This is where I sound really fickle and potentially childish.
I had set up my queue for GameFly to be clear for the release of Quantum Break so that when the game released, I would get Quantum Break shipped as a rental. It has worked before in the past for many games like The Division and Rainbow Six: Siege, so I was hoping that it would work again. So my queue was empty with Quantum Break as the only game in the list for release.
I’m not getting Quantum Break from GameFly anymore but I made a consolation to myself in the form of attempting to rent Bloodborne, just to see what it is all about (thanks for that, SevenFlorins) but its availability was Medium, meaning that I’d likely have to wait a few weeks for it to arrive. So I resolved to redeem my measly $5 loyalty coupon to purchase it, only to find out that it isn’t available for purchase with a coupon from GameFly.
So I cancelled my membership tonight. I feel that I’ve been a great customer and I’ve made it a point to only keep popular games for as long as I need to get a feel for the game so that others can enjoy them. I take great care of my games and sent rentals back as instructed, but I realize that doesn’t really count for much. This comes coupled with the fact that it takes close to four days for a game being sent back to be processed, a day for a new one to get shipped, and another four days on average for the new rental to arrive. It’s not worth it at this point to spend the membership fee if I’m not going to get the games that I want to rent in a reasonable amount of time.
As if to rub salt in my wounds, GameFly’s website algorithms were kind enough to inform me that a few titles were available for immediate rental since I indicated that I was cancelling my membership due to the lack of availability of the titles I wanted:
So on a more happy note, I’ll be looking into just buying a copy of Quantum Break, and possibly Bloodborne as well.
Its been real, GameFly. See ya.
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