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kiral
So I've been holding off buying a PS4 due to the limited number of games out yet. I'm looking to get one near the end of this month.

Where did you guys get them/ where are they available?
Fork
I got mine from JB, preordered late October. I got the call it was ready on Thursday of the week the second shipment started hitting Australia.

The launch rollout was quite a lovely fuckup, in that each store had their own individual preorder list and then did whatever they wanted afterwards. When a preorder comes in, they call the people up and say it's in but they can only hold it for X days. That might be 1-4 days depending on the franchise/store. If they're not picked up in that time some stores then just give it to the next person on the list, some just put it up for sale behind the counter.

While I was waiting for my preorder call to come in, I was watching the Whirlpool 2nd Batch Waiting Thread and it was crazy to see how many people just walked in and got one of the surplus that wasn't picked up.

Two or three weeks ago if you pre-orderd the consensus was that you'd get one late Jan or early Feb, but I'd say your best bet is to just call around, or keep an eye on a similar thread for if a store near you is known to have some spare then run out the door.
ratchan
Ive preordered mine from EB Games but have no idea when my shipment will be coming in. I do know that it might be possible for me to change it over to a layby once it comes in and can't pay off the rest. Im hoping it doesnt come in for another couple of months as there was a number of people wanting one.
Melg
I got mine from JB also. Im pretty sure I preordered in October as well and got a call it was ready the week of Xmas and that they could only hold it for 4 days. Im with Fork, I would say call around and either get on a list or see if anywhere has some left over from people who didnt pick theirs up.
Fun
ratchan wrote:
Ive preordered mine from EB Games but have no idea when my shipment will be coming in. I do know that it might be possible for me to change it over to a layby once it comes in and can't pay off the rest. Im hoping it doesnt come in for another couple of months as there was a number of people wanting one.


Not sure about your EB, but I wouldn't count on the layby - at my store we've been told to only hold 2 days before moving the stock on and not to take laybys because of the demand.
ratchan
Paid off another $50 on the PS4. My one might be in the next shipment in a couple of weeks but I was told that if I continue paying it off then once it's done, I can pick up one if they have any left. Otherwise I would have to wait until the shipment after I finish paying. A preorder that will take a while to pay off. God I hope I get some good work soon.
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