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John
01-24-2001, 04:58 PM
I know Tom can help me with this one...

I've already put my $10 down at Babbages, but I'm a little confused. Does that $10 reserve me a system, or do I need to pay for it in full first? And how long do they reserve the system for, before giving it to the public?

Tom
01-24-2001, 07:59 PM
If they are still working their pre-orders the same as when I was managing, that $10 should reserve anything for you. Now, I do remember, when the N64 was released we were requiring a $25 dollar pre-order, but we told the customers that. If they took your $10 for the pre-order, then I'd say it's reserved for sure. :) Man, I'll never forget the wall of N64's when we first got them in...one of the reasons I'm glad I left retail. I love tech support! Really...I DO! :)

John
01-24-2001, 09:08 PM
Okay, I was just making sure that it didn't work on a 'pay in full' basis...

Underdog
01-25-2001, 01:22 AM
I also thought you can add some extra cash to your pre-order. Almost like a lay-away plan.

Tom
01-25-2001, 04:34 PM
they will call you if things change. Rule numero uno for the stores was customer contact. :)

John
02-05-2001, 07:57 PM
Today, I was looking at my preorder receipt and saw that it said '$50deposit 24hour pickup'. This was the last straw of my frustration, so I decided to call Babbages.

I learned that all I need is that $10 to fully reserve the system, which is good news indeed. I also found out that I was #10 on the list, which is good considering that even at the time of the PS2 shortage the store got 12 units. So I'm pretty much guaranteed a system upon first shipment.

I'm happy. :)

It's a good thing I preordered when I did (in Dec); the guy I talked to said the list was up to 30 now. And we're talking about a small, rural town here.. So I'd definitely start thinking about it if you haven't.

[Edited by John on 02-05-2001 at 11:06 PM]

sh0ckdiesel
09-20-2005, 06:15 PM
I seen you say you put $10 down to put on an XBOX 360. What exactly is Baggages?? I wanna do this also.

Underdog
09-20-2005, 10:48 PM
I seen you say you put $10 down to put on an XBOX 360. What exactly is Baggages?? I wanna do this also.

Hey Shock, I think you might want to check the dates on these posts. This was way back in the day when I was working on the site. We are talking about buying the Xbox, not Xbox 360. :)

But, I can tell you that, that I had to put $50 down for the 360 and $5 for each game that I wanted. :)

"Babbages" was a video store in my hometown that was replaced with a Gamestop. So just go to your local gaminig store and tell them you want to pre-order the 360 and they will take it from there. :hardcore:

r3lik1
09-21-2005, 11:23 AM
Hey Shock, I think you might want to check the dates on these posts. This was way back in the day when I was working on the site. We are talking about buying the Xbox, not Xbox 360. :)

But, I can tell you that, that I had to put $50 down for the 360 and $5 for each game that I wanted. :)

"Babbages" was a video store in my hometown that was replaced with a Gamestop. So just go to your local gaminig store and tell them you want to pre-order the 360 and they will take it from there. :hardcore:

damn!!! 4 years ago huh!!! lol....

and i live in philly, and we still have babbages around here...its in one of the 20 malls near me!

Underdog
09-21-2005, 08:09 PM
damn!!! 4 years ago huh!!! lol....

Yeah, time flies when your're having fun :p

Ford Mustang
09-21-2005, 11:20 PM
Holy GOD this thread is old.

Underdog
09-22-2005, 02:09 AM
Holy GOD this thread is old.

Yeah, it was buried in an ancient Indian burial ground and now it's back meaner than ever. You have been warned!! :watchout:

SamSmith
09-22-2005, 02:41 AM
oh well... shame to close a piece of history, but.....