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#2011 manthing

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:03 AM

They were gone at 8 PM last night
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:28 PM

Went to the Cottage Grove GameCrazy at lunch today to use some credit on the B2G1 free sale. Store was pretty bare and I was told everything left will be 30% off tomorrow because they are closing. He also said the only Hollywood Video that will be left in the Twin Cities will be Roseville. Obviously, I used up all my credit then and there. Anyone who still has credit/gift cards better use it now since it may be that there will be no place to spend it in a month or so.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:36 AM

Went to the Cottage Grove GameCrazy at lunch today to use some credit on the B2G1 free sale. Store was pretty bare and I was told everything left will be 30% off tomorrow because they are closing. He also said the only Hollywood Video that will be left in the Twin Cities will be Roseville. Obviously, I used up all my credit then and there. Anyone who still has credit/gift cards better use it now since it may be that there will be no place to spend it in a month or so.

Try the Blaine store. I believe they are still going to be open.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:04 AM

Have you been there in the last few days? It seems like this just came up pretty suddenly. That one is a drive for me. The clerk may not have known what he was talking about, but my impression was that one was closing as well.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:17 AM

Just called Blaine. He confirmed that Roseville will be the only presence left for HWV and GC in the Twin Cities. He believes the B2G1 will be on tomorrow, but Friday is liquidation. He was not sure of this though. I am very sorry to see GameCrazy go.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:05 AM

Just called Blaine. He confirmed that Roseville will be the only presence left for HWV and GC in the Twin Cities. He believes the B2G1 will be on tomorrow, but Friday is liquidation. He was not sure of this though. I am very sorry to see GameCrazy go.


Oh good, I'm glad Blaine is getting their's. Never had a good experience in that store, not once.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:13 AM

The big picture is there will be no more GameCrazys in the Twin Cities. I fail to see how that is a good thing. I hope you really like GameStop since soon that will be nearly your only choice. I'm sure they will continue to offer excellent deals even though they don't have to. I think they are run well enough to take full advantage of being the only option in the market. BTW, I have had way better service from GameCrazy than the competition.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:22 AM

That did come up recent then. Couple months ago CG and Blaine were to remain open. Roseville was closedlast I checked. They reopened?
IGH walmart still had a couple socom headset bundles left yesterday $19.xx

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:26 AM

Roseville GC did close. The Roseville HWV is supposedly the last outlet to remain open in this market. No more GC.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:33 AM

The big picture is there will be no more GameCrazys in the Twin Cities. I fail to see how that is a good thing. I hope you really like GameStop since soon that will be nearly your only choice. I'm sure they will continue to offer excellent deals even though they don't have to. I think they are run well enough to take full advantage of being the only option in the market. BTW, I have had way better service from GameCrazy than the competition.


Yeah but Gamestop hasn't been considering Gamecrazy as competition for a while. Hence the reason we already see fewer trade-in deals (with the exception of the current 50% bump), overall lower trade-in values (games have gone up $10 this generation but the trade-in values are just about the same as the last generation?) and buy 2 get 1 free weekends. I've just plain switched to other avenues rather than gamestop. Ebay, Amazon, and just plain buying fewer games.

I used to be a loyal Gamestop Edge subscriber for at least 4 years straight, by that I mean as soon as my subscription came up then I would renew it again. My most recent subscription expired over 4 months ago and I've stepped foot in Gamestop exactly once since then. I have no plan to renew my Edge card ever again because I just don't see a point in dealing with them anymore. Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc. all pass on some savings to their customers, Gamestop doesn't.

I have no reason to shop at Gamestop when the only way you can save any money there is on used games. This is especially true now that game companies are including original purchaser only incentives.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:47 AM

I was referring to used games. I seldom buy a game new unless it is on clearance or Best Buy is giving them away. You are correct in that we are surely going to see some strategies by the game producers to "encourage" the purchase of new retail copies and make used copies less attractive.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:07 PM

Yeah but Gamestop hasn't been considering Gamecrazy as competition for a while. Hence the reason we already see fewer trade-in deals (with the exception of the current 50% bump), overall lower trade-in values (games have gone up $10 this generation but the trade-in values are just about the same as the last generation?) and buy 2 get 1 free weekends. I've just plain switched to other avenues rather than gamestop. Ebay, Amazon, and just plain buying fewer games.

I used to be a loyal Gamestop Edge subscriber for at least 4 years straight, by that I mean as soon as my subscription came up then I would renew it again. My most recent subscription expired over 4 months ago and I've stepped foot in Gamestop exactly once since then. I have no plan to renew my Edge card ever again because I just don't see a point in dealing with them anymore. Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc. all pass on some savings to their customers, Gamestop doesn't.

I have no reason to shop at Gamestop when the only way you can save any money there is on used games. This is especially true now that game companies are including original purchaser only incentives.

It only makes sense that GS not discount new games. Considering their business model, they make more on used game sales. If they reduce new game prices the used ones would have to drop as well. To each their own but any gamer not taking advantage of various promos at GS is missing out on some of the good deals.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:19 PM

He believes the B2G1 will be on tomorrow, but Friday is liquidation. He was not sure of this though. I am very sorry to see GameCrazy go.


Nothing on sale there yet. Although I wouldn't say the store has much stock anyway.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:52 PM

Nothing on sale there yet. Although I wouldn't say the store has much stock anyway.

Cottage Grove was also cleared out. When they liquidate, most of the new and good titles are sent to other locations.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:56 PM

Just stopped by the quarry target. Not many good clearance finds.

I saw the following:

Rock Band Unplugged 7.48 PSP
Transformers ROF 7.48 PSP
Transformers ROF 7.48 PC
and 5+ copies of GI Joe Wii for 7.48

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:58 AM

Just stopped by the target in lake elmo and they had about 5 of the wired xbox 360 controllers for 19.xx, a few fnr4(360) for 9.xx, they also had a bunch of
Batman AA(pc) 12.xx
transformers(pc) at 7.xx
nba 2k10(pc) at 12.xx

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:28 PM

He also said the only Hollywood Video that will be left in the Twin Cities will be Roseville.


That's a bummer...when I was up in the Cities checking out several HWVs during that $5 games sale awhile, the store that seemed both the nicest-looking and most busy (I actually had to wait in a line when I was checking out) was the one on Lyndale. Granted, I didn't stop in the Rosedale one, so I don't know what that one's like. But was almost sorta rooting for this one to remain open.

So I wonder when the Store Location list is going to update to mention the rest of the stores closng?

BTW, is there anyone here who's been to the Lakeville or Farmington HWVs recently and knows if they might have anything decent still?

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

Which Roseville one? The one on Snelling has been closed for awhile.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:23 PM

Which Roseville one? The one on Snelling has been closed for awhile.

The GameCrazy on Snelling was closed, but the HWV was not. My info says the only store left from the whole franchise (in our area) will be one Hollywood Video in Roseville. No GameCrazys at all. All other Hollywood Video stores closed. As mentioned in another post, one HWV store serving the entire Twin Cities.

EDIT: I was assuming the HWV was the same one the the GC was located in. I don't know of any others in that city.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:34 PM

Hey, don't usually go deal hunting too often (not much time for gaming :( ) but I happened to walk by the PS3 case and saw GH Metallica PS3 for $10 at the Target in Woodbury Saturday night. There was 1 left.

#2031 manthing

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:17 AM

BTW, is there anyone here who's been to the Lakeville or Farmington HWVs recently and knows if they might have anything decent still?


I was at Lakeville yesterday, and games and :br: are at 50% off.

Wasn't much decent left though.

Most memorable deals were Watchmen 1&2 :ps3: for $8.50 and Public Enemies :br: for $10
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:48 PM

Ah, thanks. Figured it'd probably be a wasted trip.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:29 AM

Just got back from Sams Club in Woodbury and they had one copy of each if any CAG is interested and has a membership:

DJ Hero (PS3/360) $57.81
Ghostbusters (PS3) $10.81
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:13 AM

Just got back from Sams Club in Woodbury and they had one copy of each if any CAG is interested and has a membership:

DJ Hero (PS3/360) $57.81
Ghostbusters (PS3) $10.81

Hm... that's about the price I'm willing to pay for DJ Hero, going to check out my Sam's Club sometime soon hopefully. Thanks.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:27 AM

Makes me wonder how long it'll be before other stores really cut the price on DJ Hero. Seems like every Best Buy in the metro is overstocked to the gills with the game along with the Tony Hawk skateboard game that nobody wants.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:17 AM

Yeah, Sam's had the Tony Hawk Ride, but it was $110.xx and not worth mentioning it...
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:26 AM

I've had second thoughts on two recent clearance purchases. If anyone wants them let me know by Saturday or I'll just return them:

EDIT: Nevermind, gone.

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#2038 rmb

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:51 PM

I'll take that FO3. Sent you a pm

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:19 AM

Target Maple Grove. Picked up Fight Night Round 4 & Guitar Hero Smash Hits, Xbox 360, for $9.98. They had two left of each in the clearance section as of 5:00 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:55 AM

If any of you travel through North Branch,MN any time soon check out Blockbuster. Buy one used 360 game and get one free. Good $15 game selection. 2 for $15.
Some of the games I remember were.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Burnout Paradise
Burnout Revenge
Transformers: The Game
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Top Spin 3
The Godfather II
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Tekken 6
Over G Fighters
NASCAR 08
MotoGP 06
MotoGP 08
Mirror's Edge
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Quantum of Solace
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
there were about 20 games as of Sunday so I can't remember them all.