Yesterday, Walmart dropped the price of the Nintendo 3DS by $80. The price drop goes into effect everywhere on the 12th, but Walmart got a three day head start.
This is all kinds of exciting, because Nintendo is offering a "get 20 free games" program that ends on the 12th, when the price drops. So now you can get the 3DS at the cheaper price and get the 20 free games as a bonus. Thanks, Walmart!
There are only three Walmarts within a thirty minute radius of my home. I decided to call them, because people are reporting that only some Walmarts are accepting the early price drop, while others aren't. The first store had the price drop, but they were sold out. The second one didn't have the price drop. The third one had the price drop, and they only had one left.
I managed to get to the Walmart in time, and I bought the 3DS. I've activated the "give me 20 free games" program, hidden in the e-shop. I didn't buy any 3DS games, so it's just going to sit on the shelf for a month or so until the free games come in.
And then I'll realize that half of the games are old NES games, which I already owned/played through years ago, such as Super Mario Bros., and I'll put the 3DS on the shelf again.