I know its obviously still possible for me to get Skyrim tomorrow with overnight shipping, but I dont understand why Amazon is doing it this way. They could save money with standard shipping or two day. Or am I the only one, has anyone's shipped yet?
There's that, but the 11th is also a holiday. As far as I know UPS is still delivering, but I can't imagine it's cheap. I also saw somewhere that since the game requires activation through Steam and that won't be turned up till midnight other retailers have shipped early so that people can have the game installed by the time activation is available.
Ya thats true, im going to be playing release day regardless so its no biggie at all but if Amazon shipped early it would have made more sense financially for them and be more convenient for the people that absolutely have to play it the second it's activated on Steam. There must be some reason legally that they are bound to where they have to have it released 11-11 regardless of weather they can play it or not because of the activation.
Hahaha video games mess with people's minds. I'm with you guys, I want my game NOW lol. I noticed it hadn't shipped also. Worst case scenario, though, it doesn't show up so I have to pick one up locally and return my Amazon order. That's the good thing about PC gaming around my neck of the woods: there aren't many PC gamers so there are always PC copies to be had at the big box stores.
Not too worried, if I don't get my game as promised on 11-11 it will be shipped back unopened full refund. After all it is on Steam, I already have a Steam account, I will just buy it on Steam. Or my second choice would be go to my local Game Stop / Best Buy / Walmart, Saturday morning and pick up a copy. Amazon will loose the business, yeah being in a competitive world does suck.
Yeah looks like it will be okay, mine poped to Shipping Soon too. Lucky Europeans and Pacific folk, they all HAVE the game already. Americans really get screwed when games release on the same day world wide, everyone else seems to be a day ahead.
Here in the states, they have distribution centers all over the country. It isn't like they're all shipping from Bethesda's HQ at midnight. I can assure you they've been sitting in Amazon DC's since at least a week ago and they will only have to hit a local truck to make it to your door.
UPS and FedEx (and also Amazon) tracking update is always behind the actual package. If you have guaranteed release date delivery or a prime member, Amazon ships out today by FedEx Standard Overnight or UPS Next Day Air Saver from warehouses at different locations. Check back tonight and you should see "in transit". And by tomorrow mid-morning, "out for delivery".
I've preordered lots of stuff for release date delivery and I've always received my order on time, on the promised date. Don't go by the shipping status, it's not always accurate. It may say "shipping soon" but it's entirely possible that your order has already shipped. Several times that I've preordered for release date delivery I didn't even receive the shipping notification email until after my package was delivered. Bottom line: RELAX, you'll get your stuff.
Got an email notification from Amazon that Skyrim shipped, partially pasted below. For comparison regarding progress of notification & shipping, my pre-order was placed on August 7th. Apparently, I saved 3 cents off retail :-?
Tracking info shows as follows:
November 10, 2011 01:35:03 PM US Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit
UPS.com surprisingly has *less* detail, only reporting that a shipping label has been printed, the shipping type is "UPS Next Day Air Saver®" and that the package weighs 11.70 lbs.
Subject: Your Amazon.com order of "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Co..." has shipped! From: "Amazon.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, November 10, 2011 3:31 pm
Amazon.com Shipping Confirmation Order #XXXXXXXX
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Greetings XXXX X XXXX!
We thought you'd like to know that we shipped your items, and that this completes your order. Your order is being shipped and cannot be changed by you or by our customer service department.