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Imbroglio
10-08-06, 04:29 PM
like the thread title says, where do you guys purchase your games from. amazon? or do you go to stores like BB/CC/Target/Wal-Mart? just wondering because i would like to start trying to save some money rather than just going to best-buy when a game comes out and then seeing the game for $10 cheaper within the week.

|MaguS|
10-08-06, 04:33 PM
Direct2Drive
Steam
Wal-Mart
Best Buy
Gamestop
EbGames
Ebay

jAkUp
10-08-06, 04:34 PM
I get them wherever I can.

For a big game, I will get it the first place that has it. (Sometimes Wal-Mart breaks the street date :D)

Otherwise its usually Gamestop or BB... even though I cannot stand BB.

CaptNKILL
10-08-06, 04:36 PM
GoGamer.com usually has the best prices. Just NEVER go with their $1.99 dirt cheap shipping.

Walmart has decent prices usually, but they often times only carry the most popular or most recent games.

EB is also a good source, though their prices are usually average. Not overpriced but never under MSRP.

If you want games real cheap, Amazon.com marketplace is the secret. Its a bit harder to get a great deal on a brand new game (for that, go to GoGamer) but if the game is a few years old, Amazon marketplace can save you a crap load of money. Whether they are used or new, you'll almost always get games (or DVDs, CDs, etc...) for far less money from there than you would anywhere else, including eBay.

Edge
10-08-06, 05:15 PM
I buy games pretty much from anywhere. I'm mostly a budget shopper, so I'll just get it from whatever stores have it the cheapest. I actually get a lot of games on clearance, especially from Target and Circuit City. For example, right now on the Circuit City website, they have games like Thief Deadly Shadows for $2.45 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Thief-Deadly-Shadows-PC/sem/rpsm/oid/94913/catOid/-13231/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do), Neverwinter Nights Gold for $4.54 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Neverwinter-Nights-Gold-Edition-PC/sem/rpsm/oid/99124/catOid/-13231/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do), Serious Sam 2 for $8.96 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Serious-Sam-II-PC/sem/rpsm/oid/138523/catOid/-13231/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do), KOTOR2 for $9.96 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Star-Wars-Knights-of-the-Old-Republic-II-The-Sith-Lords-PC/sem/rpsm/oid/117239/catOid/-13231/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do), Half-life 2 for $11.96 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Half-Life-2-PC/sem/rpsm/oid/112022/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do), etc.

I buy games for pretty much any console and the PC, so I'm open to almost any deals I can find, and sometimes when I buy a game for cheap I'll fall in love with it and never would've even known it existed otherwise (happened with Ratchet and Clank for me). If I do need to buy a game right at release though, I find usually Best Buy has the cheapest sale prices for it, although sometimes Walmart beats them out.

K-1
10-08-06, 06:35 PM
Edge, those are some freakin nice prices there. Ordering some stuff for myself now :D. Anyone know a place selling Call of Duty 2 for the cheap?

nekrosoft13
10-08-06, 06:37 PM
gogmaer, fry's, best buy, import from europe

never again eb or gamestop

crainger
10-08-06, 06:50 PM
Steam when I can. The USD to AUD conversion saves a lot. Otherwise I go to EB and get them to price match Big W (Aussie branch of Walmart). Even better is when Big W breaks release, as EB can also break release after a quick call to the head office.

Lfctony
10-09-06, 02:16 AM
Play.com
Game.co.uk
Local Cyprus Stores
Sometimes ebay.

ynnek
10-09-06, 12:35 PM
in the past, gamestop and eb cause they are so close to home.

However, since they aren't really stocking PC games anymore.. I really don't care to shop there anymore.. I mean, Target has a bigger selection now!

Also, BestBuy was the first to get GTR2 and got it instore pickup.. and I'll most likely preorder NWN2 from BestBuy/instore pickup.

stncttr908
10-09-06, 01:15 PM
GoGamer.com, Steam, etc.

I can't really remember the last time I physically bought a game at a store.