Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:07 PM
So I went to the TRU on 38th today...
I had forgotten how much of a ******* pit 38th street was and still is. Then I got to TRU and found out what a real pit looks like. From the outside you would think the building has been condemned for 20 years.
Anyway, there's not much left worth buying at the current prices. I went specifically for 360 stuff, but all they had were some faceplates (still too expensive at $12) and some standard AV cables. There was one memory unit behind the counter. They also had copies of THAW, Perfect Dark 0 standard and limited editions, one copy of Kameo, and some racing game I didn't care about. Also a few 3 months subscription cards on the floor and behind the counter.
Apparently they consider games with accessories included as games, and as such they're only 20% off. They still had plenty Donkey Konga, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, some dancing game for Xbox, and Taiko Drum Master, but they were only 20% off, so nothing too dramatic there.
Most of the console games left were junk. Some decent stuff in there if you haven't played them before, but nothing really great for the price. I couldn't tell if the former green tagged stuff was still ringing up at the green tagged price plus the 20% off, but they definitely weren't marked that way.
There were, however, plenty of DS games and a few DS systems. The sign said systems were 20% off (I only saw the DS and about a bajillion GB micros, no other systems). Lots of PSP games, too.
They also have four or five gray GC Wavebirds, $17.xx each. A decent pickup if you don't have one. I would have grabbed another, but the GC is basically dead and I never used it for multiplayer anyway.
Tons and tons of junk accessories. They have a lot of EA Sports Xbox controllers that I wouldn't use if I were paid to do so. Also a lot of bottom-tier, third party GC controllers in some sort of kit with some other garbage. And they have a boatload of old, crusty Xbox Live starter kits that come with Crimson Skies, so you know the codes inside are at least a year past expiration.
Guides are not apparently considered accessories, either. All "magazines" as they were labelled were marked at 20% off. They have 800 back issues of Nintendo Power if you're into that sort of thing.
Can't think of much more than that. The signs said all fixtures and furniture were for sale, but as far as I could tell, no one had claimed the GC kiosk or any of the promotional fixtures within the gaming department (almost all the glass cases, strangely enough, had been sold). I probably should have asked if that stuff was for sale, but I wasn't going to buy it even if it was.
And yes, that dude that works there does look like Craig. Even more so, though, he SOUNDS like Craig. Seemed like a really nice guy.