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9 hours ago, Sabertooth said:

In other XP news, someone may have received a shipping notification for the first three carts...

I didn't receive an email stating my order had shipped, but I did receive an email last week from AtariXP stating that orders would begin shipping soon. But if I do get a specific one for my order of games, I'll update here.

 

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3 hours ago, CrossBow said:

I didn't receive an email stating my order had shipped, but I did receive an email last week from AtariXP stating that orders would begin shipping soon. But if I do get a specific one for my order of games, I'll update here.

 

FYI - Notices came via the Shopify app and not via email.

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3 hours ago, Sabertooth said:

FYI - Notices came via the Shopify app and not via email.

Shopify app? I ordered from AtariXP directly on the web and did so as Guest as I usually do. I rarely create accounts for stuff like this. So I got the notification about games shipping soon to my email I used when I placed my order.

 

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32 minutes ago, Sabertooth said:

I placed them via the AtariXP site too. They use Shopify for their processing platform so I got my notices automatically through that. YMMV.

My emails came from Atarixp support and not shopify. However, they have made changes since I placed my original order because the link in my original confirmation email for the order status, comes up to a dead link now. So .... who knows?!

 

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Still no notice of mine specific order being shipped. But as I also go SE releases I expect all three of mine to not work. From what I've seen on FB this morning, it seems all copies of the SE games have the PCB in backwards because the same fab house was putting together both editions. But because the LEs have the special cases and their labels are facing the players, the fab house thought it was the same for the SE releases. At least, that is the rumor/theory going around and it makes sense.

If mine arrive and don't work, I do actually have a way to play them strangely enough. Since the carts can't be taken apart without possible damage to the labels, I can actually use my old 7800 high score cart to play these, because it is just an exposed cart port that sticks out the top. That would allow me to easily plug the carts in backwards to test. I have to defeat the dust doors to do it, but a clipped cotton bud is all I need for that.

Will have to let everyone here know once mine come in. I do think that the cheapest solution for AtariXP is to just send out replacement labels to everyone affected so that those affected can just open the cart up and flip the PCB around and apply a new label.

 

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1 hour ago, TrekMD said:

I got that same message today.  And I haven't even received my carts!

Same... so it looks like it was probably every single one of the SE carts has those PCBs in backwards. I still think they give an option to just ship out replacement labels so that we can crack em open ourselves to swap them right side round when we do get them. It would be the most cost effective solution for them. Although I'm sure they are likely going to just send out replacement carts to cover all the bases.

 

 

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19 hours ago, Mockduck said:

I bet they end up just shipping new carts to all of the Standard Edition orders. Would be fine with that myself.

If they do that, I will be more inclined to actually try lifting the labels on the initial ones I get to fix them.

Speaking of, I got my ship notification over the weekend and another notice that they are supposed to be delivered today. So I will find out soon. It seems the labels come up pretty easily with a hairdryer. 

 

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