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LC34
10-27-2004, 01:42 PM
Got a call last night from Gamestop, "Your copy of Pacific Fighters will be in tomorrow."

HURRAY I think. All I have to do is sleep through my two college classes and then I can pick it up. Well I go to class, do my work, then off to pick up the game. "UPS hasnt delivered us anything yet, he'll be here in an hour." They say, so I walk around the mall for an hour then see the UPS man leave. I casually walk to the store (casually running and pushing the elderly walkers out of my way j/k) then just to hear them say "Ohh, guess it comes tomorrow, sorry."

SORRY? Why call me when its not in yet? I guess I should have listened more carefully to the message but it was a pain. Then they have the nerve to tell me "Why dont you get Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?" I like the GTA games, but I want my PF!

Thanks for letting me vent at Gamestop.

Drone
10-27-2004, 01:51 PM
Yup they pulled the carrot trick on me as well..

Well they didn't call me but kept telling me yup it's on the truck and you will have it today. Once the final UPS shipment came in without PF they said well I guess it will be tomorrow Grrrrrrrrr.

Drone

PlimPlam
10-27-2004, 01:55 PM
I just got an email saying mine is now backordered and wont be available till the 1st of nov now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

This is like so so stooopid. Im now convinced ubi is the debil.

Ahh well at least they are letting me cancel my order so I can go and find it elsewhere.

lkemling
10-27-2004, 02:07 PM
Well if it ain't in by tomorrow we'all got a sayin' here in the west.

Somebody git a rope!!

LuckyBoy1
10-27-2004, 02:17 PM
I'd call them back and tell them you are not calling about your order... you just wanted to see if they wanted to buy into a time share or some magazines!

LW_lcarp
10-27-2004, 02:36 PM
Preordered from UBI and recieved my copy Monday

fordfan25
10-27-2004, 02:46 PM
yep i called gamestop today and same thing said thay will get only 4 copies in tomorrow. what a s#$! release. now that i think back i had the same exp trying to get aep.

LC34
10-27-2004, 02:46 PM
Its ok I guess. I can wait another day. Just the fact that they try to get my to reserve GTA and then look at me like an idiot when I say no.

Not to mention waiting in a line of 6 people, the 5 others in front of me ask "Can I get GTA today?" and the guy at the counter has to tell each and every one of them "no we dont get another order until tomorrow."

I kinda feel bad for the guy now, Im sure hes been asked that question about GTA about a billion times since yesterday.

TC_Stele
10-27-2004, 02:53 PM
Aw shux! I just had deja vu. They said the same thing to me, too. "Call back in an hour. We're expecting another shipment by then." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Looks like I'll have the same fate as you guys. They seem to be promoting GTA pretty well. They were all dressed in corrections jump suits with one hotty dressed as a cop with handcuffs. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Owlsphone
10-27-2004, 03:02 PM
Same deal happened with me, only the guy said he actually had it! Lies, all of them!

Firebird_79vRAF
10-27-2004, 03:16 PM
Could be worse, you could have preordered from a UK company with a guarantee to be there the day of UK release, stilllllllll waiting.

Slick750
10-27-2004, 04:40 PM
Ubi is the debil = Ubi is out of its mind
I think debil means ******, in french. I'll ask my gf she keeps saying it when I drive.

WereSnowleopard
10-27-2004, 04:53 PM
It happen to me at Gamestop today and manager offer me 10 percent off for his mistake told me yesterday that he will get it. He said he will call me when he get it. Gee! I don't care about 10 percent off but one thing I care is on time not delay! I have to be patient and I don't think I will play hard on weeknight after work until weekend as have more time to sit down. My associates will have good guess that I have new game by see my reddish eyes when come to work due to lack of sleep. LOL

Regards
Snowleopard

DuxCorvan
10-27-2004, 04:57 PM
In French and Spanish, d├ębil = weak.

I guess she refers to mental weakness...

lbhskier37
10-27-2004, 05:10 PM
grrr, the one time I preorder from UBI it comes to me 2 weeks after its in stores. This time I dont preorder and it comes in 4 days before I get mine in the stores. Story of my life.

Falcon_41
10-27-2004, 05:26 PM
They didn't have PF at Gamestop

or Best Buys,

or CompUSA,

or EB,

or Babbage's

and that's ...

http://www.alfrankenweb.com/stuart1.jpg

<sigh>

okay.

SgtBriggs
10-27-2004, 05:33 PM
what the heck is with this. same danm thing happend to me. on the 25th the guy at my local gamestop (babbages) said it would be instore on the 26th. so on the 26th i call them and ask if they'r shipment came in (i should have asked if pf was in, my bad), get to the store and the guy says oops, it will be on the 27th. ok, im bummed, but oh well. so i go down to the store today and oops, it didnt come in on the mornin shipment. but it will be in this afternoon. just got off the phone with them, guess what? your right! not till tommorow.
Ok, now i know that being up here in alaska can play havoc on shippin but this seems to be goin on all over. WHATS UP WITH THIS! is the guys and gals at the local gamestop all snickering while boxes wait to be unpacked in the backroom?

i cant stand this! im going into serious depression. I WANT TO BE FLYIN A CORSAIR LIKE YESTERDAY! but ohwell, crossing my fingers for tommorow. good luck to you all and hope to see ya with smiles on the 28th. its that or im with Ikemling and grabbin some rope!

BSR_RuGGBuTT
10-27-2004, 05:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SgtBriggs:
I WANT TO BE FLYIN A CORSAIR LIKE YESTERDAY! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OMG, the Corsair flies so sweet in the game. It's by far the best flying plane in the game, it dishes out the damage and can take more than it dishes out.

Man, you should be feeling horrible right about now....... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sorry bro, that was mean as hell. I owe you a beer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SgtBriggs
10-27-2004, 05:38 PM
lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
make it an MGD

Chuck_Older
10-27-2004, 05:43 PM
How Stalinistic of Gamestop. I don't know whether to laugh or cry

LC34
10-27-2004, 06:00 PM
Just got a call from an automated recording from Gamestop, it WILL be there tomorrow.

Im going to place a bet that the computer is smarter than the 16 yr old behind the counter who only cares about Grand Theft Auto, it'll be there.

GT182
10-27-2004, 06:09 PM
Hey Hunter82, did ya get your order in and ship em out to us yet? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Philipscdrw
10-27-2004, 06:14 PM
http://www.millstreetdesign.com/stock_products/flags/british%20flag.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

LEXX_Luthor
10-27-2004, 06:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>the computer is smarter than the 16 yr old behind the counter <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Don't get your hopes up. That computer tells the 16 year old what to say. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Amer82nd
10-27-2004, 06:35 PM
They had 10 copies at the Gamestop here in St Charles Illinois http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VW-IceFire
10-27-2004, 06:35 PM
Its a bloody self perpetuating circle. Flight sims don't sell well because the publishers don't think they will sell well and consequently the retail outlets don't think they will sell well...SO...it becomes difficult and frusterating for even the most devoted of customers to even get the product.

Insanity. Hopefully I'll be able to find my copy with less trouble than some of you guys...good on you for keeping up the good fight!

BSS_Goat
10-27-2004, 06:59 PM
BSR_RuGGBuTT is the debil

Wseivelod
10-27-2004, 07:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LC34:
Got a call last night from Gamestop, "Your copy of Pacific Fighters will be in tomorrow."

HURRAY I think. All I have to do is sleep through my two college classes and then I can pick it up. Well I go to class, do my work, then off to pick up the game. "UPS hasnt delivered us anything yet, he'll be here in an hour." They say, so I walk around the mall for an hour then see the UPS man leave. I casually walk to the store (casually running and pushing the elderly walkers out of my way j/k) then just to hear them say "Ohh, guess it comes tomorrow, sorry."

SORRY? Why call me when its not in yet? I guess I should have listened more carefully to the message but it was a pain. Then they have the nerve to tell me "Why dont you get Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?" I like the GTA games, but I want my PF!

Thanks for letting me vent at Gamestop. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm, I believe this is a clever sales tactic called the "bait and switch".....

Philipscdrw
10-27-2004, 07:37 PM
No, it's a sales tactic called 'Lie and lose your customers to Amazon.com.'

fordfan25
10-27-2004, 08:19 PM
i got that same stupid cpu call. lol i thought for a sec it was telling me it was there.id have been makeing an 7:30 trip to the vally lol. this has been insane heck toysRus has had the game for 3 days and wont put it out till tomorrow.when i see that big long necked mascot of theres im going to give him the worst beating of his life lol. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

catahoulak9
10-27-2004, 08:48 PM
Omg fordfan25, I laughed til I cried at the thought of you going one on one with that "big long necked mascot". Give the big bast*rd a few licks for me too.

Copperhead310th
10-27-2004, 11:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by catahoulak9:
Omg fordfan25, I laughed til I cried at the thought of you going one on one with that "big long necked mascot". Give the big bast*rd a few licks for me too. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

HEY! Back off of the Girrafs. those are like my
favorite safarri animal. they like cool and stuff.
Don't let 1 bad apple spoile the whole heard. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

LC34
10-28-2004, 02:30 PM
My day dealing with Gamestop,

As you all know who have been following this thread, I have had a little bad luck with Gamestop the past two days. Well none of that compares with what happened today.

Went to pick up my pre-order, only to find that someone has already picked it up. Odd I think, no one in my family was at the shopping center today, how could that be done? Turns out, the guy behind the counter gave MY copy, to someone who said they had pre-ordered it. The man, not asking for proof of the guys name says "Are you (insert my name here)?" the man replies "why yes, yes I am." And walks off with MY GAME 3/4 paid for already by ME!

Now, I was just about to lose it there, when they called around to other stores, found a copy that wasnt already taken, and then drove over themselves and picked it up for me, gave me my money back that I had already paid, and also gave me a 50 dollar gift card.

Not bad one might think, except that all this confusion took place for 3 hours. I got home and didnt even install the game yet Ive had such a headache.

Thank you gamestop for what you did, and thank you for the gifts, but next time ASK THE GUY FOR PROOF OF IDENTITY!

DuxCorvan
10-28-2004, 02:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LC34:
Now, I was just about to lose it there, when they called around to other stores, found a copy that wasnt already taken... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who knows who was that 'not taken' copy for... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ...this gonna be a chain of broken nerves... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

LC34
10-28-2004, 02:53 PM
LOL I should say a copy that wasnt already pre-ordered and was just sitting on the shelf.

And I guess in that sense your still right because someone will go there to look for it and they will be all out and so the saga continues. I still blame Gamestop though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Also, for the guy who used my identity to get Pacific Fighters: May your system sputter, and your cd crack like glass, if I ever find you, Im gonna kick your .......

BSR_RuGGBuTT
10-28-2004, 03:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
BSR_RuGGBuTT is the debil <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

muahahahaha http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

ruxtmp
10-28-2004, 03:34 PM
I got a similar call from GameStop last night also saying PF was in the store. Being that it was an automated call I though I would call the store. The answer I got was that Pacific Fighters is a game over 5 years old and that it has been discontinued when Microprose went belly up. The clerk suggested trying eBay. I had him put on the store manager who at first agreed with the initial story but then found that I had indeed requested it and had deposited $5.00 for it to be special ordered. He said that he does not know who took my order but the $5.00 special order was for pre-ordering console games only. His direct quote "PC games are dead" and that I would be happier with some flight simulator called Afterburner for PS2 or Xbox he explained that the graphics and action are more realistic and better. As for PF he never heard of it and said that I should stop by for my $5.00 refund if I did not want to purchase a console game. Calling the local EB store manager he said that they no longer stock new PC flight simulators and by end of next year they will only serve the console community as "PC games are dead". So I guess i'll have to order it online and wait a few weeks more.