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Bloodwraith
11-11-2008, 03:53 PM
World of Raids | 7-11 Sells Wrath Copies Early (http://www.worldofraids.com/news/368.html)

wtf is this about...

Krenian
11-11-2008, 04:06 PM
Someone's going to get slapped with Lawsuits!

Kazeyonoma
11-11-2008, 04:08 PM
i see a lot of trouble brewing...

Krenian
11-11-2008, 04:09 PM
Mark my words: 7-11 lawsuit by Blizzard within the next couple of days. Or they're going to yank it off the shelves VERY quickly.

Ciderhelm
11-11-2008, 04:16 PM
I got home and immediately turned around to check 7-11 when you posted this. Nope, not in Tacoma, Washington that I saw.

Nez
11-11-2008, 04:17 PM
Im going to stop by a couple on the way home and see if they have them. Why? I dunno. lol

Bloodwraith
11-11-2008, 04:18 PM
Servers are down, might as well check Nezastus :p

Gravy
11-11-2008, 04:19 PM
My closest 7-11 is a 3 hour drive away, yeah... not that addicted to WoW.

Krenian
11-11-2008, 04:19 PM
I don't even think Canada has a 7-11 o.O

Ceravantes
11-11-2008, 04:20 PM
7/11 got in trouble for selling gears of war 2 early just last week, I beleive there is a lawsuit pending for that already.

I don't think it would even be playable yet anyways, even if you did get it early.

Lore
11-11-2008, 04:42 PM
The problem is not so much with 7/11's policies, it's with 7/11's employees not having any idea how street dates work.

So that's why, in the face of a lawsuit, they keep "releasing" games early.

Krenian
11-11-2008, 04:44 PM
That's 7-11's responsibility to train their employees with proper knowledge involving this. This wasn't the case and it seems twice now. Blizzard's not gonna stand for that, especially for a release of an expansion that's highly anticipated.

Caulle
11-11-2008, 04:46 PM
I don't even think Canada has a 7-11 o.O

They certainly do. We used to have one in town, but it was closed and reopened as a Quickie Mart. There was one about a block away from my old apartment in Toronto. Toronto has a TON of 7-11's.

Krenian
11-11-2008, 04:46 PM
Huh. I'd have to check out Ottawa then and see if I can't go snooping around.

tobarstep
11-11-2008, 05:09 PM
It doesn't matter all that much, really. You still won't be able to play it until midnight Wednesday, and installing it before then would likely prevent you from playing at all. I know that pre-orders have shipped today and most folks will get it tomorrow via FedEx or UPS or whatever, so you'll still have lots of people in possession of the game before they can play it. Still.. boneheaded move on their part.

Ciderhelm
11-11-2008, 05:11 PM
Most definitely not at any of the Tacoma locations. Checked 3!

Girlie
11-11-2008, 05:16 PM
seriously...you went out looking?

Ciderhelm
11-11-2008, 05:17 PM
seriously...you went out looking?
I've been adjusting my sleep schedule for this crappy midnight launch for the last four days. I went out looking. :p

Krenian
11-11-2008, 05:17 PM
Yeah he states it in the donor thread I made that he was out for a while and was shocked for the thread to go up to 5 pages. Hell, I'd go check myself if I knew where a 7-11 was in Ottawa.

Nez
11-11-2008, 05:30 PM
Bought 2 copies in Portland OR. Looks like they just started selling games here in this area and did not really know that it was pre-release. The 7/11 sign said "Available in November" and had a picture of the WotLK box under it.

Ciderhelm
11-11-2008, 05:31 PM
Bought 2 copies in Portland OR. Looks like they just started selling games here in this area and did not really know that it was pre-release. The 7/11 sign said "Available in November" and had a picture of the WotLK box under it.
Shoulda bought 3! I want a copy!

bludwork
11-11-2008, 05:31 PM
so am I the one one going what's the big deal? Other than other stores losing out

Nez
11-11-2008, 05:34 PM
I have it FIRST NEENERR NEENER!!!!

So what if I cant play it. ><

Actually I needed one more copy anywise, so if Gamespot chokes on their delivery I'll still be able to play. I'll just sell the extra one if I end up not needing it.

Ciderhelm
11-11-2008, 05:35 PM
so am I the one one going what's the big deal? Other than other stores losing out

3 hours difference on the west coast. It makes instance grind groups harder to organize on EST servers.

Nez
11-11-2008, 05:52 PM
Actually I might end up needing them, I was just checking the status of my pre-ordered CE editions that I ordered on 9/15 and noticed they just had the order status changed from "open" to "backordered" >< It was paid in full on the day they opened pre-orders....

If you really want one Cider I can see if they have anymore. It looked like she gave me the last 2, but maybe they are more in back or something.

Ciderhelm
11-11-2008, 06:19 PM
A lot of slurpees lost their lives this day.

WhoGivesAdam
11-11-2008, 07:20 PM
I live in chicago and had no idea 7-11 sold games. It's even harder for me to believe because the 7-11 down my street rarely has Marlboro reds in stock, why or how could they possibly get WOTLK?

Boggles my mind.

Atara
11-11-2008, 07:22 PM
Bought 2 copies in Portland OR. Looks like they just started selling games here in this area and did not really know that it was pre-release. The 7/11 sign said "Available in November" and had a picture of the WotLK box under it.

:O! I've checked 4 stores here and I haven't found any selling it. What one did you get yours at?

themanslayer
11-11-2008, 07:43 PM
Where in portland i need to find the store

blahism
11-11-2008, 07:45 PM
I live in chicago and had no idea 7-11 sold games. It's even harder for me to believe because the 7-11 down my street rarely has Marlboro reds in stock, why or how could they possibly get WOTLK?

Boggles my mind.

They had great luck with Halo 3, so they started picking up other games.

themanslayer
11-11-2008, 07:45 PM
Which store in portland PLEASE TELL!

Dismember
11-11-2008, 07:58 PM
Which store in portland PLEASE TELL!

I think you forgot to take your medicine.

Nez
11-11-2008, 08:04 PM
I removed the stores address as to not get them in any trouble, they are out atm anywise.
-Nez

Thgil
11-12-2008, 12:19 AM
I think lawsuits will be minimal, to my understanding 7-11's are franchise not corporate, so any offending 7-11's would have to be dealt with individually.

Edgar
11-12-2008, 12:38 AM
I think we have some 7-11's in Berlin but I'm not going to check them.

Nez
11-12-2008, 12:54 AM
It looks like more of an over site than any purposeful attempt to sell mass copies early. Two of the stores I checked had just started selling video games. One was still waiting for their stock of games, the other just had them stacked up in a row on the floor behind the counter. The clerk I bought them from didn't even know what it was, as in that she didn't know it was a video game. Their advertising banner, just had it listed as "Available in November" with no date. So meh, not a big deal you cant even use it yet anywise.

IceyPyro
11-12-2008, 09:02 AM
My friend got it around 9:00pm yesterday (The 11th)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m209/DarkDragoonLord/IMG_0327.jpg

He also installed it and played it, but you can't make Death Knights yet

username17
11-12-2008, 09:06 AM
I checked the 7-11 that's right next to where I work.
They had a few of the empty boxes hanging, so I grabbed it and went to check out.

They said they had two copies, but they were sold out.

Checked a few other locations near me and no one else had it.

Rak
11-12-2008, 09:24 AM
It doesn't matter all that much, really. You still won't be able to play it until midnight Wednesday, and installing it before then would likely prevent you from playing at all. I know that pre-orders have shipped today and most folks will get it tomorrow via FedEx or UPS or whatever, so you'll still have lots of people in possession of the game before they can play it. Still.. boneheaded move on their part.

You can still play on live with the game client, but there is obviously no way to get to the new continent on live servers. Just like with BC, you can play on live right now with the Wrath beta client if you change a few things. They're all the same client really.

Taelas
11-12-2008, 09:54 AM
Got my pre-order a day early.

Warwench
11-12-2008, 09:56 AM
i found out why some 7-11's are selling early.

Their internal literature listed the date as 11/03 for the expansion, later an update changed it to 11/13, some 7-11's have idiots working there who just look on the sign and see 11/03 and sell the stuff.

my local 7-11 has no such morons :(

Kazeyonoma
11-12-2008, 10:12 AM
wtf, I keep checking amazon and it keeps saying "will ship soon", wtf, it better ship NOW if it is supposed to land tomorrow, i paid 5.99 extra to have on day delivery (ends up being same cost as in store since no tax and i got it for 36.99) i'll be royally angry if it doesn't come tomorrow -_-'

Rak
11-12-2008, 10:16 AM
They're going to ship it tonight Kaze. I did the same thing with BC and got it about 10 am the morning of release. They always seem to ship it overnight.

Nonnabiz
11-12-2008, 10:19 AM
got my copy at the local 7-11.. i actually checked about 5 different stores. Out of the 5 only 2 stores had it but 1 of those wouldn't sell it. The other down the street had a copy so i told my gf go inside and work her magic.. she said it was for her lil brotha and it worked. installing ftw.

Nez
11-12-2008, 10:20 AM
i found out why some 7-11's are selling early.

Their internal literature listed the date as 11/03 for the expansion, later an update changed it to 11/13, some 7-11's have idiots working there who just look on the sign and see 11/03 and sell the stuff.

my local 7-11 has no such morons :(

The display board in the stores I went to just said "Available in November", no date at all on it, so it prob just came in their stock shipment and so they put it out.

BTW - my gamestop is still saying "On Backorder" >< #$#$$% just changed to that yesterday. I hope its wrong.

Kazeyonoma
11-12-2008, 10:23 AM
mmm, tasty, 10am i'll be at work but at least I'll have it ready to install when I come home. sounds good to me. thanks Rak.

lol i hate you nonnabiz =P

Horacio
11-12-2008, 02:28 PM
Wait....timeout......7-11 is where you go to do a wahoo for a case of beer, get a coke slurpee to mix whiskey in, get tobacco products, a loaf of bread, gallon of milk, a zagnut bar, some cheetoes.....video games? WTF is this world coming to when fine institutions like 7-11 are crossing over from the traditional corner gas and grocery to a retail outlet?

BTW, there aren't any around here but there was one on campus where I went to college. We'd go get slurpees and mix in booze for cheap ass mixed drinks back in the day.

Tatt
11-12-2008, 02:30 PM
You said zagnut...

Nez
11-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Weirdest thing about the whole deal is that it was the normal retail price not like marked up 235%

My order now shows as "shipped" so <happy dance >

TheJeremy
11-16-2008, 03:44 AM
I live in chicago and had no idea 7-11 sold games. It's even harder for me to believe because the 7-11 down my street rarely has Marlboro reds in stock, why or how could they possibly get WOTLK?

Boggles my mind.


Im on the same page as you, had no idea 7-11 sold video games, here in detroit they dont sell video games either, I actually thought this thread was a joke but than I saw the screenshot with the receipt and realized it was a serious thread.

IceyPyro
11-16-2008, 11:41 PM
Im on the same page as you, had no idea 7-11 sold video games, here in detroit they dont sell video games either, I actually thought this thread was a joke but than I saw the screenshot with the receipt and realized it was a serious thread.

haha :P because of already having it installed at 12:01 AM our friend also got the achievement for first realm Death Knight created.