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Jul 17, 2011 at 10:48:45 PM
BuckNutty (6)
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Originally posted by: ulasamosa

Exchange is hit or miss. I picked up Wacky Races at the one in Willoughby yesterday for $8 (score!), and my buddy picked up Little Samson for $10 last summer (doh! on them). I go to that one, Solon, Cuyahoga Falls, and Parma. All the rest are really crappy and usually not worth it. Alot of them you are right, $5 is the lowest they go. If you haven't been, check out the one in Cuyahoga Falls. That is the entire chain's best performing store and once you get inside and see their selection you will see why. They always have tons of rares on display behind the counter although I did yell at the guy last time I was there cause he wouldnt come down on the $70 he wanted for Zombie Nation. 


Yeah I'm in North Royalton which is basically the same distance between the two stores. I elected to go to the Medina one though. I guess that was a mistake haha. I'll have to check out the Parma one this week because I am really hoping I can get the couple of NES games I want. None of them are rare at all, but the prices at the Medina store were ridiculous 


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Edited: 01/02/2012 at 03:28 PM by BuckNutty

Jul 17, 2011 at 10:51:08 PM
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Richmond, eh?

I'm going to a video game convention (sorta) thing there next weekend.  Have a buddy that lives up there and his house is packed with arcades, xboxes, tv's, and video games.  We set up 5 xboxes with their own tvs in one room and the same thing in another and play system link team games like Left 4 Dead, Gears of War, etc.

We dub it "VideoGeddon".

Here is a video from the first one: 


It's so much bigger and better than that now though.  We started taking it seriously, lol.


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Edited: 07/17/2011 at 10:51 PM by diddles_mcbean

Jul 17, 2011 at 11:27:01 PM
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Packards isn't worth mentioning, honestly. $35 for a Tecmo Super Bowl cart.

G2k games is a decently priced chain in Virginia and TN. They've got a store in Abingdon VA, and stores in Kingsport and Johnson City TN.

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Jul 17, 2011 at 11:33:03 PM
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Originally posted by: the tall guy

Packards isn't worth mentioning, honestly. $35 for a Tecmo Super Bowl cart.

G2k games is a decently priced chain in Virginia and TN. They've got a store in Abingdon VA, and stores in Kingsport and Johnson City TN.




I've found a few good things at Packards. 

G2K is already listed on the list.  Pretty neat little chain.


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Jul 18, 2011 at 1:46:00 AM
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my state has 0 on the map..

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Jul 18, 2011 at 1:48:41 AM
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Please divide the list by state. I'll add like 5 tomorrow. Thanks man

Jul 18, 2011 at 3:50:00 AM
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I was just going to come on here and request that a list be started! This is great. I think we should include addresses so we can easily put them into the old GPS devices, especially if they aren't well known stores or chains.

Jul 18, 2011 at 3:53:13 AM
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Double Post! Just went on a mini-road trip with the girlfriend, and I couldn't find any video game stores besides Gamestop... lame. And nothing was coming up in the GPS either, it was frustrating! Hoping this list fleshes out so the next road trip will be more successful VG wise.

Also, how about a list of good flea markets and their addresses and normal hours?

Good luck!

Jul 18, 2011 at 6:07:02 AM
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There are probably a bunch more retro game stores in the area, but these are the ones I know/been to so far.

Game Trader (Beaverton, OR) not related to the one in Tennessee
Video Game Wizards (Portland, OR)
Classics (Kelso, WA)
Pink Gorilla (Seattle, WA)


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Jul 18, 2011 at 6:28:48 AM
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Originally posted by: BuckNutty

I'll have to take a field trip to Game Rack in Akron soon. I just visited The Exchange today in Medina up here and it looked like everything they had for every system was priced high. I'm sure other NA members have visited and could chime in about them too. But I only picked up Rad Racer for $5, which is expensive for that game, but that was about as cheap as they went with NES games. I didn't want the trip to be wasted out there, plus it expanded my NES library by 50% hahaha.


Yeah, the thing about the Exchange is, like most places, the games that most people want are expensive.  You'll find deals there on the harder to find and more obscure games though.  It definitely is not the place to go to start up a collection.

Jul 18, 2011 at 8:10:33 AM
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Game Force, Jacksonville, FL

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Jul 18, 2011 at 8:12:57 AM
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Also- Gamez Zone in St Marys, GA

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Jul 18, 2011 at 8:51:12 AM
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Originally posted by: rhetoric614

Please divide the list by state. I'll add like 5 tomorrow. Thanks man



Done.

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Jul 18, 2011 at 10:03:59 AM
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Sorry my last post did not show up. The shop is called Retro Gamer and we are in Huntsville AL.

I love how you are distinguishing who is a part of NA/hooks up NA members.


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Jul 18, 2011 at 10:12:58 AM
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Originally posted by: Bella

Sorry my last post did not show up. The shop is called Retro Gamer and we are in Huntsville AL.

I love how you are distinguishing who is a part of NA/hooks up NA members.



Welcome.

I updated you and added a little note.  NA members should be recognized for such awesome things

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Jul 18, 2011 at 3:49:22 PM
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Originally posted by: diddles_mcbean

Originally posted by: the tall guy

Packards isn't worth mentioning, honestly. $35 for a Tecmo Super Bowl cart.

G2k games is a decently priced chain in Virginia and TN. They've got a store in Abingdon VA, and stores in Kingsport and Johnson City TN.




I've found a few good things at Packards. 

G2K is already listed on the list.  Pretty neat little chain.




I've found several good things there... almost all overpriced. 

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Jul 18, 2011 at 4:21:45 PM
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If you are really adding all stores that are retro oriented for Ohio you can add....

James' Games - Lakewood, Ohio
Video Game Connection - Cleveland, Ohio
Big Fun Toy Store (retro toys and video games) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio
World of Games - Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
The Next Level - Chardon, Ohio (very small selection last time I was there but great pricing)

^ of all those Video Game Connection is by far the best and the owner, Mike, is the one that puts on the CCAG show every year and he's a cool dude.

there are also more of The Exchange. There is one in Kent, Elyria, North Olmstead, Lakewood, Sandusky, and 3 in Canton. Just none of these ones have the great stock the others I mentioned.

Jul 18, 2011 at 5:36:21 PM
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Originally posted by: ulasamosa

If you are really adding all stores that are retro oriented for Ohio you can add....

James' Games - Lakewood, Ohio
Video Game Connection - Cleveland, Ohio
Big Fun Toy Store (retro toys and video games) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio
World of Games - Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
The Next Level - Chardon, Ohio (very small selection last time I was there but great pricing)

^ of all those Video Game Connection is by far the best and the owner, Mike, is the one that puts on the CCAG show every year and he's a cool dude.

there are also more of The Exchange. There is one in Kent, Elyria, North Olmstead, Lakewood, Sandusky, and 3 in Canton. Just none of these ones have the great stock the others I mentioned.



All updated, thanks mayne.

Is "James' Games"... a playoff of "The James Gang" from OH, maybe? lol


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Jul 19, 2011 at 10:47:57 AM
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Bumpity bump. Add your local retro gaming stores to the list so we can start a library and update the map!

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Jul 19, 2011 at 12:47:39 PM
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EPIC ELECTRONICS & GAMING (Grand Rapids MI)
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Jul 19, 2011 at 12:56:57 PM
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Nice. I like the idea of having links to the websites.

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Jul 19, 2011 at 2:48:02 PM
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Games Plus in Memphis


the popular stuff is about 3-10X too high but you can find some mid-rare games for a decent price

Jul 19, 2011 at 7:58:38 PM
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The Gaming Warehouse (Grand Rapids, MI)
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The Gaming Warehouse (Holland, MI)
www.TGWHolland.com...

Jul 19, 2011 at 9:31:07 PM
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There is one store in Austin, TX but I don't have the name so if anyone who lives in Austin, TX please add to the list. Thanks!

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Jul 19, 2011 at 9:37:53 PM
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we clearly need to get chips planted into our bodies with our NA username and # and around here there is gamedeals, press start, and one more which i forget the name of, it used to be games r us i think

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