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#1 mikeshinobi  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:15 AM

Can we have a thread where we share deals we find at our local Best Buys? Of course they're always YMMV but it would give us ideas of what to look out for.

 

I have two local best buys and each of them had different deals:

 

Best Buy #1:

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NSW): $15.99

Best Buy #2:

  • Disgaea 4 (NSW): $15.99
  • Dead Cells (NSW): $10.99
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS): $12.99 (didn't get this, very sad)
  • Some other 3DS title I was extremely sad I missed out on (3DS): $10.99

There were some others but these were the ones that stood out the most that I can remember.

 

Also for anyone who doesn't know, if your Best Buy has a price placard out for a game but they're sold out, you can ask an employee to order it for you from their website and they will match their in-store price! Of course they have to have stock on the website though.



#2 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   5958 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:50 AM

Found a copy of Trails of the Cold Steel III : Early Enrollment Edition for $18.99 (PS4) not long ago



#3 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2362 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:57 AM

Ah the ol ymmv store threads. Brings a tear to my eye; reminds me of the earlier days of CAG where people were friendly to each other and everyone was just trying to get good deals.

I support this!

#4 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4077 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 07:26 PM

Ah the ol ymmv store threads. Brings a tear to my eye; reminds me of the earlier days of CAG where people were friendly to each other and everyone was just trying to get good deals.

I support this!



Thanks for posting legends of heroes 3. It was $18.99 in store along xenoblades $40.

Here is something i have not seen posted yet.

Control deluxe edition ps4 is $17.99.

I know control was $10 ymmv at Wal-Mart, but i can never get walmart deals. As always, ymmv because these are in store only and i have seen different prices from different stores.

#5 Lil Frier  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 07:54 PM

Ah the ol ymmv store threads. Brings a tear to my eye; reminds me of the earlier days of CAG where people were friendly to each other and everyone was just trying to get good deals.

I support this!

Shut up and save me money! /s



#6 CheapAssDragon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   432 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:00 PM

Went today, Pokémon sword and shield were also 40 each. I also don’t know if it’s part of the ad, but breath of the wild was 50, snack world was 41, Mario ofdysee was 50, Mario party was 50, Kirby was 50, as were a few other games. With GCU for those that have it, 40 for most first party switch games isn’t bad.

#7 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6899 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:06 PM

The prices are YMMV but they are consistent across stores. So one store may have a price at $20 and another at $23 but the next store should be one of the two. From what I've seen anyways.



#8 brauce  

Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:05 AM

The prices are YMMV but they are consistent across stores. So one store may have a price at $20 and another at $23 but the next store should be one of the two. From what I've seen anyways.

With *extremely* rare exception (such that I literally never saw it save for on extremely old Televisions that were discovered in the warehouse), the price at one Best Buy is the price at every Best Buy. That said, Best Buy's system is very methodical, very rigid, and *very* procedural. The number goes down x% every few weeks or so, and if you can find something super old at a Best Buy, it'll be marked down to damn-near nothing. 

The way all of this works is that supplier contracts of some sort dictate that the individual store itself takes a hit on certain merchandise that goes unsold after a certain period of time (in most cases it's "until the new models come out" but with software it's... *gestures wildly* who knows). That negative number cuts into margin totals, which is what drives all sorts of bonuses and metrics for the store management, as well as their regional managers.

So, Best Buy Corporate progressively tells stores to lower prices and put things on clearance to make the items more attractive to buyers. What this means to you is that sometimes a supplier wanted Best Buy to have this item sold in three months, it's been two years, and Best Buy Corporate has decided "holy hell, if anyone still has this, just sell it for $10, we're tired of paying the supplier missed EOL payments."

Anyway it's 3AM and the SQL query I'm running is taking forever, if you can't tell.



#9 SackAttack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   794 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:17 AM

I would love to get Disgaea 4+ Complete for that price, but it doesn't look like there's a store within 250 miles of me that has it. Sad panda.



#10 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11367 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:05 PM

Picked up 2 copies Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NSW): $15.99 and Fire Emblem Warriors (NSW) $15.99 as well. Doom Collection (X1) $7.99.  It's a good deal ;)



#11 DrBayrd  

Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:40 PM

Switch console red blue JC available on best buy website now. My local gamestop also got some in today

#12 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2834 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2020 - 10:27 PM

Clearance prices generally change on Fridays now (used to be Monday before that became the start of the week for deals). Prices can vary wildly from store to store and the website too. Even the website can have better deals then stores. Mine ran out of Tour de France 2019 last week because we were fulfilling orders for the $11 online price (in store it was $33). Some games do have a "floor" price though that they will never go under. Quite a few haven't changed at all in 7-8 months.



#13 Mishimaryu   EWGF! (f,N~d~d/f+2) CAGiversary!   1506 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 10:44 PM

Anyone has luck PM with Sony PSN store with Bestbuy ?

#14 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 11:05 PM

Picked up 2 copies Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NSW): $15.99 and Fire Emblem Warriors (NSW) $15.99 as well. Doom Collection (X1) $7.99. It's a good deal ;)

sweet score on builders 2. Gonna have to swing by the closest best buy and see if they have a copy. Thanks.

#15 Equippt  

Posted 23 September 2020 - 11:37 PM

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) was $21.99 at my store, still a solid deal. Didn't see much else there.

#16 mikeshinobi  

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:29 AM

Picked up 2 copies Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NSW): $15.99 and Fire Emblem Warriors (NSW) $15.99 as well. Doom Collection (X1) $7.99.  It's a good deal ;)

The Switch version of FEW for $15.99, no kidding? My Best Buys have the 3DS version for that price but I didn't bother to list it because it's easy to find for cheaper ($11.85 on Amazon right now lol). I'll have to keep my eye out for that one.



#17 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3613 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:49 AM

The Switch version of FEW for $15.99, no kidding? My Best Buys have the 3DS version for that price but I didn't bother to list it because it's easy to find for cheaper ($11.85 on Amazon right now lol). I'll have to keep my eye out for that one.

Mass Genie was offering it for $19.99 last year, as that is when I got it.  I found it enjoyable for that price. 



#18 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1763 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 06:11 PM

My store had a ton of xeonblade chronicles definitive on the shelf over 8 copies. Hopefully they will drop more

#19 flix1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2020 - 10:37 PM

My store had Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NSW) for $25.  I also found Shining Resonance Refrain (NSW) for $20.99.

 

Purchased those along with Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield @ $40 each.

 

I had been looking for some decent sale items to get me over the $250 Best Buy hump this month, which I needed to spend on my BB Visa to earn an additional $25 rewards certificate.



#20 fancysnail   Banned Banned   5 Posts   Joined 0.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:15 PM

At my local BB, picked up Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NSW) for 15.99 and Trails of Cold Steel III (PS4) for 18.99.

All the prices on the placard were wrong (old higher values), they still had the paper tags, so prob worth asking someone to price check it.

Saw tons of Xenoblades and Pokemon Sword/Shield for $40.

#21 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13202 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:14 AM

Hit the Wilmington, DE (Concord Pike) BB this afternoon, picked up:

 

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) - $15.99 (one left at the time)

Raiden V: Director's Cut LE (Switch) - $12.99 (one left at the time)

Doom Slayers Collection (PS4) - $12.99

 

Saw tags for:

 

New Super Lucky's Tale (Switch) - $10.99

My Time at Portia (Switch) - $12.99 (2 left)

Doom Slayers Collection (XB1) - $7.99 (1 left but it was not factory shrink wrapped, not sure if they all came like that or not)



#22 emg28   esteeohpee CAGiversary!   3123 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:38 AM

<p>Best Buy #2:

  • Disgaea 4 (NSW): $15.99
  • Dead Cells (NSW): $10.99
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS): $12.99 (didn't get this, very sad)
  • Some other 3DS title I was extremely sad I missed out on (3DS): $10.99
That’s a nice price for Disgaea 4 and Radiant Historia. RH dropped to $27.99 in my area but they’re sold out now. The e-shop has had it as low as $19.99 but I would prefer a physical copy.

Currently keeping an eye on Wasteland 2 NSW but it refuses to drop below $22.99.

#23 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13202 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:41 AM

That’s a nice price for Disgaea 4 and Radiant Historia. RH dropped to $27.99 in my area but they’re sold out now. The e-shop has had it as low as $19.99 but I would prefer a physical copy.

Currently keeping an eye on Wasteland 2 NSW but it refuses to drop below $22.99.

Oh that reminds me, there was a tag for Wasteland 2 (Switch) for $10.99 at the BB I was at today, but it was sold out.



#24 dieselsoccer  

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:51 AM

Picked up Control deluxe edition on PS4 for $18.

#25 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3676 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:23 AM

Hit the Wilmington, DE (Concord Pike) BB this afternoon, picked up:

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) - $15.99 (one left at the time)
Raiden V: Director's Cut LE (Switch) - $12.99 (one left at the time)
Doom Slayers Collection (PS4) - $12.99

Saw tags for:

New Super Lucky's Tale (Switch) - $10.99
My Time at Portia (Switch) - $12.99 (2 left)
Doom Slayers Collection (XB1) - $7.99 (1 left but it was not factory shrink wrapped, not sure if they all came like that or not)


That's an awesome deal on new super lucky's tale, might have to go check for that one.

#26 mikeshinobi  

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 04:09 AM

Fire Emblem Warriors (3DS) was reduced to $4.99 now. I bought a few copies at that price just to hold onto because when my brain sees "$4.99" and "Fire Emblem" and "it's on a Nintendo console" I just can't help myself, even if it is a musou game and not an actual FE title.

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=5746604

 

Also, Travis Strikes Again (NSW) was reduced to $14.99

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6315587



#27 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3676 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 05:05 AM

Grabbed pokemon sword today for $39.99

#28 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1348 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2020 - 07:18 AM

Wish I saw this thread sooner. Over the weekend I checked out a BBY near these 2 stood out:

Planescape Torment & Icewind Dale - $8.98
Shenmue I & II Launch Edition - $8.98

Both PS4

#29 Backlog Hog  

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 02:48 AM

I went looking for Fire Emblem Warriors Nintendo Switch at a local Best Buy but they were sold out. But they did have two copies left of Dragon Quest Builders 2 NS for $15.99 clearance price. I bought one & learned my 20% GCU discount doesn’t work on in store clearance games, but still- I’m happy with the price. Seems like a neat game. I also noticed they were sold out of Freedom Planet NS, had only one copy left of Mighty Switch Force Collection NS, only one Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy NS, one left of The Wonderful 101: Remastered NS & a bunch more NS games I can’t remember right now were sold out. Noticed only two copies of Pokémon: Shield but they had a bunch of Pokémon: Sword. They also had a bunch of Super Mario 3D All-Stars & a bunch of Xenoblade Chronicles.

#30 Backlog Hog  

Backlog Hog

Posted 30 September 2020 - 02:59 AM

Clearance prices generally change on Fridays now (used to be Monday before that became the start of the week for deals). Prices can vary wildly from store to store and the website too. Even the website can have better deals then stores. Mine ran out of Tour de France 2019 last week because we were fulfilling orders for the $11 online price (in store it was $33). Some games do have a "floor" price though that they will never go under. Quite a few haven't changed at all in 7-8 months.


Tyrok, do you know if GCU is supposed to work on in store clearance prices games??

I know it does for online clearance games....