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


#9211 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2726 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:19 AM

Kmarts went out because of sears though and company mismanagement.  They'd still be around if it wasn't for that.  Many got turned into crappy sears grands idiotically.  I miss my kmart.

Yeah, it was essentially the same thing as Toys R Us...  I miss my K-Mart a lot, oh well :(  Still surprising a store like Roses is around though...like how can stores that are that dirty/run down be managed well from the top?



#9212 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5581 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:00 AM

This, Kmart was staying competitive long past many other big box stores had died, and even made a few honest attempts in the later years (old school CAG members remember the Kmart gamer guy) but Sears really drove them straight into the ground by trying to turn Kmart into Sears at a time when Sears was already struggling.  Growing up you'd see Kmart in mid-sized towns, subburbs, etc.  Rather than trying to find a way to compete with Walmart and find their niche (like Target did) they just started closing Kmarts focusing on the ones doing the best but the only Kmarts doing well were all in really poor neighborhoods where there simply wasn't another big box retailer (establishing them as a brand that only existed in "shitty" neighborhoods).  Then dollar stores blew up and they couldn't even compete for that market anymore. 

Kmarts also had the advantage of selling groceries which walmarts didn't do much of back then.  Kmarts wern't full grocery stores of course but they sold the essentials which got people in the door or while shopping for clothes and such.  It was similar to how the convenience stores of today function like riteaids, drugmarts ect that have near full grocery sections in them.  Granted those can exist inside residential areas so they have a huge advantage over retail stores.



#9213 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:24 AM

I miss the $20 SYW Rewards for buying new games. It was essentially $40 for new releases or Buy 3 Get 1 Free if you saved them.

#9214 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:33 AM

It also doesn't help Kmart that stores that are still open are so overpriced. I don't know how anyone shops there if they are paying entirely with money and not SYW Points. When I go to Kmart every week (now that points won from certain contests expire in 7 days), I am always on my phone comparing prices at other stores to try to find items that aren't that badly overpriced. The same container of laundry detergent that is $9.99 at Target is $15.49 at Kmart or fluoride rinse that is $3.79 at Walmart is $6.29 at Kmart.

 

 

This, Kmart was staying competitive long past many other big box stores had died, and even made a few honest attempts in the later years (old school CAG members remember the Kmart gamer guy) but Sears really drove them straight into the ground by trying to turn Kmart into Sears at a time when Sears was already struggling.  Growing up you'd see Kmart in mid-sized towns, subburbs, etc.  Rather than trying to find a way to compete with Walmart and find their niche (like Target did) they just started closing Kmarts focusing on the ones doing the best but the only Kmarts doing well were all in really poor neighborhoods where there simply wasn't another big box retailer (establishing them as a brand that only existed in "shitty" neighborhoods).  Then dollar stores blew up and they couldn't even compete for that market anymore. 

I remember being so annoyed when that guy took over the gaming department for Sears and Kmart. That was basically the end of $0.25 - $2 games at those stores.



#9215 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   267 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:44 PM

I remember some good clearance finds at KMart but I think I've had overall better clearance luck at Sears over the years before Sears nuked their video game department.  I remember a lot of $5 or so games from KMart but I don't really remember them as cheap as a quarter or two bucks, shame I missed out on those LOL.  It's sad both brands are gone, Target clearance isn't what it used to be and Walmart is real spotty.



#9216 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2726 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:14 PM

While we're going down the nostalgia road...Another place I miss is Circuit City with it's bin sales!  And we used to have a Media Play too where they kept their game in basically big binders and they had tons of games out to try.



#9217 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1298 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:58 PM

While we're going down the nostalgia road...Another place I miss is Circuit City with it's bin sales!  And we used to have a Media Play too where they kept their game in basically big binders and they had tons of games out to try.

Oh god.... those sales were epic. When this site was young, I saved so much...  someone posted circuit city is dumping games for $10 and I was there. Still have quite a few sealed PS2 games. And when they went under, my now ex HATED the amount of stuff I came home with.



#9218 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:41 PM

I went to media play a lot in high school, and distinctly remember them being pricy. I mostly bought CDs from them

#9219 georox   The Captain CAGiversary!   7693 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:24 AM

I went to media play a lot in high school, and distinctly remember them being pricy. I mostly bought CDs from them

They were, but they had uncomparable selection.



#9220 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6837 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:56 AM

Ahhh, good old Circuit City...yes those early 00's game clearance sales there were legendary.  TONS of PS1 and PS2 RPGs for dirt cheap and because they were still stickered with original prices, you could score piles of $5 and $10 games easily.  KMart ToysRUs and Blockbuster sales/clearance before the going out of business sales too were great.



#9221 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2726 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 02:53 AM

Yeah Media Play wasn't great with prices, it was moreso just a really fun place to go and browse.  Circuit City though, that one was a tough loss.  That place along with KMart and Toys R Us...sigh.  KMart and TRU hit me the worse though because I would always waste time and take my kids there and we had a place looking around.



#9222 moopher   Uvula flicker CAGiversary!   1221 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 02:54 PM

I went to media play a lot in high school, and distinctly remember them being pricy. I mostly bought CDs from them

 

Man, I miss Media Play. The prices were not great, but I don't remember them being particularly horrible either... depending on what you were purchasing, I suppose. I went there mostly for CDs & DVDs during my high school years, pretty much made a weekly trip to blow my paycheck there. I was gutted when they closed down.



#9223 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2649 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:47 PM

+1 for the Media Play love. Two items I distinctly remember buying there are Ecco: The Tides of Time (Gen) and SimTower strategy guide.



#9224 Optical   Go Big Red CAGiversary!   925 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:55 PM

Ahhh, good old Circuit City...yes those early 00's game clearance sales there were legendary. TONS of PS1 and PS2 RPGs for dirt cheap and because they were still stickered with original prices, you could score piles of $5 and $10 games easily. KMart ToysRUs and Blockbuster sales/clearance before the going out of business sales too were great.

I remember the 90% off green tag clearance of late 2004/early 2005 at Toys R Us. I got a ton of Dreamcast, PS1 and PS2 games for less than $1 each.


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#9225 georox   The Captain CAGiversary!   7693 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:07 PM

Media Play was great for anime... actually had a lot of it. 



#9226 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1298 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:07 PM

I remember the 90% off green tag clearance of late 2004/early 2005 at Toys R Us. I got a ton of Dreamcast, PS1 and PS2 games for less than $1 each.


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Oh, Toys R Us.... My friend used to work at one. He'd randomly find a stack of pennied out game, which should be destroyed, call me up and I'd be there in 15 minutes to buy most of them. Usually PS1 or N64 games with a random PC game here and there.



#9227 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:04 PM

+1 for the Media Play love. Two items I distinctly remember buying there are Ecco: The Tides of Time (Gen) and SimTower strategy guide.


My distinctly remembered purchases were all music, Country Grammer by Nelly, Americana by The Offspring and IV by Cypress Hill. I still remember admiring the artwork on Americana on the way home. Love that album.

#9228 ohhellnaw  

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:07 PM

Got the last two of these just now. $10


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https://brickseek.co...r?sku=734581037

#9229 lolwut?   Thank you BasedGod CAGiversary!   4392 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:30 AM

MediaPlay was fire. I remember them having a big boxed PC game section and actual setups you could play games on. First time I played Star Wars: Dark Forces was in one of their stores. Also ended up getting Marvel vs Capcom 2 on Dreamcast there years later



#9230 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2095 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:58 AM

Just recently got a 2ds xl so I went walmart to grab a 32gb microsd card and walked out with these 3ds games below lol. I will probably flip Milltopia on Amazon so I can get most of money back.

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Zelda ALBW, Ocarina 3D , and Wario Gold are the only 3DS games left at the clearance table at $15 each.

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#9231 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   267 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:15 PM

Nice haul, hopefully this is a sign of another wave of clearance, all those games still read $32.84 around here



#9232 Naruto Uzumaki   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:13 PM

Nice haul, hopefully this is a sign of another wave of clearance, all those games still read $32.84 around here

Same, UGH  :oldman:



#9233 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:54 PM

$32.84 will likely not get another drop except for YMMV specific stores. That price is consistent with the "18% off all games" they have going.

#9234 Naruto Uzumaki   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 10:29 AM

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Got one of the last of these routers for $49



#9235 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1831 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:04 PM

A game router for Xbox One, Windows, and the 32X? Ooh, how versatile!

#9236 Naruto Uzumaki   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 12:15 AM

A game router for Xbox One, Windows, and the 32X? Ooh, how versatile!

The Xbox stuff is all advertising, it's not even mentioned in the router settings. However inside the box it did come with a free 3 month sub to Xbox Game Pass. I'm liking this router and how you can manually prioritize devices, but I don't notice any difference. The best feature is that you can turn off all activity lights except power, I'd always used electrical tape to cover those blinking lights.

 

 

Anyway here's the Walmart luggage clearance I pulled from Slick deals:

 

I went down the Walmart luggage aisle and started using the scanner feature on the phone app to check the prices of the luggage because the whoever works that section had not yet marked anything down. Prices were a freaking steal at my local Walmart. So many choices and no one except for me knew the insane deals... felt great!! Anyway, I hope others have the same luck. For reference, my Zip is 32608

https://www.walmart....54...irect=true

Happy Hunting!

https://www.walmart....54...irect=true



#9237 Joe Fongul   Slave to the Grind.. CAGiversary!   1329 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:14 AM

Went to an out of the way Walmart to look for Game Clearance; Needless to say things were slim pickins but I did find this hidden treasure hiding out...

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I didn't pick it up but Brickseek shows the price at only $2  :shock:  I'm a true cheap ass & just use rubber bands stolen from work to keep the good times goin' but feel free just in case you want to go out & throw a no-hitter for the Mets or something...  :bouncy:

 

 



#9238 Jakegreensego  

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:20 AM

Ronnie the limo driver is that you

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#9239 Tricky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:52 PM

$1.00
Calico Critters - Blind Bags - Baby Band Series
https://brickseek.co.../?sku=580710395

$10.00
Disgaea 5 Complete
https://brickseek.co...r/?sku=55521398

$4.50
LEGO Movie Introducing Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi 70824
https://brickseek.co.../?sku=904897272

$2.50
LEGO Movie Unikitty's Sweetest Friends EVER! 70822
https://brickseek.co.../?sku=404590980

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#9240 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14966 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:14 AM

Went to an out of the way Walmart to look for Game Clearance; Needless to say things were slim pickins but I did find this hidden treasure hiding out...

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I didn't pick it up but Brickseek shows the price at only $2  :shock:  I'm a true cheap ass & just use rubber bands stolen from work to keep the good times goin' but feel free just in case you want to go out & throw a no-hitter for the Mets or something...  :bouncy:

 

Who's stealing dick pills from Walmart that would require them to put it in one of those tamper-proof security boxes?