Friday, October 28, 2005

Addendum to the previous

I forgot to mention: my shopping was at Valley View Mall. I knew there was a "big game store" there, so I asked someone in J.C. Penney and was directed to the computer game store. I went to the directory and found the store I was really looking for: Game Chest.

Super sized store, and my envy is aroused. The collection is awesome. But it's all retail, sometimes higher. It's not the concept of retail that bothers me; if it was 40% off of a 40% higher price I still wouldn't buy games at those prices. And I have no particular loyalty to the store. If Israel had a store like that, it would be worth it, because the shipping would erase any savings from buying online.

But it was fun to browse.


1 comment:

Jeff Coon said...

The Game Chest definitely has a great selection. Unfortunately, those prices don't erase shipping for us locals. Some friends and I ordered about $350 worth of games from TimeWellSpent on Sunday night. They arrived on Wednesday and the total shipping cost was $16, which was split four ways for an individual shipping charge of $4. Retail doesn't even begin to compare with those prices.

I enjoy having a game store so close (I live 1 mile North of Valley View), but I find it impossible to spend money there. If they had a larger shop with in-store gaming, I might have incentive to support them.