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wwm0nkey
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(12-06-2010, 10:57 AM)
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Ok well I got the OK to tell people about this from my work, but we officially got word in that all US based Game Stop stores will be taking reserves on the 3DS starting on the 26th. Depending on the place holder price you will be required to drop a minimum of $25 on a reserve.

This is a personal guess but since we need a estimated time of release I would assume Nintendo is about to officially reveal the price and release day anytime from the 25th to January 1st.

UPDATE: The reserves DID infact start today! if your GS can't find it in their system the SKU is 020132
Last edited by wwm0nkey; 12-26-2010 at 02:29 PM.
squicken
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(12-06-2010, 11:01 AM)
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lol day after Christmas at Gamestop is like Armageddon. Why would it be that day to add to the carnage?
Firestorm
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(12-06-2010, 11:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by wwm0nkey

Ok well I got the OK to tell people about this from my work, but we officially got word in that all US based Game Stop stores will be taking reserves on the 3DS starting on the 26th. Depending on the place holder price you will be required to drop a minimum of $25 on a reserve.

This is a personal guess but since we need a estimated time of release I would assume Nintendo is about to officially reveal the price and release day anytime from the 25th to January 1st.

Or they'll use a placeholder date like Canadian EB Games for March 20th? The estimated time of release is March 2011.

Originally Posted by squicken

lol day after Christmas at Gamestop is like Armageddon. Why would it be that day to add to the carnage?

It's a way of having a Boxing Day promotion / sale without actually holding a promotion / sale. Genius actually.
Keyser Soze
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(12-06-2010, 11:02 AM)
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It's fine, I will walk into a store day of release and pick one of a shelf, everything will be fine...
wwm0nkey
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(12-06-2010, 11:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by squicken

lol day after Christmas at Gamestop is like Armageddon. Why would it be that day to add to the carnage?

I have to wait outside my sisters gamestop to reserve my 3DS and hers....she is paying me though so :D
IceMarker
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(12-06-2010, 11:06 AM)
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Day -95.
ConradCervantes
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(12-06-2010, 11:08 AM)
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Hmm, haven't heard anything yet through my end. My manager better not be holding out info on me!
To Far Away Times
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(12-06-2010, 11:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

It's fine, I will walk into a store day of release and pick one of a shelf, everything will be fine...

I've learned that if you want a console at launch, its usually best to preorder. Games you can almost always walk into the store and get on day 1, but consoles are a little harder to come by. As much as I don't like giving Gamestop an interest free loan, I remember camping outside Target overnight to get a Wii at launch.
kyo_daikun
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(12-06-2010, 11:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

It's fine, I will walk into a store day of release and pick one of a shelf, everything will be fine...

Lol, I have a feeling this is pretty much how its going to go.

Originally Posted by To Far Away Times

I've learned that if you want a console at launch, its usually best to preorder. Games you can almost always walk into the store and get on day 1, but consoles are a little harder to come by. As much as I don't like giving Gamestop an interest free loan, I remember camping outside Target overnight to get a Wii at launch.

Think he was being a tad sarcastic, but really its going to cost quite a bit and what with recession shit still ongoing I don't think they will be flying off the shelves, could be wrong but I don't feel worried about not preordering in the slightest.
Router
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(12-06-2010, 11:17 AM)
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I preordered my like a day after it was announced.
wwm0nkey
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(12-06-2010, 11:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Router

I preordered my like a day after it was announced.

From where? You where not allowed to at GameStop or any major retailer after it was announced, retailers NEED estimated release dates before they can take reserves on hardware.
PuppetSlave
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(12-06-2010, 11:20 AM)
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Thank you for reminding me. Put in my preorder right now. Gotta love living in Europe for these kind of things. All stores basically put up preorders as soon as something is announced. Black 3DS for me.

Never had to camp out for anything. Not even a wii.

But good luck to all of you who have to fight a little for it.
EatChildren
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(12-06-2010, 11:22 AM)
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Why are retailers in the states required to wait? EB and JB here in Australia have been taking preorders since it was announced.
Brashnir
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(12-06-2010, 11:24 AM)
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has the US price been announced yet?
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(12-06-2010, 11:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Why are retailers in the states required to wait? EB and JB here in Australia have been taking preorders since it was announced.

Is that just a "put your name and number on a list" sort of preorder? Or is it a preorder where you put down money?
kyo_daikun
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(12-06-2010, 11:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Why are retailers in the states required to wait? EB and JB here in Australia have been taking preorders since it was announced.

Did they require deposits to preorder?

When a retailer wants money for a preorder they usually wait till its closer to the launch before putting them up, as far as I know you can't preorder the 3DS in the Uk yet from any of the major stores.
EatChildren
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(12-06-2010, 11:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Is that just a "put your name and number on a list" sort of preorder? Or is it a preorder where you put down money?

Money as far as I'm aware. EB have placeholder prices up on the website.

EDIT: Yep, just checked. You can even pre-order online at EB Games here, and need to put down at least a $50 deposit.
kyo_daikun
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(12-06-2010, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Money as far as I'm aware. EB have placeholder prices up on the website.

EDIT: Yep, just checked. You can even pre-order online at EB Games here, and need to put down at least a $50 deposit.

See thats what I was thinking, I wouldn't personally want to put down $50 upto 6 months before something is released, maybe 2 months before launch but 6 is ridiculous.
Firestorm
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(12-06-2010, 11:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by kyo_daikun

See thats what I was thinking, I wouldn't personally want to put down $50 upto 6 months before something is released, maybe 2 months before launch but 6 is ridiculous.

I have like $200 in credit just sitting here. I would pre-order if EB Canada took online pre-orders =[ Stupid ancient computer system they use isn't even linked to other stores. Systems aren't usually easy to find on launch.
PuppetSlave
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(12-06-2010, 11:33 AM)
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No money involved in my preorder. I just pay when I go and pick it up in march.
wwm0nkey
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(12-06-2010, 11:35 AM)
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Well since there is bound to be 50% trade-in specials a month or two before launch if you put it to the 3DS, anyone else trading their DS in since the 3DS will play all of the games anyways? (I wonder if the old DS games will work in 3D?)
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(12-06-2010, 11:42 AM)
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Glad one of my friends is a manager.
FleckSplat
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(12-06-2010, 11:42 AM)
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Does Amazon usually come through when preordering launch hardware?
Yoshi
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(12-06-2010, 11:44 AM)
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DS Lite is the best GBA player I know, so no. Did I have a DSi, I'd probably do it.
IceMarker
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(12-06-2010, 11:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yoshi

GBA Micro is the best GBA player I know, so no.

fixed.
wwm0nkey
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(12-06-2010, 11:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by FleckSplat

Does Amazon usually come through when preordering launch hardware?

Yes they are pretty good and you are guaranteed a copy. GameStop, if they dont have enough units they go by who reserved it first (which is why im reserving mine as soon as possible)
VOOK
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(12-06-2010, 11:50 AM)
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In my pants.
EatChildren
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(12-06-2010, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

In my pants.

There's a 3DS in your pants?
Spwn
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(12-06-2010, 11:54 AM)
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One webstore in Finland has preorders up for 260€, which is probably the price the 3DS will be sold around here even if it'll be 250€ everywhere else. If I'm going to preorder then it'll be probably from AmazonUK.
Anasui Kishibe
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(12-06-2010, 11:56 AM)
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I'm already there with my penis erect and my wallet open
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(12-06-2010, 11:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

There's a 3DS in your pants?

There will be on Feb 26.
EatChildren
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(12-06-2010, 11:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

There will be on Feb 26.

Here's what you can do Vook.

Here's what you can do.

You can go to Japan.

And you can buy me a goddamn 3DS.

Just think about how happy that will make you.
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(12-06-2010, 12:00 PM)
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I am going to Japan to buy one, I'm not waiting a couple of days for the postage.

I was going to go for the Jan 6 event, but can't afford it then. :(
IceMarker
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(12-06-2010, 12:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Here's what you can do Vook.

Here's what you can do.

You can go to Japan.

And you can buy me a goddamn 3DS.

Just think about how happy that will make you.

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PuppetSlave
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(12-06-2010, 12:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

I am going to Japan to buy one, I'm not waiting a couple of days for the postage.

I was going to go for the Jan 6 event, but can't afford it then. :(

Thats pretty hardcore. :lol
EatChildren
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(12-06-2010, 12:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

I am going to Japan to buy one, I'm not waiting a couple of days for the postage.

I was going to go for the Jan 6 event, but can't afford it then. :(

Yeah well I'm going to Nintendo, and I'm going to sleep my way to a 3DS, and we're going to have the Australian exclusive 3DS reviews and YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE INVITED.
Urban Scholar
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(12-06-2010, 12:11 PM)
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Will drop $200 asap.
runnin_blue
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(12-06-2010, 12:16 PM)
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I manage a game store so I'm not worried about getting a 3ds day 1 (or 3 days early heh heh), but I laugh at those that say they will wait and walk in and buy one without a preorder.

Obviously you people have not much experience with Nintendo system launches or you live in a small town where selling out isn't much of a worry. If I were you, I would be putting my money down, if day 1 is your thing.
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(12-06-2010, 12:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by wwm0nkey

From where? You where not allowed to at GameStop or any major retailer after it was announced, retailers NEED estimated release dates before they can take reserves on hardware.


Sorry, should have mentioned I'm in Australia.
Grimm Fandango
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(12-06-2010, 12:21 PM)
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I'm betting this thing will be sold out within the first week.
rhino4evr
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(12-06-2010, 12:21 PM)
The day after Christmas? Fuck that noise.

Iirc, Gamestop didn't start preorders until the final date and price was announced...they also waiting until they knew how many systems their store would he allocated. I remember i was 22 out of 23 possible pre orders at my store.
wwm0nkey
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(12-06-2010, 12:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grimm Fandango

I'm betting this thing will be sold out within the first week.

Pretty much, thats why I am reserving mine asap, after i tried it at E3 I have been dying to actually own one.
Suzzopher
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(12-06-2010, 12:26 PM)
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I shall be reserving two for launch. One for me, one for the Wife.
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(12-06-2010, 12:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by runnin_blue

I manage a game store so I'm not worried about getting a 3ds day 1 (or 3 days early heh heh), but I laugh at those that say they will wait and walk in and buy one without a preorder.

Obviously you people have not much experience with Nintendo system launches or you live in a small town where selling out isn't much of a worry. If I were you, I would be putting my money down, if day 1 is your thing.

But we laugh at you mr game store manager sir!
Plinko
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(12-06-2010, 12:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Urban Scholar

Will drop $200 asap.

Then you'll probably be waiting a year for a price drop.

Also, I thought Nintendo was announcing the price in January. This wouldn't make much sense.
JustAnotherOtaku
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(12-06-2010, 12:39 PM)
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We need the region locking thing confirmed one way or another ASAP. 99% likely to be region locked, but knowing will make the decision to keep my Japanese preorder or wait for the UK release a lot easier.
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(12-06-2010, 12:39 PM)
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Expected price in Aus EB is about $349 or so. Blah!

I'll pay anyway for two but blah!
a1m
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(12-06-2010, 12:41 PM)
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Won't buy.
LCfiner
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(12-06-2010, 12:42 PM)
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I'm in for $250.

I won't spend $300 for a gaming-only handheld out of general principle.
Despera
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(12-06-2010, 12:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by LCfiner

I'm in for $250.

I won't spend $300 for a gaming-only handheld out of general principle.

Same here. $200-250 or bust.

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