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The Enigmatic Dr X

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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #30 on: 22 November, 2020, 07:05:07 PM »
I failed utterly to get either console and am hacked off with the scalpers.

Pre-order and launch day, had one in my basket at Microsoft, John Lewis, Argos, Amazon, Asda and Game... both consoles (well, not the PS5 at the Microsoft store!) and each time checkout failed and then stock was gone.

Twice I got as far as having a bank approval code texted to me.

Really pissed off as I wanted to get one of them for my boys' Christmas... and mine!
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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #31 on: 22 November, 2020, 11:10:12 PM »
I got the Oculus Quest 2 instead, and it’s a blast!

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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #32 on: 09 June, 2021, 11:30:33 AM »
Halfway through 2021 and still can't get my hands on a PS5 for love nor money.

Anyone know if pre-orders are available from any UK / ROI retailers?

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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #33 on: 09 June, 2021, 11:35:38 AM »
Halfway through 2021 and still can't get my hands on a PS5 for love nor money.

Anyone know if pre-orders are available from any UK / ROI retailers?

Because I've googled it once or twice for friends, most days I get a story on the default page of Chrome on my Android phone about companies who are expecting stock.  No idea if they are accurate though.  I think that people like Curry's let you sign up for the chance to have one reserved but it's a bit of a lottery.


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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #34 on: 09 June, 2021, 01:07:47 PM »
Halfway through 2021 and still can't get my hands on a PS5 for love nor money.

Anyone know if pre-orders are available from any UK / ROI retailers?

I was lucky enough to get one thanks to following a restock account on Twitter.  There's a few accounts to choose from, but provided you are ready to go for it when the restocks are posted (it's like chum in the water) then you've got a decent chance. 

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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #35 on: 09 June, 2021, 01:27:30 PM »
Halfway through 2021 and still can't get my hands on a PS5 for love nor money.

Anyone know if pre-orders are available from any UK / ROI retailers?

I registered interest with ShopTo. They give registered folk an email invite to buy when they get stock. I got one about six weeks after registering. It was a bundle with an extra controller and Cyberpunk, both of which I sold on eBay
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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #36 on: 10 June, 2021, 03:03:22 AM »
I don’t want one yet but I need to make sure I have a PS5 when the new Battlefield comes out as last gen versions are effectively going to be a different game from what I’ve heard.

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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #37 on: 14 June, 2021, 11:40:44 AM »
Cheers lads, have looked around there a bit over the weekend, but still can't find a retailer that would place you on a 'guaranteed' pre-order list (including Smyths Toys).
My offer of pre-paying the €500 in advance was laughed at.

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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #38 on: 15 June, 2021, 09:14:40 PM »
So, I started this thread and have still not picked up a PS5. Not only because they are rare as rocking horse poodoo, but....there's nothing been shown that really grabs me. Yet!
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Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« Reply #39 on: 15 June, 2021, 11:20:52 PM »
So, I started this thread and have still not picked up a PS5. Not only because they are rare as rocking horse poodoo, but....there's nothing been shown that really grabs me. Yet!

This is a good point. That and the fact that games are £70 a pop!

I mean, I would play the new Ratchet & Clank. But not for £70. Game pass is much better value, frankly.

Still, my PS4 was loud and on its last legs. So now I can clear its backlog in fast-loading silence while I wait on new stuff that is a reasonable price.
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