I’ve never pre-ordered something before

Wish me luck guys. I’ll be spamming my F5 key tomorrow at 11 AM. Series S for me, even though at first I thought I wanted the X.

Will I see any of you out there?

Anyway, what’s with this prefix “pre”? Pre-order, pre-existing, pre-boarding.

How do you order something before you order it?

Conversation 11 comments

  • codymesh

    22 September, 2020 - 1:44 am

    <p><em>"Anyway, what’s with this prefix “pre”? Pre-order, pre-existing, pre-boarding."</em></p><p><br></p><p>is this a reference to that george carlin bit?</p>

    • erichk

      Premium Member
      22 September, 2020 - 10:31 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#577756">In reply to codymesh:</a></em></blockquote><p>Bingo. :)</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    22 September, 2020 - 8:06 am

    <p>My colleague ordered a Series S this morning.</p><p>The "pre-" in pre-order is useless. You are ordering it, there is no pre-. It is just another useless marketing term thought up to create excitement.</p>

  • erichk

    Premium Member
    22 September, 2020 - 11:56 am

    <p>Dang. Websites crashing, pages not loading, going from "in the cart" to "out of stock" in two seconds.</p><p><br></p><p>Guess I'll wait for the next round!</p>

    • darkgrayknight

      Premium Member
      22 September, 2020 - 12:06 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#577863">In reply to ErichK:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yeah, I was in right at the beginning, but it would not load. Out of stock now everywhere (that I can see).</p>

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    22 September, 2020 - 3:11 pm

    <p>I pre-ordered my first hardware today. X is hopefully coming on 10 November</p>

  • kenosando

    Premium Member
    22 September, 2020 - 3:29 pm

    <p>I've had the Series X in my cart from Microsoft since shortly after 11:00 CDT. Could never check-out, kept running in to errors. Same issues on BestBuy and Target. Couldn't checkout. Looks like I am out of luck for now. </p><p><br></p><p>When I ordered the Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition, I received the unit around noon the day of the retail release. </p>

  • erichk

    Premium Member
    22 September, 2020 - 5:40 pm

    <p>Whoa I just had a bit of luck. Was able to snag a Series S from Sam's Club, even though I'm not a member. Had to create a guest account.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>But it's on its way, essentially. Woot!</p>

  • waethorn

    22 September, 2020 - 7:06 pm

    <p>Buy one, sell it on eBay for twice as much, and buy one after New Year's when they have a price drop and get it with a game bundle or save on that online service subscription.</p>

  • waethorn

    22 September, 2020 - 7:09 pm

    <p> You're ordering something during the pre-release period, hence you are pre-ordering.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • robotraccoon

    Premium Member
    23 September, 2020 - 9:36 am

    <p>Pre-ordered a Series X through Microsoft's online store.</p>


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