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23 minutes ago, Geo said:

There's a chrome plugin that will refresh a page every 5 seconds and sound an alarm if a phrase has stopped appearing (e.g. "currently unavailable" on Amazon) I used that to get mine!

That sounds good - what's it called?

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2 minutes ago, fretnoise said:

That sounds good - what's it called?


Sorry had to look it up as I uninstalled straight after: Auto Refresh Plus!

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1 hour ago, Geo said:


Sorry had to look it up as I uninstalled straight after: Auto Refresh Plus!

Do you have a screenshot of the settings you have used? Just want to make sure I get it right! 

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10 minutes ago, Parappa said:

Do you have a screenshot of the settings you have used? Just want to make sure I get it right! 


I think it was like this for Amazon which was checking for the word "Unavailable" and setting off an alarm if it can't find it.


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What a crap queue. No little walking man, no estimated times, no clue as to where you even are in the queue. What, am I supposed to just sit and watch it refresh?

 

*sits and watches it refresh*

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21 minutes ago, Parappa said:

Tesco have just dropped for what seems to be store collection - still a queue that doesnt seem to be doing much though.

https://tescoconsolereservation.com/uk/ps5reservation

Is that even legit?

I know they had a site called Tescopreorders.com which looked dodgy but was informed it was genuine. 
Not sure why they would register a new domain and make a new site.

I suppose I could ask and see if anything g has come down on the system.

 

I know some guy went into an extra and just randomly asked if they had any xboxes and they did.

 

EDIT: apparently if it asks you for any financial information then it’s dodgy. The entire transaction will eventually be done in store.

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17 minutes ago, fretnoise said:

I have my doubts it's actually a queue at all - more like a holding page with essentially random retries.  

It's not random. It counts down to 0 then sets window.location.href to refresh.

It's also not a queue (well it could be, based off IP address, but that'd be more work than I imagine they could be bothered to do).

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Yep, that's what I meant - no actual queue, just retries based on when people first load the page (which is the randomness I meant)

 

My phone is refreshing slightly faster than my laptop as it takes ever-so-slightly less time to render the page and restart the timer - I started them offset by 15 seconds and they're almost in sync now.

 

...aaaand... sold out.  Anyone get one?

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24 minutes ago, Harrisown said:

Is that even legit?

I know they had a site called Tescopreorders.com which looked dodgy but was informed it was genuine. 
Not sure why they would register a new domain and make a new site.

I suppose I could ask and see if anything g has come down on the system.

 

I know some guy went into an extra and just randomly asked if they had any xboxes and they did.

 

EDIT: apparently if it asks you for any financial information then it’s dodgy. The entire transaction will eventually be done in store.

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2 minutes ago, Parappa said:

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Oh well - at least they've fixed the broken image link and removed the odd redirect to a page telling me they couldn't embroider any school uniform at the moment.

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Looks like they're sold out though, so obviously made sense for some people...

 

By my maths that's about £40-50 over Amazon/RRP prices for the privilege of just being able to buy the damn thing?  I'd probably have gone for it if it had worked, with the hope of being able to sell Sackboy and Demon Souls on without taking the wrappers off.

 

Oh and then there was delivery on top unless you're local enough to go and pickup.

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That could be the turning point, because suddenly you now have to go for ebay or whatever to make money with all the risks and hassle it entails, rather than just walking into just outside a shop.

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