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Old 04-19-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Has you EB Games order shipped?

I have ordered from ebgames.com, I live in Sweden (if that matters, I hope not) and they do not seem to have shipped it yet.

If you pre-ordered from them too, has your order been shipped yet?
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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I pre-ordered mine from gamestop and they seem to be taking their sweet-ass time as well. They'll probably ship it by this after noon.

I had a dream last night that I bought psychonauts. My subconcious omens that the game will be cool.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 04-19-2005, 03:39 PM   #3
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Due to lack of $$, Ill be renting Nauts for the time being.

Blockbuster apparently gets the game in today, but might not put it on shelves till tomorrow...

The guy said to call back around 5ish to see if they were gonna put it up today... soo.... i wait.
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:44 PM   #4
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I couldn't... KILL EVERYONE?

Ditto GameStop. I'm glad everyone is having to wait, and it's not just me.

As Tim pointed out in the most recent Double Fine news update - today is the SHIP DATE, not the SELLING date. People can't actually play it until tomorrow, and people who pre-order it get it sent out today. Also remember the time difference over there - it's only just the afternoon at the moment.

EDIT: Checked the GameStop page. The Xbox version has started shipping, but the PC version is still on "Pre-release - 4/19/05".

Guess we're waiting.
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:16 PM   #5
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Tingler, I think Libertine is talking about one of those emails that say "ship confirmed", at least I hope so, because it's seven o clock I still haven't gotten that email.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:33 AM   #6
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According to GameStop's PC Page the PC version doesn't ship until the 25th. At least, NOW it does. Didn't say that yesterday.

They LIED!.

Consequently, I have cancelled my GameStop order and gone straight to the source - Double Fine, and their wonderful spangly new shop.
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:54 AM   #7
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25th eh? I guess that means the PC version will arrive here in the UK about next weekend...going by 3-5 business days.

Kind of annoying, but I shouldn't really be playing Psychonauts before next weekend anyway, I have lots of work to get out of the way.

I will still stick with Gamestop, as that tie-dyed T-shirt is still an exclusive at the moment. I'm starting to feel like my house will be full of Double Fine merchandise before long.
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:06 AM   #8
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Damn, forgot about the T-Shirt. Ah well.
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:05 PM   #9
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EBGames site says pre-orders ship on the 20th:

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/256059.asp

Hopefully I'll get notification tonight.
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:37 PM   #10
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I'm new with these kind of stuff but I'm really interested in buying the game from the internet (since I happen to live in Europe). I'm going to ask my questions here since at least some of you must have some experience and can give me more concrete answer than for example the shops itself.

Do I automatically have to pay some kind of tax (the price on the site is taxfree) or custom fees if I order the game like this to Finland? Or is it something random and if so, how likely would it be?

How much extra would that approximately mean? Since I'm not very keen on paying too much over that 58.99$..

And maybe the most important part. Do I have to take care of these kind of stuff myself? Or can I just order it and safely wait for all the necessary stuff to be done and the game to be mailed to me?

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Old 04-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #11
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GameStop shipped my Xbox order last night and it arrived at my house this morning. Problem is that I wasn't there to greet the FedEx man. Hopefully he'll be back later.


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Old 04-20-2005, 01:55 PM   #12
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I'm new with these kind of stuff but I'm really interested in buying the game from the internet (since I happen to live in Europe). I'm going to ask my questions here since at least some of you must have some experience and can give me more concrete answer than for example the shops itself.

Do I automatically have to pay some kind of tax (the price on the site is taxfree) or custom fees if I order the game like this to Finland? Or is it something random and if so, how likely would it be?

How much extra would that approximately mean? Since I'm not very keen on paying too much over that 58.99$..

And maybe the most important part. Do I have to take care of these kind of stuff myself? Or can I just order it and safely wait for all the necessary stuff to be done and the game to be mailed to me?

Sorry and
Thanks!

I live in Sweden, I'm sure some rules are different such as how much taxes you have to pay and so on, but basically I'm guessing it's the same.

I have ordered game-stuff from the internet a couple of times with varying results. You may have to pay extra tax - the shops do not have this on the price already since the taxes differ from country to country.

I have not spotted any certain pattern as to when one has to pay tax and not, so I think it mostly comes down to if you're lucky or not. If the shipping is with FedEx, DHL or similar they will pay taxes for you and bill you later.

When I ordered Star Wars: Galaxies from dvdboxoffice, I had to pay tax. When I ordered a Nintendo DS and some games from importmadness.co.uk, I did not have to pay tax even though all the paperwork suggested it had gone through customs openly, ie should have been taxed.

And ordering from people on Ebay I have never had to pay tax.


I have preordered Psychonauts from EB games and I got a mail from them asking me the name of my bank because they had to clear some stuff with them or similar. But after replying to that it's ready to go. Only it hasn't yet, sadly.


Whichever store you order from will likely require a credit card like VISA and it will be billed when or before they ship.


What the tax might be for computer games in Finland I have no idea, but you can probably find out by googling or looking at some government site. In Sweden it's 25%, I think. And that would be 25% of the ENTIRE sum, including shipping and any insurance.

Oh, and so far, I have not had any problems with anything that I have ordered, so I am a satisfied customer. Don't know specifically about EB Games, but they seem legit enough.
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Old 04-20-2005, 02:03 PM   #13
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Thanks! I'll look into this stuff.
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Old 04-20-2005, 05:19 PM   #14
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According to GameStop's PC Page the PC version doesn't ship until the 25th. At least, NOW it does. Didn't say that yesterday.

They LIED!.

Consequently, I have cancelled my GameStop order and gone straight to the source - Double Fine, and their wonderful spangly new shop.
FYI, Tingler, the Double Fine shop lists the week of May 9 as the ship date for the PC version. Unless you're getting an autographed copy, you might want to consider another outlet.


If it wasn't for them, you'd be speaking French now. Shame on you, ungrateful cow.
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Old 04-20-2005, 07:02 PM   #15
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You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.

Why the hell is everything going wrong?!?

Sigh.

Now... let me check importmadness...

EDIT: F[Censored, because this swearword is just too disgusting]s! Beware everyone!

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Refund Policy
All sales are final here at the DF shop, so choose your merchandise carefully.
Probably something to do with PayPal. So I guess I'm waiting.
AAAARRGGGHH! Why the hell didn't this show up when I was ordering the damn thing? I assumed if I was ordering from developer direct it'd be quicker than a normal store! I didn't know they were going on sodding holiday!!!
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:05 PM   #16
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Hee, bad luck Tingler. :~


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Old 04-20-2005, 09:57 PM   #17
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I got that email today. A life-changing experience should be resting on my doorstep tomorrow at 4:30.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:39 AM   #18
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I've got the PC version pre-ordered at EBgames. Hasn't shipped yet. I can't wait to play the game, though. I know that it's midnight or later in the U.S. at the moment - but I still feel compelled to refresh my order page every five minutes. Even if it shipped right now it probably won't arrive in Australia until sometime next week. After playing the demo, I know it's worth waiting for.
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:57 AM   #19
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Is your name Joey?

Luckily for me Double Fine were very understanding and gave me my money back.

I'm now going to pop along to Import Madness and have a browse... I can only hope they do better than they did with my last few orders....
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:53 PM   #20
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Hmm

EBGames site has moved back ship date of the PC version - again - to 4/21/2005.

Wonder what's going on. I wrote them an email to see what's up, but no response yet.

On another note - the demo played beautifully on my system, which just grazes the bottom of the system requirements for Psychonauts (they say something like minimum 512 MB RAM). Do you think the performance of the demo is an accurate prediction of how the full game will perform on my system?

Mike
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Old 04-21-2005, 04:05 PM   #21
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I mailed them earlier today and got this response, don't know if it's accurate or just some standard blaha.

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Hello Gisela,

Thank you for contacting EBgames.com.

The PC version of Psychonauts will ship on 4/21/05. Here is the link to the product description that we have available on our website:

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/256059.asp

Once the package has been shipped, you shall receive an email confirmation from us providing you with tracking information.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to respond to this email. You can also give us a call at 877-432-9675, 7 days a week from
8 am to Midnight Eastern Standard Time.


Sincerely,
Annette
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Hello again,
I am wondering what is up with the PC version of Psychonauts, since it has not shipped yet? Do you know when it will?
/Gisela
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:53 PM   #22
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The PC version of Psychonauts will ship on 4/21/05
That's what GameStop said when I e-mailed them - "This product will ship on 4/19/05. Thanks for your letter". An hour later it was knocked back to 4/25/05.

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Do you think the performance of the demo is an accurate prediction of how the full game will perform on my system?
Fairly accurate, although there might be some more graphics-intensive stuff later on. Shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:41 AM   #23
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Okey...

I'm planning to order the game from dvdboxoffice. I understood that the shipping fee is included in those prices already, and the total cost would only be 25.72.

It seems that custom fee here in Finland is 3.5% (from the total price including shipping) and taxes are 22% from that price. So the additional costs would be 25.72 * 1.035 * 0.22 = 5,86. But because the costs are under 10, they won't be charged!!



Can this really be true or have I missed something critical? Since the games here usually cost something like 40 and this way it would only be under 26. And what are your experiences with http://www.dvdboxoffice.com/ ? Are they reliable and so on? How's the service and how long does the shipping take?

Sorry if this is too off-topic.
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Old 04-22-2005, 08:21 AM   #24
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I got a response from EBGames yesterday:

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Thank you for contacting EBgames.com.

Currently, we are still waiting for authorization from the publisher to
ship this product. The release date may have been pushed back by the
publisher yet again, so we suggest checking back with the website for up
to date information about shipment.

EBgames.com works tirelessly with game publishers to ensure accurate
release dates on our site. Occasionally, publishers decide to delay
production to improve quality or add new features. Sometimes dates move
forward; more often they move back and frequently they get changed more
than once.

If a game is scheduled for release far in the future, the publisher may
not even give us a date. In those cases we rely on the collective wisdom
of our buying staff to estimate a date based on their knowledge of the
industry and the publisher's history.

We guarantee that we will always post the best information provided by
publishers. We know that you want that hot new game yesterday and we
want to be the company that gets it to you quicker than anyone else.

Once we have been authorized to ship Psychonauts, your order will be
shipped to you with the EB Saver shipping method you have chosen. You
will be notified with a shipping confirmation email once your item has
shipped completely. We appreciate your patience with this matter.

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Very nice. Except this morning I see they've pushed the ship date back yet again

Tingler: Thanks
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Old 04-22-2005, 08:29 AM   #25
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> dvdboxoffice.com

They are cool. I have only ordered once (Firefly DVDs), but they used to declare the prices so low, that customs don't charge.

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Old 04-22-2005, 10:05 AM   #26
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I'm gonna call you Slowy Joey.

I've heard DVDBoxOffice are good as long as you're pre-ordering.

If you order something they've already had in stock for a bit, it'll take about a month to arrive. This is my only experience with them (and Metroid Prime), so I can't comment on the pre-ordering.
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:23 AM   #27
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That doesn't really matter. I think it's still faster than waiting for the european release.
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Old 04-23-2005, 01:26 PM   #28
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Ahh, but have they shipped yet?
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:38 PM   #29
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nappi, just ordered psychonauts from dvdboxoffice. unbelieveably cheap! i live in estonia btw. so we're pretty much neighbours. yey!

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Old 04-23-2005, 05:52 PM   #30
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My sister just bought this unbelievably awesome computer. A computer that can play Far Cry with its settings to the very highest without lagging. Atleast playing the waiting game will allow me to eventually play Psychonauts on such an awesome set up.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:00 PM   #31
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hah, im actually selling my nvidia geforce fx5200 (very **** graphics card) and buying my buddy's fx5600 ultra just to play the game.
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I have discovered three things in the demo:

a) 640x480 doesn't look that bad with anti aliasing (FSAA) on.

b) The game runs faster in 640x480.

c) The cutscenes blend with the ingame graphics more on 640x480.

I will be playing on 640x480.



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Old 04-23-2005, 07:07 PM   #33
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Squirrels are stupid.

You've got the runs? Ouch.
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:19 PM   #34
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Old 04-24-2005, 05:22 PM   #35
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So what do you think the chances are that the game will ship on Monday? Considering it was suppose to ship with the X-Box version I think the chances are pretty damn good.
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I should think (and hope!) that the chances are high. I'd assume that there's been minor manufacturing or delivery delays which have caused the slightly late PC release, and from what I hear some physical GameStop stores already have the PC version available.

Anybody have a rough idea of how long it takes GameStop to deliver to the UK, though? This is my first experience with them, and I really do have no idea at all how long it takes them.


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Old 04-25-2005, 10:27 AM   #38
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Blah! Now it says it will ship the 26th! Screw you EB Games! Now I got my xbox chipped for expensive money and have ordered that version from Ebay instead. I am extremely disappointed by everything. I wish I was more patient.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:00 PM   #39
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I think they may be finally processing and shipping PC orders. I say that because I just got a note from ebgames.com informing me that they tried to charge my debit card and failed because I'm 100% broke Anyway, they usually don't charge the card unless they're about to ship an order. I cancelled my ebgames PC preorder so I don't know what that's all about, but apparently they 1) thought I still had an order for PC, 2) thought it would be a good idea to charge me for it which means they probably wanted to send it to me, 3) realized I have no money in that account and will be giving my copy to someone else . Hopefully one of you.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:44 PM   #40
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Well, it's apparently shipping now.
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