Pre-ordering from Tesco

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  • Popzeus 26 Aug 2014 12:53:55 8,427 posts
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    Sorry for the deeply unsexy thread, but just wondering if Tesco are any cop for pre-orders.

    Specifically, if you pre-order online can you choose to collect at a Tesco branch of your choice on release day?

    Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013

  • Grax 26 Aug 2014 12:56:25 2,296 posts
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    Please can we rename this thread

    The deeply unsexy thread on preordering and stuff :)
  • M83J01P97 26 Aug 2014 12:59:45 6,710 posts
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    Depends on the games popularity a lot of the time.

    I've known people pre-order with Tesco's, gone to pick up the game either on the day of release or even at a midnight launch and come away empty handed. I think it's the same problem with a lot of supermarkets though, they don't seem to fully understand the supply and demand thing when it comes to games just yet.
  • Popzeus 26 Aug 2014 13:06:06 8,427 posts
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    I was meaning more through the click-and-collect thing on Tesco Direct. I'm sort-of tempted to switch my Destiny pre-order across from Amazon because of this deal (40 using voucher code, including free headset). But certain alarm bells are ringing.

    Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013

  • superbob85 26 Aug 2014 13:40:04 2,811 posts
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    Never used the order and collect service but pre-ordered the Mk 8 wii u bundle and it arrived on release.
  • the_milkybar_kid 26 Aug 2014 13:44:31 828 posts
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    I've had a few things (GTA Collectors ED, GTAV and Fifa, so all big names) from them and they've been delivered a day before release.
  • Vortex808 26 Aug 2014 13:47:05 7,580 posts
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    I think the one or two things I have ordered from them came on release day, but I do have another couple of things ordered with them. Mostly due to money off vouchers from them, making it cheaper than ordering elsewhere.

    I can live with not getting it the day before release for some games. Other games I want asap get ordered elsewhere.
  • kadooosh 26 Aug 2014 13:56:46 1,550 posts
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    @Vortex808 where do u order from normally for day before release? I want destiny as early as possible, was thinking gameseek.com but not sure if anywhere will get me the game early as it's released on a Tuesday..
  • Vortex808 26 Aug 2014 14:01:28 7,580 posts
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    Not sure how gameseek are, but I'm sure someone will pop in and tell you.

    I usually go with simply games these days if I want it early. Had most from them a day or two before release. ShopTo and Game used to be the regular ones I used, but the last few I ordered from ShopTo all came on release day.
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