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#5071 TheHeef   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

How was it? My schedule only allowed me an hour there, and that wasn't worth it.


I enjoyed myself. Sold quite a bit, found some goodies, met some really cool folks. Don't even care that I didn't play that many games. Not many CAGs, sadly.

#5072 mrosnwo  

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

Nice meeting ya Mr. Heef. We need a CAG only swap meet soon, maybe some place less crowded. I'll drag out all my games next time.

#5073 Blackout   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:15 AM

I wanted to make it out there but the weather sucked and I was busy. How was the general turnout? Lots of people selling?



#5074 mrosnwo  

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

Not many sellers or buyers, which was disappointing because the place was absolutely packed. Too many people were there just to game and didn't bring cash to buy things. Maybe lack of advertising on their behalf, but whatever it was, it seemed like for the amount of people there, the foot traffic going through the party rooms(where they held the swap) didn't equate to the number of people in the place.

#5075 JaylisJayP   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4469 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

Anyone looking for anything here in my link? I'd be up for meeting up somewhere for some trading.

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=337619

#5076 TheHeef   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Not many sellers or buyers, which was disappointing because the place was absolutely packed. Too many people were there just to game and didn't bring cash to buy things. Maybe lack of advertising on their behalf, but whatever it was, it seemed like for the amount of people there, the foot traffic going through the party rooms(where they held the swap) didn't equate to the number of people in the place.


I was at that first table next to the door and the person next to me and I had several people ask us if it was a private party. The guys at the Ghost probably should've made it clear that it was open to everyone.
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#5077 TheHeef   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Anyone looking for anything here in my link? I'd be up for meeting up somewhere for some trading.

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=337619


Are steelbooks all you have? My eyes went wide when I saw Oblivion 5th Anniversary for PS3.
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#5078 JaylisJayP   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4469 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:38 AM

Are steelbooks all you have? My eyes went wide when I saw Oblivion 5th Anniversary for PS3.


As far as games, I'm not trading much else than what's in my thread at the moment. I have hundreds of blu-rays through that link that I'm trading/selling.

#5079 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9250 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

I bought the Groupon deal, and plan on using it on Feb. 16th, if anyone is able to meet up then at the Ghost.

#5080 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11013 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

The turnout wasn't great for the swap meet. Some guys came early and bought some stuff I would have swept up. I filled in some gaps in the NES collection, so it wasn't a total waste. It was the most people ever at the arcade though according to Doc.

I agree we need a CAG meetup to swap stuff or just talk like that time we were at that pizza place.

EDIT: Haven't checked CAG since Friday...still catching up.

#5081 Tsel   The Dark Knight CAGiversary!   7117 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago   Has been playing WWE 2K15
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:32 AM

I really need to make it out to one of these things sometime. I'd love to meet some of you guys.

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#5082 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9250 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

Does anyone have an extra Kingdoms of Amalur guide?

#5083 ibelongtohalo   Boo! CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

ibelongtohalo

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

What's up guys. Anyone on here looking to sell Xenoblade Chronicles?

#5084 WeaponX2099   Close your eyes (and count to ****) CAGiversary!   5061 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:30 PM

Does anyone have an extra Kingdoms of Amalur guide?


That one of the few guides I couldn't find at any GS

#5085 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago   Has been playing 7 Days to Die
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:44 AM

Anybody here on Yelp? I finally have a decent smartphone and it's a lot easier to review stuff through an app, on-site, rather than waiting 'til I get home (I don't have a laptop or tablet).

http://dfg.yelp.com/
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#5086 WeaponX2099   Close your eyes (and count to ****) CAGiversary!   5061 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:42 AM

I did a friend request on yelp

#5087 TooMuchCoolness   Deep Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   1120 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

TooMuchCoolness

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

Here's my Yelp, will send a request. I mostly take pictures of new/popular businesses.

http://www.yelp.com/...lSBezudO-RsPUHg

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#5088 WeaponX2099   Close your eyes (and count to ****) CAGiversary!   5061 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Does Best Buy pricematch Microcenter? And I just added TMC on Yelp.

#5089 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago   Has been playing 7 Days to Die
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

I don't know if they do for sure, but they should since there are brick & mortar MCs in Chicago.

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#5090 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:50 AM

So what are some good game stores around town? I'm not talking about GameStop or Play n Trade. Stuff like People Play Games or Disc Replay. I used to love Gamer's Garage before it closed.

Anybody have any recommendations of good retro and/or mom&pop game stores?

#5091 Metal Militia   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   563 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Metal Militia

Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:14 AM

So what are some good game stores around town? I'm not talking about GameStop or Play n Trade. Stuff like People Play Games or Disc Replay. I used to love Gamer's Garage before it closed.

Anybody have any recommendations of good retro and/or mom&pop game stores?


The Exchange is pretty good.

#5092 bigsick   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

add me as well?
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#5093 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

A bit of a drive, but if anybody missed out on the three limited Portal Guns, the Joliet Toys R Us has an Atlas gun for some reason.

#5094 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago   Has been playing 7 Days to Die
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:15 AM

So yeah, WeaponX might've noticed already on Yelp, but I hit up 3 Best Buys today looking for "pennied" guides but BB just disappears the SKUs now. Arlington Heights cashier refused to sell, Golf Mill didn't have squat, and Village Xing (Niles) manager apologized but said he couldn't sell. I think it's all YMMV about getting a sympathetic manager.
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#5095 WeaponX2099   Close your eyes (and count to ****) CAGiversary!   5061 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

I did notice that. But around here, I can't get shit at Best buys.

#5096 plvl   Peter CAGiversary!   415 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:03 AM

The target on 2000 n elston still has uncharted 2 in stock. It took awhile to get them to change the price from 30 to 6 dollars, but once the manager who was young enough to understand vidya and know that its the same GOTY game whether it says "greatest hits" on it on not arrived, things went smoothly.

#5097 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago   Has been playing 7 Days to Die
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:40 AM

Forgot to mention I also hit the Best Buy on Howard in Evanston and it looks like they keep an eye on their penny guides—nothing to be found. They do have their clearance stuff relatively sorted. I saw some $0.99 sealed copies of DJ Hero (game only) and some other random stuff, even some 99c pre-owned PS2 and PSP stuff, altho it was mostly crap.
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#5098 SeraphiMichael   Divine Messenger CAGiversary!   445 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

SeraphiMichael

Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

Hey does anyone know of any places in Chicagoland that still have new PS2's?

#5099 mrspicytacoman   Apply Ubik only as directed CAGiversary!   1884 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:53 AM

walamrts out in the boonies and cornfields

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#5100 52club   This ain't intramurals!!! CAGiversary!   684 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

Anyone ever headed north to this:

http://www.midwestga...ic.com/location

Thinking about making the drive, but wondering if it is worth it.
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