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#1 TEC

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:08 AM

I've been looking for a few weeks now. They are sold out everywhere. I would buy one online but I've heard way too many stories of UPS workers handling packages horribly. I know they get handled by people either way(delivery to home or store), but would you recommend buying something like a PS4 online? If so, where is a good place? Everyone seems to be sold out right now and I'm not paying more than the $399 tag.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:48 AM

Haven't brought a PS4 online but brought plenty of hardware online without any problem.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:52 AM

Haven't brought a PS4 online but brought plenty of hardware online without any problem.

In a lot of instances I would prefer to buy online---it's usually cheaper as I can link cashback sites.

 

I don't like buying from any SHC company as they tend to pull inventory from stores so it's likely you'd get an item that's been sitting out. And buying from a Kmart or Sears store without inspecting it first can be trouble....

 

 

But back to the question at hand... I'd expect that Japan will be Sony's focus for the next few weeks so I bet they're increasing production for that region and will get back to the U.S. soon.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:28 AM

People are still having trouble finding these? Wow, I haven't really been paying attention to their availability, but that's ridiculous considering its been out for a few months already.
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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:33 AM

People are still having trouble finding these? Wow, I haven't really been paying attention to their availability, but that's ridiculous considering its been out for a few months already.

 

They are selling at a record setting pace...



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:31 AM

They're in millions of people's houses.

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:49 AM

People are still having trouble finding these? Wow, I haven't really been paying attention to their availability, but that's ridiculous considering its been out for a few months already.

Yep and Sony's said it probably won't be until Spring when we'll start to see a steady supply of consoles being shipped.  Mainly because they're still rolling out the system launches for it, with Japan being their most recent country to launch it in.

 

I don't even remember the PS2 demand being this bad back in early 2001(where we were told then to wait until Spring too).


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:12 PM

I bought my Playstation 4 from Amazon. There are a couple of website trackers that tell you when inventory is in stock. I forget the names but I was able to score one quickly by watching that website for a day. I didn't see any problems with shipping damage. Just buy from a site with a good return policy like Amazon.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:59 PM

Yep and Sony's said it probably won't be until Spring when we'll start to see a steady supply of consoles being shipped.  Mainly because they're still rolling out the system launches for it, with Japan being their most recent country to launch it in.

 

I don't even remember the PS2 demand being this bad back in early 2001(where we were told then to wait until Spring too).

That's because the PS4 is outselling the PS2 by a wide margin:

 

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#10 Richard Kain

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:09 PM

Under my television?

 

But seriously, I've seen them getting restocked in my area fairly regularly. They do seem to be shifting a bit faster than the XBox One's around here. But it's normally not difficult to acquire either.

 

The PS4 is selling pretty well, especially considering what the current game selection is like, and what time of the year it is.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:14 PM

Under my television?

 

But seriously, I've seen them getting restocked in my area fairly regularly. They do seem to be shifting a bit faster than the XBox One's around here. But it's normally not difficult to acquire either.

 

The PS4 is selling pretty well, especially considering what the current game selection is like, and what time of the year it is.

 

B&M store inventory is going to vary by market; all you need to look is at online inventory. No stores have them in stock for website ordering for more then a few minutes. You can find an X1 at any reputable website. There hasn't been a shortage since release.... but hopefully, for MS's sake, this means anyone who wants one when Titanfall comes out wont' have a problem finding one.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:17 PM

In Japan. :D/


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:37 PM

I checked all stores and the closest place that has a PS4 is 200 miles away. Like what the hell! haha. Every Best Buy, Gamestop, WalMart, Target, Best Buy, KMart, etc, is completely sold out and have been for a while. I guess wait for one on Amazon that's actually at $400 from a legit seller? Everyone I see is over $500. 



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:39 PM

I checked all stores and the closest place that has a PS4 is 200 miles away. Like what the hell! haha. Every Best Buy, Gamestop, WalMart, Target, Best Buy, KMart, etc, is completely sold out and have been for a while. I guess wait for one on Amazon that's actually at $400 from a legit seller? Everyone I see is over $500.

Give it a couple of weeks they'll resurface. The Second Son bundle will be out shortly.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:04 AM

I saw some PS4s in stores in Jan., but that's it.  I already have mine thankfully.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:10 AM

Give it a couple of weeks they'll resurface. The Second Son bundle will be out shortly.

Is that even announced? When would that be?



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:39 AM

Sony has yet to confirm it but hopefully soon. If you don't mind buying one used/dinger AWD is always a good option. They pop up on a daily basis at this point.
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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:55 AM

Sony has yet to confirm it but hopefully soon. If you don't mind buying one used/dinger AWD is always a good option. They pop up on a daily basis at this point.

Nope. I want a new one and from a trusted site/store. :)



#19 Richard Kain

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:10 PM

Nope. I want a new one and from a trusted site/store. :)

 

Well then grab your favorite PS3 titles and wait it out. While the PS4 is an exceptional piece of technology, it's game selection isn't at the must-have level just yet. And with all of the options available to the budget-minded gamer these days, it shouldn't be hard to find something else to play in the interim. I like to catch up on some of my backlog titles during these slow early months of the year.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:55 PM

Have you been checking store inventory online at Best Buy, GameStop, ect? I'd also talk to people at stores like Target and ask when they normally get their shipments, then call them on those days.

http://www.gamestop....4-system/109942

 

They do seem to sell out quickly, but they do seem to be getting regular shipments. 


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

Just keeping an eye on Amazon is probably easiest.

 

There have been a handful of times it's been posted on CAG that it was in stock and I clicked the link just to check and they still had them available (not everytime though).

 

I'll get one late this year/early next year after I clear out my PS3 backlog and can sell/trade that off as there's not enough PS4 games for me to bother yet and I don't have a free HDMI input on my receiver or room in my TV stand for another console.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:49 AM

I have seen them regularly (2 or 3 times over a month and still in stock) at warehouse clubs like Costco and BJ's. I guess they don't sell as fast there because of the membership requirement and at Costco it is only sold in a bundle with an extra controller I think either a game or PS+ Subscription.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:51 PM

Nope. I want a new one and from a trusted site/store. :)


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:16 PM

Have you been checking store inventory online at Best Buy, GameStop, ect? I'd also talk to people at stores like Target and ask when they normally get their shipments, then call them on those days.

http://www.gamestop....4-system/109942

 

They do seem to sell out quickly, but they do seem to be getting regular shipments. 

 

As for Target, they get shipments every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That said, two or three weeks ago I asked our Electronics guy and PS4s were still coming via UPS as opposed to the usual truck so delivery is still random.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:53 PM

We've been sold out at our Target Store for close to a month now. The only way I was able to get mine was because I work there and knew when we were getting our next shipment. Luckily, even though I was asked to wait a whole day before picking one up, I was still able to grab it. 



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:13 PM

I finally bought one at Gamestop. I got lucky but I didn't get a launch console with the codes. 



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

I was going to say try some less frequented places.  I saw one at a local Sears for awhile now, either they only put one in the display case or nobody is buying that lone PS4.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

I finally bought one at Gamestop. I got lucky but I didn't get a launch console with the codes. 

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

Yep and Sony's said it probably won't be until Spring when we'll start to see a steady supply of consoles being shipped. Mainly because they're still rolling out the system launches for it, with Japan being their most recent country to launch it in.

I don't even remember the PS2 demand being this bad back in early 2001(where we were told then to wait until Spring too).


PS2's were sold out until around May 2001 when the GT 3 bundles started coming out. Yes Sony pulled an XB1 by throwing in its most anticipated title into a bundle about 6 months after launch.

It was July-August of 2006 before 360's were readily available. Wii's are the champs though as they weren't readily available until late 2008, 2 years after launch.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:08 PM

I finally bought one at Gamestop. I got lucky but I didn't get a launch console with the codes.


Yeah none of the systems now come with the set of 3 codes the launch units had.

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