A couple of months ago (or whatever) Jamie was frantically searching Amazon to take advantage of the PS4 pre-order and as usual I would zone out five seconds into the conversation when he was talking about video games.
Then, last month I was browsing through Amazon and noticed the preorder and noticed that the credits in our Amazon account weren’t being applied to the order.
So I cancelled it.
Then, I got distracted.
Last night he was again browsing Amazon, checking on his baby, and noticed that I cancelled it – and forgot to re pre-order it.
Apparently it’s a hot commodity and you shouldn’t cancel your husband’s pre order and forget to re order it. Unless you want to stand outside for hours at 4am. Or, get a divorce.
He threatened that he was going to go make me stand in line at 4 am to make sure that he got it on launch day because apparently the entire internet is going to be sold out and it would be nothing short of tragic if he wasn’t able to get it.
Amazon didn’t even have the ship date until the end of November. (in my defense) And? I didn’t realise that the entire world was going to sell out of launch day editions – I clearly underestimated his nerdiness.
Was I crazy to think that we would just wake up, leisurely head to Costco and buy the PS4 on November 15?
Searching, and searching, and searching, I found a launch date pre order available and ordered it. Not from Amazon (looking back, I guess it didn’t matter if the Amazon credits were being applied, now I can use them to grab a few more holiday gifts for the kids).
But I was able to find it and I saved the day (and my potentially cold, cold toes).
Lessons I Learned: 1. He’s crazy. 2. Don’t Cancel Pre-orders (next time I might not be so lucky to find one!) and 3. The internet saved the day.