Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Highs and lows from my email inbox

So, I received the following email today:

We wanted to let you know that there is an unexpected delay with your
video game order (Order# XXX-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX) you placed on October 18 2007 22:20 PDT. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship the product(s) as soon as we expected and need to provide you with a new estimate of when
they may be delivered:

"Assassin's Creed" [Video Game]
Estimated arrival date: 11/21/2007

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this delay.
I knew full well that dropping my EB/Gamespot membership and switching to preorders was going to end up in situations like this occasionally. It still sucks. Luckily I have a number of happy games to keep me tided over until this one arrives.

On the plus side, I also received this email:

A payment for $4.75 has been sent to GameFly to be applied to your GameFly account. Your account balance has been updated to reflect this payment amount. You can view this activity by logging into your account, navigating to the ACCOUNT tab, then select the TRANSACTIONS tab and SEARCH your TRANSACTION HISTORY.
Sweet. I mentioned in a previous posting as the place you go to watch brief tv and internet ads and get credit applied towards a provider of your choice -- in this case, So, for spending 6 minutes watching ads I was able to reduce my monthly bill from $24.75 (approx) to $20.00. Not bad!

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