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Ice Nine
07-01-04, 06:59 AM
I've preordered the BFG 6800U from Best Buy. Though the page doesn't actually let you, I found a workaround that at least lets you preorder it.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1083712380517&skuId=6684643&type=product

Note that today the page says "Sold Out", but also "preorder this item", yet gives you no way to do so from the website (no link to add to cart or anything).... Well I found away around that. :) While viewing the above URL, punch this into the address bar and hit enter:

EDITED BY MUYA: No excuse to post a VUNERABILITY at Best Buy that may be by all accounts UNLAWFUL.

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Thanks

MUYA


That lets you add it to your cart and go through checkout :) I'm not sure if there's any repercussions to doing it this way, but what the hell, it's worth a shot. From this point I could check out and "pre order" my card. Sneaky and underhanded (somewhat), and it would probably work for anything else that's listed as "Sold out", but hey, I want this card.

zer0xp
07-01-04, 07:18 AM
hahahaha, that's awesome. I'm sure other people might need it to. Keep us updated on how your order goes

nippyjun
07-01-04, 07:28 AM
What does your order status say as far as release date or shipping date once you place an order with this method?

Ice Nine
07-01-04, 08:42 AM
Ordered last night...

06/30/04 InProcess BBY01-395260XXXXX $537.69 Track this order

Qty Product Description Price Qty Price Shipping Tax Total


1 BFG Technologies-GeForce 6800 Ultra OC 256MB AGP Graphics Card-BFGR68256U $499.99 $499.99 $7.70 $30.00 $537.69

Status: 1 item(s) - Order in process of being fulfilled; Usually ships in 1 - 2 days.

revbatboy
07-01-04, 08:52 AM
Usually ships 1-2 days damn I ordered on 6/20 and mine still says ships on 07/06

Ice Nine
07-01-04, 08:53 AM
Yeah, well... my order may simply get "lost" given the way I ordered it. Who knows.

MUYA
07-01-04, 08:59 AM
In fact thread is closed till further notice