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The Blockbuster/Gamerush Thread XIX


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#1 io

io

Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:54 AM

Welcome to the Official CAG Blockbuster/Gamerush video game deal thread.

Alert: New game markdowns
For some reason Blockbuster is selling a ton of not quite new release new games for sometimes significant discounts off of MSRP. Here's the list (may not be comprehensive):

:360:
Army of Two $20.99
Assassin's Creed $24.99 (probably $20.99 now)
Battlefield Bad Company $30.99
Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway $44.99
Burnout Paradise $21.99
Call of Duty 4 $49.99
Chronicles of Narnia Price Caspian $22.99
Civilization Revolution $39.99
Club, The $33.99
Condemned 2 $27.99
Dark Sector $13.99
Deadliest Catch $23.99
Devil May Cry 4 - $27.99
Enemy Territory Quake Wars $44.99
Facebreaker $22.99
Grid $37.99
Guitar Hero II w/guitar $52.99
Guitar Hero Aerosmith w/guitar $71.99
Guitar Hero Aerosmith $37.99
GTA IV $40.99
Incredible Hulk $23.99
Lost Planet Colonies Edition $22.99
Lost Odyssey $25.99
MLB 2K8 $20.99
NBA 2K9 $45.99
NCAA Football 09 $39.99
Ninja Gaiden II $28.99
Pure - $43.99
Quake Wars - $44.99
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 $39.99
Rock Band 2 $45.99
Saint's Row 2 $44.99
Tiger Woods 09 $45.99
Timeshift $17.99
Too Human $39.99
Unreal III $30.99
Viking $27.99
Wall-E $30.99

:ps3:
Army of Two $20.99
Assasins Creed $20.99
Battlefield Bad Company $30.99
Call of Duty 4 $32.99
Club, The $33.99
Condemned 2 $27.99
Dark Sector $13.99
Devil May Cry 4 $27.99
Enemy Territory Quake Wars $44.99
Grid $49.99
GTA IV $40.99
Guitar Hero 3/W guitar $52.99
Guitar Hero Aerosmith/w guitar $71.99
Guitar Hero Aerosmith software $37.99
Haze $29.99
Incredible Hulk $23.99
Lego Batman $36.99
Lego Indiana Jones $36.99
Madden 09 $ 45.99
MLB 2k8 $ 20.99
Metal Gear Solid 4 $37.99
NBA 2k9 $45.99
Pure $43.99
Ratchet & Clank $32.99
Saint's Row 2 $44.99
Soul Caliber IV $44.99
Tiger Woods 09 $45.99
Rainbow Six Vegas $27.99
Turok $19.99
Uncharted $39.99
Unreal III $39.99
Viking: Battle of Asgard $27.99
Wall E $30.99

:wii:
Battle of the Bands $13.99
Big Beach Sports $15.99
Blast Works $15.99
Boom Blox $27.99
Bully $20.99
De Blob $37.99
Dragon Quest Swords $27.99
Guitar Hero 3/ with guitar $46.99
GH Aerosmith game only $30.99
Houses of the Dead 2 & 3 $20.99
Lego Indiana Jones $36.99
Madden 09 $38.99
Mario & Sonic at the Olympics $27.99
Mario Party 8 $27.99
Mario Strikers Charged $27.99
Mario Super Sluggers $37.99
NCAA Football 09 $23.99
Ninja Reflex $19.99 (or $22.99?)
Sega Superstar Tennis $20.99
Star Wars: Force Unleashed $36.99
[highlight]Super Mario Galaxy $24.99
Super Smash Bros Brawl $33.99[/highlight]
Tiger Woods 09 $38.99
Wall-E $30.99
Wario Land Shake It $37.99
Wario Ware Smooth Moves $27.99
We Ski $19.99 (or $22.99?)
Wonderworld Amusement $30.99

:ds:
Brain Age 2 $11.99
Drawn To Life
Drawn To Life Spongebob (both reduced, forget the actual price)
Flash Focus $12.99
Guitar Hero On Tour $37.99
Kirby Super Star$ 23.99
Lego Batman $22.99
Mario Party DS $21.99
My Sims $16.99
Mystery Case Files $15.99
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (both) $23.99
Professor Layton $21.99
SimCity Creator $22.99
Sonic Chronicles $26.99
Spectrobes Through the Portal $22.99
Spore Creatures $22.99
Star Wars Force Unleashed $26.99
Zoo Tycoon 2 $13.99

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What is this thread for?
The primary function of this thread is to discuss current trade-in and sale promos, post any trade-in values you have obtained, and discuss new and used game selection and availability. Please post trade-in values with the date of the trade (or quote) and system.

It is also permissible to discuss system availability, credit issues, etc. As long as it is related to game trades or sales at Blockbuster it is generally OK to discuss it here.

Unlike more tightly focused clearance threads, it is OK to discuss more general Gamearush/Blockbuster issues here as well as trade requests as long as they are kept to a minimum (and usually just during specific deals).

Due to the questionable stability of the Gamerush brand, it is also permissible to discuss ways of converting credit from Blockbuster to other stores (ie, which games may be used for trading in to other stores such as Gamecrazy or EB/GS). As of right now, we have no indication of Gamerush's imminent demise, but given Blockbuster's ongoing financial difficulties we need to be aware of the possibility.

What is this thread NOT for?
Please do not discuss the flipping of games from one Gamerush store to another should another such opportunity arise (through trade-in deals). It is one thing to "play the market" with trade-in values from one chain to another (GR to GC to EB) - free market buy low/sell high and all that. But taking advantage of loopholes in a single store's policies/promos is frowned upon and has, in the past, led to trade-in bans from GR.

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Blockbuster Game Trading Info
- You must sign up for a trade account in addition to your regular Blockbuster account
- You must sign up for a new trade account at every store you wish to trade at, even if using the same main account
- Trade-in credit can be placed onto your store account or onto a "Value" card
- Credit on store accounts can only be used at that one store
- However, credit can be transferred from the store account to a card at any time
- Value cards can be used at any location
- Clerks at one store cannot see your trading/purchasing history at another store via your account
- Gamerush stores often do not get new game stock until the Friday of the release week, thus a few days later than most retailers
- Depending on state law you may or may not get sales tax added to your trade-ins (and thus get more than normal). You will always be charged sales tax where applicable on purchases, even when using credit from a Value card.

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Gamerush vs. regular Blockbusters
All Blockbuster game-related discussion belongs here. Most threads created in the Deals forum will be merged in to here. There seems to be the impression by many CAGs that if they don't have a Gamerush store near them (see here for a list of GR stores: http://www.blockbust...meStoreList.pdf) then this thread does not apply to them. However, regular (non-GR) Blockbuster stores often run the same promos and generally have the same trade-in values. I'm going to elaborate on the last sentence as people apparently don't understand that when I say regular BB's have the same trade-in values as Gamerush that it means [highlight]regular Blockbuster stores accept game trade-ins just like Gamerush stores[/highlight].

The key differences:
- Only Gamerush stores sell used video game hardware and generally have a much wider selection of new hardware. Many regular BB stores had a PS3 bundle available over Christmas 2007 and since then they have expanded their hardware sales. As of right now (Summer 2008) most Blockbuster stores are selling PS3's, Xbox 360's, and Wii's. They just started in mid July selling DS Lites at most stores as well. As a result of not selling used hardware, however, regular Blockbuster stores will not take hardware in for trades.

- Both Gamerush and regular Blockbuster stores take preorders for new games for a $5 deposit (or you can pay any other amount beyond that). Gamerush stores will get many more games in than the regular stores but unfortunately a preorder at either place is not a guarantee you will get the game. Sometimes they do not get certain titles in even if you preorder them months in advance.

- While many Gamerush stores have cut back on their new game stock, most regular (non-GR) Blockbusters have started selling new games. They usually have a very limited selection of top-selling new 360, PS3, and Wii games.

- Trade-in values are controlled centrally and are uniform across all Gamerush and Blockbuster locations EXCEPT if the Blockbuster is a franchise location. You can tell from the receipt if your store is a franchise store. All Gamerush stores are corporate-owned so they will have uniform pricing.

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Featured Preorders
Most Blockbuster stores (in addition to Gamerush stores of course) are featuring several games for preorder. $5 is required for a deposit. There are a few others in addition to what is listed below:

Multiplatform (unless otherwise stated they are for all SIX "current" platforms - 360, DS, Wii, PSP, PS2, and PS3)
Tale of Despereaux (360, Wii, PS2)

:360:

:ps3:

:wii:

:ds:

They usually get these featured games in on release day like any other game retailer (though note - as of late they have been very bad about this and have gotten many games several days late!). Note that you can preorder just about any other game as the system will allow them to preorder anything they have listed (yes, even at regular stores). I have preordered Mario Super Sluggers and Dragon Quest IV myself even though they are not "featured" as preorders. However, if it is not a featured preorder they may or may not get it in, and it may arrive as late as Friday of the release week (postscript - Mario Super Sluggers did indeed arrive on Friday when every other store had it Tues. or Weds. and Dragon Quest IV never arrived).

Of course you can cancel a preorder at any time and get your deposit back or switch it to another game, even after the game comes out. So don't worry about preordering something they might not get - you can always switch it to something else. However, since I've always used credit for purchasing things at Blockbuster I'm not sure how they would handle a cancellation of a cash deposit. They may simply issue a credit to your account so beware of that if placing a cash deposit on a preorder.

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List of decent $9.99 (and under) used games at Blockbuster

Blockbuster tends to shift rentals to used merchandise fairly regularly and this often results in lower than usual (compared to Gamestop or Gamecrazy) prices on certain used games. The condition of these games can vary wildly, of course, depending on how often they got rented. But I was somewhat surprised to find that in many cases they may have never been rented at all meaning you can get a practically mint game for very cheap. The purpose of this list is to keep track of particularly good deals relative to Gamestop and other places and to make sure CAGs don't overlook some great deals to use their cheap Blockbuster credit on. $9.99 is sort of the magic price that many CAGs are willing to get used games for at Blockbuster, so the list will focus on those with a few specific cases of decent values at higher prices mentioned afterwards. Below that I will put a "wait list" of mostly $14.99 games that ought to be coming down to $9.99 sooner or later and are readily available at most stores.

:360:
Armored Core 4
Beautiful Katamari
Bee Movie Game
Blue Dragon
Dark Sector
Earth Defense Force ($6.99)
Golden Compass ($4.99)
Harry Potter Order of Phoenix
Meet The Robinsons ($6.99)
Phantasy Star Universe
Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End ($6.99)
Ratatouille
Shrek The Third ($6.99)
Spiderwick Chronicles
Star Trek Legacy
Virtua Fighter 5

:wii:
Battle of the Bands
Bee Movie Game
Crash of the Titans
Geometry Wars Galaxies
Metal Slug Anthology
Nights
Octomania ($6.99)
Sega Superstar Tennis
Spyro
Super Swing Golf Season 2
Table Tennis
Tony Hawk Proving Ground

:ps3:
Dark Sector
Genji
Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End
Virtua Fighter 5

:ps2:
Manhunt 2 ($6.99)
Ratchet & Clank Size Matters
Rogue Galaxy
Valkyrie Profile 2 ($6.99 - needs to be verified)

:ds:
Assassin's Creed ($6.99)
Flash Focus ($6.99)

Other notables:
:360: Bioshock $19.99
:360: Mass Effect $19.99
:wii: No More Heroes $14.99

Wait list ($14.99 games that ought to hit $9.99 soon):
:360:

:wii:
Godfather
Sonic Riders Zero Gravity
Spiderwick Chronicles
Worms Space Oddity (currently $24.99)

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Current Trade-In Deals
There are no trade-in deals at this time.

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Trade-In Values
Trade-In Price Wiki <-- An archive of older trade-in prices is kept here. Unfortunately this site is no longer editable, so the information is out of date. Supposedly a new CAG 2.0 feature to be rolled out soon will allow for storage of game trade-in information along with other game-specific information (like reviews, current MSRP, sales, etc). As soon as that happens we will resume compiling trade-in prices.

Trade-in prices are usually universal at both Blockbuster and Gamerush, but can be wildly different at franchise Blockbuster stores. Trade-in prices generally used to change on Tuesdays. However, it appears they are in the midst of changing this and now prices seem to change Monday first thing in the morning. To be safe, do any game trading by Saturday if you are worried about the price potentially dropping.

Also note that many stores will no longer accept video games without cover art. This is the official policy for DVD trade-ins but apparently many clerks will confuse the two and not allow it for games either. Just beware that it might be a hassle if you have a disc-only game to trade.

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Gamerush website
The old Gamerush web site is now defunct, but the following link will take you to Blockbuster online, which may or may not have some info there about games. I dunno - I haven't looked at it in years.

http://www.gamerush.com

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Links to previous Gamerush Threads (dating back to June 2005!):
1 (by no means the first one but the earliest that can be found - check it out for some drama)
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Edited by io, 10 December 2008 - 09:06 PM.


#2 io

io

Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:55 AM

For those looking to build up Blockbuster credit via Gamestop, here are some transfer possibilities. Note that none of these would be considered good for cash purchases, but if you have extra Gamestop credit from some of the recent deals they might be worthwhile. The Gamestop purchase prices are shown before any discounts (since these are all used prices you should be able to get at least the standard 10% Edge card discount, and sometimes more with the weekly coupons):

:360: Bladestorm $34.99 -> $28.50 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:360: Blitz the League $14.99 -> $12 (BB price good thru 10/19)
:360: Brothers In Arms HH ?? -? $28.50 (BB price good thru 12/7)
:360: Cabela's Trophy Bucks $17.99 -> $12 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:360: Culdcept Saga $17.99 -> $12 (BB price good thru 10/30)
:360: Deadliest Catch $26.99 -> $15 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:360: DW Gundam $39.99 -> $35 (BB price good thru 9/21)
:360: Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit $26.99 -> $22 (BB price good thru 12/7)
:360: Elder Scrolls Oblivion Game of the Year Edition $26.99 -> $35 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Fatal Inertia $19.99 -> $19 (BB price good thru 12/7)
:360: Hellboy $24.99 -> $15 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:360: Legendary $26.99 -> $35 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Infinite Undiscovery $34.99 -> $28.50 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Monster Jam $12.99 -> $22 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Pro Evo Soccer $17.99 -> $8 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:360: Sega Superstars Tennis $17.99 (or possibly $14.99) -> $12 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Smash Court Tennis $8.99 -> $15 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Unreal Tournament III $34.99 -> $19 (BB price good thru 11/30)

:wii: Alone In The Dark $17.99 -> $23 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:wii: Bust a Move Bash $17.99 -> $13 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Baroque $17.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:wii: Cabela's Big Game Hunter $17.99 -> $13 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Code Lyoko $17.99 -> $13 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Cranium Kabookii $12.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:wii: Death Jr $17.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Disney High School Musical $24.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Escape From Bug Island $12.99 -> $13 (BB price good thru 10/26)
:wii: Guilty Gear $24.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Incredible Hulk $24.99 -> $13 (BB price good thru 10/30)
:wii: Iron Man $24.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/2)
:wii: Luxor Pharaoh's Challenge $12.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 10/19)
:wii: One Piece $17.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Pro Evo Soccer $17.99 -> $9(BB price good thru 11/16)
:wii: Puppy Luv $24.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Resident Evil 4 $17.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Rock and Roll Adventures $9.99 -> $10 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Samurai Warriors Katana $24.99 -> $20 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:wii: Sea Monsters $19.99 -> $9 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:wii: Spy Games Elevator Mission $12.99 -> $13 (BB price good thru 10/26)
:wii: Victorious Boxers $24.99 -> $23 (BB price good thru 11/23)
:wii: Wild Earth $14.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 12/14)

:ps3: Blacksite Area 51 $24.99 -> $23 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Bladestorm $34.99 -> $30 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:ps3: DBZ Burst Limit $26.99 -> $23 (BB price good thru 12/7)
:ps3: DW Gundam ?? -> $23 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:360: Elder Scrolls Oblivion Game of the Year Edition $26.99 -> $35 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Eye of Judgment $24.99 -> $23 (BB Acceptance is YMMV.) (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Guitar Hero Aerosmith $34.99 -> $23 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Hail to the Chimp $17.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/23)
:ps3: Hellboy $24.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:ps3: History Channel: BftP $24.99 -> $20 (BB price good thru 10/19)
:ps3: Incredible Hulk $24.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/2)
:ps3: Iron Man $24.99 -> $13 (BB price good thru 10/30)
:ps3: Legendary $26.99 -> $36 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Pro Evo Soccer $17.99 -> $9 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:ps3: Rock Band $29.99 -> $20 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:ps3: Sega Superstar Tennis $12.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 10/19)
:ps3: Time Crisis 4 $29.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:ps3: Turning Point: FoL $29.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Unreal Tournament III $17.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 12/7)
:ps3: Viking $17.99 -> $16 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:ps3: Warhawk $24.99 -> $23 (NEEDS headset! BB price good thru 12/14)

"Other" trade-in values:
:ps2: Lego Batman $12 (BB price good thru 11/16)
:ps2: Mercenaries 2 $12 (BB price good thru 11/16)

:360: Alone In The Dark $19 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Armored Core For Answer $32 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Beijing Olympics $22 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Civilization Revolution $22 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Hail to the Chimp $15 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Golden Axe $25 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: Grid $28.50 (BB price good thru 11/16)
:360: Kung-Fu Panda $19 (BB price good thru 12/7)
:360: Lego Indiana Jones $19 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:360: NASCAR 08 $8 (BB price good thru 10/19)
:360: NHL 2K9 $19 (BB price good thru 11/23)
:360: Pure $25 (BB price good thru 12/7)
:360: Scene It (game only) $19 (BB price good thru 11/2)
:360: Wall-E $19 (BB price good thru 12/14)

:wii: Backyard Baseball 2009 $20 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:wii: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $26 (BB price good thru 11/16)

:ps3: Alone in the Dark $30 (BB price good thru 12/6)
:ps3: Beijing Olympics 2008 $20 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:ps3: Bourne Conspiracy $30 (BB price good thru 11/16)
:ps3: Brothers in Arms HH $26 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: College Hoops 2K8 $5
:ps3: Facebreaker $13 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:ps3: Golden Axe: Beast Rider $26 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Haze $16 (BB price good thru 10/26)
:ps3: Major League Baseball 2K8 $13 (BB price good thru 10/12)
:ps3: MLB 08: The Show $26 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:ps3: NBA 08 $16 (BB price good thru 11/2)
:ps3: NBA 09 Inside Drive $26 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: NFL Tour $5
:ps3: Pure $26 (BB price good thru 11/30)
:ps3: Rock Band $26 (BB price good thru 10/12)
:ps3: Singstar bundle $36 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Uncharted $23 (BB price good thru 12/14)
:ps3: Wall-E $20 (BB price good thru 11/9)
:ps3: Warhawk $23 (BB price good thru 10/19)

And here are a few items that can be traded back to EB/GS. Prices given are standard Blockbuster price and price at EB/GS without Edge or any bonus. Obviously, if you can stack Edge + some other trade-in promo on top, all the better. Best transfers using the current 10/20/30% trade-in deal at Gamestop are highlighted.

:360: Armored Core 4 $9.99 -> $4.75
:360: Beautiful Katamari $9.99 -> $6
:360: Bee Movie Game $9.99 -> $4
:360: Cars Mater National $9.99 -> $4.25
:360: Dark Sector $9.99 -> $5
:360: Earth Defense Force $6.99 -> $4.25
:360: F.E.A.R. Files $9.99 -> $5.50
:360: Flatout Ultimate Carnage $9.99 -> $3.75
:360: Golden Compass $4.99 -> $1.75
:360: Meet The Robinsons $6.99 -> $2.75
:360: Moto GP 07 $9.99 -> $4
:360: NHL 2K8 $9.99 -> $3
:360: NHL 08 $9.99 -> $3
:360: Phantasy Star Universe $9.99 -> $4.75
:360: Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End $6.99 -> $1.25
:360: Ratatouille $9.99 -> $5
:360: Rayman Raving Rabbids $9.99 -> $5
:360: Sega Rally Revo $9.99 -> $3
:360: Shrek the Third $6.99 -> $2.50
:360: Skate $14.99 -> $9
:360: Soldier of Fortune Payback $9.99 -> $5.75
:360: Spiderman 3 $6.99 -> $4
:360: Spider-Man FoF $9.99 -> $4.75
:360: Star Trek Legacy $9.99 -> $4.75
:360: Timeshift $9.99 -> $3
:360: TMNT $9.99 -> $5
:360: Tomb Raider Legend $9.99 -> $2.25
:360: Tony Hawk Proving Ground $9.99 -> $4.25
:360: Virtua Fighter 5 $9.99 -> $4.25

:wii: Alien Syndrome $6.99 -> $1.75
:wii: Alvin and the Chipmunks $9.99 -> $5.50
:wii: Ant Bully $6.99 -> $1.25
:wii: Avatar Burning Earth $9.99 -> $5
:wii: Avatar The Last Airbender $6.99 -> $2.75
:wii: Bee Movie $9.99 -> $4.25
:wii: Crash of the Titans $9.99 -> $6
:wii: Elebits $9.99 -> $4
:wii: Geometry Wars Galaxies $6.99 -> $4.75
:wii: Golden Compass $6.99 -> $1
:wii: Jumper $6.99 -> $2
:wii: Looney Tunes Acme Arsenal $9.99 -> $7
:wii: Manhunt 2 $9.99 -> $8
:wii: Meet The Robinsons $9.99 -> $3
:wii: Mercury Meltdown $9.99 -> $2
:wii: Metal Slug Anthology $9.99 -> $5.75
:wii: Nights $9.99 -> $5.75 ?? (big increase if this is right)
:wii: Octomania $6.99 -> $1.50
:wii: Pool Party $9.99 -> $4.75
:wii: Red Steel $9.99 -> $2.50
:wii: Sega Superstar Tennis $9.99 -> $5.25
:wii: Sonic Secret Rings $9.99 -> $6
:wii: Spiderman Friend or Foe $9.99 -> $8
:wii: Spyro $9.99 -> $5.25
:wii: Super Mario Galaxy $19.99 -> $15
:wii: Super Swing Golf $9.99 -> $4
:wii: Table Tennis $9.99 -> $9
:wii: Tony Hawk Proving Ground $9.99 -> $7

:ps3: Dark Sector $9.99 -> $4.75

:ds: Assassin's Creed $6.99 -> $5
:ds: Professor Layton $14.99 (used) -> $6.75

:ps2: Golden Compass $4.99 -> $0.75
:ps2: Iridium Runners $4.99 -> $2.50
:ps2: Manhunt 2 $6.99 -> $3.75
:ps2: Metal Slug Anthology $9.99 -> $9
:ps2: Power Rangers Super Legends $9.99 -> $5.50
:ps2: Ratchet and Clank Size Matters $9.99 -> $9
:ps2: Valkyrie Profile 2 $6.99 (maybe) -> $5.50
:ps2: Xenosaga Episode II $2.99 -> $3

:gc: Legend of Zelda TP $14.99 -> $12.50
:gc: Paper Mario $9.99 -> $5.75

:xbox: Star Wars Battlefront II $9.99 -> $9

Edited by io, 10 December 2008 - 09:06 PM.


#3 SonictheHedgehog1337

SonictheHedgehog1337

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:11 AM

this is from the previous thread.

The joker framed artwork isnt 50% off. I was just saying that it was new. Sry. It's full price. I bought it today for 29.99. They only got in 1 copy at my closest BBV.

The office framed artwork looks like it is from season 1. You would hang it up horizontally and it shows the main characters sitting around a desk in the meeting room. It also shows quotes from the show written on big post it notes.

Also, TIV Aug 05 - Eye of Judgement - 33

Edited by SonictheHedgehog1337, 06 August 2008 - 10:17 AM.


#4 V4oLDbOY

V4oLDbOY

    Vengeance

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:18 AM

oooo a new thread.....

anyone planning on transferring credit to BB simply to buy something, I might do it and get my psp there?

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#5 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:27 AM

Well, I currently have a meager $46 in credit there(compared to MANY of you, it's meager) and I'm seriously considering getting Mercenaries 2 at the end of this month there. But, I'm looking for a REALLY good game or movie or whatever to flip, so I don't have to pay much(if anything) out of pocket.

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#6 V4oLDbOY

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:30 AM

Well, I currently have a meager $46 in credit there(compared to MANY of you, it's meager) and I'm seriously considering getting Mercenaries 2 at the end of this month there. But, I'm looking for a REALLY good game or movie or whatever to flip, so I don't have to pay much(if anything) out of pocket.


I got like $3, so I probably wont be doing it. But I think I'm gonna get the GOW psp instead of the blue one, since it has a game that I actually want and I like the color as much as the blue one. But eventually I think I'll buy a new case mod.

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#7 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:42 AM

One thing I've been waiting for the console makers to release(but they never will) is a CLEAR case for their systems. I'd love to have played on a PS1/PS2 or even now the PS3 with a CLEAR case to it. I just think it'd be interesting to see what's going on inside the system while you're playing it.

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#8 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:47 AM

oooo a new thread.....

anyone planning on transferring credit to BB simply to buy something, I might do it and get my psp there?


Something I'm somewhat planning on transferring credit for from GS to BBV is the upcoming release of the Godfather Trilogy on Blu Ray. I have a while though.

#9 V4oLDbOY

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:01 AM

One thing I've been waiting for the console makers to release(but they never will) is a CLEAR case for their systems. I'd love to have played on a PS1/PS2 or even now the PS3 with a CLEAR case to it. I just think it'd be interesting to see what's going on inside the system while you're playing it.


yeah the custom case mod for the psp I am interested in it clear blue.

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So I think I'll just cancel the madden psp preorder and buy the GOW psp. Then later if I'm not sold on the color buy one of the case mods.

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#10 Chitown021

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:53 AM

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:25 PM

Hope some good deals come out soon.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:54 PM

are those tivs current? I thought k&l dropped?
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#13 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:12 PM

yeah the custom case mod for the psp I am interested in it clear blue.

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So I think I'll just cancel the madden psp preorder and buy the GOW psp. Then later if I'm not sold on the color buy one of the case mods.


That case mod looks amazing, I should pick up one of those...too bad you cant use BBV credit to get one 8-).

Thanks for the new thread io, your hard work is appreciated as always :)

#14 nlyonssmith

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:35 PM

Thank you IO.

I really need a good coupon for GS -> BB transfers this weekend. I am trying to get enough for a 80 gig MGS bundle at BB.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:01 PM

are those tivs current? I thought k&l dropped?

User "captnjack" reported yesterday in the old thread that k&l held at 30.
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#16 asthmatic

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:06 PM

can we keep this thread focused on TIV and new items being sold like burger king ketchup flavored chips? :)

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:13 PM

Traded in 33 games at once yesterday for a total of $281.xx, I had put all my good stuff in a bag for the store where the manager works who is cool with what I'm doing. I gave him all my good GC stuff, Metal Slug Anth...Kingdom Hearts2, etc. I swapped 2 other batches of 7 games each, so I'm down to around 100 games I have to trade back in to GS now. I have about 15-20 games they won't take because they are scratched or even broken. I didn't check the games as I bought them because I was buying 20-40 at a time. I've got all the receipts though, so I'm gonna take the bad ones back and swap for good titles. I found that when you bring back a game for return, they scan it in and give you the credit 1:1 (they could give you 50% of the value since it was B1G1, but they don't)..so now maybe I'll swap them in and get used PS3 or Wii games.

#18 nakanenui

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the info in the old thread about the upcoming 50% off at GS sports games that trade for more at BB. Hopefully the TIVs hold at BB. :ps3: SST looks to be one of the best GS to BB flips at the moment, closely followed by :ps3: K&L. Thanks again for all the hard work to compile and track TIVs for flippers.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:20 PM

Thank you IO.

I really need a good coupon for GS -> BB transfers this weekend. I am trying to get enough for a 80 gig MGS bundle at BB.


Good luck finding one (unless your BBV actually has them in stock).

At this point I have very little qualms begging someone to buy one for me with my value cards even if they're in another state. Of course I wouldn't have to consider this if BBV could transfer systems from one store to another outside of their district.

Oh, and thanks for the new thread IO.

 

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#21 pogipinoy27

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:48 PM

IO, I found something that may be of use on the OP.

http://www.blockbust...meStoreList.pdf

That pdf is a comprehensive list of all the GR in the country. For future reference, people can be directed toward it in case they ever need to call a store for a TIV.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:21 PM

Very first: CONGRATULATIONS IO!! Your modship is well deserved! :applause:
Second: Thank you io for the new thread and the amazing job you do keeping these threads as informative and helpful as they are!

yeah the custom case mod for the psp I am interested in it clear blue.

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Sweet. I remember when nintendo gave that little push to their lagging N64 sales by the release of those clear colored cases. I've never been able to figure out why MS, Sony & Nintendo don't do this with their current sytems, as they look great.

IO, I found something that may be of use on the OP.

http://www.blockbust...meStoreList.pdf

That pdf is a comprehensive list of all the GR in the country. For future reference, people can be directed toward it in case they ever need to call a store for a TIV.

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#23 Warner1281

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

Woot, woot! New thread.

Going with the "clearance" stuff I was talking about yesterday...

The games "clearance" is just a bunch of new retail games being dropped in price by $10-$30. While that sounds good, it pretty much just drops them down to current prices everywhere else.

And to answer io's question earlier about the licensed merchandise being dropped in price... I was mistaken. There isn't any licensed stuff dropping this week. Sorry :cry:.

edit: Price drops include-
Army of Two
Condemned 2
R6V2
Dark Sector
Major League Baseball 2k8
Iron Man
Frontlines
Enemy Territories: Quake Wars

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#24 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:10 PM

Sweet. I remember when nintendo gave that little push to their lagging N64 sales by the release of those clear colored cases. I've never been able to figure out why MS, Sony & Nintendo don't do this with their current sytems, as they look great.


Let me add my congrats to IO as well, now that I finally noticed(thanks to Gwen). I swear, I must be blind or oblivious half the damn time.

As for the cases, I really DO wish that Sony would release something that's a little less noticable of a dust and fingerprint magnet. The glossy black finish on the PS3 is just so....:bomb: shiny. I prefer a more dull finish myself.

But I do predict that Sony WILL eventually release different colored controllers, if not systems, since they did it the past couple gens already.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:46 PM

This thread is probably going to be moving alot slower than the last one....

I.O. Are you going to include a list of games that make a decent trade back from BB->GS? I know most newer games will, but I'm sure there is a some games that I would miss

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:50 PM

It's great to see the new thread. With all the credit people have built up, and with less deals around, we can start finding some deals on things to buy. I started seeing some new blu ray titles at decent prices, notably The Lost Boys and The Mummy movies for $19.99 each. And yes, the Mummy flicks had the free tickets inside to see the new one in theaters.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:26 PM

This thread is probably going to be moving alot slower than the last one....

I.O. Are you going to include a list of games that make a decent trade back from BB->GS? I know most newer games will, but I'm sure there is a some games that I would miss


A quick breakdown of the original list gives some BB -> GS trades that are mostly around 1:1 (assuming the +30% promo; + 10% Edge is used) with a few exceptions:

BB -> GS

360

Beautiful Katamari: $9.99 -> $9.80
Earth Defense Force: $6.99 -> $7.00

PS2
Golden Compass $4.99 -> $5.60
Iridium Runner $4.99 -> $7
Silent Hill 3 $9.99 -> $11.20
Xenosaga Episode II $2.99 -> $4.20

PSP
Dungeon Siege $9.99 -> $11.20
Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles $9.99 -> $14

GC
Bratz Forever Diamondz $6.99 -> $7
Bratz Rock Angelz $2.99 -> $3.50
Legend of Zelda TP $14.99 -> $21
Lego Star Wars II $9.99 -> $12.60
Mario Party 5 $14.99 -> $14
Mario Power Tennis $14.99 -> $16.80
Star Wars Jedi Knight II $14.99 -> $14
Super Smash Bros Melee $14.99 -> $14

XBOX
Elder Scrolls III GOTY $6.99 -> $7.00
Ninja Gaiden Black $14.99 -> $14

There are a couple of FYE/Wherehouse/SecondSpin options as well


PSP
Brunswick Pro Bowling $6.99 -> $6.00
Virtua Tennis 3 $6.99 -> $9.00

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:43 PM

Super Smash Bros Brawl $44.99 -> $42.00

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:44 PM

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