(Topic ID: 152974)

Pre-ordering non-announced games

By Griffin

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    I've never bought a NIB pin, just owned 6-7 classics so far. I've seen a lot of people claiming they have ordered/put deposits on titles like Ghostbusters that haven;t even been announced yet - is this a bit of joking around or do some people have pre-order priority?

    I'm thinking GB may be may first ever new pin, but I'm pretty new to this whole pre-order deposit routine as I've only ever bought used pins in the past.

    #2 5 years ago

    It's against Stern policy to preorder unannounced games, but it happens when some long time customers have a good relationship with their distributors.

    So basically, yes it happens.

    #3 5 years ago
    Quoted from Griffin:

    I've never bought a NIB pin, just owned 6-7 classics so far. I've seen a lot of people claiming they have ordered/put deposits on titles like Ghostbusters that haven;t even been announced yet - is this a bit of joking around or do some people have pre-order priority?
    I'm thinking GB may be may first ever new pin, but I'm pretty new to this whole pre-order deposit routine as I've only ever bought used pins in the past.

    I doubt they are joking. They will also be the first people pitching a fit about the game needing a fix from stern or the code not being finished.

    #4 5 years ago

    Find a distro, talk to them, tell them you want the new machine coming out. I don't think it's as "official" as people make it out to be.
    "Yo dude I want that GB game so put me in line early."

    #5 5 years ago

    Thanks for the replies. That was what I was I thinking that people had just dropped deposits with their distributors rather than actual orders with Stern.

    #6 5 years ago

    I just pre-ordered Ghostbusters II!

    #7 5 years ago

    Did people ever pay Stern direct for games? I don't think so. But try as Stern might, there is no way for them to enforce "hand-shake" deals between customers and distributors. I pre-ordered Iron Maiden LE. I hear it will be Epic.

    #8 5 years ago

    Already preordered JJP's 3rd game...just saying.

    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from AbacusMan:

    Already preordered JJP's 3rd game...just saying.

    Well that may be true

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