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Did anyone get their Amazon.com preorder for this expansion?

I just received an email telling me that they can not get the game and they offered to let me release my preorder with them.

I didn't do it but on 12/05/08 it doesn't look like I'll have a choice.
 
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That sucks.. I hope they don't do the same with BSG. Makes no sense why Amazon can't get it. Oh.. but I'm sure it will be available from another seller on the site.. just not at that price and without free shipping for Prime members.. shake
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You just have to go to your Order History on Amazon and "approve" the delay. This will keep your pre-order. If you don't approve by the time they specify, 12/5 in your case, the pre-order will automatically be canceled.
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They pulled the same crap with me on Kingsburg. It went beyond their window so they were going to cancel it. This was 3 weeks ago. I approved the delay and then a week later I got an update saying it would ship sometime between Jan 9 and March 22. Then a week later (last Thursday), I got notice it actually shipped. It should arrive today.

So maybe you got shafted, maybe you didn't. Their pre-order system is just screwy.
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Crap. I have Tide of Iron: Normandy on pre-order with them. robot
 
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umm... i have this happen all the time. you're not shafted. they didn't get the game by the date they'd originally stated, so they give you the option of continuing to wait, or cancelling. if they don't hear from you, then they cancel your order (that's a little annoying -- i had their mail caught in spam once, and so they cancelled my order).
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I had a similar issue with the Pathfinder RPG that I preordered with them in August-- after two months and a half months of me calling (they kept putting it back up on their site for sale without shipping my preorder) and being assured that it would ship within the week, I finally got a notice last week that they were unable to obtain it. Fortunately, other online stores have no trouble getting books and I was able to order it elsewhere (and received it within days). I think if I get another "delay" on a preorder through Amazon, I'll just cancel and order elsewhere right off. shake
 
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That's happened to me on a couple of occasions.

My biggest problem when I buy anything from Amazon, is that 9 times out of 10 it gets damaged, and from the looks of the damage, it happens before the product even leaves the fulfilment centre.

They have a pretty good replacement system for damages, but if something gets replaced and the second one is faulty too, then they won't supply again. VERY frustrating when most of the time the problem is caused by their own staff...angry
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
They pulled the same crap with me on Kingsburg. It went beyond their window so they were going to cancel it. This was 3 weeks ago. I approved the delay and then a week later I got an update saying it would ship sometime between Jan 9 and March 22. Then a week later (last Thursday), I got notice it actually shipped. It should arrive today.

So maybe you got shafted, maybe you didn't. Their pre-order system is just screwy.

Same thing happened to me, and I already received Kingsburg. I'm optimistic about Black Goat, but only time will tell. It's supposed to ship soon though, I think.
 
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Vaughn wrote:
Did anyone get their Amazon.com preorder for this expansion?

I just received an email telling me that they can not get the game and they offered to let me release my preorder with them.

I didn't do it but on 12/05/08 it doesn't look like I'll have a choice.


This item is currently available on the Amazon.com website: http://www.amazon.com/Arkham-Horror-Black-Goat-Woods/dp/B001... for $29.95. angry
 
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Aging One wrote:
Vaughn wrote:
Did anyone get their Amazon.com preorder for this expansion?

I just received an email telling me that they can not get the game and they offered to let me release my preorder with them.

I didn't do it but on 12/05/08 it doesn't look like I'll have a choice.


This item is currently available on the Amazon.com website: http://www.amazon.com/Arkham-Horror-Black-Goat-Woods/dp/B001... for $29.95. angry


Ha! No wonder they want me to cancel it.
 
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Vaughn wrote:
Aging One wrote:
Vaughn wrote:
Did anyone get their Amazon.com preorder for this expansion?

I just received an email telling me that they can not get the game and they offered to let me release my preorder with them.

I didn't do it but on 12/05/08 it doesn't look like I'll have a choice.


This item is currently available on the Amazon.com website: http://www.amazon.com/Arkham-Horror-Black-Goat-Woods/dp/B001... for $29.95. angry


Ha! No wonder they want me to cancel it.


Yeah, but it is also still available for pre-order at $19.95. Go figure! shake
 
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Aging One wrote:
Vaughn wrote:
Did anyone get their Amazon.com preorder for this expansion?

I just received an email telling me that they can not get the game and they offered to let me release my preorder with them.

I didn't do it but on 12/05/08 it doesn't look like I'll have a choice.


This item is currently available on the Amazon.com website: http://www.amazon.com/Arkham-Horror-Black-Goat-Woods/dp/B001... for $29.95. angry


Amazon.com has informed me, in response to my inquiry, that the copies offered for sale on their website are from a FLGS (Art's Game Store). Amazon.com still insists that the release of the game has been delayed and they will send me an email when it is available to ship to me. surprise
 
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Same thing is happening to me right now with Black Goat and with the Kingsport expansion. Supposed to now ship in December.

What if this were something time-dependent, like a birthday gift? Not good. I'm with everyone that says "one more time and I'm taking my business elsewhere".

I get the feeling that the free shipping folks get shafted first if they start running out of copies. What do you think?
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It is now listed as in stock.
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Mattoise wrote:
It is now listed as in stock.

And so it is. Awesome! Maybe we'll be getting it soon.
 
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I got my Amazon preorder of Black Goat on November 5. I did have to approve a delay. It was originally listed as being in stock October 31 and they did not get it in time for that, though it was obviously only a couple of days later.
 
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willco wrote:
What if this were something time-dependent, like a birthday gift? Not good. I'm with everyone that says "one more time and I'm taking my business elsewhere".


You should never pre-order something that you must have by a certain date. That's almost a guarantee for disaster, especially with board games.

That being said, don't take Amazon's wild estimates as anything close to accurate. They are seemingly grabbed out of thin air. When other retailers get it, Amazon will get it too.
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Just got this email from Amazon

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We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed

Kevin Wilson (Author) "The Black Goat of the Woods Expansion
(Arkham Horror)" [Misc. Supplies]
Estimated arrival date: 11/21/2008 - 11/28/2008


Looks like a Thanksgiving delivery.
 
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That's funny, I just got this one:

Amazon.com wrote:
We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed :

Kevin Wilson (Author) "The Black Goat of the Woods Expansion
(Arkham Horror)" [Misc. Supplies]
Estimated arrival date: 11/13/2008


 
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Hey -- that's not funny.
 
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clloyd09 wrote:
Hey -- that's not funny.


Ha Ha! /Nelson
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Hugh_G_Rection wrote:
clloyd09 wrote:
Hey -- that's not funny.


Ha Ha! /Nelson

Hah! Thanks for making me laugh out loud. laugh
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clloyd09 wrote:
Just got this email from Amazon

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We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed

Kevin Wilson (Author) "The Black Goat of the Woods Expansion
(Arkham Horror)" [Misc. Supplies]
Estimated arrival date: 11/21/2008 - 11/28/2008


Looks like a Thanksgiving delivery.


That is what my Amazon.com email, which I just received a few minutes, also says. And, I got a second Amazon.com email which moves my Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game pre-order delivery out to 11-17 Dec 2008.
 
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clloyd09 wrote:
Just got this email from Amazon

Quote:
We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed

Kevin Wilson (Author) "The Black Goat of the Woods Expansion
(Arkham Horror)" [Misc. Supplies]
Estimated arrival date: 11/21/2008 - 11/28/2008


Looks like a Thanksgiving delivery.


I just got mine as well. Let's hope they get enough for all.
 
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