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Computers & Entertainment

Condition is Important

Posted on November 13, 2013 - Filed Under Business, Electronics, Honesty, Ranting, sellers | 1 Comment

So I got a call recently asking how much I’d pay for a brand new iPad mini.  Knowing that “brand new” typically means “used but in like new condition” rather than “still sealed in original plastic” I offered $150.  A while later an ipad mini comes in, but in horrible condition.  I ask what they’re […]

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We Pay You Cash !

Posted on September 15, 2011 - Filed Under Business, DVD, Entertainment, gaming, sellers, This Town | Leave a Comment

Paying cash for games!
CoD Black Ops – $20
Dead Island – $20
Bulletstorm – $10
Catherine – $20
Call of Juarez The Cartel – $20
Dungeon Siege III – $15
Driver San Francisco – $20
Shadows of the Damned – $10
Two Worlds II – $20
This is just a sampling! We buy almost anything when it comes to games and movies.

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Jewelry

Posted on August 4, 2011 - Filed Under Business, sellers, shopping, This Town | Leave a Comment

Many people come into our store to sell us jewelry – unfortunately, we don’t take them – because we don’t know the difference between the titanium rings or a platinum rings even if my life depended on it.  So how can we deal with something that we are not even sure of ourselves.  As much […]

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Sorry, It’s Not Yours

Posted on May 11, 2011 - Filed Under Business, Electronics, Entertainment, gadgets, Honesty, sellers, thieves, This Country, This Town | Leave a Comment

We buy and sell used electronics and gadgets – and most likely – we will have a  32gb ipod touch or a Sony turntable at one point at our store – because things comes and goes pretty quickly here – well some.  But it is also most likely not yours either – why?  in […]

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Systems Almost Sold OUT!

Posted on December 5, 2009 - Filed Under Business, computer repair, computers, Honesty, sellers | Leave a Comment

It’s only the 5th and our shelves are almost emptied because our systems are almost gone. I cannot complained of course and there are plenty of games and movies too for sale. As for computer parts, you all know we can order it within 24hrs. I just wished that DELL would get […]

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Stolen Merchandise

Posted on April 1, 2009 - Filed Under Business, sellers, thieves | 2 Comments

I’ve written often about shoplifters we catch or find in the store, but I’ve never written about what happens when someone sells us stolen goods. It happens from time to time, and short of strapping everyone up to a lie detector there’s really no way for us to know ahead of time. One […]

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Everyone’s Broke Again eh?

Posted on June 10, 2008 - Filed Under Business, sellers | Leave a Comment

Crazy day so far, in the first 2 hours since I opened the store I’ve already bought a PS3 Guitar Hero III bundle, an XBox with 6 games, 5 DVDs, another 3 XBox games and 2 game cube games. On top of that 2 other people have called with things to sell, one […]

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Lots of Used Guitar Hero

Posted on May 23, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming, sellers | 1 Comment

Quite a few people getting rid of Guitar Hero games and controllers over the last couple of weeks. I currently have a wireless PS2 guitar and Guitar Hero 1 game. For XBox 360 I have 2 Xplorer guitars, 1 Strat, 1 set of drums, 1 mic, 1 Rock Band game and 3 Guitar […]

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Tons o’ Games

Posted on August 13, 2007 - Filed Under Business, sale, sellers | Leave a Comment

Over the last week I’ve had a flood of used ps2 games coming in.  In fact I’ve purchased 74 since August 8.  No idea why, people just need the money I guess, and some are upgrading to new game systems.  Since our 8th Year anniversary is coming up next week I’ve been buying up as […]

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Here we go again

Posted on July 11, 2007 - Filed Under sellers | 1 Comment

Looks like another good day to track all the stuff that people want to sell.

PS2 system, memory card and 1 game ($30)
PS2 system, memory card, 2 controllers, 2 games
XBox system
a few DVD movies
3 xbox games ($10)
2 older computer towers, 19″ monitor ($100)
roughly 200 DVDs, wanting $2 each

And that wraps up another day of people needin’ […]

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Used Computers

Posted on July 4, 2007 - Filed Under Business, computers, Honesty, sellers | 1 Comment

I usually get a couple calls a week from people who want to sell me a used computer.  And hardly any of them have a clue as to what the computer is.  When I ask what it is I tend to get answers of ‘it’s a dell’ or ‘it’s a compaq’ or even ‘it’s a […]

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One of those weeks

Posted on July 3, 2007 - Filed Under DVD, sellers, This Town | Leave a Comment

Gonna be one of those weeks from the looks of it so far.  First off, there are no new release DVDs this week.  None.
Aside from that, during the first hour and a half today I had 5 people in wanting to sell things.

Wireless router and a wireless mouse
Random games
Playstation 2 with 2 memory cards and […]

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Wanna buy a Wii?

Posted on June 23, 2007 - Filed Under Amused, Ranting, sellers, This Town | 1 Comment

I wish I had taken a picture of it. Some kid came in wanting to get rid of a Wii, looking for $80. Sounded good so far. Then he took it out of the bag. Only had the power cord and the cord to hook it up to the TV with.
“Where’s […]

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If it’s broke…

Posted on June 18, 2007 - Filed Under Business, Honesty, Ranting, sellers, This Town | Leave a Comment

I might still want it.  Had someone bring in a PS2 to sell today, as usual I hooked it up to see if it works and this one didn’t.  It would turn on, but out of 4 games I tested, none of them would load.  Him and his friends kept mumbling to each other over […]

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