Gameland

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Dead as the Dodo bird. RIP Gameland

Games were overpriced although they had hard to find import games (also overpriced).

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★★☆☆☆

Dead as the Dodo bird. RIP Gameland

Games were overpriced although they had hard to find import games (also overpriced).

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Granted, I've been coming here ever since I was a toddler (my dad loved video games so he'd take me here quite often), the collection of games here is unimaginable! they have everything from the old atari years up til the most recent consoles. BUT even up until today, i still believe the prices they tag on used and old games and consoles are erroneous! and I'm sure many gamers who have wandered into this ancient vault of video games will agree with me. Simply put, if you are in search of ancient games of either Japanese decent or US, this place is probably the best in the county, but everything comes with a price, and the price hurts! If you are in need of some of the more recent games and consoles, i advise you to look else where, for their prices are not exactly the best. perhaps via z internet? ebay?

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★★★☆☆

Granted, I've been coming here ever since I was a toddler (my dad loved video games so he'd take me here quite often), the collection of games here is unimaginable! they have everything from the old atari years up til the most recent consoles. BUT even up until today, i still believe the prices they tag on used and old games and consoles are erroneous! and I'm sure many gamers who have wandered into this ancient vault of video games will agree with me. Simply put, if you are in search of ancient games of either Japanese decent or US, this place is probably the best in the county, but everything comes with a price, and the price hurts! If you are in need of some of the more recent games and consoles, i advise you to look else where, for their prices are not exactly the best. perhaps via z internet? ebay?

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I??m a huge gamer, and a console collector. I have toured Torrance over the years looking for the best stores to buy what I need, and Gameland is my one and only choice. I??ve bought tons of rare, older consoles from Gameland, including the very rare Magnavox Odyssey from 1972, and the N64DD that was only sold in Japan for a short amount of time. I got these $500 systems at Gameland for half their worth, with games and boxes included! I purchased a boxed Sega Saturn, Sega Master System, Turbografx 16, and VSC for lower prices than everywhere else.

I??ve been shopping here for ten years now, and I??ve visited gaming locations all across the country while on various vacations with my family. Absolutely nothing compares to the incredible selection that Gameland has offered, and the great prices I can get my merchandise for. In the instances that there is a title that they don??t have, they take pre-orders for you on said games. Rather than Best Buy??s and Game Stop??s methods of ??Keep calling until we have it?, Gameland does all the work for you and calls YOU when they get another copy of the game you ordered. The owner is easy to deal with, and the employees are incredible. They??re all very nice, eager to help, and they know more about the most obscure games than some of the top review sites could tell you about a new title.

Gameland carries products on an everyday basis that go all the way back to the days of the original Nintendo NES, through the Wii, PS3, and 360, today??s current generation. They have imported games for all three Playstation generations, as well as massive imported Gamecube, DS, and Super Famicom selections, just to name a few. I got rare boxed copies of Mother 2 and Fire Emblem 3, both on Super Famicom, as well as Battle Stadium D.O.N. and Kingom Hearts 2: Final Mix, both for JP PS2, and both brand new. They sell PS2 and Wii freeloaders for those of us whom wish to play imported games on region-locked systems, but they also sell the normal Japanese systems for customers who don??t wish to mess around with their systems.

All new release items at Gameland sell for a dollar cheaper than everywhere else, as well. I picked up Grand Theft Auto IV and Madden 2009 for $58.95. All other stores ask $59.95 for the same game. I later saw a used copy of GTA IV in Gameland selling for $49.95. Out of curiosity, I called Gamestop and asked their used price. They said $54.95. That??s five bucks less.
The employees also give out coupons when you visit. Even if you don??t purchase, they give them out. If you bring one in while purchasing items, you can get additional discounts. I bought four games at about 20 bucks each, and got an 8 dollar discount.

I had an extra Xbox 360 to sell, so I called around. The BEST price Game Stop could offer me was $115 in store credit. When I went to Gameland, I was given $200 for it! That??s an $85 difference. That??s huge! I have since learned that not only is Gameland the best place to buy, it??s the best place to sell.

I was speaking with one of the employees at Gameland on my last visit, and he informed me of a Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament, and a membership system, both coming soon. I signed up for the tournament, which is on September 14th, because it was only a $5 entry fee, with a possible $50 gift certificate for winning. I doubt I??m good enough to win, but it??s only five bucks to lose if I don??t win. The membership, from what I??m told, is going to be a $10 annual charge. With the membership, you would get a 10% discount on all used games and accessories you buy, and a 10% increase in store credit when selling. That??s a pretty great deal. I think the guy told me it should be ready within a couple of weeks.

I can??t express enough how happy I am with this store. I??ve never had a bad encounter with this place in my ten years of visiting. By now, I??ve given up finding anything better, because you can??t improve perfection.

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★★★★★

I??m a huge gamer, and a console collector. I have toured Torrance over the years looking for the best stores to buy what I need, and Gameland is my one and only choice. I??ve bought tons of rare, older consoles from Gameland, including the very rare Magnavox Odyssey from 1972, and the N64DD that was only sold in Japan for a short amount of time. I got these $500 systems at Gameland for half their worth, with games and boxes included! I purchased a boxed Sega Saturn, Sega Master System, Turbografx 16, and VSC for lower prices than everywhere else.

I??ve been shopping here for ten years now, and I??ve visited gaming locations all across the country while on various vacations with my family. Absolutely nothing compares to the incredible selection that Gameland has offered, and the great prices I can get my merchandise for. In the instances that there is a title that they don??t have, they take pre-orders for you on said games. Rather than Best Buy??s and Game Stop??s methods of ??Keep calling until we have it?, Gameland does all the work for you and calls YOU when they get another copy of the game you ordered. The owner is easy to deal with, and the employees are incredible. They??re all very nice, eager to help, and they know more about the most obscure games than some of the top review sites could tell you about a new title.

Gameland carries products on an everyday basis that go all the way back to the days of the original Nintendo NES, through the Wii, PS3, and 360, today??s current generation. They have imported games for all three Playstation generations, as well as massive imported Gamecube, DS, and Super Famicom selections, just to name a few. I got rare boxed copies of Mother 2 and Fire Emblem 3, both on Super Famicom, as well as Battle Stadium D.O.N. and Kingom Hearts 2: Final Mix, both for JP PS2, and both brand new. They sell PS2 and Wii freeloaders for those of us whom wish to play imported games on region-locked systems, but they also sell the normal Japanese systems for customers who don??t wish to mess around with their systems.

All new release items at Gameland sell for a dollar cheaper than everywhere else, as well. I picked up Grand Theft Auto IV and Madden 2009 for $58.95. All other stores ask $59.95 for the same game. I later saw a used copy of GTA IV in Gameland selling for $49.95. Out of curiosity, I called Gamestop and asked their used price. They said $54.95. That??s five bucks less.
The employees also give out coupons when you visit. Even if you don??t purchase, they give them out. If you bring one in while purchasing items, you can get additional discounts. I bought four games at about 20 bucks each, and got an 8 dollar discount.

I had an extra Xbox 360 to sell, so I called around. The BEST price Game Stop could offer me was $115 in store credit. When I went to Gameland, I was given $200 for it! That??s an $85 difference. That??s huge! I have since learned that not only is Gameland the best place to buy, it??s the best place to sell.

I was speaking with one of the employees at Gameland on my last visit, and he informed me of a Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament, and a membership system, both coming soon. I signed up for the tournament, which is on September 14th, because it was only a $5 entry fee, with a possible $50 gift certificate for winning. I doubt I??m good enough to win, but it??s only five bucks to lose if I don??t win. The membership, from what I??m told, is going to be a $10 annual charge. With the membership, you would get a 10% discount on all used games and accessories you buy, and a 10% increase in store credit when selling. That??s a pretty great deal. I think the guy told me it should be ready within a couple of weeks.

I can??t express enough how happy I am with this store. I??ve never had a bad encounter with this place in my ten years of visiting. By now, I??ve given up finding anything better, because you can??t improve perfection.

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Hands down the best video game store that I have ever been to. And this is not just a rave with no substance. This place has everything that you can think of. They have SNES games like Super Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy III, Battle Toads, and a slew of others. They have Sega Genesis games, controllers, systems. They have old game boy games, old Nintendo games (Ninja Turtles, Jaws, Double Dragon, you name it). At Gameland you can find hard to get PS2 titles (like Marvel vs. Capcom 2).

Now, the downside. Some of the prices for these items can be steep--in the $40 range for the classics. These prices might be higher than you'll find on ebay. However, they offer an exchange/return policy on defective games--something you won't get on ebay without paying the return shipping.

But all in all, a gaming store like none other, and one that you have to check out to believe.

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★★★★★

Hands down the best video game store that I have ever been to. And this is not just a rave with no substance. This place has everything that you can think of. They have SNES games like Super Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy III, Battle Toads, and a slew of others. They have Sega Genesis games, controllers, systems. They have old game boy games, old Nintendo games (Ninja Turtles, Jaws, Double Dragon, you name it). At Gameland you can find hard to get PS2 titles (like Marvel vs. Capcom 2).

Now, the downside. Some of the prices for these items can be steep--in the $40 range for the classics. These prices might be higher than you'll find on ebay. However, they offer an exchange/return policy on defective games--something you won't get on ebay without paying the return shipping.

But all in all, a gaming store like none other, and one that you have to check out to believe.

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