There's no denying that pinching pennies is on every American's mind right now. Well, at least those that own automobiles. With gas approaching the cost per gallon of Starbucks coffee, people can only hope and pray that hydrogen-powered cars are the real deal, or, that a Matisse shows up an unsuspecting owner's yard sale.
Economy woes have gamers in a bit of a tizzy as well. Software buying decisions are now made only after thorough research has been done, for example. The same goes for consoles– pros and cons are taken into account before a major home appliance such as an Xbox 360, a PS3 or a Wii is purchased.