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Old 12-17-02, 10:44 PM
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ebgames.com bullcrap on the zelda preorder

Hello from EBgames.com!

Thanks for choosing us. Since you pre-ordered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker from us we are writing to inform that you will also be receiving a limited edition bonus offer. Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing two fully playable Gamecube versions of previous Zelda games to complement the release of The Wind Waker. The two titles will be the Ocarina of Time, which was originally released for the N64, and the same disk will also contain the Ocarina of Time Master Quest. The second title is an updated release of the original N64 version which was never released outside of Japan!

If you would like to receive this bonus offer when we ship The Wind Waker (currently releasing on 3/24), you do not have to do anything further. We will add it to your order and there will be no additional cost.

The bonus offer is set to be available on February 17th and we realize many of our customers would like to receive it at that time. We will be happy to
send it to you on or near February 17th. If you choose this option you
will incur an additional $5 charge to cover the cost of shipping. You will be charged shipping for The Wind Waker and the bonus disk at the time the bonus disk ships. If you would like to receive the disk early, please respond to this email with "Bonus Disk Early" in the subject line. We will take care of the addition immediately and send a confirmation back to you.

Remember, if you do not mind waiting until the release of The Wind Waker to receive your bonus disk, you do not need to respond. We will make the addition to your order and there will be no additional charge.


maybe i should goto a B&M and get a preorder? save 5 bucks?
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That's why I held out and plan on just doing it at a B&M.

I didn't figure they'd offer to ship it early at all, out of fear that people would cancel their preorders after getting the free games.

I definitely want free games in february, that gives me a month to play them before getting the new Zelda. If I got them in march with the new game I probably wouldn't touch them for quite a while.

My gaming plan currently is too finish up the games I'm currently playing and getting for x-mas (namely Metroid Prime, Kingdom Hearts, LOTR:TTT, Metroid Fusion, and Castlevania: HOD), then play the remix OOT, and then the new Zelda.
Old 12-17-02, 10:58 PM
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Well, I got free overnight on the new game and didn't have to pay tax on the order, so I just decided to give them their $5. It's still cheaper than a B&M, though I may get the preview disk a day or two later.
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If you don't want to pay the $5, just wait until the full game is released and they'll ship it for free.
Old 12-17-02, 11:53 PM
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EB does suck.

But I don't blame them for this. However they could have mentioned in the original order that it may be extra.

ba.
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that's why they're giving the option...pay nothing if you wait, and pay a premium for as soon as they're available...not too bad--certainly nothing to get upset over or claim that EB is full of bullcrap or whatever.
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Figured on this and did my preorder in store. I had a $5 gift card I had to use anyway.
Old 12-18-02, 08:35 AM
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Don't forget to check out using MSN wallet for an extra 20% off.
Old 12-18-02, 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by dfriedland
Don't forget to check out using MSN wallet for an extra 20% off.
whatcha mean?
Old 12-19-02, 01:31 AM
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If you try to buy it now, it says that the MSN wallet does not work with preorders.
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Wow it did before.
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It does work with pre-orders. The MSN dollars were credited to my account.
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MSN Wallet worked for me
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Do they charge your credit card now, or when it ships? Anybody know.
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Originally posted by SpaceBoy
Do they charge your credit card now, or when it ships? Anybody know.
when the OoT bonus disk ships
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2 things:
can someone explain what is msn wallet?

and i went to eb b&m and the dude said that they are not gonna give out the bonus disk until the new zelda is rlsd, so i might just keep my online order
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff
2 things:
can someone explain what is msn wallet?

and i went to eb b&m and the dude said that they are not gonna give out the bonus disk until the new zelda is rlsd, so i might just keep my online order
Go to
http://eshop.msn.com/

A little ad should drop down. You get 20% of the money you spend back in Feb. You must shop at certain stores and the money you get back must be spent at these stores as well.


I was curious if preorders counted. My order went thru fine and it was all preorders. Then I looked up the rules for the deal and I see nothing that says preorders won't work but I'm going to e-mail and make sure.
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is it too late to use msn wallet after ive already preordered?
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yep
you have to use it when you check out. There is now way to go back and fix it.
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Are you guys really so confident that B&M stores will have these bonus discs? I mean is everyone going to have them or just select places? I'm going with EB just to play it safe. Hey can't beat no tax and free shipping and I can wait for all of it at once, I've got enough games to play in the meantime.
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Originally posted by darqleo
Are you guys really so confident that B&M stores will have these bonus discs? I mean is everyone going to have them or just select places? I'm going with EB just to play it safe. Hey can't beat no tax and free shipping and I can wait for all of it at once, I've got enough games to play in the meantime.
The bonus disc is for people that pre-order. Thus if store X has 20 pre-orders Nintendo will ship 20 discs to them. It will be the stores job to insure the proper people get it. It's not that complicated of a process assuming the store you buy it isn't dumb.
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i think im just gonna pay the extra 5
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Originally posted by jeffdsmith
It's not that complicated of a process assuming the store you buy it isn't dumb.
And how many B&M stores are smart?
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Originally posted by darqleo
Are you guys really so confident that B&M stores will have these bonus discs?
According to the latest mailbag at IGN cube, you'll get the demo disc the day you preorder Zelda with the deal running from February 16-March 24.

So I don't see what there is to worry about. Just go to the store (or call them) and ask if they have the discs. Repeat until you find one.

I guess those in rural areas with few stores close to them might have more to be concerned about, but I'm sure most major retailers, and all game stores, will participate, so it still shouldn't be a big deal.

I wouldn't preorder it ahead of time, since they don't technically have to honor the deal if it isn't pre-bought during the above dates.

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