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Reduced Price Guide Thread XIV (FAQ in 2nd Post)


#61 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1285 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

Thanks for keeping the scene alive DR , On the east coast here and my store had plenty of both DA II CE and MK CE at FULL PRICE ! sadness :(

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#62 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2814 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for keeping the scene alive DR , On the east coast here and my store had plenty of both DA II CE and MK CE at FULL PRICE ! sadness :(



Glad to see another East Coaster. Thanks for checking that, and I will take those out of the op. I apologize for any confusion at stores anyone had. Weird that they would have rang up at .01 for PatelKing. Must have been a glitch.

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#63 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19680 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

Glad to see another East Coaster. Thanks for checking that, and I will take those out of the op. I apologize for any confusion at stores anyone had. Weird that they would have rang up at .01 for PatelKing. Must have been a glitch.


Patelking never rang it up. It only show up as 1 cent on the RSS

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#64 drawingboard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   902 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

Patelking never rang it up. It only show up as 1 cent on the RSS


noob question: What is the RSS?

#65 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9502 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

I scanned the DA guide too and it rung up full price. ='(

#66 ragingst0rm6   Savior, Conquerer, Hero, Villain. CAGiversary!   2171 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

Probably same situation. In the RSS the priced might be marked a penny but when rung up it is probably still full price. I remember running into the opposite a couple times when asking employee's to look up pennied out guides for me in the past.


Interesting... I didn't know that it was even possible for the RSS to show one price and have it ring up another!
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#67 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49724 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

noob question: What is the RSS?

RSS stands for Retail Sales System, I think.

It's Best Buy's internal inventory/price lookup tool, and it shows inventory in real time. Best Buy reps would look up pricing and availability in RSS when you'd call in or be in-store to check pricing and availability for an item.

#68 Frosty The Batman   10 years of backlog building CAGiversary!   1652 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

I have personally never seen an items in-store price not match with RSS, in almost three years of doing tons of price checks daily.

I also know that every store I've been to does actually send the guides out somewhere. I've loaded the totes on to trucks my self. I don't think every if any stores throw them away but maybe they do. I also don't know what happens to the guides when they get where they're going, maybe trashed maybe on the BB auction site.

When the whole gaming dedicated employee process was starting my managers, who knew about me and penny guides and didn't care, told me they were going to start cracking down as a company. I wouldn't go blaming any one person for them getting their heads out of their asses.

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#69 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:39 PM

This is pretty rough, but it was a fun way to kill time at work. I might edit it a bit here and there.

Now remember, it ought to take you around 4 minutes to read this, and 8 to sing.

A long long time ago
I can still remember how
Penny guides used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my stash
That evil bosses I could smash,
And make the land happy for a while.

But lousy Smarch weather made me shiver
With every update the thread would deliver
Bad news on the monitor screen
I couldn't believe what I had seen
I can't remember if I cried
When I read his letter so snidely sighed
My sagging shelf next to me beside,
The day penny guides died
So

Bye bye to my penny guides,
There are no more at the toy store or BBY,
A memo was sent and now that well has gone dry,
Singin' this will be the day the guides died,
This will be the day the guides died.


Did you write the Doublejump scene?
And are you Brady and Prima keen?
Or Nintendo first party?
Now do you believe in Versus gold?
Can they save your bank roll?
And can you teach me the Konami Code?

Well I know that you did inform the man
Cause I saw the posts you glibly ran
You and they saw everyone screwed
Man, I don't dig that at all dood
You were a lonely El Hoardoin' buck
With an attitude of who gives a fuck
But I knew we were out of luck
The day penny guides died
I started singin'

Bye bye to my penny guides,
There are no more at the toy store or BBY,
A memo was sent and now that well has gone dry,
Singin' this will be the day the guides died,
This will be the day the guides died.


Now for ten weeks we've been on our own
Our collections grow dim and so alone
But, that's not how it has to be
When he sang for the publisher king
In a state of crazy unfurling
And a wtf that came from you and me
Oh and while the king had been clueless
El Hoardo in all his hubris
Handed him our demise
A thing he still denies
And since we could read no new book
The betrayal we couldn't overlook
So we wrote rages to the crook
The day penny guides died
We were singin'

Bye bye to my penny guides,
There are no more at the toy store or BBY,
A memo was sent and now that well has gone dry,
Singin' this will be the day the guides died,
This will be the day the guides died.


Our retail core killed and ruined store,
The archives and posters are no more
Brick and mortar gone and fading clear
They all crumbled down in the retail sphere
We'd run a good game but now shed a tear
With El Hoardo leading the crash with fear
Now the high ups had heard the call
Destroyed our chances completely all
We all laid down our blades
And accepted there'd be no more trades
Cause we as players took up virtual fields
To slay monsters for high loot yields
But now our fates were all but sealed
The day penny guides died
We started singin'

Bye bye to my penny guides,
There are no more at the toy store or BBY,
A memo was sent and now that well has gone dry,
Singin' this will be the day the guides died,
This will be the day the guides died.


Oh, and there we were all in one place
At CAG in digital space
With no thread and had to start again
We bid farewell to the old Frankenstein
Thread of posts, discussion and rhyme
Off topic rants that were sublime
And as we watched him burn it down
Took everything to hell and then left town
No Hoardo we had thought
Would set fire to our lot
And as the flameposts chimed through the night
So bright upon the Deal thread light
I saw El Hoardo laugh in spite
The day penny guides died
He was singin'

Bye bye to my penny guides,
There are no more at the toy store or BBY,
A memo was sent and now that well has gone dry,
Singin' this will be the day the guides died,
This will be the day the guides died.


I read a guide so long ago
To seek answers and see the line show
And every secret now turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd scored guides years before
But the man had killed the guides that day
And in the forums the posters screamed
Strell wrote a song while Cheapest was reamed,
And so many words were spoken
As all our doubts were awoken
And the guides that I admire the most
Hardcover galaxies and artbook boast
Had been the last call that I could toast
The day penny guides died
And they were singin'

Bye bye to my penny guides,
There are no more at the toy store or BBY,
A memo was sent and now that well has gone dry,
Singin' this will be the day the guides died,
This will be the day the guides died.


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#70 PatelKing   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   215 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

Patelking never rang it up. It only show up as 1 cent on the RSS


Glad to see another East Coaster. Thanks for checking that, and I will take those out of the op. I apologize for any confusion at stores anyone had. Weird that they would have rang up at .01 for PatelKing. Must have been a glitch.


I found it very strange that it said $.01 in RSS and it still rings up full price. Both DAII CE and MK CE guides were listed for $.01 at multiple stores in CT, NY, and NJ. I guess they have wisened up for now.

#71 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16254 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

Strell FTW!

Strell, can i make it into your next song? (as the good guy)

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#72 KtMack23   Retired from CAGing CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

Strell just won the thread. That puts my Target clearance rap about IATCG to shame.

#73 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:59 PM

Strell just won the thread. That puts my Target clearance rap about IATCG to shame.


I already got that thread locked down too, playa!


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#74 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2814 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

This is pretty rough, but it was a fun way to kill time at work. I might edit it a bit here and there.


:applause:
Tempted to put that in the OP somewhere. Very nice Strell.

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#75 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   18975 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:48 AM

Oh, Strell.

Now playing (& watching):

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#76 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1285 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

Guide Vixen Strikes Again . Went to pick up the kids from school and thought Id hit up the local GS . Let the kids take a peek and see if anything caught their attention . Shes like oh yea ! Got something for you . ( Now just a lil something , superfriendly to all the staff I buy alot of games and always do the surveys 10's across the board ) She Whips out A BF3 LE and two new guides I havent seen listed

Rachet and Clank All4One
Goldeneye Reloaded

Not too shabby... 3 guides two games all paid on GS credit . If only I didnt have a hillbilly amount of kids a great wife and was 10 yrs younger . Oh well Thanks for the guides made my day ! :)

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#77 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2814 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

Guide Vixen Strikes Again . Went to pick up the kids from school and thought Id hit up the local GS . Let the kids take a peek and see if anything caught their attention . Shes like oh yea ! Got something for you . ( Now just a lil something , superfriendly to all the staff I buy alot of games and always do the surveys 10's across the board ) She Whips out A BF3 LE and two new guides I havent seen listed

Rachet and Clank All4One
Goldeneye Reloaded

Not too shabby... 3 guides two games all paid on GS credit . If only I didnt have a hillbilly amount of kids a great wife and was 10 yrs younger . Oh well Thanks for the guides made my day ! :)


Alright I will add those to OP when we get a second confirmation.
I am surprised that Goldeneye is already pennied. Didn't it come out in November?

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#78 Bang Ding Ow   Deathlike Silence CAGiversary!   2814 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

EPIC song Strell, but you couldn't work "grab all dem shitz" into it somewhere?

#79 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

EPIC song Strell, but you couldn't work "grab all dem shitz" into it somewhere?


This gives me an idea for another parody.


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#80 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2663 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

This is pretty rough, but it was a fun way to kill time at work. I might edit it a bit here and there.


Don't let Madonna change it to "kabbalah code" when she covers this. Take a stand!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

This gives me an idea for another parody.


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#82 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2814 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:54 PM

Weird Al is coming for you...There is a reason he is still around. :ziplip:


Pallet Swap Ninja is as close as you will get to video game parodys. :)

#83 SKEETER   YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH IT! CAGiversary!   642 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

This is pretty rough, but it was a fun way to kill time at work. I might edit it a bit here and there.

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#84 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1758 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:11 AM

Grabbed Battlefield 3 CE today along with previous drops: Tactics Orge Lets Cling Together, Dungeon Siege III, Homefront, Portal 2, Dragon Age II CE.
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#85 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3536 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:13 AM

Grabbed Battlefield 3 CE today along with previous drops: Tactics Orge Lets Cling Together, Dungeon Siege III, Homefront, Portal 2, Dragon Age II CE.



How... Where...?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:14 AM

:applause:Thanks for putting other peoples' feelings into song form, Strell. But you forgot the line about torches and pitchforks.:booty:

How... Where...?

He's talking about Gamestop cuz BF3 CE pennied there and the others are all older drops.

i added a link to more wang pics. yu wang i mean not wang wang as in penis.

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#87 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7342 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:14 AM

How... Where...?


I'm guessing with pennies at gamestop. I might be incorrect.

#88 boneless   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:42 PM

Goldeneye pennied at Gamestop yesterday. I post the sku whenever I pick it up.

#89 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3536 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

Goldeneye pennied at Gamestop yesterday. I post the sku whenever I pick it up.



Never thought to check yesterday. Thank you for the heads up.

#90 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2814 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

Alright, I added Goldeneye and Ratchet and Clank to the OP.

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