Originally Posted by Cysquatch
Great job Adam you lucky SOB. Now to find a game shop in Chinatown.
Cysquatch it doesnt have to be in "Chinatown" per se.. but usually ANY of the smaller shops that sell things like import games will sell titles early. Another thing to look for is if they have a regular cash register where you have to punch in the price on a number pad.. versus one of the more advanced registers that will scan things.
I actually found Madden07 for sale a few days early at Kmart. And while the cashier was more than willing to sell it to me, the actual cash register wouldnt. It would not allow the sale of the game before a predetermined date.
So for anybody thats looking around..
1) Search for small mom and pop shops that sell import games (these guys typically bend the rules selling import goods anyways)
2) Call first and see if in stock..
3) Take a trip with cash..
Like I said in NYC I've never been dissapointed trying to buy a game early when I find a combination of the above 3 things.
PS.. One more tip.. GOOGLE for "COD 4 early sale" in your city. With the internet you'd be surprised how many forums (just like one) has one person who finds a place to buy the game early. And shares it with the world.