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#1201 Johnny Postman

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:32 AM

No, it around 211th, off of I-57.


Thanks - Once I'm outside the city itself and the adjacent 'burbs, I never recall what town goes where. :-)
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#1202 briansraregames

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:53 PM

The Matteson store is on Rt 50 (Cicero Ave) just south of US 30.
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#1203 WeaponX2099

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:40 PM

Nothing really good there. Nothing but open item stuff.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:41 AM

Stopped at the North Ave store today but no one there had heard about any closings - I wonder if the Matteson store is what they meant when they said "Chicago" in the article.

Also, if anyone is looking for a deal on the GBA Micro - the Walmart at Golf-Mill has around 15 of the 20th Anniversary Editions for $50. Not as nice as the $35 some parts of the country menioned seeing them at but I think that's about as good as it gets for Chicago.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:08 PM

where is the walmart by golf mill? only one 2 i know of are on touhy past carpenter or is it central.. you know, over there by.. the mall, and the one on cicero after north ave. but golf mill? hmm...

if anyone is close to desplaines the kmart over there,has a neat section for clearenced stuff in the electronics section, its to far for me to go there everyother day and see ehats new or dropped. but whoevers around there can get some decent deals. Occasional games, mostly accessories.

i've talked to the workers in all the targets and they tell me, that if something doesn't sell and there are a whole bunch they send them back, even if its on clearence. so if we ever see a bunch of something one day and none the next you know why.

we should have a chicago tradelist. cuz im skeptical of mailing out anywhere else. has anyone traded outside illinois?

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:13 PM

where is the walmart by golf mill? only one 2 i know of are on touhy past carpenter or is it central.. you know, over there by.. the mall, and the one on cicero after north ave. but golf mill? hmm...

if anyone is close to desplaines the kmart over there,has a neat section for clearenced stuff in the electronics section, its to far for me to go there everyother day and see ehats new or dropped. but whoevers around there can get some decent deals. Occasional games, mostly accessories.

i've talked to the workers in all the targets and they tell me, that if something doesn't sell and there are a whole bunch they send them back, even if its on clearence. so if we ever see a bunch of something one day and none the next you know why.

we should have a chicago tradelist. cuz im skeptical of mailing out anywhere else. has anyone traded outside illinois?



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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:16 PM

I believe there was an old Venture store there. It's the dead side of that corner that most people overlook because they spot BestBuy down the road. :)

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:26 PM

I believe there was an old Venture store there. It's the dead side of that corner that most people overlook because they spot BestBuy down the road. :)


oh shnap! over there? like behind golf mill. where sears was? kinda behind hmm.. target? i'm going to morton grove in a few, might drop by there.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:40 PM

I believe there was an old Venture store there. It's the dead side of that corner that most people overlook because they spot BestBuy down the road. :)


Before Walmart, I'm pretty sure it was a Kmart (I recall getting a dancing Jar-Jar Binks there during the GOOB sale long ago), closed for years and just opened up again. It's in the strip mall that's on the NE corner of Golf/Milwaukee - from the TRU, it's directly north across Golf Rd.

This intersection is like CAG heaven for clearance games/sales - They have BB, TRU, Sears, Target, Walmart, FYE, KB Toys, Gamestop and Gamecrazy all right there. Too bad the CC shut down a couple years ago or it would have had everything.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:43 PM

oh shnap! over there? like behind golf mill. where sears was? kinda behind hmm.. target? i'm going to morton grove in a few, might drop by there.


Did the Sears there close up, only hit TRU/Walmart/Target while I was there so I didn't notice.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:21 AM

Did the Sears there close up, only hit TRU/Walmart/Target while I was there so I didn't notice.


yeh i believe the sears closed up.. or am i thinking about the CC? hmm... will check onitlater. but now i recall the walmart over there, its fairly new right? but your right, its heaven for clearance time.. to bad they all have diff clearance dates.. to far for me to waste gas every other day and bargin hunt.
but i have a Target, Kmart, Gamestop, Gamecrazy, TRU, Sears all within 1.5mile radius of where i live. so i think im ok.

off the record went to walmart on touhy and central..bought 'MADGAB' the game, with the cards and you have to sound out the acctual words with other ones.. its been close to 60 bux everywhere i looked when i wanted it, but its for 23 at walmart. i picked that up. vid games was dead, no deals. :(

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:03 AM

I'm rather new to Chicago, and don't know of that many places to go to for games and the sort (anything such as cheap DVDs, CDs, etc). I read through a lot of these posts and learned of where some Gamestops and the sort are, but are there and nice shops for decent priced games, old school games, or even just oddball stuff in or around the downtown area?

I'm aware of two Salvation Armies (Ashland, and one on Divison) and a Unique Thrift (Halstead).

Any help / advice would be appreciated. Thank you all in advance! =]

#1213 briansraregames

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:30 PM

EB/Gamestops in Chicagoland running the Buy 2 Get 2 DVD sale:

Please post if you guys find any stores in the area running the Buy 2 Get 2 DVD sale.

So far, I've found three stores in the south suburbs running the buy 2 get 2 free dvd sale:

Lansing (River Oaks, by starbucks, corner of torrence and 159th)
Matteson (Corner of Cicero and rt 30 by toys r us)
Olympia Fields (On US 30 about 1/2 mile west of pulaski)
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#1214 D_Icon

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:37 PM

Buy 2 get 1 free. GS the one on Montrose and California,
and in the Addison Mall, theres a Target. I forgot the name of the other street.
EBGames at LincolnWood mall.

#1215 ryosnk

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 03:40 PM

I'm rather new to Chicago, and don't know of that many places to go to for games and the sort (anything such as cheap DVDs, CDs, etc). I read through a lot of these posts and learned of where some Gamestops and the sort are, but are there and nice shops for decent priced games, old school games, or even just oddball stuff in or around the downtown area?

I'm aware of two Salvation Armies (Ashland, and one on Divison) and a Unique Thrift (Halstead).

Any help / advice would be appreciated. Thank you all in advance! =]



Hey theirs VideoGames Etc. located in harlem ave., they have a nice selection of classic games and systems (TG, saturn, neo geo).

Also has anyone had a system repaired at VideoGames Etc.?

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Anyone know where to get a brand new copy of Master Quest and the Zelda Collectors Edition?

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#1217 MisterNewGuy

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:26 PM

Buy 2 get 1 free. GS the one on Montrose and California,
and in the Addison Mall, theres a Target. I forgot the name of the other street.
EBGames at LincolnWood mall.


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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:33 PM

Hey theirs VideoGames Etc. located in harlem ave., they have a nice selection of classic games and systems (TG, saturn, neo geo).

Also has anyone had a system repaired at VideoGames Etc.?

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there guys are a RIP OFF @ videogames tc. he gave some kid 10 bux for a ps2 consol that worked infront of my eyes. i felt bad for the kid. he wanted to give me 3 bux for my sega gamegear with 2 games. funk that!

goto Chicago Gamewerk on Cali and Touhy - 773-764-8993 - free estimates on console repairs and he works on stuff thats old school too. i have never been there, but i heard hes cool just starting out, thats the best time to catch someone when they start. be first few clientel so you got it made when he gets it big. im taking my 2600 atari's over there this weekend.

#1219 ryosnk

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 06:15 PM

there guys are a RIP OFF @ videogames tc. he gave some kid 10 bux for a ps2 consol that worked infront of my eyes. i felt bad for the kid. he wanted to give me 3 bux for my sega gamegear with 2 games. funk that!

goto Chicago Gamewerk on Cali and Touhy - 773-764-8993 - free estimates on console repairs and he works on stuff thats old school too. i have never been there, but i heard hes cool just starting out, thats the best time to catch someone when they start. be first few clientel so you got it made when he gets it big. im taking my 2600 atari's over there this weekend.



Thanks for the info. I need to get my vectrex fixed but write back on the prices and experience with the place.

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 06:37 PM

Sorry this isn't about games...but I just scored some Cubs vs. Sox tix from cubs.com! I'm in the virtual waiting room right now to try to buy more tix for other games. Anyone else trying for tix?

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 08:13 PM

New here, but just thought I'd share:

KOHLS Dept. store --

ENTIRE STOCK Video Games 20% off
sale $9.99-$19.99

(Reg. $12.99-$24.99)
thru Feb 24

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:44 AM

Sorry this isn't about games...but I just scored some Cubs vs. Sox tix from cubs.com! I'm in the virtual waiting room right now to try to buy more tix for other games. Anyone else trying for tix?



I got a few sox vs tamba bay tickets but thats about it.

#1223 ryosnk

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:42 PM

Did anyone find any games on the best buy clearance sale?

If anyone can hook me up with these games I appreciate it.
-Ultimate ghost and goblins
-gradius collection
-KOF neowave

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:47 PM

I posted this in the BB clearance thread:

I drove to 5 Best Buys here in the chicago area (in the order I went to them in):

Harlem Irving Plaza (was there at opening)
Melrose Park
North Riverside
Elston & Armitage
Evanston

Out of all the them I managed to get only one game I was looking for:

Mega Man Anniversary Collection (Xbox) $4.99

Didn't see any of the 360 games except for FFXI (and I left it cuz I didn't think spending $10 on a game I was only going to play for 1 month was worth it). Like someone else who posted earlier, I did find a 99 cent Superman bust. And I took advantage of the DVD glitch and bought Amadeus and Citizen Kane on DVD for $9.99. Even the Amadeus DVD was hard to find. Three of the BB I went to were sold out of it.

Since I was looking for mainly the 360 games, I'd say I am dissapointed.

#1225 Gamblor

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:06 PM

The Best Buy in Tinley Park had jack shit. I was the first through the doors...the only games I saw on the list were Jade Empire and GTA San Andreas.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:13 PM

just got back from hitting up 3 BBs in the chicago area.

first 2 were pretty much busts. i was tempted to get open season DS for 5 at the first BB but passed.

last BB was a goldmine for xbox at old orchard. picked up:

the chronicles of narnia
chronicles of riddick
marc eko's getting up
robotech invasion
van helsing
the suffering ties that bind
open season
darkwatch

and for psp

poplocrois

all the workers there kept saying... that's a lot of games there. even the media guy was clueless about the sale until he realized that today is feb 26 and was the day of their clearance.

#1227 briansraregames

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:25 PM

Wow, this sale was really hit or miss

Lansing was OK, picked up about 10 games
87th and Halsted was AWESOME and they still had plenty of good stuff when I left. This store is in a kinda bad area.
Ford City Mall was crap


Cal Sag & Cicero was crap...1 game
Matteson was great, I think that I got about 20 games there but the employees were in process of getting what was left.

Homewood was also really good, still some good stuff when I left
Merrillville, IN was crap, totally picked over.
Valparaiso, IN was decent, had some good psp stuff left.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:10 AM

just got back from hitting up 3 BBs in the chicago area.

first 2 were pretty much busts. i was tempted to get open season DS for 5 at the first BB but passed.

Hey, crewj, did we talk at the Evanston Best Buy over the lack of selection there? If there were any titles left for the GameCube, I imagine they were probably bought by people before today to bring back for price adjustments and/or return/rebuys in the future (however likely that might be).

After finding out the Sega Genesis Collection ("Sega Classics" on the list?) was $19.99 rather than $1.99, I ended up only getting an Eye Toy game and a few DVDs with 300 preview discs (and movie cash) to boot. So, yeah... I guess I got something good out of the trip. Oh, and it was just one Best Buy -- one, and I was done. Hope everyone found something worthwhile.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:41 AM

I checked out the North & Clyborn and Clard & Dicersy Dest buys today within an hour of each opening and they both had none of the games I was looking for. Although I did decide to pick up Okami for $40 - $10 coupon - $15 gift card. Oh well, hopefully I'll get someone's extra Oblvion and I'll be happy.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:05 AM

Found a few things at the Clark/Diversey Best Buy -- mostly stuff for my sons 6th birthday (Open Season, Shrek Superslam, SpongeBob Movie, Madagascar, Monster House, Backyard Football)...He'll be the only 6 year old who gets 10 videogames for his birthday...He's already lucky as hell to have a father who has just about every system still functioning that was produced in the last 29 years....he gets to play Wii, 360, my DS, my PSP....and I'm one of those dads that actuallly knows about the rating system and won't let him play anything over E (with the exception of a few T games like Simpsons Hit and Run).

As an elementary school teacher when I hear 11 year olds talking about Crackdown or GTA or Gears of War it makes me cringe...