By Russ | November 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm
Black Friday behind us and Cyber Monday before us. Although the Black Friday deals tend to stretch to Cyber Monday.
Some places do have their Cyber Monday sales up today – Amazon.com is not shy about extending their Black Friday lightning deal prices, which include Dragon Age for around $40. Bear in mind these prices change upon availability.
Most places are offering heavily discounted shipping for Cyber Monday.
Best Buy is offering a sale where you buy select PS3 games and get a $20 PSN credit, but this is online only and ends Monday. In store deals include Borderlands and Dragon Age for the PC at a $40 price point apiece and should be good for the week.
Sears is offering Mass Effect for $15. Again, try to find a copy with the DLC included.
Target is also offering Dragon Age across all platforms for $40. The Sims 3 and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King for the PC are $30 apiece.
NISA is still offering some items for sale on their RosenQueen website. You can check them out here.
There are some other, non-rpg sales going on, such as Toys R Us’ 2 for $40 on certain DS games, or Best Buy’s ‘buy 1 get 1 half off’ on select DS games. Check those sales out for stuff like Starfy and Scribblenauts.
I did not pick up as much stuff this year as I did last year. Partially because I was looking for a decent HDTV deal, without much luck I might add, and partially because the last month has seen two or three ‘buy 2 get 1 free deals.’ I purchased games like Dragon Age with proxy copies I bought at those sales. Dastardly? Yes. I am a terrible person.
I did buy Killzone 2 for $30, Klonoa on the Wii for $10, and The Dark Knight on Blu-ray for $13. That is the extent of my weekend spending. Perhaps tomorrow will have something else for me.
This weekend was a driving nightmare. As such, my advice will cover parking lot etiquette.
When approaching the end of a row in parking lot, for the love of whatever you worship come to a complete stop. I know there are some great deals out there you just have to have, but each row of parking should be treated like a street with a complete stop at the end of each one. This may not be a state law in your area, but it is a good practice to prevent accidents, or running over douchebags. By the way pedestrians? All the right-of-way in the world does not shield you from a 2000 pounds of car crushing hurt.
When other people are merging into your lane, I know it might be easier to think they are crap outta luck. After all, they are. But do try to follow the ‘every other’ rule, and let one car go before you. Then you go. You will be surprised to see the car behind you mimic the action. Try it out next time you go shopping. It is pretty neat.
Stop signs are complete stops. It’s weird, but that is the law there. A four-way intersection with four stop signs can be confusing, but follow this simple tip: Whoever got to the stop sign first goes next. A millisecond of hesitation is not a signal for a person to hit the gas as hard as possible.
If you do not want to run into traffic, stay away from the mall areas. If you go through them to get to a location, you may not complain or attain some sense of road rage. It is your fault for traveling there.
That’s all I got for this week. Happy Hunting.
Disclaimer: Deals may not be available in all stores. Prices in each store may differ. You can try different stores to mitigate this, and always ask if a store has it before writing them off. You might be able to get a raincheck. A lot of these deals are in-store only, except where specified.
Topics: RPG Deals