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Xbox Series S/X Pre-Order Thread - Now with Direct Links! - Live 9/22 8AM PT, 11AM ET


#31 sleepwalkingninja  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 04:18 AM

Not sure whether I should go line up in front of a store at like 8am or wait till online goes live and not even leave the house.... 

I'm guessing you aren't on the west coast? I am, so I will just try online first (I prefer it, since I have Xbox credit on my account to cover the preorder). My only issue is being locked into MS store.



#32 mojoaoe  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 04:21 AM

I'm guessing you aren't on the west coast? I am, so I will just try online first (I prefer it, since I have Xbox credit on my account to cover the preorder). My only issue is being locked into MS store.

Im in the midwest. GS stores open here at the exact same time when online drops. crap timing...



#33 kingwormer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   396 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 04:32 AM

Central here. We open at preorder start. Which is fine. They posted outside how many they have. Just go check. If a line beat you, go home and do it online. 



#34 SideQuestsSuck  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 04:43 AM

Realistically, I think few of us here will be able to compete with the scalper bots, right?...unless we get very lucky. I'm reading that sites will sell out possibly in seconds, probably from Bot automatic sales, though that seems crazy. Certainly they'll all be gone within a couple of minutes. I'm hoping my pessimism is wrong. Best bet is probably to be in line at a GameStop or something similar. Complete crapshoot online.



#35 SyxxHallNash   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 04:54 AM

If you preorder from Best Buy they have a deal where you save $10 on a controller, $15 off a 3 month Game Pass Ultimate, or $25 off both if you add them to the console.  



#36 Shadowmoses12   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1387 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 05:05 AM

FYI people are already lining up st gamestop for the Xbox preorder

#37 Lumas101  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 05:09 AM

I actually have a break from work from 10-12 today and could make a quick run, but I’m going to assume that I don’t feel like dealing with the line by the time I get there at 10:30 or so. I’ll try my luck online and dry my tears with my PS5 preorder receipt if I can’t get one.

#38 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee Banned   5532 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 05:30 AM

Realistically, I think few of us here will be able to compete with the scalper bots, right?...unless we get very lucky. I'm reading that sites will sell out possibly in seconds, probably from Bot automatic sales, though that seems crazy. Certainly they'll all be gone within a couple of minutes. I'm hoping my pessimism is wrong. Best bet is probably to be in line at a GameStop or something similar. Complete crapshoot online.


You're crying in the rain, paley.

Maybe Khans kill people without looking them in the face, but I ain't a fink, dig? You've made your last preorder, kid. Sorry you got twisted up in this scene. From where you're kneeling it must seem like an 18-carat run of bad luck.

But, truth is... the game was rigged from the start.

#39 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4795 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:03 AM

I don't see why it would be any different from PS5. I think their fair share will get some and they'll pop up every few days for a minute or two at different retailers.



#40 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:12 AM

I've been wondering the same. That would be crazy.

supposed allotment penalties from MS if they do, and so far seems to be working... why I'm up hanging around the internet 



#41 coolduck   super cool duck CAGiversary!   517 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:19 AM

preorder allotments im seeing at gamestops are pathetically low. anyone who wants series s in particular are out of luck in person, theres like 2 per store????



#42 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:22 AM

same plan with Playstation digital it seems, probably a cost sink, make none available and just have bullet points $299 or $399

 

I can see Series S getting on the floor in regular stores in November if there is really any kind of shopping season this year 



#43 dios   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2493 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 08:14 AM

I haven't been inside a Gamestop in a long time lol. Are they taking pre orders in store (or any retailer?) And if so, how much do they as to put down as a deposit? I will have the funds for the next gen consoles come launch day but im a bit short changed now. Which is why Amazon is my best bet. Does Wal Mart, Best Buy and Target charge full price at the time of pre order?



#44 davemoseley  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 08:45 AM

So the UK still have the Series X in stock with Microsoft an hour and a half after going live... That bodes well for us looking to use our Bing Rewards.

#45 Zantra  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 09:17 AM

After the PS5 debacle, and the Mario pins mishap, I'm looking forward to being disappointed at 8am.

#46 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   864 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 09:34 AM

Good luck to all.  I got my PS5 preorders in, sitting this one out.



#47 JLowSlow   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   218 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 09:48 AM

I'll be trying while at work, best of luck to all CAGs!



#48 Lumas101  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:12 AM

I haven't been inside a Gamestop in a long time lol. Are they taking pre orders in store (or any retailer?) And if so, how much do they as to put down as a deposit? I will have the funds for the next gen consoles come launch day but im a bit short changed now. Which is why Amazon is my best bet. Does Wal Mart, Best Buy and Target charge full price at the time of pre order?


I was able to get PS5 approximately 30 minutes after they unexpectedly went live at my local Gamestop. I was able to put down a sizeable amount of trade credit, but the minimum was either $50 or $55.

#49 Fuzzmeister  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:18 AM

What I'm seeing is that all access consoles will be a different page than the normal purchase pages that everyone has saved.  I'm bookmarking the series x search page and refreshing that.



#50 Bootleg Zani   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:48 AM

Let's see how much of a shit show this will be.



#51 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8759 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:40 AM

Well I did get my Mario Pin Set last night so I'm hopeful for 8 AM PST. I'm at work (EST Here) so I'm monitoring it most of the morning just to make sure MS doesn't pull a fast one. I guess I'm going to start with Amazon then if that fails, Best Buy then Target then Gamestop/Wal Mart. I'm gonna have all those tabbed open and ready but hopefully Amazon pulls through so I don't have to fight and rush.



#52 Saint Noir   CinemaScope CAGiversary!   2104 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:54 AM

make sure MS doesn't pull a fast one..

If anything a retailer may break the time, but it won't be "MS pulling  a fast one."



#53 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7878 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:31 PM

Nobody at my GS yet at 7:30 which opens today at 11:00 EST. Probably head back up at 9:30 to start or get in line. There was no signage on the door with any kind of allocation amount on the systems.

#54 joedelta  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:57 PM

Nobody at my GS yet at 7:30 which opens today at 11:00 EST. Probably head back up at 9:30 to start or get in line. There was no signage on the door with any kind of allocation amount on the systems.

What time zone are you? Central or Eastern?



#55 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5519 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:07 PM

15 people at my store at 7:45. Said Fuck it and came home. 



#56 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17976 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:32 PM

Updated the OP with direct links to the S and X models.



#57 Zantra  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:35 PM

Every minute feels like an hour. I can't believe that there is still almost an hour and a half before pre-orders open.
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#58 DarkGamer11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   527 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:55 PM

Alarm went off this morning and it was 40 degrees out and I thought, “Why in the world would I go wait for four hours in this?” . I’ll just sell my One X locally and try to preorder the Series X online. Not fooling with GameStop for this one.

#59 billyrox   Old Man CAGiversary!   3252 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:56 PM

So how is the demand for this compared to Ps5?



#60 QuiGonJinNTonic   CAG Uber-Veteran CAGiversary!   3178 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:01 PM

I'm gonna be pre-ordering for sure after the Bethesda acquisition and rumors of supply issues. Hearing most GS stores get like 6 X and 2 S is making me think order now, think later.