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UK postal strike threatens to scupper Call of Duty: Ghosts launch, retail fights back

Thursday, 24th October 2013 10:46 GMT By Dave Owen

The Royal Mail has a strike scheduled for November 4, which is the day before Call of Duty: Ghosts launches on current-gen machines and PC. But rather than let this delay customers getting their hands on it, online retailers are already working on alternative delivery options, even if it costs them.

“Whilst a strike isn’t a foregone conclusion, we’re working closely with Royal Mail and other couriers on the situation to make sure our pre-order customers get their orders on release day,” said GAME marketing director Ailsa McKnight to MCV.

Amazon said, “If one of our carriers was unable to provide delivery services, we would employ contingency plans which include routing orders through our other carrier partners.”

MCV also spoke to Sainsbury’s, The Hut, and GameStop, who all asserted that they’ll find a way to get Ghosts into your sweaty, shaking hands.

Call of Duty: Ghosts launches on November 5. The next-gen version accompanies the console launches.

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9 Comments

  1. VibraniumSpork

    Awesome, screw the Royal Mail; they still believe that they’re the be-all and end-all of postal options in this country, which is even more insulting considering the half-arsed service they generally provide.

    …Christ I sound old

    #1 10 months ago
  2. DSB

    Yeah I hear ya. Always helping some goofy ass farmer round up his sheep, or helping the indian dude fix the train, or delivering cookies for old ladies. They should start taking their fucking jobs seriously.

    Getting real tired of your shit Postman Pat.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    @2 :D

    Plus this kind of behavior has to stop >_>

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Pytox

    ah rly? i hope i will get batman on time then, it will probably be dispatched tomorrow :p

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Panthro

    The royal mail better get those games delivered on time otherwise it will be the queen getting death threats and rape messages from all the cod addicts X)

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Pytox

    @5 they will all send dogs to the queen lol

    #6 10 months ago
  7. dontbescaredhomie92

    I suppose this is better for all you COD lovers, if it was up to royal mail they would come a week after release and still leave a pick it up from the depot card.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    What are they going on strike for this time? Wages?

    We all know they suppliment their income stealing money from childrens birthday cards…

    #8 10 months ago
  9. gomersoul

    Buy it day one digital on ps3, then 10 quid when you get a ps4, live happily ever after. Fuck royal mail. The end

    #9 10 months ago

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