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Guys, BIG LOTS!

preachermeatpreachermeat Registered User regular
edited March 2008 in Games and Technology
So I went to the big lots up the street because apparantly we needed a 60 gallon drum of play-doh and a new mouse pad? I don't know if I'm just lucky or what, but I found a copy of psychonauts, PC just now for 6 bucks. That's SIX dollars US. Win? Oh, also, Thief 2. Any of ya'll find any great games for little or no money in places you wouldn't expect?

Oh, on a similar note, back in like...'92 I found Crystalis for the NES at Eckerd (think CVS, but old and southern and busted) for 15 dollars.

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    One time back in like 96 or so I found a copy of System Shock at a Sam's Club for $0.98. Yes, 98 cents.

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    StregoneStregone VA, USARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    CheapAssGamer has a whole thread about games at big lots. There's a huge list of games for like 3 bucks. I wish there was one around here :(

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I got a copy of Super Monkey Ball for the GameCube for like $3.48 once at Target. It had gotten shelved in the case behind a bunch of copies of SMB2, and just kinda sat there getting quietly and secretly clearanced lower and lower for who knows how long. It was marked at something like $15, but I figured what the hell might as well have them scan it and see what it comes out at.

    It was a pretty sweet score.

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    darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I've always passed one of those stores on my way to Gamestop but I never realized what it actually was. I believe I have a new store to visit today...

    Also, I can't really remember any good deals i got in stores, but I did get Age of Empires I & II from Amazon for $10.

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    RhakaRhaka Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I found a new copy of Deus Ex in a Dixons years ago. For five bucks. It remains the best give bucks I have ever spent in my life.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    BigLots is always a fun experience. It's where retail products go to die. Any time a store has a whole bunch of something that just doesn't sell, they sell it to BigLots, so you can see entertaining things there like, for instance, a massive stack of ill-thought-out energy drinks with names like "Stephen Seagall's Lightning Bolt".

    On that note, sometimes it's sad to find awesome games on their rack. When you go to their game section, you'll immediately see why most of it is there. There are unbelievably shitty games on those shelves, as well as the games that got hit by the Starforce boycott (Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, etc). But when you see a gem like Psychonauts or Darwinia in there with the garbage, it can be kind of sad.

    Not that that stopped me from buying both of those games, of course. A good deal is a good deal, and Darwinia for $4 (with the keychain and poster bonus crap, no less!) is a hell of a deal.

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Big Lots has good stuff, cheap? Cool. There are a couple around me, I have to go now.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    BigLots is always a fun experience. It's where retail products go to die. Any time a store has a whole bunch of something that just doesn't sell, they sell it to BigLots, so you can see entertaining things there like, for instance, a massive stack of ill-thought-out energy drinks with names like "Stephen Seagall's Lightning Bolt".

    On that note, sometimes it's sad to find awesome games on their rack. When you go to their game section, you'll immediately see why most of it is there. There are unbelievably shitty games on those shelves, as well as the games that got hit by the Starforce boycott (Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, etc). But when you see a gem like Psychonauts or Darwinia in there with the garbage, it can be kind of sad.

    Not that that stopped me from buying both of those games, of course. A good deal is a good deal, and Darwinia for $4 (with the keychain and poster bonus crap, no less!) is a hell of a deal.

    First of all its "Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt"

    and comon how can you hate the can
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    preachermeatpreachermeat Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Heh, on a more somber note, I also found ODB's RapSnacks there. Apparantly before ODB died? Sometimes Biglots scares me...but sometimes it's full of excellent.

    <<supersaiyanedit: Asian Experience? Sounds like porn to me!>>

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    fadingathedgesfadingathedges Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Also available at Big Lots : Rap Snacks.

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    Matt!Matt! Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    It's always worthwhile to check out amazon. Many times people just sell random stuff on amazon not knowing that the games they are selling are awesome.

    Blast Corps for the 64 for 5$? I'll take it!

    Blast Corps was awesome right?

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    preachermeatpreachermeat Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Blast Corps was awesome right?
    right?

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I saw that same Thief 2 there a couple of years ago, and more recently, Sin. The Source version; I forget the full name but doubtless you know the one. It's like $10 in GameStop now and that's what it was at Big Lots. Also saw the first Brothers in Arms.

    Now why is it that I did not buy any of these.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I saw that same Thief 2 there a couple of years ago, and more recently, Sin. The Source version; I forget the full name but doubtless you know the one. It's like $10 in GameStop now and that's what it was at Big Lots. Also saw the first Brothers in Arms.

    Now why is it that I did not buy any of these.

    Sin Episodes? Yeah, I got that for $6 from BigLots, even though I knew there would never be an episode after Episode 1. It came with the old SiN game, which was worth the price alone.

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Yeah, that's the one. I must've forgotten my wallet or something when I'd gone to Big Lots that time because there's no other explanation as to why I wouldn't have picked it up.

    GameStop's closer; I can get it there.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    BigLots is always a fun experience. It's where retail products go to die. Any time a store has a whole bunch of something that just doesn't sell, they sell it to BigLots, so you can see entertaining things there like, for instance, a massive stack of ill-thought-out energy drinks with names like "Stephen Seagall's Lightning Bolt".

    On that note, sometimes it's sad to find awesome games on their rack. When you go to their game section, you'll immediately see why most of it is there. There are unbelievably shitty games on those shelves, as well as the games that got hit by the Starforce boycott (Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, etc). But when you see a gem like Psychonauts or Darwinia in there with the garbage, it can be kind of sad.

    Not that that stopped me from buying both of those games, of course. A good deal is a good deal, and Darwinia for $4 (with the keychain and poster bonus crap, no less!) is a hell of a deal.

    First of all its "Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt"

    and comon how can you hate the can
    seagal.jpg

    OMG I thought he was just kidding... :shock:

    Anyway, I go into BigLots any time I pass one by and have gotten plenty of games there. I think last time I went I picked up Serious Sam 2, Metal Gear Solid 2 SE for PC, and HL1 Platinum Pack (I'm going to give this as a gift to the next person I find that hasn't played it) all under 10 bucks.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Another place that's always been good for games near me is Goodwill. The Goodwill near my parents' house gets old games from Target that they don't want to keep on the shelves anymore and sells them for half price. I got Splinter Cell: CT from there (starforce boycott really killed that game, I guess, as there were like a dozen copies behind the counter), C&C3, Dark Messiah Might And Magic, and a few others.

    My best find was not Target surplus (it was opened) was Guitar Hero III, with the wireless controller, for the X360, for forty dollars. Finding that prompted me to buy a 360. I took it as a sign.

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    OMG I thought he was just kidding... :shock:

    Wow, me too. Now it is my mission in life to drink one of those things. I just won't be complete until this happens.

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The Salvation Army store has always seemed a better place to pick up old games and computer software than the Goodwill, but all the stores are different. At almost any thrift store I walk into, I inevitably come across some obscure Sega Genesis cartridge sitting all alone on a shelf, next to the stacks of Bible story books and Michael Crichton novels that no one wanted.

    Even better, my last visit yielded a pair of 250MB Zip disks, still in the plastic wrap. A dollar each.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Got my (still playing) copy of Planescape back in the mid-90s at Pac-n-Save (Big Lot's old name) and more recently Darwina. Both were less the $10.

    I think I also got another copy (I think I've purchased about 4 or 5 copies throughout my life) of fallout 2 at BL as well.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Isn't Psychonauts one of GameTap's free things? Not to devalue your find, or anything.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Big Lots is awesome. Without it, how else would I satisfy my need for RAP SNACKS Brand "Romeo" Bar-b-quin with my Honey Chips or Jeff Foxworthy Beef Jerky.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    Isn't Psychonauts one of GameTap's free things? Not to devalue your find, or anything.

    Was. Gametap cycles their free games from month to month.

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Fallout 1 and 2, box-set for one-dollar.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Yeah, my FO2 purchase was back when I bought PS:T

    Dammit, I think Thursday I'm gonna hit up the near by BL on the way to school this thursday

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Isn't Psychonauts one of GameTap's free things? Not to devalue your find, or anything.

    Was. Gametap cycles their free games from month to month.

    Um.

    http://www.gametap.com/home/play/gameDetails/000475950

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    life3life3 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    In Philadelphia, RAP SNACKS are sold in the actual grocery store.

    Those RAP SNACKS are so popular, I imagine if we had a Big Lots in the area it would be filled with Lays.


    In the area I grew up in, there's also a store called Ollie's. I remember grabbing a sidewinder gamepad for $5 bucks there.

    These places are also a great place to score a cheap area rug or window blinds.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Not a game, but I wandered into Big Lots and found a talking Dennis Miller doll. It just seemed so fucking random.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Isn't Psychonauts one of GameTap's free things? Not to devalue your find, or anything.

    Was. Gametap cycles their free games from month to month.

    Psychonauts is free until the end of the year I believe. I just downloaded it last night. Along with a Thief game.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Isn't Psychonauts one of GameTap's free things? Not to devalue your find, or anything.

    Was. Gametap cycles their free games from month to month.

    Ah. I shall proceed to slap my friends for not grabbing it when they had the chance, then.

    EDIT: After reading the next page, slapping will no longer occur.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I found a book titled "How Faith In Jesus Can Save You From Prostate Cancer".

    I considered buying it on a total whim, but decided not to.

    I also found some really high-quality superglue that apparently didn't sell well in its original store because the package was marked "Cyanoacrylites" instead of "Awesome motherfucking glue".

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I got a non-GH copy of Final Fantasy Tactics for $3.98. Used but pristine.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I got a non-GH copy of Final Fantasy Tactics for $3.98. Used but pristine.

    ...Where? Big Lots doesn't carry used stuff...

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    043043 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    BigLots is always a fun experience. It's where retail products go to die. Any time a store has a whole bunch of something that just doesn't sell, they sell it to BigLots, so you can see entertaining things there like, for instance, a massive stack of ill-thought-out energy drinks with names like "Stephen Seagall's Lightning Bolt".

    On that note, sometimes it's sad to find awesome games on their rack. When you go to their game section, you'll immediately see why most of it is there. There are unbelievably shitty games on those shelves, as well as the games that got hit by the Starforce boycott (Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, etc). But when you see a gem like Psychonauts or Darwinia in there with the garbage, it can be kind of sad.

    Not that that stopped me from buying both of those games, of course. A good deal is a good deal, and Darwinia for $4 (with the keychain and poster bonus crap, no less!) is a hell of a deal.

    First of all its "Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt"

    and comon how can you hate the can
    seagal.jpg

    I chugged on of those on a 5$ bet once outside a Wal-mart.

    I felt like vomiting. It tastes like Seven Seagal's chilled urine.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I got a non-GH copy of Final Fantasy Tactics for $3.98. Used but pristine.

    ...Where? Big Lots doesn't carry used stuff...

    Half-Price Books.

    The local Big Lots closed a couple years ago.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    043 wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    BigLots is always a fun experience. It's where retail products go to die. Any time a store has a whole bunch of something that just doesn't sell, they sell it to BigLots, so you can see entertaining things there like, for instance, a massive stack of ill-thought-out energy drinks with names like "Stephen Seagall's Lightning Bolt".

    On that note, sometimes it's sad to find awesome games on their rack. When you go to their game section, you'll immediately see why most of it is there. There are unbelievably shitty games on those shelves, as well as the games that got hit by the Starforce boycott (Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, etc). But when you see a gem like Psychonauts or Darwinia in there with the garbage, it can be kind of sad.

    Not that that stopped me from buying both of those games, of course. A good deal is a good deal, and Darwinia for $4 (with the keychain and poster bonus crap, no less!) is a hell of a deal.

    First of all its "Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt"

    and comon how can you hate the can
    seagal.jpg

    I chugged on of those on a 5$ bet once outside a Wal-mart.

    I felt like vomiting. It tastes like Seven Seagal's chilled urine.
    Well, so much for the secret ingredient...

    You can't just go spilling trade secrets like that on the internet, you'll drive the man out of business.

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    Robo BeatRobo Beat Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    043 wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    BigLots is always a fun experience. It's where retail products go to die. Any time a store has a whole bunch of something that just doesn't sell, they sell it to BigLots, so you can see entertaining things there like, for instance, a massive stack of ill-thought-out energy drinks with names like "Stephen Seagall's Lightning Bolt".

    On that note, sometimes it's sad to find awesome games on their rack. When you go to their game section, you'll immediately see why most of it is there. There are unbelievably shitty games on those shelves, as well as the games that got hit by the Starforce boycott (Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, etc). But when you see a gem like Psychonauts or Darwinia in there with the garbage, it can be kind of sad.

    Not that that stopped me from buying both of those games, of course. A good deal is a good deal, and Darwinia for $4 (with the keychain and poster bonus crap, no less!) is a hell of a deal.

    First of all its "Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt"

    and comon how can you hate the can
    seagal.jpg

    I chugged on of those on a 5$ bet once outside a Wal-mart.

    I felt like vomiting. It tastes like Seven Seagal's chilled urine.

    So that's what the "Asian Experience" is. Piss play.

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    Planetscape

    I see this game every time I walk into a Menard's

    I spend an age contemplating its purchase and just end up walking away

    But speaking of Menard's, that was the prime place to look for software back around 1999-2000. It seemed that back then they had a much more interesting selection, rather than the haphazard slew of little kids' titles that rot on their shelves today. There was a pair of absolutely fantastic games, titled Elroy Goes Bugzerk and Elroy Hits the Pavement, that I acquired sometime before 1999 and enjoyed so immensely that the discs remain on my shelf to this day. In fact, the local video store lets you use their disc repair machine for a couple of bucks, and I'll be removing the scratches from these babies the first chance I get.

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    ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Fallout 1 and 2, box-set for one-dollar.


    Really? You mean just recently?

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I walked into an "Old Yankee Store" as the sign read, and waded through old typewriters and orange suits to find my personal holy grail:
    A Dreamcast, with two controllers (Non-third party!), a VMU, Sonic Adventure and Powerstone. They also had Chu Chu Rocket, but I only had $20 bucks on me, and when I went back it was gone.
    I really need to buy some games for that damn thing.

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