GP writer Jared discusses how gamers can get a better deal on Assassin's Creed 3 than by buying it on day one.
i know this title will go down to 30 dollars temporary on boxing day or in 6 months time thats what i discovered with the other assassin creed games during my shopping around and im like shit i should of waited well thats what im going to do for assassin creed 3 this time
Got the game for free, so Im not complaining
This is a given but I already preordered it on newegg for $48 so I am good with that.
Just picked it up from Kmart. Base price was $49.99. Plus they gave me a $10 gaming coupon. I also used a coupon that gave me $10 worth of points for the purchase. They are also running a promo where if you spend $50, you get a $5 gift card. So I threw in a 50cent pack of gum to put me over and got that deal also. I was planning on picking it up on Black Friday for about $35, but with all these promos from Kmart, and the fact that I am really stoked for this game, I went ahead and bought it.
I've tried to avoid the ported games for this very reason, I expect they'll be on sale within weeks of their release. Exclusives such as ZombieU and Mario will likely hold their value so I'm buying those first (plus, I want those first). I'll eventually get around to buying ACIII but I just can't justify another full price game on release day, no matter how hard I try and talk myself into it - I've prioritised the stuff I want into two piles: Buy it ASAP and buy it when discounted :D
This article would have been much more useful prior to the game releasing and people already pre-ordering it... That being said, I too ordered it for about 48 bucks and can't complain seeing as how it won't be less than $35 on BF at best. Playing it now vs. then is nice as well.
Well besides those two things, there were a couple of other ways to get it cheaply. Steam Winter usually puts it on discount. I think last year was $37.49. So you could expect it to be that or maybe even slightly lower at $35 like some games hit like Max Payne 3 hit for the Summer sale (same timeframe after launch roughly). But hell newegg had a sale weeks ago where any preorder game with a code you got $12 off, free shipping, and with most states..no sales tax. Preordered the PC Version of $37.99, and that's the total final cost....delivered to my door, about 48 hours after launch. Don't have to worry about Black Friday...not WHAT the prices will be, will they have in stock, do I need to wait and line and risked being trample to death for the latest HDTV deal. So yeah, I'd look for a deal like that someone if another one comes up. Or just wait for steam deal.
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