360 - GENERAL PRE ORDER INFO (INCLUDING OTHER RETAILERS NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER STICKY

Overlord69

Active Member
I was just listening to a internet radio station and they said that the Xbox 360 was sold out (pre-orders) virtually everywhere, they went on to say that Microsoft have already sold over 4,500,000 units. :eek: That's a awful lot for just pre-orders eh? It looks like Microsoft is definitely off to a very good start.

I wonder if the figures are true.
 

pitchin4eva

Novice Member
just got an emai.l from play.com stating that they would be unable to get my xbox360 before xmas.........and I ordered 1st september
 

Mep

Well-known Member
so did I!...it's all these idiots who have ordered several that create a false shortage!...it's just not necessary if everybody ordered only what they want (normally one is fine!) we wouldn't have this situation
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
well said
 

SLIM

Novice Member
looks like xbox 360's will make more money on ebay then
 

Mep

Well-known Member
exactly....so not only have these people runined for everybody else they stand to benefit from it too......I wouldn't buy one on ebay as a matter of principle
 

SLIM

Novice Member
IM ok i payed for mine Just hope thay have them on the 2nd
 

D J C 197

Novice Member
I have to agree.

I had originally ordered mine from Gameplay on about 22/8. I subsequently cancelled because we were thinking of moving house.

My order is with either Dixons or Currys in the local shopping centre. Cant remember which one since the wife did it for me.
 
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jerkyboy

Guest
MEP, I am one of those IDIOTS who ordered more than one !!!!!!!!!!!

No doubt monkeys like yourself will pay well over the odds for my spare one when I sell it on Ebay.

Its all about making money, I could not give a S**T about the people who dont get one before Xmas, just as long as I get one.
 

soleus

Standard Member
I just received this email from Play

Dear Customer,

We have been informed by Microsoft that they have not produced enough Xbox 360 consoles to satisfy the demand in Europe. For this reason we regret to advise you that we are unable to guarantee the delivery of your pre-ordered console before Christmas. We are working closely with our suppliers to ensure all orders are fulfilled as close to launch date as possible. However, if you wish to cancel your pre-order please do so by visiting ‘My Account’ and following the instructions at Play.com.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Kind Regards,

Play
I don't think the email actually says you definitely won't get one, its just not guaranteed and I ordered on the 17 August :eek:

I know play had it on their site for order for a short time at a speculative price before being taken down some time before the official price was revealed. Perhaps this is when they used up what they now know is going to be their allocation :confused:
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
Overlord69 said:
I was just listening to a internet radio station and they said that the Xbox 360 was sold out (pre-orders) virtually everywhere, they went on to say that Microsoft have already sold over 4,500,000 units. :eek: That's a awful lot for just pre-orders eh? It looks like Microsoft is definitely off to a very good start.

I wonder if the figures are true.
4,500,000 ÷ 4 = amount of cutomers actually wanting one, now is that 1,125,000 people in the UK wanting it or worldwide?

jerkyboy said:
MEP, I am one of those IDIOTS who ordered more than one !!!!!!!!!!!

No doubt monkeys like yourself will pay well over the odds for my spare one when I sell it on Ebay.

Its all about making money, I could not give a S**T about the people who dont get one before Xmas, just as long as I get one.
take of the "yboy" and your name would be perfect :smashin:
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
soleus said:
I just received this email from Play



I don't think the email actually says you definitely won't get one, its just not guaranteed and I ordered on the 17 August :eek:

I know play had it on their site for order for a short time at a speculative price before being taken down some time before the official price was revealed. Perhaps this is when they used up what they now know is going to be their allocation :confused:
Just had the same email and I also placed my pre-order on the 17th, cant be getting much stock I guess but luckily I have one pre-ordered with Game and one with Amazon (for me and for a friend who will pay cost price)
 

Mep

Well-known Member
jerkyboy said:
MEP, I am one of those IDIOTS who ordered more than one !!!!!!!!!!!

No doubt monkeys like yourself will pay well over the odds for my spare one when I sell it on Ebay.

Its all about making money, I could not give a S**T about the people who dont get one before Xmas, just as long as I get one.
well done you then!! Firstly I don't consider myself a monkey, secondly i already said i wouldn't give people like you the satisfaction of buying one from ebay.
 

captaindobie

Active Member
Don't see how this changes anything really. When i pre-ordered mine via Play it was never, at any time, guaranteed for the day of release.
I think i'll just hang on in there. Perhaps if a few hundred people cancel their pre-orders then we can all move up the queue a little...:smashin:
 

SLIM

Novice Member
The problem is people are all pre ordering from the same place. I think im still the only person on the list wear i live. I have payed for 1 in full and have 2 others pre ordered
 

Parklife

Active Member
Has anyone that ordered from Play.com NOT got the email???

I just hope these people who have ordered more than 1 get stuck with them!
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
so have proper figured been released by ms to stores to tell them how many they are getting? cause if they have i need to ring hmv about my pre order
 

SLIM

Novice Member
JagoPlasma said:
i need to ring hmv about my pre order
DUDE i would not bothere with HMV there be full
 

SLIM

Novice Member
Parklife said:
I just hope these people who have ordered more than 1 get stuck with them!
Well for 1 m8 u dont need to buy them all and if you did you can take them back if you could not sale them.

The place im getting mine from side i can take it back with in 30 day's for a full cash refund.

So in my case i haved payed for mine in full. The other 2 are for friend and family if thay dont have the money then i will look at selling them on ebay. If ebay is to full of them then i will sale them on here @ cost then if no one wonts them i will just take them back to the shop for a full refund

So no loss my end
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
SLIM said:
DUDE i would not bothere with HMV there be full
well i pre ordered about a month ago and the guy said id get one on launch day, he was prob talking crap but you never know!, if i cant get it il get my deposit back then just hunt around on the day
 

tony kop77

Well-known Member
I am number 14 on my pre-order recipt from Game. I live in a small town and they said only the first 8 or 10 are guuranteed to have one :(. I hope I got one on launch day.
 

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