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#271 Johnny Postman

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 02:44 AM

Not sure if anyone cares but the new Best Buy on Elston Ave is giving away an iPod Mini evey 10 minutes tomorrow (3/12) from 3pm-5pm. From what I understand, you have to be present to win the drawing so the odds don't seem too bad (how many people can a BB store hold anyway?)

Being the cheapskate I am.. will prolly stop by for a half-hour or so and browse or just bring my DS and play some WarioWare Touched.
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#272 gstvtec2

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:28 PM

my girlfriend just bought me a gamecube for our one year but it just the regular, its from target does any one know of any targets in the chicago land area that has the mario cart bundle....or even walmarts....

#273 dp84

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 04:45 AM

Hey all, I just wanted to keep this thread alive for all the Chicagoans. I say we should start a master list or something with all the good game stores around. Maybe like when you add a store, copy and paste the previous list, then add yours at the end. I'll attempt to start with:

EBGames at Lincoln and Jersey/Kedzie (the manager there is real cool about everything)

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 05:00 AM

went to game on-- What a Waste! $26(parking+ticket+choco taco) to play a couple of games.
not a total waste, got to play SF1, Rez, and Garou. I also didn't know that there was a game developed in communist russia, but i read that in an article about the exhibit. other than that, I wasn't too happy with it. it was basically an arcade with some fun facts on the wall.

anybody else feel kinda jipped? I mean, i wish it was a little more educational.

#275 dp84

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 05:19 AM

Adding another place to the self started list. The place is called Video Game Etc. It has alot of the old school gaming stuff like Neo Geo games, Lynx, Turbo Grafix 16, it's really worth checking out if you're in that area.

EBGames at Lincoln and Jersey/Kedzie (the manager there is real cool about everything)

Video Game Etc. (it's near the HIP heading down Harlem from Montrose going towards Foster. It's next to a Lee Auto Parts place and should be on the right side of the street)

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 05:27 AM

People were listing shops earlier in this thread, but i'll put mine out there again--

Reckless records on broadway near belmont
and another location by the Double Door (like milwaukee and north, I think) both carry used games and a shit load of used DVDs. I've found some great games for cheap and received good store credit for not so great games :)
Sometimes they know when they've got something rare and price accordingly.

What i'm really looking for are pawn shops...I must not be looking in the right places, can't find any.

#277 dp84

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 06:20 AM

Updating the list, thanks!

EBGames at Lincoln and Jersey/Kedzie (the manager there is real cool about everything)

Video Game Etc. (it's near the HIP heading down Harlem from Montrose going towards Foster. It's next to a Lee Auto Parts place and should be on the right side of the street)

Reckless records on broadway near belmont

Reckless records by Double Door (like milwaukee and north)

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 06:27 AM

heh, the Double Door is a bar(though it is a good place too!) I was saying that Reckless records has another location that's near the double door...

#279 dp84

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 06:30 AM

Oh! haha ok, I'll reedit it.

#280 rocksolidaudio

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:18 AM

i work at that EB. and yes, my manager is cool.

#281 dp84

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:11 AM

Is there anyone else around that can add to the list? Maybe like pawn shops or some more indie stores? I've been to too many Game Stops and EB Games, so I wanna check out the non-franchise places.

#282 peccosan

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 04:07 PM

sup fellow CAGers in the midwest. Somebody mentioned the Disk Replay store in Village Crossing Mall (corner of Touhy and Carpenter rd.) This place is pretty good as far as older games are concerned, as well as the Videogames ETC (right by the HIP). I usually get my games thru the franchises but have been going to Gamefly and Red Octane to buy a bunch o' cheap games.

Over the easter weekend BB was doing its buy 2 get 1 free on VGs. I was wondering if there is anything that is worth it to purchase and trade in at another retailer (ie. the BB Max Payne 2 trade in to Gamecrazy) because this is how i got almost all my current systems and I was itching to get a PSP for cheaper!

Anyway glad to see that there are CAGers in the chitown area.

#283 peccosan

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:54 AM

found the FYE thread and doing the trade-ins now they are pretty fickle with the trading in of items. If you are going to trade-in anything you have to have only one of a game (that is right because the wont touch a game if you have 2 or more) and you have to have the manual and the disc has to be in really good condition (ie. BB, GC, GS, etc.). Traded in a handful of games and now 1/3 of the way towards a PSP ^_^

#284 rocksolidaudio

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 11:01 AM

for anyone who cares, there is currently a perfect-condition God of War sitting in the used games area of the Reckless Records on Broadway (just south of Belmont) for $24.99. i recommend grabbing it before someone else does.

#285 SEGA128DC

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 10:26 PM

I hear God of War kicks ass, too bad, I don't have a PS2...;)

#286 peccosan

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 07:27 AM

I guess it depends on the person helping you at FYE, because I went to Golf Mill and the manager there "Mike" was pretty cool he accepted pretty much eveything that I brought over there. To make the day even sweeter the GS manager in Golf Mill reads CAG! he hooked me up with 2 more Room Zoom games to trade-in. ^_^ Just a Jackson to top this PSP fund! woot!!!

#287 peccosan

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:00 PM

just wanna let you guys know that got my PSP from the FYE at the HIP. The asshat that was giving me a hard time was Frank (asst. manager) so steer away from him. On the other hand Henry (gen. manager) was cool and I got my PSP from him. He was just amazed and thought it was pretty slick. Thanks CAG!

#288 ryosnk

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 07:28 PM

Announcement: I'am in the process of creating a half-show in Chicago cable access network. It would be like ifilm.com where anyone who sends a creative (any genre: except nudity/porn and passes the scanning process) would be shown in the show. I already have two short films and three animated shorts in the process (finishing off the editing) that I'm including into the show. I'm looking for people's films and animations to put into the show. Would anyone have a film/animation that they would like to submit and if so please pm. I would let you all know when the show will air (hopefully in a few months) :). Thanks.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 07:31 PM

for anyone who cares, there is currently a perfect-condition God of War sitting in the used games area of the Reckless Records on Broadway (just south of Belmont) for $24.99. i recommend grabbing it before someone else does.



I went to trade in some DVDs there the other day and saw DMC 3 sitting there waiting to be checked in-- it's probably going for the same price. They also have a new gamecube controller for $16 and a copy of FFXI with the HD(not sure how much it is.)

It would be like ifilm.com where anyone who sends a creative (any genre: except nudity/porn


BOOOO!!! j.k :D

#290 dp84

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:05 AM

I guess it depends on the person helping you at FYE, because I went to Golf Mill and the manager there "Mike" was pretty cool he accepted pretty much eveything that I brought over there. To make the day even sweeter the GS manager in Golf Mill reads CAG! he hooked me up with 2 more Room Zoom games to trade-in. ^_^ Just a Jackson to top this PSP fund! woot!!!


That's awesome! How'd you guys get to talking about CAG though? And speaking of FYEs, do they give good trade in value for cds? I got a few cds I want to get rid of, but it would suck if I only get like 3 dollars of store credit.

Also to ryosnk: I know of two great student-made movies that you might be interested in. It's called "Monkeys" and the sequel to it "Monkeys 2." They were made by some classmates of mine when we attended highschool. Check out the website for it here : http://www.fireassault.com/ If you think it's cool enough, email John McGuigan asking for permission to use it. Also if he asks who sent you, tell him Wasan did. I was in his Creative Writing class senior year or was it junior.. damn, bad memory sucks.

#291 peccosan

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 03:43 PM

That's awesome! How'd you guys get to talking about CAG though? And speaking of FYEs, do they give good trade in value for cds? I got a few cds I want to get rid of, but it would suck if I only get like 3 dollars of store credit.


I said Room Zoom and he knew LOL ^_^

#292 peccosan

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 03:45 PM

dunno about the cds tho. I will have to see the next time that I'm 2 FYE.

#293 ryosnk

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:35 PM

Has anyone gone to the local CC to try and get the $2 games? If so, which one had a few of them still in stock?

#294 Darkside Hazuki

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 04:27 PM

Gurnee Mills and Vernon Hills have NOTHING.
What a waste of precious fuel this has been.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:19 PM

Niles CC has nothing at all.

Anyone know if the Music Recyclery store in Gurnee Mills gives good credit for trades? I noticed that their used games are super expensive ($60 for star ocean 2!)

Also, i'm sad to announce that FYE in golf mill is not accepting any more Room Zooms :( some corporate suits were in there today when I tried to trade mine in-- they took my copy, gave me a hard time since there was a little piece of a sticker left on the back UPC, told me they couldn't take games that were bought PO, then said there were too many copies of RZ in the store, even there weren't any on the rack :\

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:20 PM

Gurnee Mills and Vernon Hills have NOTHING.
What a waste of precious fuel this has been.


I went looking through every store that carries games in Gurnee Mill, and didn't find a single thing...

#297 Johnny Postman

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:26 PM

Rocksolidaudio posted that he checked out the North Ave/Elston Ave stores in the city and the Touhy Ave store in Niles and they has almost nothing left as well (he did find a LaPucelle Tactics though.)
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#298 ryosnk

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:50 PM

Rocksolidaudio posted that he checked out the North Ave/Elston Ave stores in the city and the Touhy Ave store in Niles and they has almost nothing left as well (he did find a LaPucelle Tactics though.)


Which store had the LaPucelle tactics?

#299 SEGA128DC

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:53 PM

Hmm, no one checked the CC at Elmwood Park? What about the CC near the Old Orchard Mall?...

#300 rocksolidaudio

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:10 PM

Which store had the LaPucelle tactics?


the elston one.