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Old 04-03-2013, 01:33 PM
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My 13 year old son wants to pre-order COD4 that is to come out in late October. I think it is ridiculous to lay out the money (his money) that early. Through Gamestop there is a $5 pre-order charge which I find even more ridiculous but he tells me he will get a 1 year subscription to the games updates included with that deal. Is it really worth it? Also, if he does not pre-order how long usually does it take for the game to be available to those who do not pre-order? Am I wrong in assuming there is a delay in regular sales to those who do not pre-order?
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In my limited experience, preordering gets you the swag attached to preordering. The $5 down is subtracted from the total price, it's just a down payment. They usually have plenty on hand for walk in sales, too, you just don't get the fun stuff.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:44 PM
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In my limited experience, preordering gets you the swag attached to preordering. The $5 down is subtracted from the total price, it's just a down payment. They usually have plenty on hand for walk in sales, too, you just don't get the fun stuff.
If it is only $5 down I will do it to get the boy off my back. He did not explain it that way. He is doing well in school and has been very good for the most part. Ironically he lost cell phone and gaming rights this week due to some potty mouth.
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Hopefully you'll wait to do the pre-order until his phone/gaming rights are restored....just a suggestion.

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I preorder my games from amazon. There is no money down and you don't get charged. In most cases with amazon you get the swag and then some. I have prime and get release day delivery.

My local GameStop sucks so I avoid them unless I am looking for an old old used game.
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I preorder my games from amazon. There is no money down and you don't get charged. In most cases with amazon you get the swag and then some. I have prime and get release day delivery.

My local GameStop sucks so I avoid them unless I am looking for an old old used game.
I think we will go with the Amazon pre order route. My reasoning for this you ask? I went to the local Game Stop and IT WAS CLOSED DOWN!

To be fair there was a sign there telling folks that all pre orders were transfered to their other nearby locations. I wish my son was with me. Might have been a good lesson in the realities of the business world.
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