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+Ryster

They are? Nice! Forget everything I said!

 

Forget what? /g

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Kostas Kostoglou

I havent received any email/ credit card confirmation but it says this. im getting a little antsy knowing its coming tomorrow and havent received detailed info. but your description and mine is pretty similar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm hoping it's just a case of them not updating the status on the website yet, but Amazon.co.uk seem to be cutting it a little fine for my liking.

 

I pre-ordered in June, and less than 6 hours before launch day, the status on the website still says "Preparing for Dispatch". It's been in this status since late last night.  My copy of Dead Rising 3 was despatched yesterday. I was a Prime member at the time I ordered so I've paid for expedited delivery, but still....  me a little nervous :)

 

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Brewzzin

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$128.05?!  :huh:

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$128.05?!  :huh:

I think Xendrome must have had gift card credit that covered most of the price of the Xbox one, which would make sense.
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I think I'm going to take advantage of Best Buy's 360 trade-in promotion to get a new 360. I currently have an Elite model that is starting to make noise while reading discs. So I'm going to trade it in for $100, buy an E Holiday bundle off of Amazon, and walk way with a brand new, replacement 360 and 2 games for $150. Woot. That should hold me over until I decide to get a One.

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Brewzzin

I think Xendrome must have had gift card credit that covered most of the price of the Xbox one, which would make sense.

 

That would make sense.  

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Andrew

Xbox UK just tweeted 15 minutes ago they have 101 Day One consoles to sell tonight at the Area One event in London. Might be worth going down there soon if you haven't got a pre-order.

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trooper11

Well that is just great. Thanks to Amazon, I now wont get my console until Monday. Everything was just fine until this morning, when they process the payment incorrectly and put the whole thing on hold. I get it all sorted, but now its too late to get it shipped on time.

Oh but I'll still get my game and extra controller! :crazy:

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xendrome

I think Xendrome must have had gift card credit that covered most of the price of the Xbox one, which would make sense.

You would be correct!

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FiB3R

Well that is just great. Thanks to Amazon, I now wont get my console until Monday. Everything was just fine until this morning, when they process the payment incorrectly and put the whole thing on hold. I get it all sorted, but now its too late to get it shipped on time.

Oh but I'll still get my game and extra controller! :crazy:

I had a similar issue with Game.

 

Apperently, out of nowhere, there were two Xbox's in my basket (I had checked on it multiple times before, so I know I didn't put two in there), and so the large transaction was declined by the CC company (who tried to call me, but had an old number).

 

Luckily, Game tried to take the payment on the 14th, so I had enough time to get it sorted.

 

I had 48hrs in which to contact them, otherwise I suppose I would have lost my pre-order position.

They've told me 100% it will not effect it being a Day One edition, or the delivery date, but I'm still kinda worried about that tbh.

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Armored cars delivering XB1's to NYC

 

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They're the only ones with enough torque to move an Xbox One.  :rofl:

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freak180

How are they shipping it exactly? UPS?

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I'm so lame I'm going to bed now @ 9:30Pm, just to get up and be closer to the consoles arriving :D

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Kostas Kostoglou

I got no emails from amazon about my card being charge but i just went and checked my chase account and there is a temporary charge.for 544... im feeling a litte more confident now even though its been saying shipping all day and no other status

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Brewzzin

Just got my amazon notification on my phone that it shipped. Expected delivery is tomorrow.

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xboxfan50

I'm getting that feeling of excitement in my stomach, it's so close!

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Martog

Evidently they are still processing the pre-orders for Day One as a rep assured me I'd have it tomorrow despite not having shipping info yet.

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Kostas Kostoglou

Yea i was assured as well but what annoys me is that my friend put their preorder on a regular xbox(before changed to dayone) on amazon in september while mine was in june and got tracking info in the afternoon.. oh well as long as i get mine i dont care but i keep checking my status every few lol

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Yea i was assured as well but what annoys me is that my friend put their preorder on a regular xbox(before changed to dayone) on amazon in september while mine was in june and got tracking info in the afternoon.. oh well as long as i get mine i dont care but i keep checking my status every few lol

 

Yeah I'm just a bit nervous too on it.  They could've slapped them on the trucks and will be putting in the shipping info later.  Almost wish I would have just pre-ordered at the local gamestop since we have one now, I keep forgetting since I generally just Amazon my games, my two X1 games are from Amazon due to my Discover Card cash back, only paid $24 for DR3 and AC4 lol.  My AC4 is sitting here on my desk.  Need to disconnect my PS3 sometime.

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trooper11

I would make a thread for the live launch event tonight at 11, but considering how few were following the ps4 thread, I don't think its worth it.

 

 

Plus, MS made it clear that there would be no surprise new game announcement.

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