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MLB The Show 11 Early Release and 29.99 at Target!


#1 robEstyles   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   19 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:22 PM

I'm sure this is very YMMV but I was in Target yesterday and there was a stack of MLB The Show 11 marked down on clearance 50% off. This was not last years game this was the new version that isn't even supposed to be released until March 8th. Someone screwed up royally. Not sure if it was just 1 person at this particular Target that screwed up or some type of a pricing error that could be going on at all Targets. The Target I got mine at was the Milltown,NJ one. There was about 10 left and they weren't in the aisle they were on an end cap in the back of games with all the other clearanced stuff. They must have thought this was last year's version and marked it down.

UPDATE

Here is the picture for anyone that doubts

http://i58.photobuck...es/092de8ec.jpg

Edited by robEstyles, 28 February 2011 - 10:02 PM.


#2 mattrobertsjr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1092 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

pictures

#3 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4513 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:30 PM

Wow, yeah, MLB The Show 10 is supposedly hailed as the best baseball game ever. I wish I could get that one for $30 :lol: let alone the new one! I will scope this out when I go look for clearance drops today..

#4 akiladae   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:32 PM

Definitely extremely YMMV and a screw-up on part of that store and employee. Especially if it was found in the clearance aisle. Probably meant to put The Show 10

#5 mke464   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:35 PM

Dude is it still there!!???? Im from elizabeth nj....ill head over there asap!!!!

#6 pjb16   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1355 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:36 PM

Damn, wish I was lucky enough to get this.

#7 robEstyles   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   19 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:37 PM

Not sure if they're still there I picked it up last night on my way to an Oscar party. I'll post pics tonight when I'm out of work if you guys want proof. Even if people can't get the mistake deal maybe all Targets are putting it out early if people are just looking to pick up the game.

#8 robEstyles   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   19 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:40 PM

Definitely extremely YMMV and a screw-up on part of that store and employee. Especially if it was found in the clearance aisle. Probably meant to put The Show 10


Yeah I'm guessing since almost all sports game use the next year's numbers (for example this years Madden will be Madden 12, NHL 12 etc..) They definitely thought it was last years version.

#9 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2469 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:42 PM

Not sure if they're still there I picked it up last night on my way to an Oscar party. I'll post pics tonight when I'm out of work if you guys want proof. Even if people can't get the mistake deal maybe all Targets are putting it out early if people are just looking to pick up the game.


They actually didnt block the game since it is street dated because I find it weird if they didnt and did u have to get an over ride to get the price u said?

#10 SteveGo   What's my name? CAGiversary!   1217 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:47 PM

This should really be in regional deals, as this price is only going to be honored at that store where they screwed up.

#11 alvarez16   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   104 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:54 PM

Has anybody else tried this?

Thanks

#12 robEstyles   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   19 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:55 PM

They actually didnt block the game since it is street dated because I find it weird if they didnt and did u have to get an over ride to get the price u said?


The original barcode is X'd out and the clearance barcode was the one scanned.

#13 jiggyteddy   Frugal As Can Be CAGiversary!   1958 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:55 PM

I would think that once the box is scanned, the computer would correct it right?

Anyhow great deal. If I was anywhere near there I would definitely grab one.

#14 alvarez16   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   104 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:56 PM

RobE I sent you a PM.

Thanks

#15 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11758 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

Amazing....I wish I could get one.

#16 radioactivez0r   Up and Atom! CAGiversary!   3922 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:28 PM

On the plus side, that means 10 is getting clearanced and should be $12.50 soon :D

#17 henry00x   Chosen One CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

that target is about 40mins from my job, dont know if its worth taking the trip after work unless im guarenteed to get it being that its in the opposite direction of where i live.

#18 Maynard   Steam 48 hours a week. CAGiversary!   2252 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:01 PM

If someone wants to go nuts and buy 10 of them or something I would like to get one and will pay you for your troubles :)

#19 finstersucks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   727 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:02 PM

go back, buy them all, sell them on ebay with overnight shipping. thank me later

#20 thirtytwoutside   HOW CAN SHE SLAP CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:05 PM

MLB10 is the best baseball sim ever... and I would check my local Targets for 11 but this is definitely a that-store-only thing. Bummer.

#21 ryne candy   Duck Duck Duck CAGiversary!   489 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:08 PM

I'm thinking someone stacked them in the wrong place...I've had that happen before at Walmart. They had Rainbow 6 2 with the price tag for the first game on release day....but they had to honor it, so I picked up the $60 for $29.99.

#22 joeyshadows   CAGiversary! Validating   1729 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:17 PM

It's really weird that they blocked out the barcode for a clearance item. You should check the dpci and see if it was meant for 2010 instead. I don't see the system letting it pass through early either, unless the dpci is for 2010.

#23 jscme   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   335 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:18 PM

Similar thing happened at a target near me with DC Universe Online for PC. They had it on clearance for $12.50 about a week before the game was released.

#24 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16298 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:19 PM

It's really weird that they blocked out the barcode for a clearance item. You should check the dpci and see if it was meant for 2010 instead. I don't see the system letting it pass through early either, unless the dpci is for 2010.


But they don't scan the DPCI, they scan the barcode. So the cashier would have to scan the barcode, have it say "not available for sale" or whatever it says before street date, then decide to just type in the DPCI number instead. I could see how this would work and what a lucky find for the OP.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:41 PM

non in linden nj

#26 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2469 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:49 PM

But they don't scan the DPCI, they scan the barcode. So the cashier would have to scan the barcode, have it say "not available for sale" or whatever it says before street date, then decide to just type in the DPCI number instead. I could see how this would work and what a lucky find for the OP.



but if the cashier typed in the dcpi number wouldnt it have rung up for $59.99 instead of $29.99 because the OP said they x'd out the barcode and used a clearance barcode which I didnt even know target does for clearance games.

#27 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16298 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:57 PM

but if the cashier typed in the dcpi number wouldnt it have rung up for $59.99 instead of $29.99 because the OP said they x'd out the barcode and used a clearance barcode which I didnt even know target does for clearance games.


no, the DPCI is the target number so it'd have come up with the MLB 10 price (The cashier wouldn't know the difference).

The UPC is the one that wouldve caused a 59.99 (and do not sell) to come up.

#28 mke464   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:59 PM

I just went bought the last two left!!! Thanks Dude!!!!

#29 mgford11  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:01 PM

fuuuu so lucky! I'd love to have this game early. Anyone willing to ship one out to Cali?

#30 hero913   MAZZAFAKKA CAGiversary!   1930 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:20 PM

will check at lunch in the Norcross, Lawrenceville, Georgia area north of Atlanta. If only I can be so lucky... I'll update when I get back.



If you get it pick up 2 copies please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm here in N.Druid Hills.