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#271 kk012

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:19 AM

Geez, if the sale for 5/$1 for 99 cent PS2 games becomes 10/$1, I'll have to return and rebuy the ones I just bought recently. I still haven't had time to test all my games, yet.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:06 AM

:bomb: I wonder if I'm within 7 days cuz then I'll return the 10 I grabbed last week and rebuy for $1 instead of $2. :lol:;)


I dug up my receipt from Friday and I had 10 $0.99 games purchased that day as well. Taking them back and buying them back to get a dollar back in credit is tempting to say the least...

Then knowing me, I'll probably end up using that dollar saved to raid the rest of their collection.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:20 AM

i know one of the sales is 10 ps2 games marked at 99 or less for a dollar.


Damn. I bought 80 games today. I don't think I'm going to make the GS employee ring up my 80 games again just to give me $8 back.

Is there any way they can adjust my price without having to ring everything up again?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:23 AM

Welp looks like I will be buying out the rest of the games for PS2 and taking them to the local boys and girls club down the street. Pretty nice tax write off.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:36 AM

Thinking about getting Shadow of Destiny and Steambot Chronicles. Good games?


Steambot Chronicles is pretty good. I think it is a Level-5 game?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:42 AM

I dug up my receipt from Friday and I had 10 $0.99 games purchased that day as well. Taking them back and buying them back to get a dollar back in credit is tempting to say the least...

Then knowing me, I'll probably end up using that dollar saved to raid the rest of their collection.

I probably won't waste my time going back for the $1.06, since the local GS stores had squat left that I would even consider for 10/$1 for the most part.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

I went to a store today for the b2g2 but not much left at all.. Pricing was inconsistent between same copies of the game, you could tell that store didn't keep up with the prices. I went in not knowning what exactly I wanted and what exactly they had.. came up with nothing much really..

Stuntman $.89
Shaolin Monks $4.99 (not on the sale but I wanted the game regardless)

Interesting enough when I was looking for shaolin monks (website said they had it GUARANTEED), I couldn't find it on the shelf.. I asked the rep as a shot in the dark and he replied with "We might actually, we got a ton of games that aren't on the shelf just because we don't have the space for them. So yeah, if you know what games you want you're probably better off just asking us because a lot them aren't on display. You'd be doing us a favor getting rid of these guys."

I should of brought a list of games had I known the pricing inconsistencies and having 1/3 of their inventory NOT on display... Preparing myself next time just incase another one of these sales pop up. Lesson learned.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:13 AM

I went to a store today for the b2g2 but not much left at all.. Pricing was inconsistent between same copies of the game, you could tell that store didn't keep up with the prices. I went in not knowning what exactly I wanted and what exactly they had.. came up with nothing much really..

Stuntman $.89
Shaolin Monks $4.99 (not on the sale but I wanted the game regardless)

Interesting enough when I was looking for shaolin monks (website said they had it GUARANTEED), I couldn't find it on the shelf.. I asked the rep as a shot in the dark and he replied with "We might actually, we got a ton of games that aren't on the shelf just because we don't have the space for them. So yeah, if you know what games you want you're probably better off just asking us because a lot them aren't on display. You'd be doing us a favor getting rid of these guys."

I should of brought a list of games had I known the pricing inconsistencies and having 1/3 of their inventory NOT on display... Preparing myself next time just incase another one of these sales pop up. Lesson learned.



you can have them print of list of all the games they have in stock by price.
for example, at one of the stores, i had them print just the 99 cent games they had.
it tells how many of each copy they have as well.

i just checked off the ones i wanted, handed him back the printout and he snagged em.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:22 AM

If this 10 for $1 deal is true. I have a feeling I may take my receipts in for the 40 games I bought and get back $4 to respend it on 40 more games (if I can find anymore).

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

you can have them print of list of all the games they have in stock by price.
for example, at one of the stores, i had them print just the 99 cent games they had.
it tells how many of each copy they have as well.

i just checked off the ones i wanted, handed him back the printout and he snagged em.


I never even thought of doing that, and if I go back I'm definitely going to give that a shot. I'd much rather do it that way than to go through their website and clicking on individual titles in the hope that the closest store shows having it in stock.

#281 Stuffed

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:28 AM

Has Gamestop EVER done a 10 for $1 deal??? This is going to get crazy if it's true. Anyone know how plausible a sale like this is? Sources for the rumor? Sorry for all the speculative questions?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:28 AM

If this 10 for $1 deal is true. I have a feeling I may take my receipts in for the 40 games I bought and get back $4 to respend it on 40 more games (if I can find anymore).


you'd get 8 back.
if you bought the 5 for a buck ones.
80 games! lol 60 of em, sports!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:30 AM

Has Gamestop EVER done a 10 for $1 deal??? This is going to get crazy if it's true. Anyone know how plausible a sale like this is? Sources for the rumor? Sorry for all the speculative questions?


i dont have a linked source, just one of the workers said the 5 for 1 deal was getting doubled. was she lying? i will find out monday morning! lol

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

you can have them print of list of all the games they have in stock by price.
for example, at one of the stores, i had them print just the 99 cent games they had.
it tells how many of each copy they have as well.

i just checked off the ones i wanted, handed him back the printout and he snagged em.


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VERY solid advice, I wouldn't of even thought about that. Definitely something to do, eitherway making a list would help me choose the store to go to (I have about 4 stores close to my house and about 3 close to my work). I want to make sure I improve my chances of getting the games I want rather than "settle" just for the sake of buying something.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:01 AM

you'd get 8 back.
if you bought the 5 for a buck ones.
80 games! lol 60 of em, sports!


Actually, 4 back.. I spent 8 and if I rebuy the games I already have it would be $4 for the 40 games.

And on the games, all of the ones I have picked up so far, not a single one has been a sports game. I asked them to print a list of all ps2 games in stock so I was able to easily find the ones I wanted. If I respend the $4 I might get back, I will probably get some sports games. But my second run through of the list hasn't been too many sports still.

#286 Stuffed

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:02 AM

Haha I guess we ALL will! Its strange how worked up I find myself getting in anticipation, I guess it makes sense seeing how much energy we put into these cheap deals.

Anyways, here's my haul. Ended up making a full on Excel chart with prices and locations and ranking the games 1-5 for how much I wanted them. Because of that I went to 6 different Gamestops in the Los Angeles area (2 of them twice).

5 For $1:
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B2G2:
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Total: 45 games for about 40 bucks. Kind of regret getting so many B2G2 games, it was probably 60/40 games I wanted/games I just threw in there to fill out the order.

Luckily I only had five or six games not work and was able to trade some of them in for good copies.

Oh and in my search I also stumbled upon Gitaroo Man!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:03 AM

10 for 1 ? !!!!!!! If this is true than please let this happen before the 6th cause thats when that bestbuy 100% promo ends. and to think i just brought at shit load of 99 cent games today with plenty more for me to buy in my area !
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#288 Stuffed

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:05 AM

Sidenote: Anyone know how to get PS2 games to look decent on an HD TV? Would component cables do any good or should I just try to find an old fatty tube to play on?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

10 for 1 ? !!!!!!! If this is true than please let this happen before the 6th cause thats when that bestbuy 100% promo ends. and to think i just brought at shit load of 99 cent games today with plenty more for me to buy in my area !


I'm confused on this... Are you trading the games into Bestbuy? If so.. as far as I can tell, all ps2 games trade in for .25 a pop. So with 100% bonus that would be .51 cent per game, so $5 for every dollar spent. Seems like too much work for a little reward...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:42 AM

Sidenote: Anyone know how to get PS2 games to look decent on an HD TV? Would component cables do any good or should I just try to find an old fatty tube to play on?



I've heard that using a backwards compatible PS3 with "smoothing" enabled makes them look decent. Otherwise I would try the component cables. They're not common to find, but Kmart has PS3 component cables on clearance for $8. They should be compatible for the PS2.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:05 AM

Sidenote: Anyone know how to get PS2 games to look decent on an HD TV? Would component cables do any good or should I just try to find an old fatty tube to play on?


I've been conducting many experiments here's what I've done so far.

50" Panasonic Plasma
1.) Composite - Terrible, drab and almost colorless. Blurry all around but most annoying with text.
2.) Component - Better, but JAGGIES galore, the jaggies are really noticeable.. Also, a tad bit more colorful. The text though makes a HUGE improvement.

30" Samsung CRT HDTV
1.) Composite - It's ok, but blurry, still an issue with text.
2.) S-Video - Slightly sharper, slightly brighter and better with text. But not a huge difference to be honest but using a terrible "all-in-one" s-video cable.. Still, I say for the text alone worth it.

Still need to test component with the CRT and S-Video on my plasma...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:40 AM

I was kind of shocked to see that everything below the $9.99 threshold wasn't gutted and disc only at that closest GS the other night. That's about the only way I would buy the MAT game is if it's actually complete and in decent shape.


A few months ago, I called a GS about Haunting Ground. He said it was disc only and scratched, but he could buffer it.

Atleast 2 other GSs said GS doesn't buffer games.

Also, a GS told me $5.99 and up PS2 games come complete. Haunting Ground was listed at $16.99 or $17.99 whenever I was looking into buying it.

Lol.:roll:

I'm confused on this... Are you trading the games into Bestbuy? If so.. as far as I can tell, all ps2 games trade in for .25 a pop. So with 100% bonus that would be .51 cent per game, so $5 for every dollar spent. Seems like too much work for a little reward...


$5 into $25, $25 into $125, $50 into $250.

So far, 1 GS supposedly was sending theirs somewhere, 1 doesn't sell them, and another had like 50 99ยข PS2 games. Sheesh. At least there's a bunch more to look into.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:48 AM

Not sure it this applies everywhere but I remember hearing a GS employee saying that all of their GC games at my district get shipped to a certain GS. That GS is where I found a bunch of complete ps2 games, so I'm guessing they do the same with the ps2 games. I hope the 10 for $1 is true.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:03 AM

Ended up going to a different Gamestop and getting these 15 games for $3.15:

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They also had Blood Will Tell for $5, but since it wasn't part of the promotion I didn't get it. And two copies of Gradius III and IV for $4. They also had Monster Rancher 3 for $7.

My previous haul was:

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30 games for $6.00 isn't bad at all.

#295 portnoyd

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Any word on games that are more than a $1 getting more discounts? Or is the current rumor that it's just $1 titles?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

GS' deals page confirms, 10-for-$1 starting today and running through the 7th, same as with the B2G2.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

get at it boys.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

GS' deals page confirms, 10-for-$1 starting today and running through the 7th, same as with the B2G2.


im not seeing it

#299 neuroticomic

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

im not seeing it



http://www.gamestop.com/deals

its on of the scrolling deals graphics at the top.
3rd or 4th one.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Damnit, it is live. Looks like I will make a trip to Gamestop to re-turn / re-buy my games and get more. =/

I've never actually returned games to Gamestop before to re-buy for a better deal. Are the associates a pain in the a$$ doing this? I can imagine they might be...