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urbanfire
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:26 AM

I've got good news and bad news for us Australians. Anyone wishing to pre-order the CE version and hasn't done so already, its going to be very difficult. R* didn't allocate many collectors edition to Australia, namely because they based the stock on pre-existing preorders, which are abysmally low since australian retailers charge ridiculously overpriced games. But fear not, if you want CE there is still hope.

I went to 3 EB game stores in Sydney, and each of them told me the same thing: If you hadn't pre-ordered the game way back when GTA V was first revealed, you won't be able to get one in EB games. They had extremely limited stock, and so only people with previous preorders were entitled to get one.

Special edition however was available. Prices were ridiculously high however:
SE: $119.95 (In USA, only $79.99)
CE: $169.95 (In USA, only 149.99)

As you guys can see, CE costs roughly $20 - $25 more here, while the SE version is a ridiculous $40 - $45 more! Strange how the "cheaper option" is actually more expensive suicidal.gif

I had to get the CE version, so I kept searching. I knew that it had already been 5 days, and EB games nationwide were sold out. I heard JB HIFI still had limited stock left, so I tried them. First store didn't even have it in their system (only standard edition was available for PreOrder, not even Special edition!!??!).

Luckily enough, the 2nd store still had stock left!! The guy at JB HIFI in Blacktown said they still had "a couple" left, so I rushed and preordered mine. Come September 17th, I get Collectors edition inlove.gif

TLDR
Stocks are still availabe at a few JB HIFIs, so you guys might still be able to pre-order collectors edition.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:33 AM

Yay Urbanfire! Yeah I went into EB on Saturday and luckily I will be getting CE too! I got the 2nd last one as there was only 18 allocated to my local store. The employee said because I had already put $50 on preorder that I would get one and then he showed me the computer order screen that showed about 400 preorders, 11 of which did not have enough down as their preorder but 382 of those people will be missing out on a CE. So I feel really privileged to get a CE.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

Don't complain about the price, in Sweden it costs 270 for CE & 120 for SE.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:57 AM

I posted the other day about my battles for CE, but JB in bondi had some and me and two mates were able to pre order it, hell yeah, bring on September 17.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:04 AM

It amazes me the prices they can get people to pay, f*ck that standard edition for me.

I've learned you always end up thinking 'Did I really pay that much' after the hype is gone and they're selling all the stuff they suckered you into buying at the Rockstar warehouse and PSN/LIVE

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:12 AM

QUOTE (Aquatimez @ Monday, May 27 2013, 06:04)
It amazes me the prices they can get people to pay, f*ck that standard edition for me.

I've learned you always end up thinking 'Did I really pay that much' after the hype is gone and they're selling all the stuff they suckered you into buying at the Rockstar warehouse and PSN/LIVE

Oh you'd be surprised. It's all about supply and demand and being the "first". When Ps3 was first released, it sold out worldwide. People were bidding $2500 on Ebay for crying out loud. Now days you can get one for less than $200 if you know where to look.

But with GTA V collector's edition, so far I've been told they won't restock in Australia. Atleast not before release date. So if you want the full experience of GTA V on release date, the CE version is the only option.

I just want all the DLC stuff, don't care much about the hat and money bag. Hell I might even put them up for auction on release date. I'm pretty sure I'd make all my money back and more tounge.gif .

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:18 AM

At my wollongong EB games store, they said if you didn't pay the full price of GTA V before january this year when pre ordering it, you won't be able to get a CE but you can get the SE. I didn't check my JB HIFI' store. dontgetit.gif

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:50 AM

Ive been overseas for a bit and I just got back now, is there anyway I can grab a CE from anywhere in Oz (preferably in Sydney) ?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:53 AM

Call JBHiFi Bondi Junction and speak to Robert, he hooked me up, might be worth checking with them if theres any left. I believe there was about 7 left after i got mine on Friday.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:56 AM

I Just Called

JB HIFI BONDI - 3 left for PS3 - 4 left 360 - $50 deposit needed.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

The earliest I'll be able to go to a store and make a payment is tomorrow :-/.

Drat. Does anybody have any idea if any online retailers are selling the CE ? I dont really mind TOO much if they arrive a few days after the release date.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:10 AM

Well thats three left out of 7 on friday so i think your chances for tomorrow are pretty good mate. Just phone them up tomorrow and double check.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

QUOTE (reddit39 @ Monday, May 27 2013, 06:50)
Ive been overseas for a bit and I just got back now, is there anyway I can grab a CE from anywhere in Oz (preferably in Sydney) ?

Yeh, I got mine today at Blacktown JB HIFI, Sydney. Give em a call and see how many are left. But as far as the guy told me, they still had a few left, so preordering there tomorrow should be good.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:25 AM

Yeah, jb hi fi rang and said if you like to upgrade to the CE and i did. but i pre-orded the game last year.

(and for you people that pre-orded it from jb hi fi aswell did it say on the receipt "sold oldLIMIT 1 P" next to where it says GTA 5??)

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:26 AM

An extra 20 bucks isn't worth whining about, the Special Edition is a little pricey though, Australia is a small market, so obviously they're going to charge more.

Here is where you can get them, it will take approximately two weeks to ship (It's from the UK.) I buy many games from this site regularly.
It's UK based retailing to Australia for below Australian retail prices.
Yes all games work on PS3 and 360 as it's the same region and PS3 is region free anyway.

You're welcome, you'll need to wait until they provide prices for the items, but if you really want it, you can order it from here.

http://www.ozgamesho...lectors edition

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:34 AM

QUOTE (finn4life @ Monday, May 27 2013, 07:26)
An extra 20 bucks isn't worth whining about, the Special Edition is a little pricey though, Australia is a small market, so obviously they're going to charge more.

Here is where you can get them, it will take approximately two weeks to ship (It's from the UK.) I buy many games from this site regularly.
It's UK based retailing to Australia for below Australian retail prices.
Yes all games work on PS3 and 360 as it's the same region and PS3 is region free anyway.

You're welcome, you'll need to wait until they provide prices for the items, but if you really want it, you can order it from here.

http://www.ozgamesho...lectors edition

Yeh I agree. That's why I had to get the CE version over the SE version. I'm willing to pay 20 bucks more for the CE version, but not $120 for the SE version which is readily available in the states for a mere $80.

As for that website, it said they aren't in stock, so there's no guarantee you'd be able to get one with them. It's safer to secure a buy from JB HIFI or EB games right now than gamble for time and miss out later.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:44 AM

QUOTE (urbanfire @ Monday, May 27 2013, 05:26)
I've got good news and bad news for us Australians. Anyone wishing to pre-order the CE version and hasn't done so already, its going to be very difficult. R* didn't allocate many collectors edition to Australia, namely because they based the stock on pre-existing preorders, which are abysmally low since australian retailers charge ridiculously overpriced games. But fear not, if you want CE there is still hope.

I went to 3 EB game stores in Sydney, and each of them told me the same thing: If you hadn't pre-ordered the game way back when GTA V was first revealed, you won't be able to get one in EB games. They had extremely limited stock, and so only people with previous preorders were entitled to get one.

Special edition however was available. Prices were ridiculously high however:
SE: $119.95 (In USA, only $79.99)
CE: $169.95 (In USA, only 149.99)

As you guys can see, CE costs roughly $20 - $25 more here, while the SE version is a ridiculous $40 - $45 more! Strange how the "cheaper option" is actually more expensive suicidal.gif

I had to get the CE version, so I kept searching. I knew that it had already been 5 days, and EB games nationwide were sold out. I heard JB HIFI still had limited stock left, so I tried them. First store didn't even have it in their system (only standard edition was available for PreOrder, not even Special edition!!??!).

Luckily enough, the 2nd store still had stock left!! The guy at JB HIFI in Blacktown said they still had "a couple" left, so I rushed and preordered mine. Come September 17th, I get Collectors edition inlove.gif

TLDR
Stocks are still availabe at a few JB HIFIs, so you guys might still be able to pre-order collectors edition.

Thank you so so much, just when I thought I'd have to settle for a Special Edition I got a CE! THANK YOU! I really wanted the extra stuff and that sexy sexy box! Mmmmmmm... icon14.gif

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

Mighty ape in new zealand has listings online and will ship out on 11th of september
So im hoping ill get it a day early

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:46 AM Edited by RockstarMark, 27 May 2013 - 10:49 AM.

QUOTE (platinumlexus @ Monday, May 27 2013, 23:08)
Mighty ape in new zealand has listings online and will ship out on 11th of september
So im hoping ill get it a day early

I quickly ordered the CE from Mighty Ape on Friday after ringing JB HiFi and them saying they were sold out. Unlike most retailers, should you decide to pick up the game from them, you only have to pay on the day it seems.

The PS3 versions are sold out. Last time I looked the 360 version was still listed however.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

Does mightyape Nz Ship to Oz ?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

CE costs 270 F*CKING DOLLARS in Sweden!! You guys are lucky.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

EB Games Belmont Forum W.A have sold all of their 18 allocated CE copies for Ps3. Dunno about Xbox version though

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:02 PM

I've placed my order for the Grand Theft Auto V Collector's Edition, only $169.

https://www.jbhifion...x?T=79&P=684904

*limit one per customer* biggrin.gif

Cheers!

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (reddit39 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 00:41)
Does mightyape Nz Ship to Oz ?

Yeah they do, but I'm not sure how much they charge. Supposedly says at checkout.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (Officer620 @ Monday, May 27 2013, 12:02)
I've placed my order for the Grand Theft Auto V Collector's Edition, only $169.

https://www.jbhifion...x?T=79&P=684904

*limit one per customer* biggrin.gif

Cheers!

Ohhh that's why it says on the receipt "sold outLIMIT 1 P"!!

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (Officer620 @ Monday, May 27 2013, 12:02)
I've placed my order for the Grand Theft Auto V Collector's Edition, only $169.

https://www.jbhifion...x?T=79&P=684904

*limit one per customer*  biggrin.gif

Cheers!

You sir, thank you. Pre ordered smile.gif

lets hope they don't call up saying sorry we don't have enough copies xD

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:46 PM

Everyone store i rang last week had sold out of their PS3 stock. Im very suprised, i own both consoles but my friends all use PS3 so that was my choice. But i havnt really experienced the PS3 seemingly outselling 360 versions of a game. I wonder if we can get world wide statisctics.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:03 AM

Nobody cares about Australians, these topics need to not be in the main forum geez.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (sal7252 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 00:03)
Nobody cares about Australians, these topics need to not be in the main forum geez.

This made me lol

But he's right there is no need for topics like this

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:15 AM

If a topic does not interest you do not enter it, and definitely do not post in it. So over opinionated.




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