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post #61 of 109
Does anyone know any locations in the Houston are that is breaking street date? I can't wait until Tuesday.
post #62 of 109
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Originally Posted by mastahkaz View Post

According to this, 7-11 may be the go-to place for people without pre-orders: http://www.olgn.net/archives/no-wait...ven-for-halo-3

I figure there'll be less annoying nerds to deal with there as well.

i went to my local 7-Eleven up the block from me and they said that they won't have any because no one pre-ordered any games from them so they won't have any. I was under the impression that at least they would have a few copies for sale. Apparently, thats not the case over here by me.
post #63 of 109
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Did you already preorder there? The gamestop website says all the gamestops in town will be open at midnight.

Nice to see someone else on AVS in Gainesville btw.

-Ralph

Yeah, I pre-ordered....


Go Gators!!
post #64 of 109
Am I the only one thats thinks its funny that 7-11 is selling HALO3!!!
post #65 of 109
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Originally Posted by NOFX View Post

Am I the only one thats thinks its funny that 7-11 is selling HALO3!!!

Even radio shack is selling halo 3. This game is so big.
post #66 of 109
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Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post

So as far as I know, these are the places that will be selling Halo 3.

1. Best Buy
2. Circuit City
3. Wal-Mart
4. Target
5. Sears
6. Costco, Frys, BJ's
5. Game stop, EB, etc.
6. 7-Eleven

.....any other places I missed??

The CVS Pharmacy near me is selling the regular and collecter editions.
post #67 of 109
Wouldn't it be a hoot if its been done that Microsoft has made so many copies of Halo 3 that you can buy it almost anywhere, anytime and the supply will not run out anytime soon. No more Ebay auctions, no buyers trying to re-sell to those waiting in lines!
And its obvious there is an awful lot of people playing it right now who have bought the game "under the counter" or downloaded it.
post #68 of 109
Well if anyone from NYC can't get a copy just hit me up i'll hook ya up.
post #69 of 109
Has anyone done this midnight pick-up before for any other big game or anything? The reason I'm asking is that there is one Best Buy in my city that is doing the midnight opening. What I'm wondering is how many people come out. Is it total insanity or what? Basically, I'm considering either 1) getting it at midnight and taking the next day off work so I can stay up all night or 2) picking it up the next morning

The reason I'm considering just picking it up the next morning is that I know for a fact that in my area I won't have a problem picking it up somewhere on Tuesday during the day. I'd like to have it at midnight, but not if there's like 500 people there and I have to wait in a huge line so that I won't get home until like 2am.

Anyone with past experiences with this kind of thing that can help me decide what to do?
post #70 of 109
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Originally Posted by ultracat View Post

Has anyone done this midnight pick-up before for any other big game or anything? The reason I'm asking is that there is one Best Buy in my city that is doing the midnight opening. What I'm wondering is how many people come out. Is it total insanity or what? Basically, I'm considering either 1) getting it at midnight and taking the next day off work so I can stay up all night or 2) picking it up the next morning

The reason I'm considering just picking it up the next morning is that I know for a fact that in my area I won't have a problem picking it up somewhere on Tuesday during the day. I'd like to have it at midnight, but not if there's like 500 people there and I have to wait in a huge line so that I won't get home until like 2am.

Anyone with past experiences with this kind of thing that can help me decide what to do?

I'm willing to bet that there will be AT LEAST a good 100 people if not more there so you take the chance of being in that mayhem......or you can show up there 4 hours early (or more) and be one of the first to get the game at midnight, lol.
post #71 of 109
Yeah because of the unknown line factor, I am waiting until 'GASP!' Tuesday afternoon to pickup my pre-ordered copy
post #72 of 109
If you don't want to deal with the masses and you know for certain you won't have any problems picking it up the next monrning, just wait.

I, on the other hand, don't mind and will be picking it up at midnight. I hope to be home by 1AM so I can start 4 player coop with my friends.
post #73 of 109
hey PB, where are you going for the midnight release?
post #74 of 109
Is there an updated confirmed list of places selling H3...I haven't seen confirmation of cvs and blockbuster...and 7-eleven seems to be spotty around me.
post #75 of 109
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Originally Posted by ultracat View Post

Has anyone done this midnight pick-up before for any other big game or anything? The reason I'm asking is that there is one Best Buy in my city that is doing the midnight opening. What I'm wondering is how many people come out. Is it total insanity or what? Basically, I'm considering either 1) getting it at midnight and taking the next day off work so I can stay up all night or 2) picking it up the next morning

The reason I'm considering just picking it up the next morning is that I know for a fact that in my area I won't have a problem picking it up somewhere on Tuesday during the day. I'd like to have it at midnight, but not if there's like 500 people there and I have to wait in a huge line so that I won't get home until like 2am.

Anyone with past experiences with this kind of thing that can help me decide what to do?

When Halo 2 launched I lined up at EB at 8pm, in the prepaid line. I think there was about 20 people ahead of me at the time. This was in a very busy shopping are though. I plan on hitting Wal Mart at around 10pm tonite and hoping to get one of their 11 Halo 3 dog tags
post #76 of 109
Anyone know of any price deals? I need two copies. I hate paying 60$ a copy. Any deals out there?
post #77 of 109
As far as any deals on the game itself there are none out there at any of the major stores. Their is only giveaways to go with the game. I know there is a coupon on-line you can print out for Best Buy of $10 off any $75 or more purchase so that would only save you $5 on each game. Check out cheapassgamers website for a good breakdown of all the deals.

Unfortunately becasue all the stores KNOW this game will sell they do not need to do a price break.
post #78 of 109
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Originally Posted by Mindwarper View Post

Anyone know of any price deals? I need two copies. I hate paying 60$ a copy. Any deals out there?

I checked ALL circulars last night in my Sunday newspaper and I found none
post #79 of 109
Going to get it tomorrow over my lunch break. Not worth staying up late to pick up a copy only to go home tired and sleep. Of course I'll be skipping work on Wednesday :P
post #80 of 109
When madden had a midnight launch for the 360 a few months ago there was like 50 people in line and that was at 11:30, so i cant imagine how many people will be inline for halo3.

Im thinking of grabbing my folding chair and my ds and sitting outside of gamestop around 10pm when they are compeletly closed.
post #81 of 109
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Originally Posted by NYFOOTBALLGIANTS View Post

Yeah because of the unknown line factor, I am waiting until 'GASP!' Tuesday afternoon to pickup my pre-ordered copy

Yes, GASP! Me too! And mine is already pre-ordered and paid in full.
post #82 of 109
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Originally Posted by Mindwarper View Post

Anyone know of any price deals? I need two copies. I hate paying 60$ a copy. Any deals out there?

I just pre-ordered it through best buy to take advantage of the 1600 live points for $5 instead of $20. available at that price with pre-order only. it won't be shipped to my door until like next week. in-store pick-up was not available. so i'll go there tomorrow to purchase it out-right and when the shipped one comes in, i'll just return it.
post #83 of 109
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Originally Posted by NYFOOTBALLGIANTS View Post

I know for sure the Best Buy, Gamestops, and EB games are doing midnight releases... Best Buys may be area dependant

Only 1 Best Buy.
post #84 of 109
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Originally Posted by Mindwarper View Post

Anyone know of any price deals? I need two copies. I hate paying 60$ a copy. Any deals out there?

I'm getting mine through GameFly.

It shipped out today (Monday) so I won't get it on the Tuesday launch day, but I will get it for a used price even though it's a brand new disk and I'm the only one who played it. The price is usually around $45 + tax w/ free shipping.

^^^That's not counting the cost of the GameFly subscription, but still... buying games through GF cuts down on the perceived cost of subscribing.
post #85 of 109
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

I'm getting mine through GameFly.

It shipped out today (Monday) so I won't get it on the Tuesday launch day, but I will get it for a used price even though it's a brand new disk and I'm the only one who played it. The price is usually around $45 + tax w/ free shipping.

^^^That's not counting the cost of the GameFly subscription, but still... buying games through GF cuts down on the perceived cost of subscribing.

liongames ftw.... 44.99, sealed, shipped, no tax
post #86 of 109
Ya I am getting it from Lionsgame as well, hopefuly by friday. If I am awake and bored, i might take a spin tonight (top down, boy the weather is just gorgeous here), and check out the fun, as Walmart, Target, BB, and gamestop are literally a stone throw from each other. It will be fun to see if there are as many people out there as there were during the Xbox launch.
post #87 of 109
So does anyone know of any Seattle area 7-11's that plan on selling Halo 3 tonight? I've tried a bunch of ones around me and they seem to have no clue as to what I'm talking about. The last guy actually responded by saying "sh*t no"
post #88 of 109
Wow just came back from downtown and the best buy on 44th and 5th is crazy. There was a line already at 6 and when i came back past it it was even more crowded and the tv crews were out there. They were having a halo tourney. It was a big deal out there. Oh well i been had my copy wish i had a few more that i could sold to some people out there but i had forgot it was halo eve.
post #89 of 109
Our local Walmart in Wasilla Alaska just north of Anchorage had about 300 copies including 22 Legendary Editions, I went ahead after saying I wasn't going to fall for the hype go out and wait in line, it only took two hours with less than 200 people waiting, but I now have my game and the helmet!
post #90 of 109
I ended up falling asleep on my couch watching Heros last night and woke up around 11pm. I was way too tired to go to the city and pick up a Limited edition copy so I opted to stay home and pick up a copy this afternoon during my lunch break. BTW, Bestbuy is SOLD OUT of Legendary and limited edition copies.....darn it!! I'm getting to old for this, lol!
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