Your "Go To" Spot For Buying Games

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#1 GAMECAMILLER
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What is your favorite spot for buying games for your collection?
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#2 Yagami-Iori
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eBay for the classics, FYE/Gamespot for anything new. The FYE is so close the the Gamespot that they have a tax-off discount on all games to keep moving product and I have a discount card from them, so I can pull off a 60 dollar title for about 55 dollars, after tax.
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#3 Paully3433
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ebay, Gamestop, garage sales, our Pawn shops here suck and overcharge a ton, And a small local store called "Gaming Generations"
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#4 Devouring_One
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i go to a local game store which sells new/old games. i like it because they sometimes sell games that most retailers don't carry
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#5 203762174820177760555343052357
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When I lived in California it was Fry's Electronics, which I have previously described as a Sam's Club for geeks.

Now that I live in the Thunderdome it will be ebay and amazon.com.

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#6 -_-Nintendo-_-
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Ebay for some things (complete SNES stuff) Pawn Shops for things like Mega Drive and Master System and PS2 and EB/JB-Hi-FI for all the new stuff.
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#7 totalgridlock
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Amazon, Play and Sendit for new stuff, usually eBay, Amazon Marketplace or ConsoleMad for older stuff. In the brick-and-mortar sense, usually Gamestation for new and last-gen stuff, pawn shops such as Cash Generator occasionally, and the odd charity shop.

But my ultimate go-to places aside from the internet are a pair of tiny indie shops. Victor Wright Electronics in Bury and Arcadia Consoles in Leeds. Both can be pricey, but they are the best we're likely to get round here. Arcadia in particular is awesome.

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#8 waflerevolution
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anything but gamestop.
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#9 BigC43
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Mostly Gamestop, because I get anywhere from 15 to 25% off because I work there.
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#10 Dracula68
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Gamefly and Ebay.

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#11 Paully3433
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Mostly Gamestop, because I get anywhere from 15 to 25% off because I work there.BigC43

Hey Waffle its the Devils Minion :o

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#12 duncanr2n
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I buy most of my stuff from either Fry's, Best Buy, and Gamestop. But as I've stated before, the managers at my local Gamestop treat me really good and will hold stuff that comes in that they think I might be interested in, and in return I help them boost their numbers by preordering games that I know I will buy anyway. It's a win-win for both of us.
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#13 BigC43
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[QUOTE="BigC43"]Mostly Gamestop, because I get anywhere from 15 to 25% off because I work there.Paully3433

Hey Waffle its the Devils Minion :o

Not all Gamestops suck. Mine especially doesn't, because our manager does all he can to give you the most for your trades. I really like working there.

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#14 Paully3433
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[QUOTE="Paully3433"]

[QUOTE="BigC43"]Mostly Gamestop, because I get anywhere from 15 to 25% off because I work there.BigC43

Hey Waffle its the Devils Minion :o

Not all Gamestops suck. Mine especially doesn't, because our manager does all he can to give you the most for your trades. I really like working there.

I am sure he gives you trade value of every other GS, thats something thats probably set by someone higher then him...

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#15 _Bear
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Ebay, Best Buy, Buy.com,Amazon, Lion Games, Where ever I can get the best deal. Thing is I want new games so I don't do yard sales or pawn shops. I mostly buy online with free shipping and avoid tax like the plague.

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[QUOTE="BigC43"]Mostly Gamestop, because I get anywhere from 15 to 25% off because I work there.Paully3433

Hey Waffle its the Devils Minion :o

to be honest, I baught $800 worth of games there a week when I was the manager of Gamestop... I don't blaime him... as an employee, you need to keep your stores numbers alive... just to not get written up or fired...

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#18 waflerevolution
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[QUOTE="BigC43"][QUOTE="Paully3433"]

[QUOTE="BigC43"]Mostly Gamestop, because I get anywhere from 15 to 25% off because I work there.Paully3433

Hey Waffle its the Devils Minion :o

Not all Gamestops suck. Mine especially doesn't, because our manager does all he can to give you the most for your trades. I really like working there.

I am sure he gives you trade value of every other GS, thats something thats probably set by someone higher then him...

it's the corperation itself that sucks man. some stores are better then others but the nicer the manager, the more likly he is to be fired.you need to enjoy screwing people to hold a manager job there.
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#19 CodingGenius
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I like eBay, Half.com, Amazon, and Best Buy. The only reason for BB is that they seem to put the game on the shelf on release dates, instead of several days later like Gamestop and EB around here.
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#20 Paully3433
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Sometimes i hit Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, and even a Shopko or Kmart to check clearance racks, i forgot about those
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#21 waflerevolution
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Sometimes i hit Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, and even a Shopko or Kmart to check clearance racks, i forgot about thosePaully3433

also circut city.

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#22 someNONSENSE
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Unfortunately, there are no Circuit City or Frys in my area. So for game shopping locally I have:

Walmart, BestBuy, Target, Kmart, Sears, Toys R Us and my favorite used game shop Vid Cycle. I find some of the best, wackiest low game pricing in the clearance bins of Target, Kmart, Sears and Toys R Us. Sometimes they don't seem to know what they are doing when it comes to video game pricing, and I don't mind that one bit!!:D

Online I buy games from Amazon, Gamefly and rarely eBay.

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#23 Dracula68
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The only reason for BB is that they seem to put the game on the shelf on release dates, instead of several days later like Gamestop and EB around here.CodingGenius

Its the opposite by me.

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#24 Dzjaansis
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Play.com, amazon and ebay. I buy most of my stuff online, but sometimes I go to a local store called extrazone, when I get my Visa discount cheques

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#25 Republican11
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I will go to pawn shops, flea markets, garage sales, and local gaming stores. I try to avoid Gustappo because their stickers are harder than hell to get off. Also, I go to three different k-marts around me every month to check the discount bin. I have found some great deals there before, and recommend it to anyone else here. By the way, HELLO EVERYONE, I just joined. :)
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#26 usagi704
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Apparently I missed this thread the first time around. Around my area I usually go to It's About Games and Stickman's for older used games and a number of regular stores for the new stuff. I also hit up places like eStarland.com sometimes and have gotten a large percentage of my Japanese Saturn, PS1, and Famicom games from JapanGameStock.com.
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#27 jsmoke03
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half.com when i was into collecting ps1 and ps2 games. i have a gamestop and bestbuy 3 minutes away....

hey asporo, did you have any local game stores you go to over by corona? the closest one i know is m & m up montclaire

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#28 DouglasBuffone
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Amazon and Ebay
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#29 castlevaniap
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Target or Amazon
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#30 Yagami-Iori
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GameStop, Wal-Mart, DigitalPress
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#31 jollyroger78
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Mostly Best Buy, Wal-Mart, estarland.com, and goatstore.com for me. The GameStop I was so excited about getting seems to be run by a bunch of dunderheads so I no longer go in there unless I just can't find something anywhere else.
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#32 deactivated-60fe6554d1050
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Best Buy and Target for new stuff. Ebay (specifically my Ebay "dealer") and GameXchange for old games. Oh, and Amazon for small releases (like Retro Game Challenge or KORG DS-10).
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#33 totalgridlock
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I wish I had a single go-to spot for games, it would make things a lot easier. But hey, shopping around is often part of the fun. Unfortunately these days there aren't many indie shops near where I live, so it's mainly the big chains and online retailers that I hit for my gaming fix.

New Stuff: Amazon, Play.com, Gameplay and Game.

Used (Modern) Stuff: CeX and Amazon Marketplace.

Retro Stuff: eBay, carboots and the game fairy.

My one-stop shop for retro used to be Gamestation back in the day, but then they got bought out by Game and turned into another current-gen only club :( Like we need more of those.

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#34 cosmostein77
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I don't have one anymore.

All the classic gaming stores were wiped out within the last year, at least in and around my area. The few that did survive have simply gone bonkers in terms of pricing older games and its often easier for me to just grab it online.

For new games, its pretty moot the price on a new release is generally the same from store to store and I tend to buy from whoever is offering a T-Shirt, Hat, or whatever cheesey promo is best for buying said new game.

Older new generation games, is it going to make me unclean to say that Blockbuster seems to be the spot that has the best selection and best prices? It seems every 360 games released within the first year of existence is 4.99 save for a few. Even PS3 games which EB seems to treat like preowned gold only to have 90 copies of MGS4.

The classics seem to force me onto ebay, and even ebay now seems to be moving away from the auction format as there are more buy it nows then there ever were before.