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RPG Deals 4/18 – 4/24

By Russ | April 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

Toys R Us steps forward with a deal, and K-Mart is bundling another Capcom Wii title with Monster Hunter 3.  As an added bonus, we’ll decipher a store promotional tag!

An H.H. Gregg is opening near me this week.  The company is taking over the Circuit City stores in the area.  Interesting to see how the company will do, and if it will offer similar deals.  Especially since finding decent clearance at Target is impossible anymore.

Every Friday Toys R Us does a weekend sale, normally to gain some payday interest.  So far the video game section as always been affected.  The typical deal is ‘buy x get y% off the second title’.  This past weekend it was ‘buy any 360 or PS3 game $40 or over and get a second title of equal or lesser value at 40% off’.  This deal is apparently running all this week as well.  At first I thought it was just another weekend deal, but the promotional tag; the tags that hang off the shelves advertising the deal, have an end date of 4/24.

These tags often contain the dates of when the sale is running in order to discourage the tag’s abuse after the deal has ended.  Even if the tag is visible on the shelf, the deal does not have to be honored so long as these dates are visible.  This practice varies from state to state, and most stores will honor the deal regardless, but the dates do exist.

The dates are typically written with the month and day like so:  4/16 – 4/24.  Most tags will contain the dates at the bottom of the tag.  While you might not find this immediately useful, it’s good to know if the associate working does not know when the sale ends, or if the store in question advertises it as a weekend sale.  You might also be able to use to get another retailer to price match a product.  It’s information, at least.

K-Mart is offering customers who buy Monster Hunter 3 $25 off Tatsunoko vs Capcom when both are bought on the same receipt.  Not bad, K-Mart.

Target is selling 1600 Live points, $20 PSN cards, and 2000 Wii points for $17 this week.  That will save a little on the exchange rate.

Having bought an HDTV a little over a month ago, I can say that getting the appropriate cables has been interesting endeavor.  Some Five Below stores carry v1.3 HDMI cables for $5.  The systems that do not use HDMI have been a but tougher to get.  The Wii’s component cable is very rarely available in stores anymore, but some of the other dealers on Amazon had one for a few bucks.  The total price was $5 after shipping.  PC cables were about the same price.  Remember to shop around a bit – I’ve known too many people who bought HDMI cable for $30 – $70 dollars when they were available at Big Lots for $13, or online for $5.

That’s all I got for this week.  Happy Hunting.

Disclaimer: Deals may not be available in all stores. Prices in each store may differ. You can try different stores to mitigate this, and always ask if a store has it before writing them off. You might be able to get a raincheck. A lot of these deals are in-store only, except where specified.

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