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The Half Price Books Thread


#151 midlifecrisisMkII  

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, HPB is having a storewide 20% off sale from 5/23 - 27.

#152 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3562 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, HPB is having a storewide 20% off sale from 5/23 - 27.


Updated the thread title. Thanks to the person who updated the OP (Sorry, I'm on my phone and didn't have time to look for the name!)

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#153 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   1609 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:07 AM

picked up Streets of Rage 2 for 3.99 after promotion. Also saw someone get Valkyrie Profile for 19.99. One of the best deals Ive seen at HPB that.
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#154 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:17 AM

Picked up a Magna Carta 2 for Xbox 360 for 8 dollars after the discount. Now I can finally play it without opening my sealed copy since the sealed copy goes for about 100 dollars online. I did see a Legend of Mana for PS1 for 50 before the 20%. That was kind of high for that game.

#155 Johnnybeachboy   Need a CHEAP PS VITA CAGiversary!   1486 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:55 AM

No stores in NJ....

#156 Waggles   What the funk n waggle you talkin' bout? CAGiversary!   3711 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:14 AM

my store has NOTHING. screw you guys with good stores ;)

#157 Optical   Go Big Red CAGiversary!   887 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:34 AM

my store has NOTHING. screw you guys with good stores ;)


Yeah, my store hasn't had anything that great since the last time they had a week long sale.

#158 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:31 AM

I love my local HPB, I have picked up some pretty awesome books but also picked a brand new sealed copy of Blazblue for the vita during the 50% OFF sale for $7.50 and a sealed Silent Hill PS1 Black Label with Y folds and hang tag on the back still for $29.99. I am usually surprised whenever I go there.


Darn you haha I'm guessing the Dublin, ca store. I was going to pick that one up too but it was gone when I went back. Good find though.

#159 kawikabot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

I love the Dublin store, it's my new favorite rare comic book store. I have found some of the hardest to find comics there at fantastic prices. Strangely never found a good game deal there, however.

#160 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:10 AM

I love the Dublin store, it's my new favorite rare comic book store. I have found some of the hardest to find comics there at fantastic prices. Strangely never found a good game deal there, however.


I picked up the Magna Carta 2 there for 8 dollars yesterday. I find most of the good deals at the Concord one. Picked up a 2nd generation Genesis for 10 dollars last july and a gameboy color for 10 and pokemon red, yellow, blue, silver and gold for 3 dollars each.

I just picked up a black label xenogears in pristine condition, no scratches at all, and a copy of killer 7 on gamecube for 35 after the 20% at the Fremont store. They had a bunch of N64 and NES games there.

#161 Raider209   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:10 AM

Picked up a Magna Carta 2 for Xbox 360 for 8 dollars after the discount. Now I can finally play it without opening my sealed copy since the sealed copy goes for about 100 dollars online. I did see a Legend of Mana for PS1 for 50 before the 20%. That was kind of high for that game.


Was that at the dublin hpb ?

#162 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

Yup^ at the Dublin hpb

#163 Raider209   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

yup^ at the dublin hpb


That was me you talked too lol , I ended up picking up mortal kombat kollectors edition with all dlc unused for 40 komplete

#164 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

That was me you talked too lol , I ended up picking up mortal kombat kollectors edition with all dlc unused for 40 komplete


Haha small world. Nice u mean the one with the bookend that was on the top shelf? What did u end up trading in with them.

#165 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4481 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

Just grabbed the MacGyver Complete Series for $31.99 which I couldn't have been happier finding. I never really look at their overpriced games and my store did away with the lock boxed CE area so there is never anything really worth having..
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#166 darkskill   Legend CAGiversary!   251 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

I got a 250GB 360 S with 2 wireless controllers and the Orange Box for $148 after discount and tax. I feel it was a pretty decent deal.

#167 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:41 PM

I got a 250GB 360 S with 2 wireless controllers and the Orange Box for $148 after discount and tax. I feel it was a pretty decent deal.


That's not bad at all.

#168 Raider209   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:20 AM

Haha small world. Nice u mean the one with the bookend that was on the top shelf? What did u end up trading in with them.


Max payne 3 , quantum of solace and a ds lite and a few blu rays

#169 Chinese_cuisine   Dim Sum Yum Yum CAGiversary!   455 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:42 AM

Max payne 3 , quantum of solace and a ds lite and a few blu rays


How much did they give u for the ds lite?

#170 Raider209   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

How much did they give u for the ds lite?


I got 30 bucks total it was in terrible condition anything was better then collecting dust , I scored a pokemon 3dxl couple months ago for 160

#171 midlifecrisisMkII  

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

Only had time to hit a couple of HPBs near me, but I was still able to find:

The Art of Tales of Legendia - 4.79
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria - 6.79
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth - 7.99

Also picked up two GBA carts:
Sword of Mana - $8
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis - $12.

The guides were in really good condition and I just couldn't pass on them. I recently bought a GBA SP at a yard sale and needed a couple games. The prices didn't seem too bad so I picked them up.

#172 PapaSmerf   Central Scrutinizer CAGiversary!   1143 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:27 AM

Received via USPS today:

 

Week of coupons for highest priced item.  This time it differs from previous coupons.  It is 50% off highest priced item on Sunday, July 7th.  Then it's 40% off on Monday, July 8th, then 30% the next two days and 20% the last two days ending Saturday, July 13th.

 

Watch for emails!



#173 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   18402 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

Got all the stuff I want on hold for the sale starting Sunday.

 

Now the wait... T___T


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#174 PapaSmerf   Central Scrutinizer CAGiversary!   1143 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:10 PM

Email coupons arrived today!



#175 Gosha   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2245 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

Is there a generic link to the coupons?



#176 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   18402 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

Is there a generic link to the coupons?

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#177 erehwon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3069 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:35 PM

How long can you put stuff on hold for?



#178 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   18402 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:43 PM

How long can you put stuff on hold for?

YMMV on hold times.  HPB doesn't have a set store policy, so it will vary from place to place depending on the management there.  Some stores don't even do holds, but some hold things for up to a week, so best option is to just call the store you want to go to and see how long they do holds.


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#179 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   11057 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

Interesting.  My emailed coupons have a different number sequence on the second part.

 

I doubt it really matters, since they probably don't track in the system as unique.

 

Have they posted a set on their facebook page yet?


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#180 ragingst0rm6   Savior, Conquerer, Hero, Villain. CAGiversary!   2167 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:47 PM

~$40 after the 50% off coupon:

 

Wii (white)

Wii-mote x2 (does not include Motion+, does not include Nunchuck )

Balance Board

Wi Sports

Sensor Bar + Cables

Probably Wii Sports game

 

Is this a decent deal? and what is the cheapest/best way of getting the Nunchuck and Motion+ components (and at what price range)?

 

Thanks for your advice!