Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:23 AM
Man eff this BS! I saw this post and went to a GS to grab NinjaBlade. Store indicated they had a new copy in stock. Upon arriving, I didn't see it 'spined' in the new section. I overlooked it b/c it had their generic GS artwork inside the case. No manual. For a second I wondered if the artwork, and manual were bundled with the disc, a stupid thought I know..wasn't the case. The lady then said she would take 10% off as 'shop worn' I politely declined and was heading out.
I glanced at the pre-owned section and bam! A spined copy hit me straight in the face. I took that up to the register and said this works out better b/c its a $1 cheaper and has the artwork and manual. She then proceeded to tell me I could have that case and manual and she would still give me the new disc. Not wanting to argue of 50 cents, I said fine. She left the disc in the white paper CD holder and put it inside the case. I figured in my head she wanted to get rid of her new copy and was going to replace the dummy artwork that was 'new' as 'pre-owned' a win win for her..
I just sat down to log the game into my spreadsheet, was taking the disc out of the paper holder and this thing looks like it was sent thru the ringer! My bad for not checking it, but I've NEVER seen gutted 'new' discs in this kind of shape..Now, since I was visiting family today where I bought it, I have to go to another store. I peeled off all the pre-owned stickers. If this new store tries to tell me that the shop worn discount is on there so I must have known about the disc, I am going to raise holy hell and point to a little puncture in the case and the tattered manual as that was the reason. This just sucks, never thought I'd have to check the back of a 'new' disc, gutted or not. Lesson learned!!