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KylieDog said:
Slimebeast said:
Seece said:
In the UK if you pre order in a shop you don't have to pay until the day, so why not? You secure your copy in the chance they don't stock enough, get pre order bonuses and double points at GAME!

I always pre order

There's a nice GAME store very close to where I live. I've bought a couple of games there but turned down their membership offer. What do these points do?

 

 

Every purchase you make gives points, these points translate to store credit, so effectively you save yourself a little cash each time you use the card.

 

Every £1 you spend = 10 points.

1000 points = £2.50 credit.  Doesn't seem much for spending £100.

 

However if you pre-order you get double points, so £40 for a typical PS3/360 games nets you £2.  If you buy often it quickly builds up.  Another benefit if you will quite often be offered special deals only available to card holders both in-store or online, or sometimes you get pre-order bonuses that people without cards do not get.

 

It isn't a massive deal, but the card only costs £3.   I got mine years ago for free, threw it in with my Gamecube purchase.

It would take ages for me to get enough credit for a free game then. Maybe I need to buy more games lol.



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Slimebeast said:
KylieDog said:
Slimebeast said:
Seece said:
In the UK if you pre order in a shop you don't have to pay until the day, so why not? You secure your copy in the chance they don't stock enough, get pre order bonuses and double points at GAME!

I always pre order

There's a nice GAME store very close to where I live. I've bought a couple of games there but turned down their membership offer. What do these points do?

 

 

Every purchase you make gives points, these points translate to store credit, so effectively you save yourself a little cash each time you use the card.

 

Every £1 you spend = 10 points.

1000 points = £2.50 credit.  Doesn't seem much for spending £100.

 

However if you pre-order you get double points, so £40 for a typical PS3/360 games nets you £2.  If you buy often it quickly builds up.  Another benefit if you will quite often be offered special deals only available to card holders both in-store or online, or sometimes you get pre-order bonuses that people without cards do not get.

 

It isn't a massive deal, but the card only costs £3.   I got mine years ago for free, threw it in with my Gamecube purchase.

It would take ages for me to get enough credit for a free game then. Maybe I need to buy more games lol.

You'd be surprised, especially if you buy a console, that jacks up your points loads. It's worth it though, I got Fable II for next to nothing this way.



 

I only preorder for collector's edition due to the limited supply. But for a standard game i wouldnt because my game/electronic shops usually sell it for a higher price when half the time walmart would have it the same day for like $10 cheaper.



Sometimes (but not all the time) collector's editions of games are available at Gamestop for exactly the same price as the regular version weeks, if not days, after launch. That's how I got my Gears of War collector's edition!



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Preordered RE:4 (gamecube) to get the collectors edition, but other than that I've never preordered anything in my life. It means you have to queue up twice, and you can never be absolutely sure that a company wont delay or mess up a game even close to release. I'll only do it if there's some preorder bonus



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Sometimes. At the moment I only have Bad Company 2 on preorder.

The only advantage for me is that I get the game on release date even when I order it from England. (which I always do)



I don't preorder, I usually have a lot of games to play in my to do list, and I need to coordinate some friends, because we need to make a somewhat big order because I import the games to my country, and you can save a lot by ordering 5 or 6 games instead of just 1.



nordlead said:
Yea, but from Amazon only. I don't have to pay til it is delivered, it gets delivered for free, and if they run any specials between when I preorder and the game comes out I get those too. So far I've picked up a $10 coupon, and over $15 more off games.

Also, I only really preorder Nintendo 1st party games as those won't drop in price for years anyways, so it's just a matter of if I have the money now or not.

that for same reasons.

 

Though I do preorder from other sites if the preorder price is in my buy range for games I want (got MW2 for £22, tatsunoko for £18 and I have AVP at £17 on preorder...was gonna preorder BC2 at £22 but the site didn't let me as I have a french IP.... worked last time though :/)



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I preorder games that are going to sell, but won't sell big. LIke with Professor Layton and the curious village, I didn't preorder and every shop was sold out for a month, they only got a few copies at a time. I preordered the second and I got it day one, I noticed that didn't have any extra copies when I picked mine up



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I preorder almost everything. More you preorder, the more copies the company buys from the publishers, so always a good idea... especially for the smaller releases.