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#3091 Dezner

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

does anyone know when in 2013 HDN3 is coming out? beginning of year or later?


Looks like it's on track for an early year release, similar to the first two.

Also, can't fucking wait to play it! :o

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#3092 KtMack23

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

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#3093 Trakan

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:24 PM

This is a deal thread. Do not go off topic and stop the arguing.

#3094 Zaku77

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

The info shouldn't have been 'cleaned'. As long as no one is arguing over it, it's helpful to have. Why do you (the mod that keeps deleting everything) think this argument has popped up 3-4 times now? It's just going to be asked again, presented in a biased way again, and then the arguing will start again.

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#3095 morrodox

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

^i live in cali too and had the same prob as him. packaging feedback doesn't help and neither does complaining. if you request a 2nd replacement they will say "it's going to be shipped the same way so I won't trouble you with a replacement, just return for refund"


They've actually told you this? I've returned crushed boxes and sometimes the replacement gets shipped in a better container, and other times it's the same packaging but somehow doesn't get crushed. (I'm in IL, not CA, if that makes any difference.)

In incidents like this I always leave packaging feedback and do an exchange. This costs them money, and eventually someone will notice if enough people do it. I haven't had the same game get crushed twice yet, but if I do I'm going to keep doing exchanges until they get sick of me or finally get their act together.

#3096 bojay1997

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

They've actually told you this? I've returned crushed boxes and sometimes the replacement gets shipped in a better container, and other times it's the same packaging but somehow doesn't get crushed. (I'm in IL, not CA, if that makes any difference.)

In incidents like this I always leave packaging feedback and do an exchange. This costs them money, and eventually someone will notice if enough people do it. I haven't had the same game get crushed twice yet, but if I do I'm going to keep doing exchanges until they get sick of me or finally get their act together.


Actually, eventually they will threaten to ban you from Amazon. I have received warnings twice and each time I simply threw it back at them explaining that I pay full retail when I buy collector's editions from them and I expect them to package things properly. I have even exchanged e-mails and spoken to management folks at Amazon and their position is basically that they can't customize packaging and that if I don't like their packaging, I can buy elsewhere. If something arrives damaged once, it very rarely is shipped properly the second time since as I said, regardless of feedback or issues, they won't change how they package items. The only time I have seen a change is if an item goes under review because of many complaints in which case sometimes they change the designated shipping packaging. That almost never happens unfortunately, and it's worthless when an item is sold out.

A bigger problem for me recently has been that Amazon is damaging stuff before it even gets into the packaging. I have received perfect boxed items that have tears and poke holes through the case and insert indicating that they were damaged before they even shipped out. I even got one CE recently that had some type of food residue stuck to the box (it smelled like bananas).

I ended up getting a perfect sealed copy of Code of Princess at Gamestop this weekend. All of my CE/LE preorders have been switched over as at least I get to see what I'm getting before I buy and I can stop making trips to UPS and the post office to drop off the damaged garbage Amazon has been sending me on a regular basis.

#3097 mindatlarge

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

Amazon has always been hit or miss with me as far as shipping quality is concerned. I've learned to never order say books (I read graphic novels) or games in large quantities from them because they will try and over stuff all of your order into one box with little or no packing foam. Almost always a sure fire way to get your stuff jacked up.

I've never had an issue with them when only ordering one title though.

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#3098 Tony Da Tiger

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

Well I just noticed this and don't see it anywhere on here but Newegg has Disgaea 4 Premium Edition for $44.99. Sorry if this has been posted already. There was only 8 left as I saw this though. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16879273018

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:26 AM

Well I just noticed this and don't see it anywhere on here but Newegg has Disgaea 4 Premium Edition for $44.99. Sorry if this has been posted already. There was only 8 left as I saw this though. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16879273018


$39.74 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.co...words=disgaea 4

#3100 slidecage

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:35 AM

Well I just noticed this and don't see it anywhere on here but Newegg has Disgaea 4 Premium Edition for $44.99. Sorry if this has been posted already. There was only 8 left as I saw this though. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16879273018


also watch amazon for used

i got one like new back in may 2012 for 23.99 and it came complete
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#3101 HakaHina

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

Just got my Mugen Souls LE with figure set. Figures are in a separate box from LE package, like the Disgaea 4 premium figure edition. Game box is the same size as the Neptunia mk2 LE. By the look and feel of the way it's packaged though, there is a definite possibility for bent or depressed boxes. The towel and sponge are packed near the bottom, so the top portion lacks a bit of support (feels really hollow). Even then, the bottom portion feels really easy to squeeze, probably because the extras don't add much support. My box came slightly depressed near the top despite it being wrapped with bubble wrap. Fortunately, it's not too much of a depression to notice visibly though.

#3102 storino03

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:58 AM

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#3103 elessar123

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

Here's a picture of it damaged at the bottom. I will probably contact them for an exchange. This thing can't even stand straight up.

Problem I think was that the two boxes aren't the same size. The figure box is sturdier, and half an inch shorter. Which means if you wrap them together, the game box will have pressure either half inch from the top or bottom. In my case, the bottom, which probably caused the crease.

The figure box itself looks pristine.

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#3104 barrit

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Just got my Mugen Souls LE with figure set. Figures are in a separate box from LE package, like the Disgaea 4 premium figure edition. Game box is the same size as the Neptunia mk2 LE. By the look and feel of the way it's packaged though, there is a definite possibility for bent or depressed boxes. The towel and sponge are packed near the bottom, so the top portion lacks a bit of support (feels really hollow). Even then, the bottom portion feels really easy to squeeze, probably because the extras don't add much support. My box came slightly depressed near the top despite it being wrapped with bubble wrap. Fortunately, it's not too much of a depression to notice visibly though.


Sounds just like the Agarest War 2 CE box. The box is just about the same size and it was very hollow. The blowup doll and towel don't offer much support. Too bad this is NISA store exclusive or Amazon would have a million of these going for cheap in the warehouse deals due to package damage.

#3105 yobaburp

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

I haven't opened the box yet got it yesterday, love how the shipping box it came in is barley big enuff to handle the contents did amazon give them pointers on how not to ship a expensive item.

#3106 bojay1997

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

I haven't opened the box yet got it yesterday, love how the shipping box it came in is barley big enuff to handle the contents did amazon give them pointers on how not to ship a expensive item.


Ugh...that's the same thing they did last time and my game arrived damaged. I can't believe they haven't learned anything from the returns they had last time.

#3107 apenguindidit

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

I have never had trouble with NISA shipping. I got my package on Wednesday, way before I expected since Wednesday was the delayed release date and I am across the US from NISA. Everything was in pristine and great condition.

#3108 bojay1997

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

I have never had trouble with NISA shipping. I got my package on Wednesday, way before I expected since Wednesday was the delayed release date and I am across the US from NISA. Everything was in pristine and great condition.


While that's nice for you, how does that help everyone that got damaged items this time and last time?

#3109 apenguindidit

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

While that's nice for you, how does that help everyone that got damaged items this time and last time?


Well it really doesn't, but I was just stating that NISA isn't that bad with shipping. It could have been an Amazon/Newegg stuffing it in a bubble wrap envelope.

At least you know NISA has a good amount of supply left to do a replacement, and at least from my experience their CS is typically good.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:54 PM

I was thinking of sending mine off to vga to get graded if its in mint conditon along with my sealed copy of zelda collectors edition for the gc.

#3111 bojay1997

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

Well it really doesn't, but I was just stating that NISA isn't that bad with shipping. It could have been an Amazon/Newegg stuffing it in a bubble wrap envelope.

At least you know NISA has a good amount of supply left to do a replacement, and at least from my experience their CS is typically good.


Except that this is the second game in a row that have used form fitting packing to ship and the second time in a row people have received damaged games. So, yes, NISA is now bad with shipping even if they used to be great.

#3112 storino03

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:17 PM

All my packages from NISA have been in stellar condition. No complaints whatsoever. Leaves a lot to be desired with Amazon, however.

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#3113 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

Hero's Saga (DS - $10.94
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:47 PM

There's a bunch of portable stuff on sale over at Amazon.


Glory of Heracles (DS) - $6.52
http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (DS) - $13.86
http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846

Spectral Force Genesis (DS) - $12.09
http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS) - $11.63
http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_vg_3

Magcial Starsign (DS) - $8.65
http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_vg_9

Blue Dragon Plus (DS) - $9.99
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_76

Jeanne D'arc (PSP) - $11.74
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_22

Gods Eater Burst (PSP) - $13.62
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_37

Valkyrie Profile Lenneth (PSP) - $11.30
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_99

Adventures to Go! (PSP) - $11.78
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_66

Final Fantasy II (PSP) - $5.25
http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_vg_1

Final Fantasy (PSP) - $9.99
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_25

Knights in the Nightmare (PSP) - $13.99 (Sidenote: Pretty sure this comes with a PSN voucher for Yggdra Union, though that may have been only for launch copies)
http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_vg_8

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) - $8.07
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_27

Neverland Card Battles (PSP) - $10.00
http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_92


There's probably a bunch more I missed, so be sure to look around.

#3115 Syranth

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

Disgaea D2 announced! YES! I created a thread for it over on the PS3 boards. Can't wait for an eventual American release (I hope?)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

Disgaea D2 announced! YES! I created a thread for it over on the PS3 boards. Can't wait for an eventual American release (I hope?)

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=330417


And now my pants need changing. Cant wait for us to get this, we got every other Disgaea game so far
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:28 PM

Got my copy of mugen souls LE last night. Came in great shape, bubble wrapped in a nice cardboard box as they have been with most of the LE's lately.

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#3118 Zaku77

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

Disgaea D2 announced! YES! I created a thread for it over on the PS3 boards. Can't wait for an eventual American release (I hope?)

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=330417


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

Disgaea D2 announced! YES! I created a thread for it over on the PS3 boards. Can't wait for an eventual American release (I hope?)

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=330417


You don't have to hope, it will happen. I don't see NISA passing on bringing a Disgaea game over until there's a japanese MMO or they go out of business.

#3120 blinknot4

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Experts! Any word if GameStop will have P4G Premium in stores on 11/20? Or did I snooze and... lose.

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