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Old 28-04-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Game deals thread

This first post serves as an index listing overseas merchants that ship directly to Singapore (no need vPost or such service). They accept Singapore credit cards, some accepts PayPal.

See second post for game guides.
See this thread for Blu-ray (remember to check for region lock).

Some good deals may be highlighted in this first post but it is not being updated constantly. Please refer to the last few pages of this thread for the latest deals. Beware that the persons posting bear no responsibility of you getting poisoned

Recent changes:
- Amazon US now offers free shipping to SG for orders over $125.
- Play-Asia free shipping only if order is above US$25 (used to be US$20)
- TheHut's shipping is now £0.99 per order, same as Zavvi.
- Beware that UK packages sometimes (randomly it seems) get sent via a Singapore logistics company called WMG, who will then post it locally via SingPost. Packages going via WMG typically takes a very long time (3 weeks or more).
- DeepDiscount stopped shipping to SG. They still ship to existing customers.

Buyers beware:
- GAME.co.uk and Gamestation (same company) sometimes ship 'display set' games as new. When their online store is out of stock, they may retrieve games from their physical shops. The physical shops open up games, keep the game disc and manual at the cashier, and display the casing. The casing of these games are usually not in mint condition. Generally you will receive shrink wrapped copies of newly released games. Chance of getting 'display set is higher with older titles, during sales, or when a game went out-of-stock but become available again.

A) UK sites that ship games (region 2) to Singapore:

TheHut.com (shipping: £0.99 per order)
http://www.thehut.com/games/platforms/ps3.dept
zavvi.co.uk (shipping: £0.99 per order)
http://www.zavvi.com/games/platforms/ps3.dept
SendIt.com (shipping: £4.48 per item)
http://www.sendit.com/games/platforms/ps3.dept
ShopTo.net (shipping: first class with tracking, seems to be base rate plus weight, £7.20 and above)
http://www.shopto.net/PS3/
Game.co.uk (shipping: £4.95 per order) **
http://www.game.co.uk/PlayStation-3/_/N-1z13mmt/
gamestation.co.uk (shipping: £4.95 per order) **
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/PlayStation-3/_/N-1z13fwk/
gameplay.co.uk (shipping: £4.95 per order)
http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/...p?platform=PS3
hmv.com (shipping: £4.50 per item)
http://hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?ct...pSubGroupID=82

Notes:
- PS3 games are not region locked, so you can play UK region 2 (R2) games on your local Asia region 3 (R3) PS3 console. Most online games do not have have server restriction based on region code of the game disc, so you should not have any problem playing with others who have a different region game disc. However if you have an R2 game and you want to buy any downloadable contents (DLC) like expansion packs, you need to get a Europe PSN store pre-paid card.
- On certain games' menus, the O and X buttons may be swapped cos Europe has different convention (X for ok instead of O).
- Shipping from UK to Singapore is typically 10 days to 2 weeks, though some times it may take 3 or 4 weeks. Any longer, you should contact the merchant.
- When paying by credit card for the first time, at random, sites like zavvi/thehut may ask you to provide your card statement for verification. You can scan the first page of your statement, block out details of your transactions and only show them the address.

If you want to buy Blu-ray movies (region B) from UK sites, remember to first check whether they are region locked.
http://bluray.liesinc.net/index.php?region=b
http://uk.blu-ray.com/movies/
See our Blu-ray thread for more details.

Currency converter (£ to SGD$): http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-co...P;to=SGD;amt=1
Or just enter in Google: "1 gbp in sgd" (or whatever amount, like "17.95 gbp in sgd")

Compare prices:
http://www.find-games.co.uk/ps3--1-.aspx
http://www.gamecollections.co.uk/pla...ystation-3.php
http://www.gamestracker.com/
(Shipping charges are not taken into consideration. Not all sites listed there ship to SG directly.)

B) US sites that ship games (region 1) to Singapore:

Amazon.com (shipping: US$29.99 per shipment plus US$5.99 per item via courier)
- Amazon offers free shipping to SG for purchases over $125 (conditions apply, see here for details)
- Amazon US ships some video games to SG. Look for "Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S." in the details. However shipping to SG is limited to priority courier. (Some times a lower price expedited shipping option is available.)
DeepDiscount.com (shipping: US$3.99 per order plus US$1.99 per unit. Ships via US Post Office, typically over 2 weeks.)
http://www.deepdiscount.com/video-ga...playstation-3/
- Note: DeepDiscount has stopped accepting SG customers. It is not clear whether they will still ship to existing customers. tbd
cduniverse.com (shipping: US$8.99+)
http://www.cduniverse.com/default.as...50&SetPref=PS3

C) Asia sites that ship games to Singapore:


PlayAsia.com (shipping: FREE for orders above US$25)
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-14-71-bm-49-en.html
hkofferhouse.com (shipping: US$4 for 1st item, US$2 for subsequent items; excluding accessories and special editions)
http://www.hkofferhouse.com/items/ps3/list.htm

Currency converter (US$ to SGD$): http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-co...D;to=SGD;amt=1
Or just enter in Google: "1 usd in sgd" (or whatever amount, like "19.95 usd in sgd")

If you discover any good site that ships directly, even if they are not having a sale right now, please post here. With contribution from fellow forumers, this is becoming quite a good list of sources where we can import our games.

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Old 28-04-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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Playstation Network Card

You can buy PSN stored value cards from local game shops or from the following sites (instant code, accepts local credit cards):

Amazon US (US PSN card, instant code)

You can pay with Singapore credit card, but enter a US address as billing address (like vPost/comgateway address, those are good as they are in Oregon state which has no tax on this). The credit card will clear even though billing address doesn't match your Singapore billing address on file with the bank.

Link to $50 US PSN card (online game code) : http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Playstati.../dp/B004RMK4P8 (there's $20 code also)

More details here: http://forums.gameaxis.com/showpost....ostcount=12419

Amazon UK (UK PSN card, instant code)

You can pay with Singapore credit card, but enter a UK address as billing address (like vPost/comgateway address. The credit card will clear even though billing address doesn't match your Singapore billing address on file with the bank.

Link to £20 UK PSN card (online game code): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GUXZUSS
Link to £25 UK PSN card (online game code): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GUXZV7S
Link to £35 UK PSN card (online game code): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GUXZVJQ
(£5, £10, £15 also available)

Game.co.uk (UK PSN card, instant code)

Link: http://www.game.co.uk/en/games/plays...S3-_-PSNPoints
They also sell UK PS+ subscription cards: http://www.game.co.uk/en/games/plays...-PS3-_-PSNPlus
You can use Singapore Paypal account to pay. You do not need to enter UK address in Game.co.uk.

Shopto.net (UK PSN card, instant code)

Link to £35 card: http://www.shopto.net/video%20games/...n-instant-code
Link to £25 card: http://www.shopto.net/video%20games/...n-instant-code

Play-Asia (HK/JP/US/UK PSN card, instant code)

Link: http://www.play-asia.com/digital_cod...twork/14/711z3


Game Guides

You can buy game guides in local game shops, Kinokuniya, Comics Connection and other places. There are also online sites:

The Book Depository (shipping: free)
http://www.bookdepository.com/catego...bdate_high_low
- They have a .com site for US and international customers and a .co.uk site for UK customers. Both ship from UK. Generally the .com site has lower price.
- Pre-order guides are often at 25% or 50% discount. Payment is made when you place order (regardless if you are paying by credit card or paypal), not when the book ships.
- Good source for fictions, graphic novels and other books.

PlayAsia (shipping: free)
Zavvi / thehut / sendit (shipping: £2.50 per item)
game.co.uk / gamestation (shipping: £4.95 per order)
Amazon / Amazon.co.uk (shipping: Amazon US / Amazon UK)
DeepDiscount (shipping: DeepDiscount)
- These sites that sell games also sell game guides.


Others

- Free Android app on Amazon every day (see here)

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Old 28-04-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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Wow. Little big planet £11. No wonder local shop can sell so cheap ~S$35.
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Old 28-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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I noticed in past threads also that no US online stores were ever mentioned.

Probably they selling at high prices there.
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Old 28-04-2009, 08:26 PM   #5
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Good thread.
Usually from US there are no direct shipment? Require Escrow service?
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Old 28-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #6
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bro u are the rite person to start this thread man!
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Old 28-04-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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Pierce, what do Sendit pack their item in?
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Old 28-04-2009, 09:01 PM   #8
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Old 28-04-2009, 09:02 PM   #9
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No idea how they pack actually, haven't bought from them before. I bought from a few UK sites before, they usually have those small cardboard box.

At the moment only UK game prices are good. There are some US sites that ships to SG at reasonable price (like DeepDiscount.com), but no big sale, prices still high. (Amazon also ships, but you have to use the UPS type of option, which makes it expensive.)
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pierce is da man when it comes to shipping stuff overs... thumbs up
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One more, also UK site: ShopTo.net. Some of us have bought from this site before, no complaint. They ship directly. Remember though that these are R2, which you can play on local PS3s but you won't be able to buy DLCs.

PS3 Games on sale:
http://www.shopto.net/PS3/SALE/
http://www.shopto.net/PS3/IN%20STOCK/

Postage: usually £3.50 per item (to £4.50), no per order charge
http://www.shopto.net/page.php?page=info-delivery

Highlights:
50 Cent Blood on the Sand £19.99
Eat Lead £15.99
Disgaea 3 £24.99
Mirror's Edge £17.99
Battlefield Bad Company £17.99

Current exchange rate:
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-co...P;to=SGD;amt=1

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Old 28-04-2009, 09:52 PM   #13
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Game.co.uk. They ship directly too. The games are R2, which you can play on local PS3s but you won't be able to buy DLCs.

PS3 Games:
http://www.game.co.uk/lowdown.aspx?l..._-topnav-_-ps3 - sale
http://www.game.co.uk/lowdown.aspx?l..._-topnav-_-ps3
http://www.game.co.uk/PS3/

Postage: £4.95 per order, up to 1kg; no per item charge
http://www.game.co.uk/Help/~h9845/Despatch/Postage/

Highlights:
Afro Samurai £24.98
FIFA 09 £17.98
Prince of Persia £17.98
Far Cry 2 £17.98
Dynasty Warriors 6 £17.99
Viking £17.99
Disgaea 3 £24.98
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 Collector's Edition £24.98
Eternal Sonata £29.98
Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 £29.99

Current exchange rate:
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-co...P;to=SGD;amt=1

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Old 28-04-2009, 10:04 PM   #14
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Nothing interesting going on for now, but here's a US site that ships to Singapore: DeepDiscount.com. Games are R1.

PS3 Games:
http://www.deepdiscount.com/Playstat...8VVviewcat.htm

Postage:
Based on total price of items in the order:
Up to US$25 = US$5.95
US$25.01 to $50 = US$8.95
US$50.01 to $100 = US$12.95
http://www.deepdiscount.com/helppopu..._shipping_info

Highlights:
Midnight Club: Los Angeles US$33.99
Resistance Fall of Man (normal version) US$18.98

Current exchange rate:
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-co...D;to=SGD;amt=1

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[ Moved from 1st post. Keeping 1st post as index.]

Came across this UK site SendIt.com that has some PS3 games on sale. I have not bought from them before, but they seem to ship internationally. Remember though that these are R2, which you can play on local PS3s but you won't be able to buy DLCs.

PS3 games on sale:
http://www.sendit.com/sendit/sendit/offers/sale/games/ps3.list?sortOrder=price&sortReverse=false
http://www.sendit.com/sendit/sendit/...tReverse=false

Postage: £1.75 per item; no per order charge
http://www.sendit.com/sendit/postage...onAccount=true

Some highlights:
Far Cry 2 £17.89
Prince of Persia £16.89
The Darkness £7.89
Mirror's Edge £14.89
Battlefield Bad Company £15.89
Valkyria Chronicles £29.89
Dead Space £17.89
MGS4 (platinum) £17.89
Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 £25.89

Current exchange rate:
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-co...P;to=SGD;amt=1

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