Wal-Mart. You can get anything but hookers there...no really, its true.
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I have two favorite stores. Mine would be F.Y.E and Trademart for the anime fan in me (they sell just about every anime and everything i could ask for on DVD) and Trademart for my card needs.
I hope this thread dosen't end up reeking of advertisement esque feelings.
Wal-Mart. You can get anything but hookers there...no really, its true.
This house is full of ears but I can't talk to anyone
They've heard this one a thousand times
Most exciting thing I do
Hang half way out a third floor window,
Maybe throw lit cigarettes down
And maybe I'll catch fire,
Something warm to hold me,
Something pure to burn away the darkness
That hides inside my mind
All that evil ****'s not hard to find
I guess I only claim to be nice
Electronics Boutique and Fry's.
For video games/DVDs, GameStop, Suncoast, and Super Target. Occasionally I'll go to Best Buy if I can't find a particular DVD anywhere else, and I usually buy my DVD-Rs from CompUSA because they sell a 5-pack for $6.99. :anime:
EDIT: I almost forgot an excellent store for vintage games and systems- Media Recyclery! Too bad there isn't one near my college...
"You have the right to remain silent. But then again, you have the right to spill your guts and really blow it for yourself!"- Goofy, after arresting Pete and Peg
Tie, Midtown Comics and The Ave. N Deli. Best comic book store in the world and a deli that makes possibly the best sandwiches in the world.
Any comic shop and Wendy's.
"You get the other guy on the ropes. You keep him there. You mangle his ears. Fill his eyes with blood. Pulp his kidneys. Grind up his ribs. Don't let up. And if he still won't hit the canvas--you go on and bleed him to death."- Frank Castle
Borders, Target, and Best Buy. I also like Hastings, but I don't have one near me.
Current Avatar: Mikuru Asahina from "The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
R.I.P Un-cut Pretty Cure.
Clothes: Pennington's - I find it hard to find decent clothing in my size, and the clothes here are good. I usually only go when they have sales on - some of their items are a bit pricey, but worth it (IMO).
Comics: Wyldstar Collectibles (local comic shop)
DVD's: I usually get my DVDs at the mall. They have CD Plus, HMV, and Zellers, so I'll compare prices between those stores. If I don't find what I want there, I'll try Wal-Mart, Best Buy, or Future Shop. I pick up most of my anime at Wyldstar, as their price is around the average of the other stores.
Manga: If I can't find what I want at Wlydstar, I order it from Chapters (book store), which is the store where I get most of my books from.
Listing all my favorites would take forever.
My favorite store of all time is Target... but they don't always have everything I need, so my other favorites are:
Old Navy - Half my wardrobe is Old Navy (other half is Target)
Best Buy - Unfortunately the closest one is two hours away, but we're getting one eventually
Hastings - I like to get books and magazines there, but they overcharge on CDs
Borders - Great manga selection
Barnes and Noble - I love book stores
Wal-Mart - It's no Target, but I like it
Overstock.com - Get almost all my anime DVDs there
CDUniverse - Get the rest of my anime DVDs there
Borders - It's my favorite book store. I love going there. Always something going on
Target - Not a favorite per se, but I don't mind going there.
Wizzywig - A wonderful anime store! I only go there maybe once every several months, but it's great fun!
Hot Topic - Lots of great clothes, but rather pricy
Anime Chaos - Online Yahoo Japan deputy service. Lots of neat goodies you don't/can't find in the states!
Ebay - For obvious reasons
DVDS: Best Buy
Of all the stores I've seen, Best Buy has consistently had both the largest selection and the best prices on DVDs.
COMPUTER ACCESSORIES: Best Buy
Best Buy is also good for computer accessories, and sometimes components. I try to buy most of my actual components at computer shows, but when I can't get to a show I'll head to Best Buy.
Since I don't have any Barne's and Nobles' near me, I use Borders as my primary source of books. I'll sometimes buy CDs there as well, but I stay away from their overpriced DVD section.
CDS: Virgin Megastore
I've only been to a Virgin twice, but I still must say its my favorite. I'm a lover of classical music, particularly boxed sets. Large boxed sets. As in, 100+ CD sets (which are usually sold in multiple volumes of 3-6 CDs). Virgin Megastore is the only physical store I've seen that has many of these sets in their entirety; other stores may have one or two volumes from one or two seperate sets, but nowhere near Virgin's selection. As can probably be told, I spend alot of money whenever I shop at a Virgin.
Of course, when I'm too lazy to head out to an actual store, I'll just type "amazon.com" in my browser. Great prices, insanely fast delivery for me (the 6-13 day option always takes 4-5 days for me), and of course a selection that far outweighs all but the largest of the large physical stores.
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My favorite stores:
Best Buy: Cheapest place for me to buy DVD's
Borders: One is just down the street from my house so I go there often.
Waldenbooks: I can get books a little cheaper with my discount card
Wal-Mart: I can always find something there
Media Play: Has everyhting I like all in one place
House of Anime: local anime store
The Gap: I just like their clothes
AnimeNation.com: I get import manga here
Currently Reading: Febuary Flowers by Fan Wu
Isn't the free market wonderful?
Hmmm... Let's see...
Toys 'R Us
Barnes & Noble
Books A Million
HEB (grocery store chain specific to Texas)
Bath & Body Works
...that's all I can think of for now. Those are the retail stores I like; there are other businesses I like too, such as:
Sports: The NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, FIFA...
Video Games: Nintendo, Sony, Square Enix, Konami, Capcom...
Cable TV Channels: Cartoon Network, Sci-Fi Channel, Comedy Central, Fox News, CNN, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, History Channel, ESPN & ESPN 2...
Internet retailers: Amazon.com, eBay, GameMusic.com, BigBadToyStore.com...
Of course, these are just examples. The list goes on and on!
Favorites! (1) Action: Transformers & G.I. Joe; Visionairies; The DCAU; Robotech, DBZ, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo & Trigun; TMNT, MOTU; and Avengers: EMH; (2) Comedy: The Simpsons & Futurama, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast & The Brak Show, Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, ATHF, The Boondocks, The Venture Bros., and Archer
First I'd like to say Wal-Mart is an evil Meglomatic corporation, becoming a monopoly, taking over small towns, making business deals that nearly put other businesses out on the streets, and is going so wildly insane with their price cuts, every other store will never be able to compete. In 30 years, everything will be Wal-Mart. That's why I'm willing to shop at Target, and an old grocery store. Wal-Mart was sent to us from the devil! Plus they edit music CDs....
Hastings is my favorite media store. The BEST selection of Movies(buy or rent), music, books, and magazines. It even has PC hardware, and video games up the yin yang. No doubt about it. I only check Suncoast or Best Buy if I'm desperate.
As for cloths, I either make my own, get it as presents, or I go to Hot Topic...all their crap is so cool.
You ever try to simply walk through a Wal-Mart?Originally Posted by JustJack
I can sum it up for you with one word: "gridlock."
The ones I enjoy visiting are:
Suncoast(when we had them)
Barnes and Noble
Toys R Us
a local hobby shop that carries paintball guns, has quite a collection of video games(new and used), card games, comic books, samurai stuff, preplayed videos and dvd's, action figures, stuff like those warhammer models, statues and busts, etc.
a local shop called HKT. It specializes in anime merchandise. A few years ago it merged with a shop that sold various Asian merchandise that had been around as long as I can remember. I like to look but I never find anything interesting enough to buy.
I used to go to EB regularly but now I don't even bother visiting.
Back in the day I would go to Lechemere's, Montgomery Wards, and Brookstone.
I never visit a gamestop or funcoland. I refuse to step on unholy ground.
Do you realise what your asking me to do? I am a shopaholic! I can't have just one store, there's so many that I could live at, I mean there's PacSun and Rue 21 and Best Buy and Target and ......... I mean it would take me a long LONG time to list all the stores I like, but anyways I love shopping!
ps. it kinda suck about being broke all the time! :anime:
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