Want to hear about my day? What’s the point of having a blog if you can’t have the occasional rant?
It was my middle sons birthday today and he’s been hinting for weeks that he wants The Legend of Zelda for the Wii so I dutifully ordered it for £30 from HMV (Amazon was out of stock and ironically I don’t use Play because I find them a bit slow). I got an email on 27th Aug saying it had been sent and I looked forward to receiving it. It still hadn’t arrived yesterday (that’s eight days after it had been ‘sent’) so I gave them a call. They said it had definitely been sent but isn’t considered lost until 14 days after the despatch date. But I could get a refund if it arrived late (or not at all).
So, today: We gave him some presents first thing this morning and told him there would be a special one when he got home from school, the idea being if it didn’t arrive today I would nip out and get another. So I waited for the post…and waited. The post was much later than usual today and, of course, when it arrived there was no game. I phoned all the local shops and nobody had it in stock. I started phoning neighbouring towns and the first place I found that had it was HMV (again) in Woking – only now the game was £40 plus a 30-mile round trip in the pouring rain. Anyway, by 2 o’clock I was back home with the game and I finally relaxed. I should have known better. The boy gets home from school, gets all excited about the game and puts it in the Wii…and the f***ing disc is faulty!!!! So, back to Woking, it’s their last copy of course, get refund, go to Game on the floor below and buy yet another copy!! Thank Todd this one works (but I still seem to be £70 out of pocket).
End of rant.
mp3: XTC - Complicated Game (Buy)
Just so we’re clear, this isn’t an anti HMV rant – they’ve actually been very helpful.