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Amazon or Gamestop?

Well, within the next week or two I hope to preorder Modern warfare 2, and Left 4 Dead 2. I originally planned ordering it off Amazon, but then I saw a thread mentioning Gamestop. So, I was wondering, based on experience((if possible)) which is better to get it from? 1. Do they both give out keys for the L4D2 Demo? 2. Amazon has free shipping, does Gamestop have it aswell? 3. Do they both accept paypal? 4. Which is more reliable? I've never preordered a game before, and I don't want to do it on steam, I want to own a physical copy.
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    All I know is I've never had a problem from Amazon and I order stuff from them 2-3 times a month.
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    1. Do they both give out keys for the L4D2 Demo? I have never heard of Amazon giving keys, but it is possible. 2. Amazon has free shipping, does Gamestop have it aswell? Usually, it depends on the game however. I imagine for big releases like those they would. 3. Do they both accept paypal? Gamestop does not accept paypal, only credit cards. 4. Which is more reliable? If you want it delivered, go with Amazon. If you have a Gamestop nearby and are desperate to get it as soon as possible on release day (like 12:01AM) go with Gamestop. Amazon has release day delivery so it should arrive by 1PM.
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    Posted by Commander4904 1. Do they both give out keys for the L4D2 Demo? I have never heard of Amazon giving keys, but it is possible. 2. Amazon has free shipping, does Gamestop have it aswell? Usually, it depends on the game however. I imagine for big releases like those they would. 3. Do they both accept paypal? Gamestop does not accept paypal, only credit cards. 4. Which is more reliable? If you want it delivered, go with Amazon. If you have a Gamestop nearby and are desperate to get it as soon as possible on release day (like 12:01AM) go with Gamestop. Amazon has release day delivery so it should arrive by 1PM.
    Amazon accepts paypal then?
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    Pre order it at a local game store.
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    Posted by codybiroth Pre order it at a local game store.
    There are none here, and I just found out Amazon doesn't accept Paypal.. So, I'm going to buy it off Wlmart online((Modern warfare 2)) and then Left 4 Dead 2 off the EAstore.
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    I bet with L4D2 Best would be Steam, since steam has been the one (and also the only) that gave out the beta for TF2 when orange box was releasing, and the beta demo for L4D. Though, you wanting the physical copy too kinda destroys it (though, my take with L4D and rest of games was that the retail copy was just disc, box, sheet of CD key, and that's it, and after installion there is no resell value for retail anyway) That's just my two cents though, Since I haven't done retail preordering. Just saying that it may be that L4D2 retail preorder may not give you anything pretty much. Not sure about EA store though...
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    Posted by Sumea I bet with L4D2 Best would be Steam, since steam has been the one (and also the only) that gave out the beta for TF2 when orange box was releasing, and the beta demo for L4D. Though, you wanting the physical copy too kinda destroys it (though, my take with L4D and rest of games was that the retail copy was just disc, box, sheet of CD key, and that's it, and after installion there is no resell value for retail anyway) That's just my two cents though, Since I haven't done retail preordering. Just saying that it may be that L4D2 retail preorder may not give you anything pretty much. Not sure about EA store though...
    That's true I suppose, any idea if it can be, or when it will be available for preorder? But, my biggest problem is I don't know where to preorder the new W.A.S.P album from now. :(
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    I would suggest Amazon, you get free shipping. i don't think gamestop has free shipping :/
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    Posted by Sumea I bet with L4D2 Best would be Steam, since steam has been the one (and also the only) that gave out the beta for TF2 when orange box was releasing, and the beta demo for L4D. Though, you wanting the physical copy too kinda destroys it (though, my take with L4D and rest of games was that the retail copy was just disc, box, sheet of CD key, and that's it, and after installion there is no resell value for retail anyway) That's just my two cents though, Since I haven't done retail preordering. Just saying that it may be that L4D2 retail preorder may not give you anything pretty much. Not sure about EA store though...
    That's true I suppose, any idea if it can be, or when it will be available for preorder? But, my biggest problem is I don't know where to preorder the new W.A.S.P album from now. :(
    I cannot say about pre order opening, maybe in month, doesn't preorders start moth before actual release? According to Steam product page at least... Anyway, something like that I'd guess...
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