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'Official' Football Manager 2011 Boxed Version Purchasing and Delivery Discussion

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Zavvi has a terrible rep dor delivering on time, last year I got my copy 2 weeks late. Will never use them again.

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Cdon.com has shipped my game! Should be here tomorrow, which is perfect since I have the next two days off from work :D

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It will be £29.99 in shops I think for the hard copy. I'd be surprised if anyone sells it for RRP. Although I'm sure I'll be proved wrong now

I think it'll be £29.99

Personally I'd say online shops are saying the RRP is £40-ish so they can pretend they are offering a good deal for pre-orders when it's just the same as buying it on release

I believe some did the same last year, and I never saw a single shop sell it for more than £30 after release

And if it is £40 this year... no chance I refuse to pay more than £30 for a game unless the casing is made from pure platinum and the manual paper made from the P. baylisiana tree

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when I preorder from shopto, I normally get my dispatched email on Tuesday evening, around 7pm and it normally arrives on the Thursday (I live in Northern Ireland), so could be quicker for those of you on the mainland. So I wouldn't be too worried if you have ordered from shopto.

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IMO these kind of problems (and struggling to find it on the high street) are really what makes Steam such an attractive way to purchase games. Of course it does have its drawbacks too.

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Just had an email from play.com - my order has been posted!!!!

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I ordered from Amazon, they havent recieved there stock yet, but email state they expect to dispatch it 3rd Nov, tomorrow.

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Ok, I found a local shop selling the game and I'm picking up my copy after work.

my question: will I be able to register on Steam tonight? Or will I have to keep the disc in until friday?

cheers

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3 to 5 day from play.com after dispatch

I've ordered dozens of things from them and once it's dispatched it's always reached me next day.

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Just seen ShopTo have it in stock as well. We may get a dispatch tonight with a bit of luck?

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Yep hopefully shopto are saying preorders are being processed! C'mon fm 2011 I like to have the box even though I have to wait till Friday to play!

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Maybe somewhere else, but Tesco don't sell (new) PC games anymore.

Tesco's WILL be selling Football Manager 2011. And many Tesco stores will be doing midnight openings (SEGA are attempting to get a list together). Some (very much not all) Tesco stores are also offering a free pizza to those who buy at midnight, I'm told, but again, SEGA are the people with those details.

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Ordered last night from Play, just been posted today and as I said above, I have always recieved the next day once posted. I have tomorrow and Thursday off, it's now going to be annoying that I have it and can't play it.

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For those of you that pre-ordered on play.com, they are shipping FM11 now

Please allow 3-5 days delivery :D

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Play.com says mine has been posted!

Quite lookiing forward to having a play around with the full game, can never get into demo's...

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Ordered last night from Play, just been posted today and as I said above, I have always recieved the next day once posted. I have tomorrow and Thursday off, it's now going to be annoying that I have it and can't play it.

Do you live in Jersey, like?

Or somewhere near the south coast anyway?

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Tesco's WILL be selling Football Manager 2011. And many Tesco stores will be doing midnight openings (SEGA are attempting to get a list together). Some (very much not all) Tesco stores are also offering a free pizza to those who buy at midnight, I'm told, but again, SEGA are the people with those details.

Well, at least I got corrected by somebody important!

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I live in sunny Hampshire.

That'll be how then, those of us further away have to wait for Royal Mail to get it to us, once it gets off the ship tomorrow morning!

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Usually if play post before 12, 9 times out of 10 you have it the next day..... Good times....Im sat like an eager beaver!

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Will FM2011 have to be activated though?

that's my question as well: Belgian shops are allready selling and I'll have my copy after work; will I able to play on Steam tonight?

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I think for those getting the game early, you can just play it straight away with the disk in the drive like last year. No need to use Steam at all.

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ShopTo now saying pre-order again. About 30mins a go i said it was in stock processing pre-orders. Don't know what the situation is now????

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that's my question as well: Belgian shops are allready selling and I'll have my copy after work; will I able to play on Steam tonight?

Where in Belgium? Called some shops but all said friday

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Where in Belgium? Called some shops but all said friday

2 shops in Oosende; try to avoid the big ones (mediamarkt, FRS, gamemania, etc): try in toy shops with lady-staff :D

They're not fully aware of "release dates" and just tell you; 'yeah, it's in'...

edit: also shops in Hasselt are selling and 1 in Antwerp

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2 shops in Oosende; try to avoid the big ones (mediamarkt, FRS, gamemania, etc): try in toy shops with lady-staff :D

They're not fully aware of "release dates" and just tell you; 'yeah, it's in'...

edit: also shops in Hasselt are selling and 1 in Antwerp

Could you PM me the shop in Antwerp

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ShopTo now saying pre-order again. About 30mins a go i said it was in stock processing pre-orders. Don't know what the situation is now????

I was told, as ive said in a previous post, they're dispatching today. But i havent even seen it say "in stock" yet.

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Play have shipped mine today, they usually take 4/5 days to get things to me so looks like I won't have it until Monday.

That said, in the past I have always got FM from play and they have been a day early, so heres to hoping!

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Play have shipped mine today, they usually take 4/5 days to get things to me so looks like I won't have it until Monday.

That said, in the past I have always got FM from play and they have been a day early, so heres to hoping!

Must say that I am shocked by how long it seems to take play to deliver to some people. How can it take three days longer to get somewhere than it does to get to me. I know I'm south coast but another 3 days for someone that lives anywhere else in England seems crazy,

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Must say that I am shocked by how long it seems to take play to deliver to some people. How can it take three days longer to get somewhere than it does to get to me. I know I'm south coast but another 3 days for someone that lives anywhere else in England seems crazy,

As far as I'm aware, they put all the items onto a ship which brings everything to the mainland, and then it's carried forward from there by Royal Mail as second class post. Theoretically, everyone should get their items within 2 or 3 working days of it reaching the mainland. Getting it the day after seems very lucky!

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As far as I'm aware, they put all the items onto a ship which brings everything to the mainland, and then it's carried forward from there by Royal Mail as second class post. Theoretically, everyone should get their items within 2 or 3 working days of it reaching the mainland. Getting it the day after seems very lucky!

I've probably jinxed it now anyway.

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As far as I'm aware, they put all the items onto a ship which brings everything to the mainland

I'm actually the "driver" of that ship.

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I'm actually the "driver" of that ship.

Must take you a while to get home to Wigan every night..

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