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#1141 goomba478

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:05 AM

Wow that's absolutely insane. Here in the US tracking is like $0.30 - $0.50 for First Class mail and for more expensive methods of shipping (Priority/Express), it's included for free. I never could understand why it's often cheaper to ship from the US to Canada than it is to ship from Canada to Canada. Bizarre =P

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#1142 CrushEm

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:31 PM

Well after endless friends bugging me to get it, I'm just checking if anyone knows of the best deal for Left 4 Dead for the 360. Thanks for any help!

#1143 dtp11

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:14 AM

hey guys, I just had another couple questions about shipping and goozex; I sent a chap my copy of inFAMOUS on Tuesday evening at about 6pm (June 30th); obviously I missed the Tuesday shipment, and no shipments would've gone out on Wednesday, with it being the greatest day in this country's history, so the game would've been sent out thursday; today he sent me a msg saying he never received it...isn't he being a little anxious on getting the game? Does anyone know the general ship time from Toronto to Montreal?

Also, just say this guy receives the game, but tells goozex he never received it; what steps would I follow to get my points? It seems goozex does a great job at protecting the buying, but not the seller.

Hey game_fanatic,

Yes, they are being anxious! It usually takes about 2-6 business days from Ontario to Quebec.

I have never used delivery confirmation and so far I have never had someone claim game not received in over 100 games sent out. Goozex may seem to protect the buyers more, but as a seller, if you can provide reasonable proof that you sent the game, they will probably give you the benefit of the doubt and refund your points. They track any patterns and review your account history when making the decision, so unless it looks like you're abusing the system, they should refund your points.

Always make sure to give them as much detail as possible in your emails, and be friendly, courteous, and professional!

Goozex is awesome! ;)

#1144 killmak

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:16 PM

Hey game_fanatic,

Yes, they are being anxious! It usually takes about 2-6 business days from Ontario to Quebec.

I have never used delivery confirmation and so far I have never had someone claim game not received in over 100 games sent out. Goozex may seem to protect the buyers more, but as a seller, if you can provide reasonable proof that you sent the game, they will probably give you the benefit of the doubt and refund your points. They track any patterns and review your account history when making the decision, so unless it looks like you're abusing the system, they should refund your points.

Always make sure to give them as much detail as possible in your emails, and be friendly, courteous, and professional!

Goozex is awesome! ;)


I have had similar luck as dtp11 I have sent out 60 games and none of them with delivery confirmation as the price for it is insane and not worth it and I have never had a problem with someone not recieving a game. In my experience most of the users on Goozex are honest but there are some dishonest ones out there. Also there are some impatient ones that feel they should recieve their games within a couple of days of being matched. Anyways the game should get there today or tomorrow and if they havent got it by next thursday I would start getting worried.
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#1145 TripleQ

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:28 PM

I've just started using goozex and it's been going pretty good so far without any delivery confirmation. But in case something happens, what would be reasonable proof you sent it? A picture of the envelope and game?

#1146 killmak

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:42 PM

I've just started using goozex and it's been going pretty good so far without any delivery confirmation. But in case something happens, what would be reasonable proof you sent it? A picture of the envelope and game?


If you send it through the post office a reciept should be reasonable proof. I am not sure what it says on the reciept since I dont go to the post office to send my games out as I have a lot of stamps that I can use.

I know that several members in the US just e-mailed a copy of their reciept and it was deemed proof that they sent the game and they got their points for the game as well as the buyer getting their points back.
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#1147 game_fanatic

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

Hey game_fanatic,

Yes, they are being anxious! It usually takes about 2-6 business days from Ontario to Quebec.

I have never used delivery confirmation and so far I have never had someone claim game not received in over 100 games sent out. Goozex may seem to protect the buyers more, but as a seller, if you can provide reasonable proof that you sent the game, they will probably give you the benefit of the doubt and refund your points. They track any patterns and review your account history when making the decision, so unless it looks like you're abusing the system, they should refund your points.

Always make sure to give them as much detail as possible in your emails, and be friendly, courteous, and professional!

Goozex is awesome! ;)

Thanks for the words of encouragement dtp11! I'm hoping the buyer has received the game today, so hopefully when I get back from buying my Macbook Pro I'll have receive a positive review from him and 1000 points in my account :)
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#1148 TripleQ

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

If you send it through the post office a reciept should be reasonable proof. I am not sure what it says on the reciept since I dont go to the post office to send my games out as I have a lot of stamps that I can use.

I know that several members in the US just e-mailed a copy of their reciept and it was deemed proof that they sent the game and they got their points for the game as well as the buyer getting their points back.


Everytime I've gone to the post office they sell me $1.96 worth of stamps, so that's not really much proof of anything. Oh well, I'll just hope my luck holds out!

#1149 killmak

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

Everytime I've gone to the post office they sell me $1.96 worth of stamps, so that's not really much proof of anything. Oh well, I'll just hope my luck holds out!


I havent been in a post office a while but I get games with a canada post label on it that has the amount of postage paid on it instead of stamps so I figured there would be more information on the reciept if you bought it that way but I have been wrong before. I guess your best bet would be to take some pictures of the game and packaging before you send it out and hope thats enough proof that you sent it.
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#1150 game_fanatic

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:53 PM

Hmm that's actually not a bad idea killmak; photo evidence + the receipt should be ample proof that the game was sent. Oh, and I am typing this on my new Macbook! :D
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#1151 zoro69

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:10 PM

The receipt for letter mail only shows you sent something, somewhere, with no idicaition of where.

Why worry about it. look through the high feedback users on goozex and see there are very few negs ever left. There appears to be far, far fewer issues then say, selling games on ebay with paypal.

Send enough stuff through the mail, to strangers, and eventually it will either really not end up delivered, or someone will rip you off. It will be rare enough that it is of no significance coamrped to the money saved using goozex compared to the loss trading to eb, or paying the high fees on ebay

#1152 maigoyume

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:52 PM

The fact that goozex uses only points instead of money makes a world of difference. People are far less likely to try and cheat you because of this.
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#1153 TripleQ

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:01 PM

It looks like there's going to be a new Gamestop opening a couple of mins from where I live (North-west Waterloo if anyone cares). Is EB edge credit or the edge discount card valid at Gamestop? Or will I have another store card to add to my already buldging wallet?

#1154 game_fanatic

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:21 PM

hey TripleQ what intersection in Waterloo, do you know? Hopefully it's not too far from King and Uni! Never a bad thing to have another game shop in town....well, it is when you're supposed to be doing school work :S
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#1155 TripleQ

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:23 PM

Erbsville & Laurelwood, in the Food Basics plaza. It's pretty far out on the edge of town.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:22 PM

It looks like there's going to be a new Gamestop opening a couple of mins from where I live (North-west Waterloo if anyone cares). Is EB edge credit or the edge discount card valid at Gamestop? Or will I have another store card to add to my already buldging wallet?

EB edge credit is valid at both EB Games and Gamestop. I can confirm this since there is an EB and Gamestop in the same mall where I am.

#1157 game_fanatic

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:49 PM

Thanks for that TripleQ!

On an unrelated note, the Quebecker finally received his game, and gave me positive feedback to boot! Gooood tiiimes!
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#1158 saiftk

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:47 AM

Hi, I had a question.
My Harddisk listed here just died.
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My PC recognized the HD but doesn't allow me to access the files. I've tried formatting it in numerous ways but it doesn't work. Where can I go to get this fixed and how much would it cost if it can be fixed? Thanks.

#1159 Kekumba

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:38 PM

Cheapest place to get Crackdown, anyone? Just had an urge to play it again, and then I realized I traded it in a few months back while the value was still good. I'm hoping it's cheap at EB seeing as I have some credit there.

#1160 Zeitgeist

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:42 PM

I heard it is 10 bucks at Wal Mart. I got it for 10 used at Blockbuster though. It might be 15 at EB though.

Has anyone seen any evidence to suggest that Little Kings Story for Wii will be available next week in Canada? All the websites I have checked don't even have it listed.

#1161 game_fanatic

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:20 PM

hey guys, another question for those goozexers; which region do you have your trading set? I had mine set to Canada, then switched it to Canada/US hoping my wait times would be decreased, but my positioning on the games rocketed up from less than 10 to like 50-60, so which is better?
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#1162 TripleQ

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:00 PM

hey guys, another question for those goozexers; which region do you have your trading set? I had mine set to Canada, then switched it to Canada/US hoping my wait times would be decreased, but my positioning on the games rocketed up from less than 10 to like 50-60, so which is better?


There is no downside to setting it to Canada/US. In theory you were always behind those 50-60 US people anyway, it just didn't show it.. Any US traders willing to send to you would have sent it to those other 10 Canadians first. Plus there is generally much more volume on the US side too.

#1163 Lone_Prodigy

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:44 PM

I'm on Canada only, because I can be patient and because it's about $3-4 more to ship to the US.

#1164 game_fanatic

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:47 PM

Hmm, well I have quite a few games on backlog, so I can afford to be patient, but I never really send out games, and I don't have many offers (just Dead Space, GH3 and MechAssault 2), and who knows when those offers will go through. I guess I'll just set it to Canada and try to keep an eye out for games that are requested often and offer a decent amount of points in return.
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#1165 Zyzomys

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:41 PM

I trade with all regions. Sending to the US using Canada Post Light Packet is $4.12 vs. Letter Mail to Canada for $2.21 (and if you want Delivery Confirmation in Canada be prepared to spend big bucks - and if the game is worth big points I always want confirmation!) When you have all regions selected your games move faster, and you can get faster access to games.

In the past 90-days I have received Left 4 Dead, Saints Row 2, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Afro Samurai, Dead Space, and Star Wars the Force Unleased plus some older games I have never played before. The secret is to always have over 1000 points available plus trade credits.

#1166 saiftk

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:33 PM

Hi, I wanted to upgrade my PS3 hard drive and I was wondering if you guys know of any deals regarding 2.5" hard disks? Have you guys bought a hard disk you would recommend?
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#1167 Cthulhu8u

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:57 AM

Hi, I wanted to upgrade my PS3 hard drive and I was wondering if you guys know of any deals regarding 2.5" hard disks? Have you guys bought a hard disk you would recommend?
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You're in Mississauga, so Canada Computers is a good place to start price shopping. Check this page:
http://www.canadacom...pl&id=HD.517.47
I have a 250gb I bought there, I forget the manufacturer, but I'm sure it was a Western Digital 5400rpm drive. I'd stick with 5400rpm drives simply because a) that's what the PS3 originally uses, b) there's only slight performance benefit from using 7200rpm drives c) they're cheaper. I'd avoid avoid Seagate 7200rpm drives, I'm having noise issues with my laptop one.

Don't forget to buy one of these to use your original drive as a backup drive :)
http://www.canadacom...427&cid=516.551

And if you need help or have questions about upgrading, check this CAG thread first:
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#1168 saiftk

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:04 PM

You're in Mississauga, so Canada Computers is a good place to start price shopping. Check this page:
http://www.canadacom...pl&id=HD.517.47
I have a 250gb I bought there, I forget the manufacturer, but I'm sure it was a Western Digital 5400rpm drive. I'd stick with 5400rpm drives simply because a) that's what the PS3 originally uses, b) there's only slight performance benefit from using 7200rpm drives c) they're cheaper. I'd avoid avoid Seagate 7200rpm drives, I'm having noise issues with my laptop one.

Don't forget to buy one of these to use your original drive as a backup drive :)
http://www.canadacom...427&cid=516.551

And if you need help or have questions about upgrading, check this CAG thread first:
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=172479


Thanks a lot. Much appreciated.

#1169 matsam

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:41 PM

Hi, I wanted to upgrade my PS3 hard drive and I was wondering if you guys know of any deals regarding 2.5" hard disks? Have you guys bought a hard disk you would recommend?
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I've been using a 320GB 5400rpm Western Digital Scorpio Blue for a while and I highly recommend it. It cost me 70 bucks a while ago, and as I can see, they're still around that price. Just remember to back up your current PS3 hard drive with a FAT32-formated drive (can be done via USB), it'll save you time and downloads (and some downloads you simply can't just re-download, like SingStar songs, the backup utility will restore them to the second hard drive)!

Good luck with that, having a big hard drive on your PS3 is totally worth it! :)

EDIT: I found it even cheaper than when I got it on sale at Dell!
http://www.directcan...WESTERN DIGITAL

Hope that helps!
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#1170 turgore2008

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:30 PM

since capcom dropped the price of streetfighter 4 in the states and is just 20 bucks did the same happen or will happen in canada if anyone knows ?