CD-Wow and Pre-Orders

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  1. SGR2005

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    Do they ever send these out on time?

    It seems every time I pre-order something from them it's either delayed for weeks or just stays listed as pre-release for an extra day or two for no reason. Whereas most places either send them day of release or a few days early so they arrive day of release.

    Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang should've been sent out today. No such luck.
     
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    They do send alot out on time, I ordered Howls Moving Castle last week, released today and recieved dispatch email early this morning. You just have to remeber with WOW you are unlikely to get on or before the release date like Movietyme or Axel so I steer clear of ordering stuff I am keen to recieve quickly. I only really find delays on R3 titles, R1/2 seem to get sent pretty quick. :thumbsup:
     
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    CDWow are not too good with new R1/2 releases mostly due to them being based in Hong Kong meaning it takes afew days for new releases to reach them but I have found them very good for R3 releases with them being dispatched on release day or in some cases several weeks before release :thumbsup:
     
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    I suppose it all really depends on title then, suppose its a case of how many orders they have taken against how many they recieve for the release.
     
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    I thought it was just me, but I've also had the following issues,

    All Region 2:

    Revolver: Despatched on 6th March, not recieved (Must be missing now)

    The Constant Gardener: Still as pre-release under 'my orders' even though it's release date was yesterday.

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Still not even showing under 'my orders', even though I've recieved confirmation e-mails to say I've paid and it's release date was alos yesterday.

    I just hope to get them by the weekend!
     
  6. gatty-jr-jr

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    Ive been waiting 2 weeks for mirrormask region 3 to be dispatched has been stuck on pending. kiss kiss bang bang is still on pending.

    But I ordered Full monty 2 disc on thursday last week and arrived yesterday.

    All region 2 dvds come from japan, so i guess they ship them from uk to japan first.
     
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    LOL

    Well mine has just changed. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has just appeared, and it's status is 'Pending Despatch'.

    However, The Constant Gardener is still a 'pre-release' according to my orders.
     
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    Same here.
     
  9. SGR2005

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    Still not shipped. Mine's listed as 'Pre-Release' still, yet it's been clearly listed as a new release title since Monday. :thumbsdow

    They really could benefit from some kind of reliable stock status message on each title's page.

    On the plus side, PlayUSA shipped my 21 Jump Street: Season 5 a week early. :smashin:
     
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    My Howls Moving Castle is still showing as Pre Release yet I recieved this morning :confused:
    I think over the past few weeks the website has been really playing up, Search worse than ever and Checkout disappearing :eek:
    Give them a ring and see whats going on.
     
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    My Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is still 'Pending Despatch' if that makes you feel any better ;)

    But I can't believe The Constant Gardener is still as 'Pre Release', seeing as it's been their Region 2 DVD release of the week since Monday!!

    Has anyone else had problems with these titles?....or has anyone actually recieved them? !!!!!
     
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    Both Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the Constant Gardener and A History Of Violence (all R2) are still under Pre-release on my order status.

    A friend of mine pre-ordered The Constant Gardener a day or two after me and received it yesterday!

    Does CD-WOW have any system?!
     
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    I would, but I'd rather not call attention to it considering it was bought using a combined discount link/voucher.
     
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    They've done this to me before, and after waiting for about 2 weeks at 'pending despatch' stage, they told me it was cancelled because of combined voucher / diiscount links.

    It's probably their way of getting revenge, by making you wait for ages before they cancel.
     
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    i use them for all my region 1 dvd's and have never had any problem
     
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    I can't see this being the case though, as I've had several combo purchases go through since.

    Edit: They've also bumped the price to £12.99 from £9.99. I'm just waiting for them to cancel all orders due to "stock issues" and make us reorder now...

    Also, 5 orders which were all dispatched already have reverted back to 'Pending Dispatch' while everything else is normal. Weird.
     
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    Yeah, there's a lot of weird stuff going on with the order page. 2 of my orders keep disappearing and appearing again...lol

    I hope they don't cancel anything, but I'm just saying that this happened before with me about a year or so ago, and I had a few orders cancelled.
     
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    Ive got 3 orders that haven't been dispatched.

    mirrormask, pending since 28th feb (iowa link)
    kiss kiss bang bang, pre release since 3rd march (price risen from £9.99 to £12.99)
    naked gun trilogy, pending since 17th march (ordered today with £5.00 voucher)

    I hope they dont get cancelled and hope they they are just out of stock.
     
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    What's odd is that on other threads people have used their CD-WoW £5 vouchers and got their DVDs despatched already!
     
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    Finally got the dispatch notice for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
     
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    My King Kong SE (Region 1) got dispatched yesterday (along with History Of Violence R2), when the release date is 28th March!! That is very fast by any standard, though Axel Music do it often...

    Just love these guys at CD-WOW!!!!
     
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    Hi
    Anyone else waiting on orders from CDWOW?
    Im waiting on the 2 Disc Batman (for over two months) and Ghost in the Shell 2 (over a week).

    The thing is when I ask where my Batman is they say its been delayed and will ship within 2-3 days. Then that time passes and they say the same thing again?!

    I used vouchers to make the two orders.

    Anyone else think they just hope people will cancel if they don't ship them at a reduced price?

    p
     
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    No, because I just recieved the R3 Deluxe Batman Begins set within a week, costing £1.99 after discounts.

    I am, however, still waiting on Mirrormask. I think it is title specific.
     
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    I also got my 99p Batman Begins. Did you order the same R3 edition as us?, or did you go with the R2 or something else?.
     
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    Has anyone received Harry Potter GoF from CD-Wow yet? Ordered mine with the £5 voucher, and got a despatch email on Monday. I've normally had stuff from them in two or three days but haven't used them for a couple of months, have things slowed down lately?
     
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    My History of Violence was shipped last week, arrived last week, got watched last week, great movie!
     
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    Yeah, their postal system (not sure if it's them or Royal Mail) has slowed down a great deal.

    Used to be the case that I'd get anything ordered from them in two days, like clockwork. About 5 DVDs took between 4 and 9 days between them, despite all being ordered and sent out at the same time and shipped from the same place.
     

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