Every now and then I’d like to spend some time spreading the word and talking about some cool useful websites. Some may be very well-known and you just may not know a lot of tricks or cool things about them. Others might be hidden gems that make you go, “wow, how can I still be a functioning human being without knowing about this”? Sound like fun? Yes? I thought so too. The internet is a powerful tool. You can pretty much do or find anything you want, if you look hard enough. The only thing in the way is ignorance. I won’t have it! No sir.
Today, we’re going to talk about cheapassgamer.com. The name pretty much sums it up. Like videogames? Like not wasting money? You’d like this site. If you’re paying full MSRP for videogames, hardware, or accessories…you’re about to be shocked at how stupid you are! 🙂
Most games on consoles today run around $50-60. The best shot you have at getting them cheap comes around the first week of sale. After that, it’s normally a few weeks, months, or even years (Nintendo is notorious for never dropping their prices) before you’ll see any price drops. Cheapassgamer.com (CAG) is fundamentally a forum site. It has other bells and whistles, podcasts, contests, blah, blah. I’ve never used them. 90% of my time is spent at the “Video Game Deals” forum (there are other forums dedicated to other things, but the site’s focus is games). It’s about as simple as you can get.
Check out this page and you’re pretty much good to go. That’s it. You don’t need to sign up for anything, everything is completely free. Browse for game deals in the forums or post your own findings. You should be able to find tons of deals on older games. I normally pickup games sub $20 because I don’t mind waiting a year for a new release to drop in price. But that’s not to say you won’t find things cheap when they come out. SOMEONE will always be offering an incentive for you to buy. CAG will help you find that “someone” (i.e. website or storefront).
This is a very nice “small-ish” community of gamers. It’s been around for many years and is very respectable. It’s a great community and is essential for any self-respecting hardcore gamer. Just be warned. You may save money, but you’ll probably end up spending more than you normally would! I know I have…