Ex_Mechina I managed to grab when it came back up for sale briefly prior to release date. King Kong I ordered after it had been released.I think the point being made is that 'Zavvi Sold Out' doesn't always mean that the item is really sold out because 99% of steelbooks come back at or near their release dates and sometimes hang around in stock for ages.
There are numerous examples of 'Sold out' items coming back after release and hanging around for weeks and weeks and ending up at discounted prices before really selling out.
Most notable examples, as far as I'm concerned, are those animated superhero steelbooks from the end of March which were originally priced @ GBP 17.99 before 'selling out' but are now, all 4, still available nearly 5 months later for almost half that price - what's going on there ?
This cannot be put down to cancellations alone, surely . . .
However, there are exceptions when 'Sold out' at pre-order really does mean exactly that and I'm sure if anybody could be bothered or knew where to find this information they could advise on other examples apart from some of those quoted above that were sold out at pre-order and never came back after release date, not even for an hour or two - possibly one or more of the following fit the bill - 'The Crow' ? 'King Kong' ? 'Ex-Machina' 'Commando' ? though the only one I personally can be sure about is 'Ex-Machina' because Zavvi cancelled my order because they had "oversold" it
Regarding 'Skyfall' - we'll just have to wait and see if this is 'Zavvi Sold Out' or sold out for real.
Strange that this particular title should be sold out, and all of the others still available, as this is the only Bond film out of this party of 9 with a steelbook already out there.
Any ideas for a collective noun for a group/set of steelbooks in the style of 'army of ants', 'herd of buffalo', 'swarm of bees', 'pack of hounds', 'pride of lions', 'plague of locusts', 'troop of monkeys', 'huddle of penguins', 'flock of pigeons', 'gaggle of geese' ?
I know the feeling !Ex_Mechina I managed to grab when it came back up for sale briefly prior to release date. King Kong I ordered after it had been released.
However, some people posted on here that they received their copies of Elektra some time after Zavvi told me they couldn't replace my damaged copy because it had sold out between me returning it and them receiving it!