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Old 08-14-00, 04:37 PM
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Like many other people, 8/15 is a date with a LOT of pre-orders. I had a bunch with a few different stores, so I think it is interesting to see what titles I have got shipping notices for already and from where.

These guys are on the ball:

Leon (Buy.com shipped)
Big Blue (Buy.com shipped)
Nashville (Buy.com shipped)
Naked Gun 2 (Buy.com shipped)
Naked Gun 3 (Buy.com shipped)
Naked Gun (CD Now shipped)
Erin Brockovich (Amazon shipped today)

So far no shipping notices:
Planet of the Apes (Amazon)
Cider House Rules (Amazon)

Hopefully I will have a good choice of movies to watch come tomorrow (I am hoping some of the Buy stuff arrivs today)

Anybody else care to report who is shipping this stuff on time?

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Old 08-14-00, 04:40 PM
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While I was posting this, Amazon sent me a shipping notice for the pLanet of the Apes set!

Only one more pre-order to ship. So far, this is working out to be a smooth new release date!

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Old 08-14-00, 05:58 PM
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Leon shipped from buy.com, delivered 8/12

Platoon not shipped yet from buy.com

*Update: Platoon shipped on 8/15, rec 8/18.

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You must live close to Buy.com.

My copy of Leon was shipped out 8/11, so I am hoping it will arrive today

I want something new to watch tonight!

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Old 08-14-00, 07:25 PM
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Received Titus, Big BLue, and Leon from buy.com on Saturday. Received a shipping notice on Platoon from 800.com

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Leon from buy.com arrived today but the mailman wouldn't leave it because buy.com uses dumbass delivery confirmation.

Killing Zoe from bestbuy.com hasn't shipped and to be honest I don't have a lot of confidence that it ever will.

Naked Gun trilogy hasn't shipped from Amazon.com yet, although I can't check status since I bought it through rocketcash. They usually ship stuff the day before release so I'm still hoping on this one.
Old 08-15-00, 01:23 AM
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I had all these ship today from Amazon:

The Big Blue
Killing Zoe
Naked Gun
Naked Gun 2 1/2
Naked Gun 33 1/3
Leon The Professional
Erin Brockovich
Nashville
Platoon
Fargo
Kalifornia

I was elated about this, as oftentimes they are short on one or two of the titles on my multiple preorders, and I get my preorders 4-7 days if not longer after street date. Not with this one, I should have it either Tues or Wed
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I have the 3 Naked Guns and Planet of the Apes set on preorder since mid July at Buy.com. Every one of these still says "On order" on my order status page so it looks like mine have been forgotten at Buy.

I just read someone else's post on DVD Talk about some preorders being forgotten or "dropped off" an order. When my only Reel order was transferred to Buy.com my order sat on Buy's page for almost 2 weeks until I sent an email asking what was going on, and magically it shipped the next day. This makes me think there is some sort of serious bug in their ordering system and my 8/15 preorders may have been forgotten (even though they show up on my order status page) so I've got to prod them again to make them fix the order - and hope they don't double ship. What a pain!

I'm not too impressed with Buy lately anyway. I've been waiting for a long time for the James Bond Collection #3 DVD box to show up on their web page and it hasn't so far, but it's at every other DVD dealer I've checked. I dare speculate that Buy may be withholding certain preorder items until the rest of their coupons expire this month.
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My only pre-order for this date:

Planet of the Apes Boxed Set from Buy.com--
shipped last Friday, received today!
Old 08-15-00, 02:48 AM
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NONE! I have them shipping on Sept 5! A long wait for me...

(PotA boxset with my 9/26 order )

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Old 08-15-00, 03:06 AM
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Not received from Buy.com:

Ghost Dog
PLatoon
Six Degrees of Separation
Fargo
Kalifornia

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Platoon
Fargo
Naked Gun
Leon

All on the way from Amazon. First time EVER they have shipped my preorders on a monday.
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Apes Box shipped 8/14(Amazon)
Nashville shipped 8/14 (Amazon)
Naked Gun Trilogy not yet shipped (Amazon)

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Here is my status of 2 orders at Amazon.

Order #1: Not shipped, does not even look like it's close to being shipped.
Platoon
Erin Brockovich
Elvis '68 Comeback Special

Order #2: Shipped today
Planet of the Apes

Also just got a email telling me X-Files Season #2 boxset has been pushed back to 11/14/00.

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Cider House Rules from Amazon is on the way.

Leon: The Professional from Softwarebuys has not shipped.

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Old 08-15-00, 06:04 PM
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Received Planet of the Apes 6 box set from Buy.com Saturday.

Shane is still a no-show, still on-order, from Buy.com even though their web site says its in-stock.

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I was shocked CDnow actually sent my POTA (just the first one) so I received it yesterday. Usually I don't get DVDs from them until a couple of days (or up to a week) after the release date....
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My Fargo from Buy.com hasn't shipped yet.

Has anyone's?
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I received 'Naked Gun' from Buy.com last Thursday.

'Planet of the Apes' Shipped from Buy.com Monday the 14th.

I still have not received 'Supergirl' LE from Bestbuy.com


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quote:<HR>Originally posted by anali:
My Fargo from Buy.com hasn't shipped yet.

Has anyone's?
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Got mine on Sat. It was one of my Reel orders, I don't know if that makes a difference or not
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I also received my Reel/Buy Fargo on Sat, 8/12/00.
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Thanks nemein and cracksky! Mine was a Reel/Buy transfer too. I'm complaining right now!

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Well, it's not a dvd, but... Doctor Who - Invasion of Time has not only NOT shipped from Amazon, it went from in stock to special order with a 4-6 week time frame. Bah. Canceled that one right away. It was listed as in stock while my order history STILL showed it as being a preorder. And my order history stayed that way until I canceled it. Bah! My first and LAST online preorder. I'll just have to order it from BBC online since I'll get a %20 discount for first timers. Ugh, oh well...
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No Erin Brockovich from BestBuy.com. I don't think anyone has received a thing from them.
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DVDJam sent me an e-mail on Friday (8/11) stating that Leon had shipped. However, it's now Wednesday and it still has not arrived. I just checked the site and under my account status it actually says it shipped Monday (8/14)! I had checked on Monday and it had said it shipped on Friday (8/11).

EDIT: I had preordered four movies from them (new customer deal - buy three get one free), but I have now canceled the rest of the preorders and moved them over to Buy.com (I know, I know - still not very good) when they announced the $30 off $150 deal.

Urgh!!

Bo.

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