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#121 Ilovephysics

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 03:31 AM

nice... I'm still trying to get a cheap copy of SOTN, heh.

checked target again, they had 2 double packs of UFC fighting/Desert Storm (PS2) for $7.48.

http://ps2.ign.com/a...1/361508p1.html
http://ps2.ign.com/a...2/372881p1.html

these are the reviews of the games in that double pack.. I'm sure someone will snag them up... not exactly sure where the norman target was hiding these all this time... I personally think the reviews are a bit too low for the price (and these are old games that are a few generations back). If the Conflict: DS game was the second one, then yeah, I'd say it was two solid games for the price.
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#122 Ilovephysics

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 03:32 AM

btw, target world furnature stuff is at 75%, but pretty picked clean
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#123 Brainwave0

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:15 PM

I don't think you can stack coupons, but no harm in trying.


Your right...However the rewards coupons are taken as cash. The same goes for in-store-credit (basically cash). The only coupon in question is the expired $10 off $29.99 coupon that you were able to use. So as long as I get a cashier that doesn't have a problem taking the expired coupon, I can get the double pack for $5.

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#124 duffclown70

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:37 AM

Fellow Okie checking in (OKC Area)

Target is a goldmine. Today I got Meteos for 15 bucks and Viewtiful Joe 2 for 7. I waited a week for Meteos to go down again, but there were 2 the last time I went and I only saw 1 today. Now all I got to do is wait for the DS Lite to come in the mail.

Physics, they had Tiger Woods for the DS for $20 and Polarium for $15 as well. I'm not 100% sure if they sold that Meteos, I just couldn't find it. This is the newer Target on NW Expressway.

BTW, anyone trade games at Gamerush? That place gives back gold for trade ins. I have DOA (360) and Battlefield 2 just waiting to go back for some games for the DS.

Also, anyone around yonder find Phoenix Wright? I've searched high and low for that bugger.

#125 b3b0p

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:01 PM

Stopped by a Sears on Reno in Midwest City.

Quite a few Donkey Konga 2 with Bongo and 1 Donkey Konga with Bongo. Without the Bongo it was $17.97. Also, had 1 set of Bongo.

I picked up Mario Power Tennis for Gamecube for $26.92 out the door.

No Dragon Quest, Burnout Legends, but they did have Burnout Revenge for Playstation 2 marked 14.97 or 19.97 (can't remember).

I saw a Wario Ware for GBA in a largish box, but was marked $29.xx and I did not want to spend any more money, so I did not bother. Pokemon XD was $29.97 and Custom Robo was $24.97. Mario Golf was $19.97. Metroid Prime 2 and Paper Mario, if I remember correctly, $29.97.

Kirby for GBA was $14.97 (the newer one) as was Super Mario Bros 3 for GBA, as were quite a few other GBA games, but nothing of interest.

I don't have an Xbox, but Outrun 2 caught my eye for $14.97.

That is about all I can recall.

Also stopped at Gamestop in that same mall where Sears is. On the website it says they have a Phoenix Wright, but it's defective. So, don't bother.

Stopped at Gamerush down the street, nothing.

Then Wal-Mart, nothing.

Then... Home.

#126 Ilovephysics

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:19 PM

I do most of my trading online. I generally like gametz.com.
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#127 Ilovephysics

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:20 PM

I should check the norman sears again. last time there were a few discount titles, nothing that caught my eye though... it is rather close to the gamerush in norman as well..
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#128 duffclown70

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:39 AM

Yeah I called that Gamestop in Midwest City Sunday cause of what the website said, too bad. I'm still hoping they'll release it sometime in March so all the Ebay vultures can cease.

There was a member on the forum that said he could get a Phoenix Wright, but he went back to the Gamecrazy and the employee there bough all 4.:hot:

Sears can definately be a goldmine. I remember the day when I got Ico and Frequency for $5 each. The only problem was waiting 15 minutes for a sales rep to wander towards the videogame department.

Oh, and I have a question. Does you guys' GameXChange have that unique smell? I don't know what it is but it always has that aroma.

#129 b3b0p

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:41 AM

GameXchange?!?!

Sounds interesting. Where is it located?

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:43 AM

Yeah I called that Gamestop in Midwest City Sunday cause of what the website said, too bad. I'm still hoping they'll release it sometime in March so all the Ebay vultures can cease.

There was a member on the forum that said he could get a Phoenix Wright, but he went back to the Gamecrazy and the employee there bough all 4.:hot:

Sears can definately be a goldmine. I remember the day when I got Ico and Frequency for $5 each. The only problem was waiting 15 minutes for a sales rep to wander towards the videogame department.

Oh, and I have a question. Does you guys' GameXChange have that unique smell? I don't know what it is but it always has that aroma.

Yeah it smells like parmishian cheese kinda.
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#131 Ilovephysics

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 05:21 AM

Well, there are two game xchange locations close to norman, one in norman, and one right off of I35 in moore I believe... I think the norman one has the smell you speak of... I'm guessing it is the cleaner they use, perhaps on the carpets?... I will say that I usually avoid them because I've always found them to be overpriced, but i have found some real winners as well, e.g.,

Space Megaforce and Super Buster Bros. (both SNES) for $4.99.. may not seem like much, but especially with Space Megaforce, it is probably the best SNES shooter and possibly better than anything on TG16 at that time (which generally garner a lot more attention). Again, only happens because they don't know what they have, and most gamers don't know what they are missing... kinda rminds me of a game like Amplitude (PS2).. Great game that no one really knows about and really cheap when you find one.

Other than that, I've found their games, especially older games, sub par price wise... especailly since everything older they sell is basically cart-only (which sucks for the prices they want)... It seems they always want a good $2-4 more than they really should, and sometimes their prices just make no sense, e.g., like with common games from two generation old systems...

the local Pawn shops seem a bit better IMOP. Norman had a few shops where finding games like FF3 or SoM on SNES was the norm... well, at least until about a year ago... they've smartened up a bit and ebay'd up... though ive still gotten some steals (Metal Slug 4/5 for PS2 for $15 unopened!!)...
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#132 b3b0p

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:29 PM

Is the metal slug 4/5 worth it? I can get a copy.

#133 Ilovephysics

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:41 PM

well, I think so, though mainly if you can get it cheap... I think the game is certainly fun, but definately 'shallow'... e.g., just a lot of blasting and dying and blasting some more.

Certainly, it isn't anything special graphically in terms of PS2 games or even 2D games of the past few years... I don't think it is 'rare' by any stretch either, but this is the type of game that you could see being tough to get a few years down the line. I think that was why I jumped on it when I did... the $15 was enough of a reason anyway, but as a game trader as well, this is definately the type of game someone will want to trade for down the line... e.g., I can easily see someone trading almost any current PS2 game *for* this game if they don't already own it... these MS games are very much like that.... something about this arcade-like experience a game like this offers that people really like.
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#134 duffclown70

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:58 AM

Hey B3, where can you get a copy of Metal slug 4/5? I'm definately interested.

Also, anyone ever been to Gamecrazy? It was recommended to me to special order Phoenix Wright from there but I've never been there. Can any of you fellas tell me what it's near landmark wise?

They also have GameXChange on Meridian, one on the South Side, but like physics said, they are rather high ($25 for a cart ony Super Contra:bomb:)

And physics, I never knew the Norman pawnshops were goldmines. Bah, guess I need to stop by sometime.

#135 b3b0p

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:18 PM

no one can special order phoenix wright. It is oop (out of print). There might be another print at the end of march, but not confirmed officially. You can import the EU version though later.

#136 Ilovephysics

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:41 PM

On Norman pawn shops, the key word in your post is *were*... I would probably shock you with all of the amazing finds I had in some of these shops in Norman for the period between 2000 to 2002...

Unfortunately, it is a bit more bleak now, but not hopeless:

1) Most shops are wise to ebay/gamestop pricing for rare stuff and even common stuff and accessories. Some actually have tried to tell me that I needed to pay them the gamestop price and that was the best they could do (as if their tiny pawn shop gets 1/1000th of the traffic.. I told them no thanks, I could do better online, to which they claimed they didn't believe me.. I did (actually got two for the same price), they still have the item in question lying around in their store because they were stubborn idiots...)...

I have even had someone LOOK UP a game on Ebay in front of me just to see if there was a reason why I wanted that specific game (this place no longer exists, thankfully... nothing like a no-tooth everything-bad-about-oklahoma stereotype pawn shop employee trying to pull this crap)... lucky for me, the game was common and I was just grabbing it for someone online, but the point is, this type of crap is B.S. on several levels... don't put it past them, especially the younger employees or owner's kids... sometimes the older ones just want the sale knowing that either way they make money...

In any event, if you happen to find stadium events or bubble bath babes or bubble bobble part 2 in a bunch of nes games, it may be better to either (a) ask them to buy every NES game they have, or (b) buy a bunch of games and put the game right on top using reverse psychology figuring they'll be pessimistic enough to assume you are hiding the game you really want (if they were gonna check them all, they'd do that just the same.. and pray no one has it listed on Ebay).

2) More competition. When I was doing this back in 2000, I was mostly looking for myself and most of the Ebay folks in the area were only searching the pawn stores for Disney VHS stuff. Pawn shop people didn't naturally assume I was looking to sell stuff on Ebay... Now, it seems anytime I walk in the door, they see 'young kid... must be trying to find stuff for Ebay'...

3) It really only takes one additional knowledgable person shopping on a somewhat regular basis to pretty much screw you out of finding something special when you go in... I'd say it's about 1 in 4 that I'll spot something even modest... it used to be, IMOP, closer to every time a few years back I'd find something unbelievable by current standards.

4) OTOH, Norman being a college town also means newer gaming stuff possibly getting pawned soon... so it works both ways... older stuff probably tapped, but plenty of solid PS2 and XB games hopefully in the future..

5) New games (PS2, XB) seem to blend together... if they don't know or they screw up, it's $10-15. That sometimes sucks, but sometimes it's great. Just remember, they don't want to be stuck with this crap, especially sports games. I think you can get a lot of leeway in some areas...

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1) Went to the Big Lots in Norman, nothing left in the PC games area of note.

2) Hastings in Norman has one 'special' used game for $29.99... its probably the rarest PS2 game on the market (and really, it should not be available for sale). Not Rez, nor Disgaea.

3) Well, on the plus side for game xchange, they do have a lot of stuff... if you guys find a copy of Parappa for psx, let me know. They also do get a lot of their games from pawn shops. I think in many cases, pawn shops may be selling their stuff to GX now more frequently than before... pawn shops used to sell some stuff to the Gamestop in Norman mall, too, as I recall way back in 2000 ish.. now, that GS doesn't even carry used older games...

4) Another thing you guys might consider is looking into arcade game autions in the state. Norman's CC fairgrounds sometimes has arcade auctions... usually you can get a decent working cab and board for under $200. I missed out on a 4 slot MVS last time because they were only taking cash, but they more often than not take checks and cards as well... Also, while on the subject, in case you were wondering what to do with boards (i.e., if you didn't have the space for a whole cabinent), you could try something like this:

http://www.massystem.../SuperNova.html

basically, you get lucky, buy a jamma game cheap, use this to play the board.
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#137 duffclown70

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 01:40 AM

An arcade cabinet would be AMAZING to have. Under $200? Yikes. Where's this at (not too familiar with Norman)

Also, what was that PS2 game? Contra, Klonoa? I remember buying Contra Shattered Soldier from Ultimate Electronics for 15 bucks when they had their close out. I curse myself for opening it. Only played the bugger 1 time.

Man, an MVS for $200. That'd be amazing. Then you'd have to pay 1k for MVS of Metal Slug:drool:

Also, what goods can you find at Big Lots? There's a couple near me but I never go in there.

#138 b3b0p

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 02:43 PM

More info about the Arcade Auctions please. I'm more interested in a Jamma then a Neo Geo.

The PS2 game is not Contra. That game is not even close to rare. Disgaea can still be bought new as can Rez.

#139 Ilovephysics

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:15 PM

actually, I was referring to "The Guy Game" on PS2. I consider this perhaps one of the toughest PS2 games to get simply because it was my understanding no one is supposed to sell it due to that lawsuit... e.g., the people who have it have it, and those who want to sell it are pretty much out of luck...

As far as auctions, yeah, the Cleveland County Fairgrounds on robinson is one place: http://www.clevelandcountyfair.org/

usually has an auction or two from time to time in addition to the general flee market and consignment sale stuff... I'm thinking if there was a demand for it (arcade auctions that is), they would do it more often (may not hurt to email them about it).

The few that i have gone to were reasonably well attended (30-40 people), but most of the people were not really there for the arcade auction, they were there for the farmer's market and just sorta walked over unprepared for what was going to happen... OTOH, some were very prepared, and there was at least the outside chance that a few were just shill bettors trying to jack up the prices a bit for the people who didn't know what was up...

There are more auctions in Texas outside of Dallas in Mesquite... Not just cabinents, but also pinball and sometime casino or pool tables and items...

usually, you want to go to these things with a flashlight (can be used to check stuff out), a long extention cord (plug in stuff that isn't), and a truck that can carry an arcade cabinent... these things are heavy and usually will take at least 2 well off individuals to move them around.. a wheel/cart thing is a lifesaver and you'd be well off to bring one of those as well. Note, usually once you buy, it is your responsibility to transport these items... I actually made quite a bit of money just helping people move the stuff because they had not clue what they just walked into when buying an arcade game.

Usually cabinents are fairly cheap... $50-250 is pretty much standard from what I've found.. This may sometimes also depend on the game.. i.e., I've seen Karate Champ go for $50 in crappy condition, but really, people were just basing this on the cabinent itself... way I figure it, the cabinent alone may be worth the $50 if you ever wanted to make you own Mame machine or otherwise... Sometimes the better shape games and specific games go for the highest... i.e., a good condition Galaga or Mrs. Pacman will command a lot (because they are easy for many to resell at a huge markup)... consider yourself incredibly lucky if you get one of these for under $200.

The things I like to look for are the MVS boards/cabinents, i.e.:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

what makes these cool is that MVS carts are really cheap (though many knockoffs/nonofficial are also sold) compared to AES carts and basically you just plug them in and play... (assuming you have something like a supergun as well)

With that said, home console games are getting really good at putting out arcade treasures collections. And mame machines as well (assuming you don't mind the whole illegal rom crap)..
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#140 Ilovephysics

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:19 PM

personally, I think the prospect of getting a pinball machine is better... arcade game roms, etc., never work for pinball machines.. e.g., you'll never get even close to the true pinball game experience unless you get a pinball machine...
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#141 duffclown70

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for the advice, just sent them an email.

And it looks like I missed a 'bonus auction' by one day, cripes.:bomb:

#142 b3b0p

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 04:20 PM

You don't even know what was at the auction. There could have been absolute crap.

#143 duffclown70

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 07:17 PM

^^True. I'll try to keep that in mind.

I'll let ya know what they respond to regarding the email.

#144 Ilovephysics

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:26 AM

yeah, it's tough to tell. I usually will go to the farmer' market to get other things. I've generally found the flea market to be terrible for games.
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:25 PM

Also, anyone ever been to Gamecrazy? It was recommended to me to special order Phoenix Wright from there but I've never been there. Can any of you fellas tell me what it's near landmark wise?


The only GameCrazy I know of in OKC is located just South of Penn and SW 89. They are pretty good about honoring requests for ordering stuff. Some time back, I ordered a used XBox memory card and was able to get one within a week. When it came in they gave me call to let me know it had arrived. I like dealing with GameCrazy, but it seems Best Buy has better deals ($10 coupon anyone??).

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#146 Ilovephysics

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 12:03 AM

I dunno, I think I've had the best luck at TRU with all of their BOGO, 2fors, and greentags...
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#147 Ilovephysics

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:35 AM

looks like in moore this weekend (fri,sat,sun) there will be an arcade game sale at some place called storage U10 at 213 NE 12th. no clue about costs of items, so it may be a waste of time or heavily overpriced... hard to tell.. can't seem to locate the place, wondering if this is somewhere between norman and moore on sooner rd/12th.
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#148 duffclown70

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:00 AM

I'll have to keep that in mind this Saturday. Thanks physics

Oh and do you have the exact address? May try to map quest it.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:44 AM

Cool! Thanks for the heads up physics!

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#150 Ilovephysics

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:34 PM

nah, that's the best I could get from the newspaper classified ad with regard to the location. no phone number, either.

I tried looking it up on my mapping program, but I don't even know if there is a 12th ave in Moore.... but I could see how someone from the area might want to call Sooner Rd. something like 12th if they used to live in Norman or if it is just north of norman... (12th in Norman becomes Sooner Rd. as you head toward Moore).

As I have said, I just saw this sale in a local classified ad newspaper that comes to my house every week. I wish I could give you more info... Personally I know I'd love to go on friday if I had a better sense of where it was... There were at least 2 games they listed that I'd be interested it... I'd still suggest bringing an extension cord, truck, etc.. no clue if these items will work, if they can be plugged in easily, and I'm sure you'll need to transport them out of there as soon as you buy them... might consider bringing a strong friend too.. as noted in another post of mine, these things weigh a lot... picking up a dolly from Lowes for $19 isn't such a bad idea either...

I know someone who lives in that general 12th/Sooner area, I might be able to ask them what that storage place on 12th/sooner is called... my guess is that someone just has a ton of stuff in a storage container/garage location and wants to dump it all... as such, I'm expecting credit cards are out, and I'd probably rather pay with cash than a check (not to mention, they might want the cash for as-is games as well).
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