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#3391 kodave

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

Received another damaged hardcover graphic novel mailed in a plastic bag. :( I hope Hastings changes their minds on their packaging.


That sucks. What book was it?


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

I just ordered Kane and Lynch: Dead Men from them previously viewed. The $.96 shipping works on PV, which surprised me. Ended up being $4.07 shipped. I beat the game already, but have been wanting to play it again. I haven't ordered a previously viewed game from them I don't think, so I am interested to see how it arrives. It's cheap enough, so as long as it plays I don't care if it has packaging or anything.

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#3393 merchie89

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

Having some crappy shipping for the first time in awhile. Item shipped from Tulsa, which is like 7 hours from me, then it went down to Dallas and sits there.

It has taken about 4 days for item to get through 2 sort facilities. Is "packaging services" first class or parcel post? If its parcel, it makes sense that it takes a week and goes backwards
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

Having some crappy shipping for the first time in awhile. Item shipped from Tulsa, which is like 7 hours from me, then it went down to Dallas and sits there.

It has taken about 4 days for item to get through 2 sort facilities. Is "packaging services" first class or parcel post? If its parcel, it makes sense that it takes a week and goes backwards


It's what USPS shows for media mail on their tracking. I don't know if that's always been the case, but it seems to be what they do now. It might also include parcel post. And I think USPS had to shutter a number of sorting locations last year so things might have to take routes that don't make a lot of sense to you but probably make some sense in terms of bulk shipping.


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

well it said it left Tulsa at like 9 pm on the 24th...and didnt arrive in Dallas till the 26th. Takes 1.5 days to go like 300 miles BOOO!!!!!

UPDATE: just went through Des Moines so will be here tomorrow. Technically only will take 4 days, but seems like an odd route.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

well it said it left Tulsa at like 9 pm on the 24th...and didnt arrive in Dallas till the 26th. Takes 1.5 days to go like 300 miles BOOO!!!!!

UPDATE: just went through Des Moines so will be here tomorrow. Technically only will take 4 days, but seems like an odd route.


On the flip side of your experience, I placed an order Monday evening and then another one on Tuesday morning. Last night, I received the Monday order and one item from the Tuesday order. Pretty awesome, I was very happy to see them so early.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

That sucks. What book was it?


Jason Aaron's Incredible Hulk OHC. As far as commenting on Facebook, i don't have a facebook account, but last time i got a damaged book i emailed their customer service and they helped me, but they didn't mention anything about their plastic bag shipping method.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

Had a bad experience with them (First time actually in 2 years since Ive used them). During the 33% off deal last weekened, Ordered 2x Game of Thrones for the Xbox. Didnt get my first order until a full week later. When I called up for the 2nd GoT, it was "recalled" back for "unknown" reasons, No explanations was giving. When i asked again, the Customer rep said Who knows... I wont be ordering 2 of the same items from them ever again

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:56 PM

Ive ordered thousands of items from them, and rarely do things not come complete. Infact, I think Ive only once or twice had used come incomplete for movies/dvd sets. Usually the games I get are complete too, but the most common occurrence seems that it doesnt come with the manual. More likely is the item coming in poor condition, but that is less than 10% for me too...

They send wrong versions,come dirty,incomplete,smashed so i avoid. I had stuff never come to... Be warned...

#3400 Squarehard

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:34 PM

They send wrong versions,come dirty,incomplete,smashed so i avoid. I had stuff never come to... Be warned...


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#3401 Dark_Sage

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:35 PM

Yeah, hamok's full of shit. I don't mean to say that lightly, he's absolutely lying. 80% of what I buy comes in "poor" condition. It's still a good enough bargain for me to continue shopping there, but 10%? What's he buying, bricks?

#3402 Squarehard

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:47 PM

Yeah, hamok's full of shit. I don't mean to say that lightly, he's absolutely lying. 80% of what I buy comes in "poor" condition. It's still a good enough bargain for me to continue shopping there, but 10%? What's he buying, bricks?


I don't know if numbers are really that high, nor can I speak for his experiences and say if he's right or wrong.

I will say that more than the majority of everything I get is indeed in great or better condition (PV excluded). I say my rate of things arriving in complete and also great condition is about 70%-80%, with the rest not arriving in the most desirable condition, but the great part of why I do keep shopping at Hastings is due to their awesome customer service and not having to worry about getting a refund if I do get a piece of junk, since they also pay for shipping back if they want it back. So it's really not much more of a hassle to me. And we have to remember the nature of Used anyways, so there is always going to be a range in quality and condition. Unfortunately Hastings does not have a set in requirement of what they take in except for if the discs work and also check for the basics such as case, manual, and discs. They just pop it into a disc checker and if it plays they'll take it in as used. They are however working on a more central method of taking in trade ins that will go out to all the stores to help ensure a higher quality of Used products being taken in, so hopefully that will help a bit with the inconsistency of what some people get as opposed to others.

It's unfortunately going to be YMMV with everybody's experience, but that's just how my experience is like and I order pretty often from Hastings, so I have a decent sample size for my own reference. I don't buy bricks, but I do buy tons of DVDs and a few games here and there, and with a different sale each and every week (sometimes a few in the same week), you can imagine how many orders one can compile with these sales, so don't count out how many things people are buying from Hastings. I think in this month alone I have about 20 different orders from Hastings. I'm just a very impulsive guy. ^__^
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:59 PM

im 100 percent so far in my experiences w them

#3404 Dark_Sage

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:06 AM

I don't know if numbers are really that high, nor can I speak for his experiences and say if he's right or wrong.

I will say that more than the majority of everything I get is indeed in great or better condition (PV excluded). I say my rate of things arriving in complete and also great condition is about 70%-80%, with the rest not arriving in the most desirable condition, but the great part of why I do keep shopping at Hastings is due to their awesome customer service and not having to worry about getting a refund if I do get a piece of junk, since they also pay for shipping back if they want it back. So it's really not much more of a hassle to me. And we have to remember the nature of Used anyways, so there is always going to be a range in quality and condition. Unfortunately Hastings does not have a set in requirement of what they take in except for if the discs work and also check for the basics such as case, manual, and discs. They just pop it into a disc checker and if it plays they'll take it in as used. They are however working on a more central method of taking in trade ins that will go out to all the stores to help ensure a higher quality of Used products being taken in, so hopefully that will help a bit with the inconsistency of what some people get as opposed to others.

It's unfortunately going to be YMMV with everybody's experience, but that's just how my experience is like and I order pretty often from Hastings, so I have a decent sample size for my own reference. I don't buy bricks, but I do buy tons of DVDs and a few games here and there, and with a different sale each and every week (sometimes a few in the same week), you can imagine how many orders one can compile with these sales, so don't count out how many things people are buying from Hastings. I think in this month alone I have about 20 different orders from Hastings. I'm just a very impulsive guy. ^__^


I have bought over one thousand manga from Hastings in addition to numerous DVDs and games.

The stickers prevent the book's colors from fading along with the rest so it looks weird, books are frequently torn, there's often black marker on the pages, and the bindings are quite scuffed. I have about 40 dupes from their incompetent shelving practices. Perhaps you just have low standards.

#3405 RoMee

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:15 AM

Perhaps you just have low standards.


To take advantage of the low prices at gohastings, low standards should be a requirement.

#3406 Dark_Sage

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:18 AM

To take advantage of the low prices at gohastings, low standards should be a requirement.


Oh trust me, I'm willing to accept the poor quality from Hastings in exchange for the prices I get things at, but I'm not going to pretend like they're giving me a good product.

#3407 Squarehard

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:31 AM

Perhaps you just have low standards.


I guess the difference is that you're ordering books and I'm ordering DVDs and games, which I have never really had much problems with. And my standards are definitely not low since I'm actually pretty picky with my selection of games. And I really don't appreciate how you feel you have to have the last word on this subject matter when I wasn't even trying to make an argument. I was simply stating my experience and the facts of how they do business. I don't think you really have the right to judge others on their judgement or anything to that matter. I'm not really sure how much more neutral I could have been with my comment, but it appears the only opinion on their quality or condition can come from you, and everyone else who has an experience "just have low standards".

I'm not sure if you intended your comment to be so shallow and manipulative, but unfortunately it ended up that way, and I apologize if you didn't mean it to.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:49 AM

I'm pretty sure the future of this thread is going to be complaints about the crappy shipping bags with no protection for the item.

Today I got two paperback books in those plastic shipping bags with zero padding. One had the whole bottom corner of the book bent (cover and pages). The other was just bent every which way wise and had it bent a little more in one spot the spine probably would have broken. I am fairly confident these books would have arrived in much better condition had they been packaged and shipped properly. I am hoping that if I put a lot of large and heavy books on top of these for a while, I can undo most of the bending.

I don't think those bags are acceptable shipping solutions 95% of the time, but I could understand the logic behind thinking they'd be good for hard or solid items - video games cases, hardcover books, etc. But paperback books? Are you freaking kidding me? The bubble mailer items I get usually have the bubble mailer beat up and ripped to shreds, and now Hastings is going to put nearly unprotected books through that process?

I mean, if they're that concerned about saving pennies per shipment, maybe they should just forgo any packaging and just tape mailing labels onto the products themselves.

I also got an oversized hardcover book today from Hastings. This is my third attempt at trying to get a decent copy of it. In my first attempt, a Hastings employee ripped off the sticker and the bottom of the spine and slapped it on the invoice. The sticker was like a price sticker and not that green sticker. I've never had that happen before. In the process it ripped the bottom of the dust jacket because this dust jacket is more paper-y and not a glossy/plastic type situation. I reordered the book and got another copy. This time it came with a green sticker at the bottom I was able to remove the sticker myself, but the sticker still caused a little damage even though I was as careful as possible in removing it. I decided this was better than the tears on the first copy's dust jacket, so I returned the first copy with its invoice to show them what the heck some employee did. With the 40% off, I decided to try my luck again with this book to see if I could get a better, cleaner copy and dispose of the other one on eBay. Well, this third copy arrived (thankfully in a giant bubble mailers), but this time there was no sticker at the bottom of the spine. However, the spine was once again torn up meaning there was a sticker there and either an employee removed it or someone else removed it and returned the book. On top of that, the dust jacket is on the very of ripping apart where it folds into the book. This copy is the worst of the three I've received, and I will definitely be returning it once more. This is now the second time I've had horrible luck with Hastings and multiple orders of an oversized book. I ordered two or three copies of the book Marvel Chronicle: A Year by Year Visual History and all two or three copies were in shit shape because the box casing was ripped and falling apart on all of them. Now I have this other situation on my hands. Previously I had ordered several used Marvel Omnibus titles from them in the fall of 09 I believe and they all arrived in great shape. I also ordered a used copy of DC Chronicle several months back and that arrived like new - possibly brand new. But again, its just crappy conditions for these oversized books. I'm not going to attempt to order this title I'm having trouble with again because at this point I feel like I'll just get back one of the copies I returned. Hastings advertises their products on Amazon and eBay as a blanket "Very Good" and I think I read somewhere once that they want their used products to be "gift giving quality" even. These books have not reached those quality standards and would likely have resulted in a dispute/negative feedback on eBay or Amazon. It's fine if they want to sell these books and make money and surely someone will want them even at their less-than-Very-Good condition, but they need to mark and sell them as such in the first place. If they did that, they'd stop wasting my time and their time and money.

But in some potentially good news: I'd suggest people go to the Video Games category, click All Games on the left, then at the top, choose your console of choice. Again at the top, choose New as the product condition. Then sort the results from low to high. They have at least a couple of pages per console of New games priced at $4.96. A lot of the Rock Band Track Packs. Some other good games too. Obviously some not good games. I managed to order the Drawn to Life Collection for NDS for under $6 shipped. Assuming it ships, that's a pretty damn good deal. Some items seem to be sold out by now (I saw they had a new Rock Band 3 keyboard priced at ~$9 but its sold out), so please don't complain too hard about that.

Of course, what are the odds that game ships to me in a plastic bag and the case cracks during shipment? ;)


#3409 Squarehard

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:01 AM

I'm pretty sure the future of this thread is going to be complaints about the crappy shipping bags with no protection for the item.

Today I got two paperback books in those plastic shipping bags with zero padding. One had the whole bottom corner of the book bent (cover and pages). The other was just bent every which way wise and had it bent a little more in one spot the spine probably would have broken. I am fairly confident these books would have arrived in much better condition had they been packaged and shipped properly. I am hoping that if I put a lot of large and heavy books on top of these for a while, I can undo most of the bending.

I don't think those bags are acceptable shipping solutions 95% of the time, but I could understand the logic behind thinking they'd be good for hard or solid items - video games cases, hardcover books, etc. But paperback books? Are you freaking kidding me? The bubble mailer items I get usually have the bubble mailer beat up and ripped to shreds, and now Hastings is going to put nearly unprotected books through that process?

I mean, if they're that concerned about saving pennies per shipment, maybe they should just forgo any packaging and just tape mailing labels onto the products themselves.

I also got an oversized hardcover book today from Hastings. This is my third attempt at trying to get a decent copy of it. In my first attempt, a Hastings employee ripped off the sticker and the bottom of the spine and slapped it on the invoice. The sticker was like a price sticker and not that green sticker. I've never had that happen before. In the process it ripped the bottom of the dust jacket because this dust jacket is more paper-y and not a glossy/plastic type situation. I reordered the book and got another copy. This time it came with a green sticker at the bottom I was able to remove the sticker myself, but the sticker still caused a little damage even though I was as careful as possible in removing it. I decided this was better than the tears on the first copy's dust jacket, so I returned the first copy with its invoice to show them what the heck some employee did. With the 40% off, I decided to try my luck again with this book to see if I could get a better, cleaner copy and dispose of the other one on eBay. Well, this third copy arrived (thankfully in a giant bubble mailers), but this time there was no sticker at the bottom of the spine. However, the spine was once again torn up meaning there was a sticker there and either an employee removed it or someone else removed it and returned the book. On top of that, the dust jacket is on the very of ripping apart where it folds into the book. This copy is the worst of the three I've received, and I will definitely be returning it once more. This is now the second time I've had horrible luck with Hastings and multiple orders of an oversized book. I ordered two or three copies of the book Marvel Chronicle: A Year by Year Visual History and all two or three copies were in shit shape because the box casing was ripped and falling apart on all of them. Now I have this other situation on my hands. Previously I had ordered several used Marvel Omnibus titles from them in the fall of 09 I believe and they all arrived in great shape. I also ordered a used copy of DC Chronicle several months back and that arrived like new - possibly brand new. But again, its just crappy conditions for these oversized books. I'm not going to attempt to order this title I'm having trouble with again because at this point I feel like I'll just get back one of the copies I returned. Hastings advertises their products on Amazon and eBay as a blanket "Very Good" and I think I read somewhere once that they want their used products to be "gift giving quality" even. These books have not reached those quality standards and would likely have resulted in a dispute/negative feedback on eBay or Amazon. It's fine if they want to sell these books and make money and surely someone will want them even at their less-than-Very-Good condition, but they need to mark and sell them as such in the first place. If they did that, they'd stop wasting my time and their time and money.

But in some potentially good news: I'd suggest people go to the Video Games category, click All Games on the left, then at the top, choose your console of choice. Again at the top, choose New as the product condition. Then sort the results from low to high. They have at least a couple of pages per console of New games priced at $4.96. A lot of the Rock Band Track Packs. Some other good games too. Obviously some not good games. I managed to order the Drawn to Life Collection for NDS for under $6 shipped. Assuming it ships, that's a pretty damn good deal. Some items seem to be sold out by now (I saw they had a new Rock Band 3 keyboard priced at ~$9 but its sold out), so please don't complain too hard about that.


I've talked extensively with the supervisor today about the poly mailers, and he got back to me once already after he contacted the higher ups about the issue, and now he and the higher ups are going to be doing some research and looking into the problem, and I will have more for you guys next week when I speak to them about it, and maybe other information. I didn't find out a whole lot about the whole poly mailer issues today, but I am sure I will have a lot more information next week when I talk to the supervisor again. But be assured during the talk the issue was definitely brought up, and I also mentioned specifically the types of issues that have been going on with these new shippers they are using.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:06 AM

I've been very pleased with my orders from Hastings. I just went back and checked and I've gotten 24 games from them since 2009. Mostly 360 but a couple of DS, PS2 and xbox games as well. All of the games worked, 22 out of 24 included case and manual and were in very good condition. 2 of them only had the case (no manual) and 1 of those had a crack in the case.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:14 AM

I've talked extensively with the supervisor today about the poly mailers, and he got back to me once already after he contacted the higher ups about the issue, and now he and the higher ups are going to be doing some research and looking into the problem, and I will have more for you guys next week when I speak to them about it, and maybe other information. I didn't find out a whole lot about the whole poly mailer issues today, but I am sure I will have a lot more information next week when I talk to the supervisor again. But be assured during the talk the issue was definitely brought up, and I also mentioned specifically the types of issues that have been going on with these new shippers they are using.


I don't think the issue is too hard to grasp by the general public and Hastings knows exactly what their doing with this poly bag nonsense. On Amazon right now you can get 100 of those poly mailers for ~$6. For the mathematically challenged, that's $0.06 a mailer. Assuming Hastings can buy them in much much larger bulk, their price is even less than that. 4x8 Kraft bubble mailers on Amazon can go for around $0.18 if you buy 500 at once. If Hastings can get these even just 1/3rd cheaper than the general public through their channels (I wager they can do better than 1/3rd off retail prices on their shipping materials), they're maybe paying $0.12 a bubble mailer and $0.04 cents a poly bag. That's a savings of $0.08 per shipment. That's $8000 in Hastings pocket for every 100,000 shipments. Now, is that savings worth it if they're paying return shipping on a bunch of items damaged by poly mailers that could have possibly be prevented by more secure packaging? I won't even take a stab at it, but out of all of my internet shopping from Amazon to Best Buy to eBay to Hastings, I rarely do any returns with other companies (if I do returns, its usually with Amazon because of dishonest Marketplace sellers) but I've returned a ton of stuff to Hastings. And I can't be the only one out there who cares how my money is spent and want what I paid for. There can't be that many people out there that shrug and say "Fuck it, close enough" and accept an unnecessarily damaged or incorrect item from Hastings. But I wager that's what Hastings is banking on - that the costs of having items damaged in transit, even if it increases because of poly bags, still nets Hastings a savings versus paying more for padded mailers.


#3412 Squarehard

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:19 AM

I don't think the issue is too hard to grasp. On Amazon right now you can get 100 of those poly mailers for ~$6. For the mathematically challenged, that's $0.06 a mailer. Assuming Hastings can buy them in much much larger bulk, their price is even less than that. 4x8 Kraft bubble mailers on Amazon can go for around $0.18 if you buy 500 at once. If Hastings can get these even just 1/3rd cheaper than the general public through their channels, they're maybe paying $0.12 a bubble mailer and $0.04 cents a poly bag. That's a savings of $0.08 per shipment. That's $8000 in Hastings pocket for every 100,000 shipments. Now, is that savings worth it if they're paying return shipping on a bunch of items damaged by poly mailers that could have possibly be prevented by more secure packaging? I won't even take a stab at it, but out of all of my internet shopping from Amazon to Best Buy to eBay to Hastings, I rarely do many returns with other companies but I've returned a ton of stuff to Hastings. And I can't be the only one out there who cares how my money is spent and want what I paid for. There can't be that many people out there that shrug and say "Fuck it, close enough" and accept an unnecessarily damaged or incorrect item from Hastings. But I wager that's what Hastings is banking on - that the costs of having items damaged in transit, even if it increases because of poly bags, still nets Hastings a savings versus paying more for padded mailers.


Indeed it's not really a hard issue to figure out, but the most important part I wanted to address is getting them to at least change to poly bubble mailers if they are going this route. Poly bubble mailers are a little more expensive than regular poly bags, but are cheaper than regular Bubble Mailers, so that was really the main point for the conversation. I wanted to try and find out exactly how permanent of a change this is or if there is a way to possibly find a different solution we can all walk away with happily from. Of course there will still be a stretch of poly mailers they have already purchased, but any step in the right direction is a good one if possible. Hoping for the best.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:22 AM

Indeed it's not really a hard issue to figure out, but the most important part I wanted to address is getting them to at least change to poly bubble mailers if they are going this route. Poly bubble mailers are a little more expensive than regular poly bags, but are cheaper than regular Bubble Mailers, so that was really the main point for the conversation. I wanted to try and find out exactly how permanent of a change this is or if there is a way to possibly find a different solution we can all walk away with happily from. Of course there will still be a stretch of poly mailers they have already purchased, but any step in the right direction is a good one if possible. Hoping for the best.


Again, I think Hastings knows exactly what they're doing. Someone there did all of the calculations (you'd hope) and figured this would save them money. And if they've already ordered 100,000 poly bags I don't think they're going to turn around and dump them in the trash because some of us complained on CAG. I think they'd have to be losing money in a very noticeable way before they changed back to a more protected mailing method. I think we'll be at the mercy of the USPS' machines, bins and human handlers for a very long time with these poly bags.


#3414 Squarehard

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:24 AM

I don't think I mentioned them dumping the ones they already purchased, and I actually said they would have to use the ones they already purchased too. I know one man can't change the world, but at least I can try to make a dent, so stop being so cynical you bastard! :D
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:30 AM

I don't think I mentioned them dumping the ones they already purchased, and I actually said they would have to use the ones they already purchased too. I know one man can't change the world, but at least I can try to make a dent, so stop being so cynical you bastard! :D


Right I didn't mean to imply you did and you said there would be a "stretch." I guess my point is that I think its going to be more than a "stretch" if someone already made the decision to make a major change to their shipping practices like this.


#3416 Squarehard

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:35 AM

Right I didn't mean to imply you did and you said there would be a "stretch." I guess my point is that I think its going to be more than a "stretch" if someone already made the decision to make a major change to their shipping practices like this.


I guess "stretch" was probably too much of an understatement, so my fault. :bouncy:

I guess the whole ECA thing has desensitized you forever on big companies. ;D
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:44 AM

I guess "stretch" was probably too much of an understatement, so my fault. :bouncy:

I guess the whole ECA thing has desensitized you forever on big companies. ;D


No that ECA shit was just extreme negligence if not intentional. Those people are scum.

Hastings is a business and I appreciate that. They do seem like they care about providing good services and products, but they're a business and businesses have to make money. Things aren't so hot in their industry right now so I understand the need to find savings somewhere. And I think like any good business they have to tow the line between mostly satisfied customers and making money. Will poly bags keep them there? I'm thinking probably not, at least when it comes to books and possibly things with cases that will crack. But who knows. Its all in the mathematical and financial breakdown.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:06 AM

Yeah, hamok's full of shit. I don't mean to say that lightly, he's absolutely lying. 80% of what I buy comes in "poor" condition. It's still a good enough bargain for me to continue shopping there, but 10%? What's he buying, bricks?


Yes, I am full of shit because my experiences differ from yours in an obvious YMMV situation ::rolls eyes::

I order about 60% tv box sets, 10% dvds, 25% blurays, and the other 5% is made up of other (books/games). Ive ordered over thousands of items from them, several hundred in the past three months and have had to return/get a refund for maybe 1 in 10. Most of those are in the box set area. Im VERY picky about condition because Im a perfectionist when it comes to my collection. I dont mind a light scratch here and there, but I dont like torn up stuff, cause theres no fixing that to look good on a shelf. I very occasionally accept less than optimal condition from hastings because I know the nature of the business of used, but 80% of the items I get from them are LIKE NEW or NEW/SEALED. I also resell a lot after watching to recoup some of my costs, so I will not take poor condition stuff because I cant resell it after Im done watching it.

Obviously Im full of shit cause I have had better experiences than you...

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:39 AM

Never had any problems with any game I've bought from GoHastings. I've never bought a "Previously Viewed" title, seems too risky for me. If it is damaged or missing the case/instructions I think they are more likely to list it as "Previously Viewed."

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:07 AM

Never had any problems with any game I've bought from GoHastings. I've never bought a "Previously Viewed" title, seems too risky for me. If it is damaged or missing the case/instructions I think they are more likely to list it as "Previously Viewed."


That's not how it works. Previously Viewed are ex-rentals. Nothing more, nothing less. And as I learned today from Squarehard, Hastings apparently can't put ex-rentals that are purchased then traded back in as Previously Viewed. They have to go into the system as used. If a used item is missing the instructions, its still going to be sold as a used item.