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Hi all,

I'm looking to buy an MSI Lightning GTX580 but the only online stores I can seem to actually find one is aria.co.uk (I live in the UK).

I've dealt with them before and they were fine but I have never pre-ordered anything from any store. Ever.

Are pre-orders generally encouraged? I can't think of a good reason why aria would be offering the card for sale (albeit pre-order) while I cant find a trace fot he GPU anywhere else?

Thoughts?

*edit* - Damn, wrong website! I meant scan/co.uk!!!
Any way I can change the thread title?
Edited by Boygor - 8/6/11 at 3:23am
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post #2 of 13
To change title Edit>Advanced Edit.

Scan.co.uk are quite competitively priced and I've sometimes found them to be much cheaper than anywhere else.

OCUK also have the Lightning:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-133-MS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1812

It seems that the Lightning has been delayed all-over the UK.
    
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post #3 of 13
Scan are great, Ive never pre-ordered but they will send to you as soon as they can.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boygor;14484570 
Hi all,

I'm looking to buy an MSI Lightning GTX580 but the only online stores I can seem to actually find one is aria.co.uk (I live in the UK).

I've dealt with them before and they were fine but I have never pre-ordered anything from any store. Ever.

Are pre-orders generally encouraged? I can't think of a good reason why aria would be offering the card for sale (albeit pre-order) while I cant find a trace fot he GPU anywhere else?

Thoughts?

*edit* - Damn, wrong website! I meant scan/co.uk!!!
Any way I can change the thread title?
To change the thread title, click your Edit button and then click "Go Advanced". Or, just double-click your Edit button.

Anyway, it looks like Pre Order just means that they're out of stock. I mean, I don't see anything but "Buy" and "Pre Order". There's no "Out of Stock" or anything like that.
Edited by TwoCables - 8/6/11 at 3:17am
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post #5 of 13
Scan? are you kidding? if your not safe there then your not safe anywhere.
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post #6 of 13
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Thanks guys, it doesn't hurt to check smile.gif

I think i'll take the plunge now!
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by superj1977;14484616 
Scan? are you kidding? if your not safe there then your not safe anywhere.
He just wants to know what to expect because it says "Pre Order" instead of "Buy". That's all.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boygor;14484621 
Thanks guys, it doesn't hurt to check smile.gif

I think i'll take the plunge now!
You're welcome.

If you find that you're still hesitant during checkout, then I recommend calling them to get a clearer definition of what they mean by "Pre Order".
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post #9 of 13
Scan are a top company, I've spent £000's with them over the years. I've never actually pre ordered from them but did have to wait a few days for a replacement Enermax PSU as it went out of stock, however as they have stuff coming in all the time It was only a couple of days before they got more in, so I doubt you'll be waiting very long at all for a 580.
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post #10 of 13
I usually find scan are more expensive than most places when you factor in delivery costs. Keep that in mind when you are comparing them.

That said, they are pretty safe. Do watch out for some pre order items, they often say an item is pre order even when the item has already been available for ages elsewhere or is discontinued.

I wouldn't pre order from them (or anyone) unless there is a due date, there is on the lightning 580, so you should be fine.
     
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