Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:43 AM
I don't freaking believe it, but I was able to PM WoR 360 at Beast Buy!
I'd seen people reporting luck at Walmart, so I hit the one closest to my way home from work. Looked around and they didn't have much; mostly DJ Heros and a Wii WoR.
There was a BB across the street, so I figured what the heck, I'm already in the area.
Go in and get the last X360 bundle they have and take it to the registers. Get a cute young girl, so I crank up the Suave Jedi Powers. ("These aren't the droids I'm looking for, but these are my panties you're looking for," she says. In the movie version of this story, that is.) I hand her the printout and tell her I have a price match. She looks at it and understandably eye-pops at the price. She asks the girl at the next register if they match TRU and was told yes.
Here's the tricky part: the Code 6 Override. She needs a manager to approve the deal and they page for one. While we're waiting, we chat; she tells me about her dad and how he won't get her an air conditioner and how she wishes she could work at Armani Exchange and get the discount, and I told her I could breathe thru my ears and was fully willing to exploit her daddy issues. (Again, this is the movie version.)
After waiting and having a few managers walk by and not come back, she finally flags down a bullethead who I figured would squash this deal. He looks at the printout and asked if this is a web deal - it says In-Store Only - and I said no and that I figured they were just blowing out the stock now that Activision had killed the series and wanted to get Reward Zone points.
He shrugged and walked around to the register and keyed the override and went away. VICTORY IS MINE!!!!! I swiped my card and got the hell out of there before someone sobered up!
The irony is that the Ferengi who didn't want to deal had relisted all the stuff again on CL yesterday. I sent him a note that I saw he was still stuck with the stuff and to get with me to make the deal for Band Hero and $15 cash. He never replied and I'm hoping he finally tries me next week when he realizes he was delusional to think he'd get $100 so I can say, "Sorry, Bub, but I was able to find it for $30 and I'm all set. Good luck to you though!" BONG!!!!