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#6601 goomba478

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:46 AM

Haha no that's not the problem ^_^ The problem is more the pile of packages filling up my entire house :) Working three jobs (University/Casino/GFC) simultaneously is a bit much but as mentioned in April that'll no longer be an issue. I'm doing alright but I do appreciate the notion.

GYROS are more of a convenience thing to let customers know where they stand. It's not 100% real time but it's the closest thing :) I appreciate it though.

#6602 RoganSarine

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:48 AM

Just extending the offer, less time going through the GYROs stuff means more time packing stuff :P And it seems packing is a full time job.
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#6603 goomba478

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:00 AM

The problem is that GYROS tend to go hand-in-hand with shipping, because really I update them when I receive items in the mail, when I receive new orders and when I ship items. These are all kind of hard for outsiders to update since I'd have to relay the information to you to let you know where I am on the orders :) and really it only takes a second to update GYROS. The priority is simply on the shipping of items and GYROS second. I'll get it all smooth though ^_^ I'm already updating it several times a day whereas it used to be once a week or whatever lol. I am trying to update it as soon as I get a new invoice typed up, when I ship out items and when I receive items.

You'll see =) I have made a lot of progress!

#6604 goomba478

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:12 AM

I'm off to bed now guys. I have completed all Direct Requests up until mid Sunday. I will have the rest processed tomorrow :) Only like 6 or so to go but I have to work in the morning so I don't want to cut my sleep too much. Today was a busy day trekking across state back and forth but it worked out quite well. Glad to see lots of new RFD customers and some more European customers and Australians too. Looks like GFC really will have to develop a sister-site with a more global name soon. Thanks for all your support guys!

#6605 tiar

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:05 AM

Hey Goomba!
I was looking around redflagdeals for a US forwarding service and stumbled across you! You seem to be quite full-handed right now...are you still accepting parcels to forward to canadian addresses? I live in Vancouver, BC.

#6606 RoganSarine

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:08 AM

Hey Goomba!
I was looking around redflagdeals for a US forwarding service and stumbled across you! You seem to be quite full-handed right now...are you still accepting parcels to forward to canadian addresses? I live in Vancouver, BC.


Tiar: Yes, he is. He's always this busy... It's like christmas for him everday (Except, he's santa)! So make his day better and order more stuff :P If you got any questions while he sleeps, feel free to ask.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:11 AM

Goomba, I know you're busy, dunno if you missed my reply to your post though =p

On another note, not sure if anyone missed the SFIV pad sale going on.

B1G1 on SFIV Comic Con exclusive fightpads.

Cost is $39.99 plus shipping for two pads. They only ship to the U.S.

I'm going to order 2 360 pads and have them sent to Goomba, so if anyone wants the second let me know =)

(Or if you want two for yourself, I'm sure Goomba could hook you up while quantities last!)

http://store.gamesha...&idCategory=203
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Edit: Looks like I took the last 360 pads. Only PS3 left now. As I mentioned, if you want the second 360 pad I'm getting at cost let me or Goomba know.

#6608 goomba478

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:19 PM

tiar, welcome to GFC! Glad you found us through RFD and somehow managed to find us here as well. We're happy to have you! We are indeed busy but never full-handed. We will gladly take your orders and help you get the items you want :) Just head over to our website and we will get back to you ^_^ Thanks so much!

RoganSarine, the best secretary duck a goomba could ask for. I will definitely find a way to reward you in the near future =) Thanks!

gsrce, that's an unbelievable deal. Thanks so much! I really appreciate that. Also, if you don't know you can go to their website and sign up for their newsletter for a free 10% coupon. You get it instantly and can get use it for the order. Such a great deal. Too bad that the Xbox 360 ones sold out so fast but I appreciate it!

#6609 goomba478

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:58 PM

100% of all Direct Requests have been sent out. If you didn't receive an invoice (and your item is not a lowball item or a self-order/UPS order/package forwarding item), please let me know. I'm going to work now but I will be home around 9:00 PM today and will be shipping out a bunch of new packages that came in. Thanks guys!

#6610 RoganSarine

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

RoganSarine, the best secretary duck a goomba could ask for. I will definitely find a way to reward you in the near future =) Thanks!


Im telling you, homemade Goomba brownies would be awesome :lol:
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#6611 Fuzzy

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 09:06 PM

Tiar: Yes, he is. He's always this busy... It's like christmas for him everday (Except, he's santa)! So make his day better and order more stuff :P If you got any questions while he sleeps, feel free to ask.

If Goomba is Santa, does that make you one of his elves? :lol:

#6612 telepathy

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:25 AM

I wanted 2 ask goomba, did you get a shipping notice from amazon for the Last Rebellion?

#6613 goomba478

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:33 AM

RoganSarine, I'll see what I can do :) I'm not sure how fresh they'd be after they went through the mail but who knows. Maybe we can have an in-Canada GFC Baking day sometime in the future.

Fuzzy, yes RoganSarine is somewhat of a GFC elf. Not quite a short and his voice isn't as high-pitched but he's very good at what he does nonetheless. Now if I could only find a way to get him to make toys for free. Hmmm....

telepathy, according to Amazon it is shipping out tomorrow. The delivery date estimate shows as 02/26/2010. We'll see. Not sure why it'd be slower than their 2-Day norm, but if it's only a day or two it shouldn't make a big difference. Funny that we pre-ordered that way back in September =) Wow...

#6614 telepathy

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:52 AM

Yeah, it was so long ago from when I was ordering stuff all the time & now, not that much at the moment.
(Sent a DR for a package I forwarded & may have another one very soon).

#6615 goomba478

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:53 AM

telepathy, I understand :) I appreciate your support nonetheless. I'll keep you updated and will go check out your new DR.

#6616 RoganSarine

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:54 AM

Off-Topic: Hey Goomba, do you have any idea how long it takes/how I can make one of the custom user tags under my username? I was wondering if you knew if it was market place, join date, ask Cheapy, or post count related (Speaking of Cheapy, congrats on winning that prize on CAGCast a couple weeks back :P)
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#6617 goomba478

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:03 AM

Rogan I'm pretty sure you can do that at any time. I'm assuming you mean the "CAG Veteran" thing. Just do this:

1) Go to the very top of the CAG page and look for a gear logo like this: Posted Image
2) Click the gear logo.
3) On the far left of the page you should see "Your Control Panel"
4) Go to - Your Profile > Edit Your Details
5) Look for "Custom User Title"

DONE! If you need more details let me know and I'll try to walk you through it. It should be available to everyone!

PS: Thanks for the congrats on winning the Tornado game. I haven't played it yet but it did come in :) Looks pretty cool actually.

#6618 RoganSarine

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:00 AM

Unfortunately, the Custom User Title option doesn't appear :( Maybe I have to wait for my anniversary (again -- stupid CAG deleting my account) :P I have more than enough everything else I'm pretty sure.

Dammit! I hate the olympics, WHY HASN'T MY GOOMBA MAIL ARRIVED YET! Curiously, was it shipped in a box or two bubble mailers?

Hyperactive Tuesday Comment: Hey Goomba, kind of a random question, but... How hard do you think it would be to make a side-website project whereby I creative custom clothing? I have a friend who is a graphic designer major, and I do have the means to be able to do it. I just have never actually ventured into entrepreneuring into the digital world. The closest I ever got was website design/website space selling, but that was only relatively successful (broke even in the end). I have already broken even with the equipment from doing it for friends, but I'm pretty sure I can be undersold by the more mainstream cafepress which is where I will have problems (unless I can find a place that sells premium shirts for cheap bulk prices). The only real start-up costs would be my time designing a website since I do have a purolator account whereby I get shipping 75% off. I just can't decide if it's worth the hassle. Was hoping you could give me an outside opinion.
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#6619 adrianchan56

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:39 PM

Take a look at similar websites and possible ask the owner. Research and analyze what you found. I doubt a paragraph from a stranger here could be remotely close to what ACTUALLY happens.

An alternative way to make money is a seasonal cleaning business with a group of friends. It also helps to know a bunch of slobs in a University residence and negotiate discounts. It helps a lot to know dates on Res checks by Dons and moving out dates from various Universities. One big problem is maintaining a disciplined team that will help out.
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#6620 bdavid81

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:40 PM

Hey Goomba, do you only deal with games? Reason I'm asking is the fact that sometimes DVD/Blu-rays are so much cheaper at times on Amazon.com as opposed to Amazon.ca, and I'd gladly use your service. :)

A prime example... about 2 weeks ago I received DBZ S9 from Amazon.ca for CDN$ 44.99 and on .COM it's $18.99

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:48 PM

(unless I can find a place that sells premium shirts for cheap bulk prices).


Maybe Midland Liquidators? IIRC they sell t-shirts in boxes of 100 :lol:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

#960 / 1888260825 - Marvel UA 2 (Xbox 360) + Fringe S1 Blu-Ray - Paid. Ordered. Need Additional Shipping $.

Just wondering how much I need to pay you for the additional shipping.

#6623 RoganSarine

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:22 PM

Hey Goomba, do you only deal with games? Reason I'm asking is the fact that sometimes DVD/Blu-rays are so much cheaper at times on Amazon.com as opposed to Amazon.ca, and I'd gladly use your service. :)

A prime example... about 2 weeks ago I received DBZ S9 from Amazon.ca for CDN$ 44.99 and on .COM it's $18.99


He will import any item for you as long as you pay the shipping.

Take a look at similar websites and possible ask the owner. Research and analyze what you found. I doubt a paragraph from a stranger here could be remotely close to what ACTUALLY happens.

An alternative way to make money is a seasonal cleaning business with a group of friends. It also helps to know a bunch of slobs in a University residence and negotiate discounts. It helps a lot to know dates on Res checks by Dons and moving out dates from various Universities. One big problem is maintaining a disciplined team that will help out.


Adrian, the thing is, I'm not going into this for the reason of making money. To be completely honest, I make enough money. It's mainly a hobby that I enjoy doing. Surely, there could be alternative routes and people to ask, but asking Goomba is actually far from uninformative.

Goomba has been dealing with customers for a long time, so he may be able to give me insight on what I would need to put into a website to make it properly functional (IE: The amount of time I would need to put in), and may even give me other additional information I havn't though of.

In several years of starting multiple side-projects and businesses, I can assure you no ones opinion is ever invalidated. It's amazing where you can find useful information. Also, Goomba's service, would be slightly similar. There are multiple package forwarding companies, but he can undermine them with a needed-service and prices, whereby I wouldn't have a platform to technically advertise. I was just asking for his input, not necessarily asking him if it's a viable option (because as I said, I've already broke even and don't need more money).

Maybe Midland Liquidators? IIRC they sell t-shirts in boxes of 100 :lol:


Wonder what the cost would be and how well the shirts are made. I don't need anything AE quality, but I don't want that $0.50 cent shirt syndrome :P

Anyway, thanks Goomba for shipping my stuff out. I didn't realize it wasn't shipped yet, but I guess that gives me more time to finish up batman arkham asylum!
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:29 PM

Midland shirts are half decent, obviously not spectacular, but not insanely cheap. They sell singles for like $5 if you just wanna try one out. I don't recall the pricing on multiples, maybe $3 each @ 100, maybe less. It is possible to bargain with the guys there, if you want stuff cheaper. They're a tool store, so it's just like that.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:55 PM

So the gameshark store sent out an email saying they ran out of the Comic Con fightpads and will be offering the regular fightpads b1g1 instead.

I'm not interested in the regular ones, but if anyone wants two 360 fightpads, or if two people want to get in on the deal let me know, otherwise I'll be canceling the order.

The cost was $47 total, so $23.50 per person and then whatever Goomba charges to ship em to you.

They have Ryu, Ken, Blanka, Akuma and Chunli avail.

#6626 goomba478

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:10 AM

Hey guys, sorry that I wasn't on much today. I was asked to work overtime at the casino and when I got home my wife wasn't feeling well and I had to take her to the hospital (she's doing fine now by the way, so no worries). I am processing new orders that I've received and will get to your question as soon as I can. Thanks!

#6627 spike32

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:17 AM

Hey guys, sorry that I wasn't on much today. I was asked to work overtime at the casino and when I got home my wife wasn't feeling well and I had to take her to the hospital (she's doing fine now by the way, so no worries). I am processing new orders that I've received and will get to your question as soon as I can. Thanks!


Wow, first time i visit this thread in a few days and I thought something really bad was about to follow. Glad to hear she's doing okay.

#6628 goomba478

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:17 AM

RoganSarine, first of all thanks again for fielding questions for me in my absence. You've been a huge help lately and I really do appreciate it. Secondly, your idea about the T-Shirt thing seems reasonable enough but let me tell you that it takes a LOT of work and likely will not make you a lot of money at least up-front. In all honesty you'd probably make more money with something like Cafe Press or similar where they do the printing of the Shirts for you and do all the shipping, but I've heard mixed reviews about the quality of their items. Like Threadless and Woot Shirts, the idea is to keep the designs good but the quality slightly lower to keep down costs. If you are thinking of starting your own company to print other people's shirts (which I think you are) then really you're going up against major giants but if you can improve upon the quality and keep prices competitive you'd have a good product for sure. Of course you'll have to spend a lot of time and money on advertising and getting word out about you which can be tricky. I'd say it's a great idea, but one that won't be easy and one you probably will need a talented group of committed people who are willing to work for little money. If you can pull all that together then I wish you the best. I am pretty much against buying and selling physical goods these days (other than ones other people order through me) as I've lost too much money in the past. GFC doesn't make me a whole lot if you factor in all the time I spend on it (I calculated last months profits to be about $0.10 USD an hour for time spent, but hey it adds up and it's a hobby of sorts). You get what you put into your business. The more love and energy you throw into your business the better it'll do. GFC isn't my first business and won't be my last, but it's by far my most successful. So just do a few test runs with your service and see how it goes. Who knows, maybe in a year's time I'll be ordering GFC shirts from you :)

#6629 goomba478

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:20 AM

spike32, thanks for your concerns. Nah, she's doing just fine (more or less). I came home today after a long day of work and she suddenly was having some trouble breathing, shortness of breath and general dizziness and heavy cough. We wanted to be totally sure what was going on so we brought her to the Emergency Room and did some tests/X-Rays and such. Turns out it's just a common cold, but it's always better safe than sorry. Hearing that made her feel a lot better so she'll be just getting a lot of rest, taking some medicine and drinking lots of fluids. Hopefully Mrs. Goomba will be back on her feet in no time :) She won't be helping with the packing of items this week though which means I not be 100% up to speed, but a snowstorm tomorrow may in fact have me home again from my University job, so it may be a wash. We shall see!

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:56 AM

He will import any item for you as long as you pay the shipping.



Adrian, the thing is, I'm not going into this for the reason of making money. To be completely honest, I make enough money. It's mainly a hobby that I enjoy doing. Surely, there could be alternative routes and people to ask, but asking Goomba is actually far from uninformative...


My bad didn't notice it was addressed to someone specifically. I just brush over text if it gets over a certain length.

Edited by adrianchan56, 25 February 2010 - 04:12 PM.

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