This was posted 2 years 19 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired Dick Smith Games Clearance Sale

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As if Harvery Normans Game sale wasnt enough, this one could be bigger!

Dick Smith are apparently getting out of the games market so they are selling off all stock.
Starts Monday 2 April

See below for more info

http://www.ecogamer.com.au/dsearticle.html

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http://www.vooks.net/story-20776-Dick-Smith-to-cease-selling...

Mod: Don't forget 20% cashback on xbox products.

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  • +5 votes

    If this is real the bargains are outstanding. A DSi for $20, PS3 for $199, XBox 360 for $100?!

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      you guys are forgetting april fools is just around the corner…

      • +1 vote

        I jizzed in my pants when I read that list

      • +5 votes

        Right… an April fools joke… 3 days before April 1, starting on April 2.

      • +5 votes

        It seems that now the sale is more like a farewell party for the soon-be-dismissed Dicksmith staffs.

        • -1 vote

          Dick has done it again!

        • +2 votes

          dick's myth for me.

          but why would they care?
          They probably laughing at us with the publicity selling the name away like its none of their business anymore.

    • +5 votes

      i believed it for almost 30mins, after i found all the responses of the online rep on FB and twitter are same…..

      • contacting of DSE offices denied

      = typical lazy april fools effort of online sites seen every year, had they spent more effort around however…better luck next year dicky, almost had me taking mon off too :P

      • +19 votes

        Ahh yes.. That's right. It's all a joke!

        Nothing to see here people, continue along. And don't forget work on Monday, nice and early!

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          Best advice on this whole thread!

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      I've been informed by some friends that work at Dick Smith that stock will be limited and alot of the 'best' bargains have been bought by staff. But we'll see on monday.

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      I know someone who works in DSE and they said there are no ps3's in SA So the stock is quite limited.

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      ^

      At least OzBargain made it front page of the news and slammed Dick SMith:D

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      I give it a positive+. I went to plenty valley yesterday with my list of games and hid all the ones that were on the shelf that were meant to be reduced. Also the nice manager put on hold the last toy story psp bundle away for me. Went there first thing this morning amongst the crowd and as all the other people went to the games I went to where I had stashed them walked up to the counter and was first served with all the games that were reduced, picked up the psp and was gone while all the seagulls were wasting there time fighting over games that weren't even on sale:)

  •  

    This was supposedly posted on another website by an 'anonymous' user. I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Just marketing Hype….

  • +60 votes

    Cool, now delete this bargain before everyone knows about it :D

    • +6 votes

      i was just sharing the love

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        thx

      • +1 vote

        Now look what you've done.

        • +1 vote

          did not know i would break the internet!

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          Did you get approval from the Elders of The Internet?

        • +2 votes

          Wait a minute … The Internet Elders?

          They know about me?!?

  •  

    $199 for 320GB PS3 is dead cheap! however, all the PS3 games they offered are out of date….

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      $199 for a console which does Blu-Ray better than stand-alone Blu-ray players is not something you should pass up.

      Go to grab my games from Harvey Norman, then cross the road and run into DSE and see if I can convince someone to sell me some things early.

      • +3 votes

        your information is about 3 years old. the PS3 was once of of the better blu-ray players around. It is now just a bonus that it plays bu-rays. any standalone player will blitz it.

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          Out of interest, what do other players do better than PS3? Just read times or what?

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          yeah, things standalone do better

          • the time taken to open the disk slot
          • read times for disk
          • faster rewind/forward etc
          • remote comes with player and depending on the brand of tv and bluray player, cross compatibility with other remotes
        • +6 votes

          Yeah, the newer ones have:
          * faster disc spinaround
          * better centre-hole grasping
          * lighter disc drawers
          * handles to facilitate carry-around
          * sturdy construction to prevent fall-apart.

        • +1 vote

          On the downside every time Fox or whoever updates their copy protection to some new system breaking menace, in my experience (Samsung/Toshiba) it takes the stand alone player manufacturers twice as long to get firmware updates to fix things as they seem to come to the PS3.

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        Cinavia - it's infected

  • +4 votes

    Took over 30mins to make it here from ecogamer. Poor show.

    • +11 votes

      Took me over 30 minutes to understand your english.

      • +11 votes

        Slow reader? :)

        • +4 votes

          You had it as "hear" instead of "here" before.

        • +22 votes

          It took you over 30 minutes to work out Misco used "hear" instead of "here"?

        • +6 votes

          It took over 16 hours for someone to point out dan76n misspelled "Misco"

    • +5 votes

      Took over 15hrs to make it from Whirlpool to Ecogamer.
      Yes I am selfish. GFY.

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    Blasphemy!… HN sale is never enough.

  • +1 vote

    "Harvey Norman to cease selling games, offloads for cheap" ??
    Do not believe it for a second. They'd be cutting a bugger load of products off their line at massive expense to themselves.
    If they're still selling DVDs, they'll still be selling games.

    • +1 vote

      Well.. It's Dick Smith in the line you mentioned, and in that case it wouldn't be unreasonable. I've never seen DSE stock much in the way of games, it's usually just a small section.

      And it's not unusual for a retailer to just "dump" the product. Possible that the supplier they got them from doesn't want any of it back, and is offsetting the sale, with rebates, etc..

  • +2 votes

    Im not voting til monday, noticed there are no Vita's on the list, they have those are in stock so i'm sceptical about them getting out of the games market.

    • +23 votes

      Not getting out of the gaming market… Dick Smith will continue to sell gaming bigger & better than ever!

      • +2 votes

        So is this legit our just marketing bs?

  • +2 votes

    Just called Dick Smith in Browns Plains QLD, he had noooo idea about any sale on games. XBox Console was $399 for a 250G

    • +14 votes

      "Browns Plains QLD"

      There is your problem.

  • +3 votes

    red dead redemption $5, yes please

  • +2 votes

    uncharted twin pack for $10 ? ultimate bargain. I recently bought it for $40 from ozgameshop and thought that was cheap!

  • +3 votes

    So will this be online or in-store only?

  • +2 votes

    This sale begins April 2nd and the anonymous tip has been confirmed.

    Well damn…. This is about to get messy. Blood-in-the-water messy…..

  • +3 votes

    Logitech G19 $40 fudge yeah!

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      logitech shop sell it for $179 now, $40 is unbelievable.

  • +3 votes

    On the phone to head office now, will let you know how it goes

    • +5 votes

      Customer support / General enquiries said they haven't heard about it

      Seems a bit dodgy

      • +2 votes

        Thanks for letting us know… I won't hold my breath.

  • +1 vote

    Seems hard to believe. The item codes are legit it seems though… Would be a lot of effort to go to if it was fake…

    I have to think that unless there is something official from Dick Smiths themselves then this should be kept in the forums.

  • +1 vote

    There's no way these prices can be legit.

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    been wanting to get a gaming mouse, G9x for $20, I'd get my ass out of the house and go get it.

  • +2 votes

    Xbox360 Live Subscription 12m for $15.00? no way… this seems too good to be true..

  • +2 votes

    From http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/3193491 (who are just referencing the original article);

    As we all know Dick Smith is going through a sell-off process right now. A business decisions has been made to pretty much do what Myer has done and just focus on Consoles, branded accessories and popular new releases. Thus all aged inventory and inventory that doesn't fit this description is been cleared.

    Pricing starts from Monday 2nd April, but won't be advertised in stores until the 11th of April (to give stores time to actually price everything properly).

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      I hope the staff doesn't keep everything to themselves, that's what the myer/target staff did last time.

      • +3 votes

        Why not? If I was working there I'd hope to get first dibs as well…

        After all, they are the ones that will have to listen to dozens of "us" asking all the questions. :P

        • +3 votes

          And about 100 DSE stores are closing, so the staff are more than entitled to call shotgun on this stuff..

      • +6 votes

        I would of thought they would be saving their pennies incase they can't find another job….

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          harsh words..

        • +3 votes

          more like harsh reality…
          I'm sure some of them will ebay the games for a profit.

        • +1 vote

          No one is being forced out of a job

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      does that mean no logitech accessories and console sales. They are contradicting the actual pricelist.

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    Am pretty sceptical myself, I could understand them getting out of the games market but some of these prices are ridiculous. Looking at all the logitech peripheral's for example they have a fraction of the price you can find even on net - for them to be doing this would be at selling at a huge loss when they could have much higher prices and still sell it all off.

    If this turns out to be legit then it will get a big +1 from me.

    • +13 votes

      Why even bother voting at this time then? You must be a genius.

        • +3 votes

          That's actually the complete opposite of our legal system…

      • +4 votes

        What???

        We each have a plus/minus sign. Each of us is allowed to use it as we see fit. If Spawnpoint wants to neg with a reason, then he can neg with a reason.

        • +2 votes

          Ha, yeah easy mate I was only kidding around, I didn't neg his comment. (But I think that the real reason that he negged was to help kill the hype of this deal)

  • +2 votes

    Yeah, seems too good to be true.

  • +1 vote

    You can reserve stock online, and pay when you come in to collect it. Reckon this could work? A bit sneaky..but hey, whatever it takes to secure a bargain ahead of the rush :P

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      Apparently they only hold it for 48 hours.
      So it's pointless to reserve anything right now.

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        Well, the store called me to say that they didn't have one of the items. I said that it was fine, and if it was ok to come and pick it up on Monday. She didn't seem to have an issue with that, so either she doesn't know their policy very well, or they just don't enforce it. I'll give it a go regardless :)

  •  

    These prices are ridiculous

  • +64 votes

    This is real! Our massive $7 million Gaming Clearance will commence April 2nd, and you don’t want to miss it.

    • +1 vote

      So is that the complete list? Is there more?

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      Sheeeeeeeeeeeetttt…

      Question: Can we reserve stock at all?? Or just show up on Monday with a trolley and bad B.O.?

    • +2 votes

      oh wow..

      SHIT IS GOING DOWN

      • +7 votes

        How's the neg looking now?

        • +7 votes

          Hindsight is not only clearer than perception-in-the-moment but also unfair to those who actually lived through the moment - EDWIN S. SHNEIDMAN

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      Will the website be updated to reflect these prices? Is online ordering also available for this deal. Thanks.

    • +1 vote

      do we need to rock up in store at 9am on monday ? Any chance of securing stock early or online?

    • +2 votes

      Online or instore? or both?

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      My question is what on earth are you moving things like a $170 keyboard that people are more than happy to throw money at competitors when they drop to $145 for $40? People would still queue for $100. I guess you'll get the volume of people in your stores to clear stock, but wow. Just doesn't make any sense. >.< Good luck to everyone getting stuff.

  •  

    Some incredible deals.. if its true. Guess we'll have to wait till monday to find out for sure.
    But if they are really 'getting out of the games market' why would they still be doing pre-orders for upcoming games?

    • +4 votes

      Dick Smith will not be getting out of the gaming market. We will continue to sell gaming bigger & better than ever!

      • +4 votes

        Good to hear! Is this sale in-store, online or both?

  • +4 votes

    It is not 1st April yet.

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    well first thing is first. most of dicksmith staffs will purchase or put all the good stuff on hold and second of all this would be real because woolworths is closing over 100 dicksmith stores australia wide

  1. blitz on 29/03/2012 - 20:11
  2. dicksmith on 29/03/2012 - 16:19
  3. R.R.P on 29/03/2012 - 15:54
  4. RichardSmith on 29/03/2012 - 21:23
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