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#4141 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2019 - 04:17 PM

Deadpool torso in the spoon position wearing a Santa hat. Upon further reflection, except for the Star Wars mugs, almost everything Christmas themed is almost pennied I think.  Pennied, there was a bunch of:

 

christmas ornaments

 

Card decks also included:

Looney Tunes Christmas

Charley Brown Christmas, probably the special

 

 

Thank you for the heads up!



#4142 DrBayrd  

Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:32 PM

"Edit: my mistake, it was the Fallout 4 GOTY guide"

Was this an old or recent drop? how recent?

I don’t know when it dropped, but I picked up all 3 guides at the same store on Monday Feb 18th. They all had a label that said field destroy. The clerk just handed them to me and said they were free. They were not on display- I asked for them.

#4143 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:38 PM

Red Dead Redemption 2 CE guide dropped to $15 at Gamestop, lowest price I've seen so far.



#4144 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:59 PM

:whee:    DROP DAY... DROP DAY... DROP DAY!!     :whee:

 

 

Darksiders 3 CE

Art of Persona 5 (if you're super lucky enough to find it!)

Women of Gaming hardcover



#4145 joshxx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   445 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2019 - 04:18 AM

:whee:    DROP DAY... DROP DAY... DROP DAY!!     :whee:

 

 

Darksiders 3 CE

Art of Persona 5 (if you're super lucky enough to find it!)

Women of Gaming hardcover

It dropped to one cent? or just in price ?



#4146 msriflegirl   All your base... CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

msriflegirl

Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:02 PM

:whee: DROP DAY... DROP DAY... DROP DAY!! :whee:


Darksiders 3 CE
Art of Persona 5 (if you're super lucky enough to find it!)
Women of Gaming hardcover


Thank you! I picked up a Darksiders 3 today.

#4147 Smithers123  

Smithers123

Posted 02 March 2019 - 01:17 AM

IATCG is most likely lurking this thread under another account.

#4148 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:22 AM

IATCG is most likely lurking this thread under another account.


What makes you say that?

#4149 miamiheatnumber32   Won’t suck discord dick CAG in Training   46 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

miamiheatnumber32

Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:07 PM

What makes you say that?


I’ve been saying this for 10 years bruh...

#4150 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:24 PM

I’ve been saying this for 10 years bruh...

 

 

The problem is this site, particularly the deals forum, should be members only.



#4151 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   6082 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:02 PM

Waiting on that RDR2 hardback penny



#4152 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13602 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2019 - 09:27 PM

Got two Shadow of the Tomb Raider guides yesterday.   #ThanksBush



#4153 nixmahn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2718 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:31 AM

at least a couple mugs and card decks pennied

 

recent

1x deadpool holiday

2x Star Wars, 1 is Rogue one all black, other is mostly black was well I think (did not get a very good look)

 

old drop - classic christmas stop motion themed and christmas movies card decks

elf w/ will ferrell

frosty the snowman

rudolf the rednosed reindeer

probably others

 

if your all wondering, I have a gamestop near by that puts all of the pennied items into a survey box (get a free item if you bring proof you did a survey on the receipt). I usually check that one out before I make my rounds to the other GS near by to see what I can pick up for free :)

If anyone sees them and interested in Star wars stuff, I just picked up 2 pennied mugs not previously mentioned

both Mugs are Rogue one, all black

1.Says "Star Wars" upfront and K-2 in the back with thermal high light stuff, looks like a regular mug

2. "Death Star" on the front in green and Green outline schematic of the death star on the back, 18 oz and round (barrel shaped), its a quality mug, at least I think it is because it says microwavable and dishwasher safe, unlike the cheap stuff that says hand wash only and made by unknown cheap ass toy company I've never heard of.



#4154 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   6082 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:09 AM

Got two Shadow of the Tomb Raider guides yesterday.   #ThanksBush

They were still out on the floor?  They went penny a few weeks back, same day as AssCreed Odd



#4155 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13602 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:40 AM

They were still out on the floor?  They went penny a few weeks back, same day as AssCreed Odd

Nah, I broke into the back room and liberated them :P



#4156 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13602 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:24 PM

Smash Hardcover
Anthem soft cover
Anthem hardcover
Some pokedex

#4157 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1867 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

Thanks. I really need to start storing locations of these so I can grab them without having to walk through 3-4 GameStops looking all shady because I'm peeking behind the counter.

I found a store with a few Darksiders III yesterday, but I don't even own the game so I passed on them.

#4158 Finger_Shocker  

Finger_Shocker

Posted 08 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

score !!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

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#4159 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2019 - 05:55 PM

I'm not sure I would call finding dozens of FO76 guides a score... unless I was the store happy to finally get rid of them!

 

On a serious note, nice job. Hoping you did not dumpster dive.



#4160 officeofpresident   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

officeofpresident

Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

 

score !!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

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Has to be from a dive! GS too stingy to let that many go! Reminds me good ol' days when i'd walk out of Best Buy with 60 guides along ith a receipt showing i'd paid 60 cents. Awwwwwww i member.



#4161 darken   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   990 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:51 PM

Thanks. Got Smash and Fallout 76 hardcover

#4162 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:02 AM

Thanks. Got Smash and Fallout 76 hardcover

 

 

Smash is definitely the rare find this time around.



#4163 trchavez416  

trchavez416

Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:56 AM

Smash is definitely the rare find this time around.

My local prestige location has at least five copies in their storeroom waiting to be destroyed...I went in for a 4/$20 deal and inquired about any clearance strategy guides. The guy looked up Smash hardcover at my suggestion, confirmed they had stock by showing me their system showing in-stock, and then apologized for being unable to sell one to me, saying “Anything that rings up as a penny needs to be sent back to the manufacturer to be destroyed due to not selling.” You guys who actually get penny guides are pretty fortunate, I gotta say. I’ve had no luck whatsoever no matter what I try, including playing dumb and giving as little info as possible. Maybe it’s my face...? :D

#4164 officeofpresident   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

officeofpresident

Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

My local prestige location has at least five copies in their storeroom waiting to be destroyed...I went in for a 4/$20 deal and inquired about any clearance strategy guides. The guy looked up Smash hardcover at my suggestion, confirmed they had stock by showing me their system showing in-stock, and then apologized for being unable to sell one to me, saying “Anything that rings up as a penny needs to be sent back to the manufacturer to be destroyed due to not selling.” You guys who actually get penny guides are pretty fortunate, I gotta say. I’ve had no luck whatsoever no matter what I try, including playing dumb and giving as little info as possible. Maybe it’s my face...? :D

 

No its not you! The very first experience i had with GS has been similar since. It was about 15-20 yrs ago. I had recently gotten my 1st console and put a few games on my Xmas list and ended up with a duplicate game. My Gma saidd she'd purchased the game new at GS. So the day after Xmas i took the game still in shrinkwrap (course now a days i think they still open new games) to my local GS and told them the situation. I asked to simply swap the game for another newer AAA game. I didn't ask for cash or for a more expensive game like a collectors edition. The guy asked if i had a receipt (this was at a time before any stores had return policies or offered gift receipts) and i explained i did not because i didn't want to hurt my Gma's feeling that she'd got me a dup gift plus who knows if she still had receipt. So the guy tells me that the ONLY option is to break the seal on the brand new $60 game and open it, then he could give me $9 of in store credit as a used game. I left with my new game and took it to Walmart which gave me cash (ah those were the days!). So you can only imagine the times i tried to get a penny guide (i think i walked out with 1 soft cover because my wife screamed it was on the shelf so they had to sell it). I hate GS!



#4165 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:05 AM

No its not you! The very first experience i had with GS has been similar since. It was about 15-20 yrs ago. I had recently gotten my 1st console and put a few games on my Xmas list and ended up with a duplicate game. My Gma saidd she'd purchased the game new at GS. So the day after Xmas i took the game still in shrinkwrap (course now a days i think they still open new games) to my local GS and told them the situation. I asked to simply swap the game for another newer AAA game. I didn't ask for cash or for a more expensive game like a collectors edition. The guy asked if i had a receipt (this was at a time before any stores had return policies or offered gift receipts) and i explained i did not because i didn't want to hurt my Gma's feeling that she'd got me a dup gift plus who knows if she still had receipt. So the guy tells me that the ONLY option is to break the seal on the brand new $60 game and open it, then he could give me $9 of in store credit as a used game. I left with my new game and took it to Walmart which gave me cash (ah those were the days!). So you can only imagine the times i tried to get a penny guide (i think i walked out with 1 soft cover because my wife screamed it was on the shelf so they had to sell it). I hate GS!


My first experience with GS as adult they tried to sell me an open PS3 game as new when it already opened and who knows if someone scratched it or took a code. I grabbed an ad and said f*** that. I went to Walmart in the same shopping and priced matched GS price. I work retail myself so I understand theft issues. GS could ask their supplier for cardboard or plastic pictures of the game case. Then keep the sealed copies of the game at the counter or in the back.

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#4166 officeofpresident   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

officeofpresident

Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:17 PM

My first experience with GS as adult they tried to sell me an open PS3 game as new when it already opened and who knows if someone scratched it or took a code. I grabbed an ad and said f*** that. I went to Walmart in the same shopping and priced matched GS price. I work retail myself so I understand theft issues. GS could ask their supplier for cardboard or plastic pictures of the game case. Then keep the sealed copies of the game at the counter or in the back.

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Exactly, that game is no longer new once they break the seal imo.

 

Then there was the time i used their website to put a hold on Aliens Colonial Marines Collectors Edition that was on sale for like $10. It was Monday at 8pm and confirmation email said they'd hold it for 2 days. So Wednesday late afternoon i go to pick up and the manager said they already sold it because Monday and Tuesday counted as my 2 days. GameStop can F off if u ask me!



#4167 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:22 PM

Exactly, that game is no longer new once they break the seal imo.

 

Then there was the time i used their website to put a hold on Aliens Colonial Marines Collectors Edition that was on sale for like $10. It was Monday at 8pm and confirmation email said they'd hold it for 2 days. So Wednesday late afternoon i go to pick up and the manager said they already sold it because Monday and Tuesday counted as my 2 days. GameStop can F off if u ask me!

 

 

There's no opinion involved, opened is opened. And the 'new' copies that are gutted are absolutely NOT new. I know this with 100% certainty. These copies of the games are rented/checked out by employees to play when they choose to. They are effectively demo copies, like a demo car that everyone can test drive.



#4168 officeofpresident   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

officeofpresident

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:59 PM

There's no opinion involved, opened is opened. And the 'new' copies that are gutted are absolutely NOT new. I know this with 100% certainty. These copies of the games are rented/checked out by employees to play when they choose to. They are effectively demo copies, like a demo car that everyone can test drive.

 

Yes i've heard tis as well, the employees take the "new" games home overnight.

 

Then there was the time i was trading in 3 or 4 games. One of which was so badly scratched that i had doubts they would even take it. The other games had some scuff marks but nothing beyond normal wear. This 1st thing that annoyed me is the manager, a big fat guy, was too busy to help me when it appeared he was simply reading his computer screen. So i waited for the Emo girl with jet black hair to finish with her customer. When it was my turn for them to rip me off the Emo never looked at me once and never mentioned there would be a refurb charge. I didn't find out until i saw it on the transaction screen. So i asked why i was being billed for that on all the games? She then picked up the badly mangled one, flashed the shiney side and shrugged her shoulders. Meanwhile fatso just stood there smirking. I would have went to a different store but it wasn't worth an hour of my time for $6 bucks plus i was still getting double my $ on the flip. So instead i left Emo a nasty review on the survey and stated i want that $6 added to my account. So then fatty called and left me a voicemail saying if i wanted to talk about it to call him. NO i Don't Want To Talk About It, i Want My $ You Sorry @$$ Fat Piece Of S#&%! So i haven't been back to that location and only do the rare flips when i can double or triple my profit.



#4169 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1539 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:29 AM

Good for you, I'm glad you stuck up for yourself and didn't let them push you around.
 
Does anyone know why the penny guides have died out lately? I remember several years back it was very easy to get penny guides and then out of nowhere it's like they just disappeared.

We all decided as a group that it was morally wrong to exploit GameStop and guide publishers. We all sleep much better at night knowing we never have to worry about being permanently banned from GameStop

#4170 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:00 AM

This is a very sad week, and I’m sorry to announce it looks to be the end of an era. On 7/3 the final strategy guide sold at gamestop, Red Dead Redemption 2 hardcover, finally pennied out. It was the last holdout after a couple months of nothing since the last big drop. Over the next coming days perhaps we should set up a memorial and everyone can share their peace. =(