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#721 Admiral Ackbar

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:13 PM

I dunno, there's something wierd going on here. The local gamestops all had copies of this game three weeks ago. I know that the one I stop in on occasion had multiple copies less than a month ago. And we have a ton of gamestops. And I remember doing a search and all the toeher gamestops in my area had copies.

Now, all of suddden, not only does no one have a copy, but Gamestop jacked up the price on the used version. How did all those copies disappear in my area over the past month if they hadn't sold for four. Resellers?

#722 Taren Fox

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

I dunno, there's something wierd going on here. The local gamestops all had copies of this game three weeks ago. I know that the one I stop in on occasion had multiple copies less than a month ago. And we have a ton of gamestops. And I remember doing a search and all the toeher gamestops in my area had copies.

Now, all of suddden, not only does no one have a copy, but Gamestop jacked up the price on the used version. How did all those copies disappear in my area over the past month if they hadn't sold for four. Resellers?

You got it. eBay "Xenoblade Chronicles" and sort by distance. I bet someone within 15 miles of you is selling them.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

You got it. eBay "Xenoblade Chronicles" and sort by distance. I bet someone within 15 miles of you is selling them.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

I really wish a mod would change the thread title. I keep seeing this thread and getting excited with the false hope that Nintendo released a reprint of the game....

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

I really wish a mod would change the thread title. I keep seeing this thread and getting excited with the false hope that Nintendo released a reprint of the game....


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

There aren't very many copies listed on eBay. I'm seeing 30 copies, with a few of those being the PAL release. Suikoden II, which sells for a similar amount but is not actively available in any retail stores, has around 25 copies available. The game is genuinely scarce compared to most major releases.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

There aren't very many copies listed on eBay. I'm seeing 30 copies, with a few of those being the PAL release. Suikoden II, which sells for a similar amount but is not actively available in any retail stores, has around 25 copies available. The game is genuinely scarce compared to most major releases.


This wasn't a major release. It was the release of an RPG with a cult following that got enough Internet hype to make every wii owner want to buy it when they realized it was sold out.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:00 PM

That's my point. It's sold out across the board because there weren't many copies printed. It might seem like there was a big run on the game recently, but there weren't many copies to begin with. That's why I compared it to Suikoden II.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

changed the title. should this thread even be in the deals thread? or should I move it to the graveyard?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

changed the title. should this thread even be in the deals thread? or should I move it to the graveyard?


Not graveyard, since it's ongoing. Either deals or Nintendo forum i'd say.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

changed the title. should this thread even be in the deals thread? or should I move it to the graveyard?

yeah maybe nintendo, but not deals.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

i'll move it in a second and put a redirect.

second question- a store about 40 from here has used copies at $60. would that be worth picking up for anyone here? keep in mind I have to factor in gas, paypal fee and shipping. and I don't even know the condition of the game.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

i'll move it in a second and put a redirect.

second question- a store about 40 from here has used copies at $60. would that be worth picking up for anyone here? keep in mind I have to factor in gas, paypal fee and shipping. and I don't even know the condition of the game.


I'm interested if its in a great condition. Lmk how much in total you were thinking. Thanks.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:03 AM

the manager just messaged me back, it sold on the sixth. stupid inventory. >_<
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

I thought gamestop updates there site at 8am every morning? But I have been told before that even that can be off before too.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

it's supposed to, but it has some issues where the online inventory doesn't always reflect store inventory. I made two trips out to Rome (GA) because it said it had a Franklin (the turtle) ds game I wanted. (don't laugh, I have the most absurd ds collection.)

I don't get how their inventory works completely. my hunny says his store is always accurate, and that wouldn't surprise me. but the other managers in the area- there's no telling.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

it's supposed to, but it has some issues where the online inventory doesn't always reflect store inventory. I made two trips out to Rome (GA) because it said it had a Franklin (the turtle) ds game I wanted. (don't laugh, I have the most absurd ds collection.)

I don't get how their inventory works completely. my hunny says his store is always accurate, and that wouldn't surprise me. but the other managers in the area- there's no telling.


Whoa, whoa. Don't bury the lead. How bout some pics of the ds collection in the collection thread?

#738 Taren Fox

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:21 AM

I walked into an out of town Gamestop and I see eight copies of Xenoblade Chronicles. I nearly had a heart attack.

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Then I looked closely and discovered it was just some dummy "advertising" boxes, and they didn't have it in stock. Figured it was too good to be true.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:52 AM

I walked into an out of town Gamestop and I see eight copies of Xenoblade Chronicles. I nearly had a heart attack.

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Then I looked closely and discovered it was just some dummy "advertising" boxes, and they didn't have it in stock. Figured it was too good to be true.

This was very likely the case for a LONG time in many locations. When people, particularly in this thread, say they saw plenty of them sitting around for a while this is what they were seeing and not actual stock. The dummy cases seen were likely either around the sales counter or somewhere else pretty visible, like this.

#740 Blaster man

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:03 AM

This was very likely the case for a LONG time in many locations. When people, particularly in this thread, say they saw plenty of them sitting around for a while this is what they were seeing and not actual stock. The dummy cases seen were likely either around the sales counter or somewhere else pretty visible, like this.


When I bought my copy about 3-4 months ago, the store had about 20 of those boxes on the Wii shelf but they only had 2 in stock.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:21 AM

it's supposed to, but it has some issues where the online inventory doesn't always reflect store inventory. I made two trips out to Rome (GA) because it said it had a Franklin (the turtle) ds game I wanted. (don't laugh, I have the most absurd ds collection.)

I don't get how their inventory works completely. my hunny says his store is always accurate, and that wouldn't surprise me. but the other managers in the area- there's no telling.


Even way back in the 90's I got the Garfield sega genesis game and still have it to this day complete. I think there was a pc version and even a game gear one. Called Garfield: Caught In The Act. Was a huge huge fan then and still like Garfield now. I even bought the Kitty Luv? I think it was pc game years ago and still have it. So I know how you feel about the absurd part. I've always had that kid side to me that I'm sure a lot here still have too. Sorry for the rambling too.

And yeah one time I was looking for a official DS usb wifi stick once and it kept saying it was at one gamestop days after it was gone. I've seen some used copies of Xenoblade actual ones around here too but that's been a while. And I haven't been to a gamestop in weeks. Most likely never going there again unless they have a game for a good price there which would be rare.

Here's another weird fact about a store here too. When they got Ni No Kuni at release they ONLY got enough for preorders too. I wonder if that was Digital River strikes again too. Ended up going with amazon the same night and getting the game tax free, free super saver shipping I think and that promo DLC that was amazon only. I would think gamestop likes money too and they usually get at least a few extra with the preordered ones.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Would anyone be willing to match Guinaevere's offer to pick up a game from their local Gamestop and mail it? I've looked in my state an all the surrounding states and I can't find a copy - new or used. At this point I just want to play the game!

I would glady cover the cost of the game, gas to drive to it, and mailing costs (and maybe a little bonus for being so nice!)

Please let me know if your local Gamestop has a copy and this is something you would be willing to do!

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#743 angsto2

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

Amazon Warehouse Deals has a Like New copy of Xenoblade Chronicles for a measly $144.27.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

If anyone happens across a new copy, i'll pay $90 for it.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

There's one in my state, but it's 70 miles away.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

So...gamefly sent me a second case for Xenoblade for some reason, unused club nintendo insert and everything. Too bad disk only games are still going for a ton or I would be tempted to complete a 2nd copy <_<

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

I walked into an out of town Gamestop and I see eight copies of Xenoblade Chronicles. I nearly had a heart attack.



Then I looked closely and discovered it was just some dummy "advertising" boxes, and they didn't have it in stock. Figured it was too good to be true.


Haha, yeah. A gamestop employee argued with me over the fact that they had Wii boxes out when it was rare. He was smug, saying "we don't have a sign that says Wii available." I mentioned that they had the boxes on the shelf behind him. "Those are empty" he said. Smart.

Where do they even get these? Custom made empty boxes?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

Haha, yeah. A gamestop employee argued with me over the fact that they had Wii boxes out when it was rare. He was smug, saying "we don't have a sign that says Wii available." I mentioned that they had the boxes on the shelf behind him. "Those are empty" he said. Smart.

Where do they even get these? Custom made empty boxes?


They just send us a ton of cover art to display as advertisements. They tell us which ones to display so we have no power to change it even if the game is not available. Kind of retarded how every store has 6 of these out and no store within 100 miles has the game :/

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:34 AM

i think his point you missed. they will simply charge you for the game. then contact them and say "heysince you charged me, can i get the case for my $60 purchase".

more like a white lie rather than trying to cheat or steal from gamefly.


Oh... yea. I did miss the point. At this point though, I'm not sure they would send out the case after I would report a damaged game, because from their viewpoint, why would I need a case if the game is damaged?

I dunno, I'll probably get charged the $60 and be left with the disc only if I did that.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

Someone fairly new to Jrpgs could not know FF.

I was just going by what you said which was well known PS2 jrpgs which are X, XII. Not starting an argument, just saying.

I'm well aware of FF, though I must say I've never played one.

Didn't forget, but who doesn't know final fantasy? Besides It's soo well known I didn't feel the need to push onto him, and I tryed to keep it to PS2 games (besides digimon world), and FF is mostly PS1.

I've been thinking of picking one up with the PSN sale, where should I start? I'm hearing 7, but I've also heard that it's people's least favorite (lots of passionate opinions)

I'm surprised you forgot Final Fantasy but I love all your choices. Digimon world is probably my favorite game just because it has so much meaning to me. I must have bought at least 4 copies since they keep getting scratched up. I wish they would release it on PSN as it isn't getting any cheaper.

Somehow I always thought Digimon was just a dumb cartoon trying to rip off Pokemon. I'll definitely keep an eye out for them now:)

Some of the more well known JRPG'S for PS2 are Dark cloud 1 & 2, Persona 3 (theres 2 versions of 3 odd enough) & 4, Xenosaga I II and III, and the .Hack's, I would reccomend them to ANYONE with a PS2, HECK while your at it, the PS1 games Digimon World 1 2 & 3 are fantastic as well! The best way to get into it is watch a few gameplay videos, see if you can get into it a little, if it looks fun then, pick it up, the great part is (minus digimon world) you can find the first game CIB for real cheap and easily. Most of them it's a $10 investment for the first one, so why not? (Persona 4 you can pick up new/sealed for about $20+)

Thanks for all the recommendations. I'm watching the Persona 4 anime right now and really liking it, so I'm tempted to pick it up, though I wonder if it would ruin it if I know what happens:/ Dark Cloud has been on my list, but I'm having trouble finding it for a good price. What I was really asking though was how easy Xenoblade was to get into (must have missed something that was posted before me). I really want to try some of these out now though, after I get through my backlog (it's becoming alarming)