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RPG Deals 12/19 – 12/25

By Russ | December 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm

$20 off several titles and titles under $20 on sale.  Also, advice on how to return things.

Toys R Us is having a ‘buy 1 get 1 40% off’ on all games $20 and under.  Selection may be a problem.  TRU is also offering a ‘buy 1 get 1 for $20’ on select titles.  Fallout: New Vegas is among these titles.

Amazon.com is offering a similar sale to TRU’s.  As usual, the selection is a lot better in terms of RPGs, particularly among the PS2 and PSP sections.  The link for this sale is here.

Best Buy has Fable III and Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for $40 each.

Target has Fallout: New Vegas for $40.

K-Mart has Fallout: New Vegas for $35.

Holiday advice:  Returns!  Sunday is the day after Christmas, thus the day everyone returns unwanted gifts.  Here’s some return advice:

  1. You need the receipt. If you do not have a receipt, gift or otherwise; the store is not obligated to help you. Even places like Wal-Mart are strictly embracing return policies. If you do not have the receipt, forget about the return.
  2. Since the receipt is necessary for the return, do not be shy about asking the gift-giver for the receipt. If you are having trouble approaching a relative or friend regarding this situation, suck it up and just ask. It might be easier to trade in a game, but the amount return on the game is so little compared to the game’s value that you are doing everyone, except the company buying the game, a disservice. Heck, make this last statement a part of your argument for returning the game.  I understand it’s hard to approach people about whatever reason it is you don’t want the gift, but in the end the person may understand. If they do not, it’s one less gift to give and receive next year. Or maybe they will just give you a gift card or cash – bonus!
  3. Be patient. Lines will be long, especially after Christmas. This is to be expected. It’s a harsh thing to say, but if you choose to shop at this time; it’s your own fault. A lot of patience – and planning ahead – will be beneficial to you.  Don’t go to the store if you have to be at work fifteen minutes later. It won’t help you, and no one cares where you have to be when they have to be places as well.  Also, make sure you know what you want when you go into the store. It will make your trip much easier. Several places have great deals right after Christmas. It will not be hard to check the paper ads and take it from there.
  4. Gift receipts will more than likely only net store credit. Be prepared for this.
  5. Don’t argue with the person behind the register unless you are 100% certain you are right. And if you are, request a manager as they can actually fix the problem.  And keep it civil – arguing just makes you look like an ass.
  6. A straight swap for something of the same price is the most useful type of return. Try to go for these types of returns.

That’s all I got for this week.  Happy Holidays.

Disclaimer: Deals may not be available in all stores. Deals may stop and any time.  Prices in each store may differ. You can try different stores to mitigate this, and always ask if a store has the item before leaving the store. You might be able to get a raincheck. Many deals are in-store only, except where specified.

Topics: RPG Deals