UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

Aren't we due the pre-order CEs that were supposed to have had stock available before Christmas, then weren't, the first week of January? I must have deleted the email but I'm sure they sounded quite insistent that stock was arriving this week.

I guess they could still be sent today, but the two I got (Silver Spoon and Boogiepop) aren't even available to order from their store.
 

SkwigglesWorth

Great Teacher
I didn't go for the pre-orders much this time but on the site for:
Silver spoon, Release Date: 10/01/2022
and Boogliepop, THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. RELEASE DATE: 14TH FEBRUARY 2022

But possible they got delayed didn't check the date back during the sale, so you could be correct.
 

ActionFaust

Za Warudo
Aren't we due the pre-order CEs that were supposed to have had stock available before Christmas, then weren't, the first week of January? I must have deleted the email but I'm sure they sounded quite insistent that stock was arriving this week.

I guess they could still be sent today, but the two I got (Silver Spoon and Boogiepop) aren't even available to order from their store.
To quote the email regarding Silver Spoon, Code Geass and Boogiepop Phantom:

"We're incredibly sorry about the delay to these items, but we have been assured that the stock will arrive with us in the first week of 2022, and will be shipped out as soon as possible upon arrival at our fulfilment centre in early January."
 
To quote the email regarding Silver Spoon, Code Geass and Boogiepop Phantom:

"We're incredibly sorry about the delay to these items, but we have been assured that the stock will arrive with us in the first week of 2022, and will be shipped out as soon as possible upon arrival at our fulfilment centre in early January."
Thanks for that. Good to know I'm not going mad.

Sounds like AL are relying on stock being delivered as promised and will then send it when they can.

I do wish they'd just say "here's the release date, it may or may not ship earlier kthxbai" rather than, say, give me false hope of pre-Christmas goodies.
 

HellCat

Stand User
G Reco movie 3 dispatched on Friday. It's been sat at delivery depot all weekend with a promise of delivery today but per tracking hasn't gone out.

I need either looser expectations or a new hobby.
 

Gemsy-chan

Flame Haze
G Reco movie 3 dispatched on Friday. It's been sat at delivery depot all weekend with a promise of delivery today but per tracking hasn't gone out.

I need either looser expectations or a new hobby.
My tracking says it’s out for delivery. Seems my fedex depot is better than yours in updating tracking.

although once I did have something that didnt go out for delivery until about 11:30, I must have been first on the list as it arrived 1 hour later.
 

HellCat

Stand User
My tracking says it’s out for delivery. Seems my fedex depot is better than yours in updating tracking.

although once I did have something that didnt go out for delivery until about 11:30, I must have been first on the list as it arrived 1 hour later.
I've really hit a wall with the reliance on couriers in being a UK anime fan. Last month FedEx messed me around with Hathaway and had to chase up Parcelforce multiple times over an AmiAmi parcel I paid customs on but didn't go out as promised twice.

After doing this for 2 decades it's too many headaches. The custom taxes, courier systems not connecting, etc. Hobbies aren't supposed to be this stressful.
 

Gemsy-chan

Flame Haze
I've really hit a wall with the reliance on couriers in being a UK anime fan. Last month FedEx messed me around with Hathaway and had to chase up Parcelforce multiple times over an AmiAmi parcel I paid customs on but didn't go out as promised twice.

After doing this for 2 decades it's too many headaches. The custom taxes, courier systems not connecting, etc. Hobbies aren't supposed to be this stressful.
Must be my area as I have no problems with any of the couriers. Getting to know the fedex man as it’s always the same guy. Hermes driver lives in our close and we’ve had the same postie for years. With amiami I try and use shipping that goes through RM (EMS is always PF over here).
 

Dai

Magical Girl
No Reco movie 3 and no response from FedEx customer service despite contacting them at 9am.

Duck me, it better come tomorrow.
FedEx's tracking can be pretty misleading. My Eva UE was marked as out for delivery every day for almost a week before they finally delivered it. Each morning it was loaded on a van, trundled around all day, and was returned to the depot in the evening. When I asked them about this they confirmed that they don't prioritise delayed items, meaning if your address is at the end of their delivery route then they might only get round to you on a quiet day, however long that takes.
 

Jon O Fun

Pokémon Master
Before I import the Discoteks, I don't suppose there's been any whispers about AL picking up the Urusei Yatsura movies?
I wouldn't count out someone picking them up sooner or later as I'm pretty sure they're already BBFC'd (by MVM) and not owned by Funimangle and pickings are slim for the small boys.

The only question is how soon or how late...
 

HellCat

Stand User
FedEx's tracking can be pretty misleading. My Eva UE was marked as out for delivery every day for almost a week before they finally delivered it. Each morning it was loaded on a van, trundled around all day, and was returned to the depot in the evening. When I asked them about this they confirmed that they don't prioritise delayed items, meaning if your address is at the end of their delivery route then they might only get round to you on a quiet day, however long that takes.
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