Amazon.ca and The Rat Patrol

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  1. Jim Browning

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    Just a question to see if anyone else is experiencing this problem.

    I pre ordered The Rat Patrol: season 1 from Amazon.ca

    I expected it to ship on schedule, just like the dozens of other items I've ordered from them in the past.

    When it didn't ship, and the release date had passed us by, I checked their site and found them offering shipping in 5-13 days.

    I just recently looked again, and now they say shipping is in 5-8 weeks!

    I've written them for some information, but have yet to hear anything!

    On top of all that, now they have removed the listing for Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Season 1 from their site.

    Not a good day for me.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  2. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    5 to 8 weeks is probably their way of saying "It'll be back in but we don't know when". I doubt it'll actually take that long to get to you. That's only a guess though.

    The positive side of that is that the set must have outsold Amazon's expectations. [​IMG]
     
  3. CraigF

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    I'm wondering if possibly those items weren't released in Canada? amazon.ca often offers U.S./U.S.-only releases until shortly after release date, then makes them unavailable or with very long lead times. I've noticed this a few times lately for things not released in Canada. The identical items are available to ship within 24 hours on amazon.com. (I'm waiting for one item from .ca for 2+ months so far that ships immediately from .com, but can't cancel it because it would screw up the free shipping I got on the rest of that order already sent...I think you know what I mean...bummer.[​IMG] )
     
  4. Henry V

    Henry V Stunt Coordinator

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    Jim-
    What happens at Amazon.Ca is that often the ASIN # they assign to an item for pre-order is changed for some internal reason and your order can go dead while the item is reassigned under a different listing. This is the case with "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", and you can find it now for pre-order here at Amazon.Ca...
    http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASI...Fencoding=UTF8

    Unfortunately I can't help you with the status of the Rat Patrol, I suggest you call their extremely helpful customer service at 1-877-586-3230 if you've had no luck with your E-mail queries.
    Good luck!
     
  5. CraigF

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    Yeah, the mentioned titles were released in Canada, so that wasn't the prob...was just a thought.
     
  6. Bert Greene

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    Straying slightly from the Amazon topic, last week I went looking for the "Rat Patrol" set at my local stores, thinking it would be easy to grab. Well, it wasn't at my Best Buy, nor my Suncoast, nor my Circuit City, nor my Barnes & Noble. Guess I'm going to have to order the darned thing. I really wasn't expecting such difficulty finding this title.
     
  7. Jeff Willis

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    Just fnished the 1st ep. Great quality transfer! Almost a blind-buy for me....been many years since I've seen this series.
     
  8. JeffWld

    JeffWld Stunt Coordinator

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    I've just noticed that my Amazon.ca order for "The Rat Patrol" has been upgraded to "shipping soon" status, which usually means it will be shipped before the close of business today.
     

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