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    Default Any update on stores taking PS3 pre-orders?

    Man, last week GameCrazy started taking PS3 preorders, but I knew nothing about it. I heard today from a friend and immediately went to my nearest GameCrazy and plunked $50 down. I'm the 10th person on the waiting list. At that particular GameCrazy, I figure I have a 50/50 chance of getting one the day of launch.


    So I immediately drove to the next closest GameCrazy, and they already had 19 people signed up. Now this particular GameCrazy got a whopping 3 XBOX 360 systems for launch. So I figured that if I put $50 down there, my chances are about 10 percent or less, that I would actually get a launch PS3 there. So I passed.


    Man, where was the "heads up" post from the GameCrazy employees on this site? I should have been the first guy on the list at both GameCrazies. Being the 10th guy at one GameCrazy is making me nervous. I don't think there is any chance of us not seeing another shortage situation like what happened with the PS2 during it's launch and the 360 this year. I don't see Nintendo or Sony passing up on all the free press they can get with Gamers camping overnight and the news reports of it being sold out everywhere and going for super high prices on Ebay.


    The same thing is going to happen with the PS3 and Revolution, guaranteed. So if you want to avoid the whole camping situation, better get those babies preordered as soon as possible.

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    How can they start taking pre-orders when nobody knows how much it will cost.

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    Umm...that's how it works. The 360 price wasnt known until shortly before the launch.

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    I guess.... but I wouldn't want to pre-order something that I don't know the price of.

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    I verified this with my local gamecrazy, they are taking pre-orders as well. Considering that my last pre-order sucked, I'm not preordering the ps3.
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    You just put the min down...$50. You could always get it back so I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Actually this started the first week of December secretly, then the 2nd week it was known to the public...
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    hmm well i don't have a gamecrazy anywehere near me.

    I definitly want a ps3

    though im not sure if i should really preordre one, hmm would be something to think about.

    thanks for the heads up.


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    i'll just win mine from mountain dew again.

    fuck pre orders
    and fuck spending money

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    I went to mine today and they aren't taking them 'til the 1st of January. I guess it's just regional.

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    Here are the winners and losers in this one, kids:

    Video game retailers + console makers = Teh win.

    Game players = Screwed in the naughty place by a man named "Bubba".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six Switch
    i'll just win mine from mountain dew again.

    fuck pre orders
    and fuck spending money
    You spend money to get the mountain dew bottles...

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    or
    you just find empty bottles and take the caps.

    that is how i won
    and how you lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six Switch
    or
    you just find empty bottles and take the caps.

    that is how i won
    and how you lost
    , I did the same but still lost.....

    Anyways, is there even a list of launch titles yet?

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    Any EBGames or GameStop employees in the house? Here is the deal... the second you hear your company is going to start taking preorders on the PS3, you need to let your fellow DP members know about it.


    This way, at least we will have a fighting chance of getting a PS3 launch system. My guess, is that at a really popular EBgames, you could probably be in the top 20 and get a PS3 on launch day. Really popular GameStops, probably the same. As for GameCrazy, some of the GameCrazies only got like 3 XBOX 360 systems so I think the big 3 probably don't really consider GameCrazy to be any kind of retail force, so they treat them like a red headed stepchild. It's like they get the same number as Comp USA.


    But with the number of Sony fanboys out there, and general EB and GameStop shoppers in general, the second they start taking pre-orders on the PS3, it's going to fill up super quick.


    Man, it's funny that we are even talking about this. The thing isn't going to come out until November 2006 any damn way.

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    Ill make a topic about it when I find out. Ill bring it up on the next confrence call. I dont think it will be till after the holidays though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_hey_ma
    Quote Originally Posted by Six Switch
    or
    you just find empty bottles and take the caps.

    that is how i won
    and how you lost
    , I did the same but still lost.....
    well,your a loser
    and i am a winner

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    I taked with the Store Director at my local GameCrazy about the PS3 preorders. He outright admitted that I could pre-order a PS4 if I wanted to put down the $50 for it. Couldn't really tell if he was serious or not, as he didn't laugh nor did his tone of voice take a sarcastic tone. Now that's just outright haughty isn't it?

    Considering some of the people that preordered the 360 at that store won't be getting one by Christmas, a whole month after launch and screwed big time, I'm not to keen on pre-ordering anything anymore. They couldn't even get me Animal Crossing, which I PO'ed, until the 9th. Kinda ticked me off cause I saw it in retail cases before I got my PO copy. It's a scam if you ask me. Right up there with extended warrenties. :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidic_Pain

    Considering some of the people that preordered the 360 at that store won't be getting one by Christmas, a whole month after launch and screwed big time, I'm not to keen on pre-ordering anything anymore. They couldn't even get me Animal Crossing, which I PO'ed, until the 9th. Kinda ticked me off cause I saw it in retail cases before I got my PO copy. It's a scam if you ask me. Right up there with extended warrenties. :/

    Well, it's a scam in the fact that they are going to be earning some pretty good interest off everybodies preorder money, considering the PS3 won't hit for almost a full year. All those $50 preorders get deposited in a bank and they earn interest off it. Might not seem like much, but if they take 500,000 preorders nationwide, then that's 25 million. I'm not sure how much interest they will get for 25 million over a years time, but I'm sure it's more than I got in my bank account right now.


    Having said all of that, I still think it makes sense to preorder if you are one of the first people to do it at whatever store it is. That's the real key. You have to be like one of the first 5 people at that store to preorder it.

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    my store's been taking pre-orders since the Summer.
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