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Will UK bought Microsoft Credit work on my Spanish/Finnish/Danish/ect Xbox Live Account
Unlike when they used Points Cards in previous years (800, 1200 Points), the credit you buy on cards now will be in actual currency (£20, £50 for example), and will not add money to your Microsoft Account which has a different currency.
Will UK bought PSN Credit work on my Spanish/Finnish/Danish/ect PSN Account
No, the credit you buy will be in actual currency (£20, £50 for example), and will not add money to your PSN Wallet which has a different currency. Sony has always done things this way
I want my games quick dammit! I don’t mind paying a bit more. I want it now! Gimmie!
Amazon is well known for shipping games very quick when you pay standard postage. It will cost more, but do that, and your game will arrive very soon, even outside the UK. ShopTo can be good with preorders within the UK, with some people getting items a day or two early.
I am not from the UK. Tell me what sites hate me
Many UK based sites refuse to ship outside the UK. Supermarkets with an online presence are the biggest offenders. Tesco Online. Best Buy, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrision's and more are all not your friend. Argos, John Lewis, PC World, Currys. Not good either
I fear that my game will be broken when it comes. What site is best if I have brokegameaphobia?
Amazon is well known to have great customer service. They are usually happy to help you with your problems unless you are very unlucky. Zavvi notably less so, they have been known to ignore people, and make them wait a long time for replies on some occasions. Other sites are somewhere in the middle, or completely unknown.
Why will you not let me post links to ShopTo you twat. They have good deals too you know?
In 2008, ShopTo had some problems that led to some of their customer's credit card details leaking out. This was never proven, but some people, including some Gaffer's had credit card problems around the time of the supposed leak, and swear ShopTo were the cause – some of these people had credit cards ONLY used on that site. ShopTo quickly fixed the flaw, and allowed PayPal to be used to make things even safer, but it was too late, and the site’s url got banned from NeoGAF. ShopTo deals are still posted at times, but without a link. It seems no one has had any big problems with the site recently, and ShopTo can now, more or less, be considered safe to buy from, you just have to navigate there yourself.
I have heard some people say bad things about The Game Collection & GAME's sites, tell me why would they say that?
Both these sites have had more than a few occurrences of sending out used 'rewrapped' games listed as "New" on their website to customers. This is not a regular occurrence, but it has happened enough for people to speak up about it on GAF and elsewhere. Sometimes the low cost of the game can justify this tampering, but this practice be extra annoying if certain leaflets (e.g. Club Nintendo points) are missing from you "New" game
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Pro: A searchable database of the current prices of games in many of the big UK online store
Con: No updating list. Best used if you NEED a game RIGHT NOW, and just want to check the current best price
Pro: Offers a great selection of curated deals that pop up each day
Pro: A mostly comprehensive site for price comparisons of various products (including games) with a good search utlilty
Con: Missing some online retailers. Can be a somewhat difficult to navigate. Main page rarely devoted to games
Pro: It is a site made for bargain hunters, with posts made by similarly minded people. Loads of good deals pop up here
Con: It has so many people, posting so much stuff, that you could easily miss deals. Some of the better deals could sell out quick too.
Cheap Ass Gamer (Euro Stream)
Pro: Fantastic site, with the mindset of finding cheap games and deals for people
Con: It's UK/Euro arm is not nearly as active as the US one, so some deals are missed
Pro: Fantastic searchable database that lists all the price drops and rises' of iOS Apps
Con: The sites content is based on the US App Store, and sometimes there are EU only sales it does not highlight