nothing. I got 1 for a penny. All traded away a long time ago. Now they are selling for $150 to $200 on ebay. :wall:

#1132 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15531 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

Holy Crap! It makes me a little sick to know I had a few new and sealed Mass Effect LE's (w/art book) go through my hands for next to nothing. I got 1 for a penny. All traded away a long time ago. Now they are selling for $150 to $200 on ebay. :wall:


ME2 guide is up there too, at about $75 on Amazon. I had a couple laying around that I threw up there and they all sold pretty quick.

#1133 htown01   Texas CAG CAGiversary!   1136 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:52 AM

ME2 guide is up there too, at about $75 on Amazon. I had a couple laying around that I threw up there and they all sold pretty quick.


Wow, I still have 2 new ones and 1 open one. Thanks, I wasn't aware of this :D

#1134 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12506 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

I had a nightmare about penny guides last night. GS was cutting them on a diagonal and throwing them away, so people wouldn't be able to easily read them. It was a horrible sight.

#1135 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

I had a nightmare about penny guides last night. GS was cutting them on a diagonal and throwing them away, so people wouldn't be able to easily read them. It was a horrible sight.

That's not far off from how they do things around here, but rather than cutting them they simply rip the covers off of the front AND back.:shock:

#1136 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7085 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

I got a Golden Sun Dark Dawn guide from Toysrus for 1c, and this time nobody gave me any lip compared to the last time I tried at the other TRU. There weren't many titles in the store, so that was a little lucky. All I saw were Mario 3DS and Assassin's Creed guides.

#1137 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9895 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:42 AM

TRU is pennying out guides again? That's good to hear

#1138 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2852 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:46 AM

I got a Golden Sun Dark Dawn guide from Toysrus for 1c, and this time nobody gave me any lip compared to the last time I tried at the other TRU. There weren't many titles in the store, so that was a little lucky. All I saw were Mario 3DS and Assassin's Creed guides.



Woah, alright, I guess I will add that the OP in the other thread.

#1139 TheWooz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   367 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:55 AM

I had seen some tags on a shelf a couple weeks ago but found none of the guides ,there was about 6 penny tags. I didn't mention it because I tought it was a fluke.One was golden sun ,Mass effect 2 and a few more I can't remember.

#1140 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7085 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

You have to scan the smaller upc box to actually check the price.