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The Blockbuster Thread XXV: June 25th - July 1st, 50% off used games $19.99 and under


#7891 pezmanmike   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:55 AM

As far as I know, its for all games.
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#7892 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10041 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:31 AM

I would have an anal explosion if they did B1G1 free for all games, maybe one day they'll get that bold. But I doubt it!
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#7893 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4197 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

300 stores are to be closed in the US.

#7894 arsenal_fan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   592 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

300 stores are to be closed in the US.


One blockbuster near me closed and I didn't even know. Any list like the previous ones on ihateblockbuster?

#7895 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7174 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

One blockbuster near me closed and I didn't even know. Any list like the previous ones on ihateblockbuster?


"The company will continue to operate about 500 stores in the United States, said Hall, who did not identify the locations of the stores slated for closure. He said some stores are being closed as their leases end, while others are being closed for under-performing." per CNN Money
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#7896 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Don't know if it has been mentioned but bby is having a b1g1 on all DVDs and BLUs.

#7897 sbaker44  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Does blockbuster still do tradeins? I want to partake in this b1g1 bluray sale without spending money.

#7898 Meowser   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

Gee....

Isnt it amazing how what? Few months back I said BB would be closing a crap load?

Then Tuesday comes the announcement.

As I said, I said in another thread, I was in regional management for the former electronics boutique. After an issue with a local BB I spoke with Dish. I know how to "get up the ladder" at corporations as I was on one of those ladders in my years.

As I also noted in another thread, you are going to see the days of battle between Gamestop and BestBuy coming to an end. The two are in the business of making money, not making "flippers" money playing all sides off against one another, they profit and the businesses lose. Also, BB VG's are not profitable basically. They dont know what they are doing as they dont specialize in VG's. They dont specialize in anything. They are a consumer electronics retailer, thats it.

They too have been impacted with streaming businesses like NetFlix, Time Warner, DVR's. The "Video" market.

BB from what I have been told will undergo yet another reorganization but just as they have the "marketplace" online you will see those who are specialized taking over much of internal BB stores, consumers be none the less aware pretty much. Employees will still wear their Bestbuy uniforms, be BestBuy employee's even though the VG's will actually be Gamestop doing revenue shares. The appliances and audio areas too from what I heard are "up for grabs"

#7899 royalbliss1   Black Rock City CAGiversary!   364 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

Does blockbuster still do tradeins? I want to partake in this b1g1 bluray sale without spending money.

Yes, I did my last tade in back in December. You just have to find a team member that knows how to do one.

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#7900 chicho13_420   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:44 AM

Anybody know if the buy 1 get 1 free sale is back on? I went into blockbuster today and the guy said he just hasn't put the signs up.Didn't really see anything good everything was priced to high. I think you can only get any game 19.99 and under as the free. Not sure though.

#7901 indomitable   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   225 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:47 PM

Saw this in my local store today.

#7902 aShufflinZombie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

My local store is closing. I remember someone saying that those backer cards are worth a decent amount of money. They have a overflowing display of them, 20 for $1. How much are they selling for?

#7903 Fukurou   Banned Banned   719 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:50 AM

Not only is my store not closing, it's hiring. I'm trying to get a job there.

#7904 jonathanp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   558 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:06 AM

Anybody know if the buy 1 get 1 free sale is back on? I went into blockbuster today and the guy said he just hasn't put the signs up.Didn't really see anything good everything was priced to high. I think you can only get any game 19.99 and under as the free. Not sure though.


Saw this in my local store today.


I can confirm. My local Blockbuster was having a B1G1 Free on all games 19.99 and under.

#7905 theemadgamer   SILENCE! I keel you! CAGiversary!   863 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:08 AM

I can confirm. My local Blockbuster was having a B1G1 Free on all games 19.99 and under.



Same is true in the metro Detroit area, although there are few left.

#7906 dinovelvet   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3454 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

And is there actually anything worth getting in this B1G1 sale or is it the same stuff that didn't sell last time?

#7907 nixmahn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2643 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

store is closing near me. Anything I should look out for or is it like all other store closing in which they jack up the prices to MSRP + 10%, then discount 10%

#7908 Izod   CheepLikeASpoder CAGiversary!   2284 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

store is closing near me. Anything I should look out for or is it like all other store closing in which they jack up the prices to MSRP + 10%, then discount 10%


Another one of my stores just closed. Even at their final day they didn't have a single thing worth getting, game wise. A couple of DECENT BD deals, but games were like $10 off MSRP for used games, and the highest they ever went was 30% off. Anything worth a damn was snatched up at 10-20% off. In most cases the used games were horribly abused and most of them could be found new for the $34.99 they wanted (49.99 after 30 off).

#7909 nixmahn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2643 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Another one of my stores just closed. Even at their final day they didn't have a single thing worth getting, game wise. A couple of DECENT BD deals, but games were like $10 off MSRP for used games, and the highest they ever went was 30% off. Anything worth a damn was snatched up at 10-20% off. In most cases the used games were horribly abused and most of them could be found new for the $34.99 they wanted (49.99 after 30 off).



Bummer, was really hoping for it tobe like the assessories clearance they had awhile back. Dodades for like pennies on the dollar but oh well, still check it out maybe.

#7910 howard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Blockbuster said today 164 stores will be closing in addition to the closings they announced a few weeks ago. This will leave them with about 200 stores. Fuck em.

#7911 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11376 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

my blockbuster is getting nuked as we speak. they have 20% off all games which is lame. of course the casuals snatched up the good stuff and the only good ps3 game left is persona 4 arena. ill see if i can wait it out to find stuff to trade in to gamestop and hope persona drops hard but other than that its just movie hunting for me. bye blockbuster :(
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#7912 dinovelvet   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3454 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Blockbuster said today 164 stores will be closing in addition to the closings they announced a few weeks ago. This will leave them with about 200 stores. Fuck em.


Those 164 stores are in Britain. A lot of gaming sites seem to have re-reported the news without noticing that it was a UK article.

http://www.telegraph...ores-close.html

#7913 scblueeyedguy   Future Gadget Laboratory Technician CAGiversary!   2571 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:05 PM

At least 1 of the 2 in my city is closing. I'll see about the other later today. Might have to stop by the closing one to see if anything is there.

#7914 howard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

Those 164 stores are in Britain. A lot of gaming sites seem to have re-reported the news without noticing that it was a UK article.

http://www.telegraph...ores-close.html


Thanks. I got it from a regular news site in an article about one of their local stores that was part of the last wave announced and it didn't mention the UK thing.

#7915 AllFrankedUp   shhhhh. CAGiversary!   371 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:58 AM

Saw that the one in Humble, TX(just north of Houston) is closing. That one has been there since I was a kid(I'm 31).

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#7916 evildeadjedi   RIP DIO \m/ \m/ CAGiversary!   4750 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

They are dropping like flies. There used to be around 14 stores in my area. Today, there are 7.
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#7917 mrwogs2  

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

Just found out today that my local BBV is closing in a month. Sad! I spent many a dollar at that store on the crazy used game/blu ray sales. The employee there was a nice guy. Sorry to see it go...

#7918 EYEL1NER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1911 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I get back to the country after 6 months only to realize that I forgot to bring my copy of The Avengers with me (which my wife wanted to watch). So I go out for dinner and swing by the last Blockbuster in the area only to see that it is closing. No more rentals, no copies of The Avengers to at least buy, and bad sales on everything left.
I at least thought "This is the perfect opportunity to hit the 'International' section and grab a bunch of Chinese and Korean flicks," but nope. Nothing good left in that section and someone had even grabbed their copy of Versus from the Horror section.

Pretty disappointing but oh well. I'm about to leave the country for a while again, so maybe something cool can fill the store space, like a Moe's. I'm tired of driving an hour for a Moe's burrito...

#7919 TheHelix   CAGiversary! Silenced   2842 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

They are dropping like flies. There used to be around 14 stores in my area. Today, there are 7.


I went from 10 to 2 BBVs within 30 minutes in 3 years.

#7920 howard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

Used BD's are DVD's are now $7.99, used games are 20% off (still shitty price wise), and sleeve only (aka online rental) DVD's are $1.99 and BD's are $2.99. They easily had a 15-1 ratio of sleeve only DVD's to BD's.