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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2011, 09:47:23 AM »

i buy my games from gamestop or the exchange thats across the street from it.

That's weird, aren't they part of the same chain?

I'm in upstate NY. There's a few good ones. There's that one on Lark st, I think they just put one in the Crossgates mall (which will be overpriced I'm sure) and I have a friend that runs a spot in Johnstown. They all do trades mostly, retro too.

Hey, I'm in upstate NY, too. I don't remember seeing anything besides Gamestop at Crossgates, but it's been a week at least since I was there. I'll have to look for it the next time I'm there. What's the name of the place on Lark?
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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2011, 12:38:15 PM »

I don't remember the name. They made the front page in the Metro (free local paper) a month or 2 ago though. The one in Crossgates is on the lower level between Best Buy and Macys somewhere. I'm actually going to check it out in a few hours.
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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2011, 12:56:24 PM »

lol I already posted about the Lark St. one (Pastime Legends i believe it's called)

tl;dr, it sucks.

I'll have to check the Crossgates one when I get back to Albany (I'm in Syracuse now for Reading Week). I know they have a Gamestop but never knew about anything else there.

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« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2011, 07:35:47 PM »

The one in Crossgates is really new, and they don't have much stock yet, but it looks like they know what they're doing. The prices seemed to be marked a little on the high side, but that's what I expected. It's called Jay St. Games. It's on the lower level near Macys.
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« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2011, 09:16:47 PM »

I'm lucky.  I have a mom and pop store with the rare good (DDS 1 & 2 still there, and Nocturne, I don't even remember seeing that game when it came out, and DDS1 was lost to the world when the 2nd came out.... yet, they have em all).  I usually buy from them when I have no credit.  They give credit too, but EBGames gives way more for titles ($15 difference when I went to trade Bayonetta in).

Oh? What is this place and where is it in Toronto?

St. Catharines has a chain called Entertainment Overload that is *excellent*.

I've gotten a ton of great stuff from them, for cheap.
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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2011, 05:26:28 PM »

The one in Crossgates is really new, and they don't have much stock yet, but it looks like they know what they're doing. The prices seemed to be marked a little on the high side, but that's what I expected. It's called Jay St. Games. It's on the lower level near Macys.

Thanks, I'll check it out sometime next week.
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« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2011, 03:14:38 PM »

i buy my games from gamestop or the exchange thats across the street from it.

That's weird, aren't they part of the same chain?

I'm in upstate NY. There's a few good ones. There's that one on Lark st, I think they just put one in the Crossgates mall (which will be overpriced I'm sure) and I have a friend that runs a spot in Johnstown. They all do trades mostly, retro too.

i dont think so but i could be wrong.

http://www.myexchangefranchise.com/

id be surpised if they are since the exchange offers me more for used games than gamestop does.
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« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2011, 03:31:19 PM »

The mall I used to go to as a kid had a electronics boutique and a babbage's

The babbage's closed and became a gamestop a long time ago. After that the EB became a gamestop. For years there were TWO gamestops in one smallish mall.
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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2011, 04:29:40 PM »

Didn't Gamestop buy out EB
Many memories of hanging around the EB in Carousel mall as a youth pondering their PSOne and Dreamcast collections in relation to how much money was in my pocket. Had to have enough left to go to the food court, haha
Good times. I was definitely a mall rat in middle school. lol
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2011, 04:33:29 PM »

The mall I used to go to as a kid had a electronics boutique and a babbage's

The babbage's closed and became a gamestop a long time ago. After that the EB became a gamestop. For years there were TWO gamestops in one smallish mall.
The same exact thing happened in the Rotterdam Square mall near where I live. That one was fairly small as well.
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« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2011, 10:16:27 AM »

i buy my games from gamestop or the exchange thats across the street from it.

That's weird, aren't they part of the same chain?

I'm in upstate NY. There's a few good ones. There's that one on Lark st, I think they just put one in the Crossgates mall (which will be overpriced I'm sure) and I have a friend that runs a spot in Johnstown. They all do trades mostly, retro too.

i dont think so but i could be wrong.

http://www.myexchangefranchise.com/

id be surpised if they are since the exchange offers me more for used games than gamestop does.

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« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2011, 09:07:46 PM »

Didn't Gamestop buy out EB
Many memories of hanging around the EB in Carousel mall as a youth pondering their PSOne and Dreamcast collections in relation to how much money was in my pocket. Had to have enough left to go to the food court, haha
Good times. I was definitely a mall rat in middle school. lol

Yeah, sometime after 2000. Too bad too, EB was really good.
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« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2011, 09:31:18 PM »

Didn't Gamestop buy out EB
Many memories of hanging around the EB in Carousel mall as a youth pondering their PSOne and Dreamcast collections in relation to how much money was in my pocket. Had to have enough left to go to the food court, haha
Good times. I was definitely a mall rat in middle school. lol

Carousel Mall? Sounds like... San Bernardino or close by.

Yeah GameStop bought them. They still carry the EB name in Canada though (unless a new location opens up, then it's a GS).

I liked EB. GS is always hit or miss here.
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« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2011, 09:45:03 PM »

Didn't Gamestop buy out EB
Many memories of hanging around the EB in Carousel mall as a youth pondering their PSOne and Dreamcast collections in relation to how much money was in my pocket. Had to have enough left to go to the food court, haha
Good times. I was definitely a mall rat in middle school. lol

Carousel Mall? Sounds like... San Bernardino or close by.

Yeah GameStop bought them. They still carry the EB name in Canada though (unless a new location opens up, then it's a GS).

I liked EB. GS is always hit or miss here.

I like our EB, except this olde EB still takes the Boutique part literally - it is the tiniest place ever.

Same thing keeps happening with Chapters.  Any new Chap locations are under Indigo (even though the former title makes more sense).  Speaking of Chapters, my closest one just renovated the Kids section.... and made it 5 times the size it was.  It's weird how these book stores are more about atmosphere now.  Kids section is HUGE, and the home decor and office supplies blew up in size too. Pfft, kids don't like to read!!!

What the hell. Sorry, off-topic.
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« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2011, 09:38:55 AM »

Didn't Gamestop buy out EB
Many memories of hanging around the EB in Carousel mall as a youth pondering their PSOne and Dreamcast collections in relation to how much money was in my pocket. Had to have enough left to go to the food court, haha
Good times. I was definitely a mall rat in middle school. lol

Gamestop bought out EbGames,babbages and FuncoLand so they all went "umbrella" under them.I miss those old stores because they each something unique.Gamestop and ebgames once had all the games you wanted from the sega eras to the PS1 new releases.And babbages sold figurines and posters in their stores,had more gaming related accessories than the rest.FuncoLand had other non-gaming stuff like DVDs,toys and Pokemon cards.In those days unique gaming stores were around and each one fought hard for your money.
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