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#8641 goomba478

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:44 PM

Just wanted to let you guys know I'll be resuming the photo-taking and uploading for GYROS starting next week. Small thing I know, but it's one of the fun little touches that makes the site unique :).

Leshita, I'll double check but I do believe you are correct with your refund assumptions ^_^ Thanks.

emjaymj, I packed it this weekend but it technically shipped today. I'll send you the info. It's still possible you get it by this upcoming weekend. Not impossible anyhow!

#8642 goomba478

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:45 PM

Leshita, thanks for reminding me. I see that your Big Boss Bundle will go to the Waterloo address. Got it!

#8643 spike32

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:22 PM

Hi Goomba,

Someone on Amazon.com has said they will ship an item directly to Canada for me but I need a US address just because a Canadian one will not work. Would it be possible for me to put your address instead just so I can check the item out but they would send it directly to my place and I will pay you $2 for just using your address? Please let me know.

Thanks.

#8644 goomba478

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:24 PM

Yes absolutely, that's not a problem at all :) If you need my address just let me know. Thanks buddy.

#8645 spike32

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

Yes absolutely, that's not a problem at all :) If you need my address just let me know. Thanks buddy.


Awesome, thanks Goomba, I have the address and will send you the $2 now :D

#8646 Leshita

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:29 PM

Leshita, thanks for reminding me. I see that your Big Boss Bundle will go to the Waterloo address. Got it!


Crap, actually Goomba... I changed my mind... could you please send it to my Vancouver address instead if it is not too late (same as all my other packages). I just noticed the PSP-4000 rumours and I think I will keep this sealed for now instead of playing it this summer. :P

#8647 RoganSarine

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:56 PM

Man, got my zombies... The artwork of these games is so sweet. I kinda chuckle though because I think the stuff Screwattack is sending me will arrive first and it was shipped a week later... Postal services here is getting mega sloooooooooooooow.
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#8648 maigoyume

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:10 PM

Heya Goomba, could you go ahead and send out my order?

The item that I wanted to get got away from me. Much appreciated :)
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#8649 Lucas252

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

Hey goomba quick question how do we update our account? I changed my email Recently
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#8650 goomba478

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 03:36 AM

** Important GFC Update **

I got notice from Paypal today that they will no longer be allowing me to receive personal payments to my Paypal account since I receive so many gift / personal payments. Just wanted to let you guys know this. To balance this out, I will take Paypal fees into consideration with GFC Service Charge discounts on the new site updates. Between this and Package Forwarding you should be able to keep fees at a minimum. I have to let you know this though. If I receive gift payments for business purchases after July 13th, they will permanently close my accounts. Just giving you heads up!

Lucas252, you can PM me your new Email address and I will update it in the system. Thanks!

#8651 RoganSarine

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 03:53 AM

Seriously, paypal, you already charge fees on personal payments (they charge the sender instead of the receiver). How greedy are you guys?

It might be cool to set up a direct credit card payment system... except the trajectory of that may take awhile.
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#8652 gsrce

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:11 AM

** Important GFC Update **

I got notice from Paypal today that they will no longer be allowing me to receive personal payments to my Paypal account since I receive so many gift / personal payments. Just wanted to let you guys know this. To balance this out, I will take Paypal fees into consideration with GFC Service Charge discounts on the new site updates. Between this and Package Forwarding you should be able to keep fees at a minimum. I have to let you know this though. If I receive gift payments for business purchases after July 13th, they will permanently close my accounts. Just giving you heads up!

Lucas252, you can PM me your new Email address and I will update it in the system. Thanks!


If there is a chance they may close your account for this, I think you may have to look at stopping payments for awhile, as I'm sure people will do this without realizing it. The last thing we need is PayPal banning you =( (Until you figure out another service)

#8653 goomba478

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:11 AM

Well, they no longer charge payments for personal gift payments (at least US to US they don't)...so yeah. It sucks, but I can't risk losing my account as it's the only way I can do business realistically online. I'll come up with other creative ways to lessen fees whenever I can =) Don't worry.

#8654 goomba478

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:12 AM

gsrce, they acknowledged that it was happening in a personal letter to me (actually written by a person this time and not an automated one) and they wanted to let me know about it. I guess people have been sending me gift payments and are leaving comments like "This is for my GFC purchase" etc which is SOOOOOO against their rules. So yeah, not the smartest thing. I will make sure to make it very clear to people not to do this sort of thing and will change the system on the website before July 13th to ensure it doesn't continue. Thanks for your concerns!

#8655 RoganSarine

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:43 AM

They always ding me roughly 5-10% ontop of conversion fees. I either have the option of paying it on my end (since they will tell me how much it is unlike other forms of payment), or I can force you to pay for it.
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#8656 SVxM

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:29 PM

Hey Goomba, I don't see my order for the iphone case on your GYROS update page. Is it normal?

#8657 goomba478

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:53 PM

Not to worry SVxM I just haven't added the new orders on yet :) I will do so when I get home from work today (or sooner if I have a few minutes at work). Thanks!

#8658 DonieMarko

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:12 PM

sent you another pm, goomba.

#8659 emjaymj

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

They always ding me roughly 5-10% ontop of conversion fees. I either have the option of paying it on my end (since they will tell me how much it is unlike other forms of payment), or I can force you to pay for it.


Only with a credit card... which is basically the same thing as the business/premier fees as far as I'm aware.

What I know for sure though is that when I pay from my bank account as a gift, I pay 1% for the conversion and that's it. ie a $250 payment cost me $2.50 extra...

#8660 emjaymj

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:32 PM

emjaymj, I packed it this weekend but it technically shipped today. I'll send you the info. It's still possible you get it by this upcoming weekend. Not impossible anyhow!


Thanks! I'm not going to hold my breath though :) Sometimes it DOES come that quickly, and sometimes it takes ages, but my wallet still hasn't arrived yet so I doubt I'll be seeing that razor within the next two days heh

#8661 goomba478

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:38 PM

Just letting you guys know I'm home now but doing some banking stuff for my lawyer. I'll be doing GFC things tonight around 10PM - 2AM or so. Thanks again!

#8662 TKO236

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:21 PM

Got my copy of Bioshock today,thnx for everything once again Goomba :D



#8663 AJD23

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:57 AM

Hey goomba, I may/may not have had a small hiccup while doing Order Number: 221321838. Please check it out, and email/PM/post here with any updates you have for me :)
Thanks!
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#8664 goomba478

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:41 AM

AJD23, I don't think there was any issue with your order. I only received one request and one payment so I think you're all set. I'll get your items ordered for you and will add them to the GYROS soon. Thanks for the heads up but I think you're fine ^_^.

#8665 goomba478

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:53 AM

Oh by the way guys. In case you were wondering why the GYROS weeks end on Monday (which is by no means the end of any normal week period) there are two reasons for this:

1) Post Offices are closed on Sunday so even if I pack up your items on Sunday, they won't actually go out until Monday. By listing the end of the week as a Monday it's more accurate and more truthful because if I say shipping that week, more than likely the item will actually ship by that day :).

2) Many orders come in during the week and I tend to pick up items at the UPS store on Thursdays, which means I often need a couple of days to process them. Having the entire weekend means that I can get the items shipped out in a more orderly fashion.

Hope that makes a little bit of sense ^_^. I guess I could say "Period" instead of Week, but I like the sound of week better =P.

#8666 goomba478

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:15 AM

** Special GFC Cross-Promotion **

Just wanted to let you guys know that my good friend, fellow CAG, dv8mad has officially opened up a website. The service in many ways mirrors GFC's but with one major difference: it's located in Japan. This means you can get all sorts of crazy import games, manga, anime, trinkets, gashapon (toys that come in those little toy dispensers you see in the game Shenmue), and much more. He also has package forwarding and Japan Yahoo Auctions services as well. Not only does he offer some great services at a fair price, he's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet (virtually...I haven't met him in person yet but hope to one day).

In any case his site is here: http://www.dv8cag.com and you'll see his lovely banner on our sidebar from now on on the GFC website. He's going to be promoting our site and we will continue to promote his. It's a win-win for everyone ^_^.

PS: dv8mad wanted me to let you know that his service is only open to CAGs for now, which isn't a problem for you guys of course but...when you register on his site put your NAME AND YOUR USERNAME as your CAG Username. Do not list your real name in the "Name" field. He's working on updating this, but for now just list your CAG name in both fields.

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That is all for now :) I'm off to bed now guys. It's going to be crazy busy this weekend due to the 4th of July/Independence Day here in the States. Not to mention the casino I work in will be a madhouse. Cya all soon! I will ship out most of your orders this weekend so keep an eye on GYROS. Thanks for all your support!

#8667 blackric

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:00 AM

oh sweet, I may try to get some retro games from Japan in this case. I've heard that Super Potato, although large, many of their games are overpriced. Are there any popular retro game stores with better prices?
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#8668 dv8mad

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:18 AM

oh sweet, I may try to get some retro games from Japan in this case. I've heard that Super Potato, although large, many of their games are overpriced. Are there any popular retro game stores with better prices?


;) I'll handle this one goomba.

Unfortunately, most shops in Japan are overpriced. That's why going out regularly trying to find deals is my #1 goal. I will also be trying to purchase entire collections from people at discounted rates in the future as I build up more money to try things like that.
The pricing here is something you learn to live with. Paying $80 for a new release video game is bad, but the $120 CEs are worse! Want an anime blu-ray set? That'll be $250 please. :shock:

Like goomba though, I always do my best to keep my eyes peeled and find good stuff at good prices.

#8669 blackric

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 04:51 PM

Ah thanks for the info dv8mad, I didn't realize games were that pricy, here in Canada many new releases are $70 ($60-$65 recently due to the strong CND dollar) and I thought we were the only ones getting gouged. Thats why most guys here resort to trading in games to compensate.

I've been following this guys named lukemorse1 on youtube for a while, hes also a guy living in Japan and he shows off cool game stuff he comes across http://www.youtube.com/user/lukemorse1 . Gonna watch some more vids of his to get ideas. Check his channel out, its really neat.

;) I'll handle this one goomba.

Unfortunately, most shops in Japan are overpriced. That's why going out regularly trying to find deals is my #1 goal. I will also be trying to purchase entire collections from people at discounted rates in the future as I build up more money to try things like that.
The pricing here is something you learn to live with. Paying $80 for a new release video game is bad, but the $120 CEs are worse! Want an anime blu-ray set? That'll be $250 please. :shock:

Like goomba though, I always do my best to keep my eyes peeled and find good stuff at good prices.


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#8670 penetratingpincer

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:03 PM

Cool, there is a similar service for Japan now.

dv8mad, I do have a question though: say I was looking for something but I have no clue whether it exists in that form or not, is that a valid request? For example, if I wanted to get the entire regular set of Yumi Sugimoto trading card set but I have no idea whether its ever sold as a complete set or just as packs and boxes (or even if it's available any more) or Rin Takanashi cards (does she even have any cards since Shinkenger just finished?)