I'm hoping the gov. will be back up and running by black friday because the military exchange may have some nice deals and I have a 5$ coupon off of any purchase, with any discount, no questions asked (plus no tax), so it may end up being the best deal for me...
BX is sick for system purchases, I always try to buy high tax items there because of that. Sadly, though, I am no longer a dependent due to age (my dad's Coast Guard) so I need one of my parents to come with me to buy something.
So, [sorry to highjack your thread, by the way, but] I'm actually looking into getting a 3DS as well, but my situation is a little different: I have tons of money, but no goddamn time. I'm backlogged up the wazoo with Steam games, Wii games, a couple of PS3 games, and a few more Vita games. I really don't have a need to buy a 3DS, but I would like to have one just because. I've been looking at some deals, and seemingly, the best price for new right now is $150 for the regular, $180 for the XL (assuming BB will match Frys, which I'm sure it will). Also, it seems like I'm going to have to start taking public transportation to work on Tuesday, for at least a few months. Don't know if, because of that, I'd like a cheaper, regular 3DS or an XL. I live in Salt Lake City, it's not really a dangerous place or anything, but you never know. I've messed around with the XL and I love it, it has a great feel to it. I haven't tried the 3DS regular, but I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on it? Or even for the 2DS, which doesn't really appeal to me, but I'll consider it if anyone has a compelling argument.
TL;DR: which 3DS should I get and are there any better deals around right now?