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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD discs' started by MarkR, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. MarkR

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    Ordered an Xbox game from Play.com last night, just wondered what there average delivery times are. Its says usaully despatched within 24 hours?

    Reason I am asking is because I was hoping to get it for Saturday. :cool:
     
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    they are normally excellent and you may be lucky but though they despatch in 24 hours you are then at the mercy of Royal Mail,
     
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    I find with play, from the day of ordering it normally takes 2-3 days. Now if you ordered yesterday day you might have just made it. But I think you will be very lucky if you get it for saturday. It has to come from Jersey..

    I shall keep my fingers crossed for you.. :thumbsup:
     
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    2-3 days is normal for me too and I've ordered from them many times. If ordering on a Thursday night, it will get processed Friday and in that instance I would expect to receive it by Monday/Tuesday, most likely Tuesday.
     
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    Agree with the above, everytime I have had an order posted on a Thursday I have recieved it on the Saturday so as you only ordered Thursday dont expect it till Monday.
     
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    Cheers guys, I thought I was being a bit optimistic for it being with me on Saturday.

    You never know I maybe be lucky. :rolleyes:
     
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    You may be, but I doubt it very much! ;)
     
  8. MarkR

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    Got an email a couple of hours ago to say it has been posted. It also says 2-3 days, but I've got lots of faith on it arriving tomorrow. :( :) :suicide:
     
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    in my experience from play.com, the larger the parcel the sooner it arrives. for instance a single dvd in a jiffy bag will probably take 3-4 days after ordering to arrive, however a spindle of discs which came in a box has been delivered late the next day - on several occasions.
     
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    I ordered 2 DVD's from them on Tuesday, and they arrived in the post this morning (Friday). Can't complain about that for a speedy delivery :)
     
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    :D may the (parcel) force be with you
     
  12. MarkR

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    Very impressed it arrived this morning. :smashin:

    If I had ordered during the day on Thursday instead of the night then I bet it would have arrived on Saturday. :cool:
     
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    I'd go along with that. A couple of years ago they were excellent and stuff used arrive the next day. I even used to receive DVDs a few days before the release date from time to time!

    It has slowed down now considerably, but they are by no means the slowest out there. But I guess that's due to their success and good luck to them!
     
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    Think it all depends on the title, sometimes they can get orders sent out within a few hours of ordering, sometimes it can take 24+ hours so if you want something for the weekend always make sure you have placed your order by midday on Wednesday.
     
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    I think they offer great service and have been a customer for a while now. However, I order a lot less from them than I used to, I just find that they are not that competitive on price anymore (cd-wow has stolen a lot of my business!)
     
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    Same here.

    I get the feeling that they originally used (low) price to attract custom, in the days when ordering off the internet was relatively new/strange. Now they seem to have gone "mainstream", internet ordering is commonplace, they have a well known brand, they don't need to be as keenly priced any more.

    The likes of CDWOW seem to have taken over the "low price" baton, I'm sure in a calculated move to gain market share...PJ :)
     
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    And same again for me, I always used to buy from Play a few years back although back then it was play247.com. Just tried using that old url and it is still in use (Still Play obviously).

    CD-Wow were the ones that made me stop using Play due to the competitive pricing. I think that Play are now most competitive on their games as CD-wow didn't come anywhere near their price. :cool:
     
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    Same again here. recently spend a whopping £60 on dvds at play in one whack on a friday night. All were dispatched on saturday and monday, i forgot how good they were. Breath of fresh air after the non-service of dvd soon.

    cd wow as just as good, but cheaper, so they usually get my moolah
     
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    This is true, and if you're patient and track the game you're after, it can be significantly discounted temporarily at Play. I've bought a few games that have dropped to a tenner for a week or two when they are still full price else where.
     
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    Your get the package friday or Saturday! Play for the win! :smashin:
     
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    Very true, Play’s game sales can often be very good with some true bargains if you’re quick!
     
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    i ordered resident evil 4 from them on may 30th, still havnt got it, to be fair they do have excellent customer service and after the mandotary 14 days were up they agreed to send me another copy. hopeful il recieve that soon. i think i was just unlucky.
     
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    I've order over 100 DVDs from Play.com (and later PlayUSA.com) since they first opened....in that time 2 didn't arrive and they resent replacements for both, no fuss.

    But like others have said, CDWoW has stolen 95% of my business due to their low prices and delivery schedule thats almost indistinguishable from Plays, plus a greater choice of multi-region releases :clap:
     

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