The October-released Skylanders SWAP Force is one of the hot items this holiday season. If you’re looking to pick up the action figure video game online, it’s not only possible to have it in your hands by Christmas but also at a discount.
The Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack normally sells for $74.99, but both Amazon and Toys ‘R’ Us have the price down to $49.99 – a $25 discount. Due to shipping cost, Amazon is the best way to go, unless you are looking to buy for the Xbox 360 since they are out of stock. Below are links to the best prices by platform:
UPDATE: Toys “R” Us just launched a Wii U bundle with Skylanderse SWAP Force for $249.99 – that’s $50 off the usual $300 price tag. For an extra $9.99 you can get “Expedited shipping” and get by December 24th.
- Xbox 360 — $49.99 at Toys ‘R’ Us with free store pickup or $9.99 “Expedited Shipping” by December 24th.
- PlayStation 4 — $49.99 at Amazon with free shipping by December 24th.
- PlayStation 3 — $49.99 at Amazon with free shipping by December 24th.
- Wii U — $49.99 at Amazon with free shipping by December 24th.
- Nintendo 3DS — $49.99 at Amazon with free shipping by December 24th.
If you order from Amazon today, you can still choose the free shipping option and get an estimated delivery by December 24th. Standard shipping will cost an extra $4.98 with delivery by December 23rd. Or, if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll have free two day shipping and no worries.
If you need it on the Xbox 360, you’ll have to pay extra. It’s unfortunate there’s a $9.99 faster shipping cost to bear at Toys ‘R’ Us for an Xmas delivery, but that’s actually a 50% price break on shipping for the Toys ‘R’ Us’ online store. Normally they charge a whopping $19.99 (yikes!). If you don’t want to pay the shipping cost, you can still order online and pick up in store or you could chance it and go with the free value shipping. But with a 3-8 business day delivery window, your odds of receiving the game by Christmas are not as certain.
Price-wise, the above deals tie the lows we saw for Skylanders SWAP Force on Black Friday. Up until November 22nd, you were pretty much in for the full $75 list price, but that day it began to drop slightly. On Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, the first drop to $50 at Amazon occurred. After Cyber Monday, December 2nd, the price went back up until this week, when Amazon and Toys ‘R’ Us both dropped the price back to $50.
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