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There are some rather disquieting rumours that Grand Theft auto V will be delayed locally –  particularly for those who’ve ordered a copy through some of our Cape-town based retailers. We’ve been trying to contact just about everybody  involved. Here’s the deal.

As an attempt to stave of piracy and leaks, Rockstar has requested that copies of the game can only be shipped out on a specific date. All stock of the game is actually in the country on time, but because of those stipulations and the way things are shipped out, they might not reach everybody on time to people who live outside of main areas.

You shouldn’t worry though – everybody is doing all they can to make sure you get your game. We got this response from Kalahari – the retailer most seem to be worried about – regarding the situation.

We are receiving our stock first thing Monday morning, and we are dispatching all pre-orders the same day.

All customers in main city centres will receive their GTA V pre-order on 17 September, and outlying areas will take between 2 to 3 working days.

We are taking further measures to ensure that GTA V pre-orders are given the highest priority on Monday in our warehouse.

We have a GTA V task team to ensure that this process runs as smoothly as possible.

If your readers are still concerned, and they have pre-ordered with us, they can call our call centre to confirm their delivery time on: (021) 468 9200

This will obviously be a bit of a problem for those in outlaying areas who’ve pre-ordered and taken the day off work to play the game. As it stands, the only way to really, really make sure you have a copy of the game on release is to walk in to a store and buy it on release date, or attend one of the midnight launches.

Those of you who do live in major centres probably have nothing to worry about. We’ll update as we hear more. 

[Update]

BT Games has also responded, saying that they don’t forsee any problems with GTA V being delivered on time, barring issues out of their control. 

Last Updated: September 13, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

86 Comments

  1. Yep you are wrong! Shush

    September 13, 2013 at 11:18

    Got to admit being partial to Kalahari. Back in the day I used TakeALot a lot(?). Love digital downloads, but for GTA willing to risk the pre-order.

    Reply

    • Marc O Polo

      September 13, 2013 at 18:54

      use Takealot mostly, never had a hassle and they like 10km away from where i live so never bother with things being delivered just pick it up myself

      Reply

    • Dovakiin

      September 14, 2013 at 14:49

      Kalahari seems to be the cheapest option, i wasn’t aware they were actually attempting to deliver the game on the release date >.<

      Reply

  2. MacMeister998

    September 13, 2013 at 11:19

    Better charge your game controllers guys, it’s going to be a awesome week ahead

    Reply

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 13, 2013 at 12:53

      Agreed, I have 2, won’t be enough…

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    • Marc O Polo

      September 13, 2013 at 18:52

      got 2 controllers and the ps charge cradle thing, works like a dream, while 1 is being used the other is charging, never had empty batteries once and it beats the fuck out of charging with a cable!

      Reply

    • WhiteDragon397

      September 14, 2013 at 20:31

      Yeah, I sure as hell am ready for it. My most used controllers are fully charged, and I’m using the broken one right now. I am going to rock the crap out of this week, and the entire school holiday! You can find me on the 360! Gamertag: WhiteDragon397.

      Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 13, 2013 at 11:22

    What amateur takes a day off work to play? You need at least a week.

    Reply

    • WhiteDragon397

      September 14, 2013 at 20:34

      Yeah, definitely! I’m lucky I caught GTA V in the beginning of the school holidays… Now I have 2 entire weeks to play it!

      Reply

  4. Grant Hancock

    September 13, 2013 at 11:22

    love that header image ! haha

    Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 13, 2013 at 11:27

    That’s good news. I had a game delayed once, was supposed to get it on Friday & then only got it the next Tuesday. Had my whole weekend planned out. Granted it wasn’t a complicated plan because it only consisted of “play game” but still.

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      September 13, 2013 at 11:37

      I hear you.

      I have been married since 2007: these days are gone for me! I am sure other people can do it, but my wife and I now have different priorities. Sigh. Gardening. Fixing stuff. Getting swimming pool sparkling blue (ok, that I want).

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 13, 2013 at 11:47

        #foreverSP does have its benefits.

        Reply

        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 13, 2013 at 12:53

          You called? *weep…

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 13, 2013 at 11:48

        With you on the swimming pool dude, I like fixing things too, but hells to the no to the garden.

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        • Jonah Cash

          September 13, 2013 at 11:50

          I made my whole garden a rock and evergreen garden… Only need to pull the weeds every once in a while…. The pool on the other hand, living in Cape Town with this rain in the winter shit!! The pool is a hateful thing for me for 3 months every year….

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 11:52

            My wife works from home, so that’s her job

          • Jonah Cash

            September 13, 2013 at 11:57

            I also work from home!!! So that is what I am doing wrong?!?!?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 11:57

            Aye, so it seems.

            What do you do?

          • Jonah Cash

            September 13, 2013 at 12:22

            I am motor assessor. But I specialize in Heavy Trucks and trailers. What do you do?

          • oVg

            September 13, 2013 at 12:23

            drugs

          • Jonah Cash

            September 13, 2013 at 12:28

            What type???

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 12:23

            Sys admin

          • Jonah Cash

            September 13, 2013 at 12:28

            So more in line with where we are now???? Unlike me who is 1000miles from what I do in real life…… It would be interesting to know what most people on here do for a living(read as work to get money for gaming)

      • oVg

        September 13, 2013 at 12:22

        😛

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      • N@te

        September 13, 2013 at 12:28

        Get your wife into gaming, got mine into it and now we waste days away together…pure bliss.

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        • Jonah Cash

          September 13, 2013 at 12:30

          My wife hates gaming and I tried to get her involved, she flat out refuses… But when she gets mad at me, she takes our daughter and go to malls which leaves me alone for hours on end… Pure gaming bliss for a couple of hours… Now how to piss her off this weekend????? Hahaha

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          • oVg

            September 13, 2013 at 12:31

            Tell her that the vampire dude in True Blood gets his straw out, and that it is rather small.

          • Jonah Cash

            September 13, 2013 at 13:19

            Oh luckily for me she doesn’t like the glitter vampire… If she did we would be divorced any way!!!

          • WhiteDragon397

            September 14, 2013 at 20:41

            Start off with something small, addictive, and creative. Minecraft worked with all my cousins and my girl! they got into it so fast, I got them playing Call of Duty almost evry day now!

    • Scruff304

      September 13, 2013 at 13:06

      Borderlands 2?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 13, 2013 at 13:32

        That’s the one.

        Reply

  6. TiMsTeR1033

    September 13, 2013 at 11:30

    I wonder if cna has it yet.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 13, 2013 at 11:35

      Afaik, only getting their stock on Sunday. Don’t quoe me on that.

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 13, 2013 at 11:36

      I’ve graded your test, you scored a 70%, unfortunately missing out on the 75% and the bonus question…

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 13, 2013 at 11:39

        So in other words I failed again…

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 13, 2013 at 11:44

          Yes, but I’m really impressed, might bend the rules on this one

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          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 13, 2013 at 11:45

            You forgot to end the sentence with a full stop.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 11:46

            pffff, not fond of periods

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 13, 2013 at 11:47

            Generally a quiet week for me….ohhh…

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 13, 2013 at 12:54

            Ouch!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 13, 2013 at 11:48

            Yeah just was hoping that I passed, been long crap week.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 11:49

            Did you learned something? Have you grown?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 13, 2013 at 11:54

            Yes I have, learnt more about you guys on lazygamer. I also learnt and realised how much I missed doing what I used to. I cant say much else besides patience.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 11:58

            And what was that?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 13, 2013 at 12:01

            That your not a bad guy as I thought you were picking on me.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 12:07

            No ways. I sensed potential. You needed a nudge and some refinement.

            The real test was the dedication and the participation, the learning something of yourself.

            You are free to choose your own title now.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 13, 2013 at 12:11

            What title?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 12:14

            Use what you have learned, created your own…

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 13, 2013 at 12:57

            The reason we play games is for the games themselves, not for the last 5 minutes of ending them. One fails in a game hundreds of times before succeeding. It you won first time, what would be the point? The real secret is the enjoyment out of bashing your brains out trying and trying again and THEN and only THEN, winning. That satisfaction is better than winning first time. Why do you think so many people love Dark Souls? Hehehe

          • WhiteDragon397

            September 14, 2013 at 20:45

            Diablo 3 also works! I’m just playing a demo on the 360, and it is seriously awesome! I get the full game from the demo at the cost of some customization things, but I will still be able to get to the end and kill Diablo!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 13, 2013 at 11:46

          There’s no failure Tim. It’s not the end result that matters, it’s the journey.

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 11:46

            So very true

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 13, 2013 at 12:54

      Me to, I am hoping to get it from CNA… How did the test go?

      Reply

  7. fred

    September 13, 2013 at 11:36

    PROBABLY! , PROBABLY! , WHAT DO YOU MEAN PROBABLY??

    Reply

  8. Peter25

    September 13, 2013 at 11:50

    Hi Geoffrey! Do you know if the BT Games in Morningside will be doing a midnight launch?

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    • Jonah Cash

      September 13, 2013 at 11:52

      From their website:
      We will be open before midnight on the 16th of September, get GTAV as soon as it launches at midnight.
      Blue Route MallBoardwalkBrooklyn MallCanal WalkCape GateCavendish ConnectCenturion MallClearwaterCrestaEastgateEast Rand MallFourways MallGarden Route MallGatewayGreenstoneHighveld MallIlanga MallKenilworthKolonnadeLa LuciaMenlynMiddleburgMimosa MallMooiriverN1 CityNorthgatePaarl MallPavilionShelly CenterSomerset West MallThe GlenTygervalleyV & A WaterfrontVaal MallVincent ParkWalmer ParkWaterfall MallWestgateWoodlands Mall

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 16, 2013 at 15:35

        Hehehe I feel like picketing the Canal Walk BT with a poster that reads “Grand Theft AUTO IS EVIL! REPENT THE END IS NIGH” or “Violent Games ruin families”

        hehehe!

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        • Jonah Cash

          September 16, 2013 at 15:43

          Hahahahaha!!!! That would hilarious but you will need a journalist to take photos and put you on the cover of Die Burger for tomorrow!!!
          “Parents be warned a Banana says that GTA V is EVIL!!!!”

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  9. Graeme

    September 13, 2013 at 11:55

    Don’t worry about the Capetonians, they still think it’s August.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 13, 2013 at 11:58

      Only 4 more months until the new millenium. That party is going to be huge!

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        September 13, 2013 at 12:05

        For sure braaaaa. For sure.

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    • oVg

      September 13, 2013 at 12:21

      lol

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    • veggiesaurus ZA

      September 13, 2013 at 12:48

      The weather here sure feels like August.

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    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 13, 2013 at 12:57

      We have a mountain… Erm…

      Reply

  10. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    September 13, 2013 at 12:15

    Header lulz

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 13, 2013 at 12:17

      hahaha

      Reply

  11. Kevzter

    September 13, 2013 at 12:23

    Damn my wife is going to miss me after 17th September….

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  12. veggiesaurus ZA

    September 13, 2013 at 12:47

    I live in hope that they’ll release a next-gen version (either PC or ps4) eventually, that’s what I’m waiting for

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  13. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 13, 2013 at 12:53

    Glory!

    Reply

  14. Lyndon Danger Fredericks

    September 13, 2013 at 13:04

    I pre-ordered mine from the CNA in Bayside Mall, Tableview Cape Town. Off on the Monday and Tuesday. Any ideas on when the CNA will have it? I would assume the Tuesday yeah?

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    • Avithar

      September 13, 2013 at 13:50

      i also pre-ordered my copy from CNA, it should be there a day before… mine will be delivered on the 17-09

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 13, 2013 at 13:53

        I’m gonna pick mine up on Tuesday after work, But gonna try and see if they have it today maybe just maybe have a woman behind the till who hands it over if its there. 🙂

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        • Avithar

          September 13, 2013 at 13:55

          did you buy the special edition bud?, keep me psoted if you do get it early…

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  15. ZackFirst

    September 13, 2013 at 14:39

    for fck sake rockstar are you making a pc version or wat??

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  16. Dec82

    September 13, 2013 at 14:56

    I have kept a full week of my holidays just to play this game all next week.I don’t think they will mess up with deliverys with this,I reckon everyone will have it by Wednesday at the latest.As for next gen versions Im not so sure they will release this on ps4 but im sure rockstar has something up there sleevs for next gen to blow us all away when we get sick of gta v.

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  17. ianmin

    September 13, 2013 at 15:15

    Took off 3 days next week to celebrate my birthday. Or, at least, that’s what I told my boss and girlfriend.

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  18. Marc O Polo

    September 13, 2013 at 18:47

    any word from Takealot.com… going to collect my pre-order on tuesday…

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  19. GuyThatWantsGTAVOnTime

    September 14, 2013 at 02:24

    Please contact TAKEALOT!!!!

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    • Marc O Polo

      September 14, 2013 at 08:29

      gonna send them a e-mail, probably only get a reply on momday thou, will let u know when they respond, sure it will be on time, never had a problem with them before!

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 14, 2013 at 09:19

      We have tried but we aren’t getting a response unfortunately. However TakeALot has a CT and a JHB depot so I don’t think they’ll have the same problem

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  20. coco

    September 14, 2013 at 08:11

    http://videobam.com/XpLjU gta v gameplay ^_^

    Reply

  21. matthew

    September 14, 2013 at 15:56

    Ive never been to a midnight launch, but I am thinking of going. Do they only start selling the games at midnight, or do they start at like 10:30 so that by midnight they can go home. I just dont want to arrive at 12:00 and find I’m only leaving after 1:00.

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  22. Leon

    September 16, 2013 at 15:25

    Just contacted Kalahari.com. The dude tells me “The GTA V release data was changed and the orders will only be dispatched tomorrow”. So obviously I called Bull*hit. Told him that he must talk to someone that knows what they are talking about and come back to me. I also emailed him the link to this page. So I hold for about 4 mins while he gets his facts straight. Comes back to say that he “miscommunicated” earlier and that everything is still on track to be dispatched today. So if anyone is worried, everything still seems fine for delivery tomorrow if you live in a main centre. In this dudes defence, the internal communication is obviously shocking at Kalahari.com.

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  23. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 16, 2013 at 15:33

    Cape Town gets the shaft again…. :/ I didn’t preorder, so I guess I might not have it tomorrow :/

    Reply

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