Is that what counts as a decent flip these days? Genuinely asking, because that's a lot of work for $5...
5 minutes to post it on eBay...another 5 minutes to pack/ship it. It's really not that much work.
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Posted by duderanch on 06 January 2019 - 08:32 PM
I think every game is simply $15 off. I picked up:
Super Mario 3D Land ($5)
LOZ: Ocarina of Time ($5)
LOZ: A Link Between Worlds ($5)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon ($5)
Detective Pikachu ($25)
Kirby Battle Royale with Cheese ($25)
Poochy & Yoshi's Wooly World ($11.98 ... on clearance)
Posted by duderanch on 01 February 2018 - 05:07 PM
A buddy and I drove out to a bunch of Walmarts in the area. We only got denied at one store (Was trying to buy two copies of Epic Yarn, but the manager only let me buy one). At another store, an employee tried to stop me from buying the games (after I had already paid for them). But a manager came over and didn't seem to care.
Anyway, here's what we picked up for 3 cents:
PokePark 2 (Wii)
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii)
Sin & Punishment 2 (Wii)
Metroid Other M (Wii)
Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii)
FIFA 13 (Wii U)
Giana Sisters (Wii U - this was $7)
Personal Trainer (DS)
Professor Layton & the Last Specter (DS)
Professor Layton & the Unwound Future (DS)
Legend of Kora (3DS)
Steel Diver (3DS)
Spirit Camera (3DS)
Bound by Flame (PS4)
FIFA Soccer (Vita)
Wolf Among Us (Xbox 360)
Wolf Among Us (XB1)
Posted by duderanch on 14 December 2015 - 12:38 AM
So, I just got done chatting with a Best Buy customer service rep. Ugh. First, the person tried to convince me that the game I was trying to buy was pre-owned. Then, he tried to tell me that the sale is no longer active because it's "greyed out". My head hurts now.
Marc Y : Thank you for choosing Best Buy. How may I assist you today?
You : I'm trying to buy 2 Nintendo Wii U games (there's a buy 1 get one 40% off sale), but it's overcharging me
Marc Y : I'll be happy to help you with your concern.
Marc Y : Let me go ahead and check it right away.
You : The subtotal should be 67.19, but it's ringing up as 68.78
Marc Y : I see, I'll go ahead and double check it for you.
You : Thank you
Marc Y : By the way, May I please have the SKU or model number of the product you are interested in? They can be found under the product description.
You : 8713053 and 7414009
Marc Y : Thank you so much for the information.
Marc Y : May I please have 1-2 minutes to look into this for you? I appreciate your patience.
You : No problem, thank you
Marc Y : One moment please.
Marc Y : May I have another minute to check on this for you?
You : Okay
Marc Y : Thank you very much.
You : To clarify, it should 40% off the cheapest game AND an additional 20% off both games with my Gamers Club Unlocked membership.
Marc Y : Yes, I understand that.
Marc Y : Sorry to keep you waiting.
Marc Y : I think I found the steps in order for you to get the 40% discount for your item.
You : Thank you
Marc Y : Please click here.
You : okay
Marc Y : Great!
You : It's a link for 15% game guides
Marc Y : I'm so sorry for that, let me further check.
Marc Y : Upon double checking here in my end it seems that this game the Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - Nintendo Wii U is not qualified for the 40% discount since it's a pre-owned item.
You : It's not pre-owned
You : The pre-owned listing is 29.99. This is 39.99 and listed as new
Marc Y : Let me verify here in my end why, you're not getting the 40% discount.
You : It's giving me 35% instead of 40%
You : This should be the correct subtotal...
You : STEP 1 - Subtract 20% GCU Discount ($47.99 + $31.99 = $79.98 subtotal) STEP 2 - Subtract 40% from the cheapest game ($47.99 + $19.20 = $67.19 subtotal)
Marc Y : Yes that's right.
Marc Y : I’m sorry for the delay on my part. I am double checking here in my end.
You : Thank you
Marc Y : Upon checking here, the buy one get 40% off sale is no longer available.
You : Huh?
Marc Y : That's the reason why the system is not giving you a 40% discount.
You : It's in the weekly ad
Marc Y : Try to check it, it's already grayed out.
Marc Y : Have you notice it ?
Marc Y : Yes, were on the same page.
You : When I log out and add 2 items to my cart, it properly subtracts the 40%
Marc Y : Please click here.
You : But when I login and apply my GCU account, it only subtracts 35% off
You : The promotion is definitely still active, it's just not properly applying the discounts
Marc Y : We sincerely apologize for the frustration this caused to you. I know you really wanted to get the
item and we should have been able to at least inform you ahead about the end time of the
Get 40% Off a Select Wii U or 3DS Game.
You : The promotion is still active
Marc Y : Once the deal is grayed out it's no longer available.
You : Greyed out? It's still on the website
Marc Y : Again I apologize for that.
You : Try it for yourself
You : Add 2 items from that list to your cart
You : It'll take 40% off the cheapest game
Marc Y : Gaming Offers
Marc Y : Please check the link and scroll down, to see that the offer is already grayed out.
You : No it's not
You : I can click on it
Marc Y : Yes you can click it, however it's grayed out already.
You : What does that mean?
Marc Y : The offer is no longer available.
You : But...it is
You : In fact, the offer STARTED today
You : It's in the Weekly Ad
Marc Y : I understand that, here's what I can recommend.
Marc Y : For your convenience I can give you the Best Buy hotline to place the order over the phone.
Marc Y : Here's our hotline 1-888-BEST BUY(1-888-237-8289).
Marc Y : You may try to talk with one of our voice agents, so that they can further assist you with your concern.
You : I probably won't do that, but I suggest that you get someone to fix the website
You : It's obviously not applying the proper discount. First, you tell me that the game I'm trying to purchase is pre-owned (which isn't true). Then, you tell me that the offer is no longer available (which also isn't true). This is ridiculous.
Marc Y : Again I apologize for the inconvenience that this have caused you. I know I'ts really frustrating. We are aware that our system is having problems updating the weekly ad.
You : Okay
Marc Y : Hi, are you still there? I'm sorry just checking if you're still with me.
You : I am
Marc Y : Have you notice the price of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - Nintendo Wii U it's $39.99.
Marc Y : And in the cart it's only $23.99.
You : Yes, I know
Marc Y : It's already discounted.
You : But, it should ALSO apply a 20% GCU discount.
You : STEP 1 - Subtract 40% from the $39.99 game ($59.99 + $23.99 = $83.99 subtotal) STEP 2 - Subtract 20% GCU Discount ($83.99 - 20% = $67.19 subtotal)
You : But the subtotal it's giving me is $68.78
You : Do you understand?
Posted by duderanch on 05 July 2014 - 06:16 PM
Here’s my yard sale haul for this weekend. There weren’t a lot of sales in my area (probably because of the 4th of July), but I still managed to score some decent finds. The N64 was only $1. The woman I bought it from said they couldn’t get it to work. When I got home, I noticed that the jumper pak was missing. So I popped in a jumper pak from a spare system I have, and it works perfectly. Not too shabby for $1. She also had the Game Boy tagged at $40 (yikes!), but I talked her down to $5.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Wii)
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
PokePark: Pikachu’s Adventure (Wii)
Blazing Angels (Wii)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Star Wars Battlefront II (Xbox)
David Geffen Rarities Vol. 1 (rare tracks by Weezer, That Dog, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, etc)
Nintendo 64 w/ 1 controller, AV cable, AC adapter
Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer (N64)
Beetle Adventure Racing CIB (N64)
Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction CIB (N64)
Nintendo Game Boy
Goofy-looking Game Boy Fanny Pack
Posted by duderanch on 28 June 2014 - 07:37 PM
Here’s this weekend’s game hunting finds! Boxed NES games!
Eliminator NES Cleaning Kit
Mary Kate & Ashley empty GCN case (It was free)
Sonic Chronicles (DS)
Spy Hunter (PS2)
Pokemon SoulSilver (DS)
StarFox Command (DS)
Lock’s Story (DS)
BeyBlade Revolution (GBA)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (Blu-Ray Steelbook)
Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS2)
Dragonball Z Budokai 2 (PS2)
Shrek Fairytale Freakdown (GBC)
Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)
Toy Story 2 (GBC)
Rayman Advance (GBA)
Genesis 3 w/ Turbo Controller (No cords)
Mickey Mousecapade CIB (NES)
Super Mario 2 CIB (NES)
Adventure Island in box (NES)
Bart vs. The Space Mutants (NES)
Ghostbusters II (NES)
TMNT2: The Arcade (NES)
Super Street Fighter II (SNES)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat III (SNES)
Star Fox (SNES)
Star Fox 64 (N64)
Clay Fighter 63 1/3 (N64)
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
South Park (N64)
Beavis & Butthead (GB)
Super Mario Land 2 (GB)
Killer Instinct (GB)
Posted by duderanch on 21 June 2014 - 07:12 PM
Here’s this weekend’s game hunting finds! This has been one of the best yard sale weekends I’ve had in a while.
-2 NES Systems w/4 Controllers, Zapper and Cleaning Kit
-N64 with 2 controllers and a memory card
-Lots of NES games with manuals and sleeves (TMNT 2, TMNT 3, Micro Machines, Double Dragon, Double Dragon III, Mike Tyson’s Punch-out, Dr. Mario, Rescue Rangers, Excitebike, Kung Fu, etc.)
-SNES Games - Mostly sports games
-N64 Games - Nothing BUT sports game
-SNES Mario Paint Mouse
-A stack of about 20 SNES manuals
-Namco Museum Vol. 1 (PS1)
-A few hundred WWF/WCW trading cards
$50 for everything
-Sega Saturn w/1 controller and several games (including Nights) - $15
-Resident Evil Essentials Collection
-Delta Force: Urban Warfare
$3 for everything
-Game Boy carrying case - 50 cents
-Gameboy Advance SP (AGS-101) with Tazmania 2 and Winnie the Pooh - 50 cents
-Pink Nintendo DS Lite with carrying case, styluses, charger, game cases, Yoshi’s Island, Nintendogs, and Brain Age - $10
-New Super Mario Bros. DS & Mario Kart DS (loose) - $1 each
-Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt (DS)
-Mr. Driller Drill Spirits (DS)
-Mario Kart (DS, CIB)
-Nintendogs empty case
-The Simpsons Game (Wii)
$6 for everything
-Turtles in Time (SNES), Incredible Hulk (SNES), Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball (SNES), NFL Blitz 2000 (N64), Shooting Gallery (NES), Ice Hockey (NES) - 50 cents each
-Beavis & Butthead (Genesis) - $2
-PS1 Games (Jet Moto 3, Driver 2, Metal Gear Solid, Die Hard) - $7 total
-Gamecube with Crazy Taxi and Zelda Collector’s Edition (The last thing I need is another Gamecube, but I mainly just wanted the Zelda game) - $25
Posted by duderanch on 15 June 2014 - 03:32 AM
Here’s my yard sale pickups for this weekend:
Yoshi’s Island (SNES) - 20 cents
Mario Paint (SNES) - 20 cents
Super Punch Out (SNES) - 20 cents
Mortal Kombat 3 (SNES) - 20 cents
Joe & Mac (SNES) - 20 cents
2 Gamecube Controllers - $2 each
Wii Classic Controller - $2
Mario Kart Double Dash (GC) - $2
Tron Battle Grids (Wii) - $2
Diddy Kong Racing (DS) - $2
COP: The Recruit (DS) - $2
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (PS1 Import) - $1
Nintendo DS Lite w/charger and Digimon Racing - $15
Andrew WK “The Wolf” - 25 cents
Dead Kennedys “Give Me Convenience…” -25 cents
Face to Face/Dropkick Murphys Split - 25 cents
The items on the right of the picture are just empty cases with manuals. I bought them, along with some GCN/SNES manuals and a GBA Wireless adapter, for $1 total.
Posted by duderanch on 07 June 2014 - 07:39 PM
Here's today's haul. I finally found some SNES games.
SNES w/3 controllers and all cords - $5
Super Metroid - 25 cents
Aladdin - 25 cents
Super Mario RPG - 25 cents
Family Feud - 25 cents
Star Fox - 25 cents
Super Mario All-stars - 25 cents
They also had an N64 with Donkey Kong 64 for $10, but someone else grabbed it before me. Oh well, I ended up finding an N64 later in the day anyway.
N64 with 2 controllers and all cables & Madden 2000 - $10
Xbox360 (non-working) with wireless adapter - $5
007 Nightfire - $1
Agent Under Fire - $1
Conan comics - $1 each
Alf puppet - $3