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Reschke
10-26-2004, 11:52 AM
Well they got all their orders in except for three of us and according to the phone call I just got they are not expecting anymore copies of Pacific Fighters to come in. The other two Gamestops are in similar situations. One of the stores still shows some on the way but not enough to cover all the preorders that didn't get copies today.

The only reason I did it this way was to get it in my hands on release day. Now I am sort of screwed and have put in phone calls to the Gamestop regional manager. Oh the drama begins to unfold!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

BSS_Goat
10-26-2004, 11:57 AM
You scared me ....I just called EB games in Virginia and they are saying can p/u the 28th WWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOO* ****ahem**** sorry

necrobaron
10-26-2004, 12:03 PM
Yeah, I've noticed that sometime between now and last night the EB website has finally corrected the release date. That's good news for me. I guess I'll drop by there tomorrow.

Reschke
10-26-2004, 12:08 PM
Just got my return call from the manager. Apparently they had a mixup with the preorders coming to their stores here in Birmingham and they are going to get us copies by this evening. They say that they had copies in the stores yesterday evening but didn't check the numbers versus preorders till this morning.

USN_VF1Hartmann
10-26-2004, 12:11 PM
I called their regional and advised them their dates were wrong and their competitors were shipping already and selling. EB fixed teh date immediatly.

necrobaron
10-26-2004, 12:12 PM
Well, I just called my d@mn EB and they still say Nov.27th despite the fact that the EB website now says Oct.27th. Looks like they haven't updated their stuff...

I'm just about convinced that my local EB is run by a bunch of inept buffoons. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Reschke
10-26-2004, 12:16 PM
I know my Gamestop is run by an idiot. He told me he couldn't do anything about getting more copies of a PC game into the store because they really only deal with console games. However they had 30 preorders picked up this morning for Pacific Fighters.

fordfan25
10-26-2004, 12:16 PM
my game stop is saying tomorrow.O the waiting is ruff.who ever said geting there is half the fun can kiss my @$$.

brasil66
10-26-2004, 03:09 PM
Before labeling these store employees buffoons and such, give a minute to think how crappy these jobs can be. Any of you dudes ever worked retail? The hours are long, the pay is low, the vacation is nil and then they have to put up with *******s calling in and ranting about the exact second release of a low demand product. I hope everyone is being polite to the workers and cutting them some slack.

End of sermon

Skiri-ki_
10-26-2004, 03:10 PM
Reschke... been following your emails. I live in B'ham as well, getting masters at Samford. I called Gamestop and they didn't tell me half of what you posted. I went ahead and ordered overnight from UBI... at least I won't have to drive around for hours looking for it.

Semper Fi,
Skiri-ki

duffys_tavern
10-26-2004, 03:10 PM
Pre-ordered mine thru Amazon. Their site says: ship in 2 to 3 days. Checked the status of my order, it says, 11/19 to 11/27. Hate to wait another 2 to 3 weeks. Guess I'll start nosing around the local stores. Anyone in the Atlanta, Ga. southern metro area seen it yet.

PlimPlam
10-26-2004, 03:21 PM
I actually went down to my local shop to see if I could get it earlier today. The local muppets working there had cordoned off the entire store in celebration of grand theft auto. Seems you can only buy that game today at their shop.

I swear to gawd they were actually teeheheeing at me as I looked around in confusion and said But, but, todays the release date of Pacific fighters.

Tools told me they didn't have it anyways after I pestered them for a bit. They wont get it till tomorrow as its shiping to them today. Not that Im going back to that store mind you- ever.

Knuckle heads are just lucky I dont listen to gansta rap otherswise my impressionable mind might have snapped and started busting caps in someones teeheeing azz.

Meh. Im just going bite the bullet and wait a few more days for it to come in the mail.

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Owlsphone
10-26-2004, 03:27 PM
My EBgames was the same way. All the employees were wearing different San Andreas shirts and there was a roped off section with a thousand 12 year old boys skipping school so they can be thugz4life early. I too was laughed at when I asked where PF was. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

mucker
10-26-2004, 03:39 PM
Gamestop, Las Vegas, tomorrow......

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BM357_Raven
10-26-2004, 03:43 PM
Reschke wrote:

"I know my Gamestop is run by an idiot."

Were you expecting a graduate from Yale? Lol.. jk.. ;P)

Copperhead310th
10-26-2004, 03:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Skiri-ki_:
Reschke... been following your emails. I live in B'ham as well, getting masters at Samford. I called Gamestop and they didn't tell me half of what you posted. I went ahead and ordered overnight from UBI... at least I won't have to drive around for hours looking for it.

Semper Fi,
Skiri-ki <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm assuming you guys mean B'ham Alabama. well there ain't any around Montgomery either dam it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Gamestop will have it in the morning in Montgomery. Prattville says they won't have any unless some one pre-orders. they don't sell many PC games. mostly consoles.
and i'm in total agreement with what foird fan said. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

FA_Maddog
10-26-2004, 04:06 PM
I was told that the Hartselle, Ala. store would have it tomorrow. I've got one on hold. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T_O_A_D
10-26-2004, 04:09 PM
I called EB here and they said maybey tommorrow. They no longer list a date on thier stuff for release. They said that could mean it is on Tommorrows shipment. Fingers crossed.

necrobaron
10-26-2004, 04:13 PM
I'll call my EB again tomorrow morning. I have classes tomorrow, but if they have it, I'll make time to pick it up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Lateralus_14
10-26-2004, 04:19 PM
I talked to my EB about two hours ago and the guy said it'll be ready on the 28th. He had **** well better be right because its a half-hour walk there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

LEXX_Luthor
10-26-2004, 04:40 PM
My EB shop staff are very professional and helpful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif , but if they don't have FP on the shelf tommorrow of course I will shop elsewhere. I might could break my self~BAN on shopping at WalMarts one time cos the FP isn't exactly made by sterilized slave girls in China (even WalMarts only needs a finite amount of workers born).

DuxCorvan
10-26-2004, 05:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by brasil66:
Before labeling these store employees buffoons and such, give a minute to think how crappy these jobs can be. Any of you dudes ever worked retail? The hours are long, the pay is low, the vacation is nil and then they have to put up with *******s calling in and ranting about the exact second release of a low demand product. I hope everyone is being polite to the workers and cutting them some slack.

End of sermon <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I worked retail for some time, and... we were a bunch of inept buffoons. Specially me.

Now I work for Spanish Government, where no one notices my uselessness... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

necrobaron
10-26-2004, 05:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by brasil66:
Before labeling these store employees buffoons and such, give a minute to think how crappy these jobs can be. Any of you dudes ever worked retail? The hours are long, the pay is low, the vacation is nil and then they have to put up with *******s calling in and ranting about the exact second release of a low demand product. I hope everyone is being polite to the workers and cutting them some slack.

End of sermon <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I worked retail for some time, and... we were a bunch of inept buffoons. Specially me.

Now I work for Spanish Government, where no one notices my uselessness... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Even if you were a buffoon (which you're not) at least you're likable. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Oilburner_TAW
10-26-2004, 07:16 PM
Well, I called my EB where I pre-ordered and they said yes, mr Murdock we will have it thursday morning. I said "how did you know it was me?" They said I'm the only person who has pre-ordered it at their store http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Thud-487BS
10-26-2004, 08:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Oilburner_TAW:
They said I'm the only person who has pre-ordered it at their store http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Me too.

Tomus
10-27-2004, 02:19 AM
"Game" store in the UK, (EB in the US) were having their pre-Christmas clear out before the big releases hit like Halo 2, Half Life 2 and GTA SA. The guy behind the till was sorting out the new stock and had 4 copies of PF. He was complaining to the manager that they will not shift so I bought one that minute and when I went back in Monday the lot had sold out. Flight Sims for some unbeknown reason get such short thrift and I have no idea why. For me they are the most immersive game type out there.I remeber the great days when the sim used to rule supreme now I guess the scripted FPS has taken over or the gansta sim. Even H&D2 was criminally overlooked. I seriously hope the games industry doesn't dumb down any further. Look at R: Total War a sell out to the kiddies or even worse the new Ghost Recon looks like some 3rd Person frag fest. Guess its the sign of the times. And yet the History Channel, BBC HIstory, history sales in books have never been as popular you would think PF would be stocked way better than it is. And seeing as it sold out in one day at my local store it does prove this out.

I reckon Maddox should look to go mail order only and keep costs down. Also the patches that are released seeing as they usually contain so much more content than bug fixes I would be willing to pay a bit for.

Reschke
10-27-2004, 08:08 AM
Well yes I have worked retail and have worked in the distribution center for a major retail chain here in the Southeastern US. I know for a fact that these guys are idiots. I also got another call yesterday saying they didn't expect to be getting anymore copies in so I cancelled my order. Last night I had to go buy a new video card since my Ti-4400 literally fried itself in my system when the fan died on the chipset...So now with a new BFG 6800 OC card I can't get the game and even Best Buy now says shipping more copies on the 11th of November after saying they were on backorder and out of stock in all stores in Alabama and western Georgia yesterday evening.

I am going to check Wal Mart today and hopefully I can grab a copy there but I need to see how the money sitrep is before doing that.