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#1 Khalija

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:06 AM

Directly from GuildWars2.com:

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You can purchase gems in-game from the Black Lion Trading Company, but starting this week you can also purchase Guild Wars 2 gems in real life at select retailers. These cards, which make a great gift, contain a serial code that can be redeemed in Guild Wars 2 for gems.

If gem cards aren’t in stock at your favorite retailer yet, be sure to ask if and when they’ll be arriving.

For redemption instructions and additional information about gems, visit the Guild Wars 2 Support page.

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**Special thanks to Tenicord for breaking the news first.

#2 TenderFoot

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

Would be nice if Anet would tell us which select retailers!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:34 AM

i do know Australia will have the overpriced and crap 'good' EBgames that sell these cards

#4 Ncyphe

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

They've actually been available for quite a while.  The store I work at got them two weeks ago.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

Has somebody seen a list of these retailers? Or if they're gonna be available in other countries than the U.S.? The post on their website is remarkable vague.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

View PostTenderFoot, on 17 October 2012 - 05:19 AM, said:

Would be nice if Anet would tell us which select retailers!

Would be a rather long list if they are available internationally.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

View PostLordkrall, on 17 October 2012 - 10:39 AM, said:

Would be a rather long list if they are available internationally.

At least they could tell us in which countries they'll be available. Otherwise we'll just get out hopes up if they'll only available in some countries.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:54 AM

I tried this but they wouldn't take my gold. So much for the gold to gems philosophy!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

I've seen them in the Best Buy in my town, which I can't name because the town's name is offensive. Look up the county seat for Forsyth County, GA.



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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:35 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 17 October 2012 - 10:39 AM, said:

Would be a rather long list if they are available internationally.

Anet put out a long list for the GW2 pre purchase/pre orders which retailers in each country would selling the game so your post is null and void.

My proof
https://www.guildwar...States-physical select country in drop down menu

Edited by TenderFoot, 17 October 2012 - 03:39 PM.


#11 Azure Skye

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

I think the gem cards will be sold where the other games are being sold but thats my opinion, like gas stastion,supermarkets,bookstores and alot of places you find these cards. They wont be hard to ship at all. Lol

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

I can't speak to other countries' pricings, but the two I found in the US via Anet's FB posting by way of Twitter
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were both $28 for 2000 gems, a .71 ratio rather than the 1.25 buying through the gem store.  That doesn't include tax.

Edited by Kor, 17 October 2012 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

For € it's 2000 gems for 24,99 €. In game it's 800 for 10 € which means it's the same (as long as my math is right). Price from Gamestop.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:21 PM

Seems as if Amazon has it for 24.99.  Newegg is selling it for 28.99.  Another site I've never heard of is Excitedgamer.com.  They also have the gem card for 24.99.

Does anyone have any experience with excitedgamer?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

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Looking for Guild Wars 2 Gems Cards? Here's a list of retailers where they can be found:

Canada: Best Buy Canada, London Drugs, EBGames

United States: Fred Meyer, Hasting, NewEgg, Fry’s, Amazon




Germany: Gamestop, Media Markt, Saturn

France: FNAC, Amazon

Belgium & Netherlands: Game Mania, Free Record Shop

Italy: Amazon.it

Spain: FNAC, Gamestop

Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland: CDON, Webhallen

South Africa: BT Games

~RB2

From Facebook.

And no idea why half of it bolded.

Edited by Darkobra, 17 October 2012 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:50 PM

good stuff.. might actually buy some gems now

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:58 PM

View PostDarkobra, on 17 October 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

I tried this but they wouldn't take my gold. So much for the gold to gems philosophy!

What are you talking about? was it a joke? :D

#18 Kinniku

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:57 AM

They're available at London Drugs? that's a bit of a surprise.. it's certainly one of the last places I would have thought to look. =P

#19 Darkobra

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:10 AM

Yes, it was a joke.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

What a weird list of US retailers...

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

I buy mine from www.gametimecards.co.za, found them when I bought GW2 and they were first that were selling codes so i think im gonna stick with them for now, switching to new site always a risk

#22 Chava Blue

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

They're also available at Gamestop in the US. I bought a $15 + tax/1200 gems one there (at a Rochester NY location) on Friday.

I would guess that most major gaming chains probably have them as well as the listed retailers.

Edited by Chava Blue, 22 October 2012 - 09:38 PM.


#23 Illein

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

Does anyone know why some "retailers" (I have no idea who the official ones are) offer the Gems Cards CHEAPER than Arena Net's in-game service i.e. but to make things worse - they offer GOLD bundles to like 1/4th of Arena Net's current price..

Really curious about that. I can't come up with an explanation how that's supposedly having Arena Net's blessing.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

Actually, when I wanted to buy one yesterday the price has gone up. It went from 24,99€ to 27,99€.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

View PostDanael, on 14 December 2012 - 10:32 AM, said:

Actually, when I wanted to buy one yesterday the price has gone up. It went from 24,99€ to 27,99€.

I just don't see how this makes sense for either party, unless it's the exact same price ratio.

Not like they stand in competition to each other, they target a different audience. (Paypal/CC users vs. cash users)

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

View PostIllein, on 14 December 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

I just don't see how this makes sense for either party, unless it's the exact same price ratio.

Not like they stand in competition to each other, they target a different audience. (Paypal/CC users vs. cash users)

Well, for the last weeks no store in my city had any gem cards left at all. Now they had been re-supplied again with a higher price due to the high demand. Did the price in the gemshop change at all? That would make at least a bit of sense but otherwise ANet would only hurt their profit by rising the prices of the gem cards.

Though I didn't check the amount of gems that sell for 28€ now.

Edited by Danael, 14 December 2012 - 01:03 PM.


#27 Illein

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostDanael, on 14 December 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

Well, for the last weeks no store in my city had any gem cards left at all. Now they had been re-supplied again with a higher price due to the high demand. Did the price in the gemshop change at all? That would make at least a bit of sense but otherwise ANet would only hurt their profit by rising the prices of the gem cards.

Though I didn't check the amount of gems that sell for 28€ now.

The prices remain untouched since release. 2000 gems (1600+400) = 25€




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