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GS/EB Ad for 8/15 - 8/21 w/ Coupon - 25% Off Any Used Wii/DS/GC/GBA Games (Limit 3)


#241 DeathFromAbove   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

DeathFromAbove

Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:46 AM

Picked up Resident Evil 4 Wii for ~$13.

#242 Beefbud   LOL WUT CAGiversary!   233 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:48 PM

picked up:
RE4Wii
Battalion wars 2
Evolution Worlds
Serious Sam: Next Encounter

On the first purchase, the guy seemed to have trouble when he entered the coupon code, like it wasn't valid or something, and I thought "oh no, not this...", so he asked another guy what was wrong, only to find that he typed in the wrong damn number. Stupid GS employees.

On another note, I saw a "now hiring" sign at the second GS I went to, which made me mad cause I've been wanting to work there for a couple years and they've never seemed to be hiring, and I finally see that they are, but I go back to school in 4 days.

#243 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5146 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:49 PM

On another note, I saw a "now hiring" sign at the second GS I went to, which made me mad cause I've been wanting to work there for a couple years and they've never seemed to be hiring, and I finally see that they are, but I go back to school in 4 days.


...which is probably why they are hiring. :lol:

#244 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Penguin1084

Posted 18 August 2008 - 03:32 PM

...which is probably why they are hiring. :lol:


haha. I had that same problem.

#245 destro4eva   Banned Banned   1210 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

destro4eva

Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

http://castleofdracu...tra/cc-box1.jpg it's for the PC though...[/quote]

So do you own this? Is this a legit release? This sight is Romanian right? What's on this CD? I'd love to have one.

#246 DeathFromAbove   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

DeathFromAbove

Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:09 PM

http://castleofdracu...tra/cc-box1.jpg it's for the PC though...

So do you own this? Is this a legit release? This sight is Romanian right? What's on this CD? I'd love to have one.



Found it listed on amazon, http://www.amazon.co...c/dp/B00006969T.

#247 destro4eva   Banned Banned   1210 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

destro4eva

Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:20 PM

Found it listed on amazon, http://www.amazon.co...c/dp/B00006969T.


Ok, have that one already, totally worth it. I was looking for one that had those 3 + CV Dracula X, Bloodlines, Super CV 4, etc. guess I'm being greedy.

But seriously, if Capcom can shove 8+ Mega Man's on one disc and Sega 10+ Sonic games, surely Konami can follow suit here.

#248 Regian   Jerkface McGillicutty CAGiversary!   1123 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:44 PM

Gonna try and find a copy of Madden 09 used within the week. Should be a nice little pickup with coupon + Edge.

#249 io   ... Super Moderators   24653 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:31 PM

io, to your recent post I've noticed that quite a few of the lessor Wii games I bought from GS this weekend (luxor, bust a move, etc) all came with warranty cards and were perfect. I wonder if us CAGs missed something!


What, you mean like a sale somewhere else that resulted in cheap flips to GS? I don't think so. Take Bust-A-Move Bash for example - I've been to about 5 or 6 GS and nearly every one had 1 and exactly 1 copy that looked like it was just opened. Gamestop has been known in the past to convert new games to used for some reason. I'm not really sure why they would do that, as they get less for them that way, obviously. But maybe it helps sell them faster - I dunno. I think they may have done that with Bust A Move, and Endless Ocean and BW2 to a certain extent as well. Also, one store I went to had about 5 copies of Dragon Quest Swords which seemed odd to me as all the other stores had none. Most of them looked pretty good too (just based on case condition - obviously I didn't look at the discs). I may swing back by there and pick that one up, though it is still at $34.99 (so $22.74 after coupon+Edge) and I think it will get cheaper soon enough so I may wait.

But I'm 99% sure that the Battalion Wars 2 and Endless Ocean I bought had never been handled except to put the disc in the sleeve and the case on the shelf. The discs are absolutely flawless, the reg cards were intact (and worked online), and the manuals look untouched. So I'm fairly sure they just gutted new copies to sell as used, for whatever reason.

#250 suko_32   (soo-koh-32) - noun CAGiversary!   6475 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:39 PM

Picked up Mario Kart Wii for $25.99. Finally!

#251 newlu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:30 PM

used the coupon to get Etrian Odyssey and Izuna.

Thanks OP

#252 sum41rcks1   Banned Banned   1462 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

sum41rcks1

Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

Got Rune Factory for $11, thanks!

#253 io   ... Super Moderators   24653 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:40 PM

No, they don't get less that way. If it's used then they get the full profit. If it's new they only get a slight cut.


Uh, you're telling me if they take what was a new game that retails for, say, $29.99 and open it and convert it to used, and sell it for $24.99 (and thus only $16.24 with the coupon+Edge) that they make MORE money? I don't get it. Unless they get a refund from the publisher for converting it from new to used, they are still out the original wholesale price ($25 or whatever it would be for a game like that). It seems to me unless there is some refund program for them to convert them they would be losing more money - but that may be worth it to them if they can clear out the stock faster and make room for more profitable stuff.

But I don't see how they can get "full profit" from a used game if they bought it wholesale as a new game just by simply opening the shrinkwrap and tagging it as used. I would understand it as an inventory control/marketing/loss leader type of thing (ie, they may have too many new copies and no used ones so they convert 1 or 2 over to balance the stock). Unless there is a whole other part of the process that you have left out (ie, the publisher/distributor wouldn't just let them convert a new game to used and let Gamestop keep 100% of the profit!).

I fully understand their desire to push used product that was acquired via trade-ins as that is pure profit for them (minus the small amount of credit they gave out for the trade-in), but when they convert new games to used (if that is indeed what is happening here) then a different dynamic is in effect.

#254 Ecto311  

Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

Any suggestions on how or where I can find free empty Wii cases? I am thinking Blockbuster may have some but any help from someone with some experience would help.


Try the nintendo website. I got about 5 of them from there about a year ago at a really reasonable price. I also got some DS cases too for my GBA games.

#255 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Penguin1084

Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:15 PM

Picked Up:

Legend of Zelda NES Classics (cart only) - $9.74
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link NES Classics (cart only) - $5.84
Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (cart only) - $16.24

Also picked up Zelda II (NES) on eBay today for $6.xx

I think I'm done with this coupon and now I have to complete my Zelda collection >.<

#256 blackbird3216   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1465 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

blackbird3216

Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:36 PM

i bought everything or nothing 007 today, but the employee didn't know how to enter the code... It was 2.99, but still, 25% would have covered tax. I think i should go back for the Zelda collector's edition.

#257 GuardianE   S-Rank CAGiversary!   4479 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:32 AM

I picked up The Twin Snakes today but the guy didn't add my Edge and I didn't notice... ugh. I'm not going back there. I rarely make trips out there and it's not really in a safe neighborhood.

#258 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3407 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:38 AM

I fucking LOVE this coupon! (and the Edge card :) )
Over the past 2 days I've picked up:

DS - New Zealand Story Revolution - $6.49
DS - Space Invaders Extreme - $11.69
DS - Pokemon Trozei - $11.69
DS - Lunar Knights - $12.99
DS - Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2 - $16.24
DS - Professor Layton - $17.54
DS - Guitar Hero: On Tour - $29.24

Wii - Williams' Pinball Hall of Fame - $12.99
Wii - LEGO Indiana Jones - $29.24
Wii - Boom Blox - $29.24

Boo ya!

#259 GaveUpTomorrow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1784 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

GaveUpTomorrow

Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:45 AM

Scored a few good deals on my trip today:

Final Fantasy IV - DS - ($22.74)
Final Fantasy Tactics: A2 - DS - ($22.74)
Lunar Knights - DS - ($12.99)
Zelda: Collector's Edition - GC - ($22.74)

All of the games were complete, and in mint condition. I traveled to about 6 different gamestops who had Zelda in stock to finally find one that was mint and complete :) Now I can sell my N64 and games, as I was mainly keeping them for Zelda.

#260 whatup5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:55 AM

Scored a few good deals on my trip today:

Final Fantasy IV - DS - ($22.74)
Final Fantasy Tactics: A2 - DS - ($22.74)
Lunar Knights - DS - ($12.99)
Zelda: Collector's Edition - GC - ($22.74)

All of the games were complete, and in mint condition. I traveled to about 6 different gamestops who had Zelda in stock to finally find one that was mint and complete :) Now I can sell my N64 and games, as I was mainly keeping them for Zelda.


you selling ur N64 and games? pm, im interested. :D I've been getting mostly gamecube games with this coupon to finish my collection before gs ends up shipping them away. Its also a very bad time to get gameboy color games. All the good ones have been shipped to a GS thats 25 miles away from me :cry: Should've started buying them sooner. If anyone got any good GBC games, pm me.

#261 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8686 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:01 AM

Sigh went to the EB in my area today and it was depressing. I was looking at DS and Wii games. Most of them either sucked or were average at best, no contra 4, world ends with you, any atlus rpg, horrible Wii selection besides Batallion Wars 2 and Elebits. So I got nothing used.

But I did buy a copy of the world ends with you (new) because I wanted a reason to justify the purchase my Pokemon DS Lite :lol:.

#262 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Penguin1084

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:17 AM

Scored a few good deals on my trip today:

Final Fantasy IV - DS - ($22.74)
Final Fantasy Tactics: A2 - DS - ($22.74)
Lunar Knights - DS - ($12.99)
Zelda: Collector's Edition - GC - ($22.74)

All of the games were complete, and in mint condition. I traveled to about 6 different gamestops who had Zelda in stock to finally find one that was mint and complete :) Now I can sell my N64 and games, as I was mainly keeping them for Zelda.


this further proves that I have a problem with collecting zelda games.

Even though I have the Ocarina Gamecube Disc, Zelda Collector's Disc, AND Zelda: OoT on my Wii (VC), I STILL have my N64 Ocarina of time.

on a happier note, I'm getting closer to a complete Zelda game collection!

#263 Chucki Norris   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Chucki Norris

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:39 AM

this further proves that I have a problem with collecting zelda games.

Even though I have the Ocarina Gamecube Disc, Zelda Collector's Disc, AND Zelda: OoT on my Wii (VC), I STILL have my N64 Ocarina of time.

on a happier note, I'm getting closer to a complete Zelda game collection!


You wouldn't happen to have those so called craptacular Zelda games that were on the Philips CD-i in your collection too, would you? I played one at a kiosk years ago and thought it was just horrible.

#264 Alien Spider   #SQUIRTLESQUAD CAGiversary!   1423 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Alien Spider

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:39 AM

I got Touch Detective for a little over $12 thanks to the coupon. I saw FFIV, kind of wished I would have gotten it too. Eh well, I'm happy to have finally found Touch Detective for a decent price (box and instruction manual too).

#265 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Penguin1084

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:45 AM

You wouldn't happen to have those so called craptacular Zelda games that were on the Philips CD-i in your collection too, would you? I played one at a kiosk years ago and thought it was just horrible.


hell no.

those aren't worthy of my collection.

:)

#266 AltezzaSXE10   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

AltezzaSXE10

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:50 AM

Stopped by a local GS today. There were two copies of Pikmin 2 available- a generic case that had an out of date $24.99 price sticker while the second case (original case with manual) had the correct price sticker of $39.99. I brought both cases to the counter and the employee honored the out of date price and gave me the original case. After using the coupon, I was able to score a complete Pikmin 2 (in very good condition) for $12.49 :D

#267 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Penguin1084

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:53 AM

Stopped by a local GS today. There were two copies of Pikmin 2 available- a generic case that had an out of date $24.99 price sticker while the second case (original case with manual) had the correct price sticker of $39.99. I brought both cases to the counter and the employee honored the out of date price and gave me the original case. After using the coupon, I was able to score a complete Pikmin 2 (in very good condition) for $12.49 :D


holy crap I hate you.

I somehow always find the cases with the highest prices, lol.

#268 buffcorp   Paingression CAGiversary!   225 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:09 AM

Got myself Pikmin 1 (yellow label), Pikmin 2 (black Label, and Resident Evil 3 today :)

#269 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10142 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Friend of Sonic

Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:28 AM

Quick Math Lesson:

Let's use $100 as the example of what you paid.

$100-10%=$90
$90-25%=$67.50

Now the other way around

$100-25%=$75
$75-10%=67.50

You should learn that for your SATs.

No.

You missed his point. They're supposed to take 10% and 25% off from the original price. It would've saved him a little money, but not enough to warrant driving all the way back.

Next time, try not to be such an ass.


Yes.

Another quick math lesson. Using your $100 example, he should have only paid $65 because it should have been 25% off $100 and an extra 10% off $100. :roll:


Yup.

LOL, try again math whiz. We're not comparing 2 separate deductions of reversed percentages, we're comparing a single total percentage removal to 2 separate percentage removals off of different values.

35% off of $100 = $65

25% off of $100 = $75, 10% off of $75 = $67.50

$67.50 > $65

$67.50 - $65.00 = $2.50

Sure, it's only a difference of 10% of 25% or $2.50 per every hundred, but still...

Yep.

Jello is an asshole. Nice try, but just go back into Cosby's open arms. He'll love you.

#270 blackbird3216   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1465 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

blackbird3216

Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

ASS! sucks not having an edge card.