Why Best Buy is the best game retailer
So I'm sure many of you have heard of @gamer magazine aka Best Buy's answer to Game Informer. Well it is no only and answer, but a flat out stomp. Content-wise Game Informer has the edge, but @gamer magazine is a magazine for gamers, written by gamers. It reads like a mix between gaming website and your techy / gamer friend. But that's not why it's better.
Once upon a time Game Informer included coupons and discounts for Gamestop such as Buy 2 Get 1 free, extra 50% trade-in, or 30% off any game (limit 3) in addition to your standard 10% off. Those were the good old days, and those deals are long gone, and only issued when Gamestop feels the need. However, each issue of @gamer magazine offers $135 in savings on various gaming products, and today was the first time I realized just how useful this magazine is.
I walked into Best Buy with a plan. Buy Batman AC, Rage, Bulletstorm, and Mass Effect 2. Had I bought them all day 1 it would have been $240 out of my pocket. But heading in today I was looking at a more reasonable $90 (Batman $60 marked down to $30, and the others $20) All brand new. In comparison Gamestop would have cost $120 for all 4 games new, and even at a used price they're $106 or $95.60 with 10% off. WTF Gamestop. But thanks to @gamer magazine and their awesome coupons I save $20 on Batman, and $15 on the others, bringing the total price down to $27.92. Can you say amazing deal.
I also got a $10 off coupon in store, and used my $10 off any pre-played game and got Left 4 Dead 2 (another copy) for free.
5 games for $27.92. I'm done with Gamestop.