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#811 evfan_77

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 05:54 AM

The Ratchet & Clank series is always good fun. I think of it as a "comfort food" in video games. It's probably not going to get Game of the Year consideration anymore, but you always know you're going to get a quality product.

I think I could also compare R&C to Jerry Sloan, if you follow the NBA. Sure, the Jazz haven't won it all under his coaching, but the man has kept them in serious contention through every up and down for the past 21 years.


Thanks for the reply. I think I'm going to get it. I'm assuming they won't be open later today, so I'll probably swing by Monday. It's just too bad they didn't have some of the other deals mentioned.

#812 io

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 05:58 AM

San Francisco area.

I went to two BBs at Irvine and Sloat. I couldn't find anything over at Irvine so I left. The one at Sloat, there wasn't really much of a sale that was going on PS3 wise. If I could remember correctly, there were some games at $20, but games like RB2 and Fallout 3 was still at 60. The only noticable thing I saw was SMG was at $25 and that was it.


Sorry, missed this post earlier. TRUST IN CAG! Those $60 games will ring up cheaper! I'm assuming you just went by the stickers, right? Remember SMB has been $25 for a while. The other drops just happened and many stores haven't updated the tags yet.

Strange because it was at same store. Do they get penalized for giving credit for trade ins too?


No, that is different. I'm not sure exactly how it works but it hurts the store numbers for them to give credit for returns/register mistakes. They really hate it if you buy something and then say you don't want it and they have to void it because that counts against them too. It is really asinine but that's what I've heard. Now a good employee/manager will still take care of you but that's the underlying reason why you often get a hard time from many others.

During the B1G1 sale (on used games $14.99 and under, newbies - we're waiting for the return of that sale, no word yet) I asked to get a couple of games price checked. The guy then asked if I wanted them and I said I wasn't sure and asked if he could just hold on to them while I look at some others. He misheard me and rang them up. When I said I didn't want a couple after all he nearly threw a fit. It makes no sense - at any other store it would be no big deal. But somehow it was gonna hurt him :roll:.

#813 Josef

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:00 AM

People have commented on the lack of PSP titles at Blockbuster and I found a grand total of 1 PSP game as part of this clearance:

:psp: Madden 09 - $14.99

I went out looking for Mario Strikers Charged and came away with Mario Super Sluggers for $19.99, Professor Layton for $9.99, and Spore Creatures for $9.99.

#814 lorne

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:32 AM

OK, I've spent far too much time on CAG tonight. Time to play Oblivion! Yeah, I finally got started on that a few days ago. You don't want to know how huge my game backlog is. .


Heh, way to tackle the ole backlog. Start playing Oblivion. That'll show that backlog who's boss.:)

#815 DarkRider23

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:40 AM

Sorry, missed this post earlier. TRUST IN CAG! Those $60 games will ring up cheaper! I'm assuming you just went by the stickers, right? Remember SMB has been $25 for a while. The other drops just happened and many stores haven't updated the tags yet.



No, that is different. I'm not sure exactly how it works but it hurts the store numbers for them to give credit for returns/register mistakes. They really hate it if you buy something and then say you don't want it and they have to void it because that counts against them too. It is really asinine but that's what I've heard. Now a good employee/manager will still take care of you but that's the underlying reason why you often get a hard time from many others.

During the B1G1 sale (on used games $14.99 and under, newbies - we're waiting for the return of that sale, no word yet) I asked to get a couple of games price checked. The guy then asked if I wanted them and I said I wasn't sure and asked if he could just hold on to them while I look at some others. He misheard me and rang them up. When I said I didn't want a couple after all he nearly threw a fit. It makes no sense - at any other store it would be no big deal. But somehow it was gonna hurt him :roll:.


Yup, the way blockbuster works is horrible, but what the hell are we going to do about it? I can't go and complain to the DM because of this because he won't be able to do anything. It sucks, especially if we make mistakes. A stupid mistake like scanning a movie instead of doing the online swapping thing will piss off some managers.

It makes no sense why we can't credit things off. It really doesn't. What's worse is that if the store has a lot of credits then the store's yearly budget is going to go way down. Credits and sales numbers are what determine our yearly budget, but if a store has a shitload of credits you can expect it to get a very shitty yearly budget.

What's worse than credits though, is cash refunds. Now those, really screw up a store. That's why most stores always tell you they can't do refunds. Technically, they are supposed to do refunds, but I find my manager lying out of his ass sometimes so he can avoid a refund. It's amazing, really.

I kind of just want someone to go into my store, say I want to buy a PS3 and then leave without paying. If we have to credit off nearly $400, you can expect management to go crazy. Not only do credits affect the store, it affects the employee that is doing the credits. Every time we do a credit, we have to type in our ID Number/Password so all the credits we do are kept track of. So, if you're an employee who either has a lot of shitty customers or screws up a lot at the register you'll pretty much be running returns all the time when you are working.

#816 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:43 AM

I drove 15 miles to pick up heavenly sword from a blockbuster a town over. They said had it for sale for 15 dollars on the phone and when i got there the lady was checking me out for a rental. turns out she goofed even though she knew what i was asking for. they gave me a 5 dollar credit, so i picked up prologue, grid 360 and GH3 360 for 45.

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#817 CaoPi

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:49 AM

grabbed the hulk on PS3 for $15, looks mediocore but for $15, why not?

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#818 CaoPi

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:52 AM

Hate to break it to you guys but.... "I winnnn!"
-MGS4 9.99
-Wii Music 9.99
-Saints 2 9.99

all used :)


sounds fishy to me? MGS 4 for 9.99? Damn you!

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#819 hitme

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:14 AM

Sorry, missed this post earlier. TRUST IN CAG! Those $60 games will ring up cheaper! I'm assuming you just went by the stickers, right? Remember SMB has been $25 for a while. The other drops just happened and many stores haven't updated the tags yet.


Ah I see. I did went by the stickers and didn't bother to ask. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks man.

#820 asthmatic

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:32 AM

What's worse than credits though, is cash refunds. Now those, really screw up a store. That's why most stores always tell you they can't do refunds. Technically, they are supposed to do refunds, but I find my manager lying out of his ass sometimes so he can avoid a refund. It's amazing, really.

I kind of just want someone to go into my store, say I want to buy a PS3 and then leave without paying. If we have to credit off nearly $400, you can expect management to go crazy. Not only do credits affect the store, it affects the employee that is doing the credits. Every time we do a credit, we have to type in our ID Number/Password so all the credits we do are kept track of. So, if you're an employee who either has a lot of shitty customers or screws up a lot at the register you'll pretty much be running returns all the time when you are working.


one time a manager messed up on my b1g1 free. He scanned them incorrectly causing me to get the lowest games free, for example:
$15 game, $5 game free,
$15 game, $5 game free
instead of
$15 game, $15 game free,
$5 game, $5 game free

I told him to redo it correctly. But he said he couldn't remove it because they were already scanned. I smelled his bluff. I told him that he has to remove it anyways because i'm walkin'. That lying bastard was pissed!

I had a great day, i only had to visit one store, twice. I made a second trip because i didn't that know dmc4 ce was tagged the same as the regular version, so I came back for it :bouncy::bouncy::bouncy:
my girlfriend looked at me like i was crazy when i came home with 12 new games! i told her that i saved a lot of money, and that i wouldnt have time for her anymore. we both lol'd, but i was serious.

#821 RelentlessRolento

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:41 AM

might pick up some stuff.

#822 Gertle627

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:48 AM

lol, asthmatic. I, somehow, failed to mention to my gf that I picked up a few games today and I certainly wasn't going to tell her that I actually used cash. Today was the first time I'd done that since a couple weeks after the B1G1 sale started late last yr (right after I joined CAG).

I know the prices aren't amazing, but I just wanted some $5 games and stupidly bought the Spidey: Friend or Foe, thinking it was Web of Shadows. Doh! Oh well.


A few things to add to the list. All 360.

Bullet Witch - $4.99
Rock Band 1 game only - $9.99
Spiderman: FoF - $9.99

#823 KrayzieKMF

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:50 AM

argh I'm still debating if I want to drop $30 on gta4 se. I know I will probably never open the actual game but those extras are so damn tempting!

#824 pioglfr2

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:51 AM

for those of you interested, DiRT is $4.99.

#825 DarkRider23

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:27 AM

one time a manager messed up on my b1g1 free. He scanned them incorrectly causing me to get the lowest games free, for example:
$15 game, $5 game free,
$15 game, $5 game free
instead of
$15 game, $15 game free,
$5 game, $5 game free

I told him to redo it correctly. But he said he couldn't remove it because they were already scanned. I smelled his bluff. I told him that he has to remove it anyways because i'm walkin'. That lying bastard was pissed!

I had a great day, i only had to visit one store, twice. I made a second trip because i didn't that know dmc4 ce was tagged the same as the regular version, so I came back for it :bouncy::bouncy::bouncy:
my girlfriend looked at me like i was crazy when i came home with 12 new games! i told her that i saved a lot of money, and that i wouldnt have time for her anymore. we both lol'd, but i was serious.


Good. That manager deserved it. I hate it when my manager or anyone lies out of their asses like that. Sometimes, and very rarely does this happen, you can't go back and take a game off, but most of the time, you can. Even though I hate doing stuff like voiding a movie rental, game rental or whatever because a customer changed their mind, I'll do it. What has to be done shal be done. In the end, it screws over the store and me, but I don't give a shit :).

argh I'm still debating if I want to drop $30 on gta4 se. I know I will probably never open the actual game but those extras are so damn tempting!


Buy it, open it up for the collectibles and sell the game for $30 on eBay. After shipping/fees the collectibles would end up costing you about $7.

#826 mrmustang16

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:34 AM

So. this probably does not go for EVERY blockbuster, but about 6 months ago our District manager told us credits do not matter anymore. BB keeps track of credits for sure, as does any retailer, but voids and exchanges don't matter. Since my store switched to daily rentals, they only care about a thing called *credit daily rental fee*. basically, we take off money that they owe from overdue movies for whatever reason...and even then as long as were not CONSTANTLY taking off fees for everyone we do not have a problem.

Also, the store i work at has pretty much been gutted, but we have a few games left. if anyone lives in north texas, Hebron and Josey in Carrollton might be a good one to check out!

#827 Ravenous

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:47 AM

Thank the Gods I found Uncharted. Thats all I wanted as I dont fall into, what someone here called cheap ass Hoarders or something.

#828 infiniteHorizon

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:21 AM

lol, asthmatic. I, somehow, failed to mention to my gf that I picked up a few games today and I certainly wasn't going to tell her that I actually used cash. Today was the first time I'd done that since a couple weeks after the B1G1 sale started late last yr (right after I joined CAG).

I know the prices aren't amazing, but I just wanted some $5 games and stupidly bought the Spidey: Friend or Foe, thinking it was Web of Shadows. Doh! Oh well.


A few things to add to the list. All 360.

Bullet Witch - $4.99
Rock Band 1 game only - $9.99
Spiderman: FoF - $9.99


I hated Bullet Witch more than any other game I've played on 360.

Can anyone tell me if Universe At War is worth it for 9.99? is the online still active at all?

#829 bruceg

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:08 AM

for those of you interested, DiRT is $4.99.


Is this the ps3 or xbox360 version? Someone else posted that it was $15, so maybe that was the other version...

#830 WTFer

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:24 AM

for those of you interested, DiRT is $4.99.


new or used?

#831 Link927

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:33 AM

Havent been to my local BBV in so long, I didnt realize they closed down @.@ Well, theres still the other one downtown, but it has slim pickings since everyone gets a piece of that one >_>

Nothing to see here, move along!


#832 animemaniac14

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

Dirt is definitely $14.99 used. that $4.99 was prob a typo

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#833 rperez1025

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:32 PM

The only copy of Dirt that I saw (pretty sure it was 360) had the clearance tag of $14.99. Very tempted to get it at that price but I already had Grid and too many other games in hand.

This thread brings me back to the good of Gamerush days, where I picked up Pimin 2 for $10. On this run I picked up:

Professor Layton (DS) - $9.99
Ninja Gaiden (DS) - $14.99
God of War CoO (PSP) - $14.99
Assassin's Creed (PS3) - $9.99
Heavenly Sword (PS3) -$9.99
Okami (Wii) -$14.99
Virtua Tennis 3 (360) -$9.99

I was tempted to pick up Bioshock for $19.99 and Deadspace (don't know if this has been mentioned) for $24.99 but I'm going to wait until $20 is the standard price and pick those up for even cheaper on sale. Also saw Soul Calibur LE for $29.99 and Fallout 3 Collecter's Edition (the lunchbox one) for I believe $39.99 (PS3) and $59.99 (360). The PS2s were also reduced to $99.99 but that is for all there bundles as well because the Lego edition PS2 was $99.99.

The two middle-aged ladies that were working the two Gamerushes I went to yesterday were surprisingly helpful and knowledgeable about their gaming. I was impressed. I didn't bring anything up but one kept going on and on about how great God of War is and that she had to keep renting it until she beat it. She was even comparing the different guitars by name (I don't even remember them) of the RB and GH games cuz she picked up GH Aerosmith on sale on the cheap. I love how far gaming has come.

#834 georges

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:38 PM

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The price of Dirt is $14.99 not $4.99.

#835 rperez1025

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:39 PM

OK, I updated a few things included Rictor's obscure one of a kind finds ;).

What I like about those is that it clutters up the list and makes it frustrating for those on other sites who copy/paste the list. They get all excited and then end up disappointed when they can't find 90% of the stuff. They then report this back to their site and the thread dies off. This has happened in the past when SD swiped my Kmart clearance list. So it's good to clutter it up with valid, yet virtually impossible to find, items ;). Those in the know (meaning us CAGs) will know what to focus on that there's actually a chance of finding.

OK, I've spent far too much time on CAG tonight. Time to play Oblivion! Yeah, I finally got started on that a few days ago. You don't want to know how huge my game backlog is. That's one of the reasons I'm not gonna spend cash on any of these games. By the time I actually play them they'll be even cheaper somewhere.


Thanks for all the hard work. Makes me sad that BBV is really hurting right now and I'm not sure if we're going to have a sale like this again.

Out of the games I wanted, Oblivion is the only one that I couldn't find. But I'm very happy with my haul.

#836 optimusprime8062

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:05 PM

my girlfriend looked at me like i was crazy when i came home with 12 new games! i told her that i saved a lot of money, and that i wouldnt have time for her anymore. we both lol'd, but i was serious.


haha...that made me laugh so hard dude...

#837 WiiShopChannels

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:17 PM

I heard USED GTA4 is only 15 bucks. Should I go and get USED GTA4 or GTA4 LE? Its a 15 dollar difference and that 15 bucks can surely get me a new game, but the LE is pretty tempting. If i stick with USED GTA4, what is a good game I should get that i pretty cheap? also, which games have USED forms cheaper than the new? The only one I know is GTA4, but its not USED LE or anything.

#838 Bezerker

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:21 PM

You could always buy the new version and help the developers, then sell the extra stuff to possibly get the game for free.

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#839 WiiShopChannels

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:03 PM

I could always do that. I am getting the game FREE anyways well sort of as I have these giftcards laying around that I dont need. I was planning to rent games in the summer, but i can just buy them now.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:07 PM

What are some recommended PS3 games I should get? I only have Street Fighter 4. I was already planning to get GTA4 at BB today.