I like getting my video games cheaper. Especially when I don’t have to wait for three months till everyone else doesn’t care about the game.
It looks like http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3333935&clickid=cart is trying to get an upper hand on pre-orders this year with Gears of War 2. The limited edition is listed on the site for $59.99 instead of the regular $69.99 found at many other retailers.
If you do add the shipping costs to the order, and the possibility of the retailer receiving the game late then you may have a problem, but considering the site is selling it for 59.99 I don’t see why they wouldn’t sell it for 10 dollars less at their stores which would eliminate the shipping problem.
On the other hand, Amazon Canada has been slashing off $5-6 price tags on many upcoming games such as http://www.amazon.ca/Sony-98148-LittleBigPlanet/dp/B000ZKA0JG/, http://www.amazon.ca/Electronic-Arts-15424-Dead-Space/dp/B000X1TC0U/, and http://www.amazon.ca/Bethesda-12670-Fallout-3/dp/B000UU7VUC/. Even though the $5 dollar difference doesn’t seem like a big deal, you have to realize that these products are available for free shipping meaning in this scenario you actually save money.
Definitely a good purchase for those planning on pre-ordering either titles. More PlayStation 3 News...