POLL - CES sale was like random loot drops...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yorkifyme, Jan 14, 2016.


How was your "loot drop" from the CES sale this year?

  1. Rare drop - I got exactly what I wanted!

    47 vote(s)
  2. Uncommon drop - My first choice was sold out so I got something else.

    10 vote(s)
  3. Common drop - I settled for whatever was left in stock.

    1 vote(s)
  4. No drop - The technical difficulties were too strong this year.

    37 vote(s)
  5. No drop (2) - All of the good loot had already been plundered ...

    52 vote(s)
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  1. Yorkifyme

    Yorkifyme Active Member

    Razer, your CES sale is like a game with random loot drops. Everyone grabs a code to participate and tries their best to get some amazing deals. Some get exactly what they wanted (rare drop), some settle for another item they wanted because their top pick is sold out (uncommon drop), some settle for something they don't want because at least it's still in stock (common drop), and others can't get anything at all due to technical difficulties (no drop). It's very suitable for a gaming brand merchandise sale to reflect the hobby that we are all so passionate about, even if it was not intended to be this way.

    Regardless, keep up the great work. Thank you for the sale. You were open and honest about the prospects of technical difficulties and products being sold out. It may seem unfair to some, but we all had to deal with the same unstable system. You win some and you lose some. This year I was a winner with the purchase of a new Nabu for half price.

    Congrats for all the awards at CES. They were well deserved.

    As for my fellow Razer fans, how did you fare this year? Tell me in the poll above!
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
  2. Jeepeg

    Jeepeg New Member

    Exactly what i wanted!
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  3. None of the above - AK shipping costs so much that even with th 50% off, it doesn't make any sense to buy through Razer. Deathstalker Chroma ($99.99) + 50% off = $50 + $43 shipping = right back where I started. Amazon price: $91.99. Kind of disappointed, was looking forward to getting into the Razer keyboard cult (already have everything else :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:)...
  4. celdric

    celdric New Member

    Got stuck at loading screen for more than 5 hours. When the web came alive, everything is sold off. Great one.
  5. ZionStar

    ZionStar New Member

    I tried for an hour to get one thing. Had it in the basket right before sale went live. Sale goes live, I try to put in the code and purchase, and nothing would load. When it loaded, my cart was empty. I managed to get that one thing back into the cart, went to pay for it, got as far as putting my payment info in... Only to have my cart empty again. I have no clue what was going on, and I am seriously disappointed in how Razer handled this. Ended up going to bed as I had to get up early for work. When I woke up, everything was sold out.
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  6. iamthefong

    iamthefong Active Member

    I didn't end up buying anything. With the Aus Razer store as it is at the moment, even with 50%, it's still cheaper just buying it from a store nearby
  7. okonietoperza

    okonietoperza Active Member

    Managed to put an order on a shiny Leviathan, 2 minutes into the sale. Can't wait.
  8. MaxiPigz

    MaxiPigz Member

    I got exactly what I wanted (Leviathan Mini), but I don't think stocks lasted long ahah
  9. DrewLazz

    DrewLazz New Member

    I spent way too much free time for a father of a toddler trying to get the store to even load correctly. Tried again this morning.. no dice at all, couldn't even get to the checkout.

    This is with a pre-filled cart, too.
  10. KillStealzzz

    KillStealzzz Active Member

    This is exactly how people should see this CES sale, a random gift from Razer, not their responsible to give EVERYONE 50% off on what they want.
    Last year i managed to grab my DA chroma, this year i planned on getting a BWC TE. I got to process my request but something wrong with the credit card so i tried again and out of stock. A little sad but just like u found out that u didnt win the lottery haha.
    The trick is to get the thing u want in the cart 1st, get everything pre filled, then load into the basket page early, the one that u enter promo code. Enter the promo code then keep on pressing apply code before the time start around 5sec. It will tell you that the promo code is wrong bc its not time yet, but keep pressing apply code, when time comes, it will get u the discount and then u can fast move to check out. If everything done right, the whole process will only takes around 30 seconds included the time for the store to load.
  11. MochaRaf

    MochaRaf Active Member

    My first choice was the Blackwidow Chroma Stealth, but unfortunately that was already out of stuck prior to the sale. I was fortunate enough to get the standard Blackwidow Chroma, which I would say was my first choice from the items available during the start of the sale. My second choice was between leviathan mini or the Deathstalker chroma, since my current keyboard is the regular Deathstalker and I am very pleased with it.
  12. Eoinmc97

    Eoinmc97 Member

    The EU stocks were poor from the get go, what with the population of Europe being larger and all.
    Still though, I didn't have anything to purchase, as I all ran out instantly...
  13. gezeni

    gezeni Member

    I was at work until hour 9 of the sale. I was so happy on my ride home to be picking up a BW chroma on the sale...
  14. Xenophon

    Xenophon Member

    Rare drop! EU> NA hahahah
  15. SkyweregamingNL

    SkyweregamingNL Active Member

    Luckily got my hand on a BlackWidow chroma, i failed to get it last year due to the code switch up, but now i can finally see for myself if it lives up to the hype!
  16. MochaRaf

    MochaRaf Active Member

    Looks like our situations are identical :big_grin_:. Missed it last year because of code switch, but was able to snag it this year! Did you end up getting anything in the remedial sale?
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  17. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Last year i tried to get the blackwiddow chroma but it was already out of stock. However I managed to get it on a random sale on Amazon for about 110€, which is also pretty nice
    I would definitely check their sales from time to time
  18. SkyweregamingNL

    SkyweregamingNL Active Member

    hope you will enjoy the BW chroma as much as i will enjoy mine, i actually found out about the code switch on twitter a few hours later in last years sale and i managed to grab the Tartarus, not my first choice but still very happy with it :D
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  19. MochaRaf

    MochaRaf Active Member

    Glad you were still able to get something you liked! I didn't find out about the code switch until pretty much all the big hitters were out of stock. It was pretty frustrating as I had everything pre-loaded and was ready to check out only to be told my code didn't work, it never dawned on me to try the other code. I didn't end up using my code until the remedial sale, where they ended up re-stocking some items allowing me to grab a Levathian :smile_:.
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  20. Ur2eZ_4_Me

    Ur2eZ_4_Me Active Member

    Lol I think someone has successfully figured out what the CES sales are, random loot drops.
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