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RPG Deals 11/8 – 11/14

By Russ | November 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm

It’s the week of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. That affects RPGs how?

By offering deals for buying the latest CoD with another game, silly.

Toys R Us is offering a $25 gift card when a customer buys two of certain games on the same receipt. Such titles include Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and Dragon Age: Origins. Buying CoD: MW2 for the 360 or PS3 gets a $20 gift card; but buying it with, say, Dragon Age nets a customer a $30 gift card. All three games would get a customers a $45 gift card. It’s a strange deal that does require spending a lot of money but also has a decent bonus. This deal is for customers who would have bought the games anyway.

Sears also has some CoD: MW2 deals, but buying a copy of Dragon Age for the 360 and getting a copy of Mass Effect for $5 is the deal to mention. It’s a pretty good deal – considering there is a version of Mass Effect available with the ‘Bring Down the Sky’ content included.

Best Buy has its own CoD: MW2 ad: $10 off the purchase of the latest CoD and certain PS3/360 titles; including Fable 2. Though I’d just wait for the Platinum Hit version of Fable 2 and see if the DLC is included. Or if you need a copy now, some Target stores have Fable 2 for $21.

Speaking of Target, it has released its own toy book with coupons. $10 off with the purchase of two Wii/Ds games, 360 games, or PS3/PSP games. Each coupon is for a different gaming company, but it’s not a bad deal and can be combined with clearance items. Coupons expire November 25.

Time is sloshing forward to Black Friday, when the best deals are supposedly available. My best advice for Black Friday will always be the same: Don’t go. Many retailers will offer deals online on Thanksgiving. Order that day.

If you must go, get to the store of your desire early. Bring something to keep you warm and make sure you do not have to use the bathroom. Lines are strict on Black Friday. Keep an eye out if an employee is handing out vouchers for the item you are looking for. You want the attention of that employee. Be nice to the employee; you might get your voucher ahead of another customer.

With Circuit City gone, expect this year’s Black Friday to be slightly less than expected. Circuit City was known for doing some pretty deep deals, and other companies such as Best Buy tried to match their ferocity. Well, Best Buy does not have much competition. In other savings, Wal-Mart has introduced a price match guarantee for the holiday season. They want your business, and will do anything to take it away from another company. Look into this guarantee and see if it will be beneficial to you.

Lastly, if anyone’s gonna import Final Fantasy XIII, the place to do it might just be Play-Asia, as its price of $89.90 is high, but by the current conversion, significantly less than the 9,200 Japanese yen the game will sell for.

That’s it 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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