I don't know how many of you are actually getting a PS2, but if you are, and haven't bought any games or controllers yet, I would recommend going through Buy.com. I ordered 2 games, a controller and a memory card yesterday, and the 2 games came today! The controller and mem card arent supposed to be released until the PS2 is, so I have to wait for them still.
But on to my point... Their games are a bit cheaper than the mainstream places, the ones I bought were 47.95, instead of 49.99, so you save a couple of bucks, but the big thing is to use the 30 off 150 or 20 off 100 coupons. At my local EB, they are sold out of almost all the games, controllers, mem cards, and accesories already! Also, the online EB won't ship the stuff out till at least the 25th, and they are sold out of controllers and mem cards as well. So, to me at least, Buy.com can help ya out a little for those PS2 needs.
Good call, I haven't yet done the "prep work" for my incoming machine, besides getting a massive tv. Your advice is duly noted, and will be entered into your record. Or something.
Actually, there are a lot of $10 of $30 and $10 off $40 danglin' around out there. Hit up techbargains for those ones.