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rk3388

Hey everyone! As a Canadian and someone who ordered the Wii U far into its lifespan, I am trying to purchase the Switch on launch for the first time ever! Do any Canadians have advice on trying to pre-order (I check Amazon.ca and Bestbuy.ca about 2-3 times a day)?

If I were to show up to a bestbuy store on March 3rd do you think they would have it? I would preferably like to purchase on Amazon.ca because I can get cashback - do you all think they'll have more to sell online on launch?

Sorry for all the questions! Trying to play as much BOTW before exam time starts!

rk3388

Luna_110

@rk3388
Why don't you try a stock checker to see if any of those put up some preorders? I don't live in Canada, but that's what I'm doing to check for the Nes Mini.

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Bigj0110

Grandpa_Pixel wrote:

@Bigj0110 I was looking at the UK Amazon site.

@Grandpa_Pixel Well thanks for your help anyway! Every day I've been checking to see where I can find one for pre order! I've even used a stock checker. According to one of those stock checkers. The last time the consul was available for pre order. Was on the 8th of February from walmart.com. That seems like the last store store to take pre orders in store or online. I'm probably going to end up showing up to my local Best Buy or Walmart on the day of the release and try to get one if I can't find one online, or locally for pre order prior to then.

Bigj0110

rk3388

Incredibly frustrating aha. I logged onto Bestbuy right when they had 2 grey consoles appear and I quickly clicked purchase but it gone again before I could actually pay for it

rk3388

jump

So I have the console and Zelda pre-ordered but I've been struggling for a case I like, I'm thinking about this one.

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gcunit

@jump Looks nice. Can't get that one in the UK so far as I've been able to make out. Are you US? All the cases are cheaper for you guys than us Brits! And it's annoying how so many sellers don't offer that much information or pictures about each one. Deciding is very hard. But I'm gonna have to order online as Nintendo stuff is few and far between in my town.

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DepthInGaming

For those who ordered on Gamestop.com, I just received my email confirming the preorder. Here are my details:

United States
Pre-Ordered on January 15, 2017
Paid $15 extra for 3/3 delivery

The email confirms the money will be taken out on 2/25 and that I will receive a tracking number on 3/2 for my 3/3 delivery.

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jump

gcunit wrote:

@jump Looks nice. Can't get that one in the UK so far as I've been able to make out. Are you US? All the cases are cheaper for you guys than us Brits! And it's annoying how so many sellers don't offer that much information or pictures about each one. Deciding is very hard. But I'm gonna have to order online as Nintendo stuff is few and far between in my town.

I'm a Brit, it's £20 at Shopto or £25 at Zavvi.

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ChrispyNoodle

Has anyone noticed GAME in UK are trying to encourage people to come into store and pre pay for their pre order so they can just collect it on launch day without delay. This seems very sneaky considering GAME still arent guaranteeing any stock anywhere.

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gcunit

@jump Silly me. Well done you for finding that one - I'd been on shopto the other day so I blame them for not making their selection easy to find.

Nice case, but I prefer integrated elasticated slots for my game cards, so I'm gonna keep looking. I'd decided on one the other day but it's sold out currently and don't know when stocks coming in.

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BMox81

ChrispyNoodle wrote:

Has anyone noticed GAME in UK are trying to encourage people to come into store and pre pay for their pre order so they can just collect it on launch day without delay. This seems very sneaky considering GAME still arent guaranteeing any stock anywhere.

Where have you read/seen this?

I've been into my local GAME multiple times and been told I'm getting my Switch on the 3rd.

BMox81

ChrispyNoodle

@BMox81 All over twitter. If you ask them directly they can not guarantee your order as they dont actually know the stock allocation they are getting. I would avoid at all costs.

ChrispyNoodle

BMox81

@ChrispyNoodle do you have any links to these tweets? That's not to say I don't believe you, but as I've said, my local store have confirmed that I'll be getting my Switch next Friday.

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gcunit

@BMox81 @ChrispyNoodle Perhaps there's a distinction between orders placed online and orders placed in-store?

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ChrispyNoodle

@BMox81 Just speak to them on the online chat. They always say it should be ok for launch but cant make any guarantees. If you ordered after Jan 16th online you wont get it at launch. In store is another story as every store i speak to tells me something different.

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Enoch72

I ordered my Switch & Zelda online from GAME UK (via their app) on 17th Jan........I have since gone to their website online and chatted with one of their rep's who said that I should be fine for having it delivered at launch. I really hope she's right, I'd be gutted if I missed out on getting it at launch because I ordered it one day after the 16th Jan!

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Luna_110

I decided to cancel my preorder of the Special (US) edition of Zelda BotW. Being honest, I'll barely give it a glance and later down the road consider it junk, same as the coin (it would go to my wallet only).
The case.... is downright ugly. I was seeing some of the other official cases, and they're so subtle. I'll get one of those.
And the thing that interested me the most was the sample CD, and I prefer to wait and see if they release and official soundtrack in japan. 24 songs aren't worth the extra price.

I'll put the money forward for accesories for the Switch when I buy it.

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MrHero

@AlexSays I just got my delivery date for my Amazon Joycon preorder, and it too is the 7th. Yay for Prime members getting treated well? I am kind of disappointed, but I am not getting any games that require them for awhile, so it's not too bad. I would be more bummed if it was a pro controller, got to have that comfy couch Zelda experience. As long as they get my Zelda game to me on time I can forgive them. Bestbuy has the rest of my day one haul and they seem to be on point.

MrHero

AlexSays

@MrHero Yeah I think we're getting screwed. I was looking forward to playing Zelda day 1 with the pro controller.

On the bright side Zelda is seemingly long enough to last me well past the four days I'll be without the pro controller.

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rk3388

MrHero wrote:

@AlexSays I just got my delivery date for my Amazon Joycon preorder, and it too is the 7th. Yay for Prime members getting treated well? I am kind of disappointed, but I am not getting any games that require them for awhile, so it's not too bad. I would be more bummed if it was a pro controller, got to have that comfy couch Zelda experience. As long as they get my Zelda game to me on time I can forgive them. Bestbuy has the rest of my day one haul and they seem to be on point.

Yeah, My copy of BOTW isn't coming until between the 8-10th That being said I'm still desperately trying to get my hands on a Switch system.

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