By Russ | March 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm
Not much in the way of deals this week, but I caught some nice DS price drops.
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver were released today. Heading over to Toys R Us and buying a copy can net a bundle with accessories, a t-shirt, and a $5 gift card; all Pokemon-flavored. Buying a new DS Lite or DSi will get an accessory kit and a $20 gift card. The bundles are limited and are first come first serve.
Actually, both Pokemon games are $40 everywhere you turn. Amazon has them for around $35. It saves $5 and it’s free shipping if you don’t mind a wait.
Best Buy had some nice price drops on DS RPGs in their bargain bin. The titles were $15 apiece:
- Avalon Code
- Dragon Warrior V
- Valkyrie Profile
There were a couple of other decent non-RPG titles such as Legend of Kage 2 and Bangai-O in there, but the rest are hazy because I was too busy drooling over an awesome HDTV. My apologies for not remembering the extra titles – it is a nice TV, and it displays FFXIII fantastically. You know. On my TV stand.
(I bought an HDTV)
Amazon has Nostalgia for the DS at $20. It actually ships from J&R Computer World, so there will probably be some shipping added on to the price. When J&R is our of stock, the game sells for about $25 – $5 to $10 of its regular price.
GameStop is starting their Game Days sale on March 26. So far the titles look like crap, but I’ll keep you updated with what I find.
The tips I’ve written about through past columns (mostly check end caps) can be applied to several other hobbies. Yeah, I’m happy about my new TV, and to make it happen I researched the hell out of it and found one on clearance which matched my required specifications. I saved nearly $200 off the asking price. Best deal ever? No. But it was the same price as a lesser model I was planning to buy, has a lot more features and five more inches of screen.
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