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Initial post: Mar 18, 2012 9:42:43 AM PDT
true_hero says:
This quote was taken from the official Guild Wars 2 twitter page but it looks like we wont be able to pre-purchase from Amazon :(

"If you preordered GW2 at Amazon, you did not pay in full. Amazon only charges on delivery. So it does not qualify as pre-purchase. ^MK"

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 12:49:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 18, 2012 12:49:52 PM PDT
That doesn't mean that Amazon might not sell the pre-purchase boxes, just that pre-ordering the game here, on it's own, is not a pre-purchase. They still haven't settled the list of retailers who will be participating in the pre-purchase program.

For GW1, there was a pre-order box that cost about $10, that gave you bonuses, including beta access, with the $10 going towards the purchase price for the full game. Amazon sold those at the time and for at least some of the expansions, but I realize a full pre-purchase is a little different. Still hopeful, though.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 6:45:02 AM PDT
I think the OP is upset because they want to pre-purchase the game from amazon, and get access to all the Beta events, like if you pre-purchase it from ArenaNet on April 10.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 8:24:23 PM PDT
EpicLoots says:
I can see why Anet wouldnt wanna go thru this "pre-purchase"/pre-order theme with amazon, i mean I could very well pre-order GW2 one after another just to get beta keys and then cancel my order. I dont think anet likes that.

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 5:06:27 PM PDT
true_hero says:
@Brett J. Leary

Im not upset I was just letting everybody know what the guy from Anet said on their twitter page. The last thing I need is fan boys like Brett crying in his pillow bc he thought he "pre-purchased" the game when all he did was pre-order it.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 3:37:11 PM PDT
Jeff says:
Amazon is listed as a Pre-Purchase participant. However, the event and availability for pre-purchase doesn't occur until April 10th. So you will have to wait until then.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 3:55:21 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 27, 2012 6:26:10 PM PDT
If only they could sell pre-purchase for Collector's Edition.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2012 6:32:04 PM PDT
Not at this time you can't.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 10:11:33 PM PDT
C. Oliver says:
Yup, Amazon is definitely on the list for planned pre-purchase retailers (link was provided by GW 2 official Facebook page):

I guess we'll have to wait and see come April 10th, now won't we?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 9:14:53 AM PDT
SDJ says:
I had GW2 pre-ordered for 2 years. I canceled it, because I didn't think it was the same as pre-purchase.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 2:15:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 29, 2012 1:22:14 PM PDT
Amazon will be part of the pre-purchase program for the Standard Edition starting April 10th. Since they can also sell simple pre-orders, which will only give a one day head start and no beta access, I'm guessing that those of us with an Amazon Pre-order will have to create a separate order for the pre-purchase.

Just to be clear, the pre-purchase is just that, you will be charged immediately for a pre-purchase. There will be a physical pre-purchase box available, but I'm not certain if Amazon will send a box with the code or just deliver it digitally. The pre-purchase will get you access to all future weekend beta events, (expected to be at least one per month, leading up to launch), a three day head start and a Ring with bonus stats.

A pre-order, which you don't pay for until the game ships, will only offer the one day head start, not the beta access or the Ring.

Currently there is no announced release date. They may announce the release date on April 10th, when the pre-purchase program goes live, however it's possible that they will not be ready to announce a release date. If there is no release date given on April 10th, it might be safe to assume that the game may not release for three months or more, so people should consider that before pre-purchasing. (I'll be pre-purchasing even with out a release date).

The list of pre-purchase partners is here:

Note that as of now, Amazon is not a Collector's Edition partner, so if you want a physical CE ($150), you will have to go with Gamestop. (They commented on Twitter that the CE will be extremely limited, so if you want it, you'll need to reserve it asap once the pre-purchase becomes available).

I'm still trying to find out if they will sell an upgrade later on from the Standard Edition to the Digital Deluxe Edition, which contains the same digital bonus items as the CE for about $80.

Details on the pre-purchase program are here:

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 8:05:26 AM PDT
Todd says:
Well, that just sucks.

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 7:40:43 PM PDT
Nolan says:
I wish Anet wasn't just digital versions of the game. To have the actual box and CD would be quite nice.

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 12:35:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2012 12:45:21 PM PDT
sabbey says:
It seems Gamestop has it up already for ordering for those that want the CE...

Edit: Weird, only posted once but several showed up.

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Posted on Apr 9, 2012 4:13:15 PM PDT
Adam M says:
Here's hoping amazon let's us convert existing pre-orders to pre-purchase. I have had the game pre-ordered for a long time and got it for a great price. We'll see on 4/10 I guess.

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 4:18:19 PM PDT
Ryza says:
I almost ordered the game from amazon but then I realized it was just a pre-order not the pre-purchase. I guess we wait till tomorrow and see if amazon puts up pre-purchase.

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 6:58:04 PM PDT
S. M. says:
BestBuy is also now on the list for pre-purchase and CE!

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 9:13:56 PM PDT
M. Edmond says:
I talked a to customer service rep and they said the pre purchase will def be available. It will be available 2-3am est. (even though GW2 peeps said midnight, you must realize that is Seattle time. So for the east coast I am guessing 2-3am. please correct me if i am wrong)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 10:45:10 PM PDT
BlueDot33 says:
yeah, seattle midnight = 3am EST

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