Worst Online Game Retailer 2012
Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:55 AM
In fact im not sure which to vote between those two. Gamestop is.. well, Gamestop. Theyre horrible and getting a used game from them is usually a crapshoot. But at least you can return the stuff to the brick store relatively easily. Toys R US is just a friggin mess. The whole store seems to be stuck in the 90's or something with how they do stuff. I dont think they understand how the internet works
damn tough one
Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:18 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:28 PM
The first game I ordered from them they shipped and it never made it out of the UK (lost in some postal office). Took me 2 weeks and a faxed, signed letter saying I didn't receive the item in order to get my money back.
The second item I ordered had my order canceled about a week after the order was placed.
The third item came through without issue pretty quickly.
The last item I ordered was a "limited edition" but instead I was shipped a standard edition and their listing was changed to the standard after I had placed the order (some people will remember this one).
Thus, I am done with Zavvi.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:55 PM
Namco Bandai for their Ni No Kuni f*ck up.[/B].
That happened in 2013, this vote is for 2012...
Anyway, I'm going with Play-Asia, I love their selection but the prices and shipping are almost always a deal breaker for me.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:08 PM
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:47 PM
I preordered Yakuza Dead Souls for $39.99 and then waited over a month still no game. They didn't even ship it. I cancelled it and then a a few days later, two people I know that also preordered, it finally shipped. I emailed them afterwards saying since they've yet to refund my money(as they charged me already through Paypal) could they reinstate my purchase so I could get the game as they have copies in finally. Nope. For wasting over a month of my time I thought they'd atleast do this courtesy. It was a week later when my money was returned to Paypal.
I saved $20 since I got it for $20 in the future, but I will never purchase from DeepDiscount again.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:45 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:07 PM
Gamestop sent me a used copy of prey with a ribbed condom in the case.I don't need to say anymore.
Holy crap. Are you completely serious? That's the best laugh I've had in a while.
Even though I originally nominated Amazon, I may have to go ahead and vote for TRU, since their abysmal shipping fees have cockblocked pretty much every good deal they've ever had on their website short of the rare ultra-steep collector's edition price drop.
Gamestop deserves all the hate they get (especially if they're mailing out ribbed condoms in games) but their website has never screwed me over... until their recent $20 off God of War Saga coupon absolutely would not work for me online, forcing me to go to an actual store, where I was at least lucky enough to find a sealed copy.
Looking back, Amazon has always treated me well at least. And on the one occasion they did send me the wrong product - the CE for Arkham Asylum on PS3 when I requested 360 - they made the swap totally painless. I wouldn't call them the "worst" online retailer, but they are definitely the "biggest disappointment," which perhaps is worthy of its own category. Their once-hot deals on non-digital games have almost completely disappeared, though they've had some passable lightning deals lately.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:28 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:06 PM
No online store alienates gamers more than Toys R Us. They have THE WORST shipping charges on the web for games. Why is a game $9 for shipping?
The worst part is that games and game accessories are excluded from EVERY free shipping promo on their site. They usually have spend $xx.xx and shipping is free. Then in the fine print, it excludes video games. WHY? That's ALL it excludes! Really?! A swing set or turtle sandbox ships free but not a game? They don't even make their games shop runner eligible.
I can't count how many times I've been about to take part in one of their deals only to see shipping raise the price by $15.
Reposting for reminder.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:52 PM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:51 AM