Lygah said:Has anyone ordering from Amazon.ca had thier orders shipped yet,
Well, that depends on who owns the media company in question. If the parent company has Wal-Mart stock, they'd probably praise it as one of the most masterful marketing moves in economics.
I honestly don't know why WotC bothers with street dates. It's pretty much confirmed that no one (except the distrubutors they can withhold product from) honors them, and one would think that it would be to their advantage to get the books out there as soon as they're ready. After all, the sooner they sell, the sooner they sell out, meaning the reorders happen sooner, which in turns means WotC gets to make a second bank deposit a lot sooner. (It also means that the inital rush will be over sooner, but the business mind is unable to comprehend the amount of time invovled for that to happen...profits now, everything else can wait)
My low-grade mocking of Adam Smith and his invisible hand aside, didja have any luck, Derek?
TalonComics said:Something I found out about the Harry Potter release is that Wal-Mart and other stores were put under threat of lawsuits if they released the books before the street date. The street date was made for the exact same reason WotC tried to do with the core books.
TalonComics said:The main reason for WotC to have a street date, and it's something I agree with, is to allow everyone to be able to sell the books at the same time. In theory, this would allow everyone to compete equally.
Second, we'll probably get the official decision tomorrow regarding the release of the books to everyone else.
Something I found out about the Harry Potter release is that Wal-Mart and other stores were put under threat of lawsuits if they released the books before the street date.
Anyway, hopefully I'll have the books on Wednesday.
Oh, I still love amazon and everything, but why must they torment me?!
When you check out, you can send a deal to others through email. They get another 10% off. Someone posted here a while back that when he ordered he'd put in other people's emails. So I sent him my email addy. So I get 40% off total.
My DMG and MM have shipped but not my PHB. Oh well.Dark Jezter said:My PHB and DMG have shipped from amazon.com.
The MM still hasn't, though.
Still, I'm excited because even though the free shipping says it takes 5-7 buisiness days, I usually recieve my orders in 2-3 buisiness days.
Latency said:Has anyone received a copy from Amazon.ca yet ?