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Best Online Game Retailer 2012

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 kupomogli   CAGiversary! Validating   106 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:54 AM

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

#62 RiseFromYourGrave   Mighty Pirate CAGiversary!   169 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  


Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:57 AM

Amazon's PCDD has been ridiculous this year. They got all my $$$...
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#63 pjarvi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   176 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

Amazon.com, gotta love that Prime shipping.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:43 AM


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:14 AM


#66 LeonSKennedy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1024 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  


Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

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




#67 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3004 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Best Buy

#68 CrusherX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:16 PM


What is this "play" you speak of? I thought these were nothing but decorative boxes to line my shelves with.

It's something I used to do a long time ago...then I found cag.

#69 theeipi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

bestbuy.com preorder bonuses
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#70 DM1978   CAG since July 2005 CAGiversary!   1811 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:39 PM


"By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings." - Sir Alexander Dane(Galaxy Quest)




(Formerly named _Retail Sucks_.)

#71 ohnoitschris   rainmaker CAGiversary!   283 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  


Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

PSN, because Plus became hella awesome in '12

#72 Central Scrutinizer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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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.

#73 red flare graf   Metalwrath CAGiversary!   2291 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:20 AM

Green Man Gaming

They got most of my purchases last year.

#74 Demon Soul   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   487 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Demon Soul

Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:15 AM


#75 Fear No Darkness   So say we all! CAGiversary!   424 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Fear No Darkness

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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#76 ZombiesWorld   Would you kindly? CAGiversary!   601 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago   Now streaming Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare live on Twitch


Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

Best Buy



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#77 raarar   With sexy results. CAGiversary!   574 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

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

#78 Nosmo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

Best Buy took it last year.

#79 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   7873 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:49 AM

I'm going with Newegg.


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#80 Killbomb   Waiting for Darkness CAGiversary!   2664 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:38 PM


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#83 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3253 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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.

#84 ctrek3   for pony CAGiversary!   540 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:41 AM


"Mega Man 9 isn't hard, you're just not paying attention." -KingBroly

#86 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9651 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

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

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:59 PM


#88 parKer   I hope you step on a Lego. CAGiversary!   1189 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:55 AM


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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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Best Buy for me in 2012

#90 jbug617   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   594 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:19 AM

New Egg with their preorder deals.