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Old 11-27-2019, 10:00 PM   #3951
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So my waitlist converted on the Ex last night, but when I went to buy I received a message saying that the item couldnít be purchased. I spoke with Sideshow, and was told that the reason I was having trouble was that the item had already been sold. The rep indicated that they have a new waitlist process, whereby Sideshow will send a conversion offer for a single item to multiple people on a first-come-first-served basis. If you click through first, item is yours. If you arenít the first to purchase, however, they put you back on the waitlist at the very bottom.

I've bought a few items off of the waitlist over the years, and hadn't seen this before. Perhaps this has already been raised / is now common knowledge here, but I thought it might be worth sharing for the benefit of others waiting for a conversion-- act immediately, or effectively be taken off the list.
I must have been one of those people, and same thing here, can't complete purchase.
Serious disappointment, also can't get back on the waitlist.
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Old 11-28-2019, 02:48 AM   #3952
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That is a rather unfunny change, since we get the emails in the mid of the night here in the EU, so if we really want something we are out.
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Old 11-28-2019, 02:48 AM   #3953
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That is a rather unfunny change, since we get the emails in the mid of the night here in the EU, so if we really want something we are out.
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:55 PM   #3954
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So my waitlist converted on the Ex last night, but when I went to buy I received a message saying that the item couldnít be purchased. I spoke with Sideshow, and was told that the reason I was having trouble was that the item had already been sold. The rep indicated that they have a new waitlist process, whereby Sideshow will send a conversion offer for a single item to multiple people on a first-come-first-served basis. If you click through first, item is yours. If you arenít the first to purchase, however, they put you back on the waitlist at the very bottom.

I've bought a few items off of the waitlist over the years, and hadn't seen this before. Perhaps this has already been raised / is now common knowledge here, but I thought it might be worth sharing for the benefit of others waiting for a conversion-- act immediately, or effectively be taken off the list.
This just happened to me with the f4f varia samus. I was on the waitlist from ss, it converted and i had until tonight midnight to purchase it. Just went to go purchase now and it says I no longer can.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:02 PM   #3955
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And as usual, Sideshow with there renowned transparency and communication skills say ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about it. No announcement, no email on the changes. Nothing. Sure they can post dozens of YouTube videos of innane, self aggrandising discussion every month but then we have to find out about this on a message board by someone who got shafted and contacted customer service to ask themselves.

This hobby is seriously getting out of control with its complete lack of enjoyability. There is constant pressure to not miss out on things as someone said. All for a room full of statues that I personally scarcely have time to look at. Think I'm one more hit from selling up and getting out.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:05 PM   #3956
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That is a rather unfunny change, since we get the emails in the mid of the night here in the EU, so if we really want something we are out.
Chris
And yes I agree with this point - it's tantamount to discrimination. For once I think I'm going to email them to complain.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:00 PM   #3957
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An update to my earlier post.

I spoke with someone else who confirmed that they did change their waitlist policy as of about a month ago. Under the current policy, they will send out a conversion notice to multiple people when an item becomes available. First come, first served. The number of people that receive the notice for an item appears to be variable.

If you arenít able to purchase the item, you are put back on the waitlist. I was told, however, that waitlists are not strictly sequential. In other words, you arenít assigned a static place in line (e.g., 50th person in line out of a list of 100) that you have to work through before your number is called, and so youíre not necessarily being put at the ďbottomĒ of the list. Unfortunately, the reps have limited visibility and werenít able to provide additional detail on the waitlist mechanics, so Iím not really sure how the list functions. Maybe theyíre using some sort of weighted pooling system or something.

No idea what it all truly really means in terms of your chances on the waitlistó either before you receive a conversion notice or after being added back. At the very least, it sounds like being added back after failure to convert isnít exactly a death knell?

Itís helpful to know this is the policy now, but it doesnít strike me as ideal.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:51 PM   #3958
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Guys in socal have a better chance than many others off the bat simply because of time zone one of the perks of living in socal.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:20 AM   #3959
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Seems more like a way to get people to order sooner instead of waiting to get on the wait list day one.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:38 AM   #3960
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That is a rather unfunny change, since we get the emails in the mid of the night here in the EU, so if we really want something we are out.
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And yes I agree with this point - it's tantamount to discrimination. For once I think I'm going to email them to complain.
You're just going to waste your time and breath.
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