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    Just wondereing if anyone else has had their pre order bounced by PLAY.COM

    I preordered my copy exactly 7 weeks before the release date and have just been informed that

    "Due to the allocation given to us by Nintendo we are unable to fulfil your order on the date of release. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to advise when we will be receiving more stock of this item however please be assured that we will endeavour to obtain more stock as soon as possible."

    They must have known how many copies they would get, and I ordered mine as soon as play advertised it, so I guess 1st come 1st served does not apply - sorry, rant over

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    Terrible. I would give them a call and complain

    no way!!!

    This is going to happen to a lot of people.

    I have ordered 2 from different retailers just in case.

    aww unlucky mate

    Original Poster

    I have just sent a very stroppy email, wouldn't mind but we have bought 196 items from Play.com, and have noticed that as the company has got bigger their customer service and dropped off the scale
    Should have ordered from 2 different retailers too - hey ho!

    PLAY are really terrible sometimes, I try to avoid them as much as possible!

    Mine on preorder at ChoicesUK I hope it comes but not going be too disappointed if delay but if delay I will look into elsewhere if cheaper and cancel where necessary. Good idea doing a cpl orders.
    I preordered over a mth ago,hit or miss if we get really.

    Original Poster

    I have just rung [COLOR="Red"]PLAY.COM[/COLOR], and apparently Nintendo have not supplied them with any copies!!!!
    Do we beleive them..............I think not!

    I'm worried now. I ordered my copy from play months ago, I have just been to check my emails and I haven't received anything from them. Also just checked my account with them and it is still showing that it is on preorder.
    I was thinking of ringing them anyway, I preordered the new futurama film, it was released on Friday and no sign of it Friday or Saturday - I thought that was the point of preordering something - that you get it on the day of its release! If I don't get Mario Kart on Friday I am going to have to put up with a broken - hearted 6 year old.

    I'm trying to check my order, but the play.com page won't load up. WIll keep trying. Haven't received any email to say it's been cancelled though. Fortunately other orders from Play had arrived without any problems and promptly.

    Charlie Brown



    Er... Sorry, my mistake. I actually ordered my copy of Mario Kart from Gameplay.com and just checked and its still on system for despatch between 9th and 10th April (even though release date is 11th April on their site). So will wait and see what happens. But still can't get play.com loaded up.

    This is Nintendo all over - its just their way to increase demand.

    There is a good thread on avforums..
    some people ordered on play months ago and have just had the same email :w00t:
    I ordered a few days ago from gameplay but I should hopefully get it. If not..I will survive :thumbsup:

    smashed;1848193

    There is a good thread on avforums..some people ordered on play months … There is a good thread on avforums..some people ordered on play months ago and have just had the same email :w00t:I ordered a few days ago from gameplay but I should hopefully get it. If not..I will survive :thumbsup:



    i ordered mine last month from gameplay and just went on my account on there and looks like they not having any aswell, the dispatch date of mine has gone and its now under uncomplete orders

    Kev The Kopite;1852926

    i ordered mine last month from gameplay and just went on my account on … i ordered mine last month from gameplay and just went on my account on there and looks like they not having any aswell, the dispatch date of mine has gone and its now under uncomplete orders




    Yep same here. :x

    This game is SOOOOOO much fun. I really hope you all do get a copy

    zeus9876;1854507

    This game is SOOOOOO much fun. I really hope you all do get a copy



    Downloading is illegal. Tut tut

    I haven't bothered pre-ordering game. Was hoping to just pick it up in store. This seems unlikely now as I didn't realise demand was going to be so high. Even gameplay has taken it off it's site completely and Tesco say it's discontinued (?).

    Now i never said i downloaded it did i ? I could have a relative working in a games store that gets me them early

    My son is so excited - he has been looking forward to getting this game for months! I have got everything crossed hoping that it comes! I pre-ordered from play on 12th Feb, and so far I haven't received a "sorry" email from them.
    I rang up yesterday asking when it was likely to be delivered as I had pre-ordered the futurama dvd from them which was released on Friday but I didn't get it until Monday. She was rather vague, and when asked about the shortage of stock she said they had got stock coming in, just not enough to meet the pre-orders. There will be a riot in my house if it doesn't arrive!

    Got an email from gameplay before saying its been dispatched and before that i emailed them an its only been takin off site cos its sold out already, if u pre ordered 1 tho u will get 1 from gameplay

    jonnyq;1855422

    are you using the wii mote or a gamecube controller?


    If you dont use a GC controller you will get destroyed online. You have to play with one sadly

    gutted, got me spare wheel but the game never come, i got the email yesterday saying they both been sent out but got the wheel 1 an hour b4 the game email so maybe thats y, would rather of been the game what come 1st haha, got a wheel now with no use to it yet lol

    jonnyq;1862255

    i would prefer to use the gc controller anyway - i have a couple of … i would prefer to use the gc controller anyway - i have a couple of wavebirds - i intend to use them for smash (if that ever comes out lol)i'm still undecided about this game - i might give it a miss for now



    if you give it a miss now u wont be able to get it for a while orless u pay sill money 4 it,

    will this work with the normal wii controller u can buy? (not the wii mote u get with your wii)

    Kev The Kopite;1862650

    if you give it a miss now u wont be able to get it for a while orless u … if you give it a miss now u wont be able to get it for a while orless u pay sill money 4 it, will this work with the normal wii controller u can buy? (not the wii mote u get with your wii)



    I'm sure I read or saw somewhere that you can use the wii classic controller with it, (that's what you meant isn't it?)

    Gameplay sent email confirming my order has been despatched today (9th April) to arrive between 3-5 days, because I selected free 2nd class post.

    My tracking/order history states "order completed".

    My only concern is that I'm going away for a few days and wonder what postie will do with my parcel/s if it's too big to fit through the letterbox. Hopefully he'll leave a note for me to collect it from the post office on my return.

    Charlie Brown

    melissa75;1863250

    I'm sure I read or saw somewhere that you can use the wii classic … I'm sure I read or saw somewhere that you can use the wii classic controller with it, (that's what you meant isn't it?)



    yeah thats what i meant lol

    jonnyq;1864060

    don't worry - i won't be paying silly money for any game lol i think this … don't worry - i won't be paying silly money for any game lol i think this quote from Edge magazine sums up what I feel about the game - "Having sacrificed racing integrity in "Double Dash" to side with social silliness, Nintendo has turned 180 degrees into an awkward halfway house."now this isn't a rant against the game - i am a big mariokart fan and I thought Double Dash was awful - a generic fun racer - don't get me started on that lol mario kart wii hasn't encouraged much confidence i'm sure it is fun - but i want classic mariokart like the N64 and DS version



    i must agree there about the n64, the battle mode on that was great aswell, does any1 know if there is a battle mode like that 1 on the wii version and playin it online on battle (if there is 1)

    Demon Cleaner;1855314

    Downloading is illegal. Tut tut ;)I haven't bothered pre-ordering game. … Downloading is illegal. Tut tut ;)I haven't bothered pre-ordering game. Was hoping to just pick it up in store. This seems unlikely now as I didn't realise demand was going to be so high. Even gameplay has taken it off it's site completely and Tesco say it's discontinued (?).



    lol you do realise you can get a boot disc for imported Wii games and you can import games lol

    except Mario Kart doesnt work with the boot disc (freeloader), Nintendo whacked some code into the game to block it.

    For people that are waiting, try the wiimote then put it down and use your GC controller. The wiimote controls like an ass.

    mine come 2day from gameplay :-D its boss, better than i expected, dunno y any1 would wanna use anythin but the wheel, puts the fun in the game

    mine (well my younger brothers) just arrived too cant wait to get home and play it

    wtf! am i missing something or being daft it appears there is no multiplayer grand prix!!!

    Kev The Kopite;1868580

    mine come 2day from gameplay :-D its boss, better than i expected, dunno … mine come 2day from gameplay :-D its boss, better than i expected, dunno y any1 would wanna use anythin but the wheel, puts the fun in the game



    guerilla;1868661

    mine (well my younger brothers) just arrived too cant wait to get home … mine (well my younger brothers) just arrived too cant wait to get home and play it



    Take it you guys ordered with first class delivery?

    yep. bit dissappointed at the lack of the multiplayer grandprix though

    Looks like my order from play has gone through, its at the packing stage. I wanted it for the day of release, so I probably won't get it until Monday at the earliest. I am seriously considering buying the game tomorrow (early), and them bunging the other one on ebay when it comes. I wanted the game for the weekend so that my son could play on it!

    they dont have anything but multiplayer single races cos otherwise people would just disconnect if the races are going badly.

    My Play copy arrived yesterday by Parcelforce - I was chuffed to bits!

    Playing online last night - fantastic game, and I was ruling my lobby of racers! (probably to do with the fact that so few people had a copy to play yesterday - I'll probably get beaten down come tonight!)

    melissa75;1863250

    I'm sure I read or saw somewhere that you can use the wii classic … I'm sure I read or saw somewhere that you can use the wii classic controller with it, (that's what you meant isn't it?)



    I was playing with the classic controller yesterday - much more accurate than the Wii Wheel, but not as fun! It looks like you get bonus points for using the Wii Wheel in online races (and what's with that Golden Wheel symbol?! :?)

    dancrawley;1873496

    I was playing with the classic controller yesterday - much more accurate … I was playing with the classic controller yesterday - much more accurate than the Wii Wheel, but not as fun! It looks like you get bonus points for using the Wii Wheel in online races (and what's with that Golden Wheel symbol?! :?)



    OOOHHH Ta, I'll tell the other half, he's been playing online today and is very competitive!

    is there anyway atall to play a battle with just 2,3 or 4 players instead of teams, the old battles on the n64 were better, thats my only down side to this game as everythin else is boss onit

    Postcard;1869298

    Take it you guys ordered with first class delivery?



    yeah i ordered with 1st class, paid the extra 99p lol, looks like it was worth paying it though
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