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Target Cartwheel Deals April 28th - May 4th 30% Off PlayStation Classic


#61 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1042 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 02:33 AM

Just checked and the Target app showed $39.99 for me. It let me use the Cartwheel coupon for in-store pick up.


It shows now for me as well.

#62 husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2559 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:31 PM

Was waiting for $20 on the PS Classic but $28 isn't bad considering this thing can be soft modded easily.



#63 dchrisd   F.U. Rosalina! ~ Daisy <3 CAGiversary!   1692 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:47 PM

Hacking Question - Is there anything I need to lookout for when picking this thing up?  I know some VitaTV units weren't easily hackable due to differences in firmware or something.  Or are all PSC's hackable out of the box?

 

Was waiting for $20 on the PS Classic but $28 isn't bad considering this thing can be soft modded easily.

Same.  But once these things straight up hit $30 in stores / online, without cartwheel, price match, whatever, I imagine they'll sell rather quickly.  And by the time it eventually does hit $20, it will be really hard to find.



#64 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1876 Posts   Joined 1.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:56 PM

Hacking Question - Is there anything I need to lookout for when picking this thing up? I know some VitaTV units weren't easily hackable due to differences in firmware or something. Or are all PSC's hackable out of the box?


I don't think Sony is doing a second run of these with updated firmware, so you don't need to be concerned about that

#65 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2053 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:49 PM

I have a Sandisk 32gb 2.0 USB flash stick that I purchased from Walmart for $2 awhile back so I decided to buy the PSC last night via the Target app for $30.65. I hacked it right away and it only took me about 15 minutes to get it modded and playing backup PS1 games (Xenogears, Einhander, Castlevania SOTN run flawlessly smooth on it). God it’s so easy compared to 12 years ago when I tried to hack my PSP and bricked it lol.

#66 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   578 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:20 PM

I mean, $28 is really tempting.  But at the same time, I already have all the PS1 games I want to play, and know this would just sit in it's box on my collection shelf with the NES and SNES classic.



#67 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   895 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:50 AM

I did store pickup for the Playstation classic today and they brought out someone else's order. Apparently a few people are on to this deal.



#68 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1756 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:37 AM

I think we can all agree PSC sucks, because nobody here is even discussing buying one.

i think it’s that people who would buy it understand they need to mod it and don’t feel like engaging in the “oh you want a PSC” dialogue

#69 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16296 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:48 AM

I know. And that’s all marketing. A sale is when a price is reduced or at a discount. It’s been $40 consistently for two months now. That is MSRP to me.


I love how you decide to define msrp as whatever you want it to be.

#70 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5796 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:39 AM

This week in the mail I was sent a $5 off $15 purchase from Target. I also had $20 in gift cards that I’ve had for the longest time. Went into Target tonight and the PS Classic rang up $59.99. After I PM to Targets website and the cartwheel plus gift cards I paid $4.77 for the PS Classic. Not to shabby of a deal.

#71 Indiana Jones   Yippie kai yay! CAGiversary!   2377 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 05:28 AM

Thanks for telling me about the price drop and that you can use Cartwheel for in-store pickup. I didn't know that was a way you could apply Cartwheel.



#72 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3675 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 07:03 AM

Don't forget the PSC comes with a 6.5 foot hdmi cable.  Stick a Monster brand label on it, and consider the PSC free.



#73 asianxcore   ...In Parseltongue CAGiversary!   6085 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:36 PM

Just put in an order through the Cartwheel App for the extra 30% off the $39.99 price.

Chose In-Store Pickup, so hopefully I'll be able to grab it sometime today.

 

Thank you to all that posted about this!



#74 Zantra  

Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:55 PM

Well, I am off to San Francisco to celebrate my birthday, and go to a comedy show. I should be home in time for the updated deals at 12:30am-ish PDT. I am going to a science fiction and toy convention in Sacramento tomorrow, so I can't be out super late tonight anyway. I hope that everybody is finding the PlayStation Classics in their stores, and that employees aren't giving you too much grief about price matching. Unfortunately my local store has never carried the system, but I am happy for people that have found them.

#75 MidnightMarauder74   Proud CAG (not CAGer) CAGiversary!   845 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:24 PM

Thanks for the heads up about Cartwheel applying for instore pickup orders. Placed my order last night and will pick up today. $28.xx after Cartwheel and Redcard discounts. My price point was $20 but this is good enough. Time to hack this thing. For those of you who’ve hacked it, what’s a good size USB drive to use? I’d like to add as many games from the classic systems, including PS1 of course.

#76 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   323 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 07:50 PM

Yeah, I'm close to biting myself.

 

I would go at least 128gb. With PSX being CD-based to begin with, headroom is good.



#77 MidnightMarauder74   Proud CAG (not CAGer) CAGiversary!   845 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:05 PM

Yeah, I'm close to biting myself.

I would go at least 128gb. With PSX being CD-based to begin with, headroom is good.


Thanks for the feedback. I was leaning towards 128 GB. Got any recommendations for make and model?

#78 fantomgamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   246 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:07 PM

$28, sold. Darn good deal imo

#79 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4544 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:21 PM

I love how you decide to define msrp as whatever you want it to be.


It isn’t how I decide, it is law in many states and countries. Price manipulation is illegal in many places.

#80 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16296 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2019 - 02:32 AM

It isn’t how I decide, it is law in many states and countries. Price manipulation is illegal in many places.


What in the world are you talking about.

#81 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2053 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2019 - 04:54 AM

Yeah, I'm close to biting myself.

 

I would go at least 128gb. With PSX being CD-based to begin with, headroom is good.

How did you get the PSC to detect the 128GB? The PSC will not detect my 128GB 3.0 Sandisk USB stick at all. However it detects my old 32GB 2.0 Sandisk USB stick fine and works pretty well. Based on my research from Reddit the PSC will not detect anything higher than 64GB or 3.0 USB stick. In addition anything more than 80 PS1 games your PSC will sometimes shutdown randomly.



#82 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2053 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2019 - 04:58 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I was leaning towards 128 GB. Got any recommendations for make and model?

Supposedly this stick is the one to buy for the PSC and works the best for it: https://www.ebay.com...64/281219891059



#83 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6551 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:20 AM

Thank God this is dead now so you can STFU about your weird-ass MSRP interpretation.

#84 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   323 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:21 AM

$28, sold. Darn good deal imo

$26.50 with Red  :)

 

Regarding 128GB, etc..  I'm holding out until they add OTG support (not long). I don't want to be limited, don't want a controller port blocked, don't want to do a hardware mod (power limiter) to get universal compatibility. The mods haven't caught up to what I ultimately want this thing to be doing anyway, so I don't mind waiting.

 

Marauder - when I said "at least 128", that really meant 256 or more.  :)  Put it this way - I'm using about 70 of 128 with my SNES. The Neo-Geo, Sega CD, PS1 stuff is what really makes a dent. On that system, I was very selective about games.. meaning only 20 PS1 titles. Extrapolate that to the kind of selection you'd want on an actual PS Classic, and you can see why it wouldn't hurt to go even bigger.

 

Plus, over time there will be things like custom music, etc. you might also want on there.



#85 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3675 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:13 AM

Thank God this is dead now so you can STFU about your weird-ass MSRP interpretation.

Deal still going.  Last hour for pickup.



#86 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   578 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 03:11 PM

It isn’t how I decide, it is law in many states and countries. Price manipulation is illegal in many places.

Yeah, none of this was "price manipulation" in a legal sense.  And you said multiple times that the "MSRP" was lower than it actually, is, because "that's msrp to me"



#87 ritchardf  

Posted 05 May 2019 - 04:49 PM

Yeah, none of this was "price manipulation" in a legal sense.  And you said multiple times that the "MSRP" was lower than it actually, is, because "that's msrp to me"

i believe we now have "CAG law" to go along with "CAG math"



#88 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   323 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

Okay, deal really is dead. Let's stop the damn "MSRP" bickering.



#89 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14787 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:04 AM

TBH, I'm more enthused by the fact more and more cartwheel deals are able to be double-dipped this way these days. Got a Nespresso machine the other day for ~$90 after ~60% off. THIS IS FINE.



#90 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6837 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:17 PM

Just picked up my online order I placed on the last day of the deal.  While I fully expect to see these for $20 if not even less, $28.00 less 5% redcard discount plus tax was not too shabby for the mod capabilities and pair of controllers.