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...I have a 15% off coupon from Babies R Us (can also be used at Toys R Us). I'm going to see if they'll let me stack this with the Buy 2 Get 1 Free on the games. The fine print on the coupon does not say "cannot be combined with any other offer" etc. My guess is they won't, but that would be sweet to get 3 for $85.

Update: After a little bit of arguing, they accepted the 15% off. I was not able to get Zelda: Twilight Princess though. The employee said it is no longer being produced. I replied, "Really? It is still available on toysrus.com." He said out of print titles are only available online. My 15% off coupon was an "in-store only" offer, and I didn't want to pass that up.

What I wound up doing was getting EA Sports Active ($59.99), Super Mario Galaxy ($49.99) and Mario Kart Wii ($49.99). With one free and the 15% off, it worked out to $99 out the door.
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http://wii.ign.com/articles/103/1034907p1.html


Sort of a "deal".

Black Wiimotes & nunchucks hit US retail next month (11/16/09). Black 'chuck runs the same $19.99.

Black Wiimotes will cost $49.99, but will come packed w/ a MotionPlus addon (also black). Saves you $10 on a M+ doodad.

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Amazon, probably competing with the TRU deal this week, is running a B2G1 sale of their own for Wii, DS, PS3 and 360 games. Unfortunately the selection is limited, unlike TRU's "anything we have in stock" approach, but it's a decently sizable selection and Amazon's generally lower prices help sweeten the deal.
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...Unfortunately the selection is limited, unlike TRU's "anything we have in stock" approach, but it's a decently sizable selection and Amazon's generally lower prices help sweeten the deal.

By the way, toysrus.com sold out of Super Mario Galaxy and Zelda: Twilight Princess after I got back and checked their online stock to compare it with what games were available in my local store. The moral of the story: make sure you shop early before the good stuff is gone.

I wouldn't have thought the demand for 3 year old games would be that high. Then again, there is a new wave of Wii owners like me that made the jump when the console dropped below $200.
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I'd say the overall best place to get new Wii stuff is on Amazon. Free shipping over 25 bucks. I don't like buying anything of this nature off of questionable sites that may have the same thing for 1 or 2 bucks less. It's not worth it to me. I bought a Wiimote, nunchuck, and Wii Motion Plus for 68 bucks shipped. That beat the heck out of going to Target and paying 80 bucks plus tax. I won't buy any of this stuff in retail stores anymore. As far as games go, I buy all of it used at my local used games stores if I see them for a good price (NOT GAMESTOP) and what I can't find there I normally look for a good seller on Ebay. But for new games that I absolutely must have when they're released I always look at Amazon first since I pay no tax or shipping and their new games are always about 3 bucks cheaper.

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I'd say the overall best place to get new Wii stuff is on Amazon. Free shipping over 25 bucks. I don't like buying anything of this nature off of questionable sites that may have the same thing for 1 or 2 bucks less. It's not worth it to me. I bought a Wiimote, nunchuck, and Wii Motion Plus for 68 bucks shipped. That beat the heck out of going to Target and paying 80 bucks plus tax. I won't buy any of this stuff in retail stores anymore. As far as games go, I buy all of it used at my local used games stores if I see them for a good price (NOT GAMESTOP) and what I can't find there I normally look for a good seller on Ebay. But for new games that I absolutely must have when they're released I always look at Amazon first since I pay no tax or shipping and their new games are always about 3 bucks cheaper.

Amazon is often the best option for anything!

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I agree, but certain games I just HAVE to have the exact day they come out, or even a bit earlier thanks to a broken street date. That's the one instance where I will diverge from my usual online-bargain-hunting ways. Plus Amazon charges tax in NY, which dulls the appeal somewhat.
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Prime+release day delivery if you can't wait. ECA 10% discount will cover tax.
Amazon will give a $10 credit if you preorder New Mario Bros.
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Well as far as selection for the buy 2 get 1 free I see they do have the beatles game and metroid prime trilogy which were 2 of the 3 I want. I also wanted wii sports resort though, which apparently isn't a chocie. I see other games there I would maybe want, but they are cheap games so it would be a lame free game.

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Amazon dropped the price $5 starting yesterday. It may not seem like much, but these remain pretty popular. I doubt they will go lower than $90 during this shopping season, so why put off getting fit? I'm looking forward to using the board as part of my EA Sports Active workout as well.
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Now thru Oct 31st, on select games (see link below), if you buy at least two (total must be $80 or more and must be sold by amazon.com) you get a $40 credit on a future video game purchase. The $40 credit must be used by Dec 31st, 2009. There are 273 eligible Wii games on this list...at least the first 3-4 pages of games seem pretty decent to me. 75 were released in the last 90 days.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=B000XJNTNS

Considering you get free shipping and amazon prices are usually less than full retail, this is a better deal than the typical Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion. You don't have to worry about buying 3 games that are all the same price, either. Mix and match, as you see fit, to hit the $80 total.

Also, and this may be a big bonus for those who have multiple consoles, I don't see any restriction on buying 1 Wii game and 1 PS3, then using the $40 credit on an XBox360 game (for example). I'm not sure Toys R Us allows this kind of thing when they run their special. I know for a fact, TRU would not allow mix and match between wiimotes and games. Someone was trying to buy two games and get a wiimote as their third free item and they were not allowed. It had to be buy 2 wiimotes, get a 3rd wiimote free or buy 2 games, get a 3rd game free.

Edit: I'm looking at Zelda: Twilight Princess, Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones ($80.97 total). I'm wondering if the Lego games are really just for kids or if adults have fun playing these, too. I'm new to Wii, so I have no idea really.
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Today is Wii deals day on Amazon. Looks like the Gold Box and Lightning deals are full of bargains for Wii owners.

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Target is running a buy 2 get 1 free on Wii games thru 11/7/09. In store only, IIRC.

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Target is running a buy 2 get 1 free on Wii games thru 11/7/09. In store only, IIRC.

Yes, it is in-store only (quantities limited, no rain checks). I'm not seeing a lot to choose from, though. It says there are over 80 that qualify for the deal, although finding the complete list looks like a challenge in itself.
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Yes, it is in-store only (quantities limited, no rain checks). I'm not seeing a lot to choose from, though. It says there are over 80 that qualify for the deal, although finding the complete list looks like a challenge in itself.


It wouldn't surprise me if the "80 titles" in this offer are possibly the 80 $49.99 or less Wii disc SKUs Target normally stocks. Don't think I have ever seen 80 different Wii game titles (or any system's titles) in stock @ a Target all at once.

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There's a Wii and DS lightning deal coming up on Amazon at 6 PM Pacific time. Don't know what it is...

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I was able to get Wii Sports Resort with the two MotionPlus adapters included at my local Target, plus Active Life: Outdoor Challenge and Mario Kart, all for under $100.

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Costco coupons have $5 off $15 Wii games.
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There's a Wii and DS lightning deal coming up on Amazon at 6 PM Pacific time. Don't know what it is...

Hopefully it is a DS Lite for $100 or less.
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Hopefully it is a DS Lite for $100 or less.

That would be nice, as GH5 & Band Hero have me thinking I need a DS (in addition to all the other cool DS titles out there)

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We'll see in a few minutes I guess, but the category above it says "Magazines Deal" ... I'd imagine it's something to do with the Nintendo Power magazine.

Edit: Looks like I was right, 50% off Nintendo Power.

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J&R has a 16GB SDHC memory card on sale for $19.99 (+$2.95 shipping):

http://www.jr.com/lexar-media/pe/LXR_LSD16GBSBNA/

They are temporarily out of stock, but you can order them now at this price for future shipment. The sale is good thru Sunday.

Would this be a good purchase for a Wii?

Edit: That was quick. The link above no longer takes you to the product details page. You just get a listing of all other available memory cards in stock. I've ordered from J&R in the past (good experiences, by the way) and this usually means the item is sold out. Sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently.
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J&R has a 16GB SDHC memory card on sale for $19.99 (+$2.95 shipping):

http://www.jr.com/lexar-media/pe/LXR_LSD16GBSBNA/

They are temporarily out of stock, but you can order them now at this price for future shipment. The sale is good thru Sunday.

Would this be a good purchase for a Wii?

Certainly!!

Keep in mind that one of the biggest needs for a large SD card for Wii is for music game DLC storage. This card WILL NOT work w/ Rock Band 2 (built before Wii Update 4.0 - stuck w/ the old 2GB SD limit). The list of other Wii titles that won't work w/ a SDHC card is small, but FYI - SSBB, Excitetrucks, Samba DeAmigo (?) will be limited to 2GB non-SDHC or smaller cards.

Every DLC-using music game developed post - 4.0 (The Beatles RB, Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, DJ Hero) will work w/ this card, as well as all WiiWare/Virtual Console stuff & any ohter future Wii release that accesses the SD card slot at all.

I'm using an 8GB now for GH5/BandHero/Beatles stuff - think I paid about as much as this deal for that card.

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Great... wish that sale was a couple weeks ago before I wasted almost $50 on one just to get it quickest. Sigh.

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For those looking into getting Band Hero, Costco is selling the Wii disc for $44.75.

Apparently they either got a smokin' deal on this one, or someone @ Costco HQ forgot to check & see that BH is a $60 game for Wii (Costco is pricing it as they do $50 games)

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Wow I didn't know it was supposed to be $60 or I wouldn't have even been considering it. I figured it was $50.

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$50 Amazon.com Gift Card with a Wii Console and "Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board"
Pad your holiday spending budget with a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card when you purchase a Wii console along with "Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board." Must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com to qualify. Limit one benefit per customer per household. Restrictions apply.

Offer valid on Nov. 16, 2009, 12:01 AM - Nov. 22 11:59 PM Pacific time, when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Limit one per customer. To qualify, check out with all three of the items below in your cart. The price of the gift card will be discounted during check out.

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=B0009VXBAQ

This makes the bundle $239.98 (about $30 less than I paid).
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Amazon.com is offering New Super Mario Bros for Wii + $10 off future video game purchase for a good price.

$46.99 shipped (Get $10 off future video game purchase)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BRZ9G0/
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I just got in on the Amazon deal with about an hour and a half to go. My 6 and 4 year old enjoy a few games on my PS3, but I think they'll go nuts for the Wii.
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It looks like HH Gregg will have the Wii on Black Friday for $169.99 after a $30.00 MIR. It'll cost you the same out of the door, but you can recoup some cash provided you remember to submit a fully completed rebate form.

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