ToA and Amazon.co.uk

Grimmy

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Just checked my order status for ToA and noticed the following:

Dispatch estimate: Feb 29, 2004
Delivery estimate: Mar 1, 2004 - Mar 2, 2004

Anyone else got this timescale? If they have then I think I'll cancel and get it from Game...
 

PJS

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Thanks for the heads up. Just cancelled mine too. Piss poor for the "official" uk supplier.
 

yaruar

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PJS said:
Thanks for the heads up. Just cancelled mine too. Piss poor for the "official" uk supplier.
Bah, amazon.co.uk seems to have died a death this morning. probably all the TOA orders being cancelled. When i put in my order the other day it was the second highest selling game...
 

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Addlcove said:
mine said delivery 2-4th of march... before I cancelled it
Same here, cancelled mine last night and emailed them to say how disappointed I was.

Not that I expect it to make any difference...
 

GReaper

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Didn't the exact same thing happen with Shrouded Isles at Amazon?

Remember cancelling mine last year due to the delays.
 

Javai

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Got Si from Amazon last year on morning of patch day. But I've noticed that Amazon's delivery times have got really bad in last 6 months or so and they no longer seem to ensure new games arrive with you for release day. Have moved my order to gameplay.com cos they are a little cheaper than Game and do post for release day.
 

frogster

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WH Smiths, and Woolies had SI on the shelves on the Wednesday last time.
I spent so long phoning GAME and getting them to tell my local store to release it, they were closed by the time i got there :p
I've ordered from Play, but im not holding my breath. I'll be going to WHSmiths this Wednesday.
I cant understand why the publisher has stated the 27th. Piss poor marketing (Wanadoo?). I'd rather have the game and be waiting to play it, than not having the game and be waiting to play it.
 

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I'm going to check the shops on release day. I phoned my local GAME and they said if thats the day its out, then thats the day they'll have it instore. I hope the bloke knows what he is on about...consider no shops sell daoc or SI anymore.
 

Moo

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err retards?

read the fucking description

official release date is the friday - just like last year with SI

BUT - amazon say they ship it as soon as they recieve it from suppliers

which will be on tuesday(today) so hello toa on wednesday

same happened last year and i got mine on tuesday last year lol
 

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Moo said:
err retards?

read the fucking description

official release date is the friday - just like last year with SI

BUT - amazon say they ship it as soon as they recieve it from suppliers

which will be on tuesday(today) so hello toa on wednesday

same happened last year and i got mine on tuesday last year lol
Oh really...?


Dear Customer

Thank you for contacting Amazon.co.uk.

To determine when you will receive your order, two factors need to be
considered: the availability of the items in your order and the
dispatch method that you choose.

(Availability) + (Dispatch Time) = Total Delivery Time

We still expect to dispatch your order (#DELETED) by the
date listed in Your Account: February 29, 2004.

To check the status of your order, or view estimated dispatch and
delivery dates, please visit Your Account at the top of any page on
our website or use the following URL:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/your-account/

Please contact us again if you do not receive a confirmation by
March 1, 2004.

Your order has not been dispatched because "Dark Age of Camelot:
Trials of Atlantis Expansion Pack" has not yet been released. This
video game is currently scheduled for release on February 27, 2004.
However, as soon as we receive stock of this item from our supplier,
we will dispatch your order.

At the time of dispatch, we'll send you an e-mail message confirming
the date, contents and method of delivery. As per our standard policy,
we will not debit money from your payment card or bank account until
just before we dispatch your order.

Thank you for shopping at Amazon.co.uk.

Seems like I'd be getting it next week, rather than on the day of release...which, I think, was the entire point of this thread.
 

Moo

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blah blah same thing happened last year

edit: but if the worst does happen, just phone up your local game and useually if they've got it in stock they'll let you have a copy

(and they will have it in stock)

the above email looks like an automated reply for people asking when their thing is gonna get to them....
 
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Moo said:
err retards?

read the fucking description

official release date is the friday - just like last year with SI

BUT - amazon say they ship it as soon as they recieve it from suppliers

which will be on tuesday(today) so hello toa on wednesday

same happened last year and i got mine on tuesday last year lol
How do you know amazon recieve it from the suppliers today?

My WHsmith and bother woolies by me will not sell DAoC..they don't even sell PC games. And game will sell it on friday.. but I'll try and get it tomorrow.
 

Teh FnoRd

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Moo said:
err retards?

read the fucking description

official release date is the friday - just like last year with SI

BUT - amazon say they ship it as soon as they recieve it from suppliers

which will be on tuesday(today) so hello toa on wednesday

same happened last year and i got mine on tuesday last year lol
From the Friday news:
Trials of Atlantis, Episode III : The purchase and release dates !
The official release date for Trials of Atlantis in Europe is the 25th of February.
If you want Cheese you'll have to pay sukkah! :p
 

Moo

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give your local game a ring

infact why dont we all email game?

if we all do it im sure they'll tell their stores to sell copies to anyone who wants it on wed - it's in their interest because then everyone will buy it from game stores rather than anywhere else....

Diddn't something like that happen last year? we had more clout then though on barrysworld forums because they were owned/linked with game.

i swear we had something where DBs contacted game and used his influence to get them to sell it on wed.... (si this is..)
 

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i ordered mine from play.com. £15 delivered can't be bad. No idea if i'll get it on the 27th though i hope so :). It still amases me that we have to wait for the french and germans to get TOA translated but they don't have to wait for our release date. :(
 

sibanac

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bah my local suplier in belgium just pushed date back to 27th aswell, thinking of options to get it tomorow, cant think of any atm :(
 

yaruar

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Sugah said:
i ordered mine from play.com. £15 delivered can't be bad. No idea if i'll get it on the 27th though i hope so :). It still amases me that we have to wait for the french and germans to get TOA translated but they don't have to wait for our release date. :(
Won't get it on the 27th. This will be the earliest play themselves get hold of it and then they have to ship into the country from Jersey (or wherever they are based) which normally takes 3+ working days, sometimes 5 or more.
 

Moo

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no play will get it before the release date

im sure amazon will deliver copies by friday

but thats not the issue, the issue is if they will deliver for tomorrow

looks like i was wrong, damn you amazon
( last year with si mine was shipped on the monday... and this year it still aint shipped so )
 

yaruar

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Moo said:
no play will get it before the release date

im sure amazon will deliver copies by friday

but thats not the issue, the issue is if they will deliver for tomorrow

looks like i was wrong, damn you amazon
( last year with si mine was shipped on the monday... and this year it still aint shipped so )
I ordered SI from play when it came out and it didn't turn up till a week after release date.

I love play for their cheapness though.
 

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I noticed the delivery date last week so I immediatly cancelled the order and went elsewhere.

Nice price but that kind of service sucks. If you don't mind waiting, enjoy the cheap game, if your to impatient to wait, like me, shop somewhere else.
 

Moo

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Kagato said:
I noticed the delivery date last week so I immediatly cancelled the order and went elsewhere.

Nice price but that kind of service sucks. If you don't mind waiting, enjoy the cheap game, if your to impatient to wait, like me, shop somewhere else.
so where, all uk suppliers are saying 27th...
 

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There're four "Game" stores where I live. Last year only one was selling SI early, while the other three said they were waiting until Friday. It's strange, but phone around and you might find one willing to sell tomorrow.
 

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I've got 2 copies on order with Amazon. I will look on Friday morning if they've been despatched yet. If not I will go down the high street and cancel them when I return.
 

Moo

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Smurflord said:
I've got 2 copies on order with Amazon. I will look on Friday morning if they've been despatched yet. If not I will go down the high street and cancel them when I return.
if it's out on friday they should dispatch them on thursday

but neither is good enuff for me

im at home till sunday so i want my copy while i can still play it for a few days(ie: tomorrow)
 

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Grimmy said:
Just checked my order status for ToA and noticed the following:

Dispatch estimate: Feb 29, 2004
Delivery estimate: Mar 1, 2004 - Mar 2, 2004

Anyone else got this timescale? If they have then I think I'll cancel and get it from Game...

Yep mine said the same yesterday I gave them till today to come up with something that sounded better than that,and it hasn't changed so I cancelled as well.
At the least I know I can buy it on Friday in game.I have just got back from town were I have been going round the game stores trying to get someone to sell me a copy tomorrow,but it's a lost cause I'm afraid.
I couldn't even get them to confirm they had it in for release on Friday,so here's hopping.
 

Moo

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email game hq and hope they will do the same thing as last year

use this url to a sample email & the address to email to:
https://forums.freddyshouse.com/showthread.php?t=6742

also if come tomorrow your local game won't sell you a copy try phoning their hq to actually talk to someone about it. This worked last year we just need enough people.
 

fruitcake

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Well as I said I don't think they even had the game in stock(they said next couple of days)though he didn't actually go and look for it,but it may be worth trying their HQ.
 

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