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Christmas Ordering

There’s only two more full shopping days til Christmas and only one if you’re ordering online. You can still get a delivery by Christmas Eve if you order at Amazon and select One-Day Shipping (Prime members pay only $3.99). Also, order online by 3pm local time on December 24 for In-Store Pick-Up at Best Buy.

See below for more information on cutoff dates and last-minute gift deals, as well as links to our five-part 2009 Holiday Geek Gift Guide.

Last-Minute Deals


  • Today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day: The King of Queens – The Complete Series DVD box set for only $89.99 (that’s 61% off the list price of $232.95).
  • Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection Blu-ray for $59.99 (First six movies with original cast – The Motion Picture / The Wrath of Khan / The Search for Spock / The Voyage Home / The Final Frontier / plus Captains Summit Bonus Disc)
  • Harry Potter Years 1-5 Blu-ray for $54.99. (First five Harry Potter movies.)
  • The Wire: The Complete Series for $89.99. [Same deal at Best Buy – thanks to all for the heads up on this.]
  • Lost: Buy Lost: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray and get up to $20 off any of the previous seasons.
  • Rome: The Complete Series DVD ($42.49 or Blu-ray set ($64.99) [Same deal at Best Buy.]
  • Kindle – FREE One-Day Shipping to arrive before Christmas.
  • Remember, if all else fails, there’s also the Gift Card you can have emailed to the recipient (arrives immediately) or you can print out the gift card at home and give it to the intended that way.

Best Buy [Order by 3pm local time on Dec. 24 for in-store pick-up]

Metroid Prime Trilogy – Wii – $19.99
Fairytale Fights – PS3 – $19.99
Fairytale Fights – Xbox 360 – $19.99
Animal Crossing: City Folk – Wii – $19.99

Holiday Geek Gift Guide ’09

Wii Sports Accessories
Specialty Christmas Gift Suggestions
Video Games
Books & Music
DVD & Blu-ray

Ordering Cutoff Dates

When ordering from Amazon:

December 23rd – One-Day Shipping ($3.99 per item with Prime), order as late as 4:30pm PDT [varies by item]
December 24th – Local Express Delivery in Select Cities ($5.99 per item with Prime); cut-off times vary by item.
December 25th – Christmas Day – email and printable gift cards, sent immediately

** Cutoff times for Local Express Delivery:

* Seattle: Order as late as 1 p.m.
* New York City: Order as late as 10 a.m.
* Philadelphia: Order as late as 10 a.m.
* Boston: Order as late as 10:30 a.m.
* Washington D.C.: Order as late as 10.30 a.m.
* Baltimore: Order as late as 10.30 a.m.
* Las Vegas: Order as late as 10 a.m.

1 Comment »

  1. Merry Hype-mass.

    Comment by Devon — December 23, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

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