Quoted from markmon:
Edit: I am purposely leaving out my impressions of the game and put that into a separate thread here: http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/my-woz-experience-first-impressions-and-lighting
Yep, it's just as the topic says. Local distributor has them sitting in stock. Simply went in and bought them. I paid $7100, no shipping for standard edition. Game is now sitting in my gameroom, second game is being traded for a pretty cool deal.
The local distributor, whom I would rather not name at this point, says he called up and wanted to be a distributor. A couple weeks ago, he ordered 10 and the first 5 arrived Monday. 5 more are due in a few couple weeks. When I heard all this, I assumed it must be a lie. I mean certainly JJP would fulfill the pending orders from those (including me) that paid 2-3 years ago and have been waiting for our game, right? But nope, it seems rather than work hard to get the games to people that have paid many years ago, any schmo can call up, offer some money for a larger order, and get them all right now. What a bunch of suckers those of us (including me) are that preordered back when to get ours first, right?
I had a preorder for an WoZLE that I've been waiting on forever. I feel so stupid and silly for actually ordering that when I could have just bought the WoZ while it was sitting in stock. Luckily for me I was able to sell my WoZLE preorder. Otherwise, I would be asking JJP for a refund in outrage. As for Hobbit, I am now canceling my preorder. Why should I preorder and then wait who knows how long when I can probably just pick one up while all the chumps that preorder are waiting for theirs to be built?
Pictures or it didn't happen, right?
Personally, I think threads like this one are despicable to the entire industry, because you're taking one person/company's word and using it to slam another person/company's word, on the sole assumption that person 1 is honest and person 2 is lying... when you have no basis to make a judgement call on either. That's where evidence and facts come in.
According to Jack's post an hour or so ago in the WOZ group:
"Markmon started another thread about how he got woz from a distributor.day 1 distributor who ordered 15 games. In the queue for 5 games, asked for 5 WOZ and we shipped them."
So which is it? Did Mt. Hood walk in off the street never having spoken to JJP before and order 10 standard games a couple weeks ago and already get 5 now, 5 later on, thus prompting knee-jerk-types to go ape sh*t as evidenced by this thread...
Or was Mt. Hood a day 1 customer with 15 ECLE games on order for two and a half years, and a couple weeks ago decided to add 10 standards to their order... but instead of waiting to get those standards much later, opted to swap build positions with 10 of their LE games and then used this "new" order to brag to you about how important they were?
So which is it? Which version can you actually prove to the level that would satisfy a judge? Remember, your post has already had a monetary impact on JJP based on those posting in this thread, and is thus libellous if untrue or even unprovable. Merely saying someone told you something does not absolve you of responsibility for the truthfulness of the statement.
Should people be crucifying Jack... or apologizing?