Pre-order PS4 from Best Buy

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#1 Posted by raydog44 (248 posts) -

So proably just being paranoid but the Xbox 1 on Bestbuy says day 1 edition in the title but my receipt for the PS4 just says PS4 console. Anyone else preorder from Bestbuy? Does anyone's receipt say day 1 edition?

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#2 Posted by nyc05 (10190 posts) -

That''s because Xbox One has a "day one edition" of the console that is branded as such (packaging, controller). The PS4 has no such version.

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#3 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

That''s because Xbox One has a "day one edition" of the console that is branded as such (packaging, controller). The PS4 has no such version.

nyc05
At Amazon, they put 'Launch Day Edition' on the PS4 preorder. I preordered at both Amazon and Best Buy, but cancelled my Best Buy because they have no way of telling you if you will definitely get one on day 1. Amazon says, "You will get a day one edition, and it will be shipped to you on launch day." So Amazon has their act together... Best Buy? Not so much.
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#4 Posted by nyc05 (10190 posts) -

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That''s because Xbox One has a "day one edition" of the console that is branded as such (packaging, controller). The PS4 has no such version.

donalbane

At Amazon, they put 'Launch Day Edition' on the PS4 preorder. I preordered at both Amazon and Best Buy, but cancelled my Best Buy because they have no way of telling you if you will definitely get one on day 1. Amazon says, "You will get a day one edition, and it will be shipped to you on launch day." So Amazon has their act together... Best Buy? Not so much.

Amazon listed the initial offerings of PS4's as "launch editions" meaning you were guaranteed a PS4 at launch.  The meanings are totally different.

"Day one Edition" Xbox One is a specially branded Xbox One available only at launch, sold everywhere (until sold out).

"Launch Edition" PS4 - through Amazon - is a guarantee of a PS4 on launch day.

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#5 Posted by SLAMMIN23 (1529 posts) -

i chose in store pick up at best buy when i pre-ordered it online not sure if it got shipped to ur house if u decided to have it shipped to ur house

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#6 Posted by MrGameChef (76 posts) -

I am going to pre order mine online, in person might sound messy.

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#7 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
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I think the opposite. In store you can ask questions and make sure you will get it day one.Online you don't know when they will actually ship it.
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#8 Posted by Cloud_Insurance (3279 posts) -

You don't know when the store will get their shipment(s) in either.

I remember being one of the first to preorder a PS3 from a local Gamestop and they didn't get their first shipment in until a few days after release.

I'd stick with getting one of the bundles from Amazon.

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#9 Posted by brownstephen259 (268 posts) -
I think I'll wait two to three months like did for the xbox 360 launch I bought in January of 06 with a bundle of two which were nba 2k6 and call of duty 2
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#10 Posted by brownstephen259 (268 posts) -

awe just look up on ebay has preorder and presales http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0&_nkw=sony+playstation+4&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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#11 Posted by Cloud_Insurance (3279 posts) -

awe just look up on ebay has preorder and presales http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0&_nkw=sony+playstation+4&_sacat=0&_from=R40

brownstephen259

every one of those that has sold above retail has been shilled.

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#12 Posted by mkeyou (995 posts) -

best buy doesnt guarantee ps4 on launch day, which sucks because i like their rewards program. i preordered another one at gamestop just in case becuase they do guarantee one at launch.

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#13 Posted by cryfreedom66 (654 posts) -

this thread has me scared now. I already bought and paid for my ps4 from best buy, in store pickup. I was talking with a Live Chat person who said its guaranteed on launch day, but they are often idiots so wth...

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#14 Posted by cryfreedom66 (654 posts) -

Heres my second live chat with BB confirming preorder launch day guarantee:

Me: Hello, I have a slight concern. I preordered a ps4 right after it became available for in store pickup, but have heard that at best buy the preorders are first come first serve and not guaranteed to be at the store at launch, is this true?

Rep: If you pre-order for an instore pickup there will be a system at the store for you. Though this does not ensure a place in line.

Me: so regardless of the amount of people before me, it is guaranteed to be there on launch day?

Rep: Yes!

 

Guess ill have to trust them...

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#15 Posted by raydog44 (248 posts) -

Now you have me nervous, I just expected BB to have it launch day. Someone on this forumn has to work for BB or know someone that works there. Why can't the site be crystal clear on launch day or not, I guess b/c they don't know the actual date?

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#16 Posted by raydog44 (248 posts) -
Just checked the BB cart and it says release day if you pick up in store. So we got that going for us.
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#17 Posted by Boddicker (4307 posts) -

So there's no alternate SKU?  No "elite" model? :?

Oh well.  I can't get one at launch even if I wanted to since I'm graduating college in Nov.  Probably going to be about 6 months before I can pick one up.

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#18 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (598 posts) -

When it comes to Best Buy, you don't know if they'll still be in business in November :p

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#20 Posted by sukraj (26605 posts) -

I preo ordered from GAME UK.