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Overclockers.co.uk is now taking preorders for the BF4 edition of the R9 290X for £99. Basically you pay the £99 deposit, then choose your brand and pay the rest at the end of October when the game is out.

If you dont like the final price you can cancel the preorder and get your full deposit back.

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Edited by $ilent - 10/3/13 at 2:59am
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hmm that could be awesome or very much not.

My sister did that with a mini cooper, and what they did, was hold her money, use it to buy cars which instead of delivering to her, sold to other people who walked onto the lot. She didn't go to the front of the line, she went to the back. Pre ordering doesn't always mean you get stuff first. That isn't just you locking them in, it's them locking you in.

It's maybe worth doing if you can get them to pay a penalty if they don't deliver quickly. Another thing you need to know is how many units are they going to get delivered, and how many pre orders they are taking. If the latter is more than the former, expect to be put on the chump list.

It's even ok if they need the money to make the orders. As long as the people pre paying have a guarantee of actually getting their stuff first.

This is apparently British, so they may have laws guaranteeing that a pre order is really a pre order, but in the US it can be a crapshoot. If there are laws like that it may actually be worth pre ordering from these guys rather than am american company just because they can't legally jerk you around.
Edited by bombastinator - 10/3/13 at 3:08am
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From thier OCUK forums:

"only two partners in the UK have allocation of the BF4 edition and we shall cease taking DEPOSITS once all our allocation is sold out".

They are a reputable etailer, like the UK version of newegg. I dont think its a scam.
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Do you know if British consumer protection laws allow for that over selling thing? If they don't this could be a real opportunity for US customers to not get jerked over like all the iPhone 5s gold orderers who are still waiting for their phones. There would be extra shipping of course, but it might be worth it.
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Im not sure to be honest and I just tried looking online now and couldnt find anything.

Ive not preordered from OCUK before but I believe them when they say they will stop taking preorders soon as thier allocation runs out. Ive asked before about some corsair WC units that were cheap and on preorder and they were OoS after a while and I got told thier allocation had run out that was why it was no longer available.

Also Gibbo who I think is head of staff at OCUK posted the thread about the 290x preorder at 0745am and by 0812am he said there was over 30 preorders already.
Edited by $ilent - 10/3/13 at 3:25am
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I may have to go dig up some pounds here... worthwhile consumer protection AND health care that works. With all this government shut down garbage I'm starting to wonder if maybe we shouldn't try to get back our colonial status..
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If only AMD would release some information on the card. At least give us some confirmed specs.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wstanci3 View Post

If only AMD would release some information on the card. At least give us some confirmed specs.
http://videocardz.com/46303/amd-radeon-r9-290x-final-specifications-bf4-bundle-available-preorder

There you go.
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If you are American and you decide to order in another currency, your stupid and you will be overcharged when its all said and done. Save your cash and wait until the U.S sites open the preorders.
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Quote:
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If you are American and you decide to order in another currency, your stupid and you will be overcharged when its all said and done. Save your cash and wait until the U.S sites open the preorders.
I'm sorry, but this must be done...

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