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Nintendo 3DS Price Drop Hits on August 9th at Walmart


#331 UncleBob  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:10 AM

Well, this west coast guy appreciates the failed attempts of you east coast folks are reporting, saving me from wasting time checking it out myself. Cheapy D, I think you just cinched the CAG Villain of the year for this hope crushing fail, unless it starts magically working later in the day.


It won't be "magic" - it'll be like so many people on here have said - not until the department manager works the price change.
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:12 AM

Even it doesn't work who cares ! Just wait till friday. This isn't serious or anything if cheaps was wrong about this
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#333 scottman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2877 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:19 AM

Even it doesn't work who cares ! Just wait till friday. This isn't serious or anything if cheaps was wrong about this


The only reason people are buying this now is for the 20 free games. I almost got suckered into it too, but came to my senses and will wait for some bundle with a corrected hinge, corrected dpad, etc... some time down the road.

#334 Earthbound_X   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:19 AM

what's wrong with black? somethings wrong with aqua , beware :/ http://kotaku.com/58...o-3ds-dpad-woes


That report is about all 3DS, not just the Blue. I've read and heard that the black may have some problems with some wobble with the hinges between the two screens. It could be just a rumor, but I'd rather not take any chances.

#335 offensive_jerk   Tutu Daloo CAGiversary!   117 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:28 AM

Just was at walmart, decided to inspect the area. Tags were still at $250, although I didn't ask the broad to scan it.

#336 DisGonnaBeGood   Put some hot sauce on my burrito baby! CAGiversary!   2199 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:46 AM

That report is about all 3DS, not just the Blue. I've read and heard that the black may have some problems with some wobble with the hinges between the two screens. It could be just a rumor, but I'd rather not take any chances.


You would have thought Nintendo would have perfected the hardware design after making so many iterations of the DS.:roll:

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#337 Torusan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:09 AM

Alright, I got something that might help people who are interested in picking up a 3DS at Walmart that will get you the upc number so you can scan the price for yourself instead of asking an associate to do it for you.

Anyway, head over to www.upcdatabase.com and look to the left and click 'look up'. You'll be forwarded to a page that requests a upc number. Enter one of the following:

Aqua Blue 3DS - 045496719227

Cosmo Black 3DS - 045496719210

The site will turn the number into a barcode which you can then print and bring to scan at Walmart. Only one code should be enough to confirm both prices, just be aware that the upc for the Aqua Blue 3DS will come up as an unknown product in upcdatabase.com. Just ignore it, it'll scan. Also, the price checkers at Walmart can't read off phones very well so I suggest printing beforehand.

For whatever reason, I can't link the barcode pics directly so this is how it's done. There's probably an easier way to look up the barcode but this is what I've done plenty of times at multiple retailers (besides Walmart) every time a price drop is impending. Hope it helps alleviate some migraine for those of you who are sensitive to idiocy in Walmart.

#338 Earthbound_X   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:19 AM

Got another story about heading to Wal-Mart after midnight, I'm in Washington State. There was only an old women working there, and she had no idea what I was talking about. I was even planning to buy one at 250, and get the refund difference on the 12th. But she said something about the UPC, might not be the same on the lower priced units, so I might not have been able to get that 80 bucks refunded. So I'll check back later today, if its not changed then, I guess this was just a rumor. That is, if they price has changed, and they even still have some, the website said my store has limited supply.

Edited by Earthbound_X, 09 August 2011 - 07:40 AM.


#339 Ronin187   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:48 AM

Why do they always hire the wrong people in their electronics department?

#340 missingno81   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:50 AM

Why do they always hire the wrong people in their electronics department?


Because Walmart doesn't care.

#341 Tankinator   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:22 AM

They can give minimum wage to somebody and then hand them keys to work the overnight shifts.

#342 vashtheowner   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   539 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

Hopefully Walmart changes their prices near me later today. They don't know anything about a price drop at all.

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#343 Tankinator   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:52 AM

I was given two separate times (6 a.m. and 7 a.m. for two different stores) as to when the prices would switch. The one I am closer to said 6, but I am really skeptical. Wouldn't the time be universal across all stores? If it is early enough I can go pick one up before having to wait until tomorrow.

#344 thisboywillbreak   it's never been easy CAGiversary!   1135 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:13 AM

I was given two separate times (6 a.m. and 7 a.m. for two different stores) as to when the prices would switch. The one I am closer to said 6, but I am really skeptical. Wouldn't the time be universal across all stores? If it is early enough I can go pick one up before having to wait until tomorrow.


I doubt it's universal. From what other people have said, the store manager has to adjust the price manually. Don't get why many of the CAGs in this thread are so anxious, but yeah... give it some time or something. :P
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#345 zenne96   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:27 AM

I'm taking that it was just a rumor

#346 Supreme0ne   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:12 AM

why hasnt cheapy d followed up on this at all?
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#347 Tankinator   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:18 AM

I don't know where he is.
I also saw on another website that a Wal-Mart employee saw the document about the price drop.

I am going to Wal-mart now, because I have some other errands to run I mine as well swing by. I will let everyone know how it goes.

#348 Moonlk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   270 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:52 AM

And I'll be going there at 9. If this doesn't pan out, guess I'll wait a bit longer.

#349 Tankinator   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:54 AM

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE HAVE A SALE.
They were doing prices as I came up, I told them about it (the manager was there), he had no prior knowledge but it was in the system and they printed the lables and slapped em in!

#350 sithspawn   CAG Veteran Validating   29 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:55 AM

Just letting everyone know. Just got back from Walmart (EDT here) and they had no clue. I had him scan it with the handheld and with the register - $250.00 every time. He also said it's bullshit that the managers have to mark things down. He said price changes come down to the store from corporate and automatically update. He also said people have been calling all day - in fact, people were calling about it while we were there.

I guess I'll jump in there some time tomorrow, but it's not looking good now...


So yeah, I'm going to head back there this morning to check it out. Not expecting much, but I'll reply here in a bit.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:56 AM

Great!

#352 Marino   Giant Bomb Moderator CAGiversary!   28 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:56 AM

As of 645am ET, I just bought one in GA FOR 169.96. It's real, people.

#353 Lkr721993   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   139 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:58 AM

did you have to do anything or did it just ring up at the new price? shit, walmart.com shows limited stock now, i need to hurry out!

#354 steveliv   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:14 AM

If i can get it from walmart tomorrow i am returning my best buy unit... not sure if i want to deal with the whole pming thing without a paper in hand....


You don't have to bring any ads to get Best Buy to refund you the difference. They don't need their own ad to verify the price drop. They scan the item to get their own store price. You just bring your receipt, tell them the price dropped, they scan your receipt which looks up the item price and confirms the change. You get refunded the difference the way you paid (cash for cash, credit for credit, store credit for store credit). Super simple. I've done it several times.

#355 Marino   Giant Bomb Moderator CAGiversary!   28 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

did you have to do anything or did it just ring up at the new price? shit, walmart.com shows limited stock now, i need to hurry out!


She did something at the register to verify it before she went to get it out of the glass. She knew it was supposed to drop today though.

#356 Nate Nanjo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1022 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:33 AM

I didn't change at the Store in Evans, Ga. However, there was a lady getting the RF gun, so the change might not have happened yet. So, I'm going to send my wife back later.

#357 atc250es   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1026 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:42 AM

Anyone know a good spot for free wifi, I tried connecting my 3ds at mcdonalds but you have to accept the terms of use with the Internet browser and when I try to get on the browser it says that's it's not available without a system update but I can't connect to update it!

#358 MSN52899   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:50 AM

Confirmed at $169 today in kearny new jersey and now there's only 3 left

#359 Supreme0ne   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:52 AM

just got back from my walmart. no go
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#360 DoubleD   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:52 AM

No go so far in Uniontown, PA.