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    Play.com out of stock trick

    Hi, Seem to remember that someone posted how to order something that was out of stock on Play.com - it was about remembering a product code and typing it into a http link that had something available. Am I going mad? Getting desperate now for the DS game Professor Layton so thought I would give it a shot.

    Thank you!

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    Wasn't it Amazon??

    You tried here? ]http//ww…DS)

    Original Poster

    well that was exciting for a minute - but click on buy it and it says out of stock! I thought the \wii fit was tricky but this is nigh on impossible!

    Original Poster

    I am sure it was play - you fooled the system some how!

    Or try Power Direct, £23.99 delivered:

    powerplaydirect.com/asp…766

    edit: Power Direct are a decent online merchant, had no trouble ordering from them.

    Original Poster

    Had one on order from them for 10 days! Nothing yet - also had the false start of PC world [retending they had them!

    Original Poster

    I am very grateful for any suggestions - just fed up of chasing a game!

    Assuming it was on play and somebody remembered how to do it - how exactly would that help you, as surely play won't have it.

    I thought this was for comet :?

    I'm guessing you've already had your eye on the stock checker but here's the link in case you haven't seen it...

    pagerank10.co.uk/gam…ge/

    Original Poster

    schaf;3763524

    Assuming it was on play and somebody remembered how to do it - how … Assuming it was on play and somebody remembered how to do it - how exactly would that help you, as surely play won't have it.



    Wll as it keeps coming into stock - I am hoping that (as I seem to remember) that it thinks its a pre-order so will then sell me one when they get the 2 minutes in stock! Crazy I know but am desperate! Can not afford to pay the rip off prices on Ebay and marketplaces!

    I did this trick for a Nintendo Wii last xmas. Unfortunately i cant remember how to do it.

    -

    http://www.play.com/Games/DS/4-/6362848/-/Product.html?add=6362848



    Don't make it clickable (i.e don't repost).

    I just tried it after i posted and it didnt work. Doh.

    The game is in stock on play.

    jamesWHUFC;3767165

    The game is in stock on play.



    It's not. Only play trade




    I used this "Trick" with a few out of stock items last year, I think you just change the item number to what you want.

    sorry to tell you this guys but play havent sent any of this game out since the 2nd of December!
    they are merely taking back orders in a very sneaky manner..........i ordered when it came into stock last wednesday and when i rang on friday was told that they werent expecting stock till after christmas and are contacting all customers that have plced orders by email,but it will take considerable time to get through them all.
    I only just received my email today for last wednesday order...so anyone that ordered later then that dont expect to receive your copy till after christmas....check status of your order for details.

    Dawn

    Floravada;3767680

    sorry to tell you this guys but play havent sent any of this game out … sorry to tell you this guys but play havent sent any of this game out since the 2nd of December!they are merely taking back orders in a very sneaky manner..........i ordered when it came into stock last wednesday and when i rang on friday was told that they werent expecting stock till after christmas and are contacting all customers that have plced orders by email,but it will take considerable time to get through them all.I only just received my email today for last wednesday order...so anyone that ordered later then that dont expect to receive your copy till after christmas....check status of your order for details.Dawn



    Hiya Dawn,

    I ordered the game from play.com this afternoon and have received a confirmation email this evening - just wondering what the content of your email was.

    Regards

    David

    dtemple;3773302

    Hiya Dawn,I ordered the game from play.com this afternoon and have … Hiya Dawn,I ordered the game from play.com this afternoon and have received a confirmation email this evening - just wondering what the content of your email was.RegardsDavid



    We all get confirmation e-mails, but your order will just sit in awaiting stock till the time comes. I still outstanding orders from last christmas on stuff they sold at silly prices and couldn't handle the demand.

    Waste of time with the Dixons/PC World/Currys that keeps coming into stock they just cancel you order 24hrs later.

    PC World have shipped my order.


    Also to a user who posted above. It was in stock (or taking backorders - whichever you prefer) when i posted.
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