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#5281 mokmoof

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:02 AM

Quick update on the Sears on State Street in Chicago: They had a Wii U Mario & Luigi set out for $210.


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#5282 BrolyB593

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:35 PM

Hey all.

 

Next Saturday, I'm moving to Lisle, so if anyone in the area knows of a good thrift store or game place in that area, let me know.  Looking forward to some new stomping grounds.

I live right next to the Lisle Train Station!

 

There is not a single place that comes to mind but in general I have good luck in this area for deals.  

 

Quick update on the Sears on State Street in Chicago: They had a Wii U Mario & Luigi set out for $210.

Hm. Under $150 is my buy price. I wonder if it will hit that? How much time is left before it is done?



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

I live right next to the Lisle Train Station!

There is not a single place that comes to mind but in general I have good luck in this area for deals.

Hm. Under $150 is my buy price. I wonder if it will hit that? How much time is left before it is done?


No kidding? I take the train from Lisle for work! Shame to hear about the lack of stores, but maybe I'll have some luck with yard sales coming up. Of course...now I have to get couches for the new place. Stupid responsibilities.
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#5284 BrolyB593

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:24 PM

No kidding? I take the train from Lisle for work! Shame to hear about the lack of stores, but maybe I'll have some luck with yard sales coming up. Of course...now I have to get couches for the new place. Stupid responsibilities.

Hah well get used to terrible delays!

 

Really though you probably have missed the worst of it. This winter has seen so many delays it was ridiculous. Almost every single day in February SOMETHING was wrong with the line. It got to the point where I normally take the 7:51 but just gave up and started making my way there for the 8:09 since the earlier one was delayed until then anyway haha. It has been much better this month however though.

 

If you don't mind some cheap used furniture, at least temporarily even, there is a Salvation Army Thrift Store that usually has a bunch of random furniture in the back. It is nestled right by plenty of CAG related stores too haha, TRU, GS and BBY.

 

It is over at 1520 75th St., Downers Grove, IL 60516.

 

That general area is where I do most of my shopping in general since I live right off of 355 just a tad north of there. It has all of those stores plus a Walmart and Aldi a little bit down the way too. Not to mention they have 2 Gamestops in that immediate area in between the Best Buy so I have had plenty of fun times flipping between there haha

 

 

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Ran over to Sears at 2N State during my lunch today and wow is that place picked over by now. I mean I would imagine it would be but yeah it is slim pickings. Electronics were almost nonexistent and I couldn't even find a Wii U anywhere. The clothes then too... oh man! If you are overweight or a non standard body type then that place is for you! Looking for smalls or mediums and then 32x32 pants I was SoL. I saw countless 48x28 and other similar sizes or shirts with more X's than their price. Nothing against people that buy those sizes but as an average sized young man who works out I was just really thrown off by the extreme sizes of everything. I went to go look at some tools, of which there were still plenty left because I feel like they were all only very minorly on sale : /



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:07 PM

Hah well get used to terrible delays!

 

Really though you probably have missed the worst of it. This winter has seen so many delays it was ridiculous. Almost every single day in February SOMETHING was wrong with the line. It got to the point where I normally take the 7:51 but just gave up and started making my way there for the 8:09 since the earlier one was delayed until then anyway haha. It has been much better this month however though.

 

If you don't mind some cheap used furniture, at least temporarily even, there is a Salvation Army Thrift Store that usually has a bunch of random furniture in the back. It is nestled right by plenty of CAG related stores too haha, TRU, GS and BBY.

 

It is over at 1520 75th St., Downers Grove, IL 60516.

 

That general area is where I do most of my shopping in general since I live right off of 355 just a tad north of there. It has all of those stores plus a Walmart and Aldi a little bit down the way too. Not to mention they have 2 Gamestops in that immediate area in between the Best Buy so I have had plenty of fun times flipping between there haha

 

 

Ahh...4 corners. Miss living around that area.

 

I never understood why those 2 gamestops were a street apart, but like you said, made flipping easier.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

Oh, I had to take the 6:22 in every morning this winter (now I have to take the 5:40...hooraaaaaaay). I just moved in closer because I was sick of driving from Yorkville just to take the train from Aurora. It just sucks because I stop at Western, not Union, so only a handful of trains go there.

I still hop over to Fox Valley once in a while (found a complete copy of Guild Wars 2 at the Goodwill there last week), but I haven't spent any time at the Downers Grove stores. Maybe it's time to expand a little. Cheers!
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:05 PM

Does anyone want to go GameStop dumpster diving with me this weekend? I hear the weather is going to be in 60's. Plus I need to stop by Half Price Books.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:36 AM

Did anybody else's Gamestop's close? Two Gamestops in Vernon Hills and the one in Mundelein IL closed recently and I had no idea until I went there. Kinda sad. 


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:26 AM

One inside Orland mall closed which sucked and another that I know in North Riverside on Cermak and 9th Avenue is gone. 



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:00 PM

I saw on the news GameStop is closing 2% of it's stores because of competition from online retailers and brick and mortar retailers accepting trade-ins.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:21 PM

One inside Orland mall closed which sucked and another that I know in North Riverside on Cermak and 9th Avenue is gone. 

Yeah that sucks. You can tell it was there for a long time because even though the Gamestop sign is down, you can still see the outline of the old Babbages sign...


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

One inside Orland mall closed which sucked and another that I know in North Riverside on Cermak and 9th Avenue is gone. 

Holy crap. I didn't realize that store closed. Now I only have 4 Gamestops within a 15 minute car ride


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#5293 WeaponX2099

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

Both stores in Orland were often full, so only lease problems is only possible answer



#5294 BrolyB593

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:47 PM

The downtown Naperville GS closed a while back too.



#5295 TooMuchCoolness

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:43 PM

Why Cubs why? Why must you torment this great city of ours?


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

Why Cubs why? Why must you torment this great city of ours?

Maybe next year...


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#5297 slowdive21

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:13 PM

The Cubs can't even win an instant replay. Yeah I said it!



#5298 WeaponX2099

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:07 PM

Gamestop 50% TIV bonus is around us now. The matteson (Route 50(Cicero) and Lincoln Highway) is part of it.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:57 AM

I'm sick of playing Battlefield 4 on my own and not having anyone to talk to over mic and plan some rudimentary strategy and just have fun. Of course, I could post this in a different sub-forum and just know people virtually. I would like to do this with people I either have met or possibly could meet. 

 

I know in the past people from this thread have met up before. Any chances of this happening anytime soon? I've been out of the country for 2 years but am back now for the foreseeable future. 

 

I'm mostly into shooters, but can be flexible. I have PS3, PS4, and PS+ membership. I'm also really big into lifting weights (strength training), jogging, and language learning (I speak Spanish and am decent at Japanese and Korean). I live in the near NW burbs and get to the city often. I can host people at my home not far from CTA yellow line/blue line. Holler here or through PM.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:04 PM

In what suburb do you stay? Were you one of people who attended the Father and son pizza meet up?

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:44 PM

In what suburb do you stay? Were you one of people who attended the Father and son pizza meet up?

 

Yeah he was there. He is the guy that lived in Japan.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:17 AM

Yeah he was there. He is the guy that lived in Japan.

Good memory. Yeah, I lived in Japan. I actually just got back from living in Korea. Anyway, I live around the Skokie/Morton Grove/Niles area. I'm in the northside a lot, too. 



#5303 ryosnk

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

Ok, now I remember. This just reminds me that we need to get a another meetup planned. It's always fun meeting Chicago CAGs.

Amerijapoxicano, what games do you play multiplayer on your ps3? I have xbox360, xbox1, and ps3 but no ps4 yet. If any anyone else wants to join in on some multiplayer post away.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:09 AM

As far as multiplayer games go, I have anything on PS+ since November (when I got PS4 and needed it to play online). That includes Borderlands 2 mostly for multiplayer games. I have GTAV, Max Payne 3, Uncharted 3 (if it even has multiplayer still), Battlefield 3 and 4. I mostly play First and Third Person Shooters. Besides RPGs, I'm mostly into anything. 

 

If we can get some guys together, I can host at my place. I'm booze and 420 friendly as long as you aren't in high school. I would kindly donate some beer if it means playing BF4 with people online who can devise some strategy with me.  



#5305 WeaponX2099

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

Did anyone get into the Target Trade in stuff? And is Battlefield on PS4 good? I currently have 0 games for the PS4. NBA2K14, NFS and Injustice was good, but COD:Ghost looked pretty and short.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 12:43 PM

Did anyone get into the Target Trade in stuff? And is Battlefield on PS4 good? I currently have 0 games for the PS4. NBA2K14, NFS and Injustice was good, but COD:Ghost looked pretty and short.

Unfortunately, by the time i got to trade in the games the tiv plummeted so I didn't even bother. Have you tried Wolfenstein? I would recommend it for ps4..unless you already own it for another system. 


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#5307 WeaponX2099

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:53 AM

I may give Wolfenstein a try. But games for the PS4 is trickling out.



#5308 mrosnwo

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 04:02 AM

I play most of my shooters on Xbox due to my friends list and I think the controller lends itself to the genre. That said, I've got BF4 and Ghosts on xb1. I like BF4 pretty much across the board better. Very pretty game, and the PS4 version runs at a higher res, so I'd recommend it. I haven't encountered the issues people rag on it for, but probably cause I don't have any dlc for it. Interested in Wolfenstein, so I may check that out too.

If you're into sports games, I'm absolutely in love with the PS4 MLB 14. I'll admit, I'm a baseball junkie, but it also makes me very critical, and this thing is damn near perfection. In order to get the most out of it, it's a time investment, just the nature of the game, but so worth it.

#5309 TooMuchCoolness

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 02:41 PM

Mancow sucks so much, he makes Chicago look bad. 


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 04:41 PM

Mancow always sucked. I'll grab MLB14 after Watch Dogs/Mario Kart