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Mom and Pop - Houston , TX


#1 mith0s   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   46 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:54 AM

Anyone know of any good mom and pop stores that might slip a title before street date :lol:. Houston, TX

#2 ninjalunchbox79   WTF?!?!?!? CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:27 AM

LOL , good luck with that!!

#3 doodle777_98   Trade me your nes games. CAGiversary!   3852 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:03 PM

I doubt mom and pop stores could afford to do that.

#4 EnronLackey   Fake-Rage Hater CAGiversary!   851 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:36 PM

Nope not here in Houston .. I really miss 7-11s back in Vegas they didnt care much about street date just sold them to you as soon them got them .. on the same topic why is there no SLUPREES here in Houston?! nothing quenches a thirst like em .. but if you do find out let us know! ^_^

#5 meesterjojo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:04 AM

Houston is pretty much one big, lame, strip-mall. All the fun stuff, like 7-11's is in North Texas (Dallas), and even Austin.

I could go on, and on, about why Houston is the way it is, but that would mean total threadjack. heh

#6 Dr Mario Kart   SD/2D Defense Force CAGiversary!   10957 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:19 AM

Houston has Games Plus, which has maybe 5 locations in the Greater Houston area. Theres Play N'trade but thats small scale national at this point.

#7 cycophuk   Left to my own devices CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:43 PM

Every GameStop knockoff in Houston is no better than GameStop. Prices are usually the same, just with a smaller selection. Of course, the few that still carry older gen games make sure they charge insane prices for them.

#8 stevenelliott19   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   5 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

Well I have been to Games Plus the one on 249 and it is true that they are a little cheaper than gamestop but the customer service is wayyyyyy better. These guys really care about people and treat you with a little respect oh and they pay alot more than Gamestop does. Gamestop offered me $25 for UFC and they offered $35 cash! HUMMMM! I stick with this Mom and Pop...

#9 DizzySaxophone   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:07 PM

I really do suggest Games Plus if you're looking for a friendly atmosphere with classic games. I've been pretty regular about coming to the one on spring cypress and 249, and they're really friendly and always seem to remember me when I come back.

#10 al_tag   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:48 PM

Ditto on the Games Plus props. The one on Bay Area Blvd. has a decent selection of older gen games (even saw some boxed Atari 2600 games there) and movies on the cheap.

They also have deals in store such as buy 4 get 1 free and a free used game 9.99 or less when you buy a system.

Probably won't help you on getting games early though...

#11 _heretic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:03 PM

Damn, I didn't know about any game stores in Houston except Gamestop (and Game Crazy, I guess). I'm going to have to check out Games Plus, and maybe Play N Trade. Are there any others I should know about?

#12 al_tag   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:23 AM

Damn, I didn't know about any game stores in Houston except Gamestop (and Game Crazy, I guess). I'm going to have to check out Games Plus, and maybe Play N Trade. Are there any others I should know about?


There is a place called Game Time on El Dorado off of 45 - lots of NES generation and later games there, but it's kind of disorganized and there aren't price tags on anything. I've talked to the guy that runs the place and he told me it's just him, so no doubt there's a ton of stuff he doesn't have placed out on the floor yet, but if you dig around and look behind the counter you might find something. He's got lots and lots of old systems (SNES and N64s) - I bought a Saturn off him for $40.

There's a place in Alvin called DND that has some cool stuff - but their best stuff isn't for sale (ROB, Virtual Boy, Colecovision) for some reason. I did pick up a complete Strider for Genesis for $4.

Of course pawn shops are also good places to find some deals or rare items for cheap if the owners don't realize what they are selling.

#13 ryanredzie   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   46 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 06:26 PM

Props to GamesPlus they're a lot more organized than most Gamestops and almost ALL of their used games are with the original box art. If you can ask they can price match prices with online prices. Most of their stores have a great selection of older gen games.

#14 terb73  

Posted 16 May 2010 - 02:46 PM

Nope not here in Houston .. I really miss 7-11s back in Vegas they didnt care much about street date just sold them to you as soon them got them .. on the same topic why is there no SLUPREES here in Houston?! nothing quenches a thirst like em .. but if you do find out let us know! ^_^



Almost all 7-11s were bought out in Houston by Stop n' Go(s) about 20 years ago. Since then, sluprees have been a thing of the past in Houston.