Ya something is fucked up. I was well over an hour at #4 in the waitlist. I never had anything pop up at all. It still shows me 'in waitlist' if i click on the options button it still says im already in the waitlist for the 360 version.. *sigh*
Any tips for waitlist? Do multiple windows mess it up? Should I refresh? Obviously something got screwed up. I'd rather not get boned again next time and am wondering at what could have gone wrong. Im using chrome because i dont want the popup blocker on firefox to mess with anything. For now i guess i'll just go to bed =(
I'm not sure how the waitlist works. I was on the waitlist for the Asus Laptop last night, and it said it would notify me when it was available (I was 500+ and my chances were "poor"). I kept refreshing like crazy. Then I gave up and started walking back to where my friends were in Walmart. When I got back to them I looked down at my phone and it said I had 45 seconds to add the laptop into my cart or I would be off the waitlist. After I added it, I had the standard 15 minutes to complete checkout. I'm not sure what the "add this to cart or you lose it" timer had started at, sadly.
I would say wait at least 15 minutes, since that's how long the cart timer is. Then give it another 5-10 minutes for people on the waitlist to not notice they were given an opportunity to buy...if you haven't gotten it by then you probably won't.