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GameStop Ad 01/02-01/08 50% Off Strategy Guides, Skylanders Deals, Price Drops, more


#61 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40060 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

It's $25 in store so it should be $13 after discount.



Awesome. Thanks for letting me know!

#62 Zimmy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   925 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:10 AM

Gamestop never fails to unimpress.

I love how there is a full page of Skylanders yet none of the actual figures are on sale.

And e-guides for $9.99??!?!?

How much were they before?
People pay more then $10 for a digital guide?

#63 MrBonk   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   642 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

Gamestop's prices in general are just flat out uncompetitive and don't even bother trying to get something used online. Chances are it won't be complete

#64 neil1115   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   127 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Does anyone know what time gamestop updates their website? WWE 13 is still showing at $59.99.

#65 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9696 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

^ This... waiting for the price to drop as well but it is still hanging at $59.99

#66 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8692 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Gamestop's prices in general are just flat out uncompetitive and don't even bother trying to get something used online. Chances are it won't be complete

Hell it might not even work. I got Dragon's Dogma used recently from GS.com because of CAG16, and it kept freezing at the start. Had to return it to a store.

#67 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1045 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

I'll just keep waiting for the B2G1 free sale.

#68 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I went into my local GS to see what guides they had. They keep them all in the back room, so the woman printed a list of what they had in stock. :roll:

#69 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8692 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I went into my local GS to see what guides they had. They keep them all in the back room, so the woman printed a list of what they had in stock. :roll:

Wow, every GS I been to have them on one of those rotating racks. Plus a few right on or on a rack on the bottom of the counter.

#70 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36894 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I went into my local GS to see what guides they had. They keep them all in the back room, so the woman printed a list of what they had in stock. :roll:

Were you able to check if they were half off? For some reason, the discount isn't online yet (and I don't see "in-store only" in the ad for that promotion).

#71 Tricky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1559 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Went to the local Gamestop around 10 o'clock this morning. Paper Mario: Sticker Star Official Strategy Guide rang up for $8.99 after discounts. My total was $9.87 with tax. If you add a guide to your cart, it will say 50% OFF STATEGY GUIDES - 50% off Select Strategy Guides. Some exlcusions may apply. Expires 1/15/2013.

Edited by Tricky, 02 January 2013 - 08:44 PM.


#72 Gareee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Anyone remember which version of oblivion does not have that game breaking vampire bug in it?

#73 ZForce  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

Sale should be working now. If you can find a Soul Calibur 5 guide, it should be $2.50 (which is insane for a hardcover 500 page guide) Discount Card will give you an extra 10% off the sale price if you have one.

#74 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3489 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

I went into my local GS to see what guides they had. They keep them all in the back room, so the woman printed a list of what they had in stock. :roll:


Went to one GS at lunch and they only had a handfull out on display and the non-wrapped ones were a mess. So like the guy above, the rep printed me a copy of the list of in stock guides. Picked up RE6 standard ($4.49) and ME3 ($6.75). Not bad.

#75 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10627 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

Still on the website at full price:
http://www.gamestop....egy-guide/98994

Edit:
It may actually be pennied as it's not available to purchase online and only 2 locations in St. Louis have it in stock so I would say it's likely that's the case.


Now it has been completely removed from the website so I cannot check stores. :cry:

#76 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Anyone remember which version of oblivion does not have that game breaking vampire bug in it?

Xbox

#77 Zolor23   Hey there. CAGiversary!   2971 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Went to one GS at lunch and they only had a handfull out on display and the non-wrapped ones were a mess. So like the guy above, the rep printed me a copy of the list of in stock guides. Picked up RE6 standard ($4.49) and ME3 ($6.75). Not bad.


Interesting choices. I bought those two exact same guides. :applause:

#78 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36894 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

:bomb: I apparently threw out the receipt for the RE6 guide I bought at $9.99 a month or so ago, so that's $5.50 I won't be getting back. :wall:

#79 dragonjud   Got games, but no time CAGiversary!   3343 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

I went into my local GS to see what guides they had. They keep them all in the back room, so the woman printed a list of what they had in stock. :roll:


Had the same issue. I know they're trying to deter penny guide pick-ups, but how do they expect to move any of this merchandise if it's not on the floor?
He even went through the trouble of telling me: 'Anything that's a penny, we don't have'. Yeah, right...got you.

Would anybody who knows anything about this nonsense care to chime in?

#80 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7650 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

Anybody have an opinion on that $19.99 Skylanders case? It seems like that the case it holds the most guys but is a case really necessary? Cant you get away with a smaller Rubbermaid type tub or something like that.

#81 247   . CAGiversary!   1519 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

Got Pokemon Black/White 2 pokedex for $9, pretty good deal.

#82 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3489 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

:bomb: I apparently threw out the receipt for the RE6 guide I bought at $9.99 a month or so ago, so that's $5.50 I won't be getting back. :wall:


Did you buy it using your PUR account? If so, they can look it up.

#83 GtoTheNextLevel  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

Waiting for 007 Legends to go $20 or less.

#84 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7117 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

I got the hG/Ss one for $5 at a used bookstore, but at $10 for the Pokedex is still a good deal.

#85 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36894 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Did you buy it using your PUR account? If so, they can look it up.

Yeah, I did; I guess I'll look back through GS's weekly ads until I find when they had that guide "on sale" and hope that's enough info to look up the transaction. Thanks. :)

EDIT: Found it--the weekly ad for 11/28-12/4 had it at $9.99.

#86 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Anybody have an opinion on that $19.99 Skylanders case? It seems like that the case it holds the most guys but is a case really necessary? Cant you get away with a smaller Rubbermaid type tub or something like that.

Yes, don't buy the overpriced cases. My son keeps all of his in a small fishing bag I wasn't using. There are better options out there through. I can't remember off hand what people use though

#87 emg28   esteeohpee CAGiversary!   3068 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

I'm glad I had forgotten that a local GS had the Dark Souls guide in stock. I just picked it up for $2.49.

#88 Rock_Dash3X   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   542 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

I went to see if I can pick up a Kingdom Hearts 3DS guide. Guy said he didn't have any even though he kept referring to the game as something else (kept saying Dreamcast oddly enough). He was totally out of it though. He must of been really tired from the way he was moving around and yawning. I have no time to check other stores so I'm trying Online pick up. I do feel they have the guide.

#89 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10627 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

Well I got lucky. I stopped at the GS I go to the most and they had 3 huge stacks of guides from making a walkway over the Holiday shopping time. I find 4 copies of KoA:Reckoning. One is open a beat up but the other three were sealed and in great condition. I take 2 up front and I ask him to price them. Sure enough they were $0.01 but he says they are not allowed to sell them. He asks the manager what to do and the guy says they are not allowed to sell them (I guess they are to be returned or destroyed?) but he tells the other guy to put both in a trash bag and leave it on the floor for me. He said I am in all the time so he was cool with me taking them.

Also got Borderlands 2 LE for $15.75.

#90 Ceol_CAG   I'm a small dinosaur. CAGiversary!   75 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

Had the same issue. I know they're trying to deter penny guide pick-ups, but how do they expect to move any of this merchandise if it's not on the floor?
He even went through the trouble of telling me: 'Anything that's a penny, we don't have'. Yeah, right...got you.

Would anybody who knows anything about this nonsense care to chime in?


He isn't trying to cheat you. Merchandise that doesn't sell is "pennied out" in the system: inventory drops the item's price to a penny, which is a way of telling whether or not a certain product has been discontinued. Gamestop has an agreement with most publishers that dictates they'll get a credit for destroying those items.

You know how books have a message on one of the first couple of pages about it being stolen if it has a torn cover? A book is stripped in order to mark it as unsellable. That's what penny guides are, essentially: everything that's "pennied out" is reported as "unsold and destroyed," so Gamestop has to throw it out to keep up its end of the bargain.