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#61 62t

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:02 PM

The problem is casual shopper will buy up everything at 20% so by the time it hits 70% there wont be any good stuff left.

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#62 Regian

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:03 PM

I just called the Portage, IN Game Crazy store and they had no idea what I was talking about. Maybe we're hearing this wrong?
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#63 Jorrel56

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:08 PM

My local Game Crazy in Frederick, Maryland confirmed that they are going out of business and will have a sale in 2 weeks.
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#64 Scorch

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

Not all. The two next to me in Dartmouth and Fall River MA will remain open.


no it won't. this was announced yesterday afternoon. the entire company is closing.

i don't know why your local store wouldn't know unless they did not call into the company wide conference call yesterday afternoon. they're in for a surprise in two weeks. i will confirm again: ALL stores will be closing and will begin liquidating in a couple of weeks.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:21 PM

Sad, while the local Game Crazy was emptied and gone before I even realized it, I was hoping it wasn't part of a larger trend. Although we only had one GC here in the area for any length of time, picked up quite a few used games for good prices and new games during the sales / black fridays.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:50 PM

In the end, they were just too fucking crazy for their own good.

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#67 super_dawn

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:06 PM

no it won't. this was announced yesterday afternoon. the entire company is closing.

i don't know why your local store wouldn't know unless they did not call into the company wide conference call yesterday afternoon. they're in for a surprise in two weeks. i will confirm again: ALL stores will be closing and will begin liquidating in a couple of weeks.



well i guess no need to delete any info anymore, Scorch. ;) Figures it would be out without any official announcement.

......yea, and to back u up as well...3 closing stores I've been through...no mark-ups in prices. Never seen that happen. Yea they start off really high, but not over.

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#68 destro4eva

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:09 PM

It's always sad to see a business close up shop, but it's not exactly surprising. There's one store left in St Louis (I think there's only one) and they did no advertising what-so-ever. It's kind of hard to know if its worth going in when they don't advertise. From the one time I was at the store, it looked pretty nice, but the prices were a bit high. I guess I'll go in and see if I can get a deal.


I think there is still the one on Delmar in U City and the one up north in Florissant. And then the one across the river in Granite City. I think I will miss their disc buffer the most. Now it seems Family Video will be my only choice for cleaning up roached games.

Decent stores, but never a lot of sales ala Game Stop and that non-stacking of their MVP on deals was always annoying to me. Still sad to see them go.

#69 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:18 PM

Walked into my GC for any information on a liquidation sale, but didn't get any. Would like to pick up some Blu-Ray movies from Hollywood Video.

As in, they don't know anything about it, or they just don't know what the liquidation would be like?

#70 wreckemtexastech

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:31 PM

The problem is casual shopper will buy up everything at 20% so by the time it hits 70% there wont be any good stuff left.



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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:19 PM

Just called my local place. They confirmed they are closing but said that prices are not down yet. Told me to look to the news and papers for when prices drop as they are waiting to hear more about the liquidation.

She was very nice as all Hollywood employees are. Sad to see them go. They were one of the few retailers I like now days.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

I actually heard about the closings from a lady at my work. And she's trying to get a couple of the guys hired with us at TRU. It's not surprising to me; it was speculated here when they were giving away MVP memberships with trade-ins.I don't really mind that the store's are closing. I feel bad for Scorch and the helpful people here, but I never really liked too many of the dudes at my local stores. I guess I better see what I can use my credit on.

#73 62t

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:43 PM

Decent stores, but never a lot of sales ala Game Stop and that non-stacking of their MVP on deals was always annoying to me. Still sad to see them go.


Up until the last few weeks game crazy got much better deals than GS. The MVP can be stack if the employee is willing to scan it and the discount.

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#74 SaraAB

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:50 PM

There aren't any GC's in my area and there haven't been for a couple years now so this is pretty useless to me. However I am not sad to see them go, they treated customers like crap here.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:55 PM

There aren't any GC's in my area and there haven't been for a couple years now so this is pretty useless to me. However I am not sad to see them go, they treated customers like crap here.


They didnt call em Game "Crazy" for nothin'. ;)
Hollywood video wont be missed either- Adios!

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:57 PM

I just realized that the only GameCrazy in my area had ALREADY been closed. (Since it's not appearing in the store locator)

Ah damn, so much for looking for any bargains.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:03 PM

My local game crazy went out of biz without any notice over a year ago, right after they did a "BONUS FOR TRADING IN GAMES!" deal. A lot of people werent too happy to get a bunch of store credit and then have to drive several hours to actually use it after it closed.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:13 PM

whats going to happen with my warranty i bought for my 360?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:19 PM

I am always late to the clearance party because they never give me a straight answer over the phone and always lie, like with the blockbuster/hollywood video and circuit city closing i would call "oh yeah we got tons of awesome deals" i get down shit is barely below retail then when i end up going again all the really good stuff that was insanely cheap was gone.. basically i would have to go everyday when they opened in hopes of snatching a deal

luckily i knew a worker at hollywood video and got a butt load of tv shows for amazingly cheap but its not worth my time.. gamecrazy is about a 20 minute drive from me

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:21 PM

whats going to happen with my warranty i bought for my 360?


yup you guessed it. at the end of its lifespan GC got about as shady as Hastings... which is pretty SHAQFUing shady! I told the story once on CAG before but one time I went into a GC and when i asked about a product i was given this rebuttal:

"pft.. why do you want a GBA Micro man?"

(I asked to see one in the case)

wow thats really good business practices, the EB/GS guys have always been better, another employee accused me of not being a gamer at all? i didnt know how to respond to that..
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#81 Chronis

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:26 PM

...Why DO you want a GBA Micro, man?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:28 PM

The store across the street from my building was dying for a few weeks now.
Nothing good was left though because most of the new merchandise was "sent to other stores". I did however pickup No More Heroes 2 for like 11 bucks used and in new shape. That was all.

Yesterday though they had a sign that said "All games must go Saturday". So I show up today and there's another sign that says "We didn't bother opening. Don't knock because you'll only hurt your hand. Closed forever".



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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:29 PM

yup you guessed it. at the end of its lifespan GC got about as shady as Hastings... which is pretty SHAQFUing shady! I told the story once on CAG before but one time I went into a GC and when i asked about a product i was given this rebuttal:

"pft.. why do you want a GBA Micro man?"

(I asked to see one in the case)

wow thats really good business practices, the EB/GS guys have always been better, another employee accused me of not being a gamer at all? i didnt know how to respond to that..


I see your "pfft" and I raise you a "wtf"
(1)My brother was nice enough to buy me a 360 wireless wheel and a game for christmas a few years back - The game he bought was PGR(the game thats included with the gd wheel) He didnt know what he was doing , but dont try to tell me a GC employee didnt know.

(2) Went into GC once to browse for used 360 games. The employee told me "I dont know why anyone would own a 360 at this point. PS3 has a bluray." Way to earn that paycheck kid:roll:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:33 PM

...Why DO you want a GBA Micro, man?


Because they are awesome, and play one of the largest libraries of video games ever released.

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#85 spmahn

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:03 AM

This isn't surprising. Most of the local Gamecrazy's here in CT closed up shop years ago. Blockbuster is going to be next, probably before the end of the year.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:13 AM

All the Game Crazy stores in CA especially Bay Area have already closed so I'm not surprised.
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#87 gargus

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:16 AM

Real shame they are going under finally. Couple of years ago the only one near me went out of business.

Yeah they werent the biggest or the best but the sales people never treated me like an idiot or annoyed the Fuck out of me and they usually had a cool promo item you could only get there. They had decent prices on stuff also, nothing fantastic but hell Ive paid more for a game on a occasion or two rather than go into gamestop or bestbuy.

Course that store went out of business because lamestop literally had 3 stores within a 5 minute walk of them. A lamestop in the strip center next door, a funcoland in the grocery center behind the store and a lamestop in the mall right across the street. Plus there was another lamestop literally within a 5 minute drive.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:37 AM

My local Game Crazy in Frederick, Maryland confirmed that they are going out of business and will have a sale in 2 weeks.


Hey Jorrel, please keep me updated! I'd be coming from College Park, but I definitely want to get some great deals.

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#89 UncleBob

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:25 AM

Anyone know how this announcement is going to effect Movie Gallery locations?
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:37 AM

Damn, sad to see them go. In Hazleton, PA there was a a GC, and it was decent. It saddens me that the only place to trade games in is now Gamestop in my area and their workers at my Gamestops are fucking retards.