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The Blockbuster/Gamerush Thread XVIII


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#61 SadPanda99

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 01:10 AM

See, even when the thread is only 40 posts long ppl can't be bothered to read it. They simply post their lazy ass request and completely ignore the big informative #1 post. When a thread is actively maintained like this one there is just no rational reason to create it anew. You new thread junkies are just off your rockers. :roll::roll::drool:


And one more thing, I'm noticing that the DIGG counts have all reset for the new threads, that can't be good for CAG. Healthy DIGG scores bring in ppl from the outside, if it gets reset any 5 days to zero whats the point of digging any thread.
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#62 alexiel

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:43 AM

It is certainly possible to get a gift/value card later, but YMMV on this manager letting you do it. I guess you could try it when he isn't there - say you need to give the credit to your Dad for Father's day ;).


i had a feeling she was lieing! I would but every time I go she is always working from open to close. It's okay though, thanks to you guys i have been able to shift credit from there to gamestop and back to other blockbusters ;).

On another note, I enjoy seeing the employees giving me a stupid look when I ask them for a price check. They tell me its going to be such and such price on the box until they ring it up, "Oh its cheaper" and i smirk at them. I made this one girl get beatiful katamari out the glass case for me and she was having trouble opening it up. When we got it the price said 40 something and i asked her to price check and she gave me attitude. She told me 19.99 and I said no thanks and she gave me more attitude. she had to put it back in the glass case and i was :rofl:while she was fighting with the lock.

P.S. gamestop employees don't know jack sh**. Twice I had to inform them of the $10 deal!

#63 spauldingfan

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:47 AM

Got my GS credit up to 320 and managed to pick up a 60gb Ps3 for 225 off someone who was going to trade it in..... Dear Diary, JACKPOT!

#64 luan87us

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:09 AM

wow spauldingfan lucky you 225 for 60gb ps3 i woulda so buy it even for 250 lol nice deal man. I have 33$ credit at block buster what would be best for me to do to transfer it to GS with profit or even?

#65 spauldingfan

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:18 AM

wow spauldingfan lucky you 225 for 60gb ps3 i woulda so buy it even for 250 lol nice deal man. I have 33$ credit at block buster what would be best for me to do to transfer it to GS with profit or even?


Hell's yeah! Even the GS clerk kept telling him to ebay it for more money.... Now I got to sell my 40gb ps3 which i'll prob get more than 225 for :lol:
If I were you I would look for Meet the Robinsons, Pirates of the Carribean, Virtua Tennis 3, Spiderman Fof or Sonic and the secret Rings if you want to transfer your 33 to GS with no loss.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:26 AM

wow spauldingfan lucky you 225 for 60gb ps3 i woulda so buy it even for 250 lol nice deal man. I have 33$ credit at block buster what would be best for me to do to transfer it to GS with profit or even?


Oh I dont know maybe the whole list in the first post would be a good place to start?

#67 Bezerker

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:43 AM

I think its time for Cheapy to implement the premium memberships... Its starting to feel like Gamefaqs in here.

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#68 malalrd

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:10 AM

Hell's yeah! Even the GS clerk kept telling him to ebay it for more money.... Now I got to sell my 40gb ps3 which i'll prob get more than 225 for :lol:
If I were you I would look for Meet the Robinsons, Pirates of the Carribean, Virtua Tennis 3, Spiderman Fof or Sonic and the secret Rings if you want to transfer your 33 to GS with no loss.


Wait I didnt see a quote for Pirates of the Carribean. Maybe in the old thread?
Could you specify which version, price at BB and trade price at GS?
Thanks in advance.

#69 Geekquisitions

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:28 AM

Thanks for the new thread, Io!

Just one request, if possible --

Could we keep current TIVs in the first post? That way we don't have a million "Hay whats the tiv on X" posts coming up every Tuesday. A thousand, tops. ;)
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#70 io

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 05:07 AM

Just a quick note before I spend the rest of my evening assembling furniture. I ran out on the family from 6-9pm to transfer some credit. I hit up 3 Blockbusters and 2 Gamestops and was able to transfer $145 in BB credit into $158 at Gamestop. I also picked up a Stranglehold which I am going to trade at my local store tomorrow. The only reason I did this is that I saw something fairly cool at every one of those Blockbusters, and it's name is Blast Works and Lost Planet Colonies, both available in large quantity new! I was quite shocked, especially on Blast Works as that has been out for a while - it shows a bit of positive reaction in BB's game stocking as they have decided to stock this sleeper game well after release.

I'll be trading that Stranglehold and picking up both of those from my local store tomorrow (hopefully - didn't actually check there today but all the others seem to have them).

I traded all the usual suspects and there was not a drop to be seen - all prices as in the OP. I was even able to trade 2 Spiderman FoF at one GS (was in hurry since the Mall closed in 15 minutes and I wasn't sure if I'd make it to the other GS there in time so I gave it a shot). Since I had 8 games total I don't even think the guy noticed. Also, I need to stop rejecting purchases from BB as I have been turning down about 1/3 of the discs I look at (including 2 360 MtR, unfortunately). But they barely check at GS and I haven't had a single problem wrt refurbishing fees and whatnot. Of course that could be because I'm being fairly selective...

Oh, and I was able to snag some GTA 1-month trial cards. So the gas I used (maybe $7-$8 worth) to travel 50 miles to do all this I can pawn off on those cards ;). Yeah, it does take a 50 mile round trip for me to hit up 3 Blockbusters and a couple of Gamestops. You people in big metro areas have it easy!

#71 emg28

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 05:09 AM

sonic rider (wii) from costco.
$12.31 to $26 as of 6/13
This game will not scan correctly but if you have an employee that knows what they are doing, they will look it up manually, write down the new UPC code (im not sure if that is what it is called) which is 735183. So instead of scanning the barcode, they can just type 735183 and it will show up.


I'm glad I only found 1 copy of Sonic Riders at my Costco. I called before picking it up and they quoted me $26. I will trade in tomorrow (along w/ American Idol and Stranglehold). If I have no problems, I will pass by another Costco and see if I can find more.


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#72 Geekquisitions

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 05:50 AM

Oh, and here's a nice find (although slightly embarrassing since I spent almost $50 in BB credit on candy) --

Apparently, many BlockBusters are putting their gourmet snacks on clearance. This includes "PoppyCock Cashew Lovers" glazed popcorn with cashews (despite the name, it is SO FUCKING GOOD Toffee popcorn with massive cashews mixed in.) for a buck a bag, Dark Chocolate and Almond Toblerones for $1.15 each, bags of Pistachios for $1.50, various gummy items (one of my friends, who was doing the driving, picked out all the fucking red and clear gummi bears in the five minutes I was in GameStop) and Nerds for a dollar or less, and more. Plus, a bunch of the Indy merchandise is now on clearance, but the savings aren't that significant.

But, yes, between those and the 2-for-6 on the tubs of their usual snacks, I dropped around $50 in my credit on candy and some games. I also found Karaoke Revolution vol. 3 for the PS2 for $20!

I've got a big stack of games to flip back to GameStop and hopefully I'll find some Strangleholds to flip to BB. Is there anything else that's worthwhile aside from the PS3 version of Sega Tennis?

Tomorrow is going to be fan-flipping-tastic. ;D
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#73 joshnorm

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 06:22 AM

Nice new thread.

It was a funny thing that happened when I was visiting my folks in PA (I am in VA) I traded in a few games I had in my car using my parents address then when I went to trade my last copy of stranglehold to BB I was already baned from the location (2 Strangleholds and 2 SST Wii in one day) So I guess there are some flippers in Johnstown PA and that BB manager was looking for something. Doesn't matter though since I have it all on my Value card..

#74 io

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:28 AM

Wait I didnt see a quote for Pirates of the Carribean. Maybe in the old thread?
Could you specify which version, price at BB and trade price at GS?
Thanks in advance.


Whoops, guess I never added it to the list. But we talked about it a lot ;).

It is :360: Pirates of the Caribbean 3 $9.99 -> $10.50

#75 io

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:40 AM

Just figured out my total since the start of the GS promo.

I've moved $269 from Blockbuster into $294 at GS. Today was nice because I didn't include any games I bought from anywhere but Blockbuster. So it was a no cash out-of-pocket day ;).

Unfortunately most of the easy stuff is done. Now it means picking through the worse discs and going to further Blockbusters. I probably see myself only doing one more run before the GS promo ends which is too bad since I'd like to convert about $200 more.

#76 Bezerker

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 01:24 PM

Just figured out my total since the start of the GS promo.

I've moved $269 from Blockbuster into $294 at GS. Today was nice because I didn't include any games I bought from anywhere but Blockbuster. So it was a no cash out-of-pocket day ;).

Unfortunately most of the easy stuff is done. Now it means picking through the worse discs and going to further Blockbusters. I probably see myself only doing one more run before the GS promo ends which is too bad since I'd like to convert about $200 more.


Well, if we happen to get a B2G1, you can turn $36 of that GS credit into $99 BB credit, buy more conversion games and turn what started as $36 GS into $99 GS.

Thanks for the heads up about PotC & Shrek 3. My local blockbusters had tons of them.

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#77 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:08 PM

Off to go turn my last remaining 65 dollars of BB credit into a similar amount at GS. First time in over a year I will be out of BB credit...and I couldn't be happer :)

Is there a limit on how much you can have on a GS edge card? I believe I have upwards of 475 on mine now and don't wanna set off any red flags.

#78 spauldingfan

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:40 PM

Is there a limit on how much you can have on a GS edge card? I believe I have upwards of 475 on mine now and don't wanna set off any red flags.


hmmm I would like to know this too, for BB thelimit is 500 right?

#79 RavenHawk

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:42 PM

I'm not sure if there is a limit, but I'm currently at $564 and change.

hmmm I would like to know this too, for BB thelimit is 500 right?


 


#80 jraypeon

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 06:59 PM

So if I got "suspended" at the store by my school, would I still be "suspended" at another store about 200 miles away near my hometown?

#81 shady859

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:07 PM

So if I got "suspended" at the store by my school, would I still be "suspended" at another store about 200 miles away near my hometown?



They are store specific most always unless some ass employee gets involved and calls the district manager or other stores. I'd say it's safe to say you are ok at the store 200 miles away. Long trip to make a flip... :P

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:34 PM

I was able to find a store that trades in games here in phoenix and I guess it's a store that no one trades at because when i asked the guy if they did trade ins he said yeah they do but I won't be getting much. I think he'll flip out if he saw that you can get as much as $35 credit for a used game. Oh and this store had a MGS4 PS3 bundle on the counter so it looks like this store gets in a lot of the newer merch.

Now I'm off to play MGS4 that I bought from GR back in cali. Oh and I was able to find a HDMI cable at frys for $7.99 so looks like I'll be enjoying juno on Blu-Ray tonight. :D
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#83 djkunai

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:16 PM

I was able to find a store that trades in games here in phoenix and I guess it's a store that no one trades at because when i asked the guy if they did trade ins he said yeah they do but I won't be getting much. I think he'll flip out if he saw that you can get as much as $35 credit for a used game. Oh and this store had a MGS4 PS3 bundle on the counter so it looks like this store gets in a lot of the newer merch.

Now I'm off to play MGS4 that I bought from GR back in cali. Oh and I was able to find a HDMI cable at frys for $7.99 so looks like I'll be enjoying juno on Blu-Ray tonight. :D


Can you stop by the GameCrazy by the stadium? They had a Gears of War 360 carrying case, and I'd like a double- unless you pick it up for yourself. I'll pay you back when you get back.
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#84 io

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:43 PM

Nice new thread.

It was a funny thing that happened when I was visiting my folks in PA (I am in VA) I traded in a few games I had in my car using my parents address then when I went to trade my last copy of stranglehold to BB I was already baned from the location (2 Strangleholds and 2 SST Wii in one day) So I guess there are some flippers in Johnstown PA and that BB manager was looking for something. Doesn't matter though since I have it all on my Value card..


So if I got "suspended" at the store by my school, would I still be "suspended" at another store about 200 miles away near my hometown?


See, this is my pet peeve with the way Blockbuster handles these things and I've been saying this for years. Why don't they simply NOT ACCEPT certain games for trade-in if they think something is up with those? These half-assed bans are ridiculous. They can control all this simply by refusing to take certain games in (or, say, if they've already gotten a few of anything, to stop taking more of those). That is the way to handle this that fits the trading terms we all signed and is far more reasonable. Then again, that is the way a real used game dealer would handle things, so...

Well, anyway, I'm off to trade a Stranglehold at my local store (first one I've ever done) and pick up Blast Works and Lost Planet Colonies.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:43 AM

the FYE brownbag deal is back...there is some potential here to change bbv credit into cash again...

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#86 djkunai

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:52 AM

the FYE brownbag deal is back...there is some potential here to change bbv credit into cash again...

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If this were last week I would have agreed- Blockbuster was doing there 3/$20 DVD deal.
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#87 io

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:04 AM

Well, dammit, for some reason my local store did not have Lost Planet Colonies yet I saw it at 3 other stores yesterday. No biggie - I'll pick it up when I make my next BB->GS run.

However, they did have Blast Works (though they didn't have them out - I had to ask them to check for it). It turns out this is even better than I realized because Blockbuster is selling it for $29.99 and it is $39.99 everywhere else!

So it goes like this. I took my cheap (39% of cash) Blockbuster credit to buy a bunch of games that I converted to GS credit at a slight profit. Then I took $16.19 of that to get a Stranglehold that netted me $33 back at Blockbuster. Then I picked up a game for $29.99 that costs $39.99 everywhere else. Pretty nice. BTW, this is the first genuine game deal Blockbuster has had in over a year ($10 off on this one). It might be something they catch and adjust soon so if anyone wants this game at a cheap price in cheap BB credit, get it now! Plus we need to reward them for picking up games like this for sale after the initial release date. I want more of that!

So I figure all in all, if I take my original BB credit at 39%, I spent less than $6 of real money to get this - not bad at all...

#88 SadPanda99

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:14 AM

Well, dammit, for some reason my local store did not have Lost Planet Colonies yet I saw it at 3 other stores yesterday. No biggie - I'll pick it up when I make my next BB->GS run.

However, they did have Blast Works (though they didn't have them out - I had to ask them to check for it). It turns out this is even better than I realized because Blockbuster is selling it for $29.99 and it is $39.99 everywhere else!

So it goes like this. I took my cheap (39% of cash) Blockbuster credit to buy a bunch of games that I converted to GS credit at a slight profit. Then I took $16.19 of that to get a Stranglehold that netted me $33 back at Blockbuster. Then I picked up a game for $29.99 that costs $39.99 everywhere else. Pretty nice. BTW, this is the first genuine game deal Blockbuster has had in over a year ($10 off on this one). It might be something they catch and adjust soon so if anyone wants this game at a cheap price in cheap BB credit, get it now! Plus we need to reward them for picking up games like this for sale after the initial release date. I want more of that!

So I figure all in all, if I take my original BB credit at 39%, I spent less than $6 of real money to get this - not bad at all...


So I'm back from my timeout :)

I picked up blastworks today as well, it got a decent review in Game Informer, and it's certainly different, although not great, it's a decent fun sideway shooter with coop support, and it has a level editor with the ability to build your own ships using basic tools, which appealed to my 10 year old, who plays alot of the free pc games with similar themes.

Although to be honest Geometry Wars is the must have space shooter for wii. And on the same note, the williams pinball game is a huge hit with adults and kids. I think it the board shaking element which is appealling as it's so easily done using the controller.

My GR --> GS flips are done I think, I'm up to 600$ on my GS credit, and really can't think why I need to transfer any more of my GR credit, after all they still do get a decent number of games, and the future looks bright for preorders.

So IO hows your Lego Indiana Jones going, It's good family fun just like the starwars version (although the characters are not so diverse)?
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#89 SadPanda99

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:19 AM

Off to go turn my last remaining 65 dollars of BB credit into a similar amount at GS. First time in over a year I will be out of BB credit...and I couldn't be happer :)

Is there a limit on how much you can have on a GS edge card? I believe I have upwards of 475 on mine now and don't wanna set off any red flags.


I hit 600$ today and other than the clerk almost choking I think there is room for more.
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#90 freshzen

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:23 AM

I got some strange pricing on Wii games I attempted to buy today...

Alien Syndrome
Meet the Robinsons
Sonic and the Secret Rings

All rang up $16.99 not $9.99/14.99 =(
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