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Old 17-08-2013, 22:39
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It seems some place may have ps4 consoles on day 1, but they wont be limited to pre-ordering, so if your willing to queue you could get your hands on a ps4

It looks like game might be one place to go you could gain a PS4 console on launch day if you line-up, but not if you pre-order

So I don't have a pre-order for a ps4, but some of my mates do, I might end up getting mines before they get there's, if this is true, think it going to anger some gamers, as you have always thought pre-order should guarantee it on day 1, well maybe not it could be day 2-3
So you might be best to queue overnight, it be interesting to hear whats going to happen in each of the shops selling the ps4, do they tell you...don't turn up unless you have a pre-order receipt
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Old 17-08-2013, 23:15
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If you have pre ordered then surely you have a console reserved for you. No shop worth it's salt will be selling a console reserved for someone to someone with out a pre order.
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Old 18-08-2013, 11:24
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I think he means that some stores will be holding back a part of their stock to be sold on the day. That way they have people camped out in long queues which look good on the news.
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Old 18-08-2013, 14:14
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It seems some place may have ps4 consoles on day 1, but they wont be limited to pre-ordering, so if your willing to queue you could get your hands on a ps4

It looks like game might be one place to go you could gain a PS4 console on launch day if you line-up, but not if you pre-order

So I don't have a pre-order for a ps4, but some of my mates do, I might end up getting mines before they get there's, if this is true, think it going to anger some gamers, as you have always thought pre-order should guarantee it on day 1, well maybe not it could be day 2-3
So you might be best to queue overnight, it be interesting to hear whats going to happen in each of the shops selling the ps4, do they tell you...don't turn up unless you have a pre-order receipt
I doubt you will get one from 'off the shelf' for about a week if not longer. Why didn't you pre-order from Asda and use your 10% discount?
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Old 18-08-2013, 14:51
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I think he means that some stores will be holding back a part of their stock to be sold on the day. That way they have people camped out in long queues which look good on the news.
Yes, some game stores holding back a part of their stock to be sold on the day.

I doubt you will get one from 'off the shelf' for about a week if not longer. Why didn't you pre-order from Asda and use your 10% discount?
Wasn't really interested in pre-ordering, think asda pre-order could only be done online, but there a rumour walmart from the 24 Aug, will be taking pre-orders in store, now don't know if this includes Asda, it might very well, and would guess these pre-orders would be for collection on midnight, but it posses some questions for the midnight release

Funny thing about the pre-orders, I haven't seen anything, that's says, for day 1 release you must have a pre-order, with out this, you wont get a ps4 on day 1...maybe there were signs , but I just haven't seen them

If a shop gets 50 units, and they have 250 pre-orders, if people are going to queue up, how early do you queue, and going by call of duty release, people were queuing at 9pm

I hope by Tue they will be a lot more information, especially for midnight release of ps4
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Old 18-08-2013, 15:42
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Yes, some game stores holding back a part of their stock to be sold on the day.


Wasn't really interested in pre-ordering, think asda pre-order could only be done online, but there a rumour walmart from the 24 Aug, will be taking pre-orders in store, now don't know if this includes Asda, it might very well, and would guess these pre-orders would be for collection on midnight, but it posses some questions for the midnight release

Funny thing about the pre-orders, I haven't seen anything, that's says, for day 1 release you must have a pre-order, with out this, you wont get a ps4 on day 1...maybe there were signs , but I just haven't seen them

If a shop gets 50 units, and they have 250 pre-orders, if people are going to queue up, how early do you queue, and going by call of duty release, people were queuing at 9pm

I hope by Tue they will be a lot more information, especially for midnight release of ps4
Asda do pre orders in store. You can also use your discount online with asda too. Or they did as I have mine pre ordered with them. The likelihood of getting a PS4 on release without pre ordering is slim to none.
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Old 18-08-2013, 16:01
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No one is holding back anything. They've allotted x to pre-orders and x to store stock.

That isn't holding back.
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Old 18-08-2013, 17:54
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I'll never understand these people who queue up all night to get their hands on a games console or game, by the time you get home you'll probably be too tired to play it anyway. Personally i'll just go to bed and then wait patiently for my console pre-order to come from Amazon on the morning of release.

It always used to make me laugh when you'd see people on the news queueing up for the latest Call of Duty or Halo and being all excited about being the first person to play it, while i'd been playing it for two days already because i'd had it delivered early from Amazon or ShopTo.
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Old 18-08-2013, 18:03
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I'll never understand these people who queue up all night to get their hands on a games console or game, by the time you get home you'll probably be too tired to play it anyway. Personally i'll just go to bed and then wait patiently for my console pre-order to come from Amazon on the morning of release.

It always used to make me laugh when you'd see people on the news queueing up for the latest Call of Duty or Halo and being all excited about being the first person to play it, while i'd been playing it for two days already because i'd had it delivered early from Amazon or ShopTo.
These days sure, but back in the day more beneficial.

Also, Activision take action against retailers sending it out early, I doubt many got BO2 early.

In fact ShopTo isn't selling Ghosts because Activision do not let retailers send the game until the day prior.

What is more comical is that some people will go to GAME for a midnight opening and queue up for ages when you can just nip down to a deserted Tesco and get it without waiting.

I guess people like to atmosphere.
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Old 18-08-2013, 20:02
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Asda do pre orders in store. You can also use your discount online with asda too. Or they did as I have mine pre ordered with them. The likelihood of getting a PS4 on release without pre ordering is slim to none.
My store wasn't taking pre-orders for the ps4, you had to go online for this, and seemingly you cant collect them instore, they will be delivered by courier to your place of address

So that just leaves each store to get x amount of units for a midnight release
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Old 18-08-2013, 20:51
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My store wasn't taking pre-orders for the ps4, you had to go online for this, and seemingly you cant collect them instore, they will be delivered by courier to your place of address

So that just leaves each store to get x amount of units for a midnight release
As far as I'm aware, all stores were doing the pre-order for the new consoles, but it was sometime after the online pre-oder went up. I know the store I went to didn't even have it advertised but still did it.

As I said, the chances of any stores getting stock in to sell are slim to none. Most stock Sony have made will be for the pre-orders.
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Old 18-08-2013, 21:14
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I was going to gatecrash a huge release to get UC3, but ND changed the release date
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Old 22-08-2013, 13:09
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Good to see the ebay scum are out and about already:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Sony-P...ht_1242wt_1231

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Sony-P...ht_2153wt_1339
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Old 22-08-2013, 13:29
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I really hope nobody buys them and the seller has to return them. I don't have a problem with people trying to make a little money, but 1,000 for a 350 console? That just takes the piss.
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Old 22-08-2013, 13:42
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I know its not possible but in a dream world people like that who bought multiple console just to make a quick buck wouldn't be able to sell them and would get told no when they tried to return them

I hope some retailers just make it clear there will no refunds if it isn't faulty
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Old 22-08-2013, 13:50
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I really hope nobody buys them and the seller has to return them. I don't have a problem with people trying to make a little money, but 1,000 for a 350 console? That just takes the piss.
I agree it does extract the urine

Unfortunately there will be plenty of people who buy their console from the likes of those listings on eBay, especially if there is a shortage of consoles till after Xmas after the initial pre order launch.
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Old 22-08-2013, 14:04
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Report the listings, you can't put pre-orders on eBay unless you can guarantee they will get it within 30 days of purchase.
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Old 22-08-2013, 14:08
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I have had a look at ebay, but not for the ps4 consoles, but for the pre-order receipts

Now if like me, you have pre-ordered the ps4, now I know some people have at least 3-4 pre-orders
Asda, Game, Amazon, Shopto

Now what are they hoping to achieve, think most pre-orders require you to leave a deposit of around 20, I think the deposit should be non refundable

Walmart have stated, 1-2 units per customer, any more and it will be cancelled
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Old 22-08-2013, 18:01
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Slightly off topic, but do you HAVE to buy the camera attachment for the PS4 to play games like COD and FIFA etc
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Old 22-08-2013, 18:13
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Slightly off topic, but do you HAVE to buy the camera attachment for the PS4 to play games like COD and FIFA etc
Nope.

Completely optional. It'll only be games like Just Prance where you need it.
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Old 22-08-2013, 18:14
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Nope.

Completely optional. It'll only be games like Just Prance where you need it.
The bloke in Game was trying to insist that most games would need it.

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Old 23-08-2013, 07:56
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Like GAME sales staff know what they are talking about.

The girl in one of the stores last week told me you plugged the gamecube controller into one of the Wii's USB ports (forget the fact its an entirely different shape)

I mean bless her, I wasnt like 'you are wrong silly female' but more of a case of 'really? oh okay then...'
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Old 23-08-2013, 10:48
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I have my PS4 and several games pre-ordered from work(Sainsbury's), we have been accepting pre-orders for quite awhile and you get given a receipt with a barcode on for each pre-ordered item, also get bonus nectar points too!

I think the stores are aware of how much they will be allocated, i haven't checked it in my store last couple of days, but i know another nearby Sainsbury's has stopped taking pre-orders for the PS4.
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Old 27-08-2013, 12:24
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Good to see those two listings I put up have been removed and are no longer available. Dont know if anyone on here reported them to eBay but it's good nonetheless.
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Old 27-08-2013, 17:41
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its rather apt that the second listing is from someone from a place called Crook,lol
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