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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:18 PM Edited by Matriculated, 30 August 2013 - 06:50 PM.

During a thread on 4chan's videogame board /v/ today, a shopto.net warehouse worker revealed that they would start shipping out copies from 3PM Friday 13th. I know what you're thinking; why would we trust a random person on the Internet, on 4chan no less? Well the person eventually posted proof they worked for shopto by posting a photo of the outside of the building.

Here's an archive of the thread:
http://archive.foolz...read/207506110/

Here's the post stating shopto will be dispatching on the Friday:
http://archive.foolz...6110/#207511910

And here's the proof the poster works for shopto:
http://archive.foolz...6110/#207517065

Another nugget of info he dropped was that even if you haven't pore-ordered yet, you are still very likely to make it into the Friday dispatch. Any orders made by the 8th are expected to ship Friday.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:19 PM

Aye them doing that is the only way to ensure it gets to people by Monday/Tuesday, seen as though the Royal Mail do sweet shag all on weekends.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

Nothing new here Shopto is legendary for shipping all their games very early. They stopped selling activision games cause the company was pissed at them.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:36 PM

It came as news to me. I know shopto is exceptional at getting games delivered early, but for REALLY big games they've typically stuck to getting them delivered on launch day.

For example; GTA IV was dispatched on the Monday via 24-hour courier services to guarantee it wouldn't arrive early but still not miss launch day..

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

I heard that Royal Mail are going to be going on strike for 2 weeks during the release of GTA V. Anyone know if this is true because otherwise I will pay for courier shipping.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:42 PM

Is it really worth it to spend 7 more just to get it one day early?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:44 PM

Thank you my friend, I have pre-ordered it; ShopTo.net has given me luck in the past -- had EFLC 2 days early icon14.gif .

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE (Frantz Fuchs @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:42)
Is it really worth it to spend 7 more just to get it one day early?

Providing the Royal Mail don't go on strike you'll probably get it early anyway.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE (Frantz Fuchs @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:42)
Is it really worth it to spend 7 more just to get it one day early?

For a lot of people (including me), yes. Easily.

We all have our own perceptions of value and what's important. For me, 7 is absolutely inconsequential if it means getting GTA V early. Not to sound like a dick or a snob or anything.


Plus shopto have always had excellent customer service. I would rather support them than someone like GAME.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

What delivery option are people using that have ordered from ShopTo? Is it worth paying extra for the DPD/TNT courier service?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (Pudding908 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:47)
What delivery option are people using that have ordered from ShopTo? Is it worth paying extra for the DPD/TNT courier service?

DPD Next Business Day is being offered for free.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Matriculated @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:49)
QUOTE (Pudding908 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:47)
What delivery option are people using that have ordered from ShopTo? Is it worth paying extra for the DPD/TNT courier service?

DPD Next Business Day is being offered for free.

Really? I'm trying to pre-pay for my pre-order and it's still showing up as 6. Is that exclusively for the collectors edition?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

I paid extra for my ShopTo order so it'd arrive the day after before 12pm.

Could this mean what I think it means?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE (Pudding908 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:51)
QUOTE (Matriculated @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:49)
QUOTE (Pudding908 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:47)
What delivery option are people using that have ordered from ShopTo? Is it worth paying extra for the DPD/TNT courier service?

DPD Next Business Day is being offered for free.

Really? I'm trying to pre-pay for my pre-order and it's still showing up as 6. Is that exclusively for the collectors edition?

Ah. That's probably it. The CE is what I've pre-ordered.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

would it only be UK residents who get it early from that sight?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

Shipping the game out on Friday 13th is pretty legit to me, you'll most likely get it on Monday lol.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

For anyone in the Glasgow area G-Force on Union St will sell the game to public early. They always do with new releases but probably charge 5 more. It won't be on the shelves but just ask for it. I would reckon they'll definitely be selling it on Saturday but maybe even as early as the Thursday prior to release.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

Even though I got packages delivered a day early with shopto, I changed my order to Amazon since it was cheaper. I've never had a order arrive late with them so Im fine with that.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

be careful with shopto, i ended up getting dishonored 3 days early from them but i never noticed the sign on the cover saying my copy was "not for supply in the uk" until i found it impossible to resell.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

It's not next day delivery, so you won't get it Saturday

You won't get it Sunday because there's no post.

Best you can hope for is Monday, but it's not 100%

Tuesday definitely. Release day.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE (brian92brian @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 18:55)
would it only be UK residents who get it early from that sight?

I'm thinking the same. I would be willing to pre order from Shopto if we could get the game on launch day.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE (JOSEPH X @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 19:01)
It's not next day delivery, so you won't get it Saturday

You won't get it Sunday because there's no post.

Best you can hope for is Monday, but it's not 100%

Tuesday definitely. Release day.

You do realise that Royal Mail still operates on a Saturday? I have had plenty of games arrive on a Saturday from ShopTo.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

Well tbf the game will take 2 days postage and they will have a lot to ship so some lucky people will get it on Monday but others on Tuesday

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:21 PM

The amazon advisor I spoke to told me they were hoping to dispatch from their warehouse on Sunday, usually go with shopto but used the saving on amazon towards the limited edition guide

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:36 PM

This will be my first ever purchase from ShopTo. I pre ordered way back in November, and have since paid it off in full, in the hope my order is somewhat prioritised. I am quite happy paying a few pounds extra, if it means theres a chance of getting the game a little bit early. I only live about 10 miles away from the ShopTo warehouse, dunno if that will actually make a difference? Fingers crossed.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (NeXt Vice City @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 19:36)
This will be my first ever purchase from ShopTo. I pre ordered way back in November, and have since paid it off in full, in the hope my order is somewhat prioritised. I am quite happy paying a few pounds extra, if it means theres a chance of getting the game a little bit early. I only live about 10 miles away from the ShopTo warehouse, dunno if that will actually make a difference? Fingers crossed.

where about is the shopto warehouse located?
Thanks...........

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (GTAV92 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 19:42)
QUOTE (NeXt Vice City @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 19:36)
This will be my first ever purchase from ShopTo. I pre ordered way back in November, and have since paid it off in full, in the hope my order is somewhat prioritised. I am quite happy paying a few pounds extra, if it means theres a chance of getting the game a little bit early. I only live about 10 miles away from the ShopTo warehouse, dunno if that will actually make a difference? Fingers crossed.

where about is the shopto warehouse located?
Thanks...........

I believe it is in Bracknell, Berkshire.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (GTAV92 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 19:42)
QUOTE (NeXt Vice City @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 19:36)
This will be my first ever purchase from ShopTo. I pre ordered way back in November, and have since paid it off in full, in the hope my order is somewhat prioritised. I am quite happy paying a few pounds extra, if it means theres a chance of getting the game a little bit early. I only live about 10 miles away from the ShopTo warehouse, dunno if that will actually make a difference? Fingers crossed.

where about is the shopto warehouse located?
Thanks...........

Bracknell i think

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:52 PM

Taken from the shopto site..

Pre-order GTA : Grand Theft Auto V (5) before 12pm on Friday 13th of September 2013 to receive it by the release date of Tuesday 17th of September 2013.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:52 PM

From my experience, stuff from ShopTo comes a day earlier than release...got Animal Crossing New Leaf a day earlier in July.




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