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DarthWoo
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(04-22-2012, 09:24 PM)
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I don't know how much everyone keeps up with CAG and their various clearance threads. They're often a bit messy for me to peruse. I just happened to stop by Sears today and was told that apparently they are getting out of the video game market, so pretty much everything gaming related was on clearance. Naturally, stuff like the consoles and expensive accessories were only $10 off so far, but they had a giant pile of clearance games. What was great was that there were tons of $0.97 games in the pile, none of which were marked as such. Today I picked up God of War III, Heavy Rain, CoD MW2, AC Brotherhood and Super Mario Galaxy for $0.97 each. There were a few things I wanted that were still a bit too high for me, and supposedly that store had already been cleaned out of many things already, but if you happen to be stopping by a Sears soon, it might be worth checking out. Now that I think about it, I really ought to have checked more of the first party Nintendo games just for more Club Nintendo points.

EDIT: Since many people are pointing this out, before you go using a tank of gas to go check it out, this is a very large YMMV.

EDIT 2:

Originally Posted by GraveRobber

OK

Here's the 411:

The Exton Sears is Liquidating there Video Game department

Super YMMV, I mean literally, SUPER YMMV

It's best to call your Sears and see if they're "Liquidating the Video Game Department"
Go to sears.com, store locator, get local #, call, say "Electronics", then say "Product Info"
You will get a CSR ASAP, and ask them from there

The one closest to me doesn't even have a video game department anymore
One 8 miles away, has the department filled with $19.99 games and up

Lady said, some Sears are Liquidating their stock and removing video games, hence the $0.97 deal
Most are already liquidated quietly, or just returned back to warehouse or some shit like that

Keep an eye out if others say such and such Sears has this liquidation going, but this isn't all Sears nationwide, but individual Sear stores, who aren't making any money off the department, and getting rid of it
I think Sears is in the hole, so they wanna look presentable to a suitor by cutting/trim the fat away keeping them bogged down

Last edited by DarthWoo; 04-23-2012 at 12:45 AM.
impact
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(04-22-2012, 09:25 PM)
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Gonna go check mine right now. Thanks for the heads up!
Wario64
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(04-22-2012, 09:27 PM)
Wow, had no idea they're getting rid of stuff. I usually don't bother since it seems like a hassle to get price checks on stuff. Plus my Sears doesn't have any exciting usually
ViewtifulJC
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(04-22-2012, 09:28 PM)
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And away we go!
SteeloDMZ
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(04-22-2012, 09:28 PM)
YMMV?

My Sears is a piece of crap, and even though is only like 5 minutes away, I still don't feel like going.
Gravijah
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(04-22-2012, 09:28 PM)
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is this for all sears or what?
DarthWoo
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(04-22-2012, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

is this for all sears or what?

Honestly I'm not sure. I didn't think to ask if it was nationwide or not. It was one of the larger 2-story mall Sears though (and not one of the closing ones), so I'd imagine that chances are good that it's not the only one in the same boat. The Sony wireless headsets were $25 off, but that was still a bit too rich for my blood.
Derrick01
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(04-22-2012, 09:31 PM)
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I don't even know if the sears near me is still open. I know it was supposed to be closing but I don't know if they did yet, besides they never had many games there. I'd go look whenever I was having my car serviced and they had worse selection than Kmart usually does.
BannedEpisode
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(04-22-2012, 09:31 PM)
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I'll have to check that out
cw_sasuke
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(04-22-2012, 09:32 PM)
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Today I picked up God of War III, Heavy Rain, CoD MW2, AC Brotherhood and Super Mario Galaxy for $0.97 each.

:o
dallow_bg
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(04-22-2012, 09:32 PM)
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This would be very YMMV as an fyi.
I haven't seen prices like these reported anywhere else.
SteeloDMZ
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(04-22-2012, 09:32 PM)
Fuck it, I'll go check mine. Will report back.
krae_man
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(04-22-2012, 09:34 PM)
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I was ay my local Sears yesterday and they still wanted $200 for a PSP Go.
Wario64
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(04-22-2012, 09:34 PM)

Originally Posted by dallow_bg

This would be very YMMV as an fyi.
I haven't seen prices like these reported anywhere else.

Yeah, just checked CAG. Didn't see anything about it. Either it just started today or this is an extremely YMMV
balladofwindfishes
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(04-22-2012, 09:36 PM)
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A few months ago I got the second Layton game for 5$

I should head back and see if they added anything else.
Rahxephon91
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(04-22-2012, 09:36 PM)
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Almost all Sears clearance stuff is ymmv.
TripOpt55
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(04-22-2012, 09:36 PM)
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Well I might check mine. $0.97 for Heavy Rain which I've never played would be sweet.
DarthWoo
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(04-22-2012, 09:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by krae_man

I was ay my local Sears yesterday and they still wanted $200 for a PSP Go.

I missed out on them going to $50 about two months back at mine. :( I already have a 3000, but it would have been so nice to have to tote around all my PSN games without having to swap sticks.
gdt
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(04-22-2012, 09:39 PM)
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Super YMMV? Hmm, my Sears is about a 15min drive...
That Singer Guy...
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(04-22-2012, 09:39 PM)
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YMMV, checked mine earlier and they didn't have them priced this way yet.
LuchaShaq
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(04-22-2012, 09:39 PM)
There isn't a sears with games within an hour of me or I'd raid the pile just to use on gamestop trade in deals where you get 10$+ trade in for every 3 or so.
Medalion
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(04-22-2012, 09:39 PM)
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Sears bomba eh

May head over thar
Unicorn
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(04-22-2012, 09:40 PM)
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I'm about 5 minutes from a Sears and need to go clothes shopping anyway at the nearest mall. I'll check it out today as well.

Originally Posted by That Singer Guy...

YMMV, checked mine earlier and they didn't have them priced this way yet.

we need more info like this.
Zebra
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(04-22-2012, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Unicorn

we need more info like this.

Yep, definitely waiting for more updates before I make the trek.
samus4ever
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(04-22-2012, 09:43 PM)
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Curses the Sears next to me just changed into a Kmart about a month ago lol. The probably aren't running the same promo.
AtomskEater
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(04-22-2012, 09:44 PM)
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Dang. I was just over there about a week ago, of course their stuff was all full MSRP priced.
ViewtifulJC
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(04-22-2012, 09:48 PM)
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I'm headed out, be back with info if relevant to interested parties
SafeinSound
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(04-22-2012, 09:48 PM)
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Really tempted to go check it out. Mine is about 15 minutes away but the weather is really shitty here, so I'm feeling lazy. Will post back with info, if I go.
DMeisterJ
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(04-22-2012, 09:49 PM)
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I'll check mine out. $.97 games are enough for me to at least try.
Franklinator
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(04-22-2012, 09:49 PM)
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Dang, nearest Sears is about an hour and a half away.
Unicorn
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(04-22-2012, 09:51 PM)
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Going to clean up and head out. Will report on the scene.
TripOpt55
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(04-22-2012, 09:52 PM)
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There was a Sears in the city next to my town... I don't even know if it is still there... haha. I think so. I will give it a look tomorrow maybe.
cnizzle06
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(04-22-2012, 09:52 PM)
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Ugh, don't make me go out on my lazy Sunday.
Impeccable
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(04-22-2012, 09:53 PM)
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The Sears near me most likely has all those games at the superior price of $69.99.
BHK3
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(04-22-2012, 09:54 PM)
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Whats YMMV?
AtomskEater
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(04-22-2012, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by BHK3

Whats YMMV?

Your mileage may vary, this deal may not be available everywhere.
Magnus
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(04-22-2012, 09:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by BHK3

Whats YMMV?

Your mileage may vary.

Any word if this is happening in Canada?
WonkersTHEWatilla
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(04-22-2012, 09:57 PM)
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Ugh, I did not want to head back out, but this may be worth the trip.
Rahxephon91
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(04-22-2012, 09:58 PM)
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Where are you located op?
Dynamite Ringo Matsuri
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(04-22-2012, 10:03 PM)
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Hmmm... Was gonna swing by the mall to pick up some issues of Saga anyway, hope my Sears has some good stuff
agidot
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(04-22-2012, 10:06 PM)
dafuq? that was cheaper than a blank blu-ray...
impact
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(04-22-2012, 10:07 PM)
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Yea mine had nothing. Bunch of $20-30 games with most being old sports games and shit you can find in Gamestop for $10 used
PushTheButtonMax
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(04-22-2012, 10:08 PM)
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Got one five minutes away, will report my findings.

Edit: Lol, didn't even have a game section.
Last edited by PushTheButtonMax; 04-22-2012 at 10:59 PM.
Wario64
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(04-22-2012, 10:12 PM)

Originally Posted by impact

Yea mine had nothing. Bunch of $20-30 games with most being old sports games and shit you can find in Gamestop for $10 used

Did you ring them up? The 2 games I ever bought anything at Sears, I had to get them to ring up the games to find the true clearance prices. Not saying they're 97 cents but I never trust their tags
DarthWoo
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(04-22-2012, 10:13 PM)
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Didn't want anyone to think I was sending them on a snipe hunt, so here's my receipt from today.

The Power Of Snap
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(04-22-2012, 10:14 PM)
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Sears sells games in Canada?

The last game i bought there was starfox for snes.
TripOpt55
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(04-22-2012, 10:15 PM)
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DarthWoo you say they weren't marked $0.97 though?
DarthWoo
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(04-22-2012, 10:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Did you ring them up? The 2 games I ever bought anything at Sears, I had to get them to ring up the games to find the true clearance prices. Not saying they're 97 cents but I never trust their tags

That's a definite necessity. Though the guy had told me about the prices, I initially did not see anything marked that way, so I assumed they had been totally cleaned out. It was just by sheer luck that I happened to pick up Heavy Rain and he offered to price check it for me. Had I picked up any other game that wasn't 97 cents, I probably would have left right then, but since that one was a success, I ended up picking up a large pile and walking over to the public price checker.
DarthWoo
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(04-22-2012, 10:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by TripOpt55

DarthWoo you say they weren't marked $0.97 though?

That is correct.
vaelic
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(04-22-2012, 10:17 PM)
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False. My sears said this is not happening anywhere and a receipt must have been photoshopped

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