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#1 luckycreature

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 11:19 PM

Starting this so we can be like every other state and try to help each other out finding deals.
Anyone from iowa here?

#2 Devil-Itachi

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:28 AM

I'm from Nebraska but Iowa is a mile away from my house does that count? I don't know of any deals though but I would like to hear some.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 05:46 AM

I am from Iowa and I haven't seen anything laying around. The local Gamerz, every once in a while, have some good prices on old games. Other than that, I need to continue my search for a Steel Battalion game with controller.

#4 noone13

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 01:42 PM

I am from Iowa too. There isn't much in my area so I have to travel about 45 minutes to find all the good deals and flips.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:12 PM

I'm from Iowa, but I'm 2 hrs away from Des Moines and I'm basically in the middle of nowhere. I just look at the site for online deals, because the closest store that has games is 30 min away (Wal-Mart, YUCK)

#6 kewlrabbit

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:37 PM

I'm from Iowa, near Iowa City. Damn, Iowa Cags is a small group.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

Put me down, I'm "officially" in IL, but Davenport is a stone's throw away ('cross the river). I can say that the Targets in the Quad Cities do not follow any of the clearance shenanigans that go on in the clearance thread. Any other bits of advice?

#8 dbiersdorf

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:07 AM

I'm from Minnesota, but go to school at Iowa State. Really isn't much going on in way of deals in Ames.

#9 Chalavet

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:35 PM

I picked up Unreal Tournament III for 360 new for $10 at Walmart in Davenport, and they also had Fracture for 360 for same price as well.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:26 PM

I'll throw my name in here as well. in dsm. will be on the lookout. SB

#11 schuerm26

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:34 PM

Are there any local game stores in Des Moines besides Gamers?

#12 One4Deuce

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:45 PM

I'll be in Des Moines in a couple weeks, hoping to find some deals. Help me out here people :).

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:21 PM

I'm from Des Moines as well. The most deals around here are found at Target. Sometimes Toys R Us. Other than that its slim pickings. The gamers I went to was pretty run down.
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#14 mrnivek

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:55 PM

I live in Cedar Rapids IA and I'll keep my eye out for deals. I know that one store in the area Video Games Etc. Usually has a $5 off coupon they send for joining the mailing list. The $5 off coupon I currently have is ending today so I will try and throw a copy of the email up next time I get one. Hope others around find some deals.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:38 PM

I live pretty close to Burlington so count me in on this thread. Never seem to find any good deals though, sometimes something cheap at Target but that's about it.
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#16 mrnivek

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

Here is a copy of the coupon that I received for Video Game Etc, they have locations in Cedar Rapids, IA City and I think Quad Cities...



http://www.cheapassg...&pictureid=8627

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#17 Cyrian

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

I found Madworld for $20 on clearance at the Target in Coralville. It was a few weeks ago but they had quite a few.

#18 dominator

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 09:22 PM

I'm from Columbus Junction, Iowa but I'm in Muscatine all the time so Iowa City and Davenport are about 30-45 minutes away.

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#19 mrnivek

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:57 PM

Hollywood Video 4.99 Sale

all games 29.99 and under are now 4.99. Deal Started last Thursday. Checked the Iowa City store today and they have absolutely nothing but Cedar Rapids got a shipment of games and has a few really good ones like RE5, Street Fighter 4 and Gears 2 for 5 bucks.

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#20 dominator

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:26 AM

Dammit I went the day after but I didn't see a SFIV or Gears 2... Picked up a few games though. By the way, the IC one got a shipment a couple of days ago, so a few games there now.

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#21 mrnivek

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:44 AM

Here is a copy of the coupon that I received for Video Game Etc by email good till the end of January, they have locations in Cedar Rapids, IA City and I think Quad Cities...

http://www.cheapassg...pictureid=11175

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#22 psa415g5

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:15 PM

i am living in iowa now, cedar rapids

#23 sadunclesnugglez

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:18 PM

Des Moines here

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:21 PM

I'm from the Iowa City area. I posted about the ps3/360 Tom Clancy's Endwar headset bundle at Best Buy. I usually get good deals at Targets. Just check the back endcaps from around the Electronics area. That's where the good/cheap games are hidden.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:12 AM

Any decent used game stores in Iowa City or the surrounding area? Thanks!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:09 AM

State Center here

#27 mrnivek

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:49 AM

Here is a new copy of the coupon that I received for Video Game Etc, they have locations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and I think Quad Cities...

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#28 One4Deuce

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:11 AM

I'll be in Des Moines this weekend, is there anything worth checking out?

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:04 AM

i am living in iowa now, cedar rapids

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#30 SilentBob50023

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:28 AM

Thought I'd necro this old thread to get us Iowa folks back talking about game deals. I'm in Ankeny but shop a lot in the rest of the Des Moines metro area (yeah, yeah, I hear the snickering already from the big city people that think "Des Moines" and "metro" don't belong in the same phrase).

Our Target stores in the area are a complete bust for clearance games and have been for months, so I'm a little jealous of the deals I see posted in that thread. I still check occasionally on mark-down days but it's really hit-or-miss.

GameStop stores are seemingly ubiquitous here but all feature the same tired inventory and revolving door staff.

There's a local independent game store called Gamers that has a couple locations (including one in Ankeny right across from GameStop) in our area that's really good about stocking retro consoles and games if that's your thing. They also give really good trade-in value for current gen stuff. Better yet, they actually post their trade-in values on their website. You can check it out here: http://gogamers.com/...rscom/index.php .

For those in Ankeny, you have GameStop, Gamers, Target and Best Buy all clustered in a small radius along SE Delaware Ave.