Why is GameStop swearing a release date???

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Walked into a GameStop and paid for me CE and asked of they heard anything and the guy behind the counter SWORE up and down that 3/3/2012 was the release date and acted like I was a fool for not knowing this... Did the Korean problem already settle?!
No retailer knows the date and 3/3/12 is a Saturday thus the joke is on him. Korea has rated D3.
http://news.mmosite.com/content/c/2012-01-14/korean_version_diablo_3_passed_review_no_cash_trade_allowed.shtml
As for the release date believe nothing until blizzard says so
these threads used to make me angry. Now i just enjoy them.
I work at gamestop, its is not the date. It is only guarantee when they have SD after the name with the date (means Street Dated, but Blizzard hasn't released the date yet). Sorry you got played, but there should be a survey on bottom of receipt I would fill it out saying how you were mislead.
What he swore is he wants commission on the pre-order, You're a sucker if you believed it. He's a horrible person for lying to you, but hey he's just trying to make a living.
01/14/2012 09:18 AMPosted by Madd
I work at gamestop, its is not the date. It is only guarantee when they have SD after the name with the date (means Street Dated, but Blizzard hasn't released the date yet). Sorry you got played, but there should be a survey on bottom of receipt I would fill it out saying how you were mislead.


Well thats contradicting your other Gamestop in Florida then if you say "It is only guarantee when they have SD after the name with the date (means Street Dated, but Blizzard hasn't released the date yet)." Because I got the CE on reserve early Sept and the 2 Employees checked that day and saying there was a SD and said it was March 1 2012. So there you have it, no one knows the real date yet until its officially released from Blizzard.
There is no release date for the game, in you check gamestop's website there is no date listed it just says early 2012. Because Blizzard has not announced the release date yet.

@MaximusPrime, I know what you mean seems like sometimes Gamestop's just hire their friends and they are no way qualified to be working and representing and make the rest of us look bad. I am just greatful that I work in one of the few professional ones :p.
The "Korean problem" was resolved on Friday.

And if Gamestop knows when Diablo is going to be released before Blizzard knows, I would ask them to start a professional destiny service since they can predict the unknown future.
I went myself into GameStop yesterday, prepaid 20 down on regular D3, and asked the guy what his computer showed the release date to be, knowing full well that Blizzard hasn't announced yet. He said "March 3rd, but you know how Blizzard is!" and told him Blizz hasn't announced anything just yet and he said he knew but it was just a placeholder date for the computers.
01/14/2012 10:06 AMPosted by Baldnbearded
but it was just a placeholder date for the computers.


We have a winner!
That's the end of Q1 HOWEVER that's assuming "early 2012" is Q1.
I actually like the gamestops near me, got a few giftcards for xmas, decided I'd go put them towards the CE i preordered, the chick behind the counter was informed enough to let me know (already knew but still a nice thing) that they didn't have an official release date, and that the price was subject to change.

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