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Offline Aussie Ben PGC

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Half Price GameCube Games in Australia
« on: July 05, 2003, 08:55:14 PM »
An excuse to start beefing up your GameCube library if there ever was one.

One of Australia's major electronics chains, Dick Smith Electronics, has been having trouble moving their stock of GameCube games.  And guess what, it's stocktake time at present.  So, to move their stock, they've taken 50% off all their games.  While you may think DSE only has boring third party titles for sale like The Adventures of Bland License Number Seven, Aussie gamers will be pleased to know that this includes games like:

  • Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (AU$49.42)
  • Resident Evil (AU$53.50)
  • Spider Man (AU$34)
  • The Hulk (AU$49.42)
  • TimeSplitters 2 (AU$59.42)
  • Super Mario Sunshine (AU$29)

    While Super Mario Sunshine wasn't my favourite Mario title - $29 is just too good to pass up for the game.  Pick it up if you don't have it.  I picked up a copy of Eternal Darkness (there were six left after I bought my copy) for about $45, and I believe some places have Metroid Prime.

    Dick Smith Electronics also has an online store, and I believe they accept international orders (don't quote me on that, though).  If this is the case, it'd also be a great time for Europeans to pick up some REALLY cheap games due to the Australian dollar's low value.

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    RE: Half Price GameCube Games in Australia
    « Reply #1 on: July 05, 2003, 09:26:34 PM »
    well, i ordered Pikmin Eternal Darkness and Mario Sunshine off the website, im not sure htat im getting Mario becaues it totaled $111 including postige, yet only $80something has been put on hold in my account, either way im sending mum into dick smith to see if i can get mario there

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    « Reply #2 on: July 05, 2003, 11:56:47 PM »
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    Originally posted by: PIAC[either way im sending mum into dick smith to see if i can get mario there


    That sounds just... wrong!

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    « Reply #3 on: July 06, 2003, 03:35:32 AM »
    I got Metroid Prime for $50.  Last copy in my local store.  A steal!

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    RE: Half Price GameCube Games in Australia
    « Reply #4 on: July 06, 2003, 10:28:10 AM »
    lets hope my games arive today, i finnish work at lunch time, around hte time the postie gets here, yay new games ahoy!

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    Half Price GameCube Games in Australia
    « Reply #5 on: July 06, 2003, 11:54:08 AM »
    ah the international planet gamecube forums....
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    « Reply #6 on: July 06, 2003, 02:07:27 PM »
    I really wish Nintendo would initiate these price slashes, and not leave it up to the individual retailer.

    I mean, once Dick Smith have shifted their stock, that's it, folks. No more GC games for yet another retailer. So let's count this one together...

    No Harvey Norman

    No Dick Smith

    Major reductions at K-Mart

    NOAus really need to pull their fingers out.
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    « Reply #7 on: July 06, 2003, 04:25:19 PM »
     I wish I lived in Austrailia around now...
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    « Reply #8 on: July 06, 2003, 04:41:15 PM »
    No, you don't wish you lived in Australia. Gamecube games are the most expensive console games here. Gamecube games are released MONTHS after the rest of the world, IF AT ALL (Animal Crossing anyone?) and half the stores don't even get enough copies in. For example, Burnout 2 released about a month ago. I went to or called all shops in my city looking for a copy, only to be told that most only had 4 or 5 copies to begin with, and they were not getting any more because it was discontinued. This was mere days after the release. Like Patch said, Nintendo really need to pull their fingers out if they want to sell anything in Australia.  

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    RE: Half Price GameCube Games in Australia
    « Reply #9 on: July 06, 2003, 05:32:50 PM »
    skies of arcadia sold out in about 3 days, and NOPE! we arn't getting another shipment, and the inital shipment was like 1000 copies only (or there abouts)

    so no, you dont want to live in australia

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    RE: Half Price GameCube Games in Australia
    « Reply #10 on: July 06, 2003, 08:20:31 PM »
    Yep, the state of GameCube in Australia is poo. Dick Smith used to be a big supporter of the GC, too. So did K-Mart, and when was the last time they EVER advertised a GC game?

    Oh well, whatever. I picked up Luigi's Mansion for $25. Good enough.

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    RE: Half Price GameCube Games in Australia
    « Reply #11 on: July 08, 2003, 12:41:57 AM »
    this just in! i went over to the dicksmith's near me, and they arn't dropping support! from some clever detective work by me (which included waiting 20 minutes for them to work out if they were indeed having a sale or not, and a further 10 minutes while they got me a price list, which took them 2 goes to perfect) i read on the price list they gave me that they arn't dropping support, just not restocking various titles, mostly stinky launch titles.