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Target Clearance Thread XXIV


#481 duderanch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

duderanch

Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:29 AM

Pretty sure this was meant for the Walmart thread

D'oh! You're right!



#482 trchavez416  

trchavez416

Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:14 AM

Man, I hate how nonchalant some of these redshirts can be...I go to a Target that’s supposed to have :switch: Rayman Legends in stock via their website. I hit up the electronics rep (who clearly wants to spend his day anywhere but work, which I completely sympathize with) and give him the DPCI to check on his handheld scanner. He checks it and says, “Yeah, it says there’s 0 on the floor and 0 in the back, so we don’t have any.” I then told him that the website says they have stock, to which he replied, “Yeah, our inventory has been off since Black Friday and I haven’t fixed it yet.” I manage to get a glimpse at his scanner and see that there are supposed to be 12 copies of the game on-hand somewhere in the store...I inquire about that and all he says is, “Yeah, they must have been stolen oR misplaced or something...” I left in a bewildered state, wondering how an employee like that hasn’t been fired yet.


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#483 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   743 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:43 AM

"Maybe a manager can help me instead" usually gets them off their lazy ass.

#484 inverted_fray  

inverted_fray

Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:09 AM

Man, I hate how nonchalant some of these redshirts can be...I go to a Target that’s supposed to have :switch: Rayman Legends in stock via their website. I hit up the electronics rep (who clearly wants to spend his day anywhere but work, which I completely sympathize with) and give him the DPCI to check on his handheld scanner. He checks it and says, “Yeah, it says there’s 0 on the floor and 0 in the back, so we don’t have any.” I then told him that the website says they have stock, to which he replied, “Yeah, our inventory has been off since Black Friday and I haven’t fixed it yet.” I manage to get a glimpse at his scanner and see that there are supposed to be 12 copies of the game on-hand somewhere in the store...I inquire about that and all he says is, “Yeah, they must have been stolen oR misplaced or something...” I left in a bewildered state, wondering how an employee like that hasn’t been fired yet.


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At that point I'd play dumb and just ask somebody else to check their scanner.



#485 element676   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   256 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

element676

Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:23 AM

A Target near me had a bunch of 3DS games in the clearance section. But all of the games ring up for $39.99 on the scanner I used in the store. Had Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest and Dragon Quest VII.

#486 backseatdog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3039 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

backseatdog

Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:36 AM

Man, I hate how nonchalant some of these redshirts can be...I go to a Target that’s supposed to have :switch: Rayman Legends in stock via their website. I hit up the electronics rep (who clearly wants to spend his day anywhere but work, which I completely sympathize with) and give him the DPCI to check on his handheld scanner. He checks it and says, “Yeah, it says there’s 0 on the floor and 0 in the back, so we don’t have any.” I then told him that the website says they have stock, to which he replied, “Yeah, our inventory has been off since Black Friday and I haven’t fixed it yet.” I manage to get a glimpse at his scanner and see that there are supposed to be 12 copies of the game on-hand somewhere in the store...I inquire about that and all he says is, “Yeah, they must have been stolen oR misplaced or something...” I left in a bewildered state, wondering how an employee like that hasn’t been fired yet.


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I can provide some insight on how the inventory at Target works.  The website number count is hardly ever accurate.  It doesn't really matter if the app/website says that they have so and so item at the store.  If the game isn't found in its location on the floor/shelves, then the only reliable way to get the game if it has an "in the back" location.  Just about every employee will grab the item if it did have an "in the back" location.  So if that number happens to be zero, then you are SOL.  Also, the "on the floor" numbers are meaningless, so don't ever go by that. 

 

Now, on the other hand, the on-hand count is how much they "should" have in the store.  But that number doesn't take into account that some of the stock could be lost, stolen, misplaced, or if the system failed to accurately update when a purchase/return/etc. is made.

 

So if that on-hand count number is low (I'm talking like 4 and under), chances are that the item is no longer at the store.  But if it is a sizable number like 12, as in your situation, it probably is in the store, but god knows where.  It could have been picked up by a customer and left on a random shelf, or it could be in the "go-backs" area, or it could even still be in a box on a pallet somewhere that has yet to be unloaded.  For someone to actually go find and retrieve one of these items would be incredibly time-consuming and simply not worth the hassle, especially someone like an electronics employee who needs to be on standby in his area.  

 

So if you asked an employee to go look for one of these "on-hand" stock, the best they could do is look around the area where the item should have been to see if it was misplaced nearby, or they will give an answer similar to what you got.   From what I read, everything he said is actually true, believe it or not.



#487 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

A Target near me had a bunch of 3DS games in the clearance section. But all of the games ring up for $39.99 on the scanner I used in the store. Had Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest and Dragon Quest VII.

They already clearanced Dragon Quest a couple times, I think at this point that title will be relegated to the same fate as Kirby: Epic Yarn, Metroid: Other M and Fortune Street as Games That Stay On The Shelves Forever Because Clearancing Them Couldn't Quite Get Rid Of Them and they won't even bother again.  I don't think I've seen Conquest clearanced though at Target ever, but some Walmarts have been selling Conquest and Birthright for $19 if you want to check them out.



#488 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:48 PM

They already clearanced Dragon Quest a couple times, I think at this point that title will be relegated to the same fate as Kirby: Epic Yarn, Metroid: Other M and Fortune Street as Games That Stay On The Shelves Forever Because Clearancing Them Couldn't Quite Get Rid Of Them and they won't even bother again.  I don't think I've seen Conquest clearanced though at Target ever, but some Walmarts have been selling Conquest and Birthright for $19 if you want to check them out.

Oddly enough, a store near me finally put Fortune Street on clearance.  Still $20.


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#489 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   310 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:00 PM

found a copy of darkest dungeon ancestral edition for ps4 priceed $8.98



#490 trchavez416  

trchavez416

Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:34 PM

I can provide some insight on how the inventory at Target works. The website number count is hardly ever accurate. It doesn't really matter if the app/website says that they have so and so item at the store. If the game isn't found in its location on the floor/shelves, then the only reliable way to get the game if it has an "in the back" location. Just about every employee will grab the item if it did have an "in the back" location. So if that number happens to be zero, then you are SOL. Also, the "on the floor" numbers are meaningless, so don't ever go by that.

Now, on the other hand, the on-hand count is how much they "should" have in the store. But that number doesn't take into account that some of the stock could be lost, stolen, misplaced, or if the system failed to accurately update when a purchase/return/etc. is made.

So if that on-hand count number is low (I'm talking like 4 and under), chances are that the item is no longer at the store. But if it is a sizable number like 12, as in your situation, it probably is in the store, but god knows where. It could have been picked up by a customer and left on a random shelf, or it could be in the "go-backs" area, or it could even still be in a box on a pallet somewhere that has yet to be unloaded. For someone to actually go find and retrieve one of these items would be incredibly time-consuming and simply not worth the hassle, especially someone like an electronics employee who needs to be on standby in his area.

So if you asked an employee to go look for one of these "on-hand" stock, the best they could do is look around the area where the item should have been to see if it was misplaced nearby, or they will give an answer similar to what you got. From what I read, everything he said is actually true, believe it or not.

Thanks for the insight. I actually used to work for Target many moons ago, but they changed their system and many other things since then, so I’m sure it’s like working for an entirely different company now. In any case, that makes a lot of sense about the “on-hand” status of the game, though the sheer incompetence of losing 12 copies of a game for a system as currently popular as the Switch seems extra pathetic to me. You win some, you lose some.

#491 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   486 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

johnnymavrik

Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:25 PM

found a copy of darkest dungeon ancestral edition for ps4 priceed $8.98


Link for anyone that's interested.

https://brickseek.co...sku=207-34-0279

#492 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1428 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

FlawlesslyFatal

Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:38 PM

Coming soon to endcap near you:

Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition :ps4:

TES Morrowind :ps4:

Life Is Strange Escape the Storm :ps4:

RE 7 Gold :ps4:

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#493 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5422 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

WeaponX2099

Posted 27 February 2019 - 05:51 PM

There is a target near me that completely removed so many games off of clearance and is a wall of As-is games that is way too high priced. 



#494 duckysucky   Angry person CAGiversary!   553 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

duckysucky

Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

Looking forward to re 7 gold.

#495 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   486 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

johnnymavrik

Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

$19.98 Anker PowerCore Speed 10000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank - Black

https://brickseek.co...sku=080-08-8338

They also had some Avengers Infinity War popsockets for $4.98. Got the Infinity Gauntlet one.

#496 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   662 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Coming soon to endcap near you:

Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition :ps4:

TES Morrowind :ps4:

Life Is Strange Escape the Storm :ps4:

RE 7 Gold :ps4:

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RE7 gold has been on the endcap by me for a while but still $29.99 if it came down even $10 I’d bite

#497 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   1497 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:58 PM

I can also add some second hand info about Target. My buddy has worked backroom and stock for years. He's told me so many times they are mismanaged as hell. They had a stack of Assassin's Creed hardback artbooks in the back. Never made it to shelves for months, then someone in charge put a clearance sticker on them for 2 bucks. He bought us each one.

Inventory will scan as there but it's not found. Often someone has hid it he says. Just the hilarity of how incompetent the stores are cracks me up

#498 duckysucky   Angry person CAGiversary!   553 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

duckysucky

Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:21 AM

Picked up fallout 4 and Zelda socks.

#499 mchittumjr  

Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:06 PM

$19.98 Anker PowerCore Speed 10000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank - Black

https://brickseek.co...sku=080-08-8338

They also had some Avengers Infinity War popsockets for $4.98. Got the Infinity Gauntlet one.

Thanks picked one of these up for $12.

 

They also had the 5000 - $14.98

https://brickseek.co...ku=080-08-8339 

 

6700 - $18.18

https://brickseek.co...ku=080-08-0020 



#500 The Gray Fox  

The Gray Fox

Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:08 PM

my store finally dropped jurassic world evolution to 17.98. i snagged the last copy........ then i read the ign review.....

#501 elessar123  

Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:20 PM

There's nothing really wrong with Jurassic World Evolution.



#502 Alexpguy  

Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:36 AM

All X1

Need For Speed Payback $3.04 (207-32-1001)
LA Noire $4.54 (207-32-1781)
Sonic Forces $6.04 (207-32-1775)

Sonic Forces standard and the bonus edition are combined, so they are both $6.

#503 The Gray Fox  

The Gray Fox

Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:28 AM

wtf. brickseek shows oos at all stores for sonic forces, and "N. A." as the price. anybody know what that means? I held a copy of this game in my hand at my local store earlier today, but i (apparently foolishly) didn't price check it.

edit:also thanks alex for posting.

#504 Owlmanus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

Coming soon to endcap near you:

Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition :ps4:

TES Morrowind :ps4:

Life Is Strange Escape the Storm :ps4:

RE 7 Gold :ps4:

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how do u know



#505 miamiheatnumber32   Won’t suck discord dick CAG in Training   45 Posts   Joined 1.9 Years Ago  

miamiheatnumber32

Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:06 AM

how do u know

You ask a lot of Fuck ing questions
You a cop?
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#506 GreatPogo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   32 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

GreatPogo

Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:48 AM

All X1

Need For Speed Payback $3.04 (207-32-1001)
LA Noire $4.54 (207-32-1781)
Sonic Forces $6.04 (207-32-1775)

Sonic Forces standard and the bonus edition are combined, so they are both $6.

These titles will be an extreme YMMV because the prices you list are well below the 70% off threshold.



#507 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1428 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

FlawlesslyFatal

Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:02 PM

how do u know

Because the store I went to already moved them to the endcap, despite these only have 0% yellow tag at the moment, these will go down eventually.

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#508 Alexpguy  

Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:03 PM

These titles will be an extreme YMMV because the prices you list are well below the 70% off threshold.

Maybe, but they had a clearance sticker, not "as-is", "repackaged", or "online item".

#509 Warruz  

Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:10 PM

my store finally dropped jurassic world evolution to 17.98. i snagged the last copy........ then i read the ign review.....


There are roughly 20 these at one of my local Target at this price. Still there...waiting.

It's been weeks now.

#510 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12228 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:31 PM

There are roughly 20 these at one of my local Target at this price. Still there...waiting.

It's been weeks now.

Lucky you.  Not one store in my area still has this in stock and I would totally buy it at $17.98.