Right... and I don't understand what is so hard for people to understand.
If you really want to "game" a retailer just buy a random $60 game (that isn't retailer specific---i.e. the "Target" version of AC3 won't work) and then return it without a receipt at Walmart.
Of course that is a return fraud but at least you can pull off the "place holder"
What people will do to save a few dollars... wish I had disposable "time" to run around all day
Umm...I was able to do this at TRU with a B2G1Free sale a while ago for a game that wasn't released yet with no problems. TRU at first said that they would only refund me $40 (thinking I was trying to return the game for $60) but I stated I just wanted to exchange the game.
As for returning it to Walmart, it will be much more of a hassle. Any item over the price of $50 automatically needs the manager's approval---they will be much stricter due to the blank/AOL disc switcharoo returns. Plus, you can only do three no receipt returns a year.
I just wait until Amazon has a similar sale---last year in November they had a B2G1 Free sale----although many were able to scored a B1G1 Free due to a misprint.