Old 04-24-2008   #1
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Pre-Order Problems

Well.. 4 Days to go, and this happens to me!

In March i pre ordered from a local game shop.. pretty reliable, but all in all, its run by a bunch of teenagers who have just left school.

My friend rang me today saying that if you pre ordered, and are going to the midnight launch, you have to ring up now, so they can highlight your name on the list, so they can give it too you.. to make sure they have enough copy's.

So i rang them up, and the 16yr old lad told me he's searching for my name, and couldn't find it. This is where i remembered, when i pre ordered the game, they didn't ask me for my name, and funnily enough, the person i pre ordered it from is the manager of the store. So i went on to say i have a pre order receipt, can i come and get it. He said no, your not on the list, you can come on the Tuesday, and we MIGHT have some copy's left.

I put the phone down, in quest for another game shop, preferably the special edition for the PS3, as that isn't widely sold out. I told my brother of what happened, and he was having none of it. He rang the game shop up, asked for the manager, gave them a few words of advice, and now we can go get the game on the midnight launch.

Although their letting us come, which they should seeing as we pre ordered it in March, i can imagine a few mess ups that night, leaving us with no game because we ain't on their 'magical list'

Anybody else had problems?
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Old 04-24-2008   #2
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Just go to Asda or Tesco, the game will be a cheaper there.
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Just go to Asda or Tesco, the game will be a cheaper there.
Well i do live 2 minutes away from an asda, its literally down the end of my road. You think you would of had to pre order from their? or if i go early enough i could snag a copy..?
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im okay i pre ordered 4th january lol, and GAME as taken my payment so i should get it for release day wooo
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Well i do live 2 minutes away from an asda, its literally down the end of my road. You think you would of had to pre order from their? or if i go early enough i could snag a copy..?
ASDA don't do preorders in their stores, so they are one of the most likely places you will find stock on Tuesday.
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Agree with the above, I worked at Asda when S.A was launched, about 25 people bought the game at midnight, I started work at 6am and bought it then without a problem and there were a few copies left even the next day.

Already spoke to ASDA regarding IV and they said some at midnight and they will have copies there! Theres also a massive Tesco like 5 minutes away so one of those stores should have it, I seriously doubt that many people will go Asda/Tesco at midnight for a game
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i pre ordered mine @gamestop like a month ago and i have it paid off. id hope the fuck they wouldnt give mine away to someone else or not have writien me on their fucked list.
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I preordered mine at Gamecrazy sometime last year. I go in there all the time and the manager knows who I am whenever I come in, so I get to relax. I did have my preorder disappear one time at a gamestop, for Vice City I think.
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well I didn't pay the full installment on my San Andreas when I preordered I paid fo it when I got there then I got it. The folks that didn't preorder had to wait till everybody got there copy and that was a midnight release but it wasn't that many waitin but the preorders were filled up a big ass bucket that was used for previous viewed games
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I wish they'd do preorders the way they used to do them. Meaning the store would call you the day before the game released and let you come and pick it up. I'm just not a fan of that midnight release crap.
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I wish they'd do preorders the way they used to do them. Meaning the store would call you the day before the game released and let you come and pick it up. I'm just not a fan of that midnight release crap.
Same here. This happened with the xbox 360 launch at the same shop, they did a mid night launch, and people who had pre orders still didn't get a console. Waste of time.
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