Saturday, January 17, 2009

Oh, Target, How I Have Wronged Thee

Dearest Target, you are not all bad in the sale department.

Today, Josie and I were there getting a few things before picking up Patrick's b-day cake at Cold Stone, and I found this:

A didj WITH a Star Wars game, and with special Star Wars detailing, which was apparently available only at Target for the holidays, although I never saw it in my life before today, when it was sitting there, all by its lonesome, on an endcap.

Guess how much it was.

Go on.

I'll give you a hint - it was less than they would have cost separately, which is about $120.

It was less than the special holiday gift-pack price of $90.

Give up?


We hadn't been planning on buying a didj, because we have an original Leapster that Josie got for her third birthday almost seven years ago that still works fine, and since all the new games work on both the L1 and L2 systems, we never saw the need to spend the hundred dollars for an L2. Also, Patrick loves his DS, and since we weren't sure how well the whole didj thing was going to take off, we didn't want to spend the $100 on that only to have the whole system be discontinued, either, although I did like how it was more educational and had the online component. I'll get almost anything at more than half-off, though, especially when the system is half off AND there's a free game involved! Plus, I took a look at the games available while I was there, and there seemed to be a decent selection, for it being a new system. Josie will be using it too, if she wants, of course, and I'm wondering if the online component will make it more interesting to her. Does anyone else have this thing?


Stimey said...

That's awesome! I won one of these on a blog giveaway. Of course I immediately had to go buy the Star Wars game. All three of my kids love it.

Cherish said...

That is so great!!! I think my kids would really like that too so maybe I should think about getting one for Chris' birthday. Thanks!

Susiewearsthepants said...

We don't have one as Keri got a DS for Christmas this year. I think Target has a lot of nice stuff. Usually I don't shop there because I think that generally speaking they are overpriced. I have however bought some stuff on clearance from Target and gotten some really great deals.

creative kerfuffle said...

i don't know what a didj is, that's how lame i am. i did find khaki pants for the girl (she can only wear khaki and navy to school) for $6.98 a pair there today. and a batman sword thingy for one of my nephew's bdays for $5.98.