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#1921 Spyder187   Scratch & Sniff! Banned   2473 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2011 - 04:44 PM

If you have any sense, you can google, bing, or whatever search engine you may use to see how to bridge your 360 or ps3 to a wireless pc without giving this fraud any of your hard earned money.
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#1922 donssword   Gaming longer than u CAGiversary!   1684 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:45 PM

If you have any sense, you can google, bing, or whatever search engine you may use to see how to bridge your 360 or ps3 to a wireless pc without giving this fraud any of your hard earned money.


Relax. Drink a beer. It may not be the deal for you, but bridging boxes are cool, esp if you have old hardware, a wired LAN, or can't drop an Ethernet cable. The MS and MadCatz boxes ain't cheap, and this one is. $20 is a lot cheaper than a high quality wireless router.

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#1923 scottman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2877 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:00 PM

For a minute, I misread this as for the official n adapter, but should have known he wouldn't have such a good deal.

This is some unbranded adapter. At one point he describes it as "from madcatz" and later says it is just "extremely similar" to the madcatz adapter without branding. So who knows what you are actually getting. Maybe factory seconds or some knockoff. I'm surprised this guy has been allowed to hock his stuff here for so long.

#1924 shady859   Big Blue Nation CAGiversary!   7283 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:13 PM

For a minute, I misread this as for the official n adapter, but should have known he wouldn't have such a good deal.

This is some unbranded adapter. At one point he describes it as "from madcatz" and later says it is just "extremely similar" to the madcatz adapter without branding. So who knows what you are actually getting. Maybe factory seconds or some knockoff. I'm surprised this guy has been allowed to hock his stuff here for so long.



Ditto, the sites a scam. I though it was gonna be the real one till I clicked and saw the Madcatz model.... Then you read and not at all surprised it was a knockoff 3rd party. He sold fake Wii controllers as well.

#1925 bickle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   711 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

If it bears any similarity at all to the madcatz adapter, stay far, far away. I did not heed this warning when there was a deal last year on it, and it was a complete waste of money. I've configured a lot of devices and a lot of routers but I could not get a connection at all. I ended up returning it for a different bridge And was able to get a rock solid connection in minutes. It really felt like the config software was from a buggy early build.

#1926 drfrielgood   www.gamedealdaily.com CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:44 PM

I've sold about 200 of these, with about a 5% return rate. Some customers haven't been able to get them set up, but I was shown the YouTube video by one of my customers and it seems to really help people out. No, these aren't the official Microsoft N Adapters, but those are $60+. No, they aren't the Madcatz adapters, but those are $40. This is functionally on par with the Madcatz adapters at half the price.

Thanks for the orders today, it's been a good seller! I'll get them in the mail before the weekend.
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#1927 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   47964 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:52 PM

In technical terms, it's not a wireless adapter, it's a wireless bridge, as I corrected the thread title to match what it really is, since this connects via Ethernet to the device in question and not via USB.

#1928 kburns10   You Gots to Chill CAGiversary!   1678 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:47 PM

No, these aren't the official Microsoft N Adapters, but those are $60+. No, they aren't the Madcatz adapters, but those are $40. This is functionally on par with the Madcatz adapters at half the price.


True, but the Microsoft ones work great. It took me forever to finally break down and buy one, but Best Buy has opened items for discounted prices all the time. Found an opened N adapter there and haven't looked back since. Rarely have issues with my connection anymore.

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#1929 drfrielgood   www.gamedealdaily.com CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:06 PM

True, but the Microsoft ones work great. It took me forever to finally break down and buy one, but Best Buy has opened items for discounted prices all the time. Found an opened N adapter there and haven't looked back since. Rarely have issues with my connection anymore.


I agree, I use a Microsoft one myself. But for someone looking for a cheaper alternative, this one is an option.
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#1930 drfrielgood   www.gamedealdaily.com CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:01 PM

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#1931 kingkiller33   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   320 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:15 PM

$4.99 for shipping?? I'll pass.

#1932 ijustw1n   Banned Banned   1270 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:19 PM

Shipping kills it. Not just because it's $4.99 but also because I know it doesn't take close to that to ship. I can do it media mail for $2 or under and I even can do a small box of any weight for $4.95, hell it can be a box full of rocks that ships cheaper than this.

#1933 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:23 PM

Shipping kills it. Not just because it's $4.99 but also because I know it doesn't take close to that to ship. I can do it media mail for $2 or under and I even can do a small box of any weight for $4.95, hell it can be a box full of rocks that ships cheaper than this.

I ship a shitload of games through ebay. A 5oz game costs me $2.09 to ship first class and I buy six packs of padded envelopes for $2.50, about $.42 a piece. Thats about $2.50 to ship a game. $5 is outrageous!

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#1934 Envel   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:25 PM

Not buying another game from Dr. Fraud Good ever again. F him and F this website. Customer service is non existent

#1935 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11374 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:46 PM

Either 9.99 or less shipped or nothing for me. That's all this game is worth imo
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#1936 daminion   Bah CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:57 PM

I can do it media mail for $2 .


Video games are not media - you cant ship them media mail.

#1937 drfrielgood   www.gamedealdaily.com CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:06 AM

Video games are not media - you cant ship them media mail.


This is true. All orders through 9/8 have been shipped, including yesterday's orders of the network bridges.
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#1938 xskaxninjax   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:14 AM

Truth on the shipping. Even though games are not eligible for media mail, a first class bubble mailer at 13 oz with tracking is under $4, even if you factor in the cost of the mailer. Seeing as this game should weigh much less than that, this is pretty stupid. Even if it's a good total price for the game when you factor in shipping (and it is), the lameness of padded shipping costs turns me off.

#1939 drfrielgood   www.gamedealdaily.com CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:14 PM

Updated with today's deal on the Pirate Blast gun bundle for Nintendo Wii. The guns are actually brand new.
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#1940 Spyder187   Scratch & Sniff! Banned   2473 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:35 AM

You are still here? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.
Thinking of buying from this guy? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.
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#1941 Jay   Free and Fearless CAGiversary!   1603 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:04 AM

You are still here? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.
Thinking of buying from this guy? Go read this: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=22467.


I still don't get it why this guy gets special treatment after screwing countless customers with no merchandise,broken merchandise or bootleg stuff he still gets too stay around and sell his garbage, i mean if this were a regular member saying stuff and screwing customers they would be banned from selling but "GameDealDaily.com" somehow gets special treatment.

 


#1942 The_Lawlbringer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:55 PM

Avoid this guy at all costs. Ordered a Black Ops map pack from him and haven't received the code and am not getting any customer service response.

#1943 EDiTOR9   Huh? CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:10 PM

I've bought once from his site and received my item quickly andnit worked fine. Reading that blog makes me question ordering from here again but when I see dr. F just ignoring all of the complaints, I've got to say I'm staying away completely.

#1944 Romis   Honor Among CAGS CAGiversary!   1181 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:41 PM

Is it me or do others think sellers forget to realize sending things via email is not a guarantee that the contents will arrive or get to the intended party?

The email system is not without problems, I just went through a lengthy exchange with different seller, but after reading some of the posts here I just mention it. Why is it so hard to just put a DLC code card in an envelope and a stamp? Cost would be less than a $1

#1945 kodave   Huh. CAGiversary!   4387 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:51 PM

Is it me or do others think sellers forget to realize sending things via email is not a guarantee that the contents will arrive or get to the intended party?

The email system is not without problems, I just went through a lengthy exchange with different seller, but after reading some of the posts here I just mention it. Why is it so hard to just put a DLC code card in an envelope and a stamp? Cost would be less than a $1


Costs of sending via email:
Your time - typing the code into an email
Computer/Internet/Etc. - Chances are this guy would have a computer and pay for an internet connection anyway. Therefore his business costs on it are minimal.

Costs of sending it via mail:
Envelopes: Looks like you can get 100 envelopes for $5 on Amazon. I'm sure costs down down if you buy in bulk from other suppliers.

Stamps: I'm assuming your suggestion is to send it via regular first class mail. $0.44 a stamp for letters. But wait, that's not good enough. You need confirmation. If USPS lets you do delivery confirmation on a normal letter (not sure that they do), thats $0.80 letter. If you have to do it certified mail, that's apparently $2.85 per letter. And even these aren't full proof. Things can be scanned wrong.

Printer/Ink/Labels: 750 mailing labels that can be printed on are $7 on Amazon. Factor in extra ink you wouldn't be using when you print. You're also going to need to use those labels to print up return address labels, or pay someone to make you a custom bunch.

Time: His time is worth something and he's going to spend a lot of time printing, stuffing, sealing, etc. If you've ever had to print, stamp, and stuff envelopes for a job or internship before, you know it can take a while.

Other overhead: Much like the computer/internet, I'll assume he works a car and gas into regular routines so this doesn't cost him much.

So... Cost of sending 750 codes via email: Whatever his time is worth going through the digital process of mailing 750 emails.

Cost of sending 750 codes via mail: $37.50 for envelopes, $930 for stamps and delivery confirmation, $14+ for both address and return labels. Plus whatever his time is worth for as long as it takes him to go through this whole physical process.

You're looking at probably at least $1000 when all is said and done. Yeah maybe you can get your costs down a bit if you buy stuff in bulk or can get some kind of discount rates. Even if you consider the time spent between the two as relatively equal, that's a lot of money that's not going into his pocket.

There are ways he can cover his bases with email. He could put it on the buyer to specify the exact email address it should be sent to. I assume that's what he does anyway, tying it to whatever email address the order and account information is being sent to. Most importantly, if someone emails claiming they didn't get their email with the code, HE COULD RESPOND BACK WITHIN 24 TO 48 HOURS and then re-forward them the exact email he already sent.

But this not answering emails, forcing people to try to PM him over CAG as a last resort, etc. is all shit customer service.

So you can't fault this guy trying to run a solo business for using email to send codes, because he's probably not raking in money hand over fist in his business and those extra expenses of mailing codes clearly add up.

But you can fault him for the shit customer service and other crap thats gone on.


#1946 drfrielgood   www.gamedealdaily.com CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:45 AM

Hey guys, I just logged on tonight and wanted to post a response to these last few comments:

@The_lawlbringer - I did email a code to your purchase email address earlier this week, not sure why you haven't received it. I issued your refund earlier today when I received the request, and I PM'd you the code through CAG so you can go ahead and keep it for free.

I understand there were issues in the past where I unknowingly sold illegitimate hard drives, or overpromised and underdelivered in regards to delivery dates. I apologize for those incidents, and for the last year at least I've moved towards offering mostly brand new games and accessories, or used games that are of good quality. I've stayed far away from anything that might be fake Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo products. There really haven't been any major issues lately, but I do know that some people are understandably still upset about past experiences.

I've been trying to scale back my focus on my website to fall more in line with what I can have the time to manage. For the last month or so, I have managed to ship out orders within 3 business days of when they were purchased. I have been promoting my site on CAG only when I feel I have a deal worth sharing with the CAG community, and when I know I have the time to dedicate towards filling any orders I receive.

I know some people had a beef with the titles I would use for my threads. Shrike helped me formulate a new format for my thread title, which included the shipping price and condition of the item being offered as well.

The other main complaint I've had about the deals I've run are my shipping costs. I admit, $4.99 was too much to charge to ship a game. I liked being able to offer low prices, but I know it left a bad taste in peoples' mouths once they'd see the shipping costs. Consumers are starting to expect retailers to building shipping prices into the product costs, and I want to start meeting this expectation.

That is why we have begun offering free shipping on everything on GameDealDaily.com. From now on, whenever I post a deal, all prices will now be the total price you will pay. No shipping costs added on at the end.

I know I don't have the time to make GameDealDaily a huge business, and I'm not going to pretend I can anymore. I'm definitely scaling back, but I do plan on running some good deals to coincide with the new free shipping format. If you have any unresolved issues with me, please send me a PM and I'll do what I can to take care of them.

Thank you
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#1947 The_Lawlbringer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:11 AM

My issue has been resolved. Much appreciated.

#1948 drfrielgood   www.gamedealdaily.com CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:41 PM

Hey guys,

I'm going to close this thread for now and work on some of the behind the scenes parts of GameDealDaily, namely beefing up customer service so that we can meet the standards that are expected by CAGs while shopping online. GameDealDaily will remain open, but I feel like my time would be better spent towards improving our deficiencies rather than promoting the site. If you have any issues with an order, please don't hesitate to contact me through PM here on CAG and I will be sure to take care of it for you. Take care and I will definitely be back in a few months to offer everyone some great deals and customer service.

Thanks,

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