Target Can’t Even Decide Which Price It’s Selling Assassin’s Creed III At In Stores

One game, two prices. Obviously a Templar conspiracy.

One game, two prices. Obviously a Templar conspiracy.

Yesterday, we told you about Consumerist reader Ethan, who attempted to buy Assassin’s Creed III at a discount on only to find that its “online price” was meaningless since it’s not available online. Ethan has since gone to his local Target, where the mystery only deepened.

In the main video game aisle, there was AC3 available for the full price of $59.99, but a quick walk over to a second aisle of video games and — voila! — there it is for the limited time price of $49.99.

“I got my game, so at least the kiddo will be happy!” writes Ethan.

One Target employee wrote in after yesterday’s story and said that even if Ethan had found the game selling for the full price at the store, he should have been able to show the price to the cashier and get the price match.

“It’s part of the ‘vibe’ promotion/internal marketing thing that was leaked last month,” says the insider.

But apparently that vibe hasn’t gotten to Consumerist reader Ryan’s local store.

He recently tried to buy a LEGO set from, where the price was listed at $64.99. He went to a Target store and found the price there was $79.99. So was he successful when he tried to get the store to match the online price?

“NOPE,” writes Ryan, either to accentuate the denial or because he’s still in the LEGO all-caps mode. He says he was told that “Target will only price match if the item in question is in stock online. And, they noted that Target usually doesn’t even do that… that this was for a limited time.”

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