Originally published on Trevor Trove on November 5, 2015
On September 23, 2015, I, alongside many others, rushed into the Loot Crate Vault to try and nab one of the Limited Edition Fallout-themed Loot Crates. After multiple attempts receiving errors on their page despite my credit card showing the pending charge, I thought “oh crap, I only wanted the one. I hope I didn’t just get charged six or seven times.” So I opened a help ticket to try and find out A) if I actually managed to nab one and B) if all of the additional charges could be reversed.
A few hours later, Loot Crate sent a follow-up email apologizing that their servers weren’t better prepared and announcing that they had indeed sold out. Eventually, I received a similar email from the support desk, apologizing for the multiple charges that they would correct and notifying me that they were sold out. Alongside all of this, I reached out on Facebook to a buddy of mine from college who I know works at Loot Crate explaining my situation and telling him to pass along for me that I knew his team and co-workers were swamped but to thank them for the product, regardless of whether or not I would eventually nab one.
Two days later, I received an email confirmation that I did have a crate on order and I needed to log in and provide my hoodie size. I don’t know if it was just a really delayed confirmation or if somebody who saw the message I left on my friend’s wall pulled some strings but I was all set.
Fast forward to today, when the crate was waiting for me when I got home from work. I was not the least bit disappointed! It’s almost here! Scroll down for the breakdown of my loot.
Vault 111 Hoodie: What perfect timing?! Phoenix just decided to start getting abnormally cold (i.e. highs in the 70s this week).
Vault 111 Messenger Bag: My old NES Controller Messenger Bag has seen better days so this will serve as an excellent replacement.
Brotherhood of Steel Flag: Holy crap this is a big flag.It pretty much covers the entirety of this 6-foot bookshelf. Bonus: our cat Harper seems intrigued by it. This’ll go great in my office alongside…
Fallout 4 Collector Posters: Some beautiful concept art of the Power Armor and work garage and a Nuka Cola ad.
Fallout 4 Coaster Set: I’m damn sure going to get some Nuka Cola Quantum to go along with these babies.
Fallout 4 Collector Pin Set: It wouldn’t be a proper Loot Crate without some pins. These will probably find a comfortable home on that new Messenger Bag.
Dogmeat Plush: Last but not least, a stuffed Dogmeat (that my girlfriend will undoubtedly claim as her own as soon as she gets home.