please help me(CE)

  • #1
    Hello,

    long story short my online retailer from where i preordered (hitfox.de) couldnt live up to their contract of delivering my CE so im stuck with none.. now i would like to know where it is still possible to order one? prefferably online..

    thanks in advance!
  • #2
    ebay
  • #3
    EB games australia had a new batch of CE. Not sure where you live or where they ship to, but have a look.
  • #4
    sorry i forgot to mention i live in germany thanks i'll check ebay i saw some cheap ones there but theres surprisingly alot ! considering the CE is sold out everywhere else =/ is it really safe to order from ebay? do i not run the risk of my order getting cancelled? and i think if i ordered from australia it will get expensive ^^ anywhere else i could order from?

    thanks for your help guys~
  • #5
    If you don't have an eBay account yet, it'll take about a week or two to set one up - the conformation mail they send is actually real mail lol. But it's 99% safe to use if you pay attention ;)

    If not, you can always check any retail stores in the area and ask if you can pre-purchase one, or if they'll even get one in. I slept when Cataclysm came out and just showed up half an hour before a local Saturn opened. They only had one CE, and about 100 people waiting at the gate. While everyone was busy trampling each other on the quickest way to the games section, I calmly walked the long way there and grabbed it. I t was the funniest thing I've ever experienced while buying a game; grown people were literally crying while others looked at me like I just killed their child.
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  • #6
    I don't know about your personal location, but I highly recommend Walmart, Target or other large retailers that don't accept reservations on games. Get there very early (at least 2 hrs I'd say), clearly tell the clerk behind the counter you are wanting a CE copy of the game and form the inevitable line.

    If that's not an option, then your choices are severely limited. Continue checking Amazon daily, (sign up for their 'inform me when it's available'), and check every other possible online retailer and pray.
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  • #7
    thanks guys, i did sign up to ebay a long while ago so thats not a problem and i will check out local stores if all else fails.
    CasmX, where i live there are no walmarts or target but i will do so at my retailers

    thanks all
  • #8
    Is it just people over seas that are failing to get the CE? Haven't seen anyone post it that's from the US
  • #9
    Quote from D3VASTATE

    Is it just people over seas that are failing to get the CE? Haven't seen anyone post it that's from the US


    Yea, seems that a lot of the small game stores in Europe are really getting screwed. I've seen so many threads pop up lately. I actually called my local gamestop where I preordered back in October to confirm today. Luckily they're awesome around here and confirmed I have my copy reserved and ready to pick up at midnight.

  • #10
    Well, from past experience in Germany, most retailers that don't specifically focus on video games don't take pre-orders if they have a very limited stock. Its first come, first serve.

    Luckily, the local Amazon.de is very reliable here (never ever had problems yet). The only thing that kinda screws me over is the exchange rate since I earn dollars, but its better than waiting for stuff to come through APO >.> Military exchange stores aren't up to par when it comes to stuff like this either, always a hit-or-miss situation with them.
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  • #11
    well then.. now to wait until amazon.de stocks up again i cant do much until i get my money back from the order i placed with hitfox.de so until then i just hope that i will still be able to get a CE.. and this happened all due to the fact that i ordered the CE from hitfox last year in december and they told me just yesterday that they cannot deliver me a CE because they ran out!!! now i have to run around and find a CE in this last moment.. it is too frustrating -_- as i wrote earlier i will order from ebay if all else fails as that is my last hope.. ebay never seems to run out lol >_>(thats probably where most of the orders from hitfox went! -.-, because the problem was that the middleman couldnt or refused to deliver the CE's to hitfox so many people speculate that hitfox' CE went to ebay instead) theres alot of foulplay going on with this CE ordeal.. its almost unfair
  • #12
    If you live in an average city just drop by the nearest mall at opening hour / the day before if retaillers broke the street date. Here in france, since they don't do preorder in malls they often have tons of collectors waiting to be picked, i manage to have some collector that was supposed to be sold out everywhere (and yeah in specialised / online sites they were sold out).
  • #13
    Quote from Licania

    If you don't live in an average city just drop by the nearest mall at opening hour / the day before if retaillers broke the street date. Here in france, since they don't do preorder in malls they often have tons of collectors waiting to be bought, i manage to have some collector that was supposed to be sold out everywhere (and yeah in specialised / online sites they were sold out).


    thanks i live in munich though is that an average city or not? i dont know lol i have been living here only 1~2 weeks i will have to ask somebody wont i since they wont be on shelves.. or will they? hm.. complicated but since i dont even have money right now and i have to deal with hitfox to have them give me my money back i must wait
    but thankyou i'll do as you suggested and hope to get one CE
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