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Old 02-22-04, 09:51 PM
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We need to know when these guides are going to go to the delete/1 penny list, either thru educated guesswork or an inside person. Then we could buy them early, before they are tossed or bought by the employees, and return them within 30 days to match to the new 1 penny price.
Or just keep buying and returning them at full price until you hit the 30-day window. Too much work for me, but might be worth it for some.
Old 02-24-04, 12:35 AM
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rainmaker and decker, please email me at [email protected]
in the subject line, put SC2. thanks
Old 02-24-04, 06:45 AM
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does anyone know of best buy stores in minnesota that have penny guides
Old 02-24-04, 04:38 PM
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All the ones mentioned in the last page are long gone now. We can only anticipate what are the next batch of penny guides going to be...
Old 02-24-04, 06:11 PM
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I picked up an Enter the Matrix guide the other day for a penny. They had about 6 of them there at the store when I went. I couldn't find any other guides for a penny though.
Old 02-27-04, 06:20 PM
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I picked up a few Rebel Strike guides today. Does anyone have a Final Fantasy Tactics Advance they'd be willing to trade for one?
Old 02-27-04, 07:16 PM
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I'm going to keep one Rebel Strike guide for myself, leave one for a hopeful FFTA trade, and that leaves 3 extras in my possession. If anyone wants one I'll ship it to you for 6 bucks (that should cover the packaging and the postage due). Just e-mail me if you're interested and you can pay via Paypal.
Old 02-27-04, 10:55 PM
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Here's more Penny Guide (Pickup b4 is GONE)

Prince of Persia
Manhunt
Max payne 2
Old 02-28-04, 07:28 PM
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I have 2 extra Manhunts and a Prince of Persia that I will trade for any of the below. No sales otherwise I'm afraid. I spent 5 hours driving around looking for the below guides and while I'm usually a nice guy and will sell my penny guides for a penny (plus $1.54 media mail), I really want to get the below guides.


maybe Gladius
maybe Super Mario advance 4
Counterstrike
XIII
Star Wars Rebel Strike
Star Wars KOTOR
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Old 03-02-04, 02:23 PM
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Now I have Max Payne 2, Manhunt, and Rebel Strike.

I'm looking for a trade for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles, oh you get the point.
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Hopefully, FF:X-2 going be $.01 whenever FF:XI coming out
Old 03-21-04, 01:46 AM
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more bb penny guide:
1. command and conquer generals
2. yu-gi oh the sacred cards
3. sim city 4
4. the hobbit
5. dragon ball z: buddkai 2
6. the sims bustin out
7. metal honor: rising sun
8. mario liugi superstar saga
9. mario kart double dash

if your bb have xtra of mario kart double dash and mairo and luigi superstar saga, could you pick up one of each for me.

i could trade you SC 2, Max payne 2, enter the matrix, metal honor rising sun, yu gi oh the sacred cards, man hunt, ncaa football 2004, conflit desert stom, silent hill 3 for the mario kart and mario and luigi.
thanks
Old 03-21-04, 10:36 PM
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went to BB yesterday and tried to pick up SOCOM II guide (heard it somewhere that it was only 1 cent).

ANyway, there was a price sticker on it so I go to one of the BB people near a computer for a price check. At first the guy just pointed at the sticker price, so I told him that I heard some of the guides are only 1 cent.

The guy just laugh at me and told me that it was a RARE thing and only BB employee can get that discount. Needless to say, I didn't pickup the guide.

ANyone had similar experience w/ me??
Old 03-21-04, 11:45 PM
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All the time, they always quote the price on the guide and feel stupid when it rings up for $.01.

I think the employee was wrong about it being for BB employees only. I see price tags on the counter every now and then showing the $.01 amt. Even though, if the item is on the shelf, the store would have to sell you one copy for whatever the price and then remove the rest.
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They're always making up some rule, like you have to buy a game to get that guide or some such thing. Anyways, I usually just try again later. Picked up Mario & Luigi, Mario Kart and The Hobbit for $0.03 today. Might have to go try SOCOM 2. I keep trying R&C Commando, but no dice yet.
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Originally posted by Trevor
So I got an idea. A wonderfully awful idea.

We need to know when these guides are going to go to the delete/1 penny list, either thru educated guesswork or an inside person. Then we could buy them early, before they are tossed or bought by the employees, and return them within 30 days to match to the new 1 penny price.
My evil plan worked.

I bought Mario Kart last month, and went back today and got it pricematched down to a penny.
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Originally posted by Decker
They're always making up some rule, like you have to buy a game to get that guide or some such thing. Anyways, I usually just try again later. Picked up Mario & Luigi, Mario Kart and The Hobbit for $0.03 today. Might have to go try SOCOM 2. I keep trying R&C Commando, but no dice yet.
does your bb still have mario and luigi and mario kart? if they do, could u pick up one of each for me.
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I think the standard plan is that we all pick up EVERY penny guide they have, and then make the others available to the rest of us, right?
Old 03-22-04, 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by kuyax
ANyway, there was a price sticker on it so I go to one of the BB people near a computer for a price check. At first the guy just pointed at the sticker price, so I told him that I heard some of the guides are only 1 cent.

The guy just laugh at me and told me that it was a RARE thing and only BB employee can get that discount. Needless to say, I didn't pickup the guide.
He was incorrect - a BB employee completely misinformed? NEVER! Anyway, you cannot get a "price check" from anyone on the floor at Best Buy. I don't think those terminals they have in the store can do anything but check inventory. You need to GO TO THE REGISTER and have them scan it. It probably was .01, but you wont know until it rings it up. If I getup there and it rings up full price I just tell the cashier I don't want it.
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Originally posted by the_dude8
does your bb still have mario and luigi and mario kart? if they do, could u pick up one of each for me.
sorry. last copy of each one, I'm afraid. I was actually thinking of your original post when I went in.
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Actually, rfduncan, that's not quite true about not being able to price check on the floor.

Some of those terminals are equiped with scan guns, or they just key in the bar code, either way, I've had them price check plenty of guides for me on the floor.

Also, those little portable scan guns you see some of them carrying in those hip-holsters will give the $.01 price as well.

These options allow me to pick up 10 guides and NOT have to stand in line with them to find out whether or not they're a penny.

Just an FYI.

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Old 03-23-04, 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by Trevor
I think the standard plan is that we all pick up EVERY penny guide they have, and then make the others available to the rest of us, right?
correct, i rather pick up xtra penny guides and offer them to ppl on this forum; than the bb employee to buy it.

bb only limited u to 3 penny guides per title.
Old 03-23-04, 08:43 PM
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Went to 2 BBs today, and found the following penny guides:

DBZ: Budokai 2
Yu-Gi-Oh: Sacred Cards
Mario & Luigi
XIII
The Hobbit

Curiously, Socom II and Need for Speed: Underground both rang up $14.99. This proves that after a period of clearance the guide prices reverts back to normal.
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PAL, were Socom 2 and NFS:U ever a penny? I didn't think they ever went down.

And, any extra copies of XIII or Hobbit?
Old 03-24-04, 08:55 AM
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Grr, still no penny guides at my Best Buy.

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