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Best Online Game Retailer 2012


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Poll: Who was the Best Online Game Retailer of 2012? (1744 member(s) have cast votes)

Who was the Best Online Game Retailer of 2012?

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#61 mariodog

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:08 AM

I would say Amazon for sure.

#62 kupomogli

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:54 AM

Newegg. Can't beat $10-$15 off all preorders $40-$60.

#63 RiseFromYourGrave

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:57 AM

Amazon's PCDD has been ridiculous this year. They got all my $$$...
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#64 pjarvi

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

Amazon.com, gotta love that Prime shipping.

#65 WesWarlord

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:43 AM

BestBuy.com

#66 ZeRoX99

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:14 AM

Steam

#67 LeonSKennedy

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

Surprised how poorly Amazon did this year. I have to agree that Bestbuy.com won.

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#68 lilman

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Best Buy

#69 CrusherX

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Newegg!
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#70 theeipi

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

bestbuy.com preorder bonuses
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#71 DM1978

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

Amazon

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#72 ohnoitschris

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

PSN, because Plus became hella awesome in '12

#73 Central Scrutinizer

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

I gotta go with the place where I bought most of my games last year: MicrosoftStore.com.

I had never dealt with them before until I found out about the preorders they were doing for October-November releases. $10 credit off a future purchase, plus 1600 LIVE points, and free shipping. I preordered four, and all of them arrived on launch day, some of them showed tracking as overnight deliveries.

The LIVE points let me reap the rewards of the holiday XBLA sales, and the $10 credits were used up during their amazing Black Friday Weekend sale, when they had deals like XCOM and Dishonored for $25, Forza Horizon for $15, and a slew of older games for $9.99.

I'll be working my way through that backlog for quite some time....maybe until they announce their preorder deal for GTA V this September.

#74 red flare graf

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:20 AM

Green Man Gaming

They got most of my purchases last year.

#75 Demon Soul

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:15 AM

BestBuy.com

#76 Fear No Darkness

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

Is eBay an eligible choice? Waiting on newly listed BIN (Buy It Nows) is my new go to for systems.

Recently I got a NIB Wii U Deluxe for $280 (Killer deal) and NIB 3DS XL for $170 (Good deal) and BOTH had free S/H. (I realize the $170 for XL has been on BB and New Egg, but still it was on eBay too.)

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#77 ZombiesWorld

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

Best Buy
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#78 raarar

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

I want to say Amazon, but Best Buy has had crazy stuff going on lately.

#79 Nosmo

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

Best Buy took it last year.

#80 JP

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:49 AM

I'm going with Newegg.

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#81 Killbomb

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:30 AM

Green Man Gaming. They consistently have the best pre-order deals on new releases.
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#82 EnchantedDaisy

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

Amazon

#83 LordVila

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

Newegg

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#84 Drclaw411

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

How could any CAG offer any response other than Newegg for 2012? There were at least 5 occasions where they released an "all preorders $10/$12/$15 off code". That's insane.

Who else offered a major release day discount on every single game released in the 2nd half of the year and onward+free shipping+no tax (for most people)?

Halo 4 collectors edition $15 off before it came out? ZombiU $12 off? I still have a preorder of Rayman Legends for $29.99 through that sale. That's only a handful, I ordered an insane amount through those sales, and the vast majority of those games have not hit the prices I got them for. Most are still more expensive used.

Major discount+free shipping on every single game to be released, before release day? Yes please.

Newegg all the way.

#85 ctrek3

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

Steam, the ridiculous deals you get on the games, and the fact that you do not have to store physical copies totally makes up for not being able to sell the game once you are done.
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#86 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:41 AM

Steam
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#87 YoshiFan1

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

BestBuy.com, not as good as 2011 but they still had the best deals this past year

#88 sdoxas

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Amazon

#89 parKer

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:55 AM

Amazon.

Price-matched others' sales within hours and combined with Prime shipping, they were hard to beat last year, especially Black Friday.
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#90 Traitorious

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Best Buy for me in 2012