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#14178807 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 16 June 2019 - 08:36 AM

It'll take a hour just to find a Walmart employee that works in the electronic section that'll willing to service you.

THIS, times 1000. Seems 8 times out of 10, the Electronics section is completely deserted at any Walmart I go to...even during peak shopping hours. Most of the time, I have to go to the front of the store and very nicely ask that they get someone to Electronics to help me. If I ask other employees in the vicinity of Electronics, they usually just put their hands up...."not my area man". I now just expect it will be a ghost town back there. Then, when I ask them to get something out from behind the locked glass doors, they look at me like I've asked them to balance the budget. My favorite quote from an employee when I asked if they had any PS4 PRO's in the back: "Dude, I don't even know anything about that". That was a coupla weeks back.

 

There are good people at Walmart for sure, but by and large, let's just say it's not often a "pleasant" experience in there.




#14167419 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 22 May 2019 - 02:41 AM

the P55-F1?

I have the 65" but yes...same model series.




#14165499 5 day rental for just $9 at Redbox (PS4 & Xbox One)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 17 May 2019 - 01:52 AM

The situation's improved significantly compared to three years ago (that's a pretty long time) and we have way more measures in place to prevent it from happening. It fortunately doesn't happen as often & scammers for the most part seem to have come to realize it's not worth it - they always get caught.

Thanks for the info and that's good news. Good to hear the security measures have been improved from a few years ago and I do hope most of the scammers have been caught and prosecuted. Maybe at some point, I will try to rent again and hope for a better experience. 




#14165040 5 day rental for just $9 at Redbox (PS4 & Xbox One)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 16 May 2019 - 01:03 AM

Johnston306 is absolutely correct. The last few times I rented games from Redbox (about 3 years ago), there was just a paper copy printout of the disc, along with barcode. The actual disc had been stolen. Reported to Redbox and they didn't seem very concerned...just acknowledged that "it happens". Was going to do a consumer story with the local NBC station in my town about it but they had breaking news and had to cancel.

 

Needless to say, I don't rent games from Redbox anymore. According to online reports, this fraud has been going on for years.

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#14158736 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 25 April 2019 - 07:22 AM

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Who wouldn't kill for a 4K remaster of this?




#14158502 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 24 April 2019 - 07:53 PM

Whats the point of getting the XB1X even if it goes on sale for cheap? The exclusive game library is small compared to PS4. Most other games I have for my PS Pro and the X1BX would probably end up collecting dust like my Xbox One S does now, which I use for mostly playing blurays so I do not totally abandon it.

It is a tough call, for me included. It's hard to justify the X at its current price point at most retailers. But there are two main reasons for me wanting one: Game Pass and Backwards Compatibility. I know you might say you can do those both on the S, but I just like the idea of the Enhanced games that are for the X only, including some 360 titles. I took a look at Dead Space on the One X and was just blown away. As for Game Pass, why not play them on the best Xbox console for frame rate and graphics? In general, for gaming on the X, I know this may all vary by title and I've occasionally been a little bit disappointed by some titles I've seen on the X (Sekiro), but if you have a 4K TV and get a native 4K game truly shining, it's an amazing experience. Now, if you don't care about the performance of BC or Game Pass titles or like their performances on your One S, I can see why the X doesn't make sense for you.

 

The other incentive, as some have talked about here, is you can use the X for TIV towards the X2 when it arrives. The MS retail store has been offering $200 for it lately. So, if you can somehow swing an X for, say, $350, and get $200 back next Fall...that's not bad, paying $150 for about 18 months of gaming on the best system out there (excluding PC).

 

It's not clearance, so maybe it needs it's own thread if it doesn't have one (I didn't see it at a glance): video games are cheaper at Walmart now, even at launch. Looks like $49.XX is their new price for $60 games, and a lot of less-expensive titles are now even cheaper than their current MSRP by $5-10

Not all are reflected online (a lot are, though), but check brickseek.

Walmart's new type of GCU (without paying membership fee)?  :)




#14158137 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 23 April 2019 - 10:29 PM

You can use regular Xbox cash at www.microsoftstore.com to pay for an in-store purchase.

Yup, to pay for an in-store pickup on an item on the MS online store...but you can't use Xbox cash to buy exclusive deals only offered by the retail stores themselves. I've asked, both in-store and calling MS support.


#14158132 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 23 April 2019 - 10:22 PM

I have a ton of GameStop trade credit I will either wait for the mini switch or a Xbox one x deal like the ones they have at the Microsoft store to use it . I don't think GameStop sells gift cards for the Microsoft brick and mortar stores I can buy with trade credit so I will continue to wait

Yeah, you apparently can't get any gift cards at other retailers that will be accepted at Microsoft brick and mortar stores. The only place you can get them is....at Microsoft brick and mortar stores, which defeats the purpose- unless you're getting them as a gift for someone else to use there. You can use the MS/Xbox cards sold from other retailers on the MS Store online, but the MS brick and mortar stores often offer deals that are not offered on the online MS Store. Makes buying from MS retail stores a pain, IMO. A shame, cause they offer the best extended warranties on consoles...up to 2 exchanges over a multi-year period (granted, mostly for refurbished consoles), plus controller exchanges also.




#14157793 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 23 April 2019 - 02:10 AM

The only reason I would consider getting an S or X right now is if I was confident I was getting an X2 at launch and places like Gamestop were offering equal or better TIV for what I paid.

So if this is $175 and TIV towards an X2 is $175, I'd think of it as a "prepayment" towards the X2 if I wss getting it.

Yes, exactly. I believe the MS Retail Stores have been offering $200 in TIV for the One X, but not sure if that # will hold by the time the X2 rolls around. I still think we may see some really good One X deals right before E3, while MS can still try to convince the world not to wait for next-gen.




#14155777 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 17 April 2019 - 01:09 AM

Finally seemed to have some luck at two different Walmarts. The less exciting one had Xenoblade Chronicles X for $9. But the other had bins! Some were marked absurdly high but walked away with this with FF being $1, Professor Layton $7, and Locoroco 2 $5.

Aaah, bins! I miss them. A WM not far from me used to have bins all the time with marked-down games, but the bins are only filled with movies these days.




#14153231 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 10 April 2019 - 01:04 AM

Walmart does the community a wonderful service by employing tens of thousands of incompetents within the city. 

One of the best lines I've seen here....LOL. Nothing, I'm still smiling... :D




#14151423 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 05 April 2019 - 12:38 AM

My friendly, nearby Walmart showed "in stock" for $199 Xbox One S Battlefield V bundle today. Even an employee told me their system showed it as in stock. Of course...nowhere to be seen, as usual.

 

I feel a bit like Inigo Montoya..."you keep using that word 'in-stock'...I don't think it means what you think it means".




#14149115 Microsoft Retail Locations: $399 any Xbox One X bundle + free $60 p...

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 30 March 2019 - 12:27 AM

Available bundles at $399 are also Metro Exodus and Division II. Among the free physical games you can choose from to add to your bundle at MS Stores: Sekiro, DMC 5, BF V, RDR2, KH 3. I might suggest not getting the Metro bundle, since that game is having massive issues on the One X with crashing and freezing, at least according to several Reddit threads and gamer tweets.




#14146486 Sekiro Collectors Edition back up for pre-order at Gamestop

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 23 March 2019 - 07:31 PM

When it comes to collectors edition buy what you love.  Times are a lot different now.  during the 8 bit ,16 bit  and some of the 32 bit era technology wasn't that advanced,so when the cart era was ending there was an OMG what am I going to do. get it because it may be rare thought process,   This bled over into the collector edition market. 

 

Now with technology ahead of the curve reprints \ remasters are a approval away.   Look at games like Xenogears,suikoden 2 ,secret of mama. If the collector edition content is not really special people are like meh. Toss in the fact that companies have been shoveling out BS collector \ limited editions just to squeeze out an extra buck on the hype. 

 

New sealed is always special but something is only worth what someone is willing to pay.  Taking a knife to a collector edition box  is hard,  I know because I have quite a few.  Like the gears of war 3 360 a still sealed  very beautiful console I think the original retail was 400 I paid 200.  i'd be lucky to get 300.  A guy in my area has been trying to sell his fall out pip boy.  New sealed. he went from asking for 200 to dropping the price down to 60.  So buy for the Love.  Unless they state only 10 are made.

 

On Sekiro

 

I have been wondering as to why this was a gamestop exclusive?  IMO this is one of the few collectors editions that had it all.

A sweet price point 

a great presentation  steel book , statue and a possible letter opener.  

 

Congrats to those who picked one up.  I am sorry I missed this one. 

Very well said. I like to think of CE's as an "experience", so open it up and enjoy the experience...especially if you're a big fan of the dev/genre. This is just me, but seeing the thing possibly increase in value over the years likely doesn't equal the enjoyment of opening it up for yourself. I do know there are some who just hoard sealed CE's and stash them away in the nether regions of their closet (someone in this very thread said he had over 100 CE's), but it just depends on what is most important to you...a CE as a commodity or as something to be enjoyed now.




#14146193 Sekiro Collectors Edition back up for pre-order at Gamestop

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 23 March 2019 - 12:27 AM

Are any of you gonna leave your CE unopened for years, to increase in value? I don't think the Bloodborne CE has risen in value but I wonder what the case will be with Sekiro. As for me, I will likely open it up as soon as I get it.


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