January 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm #26452
Not trying to be spammy or anything, just hoping to get some discussions going. I’d wager that others who lurk this site would be capable of some decent dialog.
I’m curious, I know that most people like to purchase new games when they first come out, but I bet it’s safe to assume that many people who frequent this site don’t have to have the latest and greatest. So I’d like to know how everyone else looks for or buys their games.
I’m always buying games that are a year or two old. For example, I purchased Dragon Age just last month when the price dropped to 1600 points (of course, it dropped to 1200 just this week). So I miss out on playing games while they are current but I feel like I am still getting maximum enjoyment out of them regardless. My question is:
How do you purchase games? What factors do you consider when buying a game? Do you have a window in which you purchase or do not purchase a game?
I’ve found that through my method, I can easily afford more than one game per month on average and still spend way less than $50, which is what I would estimate the average gamer would spend on one new release per month.January 7, 2012 at 3:25 am #26463
Usually i have to save/plan for months before buying any game, since their cost is equal to my food budget for two weeks. Paypal is not nice to the local currency so buying ms point is a bit of a hassle. (that and I’m afraid of any compatability issues since i have a US account on an asian region xbox and living outside the US.)
its not too bad…i don’t play that often either. finally bought the first bioshock last september. still haven’t finished itJanuary 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm #26466
I tend to buy games where my main purpose of getting the game is to play the multiplayer mode when they come out so that I can play with my friends or with a larger group of people. If a multiplayer game is old then it is harder to find matches. I did this for Gears of War 3.
Otherwise, I’ll wait till games drop to about $30 or less to buy them. There a few games where I buy them for $40 because I am impatientJanuary 12, 2012 at 11:12 am #26551
I only buy games on sale. For high profile games I will buy they with $20 credit from Amazon, Kmart, Toys R Us, Best Buy.
I have no loyalty to a place but with the $20 deals they are usually credit or a gift card etc. I’ll use that credit to buy an older $20 game, so it usually works out.
To track prices on older games I add games I am interested to my cart at Amazon and then save them for later. I check my cart daily and any price drops are highlighted at the top of the cart.
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