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Preorders for the PS3 and Wii open up on Tuesday, October 10th. You will need to put $50 down. There is no trade in offers or anything.

Also it is each store managers decision if they want to open preorders, or sell the systems on a first come, first serve basis.

Not all stores will be doing preorders, since it is the managers choice.

My brother who is a EB DM has decided to do Pre-Orders. You Might want to check your EBGames on Monday or Tuesday since this is when Managers will be back from the conference.

Hope this helps anyone who has been wondering.
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thanks for the great info...I hope they do preorders out here.

Jann - you mind posting this at PS3forums.com - the highschool kids over there will want to know.

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Thanks for the info and just a few questions. Can any of the stores that decide to allow pre-orders start accepting them from people before the 10th? Do the store managers now know how many PS3 consoles they will most likely get for the PS3 launch? Was their any indication when EBgames will start accepting orders online for the PS3?
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I just reread that...the 10th, huh. I wonder why not this week?

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Thanks for the info and just a few questions. Can any of the stores that decide to allow pre-orders start accepting them from people before the 10th? Do the store managers now know how many PS3 consoles they will most likely get for the PS3 launch? Was their any indication when EBgames will start accepting orders online for the PS3?
Online Pre-Orders will probably start after the in-store stuff. My brother said PS3 allocations are DANGEROUSLY low. Maybe 5-6 units a store.

It would be impossible for someone to pre-order before the 10th because the SKU wont be in the system until the 10th (You cant pre-order something that doesnt exist).

Most EB/GS stores open at 10am I suggest you get there at 10:05 and plop down your 50$ for your pre-order. The first 5-6 people are pretty much guaranteed there systems. Anything after that then I wouldnt even bother.
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I just reread that...the 10th, huh. I wonder why not this week?
No Idea man. Im just passing along what Ive been told.
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Thanks a lot for the info! 5-6 seems really low. I hope there wont be a long line when I go there on the 10th. :)
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Sweet, thanks!

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Thanks a ton for the heads up. I may be an hour late to work that day -_-

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i will try my luck the 10!
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Thanks for the info!

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Thanks for the heads up!
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Thanks for the FYI you will make a 6 year old very happy if I am able to secure the Wii on pre-order on the 10th.

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cool, I'm glad its a weekday. keeps a lot of people away till noon or 5pm, its good to make my own schedule:)
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I'm sure if this becomes common knowledge you will have to line up to get your pre-order. So even if you make your own schedule your probably going to camp out to get the pre-order. I might pre-order a PS3, but I'm not sure if I want to keep it yet or not.

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I'm sure if this becomes common knowledge you will have to line up to get your pre-order. So even if you make your own schedule your probably going to camp out to get the pre-order. I might pre-order a PS3, but I'm not sure if I want to keep it yet or not.
That's true. Either get in line for a PS3 on a first come first served basis if they don't take pre-orders, or get in line for a pre-order if they do take them!

Either way, I think standing in line will be a given.
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If you get there in the morning Im sure there wont be lines. People have school and work. It also depends on were you live.
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If you get there in the morning Im sure there wont be lines. People have school and work. It also depends on were you live.
And you don't think the people who are reading this thread have school and/or work? ;)

Didn't seem to stop people from getting in lines for the Xbox 360. Or was that released on a weekend?
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And you don't think the people who are reading this thread have school and/or work? ;)

Didn't seem to stop people from getting in lines for the Xbox 360. Or was that released on a weekend?

Noone got in lines for a chance to get a 360 pre-order.
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Thanks for the information. It is greatly appreciated. Tell your brother we all at AVS forums said a big "thank you" for passing that information on to you.

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No problem. If things change before the 10th I will indeed post and let everyone know. But for now this is what I know.
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BTW, guys, don't bother posting the info for the 'kids' on ps3forums. One gracious person extended the information to that crowd and was promptly called, in effect, a liar. One genius said that he didn't know what he was talking about. Sheesh! No wonder I like this forum - it is filled with intelligent adults and more mature younger people!

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Noone got in lines for a chance to get a 360 pre-order.
I never saw that.

I remember I was one of the first to preorder 360 in my area and it was as simple as me walking in during a lunch break and getting it done.

That part will be easy again here.

Actually getting the system will be another matter entirely. ;)

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As much as we want to compare this to the 360 preorders and that situation, I think the reality is quite different. For one, there was no one "set" day that EB/GS would start taking preorders. This is also about 5 weeks away from launch when the 360 was more than 6 months ahead. What it all translates to, none of us really know. But after working so hard to get a 360, It wouldn't surprise me at all to see lines out there for preorders. Even if they don't get the information online, many stores have been taking call lists for PS3 and Wii preorders.
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I'm on the call list at my Gamestop. I do know the manager there pretty well but this week he was out of town and I was talking to someone else there who told me that they may not take preorders.
If that ends up being the case I will not be getting one at launch.

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I'm on the call list at my Gamestop. I do know the manager there pretty well but this week he was out of town and I was talking to someone else there who told me that they may not take preorders.
If that ends up being the case I will not be getting one at launch.
Im in the same boat. My brother wont be able to get me one so i have to depend on my EB out here in CA. If they do not do pre-orders for some crazy reason then I will pass on the PS3 launch and just buy a whole bunch of 360 crap.
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For a bit of bad news on this topic check out this article.

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As a result, GameStop has not yet decided when, or even if, it will offer pre-orders for the new systems.
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Well I was told this last night...I have to wait for my brother to get back to me on that article. Sucks if its true.... :(
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Well I was told this last night...I have to wait for my brother to get back to me on that article. Sucks if its true.... :(
Yes, please keep us posted here. Thanks.
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I have looked around a bit on other forums about PS3 pre-order info and was a tad surprised to see several threads made about this thread. Considering I only looked at a few forums their must be at least a dozen threads on various forums linking to this one. As such I think that their could be lines for the pre-order of the PS3 depending on the location of the store.
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