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#1 Redeema

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:52 PM

Rather than create a Central Cali thread I decided to narrow it down to just those in the 209 area code because the area is so stretched out and nearly impossible to get to. With all the tiny little towns with populations 20k and under it's just easier to do it this way, so if there's anyone else representin' the 209 area code go ahead and post here where you're from.

I live in Los Banos. (translation: The Springs for all you jerks out there)

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Other 209 Members:

Redeema- Los Banos
mj1108- Merced
longdillon1- Merced
ch3zyp00fs- Atwater?
MrBrando- Modesto
Cai- Stockton
retro_killa- Sacramento
JustBlaze- Lodi
vectorscalar - Delhi
gage006 - Modesto (for now)
puternerd - Pine Grove
relicbane - Turlock
Janaak - Patterson
Smeag - Tracy
youngn - Tracy
Joe Fongul - Rolling through the 209 looking for deals ;)
pooroldluser - Lodi
godzillad - Merced
catabarez - Manteca

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#2 mj1108

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:22 PM

Representing! :)

I'm in Merced (formerly LB). With the way this area stretches out between LB, Merced, Turlock, Modesto, etc... I'm sure there are other CAG's out there among us.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:27 PM

I use to be in the 209 until they changed the area code of Fresno to 559. :cry:

#4 Redeema

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:15 PM

Fresneck!
Should I open this to the Central Valley entirely or is that just too much of a stretch?

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#5 mj1108

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:58 PM

I use to be in the 209 until they changed the area code of Fresno to 559. :cry:


I think that's close enough.....

Or call this the 209/559 thread since 559 used to be a part of 209.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:49 AM

Mercedian Here

#7 mj1108

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:00 AM

Merced, CA Target clearance deals:

DS - Polarium: $20.98
PS2 - NHL2K5: $10.98
PS2 - Sega Classics Collection: $6.98
DS - Meteos: $14.98
DS - Trace Memory: $14.98
XB - NFL Street 2: $9.98
XB - Halo 2 Map Pack: $9.98
Viewtiful Joe 2: $10.48
PS2 - Resident Evil: Outbreak: $13.98

Just returned from there.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:21 AM

I might have to jump on Trace Memory at that price. I own Meteos already, but I could probably sell it and make a buck or two on it.

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#9 mj1108

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:37 AM

I might have to jump on Trace Memory at that price. I own Meteos already, but I could probably sell it and make a buck or two on it.


They had 3 or 4 copies of it. The game they have the most of was NFL Street 2 (8-10 copies). They also have a copy or two of Backyard Wrestling for the XBox, but didn't check the price on it (it was clearance, tho).

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:41 AM

Where does target put there clearance games.Ive never once seen them in target?LMK Also dude that was at target.What part of merced you from.Im right off bear creek.
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#11 mj1108

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:41 AM

Where does target put there clearance games.Ive never once seen them in target?LMK Also dude that was at target.What part of merced you from.Im right off bear creek.
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Meteos was in the display case. The other titles were on a back endcap between Electronics & the entrance to the Garden Center. They had put some on the one shelf that is there then the rest they put on the very bottom shelf towards the back. I had to duck down to see the stuff, otherwise you'd probably miss the stuff just walking by. They had some other clearance stuff on there as well (iPod jackets, a digital camera and such).

#12 Redeema

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:30 AM

That's funny I'm not from Merced and I know where the Target clearance games are. They're on the endcap where the PS2/PSP games are at and on occasion I've seen them on the endcap to the left of that one. (the left when you're standing facing the clearance stuff) There's also a big sign that says something about 'clearance' or 'budget' or something like that.

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#13 mj1108

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 10:08 PM

Just a heads up...TRU in Merced is now 40-60% off. Just came back from there. When I got there, they were finally putting all their DS titles out, although obviously they have more in the cage since I had a slip for one (Tony Hawk) and he had to run back and get it.

Here's what I picked up (all DS titles...prices are after the 40% off):
Feel the Magic: $5.99
Polarium: $5.99
Mario & Luigi: PIT $20.99
Kirby's Canvas Curse: $20.99
Tony Hawks' American Sk8land: $17.97

Think I'll run back tonight and see if any more is put out....

#14 Redeema

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:32 AM

Damn, I knew I should've went there on Saturday! Now the earliest I can get out there is Thursday. I guess I'll make half hour trip anyway just to see if there's some deals to be had.

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#15 mj1108

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 01:33 AM

Damn, I knew I should've went there on Saturday! Now the earliest I can get out there is Thursday. I guess I'll make half hour trip anyway just to see if there's some deals to be had.


I saw it in the other thread that you made it over here. What'd you end up with?

And also for anyone interested....Target in Merced has Polarium on clearance for $20.98.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 02:34 AM

Actually my girl went over there and she got copies of (all DS games) Mario Kart x2, Sonic Rush, Advance Wars DS x2, Kirby Canvas Curse, Mario and Luigi Partners in Time x2, and three more that I can't even remember off the top of my head. Would've liked to have gotten Trace Memory, Lost in Blue, Trauma Center, and of course Phoenix Wright, but they had nary a one of those as far as she could see. I'm probably going to head out there myself on Thursday. By any chance do either of you know when they are closing for good? I thought they were going to be done by the end of this month and from the looks of it that's how it's going to be, but I might want to get out there one last time after this Thursday.

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#17 mj1108

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:33 AM

Actually my girl went over there and she got copies of (all DS games) Mario Kart x2, Sonic Rush, Advance Wars DS x2, Kirby Canvas Curse, Mario and Luigi Partners in Time x2, and three more that I can't even remember off the top of my head. Would've liked to have gotten Trace Memory, Lost in Blue, Trauma Center, and of course Phoenix Wright, but they had nary a one of those as far as she could see. I'm probably going to head out there myself on Thursday. By any chance do either of you know when they are closing for good? I thought they were going to be done by the end of this month and from the looks of it that's how it's going to be, but I might want to get out there one last time after this Thursday.


Just came back from there a little while ago (again) to see what was left. I do remember seeing a couple of copies of Trace Memory.

The story in the Sun Star said the "end of February". There's still a couple more DS titles I'd like to pick up, but am sort of hoping to see maybe 50 or 60% soon enough....

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:38 PM

Cool, I'll hit them up tomorrow or Friday then. I may pick up Trace Memory. I checked the other games I got and they are:

Bust-A-Move DS
Feel the Magic XY/XX
Metroid Prime Pinball

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:51 PM

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 08:29 PM

I went in to TRU today and bought a crapload of games, more of the same mostly, but I also got Tony Hawk (tons left still), Trace Memory a couple sets of Xbox 360 component cables, a strategy guidefor FFIV (70% off!) and Seinfeld season 5 and 6 sets. I did ask them when they were closing and they told me the 25th so you've got a few more days left to jump on stuff, what little there is left. They did still have copies of DK Jungle Beat which I'd love to have, but I've spent way too much there already.

On a side note I went to Target across the street and they had 2 premium Xbox 360's and one core system in stock.

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#21 mj1108

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:10 AM

I went in to TRU today and bought a crapload of games, more of the same mostly, but I also got Tony Hawk (tons left still), Trace Memory a couple sets of Xbox 360 component cables, a strategy guidefor FFIV (70% off!) and Seinfeld season 5 and 6 sets. I did ask them when they were closing and they told me the 25th so you've got a few more days left to jump on stuff, what little there is left. They did still have copies of DK Jungle Beat which I'd love to have, but I've spent way too much there already.

On a side note I went to Target across the street and they had 2 premium Xbox 360's and one core system in stock.


I was in Target last night and saw the 2 premium 360's there, but didn't bite since there's just not enough on the system yet to justify the purchase (for me, anyway...and I'm one that's always bought consoles at launch).

I went in to TRU today (again) during my lunch hour (around 11am) just to see what was what. Didn't pick up anything....am still trying to hold out long enough for a larger drop. Surprised to see so many DS titles left....

The original price on DK Jungle Beat there is $53.99 or $58.99 (I forget which...)...but still can't justify 40% off that. Maybe on the next drop.... They also have Taiko Drum Master too, but could never get a price on it.

If they're closing on the 25th, I assume we'll see another price drop really soon (maybe Saturday?).

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 05:14 PM

I hear you on the 360, I've seen it at several places now and even though I have money to buy one there's just no reason for me to buy one.

As a side note though you know that you can apply for credit and get 10% off the system at Target? However, I think (I haven't verified yet) that if you sign up for their online newsletter you get weekly codes for 10% off and it may be possible to stack those two 10% off deals making it a pretty nice discount.

Still, though it was my intention to get the system bundled up at Costco. Possibly with the little profit I make off selling those DS games I'll be that much closer to one. Have either of you seen the 360 in stock at Costco up there?

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#23 mj1108

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:02 AM

I hear you on the 360, I've seen it at several places now and even though I have money to buy one there's just no reason for me to buy one.

As a side note though you know that you can apply for credit and get 10% off the system at Target? However, I think (I haven't verified yet) that if you sign up for their online newsletter you get weekly codes for 10% off and it may be possible to stack those two 10% off deals making it a pretty nice discount.

Still, though it was my intention to get the system bundled up at Costco. Possibly with the little profit I make off selling those DS games I'll be that much closer to one. Have either of you seen the 360 in stock at Costco up there?


Target here is the first place I've seen them in-stock at all. Never seen any at Wal-Mart or Best Buy. Not sure about EB and Gamestop as of late, but last time I talked to one of the guys at EB (maybe a month ago or so), they still hadn't seen more than 2 or 3 very small shipments since the launch.

I already have a Target card, so there goes that idea. I have a feeling with PS3 and Rev coming, we'll see some kind of price drop by MS later this year.

As for Costco, I've never seen them there. I've seen individual games ($59.99 games are $53.99, IIRC), but no systems.

Someone in the TRU thread said that their store (back east, I believe) went to 50-70% off as of today and is closing the 25th also. I think I'll run over there and will report back....

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:29 AM

The Kmart in LB had them in stock a week or so ago, a few days prior to that the Wallymart had them too. I'm in no rush for th 360, so with the stuff I've picked up at TRU I'll put towards the 360.

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#25 mj1108

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:53 AM

TRU is now 50-70% off here....and in the span of 24 hours their games have been picked clean. Only picked up Metroid Pinball.... lots of Psychonauts & TImesplitters left for the XBox and a lot of DS games still.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:34 AM

That's pretty much what they had yesterday. Though they had a couple GC games that I was tempted to buy, but I thought that $50 with 40% off was a little too much. I should've bit on those and passed on the Seinfeld boxsets.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:59 AM

Just ran over there again....seems like all that is about left is Psychonauts and Timesplitters for the XBox along with a few scant DS titles (Spiderman 2/Tony Hawk). They do have the Action Replay's for the GameCube. A couple were stickered $49.99 and a couple $29.99. Didn't really look it over to see what the difference was.

They also still had some 360 accessories (faceplates, component and a/v cables) @ 70% off. Other than that....it's picked clean.

Forgot to look over at the cage to see if anything was left over there... Only thing I picked up today was Psychonauts.

#28 mj1108

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:41 AM

TRU is now 60/80. FYI.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:14 PM

Anything left that would make me bother with the 40 minute drive?

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#30 mj1108

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 03:17 AM

Anything left that would make me bother with the 40 minute drive?


Nope.....unless you want an Action Replay for the GameCube or fixtures? They still have a bunch of those 3rd party DS & PSP "kits" @ 70% off. The cage was completely empty and they nearly had all of the front aisle shelves and gondolas taken down. It's now all at the very front of the store.