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Gamecube PREOWNED Games & Acc. ALL 75% off at Gamestop online/instore


#271 Jrittmayer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   662 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Jrittmayer

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

I hit up all Gamestops within 20 miles of me, including their "consolidation store". Even the fucking consolidation store only had maybe a dozen titles, all crappy, and none in box anyway. I asked if they had more and they said they've shipped them back to corporate and are just collecting the leftovers from the surrounding stores.

Sad I missed out on this :(

#272 Sgt Barone   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   1987 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

Just got the last copies of both Luigi's Mansion and Mario Party 7 in the state of Ohio. Both here in Columbus. I did a call ahead reservation for Luigi's Mansion and when I got there he told me he had the last copy of Mario Party 7 around, so I got that too. Both titles for $9.34. Both in generic Gamecube cases.

Also went to another store and picked up Star Fox Adventures for $1.74 after looking up some game play videos and reviews.

So my final haul from four different GameStop stores in the Columbus area over the past three days is:

Luigi's Mansion - $3.75
Pikmin 2 - $10.00
Mario Party 7 - $5.00
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - $2.00
Super Monkey Ball - $1.50
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life - $2.50
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour - $1.57
Star Fox Adventures - $1.74
Call of Duty: Big Red One - $3.37
Spongebob: Battle For Bikini Bottom - $1.25
NBA Street Vol. 2 - $1.25
NBA Street Vol. 3 - $2.50

Total - $36.43

Edited by Sgt Barone, 12 January 2013 - 12:13 AM.

<p>Here's to a great year of gaming in 2015 :beer:

#273 evuong   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   225 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Looks like super smash bros melee is back in stock

#274 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   3606 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

FlyingMonkey9

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Been doing a few in store pickup reservations.

Have Eternal Darkness waiting for me at a store right by my house and a GBA Player at a store about 30 minutes away. Hope they hold these things like they are supposed to.


Also hunting a copy of Eternal Darkness. Probably one of my top 5 games of all time, can't believe it only sold 400k

#275 spamfree2   cheap but tasteful ;P CAGiversary!   1358 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Anyone interested in trading should go to the CAG Last-Gen Games - Buy, Sell, or Trade Thread .

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=176585


What about missing case / insert / cover /parts - CAG Official Case thread.

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=176892

#276 HyruleKing83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

HyruleKing83

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Hit up 1 GS in my area (3 more to visit today) They only had about a dozen or so games. Picked up
Final Fantasy CC
Monopoly Party
Marvel Nemesis: ROTI
Naruto CotN
Hopefully the other stores in the area have what i'm looking for.

#277 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7133 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

SonictheHedgehog1337

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Paper Mario TTYD for the Gamecube is probably one of the greatest games ever. I am not exaggerating. I would consider this one of the top 5 games to play before you die.

BTW, thanks OP for the heads up on this thread. Ordered 6 games online just now for $14.82 total. Going to try to hit up my local store at lunch and see if anything is there. Great time to pick up some games we've all missed.


Wow, I have a factory sealed Paper Mario TTYD. It looks like this thing is valuable online. Fuck I don't want to sell it if it's that much fun. But in a way I don't want to unwrap it because it's worth so much. It's a game hoarder paradox. Anyway, it still has the $9.98 Target clearance sticker on it too. :drool: Why didn't I buy more than 1?

Thanks OP and everyone who contributed. I ended up spending $120 today on Gamecube games and a couple guides at 2 gamestops. One gamestop was the freaking motherload. Only a few of the games I bought were missing cases/manuals. I only had to put back 2 games for being too scratched.

#278 Sgt Barone   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   1987 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Wow, I have a factory sealed Paper Mario TTYD. It looks like this thing is valuable online. Fuck I don't want to sell it if it's that much fun. But in a way I don't want to unwrap it because it's worth so much. It's a game hoarder paradox. Anyway, it still has the $9.98 Target clearance sticker on it too. :drool: Why didn't I buy more than 1?

Thanks OP and everyone who contributed. I ended up spending $120 today on Gamecube games and a couple guides at 2 gamestops. One gamestop was the freaking motherload. Only a few of the games I bought were missing cases/manuals. I only had to put back 2 games for being too scratched.


Which GameStop?
<p>Here's to a great year of gaming in 2015 :beer:

#279 Firecrest   BOOMSHALAKALAKA! CAGiversary!   363 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Firecrest

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Took a stab at another Gamestop today and struck gold... well, better than what I intended to find anyway. Usually, I'm an elitist bastard who refuses to buy games without the original case and manual, but I'll make an exception for this sale just once.

Today's haul:

Metroid Prime 2 (already picked one up the other day, but this one's in better condition)
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Go! Go! Hypergrind
From Russia With Love
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Metal Arms: Glitch In The System w/ box
Extreme G3
1080 Avalanche - CIB
Resident Evil Zero - CIB
Geist - CIB
Need For Speed Carbon - CIB
Wave Race: Blue Storm (...in a Hollywood video case, lol)
Need For Speed Underground - CIB
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Mega Man Anniversary Collection
Amazing Island
Star Wars Rogue Squadron III Rebel Strike
Need For Speed Underground 2
Goldeneye: Rogue Agent
Burnout
SSX Tricky
007 Nightfire
Super Monkey Ball 2
Sonic Riders
Star Fox Assault (was supposed to be Sonic Heroes, but arguably I got a better deal?)

So uh, yeah... about 1.5k games, if not more in my library (I stopped updating my CAG collection about a year, if not longer ago), and jeebus only know how many of them I've actually played... and now this. What the Fuck is wrong with me?

... Yeah yeah, I know; I'm a CAG (probably qualify as a hoarder too). D:!

#280 spamfree2   cheap but tasteful ;P CAGiversary!   1358 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

One suggestion is to try these games in the Gamecube and Wii. I had one that worked on the Gamecube but refused to work on the Wii ( reading issues). It seems the Gamecube can read scratched Gamecube games better.

Any suggestions on removing the resurfacing hazy paste that is on some of these?


My pickups: Most were disk only. That's cool since I am going to be playing them. I only primarily looking for GC exclusives.

Kirby Air Ride
Billy Hatcher
Custom Robo
Final Fantasy CC
DDR Mario Mix
Prince of Persia Sands of Time
Donkey Konga
Donkey Konga 2
Mario Superstar Baseball


Saw but didn't bite on: Metroid Prime 1 / 2 . Already had those.
Missed out on Mario Sunshine since someone put a hold on it :bomb:

Edited by spamfree2, 11 January 2013 - 08:49 PM.


#281 Seshka   Part-time Warrior CAGiversary!   233 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

I told a friend of mine to hit up the GS where I got my gamecube games, but the clerk told him they haven't had gamecube in a while, which is bs. I was there yesterday and they had a decent selection, even after I made my purchase.

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#282 lassiterb   Master of Unlocking CAGiversary!   333 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

Damn, can't believe I slept on this sale for this long. Most of anything noteworthy online is OOS of course, that is, except for kids games.

Got 14 games for my 3 year old for $17.68 shipped, but then I noticed they added $6.02 (!!!!) tax. So $23.70 in all, don't know why the eff tax was so high. They shouldn't apply tax pre-discounts, should they? Pretty sweet deal, considering I have 2 sealed Gamecubes I got on clearance for $25.00 apiece a couple years ago. Guess he is getting one in his room now, lol.

Anyway, the 75% off, cag16, saver, and for some reason a EDGE 10% discount (I haven't been a member in years) worked beautifully together.

Total haul:

Spider-Man 2
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Sponge Bob Squarepants: The Movie
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From the Krusty Krab
Scooby Doo: Night of 100 Frights
The Incredibles
Madagascar
Finding Nemo
Spider-man
Over the Hedge
Disneys Meet the Robinsons
Robots
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Yeah, he will probably have to wait a couple years for this one)
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 (This one too)

Anyway, thanks for the heads-up, guys, just wish I was paying more attention a couple days ago (was swept up in PC DD deals lol).

#283 The Highlander   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

The Highlander

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

So I went to the Game Stop a couple blocks from my house. They had a small selection of games behind the counter in a drawer. I grabbed:

Resident Evil Zero (just discs)
Resident Evil 4 (complete in excellent condition)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (complete)
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (complete; box says new)
1080 Avalanche (complete)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (no manual)
Lego Star Wars: Original Trilogy (complete)
Star Fox Adventures (no manual)
SoulCalibur II (complete)
Batman: Vengeance (no manual)
WWE Day of Reckoning (no manual)

I also went to another local Game Stop. The clerk told me that they have 220 Game Cube games in the back. He printed me out a list, but none of them had their original cases. One of the other clerks said that they threw away all of the cases because they didn't have the room for them. But, they all are in generic cases... Only thing I purchased was Mario Kart. The employees in both stores had no idea about the sale and were completely shocked. There is another Game Stop about a block away from this one, but I didn't even bother to check in there. They probably sent all of their games to the other store since it's bigger.

Edited by The Highlander, 11 January 2013 - 09:23 PM.


#284 Johnnybeachboy   Need a CHEAP PS VITA CAGiversary!   1486 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Johnnybeachboy

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Damn no Gamestop within a 30Mile radius that carries Gamecube Games. Bought some online only games. They overcharged me on tax ($2.XX, $15 is like $1 tax) and shipping had to cost money.
I'm lucky for Mario, Luigi and super smash bros games.

I really want Mario sunshine

#285 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   21020 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

Any suggestions on removing the resurfacing hazy paste that is on some of these?



Wash them with cool water and plain hand soap (not dish washing soap, or laundry soap, or any other soap). Just rinse them thoroughly under water (don't use your hands to rub), gently apply soap (now you rub), rinse off and towel dry (wipe in straight lines!). Make sure you use the plainest hand soap you have... don't use those ones with the little beads or worse, anything that has any find grains in them to help remove tough grease or dirt (like Goop).

Yes, this is safe. It's a great way to clear the disc and artwork side. What's not safe is sticking wet discs into electronics... so you might wanna wait a day or so to help any extra water in nooks dry off.

Currently playing: 

:wiiu: Xenoblade X (2nd try) - :-k 

:pc: The Witcher - :) 

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#286 spamfree2   cheap but tasteful ;P CAGiversary!   1358 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Wash them with cool water and plain hand soap (not dish washing soap, or laundry soap, or any other soap). Just rinse them thoroughly under water (don't use your hands to rub), gently apply soap (now you rub), rinse off and towel dry (wipe in straight lines!). Make sure you use the plainest hand soap you have... don't use those ones with the little beads or worse, anything that has any find grains in them to help remove tough grease or dirt (like Goop).

Yes, this is safe. It's a great way to clear the disc and artwork side. What's not safe is sticking wet discs into electronics... so you might wanna wait a day or so to help any extra water in nooks dry off.



Thanks for the tip.. I'll give it a whirl.. I was going to boil them ;)

#287 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

gnugget5

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

After hearing about this clearance event, I REALLY wanted to track down Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance since I never got around to it during the Gamecube era.

Since Gamestops will transfer games between locations (at no cost!), I had one transferred from another store and it arrived at my location today. I was told that the game I found was disc only (which for $6.XX isn't bad at all).

However, I was VERY happy when I picked up my game to find that it was CIB. With tax, it came out to $6.68 for a CIB Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance with fantastic disc quality (no scratches or damage).

Thank you Gamestop!

#288 wolverinevsx23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   341 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

wolverinevsx23

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

Got my shipment in today...all generic cases and resurfaced disks. Only one game had the case, but it was Players Choice. I'll probably just return them all back to the store by me that sells Gamecube games and put the money on a preorder. I guess it's just the luck of the draw.

#289 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6525 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Went to a store today that had just received in a massive shipment of GC games, they had literally 800 or more GC games. Spent an hour picking out every single game of any quality, note, or value, and after inspecting each for condition (sooooo many were scratched to hell and back, as if they had been used to buff floors), ended up getting about 50 or so games, mostly first party Nintendo, Sega/Sonic games, and a bunch of the LucasArts Star Wars games. Most were in the yellow disc only sleeves, but quite a few gems were CiB.

I'm glad I actually looked very carefully, as there was an NCAA 2K3 College Basketball mistakenly put in a sleeve with an College Football sticker. Given the rarity of it, that was a very pleasant score for some pocket change.

My receipt is about 5 feet long.

SPLASH!

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#290 MillerTime2523   FUN TIMES IN CLEVELAND CAGiversary!   8514 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

MillerTime2523

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Pretty good haul from a GS like 45 mins away.

Ultimate Spider Man
Sonic Mega Collection
NBA Street Volume 3
WWE Day of Reckoning
Super Monkey Ball 2
Tony Hawk American Wasteland
Tony Hawk Underground 2
Timesplitters 2
Odama + Mic
1080 Avalanche
SSX 3
NHL 06
Viewtiful Joe Red Hot Rumble

All complete in box and none were players choice. $22.

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#291 Jrittmayer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   662 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Jrittmayer

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Just got the last copies of both Luigi's Mansion and Mario Party 7 in the state of Ohio. Both here in Columbus. I did a call ahead reservation for Luigi's Mansion and when I got there he told me he had the last copy of Mario Party 7 around, so I got that too. Both titles for $9.34. Both in generic Gamecube cases.

So my final haul from four different GameStop stores in the Columbus area over the past three days is:

Luigi's Mansion - $3.75
Pikmin 2 - $10.00
Mario Party 7 - $5.00
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - $2.00
Super Monkey Ball - $1.50
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life - $2.50
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour - $1.57
Call of Duty: Big Red One - $3.37
Spongebob: Battle For Bikini Bottom - $1.25
NBA Street Vol. 2 - $1.25
NBA Street Vol. 3 - $2.50

Total - $34.69


I guess they sent the good stuff to Columbus...

All the stores I went to around Cleveland had nothing. Meanwhile my friends back in Jersey be getting great hauls from various stores within 5 miles of his house...

#292 Insane dead   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   83 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Insane dead

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Got a bunch of games today at my store, asked them to print a list and they had games not listed there as well So you should check to see as well.

#293 Hemi   One with the never-ending backlog. CAGiversary!   2945 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

After hearing about this clearance event, I REALLY wanted to track down Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance since I never got around to it during the Gamecube era.



Since Gamestops will transfer games between locations (at no cost!), I had one transferred from another store and it arrived at my location today. I was told that the game I found was disc only (which for $6.XX isn't bad at all).



However, I was VERY happy when I picked up my game to find that it was CIB. With tax, it came out to $6.68 for a CIB Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance with fantastic disc quality (no scratches or damage).



Thank you Gamestop!




How do you get them to transfer?

#294 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

gnugget5

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

How do you get them to transfer?


Call and ask.

#295 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6525 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

How do you get them to transfer?


I personally have done it many times by just finding out what my local store number is (IIRC the site lists the store number under the store location/information online), then searching for the nearest store that has a game or game(s) I want, then calling that distant store. I just lie about working for the company and tell them "I'm a manager at store #X, and the system indicates they have a copy of game Y in stock. A local customer wants it, so please send it to my store with a note to hold for customer 'ABC' at phone number Z".

Usually I ask what condition it's in prior to sending it - mainly if it's complete. I've gotten all sorts of rare and harder to find stuff that way. It cuts out having to go in and have one of the local store managers actually do it, especially if I'm looking for a bunch of things at once. Some or all of it will just show up at the store a few days/week later and they will call me, thinking that some other manager or DM did it for me.

SPLASH!

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#296 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2515 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

My gamestop had a whopping 5 gamecube games. :(

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#297 Sgt Barone   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   1987 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Went back to a GameStop I previously hit and picked up Star Fox Adventures after looking up some gameplay and reviews. Can't beat it for $1.74! Thought I was all done but I guess not.

Also discovered they had about 10 GameCube systems for $20 each.
<p>Here's to a great year of gaming in 2015 :beer:

#298 Hemi   One with the never-ending backlog. CAGiversary!   2945 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

Gonna try tomarrow, hopefully can get gs to send some games from their ny stores to ct, they even have RE2!!!

#299 k1ngster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   233 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

k1ngster

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

Fyi, in the past Gamestop charged me before the promo price too but it will fix once the game ship. Tax after promo price will reflect in your cc payment. Hope that clear some confusion. :)

#300 247   . CAGiversary!   1519 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Only found one SSBM. I also found 3 $25 Amazon GC which will probably be spent on textbooks :(