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#31 Brodieman

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 07:53 AM

Freshman at UCF myself, I can confirm that the Rhino on Colonial is indeed thumbs-up-worthy. Great selection at good prices.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:13 PM

Any orlando CAGs going to pre-order Wii tomorrow morning? I'm probably going to the Gamestop at Waterford Lakes, not too early though since I don't think it'll be a bad line.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 04:39 PM

Any orlando CAGs going to pre-order Wii tomorrow morning? I'm probably going to the Gamestop at Waterford Lakes, not too early though since I don't think it'll be a bad line.

I won't be there because of all the days they schedule me to work 7am pre-opening shift, it's the day that GS decides to do preorders. However, I'm paying my roommate to get in line for me and put down my money, and I may come in later after work to go ahead and pay off the rest. I wanted to be reasonable and tell him that he could leave the apartment at 9:30, but I'm getting kinda scared about that whole "12" number of units. Maybe I'll tell him to get there at 9.

The reason I really want to preorder is because I've asked specifically to work the PS3 and Wii launch at Best Buy and thus don't have a chance to purchase one for myself. Plus I have over $100 in credit waiting to be spent, especially on something that I can't just get a discount on at work.

If it comes down to it, though, I guess I may just have to do a midnight launch at WalMart. At least I'll know enough in advance whether or not I get a preorder at GS so that I can ask off on the 18th so I can sit in line.
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:11 PM

I won't be there because of all the days they schedule me to work 7am pre-opening shift, it's the day that GS decides to do preorders. However, I'm paying my roommate to get in line for me and put down my money, and I may come in later after work to go ahead and pay off the rest. I wanted to be reasonable and tell him that he could leave the apartment at 9:30, but I'm getting kinda scared about that whole "12" number of units. Maybe I'll tell him to get there at 9.

The reason I really want to preorder is because I've asked specifically to work the PS3 and Wii launch at Best Buy and thus don't have a chance to purchase one for myself. Plus I have over $100 in credit waiting to be spent, especially on something that I can't just get a discount on at work.

If it comes down to it, though, I guess I may just have to do a midnight launch at WalMart. At least I'll know enough in advance whether or not I get a preorder at GS so that I can ask off on the 18th so I can sit in line.


So a few comments back I saw that you work at the Waterford Lakes Best Buy, do you still work there? If so, could I ask you why the game section is so neglected? It's been that way for years, and I just can't understand why. I can hardly ever find a game the day it's supposed to be there, they don't carry enough copies of certain games, etc.

#35 chair_home

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:31 PM

but I'm getting kinda scared about that whole "12" number of units.


Is that how many Waterford Lakes' Gamestop is getting? Did you call them? I kinda think I'll be able to pick one up at launch without pre-ordering, but i want to cover my bases.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 11:29 PM

So, Waterford had 32 units. I went to 6 stores and did not get a preorder :-(. You snooze, you lose. (I actually hit snooze on my alarm a few times, so its true in my case)

#37 dafunkk12

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 12:52 AM

Seems the earliest someone got in line at the Waterford GS was 1am. I arrived around 6:30 to save my place in line before my roommate could take over. I was number 18, and no one else got in line during the 20-some-odd minutes I was there before I had to go in for work. After my shift, I went in and paid off the rest of my Wii preorder, tax and all. It'd be awesome to have a midnight release as rumored in other threads so I won't have to worry about some sort of Seinfeld-car-rental situation happening and my Wii being sold while I'm at work selling Wiis myself.

Yeah, I still work at the Waterford Best Buy. I was moved from Media to Geek Squad after about 2 weeks, so I can't really tell you much about how that department's run. It seems, though, that when I was there I was the only one who really gave a damn about new games getting on shelves immediately once they arrive or are able to be sold (hard street dates). I know we could have easily sold a lot of games if we'd just have them out on shelves. I was pretty much their game-guy, so they didn't really want me moving to another department. I'm still attending the training for the new console releases, though, since I asked specifically to work those days. As for numbers, some games we just don't get a lot of. One in particular was the PSP Valkyrie Profile, which I put all 4-5 on the floor immediately when I saw them sitting on the shelf in the warehouse after about a week of us not having them and people asking for it. That's a week past release and we even had it in the ad that previous week and no copies! Other times we still have several in the back but whoever puts them out underestimates their popularity and only puts out a few to save them the hassle of reshuffling all the other games trying to make space, then they just never check back to see if they've all sold.

Were your problems finding games just a matter of not finding them on the shelves, or were you asking employees if there were any in the back and we just didn't have any at all?
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#38 flashburn

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:56 PM

Anyone head over to the Orlando TRU for the B2G1 Free yet? How was the selection?

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:24 PM

hey dafunkk u said your a seior in the digtal media course at ucf is the program good im looking into collages and im a consoler at a summer camp at ucf and was really likeing the campus and stuff.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:08 AM

Hey guys! I'm a senior at UCF. I mostly shop around the Waterford Lakes area (that Best Buy has horrible employees and a horrible game selection). My Blockbuster/Gamerush of choice is the one at the Alafaya/Colonial intersection.

Anyone head over to the Orlando TRU for the B2G1 Free yet? How was the selection?


The closest one I could find to UCF was by OIA (the airport) and I decided to stop by today. The selection was nothing special at all and some of the games seemed overpriced. I'm getting a Wii this winter so I'm looking for some Gamecube games to get. I saw RE4 for $10, but I couldn't find two others games I wanted with the Buy 2, Get 1 deal, so I didn't buy anything.

#41 dafunkk12

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:00 AM

hey dafunkk u said your a seior in the digtal media course at ucf is the program good im looking into collages and im a consoler at a summer camp at ucf and was really likeing the campus and stuff.

Hey, please take no offense, but if you're getting to the time where you'll be applying to schools, then your spelling/grammar, etc needs to be tightened up. UCF's getting more difficult to get into these past few years.

One of the reasons I chose UCF was its more intimate campus. Everything's within walking distance and everything. It's only after a while that I wished this was more like other college towns where non-school stuff was a simple walk down the street instead of having to get into my car to drive where I wanted to go.

The Digital Media degree can make you a jack of all trades, master of none unless you're careful to take advanced courses in what you're interested in and team up with teachers on their projects. You will learn a whole hell of a lot of different things ranging from programming, art, 3D modeling, film editing, sound editing, web design, etc. You can graduate with a basic set of experience in all those things, but you'll need to set direction yourself if you have something particular you're interested in.

And regarding the Waterford Best Buy. I only worked the Media department for about two weeks, and I was pretty much the "video game guy," and after I was moved to Geek Squad, I don't think anyone else has made the video game section a priority. There were so many times I'd find that new games weren't put out on time or games that were depleted not reshelved.
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#42 dastly75

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:07 AM

also a thing about the ucf DM program is that the core of the major has 4 film classes that have almost nothing to do with the major, mostly a sucky thing imo

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#43 halofreak64

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 08:16 PM

i was also looking into full sail but ive heard lots of bad things about them. Im looking for a school where I dont have to take all the english, science... classes amd just take what i need for a game animator, or artist. got any in mine in florida other than full sail that are good.

#44 flashburn

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 04:22 PM

Has anyone done the 2 for 1 deal at the Orlando Rhino? If you trade 2 Xbox games do they make you pay the extra $10 for a 360 title?

#45 quaker29

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:13 PM

gamerush has a call list, i would assume it would be easier and faster then going to a gs or eb to camp out considering they get a ton of buisness and gamerush does not, and gamerush on curryford and chickasaw is my personal fav, surprised no one mentioned them.

#46 chair_home

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:15 PM

Has anyone done the 2 for 1 deal at the Orlando Rhino? If you trade 2 Xbox games do they make you pay the extra $10 for a 360 title?


I've done it, and yes, its an extra $10 for a 360 game.

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 07:36 PM

Who's planning on camping for the Wii? Do you know where you're going to camp and when?

Did anyone do the 360 launch at Super Wal-Mart near Waterford? Was it complete madness?

#48 thechipunks

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 11:03 PM

ack, i've been video game hunting in Orlando for years...and now i've run into my competition!

#49 SeventhSense

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 06:34 PM

I usually always go to the Gamerush on Alafaya Trail (selection is meh, but trade in prices are good) and I go to the Gamestop on Alafaya Trail right across from UCF. If you're trying to find those old games you can always go to the Sanford Flea Market :razz: and if you're looking to pay full price for games you there's always BB and CC at Waterford.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 06:34 PM

I live in Winter Springs now that i moved but usually shop in altamonte or east orlando since im in the middle of both. I dont usually bother with Sanford, they have much to offer. and the BB and CC are out of the way.


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#51 pinoy0320

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 09:59 PM

I was at the Best Buy at Waterford on Sunday for the Wii, I was 17th in line.

#52 chair_home

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 01:37 PM

Nice, I was 50th. Anyone know if the Wii is back in stock anywhere? I'm looking to get another one for my brother for his birthday.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:19 PM

it was @ walmart. got mine today.

#54 Mahavali

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 04:38 PM

Hey just wanted to say whats up, Seminole county CAG here.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:17 PM

Just saying hi, I'll be an Orlando CAG in January.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:09 AM

Hey guys, tryin' to find a Wii for my parents to give to my little bro. I've been calling these stores for the last 3 days, no one has it in!

CompUSA on Orange Blossom Trail by Sand Lake road.
KMart on Turkey Lake road by Sand Lake road.
EB inside the Mall of Millenia.
GameStop outside the Mall of Millenia.
GameStop at Metroplaza on Kirkman by Valencia West Campus and WalMart.
GameStop inside the Florida mall.
EB inside the Florida mall.
EB inside the West Oaks mall.
Circuit City by the Mall of Millenia.
Circuit City on Orange Blossom Trail and Sand Lake road.
Circuit City on Good Homes and Colonial by the West Oaks mall.
Best Buy by the Florida mall.
Best Buy by the West Oaks mall.
Super Target by the Mall of Millenia
Super Target on Colonial (near West Oaks mall)
Toys 'r' Us by the West Oaks mall
Toys 'r' Us by the Florida mall
Wal*Mart on Kirkman by Valencia West campus
Wal*Mart on Sand Lake road and John Young parkway.
Blockbuster/Gamerush in the MarketPlace on Sand Lake road and Dr Phillips blvd

These 20 retailers are in a 10 mile radius of my house and I still can't find a Wii. How much harder and I going to have to try?

#57 dafunkk12

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:31 AM

Hey guys, tryin' to find a Wii for my parents to give to my little bro. I've been calling these stores for the last 3 days, no one has it in!

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These 20 retailers are in a 10 mile radius of my house and I still can't find a Wii. How much harder and I going to have to try?

According to the weekly DVD/game ad threads, Target, Circuit City, and Best Buy will be having some for sale Sunday morning. I would considering camping out overnight. My roommate went to the Target near his home for the Wii re-launch about two weeks ago. He got there about midnight and was 24 out of 30. With these shortages, who knows how much more desperate people will be. I would recommend checking if there are lines forming at 6pm Saturday, then maybe at 9pm. I have also been hearing that for some reason Circuit Cities sometimes ask campers to leave until 5am the day of.
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#58 MrWazeleski

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:06 AM

I'll be an Orlando CAG when I go to UCF this fall!
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:23 AM

I'll be an Orlando CAG when I go to UCF this fall!


I was in the same position a year ago heh heh

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#60 gofishn

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:32 AM

I was in the same position a year ago heh heh


I was in the same position 6 years ago.