The wait is over. My life will forever be divided in two: my life before the PS5 and my life after. The excruciating anxiety of a Yodel delivery has at last diminished, tarnishing what should have been a relatively simple exchange of commerce: Registering interest for an item, relinquishing the specified monetary funds attached to the product and receiving said item at the allocated time via a reliable intermediary. But of the course the conflicting correspondence from both the retailer and courier only confused the process, that really shouldn’t be surprising given the lamentable reputation of both. The schizophrenic emails people were receiving on the eve of the PlayStation 5’s release were as clear as my mother’s eyesight. Here’s an abridged transcripts of how that evening transpired for me:
You’re package has been dispatched, sent via the delivery option you selected. (A courier I didn’t select.)
Due to the volume of PlayStation 5 orders, the cheap, unreliable courier company have notified us that not all orders will be delivered on the day.
Wait, scratch that. Most order’s will definitely, probably, maybe, perhaps be delivered on time. Potentially.
Here are some discount codes for preordering with us. (One of which doesn’t work.)
Just remember, whatever happens, it was somebody else’s fault! Thank you, valued customer.
It wasn’t until the morning of release that I finally received confirmation from the delivery company, issuing the 2 hour window for delivery, which mercifully they fulfilled. With many unable to secure their desired console on day of release, I consider myself to be exceptionally fortunate to have received the PlayStation 5 without issue. Now if only there was some way to protect against the invasive whims of my family so I can actually play.
I sincerely hope that everyone that has purchased a new console has received them without incident.