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


#421 thundarr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   553 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

PS2 games were B2G1F at the GameStop I went to today. Picked up (for GC):

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3 (very scratched, but only a dollar or so)
Spider-Man 2
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble (completes the set)

All were in generic cases, btw. There were about 50 GC games in the drawer but she wouldn't let me see them. SW did not have a case on the floor and I'd expect there were many more. She asked me if there was anything specific I was looking for and my mind went blank other than Zelda, which I have all of. Lol!!

#422 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7132 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:41 AM

NICE I been wanting to snag some Gamecube component cables! oh wait.... ffuuuuu


Agreed. At this point even my cheap ass would pay $20 or $30, but not the $100+ they go for. A third party company like mad katz never figured out how to make one?

#423 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3632 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

One of the tell signs of resurface is its got that grey goop in the inner ring of the disc. Also the top of the disk might have a hazy grey film.


So if two of the same games the top dice one has a bright natural look and the other looks the same, but looks darker tone does that mean the darker one is most lucky resurfaced?

#424 Corto Maltese   Dealfiend of Lordly Caliber CAGiversary!   297 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

I managed to pick up Resident Evil 3 Nemesis for about 5 bucks at my local Gamestop. A port of a port of a port. Hmhm, sounds interesting

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#425 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7132 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

Nice pickup, is the disc in good shape? I've noticed a lot of people on here seem to be mentioning that their discs are in crappy condition. I'll be getting my website shipment in early this week and I'm a little worried...



It's not as bad as the Gamestop stores that have the inventory but are too lazy to print a list for you or to check the back for the games.


The Zelda Collectors edition disc is in pretty fucked up shape. It's been resurfaced and it was those circular stickers on the innermost part of the disc. It might work in a gamecube, but I doubt it will work in a Wii. I don't think I want to put it in the Wii for fear it will get stuck. I have to try out all my discs sometime before the 7 day return window is over.

#426 Hammer.exe   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

Ended up getting Baten Kaitos Origins, Chibi-Robo, and Lost Kingdoms for about $5 total at one of the Gamestops further in town, all disc only/generic case. Chibi Robo is in pretty rough shape, but it plays. Froze on me once, but hasn't happened since. Played for about 3 hours. Others are okay, Baten Kaitos Origins is flawless on both discs actually. Getting copies of Super Mario Sunshine, Kirby Air Ride, and Custom-Robo sent in to my local store from one about 60 miles away. Here's to hoping at least one of them is in original case, as unlikely as it is.

I actually barely missed out on copies of MGS: Twin Snakes and Windwaker. Someone supposedly reserved both of them (at a different store) the night before me. Ah well, win some lose some.

#427 Noel Vermillion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Is the transfer thing only done in local areas or can it be state to state?

#428 pixi   Megabitch CAGiversary!   720 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

please drop in price please drop in price please drop in price
if this doesn't circulate more copies of just about everything, I'm going to die. Look what happened to N64 games, they're either $5 or $500

#429 VideoGamesIzFun   Legalize it CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

VideoGamesIzFun

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Wow. Thats ridiculous. Do they purposely throw away all cases or something? I doubt that 95% of people trade in their games without the case or manual. I bought some ps2 games online a while back and only 2 of 20 came with the original stuff, so I wouldn't doubt it.


The guy at one gamestop said they threw away the gamecube games along with the cases, another told me they shipped them to Rio De Janiero

#430 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3632 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Is the transfer thing only done in local areas or can it be state to state?


Its YMMV. It depends on the manager. I remember When I had a manager call another store because i was looking for a fightstick. I waited for a week and they had to call the store again and they said they forgot to send it out. It about a month before i got it.

For people calling and betraying as a GS manager, do they ask for a person name or phone number? Just because they said they are going to send it doesnt me they would do it because sometimes gs employees forget, lazy, etc.

#431 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1522 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Does anybody know if requesting the transfer from the ship-from location yourself can work (even if YMMV) without lying about who you are as long as you know the store number for where you want it transferred to? And if the GS you're having them transferred to needs to be one that's still selling GC games or if any will work?

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

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Does anybody know if requesting the transfer from the ship-from location yourself can work (even if YMMV) without lying about who you are as long as you know the store number for where you want it transferred to? And if the GS you're having them transferred to needs to be one that's still selling GC games or if any will work?


Yes, it is possible to be done under these conditions. My local store does not sell GC games and was happy to request the transfer to it from a location 2 states away. YMMV, but definitely possible.

I will add that people are probably much more likely to have success with this when, 1) the store knows them (and you have rapport as a past customer), and 2) you don't abuse it. Trying to request transfer for 20 games is not likely to be as successful as asking for 1-2.

#433 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   1609 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

The one thing that Ive heard from GS employees is shipping cost from out of state transfers comes out of the respective stores bonuses' for that year, which is why you may not be as successful doing it.
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#434 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1522 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Yes, it is possible to be done under these conditions. My local store does not sell GC games and was happy to request the transfer to it from a location 2 states away. YMMV, but definitely possible.


Sorry, and thanks for answering my second question, but I'm not sure it quite answered my first one: is it possible to make the call and request the transfer yourself, without saying that you're a store manager, and get it to work as long as you already have the receiving store's store number? Or does it have to be done by the store you're having it transferred to, unless you use the aforementioned lie? Basically I don't trust the workers at my local Gamestop(s) for something as not-well-known as this (they've generally been completely clueless and/or lazy and/or stubbornly ignorant on even otherwise well-known practices in the past), so I'm trying to remove them from the equation as much as possible.

#435 TheCro   wot CAGiversary!   4440 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

I looked at 4 stores (Most of em were close to where I was going to be at anyway) and only one of em had gamecube stuff left. All they had were shit movie games and an NBA game. All of em lacked cases too. Whack.

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

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Well I just drive 45 miles to a store which, according to the store locator, had fire emblem, wireless controllers, and some other sought after games. Thought I was about to hit the jackpot.. Got there and it was mostly disc only crap. Ask the clerk about the other stuff I was looking for and he was pretty rude. Oh well. Got some crap that my sisters would probably enjoy so I guess it wasn't for nothing, but still, pretty annoying.

#437 irishsoccermbw   User was banned for this post CAGiversary!   6150 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Well I just drive 45 miles to a store which, according to the store locator, had fire emblem, wireless controllers, and some other sought after games. Thought I was about to hit the jackpot.. Got there and it was mostly disc only crap. Ask the clerk about the other stuff I was looking for and he was pretty rude. Oh well. Got some crap that my sisters would probably enjoy so I guess it wasn't for nothing, but still, pretty annoying.


For other people that see stores with stuff far away, do the 'in store' pickup thing. That's how i figured out that the store 45 mins away didn't really have Fire Emblem and Wind Waker, saved myself a long trip.

#438 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   902 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

picked up super mario strikers for $2.50 w/ case

#439 slowdive21   PUT SOME RESPECK ON MY NAME CAGiversary!   12145 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

The one thing that Ive heard from GS employees is shipping cost from out of state transfers comes out of the respective stores bonuses' for that year, which is why you may not be as successful doing it.


I've been told they don't do it anymore because it costs too much, so your answer is probably correct. One store used to get me CEs all the time, but now none of them will do a transfer in my area anymore.

#440 cero5   Yuno Gasai is one crazy B**** CAGiversary!   571 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

i called another GS for transfer (yeah i know alot)
they had skies of arcadia and tales of symphonia now my gc collection is complete

#441 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3632 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

picked up super mario strikers for $2.50 w/ case


Great game. I already had this game long ago.

Games people should get,
Killer 7
Timesplitters 2

#442 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3632 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

i called another GS for transfer (yeah i know alot)
they had skies of arcadia and tales of symphonia now my gc collection is complete


You, my friend just hit the mother load!

Now, there have been problems before due to GS employees forgetting to do the transfer. Are u going to follow up? How is transfer done? I know they write it in a book, but does anyone know if they do it on the computer?

#443 Hammer.exe   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

i called another GS for transfer (yeah i know alot)
they had skies of arcadia and tales of symphonia now my gc collection is complete


Damn, lucky you! I've been trying to find Tales forever. Were they disc only or actually complete?

#444 cero5   Yuno Gasai is one crazy B**** CAGiversary!   571 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Damn, lucky you! I've been trying to find Tales forever. Were they disc only or actually complete?

I was so excited i forgot to ask him. they will arrive at my local gs in 4-5 days so ill just have to wait.

#445 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3632 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Damn, lucky you! I've been trying to find Tales forever. Were they disc only or actually complete?


9/10 its probably dice only. He/she be lucky if it was complete.

I got lucky last year when i saw fire emblem complete. It almost look in mint condition. cover art, booklet looks barely used. I got it for half off ($12.50)

I cant find killer 7. A underrated, but great game

#446 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3632 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I was so excited i forgot to ask him. they will to my local gs in 4-5 days so ill just have to wait.


So can you tell me what u say when u call?
So u tell them to transfer to store #?
Do u provide any other info. like customer name and number?
How is the receiving store going to know that its yours?

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

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

I actually stumbled upon a CIB copy of Fire Emblem and, with this clearance, was able to pick it up for $6.XX. Fantastic deal and the disc seems to work great (no visible scratches, played well for my ~30 minute test period).

#448 detectiveconan16   Limoncello Freshness CAGiversary!   6574 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

No way in hell I can get a Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes. I put a hold on them, both stores denied. I hope this isn't because of some sneaky employees.

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#449 Corto Maltese   Dealfiend of Lordly Caliber CAGiversary!   297 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Lets see, in addition to RE 3: Nemesis, I now got Timesplitters 2, Gun, Batman: Vengeance, From Russia With Love, and Star Wars Bounty Hunter for quite the low price.

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#450 mariodog  

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

When was the last time they restocked the gc games online? Well the good gc games.