Shoppers Drug Mart PlayStation 5 (PS5) pre-order email sign up
For those who are looking to purchase PS5 with your accumulated PC points here is email sign up for PS5 pre-order from SDM.
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Jun 22nd, 2020 7:57 am
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Jun 22nd, 2020 8:32 am
I bought a PS4 at launch from SDM, when I connected it the system didn't work. I went back to store like an hour after initial purchase and it was a nightmare. They wouldn't refund it and couldn't exchange it because they had no others. I had to go back later in the day to speak to a manager, who also refused a refund and told me I had to deal with Sony for a replacement. I called Sony and they couldn't even process a warranty claim because it was launch day. They told me to return to store. I went back and spoke with manager again who said no again but after some pressure he said he'd refund it if Sony wouldn't replace it. So I had to call Sony again, I did it from the store, it took over an hour to speak with someone. Finally I was able to pass my phone to SDM manager and he spoke with them and hung up. He still didn't want to refund but did it after another 30 minutes of back and forth. He even claimed thier system wouldn't allow a return. Eventually I got the refund but it took hours and was painful. I won't buy launch systems there again. They do seem to have relaxed on returns a bit but it varies from store to store. If it is unopen you might be able to return it but ymmv.
Jun 22nd, 2020 8:38 am
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Jun 22nd, 2020 9:37 am
Lord Denning wrote: ↑Depends on the store.
I had a great manager who encouraged me to use my points on a bonus redemption to buy a piece of tech he would take on a return to a GC. Even suggested I purchase two of the exact same item so I am not tempting to open both He was not there when it was time to time to return was expecting a problem - reps gave me zero issue.
It's a tough call - getting tech that can be wonky from a retailer whose focus is not tech or ignoring the huge potential point opportunities.
Lord Denning mentioned points. So exchanging points to a GC for a return is not good enough for you?
Jun 22nd, 2020 10:52 am
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Jun 22nd, 2020 12:19 pm
You're signing up to be notified when they do start accepting pre-orders. I'm more curious about how it'll work because I can't imagine most stores would get more than a handful each.
Jun 22nd, 2020 1:43 pm
Its not going to work. Switches were impossible to find at Shoppers for a long time after launch. I expect it to be the same for PS5 which already are going to be super hard to find because of COVID has hampered production. Even with the expected high cost, demand is vastly going to outstrip supply.
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