Wollan said:Rileq1 has updated, here is his employee mail:
Your assigned allocation for the PS3 is x units TOTAL between the 2 system choices. You are only allowed to reserve x units TOTAL of PS3. No more than 2 of these systems can be set aside to be purchased by store employees.
SpeedRazor said:Anyone know if you'll be able to specify which you'll be preordering? I don't want to put $100 down for a "PS3" and then get screwed into getting a Core pack if they run out of Premiums before I can get down to the store to pick mine up.
Wollan said:I think it means that if the store has 8 available pre-orders and you was #3 getting one, nothings stopping #7 to pick his up before you on launch day.
SolidSnakex said:If you don't show up to pick up your pre order and someone else picks up there's they get it even if they pre ordered after you. So its basically a first come first serve system for pre orders.
MirageDwarf said:All pre-orders for game systems have become jokes. Word "pre-orders" has lost its meaning. Most of the time it's pre-order for retailers' employers. For rest of us, it's should have been called "pre-order lottery".
Gigglepoo said:Wait, is it possible to call stores to reserve? I mean, with a credit card it should be feasible... but I've never tried. I hope so because I work until 5pm.
Unison said:NYC Gamestops seem to know nothing. They are probably lying. :lol
I bet no one in the city will get a system from one of those stores unless they have an in with an employee.
Rabid Pancake said:No, be late to work if you're so deadset on getting one.
Gigglepoo said:Hmmm.... I can be late whenever I want... but EB doesn't open until 10am and I have to be at work 90 minutes beforehand. I wonder what I'll do. I don't need a PS3 at launch but it sure would be cool to have one.
truffleshuffle83 said:it means that if an employee knows you he cant hold a reservation until you come in to preorder it. if they have 16 they have to give them to the first 14 people who want them. so get your ass there early even if you know the manager
Matrix said:haha I called a couple of NYC gamestops and got the "We have no clue" line.
oBa said:Thats how I interpret it too. Basically there is no "dont worry you are a good customer, I will take care of you" type of routine going on.
If its the other method of selling your #3 confirmed pre order on launch day to person number #136 because you werent there at 5am, thats going to be total b.s.
chaostrophy said:Eh...I'm off work tomorrow, may as well give it a shot. None of the launch titles really interest me. But if the backwards compatibility makes PS2 games look a lot better on an HDTV it'll be worth keeping. If not I can sell it on eBay and pick one up later when the the awesome games start coming.
Wollan said:Most likely yes. Unless the PS3s get stolen or anything.
Wow. My friend and I are going at 6 AM or whenever the mall opens. 1st in line, baby. No ****-ups.FtsH said:just came back from Gamestop, yes they are doing it tomorrow, 10:00am. They will have about 8 PS3s.
I will be there at about 9:15.........
truffleshuffle83 said:exactly, if you dont like it you could always sell it and have enough money for a ton of games and a system
kiryogi said:Eh, 50 for each? But the recent memo has said its 100 for PS3.