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Old 10-14-03, 07:24 PM
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More BB penny guides

Went to BB and they had a few penny guides they had Zelda Wind Walker, Tomb Rader Angel Of Darkness, Kingdom Hearts, and Enter The Matrix. I got like 4 copys of TR and Matrix and one Zelda but no KH for me

So does anyone want to trade me a KH guide for one of the above I also can trade Brute Force guide and Donkey Kong country for GBA guide.

Opps forgot to add if anyone just wants me to ship them a guide and pay me for shipping that is fine too.

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Old 10-14-03, 09:01 PM
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Hi.. i'm interested in Matrix, zelda would you be able to ship me those? how would I pay you? please contact me at

[email protected]

Thank you very much.
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If someone could pick me up some guides I'd be grateful...maybe even or ...depending on the guide(s).
Old 10-15-03, 06:15 AM
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Last Friday, I had a BB employee scan all of the guides and Zelda was a penny but Matrix and Kingdom Hearts still scanned at $14.99. I guess they dropped the price over the weekend. I also picked up Splinter Cell and Wolfenstein for a penny. Thanks, I'll check it out again.
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I'd be grateful if someone could pick up a Kingdom Hearts strat. guide for me. I'll gladly pay for shipping costs, etc.

Old 10-15-03, 09:54 AM
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Was the zelda guide the official guide from Nintendo Power?
Old 10-15-03, 10:42 AM
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I'm sorry, I'm a little confused.

Are you guys actually saying that some of the $15 game guides (walkthrough magazines), those cool mags with all the glossy pages and detailed walkthroughs with many screen captures, can be had for a measly 1 cent!?!?!?!?

As in $0.01?!?!?

If so, that's simply amazing!! Why/how would Best Buy do this?
Seems like it'd be very big losses. Are they misprices, or actual markdowns?

Do I just walk in and grab the ones I'm interested in and ask someone to scan them for the prices?? (There're at least 5 I'd snatch up!!)

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Old 10-15-03, 10:52 AM
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They was I understand it is that:
For some reason when the guides no longer sell it is cheeper/better for the store to sell them for a penny then to Ship them back to the manufacturer. That would cost more money plus they want the guides out of their inventory. Also I think the guides have a high markup, they are not hard to make so if they sell like 20 and give away 5 they are still making money.
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Speaking as someone who helped make one of these guides, I can attest that they are NOT easy to make. I was hired freelance by Prima to construct a world map of every screen in Link's Awakening DX for their guide. Using an emulator I had to play the game all the way through and painstakingly take a screen capture of every locale (and thus make an overall world map, dungeon maps, and several others). I also had to remove Link from each shot, which meant making sure he was on a easily replicated surface when I took the shot. Then it was a matter of copying a bit of the ground that looked the same and pasting it over him, lining up the pixels so it looked as though he was never there. Fun.

I think I got $500 for the job. They wanted me to do another game but I was so exhausted by the end of that one I turned it down.
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F-Zero GX is also a penny.
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Originally posted by BeckysBoy
Speaking as someone who helped make one of these guides, I can attest that they are NOT easy to make. I was hired freelance by Prima to construct a world map of every screen in Link's Awakening DX for their guide. Using an emulator I had to play the game all the way through and painstakingly take a screen capture of every locale (and thus make an overall world map, dungeon maps, and several others). I also had to remove Link from each shot, which meant making sure he was on a easily replicated surface when I took the shot. Then it was a matter of copying a bit of the ground that looked the same and pasting it over him, lining up the pixels so it looked as though he was never there. Fun.

I think I got $500 for the job. They wanted me to do another game but I was so exhausted by the end of that one I turned it down.
I figured that's basically how the process went. I remember seeing some old NES Zelda maps where they didn't bother with removing Link from many of the screenshots.
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Originally posted by tanman
Was the zelda guide the official guide from Nintendo Power?
Yeah
Old 10-15-03, 04:18 PM
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Is anyone going to hook me up with a KH guide
Old 10-15-03, 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by Trevor
F-Zero GX is also a penny.
that is a great price for the guide, since f-zero gx is a relative new game.

the donkey kong country for the gba a penney also?
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Originally posted by bmello
Last Friday, I had a BB employee scan all of the guides and Zelda was a penny but Matrix and Kingdom Hearts still scanned at $14.99. I guess they dropped the price over the weekend. I also picked up Splinter Cell and Wolfenstein for a penny. Thanks, I'll check it out again.
I went through the same thing you did. Luckily there was still a copy of Kingdom Hearts when I went by today. Also picked up Sonic Advance DX for a $.01.
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If anyone could get me: RTCW, KH or F-Zero I could reimburse you.
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I don't suppose FF Tactics Advance is a penny :crossesfingers:

Yeah I know its not. The only guide I have actually been contemplating of buying at full price.
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An employee told me that at that particular store (Decker: The one on Rainbow and Lake Mead ) whenever they get them in they send them back because they lose money on them, so they don't even put them out in the floor.
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I couldn't find any KH guides. I've brought that guide to the check out window like five times in the past b efore the price drop, too
But on the bright side, I found out that Ghost Recon : Island Thunder guide is also .01. The game is only $14.99 at the 2 BBV stores I've visited as well, BTW.
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Decker which Best Buy do you go to ?! An employee at the Best Buy on Rainbow and Lake Mead told me they send them back because they lose money on them...
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That one. The GR : IT guides are out on the shelves. They probably don't realize that they're only a penny.
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GGGRRRR Best Buy. I'll go in a couple of hours and pick it up. How can you tell which ones will ring up at 1 penny? There's no self-price check terminal.
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I just grabbed all the ones i was interested in and went to the register w/ them. I asked the cashier to price check them for me. The ones that were $.01, I took, the others i left.

I snagged, Zelda:WW, F-Zero, Matrix, and TR.

I think i tried GR: IT, but it rang up at 5 or 10 bucks or something.

I'm going again today to a BB near my office in hopes to find Splinter Cell and Kingdom Hearts.

Much thanks to the original poster! I don't even own some of these games, but if/when they drop in price, I'll have the guide already!!

Thanks again!!!
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Originally posted by squi23
I don't even own some of these games, but if/when they drop in price, I'll have the guide already!!

I don't even use the guides for the games I do have but I pick them up for a penny so that when I go to sell the game, I can throw the guide in with it and get a little extra $$ on the sale.
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GR:IT was 4.99 at one BB I checked today, a penny at the other.

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