Pre-order Time is Near

Posted by Cmos Wednesday, September 13, 2006

With two new consoles coming out in just a few more weeks I do want to remind everyone what happened last year around this time.

Think back to September 05 where every Ebgames, Gamestop, Game Crazy, Babbages, and any other place that is taking your money to ensure that you will have an Xbox 360 on launch day. "Wait! There isn’t enough you will have to wait until next shipment" says an employee of Ebgames. Everyone started pointing the finger at Microsoft even though Microsoft had never stated how many each store would get. Why would the game stores screw us over like this? Well I went in and dug deep and spoke to a few Ebgames employees and found out exactly why they will Pre-order items without having the supply to back it up. Every time you preorder an item that money is put on deposit in that store's bank account, so to sum it up we are giving all these stores free money because of the interest that is building up on our preorder $$$. Ok so for games this isn’t a big deal but when we are talking about system consoles it’s another story. Many of these retailers purposely over pre-ordered the 360 to get more money in the bank.

Now with two system launches coming very soon is this sham going to happen again.

HIGHLY LIKELY WITH THE PS3
Sony has stated many times that the console will be shipping in very small quantities and the rumor around the EB mill is that they are going to take as many pre-orders as they can regardless if it will not have a system for the person. I for one find this to be complete and utter BS. It’s all a scam to screw us into making their pockets that much deeper. Sure a few of you will get your system on launch day and this doesn’t apply to you but for the 100k + it is. Do not let the retailers fool you this time. Hopefully this situation is also repeated with Nintendo. I have not heard too much about their expected launch specs but Nintendo in the past has been known not to disappoint.

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