PC/Video Game Roundup to start next week.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by GlenHaag, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. GlenHaag

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    Hello all,
    I'm a relative HTF newbie, but after coming here and looking at the Weekly Movie pricing roundup, I've decided to give a PC and Video Game Roundup a whirl.
    I'll be starting it next week.
    Here's what I have access to in my local Market.
    Best Buy
    Circuit City
    Target
    Kmart
    Shopko
    Comp USA
    Toys R Us
    Hopefully you'll all be interested in seeing this thread each week. I was planning on starting it last week, but had to be out of town for a wedding. I should be home each weekend for the next few months though. [​IMG]
    Let me know if you have any thoughts or other ideas.
    Thanks,
    Glen
     
  2. Bill Balcziak

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    Thanks in advance for your efforts. This will be a nice addition to this site.
     
  3. Dave Sabo

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    I agree... it will be something I look forward to as well. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris S

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    This is a welcome addition especially considering the number of quality titles coming out between now and New Years.

    Chris S.
     
  5. GlenHaag

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    Well, I hope I can do it justice.

    I may need help getting the info from Costco and places such as that, but I think it will be a good thing as well.

    I used to actually be a shopper for a living at one point in my past and the bug has never gone away.

    Thanks for the support.

    Glen
     
  6. David Hicks

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    I must disagree with my fellow members on this one. I think this is a horrible idea. Bad enough that David Lambert costs me fifty to a hundred bucks a week....now I've got this to deal with. Like I need help spending money...

    Seriously, looking forward to the roundup! Thanks in advance for the effort.
     
  7. Jason Goodmanso

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    My only concern about this is how fixed the prices are for nearly all video games (Xbox, Ninendo, PS2, etc.) WallyWorld will save you like three cents off the price of a new game, which is the exact same price everywhere else, including most on-line stores. So I guess I don't see how anyone will find any deal. Yeah, there are those exceptions (notably, Target having some new releases at $5 off, but that's about it.)
     
  8. GlenHaag

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    The way that I look at it, there are almost always items that open at 5 to 10 dollars off of the suggested retail price in their opening week or so.

    Also, when you can find a title like NFL Fever 2003 for $29 bucks just a few months after release it's a good thing as well.

    The other thing that I'm planning on doing is heading to local stores from time to time during the week just to check and see if there are any unadvertised price drops of note as well.

    I hope it all works out.

    Glen
     
  9. David Lambert

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  10. Adam_WM

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    I think it's a good idea, but the problem is with PC Games/Software, they don't go onsale for week one, only on following weeks.
     
  11. DonRoeber

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    Excellent, thanks Glenn! I'm looking forward to it!
    In addition to the prices on new releases, I think it'd be great if you could also include information on any sales or bundles going on for older stuff. But this information is often included in the sales flyers anyway, so I doubt it'd be too much extra trouble. Personally, I rarely buy games on release date, and lookout for the sales. I've got too much of a game backlog to justify paying full price for a game. Of course, there are always exceptions [​IMG]
     
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    one highly anticipated game for PS2 is coming out at a very nice price (under $40) next week
     
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    I picked up the Robotech(PS2) game on release day for 36.99 at Circuit City. So somtimes they have sale on new games.
     
  15. John Thomas

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    One recommendation Glen: Don't drop PCs from it. Stick with PCs! There's so few threads about PC gaming around here, I need something to hold onto..
     
  16. David Lambert

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    Matt: your subtlety is legendary! [​IMG]
     
  17. GlenHaag

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    I'm not planning on dropping anything from my list at this point. At this point, I'm not planning on just covering new games. I'm hoping to cover games that are a few months old that are seeing drops as well. Warcraft 3 comes to mind. [​IMG]
    Here's hoping that it all goes well.
    Glen
     
  18. Chad Seymour

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    I think this is a great idea. I was just thinking about it this weekend, that it would be nice if somebody did this. Maybe David can give you a format template so that it looks the same as what everybody is used to!

    Chad
     
  19. David Lambert

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    Fyi for those who don't know about it yet,
    www.salescircular is pretty good, and as far as I've been able to tell they're pretty accurate.
     

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