I am a person who loves convenience. (I suppose you can read that as “lazy” if you want) If I can get something delivered to my door rather than drive somewhere and buy it, then I am all for it.
With the Wrath expansion, the Blizzard web site directs you to preorder at several major retailers… Circuit City, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Amazon are the ones I recall. However, yesterday when the announcement was made, you could only preorder the regular version of the game, and not the collector’s edition.
My wife is now an avid vanity pet collector, so I want to get one collector’s edition for the baby frost wyrm pet. Hmmm… what to do.
By the end of the day yesterday, Gamestop was preordering the collector’s edition, and guaranteeing November 13th delivery, but with a $15 $5 charge tacked onto the price.
This morning, Amazon added preorders for the collector’s edition, but with a limit of one per household, and the delivery date is November 17.
edit: Amazon is currently sold out of the C.E.
Right now neither Best Buy nor Circuit City are preordering the collector’s edition.
So… my choices right now would be
- preorder from Gamestop to get it on release day, but at a $15 $5 markup
- preorder from Amazon but wait until four days after release to get it
- go to a midnight release somewhere
- wait until regular business hours on November 13 and hope that the stores have enough collector’s editions in stock
I didn’t buy collector’s editions of the previous releases, so I have no memory of how many there were to go around. I’ve read online that people expect there to be plenty available. I’d hate to bet on that, only to find on release day that I can’t get one.
Its still two months off… I suppose I can wait to see if other suppliers start doing preorders.