I actually just heard that Circuit City is in big financial trouble and that its workers no longer get commission.
I haven't been in Circuit City for quite a while, but I used to enjoy going there. Back in the "good old days" around like 1993 or 1995 or something, they very frequently had all CD's for $10.88 or less. That usually beat anyone else's prices. This current week they have all CD's for I think $11.99 or less, which is still very good for today. The store also had a nicer selection of audio equipment than Best Buy, at least several years ago when I shopped there.
Circuit City is a great place to pick up older games (Playstation or Nintendo 64). I've seen huge stocks of them, things you don't see at most places.
About the Cube deal...
I called Nintendo since I didn't think you were allowed to do this if you bought the Mario Sunshine bundle, and they said that even though it's not part of their offer, each retailer can do as they please. So I called the local CC and the main number (1-800-THE-CITY) and they guaranteed me that I could still get the rebate if I bought the Mario Sunshine Bundle. I made my point very clearly that I had not seen this offered anywhere else, and I said that I was almost positive their site listing was in error, but they assured me that if it was listed like that, and they saw it since they can check the site while they talk to you, that I will get it.
If you don't want a Mario Sunshine bundle, they are offering the black or indigo consoles (not platinum) for a mere $139.99! That's $10 cheaper than anywhere else!
My friends are telling me I'm foolish to buy a Cube, and I should get PS2 ( no I don't have that yet either!). I certainly would have both (and maybe even an Xbox... or maybe not
), but money is tight because of college tuition. And I figure that before too long Sony will go ahead and cut PS2 to $149.99, so I can get it then and pick up a ton of cheap games for like $20 or $30. But right now I really wanna play Metroid and then of course Zelda, so I think I've made up my mind.