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Check out our weekly web show "Tales from the Pull Box", where we review a few of new books released for that week.
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Join us this Saturday from Noon to 6PM for the Walking Fed! We've partnered up with LAZER 103.3 - Everything That Rocks for a food drive benefiting the Food Bank of Iowa!

From Noon to 6PM, bring in a donation and get a 5% off voucher good for the day at both of our locations.

If you dress up as a zombie AND make a donation, you'll get a 20% off voucher good for the day at both of our locations!

All donations at our main south side location will be entered in for a chance to win VIP Wizard World Comic Con tickets and a photo op with Emily Kinney (Beth) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) from the Walking Dead!

There will be additional giveaways throughout the afternoon. Stay tuned to LAZER 103.3 for details!

Why are donations for the Food Bank of Iowa important in March?

- 1 in 8 Iowans are food insecure
- 1 in 5 Iowa children do not have enough to eat
- 64% of the Food Bank of Iowa clients have to choose between buying food or paying for medical care or medicine
- 65% of clients of the Food Bank of Iowa have to choose between buying food or paying for their utilities.
- For every $1 donation, The Food Bank of Iowa can provide 4.5 meals.

Donating is as easy as driving up, rolling down your window, and having one of our zombies take your donation. Not only will your donation help out the Food Bank of Iowa, but you could score some great items by donating!
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Magic: The Gathering Khans of Tarkir Set Pre-Release Tournament

We will be holding two Pre-Release Tournaments- One at midnight and another at 12 noon on Saturday, September 20, 2014! Cost will be $25. For the midnight tournament, but sure to show up on Friday, September 19 no later than 11:30pm. Stop on in anytime to sign up! But that's not all!

Following the 12 noon Pre-Release, we will be having a Two-Headed Giant Tournament! Entry for each Two-Headed Giant Tournament is $40 per team.

We are taking pre-orders for Khans of Tarkir! Stop into any location or pre-order online! http://www.jayscdandhobby.com/product-category/gaming/
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Some gaming re-stock as well as some new items. Stop on in today and see what else is new!
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We just got in a huge shipment of brand new vinyl! Stop on in and check it out as well as our already large selection of vintage LPs today!

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Our SDCC exclusives have arrived! Stop on by and get them while you still can!
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A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Walking Fed Food Drive!!! We were able to donate over 2,500 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Iowa! Combined with your donations, we raised $4750!
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The Zombie Hoard is coming… for your donations! The Walking Fed presented by Jay’s CD & Hobby is the first ever Zombie Food Drive! Keep the Zombies at bay and donate one of two ways!
Make Jay Pay and drop off a can of food at any of the Jay’s CD & Hobby locations and Jay will match your donation by giving $1 for each can of food you donate to the Food Bank of Iowa or a maximum donation of $10,000 if more than 10,000 cans of food are collected!

Zombies will invade Des Moines on Saturday, March 28th at our final event! Instead of brains, they want your cash & food donations! Stop by Jay’s SE 14th St location between Noon-6pm on March 28th as Zombies will take your donation and take advantage of great onsite donation incentives like 20% off anything in store @ Jay’s if you come as a zombie and donate!

Why are donations for the Food Bank of Iowa important in March?
-1 in 8 Iowans are food insecure
-1 in 5 Iowa children do not have enough to eat
-64% of the Food Bank of Iowa clients have to choose between buying food or paying for medical care or medicine
-65% of clients of the Food Bank of Iowa have to choose between buying food or paying for their utilities.
-For every $1 donation, The Food Bank of Iowa can provide 4.5 meals.

The Walking Fed food drive, Jay’s CD & Hobby and LAZER 103.3 are proud supporters of the Food Bank of Iowa. The Food Bank of Iowa strives to meet the critical needs of a diverse population through its network of 390 partner agencies in 55 Iowa counties. The partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and shelters for victims of domestic violence, non-profit day care and residential care centers, as well as child and senior programs including their new School Pantry program!

Special considerations go out to Vanity & Glamour Cosmetics for providing make up for the Zombies on March 28th.
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Stop in by tomorrow for our Yu-Gi-Oh! Sneak Peak tournament! Check out the newest set a week before it gets released! Tournament starts at 1PM and costs $5 to enter! Sneak PEEK itself is $20.You do not have to play in the Tournament to get the Sneak Peek.
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We now have two locations! Now you can shop at Jay's on the south side AND the west side! Check out our new location in Valley West Mall! Both stores carry thing same stuff although our selections vary per store. The trill of the hunt is alive and well at both Jay's locations. You never know what you'll find. We get new things in daily.
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The new HeroClix Wolverine and the X-Men boosters are in! Stop on by today and get one for yourself today!
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Shop Jay's CD & Hobby wherever you go! Our constantly growing on-line inventory is bringing you some of the great stuff you love about our store to the convenience of your computer, tablet, or mobile device! You also can get the latest news, information, exclusives and more! Visit and bookmark our site today!

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Southgate Shopping Center 3315 SE 14th St Des Moines, IA 50320
3315 Southeast 14th StreetUSIowaDes Moines50320
(515) 287-4578jayscdandhobby.com
Collectibles Store, DVD Store
Collectibles Store
DVD Store
Video Game Store
Sports Memorabilia Store
Used CD Store
Comic Book Store
Today 11AM–6PM
Sunday 11AM–6PMMonday 10AM–9PMTuesday 10AM–9PMWednesday 10AM–9PMThursday 10AM–9PMFriday 10AM–9PMSaturday 10AM–9PM

Des Moines' Largest selection of Pre-owned CDs, DVDs, Video Games, Comics, Cards, Toys, and more!
 
We have new stuff coming in and going out all the time. To find out about items in stock, please give the store a call: 515-287-4578.
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"I was impressed with the wide variety of hobbies Jay has in his store."
"A couple weeks later we were able to get it resolved."
"Great deal on vintage video games and systems."
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Matt Martone
4 months ago
So many great items, very well priced, awesome , friendly Staff! LOVE it !!!! Not sure why some are leaving over priced comments, I truly believe some of the best items and prices by far! I think it is hilarious when they say better prices on Ebay, because they sell on Ebay also!! Look at the rating people< talk to the owner before bashing this business, I have been going there for 9 years now, and I know most of the employees, and fankley, some bad ass individuals! Hands down, go check it out!!!
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Chris H
4 months ago
Had a great experience visiting Jays CD and Hobby was greeted immediately by an employee asking if theres anything that they could me with. They were helpful and respectful. The store was filled of great childhood memories of old stuff collected when I was a child. I was impressed with the wide variety of hobbies Jay has in his store. I would diffinately reccomend Jays CD and Hobby to my family / friends
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Isaac Gladstone
5 months ago
They have a very nice selection of stuff, and i have bought a few items from there that were damaged that they were happy to replace with a receipt but every time I have gone the the employees were always rude. Also the store is pretty under organized. Although at there Valley West Location everything is in nice order and the employees are very helpful.
Brian Kort
8 months ago
They have a lot of inventory and I know why. It's all over priced. I buy 90% of my movies used. I look everywhere like eBay, half price books, family video and even amazon. I could not find one movie, that I actually wanted to buy that I couldn't find cheaper at one or all of the above mentioned stores. I can buy Blu-ray's in excellent condition from these stores for $4.99-$7.99 all day long. The cheapest Blu-ray in this store (that was worth buying) is at least $9.99. Price is important to me and so is quality. A lot of the cases were dirty or covered in stickers. Your not going to get top dollar for anything if it is not in top condition.
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Mike Heider
8 months ago
I've been going to Jay's for my comic book needs for over five years. I have them pull the books I want so I never miss an issue. They will even add a book I might be interested in and there is no obligation to buy it, but most often it turns out I wanted that book too! The back issue at Jay's are incredible, There is a large inventory of books and it always seems to be rotating because every week there is something new and different to look at. The staff is great and knowledgeable and sometimes Jay is even there to great you. Plenty of cool comic related toys and other stuff like movies and games, the Frisbee golf selection is awesome too.
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Eldon Stracke II
5 months ago
This is a place that likes to push ‘store credit’ instead of giving you cash, and even then they lean heavily towards every opportunity to take advantage of you. Even when they do offer cash, they simply base their quote on the halving the lowest opening bid they find on Ebay (apparently, they do not know the difference between an auction and retail). Knowing this from previous dealings, I called ahead to see if they would pay cash for my DVD collection of a popular television series (I needed gas money, and thought it unwise to waste gas on a ‘maybe’). I was told that they would, most likely, based on the attractiveness of the DVD’s. So, I gathered up my collection, went inside the store, and on my way to the back (where the offers are made), I looked at what they had to sell that matched what I had in my hand. They had one incomplete collection that they were selling for $13.99 per season. Instead of a quote, however, I was told that since they had so many of what I was trying to sell, they could only offer me ‘store credit’, and that since they only sold them for $6 a season, I would only get a couple bucks for each season set. Whether the employees lack basic ethics or job competence, this is one establishment you should avoid unless you enjoy being fleeced.
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Phillip Fry
9 months ago
I recently made a review about an unpleasant experience I had with Jay's return policy. A couple weeks later we were able to get it resolved. The owner's response to my complaint was swift (I just hadn't checked back on my review till a couple weeks afterward). Despite one employee not sticking to the policies of the company, the owner definitely stood by his return policy. I returned to exchange Saga for another more "PG" graphic novel, Avatar: The Search. When we found out it wasn't in stock the manager rush ordered the book. Thank you, Nate! Despite a bad apple I left satisfied with my experience in the end, and I will be returning for more graphic novels soon! I recommend Jay's CD & Hobby for anyone interested in getting into comics and the like.
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Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Please contact either location and speak to a member of management to get this resolved. South side: 515-287-4578 or Valley West: 515-457-3881. Managers available Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.
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JazzyFaye Leners
a year ago
!!Very Rude Staff & Super Over Priced!! Seriously and the people are not very knowledgeable about their own products, they seem not to care about the condition of their merchandise, it's super bright which let me see all the dirt and broken products priced for 60 or more that you can buy brand new for far less. The customer service is terrible, i asked about a specific game and instead of a kind or polite answer i was given a finger point and a "if we have it it's over there somewhere". When checking out I was waiting for my overpriced games and viewing the counter displays, the clerk tried to ignore me and help someone else. Then while checking me out I asked a question about a toy and instead of an answer he picked up the phone and ignored me completely. No organization, no cleaning habits, and NO customer service. I'll not be returning.
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