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RPG Deals 7/26 – 8/1

By Russ | July 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Brick and Mortar fails you, but the Dark Side beckons you with deals.

It’s so true. While it might be worth it if you are interested in other genres, B&M stores have passed by the RPG genre again this week. Such practices will not last for long with titles like Dragon Age: Origins and Alpha Protocol hitting stores this Fall. Expect those to be the welcome casualties of $10 off sales – the Fallout 3 GOTY edition will be the same.

Though GameStop is offering used copies of Fable II for $25 until Thursday of this week. Oh boy.

Check here for one of the online deals going on. I am uncertain when it ends, but thanks goes to Heath for letting me know it began. Blue Dragon, Operation Darkness and Zoids Assault for the 360 are available for $10, while the PC section has a ton of games for under $10. Check the other systems for stuff I might have missed.

The season of yard sales and various flea markets is here, bringing forth its own special brand of savings. I picked up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for the Xbox for $5 this weekend. It was in really good condition, too. The title still retails around $12 used at most retailers.

Yard sales and flea markets are the only bastions of haggling in the United States. You can typically knock a few bucks off an expensive item by knowing how to talk with people. I am pretty terrible at it; but in retrospect I could have saved myself a dollar. Of course, showing up late to one of these places is its own reward. Many dealers want to unload the stuff rather than take it home.

Flea markets are better for finding games than yard sales, but they also know the price of the item better. With luck, a yard sale will reap better rewards. And with places like GameStop either not taking in last gen games or taking them in for cents, it is a good time to find PS2 and Xbox games pretty cheaply. A quick drive-by the yard sale will tell you whether or not they might have games. Lots of electronics means a pretty decent chance for finding something.

Always check the condition of the game. If the seller does not allow you to, forget them.

That’s all 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.

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