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Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Seasons of Warfare Edition


#91 humbug43  

humbug43

Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:36 PM

It's been in stock for a long time compared to every where else. Didnt most places only last mins.

#92 riskbreaker76   Fist of the North Star CAGiversary!   18 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

riskbreaker76

Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:56 PM

From Wario64, Target preorders for the special edition are up.

 

bit.ly/2IrXTER 

Thanks! just ordered. no more GCU so Redcard 5% off is better than nothing...



#93 Jarrett   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:31 PM

I ordered one from Target too. Hopefully I can get one from BB with GCU eventually so I can cancel the Target order. 



#94 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2297 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

It's been in stock for a long time compared to every where else. Didnt most places only last mins.

The only difference here, imo, is that the July release has some people snoozing. 

 

But I do agree, this hardly seems like it will be rare. I'm going to hold onto mine and see how it plays out. If CE is in abundance, I'm just gonna snag stock version. 



#95 Jurai  

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:13 PM

Newegg just cancelled my Season of Warfare



#96 humbug43  

humbug43

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:23 PM

Still in stock at target some how.

#97 Jurai  

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

Still in stock at target some how.

yeah, still live on gamestop frontpage too, Newegg made it sound like they got a small allotment or none at all:

 

We are contacting you today in regards to your pre-order for the Nintendo Fire Emblem Three House Game Bundle, Newegg item 78-190-811. We have been advised that we will not be receiving our allotment of this item as anticipated. Therefore, we will need to cancel you pre-order.

Newegg is dedicated to ensuring our customers are notified and provided all necessary information to make the best shopping selection. Please keep in mind that your method of payment has not been charged for this pre-order.

If you have any questions regarding the information provided in this email, please do not hesitate to contact Newegg Customer Service through one of the convenient contact methods provided here.

Sincerely,
Newegg Customer Service Team



#98 humbug43  

humbug43

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:30 PM

At least got the message now and not after release likentheybhave done to other stuff

#99 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1790 Posts   Joined 1.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:31 PM

That's a bummer. Exactly why I have this preordered at multiple stores.

#100 humbug43  

humbug43

Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:36 PM

I forget what game i order from them and that's what happened. It was days after release when I got the message and it was sold out everywhere of course.

#101 iPaul312  

iPaul312

Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:23 AM

I'm just waiting for Best Buy to come back in stock.



#102 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12536 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:30 AM

I'm just waiting for Best Buy to come back in stock.

Judging by the posts here and on the CAG front page, this seems to go in and out of stock fairly frequently at BB (much like the SSB Ultimate CE).  You have to be online at the right time and hope for the best.



#103 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

gnugget5

Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:46 PM

Judging by the posts here and on the CAG front page, this seems to go in and out of stock fairly frequently at BB (much like the SSB Ultimate CE).  You have to be online at the right time and hope for the best.

I'm going to go ahead and disagree with your conclusion (even if the evidence seems to suggest otherwise).

 

I've been carefully tracking the BestBuy SKU since I missed the original ~15 minute window due to dinner (priorities, right?).  Yes, the preorder button has cycled over the past weeks, several times when I've been sitting at the computer.  According to the data I've mined, the SKU appears live for either 7, 14, or 21 minute cycles; I have not been able to determine if there's a functional difference between them, at least from my perspective. 

 

When the SKU goes live, you can add the item to your cart - it's the checkout that's problematic.  I've personally had the item in my cart since a day or two after the original listing and have never gotten one step closer to checkout.  Neither shipping or store pickup seems to make any difference, and that's even when the link goes live while I've been at my computer, doing a random 20-second cycle of F5ing when I happen to have a moment to check. 

 

The only conclusion I can draw is that, if these preorder links are truly 'live' is that BestBuy is somehow gating customers based on geographical location.  For example, if a user in California were to have secured a preorder, then cancelled it (one of the ways that inventory goes back into central BestBuy stock), only nearby users in California would be able to checkout from the newly-reinstated preorder link. 

 

The concerning part (for me, at least) is that this would run counter to past BestBuy practice/policy on limited stock, highly-desired, preorder items.  I've had pretty good past success nabbing limited stock preorders for 'hot' items, like NES/SNES Classic, FE:Fates SE, among others.  Normally, if you're the first to try and checkout, there's no problem.  However, this item is notably different and I've NEVER had a situation that's literally taken weeks, without even any close successes. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I have one secured through Amazon and, now, Target, just to make sure that I get at least one copy on release for my own personal collection.  For me, BestBuy simply allows me to take advantage of my final 9 months of GCU and is a direct cost-savings.  That, and BestBuy store pickup usually removes the uncertainty of damaged goods in bubble mailers, etc. 

 

I'm also starting to think that this item won't be especially rare, more akin to the FE: Shadows of Valentia SE.  As a new title and the first on the Switch, I don't think it will be 'as' abundant as the Valentia SE...but not nearly in the FE: Fates category. 



#104 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12536 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:53 PM

I'm going to go ahead and disagree with your conclusion (even if the evidence seems to suggest otherwise).

 

I've been carefully tracking the BestBuy SKU since I missed the original ~15 minute window due to dinner (priorities, right?).  Yes, the preorder button has cycled over the past weeks, several times when I've been sitting at the computer.  According to the data I've mined, the SKU appears live for either 7, 14, or 21 minute cycles; I have not been able to determine if there's a functional difference between them, at least from my perspective. 

 

When the SKU goes live, you can add the item to your cart - it's the checkout that's problematic.  I've personally had the item in my cart since a day or two after the original listing and have never gotten one step closer to checkout.  Neither shipping or store pickup seems to make any difference, and that's even when the link goes live while I've been at my computer, doing a random 20-second cycle of F5ing when I happen to have a moment to check. 

 

The only conclusion I can draw is that, if these preorder links are truly 'live' is that BestBuy is somehow gating customers based on geographical location.  For example, if a user in California were to have secured a preorder, then cancelled it (one of the ways that inventory goes back into central BestBuy stock), only nearby users in California would be able to checkout from the newly-reinstated preorder link. 

 

The concerning part (for me, at least) is that this would run counter to past BestBuy practice/policy on limited stock, highly-desired, preorder items.  I've had pretty good past success nabbing limited stock preorders for 'hot' items, like NES/SNES Classic, FE:Fates SE, among others.  Normally, if you're the first to try and checkout, there's no problem.  However, this item is notably different and I've NEVER had a situation that's literally taken weeks, without even any close successes. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I have one secured through Amazon and, now, Target, just to make sure that I get at least one copy on release for my own personal collection.  For me, BestBuy simply allows me to take advantage of my final 9 months of GCU and is a direct cost-savings.  That, and BestBuy store pickup usually removes the uncertainty of damaged goods in bubble mailers, etc. 

 

I'm also starting to think that this item won't be especially rare, more akin to the FE: Shadows of Valentia SE.  As a new title and the first on the Switch, I don't think it will be 'as' abundant as the Valentia SE...but not nearly in the FE: Fates category. 

I had a similar problem with preordering SSB Ultimate CE at Best Buy.  The Preorder button would be live and I could add it to the cart, but most of the time it would take the item out at checkout saying it was no longer in stock.  I was persistent and kept trying and after about 20 more times (over three more days) I finally got checkout to go through.

 

Its still hard to gauge rarity on this item as Nintendo could potentially make more after seeing their retail partners sell out quickly, since the release date is still over 5 months away.



#105 Jurai  

Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

I've seen best buy let me get something in my cart but not allow a checkout, with how long GameStop and Target are keeping it up who knows at this point definitely no reason to be paying a mark up short of having to import

#106 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2297 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:18 PM

Unrelated: 

 

Best FE games: 

  • RD
  • PoR
  • Awakening 
  • Echoes
  • Definitely not Shadow Dragon


#107 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:22 PM

 

Unrelated: 

 

Best FE games: 

  • RD
  • PoR
  • Awakening 
  • Echoes
  • Definitely not Shadow Dragon

 

I'll always have a soft spot for Sacred Stones, as it was my first FE game.  You ma boy, Ross.  You ma boy.

It also has Joshua, who is a personal favorite.



#108 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3560 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:23 PM

There hasn't been a worthwhile Fire Emblem since FFT.



#109 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1179 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:28 PM

 

Unrelated: 

 

Best FE games: 

  • RD
  • PoR
  • Awakening 
  • Echoes
  • Definitely not Shadow Dragon

 

I am disappoint at the lack of Blazing Blade in this list.  



#110 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:28 PM

There hasn't been a worthwhile Fire Emblem since FFT.

Eh.  FFT was overrated.



#111 CyborgNinja  

CyborgNinja

Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:48 PM

Also unrelated...

Fingers crossed we get an avatar amiibo along with a "house leader" 3 pack.

#112 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3560 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Eh.  FFT was overrated.

 

After I lose these extra 200 pounds, you and I are gonna have words.



#113 amishler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

amishler

Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:30 PM

I noticed today that on the Gamestop homepage, the Seasons of Warfare edition thumbnail has an Only @ GS label. Nothing on the product page when you click through indicates it's an exclusive, and obviously other retailers seem to think they're getting copies, but if you're paranoid about getting a copy, you might want to lock one in.



#114 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:40 PM

After I lose these extra 200 pounds, you and I are gonna have words.

Are those words going to be "Tactics Advance was better, Marche is my homeboy"?



#115 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:44 PM

I noticed today that on the Gamestop homepage, the Seasons of Warfare edition thumbnail has an Only @ GS label. Nothing on the product page when you click through indicates it's an exclusive, and obviously other retailers seem to think they're getting copies, but if you're paranoid about getting a copy, you might want to lock one in.

Nintendo's own product page has the Seasons of Warfare edition listed for physical purchase at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, WalMart, and Gamestop.  I feel pretty secure that all 5 will be getting stock, and GS (may) be adding some extra incentive (like character pins, or a poster, or a handy to pay the rent)

 

https://www.nintendo...witch#retailers



#116 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3852 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

The Dead Texan

Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

Are those words going to be "Tactics Advance was better, Marche is my homeboy"?

 

If anyone says that they need to be banned immediately so they can't infect others with their shit taste. 



#117 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

gnugget5

Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:59 PM

If anyone says that they need to be banned immediately so they can't infect others with their shit taste. 

AMEN.



#118 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:11 PM

If anyone says that they need to be banned immediately so they can't infect others with their shit taste. 

Look, just because you couldn't pick up the incredibly thought out prose Montblanc was putting down, don't take it out on Marche.



#119 amishler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

amishler

Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:31 PM

Nintendo's own product page has the Seasons of Warfare edition listed for physical purchase at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, WalMart, and Gamestop.  I feel pretty secure that all 5 will be getting stock, and GS (may) be adding some extra incentive (like character pins, or a poster, or a handy to pay the rent)

 

https://www.nintendo...witch#retailers

That's an excellent point; thanks for reminding me. Here's hoping it's some additional goodies, since that's where I'm getting my copy.



#120 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4089 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:26 AM

Final Fantasy Tactics? Pffft, get that shit out of here!

 

Everyone knows Vandal Hearts is where it's at!