I sent EB-Games in Canada an email asking them when they are dispatching V pre-orders. I knew the answer would likely be the 16th but I just wanted to have that official confirmation to back it up.
Here is the response I got:
Good afternoon Alexander,
Thank you for contacting EBGames.ca !
In order to be compliant with the official release for GTA V, web orders for this game will only start shipping out as of Monday September 16 to allow a maximum of deliveries for the release date of the game.
Please make sure to track the progress of your shipment on the day following your shipping confirmation notification to ensure the delivery was not missed.
As expected but a lot of people have been wondering since some outlets are said to be dispatching starting on the 13th and others are waiting until the 16th as asked by R*.
Just a heads up to the people who were not aware and were wondering when their shipping confirmation would come.
Also keep in mind that EB ships with Purolator. EB Canada's warehouse is located at 8995 Airport Road in Brampton, Ontario so that is the location it will go from to one of Purolator's sorting facilities before it is delivered to you by Purolator.
Now I am sure many Canadians know Purolator has a bit of a reputation where their drivers "pretend" to deliver the package and then drive it back to their depot, making you come pick it up. It depends on the area and the driver but as soon as you see the driver I would get to the door as quickly as possible.
If you live in an apartment and you did not provide a buzz code, they may not even try to contact you to get it so they can bring it up.
They don't like searching through the directory. If you haven't provided a buzz code, contact Purolator as soon as you get the tracking number and have them add it. It'll ensure the driver will actually bother.
You can easily contact them via their live support if you do not feel like calling them up.
I am sure this is obvious to a lot of people, especially those who have pre-ordered previously but I just wanted to get all of this information in here so that people are aware.
I reckon that EB will be sending out confirmation of shipping emails on the 13th or 16th. Definitely by the 16th you will have a tracking number to follow on Purolator's site.