Your a smart gamer/shopper & knowing that you know u don't need alot of time to make this work this thread alone cuts out most of the work. I shop at BB for far more than games & return very few things I pm a lot though & it doesn't take hrs or use alot of gas there's 8 BB's near me daily.
Put it this way there's 2 choices
Be the person who plays it smart & pre-orders all the games during 1 trip to BB for $60 or less, wait for the next week ad to leak on CAG prior to buying & at least be in position to get the best deal.
Be the person posting "damn I knew I should've done the BB deal b/c game was certainly going to be on sale in 30/60 days now I guess I just wait for a cheaper price or buy it for the same price you guys are pm'ing".
Do you see more people in these threads happy with the pm's or upset that they passed? Go with the majority you'll win.
Disagree. The smart move is to only buy what you're going to actually play and enjoy and then find the best deal on that item. Buying a game and avoiding opening it for 60 days is foolish. If you can wait 60 days, why not wait another 30-60 days for a more significant price drop?
Remember, you're paying $60 plus tax in many areas for each game. The $20 cert is nice, but even if you get a chain going, you're still spending $40+ on subsequent games and price matches are not a sure thing.
This thread and many others are full of people who buy into these deals and then dump the games in a lengthy backlog which results in the game dropping to far less than they paid even with the BB deal 3-6 months later when they actually get to it.
Personally, I think the Best Buy deal is good for games you know you want at launch, but buying games for the sake of buying them and then planning to spend time doing PMs and other time consuming activities is something most of us don't have the extra time or interest to invest in. It's cool that you have time, but gas is still $4 where I live and even a Best Buy 8 miles away involves an hour of my time including travel and then dealing with the employees. My time is worth a lot more than the minimum wage I'll recover constantly price matching and if your's isn't, perhaps it's time to rethink where you're at in life.