Not that I don't believe you, but can you confirm this? This is the first I've heard that the book isn't a preorder bonus. That might affect where I get my FFXIII-2 CE.
I think you misunderstood, though maybe we do need clarification. Pretty sure he meant that you'll get the book at best buy even if you didn't pre-order, but it's only for the first-print copies from best buy.
No, I understood that the book was only with first-print copies from BBY, it's just that one of the reasons I pre-ordered from there was that I thought the book was the better pre-order bonus due to being a physical item that might become one of the rarer pre-order bonuses. If all first-print copies at BBY have the book, though, it becomes a far less appealing "bonus" to me (especially since you can just read the contents of the book online for free).
I think he meant that all first run copies that are going to best buy will contain the pre-order bonus. Since the first run copies of games that go to best buy usually contain the pre-order bonus inside the games packaging. Normally gamestop has the pre-order dlc code on the receipt and amazon emails the pre-order dlc code. But best buy has some special arrangement where the pre-order dlc code is packaged inside the game from the factory.
Even though final fantasy viii-2 pre-order bonus is a physical item, it is still going to be packaged with the game. http://www.bestbuy.c...=category&h=403
Me personally, I don't think the book is worth it content wise... https://finalfantasy....com/episode-i/
Rather save on tax/gas/use the $10 credit toward the collectors edition guide that is going for $20.99 @ amazon.
Ok, so the reason I said first print run copies is because historically, with past preorders that have items packaged in/with the game, you see a bunch on the shelf that are not preorders. Its the normal first shipment. Examples that come to mind: Mortal Kombat (sub-zero), LOTR: WITN.
If you look at the pages for both FF XIII-2 and SCV, both games say that the exclusive bonuses come packaged with the game and nothing about it being a pre-order only bonus. Both items state "while supplies last." Hope this helps to clarify.