Don't Make Me Promises You Can't Keep

Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

I like to use Amazon to buy my games.  It saves me a trip to Gamestop and I generally pay less money for my games than I would if I walked into a store and bought them on release day.   The only thing that has been holding me back exclusively is the fact that despite offering Release Day Delivery they are highly inconsistent in regards to actually fulfilling that promise.   When Metroid: Other M released it was supposed to be here on release day because I had paid the extra money to have it delivered then yet instead in showed up two days later.  Whilee Metroid: Other M could be chalked up to a one off, today they lost a lot of my confidence in their service.  
 
I have committed to doing the Hooked Gamers review of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and so I ordered it from Amazon selected release day delivery and today I have no game.  In fact the game has not even shipped yet.  What I have gotten from Amazon is a sorry, we're going to refund your shipping money and send it out to you soon.  Soon?  When is soon?  Will I get it tomorrow?  How about the next day? 
 
This puts me in a bind because I am now going to have to rush my playthrough of the game to write up the review.  Amazon, you have failed me.  I have no trust in you anymore you dirty traitorous bitch.  OK, maybe that is a little harsh but still I have little to no confidence that they are going to have Medal of Honor to me on release day and I need it that day to run a community night.  Has anyone else had issues with Amazon's supposed release date delivery?

#1 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

I like to use Amazon to buy my games.  It saves me a trip to Gamestop and I generally pay less money for my games than I would if I walked into a store and bought them on release day.   The only thing that has been holding me back exclusively is the fact that despite offering Release Day Delivery they are highly inconsistent in regards to actually fulfilling that promise.   When Metroid: Other M released it was supposed to be here on release day because I had paid the extra money to have it delivered then yet instead in showed up two days later.  Whilee Metroid: Other M could be chalked up to a one off, today they lost a lot of my confidence in their service.  
 
I have committed to doing the Hooked Gamers review of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and so I ordered it from Amazon selected release day delivery and today I have no game.  In fact the game has not even shipped yet.  What I have gotten from Amazon is a sorry, we're going to refund your shipping money and send it out to you soon.  Soon?  When is soon?  Will I get it tomorrow?  How about the next day? 
 
This puts me in a bind because I am now going to have to rush my playthrough of the game to write up the review.  Amazon, you have failed me.  I have no trust in you anymore you dirty traitorous bitch.  OK, maybe that is a little harsh but still I have little to no confidence that they are going to have Medal of Honor to me on release day and I need it that day to run a community night.  Has anyone else had issues with Amazon's supposed release date delivery?

#2 Posted by WrathOfBanja (355 posts) -

All i can say is at least its not gamestop.

#3 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

That's rough. You should have realized the importance of getting the game on release day though, and just went in to a store. Oh well. Live and learn.

#4 Posted by schizogony (975 posts) -

You gotta pay for a game you're reviewing for someone else?

#5 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

Maybe you should have gone to Gamestop.

#6 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

Play GH5, but play the songs in Guitar Hero WOR over it. Done.

#7 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -
@schizogony: not all sites get review copies and writers that work for smaller independent sites (of which there are many) generally have to buy their own copies.
#8 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@kariyanine said:
" I like to use Amazon to buy my games.  It saves me a trip to Gamestop and I generally pay less money for my games than I would if I walked into a store and bought them on release day.   The only thing that has been holding me back exclusively is the fact that despite offering Release Day Delivery they are highly inconsistent in regards to actually fulfilling that promise.   When Metroid: Other M released it was supposed to be here on release day because I had paid the extra money to have it delivered then yet instead in showed up two days later.  Whilee Metroid: Other M could be chalked up to a one off, today they lost a lot of my confidence in their service.    I have committed to doing the Hooked Gamers review of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and so I ordered it from Amazon selected release day delivery and today I have no game.  In fact the game has not even shipped yet.  What I have gotten from Amazon is a sorry, we're going to refund your shipping money and send it out to you soon.  Soon?  When is soon?  Will I get it tomorrow?  How about the next day?   This puts me in a bind because I am now going to have to rush my playthrough of the game to write up the review.  Amazon, you have failed me.  I have no trust in you anymore you dirty traitorous bitch.  OK, maybe that is a little harsh but still I have little to no confidence that they are going to have Medal of Honor to me on release day and I need it that day to run a community night.  Has anyone else had issues with Amazon's supposed release date delivery? "  
Then ask for a refund of the extra money you paid for street day shipping 
@WrathOfBanja
said:
" All i can say is at least its not gamestop. "
And why is that? What is your reason for hating gamestop? 
#9 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

No need to ask, they automatically refunded the shipping fee, its just that it put me in a bad spot with writing my review.

#10 Posted by MikkaQ (10317 posts) -

The price of laziness, it would seem. Use your legs, head to a store for Medal of Honor. You're not really saving any money if you're paying extra for shipping, that doesn't even work.

#11 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -
@XII_Sniper: actually with Amazon's deals I rarely ever pay full price for a game (for example I paid $32 for Warriors of Rock).  I paid $45 for Castlevania this week and Medal of Honor is going to cost me $50.  The shipping fee is a mere dollar for release date delivery (although it was more a couple months ago) and I believe Amazon does not charge a sales tax thus I do end up saving quite a bit by being lazy.
#12 Posted by MikkaQ (10317 posts) -
@kariyanine: Price-wise that does sound pretty good, but then again there is only one way to guarantee you get a copy day 1, and that's going to a store. Why not just buy the games you know you'll need sooner in a store, and order the rest online?

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