Pre-Order Guide – When Will Retailers Take Payment? Full Details

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Many of our readers often ask when they can expect to be charged when placing pre-orders with certain retailers. Benjo has kindly compiled a list of retailers, along with details of when they charge your card. Some retailers take the payment as soon as you place the order and others charge just before your order is dispatched.

Hopefully this information will help you make informed buying decisions, after all you may not want your money sitting in a retailers bank account for weeks, whilst you sit at home waiting for the games to be released! If we have missed any retailers, please use the comment box below and we will add all the info you need.

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Playstation Vita – A Buyers Guide

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There has never been a better time to buy a PlayStation Vita. Fact! Due to several recent price reductions on hardware, accessories and games, purchasing a Vita and filling it full of content has never been cheaper. Simply follow our step by step guide on how to make the most of your money when investing in Sony’s handheld console and you’ll save a good few Great British Pounds. Prices are accurate at the time of publication, but if you are reading this whilst commuting to work on your hoverboard in the year 2020, then you can find all the latest Vita prices here.

Vita console.

Ever since Sony released the new slim version of the Vita, prices for the original model have been steadily decreasing. You can now pick one up a pre-owned Wifi model for just £83 here, plus the new model is available with a 16GB memory card and 10 games for just £135 here, that’s a fair few space bucks off the RRP.

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We are in a fortunate position to be able to compare the trends of consumers that are buying Vita games by analysing the deal statistics on our website. It’s not good news for physical copies as far more interest is shown in the downloadable products we advertise. This is not because of the price as the cost of the two mediums does not vary a great deal. So we can only put it down to the fact that people prefer to buy downloadable games, well on the Vita anyway. Then you have to take in to consideration all of the downloadable content available to PlayStation Plus members. Combine these two factors and you are going to need a decent size memory card. And in our opinion bigger is better as it offers better value for money when you compare the pound note to gigabyte ratio. In all honesty the word value is difficult to use when discussing the Vita memory cards as they are so overpriced, but there is nothing else we can do other than adjust to the position of being bent over a barrel by Sony.

The cheapest way to buy a 64GB memory card is to get it imported at a price of approximately £64.00 including shipping. Due to fluctuations in exchange rates, this price will change daily. You also run the risk of getting import tax slapped on once it arrives at UK customs, even though reports from our readers state this hasn’t been the case. But there is always the chance it could happen.

If you don’t want to take the import option, then you can always pick up the Mega Pack that includes a 16GB memory card and 10 downloadable games. This is currently priced at just £26 here.

Playstation Plus Subscription

Subscribing to Playstation Plus is a must as you will get a steady stream of “free” games, trials and discounts. Although you don’t see as much content as you do on the PS3, it’s still worth every penny and a years subscription can currently be picked up just over £30.

Playstation Store Credit

If the offerings of Playstation Plus aren’t enough and you want to buy games off PSN, then you can always purchase Playstation Store credit at a reduced cost, saving over £6 when buying a £35 prepaid code from CDKeys.com (like their Facebook page to get a 5% discount code) The credit is delivered instantly via email, then can be redeemed on the Playstation Store. Sometimes CDKeys do hold orders for a few hours to run security checks, but this doesn’t happen often.

Playstation Store February Sale

There is a pretty damn impressive sale on the Playstation Store at the moment that includes several must play Vita Games. You can use the credit above to make these games even cheaper, so it really is a win win situation

5 Reasons To Buy a Vita

  1. Persona 4 Golden
  2. Uncharted : Golden Abyss
  3. Tearaway
  4. Hotline Miami
  5. Killzone Mercenary

Link Roundup

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Memory Card

PS+ Subscriptions

PlayStation Store credit

PSN Summer Sale

Prices changed?

We are dedicated to providing our readers the best deals possible. If any of the prices have increased, then please get in touch here and we will find you all the current best prices.