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Must-have dorm gear? Video games of course!

We spend years scrimping and saving to send our kids to college -- and once the big day arrives, we want to make sure they have everything they need. Best Buy suggests some "must-have" dorm gear, including an HDTV, Xbox and Guitar Hero III set. Are they are kidding us? What teen is going to hit the books with a room crammed full of the latest video games?

What do you think -- is this really the "best buy" for college-bound kids?


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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous August 2, 2008, 3:10 PM

Well, you want your kid to be popular, too, right? LOL.

Kaitlin August 2, 2008, 5:22 PM

It’s all about balance. If the teen is mature enough to put his or her studies first, then I don’t see the problem of having a TV and video games in his or her dorm.

But, for most teens, you’re correct in saying that they really shouldn’t have these things in their dorm.

But, on another note, at least the teens aren’t drinking and partying! =D

cmj August 4, 2008, 10:59 AM

i love how it says “all for ONLY $749”. ONLY 800 bucks? wow.

Kirstie August 10, 2008, 3:58 PM

Well, my boyfriend had guitar hero in his room last year, and we all spent a LOT of time in their playing, and we all still managed pretty good grades - the lowest in the group was a 3.2, and we even had a 4.0 among us =]

It’s a lot of fun and a great group activity, but not so fun as to take over one’s life. Leave that to world of warcraft (which DID ruin my boyfriend’s roommate’s GPA).

And Kaitlin - don’t be so sure. I usually played mom to my drunken floormates, and I witnessed quite a few inebriated Guitar Hero sessions. =]

Ten Tees January 9, 2011, 2:45 PM

Interesting article! Nice reading. I have a small thing to submit about t-shirts.

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