Whereas the US got theirs a week later than the original release date of 10/26, it appears that Canadian Gamestops/EB aren’t even getting Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman. I basically lost faith and ordered from Play-Asia. Amazon.com, the best choice, doesn’t ship games to Canada (said they couldn’t ship it to my area when I tried ordering Persona 4 from them), and amazon.ca has it listed as “ships in 1 – 2 MONTHS.” The Canadian release is $35, and so is the Play-Asia price. Adding shipping, the total is approximately $40. That’s right, I paid $10 more than Americans who get to use Amazon. Come to think of it now, why are Canadian prices so much higher? It’s not like it actually makes up for the exchange rate anymore.
Haha…store really don’t care about niche titles like this, huh? Fine, then. I’ll pay the extra $10, but only because it’s NIS. And Play-Asia has pretty speedy shipping even at the cheapest option, so I’ll let it go. I won’t be surprised if ZHP arrives before my YesAsia order. It would’ve been better if YesAsia had the game since I have a $5 discount coupon.
I’m no longer confused why so many people bash GS. The customer service varies from store to store on the people hired, but a screwup like this isn’t excusable even though ZHP is a niche game. Even niche games have a strong fanbase. Even ZHP has impact too. Because Canada isn’t getting it and the American shipments screwed up like this, there are only two copies left on Play-Asia. On Amazon.ca, the price is also jacked up to something like $43 by an external retailer trying to sell through Amazon. Dammit, for once I wish I lived in the US.