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Metallus
06-04-2003, 12:43 AM
I just noticed over at amazon.com that the jewel case versions of Grim Fandango and Curse of Monkey Island have dropped from $9.99 to $6.99 (USD)! I purchased a copy of GF almost instantly when I discovered this; my original GF CDs are both cracked and I've been meaning to get a replacement for awhile. If anyone has yet to get these games, now is pretty much the time to do it. I'm not sure when these prices went into effect or how long they'll stay this low, but it's a great deal for some really good games.

PS: I'd be posting this at Mojo if there was Mojo to post at :~

jannar85
06-04-2003, 07:55 AM
Milk the cow, while it's hot ;D
Anyway, it's cool to see prices drop THAT low. ;)

Metallus
06-04-2003, 01:29 PM
Escape from Monkey Island is also going for 7 bucks now.

C Shutt
06-04-2003, 02:09 PM
It's still grossly overpriced.

bgbennyboy
06-04-2003, 02:26 PM
Heh, someone had to say it.

C Shutt
06-04-2003, 02:38 PM
Glad to be the predictable party.

Joshi
06-06-2003, 02:05 PM
Well, for anyone who cares, teh Amazon.com price for the English versions is £10 for COMI and £14 for Grim (save a quid for Grim) and considering currency changes, this means that it's incredibly cheaper in america (damn bastards!).

Ah, whatever, amazon still rocks!

BooJaka
06-06-2003, 02:11 PM
Why is it that whenever a game is £40 or something it's $40 in America?

There's no justice in it!

Joshi
06-06-2003, 02:14 PM
I know, who's idiot idea was that?same price. it should be about $45 or $50, i mean, it means that we're paying more than them.

Oystein
06-06-2003, 02:59 PM
Order from Play.com. They're much better. Cheap prices and free delivery. They don't have a lot of LucasArts titles though, but they have Jack Orlando! And lots of DVD's! And music too!

BooJaka
06-06-2003, 03:47 PM
Wow. That's actually very cool. Ooops, there goes my money on DVDs

scabb
06-06-2003, 03:47 PM
Play rule. They screwed up a rather large order of mine, I mailed them and they sorted it out straight away ;D

I've heard several horrible things about Amazon, although I've never experienced any problems.

BooJaka
06-06-2003, 03:48 PM
Although now you mention it I can find absolutely no Lucasarts games on there...

Oystein
06-06-2003, 06:37 PM
Well, they have the newest titles such as Indy and the SW-games, but I wish they had the classics. For me though, Play is like walking in a candystore. So many quality movies going for enjoyable prices!

BooJaka
06-07-2003, 09:25 AM
Hopefully they'l have Full Throttle 2, Sam n Max 2 etc. when I go to buy them.

Gabez
06-07-2003, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by scabb
I've heard several horrible things about Amazon, although I've never experienced any problems. I ordered a few things from them, and they said that they would deliver them in plenty of time before Christmas. They arrived late, and thus little Timmy didn't get his penny whistle on time. :~

What's more, I ordered The Longest Journey and not only did it arrive late, but it was also missing a few CDs! Naturally I complained, but it didn't do any good.

Joshi
06-07-2003, 12:56 PM
I just got the Longest Journey from them yesterday, two days after I ordered it and with all CDs (there's meant to be 4 right? :D). It also came with Syberia (not free) with all discs. Also books that I couldn't find anywhere (and a DVD that no one had) came withing two days of order. I'm new to internet shopping, but for me, this is good. Of course they may screw up in the future, I don't know, I can only hope (that they don't :p)

Alien426
06-07-2003, 07:13 PM
I ordered Freelancer and GTA Vice City at play.com on 2003-05-18. Only GTA has arrived yet. That game is so cool.

BooJaka
06-07-2003, 07:41 PM
Are Play normally slow then or do things usually arrive pretty sharpish.

scabb
06-07-2003, 08:15 PM
Play usually take a couple more days than Amazon.

Oystein
06-08-2003, 08:07 AM
I don't think Play are extremely slow. I live in Norway and when I order from Play it usually takes 4-6 days. Considering that you pay the price shown on the website and nothing more, I think it's worth the wait.

Alien426
06-08-2003, 01:48 PM
Exactly. I can wait when the price is that low! The Freelancer thing wasn't (only) slow delivery it was sent 27th, so I reckon they had to restock the item.

What ticks me off about play.com is their search. You have to define very specifically what you want. I hope they will some day have a "search all products" option.

Joshi
06-08-2003, 03:46 PM
Play.com won't accept my card (visa electron) and Amazon will, so I guess it's my only choice at the mo (till I get a delta).
And they don't have who framed roger rabbit on DVD (neither does amazon, but i soo want it)

Jake
06-08-2003, 03:57 PM
I've never had trouble with Amazon and I use them way too much. Or used to before I became Cap'n Broke.

I don't know if they're international, but if you're looking for DVD's and are in the US at least, you must ignore Amazon and use Deep Discount DVD (http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com). Not only do they have retardedly cheap prices on a lot of titles, but they seem slightly larger than a business run by a fat guy out of his garage.

Gabez
06-08-2003, 04:25 PM
Yeah, Amazon are usually really good. But for now on I think Iím going to be using play.com a lot more.

Joshi
06-08-2003, 04:27 PM
Unfortunately, I'm not living in the US, I'm an english man, and my DVD player isn't configured for region 1 DVD's (although I don't know if that counts for DVD players on the comp). If that was the case, i'd buy DVD's from the Us all teh time.

GinnyW
06-12-2003, 02:34 AM
Oh I so wish Amazon would send games to israel! :(
I have GF (the boxed version) but I lost the box and this game means a lot to me, it's in 1st place together with TLJ ;).
However that's not urgent, but I don't have CMI and would like to.
Ah well..

Arg! Play.com dont send to israel either...
Woot! I just found Discworld Noir in an israeli site! I've been looking for that. No price visible though.... lol

QueZTone
06-12-2003, 07:05 AM
My brother and I have been using amazon.com excessively as well and we've never had any problems. Only once I didn't receive an item (amazon.co.uk LOTR Book boxset), I emailed them about it and they happily sent it again and I received it then. That's quality service.

ive used amazon.com, co.uk, .de and .ca and they've all been a pleasing experience :)

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Additionationally it's nice and sad to see prices drop this way :) Nice so we can't buy a little more :) But sad because they're such good games and really deserve a price tag saying 10 dollars or more. But then again they're only jewelcase versions. :)

Tall Guy
06-12-2003, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by Metallus
I just noticed over at amazon.com that the jewel case versions of Grim Fandango and Curse of Monkey Island have dropped from $9.99 to $6.99 (USD)! I purchased a copy of GF almost instantly when I discovered this; my original GF CDs are both cracked and I've been meaning to get a replacement for awhile. If anyone has yet to get these games, now is pretty much the time to do it. I'm not sure when these prices went into effect or how long they'll stay this low, but it's a great deal for some really good games.

PS: I'd be posting this at Mojo if there was Mojo to post at :~ hehe i ive just posted a thread over at gfn moaning about my scratched CDs! hehe this is good news :D:D:D