And wrecking my credibility.
A couple of months back my daughter and I took all of the loose change in the house to a nearby CoinStar station with the intent of getting an Amazon.com gift certificate. CoinStar takes a percentage of your total amount if you want cash, but if you will take a gift certificate from any one of a number of retail establishments, that fee gets waved.
In pouring out our LEGO store bulk brick container full of coins, our hope was to have enough to buy Pokemon HeartGold and Soulsilver.
As it turned out, we had more than enough, coming up with a little over $109 in coinage.
When we got home, we put in our pre-order with Amazon.com. We got the package deal that included both versions of the game and the official guide book. And then we went off to other things.
Now though it is the end of the fourth day of availability for the games, and what do I have?
Well, I have the guide book. That got to us right away. We can read about the game. But when I go to Amazon.com and look up my order, all I see is:
And they have been “shipping soon” since Monday, which leads one to wonder what definition of “soon” they are using.
All of which wouldn’t be the end of the world except of course that we have the book sitting around now reminding us that we don’t have the game. And, naturally, some of my daughter’s friends who went down to GameStop on Sunday have their copies in hand and their Pokewalkers strapped to their belts. And T-shirts. They got free T-shirts and GameStop.
Come on Amazon, ship today! Please?
Quote of the evening, “We’re not ordering from Amazon again. This is taking us forever.”
Yes, the impatience of youth, but it is impinging on the reputation of gamer dad here.