Wii, anyone? Today only, GameStop is offering the Nintendo Wii console for $199.99 shipped. Oh, right, that's what everybody charges. But the GameStop deal includes the rather excellent Wii Sports Resort with Wii MotionPlus, which would normally run you another $50.
And that's the deal in a nutshell! I don't think anyone needs me to sing the praises of the Wii; I'll just say that as bundles go, this is one of the best I've seen.
I do, however, want to take this opportunity to address the folks who receive Cheapskate posts via e-mail. There was considerable indignation yesterday--and on at least a few previous occasions--when said e-mail arrived after a deal had already expired.
First up: I have no control over when that e-mail arrives in your in-box. CNET delivers these newsletters at designated times, and sometimes it's many hours after I've posted my daily deal.
Second, I have no control over when a given deal expires, sells out, or becomes unavailable for any reason. I recognize it's frustrating to arrive late to the party, so to speak, but that's just the nature of this subject matter.
My timetable works like this: I find a deal, write it up, and post it, usually between the hours of 8-10 a.m. ET. The newsletter might not hit your in-box until, say, 4 p.m., possibly even later. By then, many deals have indeed ended. The same thing may well happen with today's deal.
Frustrating? Definitely. Shady bait-and-switch tactics or outright evilness on my part? Uh, no. As I've mentioned in the past, if you want to score these deals, your best bet is to visit The Cheapskate around 10 a.m. ET.
End of lecture. I do apologize for any frustration stemming from the late arrival of the newsletter, and hope you'll keep in mind that great deals sell out quickly because, well, they're great deals!