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#14399254 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Romeo on 26 May 2021 - 03:18 AM

Well here's a fun story today.

 

Went to walmart 1 where I know I saw Captain Tsubasa last week. Totally struck out, though did find Dreams PS4 for $8 and a copy of Mario 3D Land 3DS for $9.

 

Go to walmart #2 and completely struck out. No $.03 games, not even a single 3DS game on the shelf. Zilch.

 

Next up was walmart #3. I planned ahead and saw a few $10 3DS games I wanted on brickseek, so I was pretty confident I'd find some things I want. I was right and picked up Majora's Mask, Pokemon Ultra Moon, Ocarina of Time, Bowser's Inside Story, and Animal Crossing New Leaf.

 

Now here's the butterfly effect part... after I ring out at the electronics counter, I had a gut instinct to double check the shelf before I left. A different employee came up next to me and started scanning games. Sparked up conversation and he didn't know the 3DS games were marked down, he was excited when he saw me purchase them at the register. He proceeds to tell me he assisted in taking down the $.03 games over the weekend. I told him a few I was looking forward to playing, and he goes "oh I know those, I'm sure I saw them and still have them put away". He goes in the back and brings out Captain Tsubasa, Darksiders Genesis, and Streets of Rage 4 for PS4. 

 

Now an electronics leader is watching him at this point and says "you can't sell those, they're on a hold to send back". Thanks to the forum here, I knew this round of $.03 games was not restricted like the previous batch. I asked "hey can you scan them and let me know if they can be sold or come up restricted?". Sure enough they ring up fine, and the supervisor says "well if they scan and ring up then you can sell then. Picked up the three PS4 games along with the 3DS games and left a happy customer!




#14398784 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by Romeo on 24 May 2021 - 03:30 AM

Buy it in a year or two.  The system is a lot of fun, and makes playing ps4 games immensely better but the reasons to own a ps5 or Xbox series X right now are minimal.  It can be fun hunting for the system in my opinion but if it cause you stress its really not worth it.  I bought mine through a Gamestop bundle a few days before Christmas and it was pretty easy process, had more than enough time to order it and was able to exchange one of the games I didn't want after it arrived.
 

 

This is honestly how I'm starting to feel about the PS5. I haven't wanted to get one until a few weeks ago but just the BS with having to wait for an online drop, then hoping everything is properly lined up with the starts to get one, only to have it sell out in less than 5 minutes. I think I'll honestly just wait for a the PS5 Pro, or whatever they deem to call the next iteration of the console, before really trying to get one. 

 

I've been saying this for months. I had numerous chances to buy a PS5 since last year, and finally 'accidentally' pulled the trigger on one on a Thursday drop when I kept hitting checkout just to see what would happen. The only reason why I kept it was I had target gift cards to use. After setting it up, I platinumed Astro, the free game it comes with, and trophy hunted some old games. There is no reason to own a PS5 now except to play some games marginally better.

 

Buying a PS5 today is like getting a new GPU. It's all hype and thrill of the hunt. When you get it, all you're going to do is play old games to see a slight FPS and load time bump.




#14394904 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Romeo on 04 May 2021 - 12:12 PM

That tank might be the best toy I’ve ever seen. I no longer feel my childhood was complete.

 

I'm just glad they painted the turret tip orange. Just in case the police think it's a real tank rolling down the sidewalk with little Timmy inside.




#14394089 Best Buy deals

Posted by Romeo on 30 April 2021 - 03:17 AM

May bite on breakpoint. Didn’t it get a update to run at 60 on PS5?


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#14393858 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by Romeo on 29 April 2021 - 02:50 AM

I keep telling myself that, but always try to get one when I see it. I'd rather have an all black model if they ever make one in the future anyway.

 

Don't sweat it, you aren't missing out on much. There are no exclusive games, mine really has been collecting dust besides playing Astrobot and trophy hunting on some old games to compare the graphics/speed.

 

As far as new color, the plastic panels slide right off and are easily replaceable.




#14391134 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by Romeo on 15 April 2021 - 01:43 AM

Funny, that's the one I want, but had to settle for a Disc Drive version. 

 

Settle for the disc drive? I can't imagine why anyone would intentionally buy a Digital edition, particularly when the console is backwards compatible with older games. You're just limiting yourself with movies and games.




#14390537 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Romeo on 11 April 2021 - 10:46 PM

Wow score! That one was I was hunting back during the Jan/Feb clearances. Found it though always at MSRP.




#14380138 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by Romeo on 25 February 2021 - 01:13 PM

Had it in my cart right at 7:50a. Even have gift cards for target to cover the full cost of the system. Still couldn't do it. Just not interested in the launch console right now, not going to buy in the hype of the artificial scarcity of the system.




#14372287 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Romeo on 23 January 2021 - 02:07 PM

I have had some walmarts tell me 2 game limit on each clearance title to give others a chance at getting the deal. Like its a PS5 or something. lol

That’s how it should be. No one should be hoarding. 




#14365457 Playstation 5 Re-stock Thread

Posted by Romeo on 28 December 2020 - 02:53 AM

Is Sony even making more PS5s? Have they said anything? Right now its looking like an Ebay exclusive until Q2 2021.

 

By all means I mean this as a legitimate question... is there any reason to own a PS5 now besides to play PS4 games a little smoother and quicker? I have had several opportunities to get one through preorder phases and all, and yet I keep talking myself out of it until v2 or at least a holiday bundle and lots of firmware updates. Then by then hopefully a 2TB HD is standard. 




#14358549 Target Clearance Thread XXIV

Posted by Romeo on 08 December 2020 - 02:12 AM

Right, the P5R steelbook might not be that rare in the totality of things, but the current conversation and questions were centered around its present availability at Target stores, since many of the stores now have discounted/clearanced the game to $17.99. Target had carried the steelbook edition when the game first released but as copies have been sold, regular (blue case) editions had taken their place. Someone had asked/guessed earlier if the DPCI had been merged for the steelbook and standard copies, to which I responded previously, confirming that the DPCIs had been merged.

 

I got ya. Thank you. I'm concerned these types of deals/mergers will fade away permanently now. target stores stopped carrying ubisoft gold edition games. When they merged there were some good deals to be had. I remember the days you'd find a CE or steelbook edition at 50% off a week after launch!




#14347418 Walmart Black Friday Ad 2020 - 11/25

Posted by Romeo on 16 November 2020 - 04:10 AM

What about 4k dvds?

 

Are those similar to cassette tape CDs?




#14339540 Official Collector's Edition Compilation XI - 2020

Posted by Romeo on 30 October 2020 - 07:29 PM

I still have to play Watch Dogs 2 and AC Odyssey, I started both and truly got burned out on that style of gameplay. Currently playing Tsushima  and while I’m enjoying the game, this genre is beaten like a dead horse at this point. Plus with the whole cyberpunk theme of WD2, it just didn’t appeal to me. Though the San Fran locale definitely does.




#14335994 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by Romeo on 20 October 2020 - 12:06 AM

So then, is there a set day of the week that items are usually marked down on?

 

No, walmart clearances are literally store to store discretion. Nothing is universal with them.




#14331227 Nintendo Switch: Animal Crossing limited edition console available $299....

Posted by Romeo on 01 October 2020 - 12:52 AM

I bought 2, one at Target with my red card and other with GS credit. Offerup and craigslist looks to be flooded with Switches right now. I'll list them up locally, during the Holidays

 

Or you can return it and not be a flipper.