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They Better Exist someday!! Got my Pre-Order in!!

 

A REAL Pre-Order too, not some crowd funding nonsense!

 

WooHoo!!!

 

Cheers Nathan!

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A REAL Pre-Order too, not some crowd funding nonsense!

 

 

What's the difference between a "real" pre-order, and a crowdfunding one? Aren't you effectively doing the same thing - giving money to someone for something that doesn't exist yet?

 

(For what it's worth, I'm pretty-sure the Phoenix will happen. Whether they hit their revised timeline or not I'm less confident in.)

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Perhaps a real pre-order is one where you make a commitment to buy, but money is not withdrawn until production begins, so the manufacturer is financing the development costs themselves before they have anything to sell? Crowdfunding seems to be about first getting the money, then see how it is best spent.

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For me a pre-order is what I can do at GameStop - purchase a game before the release date so I am guaranteed to receive it on the release date.

 

Paying for something when it's not to the manufacturing stage isn't pre-ordering, it's wishful thinking IMHO.

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Agreed. With GameStop you're not putting money down in the hopes that a game company might develop that game. They are developing it, it will be released, and the pre-order is just assuring that you'll get a copy on day one. Also, the pre-order money goes to the retailer. You aren't sending the money directly to the developer.

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A crowdfunding "Pre-Order" isn't [necessarily] a real Pre-Order, because some of those (ahemmm Atcobox) don't even have Prototypes yet...And some of them I have No Faith in, and I wouldn't want it if you gave me one...Actually if ya gave me 2 nutari "VCS"s...One to poop on and one to wipe my butt with afterwards...Maybe then....

 

At any rate I did Pre-Order a Phoenix Console because I have very reasonable expectations that it will exist. And 2 of them are my friends on AtariAge! If I don't get one I will rebel and take to the streets with rocks and sticks and broccoli, and ...Well it doesn't matter because it Will exist...Sometimes you need only believe :)...

 

BTW, famous "Pre-Orders" for me that didn't pan out include something called a PlayStation 2 (I think it was)...By Sony or something like that...True story,...I was on a list at Kay Bee Toys and they tried to screw everybody by changing the terms after we'd paid our $10 (refundable at least)...At first, (October 2000) they got in either 6 or 12...Either way they had I'm guessing over 300 "Pre-Orders" and they told us we were all buying bundles now with an additional controller, memory card and a game of their choosing...And I said "Nope!,...Not what I signed up for" Besides I bought 2 (Technically 1 and a half) on launch day, well one for me, and my friend and i split one to ebay, of course there were no others left in town...So I just kicked back and waited just to see if they'd call...

 

They never called and I cashed in my pre-order asking for my money back 6 months later! Totally screwed up their books and never shopped there again...And they went and disappeared like Sears so maybe they shouldn't have gotten greedy and tried to screw everybody...

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