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Old Oct 15, 2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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My wife tried to order me HalfLife2 from amazon.com for my birthday. Instead she fell to the advertisers confusion and bought halflife platinum edition 2. It really is confusing. When she discovered the difference she tried to cancel the order and couldn't and then freaked out canceling all our costumers orders ($100,000+) from amazon. All over $30!! Yikes! This is going to hurt our income this year and i doubt that it'll effect amazon but i sure hope they notice. It really does piss me off when advertisers do this. I know better but most people don't. Ah well...life goes on. I think she's now buying it from ebgames.
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 02:20 PM   #2
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That sucks, but I did order Vol. 1 Futurama set for $14.99 from Amazon, so I guess that sort of balances things out... I guess...
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 02:29 PM   #3
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It does.

But seriously, does this mean you have to reorder all thoes products again? eep.
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 02:34 PM   #4
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It looks like your blaming Amazon.com for your wife's stupidity.



EDIT: To clarify, I went to amazon.com and type Half Life 2 into the product search. To my surprise Half Life 2 was the first item listed. Essentially, I just feel you are redirecting your anger to the wrong people.

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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It looks like your blaming Amazon.com for your wife's stupidity.
Don't worry, HeX... I just live right in Minnesota. I can drive over quick and punch him in the throat for ya.
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 02:41 PM   #6
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I'll fedex him a throat punch too

sign for that b*tch!

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 02:44 PM   #7
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Don't worry, HeX... I just live right in Minnesota. I can drive over quick and punch him in the throat for ya.
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I'll fedex him a throat punch too

sign for that b*tch!
Has anyone looked past my somewhat harsh comment and looked at the reality of the situation? It kind of makes his post and thread title look a little absurd.

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 02:50 PM   #8
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While clockwork's post may be a little brusque (in classic clockwork fashion), I think what he's saying is pretty valid. I have found Amazon's site and customer support to be very well laid out and useful. To make the first mistake (getting the wrong version of half life) may have been a simple misunderstanding, but it certainly wasn't amazon's fault. If anything you can blame Valve for releasing TWO "platinum" editions of the same game, and of course his wife (less so) for not realizing the difference.

As far as all those cancelled orders, unless the game was placed in the same order with all that other stuff (meaning she did it or just put it in the cart and it got lumped in wth another checkout), that is clearly her fault. I've cancelled stuff at amazon before and it is very clear what the procedure is. I can't even imagine how the mistake could be made. This is not Amazon.com's fault. They are a good site and clearly not out to confuse or screw over their customers. User error.

I'm not saying your wife is an idiot, but there is no reason to be upset with Amazon.com. It's just one of those things that happen...
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 03:02 PM   #9
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I'm thinking Valve (or publisher) chose the name "halflife platinum edition 2", not Amazon..
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 03:05 PM   #10
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I don't see how people are jumping down Clockwork's throat with this being said in the original post:

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When she discovered the difference she tried to cancel the order and couldn't and then freaked out canceling all our costumers orders ($100,000+) from amazon.
How is her "freaking out" amazon.com's fault? People need to spend more time reading and less time trying to be e-knights...
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 03:37 PM   #11
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Yeah, you shouldn't go ordering stuff if you don't know anything about it. And you shouldn't freak out when you realize it's a mistake and click the first thing that says cancel. They have customer service you know. Not amazon's fault. Read, comprehend, then click.

But F*ck Amazon anyway.... just on principle.
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 04:29 PM   #12
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They also have that CS 1*800 number thats hard to locate sometimes but ive yet to find over the phone their CS to suck yet.

Easily could have cancelled it over the phone also.
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 08:19 PM   #13
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I agree with those who say this isn't Amazon's fault. You can return stuff that you order from them by mistake, I think they even will send a shipping service out to pick it up.

As for cancelling a bunch of your customers' orders, that is definitely not Amazon's fault. It's inconceivable to me how someone could even make such a glaring mistake.

Anyway, accidents happen and it shouldn't be too hard to reorder all the stuff, hopefully, but don't blame Amazon when it's not really their fault.
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 08:56 PM   #14
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what a stipid comment 'wife's stupidity'


i vote for the throat(if tru ur wife is quite thoughtful)
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 09:29 PM   #15
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Dumb wife.
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Heh..

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This is part of the reason I never let ANY females order or buy me anything without it written down. They always manage to **** it up.
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This is part of the reason I never let ANY females order or buy me anything without it written down. They always manage to **** it up.


that is so tru...
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Don't worry, HeX... I just live right in Minnesota. I can drive over quick and punch him in the throat for ya.

and i wonder who's going to drive over and punch you?

he IS right... it was his wife's mistake, even if it's understandable.
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While clockwork's post may be a little brusque (in classic clockwork fashion), I think what he's saying is pretty valid. I have found Amazon's site and customer support to be very well laid out and useful. To make the first mistake (getting the wrong version of half life) may have been a simple misunderstanding, but it certainly wasn't amazon's fault. If anything you can blame Valve for releasing TWO "platinum" editions of the same game, and of course his wife (less so) for not realizing the difference.

As far as all those cancelled orders, unless the game was placed in the same order with all that other stuff (meaning she did it or just put it in the cart and it got lumped in wth another checkout), that is clearly her fault. I've cancelled stuff at amazon before and it is very clear what the procedure is. I can't even imagine how the mistake could be made. This is not Amazon.com's fault. They are a good site and clearly not out to confuse or screw over their customers. User error.

I'm not saying your wife is an idiot, but there is no reason to be upset with Amazon.com. It's just one of those things that happen...

its not the fact that valve has 2 billion editions of a game, its the fact his wife bought the wrong one. clearly, she is at fault, with understanding that valve released too many damn editions of a mediocre game.

its still her fault though.
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I don't see how people are jumping down Clockwork's throat with this being said in the original post:



How is her "freaking out" amazon.com's fault? People need to spend more time reading and less time trying to be e-knights...

how about we give em an e-circumsicion for their e-penis's?


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This is part of the reason I never let ANY females order or buy me anything without it written down. They always manage to **** it up.

now all you need are females in your life
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Some low quality spammage by the spoon, like he couldn't post all that crap in a single post
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Some low quality spammage by the spoon, like he couldn't post all that crap in a single post

actually i couldn't. quoting each post individually is much easier and easier to read.


you can ignore me in your settings if you feel i have nothing to contribute to you.
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