Said trip turns into a a minor excursion across the southwest 'burbs of Chicago, for trying to get get a hand on this game, because it's either sold out or the shipment's late, is fucking harder than finding the holy grail.
The game? Disgaea 2.
It mocks me, but I will get it.
(Side note: I did grab the Sakura Wars TV box set, along with some other swag, so it wasn't all in vain.)