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#61 n8littlefield

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:48 PM

Bull Moose - it's really cool that you post here, but I have to say if you are in any position with the day to day runnings of the stores, you really need to have your staff be more careful pricing. I mentioned the two DS games I got really cheap because they were mispriced giving me about 20-25 bucks off... Well, the copy of Devil May Cry 3 I bought in Scarborough rang up wrong as well...I checked my receipt and it ran up as Devil May Cry 1 - only a $5 difference this time, but they will start to add up. The Lewiston store was FULL of mispriced games last time I was there. Again, not being critical, I certainly don't mind getting a DS game for less than half off, but as a company it might start to hurt a bit!

Edit: I found the Bull Moose Sticker that was on it, sure enough, the original Devil May Cry.
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 04:35 AM

I believe that this Bull Moose person...is in fact Brett the guy that started Bull Moose. If that's the case than it's fantastic that he posts here, and I look forward to any updates he has. Also, very good story about how the store name was created. Also, I noticed on the Bull Moose website that there's a place to enter in a coupon codes, maybe as an added bonus to CAG's we could get a 10% off coupon like with EB online...if not that's cool, but I'd like to be able to use my Bull Moose card online at least! If that's possible then great! If not then I'll wait till it is possible! :)

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:58 PM

I tried my hand at trading some of the CC games in:

Tekken Tag (PS2): $4
Gungrave Overdose (PS2): $4
Backyard Wrestling (XB): $5
Rogue Ops (PS2): $2
Rogue Ops (XB): $2
TOTAL: $17 CREDIT

My CC is pretty much right next to my Bull Moose (by the Maine Mall)...it wasn't worth it, but at least I didn't loose any $.

Bought all those games for $2.96/ea = $15.55

CREDIT: $17
SPENT: $15.55
DIFF: $1.45 GAINED

Definately not worth it IMHO. Although it was interesting that a game like Backyard Wrestling (XB) gets $5!

EDIT: I went back to CC to get the games I got price adjusted and another free game (since I got 5). It went smoothly and I got $3.11 back + another game!

So...

SPENT: $15.55 - $3.11 = $12.44
CREDIT: $17
SPENT: $12.44
GAINED: $4.56 (and 1 free game)

Slightly better but still not that great. I'll use the money at a place like Bull Moose, but CC doesn't deserve it. Still not worth it to do it again, but at least I got more money back! I was in the area anyways for a job interview so it wasn't out of my way either.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:00 PM

Anyone else do any trade-ins at Bull Moose?

Man I wish we could get a trade-in list going.

#65 Bull Moose

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for the constructive criticism - it is helpful and I appreciate it. You're right, that we have some serious staff training issues in regard to games... Our folks are used to spotting if a Pearl Jam CD is the limited or non limited version et. al., but with games a few of our stores are not trained well enough to spot the correct version of a game. Games that have barcodes and scan correctly don't have the issue, but when they look up games in the database, it's clear that frequently errors are being made.



Bull Moose - it's really cool that you post here, but I have to say if you are in any position with the day to day runnings of the stores, you really need to have your staff be more careful pricing. I mentioned the two DS games I got really cheap because they were mispriced giving me about 20-25 bucks off... Well, the copy of Devil May Cry 3 I bought in Scarborough rang up wrong as well...I checked my receipt and it ran up as Devil May Cry 1 - only a $5 difference this time, but they will start to add up. The Lewiston store was FULL of mispriced games last time I was there. Again, not being critical, I certainly don't mind getting a DS game for less than half off, but as a company it might start to hurt a bit!

Edit: I found the Bull Moose Sticker that was on it, sure enough, the original Devil May Cry.



#66 Bull Moose

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:09 PM

Right now our website is outsourced, so it sucks pretty bad. We're in the process of inhousing it, and when we do that, I'll have much more freedom over pricing/attaching FQB cards/etc.. It's a few months before it will all be ready --- I'm not making any promises, but I'll definitely keep CAGs in mind.


I believe that this Bull Moose person...is in fact Brett the guy that started Bull Moose. If that's the case than it's fantastic that he posts here, and I look forward to any updates he has. Also, very good story about how the store name was created. Also, I noticed on the Bull Moose website that there's a place to enter in a coupon codes, maybe as an added bonus to CAG's we could get a 10% off coupon like with EB online...if not that's cool, but I'd like to be able to use my Bull Moose card online at least! If that's possible then great! If not then I'll wait till it is possible! :)



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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:27 PM

As a NH native I love Bull Moose. I currently live in Boston but ALWAYS drive up to salem to go to Bull Moose. I only buy my CD's there now as I'd rather support a small store who likes music and games rather than Best Buy or Circuit City, plus the bull moose card is a nice incentive. I will admit I do go to Newbury Comics if I can't find something I want...:p
I have gotten lucky on games there, and have found quite a few harder to find games, as many people don't know about Bull Moose and that they carry games.

Any plans for a Boston store so I don't have to drive?? :D
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 08:27 PM

Yeah - I have to say I love Bullmoose. During Christmas, I had them special order some stuff and the speed that it arrived was absolutely insane. Just to give you an idea, my wife wanted Punky Brewster Season 2 (I know, I know...) and not only was Bullmoose $4 cheaper than any online store, but I ordered it Sat and it arrived by Tuesday. Absolutely blew me away.

In fact, the wife just bought my copy of Guitar Hero from them!

As a sidenote, I don't know if this was a company change or just change in personel at the local store - but I had actually stopped shopping at Bullmoose for awhile because it was so frickin' loud in the Lewiston store. For some reason they were always blaring German heavy metal (which I don't mind on occassion, but not while I'm out shopping). It was to the point that my wife wouldn't go in the store! I went back for the first time in months over the holidays and found it was much quieter in there and have been back alot more than I ever had. So kudos if that change was made on purpose!
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:27 PM

Sometimes the music can be objectionable for small kids, but since I don't have any kids it doesn't bother me, but for some parents it might.
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 01:02 AM

No - not objectionable in content, just objectionable in the volume and obnoxiousness level. I like Ramstein - but it certainly isn't the music I'd use to get people to stay awhile and browse and shop! It's been a ton better lately, more towards alternative or jazz even on occasion.
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 08:49 AM

Yea, I went to the Portland store and the music was pretty bad, however, the Scarborough one seemed to play good stuff.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:28 AM

Any updates on anything from anybody?

I still have $17 credit at Bull Moose I have to use some time. I'll get around to it some day I'm sure.

#73 beregarii

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 02:08 PM

Hey there,
I'm from Augusta and I love Bull Moose. Is there any chance of an Augusta location now that Sam Goody is moving out of the Turnpike Mall?

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 02:21 PM

I hit the Bullmoose in Lewiston this weekend. I had picked up some games at the Circuit City clearance, played a bit of them but decided to trade them. I had about $25 in store credit (as opposed to the $13 that Gamestop offered me) and got Tony Hawk DS for $27ish. I hit Sam Goody in Augusta the weekend before last to see if they had any good clearance sales - even going out of business they're expensive!
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:13 PM

If they did put a Bull Moose in Augusta I doubt they'd put it where Sam Goody is located (middle of nowhere). The place they'd put it is prolly the BIG shopping area where WAL-MART and everything else that has anything good can be found.

Hey there,
I'm from Augusta and I love Bull Moose. Is there any chance of an Augusta location now that Sam Goody is moving out of the Turnpike Mall?



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Posted 21 February 2006 - 05:50 AM

Went to Bull Moose by the mall tonight and picked up a used/like new copy of Super Bust a Moove 2 for PS2 (complete) for $11.97! Best price I've seen for this game in a long time! :)

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 01:56 PM

If they did put a Bull Moose in Augusta I doubt they'd put it where Sam Goody is located (middle of nowhere). The place they'd put it is prolly the BIG shopping area where WAL-MART and everything else that has anything good can be found.


I really don't know where they could put one in Augusta. Over by Walmart makes sense, but there's already a Strawberries and an EB in that area, so music and games are already pretty well covered (plus I think Barnes & Nobles carries limited music/DVDs). I would say it would have to be on the side of town w/ Sears and Kmart, but not way out at the Turnpike Mall where Sam Goody was.

Maybe in the strip mall with Kmart would be best.
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#78 beregarii

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 02:52 PM

I really don't know where they could put one in Augusta. Over by Walmart makes sense, but there's already a Strawberries and an EB in that area, so music and games are already pretty well covered (plus I think Barnes & Nobles carries limited music/DVDs). I would say it would have to be on the side of town w/ Sears and Kmart, but not way out at the Turnpike Mall where Sam Goody was.

Maybe in the strip mall with Kmart would be best.

Actually, word on the street is that Christmas Tree Shops and Bed Bath and Beyond are moving into where Ames used to be at the Turnpike Mall so that should help that spot out. And, as far as music being covered in the area, we have Strawberries but they are way overpriced, Barnes & Noble that are the same and Wal*Mart who I loathe plus their selection is limited.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:16 PM

I do agree that a Bull Moose in Augusta would be great. I go to Video Game Exchange in downtown Augusta for any videgame purchases when I'm up there now.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 03:54 AM

Any questions/updates/comments?

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 04:00 AM

No - I'm on a buying hold for the time being. I have a huge backlog that I have to kill a few games from before buying anything else. My copy of Ouendan for the DS just arrived and that's my last purchase until at least half my backlog is played.
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 04:02 AM

I'll keep you guys updated on any shopping or trading I do at Bull Moose and how I make out. I've gotten so many good deals there in the past few months that Bull Moose is becoming one of my favorite stores along with TRU since these 2 places are where I get my best gaming deals.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 04:08 PM

I still say Bull Moose in Boston!!!
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 12:51 AM

Went to the So. Portland Bull Moose and picked up a copy of Street Fighter Alpha 3 (used/like new/complete) for $11.97. :)

EDIT: It was for the GBA :)

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:25 AM

I keep checking in on the So. Portland one recently because I don't go there as much, so I feel like I'm missing out if I never go there. The Scarborough warehouse does have certain games that I've seen that are half off. Most of these are PS1 games and are priced at $25+ so half off of that has still made me want to pass.

Anyone else get any good deals lately?

Also, where did Brett go? I know he's prolly busy and all, but I miss his inside info, and I'm still waiting to hear about when they're going to change over to some new prices for the older games (so I can pcik some up)! :)

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:30 AM

I keep checking in on Bull Moose every other day or so it seems. I've really become addicted. I've gotten some cheap games that I traded in at wherehouse.com for some good credit. I was gonna go back and pick up the copy of Futurama my GF found, but when I went back to get it it was gone. :(

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:25 AM

I traded in a few games and a DVD today at Bullmoose in Lewiston, got $40 in store credit. Picked up a CD and a copy of Age of Empires DS ($28).
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:41 AM

Hey, if the bullmoose guy reads this, I know some bullmoose stores have records, are they inventoried or anything? I'm trying to finish off my phil ochs collection and I'm having difficulty with a few, was wondering if I went to a store if they could check and see if any others had the records in stock. I'd rather find them then buy them off ebay.
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 05:41 AM

Yes, I was wondering where Brett went. Come back to us Brett! Gives us updates about your stores!

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 04:44 PM

Looks like Scarborough Bull Moose has started price drops. Some rough prices on the classic stuff:

N64 $8
SNES $5
Genesis $4
NES $4

Don't remember the prices for the SegaCD/Saturn/SMS/Atari stuff, but I think they're a couple bucks cheaper than before.

Too bad the selection on all those is mainly common crap/old sports games that are worth about $1.00.

I picked up DC Metropolis Street Racer for $9, when it was marked $12.