Give Amazon $80, Get Video Games And $40 Credit

If you have $80 and a lust for video games, Amazon has a deal for you, which was spotted by Joystiq. Spend the money on pre-selected video games and you get a $40 credit.

You’d think the deal would be a clearance mechanism to get rid of crap games, but not so. Some of the titles eligible are the murderer’s row of The Beatles: Rock Band, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, all of which are spectacular.

Of course, you have to take into account the fact that most new video games are ludicrously overpriced, and even the bestsellers are known to drop significantly in price less than a year after they’re released. If you’re an enterprising sort, you could buy some games, sell them online for about the same price and pocket the $40 credit as profit.

Spend $80 on games at Amazon, get $40 in credit [Joystiq]
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