Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

How will you pre-order?Follow

#1 Jul 01 2010 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
*
201 posts
I'm sorry if this has been already posted, but I couldn't find it anywhere on the forums. =3

I just wanted to ask everyone that is going to pre-order if they're going to do it online with Amazon, etc. Or will you just drive to your local Gamestop, etc?

Personally, I don't know what I'll do. I usually just drive to my local Gamestop, but I might want to do it online if the game actually gets to my house on the exact day it releases and if I don't have to pay a huge shipping fee.
____________________________
FFXI - Shinoh - BRD66/WHM41/RDM41/NIN37/COR30/THF25 - Fairy
WoW - Lv.80 Priest/Shaman/Paladin - Boulderfist/Malorne
FFXIV - Can't afford it now. =(
#2 Jul 01 2010 at 2:52 PM Rating: Good
Sage
**
743 posts
I just preordered 2 CE's at Gamestop. They said there's a good chance they'd have a midnight release party!
____________________________
I think you've been smoking the Moko...
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/350413/
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/1628942/
http://www.nerdist.com/
Angus of Cerberus (retired)
#3 Jul 01 2010 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
***
1,159 posts
I'll probably preorder the CE but the means in which I do so I'm not so sure about. If I already have the client on my computer from the beta or open beta I would probably just preorder from Gamestop or Amazon.com. If, however, I'm reliant on the actual delivery of the game to start playing the game I'm inclined to preorder it from the local gamestop, despite their complete ineptitude, so I can play it as soon as I can pick it up instead of having to wait possibly for days.

If by the time I arrive at home (sometime at the end of the month) from school I'm still not in the beta I'll preorder it at the store.
#4 Jul 01 2010 at 2:57 PM Rating: Good
***
1,142 posts
I'm waiting to see if there are midnight releases at like WalMart.
____________________________
-Zenoxio (FFXI)
-Zeno Silverberg (FFXIV)
The Dunes, circa 2003
@redditFFXIV
#5 Jul 01 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
*****
11,539 posts
Preordered at my local gamestop. I prefer to preorder things I really care about locally so I don't have to worry about UPS/FedEx/DHL hiccups causing it to arrive late, and so that if they're suddenly "sold out" on something I preordered, I know the manager and have someone who can't hang up on me or end a chat session to make me go away.
____________________________
[ffxisig]55836[/ffxisig]

Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
#6 Jul 01 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
*
62 posts
I just got a CE from Amazon and on checkout they had a delivery button that said something along the lines of "Get it on release date! Wednesday September 22". Amazon in my experience is usually pretty good about delivery dates. Though I have never pre-ordered a game from them before.
#7 Jul 01 2010 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
*
136 posts
Probably just get it off Amazon... A day or two doesn't make that much of a difference to me.
____________________________
FFXIV, Trabia: Neasa Vera.
FFXI, Leviathan: Aneirin (Dead), Key (Dead).
#8 Jul 01 2010 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
*
201 posts
Quote:
I just preordered 2 CE's at Gamestop. They said there's a good chance they'd have a midnight release party!


I totally forgot about midnight parties; I love going to those! I always meet a lot of cool people. =)

If they're going to have a midnight release, I'd definitely pre-order it at Gamestop.
____________________________
FFXI - Shinoh - BRD66/WHM41/RDM41/NIN37/COR30/THF25 - Fairy
WoW - Lv.80 Priest/Shaman/Paladin - Boulderfist/Malorne
FFXIV - Can't afford it now. =(
#9 Jul 01 2010 at 3:04 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
***
1,707 posts
Quote:
Probably just get it off Amazon... A day or two doesn't make that much of a difference to me.


In theory, I feel the same way. In reality, when September 22nd gets here, I'm going to be jumping out of my skin to get online and play. The other reality is that the servers will probably be congested and crashing that entire week anyway.
#10 Jul 01 2010 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
**
603 posts
Pre-ordered mine from Gamestop - I thought about Amazon but I had a terrible vision of it not arriving on the 22nd. Something this important needs to be fully under my control.
#11 Jul 01 2010 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
787 posts
I've never had an issue with pre-ordering with any of the local GameStops. It doesn't make sense to order anything online if you can get it from a local store on the day of release. The forums are usually flooded on opening day complaining about not getting their games which they pre-ordered online.
#12 Jul 01 2010 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
*
198 posts
Got my CE payed for at gamestop. Took my ps3 ver and put it to the CE ver since going to have to wait. Its at the mall so wont have a midnight release there, but as I wait. i'll hook my comp up to my 50in lcd tv, and set all up with a gameing controler. Be almost like playing on my ps3. lol (but first need to update my comp)
#13 Jul 01 2010 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
finally


I've had good experience in the past with their release day shipping.
#14 Jul 01 2010 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
**
736 posts

:x

Am I the only one kinda' of kicking back and waiting to see how Beta pans out first before clunking down cash?
I'm still kind of hoping there's something in the works that makes mixing DoM and DoW a little less like oil and water.
#15 Jul 01 2010 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
AngusX wrote:
I just preordered 2 CE's at Gamestop. They said there's a good chance they'd have a midnight release party!


I was hoping there might be a Midnight release Smiley: grin

I never pre-order things online if I can avoid it. I always prefer to do an in-store order.
#16 Jul 01 2010 at 7:32 PM Rating: Good
**
465 posts
Do we know when pre-orders will no longer be an option? It's July 1st.. About 2 months and 20 days until things go live for the Collector's Edition.. Would it be safe to assume that GameStop will still be taking pre-orders a month from now? Two months from now?
____________________________
Lodestone
#17 Jul 01 2010 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
1,536 posts
For you guys ordering 2 or more copies of CE do you think it'll sell big on ebay or something after the fact? just curious, because FFXIV CE wouldn't be my choice to buy in chunks and re-sell.
____________________________
MUTED
#18 Jul 01 2010 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
Sage
*
205 posts
I'm probably going to pre-order at Gamestop. I want to be able to get it and take it home as soon as possible...waiting and watching my mail would make me way to high strung!

And I plan on getting two Collector's Edition as well. One for me and one for my niece. We're going to be a crafting team on day one.
#19 Jul 01 2010 at 8:12 PM Rating: Good
***
1,218 posts
Pre ordered at my local Gamestop today.
#20 Jul 01 2010 at 9:04 PM Rating: Good
*
63 posts
Quote:
Pre ordered at my local Gamestop today.


Same here. It took a long time, because there were only two new employees working and neither had a key to the GBA cabinet and lo and behold the lady before me wants a GBA game. I politely waited a good fifteen minutes as they stressed on what to do before I asked one of them to focus on the GBA issue and the other to help the rest of the people in the store because a good four more people were waiting behind me. Not sure if they managed to figure out the whole GBA issue.
____________________________
When life gives you lemons......BAM!!!! Ninjas everywhere!! Thousands of them!!!
#21 Jul 01 2010 at 9:11 PM Rating: Good
Sage
****
5,587 posts
Coyohma wrote:
Do we know when pre-orders will no longer be an option? It's July 1st.. About 2 months and 20 days until things go live for the Collector's Edition.. Would it be safe to assume that GameStop will still be taking pre-orders a month from now? Two months from now?
I'm sure they'll be taking them up until a few weeks before they have to ship them.
____________________________
Harri
80BLU/80BST/76RNG/75THF/75WHM/60SCH
100+3 Bonecraft
#22 Jul 01 2010 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
i'm so glad that someone posted a topic on this since i was wondering the same thing ^^

i'll most likely pre-order mine at a local gamestop if they have a midnight launch or at least get their shipment the day before so it's ready to hand out on release day~ i used to work at a gamestop and on some rarer occasions games wouldn't come in until the day of (and you would have to wait for the ups guy to come around mid afternoon)... but maybe that's the same as getting it from amazon anyways?
#23 Jul 01 2010 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts

Did the exact same thing as Txndokie. CE from Amazon with release date shipping. If it arrives on the day the servers are up, great. If not, no big deal.
#24 Jul 01 2010 at 11:43 PM Rating: Good
*****
11,539 posts
SolidMack wrote:
For you guys ordering 2 or more copies of CE do you think it'll sell big on ebay or something after the fact? just curious, because FFXIV CE wouldn't be my choice to buy in chunks and re-sell.


Lamnethx bought one for himself and one for his wife.

I reserved two; one for myself and one for my fiancee.

I can't really see the point of buying multiple copies of a collector's edition in hopes of reselling when one of the biggest selling points is starting 8 days early. Assuming you got it on launch and 3-dayed it to someone after a 2 day ebay bid war, you're still giving it to them 3 days early, and they could have just bought it themselves.
____________________________
[ffxisig]55836[/ffxisig]

Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
#25 Jul 02 2010 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
***
1,822 posts
I'm most likely going to pre-order mine from gamestop locally, because I don't trust UPS at all. I've ordered things before from Ebay and online and when they come UPS it's always late, some times damaged, etc. Also, by ordering at game stop I can actually go to the store and ***** some one out if my copy isn't there on time, and usually they'll allow you to pick it up at another close by location if they don't have it for some reason. Although, from my past experiences, game stop usually always has big things like this in the store, on time. Although, I do still ponder about Amazon. I hear good things about them.

The big question is, if you pre-order it from in the store at game stop will you get the pre-order special goggles? Or is that only from pre-ordering online or from amazing or official SE website or some such?
____________________________
Long Live Vana Diel.
#26 Jul 02 2010 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
Sage
**
770 posts
Think im going to Pre-order it At a local EB games, mostly cuz the girl who works there is awsome and cute ;) probably reading this too lol.
____________________________
I do not suffer from insanity.. I rather enjoy it.

{retired} Devalynn Mithra WHM extrodinare -Garuda (gives everyone a high paw! yeah!)

Church OF Mikhalia
#27 Jul 02 2010 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
826 posts
I've pre-ordered several things from Amazon, all software related and with the exception of one flub, they're arrived when they were supposed to and in guaranteed condition.

It's a matter of personal choice really...either way you might lose a day depending on where you live and available shipping options. I know that Amazon has release-date delivery noted on my order, not sure about GS.
____________________________
Jerri Blank (Strangers with Candy):
"I may still be doing all the wrong things, but now i'm doing them the right way!"
#28 Jul 02 2010 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
*
78 posts
I pre-ordered my CE at Amazon with release date shipping, but if GameStop is possibly having a midnight release party I might cancel my Amazon order and switch to GameStop. I love midnight releases!
____________________________
Aveline Blue | Miqo'te swordswoman of Ul'dah, leader of TALE. Proud member of the Immortal Flames!
The Adventure League of Eorzea: A FFXIV roleplaying linkshell.
FFXIV Character Name Generator
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 14 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (14)