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26 March 2011 @ 05:19 pm
My priorities  
My hierarchy of priorities (at least in some cases) seems to be:

1: Geekyness
2: Convenience
3: Price

I called up the nearest Kmart and they said they were going to get 8-15 3DS units in. Needless to say they weren't doing pre-orders, and they were opening at 9 in the morning. That left a huge margin for error for when i'd need to show up to guarantee getting one, and better yet guaranteeing getting one of the right color.

So then i did a couple more searches online, and found that some Gamestops were doing midnight releases. There's exactly one of those Gamestops within a dozen miles, the one at Bella Terra (where i went for the midnight release of FF13.) So i tried calling them up and found that not only had not all the units been pre-ordered yet, but if i pre-ordered now i could even pick what color i wanted!

So given the choice between ordering from Amazon and saving $25 but not getting to wait in line, going to Kmart and saving $25 but possibly having to wait in line for eight or nine hours, or hanging out at Gamestop for a couple hours for their midnight release tonight but not saving any money, i went with the last option.

Of course it would have been a little more convenient if i'd done that research and made the decision before we went to the same mall to see Sucker Punch earlier today :)

Now i just need to finish figuring out what (if any) of the release games i want to get.
Current Mood: geekygeeky
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on March 27th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
I'm extremely interested in your reviews of this. Because of Amber's eye issues (very little measurable depth perception) we're considering getting her one for her fourth birthday.

Nintendo has said it's not for kids under 6 because of eye development issues, but I'm fairly certain that's just lawyer CYA talk, because under 6 is usually the age where these problems are discovered, and if parents think they could blame it on a gaming system, they likely would.