Is the price drop a local thing?

#1EngelmeisterrPosted 8/10/2011 11:23:48 AM
I just called two different Walmart stores and a Target asking for the price on the 3DS and they all said $249.99. I'm confused, I thought they were all supposed to drop the price globally by now?
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#2Nate_DihldorffPosted 8/10/2011 11:30:53 AM
Try telling them to scan instead.
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#3Engelmeisterr(Topic Creator)Posted 8/10/2011 11:36:33 AM
Are you sure that will change anything? I think I would have better luck if I went to Best Buy and asked them to price match.
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#4Elite_GamersPosted 8/10/2011 11:46:17 AM
I'm in the same boat as you OP. Where are you calling from? The only thing I can think of is that they still haven't manually adjusted the price. It's not like gamestop at all where if the big ups decide to price drop something then all gamestop will update their price in their database.
#5sunywolffie2975Posted 8/10/2011 11:48:35 AM
I went in yesterday, and the price tag still said 250. I tried again today, and it said 169. I guess some Walmarts hit their markdowns quicker than others? Not sure, but it's definitely gone down.
#6Engelmeisterr(Topic Creator)Posted 8/10/2011 12:05:28 PM
I'm in the 215 area, and yeah, still no luck. I'm going to try going up to Walmart tomorrow and will try asking them to scan it/price match it. If all else fails I'll head up to Best Buy and do the whole loophole thing.
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#7Nin3DSFanPosted 8/10/2011 12:13:38 PM
Forgive me and my extremely poor (perhaps even lack of) reading skills, but for some reason I was under the impression that the price didn't officially drop until August 11th or August 12th.
#8Engelmeisterr(Topic Creator)Posted 8/10/2011 12:15:08 PM
It doesn't drop "officially" until August 12, but Walmart supposedly lowered the price on the 9th.
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#9logans_run_82Posted 8/10/2011 12:17:40 PM
Nin3DSFan posted...
Forgive me and my extremely poor (perhaps even lack of) reading skills, but for some reason I was under the impression that the price didn't officially drop until August 11th or August 12th.

Yeah, I've just heard rumors of this premature price drop on several stores. I'm gonna go check out my local wall-mart. today. If its 250$ I'm not gonna bother, really....I'm not big enough of a cheap-skate to do the loop-hole thing at best-buy.
#10Nin3DSFanPosted 8/10/2011 12:23:12 PM
Engelmeisterr posted...
It doesn't drop "officially" until August 12, but Walmart supposedly lowered the price on the 9th.

I was saying, because the way you worded your post made it look like you expected the price drop to be global, by now.