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McKay Books & Games (Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville -- Tennessee)


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#1 wEEman33

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

The new Nashville store just opened today:

636 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209


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They used to be located on Charlotte Pike, but have now moved to a bigger store.

The original Knoxville store has been in this location forever:

230 Papermill Pl Way
Knoxville, TN 37919-4867
(865) 588-0331


I always check it out whenever I'm visiting Knoxville.

There's also a Chattanooga location, but I've never been there:

7734 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421-1028
(423) 892-0067


They have tons of cheap games for all the major systems since the NES.

#2 EdgeCrusher36

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

Over the last year or so they have raised the prices of their ps1 era and up games. Only good deals you get on them if you find them in the very scratched section for 4.49.

#3 styl3s

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

For the most part they overprice more known games but you do find gems, the other day i picked a boxed complete dreamcast for $25, boxed complete original gameboy for $13, gameboy color for $12.

Granted you can find this stuff probably cheaper at thrift stores but i can easily make 3-4x that back on ebay.

Don't bother try looking for rare games here for cheap (atleast the knoxville location) because they ebay price them, you can usually get systems for really cheap and more less-known games for cheaper then you would at ebay but like the other guy said, for the most part they have been raising the prices on old games which is a shame, also their blu-ray pricing is stupidly overpriced, they pretty much price all blu-ray movies at $15, or did the last time i looked, even $5 blu-rays from walmart go for $15 here.

#4 wEEman33

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:49 AM

Yeah I wouldn't bother going there for current-gen games.

But they have some good deals on games for older systems.

Last time I was in I found Resident Evil 2 (Gamecube) for $15, which is half of what it would go for on eBay/Amazon.

#5 Wynterwind

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

Yeah, prices are pretty high on games at the Chattanooga location, but you can occasionally find decent deals. I've had more luck with getting clean discs there than at Gamestop, too.

The thing I like most, though, is I can trade in old books and DVDs (at fairly good rates) and then use that credit to buy the occasional game if I don't find other books & DVDs I want. A little more flexibility is worth it.

#6 wEEman33

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:01 AM

I went last weekend to the Bellevue location and man the prices there are just getting out of hand.

I guess the Internet has pretty much killed the days of finding bargains at local game shops.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:08 AM

Hows the trade in rate for blu-ray movies?

I have been thinking about liquidating my blu-ray collection and most places around me (murfreesboro) seem to give really crappy trade value. I really hate dealing with ebay but I might split them into a few auctions and deal with it.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

Hows the trade in rate for blu-ray movies?

I have been thinking about liquidating my blu-ray collection and most places around me (murfreesboro) seem to give really crappy trade value. I really hate dealing with ebay but I might split them into a few auctions and deal with it.

I think I have pinned down the general rule of ttrade credit: take the sell value, half it, and then take 10-20% off that for cash or add 10-20% for credit. This varies widely but is a general idea.

McKays has really crappy customer service. They would sell and operate so much better if they had an automatic inventory dump to their website (scan it in via trade, automatically populates on site).

#9 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

I've picked up some pretty great deals in there very scratched section. So far everything has worked, and I've managed to grab Pikmin 2, Kingdom Hearts 2, Wind Waker, Psychonauts, and so many others I cant remember for $5 each. Most of my original xbox collection is from there lol worth a look everytime I go. I do wish they had an online store/inventory check, but don't expect them to add one soon:(

#10 killercane

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

I've picked up some pretty great deals in there very scratched section. So far everything has worked, and I've managed to grab Pikmin 2, Kingdom Hearts 2, Wind Waker, Psychonauts, and so many others I cant remember for $5 each. Most of my original xbox collection is from there lol worth a look everytime I go. I do wish they had an online store/inventory check, but don't expect them to add one soon:(

Which location? Stay outta my knoxville scratched! :)

#11 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

Which location? Stay outta my knoxville scratched! :)


I believe it is you that is in MY knoxville scratched!8-)

#12 killercane

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

I believe it is you that is in MY knoxville scratched!8-)

I have pulled 2 wind wakers from there. Cant believe they have so many; do you think they pull them or just slap em there if a customer returns it.

#13 ZeroFlame15

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

I believe it is you that is in MY knoxville scratched!8-)


Guys lets share the scratch. We all need McKays

#14 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:08 AM

I have pulled 2 wind wakers from there. Cant believe they have so many; do you think they pull them or just slap em there if a customer returns it.


I don't know, but I've seen a ton too. SO mad I missed the Paper Mario and KOTOR one time, (what was I thinking)! am gonna look harder from now on, can't let you take all the deals 8-)

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#15 wEEman33

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:43 AM

I bought a scratched GameCube Paper Mario for $5 many months ago and it didn't work. Just got a disc read error and wouldn't even boot up.

The main reason I bought it through was because the case and inserts were in excellent shape. You are taking a gamble everytime you buy from their scratched section.

The rest of their "normal" prices these days are ridiculous. I haven't been there in months now because their pricing on games has gotten to the point where eBay and Amazon are actually cheaper.

#16 Mastastic

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:32 PM

I rarely buy games or movies at McKay's, but I rack up on books and vinyl. They have great deals on some hard to find graphic novels.