That price is to deter people from snapping them up for a quick profit. If you got refunded for your original order (as many have) Zavvi have sent codes to bring the price down to the original. But, surprise, surprise the codes aren't working (yet!)99.99 what a piss take this company is , still no official statement what happened to all the missing orders.
Glad i am done with them , my new years resolution was never to buy another product from them cowboys ever again.
An update in 72 hours but the code is only valid for 48!
On one hand, even when Zavvi try to do the right thing for customers who got screwed over they still bungle the whole thing. On the other hand, they should just sell the new stock at the original price instead of this sleazy price gouging. Their decision to do the latter says a lot about their corporate ethics.
The only time I saw something similar to this was when Best Buy out of nowhere made available for purchase OOP season 7 Game of Thrones steelbooks for $80USD. They sold out quickly but they were clearly overpriced. Usually Best Buy lists back in stock steelbooks for their original retail prices regardless of what they're selling for online.
That's the exact point I was making in my post: They're doing the right thing by giving a code to people so they can get it at the original price. I was just pointing out that they bungled the code and it's not working, which is classic Zavvi.They are selling this stock at the original price though? Its priced at 99.99 so that only those who didn't receive their original orders can order at the original price using the discount code.
I mean I hate Zavvi as much as the next person but I think this is the fairest thing they could do. It ensures that no one else can buy this to resell it for profit while offering the people who did not receive their original orders to now obtain a copy.
What happens if you use the credit to buy other stuff? (Which is probably what I would do!)So after conversation on their live chat I was told to wait 72h as they were investigating the problem and now behold they put extra credit in my account to allow to purchase the steel with original price. To be honest as much as fuckup this whole wave was I am suprised that they managed to at least fix some of it. Glad I didn't pull the trigger on ebay.