Grand Theft Auto 5 Group Buy Thread(Planning)

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Buyers list.

Regular Edition
1. ron_bato
2. SonOfKratos
3. vjc_4581
4. ROUZ
5. luca_blight
6. JawnixPSboy

Special Edition
1. murdoc

Collector's Edition
1.

Background

DataBlitz vs X-Play

http://pinoyps.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t ... &start=425

GTA5 thread

http://pinoyps.com/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=53609&start=700

F.A.Q.s

1. What's going on?

Basically, X-Play likes to overprice their games beyond the prices we normally have(think R3 games costing as much as r1). GTA5 is reported to be priced at 2.6k pesos. What's worse, X-Play claims exclusive distributorship to their games meaning that they basically dictate pricing and have a monopoly on the market. DataBlitz once stood up to them but it didn't end well. Their stores were raided, stocks were confiscated and DB employess were detained.

It's because of this that I choose not to support X-Play with my money. Based from other threads here and outside the forums, there are also a good number of people who share the same mindset as me.

2. So we can get the game for cheap?

1. We might actually be spending more than if we were to buy the game at 2.6k due to shipping costs. The shipment could also be delayed so we might not get the game on release. The purpose of this movement is not in order to get the game for cheap, but as a form of protest.

3. Where will we be ordering from? How much?

At the moment we are looking at two sources, both members here in PPS.

J&J
Regular Edition - 2,600 (2.5k if more than 10 order)

Special Edition - 4,750

Collector's Edition - 10,000

ETA - 2 - 3 weeks
re_pax
Regular Edition - 2,500

Special Edition - 5,000

Collector's Edition - 10,000

ETA 5 - 7 days after release
4. How do I pay?

Through bank deposit. Downpayment scheme is still being discussed.

5. ETA of the item?

per J&J, 2-3 weeks. As stated earlier, we might not get the game on release date.
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I want to join the group. I'm interested with CE but looks like AMAZON doesn't have it yet. I'm not sure if J&J can accommodate items from Gamestop.

I've talked to vjc_4581 but have no updates yet from him. May ibang nahanap na din ata siya na gusto sumali sa group buying.
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Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:31 pm

Gusto ko din sumali dito sa group buy for GTA5
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Mukhang sa DB nalang ako bibili. Mas concern kasi ako sa price kesa sa pag boycott sa XPlay (don't get me wrong, I also don't like them). I'm just being practical, kung saan mura doon ako bibili. :lol: :sweat: :oops:
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murdoc wrote:I want to join the group. I'm interested with CE but looks like AMAZON doesn't have it yet. I'm not sure if J&J can accommodate items from Gamestop.

I've talked to vjc_4581 but have no updates yet from him. May ibang nahanap na din ata siya na gusto sumali sa group buying.
Actually bro..kay miss j&j ako nagpapreorder ng CE. Halos Same Price lang din sa New Haven. Yung lang eh, Mas medyo mas mabilis ng konti yung dating ng item sa kanya.
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ah talaga.. so kung mas madami tayo, may chance ba na bumaba ng onti kapag kay J&J? sino ang pede magtanong kay J&J?

mukhang madami naman tayo eh.
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Nice thread and I hope this will be successful. I know this may not hurt X-Play's pockets big time when they heard about it or some of their spies read this but at least we are sending a message to them. Kung maka-mura man vs X-Play's price then the better but still it's a form of consumer protest.
Maganda sana if ma-post dito yung detail ng transaction kahit simpleng listahan

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So what is the planned payment scheme?
Full payment or initial down-payment then full payment upon meet up?

Is it possible that we can get games a lot cheaper if it's ordered in bulk/required quantity from the source? Like a wholesale?
Is shipping it via balikbayan box can make the shipping cost cheaper at least what do you think?

I don't know if we can apply methods being used by some 3rd Party Hobby/Toy Shops in Greenhills where they get their merchandises from Hong Kong & shipped it here via Balikbayan Boxes. Will it work?
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Check niyo din sa Newegg, Gamestop and Bestbuy kasi minsan yung mga ibang stores may ibang mga preorder bonuses na exclusive sa kanila. Kung mag group buy kayo ang preorder, might as well get the really good deal. :grin:
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check nyo sa play-asia free shipping ang GTAV. 2600+ din.
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gabe wrote:check nyo sa play-asia free shipping ang GTAV. 2600+ din.
R3 ba sa Play-Asia?
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Playasia

24xx r3
26xx r1
35xx r3 special edition

Sana maglabas sila ng CE!!!
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^ i checked playasia. ok din ba dun?, mukhang ok din ang deals eh. i saw the r1s and asian versions of standard and special eds you're talking about... "save for later" ang collector's eds. asian...

2,4xx for r3 and 2,6xx for r1 sounds like a good deal.
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murdoc wrote:Playasia

24xx r3
26xx r1
35xx r3 special edition

Sana maglabas sila ng CE!!!
Bro, Kasama naba shipping sa price? Yung kinakatakot ko kasi sa play asia eh, yung customs duty niya..medyo negative sila pagdating dun thru fedex. Read it somewhere in the forums. Correct me if I am wrong. :sweat:
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Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:39 am

Iyung free shipping ng Play-Asia matagal, so mag UPS / EMS etc ka din.

Nagreply na si J&J. 2.6k ang quote. Kung umabot daw tayo ng 10 2.5k na lang daw.
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TurnBased wrote:Iyung free shipping ng Play-Asia matagal, so mag UPS / EMS etc ka din.

Nagreply na si J&J. 2.6k ang quote. Kung umabot daw tayo ng 10 2.5k na lang daw.
Game ako either way sa 2.6 or 2.5k. Sure bells na ako. Alam kong mas convenient bumili sa DB or sa Itech, but I will never support X-Play.
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may estimate time of arrival?
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vjc_4581 wrote:may estimate time of arrival?
ayun nakita ko sa j&j page. items normally arrive in 2-3 weeks... for 2,5-2,6 price for an R1 copy from a group buy not bad, delayed/late lang nga dating dito sa atin...
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^ Yeah not bad, and she is very easy to deal with. May isang time na hindi dumating yung second item na binili ko dun sa package ko, and she shipped it for free.

Para sa akin, having to wait 2 weeks is not a big deal so long as I get to send a message, kahit konti lang tayo, it's the principle that matters for me.
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Mukhang sa DB nalang ako bibili. Nakakahiya kasi nakahingi ako ng poster sakanila w/o pre-ordering . :ashamed: :sweat: :lol:

Chika chika lang with them tapos "pahinge naman ng GTA5 poster". :bigmouth: :2thumbs:
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TurnBased wrote:Iyung free shipping ng Play-Asia matagal, so mag UPS / EMS etc ka din.

Nagreply na si J&J. 2.6k ang quote. Kung umabot daw tayo ng 10 2.5k na lang daw.
Count me in please if this pushes through.
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Ilan na ba tayo kasali sa group buy?

Kahit mag dagdag ako ng Php100-300 okay lang haha kaysa bumili sa X-play.. ;)
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Guys, paki lista na lang iyung mga interested. So far mukhang ok naman sa lahat kung kay J&J tayo magpaorder. Pero kung may ibang suggestion pa kayo feel free to bring it up.

I'll start taking downpayments sometime next week.

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Guys, paki lista na lang iyung mga interested. So far mukhang ok naman sa lahat kung kay J&J tayo magpaorder. Pero kung may ibang suggestion pa kayo feel free to bring it up.

I'll start taking downpayments sometime next week.

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1. ron_bato
2. murdoc >> CE sakin.. :grin:

pangit pala sa play-asia, nabasa ko yung sa ibang forums na nagorder na.. yayariin ka pala sa tax dito..
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