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Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition


#1 GMneku   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:31 PM

Limited Collector's Edition back in stock according to Square Enix.http://store.na.squa...D.#.U59hEdEU-Uk

 


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#2 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9252 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:32 PM

Something is fishy... I find it hard to believe they didn't sell through 5,000 over the past 5-6 months.

 

Oh well.



#3 admiralvic   大将 CAGiversary!   6385 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

Something is fishy... I find it hard to believe they didn't sell through 5,000 over the past 5-6 months.

 

Oh well.

Clearly you've never ordered something from Digital River. 

 

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On-topic: -insert obligatory and hate filled rant about MSRP not being a deal and this forum being used as a news forum-


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


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#4 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9252 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

Clearly you've never ordered something from Digital River. 

 

No just 100's of orders in the last six months alone.....

 

Even shitty fulfillment centers have no problem selling 5,000 units of a limited item--think NECA when they try to do their own fulfillment.

 

But yes... everything is DR's fault... cause that's like the cool thing to say... or something



#5 ARsignal11   Pirate King CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:43 PM

From what I understand, there were a lot of people who were cancelling their orders of the CE, as well as some errors in payment processing, which resulted in loss of orders as well.  My guess is this left over allotment of CEs are basically all of those orders.  There's probably not too many left.  



#6 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   4657 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:48 PM

Man I would really like to get my hands on one but god damn that's a hell of a lot of money for one game anymore. I think I'll just waffle on it until it sells out and then kick myself for having all that extra cash... err.. I mean missing out... yea.. that's the ticket!

 

EDIT: Jeez, it's more than double what the regular edition would cost from Best Buy (thank you GCU). No way I can throw down now. I'm a sucker for art books and such but that's just out of hand for a series that I'm not that big of a fan of. Now if this was the CE for a new Chrono Trigger game then by all means get the shears out and fleece me to death cause I'd probably buy it for anything under $250...



#7 Kazaganthi   Blue Rogue CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:18 PM

That's what happens when you can't change your CC info or change your address.

 

Also, at least it's not a $150 'statue' CE? Too many $100+ CE now that just aren't worth it. I'm bitter about the Xillia 2 CE.



#8 wolverinevsx23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:40 PM

Shipping kills it!!!



#9 Mr_hat   Banned Banned   659 Posts   Joined 1.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:40 PM

Clearly you've never ordered something from Digital River.

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On-topic: -insert obligatory and hate filled rant about MSRP not being a deal and this forum being used as a news forum-


You forgot the "insert obligatory rant" before you bashed DR. But thats ok, we all know its an over used knee-jerk phrase that everyone spits out to be cool.

But at least you got in on the msrp part correctly

#10 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   19919 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:51 PM

That's what happens when you can't change your CC info or change your address.

 

Also, at least it's not a $150 'statue' CE? Too many $100+ CE now that just aren't worth it. I'm bitter about the Xillia 2 CE.

Indeed... one of those is probably from my order that they couldn't fix. 


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#11 laundrymatt  

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:51 PM

Not understanding the hard-ons some of you have for Digital River. Just because they were/are good for you, doesn't mean the same for others. Nor does it make you the majority. I've had my one and only order from them.


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#12 GMneku   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:55 PM

This version is legit.  I really do like the novel that is included.  But eh... this post was mainly for the collectors.  Casual gamers... wait for a sale on the standalone game.

My guess for this as to why it's still available is due to it's lack of popularity.  I can guarantee you most of the pre-orders were for drop-shipping sales on eBay and Amazon.  When they couldn't sell it at a higher price due to the lack of popularity, the sellers cancelled their orders and received a refund.  But... that's my thinking.
 


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#13 Dominick331   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   253 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:00 PM

I pre-ordered this edition, still on the fence as to how I feel about. I'm surprised to see it's in stock again.



#14 GMneku   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:01 PM

 

 

On-topic: -insert obligatory and hate filled rant about MSRP not being a deal and this forum being used as a news forum-

Ah... my fault.  Apologies CAG.  Go ahead and delete.  Only deal I can think of is that you won't have to pay the inflated price off eBay/Amazon.  Other than that... there is no deal.  Sorry again.


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#15 SPORK94  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:12 PM

Does it also include the pre-order dlc?



#16 D.Choy   Oh Hai. CAGiversary!   892 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:16 PM

This version is legit.  I really do like the novel that is included.  But eh... this post was mainly for the collectors.  Casual gamers... wait for a sale on the standalone game.

My guess for this as to why it's still available is due to it's lack of popularity.  I can guarantee you most of the pre-orders were for drop-shipping sales on eBay and Amazon.  When they couldn't sell it at a higher price due to the lack of popularity, the sellers cancelled their orders and received a refund.  But... that's my thinking.
 

 

I actually posted about the Drakengard CE going back in stock last week during E3. I posted it in the Collector's thread and the Japanese niche thread. As you stated not many people are going to jump on this.

 

My copy is still sealed, don't really have time to play it. In any case, SE does make some nice looking CEs. I love my Lightning Returns as well as my FFX / X-2 CE.



#17 D.Choy   Oh Hai. CAGiversary!   892 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:17 PM

Does it also include the pre-order dlc?

 

Was this the pre-order DLC? I don't really remember...

• DLC Code for the Caim Costume, based on the protagonist of Drakengard
• DLC Code for a prequel stage featuring Zero’s sister, One as a playable character
• DLC Code for the Giant Baby Hat



#18 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   2602 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Your Mom!!
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:48 PM

Was this the pre-order DLC? I don't really remember...

• DLC Code for the Caim Costume, based on the protagonist of Drakengard
• DLC Code for a prequel stage featuring Zero’s sister, One as a playable character
• DLC Code for the Giant Baby Hat


No, that's just CE bonuses.

#19 EdgeCrusher36   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   882 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:56 PM

Not understanding the hard-ons some of you have for Digital River. Just because they were/are good for you, doesn't mean the same for others. Nor does it make you the majority. I've had my one and only order from them.

Not understanding the hard-ons some of you have against Digital River. Just because they were/are bad for you, doesn't mean the same for others. Nor does it make you the majority. I've had my many and multiple orders from them.

 

See that works on both sides in terms of opinions :P



#20 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9252 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:59 PM

Not understanding the hard-ons some of you have for Digital River. Just because they were/are good for you, doesn't mean the same for others. Nor does it make you the majority. I've had my one and only order from them.

 

Translation?



#21 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   14872 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:00 AM

That's what happens when you can't change your CC info or change your address.

 

Also, at least it's not a $150 'statue' CE? Too many $100+ CE now that just aren't worth it. I'm bitter about the Xillia 2 CE.

And if you cancel your order and try to re-order it they suspend your account. ~_~


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#22 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4327 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:01 AM

Not understanding the hard-ons some of you have against Digital River. Just because they were/are bad for you, doesn't mean the same for others. Nor does it make you the majority. I've had my many and multiple orders from them.

 

See that works on both sides in terms of opinions :P

Sure, except for most consumers and I would suspect most CAGs, the expectation is that a retailer will consistently get orders right.  When a retailer regularly lets down a substantial number of people, even if you don't happen to be one of those people, it really doesn't make sense to keep heaping praise on that retailer.  For example, I have rarely had problems with Gamestop, but I recognize that a lot of other people have had problems and therefore would not hop into every Gamestop related thread with praise of Gamestop and insults for people who share negative experiences.  

 

I also think the complaints serve an important purpose in that people know what potential issues they may face if they use a particular retailer whereas people hopping in and attacking the people who relate negative experiences doesn't really do anything of value for the community as again, just getting orders right most of the time is the baseline expectation, not something to be praised.  I suppose if you have stories about DR going above and beyond and providing great customer service, that might serve a purpose, but I'm guessing that you don't have any such stories to share as DR doesn't really have the infrastructure to provide that level of oustanding customer service with their inability to answer their phones and refusal to take responsibility for damaged items.   



#23 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9252 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:08 AM

Sure, except for most consumers and I would suspect most CAGs, the expectation is that a retailer will consistently get orders right.  When a retailer regularly lets down a substantial number of people, even if you don't happen to be one of those people, it really doesn't make sense to keep heaping praise on that retailer.  For example, I have rarely had problems with Gamestop, but I recognize that a lot of other people have had problems and therefore would not hop into every Gamestop related thread with praise of Gamestop and insults for people who share negative experiences.  

 

I don't think anyone praised Digital River.... 

 

but continue.



#24 laundrymatt  

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:10 AM

Translation?

It means they took near 3 weeks to get me the item I ordered, which was in stock. Packaging was fine. Trying to communicate with them...impossible. That's 1 out of 3, no thanks. Don't need it that bad. It speaks volumes that Namco switched to Amazon.


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#25 amb6883   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   105 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:13 AM

I thought this way RARE!!!!! 



#26 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4327 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:13 AM

I don't think anyone praised Digital River.... 

 

but continue.

Praise may have been the wrong word.  I suppose defending DR by attacking the credibility or veracity of the people who share negative experiences with DR would have been a more accurate statement.    



#27 laundrymatt  

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:15 AM

Not understanding the hard-ons some of you have against Digital River. Just because they were/are bad for you, doesn't mean the same for others. Nor does it make you the majority. I've had my many and multiple orders from them.

 

See that works on both sides in terms of opinions :P

Except that I don't. It's plain fact. And that makes zero sense. How can you have a hard on against somebody? If they work for you, great. You represent like 1 out of 10. That's minority. And when you make posts like you just did, you clearly have an affinity for the company. See how that works?


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#28 Armymond   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:17 AM

I love this CE. The included Novella compliments the story really well and I love the poster that comes with it. Too bad it's all folded and creased (understandably). The packaging is high quality too and I like the minimalist style. The DLC is alright. Caim's costume is super useful, but I'm sure it will all be on the store eventually.



#29 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9252 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:19 AM

It means they took near 3 weeks to get me the item I ordered, which was in stock. Packaging was fine. Trying to communicate with them...impossible. That's 1 out of 3, no thanks. Don't need it that bad. It speaks volumes that Namco switched to Amazon.

 

It speaks volumes that Lenovo and Microsoft have stayed with Digital River. 

See how that works?

 

But I guess DR is upset they aren't going to fulfill all 15 products that Namco carried



#30 ShadowAssassin   Music & Movie Pirating SOB CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:21 AM

Not understanding the hard-ons some of you have for Digital River. Just because they were/are good for you, doesn't mean the same for others. Nor does it make you the majority. I've had my one and only order from them.

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