|Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun|
Subject: Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
by Stu on 2009/5/21 15:36:37
I think the problem with this whole process has been one of miselading terminology. The whole idea of there being a "pre-order" process was a bit ludicrous. If HC had simply offered to put people on a mailing list for notification when the book became available (as they did with CoH) and left it at that, there would not be an issue here. They only made it a pretend "pre-order" to try and gather market information, and whilst this was a fairly obvious stunt, it did leave a bit of uncertainly with the buyer as to whether to wait for contact or jump in and order when the release date rolled around.
In the grand scheme of things, it's all fairly minor stuff, but I can understand those who did fill out the pre-order being a bit upset at not getting the lowest number possible, because they were waiting for some contact that didn't happen. Really, the only issue I can see here is the numbers, and I imagine the really keen people (and I'm thinking of the "professional Tolkienisti", such as Beren, et al) might well have called in and ordered on the 19th anyway (and I don't imagine HC would have turned those early sales down!).
Fundamentally, I don't think getting the book a day later (for those of you who did order) is going to be too much of a strain! :)
I'd be really interested to hear what numbers people manage to get, relative to when they ordered, and some pictures would be nice!