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Walmart SNES Classic Pre Order Clusterfuck #NSFW

Walmart SNES Classic Pre Order Clusterfuck

26th July 2017 will go down in history as Walmart SNES Classic Clusterfuck. On this day Walmart shattered the dreams of thousands of Nintendo fans in America. It is what we call a clusterfuck. Let us go ahead and take a look at the sequence of events of the Walmart SNES Classic pre order clusterfuck.

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Walmart SNES Classic preorder

Pre Orders Open

Friday 21st July 2017 , 11:31 pm EST

Sitting on my computer, working on one of my Kodi articles I got an email from Walmart that the SNES Classic was up for pre-order. Surprised, Excited and Nervous were my three emotions. Surprised as I wasn’t expecting the SNES Classic to go on pre-order so soon. Excited because I had the opportunity to pre-order a SNES Classic and Nervous as I didn’t know if the order would actually go through considering the high demand of the console.

Walmart SNES Classic pre order clusterfuck

I rushed to my living room trying not to stumble to find my wallet, within three minutes of the email I had placed an order for the SNES Classic. It was supposed to arrive by 6th October 2017.

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Heck yeah, I was super excited and then I remembered horror stories of NES Classic orders by Walmart. So, I thought to myself let’s be NASA and have a backup just in case. So I placed an order for another one.

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Oh boy, I was so excited. I had successfully ordered SNES Classic and I had a backup order in case Walmart screwed up one of the orders. I slept like a baby that night. Why? Because ever since Nintendo announced the SNES Classic, I feared it would go up for order while I was asleep. Not any more, I had already got one and won’t have to go from store to store during the holiday season looking for a SNES Classic.

Walmart SNES Classic Pre Order Clusterfuck Begins

But as they say, Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

26th July 2017

3:40pm EST

Working on another article, I get an e-mail regarding the SNES Classic from Walmart. A cancellation with all the bullshit you would expect from a fucked up situation. Let us go through the e-mail

Thank you for your interest in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Classic Edition. As you are aware, this is a highly sought after console that will launch later this fall.

Yes, I am fucking aware that it is a highly sought after console which scalpers are already selling for three times the price on eBay.

Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition was mistakenly made available last Friday evening ahead of the official release date. We, regrettably, will have to cancel this item on your order. We know that this is incredibly disappointing to you, and we’re truly sorry for this mistake.

Ok, so you know it’s a highly sought after console and instead of making sure you do not do something foolish, you do the complete opposite. For fucks sake, your inventory system sucks. You fucking need to have better inventory control, and fucking triple check when highly sought after items go on pre-sale.

I do hope you’ll give us another chance to earn back your business.

Of course, but only for the SNES classic will I order from you again because everyone knows it’s going to be in short supply. Other than that I am taking my business elsewhere.

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I login into my Walmart account to see the status of my orders. Guess what they are still marked as processing.

5:40pm EST

For the next two hours I check my Walmart account to see if the orders are canceled or not, they are not. At 5:40pm EST I get another email from Walmart telling me that my pre-order will arrive earlier than expected. I was shocked, I mean you fucking sent me an email two ours ago telling me you are canceling my pre-order and now you tell me it will arrive earlier than expected. Instead of arriving in October it will arrive on release day, 29th September 2017.

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10:03 pm EST

About to go to bed, I get another email from Walmart telling me my order is canceled. Again, the content of the email is hilarious.

We’re really sorry, but the items shown below were canceled due to a system error that kept us from processing orders.

For fucks sake, stop lying. What do you mean by a system error that kept us from processing orders? The order was placed, order confirmation email was sent, credit card had a temporary hold. As far as I know the order was placed successfully. To add salt to the wounds, they continue

We’re working to fix the error and hope to have a solution soon.

Who the fuck gives a rats ass about your fix and solution. There was no system error, you FUCKED up big time.

Walmart SNES Classic Cancel Finally

Walmart SNES Classic Pre Order Clusterfuck – Why the Rant?

  • It took Walmart almost 4 days to cancel orders. Took them four days to realize it was fucking technical glitch.
  • The misleading information; cancelation e-mail, pre-order arriving early e-mail and finally cancelation email again. Who coded the application? How dumb can you be?
  • Cancel the orders first, and then send the fucking cancelation email. Do not cancel the orders hours after sending the initial cancelation email.

We think something shady is going on at Walmart. They might be stocking up on SNES Classic consoles to sell them bundled with other items at a higher price just like Gamestop does. Guess they learnt from Thinkgeek’s sale of the secret NES Classic stash on 25th July 2017.

Walmart has since changed the SNES Classic listing page on their website. We are pretty sure they will be using a different item number for when the orders open up.

Walmart SNES Classic Fuckup

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Priority on Future Pre-Orders?

A new screenshot of chat with Walmart customer service has surfaced, wherein the associate says those screwed over this time will get priority on future pre-orders. Take this with a grain of salt peeps.

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Social Media Reactions to Walmart SNES Classic Pre Order Clusterfuck

Here are some reactions from twitter which has SNES Classic trending after the cancellation emails.