Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 £55 in the UK? Not at Tesco Direct
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Every once in a while I like to slip into thrifty saver mode and make everyone aware of a potential bargain that can't be missed.

This week's bargain comes courtesy of Tesco Direct who seem to have taken the £55 recommended retail price of Modern Warfare 2 in the UK and thrown it own the window. Instead, the giant supermarket chain have slapped a £36 price tag on it, including delivery.
Now when you consider that most e-tailers are listing the price at £45 in the UK (except for where it is listed at £43), then how can you say no to £36? You'll just have to excuse the archaic checkout system at the site which doesn't take the "20% preorder discount" and delivery off until right at the last minute.
[Thanks Adam]


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Comment #1 by WEEJOK
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:40:30 AM
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I ordered it a few weeks ago from Argos Direct for £36.99, happy enough with that.

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Comment #2 by STx INF3RN0
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:41:52 AM
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WOW i think £55 is to much for a game and at least lower it in price.

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Comment #3 by joshua777777
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:41:55 AM
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1 - I ordered mine from argos aswell for the same price as you, im happy :)

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Comment #4 by DAZE1992
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:41:59 AM
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Comment #6 by Olimite
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:44:52 AM
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£4.74 shipping cost though with no guarantee of release day delivery.


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Comment #7 by Webb [STAFF]
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:45:40 AM
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@#6 - RTFA!!!

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Comment #8 by bluntedGRINCH
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:46:27 AM
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Just ordered my prestige edition yesterday and no I dont live in the UK

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Comment #9 by dschejms
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:48:38 AM
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How much does a blank Dual Layer Disc cost?

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Comment #10 by Markatansky
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:49:53 AM
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@renegade FaMoUs: Awww. Are you jealous because you've already preordered at an expensive price? Boo hoo. World's smallest violin playing the world's saddest song - JUST FOR YOU.

First Britain gets free health care, and now Modern Wafre 2 for cheap(er)!

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Comment #11 by Markatansky
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:50:38 AM
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And his post has been removed. ^^

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Comment #12 by deanjackson2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 08:56:17 AM
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@10 and 11. Weve had free health care for years and years and years

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Comment #13 by Matt x360a
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:00:19 AM
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£44.99 on

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Comment #14 by BerserkMidget08
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:09:42 AM
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I payed a £2 deposit at my local BlockBusters and guarenteed a copy for release day - dont know how much it will cost though! - anyways £36 is a steal. £55 is stupid.

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Comment #15 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:13:27 AM
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@13 Yeah it's £45 everywhere... except TESCO.

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Comment #16 by kitch
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:13:59 AM
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just paid for it, delievery price is knocked off with 20 % discount,

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Comment #17 by Charlie988
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:15:39 AM
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i got it for £29 cause i work in tesco and get discount :D

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Comment #18 by Olimite
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:15:42 AM
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Stupid points get!

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Comment #19 by ferrari360max
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:18:29 AM
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I haven't seen it for £55 anywhere yet (fingers crossed) stupid Activision raping everything they get hold of. I shall be happy with my prestige edition.

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Comment #20 by pocket1
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:19:19 AM
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@6 they take the delivery cost off at the end, so its definitely £36 all in.

Will get flamed for saying it, but also noticed they have Uncharted 2 for £31, not bad!

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Comment #21 by ferrari360max
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:22:42 AM
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@20, yeah i just ordered that, great price!

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Comment #22 by Dr Bob
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:22:56 AM
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Activision have become greedy corporate scumbags.

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Comment #23 by Stevenlr
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:25:27 AM
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Pre Ordered :) also did L4D2 at same time, and no if your pre-ordering something there is no delivery charge, cost me £67.95 for both MW2 & L4D2.

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Comment #24 by pocket1
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:25:53 AM
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Left 4 Dead 2 and Forza 3 both £32 on the same site as well

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Comment #25 by Stevenlr
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:32:06 AM
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Just noticed on Online Banking, there one of the good ones that dont take the money untill they send the item. Thank god, dont have alot of money at the moment haha.

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Comment #26 by indieboy_86
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:32:31 AM
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Not meaning to be a nob 'ed know it all but this is old news. I posted it last Thursday on "Infinity Ward: Prestige Edition Very Limited, Sold Out in UK" (comment #72 and #74). Get with the times! =P

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Comment #27 by Deadly Noob92
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:45:16 AM
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good deal

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Comment #28 by Goetzsta
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:46:08 AM
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so you get 20% off when you preorder it?
coz i wa just on website and its still £45 -

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Comment #29 by ponypo2001
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:48:51 AM
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£45-55 for a game with nothing else is a pisstake.This is a nice find and I know Tesco will shift a lot of units but I won't be bothering as this reeks.I'll just wait till 2 weeks after when one of the other stores has it for a more sensible £35.It's a shame that the COD makers felt the need to plump for such a high RRP.

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Comment #30 by oneandonlytommo
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:48:55 AM
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lol im with post 26 this is old news i knew this like 2 weeks ago. i also made a thread about prestige edition sold out in the uk then 2 weeks later they post about it in the news bit lol.

and NOWERE WILL SELL THE GAME FOR £55 the most it will be is 50. also you dont need to pre order it as you will be able to go in any shop and buy it on release day without pre ordering i did that with gta.

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Comment #31 by Stevenlr
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:49:00 AM
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@ #20
Yes and the delivery charge is also taking off at the end.

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Comment #32 by lucifonz
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:52:17 AM
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Its not £55 in the UK! Thats the RRP which is never ever what shops sell the game at. The standard RRP for games is £50, yet they sell for £40 or less.

So expect to see some competition. Rather pay an extra fiver to make sure its there on day of release. If they sell it for that price in the supermarket themselves then i'll be down there at midnight and taking the day off uni ;)

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Comment #33 by Ryan-3
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:53:29 AM
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I'm thinking very similarly to you :)

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Comment #34 by Infection Ftw
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:59:37 AM
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Only the regular right? Since I might buy prestige otherwise hardened..=(

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Comment #35 by JBURNICLE
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:00:05 AM
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Assassins Creed 2 and Forza 3 are only £31 on tesco aswell

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Comment #36 by Belgurth
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:04:02 AM
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55-60 pounds is the regular price here in Portugal, how's that. Always get them online and abroad.

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Comment #37 by B Rabbit FNFA
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:18:46 AM
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Il stick with shop-to then im guaranteed release day delivery at least

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Comment #38 by Stevenlr
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:24:21 AM
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I cant see anywhere on tescos site where it says delivery is not guaranteed on release day. only This item will be delivered as soon as it is available, which does not mean they will recieve it a few days early, and ship it out like most places a day before the release.

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Comment #39 by OblivionGod123
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:25:14 AM
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getting mine for 44.99 on so not no cheap to say 'hey i wanna save like 9 quid on a game' thats just people being tooooo cheap

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Comment #40 by MrEKO
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:27:08 AM
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You UK nutters still pay too much for games. But I guess anything under 40BPS is pretty good. I about choked when I saw the prices at "GAME" in Reading (England). My poor lil' U.S. heart couldn't take the sticker shock. Of course, that was nothing compared to the price of a console...geesh..

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Comment #41 by Purge
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:28:15 AM
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I'm not paying £55 pounds for it. As good as the game is and the reputation it has it's nothing special from the majority of great games out there.

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Comment #42 by TwiceAzzNice
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:28:39 AM
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Can't wait gonna be the best fps ever!!!

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Comment #43 by SAYNTofSYNNERS
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:40:06 AM
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Does not matter to me ,I preordered the max hardcore edition from HMV I just had to have those NVGs . lol

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Comment #44 by Nuclearbiscuit
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:43:10 AM
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Didn't have it pre-order, until now ofc ;) Great find.

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Comment #45 by Porta1980
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:43:10 AM
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i notice how nobody has yet mentioned that yeah retailis £55 but no shop will sell it fo more than £45 as the rrp of games is £50 at moment and they sell for £40 so its only £5 increase and i remember Call of Duty world at war being £45 in most shops once it got popular so where is the difference?

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Comment #46 by Scythe100
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:59:44 AM
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Sweet! Awesome find :]

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Comment #47 by DDcup x
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:03:05 AM
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Useless to those getting hardened or prestige edition

cheers anyway :)

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Comment #48 by The C0DD Father
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:12:59 AM
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I think I will wait for release day. I picked COD WAW for 27 GBP from Asda on release day.

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Comment #49 by UK Dennis
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:21:15 AM
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wooo just pre ordered

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Comment #50 by pined5551
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:21:27 AM
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no matter how bad i want a game, i'll never pay more than 25 quid for one. I know thats pretty stingy cos most games are worth 40 odd quid anyway, but i dont get as much time to play as i used to :(

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Comment #51 by Shermo1984
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:26:21 AM
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can get assasin creed 2, mw2, l4d 2 and forza 3 for the price on hmv's pres edition, which will break or not work proper, so 1 game or 4 top releases i no what im going for.

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Comment #52 by etukl
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:39:49 AM
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cool with my staff discount, makes it £32 for me and with my vouchers, £22 for me, nice!!!!

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Comment #53 by bstorm12
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:44:49 AM
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isnt there supposed to be 2 map packs that come out around the games release?

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Comment #54 by Cube
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 12:14:33 PM
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Don't Tesco charge straight away, rather than when it's delivered?

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Comment #55 by NoMorMrKnifeGuy
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 12:17:58 PM
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i jus bought 6 copies and hav staff discount as well!! will wack these straight on ebay when they arrive

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Comment #56 by Stevenlr
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 12:23:06 PM
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#54 - No i pre-ordered this and L4D2, and they have not charged yet.

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Comment #57 by Stevenlr
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 12:23:47 PM
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Scratch that they just have :S oh well.

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Comment #58 by Youngtone 03
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 12:33:08 PM
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what if we live in the u.s.
can we still get it

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Comment #59 by Alex Goodman
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 12:36:46 PM
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@48 Amen to the 27 quid Cod5 xD

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Comment #60 by THE IGODFATHERI
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 02:12:45 PM
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i think its a joke the prices they charge i've preordered it and going to the midnight launch so i can play it as soon as possible!!!!

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Comment #61 by ugoindownsaka
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 02:31:02 PM
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good find people who posted it before and adam, just pre ordered it. i wanted to pick it up in store as they point out you can but will need id with you but i cant see any option to do that, id have gone for the midnight release, im a sad act i even did it for army of two, i was bored. they dont seem to enjoy opening up the games locker though.

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Comment #62 by Tim 13
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 02:37:06 PM
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I really do feel terrible that the price hike was so severe in the UK. I hope that this is not a regular occurrence, and that they keep the normal price for games after this.

That being said, I've already pre-ordered the hardened edition here in America, which costs $80, instead of the traditional $70 for any "Special Edition" game.

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Comment #63 by spookyblade
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 03:02:57 PM
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well its to late ive already preordered it lol

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Comment #64 by Markatansky
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 03:05:26 PM
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@12: Twas a joke. I was just trying to add insult to injury really. ;)

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Comment #65 by obiwan24
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 03:17:13 PM
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just preordered with tesco, good find, there was no way i was going to pay 45 let alone 55. Not really that bothered about whether i get it for release day, i had to wait with cod5 as every asda i went to had sold out!

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Comment #66 by KnotOfScotland
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 03:40:48 PM
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Nice find, never gonna pay more than 40 quid for a game alone.

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Comment #67 by Sgt L Stubbings
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 03:45:07 PM
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Games are always more expensive online, if I actually went into Tesco when this came out it would only be 39.99 cus games are always cheaper in store than their shown online

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Comment #68 by Popeye Peo
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 03:45:53 PM
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Well, just ordered mine but can't help thinking that if I go back to asda on release night/morning I'll get it for a steal like WAW!!! Oh well!

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Comment #69 by blitz7287
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 04:29:13 PM
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Ive got the limited edition with NVG's preordered at game. cant wait for this game.

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Comment #70 by NBSammy
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 04:39:45 PM
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Does anyone know when they will post the game??

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Comment #71 by OnEdEcK
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:37:25 PM
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Sweet as a nut! good find!! Just told my mate back in the UK and he has ordered 4 games from there all for a great price - MW2 - 36GBP, FIFA 10 32GBP, PES 10 32GBP, FORZA 3 32GBP. All with free delivery!

Hopefully HK will have some goos deals too!!

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Comment #72 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 01:04:14 AM
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Don't care not getting it anyway, If its anything like the 1st MW it's gonna be a big ol bag o shite (Go back to WW2 infinity ward & leave the modern stuff to Tom Clancy)

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Comment #73 by paul_6666
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 02:13:58 AM
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sweet im gonna make sure i get it from tesco with staff discount should make it the cheapest place i can get it from now :p

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Comment #74 by Makaveli_Don7
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 04:19:07 AM
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#72 Eat A Dick

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Comment #75 by oneandonlytommo
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 04:26:36 AM
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lol @ 72 tom clancy games SUCK

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Comment #76 by NBSammy
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 04:27:33 AM
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Anyone ever bought from tescodirect before??

If so, how was it??

At 72, lol.

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Comment #77 by Jimbo76
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 04:42:40 AM
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@ 10. love the reservoir dogs quote. cant complain at 38 quid. im sure lots more will follow suit now.

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Comment #78 by rowtheboat
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 05:31:26 AM
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Comment #79 by L3DDERS
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 05:43:58 AM
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webb - you are the man, order cancelled
tesco order - Done!

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Comment #80 by Bammyj
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 06:59:17 AM
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Got mine for 42 quid or sumin... thanks 'Game' loyalty points :P

Im happy to pay that much for it seeing as it will be a awesome game (hopefully).... 55 is a bit much tho. I doubt anyone will sell any games for that much tho.

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Comment #81 by renegade FaMoUs
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 10:56:43 AM
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fucking jews stupid fucking british people and uk sucks badddddddd

and hey guess what mother fuckers i work at gamestop so get off deez nuts bitches discount for me.... stuid british people

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Comment #82 by renegade FaMoUs
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 10:56:59 AM
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US #1

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Comment #83 by Santaslave
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:23:44 PM
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#81 you work at gamestop? I didn't know they employed people under 12..

And 36 pounds, that's like 59 bucks, holy shit

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Comment #84 by renegade FaMoUs
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 01:05:32 PM
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yeah get your fucking 7k gamerscore out of here bk

and im probably older than your faggot ass

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Comment #85 by Adasi
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 10:23:41 AM
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Thanks - pre-ordered it and Forza 3...hope they don't charge straight away though as they're gona have a suprise!!!

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