Hoping for a Price Drop

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Scott L, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    It's now Thursday, Dec 4 and no change.

    GC $99 w/Zelda Compilation disc*
    PS2 $179 w/2 crappy games*
    Xbox $179 w/3 crappy games

    * = deal possibly gone now

    One week into the season and there's no change, is it too late to hope for a price drop? And if it does drop what happens to those who bought a system the week before, will they get reimbursed 100% of the price difference?

    Just making sure because I got those 10% off Best Buy coupons for this weekend only. My friends and I were planning on getting a system for a family we know (single mom and 5 kids). We were first thinking Xbox because of DVD play, but then we thought of all the 4-player games for Gamecube.

    Thanks for any tips, hint, or rumors. ;D

    edit- looks like Wallymart is offering the best deals. $169 for GC Zelda edition, extra controller (1st party), 2 memcards (3rd party), and Mario Kart. [​IMG]
     
  2. AaronH

    AaronH Stunt Coordinator

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    I doubt ps2 and xbox will drop before Xmas. Maybe late spring to put a jumpstart into their sales for the usual slow summers
     
  3. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    I agree with Aaron. The best chance you had at a price drop pre-Xmas was the Black Friday WalMart deal for the Cube+Zelda at $79.44 (which I got). Now that people are in a pinch for last-minute gifts to give, this is actually the least likely time they'll put things on sale. The next best chance for a price drop is a post-Xmas sale (which would be temporary). The next logical time for the companies to actually lower the MSRP would be Q1 or Q2 2004.
     
  4. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

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    You shouldn't have to worry about price drops too much. Most stores will offer a refund/cashback 30 days from the purchase.

    Happened to me. I bought my GameCube in June for $230. 2 weeks later, the price dropped to $200. I simply took the reciept into BestBuy, and got $30 back. Easy as pie. mmmm, pie...
     
  5. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Thanks for the advice guys. Took the plunge today and got a cube+zelda, controller, mario kart, nyko 17x mem card with a couple of friends. Other friends will be picking up 2 more controllers and maybe Viewtiful Joe.

    Just wish I could see the kids' faces when they open it all up! [​IMG] Nothing says Xmas present better to a child than a brand spanking new console. Well maybe that's just my disturbed childhood. [​IMG]
     

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