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#10201 goomba478

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:00 PM

I'll certainly do my best :) Unfortunately the casino has me working from Thanksgiving all the way through the week without any days off, and this week I've been super busy at work too because I completely forgot about Veteran's Day (Friday) and the weekend with banks/post offices closed. I ended up working 4 hours overtime at work yesterday and 2 hours overtime today. Crazy busy (for a change). I'm going to do GFC packing now though and will update GYROS as I go along. Thanks guys!

#10202 goomba478

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:10 PM

Oh and about the new order history page...nobody actually gave me any feedback about it. I'm curious if anyone got the chance to check it out. If you didn't see it yet, the link is here:

http://gamesforcanad...r-all-users.php

Make sure you're logged into GFC or else you won't see your order history. Any suggestions or bugs that you find, send them my way :).

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:23 AM

I'll certainly do my best :) Unfortunately the casino has me working from Thanksgiving all the way through the week without any days off, and this week I've been super busy at work too because I completely forgot about Veteran's Day (Friday) and the weekend with banks/post offices closed. I ended up working 4 hours overtime at work yesterday and 2 hours overtime today. Crazy busy (for a change). I'm going to do GFC packing now though and will update GYROS as I go along. Thanks guys!


I'm surprised. I think we might have the same type of job.

#10204 goomba478

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:40 AM

Really Faytz? What do you do. I'm a Poker Dealer myself :) Gotta go to bed now since I wake up at 2AM to go to work.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:36 AM

Really Faytz? What do you do. I'm a Poker Dealer myself :) Gotta go to bed now since I wake up at 2AM to go to work.


Just a dealer at the moment. Work all graveyards too. I might go for training to become a poker dealer too..

#10206 goomba478

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:38 AM

Wow man, that's awesome. Yeah I've been dealing Poker now for about 4 and a half years. It's really fun for the most part and the money is better than blackjack/craps/other games around in the casino because we keep our own tips. I'm not full time unfortunately, so my hours are somewhat random at times but it's still worth it. I definitely recommend trying it out though if you get the chance! Best of luck :)

#10207 Faytz

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:30 PM

Wow man, that's awesome. Yeah I've been dealing Poker now for about 4 and a half years. It's really fun for the most part and the money is better than blackjack/craps/other games around in the casino because we keep our own tips. I'm not full time unfortunately, so my hours are somewhat random at times but it's still worth it. I definitely recommend trying it out though if you get the chance! Best of luck :)


Oh wow you guys keep your tips, that's nice.. :P Our tips is pooled so it's almost all the same. Poker dealer gets a 50 cent raise from what I heard, but you'll be missing out on a month of tips just attending the course. Well we'll see, and I agree the job is fun.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:02 PM

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#10209 goomba478

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:52 PM

Faytz, that's fascinating :) Glad to have someone to relate to. Yeah, we keep our own tips at the place I work now but the first casino I worked at we didn't (we pooled with the entire casino, no extra for being in poker). I'm not full time so I don't work 40 hours a week, but I try to deal as much as I can anyhow. Best of luck with that. Oh and by the way, who is the anime character in your avatar...I feel I should know, but can't put my finger on it.

maigoyume, sorry I haven't had time to read my PM's yet, I have about 23 unreads. I'll get to them ASAP :) Thanks!

#10210 Faytz

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:00 PM

Faytz, that's fascinating :) Glad to have someone to relate to. Yeah, we keep our own tips at the place I work now but the first casino I worked at we didn't (we pooled with the entire casino, no extra for being in poker). I'm not full time so I don't work 40 hours a week, but I try to deal as much as I can anyhow. Best of luck with that. Oh and by the way, who is the anime character in your avatar...I feel I should know, but can't put my finger on it.

maigoyume, sorry I haven't had time to read my PM's yet, I have about 23 unreads. I'll get to them ASAP :) Thanks!


Ya. I work more then 40 hours per week usually... a bit too much at times... The job is fun though, good pay, can't complain :P It's cool realizing someone else knows exactly what you're dealing with everyday. Do your poker players get mad at you for not dealing them the winning hand? I hear it happens.

The Character is Saber from Fate stay night. There's another Saber in the recent game Fate Extra. I"m not going to go into revealing their real names :P it's a spoiler for those that haven't touch the series.

#10211 goomba478

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:50 AM

Yeah, it's nice to have someone that can relate :) Of course the Poker players get mad when they don't win. Even though they're playing against each other they still blame the dealer (though I imagine slightly les than the standard table game since they're not playing against the house per say other than casino rake). That being said, MOST poker players are really decent and I like the job, so I don't let a few bad eggs apples ruin the bunch.

I'll definitely have to check out Fate Stay Night. I've heard good things :) I'm currently watching "Squid Girl" or Ika Musume. I'm laughing more than I have in a long time on an anime and I really like the characters.

#10212 Faytz

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:50 AM

Yeah, it's nice to have someone that can relate :) Of course the Poker players get mad when they don't win. Even though they're playing against each other they still blame the dealer (though I imagine slightly les than the standard table game since they're not playing against the house per say other than casino rake). That being said, MOST poker players are really decent and I like the job, so I don't let a few bad eggs apples ruin the bunch.

I'll definitely have to check out Fate Stay Night. I've heard good things :) I'm currently watching "Squid Girl" or Ika Musume. I'm laughing more than I have in a long time on an anime and I really like the characters.


I agree there are some bad apples, but there are some really nice customers too. It makes the job fun when you have them at your table. As for whining and complains, you kind of learn how to deal with it as you go along. I just don't like it when people start asking for certain things from me (cards, bonus, etc), since I obviously have no influence in the game... that and when people tell me to start the next set but there are obviously still other players placing bets.

#10213 goomba478

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

It's true and I totally agree there that the customers are generally good to deal with and they definitely make or break the feeling of the table. The way I look at it with their complaining or having them blame you for bad cards/losing hands/etc. is this: when they tip you, they're basically giving you some credit for them winning, even when in reality all you did was deal random cards to everyone equally. So if you are going to get credit for dealing good cards, it's only fair to blame us when they get bad cards (even though we all know it's still not our fault). Some customers take it REALLY seriously when they lose, but luckily our casino is usually pretty good about talking to them if they get out of line or taking the appropriate measures. At least with poker I don't have to deal with the next-set problem as we only play one round at a time with the whole table :).

#10214 Faytz

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:47 PM

It's true and I totally agree there that the customers are generally good to deal with and they definitely make or break the feeling of the table. The way I look at it with their complaining or having them blame you for bad cards/losing hands/etc. is this: when they tip you, they're basically giving you some credit for them winning, even when in reality all you did was deal random cards to everyone equally. So if you are going to get credit for dealing good cards, it's only fair to blame us when they get bad cards (even though we all know it's still not our fault). Some customers take it REALLY seriously when they lose, but luckily our casino is usually pretty good about talking to them if they get out of line or taking the appropriate measures. At least with poker I don't have to deal with the next-set problem as we only play one round at a time with the whole table :).


Ah your casino sounds good. :P Mine is less fortunate with the way we handle it... but we have learned to just ignore it and get on with the game, sooner or later the person just gets up and leave :P

Oh just a question. Have my games been received? Amazon tracking stated it's been delivered, but I'm never sure if it arrived at the right place :p

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:47 AM

Sent the PFF still not sure if the items arrive there yet though.

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#10216 goomba478

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:35 PM

** Email Update Fix Coming This Weekend **


It's a long time coming, I know, but I'll be fixing the GFC code this weekend so that it will no longer send you an Email for an order UNTIL you have finished paying for it. It was actually intentional in the past that I had it send the Email on the checkout page for your records, because I thought we may need to go back and look up incomplete estimates and such, but many of you have requested me to change this and so I am. Now you will only receive an Email after checking out through Paypal. You will also receive your bonus SCC's when you check out immediately (as long as you are logged in when you submit your order). Lots more upgrades coming to the system in December. Thanks guys!

PS: I also figured out how to fix a problem I've had on my site since day one (took me more than 3 years to figure this one out lol) and it was such a simple solution. You will no longer receive blank ATT#####.txt files with your order receipts. Sorry about that ^_^!

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#10217 gsrce

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:28 PM

NP man.

I'm actually only looking for two items from Black Friday. Pulp Ficton on Blu for $4.99 from BB and Epic Mickey for the Wii from either Target or Walmart for $15.00.

Not sure if you're planning on buying anything for yourself or other members, but if you are and can pick those up for me it would be greatly appreciated.

(I'm sure lots of people will want in on Arkham City at $28, Pulp Fiction at $5, etc. anyways. Lots of great deals to be had on media this year!)


Just sent you a PF for a battery you probably got for me earlier in the week. As long as it's the genuine deal as per my note on the order, just sit on it for me for now if you can please =)

In regards to Black Friday stuff, Amazon has Pulp Fiction for $3.99, so ima just order that myself.

In regards to Epic Mickey, does anyone else want a copy for $15? Would like to be able to get free shipping, but if Goomba can't pick up a copy for me I'll be forced to pay shipping from either website that has it on sale. (Just let me know JJ if your plans change in regards to ordering anything from either BB or Walmart during the sale)

#10218 goomba478

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:40 PM

gsrce, I just got your battery today as a matter of fact. I'll try to take care of that for you this weekend but I don't mind sitting on it for you :). As for Black Friday, my work place has me working from 4AM-12 Noon so I'll likely miss out on most of the deals unfortunately. If you prepay with me then I can try my best to get you a copy before work or on my 1st break. Thanks guys!

#10219 goomba478

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:27 PM

** Email System Update **

Just wanted to let you guys know where I am with this update. Since I'm still working during the week I have to code in bits and pieces and therefore I can't get it all updated in a single sitting, but things are going well so far. I've disabled all of the "Estimate Only" Emails to customers now so you won't receive a receipt for just trying out a Direct Request or Package Forwarding Request that you don't complete through Paypal. If you do receive an Email for an estimate please let me know so I can tweak my code further.

The next step will be to send an Email to you IF AND ONLY IF you checkout through Paypal (or one of our other payment methods available in December). At the moment it's very likely you won't receive a confirmation Email, but the website will have the confirmation page showing your order went through and you can also see your order on our order history page here after you sign into the site:

http://gamesforcanad...r-all-users.php

We will have the Email confirmation Emails fixed hopefully by the upcoming weekend in time for Black Friday. More news to come. Thanks again guys! I'll continue processing with GYROS and shipping and such ^_^.

#10220 Faytz

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:40 AM

Hey Goomba,

Just wondering has my games arrived? Since last week amazon.com has the status for all my games as shipped. So if you still haven't received them I'm a bit worried (here's to hoping the system just hasn't updated yet)

#10221 goomba478

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:33 AM

Faytz, there's a good chance all of your games are in. We have about 40 or so packages we picked up that we're processing. Due to the large amount of orders and the fact that we're preparing for the upcoming Black Friday and such I've moved the processing of packages to a new area in my house and we're just sorting them all. Today is my "Friday" as they say so I have two days off to finish sorting them out. Once I've located all the items I'll update GYROS and get to repackaging them for you. If for some reason all your items aren't in my group of packages, I'm doing my next pickup at the UPS store in a few days. Thanks again and talk to you soon! =)

#10222 Faytz

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:43 PM

Faytz, there's a good chance all of your games are in. We have about 40 or so packages we picked up that we're processing. Due to the large amount of orders and the fact that we're preparing for the upcoming Black Friday and such I've moved the processing of packages to a new area in my house and we're just sorting them all. Today is my "Friday" as they say so I have two days off to finish sorting them out. Once I've located all the items I'll update GYROS and get to repackaging them for you. If for some reason all your items aren't in my group of packages, I'm doing my next pickup at the UPS store in a few days. Thanks again and talk to you soon! =)


Ah no wonders. Ok thanks for the update, I was just worried I might have given the wrong address to amazon or something :P. It's my Monday/Friday :P one day of work and one day off sweet.

#10223 goomba478

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:35 AM

Haha, I love those work one day get a day off type weeks (makes the week go by faster) but I don't get them very often. Though this weekend I'm on two, off two so that's interesting as well.

As for the Email system updates, we're nearly there. I'm modifying all of my databases and forms now to work in sync with each other instead of being totally static as they've been the last three years. What this means is that very soon you will be able to see your past orders in a list, click the order number and see the details (items, prices, etc.) which will be HUGELY helpful in tracking orders. It also means down the road that each customer will have in a sense their own private GYROS page which is good. Finally, I'll be adding (probably in January) the option to add/edit/remove shipping addresses from your profile, update personal info for the site and change/reset passwords and such. One step at a time though :) Talk to you guys soon!

#10224 Faytz

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:07 AM

Haha, I love those work one day get a day off type weeks (makes the week go by faster) but I don't get them very often. Though this weekend I'm on two, off two so that's interesting as well.

As for the Email system updates, we're nearly there. I'm modifying all of my databases and forms now to work in sync with each other instead of being totally static as they've been the last three years. What this means is that very soon you will be able to see your past orders in a list, click the order number and see the details (items, prices, etc.) which will be HUGELY helpful in tracking orders. It also means down the road that each customer will have in a sense their own private GYROS page which is good. Finally, I'll be adding (probably in January) the option to add/edit/remove shipping addresses from your profile, update personal info for the site and change/reset passwords and such. One step at a time though :) Talk to you guys soon!


I agree, not having to work more then four days in a row is amazing. First time experiencing it and it's great so far.

The list of expansions sounds good. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:18 AM

damnn goomba, blackfriday is coming up, you ready for this?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:48 PM

Hey Goomba, if I am ordering a package a day from until Friday (though I might cancel what I have today and reorder it tomorrow since it's Warehouse stuff) should I just put that all into one package forwarding form at the end of the week?

#10227 goomba478

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:22 PM

** BLACK FRIDAY 2011 **

Hey guys just wanted to say best of luck with Black Friday this year. The last two years were a huge success despite lots of delays in getting the packages shipped out due to the overwhelming amount of orders placed. Here are some things to remember:

1) I have to work my normal job from 3AM - 1PM so I'll be missing most of the actual sales (Amazon, Best Buy, etc.). This means that 99% of the time you'll have to use Package Forwarding and order the items yourself if you want any of the deals. I will not be able to order DR's for Black Friday sales. Period.

2) Because of this I'll be temporarily disabling the Direct Request form this year on BF. If there's a non-Black Friday sale item you want to order that is not time sensitive, you can simply Email me the details and we can invoice you for it. After Cyber Monday I'll turn on Direct Requests again. I'm doing this just so you don't get disappointed and miss your items.

3) If you order this weekend know that it'll likely be 2-3 weeks before I can process all the new orders. It's unusually busy around the holidays, so don't order anything that is going to be extremely time sensitive or that you NEED by a certain date.

Best of luck and thanks again everyone. I'll do my best to keep up with all the orders.

#10228 JamesX

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:04 PM

hey goomba, just read your post... I placed a order on wednesday not thinking about the upcoming madness so I chose the rush option thinking that you would be able to ship next week. Should I have not selected Rush in this case since you will be back logged with black friday stuff or is my order safe from the insanity?

#10229 goomba478

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:11 PM

JamesX, don't worry we'll still process Rush orders first when possible. So it's still not a bad thing to choose at all. Also, we didn't get quite as many orders as in years past (probably since I shut down the Direct Request service) so it'll be more manageable this year as well. I'm working straight through the weekend but will have some days off soon enough to work fully on the new orders. I'll do my best I promise. Thanks guys!

#10230 Leshita

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 02:20 AM

Hi Goomba,

I was wondering if you received my e-mail / attachment alright for the Amazon order return (Dark Souls guide one).
Also, I will be sending two (or perhaps more if they split the shipment) packages with a bunch of Blu-rays, from Amazon and Best Buy, to your package forwarding address, please wait for all the items to arrive before shipping so that everything can be combined to save costs. :)
Thank you again.