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#31 Cyrian



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

Half-Price Books (Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Omaha) are good to check out. Since it's a used bookstore it's of course pretty hit or miss, but when they hit they really hit. They stock retro stuff too.

#32 SilentBob50023


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

I completely forgot to mention Jay's CD & Hobby (in Des Moines on SE 14th St) on my last post.

Here's a link to their website: http://www.jayscdand...38/Default.aspx

#33 N1ntendo


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:06 AM

I live in Council Bluffs, IA but I go to Game Vault in Omaha, NE. They seem to have the lowest used prices in town, and if they don't they price match it most times. I have gotten Modern Warfare 3 PS3 for $15 there on occasion. Gamers has gone a little crazy on their pricing as of late. They have a copy of Earthbound for $250 damaged cart only while Game Vault has one for $190 in perfect condition. You be the judge.

#34 Cyrian



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

Gamers' prices are ridiculous. I don't even bother going in there anymore. Anything old they have you can usually just go home and find it on ebay for significantly cheaper. Video Games Etc is also usually a lot more reasonable.

#35 merchie89



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:48 AM

Im in Omaha but am all over Iowa frequently seeing family and friends.

Game Vault in Omaha is decent for old stuff but you pay basic retail prices.. CD tradepost is semi-decent
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#36 SilentBob50023


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

Gamers' prices are ridiculous.

I don't disagree, and that's part of the reason their trade-in values are a little higher than GameStop or Best Buy. It's a good place to trade games and then buy XBL Gold or MS Points cards, but they charge stinkin' sales tax on those (GS and BB don't).

#37 JoeyIA


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:33 AM

It seems like the Video Games Etc(s) in CR and Coralville are like, 90% used DVDs.

#38 N1ntendo


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:11 AM

From Council Bluffs, IA here.  I tend to check out Comic City here in Council Bluffs.  Avoid thelarger one as they don;t like to sell their products.  The smaller one is very good though.  When I go to Omaha I tend to check out Game Vault.  They have overstock sales where I have gotten Skyrim for $15 and MW3 for like $12 before.  They just got in a complete boxed Earthbound as well as they advertised that they bought in Stadium Events recently.  Very nice store.

#39 parkerbrows76


Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

Monmouth, IL here which is 30 minutes from Iowa. Originally from Ft. Madison. I am all over burlington, davenport, bettendorf, iowa city. 

#40 MSUHitman


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:41 AM

If anyone here or anyone you know is interested in Magic The Gathering, Yeti Gaming, a TCG store in the STL area, is doing a Standard tournament on Saturday for an Alpha Mox Emerald that sells on the open market for just under $1000. $25 entry fee, standard constructed format with M14 legal.



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#41 Skaarg


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

Pixels Video Games in Ames, IA is doing a sale on their Xbox 360 Systems. Buy a discounted system and get 20% off your used games.


Original Style (They don't sell ones without HDMI ports)

20GB - $99.95

60GB - $104.95

120GB - $134.95



4GB - $119.95

250GB - $179.95

320GB - $199.95


This even applies on limited edition consoles.

#42 N1ntendo


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 12:36 AM

Hey guys Game Vault is doing a huge Black Friday sale and I pulled their info off of their facebook and made a list of their sale games as well on the main Regional Deal Thread.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:12 PM

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#44 Necremis


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:26 PM

I just moved to council bluffs/omaha area from dallas. Ill keep my eyes and ears open for deals and post accordingly.


#45 dochsale


Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:46 PM

still available ?