Because - by definition - a limited edition is just that, limited. 343i allocated a set amount of limited edition product to each retailer and when that amount has been sold (pre-ordered or not), they're gone.
Happend to me too, emailed Amazon & so far they keep sending me the standard edition link (with pre-order bonus). They now have a link to be notified (I emailed them yesterday *10-01-2012*) when it is available again, I was just about to buy from walmart too lol. Target has free shipping. I hope they have it in soon. I would prefer to buy from Amazon,
Your not. Like I said, it was weird. " it will not be available for pre-order again as it is exclusively available for pre-order." Does it sound like they will release it again?..... Puzzling after a day off work..
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Well I was talking to an Amazon rep, the person said that Amazon is trying to get more copies of the limited edition from the supplier. According to the rep, there will be more in stock. I tried to get a date from the rep, but the rep insisted that I cannot get a date. Although he did confirm that there will be more in stock. Well they either can't give me a date because there isn't a guarantee that they will have them in stock again or just don't know the date they will have them in stock?
I will go with the second one. I mean he did tell me that they are definitely going to be in stock so hopefully he is right.