What are the odds of real sales of new games during this time of the year? (Honest question) All I can imagine are BOGO/gift card sales, which I'd assume would be even more YMMV over the phone.
Ha, Enuf ninjas an answer before my question.
There's more games coming now in a shorter time frame than during Xmas which will make drops happend faster. There's no holiday sales bump or black friday for stores to hold for & total sales are down even during the holidays. Even the best selling games of all time go on sale w/i 2-3 weeks how can these games not? PS3 top tier exclusives hold long but not 60 days & GTAV will hold long but that's about it. The shooter genre is saturated so they drop fast just to keep from being forgotten & the other genres drop b/c they don't sell like shooters.
Keep in mind I'm allergic to paying full price(at the end) & I pm 90%-95% of my purchases. I have 3152 pending RZ pts, 147 total transactions since 11/8 & $375 earned in RZ certs in the same 90 day period. Depending on your rea there's so many stores to match(target/walmart/Sears/TRU/Gamestop/Kmart/HHGregg/PC Richard/Sam's Club/BJ's/Newegg/Amazon). Others have Fry's & then there's also BB themselves. So basically 10+ retailers must maintain full MSRP for 30/60 days during the "slow" shopping period I'd say the odds are in our favor.
Day 1/midnight release buyers
Get the game then but also purchase a copy on the Sat. of release week & return using the 1st receipt. The extra days wiill come in handy for non silver members since you get a chance to match another week of ads. For silver members this will really help for titles that have MSRP drops & then sales you could match 2-3 times.
Hope that helps.