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#8731 goomba478

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:39 PM

znal, I'll go and check out your PM. I'm sure we can figure it out :) Thanks. Let me go check ^_^.

#8732 ironchefff

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:11 PM

Hey Goomba,

I'm just wondering what the status of my order is #1295 / 924679832 - Touchstone/Vehicle Charger & Maxforce Gel. It's been on waiting for items for the past few weeks so I'm just curious if there an issue with it. No real rush though. Thanks!

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:52 PM

aw I'm gunna have to add something to my xenosaga III order( going to place one) to get free shipping from gamestop.com aren't I hmm, unless anyone is ordering something from there using 25used already? Also can I get your swagbucks referal link goomba.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

aw I'm gunna have to add something to my xenosaga III order( going to place one) to get free shipping from gamestop.com aren't I hmm, unless anyone is ordering something from there using 25used already? Also can I get your swagbucks referal link goomba.


Evan, I'll take a quick look to see if there is anything I need from them.

Edit: Lots of great deals for their sale, but I have so much of what I'd want. Hopefully someone else needs something from the sale.

Link to the sale.

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#8735 goomba478

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:31 PM

ironchefff, unfortunately the item was shipped from Verizon but the company that delivered it (FedEX) wouldn't leave it without my signature and being as it was I was at work so it went back to Verizon. I am waiting for them to refund me so I can re-order them. Sorry for the delay, they were being quite ridiculous with it =P.

evantrees, yeah it'd be preferable if you can get more than $25 though occasionally I've been able to get free shipping with the codes (though sometimes they don't work with other promotions). In any case I will get that swagbucks code for you in just one second. I forgot that I had removed it from my signature...oops!

#8736 goomba478

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:33 PM

Swagbucks have been added back into my CAG signature :) I'll be sure to add it to my sidebar on my actual website too. Thanks for reminding me!

#8737 ironchefff

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:55 AM

ironchefff, unfortunately the item was shipped from Verizon but the company that delivered it (FedEX) wouldn't leave it without my signature and being as it was I was at work so it went back to Verizon. I am waiting for them to refund me so I can re-order them. Sorry for the delay, they were being quite ridiculous with it =P.


Ah, makes sense. I've been in that situation before but with UPS. "No sir, you can't come pick it up at the depot. You have to wait for us to deliver it to you between the hours of 8am and 4pm." Of course nobody would be home for it so it was an endless loop of non-delivery.

Anyways, I hope the deal holds out and you can re-order it. Thanks Goomba!

#8738 maigoyume

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:18 PM

Heya goomba,

My games showed up today in great condition as always, though I didn't receive a personal note :( oh well thanks again
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#8739 goomba478

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:36 PM

maigoyume, yeah sorry. I actually did this twice this week..I wrote a custom note beforehand, packed the items and then realized I hadn't included a note...oops! I didn't want to unpack the items at that point so I figured you'd forgive it ^_^ I am working on my next batch of custom artwork notes so I'll just send you a nicer one next time. Glad you got the items!

Oh and guys, just so you know I'm working on GFC big time tonight and hope to get a bunch of items out. You wouldn't believe how busy I've been behind the scenes. I receive almost 100 packages in the last 72 hours...crazy!

The wife and I have found a new place that we'll be moving to in October (if our interview goes well on Thursday that is). It'll be roughly the same size as the place we have now and the same price, but it'll include free heat (which our place used to have) and a full basement which I'll use for GFC'ing. This means my wife won't have to put up with hundreds of cardboard boxes in our second bedroom :) yeah!

More updates coming soon. I have a lot going on and I'll catch you all up ^_^. Thanks again for your support. GYROS updates coming tonight as well around midnight-ish.

#8740 spike32

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:42 PM

Just sent you an amazon gift card with the money and what it is for. Sorry it took me so long, been busy :lol:

Thanks.

#8741 penetratingpincer

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:38 AM

Good luck with your interview on Thursday, goomba!

I remember you mentioned that there might be a lowball in July ... did I miss it?

#8742 goomba478

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:04 AM

spike32, thanks :) I will credit your account soon. Appreciate it. No problem...I've been super busy myself!

penetratingpincer, thanks a bunch. I was going to do a Lowball but something BIG came up and things have been really crazy (I will explain in about two weeks or so). On top of that, moving to grave shift means I'm juggling my two jobs differently and sleeping during the day which makes it hard to run a lowball honestly. I may end up doing an automated one before we move to the new place but I haven't figured out what is best. In any case stay tuned, I will update you guys about what's going on ^_^. Thanks again!

#8743 goomba478

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:47 AM

** Still shipping a 50 item+ / $7000+ Order. I think it's safe to say this is the new record to beat folks! **

Glad people are finding so much value in my service :) Can't wait though till I have a bigger work space!

#8744 emjaymj

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:20 AM

My order #1461112552 from almost two weeks ago is still missing on the GYROS page.

Order #1455010369 from July 15 is also missing, but I sent you an email about that (the whole bag of crap situation) and have not received ANY response from you :/

Don't mean to be pushy but I've brought this stuff up already so I'm getting a bit concerned.

#8745 constellation

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:30 AM

Hey goomba,

Regarding Order 1306:

I was just wondering on the status of this item? Did Amazon mess up something bad? It's really strange that you haven't received the item by now since it was ordered in June. It's been 3 weeks now. Just let me know if there are any updates. Thanks!

#8746 goomba478

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:31 AM

emjaymj, don't worry I just have been listing items on the GYROS as I receive them. I received about 90 boxes in the last 3 days and went through only about half of them. I should be all caught up on GYROS after tomorrow night :) I got your Email and know of your orders, so no worries. I received your Woot package as well and haven't opened it as you requested. Just organizing the rest. Thanks!

#8747 goomba478

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:33 AM

constellation, yeah for some reason items ordered the last week of June or so were delayed. The good news is a BUNCH of them just came in this past weekend and I'm sorting them all. I'll have GYROS updated nearly completely by tomorrow as I go through the rest of the boxes. I'm going to spend all day Thursday shipping out items and taking the day off from work, so we'll catch up a bunch then. Sorry for the delays though, I never want you guys to be waiting or in the dark. It happens though from time to time with shipping unfortunately, just the nature of the business I guess. Talk to you soon!

#8748 emjaymj

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:48 AM

emjaymj, don't worry I just have been listing items on the GYROS as I receive them. I received about 90 boxes in the last 3 days and went through only about half of them. I should be all caught up on GYROS after tomorrow night :) I got your Email and know of your orders, so no worries. I received your Woot package as well and haven't opened it as you requested. Just organizing the rest. Thanks!


Thanks, great to hear. Sounds like you have a TON on your plate heh.

Also, I know the clipper order is large, but it's actually not for me and I already ended up going a BIT over that person's budget. Anything you can do to avoid paying taxes (which would be like another $50) would be fantastic. Clippers could just as easily be cheap, but if you feel like you need to split the clippers and the trimmer into two orders in order to do so, that's fine too.

I miss the good ol' days where everything was lightning quick, but I'm really happy for you that G4C is picking up :)

#8749 goomba478

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:07 AM

:( Things will get quicker once I do this as an actual job. Once I move into my new place and come April then I will have no more day job, so GFC will be all that I have. I'm also working to train my wife on a new system so she can actually work for me as well. It's a while away but it's coming! Just way too many newcomers who don't know the system yet so I spend 60% of the time Emailing and explaining things. Once I have time I'll make the site easier to understand with video tutorials and what not. Too hard though when you're the only one running things. Talk to you soon I'm off to bed!

#8750 penetratingpincer

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:01 PM

Good luck on everything. You have a lot on your hands no matter which way you look at it!

#8751 dv8mad

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

Too hard though when you're the only one running things.


Amen, brother! :lol:

#8752 emjaymj

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

:( Things will get quicker once I do this as an actual job. Once I move into my new place and come April then I will have no more day job, so GFC will be all that I have. I'm also working to train my wife on a new system so she can actually work for me as well. It's a while away but it's coming! Just way too many newcomers who don't know the system yet so I spend 60% of the time Emailing and explaining things. Once I have time I'll make the site easier to understand with video tutorials and what not. Too hard though when you're the only one running things. Talk to you soon I'm off to bed!


Excellent idea :)

I ran a little Internet business in the past that was service-based as well and efficiency was absolutely the key to making it viable. I had actually joined a friend as a partner who is very business-minded but the way he was running everything required him to interact with people WAY too much and basically hold their hand through the entire process.

It was absolutely insane from my perspective, but being a bit more technologically inclined, I made a PDF instruction file with informative screenshots and it made everything wayyyy easier, spending maybe a minute with each customer rather than 30-45 lol. Then certain laws were enacted and business dried up :) (It was online-gaming related).

BTW - the woot package you have is NOT the one I requested to leave sealed. The one you have should contain the MST3K DVDs from order #1461112552. Unless you have TWO woot packages that were mailed to your addy. It's the 2nd one which contains the bag of crap, and I only got the shipping notice for it today.

Does the outside of the package show the tracking number? If so, I can let you know without a doubt which one it is.

#8753 dv8mad

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:26 PM

dv8, are there any Japanese sites that you could recommend for looking for idol goods / music / japanese music?

At some point I was thinking of ordering something AKB48 related or Sweet Vacation or AAA.... I'm just trying to get price comparisons vs something like Yesasia or Playasia..


Luckily I stumbled across this question by checking out some of my older posts trying to find one in particular. LOL, normally I would have missed this.
No sites in particular. You can always check Yahoo Japan Auctions. The problem is, CDs are ridiculously overpriced here, so I don't often sell any... Hence why I also do not really carry any. I just picked one up for someone via request and, even before my fee, it cost almost $40usd! :shock:

#8754 tkszeto

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:54 PM

Hey Goomba, got my order today (#1283 / 80545254)

Thanks so much once again!

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#8755 goomba478

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:33 AM

Hey guys just wanted to let you know that we had a major thunderstorm and all our of power is out. I'm writing this via cell phone but I can't update anything until the power is back. Keep you posted!

#8756 goomba478

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:24 AM

Power came back but it's pretty late. I'm getting up at 7:00 AM to go to a new apartment interview then I'm coming home to work on GFC things. Thanks guys. Lots of items shipping out soon ^_^.

#8757 Lucas252

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:08 PM

Hello Goomba

i send you a private message & email, can you please check it out when you have time.

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#8758 goomba478

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:15 PM

Hey Lucas252, I got your PM and will try to take care of that for you :) I just finished a HUGE order (57 pounds between two packages) so I'm a bit beat up but I'll be back in the office in about an hour. Thanks!

#8759 goomba478

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:53 AM

** GFC & GYROS UPDATE **

Okay good news guys, I'm slowly but surely adjusting to this grave shift schedule. I am working the next 4 days at the casino so I just woke up and am fixing up the GYROS page. Here are some stats:

* 13 Direct Requests have been received in the last 3 days and I'm ordering and adding them into my system.
* I have 30 current Email questions that I haven't gotten to, but many of them are repeat senders so I'll have those all sent out ASAP.
* There are 7 UPS / PF orders that have to be added to GYROS. Most of them are received now and will be processed fully over the weekend.

I will be updating GYROS from 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM which should allow me enough time to get everyone's orders updated. Now that I'm on this weird grave schedule, it allows me to work on orders while the wife is asleep which should help me get a regular cycle going. It's been hard doing my lawyer stuff, juggle my new job hours, look for an apartment and take care of family obligations, but we're doing well.

Sorry for anyone who feels that I had a disconnect from the site or lack of commitment. It's not the case :) I will tell you more of my exciting news in the next couple of weeks ^_^.

Edited by goomba478, 23 July 2010 - 05:03 AM.


#8760 goomba478

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:57 AM

** Top 5 Mistakes Made by GFC Customers: **

Hey guys, I'm off to work now but thought you'd like to know the 5 things new customers (and some existing customers) mess up the most. Keep these in mind when ordering to save us both a lot of trouble :)

1) Not including shipping: If you are buying from eBay, Amazon Marketplace or any website that charges shipping...make sure you include it with your item price. If you need a Zip Code to calculate shipping use 06226 as a reference. This is by far the biggest mistake.

2) Not including sales tax. Not all sites charge it, in fact most don't but please check to see if the website charges sales tax for the state of Connecticut (CT). Again, Zip Code is 06226 to check.

3) Undervaluing shipping costs. If an item weighs 10 pounds and you put 1 pound, then you can expect 1-2 weeks delay with your item as I'll have to contact you back and forth, re-invoice you and get it all straightened out. If you aren't sure of an item's weight, Google it or feel free to shoot me an Email. I'm usually very close. For the record, most shoes weigh 2.5 - 3.0 pounds shipped. Most users estimate 1 pound...

4) Include your FULL Shipping Address. Putting "John" and "Ontario, CA" doesn't help me if you don't include your full name, your street address and all of your details. Please, please check to make sure it's complete :) Thanks! Also, if you're an existing customer and your address has changed since you signed up let me know so I can correct it for you.

5) Paying in Canadian Dollars. This isn't so much of a problem since we've been using the auto-checkout system, but it still comes up from time to time. If you are sending funds my way please make sure they are USD. Thanks again ^_^

That's it for now. Please be sure to think of these things when ordering. See you guys tomorrow! Appreciate your support :).