Holy shit this is the biggest clusterfuck of an event I've ever seen.
>half the stores didn't get a shipment in
>part of them have no idea what the fuck is going on
>some are requiring you to preorder to get it
>some haven't opened up their fucking kits yet
>no one has any idea about a poster
This is a huge fuck up. I'll be betting they don't do anything like this again. Is anyone else having any luck?
My recommendation is to call around and ask before wasting your time going out to a store.
Is it really that bad Anon I was gonna get an extra for my x/y, but now I don't think i even want to go. Also did you get yours? How long did it take?>>20577403
Go back to begging in your powersave thread
gamestop fag here. the shipment is coming in to unless ups stole our shit again like xbones and ps4. it is suppose to have a standie with it and posters. so if you preorder oras make sure to get your dual sided poster. fuck this sounds like an ad.
yeah they pulled the same stunt with Keldeo too I think. you had to preorder i think BW2 to get it or something.
If im not mistaken, i remember reading that gamestop employees get ranked higher depending on how many preorders and sales and such that they do, so thats how they can move up in the store.
Yeah I've been calling around and that's what i've been met with so far. Pretty much no one has any idea whats going on. The one store closest to me is the only one i've gone to and they didn't have it, but I did find another local store that has the codes in so im about to go out there.
Do you get the poster when your preorder? The ones that actually knew about it said that you only get the poster when you pick up the game, but I got the XY poster when i put the money down.
from the email on gso (game stol online) the poster are to be given to those have preordered or going to preorder. same shit happen with cod aw we ran out of posters but honored the preorder.
>needed to do a workout
>decide to bike down a few miles to FUCKING GAMESTOP
>find out its pre-order only
>mfw preordering games in 2014
>mfw its 95 degrees and humid as balls out
>mfw this is essentially $5 DLC for one mega stone.
I might be tempted if it were for all of the X/Y mega stones, but fuck this.
>go to pre-order X
>"yeah, I get that poster right?"
>"that's right you do anon! You know what? I'll give you two so you can hang each side up!"
>GameStop employee is great
>never had any bad stories about gamestop
>mfw I'm the only one
>sucks to be you idiots
>mfw my Gamestop is chill as fuck with this
>mfw they never try to make you preorder to download these things
Of course I never buy anything since it's all overpriced as fuck and their PC selection is shit
>go into gamestop to buy some game stops
>X/Y preorders are up
>decide to preorder X
>"I'm looking forward to this game as well, man."
>Paid in full. Hands me a receipt
>"Also, here's a poster. Enjoy!"
>Thank him and walk out
>>some are requiring you to preorder to get it
Every single fucking event in GAME Britain ever.
"But the GAME website says no preorder necessary."
"I'm sorry, but my manager has threatened to fire me if I give it to anyone without a preorder."
>>find out its pre-order only
>>mfw this is essentially $5 DLC for one mega stone.
>Having to pay for your preorders
Being a Britfag is wonderful. Here you can say "yeah I'll preorder it," not give any money in advance and never collect
I believe there may be a code for other countries in a club email or something?
No, the Pinsir/Heracross were both distributed over Wi-Fi last week. The Pinsirite/Heracrossite are both part of the second half of the promotion where you have to get a serial code form the store.
>f you are located in Canada or Latin America, have your Pokémon Trainer Club location listed as Canada and have opted in to the official news letter, then in September, you will receive the Mega Stone serial codes through the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter.
OP here again, looks like a lot of the stores near me didn't get their kits in at all. Some sort of standee or something with cards I guess?
I'm just gonna check tomorrow I guess. If anyone has done it already, do you get a card? or exactly how do you get the serial code? (obviously you can cover up the code, but I want to see what you get)
Local GameStop's here are saying pre-order ORAS or spend $5 on Pokemon product (like, say, TCG booster packs) to obtain the serial code. I dread the day when Diancie is distributed through these jokers.
P.S. I've got nice Diancie but none I can really call my own, so to speak.
According to this, Gamestop is suppose to give you a bonus poster when preordering. They might be confusing that with the flyer for the mega stones.
Oh man, I'm going there later most likely, I'll let you guys know how it went. I know it's their whole plan, but I was going to preorder OR or AS eventually, I might as well do it now. Still kind of undecided, but might get AS since I already have R/E.
Partially because I've come to know a guy working there personally, but my Gamestop I go to doesn't seem to suck as much ass as the ones I hear about online. Mine gave out their extra timeline posters to whoever preordered any copy/combination of X/Y, and I preordered X before the posters were announced so I just went back in there with my receipt and got it. (I'll do the same thing if they don't have them in yet, it didn't seem to bother them before.)
The only bad thing that happened there though was the day HG/SS came out, there was a real lack of Lugia figures for those who preordered SS, but a whole shit-ton of Ho-Oh figures (I remember seeing a whole bunch of Ho-Ohs over the counter but not one Lugia
th-though I was too spaghetti to ask if they had any Lugias so I just bought the figure for a small amount of money sometime later.) Though, to be fair, I think that was a widespread thing not limited just to any one Gamestop.
TL;DR, serial codes/wifi would be a much more convenient way to get the Megastones though.
Just got back from my local gamestop.
Nintendo didn't give them the distribution rights because individual stores are being blacklisted for some people being able to download without purchasing the pre-order.
What a clusterfuck. What a colossal fuck-up.
My (2) local gamestop(s) never pull shit like this. I just walk in, event, leave. But I have no use for this event, seeing as how I have both X and Y, I can just get the stones in the other game. Simple.
That sounds like someone is ducking with you or just talking out of their ass.
IV never had anything but good experiences at my local GS Vegas here btw. Worst case is long lines caused by someone selling there old game stuff and trying to negotiate a higher trade in.
You have to opt in to receiving it, go to the Trainer Club website and check your profile settings.
How many Americans are simply going to change their profile to Canada and wait it out to get easy-mode codes, I wonder.
A friend and I went to a gamestop for the stone recently and they said the shipment wasn't in yet and it would be soon. I didn't know it was some international fuck up.
I prefer scarfed Heracross, over mega anyway
So... I just called my local Gamestop, I guess they didn't get in a shipment. I mean that's fine and all, but I would have loved to have gotten a Heracrossite without having to go that far into X, since I'd spent most of my time in Y
said, you ARE NOT required to pre-order the game to get your free distribution. It's a free distribution and if the store tries to tell you that you have to pay to get it, don't do it. No matter what they say, refuse to pay for it, because they cannot force you to.
Do what >>20578739
If you have to, make them bring out the manager. Just don't give in, because they're just trying to pull some Jew shit.
Nah, they aren't confusing it, they're doing it on purpose. Workers get ranked better and shit if they get more preorders and stuff.
Sounds like bullshit to me. It's a distribution, not a pre-order bonus and is being advertised as a distribution. If Nintendo tried to force it as a pre-order when no sources say it's only a pre-order bonus and not a distribution, they could get sued for false advertising.
I just went to 4 different Gamestops, and none of them had the codes. One store told me they were supposed to get them today, while another one said they were supposed to get them a whole week ago.
And if the manager is the one pulling the shit, report it to Gamestop themselves. Get the asshole's name, the address and the franchise number should be easy to find online. When you've been wronged, don't sit back and take it like a Chris. Be a man and DO something about it.
Just called both Gamestops in walking distance of my home and both say they haven't received anything yet. ;_;
That one anon from before. My Gamestop had the poster advertising the pre order and event, but of course, no serial codes or even posters. Looks like I'll have to go back again.
Also, their poster did indeed state you had to preorder the game to get the code. I was going to anyway and did, but what the fuck. (Have a picture but it's not too good quality. )
Again, shit quality but their security monitoring was right by it so I didn't want to get any shit
I'm still confused that if they had this that they didn't have the actual posters or codes. (Still pre ordered it though to get it over with since I was going to anyway)
>file a complaint for that location
>for the information that it says on a poster that was probably sent to them by their higher ups
That will accomplish so much anon, you are a genius
Ok so you can get the pokemon through wi-fi but the stones are in store only? What the fuck kind of logic is that? Why not just send the pokemon holding the stones?
Is this just a ploy to boost preorder sales?
>implying i want to use it in battle.
im just a collector and I want the stone.
I dont think very many at all had it. Maybe tomorrow try again?
Its to get people in the store to preorder and maybe get something else.
Well we're at Day 2 now. Bumping this for visibility.
Anyone go out today and get it? I think Gamestop like just opened so it may be a bit. I might try calling around 11 and see if they're in yet.
>get one shot by Bravest Bird while setting up
>thinking lolquick attack is even a threat against Bravest Bird
Can't you just rename your own WiFi network to the one Gamestop uses and get the same results?
I went to my local white GS and they looked at me like I was retarded when I asked for the code.
I went to the GS in nignogville and they were incredibly nice and helpful. Even gave me an extra code for my gf. It's pretty much a crapshoot if you'll get the code or not, make sure you call first.
My Gamestop looked through their shipment for me, said they got theirs, but they are requiring a preorder for the stone. I said online it wasn't advertised as a preorder and he said he hadn't read anything about it, so he wasn't sure, but the board said, etc. and tried to sell me on pre-ordering (of course, his job)~ but I'm already getting the game for Christmas from a relative who already preordered.
I don't know. I miss great preorder bonuses. At Toysrus for HG/SS I got a DS kit (styluses, charms and a microfiber cloth) and a tshirt. Been a long time.
He was very nice though. He said if I came in we could take a look online and see what's been said.
Man am I glad I just have to sit here waiting for my code from the Pokemon newsletter to my e-mail.
OP here again. I checked another Gamestop out today. To my surprise, there was a lady there from Nintendo (she had a lanyard with name badge, and a Wario shirt) and said that it was happening all over the country and that they were checking into it to see what happened.
I'd say its pretty likely that they wont have another event like this again in the near future.
Im pretty sure gamestop gets their things in on wednesday so maybe tomorrow afternoon we can get the stone.
Just went to GameStop and the girl behind the counter have me this phone number to call and harass for the code.