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FYE in downtown Boston MA is closing


#1 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6854 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:12 PM

I know there are a lot of Boston CAGs here, so I thought I'd drop the news. I'll report back in an hour with discount rates and stock.

#2 joaryche   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   166 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

nashville, tn store is closing too...

#3 Twizz   An Eff'n Legend CAGiversary!   282 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

So many bad things I could say about them pricks. It got to the point where I stopped doing business with them. This was before my CAG days though.

The only good thing there was the harder to find DS games.

Hopefully fellow Boston CAGers can get some good deals on what's left.

#4 DDustiNN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   339 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

FYE closing huh...

Maybe they'll put their stuff on clearance so that their outrageous prices will finally be back down to a reasonable and competitive level.

#5 EarthBoundX5   Chef Jesus CAGiversary!   1726 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

unless there is more than just the 2 locations listed, this belongs in the regional sections...

I know there are a lot of Boston CAGs here, so I thought I'd drop the news. I'll report back in an hour with discount rates and stock.


http://www.cheapassg...read.php?t=1466

nashville, tn store is closing too...


http://www.cheapassg...isplay.php?f=52

#6 Xboxreject   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   29 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:05 PM

I dont really think this topic belongs in the section

#7 Tsnake617   Wanderer CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

So is the clearance stuff only slightly overpriced? I haven't bought a single thing from FYE. Their prices are always ridiculous.

#8 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:20 PM

That place was epic, all those penny games, $3-$27 flips, and other assorted deals will make me miss that store.

Please post if it's worth taking advantage of their store closing sales, they are really just moving since the lease is up so I'm doubtful it'll be good.

#9 joeyshadows   CAGiversary! Validating   1729 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:22 PM

In store only huh? Sucks to not live in Boston.

#10 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10668 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

I am buying a plane ticket as I type this. I hope I am not too late.

#11 ShirtSizeXXXLXT   Fluffernutter 4LIFE CAGiversary!   194 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

I can always find hard to find stuff at FYE. It really is too bad that stores like this are simply going away. I wonder when things will come full circle, and retail stores will rise again? Or do I have to now buy hard to find CD's and games on eBay and Amazon for the rest of my life?

#12 jazzman   Carpe diem CAGiversary!   1350 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

FYE closing huh...

Maybe they'll put their stuff on clearance so that their outrageous prices will finally be back down to a reasonable and competitive level.


What's funny is how many consumers have been brainwashed by these going out of business sales and usually most of the decent items are purchased between 10-30% off.

#13 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8802 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

Having worked at an FYE as an 2nd Assistant Manager for 1.5 years, I can say, without a doubt, that I hope they go under. Poorly run and absolutely terrible future-sight. Back in 2010/11 there was a promotion where select (read: most) single-disc CDs were $9.99. This ran for about two-three months and then was canned. We had to work from about 6am-9am in the morning to apply stickers when the promotion first started, and we had to spend about the same amount of time to take them off when it failed. My problem with this is such: why couldn't someone purchase stickers that were easy to remove?

That said, they force managers to worth 50+ hours some weeks while part-timers are lucky to get 6 hours for the WEEK. It's ridiculous and I hope they fail.

#14 Lemarfanz   Video Games Are Art! CAGiversary!   471 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:48 PM

I am buying a plane ticket as I type this. I hope I am not too late.


Swing and a miss.

#15 Dead of Knight  

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:27 PM

Let me know how this goes.

#16 Kuma   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2450 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

Hopefully the Swansea one doesnt go, I know a few of those guys. Nice people

#17 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6854 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:09 AM

Everything was 50%+ off. Notable deals were XBOX live for 50% off, RE5 CE for $35, Halo 3 Legendary Ed for $25, Halo Reach CE $65, MS XBOX Headsets for $20, Wii plus controllers with game bundles for$25, and a couple of generic Wii arcade sticks for $10. They had a 360 behind the counter that was probably $125 as well, but I'm guessing it was for one of the employees and I didn't want to jack it. Monday is going to be their last day.

Oh, and they have a SHIT TON of rockband guitars.

*Note: I'm not sure if the 360 deals are good deals, but they look decent to me because the CE's are somewhat hard to find sealed and 12 month live subs are around $40.

#18 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:34 AM

Cool. I hope they have Captain America and some MS points left!!

#19 stavros45   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:40 AM

Seemed like only a couple good deals on the sealed CE's. Almost pulled the trigger on a GTAIV CE for PS3 for $20, but I still have my 360 version from the launch. Did pick up the Call of Duty: World at War CE for $20ish.

#20 shivan128   CAG at heart CAGiversary!   3751 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

Is there anything left there? I'm looking for older ps2/gamecube items if they're still available.