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#10741 goomba478

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

** New Shipping Prices for Canada are Live **

For those of you who placed orders from 01/27-01/28 just realize that there's a good chance we'll have to use part or all of your shipping buffer and/or invoice you for any difference, due to the new USPS pricing. we've gone ahead now and updated the site to reflect the new prices. We'll be adding: Australia, Israel, and others tomorrow. Thanks again for everything ^_^.

#10742 Sneakynoob

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

Hi goomba, is everything cool with my order 550915043? It doesnt seem to be on GYROS yet, thanks.

#10743 goomba478

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Hi Sneakynoob, yeah I ordered it the same day that you put it through. I've just been programming the new USPS prices into the site and getting things together for our business tax season. I'll try to get GYROS up to date later =) But yes, all is welL ^_^. Thanks again!

#10744 Capsuledragon

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Hi Goomba,

Everything arrived on Tuesday, however I was finally able to pick it up on Friday. I got slapped with a $25 import tax but I'm glad everything has arrived.

I lost track of how much I ordered from you. Are these 3 items below the only ones left?
-Top Gear Hyperbike
-Star Soldier Vanishing Earth
-Fighter's Destiny 2

#10745 goomba478

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

** GFC Update Post Blizzard Nemo **

Just wanted to let you all know that while I survived the blizzard, it did set me back a couple of days. The roads should be cleared mostly tomorrow though and I believe our UPS store will be open as well so I'll be picking up the newest PF orders and processing remaining DR orders as well. Also, I'm manually updating 2500+ orders into an updated database which will streamline 5 years of orders into a single system. This will keep our records uniform and will ease tax and record keeping in the future, so we have a lot on our plates.

Also, I'm happy to say that 2012 was our FIRST year that we came out profitable :) Took a while, but we did it ^_^ Thanks for all of your support, we literally couldn't have done it without you! Here's hoping that 2013 meets and exceeds our past efforts ^_^.

#10746 goomba478

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:23 AM

Just wanted to say that things are moving steadily on track. I plan to do my next UPS pickup for PF orders on Tuesday, so I should have all PF and DR's in by then (excluding pre-orders of course). I'll keep GYROS up to date and will be shipping nearly all items this week. Keep an eye on our eBay too as we are listing a ton of games (newer and older ones). Thanks guys!

#10747 goomba478

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

Friendly Reminder to all of you guys, GFC will be completely closed down 04/15/13 - 05/15/13. During this time (and possibly a little earlier) we will stop taking Direct Requests and Package Forwarding orders. Anyone who is an active GFC Premium member during this time will have their expiration extended one month to accommodate for the down time. We will be moving our office during this time and will be doing a lot of behind-the-scenes site updates as well.

In the meantime, we'll be listing a TON of used video games, electronics and other items on our eBay store (mostly 5-7 day auctions) so be sure to check that out. The more we can sell now, the less we'll have to physically move to our new offices next month. Thanks again and keep an eye out for lots of updates coming soon to GFC ^_^.

#10748 kuro67

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:34 AM

Order # 2028470615 , I would like to know the status please. The product page is gone and I have been charged for the payment.

#10749 goomba478

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

kuro67, I refunded your order in Full on March 11th, because the store wouldn't allow me to check out (I guess they listed it as in stock when there were no more available). Sorry for the inconvenience but you should have received the funds back in full. Double check your account =) Thanks!

#10750 goomba478

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

** GFC Down Time Starts Now **

As a lot of you who follow this forum know, we're going to be doing a lot of big things over the next two months, so we'll be temporarily shutting down our services. We're moving our office to another building across town (and we only have a week to move EVERYTHING we own pretty much) and in April we'll be out of the country for one month. So during this time please note the following:

Direct Requests Closing 03/18/2013 - Today will be the last day that we'll be accepting Direct Requests. The reason for this is that we are moving our mailing address soon and we don't want to miss any packages. In theory the Post Office will forward packages to our new place, but by the time this happens we'll likely be on our trip. So better to cut off orders ASAP.

Package Forwarding Closing 03/22/2013 - For GFC Premium Members, you can still place Package Forwarding orders until this upcoming Friday. This should give you enough time to put your order in, have it received at our pickup store and have us send it to you before we leave. Keep in mind that if your GFC Premium expires after the 22nd, we'll be extending the expiration date two months later to make up for our down time. Sorry for the inconvenience, but doing all of this will make the site improve incredibly and it's a necessary step.

All current orders will be processed continually until 04/15/2013. Any pre-ordered items that are not received by this time will be delayed until mid May when we get back. We have received the majority of existing items and should have the rest in very soon. Our next UPS pickup will be next week and we hope to have all current orders received. As usual, we'll be updating our GYROS page in semi-real time and we'll let you know of all the changes as they come.

During the time that I'll be out of the country, I'll have my computer with me and will be working on a lot of new coding. The site will remain largely the same but with more security features added and a more streamlined approach to the actual ordering process. It's a long time coming, but having some down time will definitely help.

GFC will fully return June 1st, 2013 (seems like a long time...but it'll go fast). In the meantime we'll be shipping out orders, packing up our belongings and listing on eBay many things to help downsize. See you guys soon!

#10751 kuro67

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

Thanks for that goomba, sucks I missed out on that purchase but it's all cool. Cheers :)

#10752 goomba478

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

Not a problem Kuro, maybe it'll come in stock again in the near future ^_^ Best of luck to you!

#10753 J-P

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Hey goomba, quick question for you. I have a Sirius satellite radio in my car and want to since up for a US subscription since there are features and service (like real time traffic updates) that aren't offered in Canada. However, to do so I need a US address and credit card. Does GFC offer any service like that? Obviously I would send you the full amount for the subscription up front.

I was looking at USunlocked.com but I don't like the idea of having to email them a copy of my passport as proof of ID. Plus I'd rather give my money to you.

#10754 goomba478

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

Hi J-P, I'd be happy to do that for you. I used to have a Sirus XM account in the past and really liked it. Just let me know where to sign up and how long you want to subscribe for and we'll invoice you for it :) Thanks!

#10755 J-P

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

OK cool. It's still a couple of months away as I'm currently still in the free trial period. I just wanted to know if I needed to start searching for an alternate solution. You saved me a lot of hassle, thanks. :)

#10756 goomba478

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:19 AM

OK no problem. When you're ready just let me know. Keep in mind that I will be out of the country 04/15 - 05/15. Thanks again!

#10757 goomba478

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:07 AM

** GFC Online Store is Re-Opened Now! **

Hey guys, I'm back in the USA and setting up our new office as we speak. I'm going to go ahead and re-open the GFC Online Store now for any of you who purchase iTunes Cards and such. I'm also sending our first ever newsletter using the MailChimp system which is pretty cool (you should have received an Email if you subscribed to our newsletter on the store site).

We'll be re-opening Direct Request and Package Forwarding services in June, so keep an eye on the site and in here and we'll be back before you know it. Thanks again for all of your support and talk to you very soon!

#10758 goomba478

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:18 PM

Friendly reminder that GFC will be returning to full service in a week! See you guys in June! ^_^

#10759 RoganSarine

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:02 AM

Hey Goomba,

Long time no chat... I was wondering - do you still do eBay snipes? I couldn't find anything about it on the site and I was looking to snipe these 2 things (and if possible get them shipped to my new address in Blaine, WA).

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e7b64964c

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f25bac047

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac34b72c7

Those are in order of the auction ending. I got no sniping software, and I'm trying to get them for around $200 max.
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#10760 goomba478

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:39 AM

Hey RoganSarine, long time no see man =) Yes, we still do eBay snipes/orders/etc. If you want us to order them though you'll have to fill out the Direct Request (DR) form on the website. As usual, if we're unable to get the items (if we get outbid) then we'll refund you in full. Make sure to make your payment at least 24+ hours in advance before the auctions end. Thanks man and glad to have ou back. Let me know if you have any trouble with the site. I'm doing some upgrades and with it being down for a month or two there may be a page I overlooked. Thanks! ^_^

#10761 cruk

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

Hi Goomba,

Is the forwarding service back in business?

#10762 goomba478

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

Sure is ^_^! Keep in mind you need to be a GFC Premium Member to order PF orders. If you were a premium member before we shut down in March, then your account was extended :) Let me know if you run into any issues. Thanks! Glad to be back!

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

Goomba i'm missing two items from my Ducati order.



#10764 goomba478

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:07 PM

Tetsugen, Ducati only shipped the one bikini saying that they were unable to supply the other two. I still have the credit in your account if you'd like to purchase something else (doesn't have to be from Ducati), or we can refund you via Paypal. Let me know. Sorry for the inconvenience. They were on back order for so long, so that's always a possibility unfortunately with companies these days.



#10765 cruk

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:48 AM

Goomba, few more questions before I proceed with an order for package forwarding

1) How much more expensive is Fedex compared to say USPS Priority? $10-20?

2) I suppose multiple quantities of the same items will also incur the $1 charge each?

3) Regarding your onhold policy, say if i ordered a package today and another package next week, if I ship them seperately with the first package first, will the 30days restart to the week i ordered the second package?

4) How long does it take for you to ship everything out once they've arrived. Did i read somewhere that it takes 10days?

 



#10766 goomba478

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:50 PM

Wow, really liking the new CAG look =) ... That being said, let me answer your questions Cruk:

 

1) FedEx is a lot more expensive (and more inconvenient) typically. Expect most shipments to cost about 50% more than USPS on average with the higher chance of brokerage charges. If you insist on not using USPS, I highly recommend UPS over FedEX.

 

2) Multiple items of the same variety will be charge $2.00 each item for non-premium members and $1.00 each for premium members. The only exceptions are multipaks and things of that nature. It'll be at our discretion though :)

 

3) We can hold items up to 30 days at no charge. After that we charge per item on a weekly basis. We may be able to make an exception for you if the time is close, but typically we do not refresh the time period for multiple items (we have limited storage space so we try to ship items out as soon as we can). Like I said though, we can work with you if it's not a long period you're talking about.

 

4) We say 10 days just to be safe but realistically DR orders are 1-2 days after we receive them (without holding item requests) and about 7 days for Package Forwarding. The reason PF orders take longer is that we have to drive almost an hour to our nearest UPS store, so we only go one or two times a week on average.

 

If you have any other questions let me know. Looking forward to doing business with you ^_^. Thanks!



#10767 goomba478

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:18 PM

** GFC Reward Store Update **

 

 

** GFC Reward Store Update **

 

Just wanted to let you know guys where I am with this and what my idea is with the new rewards program. For the longest time I've had ways to earn SCC's (Service Charge Credits) and while that's all fine and good, I've always wanted to have a rewards program for physical items. I didn't have a real way to implement this before because there was no way to store credits (Canuck Bucks) on the site...well that's going to change very soon (early July).

 

My idea is this: I have a TON of video games, posters, anime, DVDs, Blu-Rays etc. that I've been saving for personal use and for rewards over the years and now I'm going to offer them in the GFC Reward Store. I can add a lot of really cool items (some with little monetary value) and add them to the site to give away for points. If you have enough points you can get the rewards for free, or if you want you'll have the option to buy them for cash or any combination of points/cash. All rewards/prizes will have free shipping when shipped with an existing GFC Direct Request/Package Forwarding order. This means you can get all sorts of bonus goodies with your orders. 

 

I'm building the core site for this as we speak and I already have a BETA version working that will load an item from my database, load the photos for it and add a link to purchase. At the moment the purchase link doesn't exist (that's the next step) but it's nice to know that we're one step closer to a working reward store =). Once I have all the code finished and working then I'll load a link on the site for you to check it out. After a little while we'll convert the entire GFC store to this new format and we'll finally have a unified GFC site for the first time in 5 years. More on this to come ^_^ I think you guys will like it!

 

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#10768 goomba478

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:42 PM

** GFC Updates **

 

Just to let you guys know, I'll be doing some behind-the-scenes Reward updates all week. If you go to GFC and it gives you an error message or is generally acting weird, now you'll know why. If you do run into any issues please let me know, because I'm doing a significant amount of coding to make this work and I don't want to break anything accidentally. Thanks again for all of your ongoing support =) This is the biggest update to the site since the addition of Package Forwarding ^_^.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

Hi Goomba, I have a question about something. I'd like to order some manuals from an online store that are priced at $2.49 each. These manuals are being sold separately, they are not in lots. Are these manuals going to each count for the $2 service charge? 

 

Also, the Direct Request page, is that supposed to be working? I just get the whole "GFC Will Be Down Until June 1st, 2013..." message.



#10770 goomba478

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:27 AM

Hi Capsuledragon, Yes they will have a $2.00 charge each if they're not a Lot and you're using the DR Service, but if you are forwarding them to me or if you're a GFC Premium Member so it'd be $1.00 each.

 

Direct Request service is back online now. I had to temporarily shut it down while uploading a big chunk of new code (didn't want new orders to be placed in that time). Sorry for the confusion ^_^. Thanks!


** Quick Update **

 

I'm about 70% done with the Rewards Store coding now. All I have to do is add in some security and verification steps and then I'll be ready to start loading the database with items to give away. The first week of July is when the BETA will officially launch, so more on this in the next few weeks. Thanks again!