PlayStation Vita Deals Thread of Why You Don't Preorder

So, I headed over to best buy to see if they price match target, they did, I was in and out within 5 minutes. Top notch service right there. Even had the games I wanted. I'm up to 8 now. Believe I'm finished till Motorstorm RC and Mortal Kombat.
Does BB have download codes or are they only carts?
 
Went to a local Target, female employee said no such deal exists, male employee was in the middle of recommending LED over Plasma due to burn-in issues, and eventually said "the deal was last week."

:-/
 
Went to Target, Toys R Us and Best Buy late this morning.

Target - Nothing on display yet. I have seen some games at other Targets. This one just didn't put anything out yet.

Toys R Us - Nothing on display yet.

Best Buy - They had some games and accessories but man even their selection of games seemed a bit limited. It was pretty much Sony first party games and a handful of third party ones.

I think at this point, everything will be much better come Wednesday morning. I'm just going to hold out for that or Amazon to price match.
 
target said they are not selling the games until the 22nd :/

oh well. picked up Katamari on amazon, and I'm going to get HSG as DD anyway. Not really interested in anything else until Gravity Daze
 
Went to Target this morning and they only had Ninja Gaiden out on the floor. I asked about the Vita games and a manager went in back, had to check the release dates first, then brought out all their stock of Vita games. Everything was dated for the 15th and he had no idea.

I bought Uncharted, Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Lumines. Lumines is being carried in stores, it seems. The system wasn't doing the sale yet, but customer service gave me the deal, and actually gave me Uncharted as me free game!

Just browsing CAG, seems that a lot of Targets are saying the sale doesn't start until the 22nd, so either I lucked out or they're just reading the ad wrong. The games are dated for the 15th, so there's no reason to not have them out on the floor.
I went today and they said I'd have to wait for Wednesday though they had the three games I want (Uncharted, Lumines and Hot Shots) and are holding them for me (in a very unsophisicated system I should add which makes me a bit nervous). Originally the guy didn't even know about the sale though and I had to go bring him an ad. Oh well hopefully all will go well when I go to get them on Wednesday. I won't have my Vita until then anyway, but was worried about waiting until then if Target's stock of games was limited.
 
So Best Buy wouldn't match Target (only 1 copy left out of HSG and Uncharted too), Target won't do it til' the 22nd, GameStop never heard of the B2G1 on Sony games, and of course Toys R Us wouldn't match so all these places that some people have luck in are all pointless here. Waste of a trip and now I'm not sure how I'll get my games unless my mom is feeling really nice on Wednesday. I just wanted to be prepared to play as soon as I woke up from the sedatives and needed something to play.

The moral of the story is that managers are extremely inconsistent and I'm also reminded why I hate the one GS I went to and instead choose to go to one that's a few more miles away...
 
So I tried adding the digital versions of the Vita games to my cart at GameStop and it won't apply the discount to the digital versions, but it will for the physical releases.

Anyone know why this is??
 
Mentioned this in the other Vita thread, but my TRU had a load of games and accessories, but wouldn't sell me anything as some manager type told me, in her words, "it's against the law" for them to sell anything before the Vita launch day, despite their ad and signage.
 
Think Target will price match the Toys R Us $40 Uncharted? If so, it'd be wonderful to pick that up for $20 (after the gift card). Or, better yet, if they'd somehow allow for the B2G1 with the price matched Uncharted, but I won't hold my breath on that one.
 
Think Target will price match the Toys R Us $40 Uncharted? If so, it'd be wonderful to pick that up for $20 (after the gift card). Or, better yet, if they'd somehow allow for the B2G1 with the price matched Uncharted, but I won't hold my breath on that one.
I think they will. They've done it in the past and I think it will qualify for the B2G1 cuz the computer automates that.