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JKSonic

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#14065876 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by JKSonic on Yesterday, 07:55 PM

Found The Forced Unleashed 2 for PS3 (the one with the cool little USB guy) at my closest Walmart, haha.  Didn't check the price but have to wonder if it's really cheap if it's worth a buy to resell.  At the same store they're trying to sell Morrowind for $30!  It's the one in the XB1 packaging but still, it's $15 digitally.  Needless to say they have a whole stack of those.




#14064756 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by JKSonic on 12 October 2018 - 12:45 AM

I did the X1X trade in today, was just too good of a deal to pass up.  I had thought about looking for other deals online but meh, I can drive five minutes and do this and have it all done and don't have to deal with eBay or Craigslist or FB.  Plus, I don't even think I'd get close to $250 if I sold locally so I'm sure it all evened out in the end.  What I should have done though is drove up to DE, no sales tax.  Hmm, actually, wonder if I should do that tomorrow and just return and buy.




#14029850 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by JKSonic on 23 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

mindless hack and slash. Pretty repitative.

If you choose to play it that way, I guess it can kinda be...but no, overall the game is not that at all.




#14028036 Target Clearance Thread XXII

Posted by JKSonic on 19 July 2018 - 03:51 PM

I was out of town for a wedding and then had a sick kid as we got back so been busy.  I'm going to just do myself a favor and not look up what this coupon deal or whatever it is was...




#13998650 Target Clearance Thread XXII

Posted by JKSonic on 22 May 2018 - 10:11 PM

When my daughter is born...wife's due date is June 23rd, first baby for us. We're super excited, terrified and exhausted all at the same time...lol

Awesome!  Buckle up haha, going to be a rough ride.  Seriously though, having a handheld around is a freaking lifesaver so I personally highly recommend something you can have where you can just shut it , then come back to it later.  Invaluable.




#13997730 Target Clearance Thread XXII

Posted by JKSonic on 20 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

I tried to buy an orange/white 2DS XL at a store that had it for $45 but was OOS, but the price kept changing to the full $149.99 upon me going to my cart in the Target app, regardless of whether or not I was physically in the store. I was then told by the main electronics employee that they could only honor the $45 clearance price if the item was physically in the store: ordering it online or via the app would pull the inventory from a generic warehouse location, voiding the clearance price via location. I took screenshots to show my dilemma:
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Kinda feel like giving up on the cheap 2DS dream at this point...much prefer the blue/black one anyway, but I don’t want to pay $150 for a handheld game system I won’t even have the chance to use once my daughter comes next month.

When your daughter comes to visit, or when you're daughter is born?  If about to be born - I have three kids, and when they were first born the DS's were one of the BEST things to have around.  Trust me, a huge part of being a parent of a newborn is that it gets damn boring sometimes.  Playing on consoles or PC, yeah that can be hard because the baby/your Wife will often need you in a whim...but a DS that you can put into sleep mode simply by closing it?  Super smart to have around...  I'm also a stay at home Dad, and have a handheld with me when my Wife went back to work helped keep me sane!




#13984962 Toys"R"Us TRU YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I

Posted by JKSonic on 23 April 2018 - 04:44 PM

At mine only the gift section was 40% off, so wrapping paper, bags, tissue paper, etc.  Most toys were still at 10% but there was a few aisles that were up to 15%.

 

I know the process is usually slow, but man they're really dragging this one out.




#13971324 XBL Deals - DwG: Shadow / Tomb Raider, Child of Light, Madden 19, NBA 19, mor...

Posted by JKSonic on 27 March 2018 - 01:06 AM

Great sale content wise, but nothing jumps out at me as an amazing price.  In fact for the most part, a lot of these games are either staying put in their pricing (why is Quantum Break still $20?) or not as low as they should be yet (Resident Evil 7 should be $15 by now with the $50 gold edition out).

 

Anybody have any recommendations for games $10 or under?  Been thinking about Little Nightmares...




#13966121 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by JKSonic on 18 March 2018 - 03:38 PM

Know what I'd do if I found a crazy cache like that?  I'd buy the games I actually wanted, any I knew my kids would play, and anything I'd know any close friends or family wanted.  And well, that's it.  If it was an EXTREMELY crazy deal like somebody mentioned if you say some consoles on sale for $25 or something...same deal.  Depending on my money situation, if I COULD afford to buy them all maybe I would.  However, I'd use those consoles to either sell to people for extremely cheap or even to give them away.  Yup, yes there are actually people like that in the world.  Know what I did when I ended up with two Wii's during launch?  I sold one for barely over cost.  Another time I ended up with two 360's at one point, I gave the second one to my brother in law.    

 

Maybe for me it's because I've been there, and while I've never been homeless, I have experienced poverty.  Eating ice cream and frozen waffles for dinner multiple times a week, dumpster diving for snacks/bread.  My parents foregoing a real dinner so my sister and I could eat.  Or, directly related to games, only really ever buying games when they're on clearance or some kind of fire sale.  I've been there and I know how much stuff like clearance games means to some people.  

 

Have I EVER flipped games or sold something for a profit?  Yup, so go ahead and judge.  But even then I was always pretty careful to not be too greedy, or it was in situation where most people would never know about it anyway.  I remember a few years back Madden did this promo with Direct TV and I ended up with an NFL season pass.  I sold it for a profit, but for the person I sold it to it was still MUCH cheaper than if he had bought that on his own.  Today, now that I'm a bit more secure, not sure if I'd do it for profit at all though...depends on the situation I guess.

 

I'm not claiming to be some saint, but I am saying I've been there on both sides and we could all use to think about people in those positions sometimes.  That kid who could have used his allowance to buy that clearance game, that parent who could have afforded to make their kid's birthday party extra special, that dude who's in between jobs or maybe can't work due to medical issues...  You hoard them or resell them, I'll leave it there in the hopes one of those people pick it up.




#13963724 Toys"R"Us TRU YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I

Posted by JKSonic on 14 March 2018 - 04:25 PM

I still MUCH prefer going to a place like TRU even if it means spending a couple extra bucks.  The benefit of actually FINDING the toys we often want outweighs the drive and spending a few more.  I really don't like buying stuff like toys online even if they have nice return policies, and usually if a toy is hard to find/more expensive in stores, it also is online.  Plus, as already said, TRU is really good at price matching anyway. 

 

Keep in mind too I have three kids to drag with me and I STILL prefer it.  I want to see the toy with my own eyes, hold it, test it if I can.  I want to see the wonder in my kid's eyes as we go down the aisles with those huge shelves and they can see toys they didn't even known exists.  I really don't want to lose that, my kids are young enough we have 4-5 more years of that...

 

While the events are cool, honestly we rarely go to them, I'd like to more we just usually don't...don't know why.  

 

But yes if you couldn't tell already or from my other post...I really wish TRU wouldn't close.  Already lost KB and my kids didn't get to experience that much, I'd like for them to at least see TRU through.  Shoot I'm an adult and I'll often go there to just look around at all the cool stuff lol.




#13962188 Target Clearance Thread XXII

Posted by JKSonic on 12 March 2018 - 01:27 AM

Just got back from target. Was able to get a few games on clearance but they wouldn’t sell me the white and orange 2DS for 75even though it was listed for that price on the target app. The supervisor tried to tell me that they never price match the app. Well after she told me that I went through the check out line and the two games that I was buying were almost 50% cheaper on the app. The cashier price matched it with no problem. Has anyone else had issues with primatching with their own app?

My store NEVER price matches their app and I usually have to beg to get them to even PM the website.  I've been told the employees need to physically mark them down with the gun first, even if it's showing cheaper in the system.  That only means it SHOULD be marked down, not that it IS.  As for matching at the register, my store won't do that at all, they always send me over to CS for price matches.

 

So what that's supposed to mean I don't know.  I take that as "ok, so you guys are behind and/or have lazy employees...and I suffer because of that...all when you know very well this is the price is should be?"  

 

I think this has happened to me maybe four times now, and every time I just leave even if I was going to buy other stuff.  I've left my cart right there and everything before.  Screw them, that's some dumb ****




#13961753 Toys"R"Us TRU YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I

Posted by JKSonic on 11 March 2018 - 02:35 AM

Sucks they might (are?) shut down ALL stores now, especially since mine was one of the ones staying open.  I have a lot of nostalgia for that place, going as a kid back when you had to take the tickets to the front to buy videogames...but even now having went there with all my kids.  Target and Walmart never have a good variety of stuff so we always love going to see all the "extra" toys at TRU.  Sigh....oh well. 




#13950771 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by JKSonic on 21 February 2018 - 04:31 PM

Maybe I'd be more tempted if I knew of a market for the stuff. Most marketplace sites around me seem to be filled with people who want everything for way under asking price.

Me "Here's this like-new great condition item...sells new for $250, I'm asking only $150"

 

Almost every person that replies "Would you take 75?"  "How about $50?"  "I saw somebody selling this for 25! (forgetting to mention it was in terrible condition and barely usable)"

 

Good lord I hate selling stuff in marketplaces here haha.




#13941359 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by JKSonic on 08 February 2018 - 03:06 AM

Well everyone knows I'm a reseller (or professional flipper though that's sounds a bit insulting).

Not to go too deep into the debate but I do buy out stock on clearance items. The way I see it, these items have been in the stores for months to years and no one wanted it. I'm going to sell it for (obviously more than I paid) below MSRP as that's how you stay competitive. If I'm in the store and others see my cart and want some items, I'm ok to give a few away. But I buy out not because I'm greedy but because this is my living. I'm ok to be nice with deals (hell, I started this thread and share deals and advice all the time) but I also like to pay my bills and not worry about debt.

But not all resellers are the same.

What I tend to have more of a problem with are when people buy out in-demand items.  Clearance items I still don't feel right about completely clearing out, but much more acceptable for sure.  And you definitely seem like much more of a cool person than most about it so kudos for that.  I've just been, and somewhat still am, in a situation where I personally benefit greatly from clearance items to where I can afford items for my kids or myself that I normally would not.  So it's just disheartening sometimes knowing there's other people out there like me.




#13940972 Toys"R"Us TRU YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I

Posted by JKSonic on 07 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

100% Need a new thread for closing...completely different than normal clearance and this board will be flooded and drown out clearance for anybody without a closing store.