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Waiting for the shine to wear off

I have a great strategy for saving money on video games, although it means I haven’t played much new lately.

When a new game comes out, I allow myself to get excited about it – then I go to CheapAssGamer and ask the site to send me an email when the game drops in price – say to $30 or $40. So I get the excitement of ‘buying’ the game.

A few months later, I get an email declaring some absurdly low price on the game…and inevitably, I pass. With the hype a few months behind me, most of these flashy new games just don’t seem like something I really want to put 30 hours into.

What’s the moral? It may be that, to capture my purchase, you need to be flexible and aggressive with your early sales. Drop the price to $40 after a month, and I might buy in.

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