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Poll: Who was the Worst Online Game Retailer of 2012? (1752 member(s) have cast votes)

Who was the Worst Online Game Retailer of 2012?

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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

Please post your nominations for Worst Online Game Retailer 2012.

#2 TheThoughtlessOne

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

Zavvi for not accepting my money, I threw it at their face, but they declined.

#3 TheThoughtlessOne

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

No, wait, how about PlayCanada? Are they an option?

#4 mrspicytacoman

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

gamestop

always broken cases, dirty games,

and incomplete, no manual, cover

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#5 Quintessence

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

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#6 R. Kasahara

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

No, wait, how about PlayCanada? Are they an option?

+1 for PlayCanada

Also, the Namco Bandai online store.
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#7 Horsewarrior of Janjaweed

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

Steam deserves a nomination for being the worst place to buy steam games.

#8 argyle

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

+1 for PlayCanada

Also, the Namco Bandai online store.


If this is about the Ni no Kuni fiasco, that happened this year not in 2012. Unless there's something else these guys did that I don't know about.

It's hard to argue against Gamestop for this IMO.
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#9 R. Kasahara

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

If this is about the Ni no Kuni fiasco, that happened this year not in 2012. Unless there's something else these guys did that I don't know about.

There was a bit of overlap between 2012 and 2013 with that whole mess (for instance, a lot of people had trouble changing their credit card info after making preorders last year), but I see your point.
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#10 oasisboy

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Amazon. All they do is price match retailers. They got complacent and now their deals of the day are... Zumba!!!
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#11 oasisboy

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

gamestop

always broken cases, dirty games,

and incomplete, no manual, cover


You know you can return or exchange these games at your local store.
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#12 PetriesLastWord

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

Steam deserves a nomination for being the worst place to buy steam games.


You know what, I'm on board with this.
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#13 FerDK

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

Gamestop.
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#14 daminion

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

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#15 Johnnybeachboy

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

ToyRus actually sent me perfect products, Never had a dent or anything in any of my CEs I bought from there.

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#16 Cantatus

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Gotta throw a vote GamersGate's way for all the price mistakes during the holidays.

#17 lordopus99

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

I would say Gamestop but I don't shop there.

My vote goes to Amazon. Their gaming prices/deals have gone way down the hole. 2012 ended what was a good run for Amazon. $20 credit deals were all but gone. BF was all matched, and not even all the way to other retailers. Their own deals (i.e. not price matched) were all but non-existant. Lightning deals are jokes.

#18 kburns10

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Amazon for hardly trying to have competitive deals. Most of my gaming deals last year were in B&M stores (GameStop, Best Buy, etc.)

#19 MasaTFC

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

amazon, because they won't exchange my defective WD disc

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#20 kennygmoney

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

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#21 Sonne

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

ZumbaZon

I had a few issues with some orders I made with them. I've never had to call their CS before, and I had to around three times over one order.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Fry's, had a bad experience with them ordering online and I won't be doing it again.

Honorable mention to Amazon for really not marking anything down, just price matching other stores for most of the year.

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#23 dark_inchworm

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

I've barely done any game shopping online this year, but I'm gonna nominate Amazon for channeling all their discounts into digital distribution and leaving those of us that like tangible products in the dust.

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#24 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

I feel like I have to say gamestop. Games rarely come complete, and site availability isn't always correct (says available, but can't add to cart). There one saving grace is that you can exchange the game in store for one thats complete, but that's assuming they even have it in stock:/

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

I'm nominating AMAZON. They had no deals this year asides from occasionally PMing best buy

They need to be sent a message from gamers that they threw in the towel this year.

No PM, no original sales...

#26 Solatso

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Walmart, they cancel so many online orders there's no point.

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#27 alkaliv2

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

Gamestop. Can't hardly find something worth buying online there anymore. That includes Inpulse service. Terrible.

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#28 abhinav

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

Worst? I'm not sure it was the worst but Amazon was very disappointing this year. Most deals were PM's and preorder bonuses were weaker then ever.

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#29 Abeja

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:21 PM

Yeah id nominate Gamestop. Amazon had a few deals like the AC3 $33 - 10 promo code from the Vita. That was sweet, and the AC Vita bundle alone was awesome. I even wanted to grab the Bond 50 at 100. Also Amazon Digital Services kicked MAJOR ass with Tony. That alone should make Amazon better than Gamestop.

Gamestop tho, I just dont shop online through them or thru B&M. I went into Gamestop like once last year for a Kindle and LBP Vita "new" (got a gutted with a nice fat sticker on it)other than that it was 1-2 times for .99 PS2 games or some other shit to flip to Target/BB/Blockbuster. Its just everything goes through Best Buy for preorders or used.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

New Egg. Sent me spanish language versions! WTF?