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#1 Kidtrunks1128

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:38 AM

I've noticed over my time here at the forum that one of the largest problems is trying to locate where the deals exist. I recently had a problem locating an existing deal in my area, Massachusetts. So I propose this topic is for Massachusets Cheap Ass Gamers who want to help and can request it here. Here we go!d by

So far I've found that the Circuit City in Natick has the really cheap prices. What I mean is I've bought both Breath of Fire V and Freaky Flyers for $7 each.

I've checked out the Circuit City in Braintree, and they too have Breath of Fire V for around $7, although I don't know what other deals they have.

Target in Westboro has some cheap titles, although their selection is dominated by newer releases. I was able to pick up Summer Heat Beach Volleyball for $5.23.

I'm heading to the Marlboro Target tomorrow to see what they've got. I heard someone was able to purchase Arc the Lad for $5. If this is true, and I can find it, I'll be extatic.

For all the Cheap Ass Gamers in Massachusetts, let's give eachother a big hand. Thanks.

Anyway, to the moderators, if this topic doesn't belong here please move it.

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 05:16 AM

Isn't natick where the twinkee factory is?

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#3 zzl365

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 05:32 AM

Circuit City deals should be the same nation-wide....it's just a matter of whether you can find the games or not and also whether they are marked correctly or not. Mine marked like 0 of the clearanced games correctly which worked to my advantage as there were plenty of the cheapies to go around. My copy of BOF:DQ was marked $50 and rang up $5 (this was before the recent price increases).

#4 oneirotekt

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 07:44 PM

Ker-bump.

I live in Watertown, MA. I've been looking for good brick-n-mortar places near me lately and haven't found much. There's one tiny little independant place in a building called the Garage in Harvard Square, basically a little niche in the stairwell with a counter and a guy who plays Sega Saturn games all day. The prices aren't especially awesome but if you wanna support a local business instead of a big chain, check it out.

I'll keep an eye out at places like Circuit City for the time being, thanks for the tips.

#5 Kidtrunks1128

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 05:55 AM

It's official, the Target in Marlborough, MA has a crap load of games. I can't remember which games exactly, but I can tell you that I picked up Arc The Lad AND Ape Escape 2 for $11.51. That's a good deal no matter how you look at it.

So if you live in the area, get your rear ends there.

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#6 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 03:41 PM

In Malden MA, just up the street from the T station in Malden Centre, there is a small store called 'Krazy Jims'. I haven't been there in almost a year but I think it's still there.

The prices aren't the greatest honestly but you will occasionally find some sweet deals. It's all about timing, I used to go and buy out the guy's stock of Sega Master System games (complete and $4 each) as well as $1 NES games. I have also seen NEO GEO CD's for sale there as well as stuff from Sega CD, 3DO, and Turbo Graphx.


The store does carry quite a lot of games from the SNES to Ps2/X-box but the prices are comparable to those at EB or Gamestop.

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#8 JimmieMac

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 03:47 PM

Yeah, I work right off of Rt.9 and get an hour or so for lunch and at least once I week I go to the new Target by the Solomon Pond mall or the one down by the Wal-Mart off of Route 9. I think that's still Westboro.

I should go to one of them today but I'm not sure if I will.

I do need to pick up Dave Chapelle's new DVD at Best Buy.

#9 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 03:54 PM

Oh yeah, and if you live in Boston, check out some of the local corner stores to see if they sell games. If they are selling DVDS then they are also more likely selling videogames such as old Genesis carts or brand new Ps2/X-box games, which usually are $35-42.

#10 Kidtrunks1128

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:57 AM

More news fellas. Went back to the Marlborough Target and picked myself up a copy of Auto Modelista for $7. They had a few copies left there.

Also found out that Tenchu 3 was $7.
Found out that Chaos Legion was $9

If you guys live close enough and these are games that you want, you may want to get your asses there now!

Also found out that the Westboro Target's selection is freaking horrible. They had a few copies of Silent Hill 3, but they were all still $29.99. No real games worthy of note.

Hope this helps.

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#11 evilmax17

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:06 AM

Whoa! Always a good thing when people from MA represent.

I'm currently at NEU in Boston, and there aint no deals in boston!

Let's see....back in the hayday of the CC sale, Me and my gf hit up every CC in the state (minus Dedham and.....that might have been it), and we found selection and price to both be fairly consistant.

The Target at the Liberty Tree mall in Danvers usually doesn't have anything, although I'm gonna make a UPC check this weekend. The Target in Natick off of Rt. 9 usually has even less. Hey KidTrunks, did you say you got the last copy of Evil Dead? I think that was the one I reported on! (Check the target thread a few pages back). You probably own the same copy that I passed up! (I find things like that funny)

Lets see....the CC in Somerville is always a choice stop, since it's right next to Good Times. That's it I think.
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Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:07 AM

Also, a suggestion to CheapyD. Could you add a section to the forums that deals with local deals? Like a thread for each state?
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Posted 25 February 2004 - 03:30 PM

I live in the Boston area and have access to 5 different targets between my office and home. Medford, Somerville, Saugus, Danvers, and Woburn. I have not found any decent deals outside of Clock Towers. I am looking for Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Target used to have it for 7.50. Has anyone had any luck at these stores for anything? I read about all these deals and never have found any.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 03:31 PM

I'm going to the Target down by the Solomon Pond Mall today at lunch. I'll keep an eye out for Castlevania for ya. If I see it, I'll pick it up.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 03:54 PM

In my experience, a mall to avoid is Cambridgeside Galleria...unfortunately it's the only mall I can go to regularly (I live next to the Fleet Center) and the games stores: KB, EB, Sam Baddy, and BB are devoid of deals (I assume because of proximity to the city).

I'm predominantly a Cube player and must say that selection in each of those stores is poor-piss poor. I did manage to find Timesplitters 2 for $15 at KB, but that is the only place I feel I have succeeded in that mall.

There's a Gamestop in the Pru that I go to about every week but again, you're buying games with the Prudential Center markup.

Does anyone know of any other good places that are in the city or have good T access? I haven't been to Landmark Centre yet...any idea how the BB there is?

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:08 PM

I went to Westboro target last Friday and I didn't see any good deals. well.. I guess I could always check out marlborough target.

Don't bother going to Framingham target. Only thing I saw was Twisted metal for 5 bucks.. there are not much selection there.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:12 PM

I am in Malden and like you guys in greater Boston, I rarely find any good deals around here. Seems from the posts that the further west you go the better chance you have of getting deals. My only big score was a few months back I bought Paper Mario for my N64 for 10 bucks brand new. I am always on the lookout for PS2 game deals and they have been hard to come by.

#18 JimmieMac

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:14 PM

Framingham Target? What's that near? Shoppers World?

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:25 PM

Framingham Target? What's that near? Shoppers World?


Yeah it's behind it, on Rt 30.

...and the selection does stink. :?

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:44 PM

well if you passed up the CC in dedham you missed out on some good 5$ games when they had it going. also the kid in watertown shoulda went to the kb i racked up a bunch over there during the original sale around christmas.
Also how come none of you signed up for the MEETUP? the Boston one was cancelled=(
went to the target in somerville last night they had some clearnce stuff but not what i wanted . a shitload of ps1 games were clearanced and a couple of rainchecks. i wanted to try the revere target but got myself lost oh well keep the deals coming

#21 rocky76

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:03 PM

I am glad to know that we have more MA CAGs here. I am one of 4 people who signed up for the meet up.. I knew there were more.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:16 PM

Hey M D,
What was some of the clearance stuff in somerville?

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:21 PM

lots of ps1
jedi outcast 2 Xbx 14.98
indianajones xbx " "
ssx tricky gcn?9.99
not sure what else cant remember still trying to get over the fact i got lost

#24 oneirotekt

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:07 PM

also the kid in watertown shoulda went to the kb i racked up a bunch over there during the original sale around christmas.


I'm way ahead of ya, bro... I went during the store closing sale and got a bunch of GBA stuff for %30 off :D

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 07:01 PM

also hitman 2 for gcn was clearance

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 07:48 PM

Marlboro Target. nothing. I don't know where you found the Auto Modillesta but it wasn't on the cheap rack. They did have a bunch of Midtown Madnesses for 14 bucks and Hulk for 10 but not all the other Arc the Lad stuff you were saying.

Oh well.

But... I did get Best Buy down the street to 110% price match the Rainbow 6 that Target had on sale this week and in using a Gamer Gift Card and 2 $5 dollar Reward Zone coupons I did get the final price down to 19 bucks. So the day wasn't shot. I also popped into the Borders to get Kevin Mitnick's Art of Deception, the Winter edition of 2600 and an Action Pursuit Games magazine.

Did you need to know all that? No. No you didn't.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:42 PM

hit up 3 more targets and found nothing but i did find somethings at saugus target got some ps2 games
everquest online 4.38
kya 7.48
Arc the lad 7.48()2 left)
great escape 4.98 never got it from the tru deal
but that was it
still trying to find jedi outcast2 GCn but no luck

#28 Kidtrunks1128

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 06:59 AM

Marlboro Target. nothing. I don't know where you found the Auto Modillesta but it wasn't on the cheap rack. They did have a bunch of Midtown Madnesses for 14 bucks and Hulk for 10 but not all the other Arc the Lad stuff you were saying.

Oh well.

You must've not looked carefully enough. They're in the glass cases. Arc the lad is in the top row in 2nd or 3rd case from the left. Auto Modelista is in the bottom row in the 2nd case from the left. Tenchu 3 is in 2nd or 3rd row in the first glass case from the left. I'm CERTAIN they had more copies of these unless someone went and bought them all some time between last night at 8PM and whenever you went to look for them.

I assume we're talking about the same Target too. The one right next to the Solomon Pond Mall.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:03 PM

saw a bunch of thps3 for xbox on clearance also
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#30 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:07 PM

Someone mentioned Best Buy in the Cambridge Galleria Mall not having many cheap games. I can tell you now that the reason for that is because if a game is marked down dirt cheap, the employees will scoop 'em up and sell them on ebay.


I also remembered another place to look for some games~ Newbury Comics (Back Bay, down the street from the Prudental). I haven't been there since Oct. but they had quite a few new and used games with widely varying prices. I remember used copies of Metroid Prime, Dragon Ball Z Budokai, Shinobi, and Way of the Samurai were $11.