*_Has anyone benefitted from stores closing down in your area?_*

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  1. visualmusic

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    I stopped in Hollywood video today looking for some games when I was informed they were closing down on Monday [​IMG].
    Its the last one around my way, which sucks cause I hate Blockbuster [​IMG]. Anyways, when I was leaving, the guy informed me how they're selling all the gamesand DVDs in the store for a few dollars. I was able to purchase [all used and in great condition]:

    Pineapple Express
    Watchmen
    I Love You, Man
    Frost/Nixon
    Milk
    Coraline
    Monster's Ball
    Observe and Report
    Saint Row's 2 [PS3]
    WarioWare: Smooth Moves [Wii]

    ..for $50 [​IMG][​IMG]. Which is pretty damn awesome cause that WarioWare alone is going pretty high when I searched ebay. So has anyone else found great dealsaround their way?
     
  2. mytmouse76

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    no...by the time i get to those places the good stuff is gone and i dont' pick through messy stores...
     
  3. uptownsdotnetstacky

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    this dollar-store by my house closed a few weeks back and I had bought 2 cases of Arizona Peach and Raspberry for 15bones
     
  4. dontsteponmyshoes

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    not really a store but my dude is turning himself in for some domestic violence junk and he needs money asap so I got an 8th of good, a bong, a logitec harmonyuniversal remote and laptop speakers for 65 bucks [​IMG]
     
  5. one11archerave

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    There's a Blockbuster that is closing down by me but the prices are still not as good as the Blockbuster up the road that is still in business and usuallyhas 4 for $20 on used movies.
     
  6. 18key

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    No, because I havent had money to take advantage of these deals since my store went out of business. [​IMG]
     
  7. rck2sactown

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    Circuit City.... got a 360 Arcade for $120 and flipped it......... Wireless Adapter for $40 [​IMG]
     
  8. 11wordisbond

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    I'm curious, what kind of store were you running? Care to share the story?
     
  9. flacobey

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    Observe and Reports = funniest movie of the year
     
  10. No liquidation is a mind game prices are still too high

    Right now Borders, Blockbuster, and FYE are closing and there aren't any worth while deals
     
  11. 18key

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    Well I wasn't running the store, I just worked there. But it was a sports/outdoors chain here in the NW. Joes Sports (used to be G.I. Joes) ifyou've heard of it.

    The person who bought the company a few years ago took out a $10 mil. loan to expand the company into Idaho/California, and when 'Penis' Sports movedout here it pretty much screwed the company because there was no chance to compete in those states.
     
  12. play2much2004

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    I got playmakers for $5
     
  13. visualmusic

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    Sorry to hear that 18Keys. Sucks when those big stores move into your area.

    And yes, Observe and Report is one of the years funniest movies.
     
  14. Mister Meaner

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    The F.Y.E. around my way is closing soon, and has been steadily increasing the markdowns. Right now, all Blu Rays and DVDs are 40% off. Games are like 30% to50% off. They're even selling all the fixtures and racks in the store. I don't know when they are closing for good, but I'd like to see thosemarkdowns hit the 70% range.
     
  15. visualmusic

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    Damn. That's nice! I should see if any of them around my way are closing. 50% video games sounds pretty good as of right now.
     
  16. dman14

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    circuit city closed down and i bought a bunch of cable wires for dirt cheap
     
  17. fifteen2life

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    Hey, here in Orlando, Craig's List often lists store closings ahead of time so you can plan ahead! Check it out.