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TWRoO said:
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KylieDog said:
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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.

Alternatively you could not buy from GAME, and thus get most of your games £5 cheaper in the first place.... then rather than having to spend almost £2000 to get a free game (or £1000 for pre-ordered stuff) you have saved enough for an extra game after buying about 5-6 games.

Although I have seen some games on GAMEs online store are often £5 cheaper than in store.

 

Retail always costs more, for any store.  I never save up for a full free game, as soon as I have a fiver I knock it off the price of my next purchase.



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I preorder now for bonus and gift cards.



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I always pre-order to get the bonuses



I only pre order if I really want a game or if it comes with something special.



pre ordering helps the game developer out. game stores buy games according to how many preorders they get. If the games in stock others are more likely to see it and pick it up. This creates more sales and the chance of a sequel is more likely.

I always preorder every game I know I'll get even some I'm not sure. I can always cancel them if I change my mind after the game releases.



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nope its a waste of time



I'm a cheap bastard (no offense mom) and usually wait for a price drop before buying a game (especially HD) so unless I simply must have the game day 1 and am willing to pay full price 'cause it'll give me endless hours of enjoyment , no, I don't pre-order. Unless of course, I get a good discount for pre-ordering as I did with NSMBW.



 

I do pre-order sometimes if I have the money, if not then I just wait.



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