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Half Price Books 20% Off Sale - Memorial Day Weekend


#1 mark_IV   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   292 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:33 PM

Half Price Books is having their Memorial Day Weekend sale May 24 - 28. Everything in store is 20% off including consoles and games.

Website http://hpb.com/

Store locations http://hpb.com/stores/

#2 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2956 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

Pretty good deal. Sadly I don't have a HPB near me.

This would get you a $60 dollar game for only $48. Not bad if there is something you want that hasn't dropped much.

#3 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2956 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:11 PM

Pretty good deal. Sadly I don't have a HPB near me.

This would get you a $60 dollar game for only $48. Not bad if there is something you want that hasn't dropped much.


Half Price Books is a used book/movie/game store so they don't carry new games.

#4 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2956 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:30 PM

Half Price Books is a used book/movie/game store so they don't carry new games.


It shows you how much I know. :razz:

Still it's not an awful deal. A $20 game for $16.

#5 fujimitsu   I came to drink milk CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:30 PM

I just spent over $100 there last week. Shite.

I'll be back for this though, to build up a book backlog for the honeymoon :).

FWIW people HPB is not a bad place for games, at least not here. I get guides there all the time, along with a lot of cheap cart-based games. Picked up twin snakes for $20 complete the other day. Not amazing but with the discounts you can find some good stuff.

EDIT: Forgot they had piles and piles of Super Meat Boy hard copies. Steam redeemable and comes with some artwook and a poster for $5.

Edited by fujimitsu, 26 May 2012 - 12:41 AM.


#6 Mr. Spinnington   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

agreed on halfprice for game selection

a lot of the time they'll carry a number of generations' software that can't be found except for ebay or pricey specialty stores. i grabbed EDF2017 for $9 at one a week ago and saw a bunch of great-looking games from last gen, the N64/PSX era, and even back to 16-bit games in fantastic condition

much appreciated for the heads up

#7 HououinK   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1079 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:49 AM

I picked up a black label PS2 Okami, Mass Effect 1, & Siren all for $8 each.

#8 MetalSlugger   :P CAGiversary!   2741 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:42 AM

All of the HPB around my area have their heads up their asses about game prices. IIRC they had Duck Hunt/SMB for $15-20...absolutely ridiculous.

I did go and get some game guides/books today though, great deals on those.

#9 Rollobobo   EAT SHIITAKE! CAGiversary!   2989 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:51 AM

I just spent over $100 there last week. Shite.

I'll be back for this though, to build up a book backlog for the honeymoon :).

FWIW people HPB is not a bad place for games, at least not here. I get guides there all the time, along with a lot of cheap cart-based games. Picked up twin snakes for $20 complete the other day. Not amazing but with the discounts you can find some good stuff.

EDIT: Forgot they had piles and piles of Super Meat Boy hard copies. Steam redeemable and comes with some artwook and a poster for $5.


I also picked up a copy of Super Meat Boy Ultra Edition. Great deal, although mine was priced at $4.00. :D

I am planing on making a Half Price Books visit myself this weekend. Hope to find some goods.

#10 AionTelos   is PLUS ONE PIG! CAGiversary!   976 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:10 PM

They have a great selection of comics at my place. All 25c each :D

#11 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:49 PM

They have a great selection of comics at my place. All 25c each :D


By me all the comics are $1 each ot more. :cry:

#12 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3581 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

I scoped out the store closest to me on Thursday but there wasn't much of interest, even with the 20% off. :S
I did consider grabbing some extra PS2 Memory Cards at $2.99 a pop (before discount) but I decided to save my money.

I might cruise down to the other store near my Dad's house tomorrow...I usually have better luck at that one.
For example, I got a StarFox Super Weekend cart for $100 there last summer (it usually sells for $300+)!

#13 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1671 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

I was just in my local store last week and was extremely surprised at how big there gaming inventory had grown. But I think almost every price tag I saw was laughable. I guess I'll go back tomorrow and give it a second look with this sale going on.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

Found tales of vesperia guide for $6 and resident evil archives volume one for $8.

Guess they only check amazon on the games, not game books, lol.

Usually they are the first place to jack up prices to eBay levels.

#15 Potatoeman  

Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

They don't check prices for guides, so it's an amazing place to get older guides for decent prices. 3.99-12.99 most of the time.

Games are almost 100% checked online at Amazon for pricing. Still, HPB is my #1 retro game/guide place pretty much for consistent finds.

#16 Captain Wrong   Dirty Commie CAGiversary!   821 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

Just scored a copy of Miner 2049er Volume II for Atari 2600 for $4.

#17 PapaSmerf   Central Scrutinizer CAGiversary!   1153 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

I have about 7 HPB in my area and pricing all depends on who does it. At some locations, they have game savvy pricers and some do not. Some will price guides on the Internet. Every once in a while one can find a rare one priced low, but often they are listed as OoP and priced pretty high. I bought one RE Archives I for $6 and another was listed @ $60 at another location.

It is always a good idea to check for the awesome finds even if they can be rare.

#18 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Just scored a copy of Miner 2049er Volume II for Atari 2600 for $4.


Just so you know, I understand how great of a find that is! :applause: (in case no one else acknowledges it)

#19 pizza_suplex   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

I bought a copy of the Best of American Splendor at my local HPB for $5. Got home and turns out it was signed by the good man Harvey Pekar. That was a good day

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Overall I rarely go to HPB because their prices are awful and they basically ruin anything that's complete. The local store's policy is to use packaging tape around cardboard boxes for complete games - Then price them at amazon prices. Good luck getting that off without tearing the artwork.

I find minimum of $7 for PS2/xbox/gc games that aren't sports, and minimum of $20 on 360/PS3 games.
Pretty much dumbasses pricing around here, think every game is rare or something. And they pay the fools who bring this stuff in like, a quarter for older games, maybe a dollar or two for newer.

#21 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:03 AM

I bought a copy of the Best of American Splendor at my local HPB for $5. Got home and turns out it was signed by the good man Harvey Pekar. That was a good day


Again:
Just so you know, I understand how great of a find that is! :applause: (in case no one else acknowledges it)