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Pirate Blast Gun Bundle (Wii) - $9.95 SHIPPED, used, GameDealDaily.com 9/13


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#1951 drfrielgood

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:14 PM

Updated with today's deal on the Pirate Blast gun bundle for Nintendo Wii. The guns are actually brand new.
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#1952 Spyder187

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:35 AM

You are still here? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.
Thinking of buying from this guy? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.
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#1953 Jay

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:04 AM

You are still here? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.
Thinking of buying from this guy? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.


I still don't get it why this guy gets special treatment after screwing countless customers with no merchandise,broken merchandise or bootleg stuff he still gets too stay around and sell his garbage, i mean if this were a regular member saying stuff and screwing customers they would be banned from selling but "GameDealDaily.com" somehow gets special treatment.

 


#1954 The_Lawlbringer

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:55 PM

Avoid this guy at all costs. Ordered a Black Ops map pack from him and haven't received the code and am not getting any customer service response.

#1955 EDiTOR9

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:10 PM

I've bought once from his site and received my item quickly andnit worked fine. Reading that blog makes me question ordering from here again but when I see dr. F just ignoring all of the complaints, I've got to say I'm staying away completely.

#1956 Romis

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:41 PM

Is it me or do others think sellers forget to realize sending things via email is not a guarantee that the contents will arrive or get to the intended party?

The email system is not without problems, I just went through a lengthy exchange with different seller, but after reading some of the posts here I just mention it. Why is it so hard to just put a DLC code card in an envelope and a stamp? Cost would be less than a $1

#1957 kodave

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:51 PM

Is it me or do others think sellers forget to realize sending things via email is not a guarantee that the contents will arrive or get to the intended party?

The email system is not without problems, I just went through a lengthy exchange with different seller, but after reading some of the posts here I just mention it. Why is it so hard to just put a DLC code card in an envelope and a stamp? Cost would be less than a $1


Costs of sending via email:
Your time - typing the code into an email
Computer/Internet/Etc. - Chances are this guy would have a computer and pay for an internet connection anyway. Therefore his business costs on it are minimal.

Costs of sending it via mail:
Envelopes: Looks like you can get 100 envelopes for $5 on Amazon. I'm sure costs down down if you buy in bulk from other suppliers.

Stamps: I'm assuming your suggestion is to send it via regular first class mail. $0.44 a stamp for letters. But wait, that's not good enough. You need confirmation. If USPS lets you do delivery confirmation on a normal letter (not sure that they do), thats $0.80 letter. If you have to do it certified mail, that's apparently $2.85 per letter. And even these aren't full proof. Things can be scanned wrong.

Printer/Ink/Labels: 750 mailing labels that can be printed on are $7 on Amazon. Factor in extra ink you wouldn't be using when you print. You're also going to need to use those labels to print up return address labels, or pay someone to make you a custom bunch.

Time: His time is worth something and he's going to spend a lot of time printing, stuffing, sealing, etc. If you've ever had to print, stamp, and stuff envelopes for a job or internship before, you know it can take a while.

Other overhead: Much like the computer/internet, I'll assume he works a car and gas into regular routines so this doesn't cost him much.

So... Cost of sending 750 codes via email: Whatever his time is worth going through the digital process of mailing 750 emails.

Cost of sending 750 codes via mail: $37.50 for envelopes, $930 for stamps and delivery confirmation, $14+ for both address and return labels. Plus whatever his time is worth for as long as it takes him to go through this whole physical process.

You're looking at probably at least $1000 when all is said and done. Yeah maybe you can get your costs down a bit if you buy stuff in bulk or can get some kind of discount rates. Even if you consider the time spent between the two as relatively equal, that's a lot of money that's not going into his pocket.

There are ways he can cover his bases with email. He could put it on the buyer to specify the exact email address it should be sent to. I assume that's what he does anyway, tying it to whatever email address the order and account information is being sent to. Most importantly, if someone emails claiming they didn't get their email with the code, HE COULD RESPOND BACK WITHIN 24 TO 48 HOURS and then re-forward them the exact email he already sent.

But this not answering emails, forcing people to try to PM him over CAG as a last resort, etc. is all shit customer service.

So you can't fault this guy trying to run a solo business for using email to send codes, because he's probably not raking in money hand over fist in his business and those extra expenses of mailing codes clearly add up.

But you can fault him for the shit customer service and other crap thats gone on.


#1958 drfrielgood

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:45 AM

Hey guys, I just logged on tonight and wanted to post a response to these last few comments:

@The_lawlbringer - I did email a code to your purchase email address earlier this week, not sure why you haven't received it. I issued your refund earlier today when I received the request, and I PM'd you the code through CAG so you can go ahead and keep it for free.

I understand there were issues in the past where I unknowingly sold illegitimate hard drives, or overpromised and underdelivered in regards to delivery dates. I apologize for those incidents, and for the last year at least I've moved towards offering mostly brand new games and accessories, or used games that are of good quality. I've stayed far away from anything that might be fake Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo products. There really haven't been any major issues lately, but I do know that some people are understandably still upset about past experiences.

I've been trying to scale back my focus on my website to fall more in line with what I can have the time to manage. For the last month or so, I have managed to ship out orders within 3 business days of when they were purchased. I have been promoting my site on CAG only when I feel I have a deal worth sharing with the CAG community, and when I know I have the time to dedicate towards filling any orders I receive.

I know some people had a beef with the titles I would use for my threads. Shrike helped me formulate a new format for my thread title, which included the shipping price and condition of the item being offered as well.

The other main complaint I've had about the deals I've run are my shipping costs. I admit, $4.99 was too much to charge to ship a game. I liked being able to offer low prices, but I know it left a bad taste in peoples' mouths once they'd see the shipping costs. Consumers are starting to expect retailers to building shipping prices into the product costs, and I want to start meeting this expectation.

That is why we have begun offering free shipping on everything on GameDealDaily.com. From now on, whenever I post a deal, all prices will now be the total price you will pay. No shipping costs added on at the end.

I know I don't have the time to make GameDealDaily a huge business, and I'm not going to pretend I can anymore. I'm definitely scaling back, but I do plan on running some good deals to coincide with the new free shipping format. If you have any unresolved issues with me, please send me a PM and I'll do what I can to take care of them.

Thank you
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#1959 The_Lawlbringer

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:11 AM

My issue has been resolved. Much appreciated.

#1960 drfrielgood

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:41 PM

Hey guys,

I'm going to close this thread for now and work on some of the behind the scenes parts of GameDealDaily, namely beefing up customer service so that we can meet the standards that are expected by CAGs while shopping online. GameDealDaily will remain open, but I feel like my time would be better spent towards improving our deficiencies rather than promoting the site. If you have any issues with an order, please don't hesitate to contact me through PM here on CAG and I will be sure to take care of it for you. Take care and I will definitely be back in a few months to offer everyone some great deals and customer service.

Thanks,

drfrielgood
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