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Poor College Students Who Still Want to Get Their Gaming On.
Last year I entered my freshman year at the College of Engineering at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and one of the most exciting aspects about living on campus, aside from the extremely hot girls, was how many gamers I met and became fast friends with.
I always thought of myself as an avid gamer but I never realized how hardcore some of my friends were – actually, some of them are totally nerdcore. We would stay up until the early morning hours almost every night playing the latest Halo, COD, Madden, NBA2K-whatever, GTA, Kill Zone, Mass Effect, Pure, FF, HAWX, Assassin’s Creed, really – there’s way too many games to name! We literally tore through dozens of games during my first semester.
It wasn’t until I was registering for my second semester classes that I noticed that my bank account was incredibly low. Talk about a wake up call! I knew that I was eating out a lot and drinking more beer than ever before. But what I didn’t realize is how much money I was spending on buying all of the the latest and greatest video games available. ACK! Between me and my buddies, we were each buying 2-3 games a month for our 360′s and PS3′s. What was even crazier was that we were beating the games in less than 2 weeks and afterward they would just sit there as coasters for hold our mugs. We would display our completed games like hunting trophies for all to see, but I knew that they were never to be played again. Oh, but my younger brother *LOVES* coming up to visit because he always leaves with a handful of games to bring home and share with his friends. Yeah, he didn’t have to pay for any of them!
So, what’s a college gamer on a self-imposed budget to do?
Easy enough, I needed to play it smart and be even SMARTER so I sat down one night and did some very simple math.
If I buy 6 new Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 video games over the next 2 months, I figured that I will spend more than $360 plus tax. (No wonder the video game industry made almost 8 billion dollars last year – I think I spent nearly 4 billion myself!)
So, I checked out GameFly.com and realized that if I rented the same 6 video games over the next 2 months I would spend less than $36 total. And it would have been even less if I signed up using this $8.95 coupon!!
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In the end I saved over $324.
Rent Video Games Cheap!
It’s really a simple choice, renting video games online from GameFly.com saved me lots of money and all that extra cash will end up better spent on books (ok, and beer too). Oh, and here’s the amazing part about GameFly – I actually ended up renting 8 games during my first 2 months – WIN! – so I saved even more money!!
From one gamer to another, enjoy the sweet savings my friend! See you online!