It’s not unusual for retailers to start selling hyped-beyond-belief games a couple of days before their actual release. Rainforest-destroying* Argos, though, have set a new record by selling Halo 3 a whole week early. It’s all to do with their ‘check and reserve’ system – eager fans have spotted that their website has copies in stock, and they’re then popping down to their local store to collect them.
Argos have since noticed their mistake, and have temporarily removed the game from their site entirely. The current search results for Halo 3 on eBay make amusing reading though, with ‘buy it now’ prices ranging from £50 to over £100.
Be patient and wait – Tesco or somewhere is bound to do it for £35 on release.
*May not be true