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#1081 Animekatt

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:50 AM

I requested a replacement for my crushed Persona 2 as soon as it became available again on Amazon. Of course they sent it in another bubble mailer and it was crushed again. It's kind of surprising that they would continue to ship these in a bubble mailer after all the complaints they got. They only difference for the second shipment was that it was delivered by A1 Courier rather than UPS.

I put in a request for yet another copy. If it arrives crushed again, I'll give up and ask for a refund.



I had the EXACT same problem you had. They shipped the first copy, game box was crushed. Got the replacement, the game wasn't as bad, but still crushed. I called Amazon's CS, and told them of my problems. The guy said:

A. "We'll reimburse you for half the cost of the game ($20), while keeping the replacement." or
B. "Put in a request for another copy."

I chose A, since only the bottom flap was bent, and not the rest of the box like the first copy.

I would definitely contact them about it.

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#1082 scblueeyedguy

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:02 AM

Why? So you can get a box that is shelf worn and already been opened for you?


Got a nice, sealed Hyperdimension Neptunia from GameStop today. I was amazed I could even find one sealed and in great shape since it was shipped from another store ~80 miles away. A little goo gone and the price stickers will only be a memory. Plus I noticed their Ar tonelico Qoga was sealed so I might pick that up when I have some more credit.

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#1083 ecwfan

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:10 AM

Looks like Amazon denied my request for a second replacement on Persona 2. They are giving me a refund. I guess I'm going to try buying it somewhere else. I'm not sure where though. Looks like it will cost me more as I had the Gold Box discount applied.

#1084 Optical

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:28 AM

Looks like Amazon denied my request for a second replacement on Persona 2. They are giving me a refund. I guess I'm going to try buying it somewhere else. I'm not sure where though. Looks like it will cost me more as I had the Gold Box discount applied.


Call them or do a live chat and see what they can do.

#1085 scblueeyedguy

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 01:20 AM

Picked up a sealed Atelier Rorona from GS and didn't even have a sticker on it. Great shrinkwrap on it too. They also have a sealed Ar tonelico Qoga which I might get later since its shrinkwrap looked better than the other store's. If any one in the Carolinas or Georgia and want one, let me know and I'll get you the store information so they can ship it to you.

#1086 62t

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 01:53 AM

Call them or do a live chat and see what they can do.


Amazon is only going to allow you to exchange so many times because it is causing them money.

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#1087 Kenshindono

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

Just a heads up. Noticed an email that Solatorobo shipped today. I had forgotten the release date had crept up on me. Dunno if i should buy a 2nd copy of it or wait for a price drop. Im wondering if this is gonna become rare and hard to find later. Id like a sealed and open copy.

anyway reading some of the posts here.. thats BS about Amazon sending P2 multiple times and it being damaged each time. You'd think theyd package their shit right

Amazon is only going to allow you to exchange so many times because it is causing them money.


Yes, but thats their fault You cant ship stuff like that in bubble mailers. If the company is too retarded to package something right multiple times, then thats not very fair to just say too bad. How about they actually.. you know... package stuff right?

#1088 Optical

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 01:33 PM

Picked up a sealed Atelier Rorona from GS and didn't even have a sticker on it. Great shrinkwrap on it too. They also have a sealed Ar tonelico Qoga which I might get later since its shrinkwrap looked better than the other store's. If any one in the Carolinas or Georgia and want one, let me know and I'll get you the store information so they can ship it to you.

How long has Gamestop shipped games to you or other stores. They used to do it in the PS1 days, but then stopped.

#1089 Callidus

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:31 PM

How long has Gamestop shipped games to you or other stores. They used to do it in the PS1 days, but then stopped.


My local GS will still have stuff sent from other stores for me. But they limit it to in-state stores. I think it just depends on your regional employees and management.

#1090 62t

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

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Yes, but thats their fault You cant ship stuff like that in bubble mailers. If the company is too retarded to package something right multiple times, then thats not very fair to just say too bad. How about they actually.. you know... package stuff right?


I ordered Legend of Heroes from them, got it in a box and was damaged. Exchange and it was also damaged. It just make more sense for me and amazon that I shop elsewhere. They also don't want someone who is too OCD and keep costing them money.

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#1091 Zaku77

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

I'm getting kind of worried about Persona 2 now. Do you think amazon is actually out of stock, or is it probably just the under review thing still?

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#1092 thelonepig

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:58 PM

I'm getting kind of worried about Persona 2 now. Do you think amazon is actually out of stock, or is it probably just the under review thing still?


It's showing up under Amazon Warehouse for $30.99 under "good" condition now.

#1093 Zaku77

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:17 PM

I might just have to bite the bullet and go buy one then. Dammit, It goes off amazon literally the day I get the promo credit to get it cheap :/

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#1094 eau

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:03 PM

Persona 2 is not showing up as being sold by amazon now. Did they really sell out or just quit selling it because of all these replacments that ended up costing them more money?
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#1095 storino03

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:42 AM

Most likely shipment problems.

#1096 scblueeyedguy

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:57 AM

How long has Gamestop shipped games to you or other stores. They used to do it in the PS1 days, but then stopped.


It's optional I guess. However one store offered to do it, so I asked a closer one and he agreed to do it because I am decent, regular customer. His only request was to fill out the survey thing when I picked up Neptunia. Best way to get something like that is to call stores that would be in your district. Store managers (including assistants) are going to know each other so if you get in touch with one at a store that has a game you want, you can usually use that to help you get them to do it.

#1097 xtole13

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:37 AM

Has anyone had experience with Solatorobo yet? Definitely interested in the game but still not sure on the purchase.
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#1098 storino03

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 06:21 AM

i hear it's incredibly easy, and offers no real challenge. Some say it's not worth the full price tag because of it, but I'll get it no matter.
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#1099 Zaku77

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:32 PM

It's back on amazon now! That means that I can return my gamestop copy woohoo! It also means that if my amazon one is beat up, I already have a non beat up one. That actually worked out quite well.

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#1100 arcane93

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:36 PM

It's back on amazon now! That means that I can return my gamestop copy woohoo! It also means that if my amazon one is beat up, I already have a non beat up one. That actually worked out quite well.


If you've already got a non-beat up one from Gamestop, why would you even bother to order from Amazon and risk it?

#1101 Zaku77

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

Because I spent $10 for the one from amazon, and I spent $40 for the one from gamestop. I can also easily return the beat up one to gamestop, as the other 3 copies they had when I got mine were all trashed. It's not like one more would really hurt anything. haha

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#1102 ivana89

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:35 PM

Because I spent $10 for the one from amazon, and I spent $40 for the one from gamestop. I can also easily return the beat up one to gamestop, as the other 3 copies they had when I got mine were all trashed. It's not like one more would really hurt anything. haha


P2:IS for $10 from amazon? how did you do that? used copy from amazon warehouse deals? was the only defect a (potentially) squashed outer box, but everything else OK/complete; ie: shrink-wrapped CD & game in case w/manual, cover art, non-scratched UMD? TIA.

nothing shows up in AWD:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA2L77EE7U53NWQ&field-keywords=persona+2&x=0&y=0

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#1103 Kenshindono

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:28 PM

Has anyone had experience with Solatorobo yet? Definitely interested in the game but still not sure on the purchase.


I havent seen my Amazon copy yet, but i went to a couple gamestops and picked up 2 sealed copies from them just in case it comes in damaged from Amazon. The packaging looks pretty neat, im not sure what it comes with, or why its so large. Anyone know whats actually in it? Im not opening mine up yet. I do think 35 bucks is kinda ridiculous for a DS game in this day and age though. These things should be 20 bucks tops unless theyre collectors editions

by the way i also got 2 sealed mint copies of Persona 2 from gamestops as well just in case. I dont think my amazon orders here yet. Im wondering if i should keep at least one extra for now since theyre really mint. Not sure if this game will drop in price or rise later on.

I did find this article which sucks:
http://www.destructo...ly-212569.phtml

im getting tired of US releases getting edited. What the hell? Disgaea 4 kinda pissed me off, now this? Why the hell do they keep doing this crap? They dont even give a real reason


P2:IS for $10 from amazon? how did you do that? used copy from amazon warehouse deals? was the only defect a (potentially) squashed outer box, but everything else OK/complete; ie: shrink-wrapped CD & game in case w/manual, cover art, non-scratched UMD? TIA.

nothing shows up in AWD:
http://www.amazon.co...rsona 2&x=0&y=0


He probably had some credit is my guess.

#1104 Zbornak

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:34 PM

Has anyone had experience with Solatorobo yet? Definitely interested in the game but still not sure on the purchase.


It depends on what you're looking for in a game. If you don't mind a game that's easy and simple in gameplay and structure, Solatorobo is very charming and quirky. It's a mission-based action-RPG with a unique battle system based around picking up your foes and slamming them into each other or the ground. It's about as deep as a puddle, but it's unique and fun to play.
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#1105 62t

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:39 PM

I did find this article which sucks:
http://www.destructo...ly-212569.phtml

im getting tired of US releases getting edited. What the hell? Disgaea 4 kinda pissed me off, now this? Why the hell do they keep doing this crap? They dont even give a real reason


One one cared when Atlus cut the mahjong mini game from Devil Summoner. People just gave Atlus a free pass

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#1106 Kotomine

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:45 PM

For anyone who might be interested, XSEED Games now has an online store.

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#1107 Masterkyo

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:50 PM

For anyone who might be interested, XSEED Games now has an online store.


No one here wanna pay full MSRP and Shipping cost!
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#1108 Kotomine

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:52 PM

No one here wanna pay full MSRP and Shipping cost!

Stop screaming at me! *runs away*

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#1109 eau

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:04 PM

No one here wanna pay full MSRP and Shipping cost!

Shipping seems to be free but order minimum is $20. No tax neither except for CA residents.

Not a bad option if you want your products without damage (especially those premium box package) since you're buying from Xseed directly and you can work with the people there via support. They are a low volume manufacturer store so hopefully they can work with you on this.
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#1110 Zaku77

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:07 PM

Yes, I had credit on one of my accounts. Persona 2 for $10 is instant win lol

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