Friday, August 14, 2009

You Might Not Want To Buy Madden NFL 10 At Retail

By Paul Hunter

Thinking about picking up Madden NFL 10 today? Well, before you go hop, skip and jump to your local retailer consider this: Sports Illustrated is giving the game away free with a paid subscription.

I'm not personally a huge fan of Sports Illustrated (I've only ever read the swimsuit editions), but this deal is almost too sweet to not consider. Here's the economic breakdown:

A subscription to SI costs less than $60, Madden NFL 10 costs $70 at retail, so right off the bat you're actually saving ten loonies. When you add in that you also get a free Madden documentary that probably adds at least another ten loonies to the savings. So that's probably around $140-150 worth of goods for a mere $60. How they manage to run these types of campaigns profitably is beyond me.

I wonder what my girlfriend will say if a swimsuit edition randomly appears in our mailbox?

[Thanks to Mike G for the tip!]

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

what are you smoken Madden 10 is only 59.00 if your paying 70.00 ur getting screwed.

Anonymous said...

Canadian site dimwit.

Anonymous said...

if u see this is a canadian site buddy, Games here are 70 cdn new

Anonymous said...

thats why canada sucks

Anonymous said...

Socialism ftw. We practically pay $70 in the US because of taxes, except we don't get healthcare like Canada does.

Anonymous said...

I live in the US and I can say I really admire the healthcare system.

Anonymous said...

actally here in canada most new games are $60, with the exception of large blockbuster game like infamous or halo wars, just two that come to mind. also taxes are pretty annoying here, at least in ontario, its like 13% or 14%

Anonymous said...

lololol ontario. Alberta has no pst. 5% ftw.

Anonymous said...

If you Yahoos would look into it before you start talking smack you would see its only $49 for the SI plan here in the US so thats a $10 savings right off not even counting the other things you get.

Anonymous said...

B.C's got 12 awww F#CK lol damn it Alberta w/e better than Ontario lol jk

Jimi Jamm said...

Magazines just want to get the advertising inside in the hands of as many people as possible, so they will do deals at times to give away the magazines.

Anonymous said...

well taxes in uk are 15% so you know :/

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