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March 18, 2012
Have you tried to buy any SWTOR Cartel Coin cards yet? Have you ran into any problems?
DamionSchubert, SWTOR Lead Designer came into the forums yesterday to give us an update on the Cartel Coin card availability. This is actually a very useful post for anyone who plans on purchasing these since there has been a lot of confusion surrounding them both now and before they even launched.
The post from Damion in the official forums reads:
Walmart. Physical cards are available in many Wal*marts. You may want to call ahead, they' apparently sell out very quickly.
Best Buy. You need to find a Best Buy with a Pre-order Kiosk. On that Kiosk, search for "Star Wars Old Republic" and you should see a 2400 cartel coin offering. Print a receipt, take it to the register, and they will print out a code for you. There are no physical cards, but I have verified this works personally.
Gamestop. Similarly, these are also digital-only (i.e. no physical cards). Go to Gamestop and ask the employee to purchase a 'digital-only' reg code for Star Wars: the Old Republic Cartel Coins. They may have to search for their system to find it, but it should be available. They'll print out a code, which you can redeem directly from our website (they used to have a more complicated process, but we've been working with them to simplify it). I've verified that this all works as well.
Target. Not available yet. We'll let you know when there's something to know.
This is a pretty good overview of how it all works. When I first heard about these, I went out to all the stores in my area that were supposed to have them and no one had a clue what I was talking about. Now, Best Buy seems to be the best place to shop for them and Gamestop seems to be the worst. However, it could vary based on your area. At Gamestop it gets really confusing due to the way they choose to name the cards in their inventory. They always try to give me the game time cards or tell me they don’t have it or don’t know what I am talking about. It gets frustrating.
What has your experience been with trying to buy these cards?
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