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$14.88 WalMart game blowout.


#61 PKRipp3r   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3274 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:03 PM

The truth is supposed to hurt, not be funny.



hence my extreme amusement

Wank-Mart has not only one of the crappiest, most out-of-date selections of games available - they are ALL severely overpriced.

there are, on a regular basis, GH titles being sold at full price.

in short, the WM game 'section' has zero redeeming qualities and no self-respecting gamer (with another option within 50 miles) would be caught dead shopping there.

*hands you a bottle of Bactene and some cotton swabs*

#62 Skylander7   Accidental Engineer/Beer Snob CAGiversary!   2214 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Skylander7

Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:04 PM

40 bucks. So if it goes to 14.88, it'd be quite the deal.


That's almost as bad as the Montgomery AL Walmart on Eastern Blvd having new copies of Suikoden II for 50 bucks up until 2 years ago (they had them in the case since release, I always wanted to buy them up but passed. I couldn't afford them on my meager wage at that time).

One of my local Walmarts has Fusion Frenzy at 49.99 still.

#63 TheCochese   TheLegend CAGiversary!   13962 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:09 PM

hence my extreme amusement

Wank-Mart has not only one of the crappiest, most out-of-date selections of games available - they are ALL severely overpriced.

there are, on a regular basis, GH titles being sold at full price.

in short, the WM game 'section' has zero redeeming qualities and no self-respecting gamer (with another option within 50 miles) would be caught dead shopping there.

*hands you a bottle of Bactene and some cotton swabs*


Wavebirds @ $10, HD system selectors @ $15, PSP cases @ $2...deals abound. It's all in what people perceive as value. Wal-mart may indeed suck on prices and selection, but they must be doing something right.

#64 opportunity777   Disco Fever CAGiversary!   5186 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:11 PM

never seen anything good for 14.88 at walmart so far, so it would be nice if they started selling something good for that price, although frankly 14.88 seems pretty expensive for most game now a days compared to most cheapass deals


I don't think they have a game below $39.99 at my Walmart. A single copy of Monster Rancher 4 that has been there since like the beginning of time is still $49.96.

#65 daroga   swimming with nanocarp CAGiversary!   11178 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:12 PM

While I agree that WalMart blows a lot of the time, I did get Nintendogs there a day early. So, at times, their incompetence does good things ;)

daroga

#66 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3405 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:19 PM

:lol: x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

biggest laugh I've had all month

:lol:


"“28 percent of total video gamers purchased games at Wal-Mart, up from
26 percent in 2001, edging out Best Buy as the retail outlet of choice
with only 16 percent of gamers, down from 19 percent in 2001.”'

"Wal-Mart is currently the No. 1 seller of new video games, with about
23 percent market share.

MSNBC: June 29, 2005
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8409492/"

Obviously when you add 'used' in the mix, that changes things, but then, it's hardly fair to compare those retailers to WM since Wm doesnt' sell used.

And of course, WM does have the highest prices, overall.
"Wal-Mart's prices were the highest, coming in 9 percent higher -- nearly $100 for a basket of 30 games -- than Amazon.com and 6 percent higher than Best Buy"

People pay for convenience. A large chunk of those games are probably Grandma or Pop buying Madden for Junior [or for himself], while doing the grocery shopping or hitting the sporting goods aisle.

Of course, that also means WM has incredible power:
"Wal-Mart said Wednesday it is pulling copies of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" off store shelves after the video game industry's ratings board changed the rating on the game to "Adults Only".

The ratings change will force Take Two Interactive to halt manufacturing on the game and cut its earnings forecast by nearly $50 million. "
http://money.cnn.com...rsonaltech/gta/

#67 bostonfrontier  

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:23 PM

nothing good

#68 Banana   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   16 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:20 PM

My Wal-Mart is selling Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (N64) for $49.99, ew.



BTW, I shop at Wal-Mart for video games all the time.

#69 BarrettSan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 01:34 AM

My Wal-Mart is selling Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (N64) for $49.99, ew.



BTW, I shop at Wal-Mart for video games all the time.


I can 1-up that.

My Wal-Mart had 2 copies of Rise of the Robots for SNES, priced at $69.99, right up until the PS2 launch. :lol:

#70 mario23air   Shut up and play! CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 02:33 AM

I have never bought a game from Wal*Mart and I never will. That place sucks.

#71 PKRipp3r   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3274 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2005 - 02:34 AM

"“28 percent of total video gamers purchased games at Wal-Mart, up from
26 percent in 2001, edging out Best Buy as the retail outlet of choice
with only 16 percent of gamers, down from 19 percent in 2001.”'

"Wal-Mart is currently the No. 1 seller of new video games, with about
23 percent market share.

MSNBC: June 29, 2005
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8409492/"

Obviously when you add 'used' in the mix, that changes things, but then, it's hardly fair to compare those retailers to WM since Wm doesnt' sell used.

And of course, WM does have the highest prices, overall.
"Wal-Mart's prices were the highest, coming in 9 percent higher -- nearly $100 for a basket of 30 games -- than Amazon.com and 6 percent higher than Best Buy"

People pay for convenience. A large chunk of those games are probably Grandma or Pop buying Madden for Junior [or for himself], while doing the grocery shopping or hitting the sporting goods aisle.

Of course, that also means WM has incredible power:
"Wal-Mart said Wednesday it is pulling copies of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" off store shelves after the video game industry's ratings board changed the rating on the game to "Adults Only".

The ratings change will force Take Two Interactive to halt manufacturing on the game and cut its earnings forecast by nearly $50 million. "
http://money.cnn.com...rsonaltech/gta/


so, you just completely forgot what we were talking about??

or you got tired of that and decided to move on to a new topic...?

#72 Indiana   Over 3 decades of gaming! CAGiversary!   3142 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2005 - 07:13 PM

So what is on sale at Wal-mart? Nothing?

#73 JCNY23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:21 PM

My wife went to Walmart just awhile ago and saw the newest Greatest Hits in the bin along with the older ones at our local store.

#74 Chacrana   You wa Cock CAGiversary!   22669 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2005 - 09:21 PM

Walmart's "blowout" wasn't at my Walmart. I fucking hate that store though... once I finish my list of games to get, I'm actually never going there again. Ever.

#75 Cmoore58   Kiss Tha Rangs B****! CAGiversary!   212 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 09:43 PM

at walmart.com have more than usual amount of ps2 and xbox games for 14.82 might be worth checking out.

#76 ManChowder   soooo sleepy... CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:03 PM

nothing at my walmart (Fountain Valley, CA).... although I kinda assumed as much.

#77 yuy104   The future is blu CAGiversary!   518 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:07 PM

FF:CC with GBA cable for $15 at nj southplainfield walmart

#78 Will   Official CAG Asshole CAGiversary!   6159 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2005 - 01:40 AM

of course walmart may be the biggest seller of retail games. theres a walmart everwhere you turn.

#79 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3405 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 01:51 AM

so, you just completely forgot what we were talking about??

or you got tired of that and decided to move on to a new topic...?


Well, I thought I'd add something other than "Nothing at my store!"

Someone said "WM is the biggest seller of video games", and someone else made a sarcastic reply. I wanted the truth somewhere in there.

I think the only games I've bought at a WM have been BG&E and Shadow Hearts: Covenant, both in a discount bin with a bunch of other crap [the other stuff was crap, like Fantavision for 29.99, the two I bought weren't.]
I do see where they marked their regular prices down to 19.82 or 39.82 for most games, so they can now say they are the 'cheapest' [regular] priced seller of new games.
But the two WM's I go to never have any good pricedrop deals, except for the aforementioned BG&E and SH:C [and I got the last copy of each].

#80 TheCochese   TheLegend CAGiversary!   13962 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2005 - 03:28 AM

Absolutely no bin and no deals.

#81 DX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2005 - 03:44 AM

Updated with ONE STORES list.

Check your store for more.Get price checks because when it comes to pricing most WM's are worse than Circuit City.

#82 Skylander7   Accidental Engineer/Beer Snob CAGiversary!   2214 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 03:58 AM

Well, the Baiten Kaitos would certainly be worth it at 14 bucks. I've played through most of it, and it's actually a pretty good game. Any chance there's more to the list?

By the way OP, thanks for the info.

#83 DX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:03 AM

Well, the Baiten Kaitos would certainly be worth it at 14 bucks. I've played through most of it, and it's actually a pretty good game. Any chance there's more to the list?

By the way OP, thanks for the info.



Varies by store.Price changes are sent down based on a stores inventory.

I can only get a list from the store I work at,but the price change is chain wide.If I dont have a certain game instock that supposed to be marked down I dont even see the markdown in my system.

#84 usickenme   I'm the a-hole CAGiversary!   2556 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:06 AM

This isn't quite a blowout...more like a fart in a bathtub

#85 DX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:11 AM

This isn't quite a blowout...more like a fart in a bathtub



If you even bothered to read my original post you would have seen that I clearly stated it could be great or could be garbage.

Now take yourself back to Modojo.

#86 The Successful Dropout   eye we tall did CAGiversary!   9551 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:19 AM

This isn't quite a blowout...more like a fart in a bathtub


your mom is more like a fart in a bathtub, dicklips

thx op, i'll check it out

#87 usickenme   I'm the a-hole CAGiversary!   2556 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 06:37 PM

If you even bothered to read my original post you would have seen that I clearly stated it could be great or could be garbage.

Now take yourself back to Modojo.


yeah this is why you hyped it to hell and back.

A BLOWOUT!!! OFMG!!!

The rule here is if your deal is shit, you get made fun of...mmmkay?

#88 MaxBiaggi3   Designated Bad Guy CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 06:40 PM

The rule here is if your deal is shit, you get made fun of...mmmkay?


This deal has been compared to a fart. Nobody anywhere called it shit. :D

#89 PKRipp3r   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3274 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2005 - 06:42 PM

This isn't quite a blowout...more like a fart in a bathtub


i'm gonna go ahead and concur wholeheartedly with that statement

#90 Serialkilla   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 06:58 PM

Thanks for the list, I need to check my Wally World out.