by Adam on June 18, 2011
Feel like you’re paying too much for games? Then you probably are. If you’re popping into your local HMV, Game, or supermarket then you are almost definitely probably paying too much!
Sure, you may get a good deal in your supermarket or local entertainment store if they’ve got a particular game on offer. However this tends to be the exception to the rule. So what’s a thrifty gamer to do?
One option which is a particular favourite of mine, is if you can hold off on buying a game, then do so! If you wait a few weeks to a couple of months games can fall significantly in price. Yet this doesn’t help the thrifty gamer who needs their wallet saving from a day-one purchase, or a game that’s recently come out.
The solution is to buy online. Yet how do you know if you’re getting the best deal? If you want to hedge your bets you can go with Amazon as 9 out of 10 times they’re usually the cheapest. But not always.
You need the InvisibleHand. InvisibleHand is a plugin for your web browser that gets you the lowest price on shopping automatically. It shows a discreet notification when there are lower prices available on the product you’re shopping for and then gives you a link directly to the lowest price.
A recent example is inFamous 2. I went on Amazon where it came up as being £34.99 (free p&p) but the InvisibleHand told me that I could save £2.00 by getting it at Best Buy for £32.99 (free p&p). So I did. It’s not much, but if you make a similar or greater saving over the next few games that you buy, that could go a long way to paying for another game. It makes sense!
Oh, and to get the InvisibleHand, go to http://www.getinvisiblehand.com/. You’re welcome!
Disclaimer: I am in no way connected or affiliated with the InvisibleHand, making no money for referrals or for writing this article. I wrote this article simply to share the knowledge.