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#1 Sep 21 2010 at 10:16 AM Rating: Sub-Default
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***** YOU PLAY AND YOUR LACK OF DELIVERING ON RELEASE DATE!!! happened with assassins creed 2 i ended up getting it 3 days after release date, when i first started using play.com they were excellent... think ill stick to amazon as seems noone has had problem with them.. shame cos play.com used to be great

sorry really wanted to rant looks like i wont get to play till next week (busy rest of week and away on a alcoholic based weekend to the lake district on the weekend =X )
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#2 Sep 21 2010 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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it's not release date yet, and you will get it tomorrow.. they always deliver on release day, which is tomorrow.

In the future order from game.co.uk they always deliver a day early, got mine today but can't play because its undergoing maintnenace
#3 Sep 21 2010 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
I also didn't receive mine today and I ordered from play.com, But as the poster above me said, Release date isn't till tomorrow, That is when we will get it.
#4 Sep 21 2010 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
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***** YOU PLAY AND YOUR LACK OF DELIVERING ON RELEASE DATE!!! happened with assassins creed 2 i ended up getting it 3 days after release date


Maybe you shouldn't use play.com again? Just a thought.
#5 Sep 21 2010 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Tbh I haven't trusted Play.com to deliver on release for ages, y'know why? Because they ship from Jersey which is usually at least 2 days. (The X360 controller I ordered from them finally turned up after a week from dispatch!)

I ordered from Tesco myself due to price but am thinking twice about it now as I don't believe it's been shipped either. Am tempted to walk into Game and Asda down the road tomorrow and see what's cooking.

FYI from experience, in order or reliability (UK online):

www.game.co.uk - release day or day before
www.shopto.net - release day or day before (delays can occur if you don't choose their signed for service though as they only guarantee their release day promise for this delivery option, still free iirc.)
www.amazon.co.uk - based on the cheapest option, you might get it on release day depending how far in advance you ordered it and how busy they are. Expect it to be a day later than release though.
www.zavvi.co.uk - similar to play, but often ofset by a slightly cheaper price, sometimes send a little earlier so might get on release.
www.thehut.com - same parent company (and distribution I believe) as zavvi so same issues.
www.tesco.com - had one on time and one not (FFXIV, pleh), shipping times seem to indicate that they have a mainland UK distribution centre though.
www.play.com - wouldn't trust them for release day, as mentioned above due to where they ship from and dates they ship.


www.gameplay.co.uk - not used them for release day but free delivery is sent second class so would guestimate day after release at the earliest.
www.hmv.co.uk - never used them and don't know anything about their distribution so can't comment.

At least my day off tomorrow isn't completed wasted due to other engagements but will be annoyed if they tell me it's not being posted for a week... or if they don't tell me anything.
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#6 Sep 21 2010 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Play are really terrible these days, not sure exactly what happened but over the last year they went from the best online retailer for the things I wanted to buy to one of the worst, they deliver really really slow on everything.
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#7 Sep 22 2010 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
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moonshooter, maybe you stopped reading at that point wich is fair doos cos i just wanted to rant but... i literally said i wont be using them to pre order again.. so well done for giving me advice (albeit in a bit of a low way) that i already gave myself...

i generally thought release day was yesterday (21st), even all shops online had it that it was released , guess i was wrong but still, the whole point of pre-ordering is to get it when its out and so it doesnt go out of stock

i will try game next time i never thought about them to be honest

and this isnt the first thing ive ordered from play that i dont get on release day

like i say i wanted to rant (not very often it happens) and will only use play for the play trade thing if i want things cheap from now on... its game.co.uk for me now
thx for the advice on that :)
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#8 Sep 22 2010 at 1:38 AM Rating: Good
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@Kreisash

I ordered through Gameplay.co.uk, with free delivery, and I got it on the 21st at about 9AM.

E: It was also posted last Sunday. What company posts stuff on a Sunday? I'd say a good one.

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 3:39am by FFLink
#9 Sep 22 2010 at 1:43 AM Rating: Good
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One thing I have noticed about Play is they arnt actually that cheap any more for new games. I was in Asda and saw Other M for £35 and thought meh I bet Play has it cheaper, but they didn't! I ended up going back to Asda D: Noticed this with a few other games too. Once upon, Play were nearly always a fiver cheaper, sometimes a tenner. ****, I bought Spore brand new when it first came out for £25 from there! Game wanted £39.99

As long as it comes today I don't mind. I am sure it will though 8)
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#10 Sep 22 2010 at 1:55 AM Rating: Good
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Kordain wrote:
One thing I have noticed about Play is they arnt actually that cheap any more for new games. I was in Asda and saw Other M for £35 and thought meh I bet Play has it cheaper, but they didn't! I ended up going back to Asda D: Noticed this with a few other games too. Once upon, Play were nearly always a fiver cheaper, sometimes a tenner. ****, I bought Spore brand new when it first came out for £25 from there! Game wanted £39.99

As long as it comes today I don't mind. I am sure it will though 8)


/comfort

Anyway, I'm happy with my £24.91 copy of the CE from Amazon. Not sure when it's coming but even if it's a couple of days late, it's not going to affect my life to any real extent

Unlike the guy who posted this thread.

Seriously, friend. You have issues.
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#11 Sep 22 2010 at 2:01 AM Rating: Good
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Hey! I like Spore!

As you say, I'll be chuffed if it comes today. If it doesn't, that gives me time to look at my motorbike and find out why my front brake caliper decided to fly off while I was on the M4 the other day :D
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#12 Sep 22 2010 at 2:12 AM Rating: Good
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Kordain wrote:
Hey! I like Spore!


You should probably use your time before XIV to get therapy for this terrible, terrible illness.
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#13 Sep 22 2010 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
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As long as it comes today I don't mind. I am sure it will though 8)


Hope it does, I ordered an Xbox game last month from Play and expected it on release or the day after. Took nearly 5 days after the release to actually get it, wished I just went to the store and bought it.

Not a one off either, deliverly is always slow now.

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 4:34am by preludes
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#14 Sep 22 2010 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
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My CE arrived at 09:01 GMT via Royal Mail with Play.com. Absolutely fantastic!
#15 Sep 22 2010 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
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LOL i like that i have issues cos im annoyed that i dont get something i pre-ordered the day of release (again, the main reason i pre-order stuff) .. fair enough i got the day of release wrong..its not effecting my life as if you actually read, im busy all this week now and away the weekend, its not stopped my life in anyways, its just the principle that annoys me, its there job to get stuff sorted, like its my job to turn up to a customers house and do what it is i have been asked to do, i dont go up to a customer and say "so yea book me for this day in a couple month advance and i MIGHT turn up on this day"

so no, i dont have issues, im just getting annoyed with play.com and there service that is blatently going downhill and not just with my but by other posters, like someone said they used to be cheap, now there not, they used to deliver on time, now then dont.

"not a one off either.." thats the whole point!.
now instead of telling me i have issues (i very much doubt your qualified to tell me i do) read other peoples posts first and see the whole point of the rant

seriously friend

and what the ****, 9:01.. my post man doesnt make it to my house till like 1pm lol!

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 5:32am by RaidonFF14
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#16 Sep 22 2010 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, my postman just turned up....without my CE. Kinda ****** considering i pre-ordered XIV with play.com literally the day you were able to. Oh well, Game.co.uk next time lol.
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#17 Sep 22 2010 at 5:48 AM Rating: Good
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Ah what a fun morning I have had (well, it was amusing to me at least.)
So I pretty much realised I wouldn't get my copy in the post today, (reminds me I need to cancel that now) so resolved to go out to town in the morning - there are 4 games shops there - and have a look to see if they had any spares.

Not hugely advertised, mid week, hopefully everyone else would have ordered online, shops just opened, I thought I was in with a good chance. With any luck, I'd be in and out and grab a McD's breakfast on my way home in the half hour.

Apparently not.

First Game I went into the staff only found out that morning that the game was actually being released, and she didn't have a clue about potential deliveries or anything - seemed pretty blasé about it actually.
Next stop, Gamestation. Girl there (pretty cute) had also only recenlty found out about releasing today, although a little more clued up, and someone had been in just before me asking as well. 2 copies in some time later, 1 was already reserved.
Then on to HMV. Girl gave me a 'I should make a sign or something' look, and explained possibly something in later, delivery can be as late as 4pm.
Last stop in town, the other branch of Game, 3 copies just arrived, all pre-ordered by people. he said maybe check back later in case they had more than it said but I know that usually stuff goes missing from shipments, not added.

Checked out the Game store my way, retail park jobbie, 1 copy in later, also pre-ordered.

Went to McD's for breakfast and ordered a copy from Game online - the same place I cancelled from about 2 months ago.
At least I got my breakfast.

n.b. noted re gameplay.co.uk, I guess I'll stick to Game, Shopto, Amazon or Gameplay for future releases that I care about.
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#18 Sep 22 2010 at 10:28 AM Rating: Good
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I find gameplay.co.uk to be epic. I always get pre-orders a day before release. :3
Royal Mail brought it (in the van I might add, actual postman arrived later) at 11am on the 21st. Free 1st class delivery too.

Play.com...I use them for odd things I can't easily get elsewhere, but not games. Not useless there's some form of incentive like an exclusive pack with a game. Their delivery sucks and forces you to take free 2nd class postage. (I think it's 2nd, used to be anyways)
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