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#1 eldergamer

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:59 AM

So I should arrive in portland tuesday am. I've got my mapquests printed out for game rush, game crazy, and circuit city. Which should I hit first? Which isn't worth my time? I plan on checking out target too since it looks like they're having a good clearance lately.

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Does also know of a good used cd store in the area too? I've found the ones by colleges are gold mines as college radio stations usually dump all the promo stuff there and it gets sold cheap.

#2 io

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:14 AM

What are you looking for? I don't see the point of going to Circuit City unless they are having a clearance sale. But it really depends on what you are looking for. I would definitely suggest you check out a GC or two, though, to get an idea of what they are like and see if it would be worth getting the MVP membership. (You did say you were moving here soon, right?).

Target is hit or miss. If you are looking for something specific send me a PM because I've been to several of them the last few days. Lots of NBA and NHL 06 type games for $7.48.

Edit - and check your PM too, I sent you some more specifics there...

#3 eldergamer

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:32 AM

Just looking for any sort of ps2/game cube platformers, or rpgs. could care less about the sports titles. saw target hard capcom classics 2 for $9. it's definately worth stopping there for that.

#4 io

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:38 AM

Just looking for any sort of ps2/game cube platformers, or rpgs. could care less about the sports titles. saw target hard capcom classics 2 for $9. it's definately worth stopping there for that.


Well, then, don't get your hopes up too much. If you want Metroid Prime 2 for $9.98 (POSSIBLY $4.98 by Tuesday though) I can tell you where to go.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:52 PM

Well, then, don't get your hopes up too much. If you want Metroid Prime 2 for $9.98 (POSSIBLY $4.98 by Tuesday though) I can tell you where to go.

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#6 eldergamer

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:15 AM

Nah, no metroid prime 2. Mario Party for that price would be great though. Or some GBA games.

#7 io

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:27 AM

Nah, no metroid prime 2. Mario Party for that price would be great though. Or some GBA games.


Well, the best thing to do is just go to as many Targets as you can then - each will have different stuff...

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:08 AM

You may also want to check out a Fred Meyer or two. They're similar to Target in most respects, though in my experience they tend to have more of the top rated games and less licensed mush.

#9 io

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:15 AM

You may also want to check out a Fred Meyer or two. They're similar to Target in most respects, though in my experience they tend to have more of the top rated games and less licensed mush.


Yeah, I think he is familiar with Fred Meyer (or at least I remember so from another thread). He's from Alaska and I think they are up there (but Target isn't?). Anyway, 30% off clearance games now and they recently added some to the stacks. It's worth searching out their clearance rack in any case. Otherwise their stuff is pretty much just MSRP. Apparently my local Fred Meyer had Wiis on Saturday - I overhead some douche in Fry's (which is far from my house) bragging to the employees there that he bought 3 at my local FM's. When I asked him about it he said "Yeah, they are all sold out now, wanna buy one?". :roll:.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:04 AM

Depends on where in portland. They are some really good gamecrazy's (the one I work at). I work at the one in Tigard. Hit me up, We have some good games

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:00 AM

Depends on where in portland. They are some really good gamecrazy's (the one I work at). I work at the one in Tigard. Hit me up, We have some good games


The one on Pacific Hwy in the King City area? If so, I'll vouch for it too. I had to make a trip to Sherwood last month and decided to stop in on the way back (I live in SE so I'm rarely ever out that far). Wound up getting Dragon Warrior III for GBC, and TaleSpin and Kirby's Pinball Land for GB from the 3 for $10.

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#12 io

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:16 AM

I was in that store just last week ;).

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:02 PM

Sweet if you guys do come in my name is Nate. Let me know you are a Cag. Would be cool to meet a fellow cag in person.

#14 eldergamer

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:00 AM

I just PM'd you. Tigard seemed like a nice little town. Beautiful views of the city as we drove through at night.

#15 zionoverfire

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:14 AM

There's a nice little independant game store in a side mall next to Best Buy in Beaverton, prices aren't amazing but the selection of rare titles can be pretty nice.

#16 io

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:19 AM

There's a nice little independant game store in a side mall next to Best Buy in Beaverton, prices aren't amazing but the selection of rare titles can be pretty nice.


Oh yeah, I've been there - lots of older stuff too.

Nate, I don't remember the guys names that were working there but there were two - one processed my trades while the other was fixing up the stacks. The guy who rang me up commented on there being tons of trades that day ;).

#17 eldergamer

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:00 AM

Do you remember the name so I can maybe mapquest it? And define 'rare' games.... Valkyrie Profile 1? Disgea? Atlus stuff?

#18 io

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:32 AM

Do you remember the name so I can maybe mapquest it? And define 'rare' games.... Valkyrie Profile 1? Disgea? Atlus stuff?


I don't remember the name but it is in the little mall (Cedar Hills Crossing?) where the Best Buy is in Beaverton - so just look up the Best Buy. Take the Walker Road exit off of 217 and turn left at Cedar Hills (I think - first big main street you hit).

It is a dead, pathetic little mall that has been slightly rejuvenated due to the big box stores in front of it (Best Buy, Old Navy, etc). The game store is tucked WAY into the back. I couldn't tell you a single thing they have there, but I can say that if they do have Disgaea, etc, it won't be cheap.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:02 AM

The store in Beaverton is called GameTrader. Great retro selection but it's pricey. Current-gen is a little better though. Nice place to look around.

Also, there's a store across the street from Cedar Hills Crossing called Everyday Music (next to KFC). They sell new and used CDs, cassettes, records, DVDs, and VHS and they have a huge room of budget stuff too. They experiemented with taking in games but I don't think that went too well because they only have a small selection of used games that hasn't grown between my visits there. There's also an Everyday Music downtown on W 13th and Burnside (a few blocks west of Powell's Books).

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#20 eldergamer

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:19 PM

I went to powell's books yesterday. Could have easily spent hours and $100s of dollars in there. Wanted to walk down to that music store that I saw but the toddler neeeded a nap so we couldn't.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:23 AM

I went to powell's books yesterday. Could have easily spent hours and $100s of dollars in there. Wanted to walk down to that music store that I saw but the toddler neeeded a nap so we couldn't.


Welcome to the Portland Area, I myself live in Gresham but will probably be moving over to Hillsboro in a couple of days.

If you can ever justify the trip, make sure you get down to Fry's, and hit up the CD Game/Exchanges. They are a little hard to get to sometimes, but they are like the lottery. 70% of the time you don't find anything extraordinary, and the other 30% you strike freaking gold.

For example, one day last year I go in and they have, in their used PC game stack, full jewel case copies of Arcanum, Heroes of Might & Magic 3, and 4, all in excellent quality. Total cost, $10, for something I could have sold on ebay for upwards of 50 (Arcanum alone is hard to find). I've also found boxed, complete copies of old GBA games for 15 bucks (Mega Man Zero 2 just last fall). It's a real good place for used games, just not very easy, or convenient to get to.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:16 AM

I don't remember the name but it is in the little mall (Cedar Hills Crossing?) where the Best Buy is in Beaverton - so just look up the Best Buy. Take the Walker Road exit off of 217 and turn left at Cedar Hills (I think - first big main street you hit).

It is a dead, pathetic little mall that has been slightly rejuvenated due to the big box stores in front of it (Best Buy, Old Navy, etc). The game store is tucked WAY into the back. I couldn't tell you a single thing they have there, but I can say that if they do have Disgaea, etc, it won't be cheap.


Yep that's it. I've gotten a couple of good deals from there, Star Ocean 2 for $12 when the 3rd one hit and a few other nice gems.

Mainly they carry some games at retail price that can be difficult to find, for example they had a sealed Puzzle Fighter 2 and Sealed Lost in Blue (this was back before the reprint) both list price on my list trip.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 06:25 PM

I haven't been to that Frys in a while, but are the used games actually in Frys? I didn't know they were in the used game business. I have to go down that way next week (I live in Tigard), and I'd like to check that out.

Also, I go to the King City GameCrazy pretty often since I shop at the Safeway in the same mall. I'll see if you're there the next time, Nate.

Welcome to the Portland Area, I myself live in Gresham but will probably be moving over to Hillsboro in a couple of days.

If you can ever justify the trip, make sure you get down to Fry's, and hit up the CD Game/Exchanges. They are a little hard to get to sometimes, but they are like the lottery. 70% of the time you don't find anything extraordinary, and the other 30% you strike freaking gold.

For example, one day last year I go in and they have, in their used PC game stack, full jewel case copies of Arcanum, Heroes of Might & Magic 3, and 4, all in excellent quality. Total cost, $10, for something I could have sold on ebay for upwards of 50 (Arcanum alone is hard to find). I've also found boxed, complete copies of old GBA games for 15 bucks (Mega Man Zero 2 just last fall). It's a real good place for used games, just not very easy, or convenient to get to.



#24 io

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:48 PM

I haven't been to that Frys in a while, but are the used games actually in Frys? I didn't know they were in the used game business. I have to go down that way next week (I live in Tigard), and I'd like to check that out.

Also, I go to the King City GameCrazy pretty often since I shop at the Safeway in the same mall. I'll see if you're there the next time, Nate.


Fry's does not carry used games. They have a nice selection of hard-to-find new games though. And they have import DS and PSP games (and, for some wacky reason, Japanese Wii controllers at a $10 markup :roll:).