But I am. So you can't say "every board game deal can be beat when you figure in shipping or wait time." Because for many of us, the cheaper price is more important than wait time, meaning the deal in fact cannot be beat by Amazon. Point being, whether the deal is better or not depends entirely on the consumer in question. It's fine that you'd prefer the faster shipping that you pay a $3 premium for, but that's a personal thing not a hard and fast rule.