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Best Online Game Retailer 2011

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Best Online Game Retailer 2011

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#31 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   10838 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:08 AM

Best Buy. Their holiday sales blew Amazon out of the water.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:16 AM


#33 bossman   Like a Boss CAGiversary!   539 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:18 AM

Best Buy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:18 AM

Best Buy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:50 AM

Best Buy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:12 AM

As far as gaming deals are concerned Best Buy was by far the best online retailer especially during the holiday sales.


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#37 ayepapajohn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  


Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:21 AM

Best buy!

#38 abhinav   "Scooty Puff Jr. sucks!" CAGiversary!   3883 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:05 AM

Bestbuy.com had cancellations and problems but beyond amazing deals. Amazon is ole reliable but was just as boring as that sounds.

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#39 Platinumstorm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  


Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:11 AM

Most years I would say Amazon without question; however this year I felt Amazon continually said "phewy" to PC gamers for 11 months of the year. In particular Battlefield 3 not getting the same amount of a discount as the console version [$20 promo vs $10 savings] made me very angry. I don't remember Skyrim getting an Amazon discount either, but I could be wrong on that. Additionally, the very few titles I actually wanted to purchase at release received promo credit.

At the same time, 2011 was a really weird year for games. It was literally 10 months of dead followed by a ballistic 3 months - maybe it wasn't all their fault.

Amazon's Black Friday video game deals were atrocious. This is the first time in at least 4 years that I haven't purchased anything from Amazon on BF.

December Amazon was being really competitive with their PCDD deals.

During Amazon's Holiday Sales I picked up
DX, Shogun II [with promo coupon] and Witcher 2. All prices beat Steam.
I also picked up Zelda for $39.99 after Christmas [which I still count as the holiday season]

Steam is a company I don't really like to bring up. I don't really like the way they do the product, however with boxes essentially being flimsy crap now rather than being a visual centerpiece, I don't care about the boxes often anymore.

Steam had, for me, unexpected Black Friday Sales, and I ended up purchasing three games I had zero intention of purchasing:

Portal 2
Fallout: New Vegas
Dungeon Defenders + DLC [count is basically as one]

Steam's anticipated Winter Sale led me to purchase:
Batman: AA
Shogun 2 DLC Xpac
Plants vs Zombies

I also saw other games on Steam that I might have purchased had I not developed a very large backlog, but probably not.

Because Amazon's titles were newer, even though they weren't as steep of deals as Steam, beat some of the prices on Steam for the winter sale items, and their meager discount on Battlefield 3 I think Amazon still slightly wins for me this year.

Winner: Amazon

#40 msdmoney   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2842 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

Steam for me.

Amazon had decent deals here and there, but I don't think they were as aggressive this year as in years past. Mostly they just price matched other stores on Black Friday.

Best Buy came on strong in the last month, with probably the best day to day deals, but I think Steam had great sales and deals all year. Best Buy certainly outdid Amazon in December.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:12 AM


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:15 AM

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

Best Buy.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:43 PM


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:23 PM

Best Buy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

I like GOG.com but others are right with Steam and Amazon.
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#50 devil_blog_dracula   What Nintendon't. CAGiversary!   318 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  


Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

Best Buy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

If Steam is eligible, then it is the winner by miles. Otherwise, Amazon.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:01 PM



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#53 rjordan   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   38 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

Amazon is my first choice with consistent deals and NewEgg is second

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:33 PM


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:57 PM


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:08 PM


#57 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5126 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  


Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

Best Buy.

Followed by NewEgg.

Amazon only matched. Thus to me can't win. It took pitchforks to get a deal on BF3. Holiday season was a complete bust for them.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:35 PM


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

Best Buy

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:03 PM