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jetsetmario
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(10-19-2006, 03:22 AM)
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Who: You

What: Wii and PS3 pre-orders

Where: TRU

When: 10/29

How: $50 dollars down to reserve, rest paid in full upon receipt.

Fair warning: This is advertised in TRU's Big Book, so when it hits everyone and their freaking mother will know about it. Good Luck.

Updated 10/25 for commonly asked questions.....

Yes, it starts on the 29th.
Yes, $50 dollars to reserve.
Yes, quantities are very limited.

Rough estimates are....
Wii 12-25 per store
PS3/60G 4-10 per store
PS3/20G 1-4 per store

Oh, and yes, there will be campers.
Last edited by jetsetmario; 10-26-2006 at 01:02 AM.
Amir0x
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(10-19-2006, 03:23 AM)
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PS3's pre-order is $50 only too?
Mr. Spinnington
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(10-19-2006, 03:24 AM)
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I was smiling up until

Originally Posted by jetsetmario

Fair warning: This is advertised in TRU's Big Book, so when it hits everyone and their freaking mother will no about it. Good Luck.

Shit.
jetsetmario
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(10-19-2006, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

PS3's pre-order is $50 only too?

yup.
Dante
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(10-19-2006, 03:24 AM)
Learned my lesson from Gamespot....Will be camping.
argon
(10-19-2006, 03:25 AM)
Damnit, why do they have to do it on a Sunday morning so close to Halloween? I'll be in line, nursing a hangover =(
Amir0x
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(10-19-2006, 03:26 AM)
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I'm tempted to take out of my savings to pre-order a PS3 (for ebay, 'cause then I'd make enough to buy another PS3 and it'd be like free)... but I dunno I might be too lazy to camp out and do the ebay thing...
Mejilan
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(10-19-2006, 03:28 AM)
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Does TRU enforce bundles?
Mr. Spinnington
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(10-19-2006, 03:28 AM)
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Well... it's a Sunday.
Fatalah
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(10-19-2006, 03:29 AM)
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AWESOME, THIS WORKS OUT SO MUCH BETTER FOR ME!

Woooo!
SS4Gogita
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(10-19-2006, 03:30 AM)
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Man, I don't have anything to do that Sunday. I'll probably be down there at least a couple of hours before they open, since I couldn't get down to EB for their preorder stuff :/

Again though, it's a question of whether these preorders guarantee a console at launch.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(10-19-2006, 03:31 AM)
PS3 preorders too? Hahaha. Sbots and Nfans will battle it out.
order#66
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(10-19-2006, 03:33 AM)
i found out this yeterday from a friend who is a director of a store. The big book will hit early on the friday before the sale starts..
jetsetmario
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(10-19-2006, 03:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by SS4Gogita

Again though, it's a question of whether these preorders guarantee a console at launch.

yes a pre-order guarantees a system on day one.
that's what a pre-order is, though i suppose someone should mention that to EB/GS.
jetsetmario
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(10-19-2006, 03:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by order#66

i found out this yeterday from a friend who is a director of a store. The big book will hit early on the friday before the sale starts..

and shhh that parts a secret.....
argon
(10-19-2006, 03:36 AM)
Any idea on unit quantities? And are you allowed to preorder both at the same time?
Miguel
(10-19-2006, 03:40 AM)
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Pr3order woot!

I'll be heading to TRU at 12:30am after work. I'm off the next day. :D
Somnid
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(10-19-2006, 03:40 AM)
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I thought the Big Book usually came out on Sundays with the paper? If it's out Friday that sucks.
jetsetmario
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(10-19-2006, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by argon

Any idea on unit quantities? And are you allowed to preorder both at the same time?

Nada on quantities, though I will say that there will be an abundance of Wii as TRU is is really pushing the Wii this year. As far as pre-ordering both, I can only speculate that this should not be a problem, though individual stores may place limits.
nataku
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(10-19-2006, 03:42 AM)
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Will TRU force a bundle, or is it for the system only?
ORANGUTAN
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(10-19-2006, 03:42 AM)
I'll be camping out several hours early... I have a feeling this is going to be a lot worse than the Gamestop preorders (which I arrived at 9:30 and got one easy)
Duderz
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(10-19-2006, 03:45 AM)
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Jeez, Wii & PS3 preorders at the same time?

That'll be fun for everyone. *hugs Gamestop preorder*
newsguy
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(10-19-2006, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Spinnington

Well... it's a Sunday.

err... that's a bad thing, a very bad thing. Kids will be lined up cause there's no school. When I did the GS/EB thing it was all adults.
Grampa Simpson
(10-19-2006, 03:53 AM)
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Guess I should get up early and try for a pre-order. Good stuff.
argon
(10-19-2006, 03:55 AM)
The news is now out there, over a week in advance... The GS/EB stuff was only revealed what, the night before?

Add the Big Book factor and weekend timing, and the lines are going to be unbelievable.

Hopefully I'm wrong =)
ionicbluebird
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(10-19-2006, 03:56 AM)
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So this is Toys r us?

Is this in canada too?
puck1337
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(10-19-2006, 04:03 AM)

Originally Posted by ionicbluebird

So this is Toys r us?

Is this in canada too?

TRU Canada's been doing this for months. I reserved mine well over a month ago, and I was already #46 on the Wii preorder list. Don't know what the deal is for PS3.
Senretsu
(10-19-2006, 04:06 AM)
More preorder madness, wonder if I can actually get a preorder this time around!
AniHawk
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(10-19-2006, 04:09 AM)
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Aw hell
Lord Helmet
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(10-19-2006, 04:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dante

Learned my lesson from Gamespot....Will be camping.

Take pictures! All of you.
Wish I had taken pictures of the GS pre-order I was at.
HomerSimpson-Man
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(10-19-2006, 04:11 AM)
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Maybe I got a chance this time. There is a Toyrus like only a mile from my house.
Az987
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(10-19-2006, 04:12 AM)
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here comes #2!
The Faceless Master
(10-19-2006, 04:13 AM)
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sounds like more fun than sunday mass!
Raistlin
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(10-19-2006, 04:16 AM)
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Well ... I'll give it a shot, but I'm not expecting much.
human5892
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(10-19-2006, 04:22 AM)
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Bah, I'm torn. If I wait in line and fail, then I have to wait in line AGAIN when the PS3 comes out. But if I succeed, it's potentially several hours of camping saved depending on how early I feel I need to get to TRU.

Damnit, if only this wasn't going to be so heavily publicized.
Kodiak
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(10-19-2006, 04:25 AM)
Wii preorder and FFXII release in the same week? Yes please.
Mejilan
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(10-19-2006, 04:28 AM)
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NY TRUs are going to be nightmarish. I think I'll pass after all.
teiresias
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(10-19-2006, 04:28 AM)
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The 29th, that Sunday? Perfect timing - going to a Halloween party on Saturday evening, going to the club afterwards, then going to the after hours bar at 3am, leave the bar at 6am, jump in line, or maybe skip the after hours bar and get in line at 3am? Not sure what the best course of action will be.
human5892
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(10-19-2006, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by teiresias

The 29th, that Sunday? Perfect timing - going to a Halloween party on Saturday evening, going to the club afterwards, then going to the after hours bar at 3am, leave the bar at 6am, jump in line, or maybe skip the after hours bar and get in line at 3am? Not sure what the best course of action will be.

I'm thinking that if the news about this is out now AND it will be in the Big Book AND it's going to be for two consoles, 6AM will not be nearly early enough (depending on where you live). 3AM would be a much safer bet IMO, and you'll be out anyway so why not?
newsguy
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(10-19-2006, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Faceless Master

sounds like more fun than sunday mass!

Millions of people will be wondering why their prayers weren't answered, only to find out Jesus arrived in line a person too late and didn't get to put $50 on his PS3. That's right Jesus plays in 1080p... and prefers the BluRay format.
d58e7
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(10-19-2006, 04:39 AM)
Wii has been open to preorders in some Toysrus for awhile already, PS3 is new. Doesn't Toysrus generally force bundles though?
Kodiak
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(10-19-2006, 04:42 AM)

Originally Posted by newsguy

Millions of people will be wondering why their prayers weren't answered, only to find out Jesus arrived in line a person too late and didn't get to put $50 on his PS3. That's right Jesus plays in 1080p... and prefers the BluRay format.


You shut your filthy mouth. You shut your filthy mouth right now.

We all know Jesus rolls with the house of mario.
spengo
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(10-19-2006, 04:43 AM)
Does TRU do a midnight launch? I'm guessing no?

I don't think I want to wait 10 hours for my Wii on launch day. And it will probably be a forced bundle. It would be nice to have it taken care of though. hmm....
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(10-19-2006, 04:47 AM)
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Well, I gotta go try for a PS3 now.

See you all on the 29th!
Mejilan
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(10-19-2006, 04:49 AM)
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The NYC Times Square TRU is having a special Nintendo midnight launch party for the Wii.
cartman414
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(10-19-2006, 04:49 AM)

Originally Posted by human5892

I'm thinking that if the news about this is out now AND it will be in the Big Book AND it's going to be for two consoles, 6AM will not be nearly early enough (depending on where you live). 3AM would be a much safer bet IMO, and you'll be out anyway so why not?

And if you live in somewhere like Detroit you're probably SOL.
xaosslug
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(10-19-2006, 04:49 AM)
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hrm. The Gamespot pre-order campers are looking smarter and smarter... :::sigh:::
Raistlin
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(10-19-2006, 04:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kodiak

You shut your filthy mouth. You shut your filthy mouth right now.

We all know Jesus rolls with the house of mario.

Maybe baby Jesus.

We all know Buddy Christ is teh Sony fan.
steviebomb
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(10-19-2006, 04:52 AM)
Thanks for the info, JSM! :D Guess I'll have to wake up early on a Sunday for a change...or just stay up really, really late Saturday.
Jado
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(10-19-2006, 05:00 AM)

Originally Posted by Mejilan

NY TRUs are going to be nightmarish. I think I'll pass after all.

Kmart, dude. You know no one goes in there. Got a DS Lite easily when it was sold out everywhere else I went in Manhattan.

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