When the Nintendo 3DS launched a little less than a year ago today, it came bearing the burden of a heavy price tag: $250. A few months down the road, that hefty asking price was lowered all the way to $170 in what was viewed as one of the most remarkable price drops this side of Domino’s’ $5 pizzas. Now, as a part of a special deal lasting until February 12, the Nintendo 3DS is available at all Gamestop locations for only $150.
This presents you, the consumer, with only a small window to decide whether or not the experience of having 3D in the palm of your hands is enticing enough a prospect to invest in. Consider this: you’re going to buy the system, eventually, because you can’t resist another chance to manipulate Mario in Super Mario 3D Land or Mario Kart 7. This deal is going to keep 20 extra dollars in your bank account that can go towards either of those two games or, if you’re feeling the urge, both!
You don’t need a personal finance expert to tell you how prescient of a purchase this would be.