Thinking about buying a new video game? Depending on what you are looking to buy it could cost as little as $19.99 (Space Chimps) to over $70 (Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2) and that doesn't even include games like RockBand ($109.99) and Guitar Hero World Tour ($189.99). And, if your kids (or husband) are like mine, then chances are the games they want are at the upper level of this price range.
If you are looking to buy the hottest, newest, latest video game, the bad news is you are going to be paying full price. But if you are willing to wait for these titles, there are ways you can stock up on video games without breaking the bank.
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Try before you buy
The biggest problem with buying video games is that, generally, once a video game is opened it cannot be returned, unless the item is defective (see the return policy at Game Stop for an example). As one who knows the frustration of buying a