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Old 03-27-02, 08:48 PM
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Anyone use Buy.com recently for preorders? Arrival time?

I know they used to be really good about getting stuff to you even before release date. I'm thinking of preordering some low-priced stuff from them, but I just want to see if people preordering from them recently have had good experiences. I know it's pretty much impossible to cancel a preorder once it's been placed, so I'd like to get some feedback as soon as possible before ordering. I ran a search and couldn't find any recent discussions on the matter. Hopefully someone will be able to let me know how they are at shipping preorders of big name titles. Thanks.
Old 03-27-02, 10:07 PM
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I last used Buy.com in late December for a Moulin Rouge preorder after not shopping there for many months. While it didn't arrive before release (which didn't matter as I was out-of-town), it did come the week of, within a decent timeframe.
Old 03-27-02, 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by Mr. Gore
I last used Buy.com in late December for a Moulin Rouge preorder after not shopping there for many months. While it didn't arrive before release (which didn't matter as I was out-of-town), it did come the week of, within a decent timeframe.
That's good to hear. Any other experiences?
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For the last three weeks, I've had pre-orders with Buy.com (NOTLD: ME, Training Day and K-PAX).

They were all shipped on the Thursday before street via Priority mail from Oregon and arrived on Saturday.

Unfortunately, that may not hold up for future orders that I might place with them.

They seem to have switched to a "budget shipping" option for their free shipping promotion.

I can only speculate that it involves media mail.
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Originally posted by Frank A
They seem to have switched to a "budget shipping" option for their free shipping promotion.

I can only speculate that it involves media mail.
Aaah...the order I wanted to place did have the free shipping promotion. Not worth it if I'm going to have to wait until the week after release, for this DVD anyway.
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Has anyone ordered something through a Free Shipping Item promotion and did the preorder still come before or the week of release date?

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