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Where do you buy a majority of your games?

Online 15 39.47%
 
Stores 15 39.47%
 
Digital 8 21.05%
 
Total:38

This weekend I was going to suck it up and go to Fry's Electronics and get a xbox one wireless pc controller.  I knew I was probably going to spend about 10 dollars more because I remember it was priced at $69.99 when Amazon have them for about $61 new right now.  I was fine coughing up the 10 for the spur of moment purchase.

I walk in and the damn thing is priced at $79.99.  I walk up to a little counter by the pc area and ask for a price check.  I should have just thrown a store like best buy or walmart but I just stated that this got bumped up from what it was a few weeks ago.  Person just said that it must have been on sale which I don't recall seeing it stated as a sale at the time.  I told him I'd get it elsewhere and was gone.  Ordered from Amazon today for 61 dollars new.  Only problem is I have to wait a few days for the free slow shipping. 

I'd rather wait a few days then have to drive in shit traffic and pay overpriced prices at a store.  I already was almost all Amazon but now I think I'll go 100% besides maybe going to mom and pop stores that have retro gaming.  Going to a retro gaming store makes some sense for used market over online especially if you are buying disc based games used (so you can inspect the disc before buying).



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Yea I was done the moment amazon prime gave 20% off of pre-orders for games. Normally I would just go to walmart and get it since it is within walking distance and opens up at 8 but man, that 20% off is worth it.



             

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i was going to buy a white ps4 pro controller at besy buy last night it was..... 69.99 for a white one!!!! plus TAX!!!!! it is 46.99 at amazon!!! with no fucking tax

i will only go for their old games for the sales bin for now on



 

Captain_Yuri said:

Yea I was done the moment amazon prime gave 20% off of pre-orders for games. Normally I would just go to walmart and get it since it is within walking distance and opens up at 8 but man, that 20% off is worth it.

Oh I didn't know they did that.  I don't pre order too many games though but sounds like a good deal for those that do.  Didn't they raise the price on Prime from 99 to like 129 or something?



sethnintendo said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Yea I was done the moment amazon prime gave 20% off of pre-orders for games. Normally I would just go to walmart and get it since it is within walking distance and opens up at 8 but man, that 20% off is worth it.

Oh I didn't know they did that.  I don't pre order too many games though but sounds like a good deal for those that do.  Didn't they raise the price on Prime from 99 to like 129 or something?

In some parts of the world. In canada since I joined prime via student and the discount is still valid for some reason, it is only $40 per year for me.

If you are in collage or if you have a child that is in collage, 110% get that asap!



             

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New games always Amazon for me for years. Retro games online and local shops.



Last year and this year did all christmas shopping via Amazon. I hate December traffic and generally same price or less.



Went to Amazon a long time ago. Occasionally clearance at retail



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