Ordering GTA V (Grant Theft Auto Five) in Thailand

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Jeezzzzz! I am gutted! I have been waiting for ever for this game to come out, I love Grand Theft Auto (games!) and I decided to bite the bullet and order online for the first time from Play Asia. Now normally, I would be dead against ordering a game or actually ANYTHING online to be delivered to Thailand. So many times I have now recieved things from home, but recently, a birthday card did make it through, so I was kind of impressed – but still, what is the postman has an XBOX 360 and decides that he would like to play the latest game from Rockstar?!

I thought i’d see what delivery options where available on the play asia site and much to my delight, I saw FEDEX, UPS and a couple of others! FEDEX was actually the best option as you can track it, so there is no chance that its going to get lost on the way. Great I thought! in 1 to 3 days (this is the amount of time you can expect it to be delivered in) I will have my hands on a copy of the biggest budget game release in history! WOOHOO!

Another thing to mention at this point is that the game is an asian game, but its actually region free – so hopefully it should work no problem – I have also checked online and you are meant to be able to change your region on the XBOX as well.

I placed my order, it allowed me to choose PayPal as well, and I had $50 in my PayPal account, so it worked out at $66.89 including FEDEX delivery fees – not too bad – OK, its only about £35 delivered in the UK, but this is Thailand and its also coming from Hong Kong so you cant expect the same kind of price, and also, don’t forget that FEDEX fee as well. So, I thought its worth it, and its going to give me many hours of gaming pleasure for sure – and I have a lot of free time!! So I placed the order.

OH NO! I filled out my address perfectly I thought, I know Thailand has its own script language, but that birthday card I received was all written in England and it got here fine – also, I think the staff at FEDEX will have a pretty good grasp of UK language if that his/her full time job. Well, back to the address… when I proceeded to press send on the PayPal screen, it somehow changed the country to HONG KONG!!!!! WHATTT!!!!!! How can this be? I chose Thailand as my country! bloody hell!

Well, I have logged back onto my Play Asia account, and it says that my address is Thailand and I also sent them an enquiry and also an email asking them to please not send it to HK :( I send them my full address again and and crossing my fingers and toes that they are going to read this before they dispatch!

Oh well, wish me luck – I really don’t want them to mess up the order for me.

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