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#961 TartacustheGr8   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

TartacustheGr8

Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

If paying by cash (no gift cards or credit) is there really any difference between pre ordering at gamestop or best buy? besides preference in store of course.



#962 Mako1215   Mr.OneOfWonder Banned   7273 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:25 PM

If paying by cash (no gift cards or credit) is there really any difference between pre ordering at gamestop or best buy? besides preference in store of course.

 

As of now no. 

 

Besides the obvious Rewardzone points vs PUR points.



#963 Ashane   CAG in Training CAG Veteran   409 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

If paying by cash (no gift cards or credit) is there really any difference between pre ordering at gamestop or best buy? besides preference in store of course.

 

In addition to mako's comment's...

 

I'd add, who do you trust to NOT screw up more? Best buy or Gamestop?

 

Personally I would lean toward Best Buy, but who knows in your area perhaps Gamestop does a good job :)



#964 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Jawabreaker

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:53 PM

Does anyone know if Best Buy's preorder system is like GameStop's(money is taken from your account immediately and item is just paid off) or Amazon's(money is not removed from account until the day the item ships/launches)? Just wondering, because I'd like to just pay for it and have it taken care of!

#965 StryderOmega  

StryderOmega

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

Does anyone know if Best Buy's preorder system is like GameStop's(money is taken from your account immediately and item is just paid off) or Amazon's(money is not removed from account until the day the item ships/launches)? Just wondering, because I'd like to just pay for it and have it taken care of!

 

It is a Gamestop Amazon Hybrid!

 

Lol

 

In all seriousness, It is a rotating charge that will pend for a couple days then clear for a couple, then pend again. So it is worse than the GS one as you can accidentally withdraw too much from you account, and then BAM! Your preorder gets cancelled due to insufficient funds.



#966 Mako1215   Mr.OneOfWonder Banned   7273 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

Does anyone know if Best Buy's preorder system is like GameStop's(money is taken from your account immediately and item is just paid off) or Amazon's(money is not removed from account until the day the item ships/launches)? Just wondering, because I'd like to just pay for it and have it taken care of!


BB pings your account every 7 days. GS and AMZ both charge when item ships.

#967 Neo   User 125 CAGiversary!   1154 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

Launch list looks amazing. 



#968 StryderOmega  

StryderOmega

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

BB pings your account every 7 days. GS and AMZ both charge when item ships.

 

GS charges first, then lets it go, then sticks it on there when its close to release date.



#969 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Jawabreaker

Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:12 PM

Edit: double post

#970 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Jawabreaker

Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:14 PM

BB pings your account every 7 days. GS and AMZ both charge when item ships.


So, then, perhaps it's best to get a gift card for the full amount and then pay for the preorder off of that? I'm just looking for a way to not have to keep track of this $530ish in my account for the next 3 months! Lol

#971 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Jawabreaker

Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:15 PM

It is a Gamestop Amazon Hybrid!

Lol

In all seriousness, It is a rotating charge that will pend for a couple days then clear for a couple, then pend again. So it is worse than the GS one as you can accidentally withdraw too much from you account, and then BAM! Your preorder gets cancelled due to insufficient funds.


Thanks for the info!

#972 StryderOmega  

StryderOmega

Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:16 PM

So, then, perhaps it's best to get a gift card for the full amount and then pay for the preorder off of that? I'm just looking for a way to not have to keep track of this $530ish in my account for the next 3 months! Lol

 

Yes, or PayPal. Then don't touch whichever till release! (Just remember if your paying with a GC you won't get double points if your part of Gamer's Club Unlocked.)



#973 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Jawabreaker

Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:17 PM

GS charges first, then lets it go, then sticks it on there when its close to release date.


Every time I've preordered at GS in store in the past, it's always come out immediately. Is this their on-line strategy you're talking about?

#974 StryderOmega  

StryderOmega

Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:20 PM

Every time I've preordered at GS in store in the past, it's always come out immediately. Is this their on-line strategy you're talking about?

 

I could be wrong, as it has been a while since I ordered from their online (Pre-Order anyway. Last time was Persona 4 Golden for Vita.), but I remember them pend my account at first, then let it go till it was closer to release.



#975 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Jawabreaker

Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:24 PM

I could be wrong, as it has been a while since I ordered from their online (Pre-Order anyway. Last time was Persona 4 Golden for Vita.), but I remember them pend my account at first, then let it go till it was closer to release.


Fair enough. Thanks for all the info! I guess I'll do the GC thing. Luckily, while I'm RZ Silver, I'm not part of Unlocked, so I wouldn't get the double points either way.

#976 Mako1215   Mr.OneOfWonder Banned   7273 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:00 PM

GS charges first, then lets it go, then sticks it on there when its close to release date.


Really. I just did an online order with GS, and haven't been charged yet. I thought it even said charged when item ships :dunno:

#977 slowshutter  

slowshutter

Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:08 PM

Any promo codes for GS? I haven't bought anything from Gamestop in more than 2 years.

#978 ARunningNoodle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:17 AM

Preordered in store at Best Buy today, and xbox one edition , $25 down

#979 blaq   hustle man CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:27 PM

Does anyone know if the Microsoft Store charges as soon as you order or holds off on charging until the Xbox ships like Amazon?



#980 The Carrot Cake Kid   Luvs Creamy Frosting CAGiversary!   1499 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

The Carrot Cake Kid

Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:28 PM

When it ships

#981 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1246 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

JohnnyCage

Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:31 PM

Any word if Amazon is expected to get more pre-orders available?



#982 newbslice   Moose Knuckle CAGiversary!   229 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

what games are going to be released on day one?  I preordered one and it says dec 31st for pickup date on BF4



#983 The Carrot Cake Kid   Luvs Creamy Frosting CAGiversary!   1499 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

The Carrot Cake Kid

Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:37 PM

Sigh

#984 Brash_Attack   Emperor Banana CAGiversary!   2220 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Brash_Attack

Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:41 PM

Ugh. I want to pre-order through Best Buy for the Rewards points, but they charge at the time of the pre-order, which I don't want to happen. I'd rather not buy from the MS Store but they say they'll charge at ship. Guess I'll have to go with them... :/

Goodbye $5 in BB Rewards points! 

EDIT: Wait. Scratch that. I found a different Best Buy FAQ that states that they won't charge until it ships. Now I can't find the part of the site that said otherwise. In short, yay!



#985 Mako1215   Mr.OneOfWonder Banned   7273 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:48 PM

Get the rewardzone mastercard?

#986 Brash_Attack   Emperor Banana CAGiversary!   2220 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Brash_Attack

Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:18 PM

Get the rewardzone mastercard?

Something I may have to look into.



#987 Hemi   One with the never-ending backlog. CAGiversary!   2945 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:09 AM

Ugh. I want to pre-order through Best Buy for the Rewards points, but they charge at the time of the pre-order, which I don't want to happen. I'd rather not buy from the MS Store but they say they'll charge at ship. Guess I'll have to go with them... :/

Goodbye $5 in BB Rewards points! 

EDIT: Wait. Scratch that. I found a different Best Buy FAQ that states that they won't charge until it ships. Now I can't find the part of the site that said otherwise. In short, yay!

Listen to us and not the FAQ, we are correct and that FAQ is a lie, they will charge at the time of preorder, they place a hold, then remove it, and keep repeating, all the time, all the way up until shipment, and if at any time you don't have the funds they will cancel the preorder.



#988 Ashane   CAG in Training CAG Veteran   409 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:19 AM

Listen to us and not the FAQ, we are correct and that FAQ is a lie, they will charge at the time of preorder, they place a hold, then remove it, and keep repeating, all the time, all the way up until shipment, and if at any time you don't have the funds they will cancel the preorder.

 

Seconded, or thirded, or fourtheded, whatever ;P

 

Exactly how best buy operates. 



#989 Brash_Attack   Emperor Banana CAGiversary!   2220 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Brash_Attack

Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:20 AM

Listen to us and not the FAQ, we are correct and that FAQ is a lie, they will charge at the time of preorder, they place a hold, then remove it, and keep repeating, all the time, all the way up until shipment, and if at any time you don't have the funds they will cancel the preorder.

Yup... The payment has already popped up in my credit card statement. Fucking Best Buy. Guess I'm buying from the MS Store after all. 



#990 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1460 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:07 AM

Yup... The payment has already popped up in my credit card statement. Fucking Best Buy. Guess I'm buying from the MS Store after all.


I did mine at the MS store. They say you may get a hold on your account, but my account hasn't been touched. I preordered with less than $300 on my card and the order went through. I'll shuffle PayPal funds before it ships so I don't get cancelled.