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The Blockbuster/Gamerush Thread XX - SMG $25 new, disc-only used 360/Wii games $9.99!


#4741 io   ... Super Moderators   25095 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:33 PM

Yeah, but think about it - even if they had one in April, there's really nothing left for them to sell at B1G1 (if they keep it $14.99 and under). There needs to be several months before the next one for more rental conversions to happen, and then drop in price. Then hopefully we'll be getting SC IV amongst others that way ;).

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:35 PM

Yeah, not many of any of those around here. Amongst 10+ stores, it seems there's 2 Naruto, 3 Legendary, and 1 Oblivion. And they are all at different stores of course :bomb:.

I don't think there was a B1G1 last April. I think the last one before the summer sale was the previous October.


:-k I could have swore there was a B1G1 free in April or May. My friend came along with me to a lot of the stores... plus he was trying to get the Soul Calibur IV preorder bonus without having to buy the game (he eventually slapped a preorder down on another game in exchange for the preorder bonus)

But then again, maybe I'm wrong. When you say summer, you're saying there was a B1G1 in July 2008?

#4743 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2604 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:36 PM

Yeah, but think about it - even if they had one in April, there's really nothing left for them to sell at B1G1 (if they keep it $14.99 and under). There needs to be several months before the next one for more rental conversions to happen, and then drop in price. Then hopefully we'll be getting SC IV amongst others that way ;).


I don't know, there are a good amount of games that were hovering at the 19.99-29.99 level and one would assume most of those would be down to at least 14.99 by April. Keyword of course being "amount", so it would at least help from the flipping side, may be not so much for the keeping side.

P.S. I thought there was also some sort of B1G1 sale in April for like a week or two.

#4744 io   ... Super Moderators   25095 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:37 PM

But then again, maybe I'm wrong. When you say summer, you're saying there was a B1G1 in July 2008?


The PERFECT STORM, man! Hello!

OK, I checked out my spreadsheet. I'd say the perfect storm sale started on exactly July 8th. I'm basing this on the fact that I apparently went to 4 Blockbusters that day and spent $147 which then turned into a Ratchet & Clank PSP to keep and $314 at GS ;). Some of the other games I bought (all 360 since Wii and PS3 games were basically excluded via price increases) were: Enchanted Arms, King King, Just Cause, Bullet Witch, Golden Compass, Virtua Tennis 3, and Spiderman 3.

I made NO purchases whatsoever in April - just lots of trades. HOWEVER, it appears I made ONE purchase in March that may have been B1G1 - I noted that I bought 2 copies of Top Spin 2 for $9.99 and traded them to GC. So, yeah, it does appear there was a minor B1G1 sale back at the end of March. Now I remember that - the selection was crap as they had yet to drop many 360 games that low at that time, and there was no trade-in deal going on at Gamestop either. Note that Gamestop didn't start the constant trade-in deals thing until last summer (when the perfect storm happened - which made it seem more like a perfect storm at that time than now as they have had continuous deals since then).

And I was also wrong about the Oct 2007 date - the last B1G1 before that small one in March 2008 was way back in June 2007. I used it to buy a handful of PSP games that I traded to Gamecrazy since they had a trade-in promo for the handheld systems back then (and that was pretty much the last time GC has ever had a decent trade-in promo).

So, to summarize, we've had the following B1G1 sales:

June 2007: Mostly PSP and last-gen stuff
March 2008: A handful of 360 games qualified, can't remember anything else worth buying
July 2008: Tons of 360 games qualified and GS had the extra $5 promo - ie, the "Perfect Storm"
Dec 2008: Lots of stuff for all 3 systems, though limited at each store and hit up way harder by regular customers due to better signage, the Christmas timing, and better overall price marking - this sale was way better than the July one for keeper games though

Note that before that June 2007 sale it was all about the new game clearances at Gamerush (the last one of those was in March 2007). I'm not sure how many old-timers are still around that remember those. Of course my Gamerush closed down right after that and the clearance sales seem to have stopped - coincidence? I dunno, but I'm glad I haven't missed anything. I remember my initial motivation for building up BBV credit once my GR closed was that I was hoping to have other CAGs buy me stuff at their GR sales and send it to me. I'm glad BBV got a bit better about carrying new stuff (at the time the regular stores had NO new games or systems at all) and I didn't have to resort to that.

Edited by io, 23 January 2009 - 12:07 AM.


#4745 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2604 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:44 PM

We did have one back in March of 08. I just searched BB/GR Thread XVII and it ran for two weeks.

http://www.cheapassg...551#post4082551

So there's definitely hope, seeing as it was only three months before they ran another one in June 08.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:45 PM

The PERFECT STORM, man! Hello!

Wasn't too perfect for me because I was afraid to flip back then. =(

But I did drop like three to four hundred bucks (Cash! I spent cash at BBV wtf!) in boosting my game collection. So, for me it was an imperfect storm of spending way too much damn money. If the sale is gonna be July this year, this will give me time to gradually build credit and have my GF lay low.

We did have one back in March of 08. I just searched BB/GR Thread XVIII and it ran for two weeks.

http://www.cheapassg...&postcount=1364

So there's definitely hope, seeing as it was only three months before they ran another one in June 08.

Nice! I hope they do... and I won't need a terribly large amount. I'll only be picking up some of the mediocre games I passed on when they were 14.99 (hopefully they are dropping to 9.99 soon) and the many 19.99 games they have. I really want GT Prologue, already!

#4747 RCS0926   Deal Hunter CAGiversary!   1364 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:49 PM

We did have one back in March of 08. I just searched BB/GR Thread XVII and it ran for two weeks.

http://www.cheapassg...551#post4082551

So there's definitely hope, seeing as it was only three months before they ran another one in June 08.


What month did the B1G1 sale run prior to the March 08 sale?

#4748 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2604 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:52 PM

Nice! I hope they do... and I won't need a terribly large amount. I'll only be bigging up some of the mediocre games I passed on when they were 14.99 (hopefully they are dropping to 9.99 soon) and the many 19.99 games they have. I really want GT Prologue, already!


I hear ya FoS. There were quite a few games that were sitting in the 16.99-29.99 range that I wanted to throw in the ole backlog but just didn't want to spend unnecessary credit. In fact, I think out of the last sale I only kept 3 games (Viking, Bioshock, and Kingdom Under Fire).

Also, since we had the Perfect Storm, should this last one be named the Perfect Blizzard after the weather that hit most of us flipping CAGs? It was good with the GS thanksgiving B2G1 leading into a BB/GR B1G1 with another GS B2G1 thrown in. Not to mention the short lived VVs and all the other GCs that made great stocking stuffers.

What month did the B1G1 sale run prior to the March 08 sale?


I personally am not completely sure as I was just a noob flipper and very seldom flipper up until around Christmas 07... That being previous posts mention October of 07. Also, I did a search and after thread 17, B1G1 doesen't even show up while performing a search (at least threads 13-16).

#4749 io   ... Super Moderators   25095 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:09 AM

So, to summarize, we've had the following B1G1 sales:

June 2007: Mostly PSP and last-gen stuff
March 2008: A handful of 360 games qualified, can't remember anything else worth buying
July 2008: Tons of 360 games qualified and GS had the extra $5 promo - ie, the "Perfect Storm"
Dec 2008: Lots of stuff for all 3 systems, though limited at each store and hit up way harder by regular customers due to better signage, the Christmas timing, and better overall price marking - this sale was way better than the July one for keeper games though


Uh, hello!

Though I am betting there was another one in between June 2007 and March 2008. The first thing I read on the link mvp828 posted (from when the March 08 sale started) was how everyone was betting they'd raise the prices on the $14.99 306/PS3/Wii games "like last time". So I guess there probably was another one in there somewhere but it pretty much only applied to beat up PS2 crap or something.

#4750 shumway   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:20 AM

I ended up keeping 2 Wii games, 2 360 games, 2 PSP games, and I think 5 or 6 DS games on top of using the trade-in promo for Wii Fit, Personal Trainer: Cooking, and Personal Trainer: Math. Was also able to pick up a 60 Gig PS3 and still have a good deal of GS credit left, though no BBV credit.

#4751 dyeknom   Now in 2D CAGiversary!   3505 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:22 AM

Uh, hello!

Though I am betting there was another one in between June 2007 and March 2008. The first thing I read on the link mvp828 posted (from when the March 08 sale started) was how everyone was betting they'd raise the prices on the $14.99 306/PS3/Wii games "like last time". So I guess there probably was another one in there somewhere but it pretty much only applied to beat up PS2 crap or something.


iirc they had one in November 07, but I dont remember any 14.99 wii or p3 games before the march sale., just 360 games being marked down.

#4752 pinebarrens   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:23 AM

TIV from yesterday:

Supreme Commander 360- $25

#4753 RCS0926   Deal Hunter CAGiversary!   1364 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:45 AM

Uh, hello!

Though I am betting there was another one in between June 2007 and March 2008. The first thing I read on the link mvp828 posted (from when the March 08 sale started) was how everyone was betting they'd raise the prices on the $14.99 306/PS3/Wii games "like last time". So I guess there probably was another one in there somewhere but it pretty much only applied to beat up PS2 crap or something.


During the "perfect storm", GS was actually giving an extra $5 per game? It's too bad I wasn't a CAG until last month.

#4754 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11758 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:50 AM

Picked up Mercenaries (360) for $20.

I have just been using my BB credit for DVDs for my daughters.


Did you get Mercenaries 2? Was this at Blockbuster? I know we get a lot of cross-talk between BB and GS in here

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:17 AM

Funny that around July 2008 is when I started getting into flipping.. I dunno if that time was bigger, or if the HWV $4 clearance was bigger. Because there was a time when it was HWV $4 clearance credit being spent at gamestop on legendary/Oblivion that was spent at BBV for B1G1 that was spent at Gamestop, etc. etc.

#4756 thebob101   Spaceknight CAGiversary!   2961 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:26 AM

Did you get Mercenaries 2? Was this at Blockbuster? I know we get a lot of cross-talk between BB and GS in here


I just bought it (Mercenaries 2 for the 360) at Blockbuster this afternoon. When I saw it with the $19.99 sticker, I thought it might be a mistake, but there were a few copies. When I checked out, it rang up $19.99 + tax.

#4757 whatup5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:30 AM

Has anyone noticed POP is $54.99 used on GS.com? Does anyone know if it is the same price instore?

#4758 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11758 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:35 AM

I just bought it (Mercenaries 2 for the 360) at Blockbuster this afternoon. When I saw it with the $19.99 sticker, I thought it might be a mistake, but there were a few copies. When I checked out, it rang up $19.99 + tax.


Sweet...thanks....seems like a nice price. I enjoyed the 1st one a lot.

#4759 dyeknom   Now in 2D CAGiversary!   3505 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:53 AM

Has anyone noticed POP is $54.99 used on GS.com? Does anyone know if it is the same price instore?


I posted that the ubisoft games down to 34.99 because of the promotion was ending/ended and that the used games would likely follow suit a few days ago (like BiA). The in store prices should change with next store system update following the online price change. So hurry and get them while you can in store :) Thats disappointing, though because i wanted to get farcry and endwar for ps3 for quick playthroughs. and wont be in gs before monday :/

Edited by dyeknom, 23 January 2009 - 02:07 AM.


#4760 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2604 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:53 AM

Has anyone noticed POP is $54.99 used on GS.com? Does anyone know if it is the same price instore?


I just got back from a GS and can confirm that it is still 34.99 in-store.

Sweet...thanks....seems like a nice price. I enjoyed the 1st one a lot.


I don't know if they released a patch for Mercs 2 or what, but I actually am enjoying it.

#4761 nietzsche74   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1764 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:19 AM

It might be time to check up on the Fatal Inertia TIV...

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:34 AM

15 at BB. Gamestop dropped the used price to 17.99. Break even flip unfortunately.

#4763 sotc1988   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1209 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:13 AM

Barely made it in time to return prince. I'm going to have to stop making that a habit because I'm getting the "look" now.

#4764 Stingermck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   597 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:21 AM

TIV tonight:

Endwar PS3 (game only) $33

#4765 RCS0926   Deal Hunter CAGiversary!   1364 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:00 AM

I just bought it (Mercenaries 2 for the 360) at Blockbuster this afternoon. When I saw it with the $19.99 sticker, I thought it might be a mistake, but there were a few copies. When I checked out, it rang up $19.99 + tax.


Mercs 2 is definitely $19.99 at BBV. I saw 3 or 4 copies marked at that price at one of my local BBVs.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:03 AM

Confirmed Madden 09 held at 25-- I found a Madden 09 CE and figured I'd flip the Madden portion-- then I remembered it doesn't come with the cover art. According the GS thread, it traded in with a base of 22 at Gamestop. That's not bad at all. I'll probably go that route, and then in 2013 or so when Madden 09 is worth two dollars, I'll reassemble the CE. Of course... it's not like the Madden CEs for PS2 got rare or anything. But I'm such a 360 collector for this generation, I figured why not especially if I'm breaking even with a free copy of Head Coach.

#4767 ghozt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:18 AM

sucks there aren't really any flips as im down to $35 in bbv credit and would like to have credit there just in case some good deals come along. ill have to settle for single copies of oblivion and legendary. will also send some copies over to gamecrazy to pay of my street fighter tournament stick and ce copy of the game, just realized how expensive that is going to be.

#4768 dyeknom   Now in 2D CAGiversary!   3505 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:42 AM

Wow io, I will definitey agree with your opinion on prince of persia's mediocrity. I think I finished it in 9.5 hours. Disappointing "true" ending, graphic glitches, way too easy boss fights, and general gameplay errors with respect to button and directional reading. Good voice overs, though... It looks like it is time to trade my own copy in by monday :)

#4769 joker______   Careful...Icarus CAGiversary!   1209 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:58 AM

did 007 QoS hold up at $36 still?

Edited by joker______, 23 January 2009 - 11:04 AM.


#4770 io   ... Super Moderators   25095 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:30 AM

Wow io, I will definitey agree with your opinion on prince of persia's mediocrity. I think I finished it in 9.5 hours. Disappointing "true" ending, graphic glitches, way too easy boss fights, and general gameplay errors with respect to button and directional reading. Good voice overs, though... It looks like it is time to trade my own copy in by monday :)


Hmmm - If it can be finished that quickly, I should definitely try to do that at least before dumping it. I only played it for about an hour. I might as well squeeze all the trophies I can out of it, though I disagree with the easy part. I don't see how it's possible to get the playthrough without dying more than 100 times one or whatever it is. I think I died that many times in the first level trying to make jumps to places that I couldn't tell from the design whether I could really get to or not :bomb:.