Okay, I love videogames just as
much as the next guy but I am really REALLY getting sick of how
videogames vendors such as ebay games and software etc are practically
forcing us to preorder a game if we want it the day it comes out. I
have been anticipating doom 3 for well years and seeing as it has been
delayed a few times I could never rationalize preordering the game.
Now the day has finally come and its August 3rd DOOM 3 HAS BEEN
RELEASED WOOT WOOT. I headed out to the same eb games I have dropped
nearly $4000 dollars at over the past 4 years. This coversation insued.
MSF: Gimme a copy of Doom 3 if its not sold out please.
EB: Did you preorder
MSF: No, why are they sold out?
EB: No we have 15 copies all for preorder customers only.
MSF: well its 8:15 and you guys close at nine how about I come back at
nine when you guys are closing and if the preorder people havn’t showed
up then you can sell me a copy.
EB: two reps laughing and thinking its funny that I want to buy doom 3
so bad Sorry but we are only selling Doom 3 to preorder customers
today. You can come back tommorrow we are getting another big shipment
and you can buy it then.
MSF: So you have 15 copies right now and your getting a big shipment
tommorrow but I can’t buy doom3 today because its for preorder
customers only? I will come back when your closing and their will be
plenty of copies tommorrow for all the preorder customers who dont seem
to care about this game at all. I understand they payed for it already
but they arnt here isn’t it good business to sell me a copy?
EB: No they didn’t buy it yet they payed 5 dollars to preorder it.
MSF: So you guys are serious your not going to sell me Doom3 because
some guy gave you 5 dollars in advance what if they never show?
EB: Well that happens quite a bit but you still cant buy it until tommorrow.
MSF: Oh I will buy it tommorrow at best buy. insert obsenities here
Is it not getting a bit ridiculous that in order to be able to buy
anything you have to buy it before it even comes out? I can understand
if there was one or two copies left but 15 copies with another shipment
coming in tommorrow. WHAT THE HECK! I have 60 bucks in my hand right
now, I bought your stupid EB card when I dont even buy used games and I
cant buy the game I want and you have right now! This is BS! I watched
the eb and even tried to buy it again at nine when they were closing
the store and they still refused to sell it to me. I will still never
preorder a game because I dont think I should have to pay for something
thats not even shipping yet just to have a chance at getting a copy. I
can understand if there are totally limited numbers of copies of the
game and people that preordered it were lined up to claim there copies
but it was closing time and I can buy one of those copies tommorrow. I
live quite a ways from the mall but after this I have no problem paying
a few extra dollars for gas to buy games from vendors that won’t shun
me and my business for 5 dollars when there are obviously going to be
enough copies to go around.
What do you guys think? I can be a hothead at times but driving 30
minutes to be told I can’t buy a product that the vendor has pisses me
off. Especially after shopping at their store and spending my hard
earned cash there for years. I can handle the fact that my GMR
subscription never came but this is to much.