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#1 maxdusty

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

They're back (at least at my local store, don't know if it's at all locations but they were sent copies from the central office -as opposed to selling off the local surplus rental copies). My local store got three boxes worth of solely 360 games without the original game cases. They weren't put on the shelves as of yet, but they were all labelled and getting ready to do so. Had some cool people that worked there that gave me a look at the games while they were still available. Was able to buy Call of Duty : World at War. They also had Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1, Gears of War 2, Grid, Saints Row 2, 1 copy of Left 4 Dead. Quite a number of other titles that I can't remember offhand as I wasn't interested in them. Just might go back to get a few copies of other games I can use for flipping.

#2 ezellaur

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:54 PM

So they're selling just the game discs without the case/manual?

#3 Lord Darkstorn

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:58 PM

I don't usually like getting games without cases, but this seems like a really good deal. I'll swing by Blockbuster tomorrow and see if anything's going down in the North Bay.

#4 maxdusty

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:13 PM

While cases or manuals are not included, I asked if I could get an empty original case (with the manual) from their rental shelf for the game I bought today. They gave it to me free. They did this for me a couple times previously, I guess it depends on who's behind the counter.
Also, another thing with these games if you've bought them before- you'll already be aware of it, the games have all been professionally resurfaced so they're usually in great condition.

#5 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:17 PM

Where is the store you're talking about, OP? That might help us determine if it's a one-off thing, regional, or national.

The idea of cheap CoD and L4D is really appealing.

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#6 CKaz

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:26 PM

hmm been a long time but I think you just got me popping my head into a local Blockbuster or two

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:29 PM

Think I'm going to stop by my BB on the way home now *just* in case mine has similar deals. Thanks OP!

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:40 PM

Pretty sure there is already a thread that covers this topic

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:42 PM

belongs in the blockbuster thread. (can be found next to the circuit city and linens 'n things threads)
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#10 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:45 PM

Damn, another great opportunity for flips! O_O CoD: WaW and L4D trade in at $15 at GS, and MW1 trades in for $13.75. Not much of a gap, but if you take advantage of the "Trade 6 get 40/50% more (with Edge) Deal" going on right now, you'll be ROLLING in it. I REALLY hope my BB is doing this- because if they are, I've already got all 6 games I'm going to flip decided. :P

#11 wybo_a

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:45 PM

Can someone post the sku for the clear case games?

#12 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:46 PM

belongs in the blockbuster thread. (can be found next to the circuit city and linens 'n things threads)


...which hasn't been posted in in three days and doesn't make any mention of this.

Pretty sure there is already a thread that covers this topic


Got a link? I didn't see anything at first glance, and as stated the general thread didn't make mention of this.

If the deal is good enough, then it warrants its own thread outside of the general one. I'd argue this is one of those times.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:06 PM

Might have to check this out tomorrow after I get home

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#14 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:08 PM

Has anyone been there, and had success with this in their areas besides the OP? I have REALLY built my hopes up for this... XP

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:28 PM

If this is a corporate store then x360 prepacks are $6.99 and the part number is 241932 unless they've come up with a new part number. I will be able to check tomorrow. Could be a new part number if they are $9.99 and some newer titles. In the previous prepacks I didn't hear or see any gears 2 or cod world at war. The last set of prepacks were few and far between so it's probably a very ymmv.

I think this should go to the Bbv thread since it's been discussed there every other time.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:32 PM

No BB's in North Colorado Springs are doing this, they havent even heard of this sale.

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#17 outerheaven

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:54 PM

Was COD Modern Warfare for the 360 or ps3 that you found it to be 9.99?
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:56 PM

...which hasn't been posted in in three days and doesn't make any mention of this.



Got a link? I didn't see anything at first glance, and as stated the general thread didn't make mention of this.

If the deal is good enough, then it warrants its own thread outside of the general one. I'd argue this is one of those times.



Good luck with this one. I posted a clear disc deal one time that helped out a TON of people and the Blockbuster Thread police came out in full force.

#19 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:13 AM

Good luck with this one. I posted a clear disc deal one time that helped out a TON of people and the Blockbuster Thread police came out in full force.


I know it's probably a lost cause, but I've become sick of that argument over time, mostly because it's hard to distinguish what "should" be in the thread. My rule of thumb has been the general threads are for ongoing things like clearance and trade-in values, but even then there are exceptions.

If this was in the Blockbuster thread, I'd wager that upwards of 90% of the people who read the forum wouldn't see it, because they don't look at that one thread...because from my experience, Blockbuster usually doesn't run sales like this (and from looking at the Blockbuster thread, it doesn't look like they've done one recently). We don't need threads for every individual deal or sale, but if we're going by the logic that this has to be in the Blockbuster thread just because it's at Blockbuster, then this entire forum should just be a collection of giant threads with one dedicated to every retail store or website.

People are too uptight about where the threads go. Lumping actual deals into general threads just results in decreased visibility, and I'm not sure how that's a good thing.

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#20 maxdusty

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:27 AM

In reply to some of the posts above, I got Call of Duty World at War for the 360. The label on the box is "X360-Prepack POG w/o Cover Art" SKU is 44-26062-275837-2.
The store I frequent is in Port Huron Michigan. When I was there earlier, there were maybe five copies each of Call of Duty World at War and Modern Warfare 1. I think these will be the first to go, then maybe Gears of War 2.

I might pick up a few more games that are on Gamestop's list which I can use for Trade 2 get a new game for $19.99 as GS doesn't require an original case or manual for the trades.

I believe my local store just got the boxes of games shipped to them yesterday- so I would probably ask your local store if they received a box of used games recently. Being that I live in Port Huron Michigan, which isn't a major city here, I doubt if corporate would send a box of these games solely to this location.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:27 AM

I stopped by my local BB in Kenner, LA and they had the same bin of cheap games as always. None of the good ones listed in the OP though :( I stopped in just to see if had Fear 2 for 9.99. I remember seeing Tomb Raider: Anny, older 2k baseball games and Top Spin 3 and stuff like that. Nothing I was after.
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#22 spuffin

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:27 AM

Good luck with this one. I posted a clear disc deal one time that helped out a TON of people and the Blockbuster Thread police came out in full force.

That's because people are idiots. I have a great idea, how about we just have one giant CAG thread for all deals. May as well take consolidation to the next level

Brilliant right?

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Those people are trying to make threads *STORE* based not *DEAL* based which is retarded, IMHO. If a thread (read: deal) is good, it will have a life of its own and be brought to the top of the forum due to replies. If it sucks, it will sink to the bottom where it belongs. Bumping perpetual threads does little good to bring notice to the new deal - if you immediately go to the last page of the perpetual thread, the new deal may have already been bumped from that page leaving you to go search for it. You'll also have to wade through a bunch of replies to find the ones that relate to the new deal.

#23 aleraiders

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:18 AM

location of OP BBV???

Don't you just love it when stupid people think you're stupid.....


#24 maxdusty

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:28 AM

location of OP BBV???

Port Huron, Michigan.

#25 Chronis

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:38 AM

I'll definitely be checking this! Thanks OP!

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#26 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:26 AM

I can confirm that this isn't local-only. I went by BB after going to a Veteran's Day program, and was ecstatic to find they had the bin. Here's what I found in it:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Frontlines, Dark Sector, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Viking, Condemned 2, GTA IV, Incredible Hulk, Mercenaries 2, Turok, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Ninja Gaiden II, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Perfect Dark Zero, and Army of Two. Off to the side, though, there was a rack of games that all weren't necessarilly $9.99, but some were. On them were Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Watchmen Episodes 1 and 2, Star Ocean for PSP, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for DS, 007: Quantam of Solace ($6.99) for DS, Guitar Hero: On Tour ($6.99) for DS, and Fear 2 (with box) for $9.99.

Quite a list. Definitely some deals to be had, but I only picked up Modern Warfare. There were two copies in the bin, and while second-guessing myself, I went back and saw an employee stacking the games in his arms. I asked him if he was organizing it, and if he needed help, but he said he was actually looking for himself. I was nice enough to point out they had MW, and told him how awesome it is because he wasn't too excited about it. So I ended up getting one and letting him take the other, and I might go by again tomorrow if I can find that any of those titles can be flipped somewhere else for a profit.

Speaking of which, the employee told me that the trade-in value of MW with the box and instructions was $15 at BB, even though the game itself was only $9.99. So if you can come by both of those for less than $4, or you have them already and don't care about them, you could just buy the game, put it in the box with the manual in it, and be up $4. :P I didn't hear it from him, though. Just sayin'.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:43 AM

I'll have to check this out tomorrow. I would love to have COD WAW and Left 4 Dead.
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#28 io

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:01 AM

Off to the side, though, there was a rack of games that all weren't necessarilly $9.99, but some were. On them were Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Watchmen Episodes 1 and 2, Star Ocean for PSP, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for DS, 007: Quantam of Solace ($6.99) for DS, Guitar Hero: On Tour ($6.99) for DS, and Fear 2 (with box) for $9.99.


Right, and these are just normal used game prices at BBV - they've all been that way for a long time now. There are certainly some good deals to be had there but we much prefer to buy them when there's a B1G1 sale ;).

As for the POG sales, these come around every so often but unless there is a massive shipment out to many stores this does not merit it's own thread since it will be highly YMMV. If anything it belongs in the regional forums. If it turns out to be spot shipments here or there be prepared for the flip side of "making a thread for every single YMMV deal" - and that is a lot of disappointed CAGs coming back here and complaining that they wasted their time ;).

Still, though, I'll call my local store just to check - can't hurt I suppose, though 90% of the employees won't know what you are talking about and will simply refer you to their normal used game section.

Edit - Nothing at my local store. After I launched into a long explanation of what these were to the first guy who answered the phone "special shipment of clear-case disc-only used games that some Blockbusters have gotten this week", he said "wait, what are you looking for?". After I explained it a few more times he said "Yeah, hold on a minute". Then a woman picks up who I fear is the new store manager (the woman who used to run it before seems to be gone and she was a pro - knew all about these sorts of things). I had to repeat everything to her and then she said "no, we haven't gotten anything like that". So there you go... If it was the store manager or one of the other long-term employees (who, come to think of it I haven't seen there in a while either), I would have had them check stock at other stores (which they can do on their computer). But I didn't want to hassle with that with these people I didn't know.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:48 AM

I can confirm that most stores will be recieving the pogs this week. The only ones that won't are the low traffic stores that are on the way towards closing. BB's receive new shipments on either tuesday or wednesday, so most likely this stuff wont be put out until wed/thurs for most stores.

That being said, employees DONT know what they will be getting until they scan the barcode and open the box. The best COA would be to first ask if they've recieved pool point (name for shipments) for the week and if they got new pog games in.

I can also confirm that the new price on all the POG games will be 9.99 and not the previous 6.99.
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:52 AM

If this is a corporate store then x360 prepacks are $6.99 and the part number is 241932 unless they've come up with a new part number. I will be able to check tomorrow. Could be a new part number if they are $9.99 and some newer titles. In the previous prepacks I didn't hear or see any gears 2 or cod world at war. The last set of prepacks were few and far between so it's probably a very ymmv.

I think this should go to the Bbv thread since it's been discussed there every other time.


I know that at my store every time we get prepacks, the part number changes and so does the title. Whenever I go look at the computer for these prepacks I see stuff like Prepack July 2008 or something along those lines. I believe the part number does change every time.