Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:35 AM
Well, here is my quest for the D-Luxe short re-cap version [for posterities sake]:
Original Wal-Mart Pre-Order: forced to cancel [cannot change shipping address after placing order, who knew I would sell and buy a house in the time between pre-order and release?]
Target Pre-Order: Delayed until well into December
K-Mart in store pick up [HA HA yeah right, that would require K-Mart to take its bloated 1970's sales philosophy out of its lumbering corporate ass]
New Egg big boy package: Order Voided [I'm still shocked that this is how New Egg treated this]
Sunday Morning 11/18: walked up to Wal-Mart 15 minutes before opening, picked up last D-Luxe, back in my car 25 minutes after I got out.
Total time spent chasing pre-orders: at least 5 - 6 hours
Total time spent waiting/purchasing at Wal-Mart 25 minutes.
There is a lesson to be learned here.