First and last time I bother to pre-order anything at Amazon. 1st class post no longer means what it used to - although GT5 was despatched on Monday morning, I will not receive until today. And then to add insult to injury, Amazon drop the price today!
That's one of the more annoying aspects with today's generation of ADHD kids. They expect to have everything served on a plate the second they ask for it, and if it doesn't happen they throw a hissy fit and write dozens of threads on the Internet about it.
As previous posters have said, the game is only released today so it's not supposed to come earlier. Anything other than that is not Amazon's but RM's fault.
If it's any consellation, mine turned up today, except I wasn't cheap and paid 1st class, I went for expedited simply because Royal Mail suck usually. In terms of the price - Amazon always refund me the difference in price when I preorder - are you not getting your refunds??
Doesn't matter if you ordered the game last century, you're still not eligible to receive the game until release day. If you didn't receive it today, however, it's usually not Amazon's fault as long as they've dispatched it on time.
Hundreds of people who ordered on Amazon UK over the last week or so received their copy of GT5 at the weekend or on Monday and tuesday. There has been a massive mess-up at amazon admin, they did not process the orders on a first come first serve basis, like their policy dictates. they are refusing to admit to it via customer services. It's a cover up.
I feel for you guys who don't have enough food or access to clean water or medicines. I feel so helpless in sorting this for you..... HOLD ON, I misunderstood, your only problem is you didn't get a game before the official release date.
You're partly right, Stinaris. The ADHD kids generation, of which the OP _definitely_ is part of, usually inhabit themselves in their grandparents' basement and can't be bothered with water and medicines; hence their clear lack of reality check.
Sometimes it's difficult to tell whether someone is ranting for fun or real. I quite like ranting for fun. It's always interesting to see what replies you get. It usually ends up a bit "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest".
The OP was complaining he hadn't received his game and it was BEFORE release day. If you don't realise how utterly idiotic that sounds then, well frankly, there's no point in you having a discussion with us.
Hence never pre order a game, especially of this magnitude online - truth is nothing can be guaranteed online, too many opposing factors, items going missing/theft, delivery/work pressures, admin errors....they only way to get it on the day guaranteed? Stroll into a shop and buy it, simples.
Wow. What bunch of self-righteous so-and-sos. Not that I was expecting anything less. And as for being an ADHD kid? Tetchy SINK, at the very most.
First class does mean next day delivery, but it is not guaranteed. Royal Mail has a target of delivering 93% of their first class mail the next working day. They are usually pretty close to that, but still leaves a significant margin for error. To say it is not Amazon's fault, is correct. However, the buck does stop with Amazon, who ever is at fault.
Perhaps I was being premature with my post. However, as others have pointed out, very many appear to have received theirs on Tuesday or earlier. It therefore appears irrelevant what delivery method you choose - Amazon will choose for you, depending on what is more efficient for them to do - which is more the point I was making.
And to close. It didn't arrive today either, so I guess I should be entitled to a refund from Amazon (as are Amazon in turn from Royal Mail).
I've bought a few things from shopto and they've all come a day early. They don't seem as bothered about breaking the release dates as Amazon so I figure you have more chance of getting things on time with them. I could be wrong.
Too bad we are not living in a 3th world country, so we could be worrying with things like 'How not to die from hunger and/or thurst?' and 'How do i dodge this bullet that's heading in my direction?'. Yes, i'd rather be worrying about that than delivery before the releasedate.