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Worst Online Game Retailer 2012


Poll: Who was the Worst Online Game Retailer of 2012? (1752 member(s) have cast votes)

Who was the Worst Online Game Retailer of 2012?

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#61 theeipi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

amazon.com
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#62 DM1978   CAG since July 2005 CAGiversary!   1814 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

Gamestop

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#63 ohnoitschris   rainmaker CAGiversary!   286 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Play Asia, who gouges the Fuck out of everything shamelessly

#64 mitch079   Fun hurts my lungs. CAGiversary!   12029 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

Anything associated with Digital River.

#65 Fear No Darkness   So say we all! CAGiversary!   442 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:28 AM

My vote goes to Amazon. Their gaming prices/deals have gone way down the hole. 2012 ended what was a good run for Amazon. $20 credit deals were all but gone. BF was all matched, and not even all the way to other retailers. Their own deals (i.e. not price matched) were all but non-existant. Lightning deals are jokes.


+1

Normally I'd say Gamestop as their online deals are basically non-existant, but AMAZON wins it this year. Like everyone's been saying it's like they just threw in the towel and stopped trying. Their $20 credits were what kept me a Prime Member and made me choose them even when their pre-order bonuses sucked. This year was the first time since I became a Prime member 4-5 years ago that I decided to NOT renew my membership. To add insult to injury they started charging tax in my state (PA) making their "deals" just a little bit worse.

How many fanboys does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

10, 1 to do it & 9 to complain how much better the 1st one was.


#66 ZombiesWorld   Would you kindly? CAGiversary!   679 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

Amazon

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#67 Nosmo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

Amazon for the same reasons posted above.

#68 Ray5555   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   342 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:47 PM

+1

Normally I'd say Gamestop as their online deals are basically non-existant, but AMAZON wins it this year. Like everyone's been saying it's like they just threw in the towel and stopped trying. Their $20 credits were what kept me a Prime Member and made me choose them even when their pre-order bonuses sucked. This year was the first time since I became a Prime member 4-5 years ago that I decided to NOT renew my membership. To add insult to injury they started charging tax in my state (PA) making their "deals" just a little bit worse.


Actually that is not amazon's fault the state legislators(SP?) in harrisburg voted for us to pay taxes on online orders. So amazon was just obeying the law.

#69 itachiitachi   PC Gamer CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:37 PM

Tiger Direct

I agree with this, at least Amazon honors their deals and promotions.

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#70 drjones83   Living the dream... CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

amazon
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Origin

#72 LordVila   Casterly Rock! CAGiversary!   2296 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Gamestop

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#73 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3271 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:43 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.

No thanks.

#74 Fear No Darkness   So say we all! CAGiversary!   442 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

Actually that is not amazon's fault the state legislators(SP?) in harrisburg voted for us to pay taxes on online orders. So amazon was just obeying the law.


I understand that (That's why I said insult to injury), but I'm a CAG and now have to pay tax on Amazon which was previously tax free. Do I really need to explain that more?

How many fanboys does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

10, 1 to do it & 9 to complain how much better the 1st one was.


#75 Josh1billion   ゲーム開発者 CAGiversary!   2013 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:46 AM

GameStop

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#76 thefunkyredcaboose   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:27 AM

Gamestop

#77 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8487 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:05 AM

Gamestop

Just on the fact I got a defective used disc that should of came up when making sure games worked. Can't really say I had any other bad experiences.

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#78 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3271 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:13 AM

Lol at people saying gamestop to be trendy.

#79 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9705 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:02 PM

Gamestop

Used games usually are disc only and scratched up
New games have a chance of coming resealed or gutted with price stickers on the cases and unlike the store versus buying online, you can't just say you don't want a gutted copy when they go to pull

#80 sdoxas   CAG Elite General CAGiversary!   158 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

Game. Stop.

#81 kmy   Roll Tide CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:26 AM

Toys r Us

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

GameStop
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#83 woodcan   TX Regional CAG VP CAGiversary!   1474 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:42 AM

+1 vote for Amazon
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#84 leopaw   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   189 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

Gamestop

#85 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   62982 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:29 PM

Amazon. I was a big fan of their daily video rental deals, which all but died in 2012 as they only feature deals for buying movies these days. They've also done weird things like greatly limiting one of the movie rentals that I paid for from supporting all devices to just Tivo and PC, which made no sense.

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#86 Blade   National Corruption Day 7/5/16 CAGiversary!   12798 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

EA Origin.

Remember any good deals from them last year? Me neither.

#87 Tsundere   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   71 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

Toys R Us
- Major delays with an already released game... got delayed, AGAIN. took almost 5 days to even process my order... cant even keep track of their own stocks.


Also for those using amazon, you need to eagle eye products. Amazon prices flucuate on demand, I got KHDDD for $19 on amazon, and now its back up again. You can also cry wolf saying package was damaged but still usable and get 20~30% refunded back to you everytime. So suddenly $40 becomes 30 or less!~ + Prime = quick... If product is under $50 too, you can say it was never delivered if it WAS delivered... (has to say front door or something) and theyll refund no questions asked, take advantage of their indian live chat support line to be CAGGY >_> show them what happens when you outsource lol

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

Best buy

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#89 SeanAmI   No you cannot CAGiversary!   2078 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:14 PM

Target

#90 Kenshindono   I'm on a Boat! CAGiversary!   4714 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

people are actually voting for Amazon? How? The only real gripe i have is how they package their stuff, especially CE's. Its friggin BS, but not nearly as bad as GS or TRU. They did start charging tax here in Cali though, so i dont buy from them much anymore.

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

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