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Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)


#3541 WarGames92  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

Yeah, being a "professional flipper" is actually pretty wrong. Sure, you can do it while working an actual job to pad income, but you might as well run a pawn shop if you consider it your main profession. It doesn't contribute to society, just greedy people hoarding deals and reselling at a markup to take advantage of other consumers.

 

Retail Arb folks, particularly on Amazon, are usually selling at ~MSRP or less, as the battle for the Buy Box can be pretty cut-throat.  In the end they are selling for what the average mom and pop store would sell it for.  It's a volume driven business, hence the endless trips to stores, which is why I would get pretty sick of it rather quickly.  With the brand restrictions kicking in on Amazon, it's becoming a dying business model unless some other site rises up with the same traffic levels as Amazon.

 

And yes I realize you were trolling me, but I do find the RA world pretty fascinating.  I'm in a group with a guy who rakes in thousands every November-December flipping Black Friday deals on Amazon.  You get enough volume and even selling Nest thermostats at MSRP can bring in some big bucks.



#3542 RaysGame   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   161 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:20 PM

 

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So this morning I ran into the Walmart closest to my office to grab a phone case for one of our new hires.  Outside of electronics I saw brown two plastic bins that are supposed to look like apple carts (I'm assuming from produce??), only they had games in them.  In one, all the games had $5 tags, and in the other, $10 tags.
 
I grabbed a few out of the bins, and the lady working electronics told me that they had six more boxes of games in the back they were told to clearance out, some going back to 2012.  "Sounds like I'm coming back after I'm off work." I said.  "I would if I were you." she replied.  When I got there after work around 4:00, I saw she wasn't kidding...
 
Here is my final haul (well, for today):
 
$10:
Nioh PS4
The Last Guardian PS4
Sonic Forces PS4
Fallout 4 GOTY PS4
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Christmas gift for a friend) Wii U
Twilight Princess w/ Wolf Link Amiibo Wii U
Minecraft Season 2 XB1
Forza Horizon 2 XB 360
NBA 2K17 XB 360
WWE 2K17 XB 360
Fable Anniversary XB1/360 (Got this for myself)
Tri-Force Heroes 3DS (Likely returning these - unsure I will get decent ROI)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Possibly returning these - already own it, and unsure on ROI)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS
Madden 17 PS3
WWE 2K17 PS3
 
$5:
Mario Sports Superstars 3DS (Still flips for $15.60 at Gamestop)
Disney Magic World 3DS (Reviews looked good, grabbed it for my 5 year old)
Minecraft Story Mode Season 1 XB1 (Grabbed for my cousin's son)
 
Likely returning Tri-Force Heroes and Animal Crossing for Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 tomorrow (and probably a copy of Quantum Break for myself).
 
Now to figure out the optimal way to flip them...I'm an Amazon seller, but I've never flipped anything on there before, plus I'd like to sell as much as a I can pre-Christmas and not play roulette with the Buy Box on Amazon.  eBay fees are annoying, but that seems like the best option...any suggestions?

 

 Thanks for this! My local store is showing Majoras Mask, Lego Worlds (Switch), Street Fighter(Switch), Hey Pikman and several others for $5, but I couldn't find any.

 

I did walk out with Resident Evil 7 (XB1), The Witcher 3 (XB1), Ratchet and Clank (PS4), Mariosport Superstars for $5 each.



#3543 WarGames92  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:30 PM

Thanks for this! My local store is showing Majoras Mask, Lego Worlds (Switch), Street Fighter(Switch), Hey Pikman and several others for $5, but I couldn't find any.

I did walk out with Resident Evil 7 (XB1), The Witcher 3 (XB1), Ratchet and Clank (PS4), Mariosport Superstars for $5 each.

I've only seen Switch games on clearance at one Wally World in a 70 mile radius, but they remain between $30-35, and it's stuff like Street Fighter.



#3544 inverted_fray  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:40 PM

I went to a store that was two stories and that was further out from me and they had dozens of games behind the counter in large drawers. Was able to get the last copy of Alien Isolation: Nostromo Edition on ps4 for $14.88 and that's the absolute lowest I've seen it go in stores in SoCal.

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#3545 burritodude17  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

man i really want Majoras Mask for $10

 

 

the walmarts near me never have anything good on clearance 



#3546 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12584 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:19 AM

Went to a Wal Mart a little out the ways from the ones near me and got Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse for $15. They also had Bulletstorm for the XBox One for $5, Dragon Quest Heroes II for $17 and on the Switch side I saw Binding of Issac and Sine Mora for $20 each.


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#3547 azurephantom  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:26 AM

Saw call of duty modern warfare remastered(ps4) was $19.99 on sale today. A store in the bay area(Mountain View) shows they are selling it for $10. 

 

https://brickseek.co...r?sku=352198131



#3548 Freeze Time  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:35 AM

No luck with Fallout 4 GOTY, MM, ROTTR or Nioh for me.  None of the stores had Nioh and none had any of those games for $10.  Cheapest I found was standard ROTTR for $20.



#3549 HeroOfTime88  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:51 AM

Checked Brickseek and is showing The Witcher 3 for $5 (3 available)


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#3550 TheGuido   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   380 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2017 - 11:53 AM

Does buying at one store and returning and rebuying at a clearance store work for Wal-Mart?

#3551 Yu Narukami  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

Does buying at one store and returning and rebuying at a clearance store work for Wal-Mart?

Yes, and far better than Target in my experience.



#3552 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   8927 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

Does buying at one store and returning and rebuying at a clearance store work for Wal-Mart?

 

 

Yes, and far better than Target in my experience.

Caveat Emptor - Doing this means you leave the item in the wild at the store where it is cheaper, so make sure you go back the next day to look for it.  I've missed out on a few items because of this. :)



#3553 Jhingles  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:31 PM

Does buying at one store and returning and rebuying at a clearance store work for Wal-Mart?


I've had success with this at Wal-Mart before. Just say you want to change payment methods and generally they give you the better price. This hasn't worked at the Targets I've tried it at recently though.

#3554 HeroOfTime88  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

The Witcher 3 $5
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#3555 trchavez416  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:29 PM

Yes, and far better than Target in my experience.

Funnily enough, I've had the exact opposite experience: anytime I've tried to return/rebuy at a Wal-Mart, I've been given nothing but grief from the customer service reps for wanting to get a game or item at the cheaper price (even if I'm well within the return timeframe), but Target guest services makes it a painless process every single time for me. Maybe it's just those individual stores we're talking about...



#3556 Freeze Time  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:14 PM

I checked The Witcher in my area.  None have it for $5.



#3557 HeroOfTime88  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:32 PM

They also had Portal Knight for Xbox One for $8 and $14.98 for PS4


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#3558 Viper X  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:40 AM

I almost bought it for $400, went OOS as I was adding it to cart a few days ago. It's $500 everywhere else in Indiana sadly.

 

From what I've seen on other forums, not much can be upgraded because it's small.

I kept checking the price on BS through out the day and now 4 of the stores around me dropped it to $399. Check BS and see if your stores might have also dropped their prices.



#3559 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6589 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:49 AM

I kept checking the price on BS through out the day and now 4 of the stores around me dropped it to $399. Check BS and see if your stores might have also dropped their prices.

There's some stores a hour away from me that dropped in price today. Hoping more stores locally will drop within the next few days.


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#3560 Viper X  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:56 AM

There's some stores a hour away from me that dropped in price today. Hoping more stores locally will drop within the next few days.

I guess you are going to buy it at $399 instead of at $300? I noticed the stores that have it at $399 are selling out fast.



#3561 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6589 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:23 AM

I guess you are going to buy it at $399 instead of at $300? I noticed the stores that have it at $399 are selling out fast.

Most likely. $400 is still a pretty good price.


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#3562 Tinmanofsteel1   Banana CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:10 AM

It is but there are more Wichita and KC people than you would think on here. Plus there are some people in Hutch and a few other places.

Gosh dang it I thought I was one of the few from these areas



#3563 Rotondo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   42 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:13 PM

Finally found a walmart near me that actually clearances things.

 

They had a few good games for 7~ dollars, shockingly they had 2 Yoshi Woolly world's for Wii U for 7 with amiibo.

 

Grabbed both, one for a gift and one to stare at on a shelf.

 

Definitely a good price for it if they have it marked like that in your area.



#3564 HeroOfTime88  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:59 PM

I know its $11.99 at the PS Store but I’m a collector.

Anyway Portal Knights PS4 $14.98 and Xbox One version for $8.08 at my local Walmart

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#3565 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   963 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

Went to 2 different Walmart’s and each had a bunch of SNES classics if anyone’s still looking for one.

As far as clearance/deals go, pfffft horrible.

Some $30 gems:

NHL 17
Homefront Revolution
Dead Rising 3
Battlefront

#3566 Rosterking   Look away. CAGiversary!   1256 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:04 PM

majora's mask is showing for $5 and they hve 2 copies. It's an hour away and about 25 mins from my work. :/


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#3567 Super Sonic   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   549 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:37 PM

Damn, I would kill for $5 MM. I nearly got it from the BOGO 50 deal at BB because it never seems to go down in price ever. I hope it gets a greatest hits release someday...



#3568 BlackRob183   I'm a CAG Veteran ya'll know who I'm better than CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

Finally found a walmart near me that actually clearances things.
 
They had a few good games for 7~ dollars, shockingly they had 2 Yoshi Woolly world's for Wii U for 7 with amiibo.
 
Grabbed both, one for a gift and one to stare at on a shelf.
 
Definitely a good price for it if they have it marked like that in your area.


Damn I was checking Yoshi for a while a few months back, I've never seen it under $30 I think and thought that was a good price. I can't seem to get the 3ds or wiiu version for cheap. I only got the pink amiibo when it was on sale lol.

#3569 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6589 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:22 PM

I ended up buying the HP Power desktop for $400 last night. 

 

Glad I didn't open it.... got another one today for $200!!!!!!!! ($242 with 3 year warranty)

 

According to Slickdeals, very few Walmarts have dropped it this low. Most stores are $400 now.

 

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#3570 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4187 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:31 PM

Saw a Zelda Switch controller skin for $5, but I have no Switch :(

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