How long does Gamestop hold a preorder?

#1YoyokuKOPosted 10/3/2008 5:44:18 PM
I reserved it recently and I'm told they can for 1 week....the truth?
receipt say they hold new products for 48 hours
#2semianonymousPosted 10/3/2008 5:50:34 PM
I've only ever heard 2 days
#3YoyokuKO(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2008 6:07:49 PM
that makes thing complicated
#4SpacePr8RobertsPosted 10/4/2008 4:08:15 AM
No bonus, no need to preorder. Get your money back and get it from a respectable company.
#5DragonJaumsPosted 10/4/2008 5:27:05 AM
I'm not sure about your gamestop, but I've picked up pre-orders a week after release. This may just have been due to the fact that they had more than enough non pre-orders though.
#6plagamesforevaPosted 10/4/2008 8:44:05 AM
Posted 10/4/2008 4:08:15 AM
message detail No bonus, no need to preorder. Get your money back and get it from a respectable company.

Anyway, for one particluar game, I preordered and did not pick it up for another two months. This game came with preorder bonus which I had picked up weeks prior to, but somehow forgot to pick up the game.

As long as the game is not an Atlus game, you can pick up the game whenever, unless it comes with a preorder bonus. If you don't get the bonus before or during the time that the game is released, you will miss out.
#7Pranil_PatelPosted 10/4/2008 11:12:00 AM
if theres no bonus, try hard not to preorder

otherwise you manage to just give gamestop a free loan ++encourage their shady preorder practices
#8plagamesforevaPosted 10/5/2008 8:54:44 AM
I agree with you there.
#9MellowLyricistPosted 10/5/2008 4:13:24 PM
Or at least preorder from somewhere else. Amazon gets a lot of the preorder bonuses too nowadays (though I know most people won't want to wait...because it kind of defeats the purpose of pre-ordering).
#10SteckumsPosted 10/5/2008 8:07:04 PM
How are Gamestop's reserves shady? You put down $5. That $5 gets you a copy of the game on release date. If you don't pick it up within 48 hours, and there is a copy there, that money goes towards the purchase of the game.

Real shady, imo. /rolleyes
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