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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by porygon Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:41 am

There's three decent game stores within 45 mins of here, that I know of.


1. Planet Games, my main store, in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
-Great prices
-Decent selection (considering not many people trade things in, he still manages to get a decent selection)
-Owner is very awesome, and gives me incredible deals


2. The Control Pad, I haven't gone here in a while, but I can certainly remember some awesomeness, in Freemansburg, Pennsylvania
-I forget the prices, but the selection is what got me.
-They have a wide variety, imports (PG has them, just in smaller quantities), a lot of various games for various systems such as 3DO, NGPC, 7800, Sega CD, 32X, etc.


3. Q-mart, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
-Incredible selection in the game store
-Flea market outside, I've scored a boxed Pong unit for five dollars, a boxed Odyssey2 for 25, and there was so much more, and they get new stuff weekly.
-The game store's selection is good... very good... but the prices can be a bit too high (55 dollars for a Nintendo 64?????), I sometimes find fair deals, such as 10 dollars for a standalone SNES (no hookups)
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by Alpinex2 Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:34 pm

Game Stores are over priced stick to flea markets and thrift stores.
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by OldSchool_Boy Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:12 pm

San Diego area.

Luna Games.

They got good merchandise and atmosphere but the prices are ridiculous. Shenmue = 30 bucks!
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by pepharytheworm Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:44 pm

These are all the retro video game store I go to other than playntrade in the atlanta area

Ccgaming http://www.ccgamingonline.com 2 locations
2750 Jiles Rd- Kennesaw Ga 30144 & 10895 Alpharetta HWY Roswell ga 30076
Hard to shop through, cartidge games and accessories it bags on pegs ten deep.
prices are a mixed bag. they do system customization.

Gamespot 5340 Hwy 20 South Suite 205 Covington, GA. 30016
Prices are horrible on rpgs, gives 10% off for using cash.

Media Mania 5035A North Henry Blvd Stockbridge, Ga 30281
Carries the most consoles of the stores, but very over priced, most selection of 3do and turbografx i have seen in atlanta. Has lots of boxed nes games but they stack them on top of each other and they are starting to warp.

Gamers Trade http://www.gamers-trade.com 3450 Cobb Pkwy #140 Acworth, GA 30101
Use to be a playntrade has some rare accessories like the keyboard for the intellivison.has the biggest selection of games and systems from atari 2600, colecovision, intellevison and magnavox i have seen in atlanta, games cheap systems not.

phoenix games shops at mableton
Best pricing nothing too rare very disorganized though
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by Budsmoka Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:08 pm

Can anyone tell me if play n trade is any good?
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by nickfil Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:50 pm

weasels wrote:
alexis524 wrote:level up video games in Reading Pa rocks a ton of retro VG stuff. check 'em out here:
http://www.levelupvideogames.org/

well i just found out that that's only about an hour and 52 mins away from me :lol: . one of these days im going there.


yeah. About an hour 20 from me. I think one of these days when i got some extra cash and time i'll make the trek and check it out. The photos made it look like a really nice store.

That was a really good interview with the video games new york guy. Kinda personalized the business a little. Thing about that store is they always seem to have what i'm looking for but without a manual or some minor detail like that. Still- if anyone is ever in nyc check it out.

I think i'm actually going to try to actively stop searching ebay for most things. Stores like these need support, and i appreciate how they are trying to raise awareness of video games as an artform/recreation. Too often i feel like people put away games post college when it is "time to put away childish things." It shouldn't be that way.
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by Space Paranoids Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:02 am

FX Game Exchange - College Station, TX (also some other Texas locations)
http://www.fxvideogameexchange.com/
I found this store in a mall directory. I was calling up stores asking if they stocked Sega Saturn gear, and to my surprise, they did! I've gone there a couple times for extra controllers. The guy there said that good Saturn games come in and then get sold quickly. They had really good selections for other systems though.
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by equalsign Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:27 am

I know it's very unlikely that I'll get a response, but I just thought I'd ask. Has anyone found a good retro game store in Utah? I've searched (and searched and searched) but I have yet to find anything :( .
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by equalsign Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:28 am

Budsmoka wrote:Can anyone tell me if play n trade is any good?

They're alright. They stock old games and their selection is usually decent, but I wouldn't expect to walk away with a deal.
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Re: Post Your Local/Favorite Indie Game Stores

by J T Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:41 pm

equalsign wrote:I know it's very unlikely that I'll get a response, but I just thought I'd ask. Has anyone found a good retro game store in Utah? I've searched (and searched and searched) but I have yet to find anything :( .


I don't know how it is today because I haven't lived there for 7 years, but Graywhale CD by the University of Utah used to be a great place to get videogames in UT. You should also check different Deseret Industries and see if they carry any videogames.
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