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#1 fwacce   011001100111011101100001011000110110001101100101 CAGiversary!   711 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:45 AM

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (Game Guide)

http://www.bestbuy.c...86&type=product

Men of Valor: Vietnam (Game Guide)

http://www.bestbuy.c...94&type=product

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Game Guide)

http://www.bestbuy.c...44&type=product

Mortal Kombat: Deception (Game Guide)

http://www.bestbuy.c...37&type=product

Pokémon FireRed / Pokémon LeafGreen (Game Guide)

http://www.bestbuy.c...78&type=product

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Official Strategy Guide (Game Guide)

http://www.bestbuy.c...73&type=product

#2 resonatorxl   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:56 AM

Thanks OP! They also have LotR: The Third Age for a penny:

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1096381247625

Ordered PoP guide shipped and MGS3, MK: Deception and LotR for in-store.

#3 The Successful Dropout   eye we tall did CAGiversary!   9551 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:57 AM

thanks a lot...ordered the first four for in-store pick-up
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#4 zman73   Got six? CAGiversary!   3610 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:13 PM

I dont know if I want to order online, last time I ordered these here my Best Buy cleared all the extras out, meaning no other CAGs got any... other than that they are horrible about clearing out penny guides
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#5 darkwingduck13   Cheaply-Caped Crusader CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:18 PM

Sweet...it's about time they dropped some more guides. I know where I'll be heading on my lunch break...

#6 MadFlava   Sa Da Tay! CAGiversary!   2602 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:22 PM

Nice, I got in on all of these for instore pickup. We'll have to start a trading thread for these guides.

#7 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:24 PM

Sweet...it's about time they dropped some more guides. I know where I'll be heading on my lunch break...


This is probably the best approach . . . stealth.

Ordering for instore pickup may alert the staff. Just go instore today and look for them.

Also, why not leave copies behind for your fellow CAGers?

Heck, you could even try (mildly) to hide them and alert others to where you placed them.

#8 zman73   Got six? CAGiversary!   3610 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:33 PM

This is probably the best approach . . . stealth.

Ordering for instore pickup may alert the staff. Just go instore today and look for them.

Also, why not leave copies behind for your fellow CAGers?

Heck, you could even try (mildly) to hide them and alert others to where you placed them.



Exactly, that is what happened the only time I got these with in store pick up, they were alerted and cleared out all the pennied guides EXCEPT NFL street 2, which I hadnt ordered online... I am just going to go there at lunch and be sure to leave behind lots of guides for my fellow CAGs
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#9 MadFlava   Sa Da Tay! CAGiversary!   2602 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:37 PM

Hmm, I ordered instore pickup, last time and they really didn't care for some reason. So if someone orders instore pickup, will they honor that order and then remove all the 1cent guides for everyone else? Man that's sucks. I thought they made these 1cent because they are just trying to clear them out or something.

#10 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:34 PM

All the guides, save Warrior Within, were in stock locally. Picked up a copy of each of them, though I had to split it up between two stores. :evil:

I put Warrior Within for shipping, though, I'll see if I can talk to BB.com and see if they'll waive the shipping charge, since the site was saying "Available for pickup at most stores", like it always does when it screws up.

Thanks to the OP for the heads' up on the penny guides. I needed a guide for LoTR:TTA, and the rest, why not, they're a penny?

EDIT: Found that a store that didn't have the WW guide in-stock when I placed the order, suddenly had it in stock at a different store. Ended up making a new order, with one of the guides being at the BB closest to me, and the rest at a BB not so nearby, though somewhere I go often enough. Cancelled the old order. So, scored all the ones I wanted (all but the Pokemon guide) for in-store pickup.

CAGs that can't find a guide or two locally might want to check back a little later, since the WW guide wasn't in stock at any of my stores 20 minutes ago, and now, a few minutes ago, it had one of them.

#11 Indiana   Over 3 decades of gaming! CAGiversary!   3142 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:42 PM

Hmm, I ordered instore pickup, last time and they really didn't care for some reason. So if someone orders instore pickup, will they honor that order and then remove all the 1cent guides for everyone else? Man that's sucks. I thought they made these 1cent because they are just trying to clear them out or something.


No they system sets it at a penny... but the guides are to be thrown away. They are not suppose to sell them for a penny.

So the key is to buy them without alerting anyone so they don't throw the rest of them out.

#12 wubb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   20114 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:56 PM

They also have Ghost Recon 2:

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1096381247478

(From wlau's post in the penny guide thread.)

#13 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:57 PM

No they system sets it at a penny... but the guides are to be thrown away. They are not suppose to sell them for a penny.

So the key is to buy them without alerting anyone so they don't throw the rest of them out.


All the more reason to try and get 'em through BB.com, since they can't stop a sale of a guide that they've already said they have and have sold.

When I go in-store, I keep it very much on the down-low, though I've seen them post signs for the penny guides. Like this:

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Can't do much to keep it on the down-low, when they put up the signs.

#14 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:59 PM

They also have Ghost Recon 2:

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1096381247478

(From wlau's post in the penny guide thread.)


Thanks, wubb. :bouncy: Nailed that one down before anyone is the wiser.

#15 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11324 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:13 PM

THanks...... I choose Instore pickup

Mortal Kombat: Deception (2 copies)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2 copies)
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2 copies)
Pokémon FireRed / Pokémon LeafGreen (2 copies)
Men of Valor: Vietnam (2 copies)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2 copies)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 ( 2 copies)

Sadly, no Prince of Persia 2 :(
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#16 phattyphat69   Not Orco, dammit. CAGiversary!   94 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:17 PM

Thanks OP, just picked up a few for myself and a few for trading. First time I've been able to get in on penny guides!

#17 ryosnk   I'm a super patriot. CAGiversary!   3947 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:34 PM

Thanks op.

#18 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:38 PM

Cancelled out my first order, because the WW guide showed up in-store locally, and re-ordered the LOTR:TTA guide for in-store pickup at the same store.

Guess what. Between when I made the first order and the second order, they pulled the guide for the first order. When the second order hit, the guide isn't available.

When I called BB.com about this, the guy tells me that the system he's looking at is updated more quickly than the website and that it's not there. How shocking, a BB system that's more up to date than the website. :shock:

I told the guy I'd call the store when it opened and see if they can tell me what's going on. In the meantime, I found it at another BB, the same one I ordered the GR2 guide from.

#19 punqsux   1K posts & all I got was this lousy rank CAGiversary!   11197 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:45 PM

thanks op! picked up 3 copies of:

goldeneye
pokemon
mortal kombat
lord of the rings
ghost recon 2

#20 evo t rex   This Space for Rent CAGiversary!   745 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:47 PM

I'm probably the only person who ordered it online. The shipping does kick the deal a bit, but $5 for a guide isn't too bad if it's a good game.

When I looked at In-Store-Pickup it stated that the guides were all backordered. Seemed a bit odd so I chose against it. Also, I never know if I'm going to run into a problem of the item not being at the store when I get there, and then missing out entirely, which has happened before.

#21 KAR10   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:48 PM

Nothing available for me In_Store Pickup and shipped cost $5 each guide :(
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#22 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:49 PM

I'm probably the only person who ordered it online. The shipping does kick the deal a bit, but $5 for a guide isn't too bad if it's a good game.

When I looked at In-Store-Pickup it stated that the guides were all backordered. Seemed a bit odd so I chose against it. Also, I never know if I'm going to run into a problem of the item not being at the store when I get there, and then missing out entirely, which has happened before.


The past few times I've done in-store pickup for guides, they've been there for me. This time around, I'm not 100% sure of that, since I have one guide that's up in the air on one order that might not materialize.

Backordered for a penny guide in-store = they'll never get it again

Once they're listed as a penny, they're supposed to be destroyed locally or shipped back to a BB.com warehouse for sale.

#23 Wario64  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:50 PM

Oh man, Best Buy better give me MGS3 for 1 cent later today. My BB sucks, they wouldnt let me buy 1 penny guides the last time that happened. But then again, I tried to buy like 3 copies of each guide, so that probably caused it...I'll just pick up 1 of each copy today

If I can't get MGS3, I hope someone is cool enough to reserve a copy for me :P

#24 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:11 PM

Oh man, Best Buy better give me MGS3 for 1 cent later today. My BB sucks, they wouldnt let me buy 1 penny guides the last time that happened. But then again, I tried to buy like 3 copies of each guide, so that probably caused it...I'll just pick up 1 of each copy today

If I can't get MGS3, I hope someone is cool enough to reserve a copy for me :P


Wario, I picked up a copy of it, before I remembered I had a copy of it already. It's yours if you want it. Might be a day or two before I get my hands on it, so I'll let you know when I have it in-hand.

#25 Joe Fongul   Slave to the Grind.. CAGiversary!   1232 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:12 PM

I thought about doing the in store pickup, but remembered what happened the last time (Paper Mario). They said they were 'out of stock' but I went to the store anyway and there was a few just lying around available. I will make a stealth run tonight instead

#26 Ecofreak   That's Ah Bingo!!! CAGiversary!   4109 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:24 PM

I thought about doing the in store pickup, but remembered what happened the last time (Paper Mario). They said they were 'out of stock' but I went to the store anyway and there was a few just lying around available. I will make a stealth run tonight instead


Wait, so the Paper Mario guide at BB is penny-ed out? I'll have to go pick up one or two then.
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#27 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19856 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:55 PM

Damn I hate you Comcast. If my internet didn't went down last night I would be in this deal.

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#28 defiance_17   You're bastard people. CAGiversary!   2371 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:02 PM

If anyone can snag me a copy of MGS3, I would greatly appreciate it. PM me.

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#29 guessed   Newbie CAGiversary!   8482 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:07 PM

Wait, so the Paper Mario guide at BB is penny-ed out? I'll have to go pick up one or two then.


A while ago. Does your BB actually have it? That'd be surprising.

#30 nogard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   424 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:27 PM

I missed it again, no luck for me.