Limited Edition Laser Cell for Call of Duty Pre-Orders

Amazon.com has recently changed their pre-order bonus on the Upcoming Call of Duty Black-Ops from a $20 off credit to a Limited Edition Laser Cell. This is valid for all versions of the game.

The first 100,000 to pre-order since the change will receive the cell, as well as a downloadable computer wallpaper version.

By comparison GameStop’s Pre-Order Bonus is a “high-altitude flight suit skin” for your Xbox Live or PS Home Avatar.

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  1. gurpswoo1:
    LOL - Only 100,000 this is going to be super rare.

    I stand by my decision to boycott the entire series, it's fast becoming another FIFA, madden, tiger, re- run after re-run.

    I'll pick up the cell for £2-3 about 2 weeks after the game releases.

  2. scourdx:
    Activision wants more money. Recently they suggest to charge extra for Starcraft II cutscene. LOL. Those guys are the worst of the worst.

  3. Twistedsymphony:
    ^not just StarCraft cut-scenes....

    the impression I got is that they'd like to do this across all of their games and just used StarCraft as an example.

  4. Transcend:
    So is the cell a tangible wallpaper kind of thing? Also how would you know if you're the first 100,000 anyway?

    Also, new to the forum, been visiting for awhile to check on CE/LEs. Collector myself. (:

  5. gurpswoo1:
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    Also how would you know if you're the first 100,000 anyway?
    The pre-order bonus is exclusive to Amazon, when the first 100,000 stock allocation has been pre-ordered, the bonus will be removed from their listing.

    Also note that anyone that pre-ordered prior to the unveiling of the bonus ,will also get the cell aswell and they are at front of the queue.

    To be honest I wouldn't worry about not getting the Cell, I mean 100k copies is a hgh amount for one store. Even if they run out they will be dirt cheap 1-2weeks after release.

    Quote:
    Also, new to the forum, been visiting for awhile to check on CE/LEs. Collector myself. (:
    Welcome to the site/forum.

  6. Transcend:
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gurpswoo1 View Post
    The pre-order bonus is exclusive to Amazon, when the first 100,000 stock allocation has been pre-ordered, the bonus will be removed from their listing.

    Also note that anyone that pre-ordered prior to the unveiling of the bonus ,will also get the cell aswell and they are at front of the queue.

    To be honest I wouldn't worry about not getting the Cell, I mean 100k copies is a hgh amount for one store. Even if they run out they will be dirt cheap 1-2weeks after release.



    Welcome to the site/forum.
    Oh really? Where would I be able to purchase one of the cells you think afterward? Thinking maybe Amazon or EBAY?

  7. gurpswoo1:
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    Oh really? Where would I be able to purchase one of the cells you think afterward? Thinking maybe Amazon or EBAY?
    Ebay will have plenty afterwards, Amazon Market place is unlikely to have them.

    I think the best place will be forum classifieds, they tend to have the lowest price.

  8. Transcend:
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    Originally Posted by gurpswoo1 View Post
    Ebay will have plenty afterwards, Amazon Market place is unlikely to have them.

    I think the best place will be forum classifieds, they tend to have the lowest price.
    By forum classifieds you mean this forum?

  9. gurpswoo1:
    It's unlikely you will get it from this forum.

    It depends on which country you are from, for the UK avforums is good.

  10. Transcend:
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    Originally Posted by gurpswoo1 View Post
    It's unlikely you will get it from this forum.

    It depends on which country you are from, for the UK avforums is good.

    Know a good one for North America, or Canada specifically?

  11. gurpswoo1:
    I think AVSforum is USA and CA based.

    Check them out.

    Simply put in the forum a post for : Wanted Call of duty black ops pre-order Cell.

    In fact you could do it early prior to release so you can inform people who have pre-ordered the game but don't want the cell.

    To be honest, I think the price difference between the forum and eBay will be very small.

    eBay is likely your best bet if you don't want to take the risk of it not appearing on the forums and want it a quick as possible.

  12. Transcend:
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gurpswoo1 View Post
    I think AVSforum is USA and CA based.

    Check them out.

    Simply put in the forum a post for : Wanted Call of duty black ops pre-order Cell.

    In fact you could do it early prior to release so you can inform people who have pre-ordered the game but don't want the cell.

    To be honest, I think the price difference between the forum and eBay will be very small.

    eBay is likely your best bet if you don't want to take the risk of it not appearing on the forums and want it a quick as possible.
    Thanks, I thought it was a gaming/collectors site at first, lol.

    The biggest issue for me is authenticity and damage control. I bought from EBAY before and did not have a pleasant experience.

  13. gurpswoo1:
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    The biggest issue for me is authenticity and damage control. I bought from EBAY before and did not have a pleasant experience.
    The only time authenticity is an issue, is when the item in question has value and in turn can turn a profit. With 100,000 units and for a game that will be re-run in 12 months time. There is no profit to be made from these.

    Damage from ebay can be a real issue, there are certain ebay seller that only sell collectors games and items and as such pack the best and have a fantasic return policy.

    I use a specific one in the UK ebay who is very good. Don't know any in canada though. If you really want it and in the best condition, I think you will have to order from Amazon with the game.

    I for one will be taking the small risk and purchase on eBay afterwards and simply ask the item to be shipped in a box.

    Remember that with eBay, the seller is responsible for items until is arrives in the advertised condition. If the seller tries to tell you it was insured and that you should apply for a claim. DON'T. The claim should always be made by the seller.

    All you have to do is open an case on ebay stating the item is not as described, the seller will be force to adhere to the rules of ebay and either accept a refund with you either shipping the item back or he /she paying for the postage back.

    You could also work out a partial refund. Either way you are protected very well with eBay and Paypal. The seller is the one unprotected. ( speaking from past experience as past seller on ebay.

    Hope this helps.

  14. Transcend:
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gurpswoo1 View Post
    The only time authenticity is an issue, is when the item in question has value and in turn can turn a profit. With 100,000 units and for a game that will be re-run in 12 months time. There is no profit to be made from these.

    Damage from ebay can be a real issue, there are certain ebay seller that only sell collectors games and items and as such pack the best and have a fantasic return policy.

    I use a specific one in the UK ebay who is very good. Don't know any in canada though. If you really want it and in the best condition, I think you will have to order from Amazon with the game.

    I for one will be taking the small risk and purchase on eBay afterwards and simply ask the item to be shipped in a box.

    Remember that with eBay, the seller is responsible for items until is arrives in the advertised condition. If the seller tries to tell you it was insured and that you should apply for a claim. DON'T. The claim should always be made by the seller.

    All you have to do is open an case on ebay stating the item is not as described, the seller will be force to adhere to the rules of ebay and either accept a refund with you either shipping the item back or he /she paying for the postage back.

    You could also work out a partial refund. Either way you are protected very well with eBay and Paypal. The seller is the one unprotected. ( speaking from past experience as past seller on ebay.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks!
    I think I'll go for the ebay. 191 american if I go amazon vs 170 Canadian if bought from local EB Games.
    I'm not very familiar with pricing for collectible posters, you said that it'll be around 2-3 Euros? (5ishCAD)

  15. gurpswoo1:
    $170,

    the pre-order bonus izs for any version of the game, so you can get the standard version of the game for $59.99 and still get the bonus.

    I may have exaggerated the price of the cell on ebay afterwards, maybe $5-10. either way I expect shipping to cost more than the item itself.

  16. Transcend:
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gurpswoo1 View Post
    $170,

    the pre-order bonus izs for any version of the game, so you can get the standard version of the game for $59.99 and still get the bonus.

    I may have exaggerated the price of the cell on ebay afterwards, maybe $5-10. either way I expect shipping to cost more than the item itself.
    Oh, I'm getting prestige regardless. This is just a bonus for me. I think I'm going to avoid the hassle and just get it straight from Amazon.

    Thanks for all the help though!

    ~Transcend

  17. gurpswoo1:
    Game.co.uk have a pre-order bonus now, it the same as USA but with extras



    Get the Call Of Duty: Black Ops Preorder Pack containing:

    Exclusive flight suit avatar skin for Xbox LIVE or Sony PlayStation Home
    Official Call of Duty: Black Ops Cell*
    Digital Disk: Includes exclusive wallpaper, trailers and screen
    Preorder now, whilst stocks last!

    Any version of the game get's the bonus.

  18. scourdx:
    Did anyone got the Laser cell? I got nothing from Pre-ordering.

  19. Mandingo:
    LTTP, but where did you pre-order from, scourdx?

    I preordered Black Ops from Amazon.com and got a $20 credit.

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