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PES 2017 Pre-Orders - £36.99 @ Smyths
PES 2017 Pre-Orders - £36.99 @ Smyths

PES 2017 Pre-Orders - £36.99 @ Smyths

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£5 off PES 2017 PRE-ORDERS WITH CODE PRE5. Available with Click and Collect or Home Delivery as they also have free home delivery on orders over £29. So the £41.99 game becomes £36.99 with discount.

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I preordered Unchartered 4 with Smyths and got it 2 days after release

Customer service was terrible and blamed me for picking standard shipping

SD449

I preordered Unchartered 4 with Smyths and got it 2 days after … I preordered Unchartered 4 with Smyths and got it 2 days after releaseCustomer service was terrible and blamed me for picking standard shipping



Does it say they guarantee delivery on release day? If not, then I blame you too for expecting it.

I have to say that when I was younger, I was gutted when things didn't turn up on release day, but now I'm older and realise there are more important things in life. I pre-ordered this from another retailer for £33.

crazygoog

Does it say they guarantee delivery on release day? If not, then I blame … Does it say they guarantee delivery on release day? If not, then I blame you too for expecting it.I have to say that when I was younger, I was gutted when things didn't turn up on release day, but now I'm older and realise there are more important things in life. I pre-ordered this from another retailer for £33.


Personally I think pre-ordering games is a bit dumb, you are gambling on a company delivering something close to what you hope for without it being overly buggy, which we all know isn't usually what happens with hyped up releases. Having said that I do understand why people do it, the hype surrounding a game makes people want to get it and play it before there are 1001 internet videos and topics potentially spoiling the game for you - basically the advertising for the game worked. So I have to ask, why pre-order a game if you don't even care if you get it on release day?

Dichotomy

Personally I think pre-ordering games is a bit dumb, you are gambling on … Personally I think pre-ordering games is a bit dumb, you are gambling on a company delivering something close to what you hope for without it being overly buggy, which we all know isn't usually what happens with hyped up releases. Having said that I do understand why people do it, the hype surrounding a game makes people want to get it and play it before there are 1001 internet videos and topics potentially spoiling the game for you - basically the advertising for the game worked. So I have to ask, why pre-order a game if you don't even care if you get it on release day?



The reason I pre order games. Is because There is really only 2 or 3 places I can go to on release date and pick up a game. GAME who will probably want like £45 for say PES 17. Or Grainger Games who will probably undercut game by a pound or 2.

Or I can just pre order a week before release online and get the game for much cheaper than the high street.

Also this is cheaper at Base and the Game Collection by a few pence if people rather go with them.

Pes online is £42.i went in store to pre order at that price. They never confined it. I have a £17 gift card and they took £5 off it. Will they try charge me £50 as all new games are that price in store. If so I'll cancel and order Mafia 3

ocelot20

The reason I pre order games. Is because There is really only 2 or 3 … The reason I pre order games. Is because There is really only 2 or 3 places I can go to on release date and pick up a game. GAME who will probably want like £45 for say PES 17. Or Grainger Games who will probably undercut game by a pound or 2. Or I can just pre order a week before release online and get the game for much cheaper than the high street.


My question though was why preorder if you're not even bothered about getting it on release day? You may as well wait to see if the game lives up to expectation if you're willing to wait a few days, or even wait a few weeks for a £5-10 drop in price.

Dichotomy

My question though was why preorder if you're not even bothered about … My question though was why preorder if you're not even bothered about getting it on release day? You may as well wait to see if the game lives up to expectation if you're willing to wait a few days, or even wait a few weeks for a £5-10 drop in price.




When I pre order a game I do expect to get the game on release date. This is why I stick to the likes of Amazon or Simplygames as these have never let me down on getting a game to me for release date. Not only do they get me my games on release date. I am also saving a decent amount of money than buying from the likes of GAME or Tesco. Sometimes upto £10.

Another good example is I have also been using GameSeek recently for new games. In the 3 orders I have made with them my games have turned up on the day of release. One of them games was Uncharted 4 and it turned up 4 days before release. It was also £10 cheaper than the high street stores.

Plus there sister site sellto.com is amazing for trade in. Better than CEX for older games. Last week I traded in Destiny for PS4 (taken king box) and Destiny (vanguard box) for £24. CEX only offered me £4 each.

ocelot20

When I pre order a game I do expect to get the game on release date. This … When I pre order a game I do expect to get the game on release date. This is why I stick to the likes of Amazon or Simplygames as these have never let me down on getting a game to me for release date. Not only do they get me my games on release date. I am also saving a decent amount of money than buying from the likes of GAME or Tesco. Sometimes upto £10. Another good example is I have also been using GameSeek recently for new games. In the 3 orders I have made with them my games have turned up on the day of release. One of them games was Uncharted 4 and it turned up 4 days before release. It was also £10 cheaper than the high street stores.Plus there sister site sellto.com is amazing for trade in. Better than CEX for older games. Last week I traded in Destiny for PS4 (taken king box) and Destiny (vanguard box) for £24. CEX only offered me £4 each.


But my original comment was directed at someone who wasn't bothered if they got the game on release day, yet preorders anyway, it wasn't directed at you - my second comment was to highlight that point. As I said, even if I find preordering a bit silly myself, I understand why people would do it - at least until getting the game on release day is removed.

Dichotomy

But my original comment was directed at someone who wasn't bothered if … But my original comment was directed at someone who wasn't bothered if they got the game on release day, yet preorders anyway, it wasn't directed at you - my second comment was to highlight that point. As I said, even if I find preordering a bit silly myself, I understand why people would do it - at least until getting the game on release day is removed.



Sorry I thought it was at me.

Dichotomy

But my original comment was directed at someone who wasn't bothered if … But my original comment was directed at someone who wasn't bothered if they got the game on release day, yet preorders anyway, it wasn't directed at you - my second comment was to highlight that point. As I said, even if I find preordering a bit silly myself, I understand why people would do it - at least until getting the game on release day is removed.



Of course I want the game on release day, but it's not the end of the world if it comes a day or 2 later. And your point about waiting a few weeks for a 'possible' price drop is a bit daft. You could say that about anything. And I refuse to wait for reviews too because I don't believe them this day and age because most are swayed by one thing or another - read into that what you will. I have played the demo, it plays very similar to last year's game, with some new additions, and that is a good thing in my opinion as I loved PES16.

All this equates to money well spent. I couldn't spend £33 on many things and know I'm going to get a years enjoyment from it, but I'm pretty sure I will with this. Not sure why you can't understand that.

crazygoog

Of course I want the game on release day, but it's not the end of the … Of course I want the game on release day, but it's not the end of the world if it comes a day or 2 later. And your point about waiting a few weeks for a 'possible' price drop is a bit daft. You could say that about anything. And I refuse to wait for reviews too because I don't believe them this day and age because most are swayed by one thing or another - read into that what you will. I have played the demo, it plays very similar to last year's game, with some new additions, and that is a good thing in my opinion as I loved PES16.All this equates to money well spent. I couldn't spend £33 on many things and know I'm going to get a years enjoyment from it, but I'm pretty sure I will with this. Not sure why you can't understand that.


The person you replied to pointed out that, in their experience, Smyths are poor for preorders based on delivery time. You dismissed this siting age means a delayed preorder doesn't matter. Without getting a preorder on release day (or earlier), what benefit do you get from preordering?

My comment about waiting a few weeks for a price drop was just an off-hand one, but if you have the patience and willpower you will often get a better game (patched up) for less money. Very few items drop in price as fast as most video games and PES tends to drop considerably once FIFA is released.

It's up to you if you don't want to use reviews, but it seems a bit silly not to use the vast array of resources on the internet to see what the general consensus is about a game and potentially avoid a game that won't live up to expectations. That usually only requires delaying a purchase by a day or two at most and a lot of online companies will deliver next day so you can still get a good price (i.e. one that is lower than the high street).

So, in summary, I can understand why people preorder even if I would only consider it if I'd already seen reviews, but preordering without getting the game on release seems a pointless endeavor. Whether you are 90 or 10 years old, you are missing out on one of the major reasons to preorder if it doesn't turn up on time, so I would say the initial comment holds a lot of weight and shouldn't be dismissed so easily. Would you really stick with the same company if your preordered games were always a couple of days late?
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