Pre-Order Nightmare: Konami Screws Limited Edition MGS4 PS3 Bundle Pre-Orders

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Guess what? As should have probably been expected, the pre-order process for the Limited Edition “Gun Metal Gray” Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 bundle has turned into a complete mess. According to Kotaku, pre-ordering consumers are reporting that 503 errors are keeping them from being able to check out with their order. Even worse than that, apparently Konami deviously tacks on some insane $500 insurance charge on top of the $600 price of the bundle. So in order to pre-order you actually have to pony up over a thousand bucks. That’s fucking ridiculous! Not to mention extremely deceitful on Konami’s part for not providing any notice of this charge beforehand. Supposedly the insurance fee is refundable, but still.

As of a few minutes ago, this is the message I received after clicking the pre-order button on the bundle product page:

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If no one has been able to check out, I’m confused as to how stock has run out already. If you’ve been lucky enough to have your pre-order go through, please feel free to let us know in the comments.

MGS4 Limited Edition PS3 Bundle Ordering Shockingly A Huge Disaster [Kotaku]

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