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Since: 09-05-04
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Posted on 05-20-08 06:41 PM Link | Quote
So a new shop opened up in my area called "Play and Trade", and let me tell you guys something. They are SOOO much better than Gamestop.



- Membership is Free. You instantly get discounts that Rival Gamestop and EB games by 20%

- Trade in Value is 5 Bucks extra higher than Gamestop and EB Games, they always beat their competitors in prices.

- Their company makes their own Consoles for Super Classic games. Dont have a NES? Or the games? They make them. Remade games licensed by the company, it is to stop Rom downloading. And they are damn cheap too.

- Weekly tournaments, Full 1080p 42" TV's are available. Brawl, Call of Duty, you name it, they will have it.



- Host your own tournament. It can be a Time Trial of how far you get on Super Mario Brothers, Random PS3 tournaments hosted and sponsored by the Playstation Network.

- Trade and Play dont have the game you want? They will cut 50% of the price for you when you get your hands on it.

- Reserved a game at Gamestop or EB Games? They will Offer 30% off the price if you reserve for them instead of Gamestop.

- For only 10 bucks, Rent their lounge to watch TV with you and your friends. Or play on their Free network online.

I Swear to God, it is a Gamer's Dream. They have. EVERYTHING.

Origional Price of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Used? 45 Dollars: Seen how they dont have it, They are gonna sell it to me for 30 bucks. Talk about service.




(Last edited by Nagis on 05-20-08 06:45 PM)
Xeoman

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Posted on 05-20-08 07:02 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Nagis
- Their company makes their own Consoles for Super Classic games. Dont have a NES? Or the games? They make them. Remade games licensed by the company, it is to stop Rom downloading. And they are damn cheap too.

I don't think they remake the "games", but certainly the old consoles after they expire or something (I have some myself, regular FC which plays NES games and then an FC Twin, NES and SNES).

Anyways, that place looks pretty cool. Is it at a mall? Kind of looks like it. I'm not sure if I've heard of them around here though, could be a local chain of stores? But yeah, pretty intense services and deals there.
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Posted on 05-20-08 07:11 PM Link | Quote
I should have had pictures to back up my point. But they had 8 boxes of Re-made F-Zero for the SNES. The Box Art is the same, but it isnt the Original one that Nintendo brought out. Plus it has a completely different cartage

But Play N Trade is slowly growing. And they are a buisness on their own. Meaning that if one store in Washington has a Deal, another one in Georgia will have a different one. It is an independant company that only the owner decides what to do, and how to do it. But it does get Tips and how to make the store a successful one, and the one I went to today sure as hell sold me.

Oh yeah, and they also have a "Play before you buy deal". Which is pretty cool if you have second thoughts about a game you are thinking about picking up. What better way of doing this while relaxing in their lounge while playing in 1080P Surround sound and everyone watching you play?


(Last edited by Nagis on 05-20-08 07:13 PM)
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Posted on 05-21-08 01:00 AM Link | Quote
The Play n Trade that opened up here in Oregon started off with a small crappy selection and the prices were okay at best. One week later, they had twice the selection of the Gamestop and the Gamecrazy COMBINED and the prices were hella better! Also, you can find all of the oldies that are real hard to come by anymore (Chrono Trigger, FFVI, FFVII (yeah, hard to find!), Super Mario RPG, etc...).

tl;dr Play n Trade kicks ass.
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Posted on 05-21-08 01:14 AM Link | Quote
First:

Gamestop = EB Games. Same company. EB Games got bought out a few years ago.

Second:

I live in a small town, I'll never know the joy of a place better than Gamestop Until I move, anyway.
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Posted on 05-21-08 03:35 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Thex
I live in a small town, I'll never know the joy of a place better than Gamestop Until I move, anyway.
I don't have anything like that in the first place. EB Games is a haven for me because it actually HAS games.

Whatev though, because this place sounds cool. Does it have any Canadian branches?
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Posted on 05-21-08 03:37 AM Link | Quote
I already know EB and Gamestop were owned by the same company, but thanks for reminding me.

Should have added a slash to that thread title.
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Posted on 05-21-08 10:26 AM Link | Quote
Well it sounds like I really need to see one of these places, if they've got a good selection on older console games. Even the collectibles stores here (Vintage Stock) is starting to run a little thin with their selection of older stuff.
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Posted on 05-21-08 12:47 PM Link | Quote
I've been to one of these, but unfortunately then its a while away, so I don't go to it. I'm hoping they'll open up near me soon, I have a Gamestop across the street, but its prices fail.

EDIT:
Originally posted by Nagis
Should have added a slash to that thread title.


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Posted on 05-23-08 01:43 AM Link | Quote
I have a question. I'm a Sega Saturn fan. Do they have systems there, and do they have the rare titles such as Shining Force 3?
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Posted on 05-23-08 03:36 AM Link | Quote
It's unfair, I bet I will never get to experience what sounds like the best game shop ever...

I hate America sometimes...

They get so much better deals on electronics than Britain!


(Last edited by Ryan on 05-23-08 03:36 AM)
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Posted on 05-23-08 04:05 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cyro Xero
I have a question. I'm a Sega Saturn fan. Do they have systems there, and do they have the rare titles such as Shining Force 3?


They should. I saw an original Atari 2600 for sale for 50 bucks. Which ISNT bad considering it is a classic gaming system and all.

And Sega Saturn? I still own one of those, but I never tried Shining Force 3. If they dont have it, you will be put on the Wish List, and they will find one from another store in the country.
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Posted on 05-23-08 11:02 AM Link | Quote
So they'll do all that, huh? That's a very good store. Don't be surprised that you haven't played that game. It was never really intended for US release. I'd have to get special card that would allow Japanese games to be played on US consoles.
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Posted on 05-24-08 08:56 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cyro Xero
I have a question. I'm a Sega Saturn fan. Do they have systems there, and do they have the rare titles such as Shining Force 3?


Yes and yes. They have all of the things you wouldn't expect.
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Posted on 05-24-08 09:30 PM Link | Quote
How about Suikoden II for under $100?
Katana

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Posted on 05-26-08 03:07 AM Link | Quote
I think there's one in the mall here in Philly. Xeios, Cairoi, and I stopped in it before, if its the one I'm thinking of...

That's all fine and good, but what happens when the company beats GameStop? Their glory will fade. :p

Since I'm not clocked in though...I can say this without getting fired. Trading games in at GameStop BLOWS monkey balls...and not in the good way. You get shit for your games.

I was gonna rant a bit about GameStop, but ehh...I'll save it for later...especially since my rant would be heresay...my District Manager is exceptional and he really takes good care of us, so my experiences with the company are great...but yeah...in order for Play and Trade to continue on like this, y'all NEED GameStop to continue sucking.
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Posted on 05-26-08 05:54 AM Link | Quote
Also, Gamestop wont hire Gamers. At least, that is what a friend of mine whom does work there said to me.

Honestly, how fucked up is that?

Also, Play N Trade, like I said reaches out to the community. Like if the people want a *Insert Videogame here* tournament, they are going to get it, and win crazy prizes along the way. That right there is how this company is gonna blow the competition out of the water. They can afford to loose so much, but on another hand, they gain Major Profits, and attract more customers in the process.

I mean, I can also go to Gamestop and hear the never ending Rant about the PS3. (I am talking to a Salesperson there.) Yeah, ok, you like it, and I agree, it is a good system. But claiming it to be a "Neat little Blu Ray Player" isnt exactly something to make your Xbox3shitty more big and bad then you claim it is.

No Offense Katana, But I have been to MANY Gamestop places, FLordia, Alabama, Georgia, Washington State, North Carolina, and all of them I have had some bad experiences. I am sure you do your job right and all, but 80% of the people who work there are fucking rude. I Have a million stories.

And too add one more thing, the ONLY reason I Pre-Ordered Metal Gear Solid 4, was because the Limited Edition package is a Gamestop Exclusive. However, one of the workers offered that I would buy it there for only 40 bucks. The only reason why I declined it, was because Play N Trade cant get the Exclusive, as said earlier, it is a Gamestop Exclusive. So I guess that is the ONLY up about Gamestop, they have their exclusives. But guaranteed down the road, Play N Trade will have it as well.

TL;DR. Sick of Gamestop, Shitty workers who don't know what the fuck they are doing, Play N Trade makes profits through tournaments.


(Last edited by Nagis on 05-26-08 06:03 AM)
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Posted on 05-26-08 05:06 PM Link | Quote
My experiences with Gamestops aren't the greatest, but interestingly, the one in this shitty little town's the best one I've been to. And I mean this one's actually good, not that it's simply the least shitty. But the selection here kinda blows. Unsurprising, given that it's a rather small town.


Xbox3shitty

Oooh, how clever! No one ever thought of that before!

Please leave fanboy-style insults that only your average twelve year old would consider clever out of this forum.


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Posted on 05-26-08 08:51 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Nagis
Also, Gamestop wont hire Gamers. At least, that is what a friend of mine whom does work there said to me.



Chris and Kate work at Gamestop...

?
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Posted on 05-26-08 11:21 PM Link | Quote
over all, Play N Trade is nice, but for the love of god DO NOT TRADE IN GAMES THERE.

A buddy of mine had to trade in a bunch of Sega games that he was saving up. For example: He had no choice but to trade it for cash. They take 40% off of what you would have gotten if you would have stayed with credit, then they ripped him off further. He traded in the ORIGINAL Phantasy Star 3 game, with original box, near mint condition. They gave him $0.40 for it, then turned around and put it on the shelves for $30

If you like buying games there, that's fine, just don't sell anything to them. They'll rip you off and steal your money.


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