The MTV Shop takes its time to ship, but is quick on delivery.

You may recall me mentioning that I took advantage of a Rock Band deal a couple of weeks ago. The folks at MTV/Harmonix are offering a bundle consisting of the original RB, the RB 2 sequel, and an AC/DC Track Pack for, at the time, $99 +S/H. There was a note on the order page that said it would ship in 10 to 14 days, but every mail order site says that so I didn’t think it would actually take that long.

Tuesday was 12 days from the day I’d ordered it and I was getting a little antsy. Then an email showed up saying that they expected to ship the bundle within the next couple of days and I’d be notified as soon as it shipped. Disappointing, but at least I knew they hadn’t forgotten about me. No futher email yesterday and no email today. So imagine my surprise when I got a knock on the door today from the UPS guy with a package from the MTV Shop. Yep, he was delivering my RB Megabundle before I was ever notified that it had shipped. In fact I didn’t get the notification that it was shipping with the tracking number until 2 hours after I’d gotten the package. It’s like it traveled back in time to arrive before it ever left!

The best part, though, is that they’ve decided to lower the price to $79 and shipping is now free and they applied that to all existing orders. That means my cost dropped from $115 ($99 + $14.95 shipping) to just $79. Not too shabby. So it takes them awhile to get around to shipping it, but once they do it arrives before the notification email. I can only imagine it must take them a couple of weeks to warm their time machine up or something.

Incidentally, if the new lower price makes you want to take advantage of it they’re still offering it at https://www.rockband79.com/.