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View Poll Results: How do you buy your games?
Big box retail (Best Buy, CompUSA, etc) 10 23.81%
Independent retail/Web (EB, Gamestop) 13 30.95%
Other retail or online shops 10 23.81%
I'm a warez wh0re 9 21.43%
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Old 02-24-04, 05:49 PM   #1
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I was just kind of curious to know through what channels you purchase your games, be them console, PC or otherwise.

I pretty much exclusively shop at EB. The stores here in the Chicago area are staffed with good people with whom you can actually have a decent conversation about games. But the Gamestop stores around here are horrible.

I much prefer to give my money to the independent shops instead of places like Best Buy. The people working at the EB stores I frequent at least pretend to care about the customer. So how about you?
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Old 02-24-04, 06:46 PM   #2
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There is an EB right up the block from me Thats usually where I buy my games. The salespeople are ok most of the time... most:

Actually, today I went into EB and asked the guy when FarCry was coming out... he actually asked me what platform! *sniff* Where are all the PCGamers going
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Old 02-24-04, 07:13 PM   #3
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EB.. they usually have the best prices and I can trade older games in
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EB is in our mall, so I go there. Before, while I was in Cali, I use to go to Gamestop/Babages!. While living in Central TX, I went to Babages! and if you ask me, they are the feaking monopoly...lol.

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EB, currently known as Game until around 2005 where it becomes EB again
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Old 02-24-04, 07:44 PM   #6
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EB, currently known as Game until around 2005 where it becomes EB again
That's messed up. But so far I'm glad to see that so many of you are supporting the independent shops.
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Online and second hand

Unless of course the game is really good.
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EB, currently known as Game until around 2005 where it becomes EB again
Electronics Boutique UK purchased the Game chain of stores a while back (here in the UK). Then they changed all EBs to Game, because otherwise they had to pay a lil' bit to EB America (or whatever) each time they sold a game. It was probably less than a cent per title, but by converting their stores to Games instead of Electronics Boutiques, they are saving a fair bit of money per year.

The funny thing is, here in Plymouth we used to have a small EB and a big Game. Now we have a small Game and a big Game. Now THAT is WHACK .

(Although I browse both of them regularly! Well, about as often as I visit RL )
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Let's just say I answered honestly.
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EB in the mall usually (I have an "Edge" card and get the used games for cheap) Also, gogamer.com has great buys sometimes and their "48-hour Madness" sales are good.
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Ah, the Edge card. It's more than paid for itself for me. It's great to go in w/a friend when they have their buy more, save more deals. Or if I go in on my own - got four pre-owned GBA games and saved 30% on each. $18 compared to $26 is a huge difference.
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Yep. I traded in three of my old XBOX games and got a used copy of KotoR for like $3 after it was all said and done. Ugh, XBOX...I have to force myself to play it...PCs are where it's at.
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