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retro game stores around irvine, ca?


#1 battousai11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2859 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:09 AM

hey guys

I'm visiting my aunt in Irvine and am looking for good retro game stores

Anyone have good places to look?

Addresses included please!

#2 battousai11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2859 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:19 PM

anyone?

#3 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4400 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:00 PM

anyone?


The only one I'm aware of is Games 4 Less next to South Coast Plaza in Irvine/Tustin. 3814S South Bristol Street.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:45 PM

I was going to mention Games 4 Less, but the only one I know of is in Fullerton, so ^^ bojay's spot is definitely your best bet. I don't really agree with the store's name though, they tend to be a rip-off for current/last gen games.
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#5 dan13l858   R.I.P. Guru CAGiversary!   830 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:59 AM

There's Play N Trade next to UCI and there is Games 4 Less next to South Coast Plaza Mall. G4L has some games but there prices are too high.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

There's Play N Trade next to UCI and there is Games 4 Less next to South Coast Plaza Mall. G4L has some games but there prices are too high.


I think the Play N Trade next to UCI shut down if I remember correctly. As most people are saying, Games 4 Less is a total rip-off.

I suggest trying the OCC Flea Market on Saturday/Sunday. I usually find good stuff there. Got Mario All-Stars (great condition!!!) for $5 there once. If you know how to haggle, you can get some decent stuff.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

I think the Play N Trade next to UCI shut down if I remember correctly. As most people are saying, Games 4 Less is a total rip-off.

I suggest trying the OCC Flea Market on Saturday/Sunday. I usually find good stuff there. Got Mario All-Stars (great condition!!!) for $5 there once. If you know how to haggle, you can get some decent stuff.


Go to Frank & Sons, which is in the City of Commerce.

The place has a few vendors that have hard to find games for a reasonable price if you are serious and willing to deal.

Games 4 Less is a rip-off, but if you are a committed buyer from them, you can buy five games and get any new game for free (6th purchase).

Play N Trades are hard to find, but they have decent deals...

There are two flea markets I frequent (OCC and Cypress), which have some decent finds...

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:07 PM

Go to Frank & Sons, which is in the City of Commerce.

The place has a few vendors that have hard to find games for a reasonable price if you are serious and willing to deal.


If anyone does go there, don't bother with the asian one, he has two sections across from each other. Pretty much a rip off.
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#9 dan13l858   R.I.P. Guru CAGiversary!   830 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:03 AM

If anyone does go there, don't bother with the asian one, he has two sections across from each other. Pretty much a rip off.


I totally agree. Prices too high

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:44 AM

As people already mentioned, Games 4 Less is the only place really left but their prices are fuckin outrages sometimes and they dont really have anything good these days. I wouldn't be surprised if the place shut down within the next two years honestly. Another place is Game Geeks in Santa Ana on Bristol st. and Warner right behind the Conroys flowers next to the Dominos pizza. Their prices range but they usually have good stuff. I myself usually wait until Saturday or Sunday and go to the Orange Coast College swapmeet (flee market) or the one at Golden West College.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:47 AM

Just an update, i had some time to waste today so i decided to go into Game 4 Less. The store is literally half the size it used to be. They moved the back wall towards the front door now so the place is much smaller now. Like i said previously, i really dont see the store being around much longer especially with the insane prices they have on their used games. It really is a shame, the place used to be one of my favorite places to buy used games back when the old asian guy used to own the store (he used to give me good deals too). Ever since that old middle eastern guy bought the store the prices of the games became insane and slowly they started carrying less and less good used games.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Just an update, i had some time to waste today so i decided to go into Game 4 Less. The store is literally half the size it used to be. They moved the back wall towards the front door now so the place is much smaller now. Like i said previously, i really dont see the store being around much longer especially with the insane prices they have on their used games. It really is a shame, the place used to be one of my favorite places to buy used games back when the old asian guy used to own the store (he used to give me good deals too). Ever since that old middle eastern guy bought the store the prices of the games became insane and slowly they started carrying less and less good used games.


Are you referring to the Santa Ana location or Fullerton?

I went to the Fullerton store and they are actually expanding and moving. Not sure who or what type of gamers are shopping here and how they are "growing"???

Anyhow, there is a Game Geeks in Anaheim that has some decent prices actually...

Also, the Asian dude at F&S is really retarded and is tough to make deals with!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:22 AM

Are you referring to the Santa Ana location or Fullerton?

I went to the Fullerton store and they are actually expanding and moving. Not sure who or what type of gamers are shopping here and how they are "growing"???

Anyhow, there is a Game Geeks in Anaheim that has some decent prices actually...

Also, the Asian dude at F&S is really retarded and is tough to make deals with!


I was talking about the Santa Ana location near South Coast Plaza. The asian guys that run the Game Geeks in Santa Ana are pretty tough to deal with also, one or two of them aren't really "there" if you know wat i mean and there is another guy that will work with you and give you a deal but the rest give you such a bad attitude that you dont even feel like giving them any business afterwards. But yea whenever i do actually go there i end up dealing with the one guy that is cool.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

I was talking about the Santa Ana location near South Coast Plaza. The asian guys that run the Game Geeks in Santa Ana are pretty tough to deal with also, one or two of them aren't really "there" if you know wat i mean and there is another guy that will work with you and give you a deal but the rest give you such a bad attitude that you dont even feel like giving them any business afterwards. But yea whenever i do actually go there i end up dealing with the one guy that is cool.


Yeah, I've been to that place. The prices are really high and it smells.