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#31 slainviper

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:14 AM

This thread makes me glad my local pawn shop sells complete common PS2 games with mint official cases for $1 a piece. Hell, even the Guitar Hero games are worth picking up for the case alone, I suppose.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:20 AM

This thread makes me glad my local pawn shop sells complete common PS2 games with mint official cases for $1 a piece. Hell, even the Guitar Hero games are worth picking up for the case alone, I suppose.


yea I suppose if ya need a case that is a good deal. just leaves the issue of what to do with the games lol;)

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#33 slainviper

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:09 AM

yea I suppose if ya need a case that is a good deal. just leaves the issue of what to do with the games lol;)


Of course. It'd be a shame to throw out stuff like GTA, the old Call of Duty games, etc. Probably not so much for the gajillion Guitar Hero games they have, though.

#34 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:10 AM

The one Blockbuster Video here that closed down about a year or so ago still has many of their shelves and I think even the big fiberboard front desk sitting in the store while all of the other ones that closed ended up selling damn near everything. Although the last one that closed further away from me ended up shipping their big HDtv's to my closest one when they closed, which I thought was weird since everything else was up for sale.

Not that I would've paid more than maybe $100-125 to $150 MAX for the tv's cuz I don't think they had stands and they were likely on for 10-14 hours a day every day for how many ever years.

Even the one Hollywood Video had about 50% of their shelves left inside the store(now a Verizon Wireless store) when they closed.

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#35 Kenshindono

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

When I first got them, I had them in some Hollywood Video/Gamecrazy bags. But the one day while going on a mini road trip I saw a rolling rack/gondola with a bunch of racks to it. I knocked on every door around by that rack till I found the owners.

I asked them if they still used it or not. They said they hadn't in years and used to use it when they'd have yard/garage sales.

So I called my dad up, he brought out his pickup and we lugged that bad boy back here.

The one I got looks like this one, only red and twice as long with 3-4 long racks on either side for all of the cases.

http://www.alibaba.c...splay_Rack.html


Damn thats nice. I have all my extra cases packed away in a ton of cardboard boxes in a closet downstairs o_O Im super OCD so i refuse to have a game wihout a case. I got a ridiculous ammount of extras through Gamestop. I usually get several copies of a game then clean them and keep the best one... however when i return them i tend to keep the case/manual if it had them so ive got quite the pile over the years.

Honestly, your best bet is to go buy a bunch of PS2 games with cases from GS, then just return them to a different store as just the disc. It seems most GS's are now throwing away their DS cases which pisses me off. I wish i had been around when they were tossing them, i would have taken them. I use them for my old GBA games that were loose

Has anyone ever printed cover art on the back of an insert?


what do you mean. Like the reversable cover of some games? I.E. Skyrims landscape on the reverse side?... I actually dont think so.

Can someone make a Katherine cover art for PS3 and a Catherine cover art for the 360?

I'm having a tough time finding one. I just want to make a reversible cover with each of the girls on one side. Thanks ahead and sorry to thread steal/jack.


Hmm.. I would but i havent opened either of my collectors editions. I also have a 360 version with the artbook i havent opened yet =P If you have a scanner couldn't you just buy a copy of each from gamestop, scan em then return them?

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#36 slainviper

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Damn thats nice. I have all my extra cases packed away in a ton of cardboard boxes in a closet downstairs o_O Im super OCD so i refuse to have a game wihout a case. I got a ridiculous ammount of extras through Gamestop. I usually get several copies of a game then clean them and keep the best one... however when i return them i tend to keep the case/manual if it had them so ive got quite the pile over the years.

Shady return practices aside, you actually bother to clean up Gamestop cases? Or do your Gamestops actually have stickers that aren't a bitch to take off?

#37 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

Shady return practices aside, you actually bother to clean up Gamestop cases? Or do your Gamestops actually have stickers that aren't a bitch to take off?

The older rectangular GS stickers were a pita to get off. But the newer ones usually are fairly easy to peel off fully intact and don't usually leave behind any residue.

Now on the other hand if you're talking about the old smaller square sized EB Games stickers, those you're better off just tossing those cases, since those stickers never come off completely or if they do they leave behind so much residue and it's like super glue and never dries out.

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#38 Kovorkian

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:45 AM

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what do you mean. Like the reversable cover of some games? I.E. Skyrims landscape on the reverse side?... I actually dont think so. -snip-


I mean most have a blank white side on the reverse.

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#39 slainviper

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:01 AM

The older rectangular GS stickers were a pita to get off. But the newer ones usually are fairly easy to peel off fully intact and don't usually leave behind any residue.

Now on the other hand if you're talking about the old smaller square sized EB Games stickers, those you're better off just tossing those cases, since those stickers never come off completely or if they do they leave behind so much residue and it's like super glue and never dries out.


Oh, really? Do the new stickers look the same as the old stickers? All the Gamestop cases I have all have the same kind of stickers and I assume they'd all be the ones that are a pain to take off, but I've only bought older games so I might just not have seen any of the new stickers.

#40 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:19 AM

The newer stickers are white instead of yellow. Some of the earlier yellow ones were a pain, but the newer ones were decent to take off.

But it also comes down to how you try to take them off. If you just try getting a corner up and quickly ripping them off, then you're going to fail most times on getting them off in one shot.

Just take your time and get multiple corners up and slowly peel them off and it should be no problem for most of them. Best thing about the stickers is if they leave behind any residue, you usually can use the stickers themselves to get that up off the cases. Just re-stick and quickly re-peel off the stickers and it should eliminate that mess without having to use Goo Gone.

Now the stickers on the actual cover artworks on the other hand, those are a pain in the ass and always will be.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:46 AM

The newer stickers are white instead of yellow. Some of the earlier yellow ones were a pain, but the newer ones were decent to take off.

But it also comes down to how you try to take them off. If you just try getting a corner up and quickly ripping them off, then you're going to fail most times on getting them off in one shot.

Just take your time and get multiple corners up and slowly peel them off and it should be no problem for most of them. Best thing about the stickers is if they leave behind any residue, you usually can use the stickers themselves to get that up off the cases. Just re-stick and quickly re-peel off the stickers and it should eliminate that mess without having to use Goo Gone.

Now the stickers on the actual cover artworks on the other hand, those are a pain in the ass and always will be.

Oh. Those ones are the ones I'm used to seeing and they're still absolutely terrible. Even if I go incredibly slow and work from multiple corners, they always tear and leave part of the sticker behind. And then that leftover sticker is even harder to get off since it doesn't have nice edges. And it's hard to use Goo Gone to get rid of it because it covers the indentations in the case so you can't just scrub it off, and if you try to it leaves an indentation in the plastic. I tried taking off about five of them before coming to the conclusion that it's not worth the time and effort.

As for stickers on cover art, I've only seen that once. I actually bought the game and thought the sticker was on the case because I had never seen it on the cover art before. Figured I could just switch out the case until I realized it was on the cover art. I thought that was just a mistake, though. Are they actually supposed to do that?

#42 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

As for stickers on cover art, I've only seen that once. I actually bought the game and thought the sticker was on the case because I had never seen it on the cover art before. Figured I could just switch out the case until I realized it was on the cover art. I thought that was just a mistake, though. Are they actually supposed to do that?

I don't know if it's still a policy, but yeah, they were supposed to start putting them on the actual cover art a while ago. Most of the ones here would just put them under the slipcover on the case still on the backing from the sticker sheet though.

Now Blockbuster on the other hand started putting them on the actual cover art recently.:bomb:

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:26 AM

I don't know if it's still a policy, but yeah, they were supposed to start putting them on the actual cover art a while ago. Most of the ones here would just put them under the slipcover on the case still on the backing from the sticker sheet though.

Now Blockbuster on the other hand started putting them on the actual cover art recently.:bomb:


Well, that would just be one more thing to add to Gamestop's list of evils. I'm pretty sure I've seen recently traded in games that just have the stickers on the cases, though. Of course it could depend on the store as well. I suppose if it was policy then it was at least nice of the employees to just slide the sticker between the plastic.

Oh, Blockbuster isn't completely out of business yet? Surprising.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Shady return practices aside, you actually bother to clean up Gamestop cases? Or do your Gamestops actually have stickers that aren't a bitch to take off?


clean the crap outa those mofo's. Well the ones i wind up using. The extras i leave as is untill i need to clean them. That would take forever to clean up all the not used ones. And i dont really view it shady. Gamestops the one with the shady practices. Selling opened gutted games as 'new' Im just using their shitty ass policies against them. If theyre gonna screw consumers im gonna screw them

The older rectangular GS stickers were a pita to get off. But the newer ones usually are fairly easy to peel off fully intact and don't usually leave behind any residue.

Now on the other hand if you're talking about the old smaller square sized EB Games stickers, those you're better off just tossing those cases, since those stickers never come off completely or if they do they leave behind so much residue and it's like super glue and never dries out.


I've noticed that! whatever theyre doing with the newer stickers seems to come off MUCH easier than the older ones. And they stopped putting stickers on the spines of the cover art a while back too. THOSE were the worst to get off. I took forever to do it carefully without damaging the art. I finally found a pretty good system but it takes a while.

I vaguely recall the EB games stickers. They are almost as bad as those horrible RZ stickers TRU games come with. Those are an unbelievable nightmare to take off. They even have the stupid metal security spindle in them

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#45 Rozz

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

Those old EBGames stickers come off fine with Goo Gone.

#46 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:31 AM

Those old EBGames stickers come off fine with Goo Gone.

Every time I've ever tried using Goo Gone it's always left that citrusy/greasy smell behind and/or left behind the greasy residue. So I'd rather not mess with that junk if I don't have to.

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