Leapfrog Leapster

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  1. NYEmomma

    NYEmomma DIS Veteran

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    I bought DD(2) a Leapster for Christmas or her birthday on Amazon a couple days ago... they had a good price on it plus I had some Amazon GC's from swagbucks so I ended up getting it for about $20.

    Then I found a case for it on clearance at Target. :cool1:

    So now I'm on the hunt for games. What's a good price for the games? It seems like they run $24-$29 normally. I saw a couple on sale at Target for $19, but is that a good deal for them? Just trying to figure out the price point that'll make me say, "Yes! That's a good deal!"
     
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  3. tiggger1

    tiggger1 <font color=green>I put vicks on my feet<br><font

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    Keep checking, toysrus does a lot of buy 2 get 1 free
     
  4. Nutz4Goofy

    Nutz4Goofy Earning My Ears

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    Yes...Toys R Us usually has games on clearance too. I recently saw Best Buy had them on sale as well. Good Luck finding them!
     
  5. logan&tylersmama

    logan&tylersmama DIS Veteran

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    check your consignment shop -- i got ds a bunch of games from once upon a child
     
  6. Madison'smommy

    Madison'smommy Mouseketeer

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    I usually find some on clearance. For actual Christmas gifts, I would pick up 1.. maybe 2. then check craigslist after Christmas. People will have upgraded etc and may be selling old games. I sold all of DD's for $5 each. It worked out good for us to just have 1 or 2 new games at a time... over 2 years she probably accumulated about 15.
     
  7. jacksmomma

    jacksmomma WWMD?~ What Would Mickey Do?

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    TRU has a coupon in their back to school mailer for $5 off a game. Pair that with a game that is on clearance and you can get one for about $8! :cool1:

    I would check goodwill too. We got DS a Leapster Explorer brand new in the box from goodwill for $12 and the Toy Story game to go with it for $5. :thumbsup2
     
  8. NYEmomma

    NYEmomma DIS Veteran

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    That was pretty much my plan. One or two brand new for gifting, a couple in her Christmas/birthday list for family & then pick up anything else at consignment/craigslist. I do this with our Disney movies... for the holidays, I always do brand new (though sometimes they've been BN in package from ebay) and then pick-up used ones to build our collection whenever I see them for a good price.

    I'll check at Toys R Us -- thanks for the info, everyone! I thought maybe Target would have some in their clearance stuff but no such luck.
     
  9. fakereadhed

    fakereadhed The Tag Fairy has me on "ignore"!

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    Check out your library! Ours carries them.

    I also see them frequently at mom2mom sales for $3-$5.
     
  10. Gr8t Fan

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    Around Christmas, leapfrog.com typically has a sale and clearance and you can usually pick up games for about $7.50.
     
  11. hannahdrewmom

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    Craigslist! I just got 6 games for $30! They are in the original package and are going under the tree! Now to remember where I stick the until then! :laughing:
     
  12. Minniemouse07

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    Occasionally, Five Below will have games available for $5.
     
  13. mykidslovesdisney

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    for the past few Black fridays target has them for $15. I think last fall Toys R Us had their fri/sat sales and I picked them up there for $12-15.

    hope this helps
     
  14. S. C.

    S. C. The mitten state

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    I got quite a few on amazon.com last Christmas for $9.99
     
  15. DisneyAndRedSox

    DisneyAndRedSox I still call it a WEDWay PeopleMover!

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    Today's Toys R Us ad... Buy 2 leapster games get one for $1
     

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