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Old 12-26-07, 08:03 AM
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Tips for shopping at Suncoast?

Didn't know if anyone had any thoughts on shopping there - I acquired a gift card for the holidays. I know their prices are atrocious . . .
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That's a tough one. They charge more for a used copy of something than any other store in the world would charge for the new version. And the new stuff - forget about it. I have seen sales there before on the used items. A B2G1 kind of deal. Maybe you should wait for one of those.
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I thought they had all closed down.

But I do think that they are in cahoots with f.y.e. so you can probably use the card there. The prices are pretty high, but they usually have decent selection.

I know Suncoast had a decent amount of harder to find titles and their staff was pretty knowledgable about their products (unlike the local Best Buy where the clerk tried to sell me a Napster CD when they didn't have a SACD that I wanted in stock).
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1. Hang around the store, looking for other suckers who shop there.
2. Offer to sell them your gift card for ~20% less than the value of it.
3. Go spend that money someplace else.
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lol.

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I'd recommend using it at FYE.com. They have pretty good prices on some items plus you can use the WELCOMECCTEN code for an extra 10% off. Also, they offer mail-in rebates for many new releases that are not much trouble to send in for using fyerebates.com.
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sell it on ebay. you might get more than face value.
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Sometimes they have secret B#G# sales. I guess you could call and ask if anything is happening that day.
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Every now and then they get some interesting exclusives. The prices may suck, but if you can't get the exclusive elsewhere....
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They sometimes have out of print stuff still available online or in store.
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Use it on a new release that is on sale. You'll pay $20 for a new release, but thats about 125% the price of other places, everything else there is about 150-200% . Maybe the 2 disc zodiac, but it will probably be $25-30 on sale.
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Sometimes they have secret B#G# sales. I guess you could call and ask if anything is happening that day.
What good is a secret sale like that? You'd think you'd want to advertise it to get people to come to your store...
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Yeah, I've never understood "secret" sales, except for the 'special customer' ones, which aren't really secret, just "private".
FYE also participates in a couple of the cash-back sites, currently 5% back at one. Other than that, you do have to work at optimizing your FYE dollar. Free shipping over 25$ on DVDs helps. If you can combine rebates and sales, you can do pretty well--I got all four seasons of Futurama for 9.99 each AR I think it was.

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You can also use the gift card at wherehouse.com, secondspin.com and Specs stores. Sometimes they have deals on used DVDs, but is on very rare occasions. I still don't know how these stores have manage to survive this long.
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Originally Posted by Darth Maher
I thought they had all closed down.
Mine is still open and only doing 10% off.

Gift card can also be used at Sam Goodey
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Originally Posted by dx23
You can also use the gift card at wherehouse.com, secondspin.com and Specs stores. Sometimes they have deals on used DVDs, but is on very rare occasions. I still don't know how these stores have manage to survive this long.
I've bought lots of used games and movies from wherehouse.com. Get on their mailing list and be patient. They do 20%-33% off used discs once in a while which can make for some great deals.
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They usually have some decent industry-related merchandise for comparable prices, if you're into posters, t-shirts, action figures, etc.
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They have good deals on occasion. Last week they had the Star Trek Box Set for $45 ($30 for a few days before they caught their mistake). Last year they had the Matrix Box with Neo bust for $40 or so. They also have storewide sales where every DVD normally priced at $14.99 or $16.99 or less is on sale for $9.99. That will bring many DVDs down to the prices of most other stores.
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They're the only place I've been able to find 27X41 frames for movie posters, go buy some and then hang up some posters in a way that won't make your apt/house look like a dormroom.

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