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Posted by YoshiFan1 on 07 August 2016 - 04:49 AM
It makes me laugh to hear positivity about Ollie's. It always seemed like the stuff big Lots couldn't sell went there on a discount. Maybe I just have an exceptionally crappy one.
There seems to be a major difference between locations. Where I used to live there was a somewhat new location that had a good selection of merchandise and the store was clean and an older store 45 minutes away near an amusement park that I went to often that didn't look the greatest but had some of the better merchandise (like original XBox games for $0.99 a few years ago). The 2 that are in my area now are both older stores that have half empty shelves and are dirtier.
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Posted by YoshiFan1 on 02 April 2016 - 08:06 PM
In regards to those complaining about flipping…
Many years ago, this very site posted early information regarding a massive Circuit City sale where a megaton of games were on clearance for rock-bottom prices. The discounts were entered into the system early, so I and others were able to go to the stores and buy (some) discounted inventory before the actual sale began.
I nabbed quite a bit of stuff.
As I was checking out, I noticed a pile of software I already had but I also knew I could buy this stuff and flip it. I decided however not to be greedy and leave it for others. I was feeling pretty good about my own haul and I figured, spread the wealth.
Later that week, when the actual sale began, I returned to the store with friends and discovered that the CC employees had absolutely gutted the inventory and left practically nothing for customers when the doors opened.
We later discovered those same employees traded in hundreds of games to the local Gamestop.
My advice is get what you can while you can get it. Good deals don’t last.
Kudos to those of you who pounced.
I had something similar happen at Sears around 6 or 7 years ago. Guitar Hero bundles were $5 to $8 and not tagged correctly. I bought 3 of them and there were over 15 left. As soon as the cashier saw the price, he called over the other electronics employees and they radioed other employees in the stores. Literally 2 minutes from when I took the games to the register, the other 15+ were all behind the counter held for other employees and I heard some employees talking about reselling them. So I agree with buying what you want when you see it.
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