I'm the same way usually when I get a used game, though I don't go to quite those lengths. But I DO remove any stickers from whatever store I bought them from. Then I use those same stickers to remove any residue by peeling and resticking the stickers over and over.
As for using "microfiber" cloth versus a shirt or another soft cloth to wipe down the discs I've found that as long as you're gentle there are zero issues with using a shirt or other cloth to wipe discs down....well at least Blu-Rays anyway. If you're talking about a standard DVD or CD, then yeah, anything other than one of those microfiber cloths may scratch the crap out of them.
Oh and FYI: I've seen the folks at places like GS using Windex on a game disc before. I don't know if the chemicals in that stuff does anything to discs, but it sure makes them shine.
HAH OCD gamers of the world unite =P I dont knwo about BD's. Im talking about classic CD/DVD games. Particuallry those horrible black bottom PS1 disks that get scratched if you look at them funny.
Im not sure about windex. It does seem to clean stuff well but im concerned about residue either damaging the disk, particularly on old CD ones and delaminating them, or just residue building up and getting off onto the lens. Hence my wash-alcohol bath-rinse method
I don't care about the amazon defense force, the fact that these amazon banning stories are so common and can be read all over the internet is enough for me to say their tablet initiative.
Investing in a hardware platform like that could mean spending a huge amount of money with that company on digital goods - i simply do not want to risk any future problems a year or more from now that I might have with amazon.com physical purchases causing my account to just be banned without notice or warning, and losing access to all of that content.
I fucking hate apple. With a passion. But this amazon banning bullshit? It's enough to make me consider an overpriced ipad instead of a kindle fire.
Again, I don't care if this happened to one person or a thousand people, or 50 thousand people, the fact that this is real, acceptable customer service policy by amazon is enough to turn me off to them in a HUGE way.
Ya.. Im amazed how many people are flaming the OP. Who knows, maybe theres more to the story, but any policy where they can just say 'hey, we'll cancel your account and you cant use or buy shit from us for whatever reason we want' is BS. Especially with stuff like the Kindle. Personally, ive never done half the shady crap im seeing some people post here, but I HAVE returned quite a few items because they were damaged in shipping.. how the
is that my fault that Amazon cant package their shit right? Dont sent expensive art books in a god damn bubble mailer
Edited by Kenshindono, 23 October 2011 - 11:33 AM.