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Topic: Is $40 Too High for A New DS Game (In The U.S.)?

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Grumble

In these economic times, I think so... which is why I usually buy all my DS games on clearance at Target or Wal-Mart or elsewhere. Target can have some pretty good DS stuff on clearance, mine does anyway... $9 for Drawn To Life and The Price is Right (and I play TPIR way more than Drawn, lol.) Anyway.. what do u guys think? Is $40 (after tax) too much for a new DS Game ($34.95 for a really good title)? If not, what are some other outlets and ways you've gone to buy new games for cheaper? Suggestions are welcome!

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Roopa132

$40 is cheap compared to what I have to pay for new ones: 40€ - 50€ which is $58-$72
Fortunately the DS is not region locked and when I import games from the US the game itself + shipping and handling is cheaper than buying the game in Germany ...

That's why I normally buy games used or after they've been out for a while. The only exeptions are really great games like Zelda Spirit Tracks, Zelda Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2 etc. but even them I'll probably import.

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SpentAllMyTokens

Amazon often has discounts, and you can usually get free shipping I think. There's also always buying used.

Personally, I think more than $35 is too much for DS game. I paid $40 for Bowser's Inside Story, but that involved shipping to China, so that's where the added cost was.

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Token+Girl wrote:

Amazon often has discounts, and you can usually get free shipping I think. There's also always buying used.

Personally, I think more than $35 is too much for DS game. I paid $40 for Bowser's Inside Story, but that involved shipping to China, so that's where the added cost was.

Me too! That's why I shop the clearance bins at Target, etc... Wal-mart seems to have alot more "junkware" games like "my secret prom lol whatever" and i hate those... Line Rider 2... who plays that? So yeah, I find some great stuff at Target and at pawn shops!

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Amazon and Frys Electronics have probably the best deals

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CanisWolfred

Yes, yes it is. I personally never pay more than $20 for a DS game, but I don't think any DS game should be more than $30. $40 is simply rediculous!

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IF my sister comes with me, when she's not working, then I get a discount on games from Gamestop, and I also have an edge card, which takes off I think 10 percent of the price or something.

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Digiki

Many of the DS games at that price are worth it though, and thus I have no problem with it.

StarBoy91

Well, Chrono Trigger was about $40 for the DS iirc, and every other DS title I bought seemed less; especially The Legendary Starfy.

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Xkhaoz

I think that it's too high. DS games should cost $30, if not $20. Oh, and @StarBoy91, I've seen Chrono Trigger for only $20.

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M00se

here ds games r about 37 dollars wit tax! we have 5% tax in VA! were u at and how much tax do u pay, becuase that plays a roll in the 0 dollars!

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TKOWL

Chrono Trigger is now on my discount rack for $15, but the Legendary Starfy still is the same price. Along with Super Mario 64 DS. I mean, seriously

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theblackdragon

it really depends. solid, quality titles, like Bowser's Inside Story or TWEWY, yeah, i was willing to fork over the dough for. other stuff, though, i might wait to find used instead.

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A-SWE

For me that is a great price. Here the DS games are around $50

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Noire

For most DS games, it's a bit much, but there are still quite a few DS games worth that price imo. So as long as not all DS games jump that high, only the best ones, I'm good with it.

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Chibi+Link wrote:

The RRP for DS games in Australia is AU$69.99, which is US$60.44, so no, I don't think US$40 is too high. Its cheap.

Exactly. I never pay that price though. The most I will pay for a game is $50 Au, but that is really rare. There is enough competition on promotional pricing to get plenty I want for $40 Au at most.

However, I import most of the good games I want from playasia.com and maybe dvdboxoffice.com and they are a hell of a lot cheaper than local, plus, you get many games long before a local release - especially Harvest Moon games (which I love)and many big RPGs.

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Grumble

theblackdragon wrote:

it really depends. solid, quality titles, like Bowser's Inside Story or TWEWY, yeah, i was willing to fork over the dough for. other stuff, though, i might wait to find used instead.

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I just saw TWEWY (The World Ends With You) at Wal-Mart for $15 and there were tons of them. I guess people aren't buying them or...? Anyway, just a heads up to all of you RPG fans out there! I bought the new Price is Right 2010 edition instead since I'm a game show freak (and I am loving the new improved gameplay and graphics, btw!)

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ballistikboy wrote:

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I just saw TWEWY (The World Ends With You) at Wal-Mart for $15 and there were tons of them.

(a) it might've been 29.99; seriously, i don't remember what I paid for it because i bought it last year.
(b) I didn't want to wait a year to play it, I wanted to play it last year, when it came out. Again, if it's a quality game and I have read multiple reviews saying it's good, I'll fork over the dough for it, but otherwise, i'll wait until it turns up used or something where I get it for less than initial retail price. :3

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theblackdragon wrote:

ballistikboy wrote:

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I just saw TWEWY (The World Ends With You) at Wal-Mart for $15 and there were tons of them.

(a) it might've been 29.99; seriously, i don't remember what I paid for it because i bought it last year.
(b) I didn't want to wait a year to play it, I wanted to play it last year, when it came out. Again, if it's a quality game and I have read multiple reviews saying it's good, I'll fork over the dough for it, but otherwise, i'll wait until it turns up used or something where I get it for less than initial retail price. :3

No, it was 15 on clearance!

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