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  • Canadian Online Retailer for Pre-order ??

    Greetings, I've jsut recently moved back to Canada after 8 years of exile to the United States. Good thing, IMO. But I'm having a hard time finding established online retailers ... or any at all really.

    I'm looking to pre order Civ IV and would like a reliable retailer to order from.

    Any fellow Canadians want ot fill me in on some Canadian based retailers ... or some US ones that do a good job sendign to Canada?

    And yes, I have seen the ads on the site for Chips and bits ... I'm not impressed by their site - looks like it was thrown together and never gets updated. Turns me off. But I would be interesting in hearing for some Canucks who have ordered from there jsut the same.

    Thanks in advance.
    -rippk

    PS. how many different version are going out initially? DVD version? thx

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    Chips&Bits
    Civ4 $49.95* , shipping: $5.63 , Total : $55.58
    http://www.chipsbits.com/cgi-bin/ord...1&add=CIVI4.IR
    Note: you get 3 months of PLUS with each purchase
    http://apolyton.net/forums/showthrea...hreadid=138517



    EB Games
    Civ4 $49.99 , shipping: $14.99, Total : $64.98
    http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/...type=2&subid=0
    This note was added on the checkout:
    Canadian customers will be responsible for G.S.T./P.S.T and duties at the time of delivery.

    Amazon.ca doesnt have it yet


    I will admit that Chips&Bits doesnt look that professional but we link to them for years and we've never had a bad report about them.

    * (prices in USD)
    Co-Founder, Apolyton Civilization Site
    Co-Owner/Webmaster, Top40-Charts.com | CTO, Apogee Information Systems
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    • #3
      Re: Canadian Online Retailer for Pre-order ??

      Originally posted by rippk
      PS. how many different version are going out initially? DVD version? thx
      we dont have details on the media or a separate dvd version. North America pre-orders will get the special Pre-Order Edition...
      http://apolyton.net/news/search.php?...ind2=announced
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      • #4
        An example of my problem with chips and bits

        "Release Date: This is a pre-order item to be released on: Sunday, January 01, 2006 "

        Where as ebworld says:
        "Pre-Order: Ships on 10/24/2005"

        You'd think that an affiliated sponsor of this site would at least get the release date right. lol.

        According to the info on this site November was original release date ... and now late October. But Chips and bits isn't committed to sending me the game any earlier than 2006. Of course thye may very well ship on time like ebworld ... but when it doesn't come, I'd at least like to be able to call them up and say "hey where the F*** is my game, it's in the stores already, but I preordered and still don't have my copy!!" Only to have them reply "we promised it to you by jan 1 2006" You know where I'm coming from here? lol

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        • #5
          online store get their dates from the publishers, and dont always update their info as fast as a dedicated civ site as we hey, amazon.com doesnt even list civ yet!

          but one date or the other, the game will be shipped on the release date, you can be certain of that....
          Co-Founder, Apolyton Civilization Site
          Co-Owner/Webmaster, Top40-Charts.com | CTO, Apogee Information Systems
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          • #6
            I've ordered my pre-release edition from EBgames, who do have stores in Canada but there online system is US based but ships to Canada no problem.

            CS
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            • #7
              wouldn't it be possible to pre-order at your local EB store? that's what I plan on doing.
              I guess that may not be possible if you live too far from a store

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              • #8
                Yes it is, but I live in Butt-fukk-alberta :-P

                CS
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rippk
                  An example of my problem with chips and bits

                  "Release Date: This is a pre-order item to be released on: Sunday, January 01, 2006 "
                  now it says "october 24"
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                  • #10
                    I see that it's up on Amazon also now. Even Amazon.ca for 59.99$CDN - free slow-ass shipping.

                    http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BC38K6/

                    Ships Nov 14th. Don't think this will be special packaging though. but who knows for sure.

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                    • #11
                      i'm asking firaxis, hold your horses (and credit cards)
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                      • #12
                        I went with chips and bits. I'll let the canucks how it goes come delivery time.

                        FYI. the box image at amazon.ca looks like the non pre-order version. So if you order from there, I wouldn't expect the pre-order goodies.

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                        • #13
                          thank you pre-ordering through us rippk. enjoy your plus time
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                          • #14
                            For what its worth, as an old worlder I've used the Canadian site www.dvdboxoffice.com quite a lot. They don't cripple you with international courier delivery fees or other taxes unlike US companies that ship over the pond. Thats not important for someone living in Canada of course, but their prices have usually been competitive too. No sign of Civ IV yet, unfortunately.
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                            • #15
                              so I pre-ordered from chip and bits .. expecting the bible box edition. I log inot forums today to see if theres news on the release only to see markg ammended his thread a week later to say they don't have the bible box edition. <:| I really wanted that (tech tree and all that), one of the reasons I preordered!

                              And now I can't even log onto the chips and bits site to contact them to confirm and cancel order if it's not what I wanted. very discouraging!

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