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


#7711 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:45 AM

It’s probably not a new deal but I picked up FIFA 14 for PS3 for $0.03 today. The cashier said it must be a mistake and I was expecting another case of not being allowed to buy a $0.03 game but the other employee at the electronics counter said it was ok to sell.


This is from the $.03 batch last year around this time. I wish I could find you the master list we had going but its lost somewhere in this thread.

#7712 SideQuestsSuck  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:01 AM

It’s probably not a new deal but I picked up FIFA 14 for PS3 for $0.03 today. The cashier said it must be a mistake and I was expecting another case of not being allowed to buy a $0.03 game but the other employee at the electronics counter said it was ok to sell.

Have always wondered if anything would happen if you were able to make it to the self-checkout stations with these games and paid the 3 cents there. Would WM people try to stop you as you walked out the door?! Getting to self-checkout with a game is unlikely though, cause they police the gaming area like hawks and insist you pay @ Electronics. 



#7713 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:43 AM

Have always wondered if anything would happen if you were able to make it to the self-checkout stations with these games and paid the 3 cents there. Would WM people try to stop you as you walked out the door?! Getting to self-checkout with a game is unlikely though, cause they police the gaming area like hawks and insist you pay @ Electronics.


None of us here really had problems. The self-check person is really there to help assist, not monitor 24/7.

Worst case scenario is you show them the price on the app and they let you go.

#7714 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:58 AM

All the Walmarts around me dropped Fire Emblem Conquest and Birthright to $19.

Conquest: https://brickseek.co...er?sku=48173943

Birthright: https://brickseek.co...r/?sku=48173944

#7715 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5574 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:21 AM

Btw, can confirm the Captain Toad drop to $3. Picked some up yesterday. No Hyrule Warriors near me so no idea on that one.

Paper Jam dropped to $19 at a lot of stores in the past year. Great price for a soon to be very rare expensive game.

I had hyrule warriors near me.  it was 10$ for console and 5$ for handheld iirc didn't see switch or even know there was a switch version.



#7716 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:21 AM

This is from the $.03 batch last year around this time. I wish I could find you the master list we had going but its lost somewhere in this thread.



I thought it might have been from last year, I think it was the only $0.03 game at the store right now. Last year they only had a couple of games that someone else had already bought (if Brickseek was accurate).

Have always wondered if anything would happen if you were able to make it to the self-checkout stations with these games and paid the 3 cents there. Would WM people try to stop you as you walked out the door?! Getting to self-checkout with a game is unlikely though, cause they police the gaming area like hawks and insist you pay @ Electronics.

Last year I was able to buy 1 game at self checkout since it wasn't in a security case at another location. It's when I went back to a regular register with games in the cases that I had the problem of not being allowed to buy them. Normally my local Walmart stores don't check receipts if an item is in a bag but it seems to depend on the worker.

#7717 SideQuestsSuck  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:08 AM

Last year I was able to buy 1 game at self checkout since it wasn't in a security case at another location. It's when I went back to a regular register with games in the cases that I had the problem of not being allowed to buy them. Normally my local Walmart stores don't check receipts if an item is in a bag but it seems to depend on the worker.

 

For whatever reason, I have never been able to buy a game at self-checkout. You ask them to get a game out of the glass case, they walk it up to Electronics and get you to pay for it, or leave it up at their check out area while you shop for more. That has just been my experience.

None of us here really had problems. The self-check person is really there to help assist, not monitor 24/7.

Worst case scenario is you show them the price on the app and they let you go.

When I attempted to buy a couple of 3 cent games last year, they made a big fuss before allowing me to...even after they acknowledged the price on the app. Their attitude was "this must be wrong". Again,as I said, I've never been able to pay for a game at self-checkout. They always ask me to pay at Electronics. And no, I don't think I look like a thief.  :)



#7718 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:50 AM

Yeah that's how it's always been for me as well when a game has is locked in the case. Usually all the games not locked in the glass case are in the individual security cases but for some reason a few weren't (only 1 game was $0.03, Sin and Punishment for Wii). That was the only reason I was able to get to self checkout with it. At Target I will bring security case games to self checkout and have the employee there open them up after they are scanned but I guess that's different since I don't have to worry about them not allowing the sale of a regular clearance game.



#7719 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   5018 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:06 AM

None of us here really had problems. The self-check person is really there to help assist, not monitor 24/7.

Worst case scenario is you show them the price on the app and they let you go.

I had two different checkout people at two different stores look at the price when taking the game out of the security box and refuse to sell them.  It gets much worse, but I don't have the time to type the store at the moment.



#7720 inverted_fray  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:25 AM

they ignore you.  they are generally unhelpful and incompetent. 

 

handle them however you'd like.

 

I always start off nice and friendly but then lose patience almost instantly.

Yeah, I've dealt with customers like you. All nice and smiles at first and the moment things don't go their way start calling me a bitch.



#7721 SideQuestsSuck  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:26 AM

I had two different checkout people at two different stores look at the price when taking the game out of the security box and refuse to sell them.  It gets much worse, but I don't have the time to type the store at the moment.


Yeah, not sure why Sephiro said "none of us here had problems" getting the 3-cent price to be honored. Just the opposite, as I recall, from numerous posts here last year. People were seeking advice on how to actually get the price honored. I went through most of the posts during the "3 Cent Experience", so no idea where he's getting that impression that no one had any issues. People here reported plenty of issues.

#7722 inverted_fray  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:28 AM

I went back to my local Walmart tonight, and they had pulled the 100 or so games that were sitting in the clearance section last week from the sales floor.  I asked the associate at the electronics counter what happened, and she said that they sent them all back to corporate.  I assume this means that they will eventually be sold online or something, but that was perhaps the most asinine thing that I had ever seen...since last week when they overrode the prices on the $3 games to mark them back up to MSRP.  

In this case, the store you went to sent them to claims. They get processed and sent back to a distribution warehouse while the store gets credited money for them.



#7723 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13180 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:48 AM

All the Walmarts around me dropped Fire Emblem Conquest and Birthright to $19.

Conquest: https://brickseek.co...er?sku=48173943

Birthright: https://brickseek.co...r/?sku=48173944

Same by me.  I already have these but these are great prices as they are only bound to go up as the game goes out of print.

 

I had two different checkout people at two different stores look at the price when taking the game out of the security box and refuse to sell them.  It gets much worse, but I don't have the time to type the store at the moment.

I also had an issue at self-checkout with some $0.03 games but that was because they were M-rated and required an override.  Employee stopped the sale as soon as she saw the price.



#7724 TuscaloosaJohnny  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:20 PM

This is from the $.03 batch last year around this time. I wish I could find you the master list we had going but its lost somewhere in this thread.


If you can go there and not feel too slimy, Google “slickdeals Walmart 3 cent games” and that should get you what you need.

I did not recall FIFA 14 being on the list, but I remember finding a crap ton of FIFA 11 and 12.

#7725 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, not sure why Sephiro said "none of us here had problems" getting the 3-cent price to be honored. Just the opposite, as I recall, from numerous posts here last year. People were seeking advice on how to actually get the price honored. I went through most of the posts during the "3 Cent Experience", so no idea where he's getting that impression that no one had any issues. People here reported plenty of issues.


Was referring to the "would they stop you going out the door". If they stop you during the transaction that is different. They have the right to refuse sale. If you have them in a bag with a receipt in hand, they can't do shit.

#7726 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:17 PM

If you have them in a bag with a receipt in hand, they can't do shit.

 

True, unless you let them. I don't remember who it was, but I recall (if I remember right) someone here telling the story of how on the way out of the store the receipt checker saw the prices, took the games off of them, and then they went along with the situation as the staff made them return the games.



#7727 1888  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:58 PM

Thank you 1888. I wish they were that low around me. Cheapest is 53% off in the $40 range and $70 for the larger one.
I’d chance it for $20 ish. The reviews for it are atrocious though.

Just FYI prices dropped again seems to be about $20 at a good chunk of Walmart’s now

#7728 trchavez416  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:25 PM

This is from the $.03 batch last year around this time. I wish I could find you the master list we had going but its lost somewhere in this thread.

I had a Word doc of most of them saved, but it seems to have disappeared into the ether. I can redo it and post what I have a little later.

#7729 trchavez416  

trchavez416

Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

True, unless you let them. I don't remember who it was, but I recall (if I remember right) someone here telling the story of how on the way out of the store the receipt checker saw the prices, took the games off of them, and then they went along with the situation as the staff made them return the games.

Pretty sure that was Jhingles.

#7730 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   5018 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:18 PM

Was referring to the "would they stop you going out the door". If they stop you during the transaction that is different. They have the right to refuse sale. If you have them in a bag with a receipt in hand, they can't do shit.

Ah, that makes sense.  I misread it as you were referring to using self check out.



#7731 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:32 PM

Splatoon for Wii U is now $9 at some stores. I was hoping it would eventually be marked down again from the $19 price.

 

https://brickseek.co...er?sku=43086178



#7732 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:49 PM

Splatoon for Wii U is now $9 at some stores. I was hoping it would eventually be marked down again from the $19 price.
 
https://brickseek.co...er?sku=43086178


Looks like most of stores around me went down to $9. Good find.

#7733 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:52 PM

Not a big drop, but it looks like Kirby Planet Robobot had a nationwide drop to $32. Down $8.

I believe it is a pretty rare game to find.

#7734 gordonjr06  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

I no its a long shot but if anyone is in a walmart and find this https://brickseek.co...wars-the/436364 for 3 bucks a pop I be willing buy the code off you for little more 



#7735 Dalto11   Cheapskate Supreme CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:13 PM

Splatoon for Wii U is now $9 at some stores. I was hoping it would eventually be marked down again from the $19 price.

 

https://brickseek.co...er?sku=43086178

My local one has also clearanced Mario Tennis Ultra Smash down to $9 as well.

https://brickseek.co...er?sku=45736670
 



#7736 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4669 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:36 PM

Just FYI prices dropped again seems to be about $20 at a good chunk of Walmart’s now

 

 

Negative. I checked all colors, there is one store with one color for that price, the white one for $21. All other colors and all stores are full price within 100mi for me.



#7737 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:49 PM

My local one has also clearanced Mario Tennis Ultra Smash down to $9 as well.
https://brickseek.co...er?sku=45736670


All the ones around me have dropped too. Good find, but...shitty game lol

#7738 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7937 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:08 PM

In this case, the store you went to sent them to claims. They get processed and sent back to a distribution warehouse while the store gets credited money for them.

The funny thing is that the majority of them were priced between $19.99 and $29.99. But that explains why they were so hard-pressed to get rid of them.

#7739 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9137 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:19 PM

Yeah, I've dealt with customers like you. All nice and smiles at first and the moment things don't go their way start calling me a bitch.

heh, nope.

 

There are adults out there believe it or not. 



#7740 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   267 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:27 PM

Has anyone actually picked up Splatoon at $9?  I'm skeptical after seeing a bunch of wii u games showing 19 on brickseek at certain locations and they ring up $60 anyway