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SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI STRANGE JOURNEY WITH SOUNDTRACK $9.99 new, $8.99 used @ GameStop


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#31 Sarre

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:43 AM

Thanks OP! Picked up a new copy at the nearest store, been curious about this for a while but apparently this was my bite price. The clerk kept telling me they didn't have it for like 5 minutes, then the manager opened a drawer and pulled it right out, still in it's wrapping, plus a copy of the CD. It reminded me why I never ever ever ever shop there anymore, something like this ALWAYS happens.

#32 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:59 AM

I believe it's because a DS box is something like 10 times the size of a DS cart, and so it saves them an assload of space without too many people caring enough to refuse buying a game without the case.


They could easily just keep it somewhere in the back room or under the counter until someone buys the game. Kind of like what my local Gamestop did, they got a trade in of a PS2 game that I bought and told me to wait a bit so they could go find the case/manual for it.

#33 Kenshindono

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:50 AM

haha ya good luck finding a new copy in store thats actually new. At the very best it will just have a mangled box with stickers all over it... at worst it'll be just the cart or cart and mangled DS case

I hate when they plaster stickers all over collectors boxes

#34 kit352

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:53 AM

They have plenty new ones buy me. I dont have a ds but im wondering if i should pick this up.

#35 SgtWiggles

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:49 PM

Just returned my copy and got the last new one in a 40 mile radius (Was 20 miles yesterday, but apparently someone snatched some of the other copies)

Box was dinged to hell, but i dont really care. Everything else was intact. Only 2.80$ more than a used copy ^_^
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#36 Vector

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:04 PM

Make sure you guys buy it new (if you can). GameStop has a horrible habit of throwing their boxes away for the used DS games for some fucking stupid reason.


When I first experienced this early last year the employee at the store told me corporate sent a letter to all stores to trash all cases/manuals for DS games due to the size of the cases. I thought it was stupid and even told the employee that and he agreed with me and told me that sales of used DS games took a bit of a hit at his store and probably others as a result. Also told me that some stores were contacting corporate to get them to reverse said decision.
It seems to have worked in at least one store I went to last week as they now keep and display the used cases/manuals.

#37 NeoGutsman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

FYI, the manufacturing error of the CD is due to it being pressed as a data CD, not a music CD. The Atlus forum mentions that you can just rip the songs off the CD and encode them as mp3s. This will pretty much be your only option right now because they have run out of replacements.

This isn't that big a deal to me since I always rip my CDs anyway. Kudos though to Atlus for initially providing a free replacement (no return of the original CD required). Shame on the hoarders who took advantage of the replacement site though. :P

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:18 PM

You should take a look at Hexyz Force on the PSP. Hard to find, quite $$$ if you do.


Is this game worth picking up? Seems like there is a used copy at a nearby Gamestop

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#39 Shivanhaven

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:56 PM

Pretty sure that only applies to first-run copies. Mine works perfectly fine.


Same here.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:40 PM

So far I've had no luck with this game, pretty much all gamestops within a 70 mile radius are cartridge only. The closest one too me said that it was supposed to have the case based on where they got the cart from, but it must've been stolen. DAMMIT!

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#41 minort tough

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:12 AM

I purchased a brand new copy of this at Gamestop last February for $14.99. It remains unopened and I can confidently say that it'll probably remain in my backlog for the rest of my life.




Tell it. Well-regarded, vaguely daunting to approach, big time commitment = buy but never play.

#42 Tsukento

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

I've got about maybe two GameStops nearby that have a copy each. Unfortunately, like with most DS and PSP games that come in cardboard cases, they're completely trashed.

#43 Kenshindono

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:12 AM

Is this game worth picking up? Seems like there is a used copy at a nearby Gamestop


I havent played it but i hear its quite fun. I think i picked up a new copy and never opened it. Now i dont want to because new copies go for around 70 bucks. Id love to find a used one in good condition. Id say snag it for sure if you can find it.

Im still looking for a decent quality copy of monster kingdom jewel summoner. THat one goes for tons new too =( I got a used copy but its got no case or manual. One of the few tims i broke my rule of not buying incomplete games

#44 eldergamer

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:52 PM

Shit. Now the deal is dead.
$14.99 New $12.99 Used on the website. A local gamestop did have a copy and was going to try and pick it up maybe saturday.
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#45 Tsukento

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:28 AM

I will never understand for the life of me why GameStop raises prices after issuing price drops only to later drop them again.