As most of you will know, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is one of, if not the most, highly coveted CEs of 2015. Here in the UK, it was a GAME exclusive. Pretty standard practise, as they do tend to get the monopoly of the "better" editions.
Only, it also tends to be these "exclusive" editions that start an all out war with consumers up against GAME, and will no doubt lead to their downfall.
Back in 2011, we had the infamous case of Uncharted 3 Explorer Editions being cancelled, due to them overselling. As well as Resistance 3 Survivor Edition, which was their sister company, Gamestation.
Now it is four days till Fallout 4's release, and GAME have done it again. We are getting reports of hundreds of orders having been cancelled for the Pip-Boy Edition, for seemingly no reason. Claims that they couldn't take the payments as Paypal and various banks would not release the funds (however many customers have spoken to their payment authorities to be told that no such payment had even been attempted). So if it isn't a problem with payments, what is it?
My money is on them overselling the editions again.
Sadly, our preorder has been one of the many affected, and we are very unhappy about it. However there is a faint glimmer of light, as we have been told (after being on hold for 1 hour 40 minutes) that we will receive a callback to get our order replaced - something that others have been told is not possible. We arranged our callback with them back on Saturday last week, as I needed to change the delivery address from our old address to our new one. We still haven't received this callback despite it being nearly a week now, but have been told we're close to the top of the list now, so to expect our call "over the next few days".
We have had our t-shirt for being in the first 10,000 orders, and our Vault Boy bobblehead is waiting to be picked up from the sorting office, so I don't know if being in the first 10,000 is why we're (apparently) getting our order replaced or not, but fingers crossed the outcome ends up good for us.
And not at all surprisingly, in the current state of events, but our Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Juggernog Edition, which was due to come from GAME today is nowhere to be seen. Aaand we should have received a tracking number for it, as the order is over £100 (it's £179.99 *faints*), but nothing on that front either.
Have you been affected by the Fallout 4 cancellations? Are you awaiting your Juggernog Edition?
Let us know in the comments below!
- V x