11-15-2008 10:11 AM
Same boat here, I just posted a thread yesterday. I found out that finally it has reached NJ, but due to delays in the postal system I won't get it until Monday or Tuesday. There's several level 80's done and Realm First achievements completed. That's the last time I preorder from Best Buy online.
In my opinion, there should be a disclaimer on your [Best Buy] website when preordering that "THIS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL 11/13!"... I'm aware the release date was 11/13 as I'm sure 99.99% of the WoW players did, but again as I started on my other thread many companies ship a day or two early because they are AWARE of the limitations in the Postal System as the moderator pointed out, and planned accordingly. That day or two early for shipping would have made the difference in me receiving my game today - November 15th - or having to wait until Monday the 17th.
The result? I'm going to Game Stop as we speak and I'm returning the mailed copy to Best Buy and getting my credit card refunded. I don't mind being out the $2.50 for shipping, I just want the smile on my face when I give my money to a competitor.
Yep, Irate Customer in Computer Gaming, call security.
Edit: That's too funny, the forums have banned you from using a competitors' name int he post.
What's the matter? Afraid you'll lose business? Don't worry, you can do that on your own!
11-15-2008 01:06 PM
11-15-2008 03:17 PM
Yeah i really feel for you man i preordered on sept 22nd and First of all didnt get a shipping Information until a day after the release and then the tracking was non Functional
So yeah the next day 14th 11/14/2008 04:44 AM Received from Shipper HEBRON, KY
Alrighty so im thinking Hmm tomarrow right Hebron being 211 Miles from where i live Rittman ,Oh near akron
So today the 15th Has it been received at a post office in ohio ?? akron or columbus or even cleveland??
11/15/2008 05:46 AM Arrived at Destination Process Center LEETSDALE, PA <- what is that ?
So lettme get this straight you drove the package through ohio and 112 miles into PA past the destination????
Are you people seriously for real this has been the worse customer service... well service period i have ever witnessed from a retailer
Further more i will no longer buy anything from best buy even if i have to pay blatanly more for the item ( no that your prices are competitive by any mean)
ie. Grats Best buy you dropped the ball
11-17-2008 05:02 PM
11-19-2008 02:18 PM
I just read this entire thread and was appalled at the wait time you experienced, as well as the consensus that Best Buy® did not care, because no one had replied on the boards. I take full responsibility on that one. As you can see I am the WoW/gaming fanatic on the forums, therefore am responsible for this board. Due to the release of WotLK, I took off 4 days plus the weekend, so I just returned today! I even stood in line in thirty degree weather for about 4 hours to get my copy! I totally immersed myself in the game and tried hard to get to eighty. I did not even look at anything work related, and now seeing how I let many of you down, I do apologize.
I can understand how frustrated you ALL must be, and to be quite honest I am not 100% sure why our company does not ship ahead of time on video games with a hot release date. One thing you can be sure of though, I am taking your responses and experiences and presenting them to the proper channels to have them addressed. I hope that I can impact this going forward so no one ever has to have this type of experience again.
If any of you still need my help, or want to provide me with specifics, feel free to private message me.
Thanks again for being understanding and enjoy Northrend!
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