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TheBeardedOne

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Oct 27, 2017
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Carrot has been going downhill for some time so I'm not surprised at all. I even expected this. Their redesign is terrible, too.

I'm thinking about deleting it and have been for some time, but their email today did say that there will still be quizzes to earn points from. But, given how few and far between those have been in the last few to several months, I'm not holding my breath.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I got two or three free movies.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just upgraded my PC and did a fresh OS install... and now my windows isn't activated. Does anyone know the blest place to get a Windows 10 key for a good price?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Walmart apparently cancelled my Smash Bros. and Let's Go Pikachu (which is why it didn't arrive I guess...). Did this happen to anyone else and were you able to get it resolved?
What indication did you have that it was cancelled? Did your order status change on the site? Did they inform you in any way?
I’m getting nervous because a charge appeared on my card for Smash Bros weeks ago, but then disappeared. My order is currently listed as “in progress”.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What indication did you have that it was cancelled? Did your order status change on the site? Did they inform you in any way?
I’m getting nervous because a charge appeared on my card for Smash Bros weeks ago, but then disappeared. My order is currently listed as “in progress”.
Your fine.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Does anyone have experience of using a Best Buy Credit card? I want to finance a OLED and pay it off over 12 months.
Pay attention to the admin fee, figure out how much you are financing, and work out what interest rate that equates to and factor that into your decision.
 
I just upgraded my PC and did a fresh OS install... and now my windows isn't activated. Does anyone know the blest place to get a Windows 10 key for a good price?
If you've gone to University and still have access to your email, try entering in that first on Microsoft's education site. You can often get a copy for free or nearly free.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Was coming in here to ask how shipping is from Walmart but I suppose you've all answered that question for me.
Canada Post finally delivered half of my Rooster Teeth Extra Life order. Unfortunately the poster is floating in the ether out there somewhere as it's been updated as "Arrived at Facility" everyday from Nov.25th-30th and then nothing on their end.
 
Nov 4, 2017
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Anybody here order anything from Amazon.com in the last few days and get a shipping update like this?





I've never had a problem with Amazon.com before. Hopefully it isn't anything to do with reports of Canada Post refusing to accept international mail at the border.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I've never had a problem with Amazon.com before. Hopefully it isn't anything to do with reports of Canada Post refusing to accept international mail at the border.
That's what it sounds like. A couple of DHL packages i ordered from OnePlus made it across the border (still not to my house though) but a British wallet kickstarter I backed said that Canadian shipments are expected around March because of the backlog and refusal.




EDIT: Just got charged from walmart for my 50 dollar smash preorder....Why did they charge 63 bucks? Am I gonna have to call?
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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That's what it sounds like. A couple of DHL packages i ordered from OnePlus made it across the border (still not to my house though) but a British wallet kickstarter I backed said that Canadian shipments are expected around March because of the backlog and refusal.




EDIT: Just got charged from walmart for my 50 dollar smash preorder....Why did they charge 63 bucks? Am I gonna have to call?
Tax
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Made an order at EB on Black Friday, it was supposed to be delivered by Purolator last Friday, but it wasn't and now the tracking has no estimated arrival, it just says "not available"

Great, haha
 
Nov 2, 2017
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Does anyone have experience of using a Best Buy Credit card? I want to finance a OLED and pay it off over 12 months.
Just watch for a large admin fee. Should only be $41?

12 months no interest unless you don’t pay it off in which case it clawbacks and you’ll be fucked. If you have the money now put it into a HIS and wait 9-10 months
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I'm anticipating another RDR2 situation with that.
That's what I was afraid of... I want to plan some sort of event and have friends over but between Amazon being a bag of shit and also the Canada post strike I don't wanna waste peoples time until I have a tracking # or better yet the game in hand (tho I mean really... is Mario Party/Mario Kart/Towerfall such a cruel fate?)
 
Nov 2, 2018
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I have one Canada Post shipment outstanding, and it's been "out for delivery" since yesterday. Not scheduled to arrive till tomorrow, so I think "out for delivery" is a bit premature. Unless it's actually sitting in a truck that's taking three days to unload.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Carrot has been going downhill for some time so I'm not surprised at all. I even expected this. Their redesign is terrible, too.

I'm thinking about deleting it and have been for some time, but their email today did say that there will still be quizzes to earn points from. But, given how few and far between those have been in the last few to several months, I'm not holding my breath.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I got two or three free movies.
It's been going downhill since the election. They knew their funding would be cut with Ford and the PC party being in charge so they stretched out what budget they had left. Another good program "for the people" cut. :p Other provinces that still have funding have been unaffected.
 

TheBeardedOne

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's been going downhill since the election. They knew their funding would be cut with Ford and the PC party being in charge so they stretched out what budget they had left. Another good program "for the people" cut. :p Other provinces that still have funding have been unaffected.
That makes sense. I never put the two together, but it makes perfect sense. Especially if the other couple of provinces haven't been affected.

It's too bad, because it WAS a great app and provided some nice incentive to go walking and get those extra steps.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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I just got an email that Final Fantasy VII PS4 has been delayed until Dec 27, 2019... that's a Friday, which makes this seem less like a placeholder. How insane would Square Enix have to be to set this as the release date for the game, two days after Christmas one year from now?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Vancouver
I just got an email that Final Fantasy VII PS4 has been delayed until Dec 27, 2019... that's a Friday, which makes this seem less like a placeholder. How insane would Square Enix have to be to set this as the release date for the game, two days after Christmas one year from now?
Definitely a placeholder, but games have been launching on Fridays for a while now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Vancouver, BC
Anyone have experience with Biogenik LAN adapter for Switch? Picked it up at EB but I'm not sure if it's safe...
What indication did you have that it was cancelled? Did your order status change on the site? Did they inform you in any way?
I’m getting nervous because a charge appeared on my card for Smash Bros weeks ago, but then disappeared. My order is currently listed as “in progress”.
My order status has Spiderman shipped on the order but Smash and Pikachu as cancelled.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Has anyone’s Smash Bros order from Walmart shipped?

I have mine being delivered with in-store pickup. I don’t suppose I’ll be able to just walk into the store on launch day with my order number and pick up a copy, will I?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Toronto
Has anyone’s Smash Bros order from Walmart shipped?

I have mine being delivered with in-store pickup. I don’t suppose I’ll be able to just walk into the store on launch day with my order number and pick up a copy, will I?
In-store pickup is the fucking worst option with Walmart. You'll be waiting for them to ship it to the store before you can go pick it up from there. It's a really dumb system and you'll hate it. Have fun!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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In-store pickup is the fucking worst option with Walmart. You'll be waiting for them to ship it to the store before you can go pick it up from there. It's a really dumb system and you'll hate it. Have fun!
Lol I may just cave and get it digital and return the Walmart copy if it takes too long to ship. Hopefully they accept in-store returns for items bought online?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In-store pickup is the fucking worst option with Walmart. You'll be waiting for them to ship it to the store before you can go pick it up from there. It's a really dumb system and you'll hate it. Have fun!
Agreed. Since instore and online inventory is different, you'll have to go to the store and then wait while they rummage around in the back for your item. You can't just take it off the shelf and go, nor can you ask anyone working there to get it for you.

I probably waited about 20 minutes for my item. In that time I saw two people try to return an item without a receipt.
 
Sep 2, 2018
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anyone have any idea how long canada post will take to ship through the strikes?
ordered my switch pro controller on the 24th and it was supposed to come on the 27th. At this rate im losing hope.
 

GSG

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Oct 25, 2017
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anyone have any idea how long canada post will take to ship through the strikes?
ordered my switch pro controller on the 24th and it was supposed to come on the 27th. At this rate im losing hope.
In my case, I ordered mine on the 21st and received it through CP on the 28th. I live in Ottawa FWIW