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Target Clearance Thread XXIV


#541 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4743 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:46 PM

I also used to buy almost every game that I saw that was under $5 unless it was a horrible game during the PS2/GameCube/XBox generation of consoles and for much of last generation. It was difficult not to when so many stores like Sears, Kmart, TRU and Circuit City all had regular clearance deals. I also agree it was about the thrill of finding the games. It was a lot of fun to go into a store with your printed list, find a game tagged for $49.99 and know it would scan for a few dollars. I didn't have time to play every game and ended up not finishing most of them. Now I only buy games I really want and try to finish every new game I buy.

 

 

I 100% every game I play. Unfortunately with some games like Assassin's Creed nowadays, their length is extended with bloat, and I suffer through to finish some games. Now I have a bunch of RPGs I'm dying to play like Persona 5 or Kingdom Hearts, though I know they're 100 hour games and that will take me months just to play one.



#542 husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2731 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:02 PM

Gamepass on Xbox has stopped me from buying most clearance games.  I see these games at the store and instead of saying "too cheap to pass up", I now say "no sense paying for this when it will probably be on gamepass sometime soon".



#543 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4425 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:27 PM

I sure am going to miss physical games if and when the consoles go full digital. Hopefully we have one more generation of physical games in store for us.



#544 GreyFox787   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   840 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:40 PM

Did all of you still want a copy of the game? There's a local Target not too far from where I work that's supposed to have a bunch of them in stock for $18. I have a prior commitment tonight, but I can check for you after work tomorrow if you'd like. Let me know either in this thread or via PM. Thanks!


Absolutely!

#545 SaberMatrix  

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 12:41 PM

I sure am going to miss physical games if and when the consoles go full digital. Hopefully we have one more generation of physical games in store for us.

This depends wholly on internet advancement. I'd say at least 2 generations, because if it will cost MS/Sony ANY money, they wont go full digital. Many countries are way behind and areas in the states are on slow or satellite wifi with heavy lag and data caps because lines arent down, or they have no incentive to put time and money to improve if theyre the only game in town. Gaming consoles going digital only wont change that, unless MS/Sony start offering a wifi service.



#546 gaviles88   (fake)no0b gamer CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2019 - 02:52 PM

I can't sympathize with you all. I have over 3,000 games and I honestly feel I have nothing in it. Buying in lots, flipping thrift finds and doubles, gamestop credit hustle, etc. It doesn't bother me when I know I don't even have 25% the value in cost in my collection. Maybe I'm the unique one. I have zero regret or desire to stop any time soon



#547 The Gray Fox  

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:32 PM

to anyone still looking for jurassic world. gamefly has it for $30. not as good as 18, i know. but still better than gamestops $45. just thought i'd put that out there

#548 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3712 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:03 PM

You don't want to know how many factory sealed Target clearance games that I have. One night, I was awakened by the sound of them crashing onto the floor when the stack gave way.

Only one stack?  :-   I now try to move them into boxes when I can.  Too many tower falls and risk of damaging precious rare finds.  Larger diaper or frito lay 30 pack boxes you get from costco work well, can pack a lot in there without getting too heavy to move, and outside is a shinier finish that won't deteriorate/turn dusty as badly as some cardboard shipping boxes.  But now I have towers of boxes...

 

But the funny thing is I think MOST of my collection can be sold for at least what I paid for it and usually more, not even counting the rare items that multiplied in value.  Almost any new, sealed game is worth at least $5.98 or $8.98.   If I ever get around to the effort of selling anything, the return is probably better than if I had invested it, or more likely sat on it in a low interest savings account.



#549 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3712 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

Found Robinson the Journey PS4 VR with a "repackaged" sticker for $28, but still had an uncovered barcode.   Store scanner rang as not in system, phone ap rang as $19.99 in my store, checkout scanner rang as $39.99.  Got a nice set of red shirts in CS that gave it to me for $19.99.



#550 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:28 PM

In the matter of a few days had the Jurassic World game go from being marked $41.98 (but scanning at $17.98) to still being marked $41.98 but scanning at $39.99

Not sure what happened...

#551 AlphaAnomaly  

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:39 PM

Can we start a "Recovering video game purchasing addicts with ridiculous backlog" discussion group in the non-deals section?  I have been playing games since I was 3 when I remember playing night stalker on the intellivision.  We didn't have a ton of money so there were always games I wanted but couldn't afford. Now, games are so cheap I would go crazy buying them if I think I may even feel the smallest bit of regret for not picking them up when I saw them cheap. I've slowed down a lot lately but I have so many Wii games I will never play mostly because they were 3 dollars or less.


Man, the mention of Night Stalker brings back memories! That and Tron on the Intellivision, with those crazy controllers that looked like phones (1-9 interface), where you had to slide the a little plastic-like sheet from each game into place to have an idea of the controls.

It’s amazing how far the industry has come in just a short amount of time, both with hardware and software. Now it really has become the issue of too many games and not enough time.

Personally, I find it’s hard to turn down deals (especially when games hit the sub $10 price point). I do wonder at what point game collecting crosses over into game hoarding—I’ve probably crossed that threshold already. So far in 2019 I’ve made only one purchase, but I know once the holiday season sales roll around, I’ll probably cave again and play catch up on the big games missed.

I do wonder when the industry shifts more towards digital whether that will be a better or worse thing for my buying habits. If people talking about their Steam libraries says anything, I’m probably in for a world of pain.

#552 trchavez416  

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:06 AM

In the matter of a few days had the Jurassic World game go from being marked $41.98 (but scanning at $17.98) to still being marked $41.98 but scanning at $39.99

Not sure what happened...

I just had the exact same experience right now at two different Targets: both supposedly had multiple stock of JW:E according to both their website and BrickSeek, but neither store could find a single copy of the game. Not only that, when I scanned the barcode I printed out from BrickSeek at the in-store scanner and with my phone using the stores’ Wi-Fi, the price came up as $39.99 rather than $17.98. Apologies to the CAGs I was trying to grab the extra copies for...it appears you’ll have to find someone else to get them.

#553 elessar123  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:27 PM

 I also started my video game addiction at the young age of 3 years old. I was a pretty lucky kid and my parents bought me a lot of games and consoles over the years from the NES all the way to the PS2 before I had to start buying them myself. Losing GCU has slowed me down a bit, but I can't say I am buying games at a pace that isn't continuing to clog my backlog up. This year alone I've probably bought at least a dozen games already. 

Your post made me look up what I've bought this year (physically). I'm doing pretty great! I've made 4 pre-orders, paid for 2 games I pre-ordered last year, and made 1 purchase (not even mine).



#554 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1565 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:38 PM

I just had the exact same experience right now at two different Targets: both supposedly had multiple stock of JW:E according to both their website and BrickSeek, but neither store could find a single copy of the game. Not only that, when I scanned the barcode I printed out from BrickSeek at the in-store scanner and with my phone using the stores’ Wi-Fi, the price came up as $39.99 rather than $17.98. Apologies to the CAGs I was trying to grab the extra copies for...it appears you’ll have to find someone else to get them.


Target will entice you with a lower price, but once you're in store, it will use your phone's GPS to change the price based on your proximity to the store.

#555 falsedichotomies  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:18 PM

The people in this thread saying they've only made 2 or 3 game purchases thjs year have got me being introspective lol. I must have bought at least 50-100 games since the start of 2019, probably more. Some were wicked cheap, less than Target clearance prices, others not so much. I know I can't be alone here.

#556 MsterPanDa  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:21 PM

My Target now has the PS Classic for $39.99 now. Even Target.com has it for that price as well. I might pick one up and wait for a price drop to get more. Oh wait, Best Buy has it for the same price. I'll grab one there instead.



#557 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4442 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:32 PM

Your post made me look up what I've bought this year (physically). I'm doing pretty great! I've made 4 pre-orders, paid for 2 games I pre-ordered last year, and made 1 purchase (not even mine).

 

 

The people in this thread saying they've only made 2 or 3 game purchases thjs year have got me being introspective lol. I must have bought at least 50-100 games since the start of 2019, probably more. Some were wicked cheap, less than Target clearance prices, others not so much. I know I can't be alone here.

I should reiterate that the games I have purchased in 2019 which is probably closer to 20 at this point as I bought a few over the weekend are not all new releases. As far as new releases go I have bought like 6 or 7 thus far. If I had GCU still though I would have bought at least 10 or 12 by now. 



#558 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   607 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:39 PM

The only thing I've spent money on entertainment-wise this year outside of streaming accounts is reserving Days Gone through that B2G1F deal awhile back. My backlog is just too massive, and I've picked up nearly everything I'd want this side of a Switch purchase...but I'm waiting on news about that redesign coming up.

#559 SRL1  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

Nothing today. So much turbo tax and h and r block. OD amount of cell phone ring and lightning cables.

#560 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4743 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:28 PM

My Target now has the PS Classic for $39.99 now. Even Target.com has it for that price as well. I might pick one up and wait for a price drop to get more. Oh wait, Best Buy has it for the same price. I'll grab one there instead.

 

 

It's been $40 for weeks now.



#561 MsterPanDa  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:54 PM

It's been $40 for weeks now.

Really. Give me proof.



#562 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4743 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:22 PM

Really. Give me proof.

 

 

Either:

 

1) You're trolling

2) You're new here and don't trust regulars 

3) The internet doesn't convey tone, to which your posts comes off as pretty rude

 

 

https://www.cheapass...c-3999-walmart/

 

It's been $40 for well over a month at walmart, then Best Buy matched and has had it at that price ever since.



#563 trchavez416  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:31 PM

Target will entice you with a lower price, but once you're in store, it will use your phone's GPS to change the price based on your proximity to the store.

Nah, this was different than that...like, I’d been in both stores before and stuff that was 70% off clearance (both tagged and via in-store/phone app scanner) was reset to MSRP. I think that’s why BrickSeek started showing “N.A.” for pricing on that Jurassic World PS4 game.

#564 trchavez416  

trchavez416

Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:34 PM

Either:

1) You're trolling
2) You're new here and don't trust regulars
3) The internet doesn't convey tone, to which your posts comes off as pretty rude


https://www.cheapass...c-3999-walmart/

It's been $40 for well over a month at walmart, then Best Buy matched and has had it at that price ever since.

I took his post to mean it was finally $40 at Target, not elsewhere, but maybe I misread it. I will say I’ve noticed the PS Classic still being marked as high as $99.99 in some of the Targets I’ve visited as recently as last week, but there’s always some kind of in-store coupon or sale that has them down to $59.99. Still happy about that PM + 40% off Cartwheel I was able to take advantage of not too long ago...made the three PSCs I bought come out to $36 each.

#565 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4743 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:37 PM

I took his post to mean it was finally $40 at Target, not elsewhere, but maybe I misread it. I will say I’ve noticed the PS Classic still being marked as high as $99.99 in some of the Targets I’ve visited as recently as last week, but there’s always some kind of in-store coupon or sale that has them down to $59.99. Still happy about that PM + 40% off Cartwheel I was able to take advantage of not too long ago...made the three PSCs I bought come out to $36 each.

 

 

I can see your point. $40 at target, walmart, or amazon honestly is irrelevant though since all the retailers pricematch one another.  I'm still sitting on my target $36 PSC too, sealed and in my attic. Maybe one day I'll open it.



#566 MsterPanDa  

MsterPanDa

Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:59 PM

It's been $40 for weeks because you price match to other stores. I was talking about Target alone and not the other retail stores. I wasn't trying to be rude. It's been $59.99 for a while and finally dropped.  



#567 genesis49  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:12 PM

All this talk about curbing spending for the year made me look at my collection. I honestly haven't bought anything since December besides the annual pass for destiny 2, and that was only because I had some expiring credit.
So somehow my spending for 2019 has only been $1.2x. this won't last

#568 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   2008 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:04 AM

I thought I was doing good until I went to my doctor and had to pop by the store near her office. The family Dollar is going out of business and clearanced out everything 50%. Since I don't go there often, the pickings were abysmal but I grabbed a couple games. Now I'm like, "Daddy needs more!"

#569 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1198 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:19 AM

I just had the exact same experience right now at two different Targets: both supposedly had multiple stock of JW:E according to both their website and BrickSeek, but neither store could find a single copy of the game. Not only that, when I scanned the barcode I printed out from BrickSeek at the in-store scanner and with my phone using the stores’ Wi-Fi, the price came up as $39.99 rather than $17.98. Apologies to the CAGs I was trying to grab the extra copies for...it appears you’ll have to find someone else to get them.


If you used the barcode scanner of the Target app, i have encountered similar issues with it bringing up full price while the in-store scanner and checkout will give the correct price.

It may also be that brickseek was reporting the new markdown price as i think electronics price drops happen monday or tuesday, but may have changed.

But if they could not find any copies on the floor or in the back, then it won't matter much.

I have experienced items being nowhere to be found and then suddenly on an end cap a week or so later.

The whole GPS location determining pricing in the app definitely confuses things as you may get a different price showing up than you expect. Target.com will obviously always shows the online price while the app usually does if you are a certain distance from the store. In general, it should display the instore price when searching for an item while the barcode scanner seems to vary between online price, instore price, or potentially not being found at all.

#570 FlawlesslyFatal  

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:53 PM

Jurassic World Evolution is 19.99 at Gamefly in case you can't find one at your local Target

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