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BEST PLACE TO BUY USED VIDEO GAMES

GameStop

Oh sure, Gamestop is pretty corporate—the chain dominates the landscape from coast to coast—but for a video gamer looking for a deal, it's the best bet in town. With a location in seemingly every burg in the area, one is never far away. For folks who have upgraded to the 360/PS3/Wii stage, even new games—sometimes just a week or two past their release date—can be found on the shelves for, at the very least, a small discount on a new price. The real fun comes when you want to dig a little deeper. Now that the current generation has matured a bit, hot games from the past couple of years can be found for a song, sometimes for less than $10. And last-generation fans of, say, the Playstation 2 (or those who haven't bothered with the newfangled software) can spend a few bucks and finally get around to playing Grand Theft Auto III.

BEST ADULT VIDEO STORE Sex World

BEST ART SUPPLIES MCAD Art Cellar

BEST BIKE SHOP Freewheel Bike

BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW) Micawber's Books

BEST BOOKSTORE (USED) Magers & Quinn

BEST BOUTIQUE Picky Girl

BEST CAMERA STORE National Camera Exchange

BEST CD STORE (NEW) The Electric Fetus

BEST CD STORE (USED) The Electric Fetus

BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE Wild Rumpus Books

BEST CLOTHING STORE (KIDS) Savers

BEST CLOTHING STORE (MEN) Heimie's Haberdashery

BEST CLOTHING STORE (WOMEN) Opitz Outlet

BEST COMIC BOOK STORE Big Brain Comics

BEST GAMING STORE Source Comics & Games

BEST GARDEN CENTER Mother Earth Gardens

BEST GIFT SHOP I Like You

BEST HAIRCUT Moxie

BEST LINGERIE Frederick's of Hollywood

BEST LIQUOR STORE South Lyndale Liquors

BEST MALL Mall of America

BEST MUSIC STORE Guitar Center

BEST MYSTERY BOOKSTORE Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore

BEST NATURAL FOODS GROCERY Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli

BEST OUTDOORS STORE Midwest Mountaineering

BEST PET STORE Chuck and Don's Pet Outlet

BEST PLACE TO BUY A PIECE Clown Glass

BEST PLACE TO BUY VINYL Treehouse Records

BEST SALON/SPA Ivy Spa Club

BEST SCIENCE-FICTION BOOKSTORE Dreamhaven Books & Comics

BEST SHOE REPAIR George's Shoes & Skate Repair

BEST SPORTING GOODS Dick's Sporting Goods

BEST STORE FOR SEX TOYS Smitten Kitten

BEST TATTOO PARLOR Acme Tattoo

BEST THRIFT STORE Animal Ark Thrift and Pet Store

BEST TOBACCONIST Golden Leaf Tobacco

BEST TOY STORE Wonderment

BEST YARN STORE The Yarnery