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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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#91 btt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

GameStop once again by default.

#92 fenz4ever   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:49 PM

Toys R Us ... decent deals but ridiculous shipping

#93 EJam3s01   I was born ready CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

EJam3s01

Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

GameStop

#94 Hestar   Artax! Stupid Horse! CAGiversary!   1364 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

Gamestop sent me a used copy of prey with a ribbed condom in the case.I don't need to say anymore.
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#95 fortunado   Mathematical! CAGiversary!   1138 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

For me either Zavvi or Namco Bandai for their Ni No Kuni f*ck up. Since Namco Bandai only had the 1 blemish, I'm going to have to nominate Zavvi.

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.

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#96 FreakLikeChewy   Hail Sithis! CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

FreakLikeChewy

Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

GameStop, over priced games all the time.

#97 Nionel   Hopeless CAG CAGiversary!   112 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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.

#98 PikkonFusion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

PikkonFusion

Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

ToysRUs.com

#99 mdcreeper   CAGiversary CAGiversary!   102 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

mdcreeper

Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

Easily ToysRus. for all the deals they claimed to have, they never seemed to know if they had any stock...ever.

#100 ThisIsJon   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   24 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

ThisIsJon

Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

GameStop is as bad with their online store as they are with their brick and mortar stores.

#101 Marauder7   Casual Gamer CAGiversary!   1888 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

ToysRus too the point I stopped giving them my business

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#102 azazel891   CAG in Training CAG in Training   14 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

azazel891

Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

Toy's R Us because I can't remember any good deals.

#103 mis0soup   Backlog Over 9000 CAGiversary!   42 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

mis0soup

Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

since gamespot sent me black ops for xbox360 insted of the ps3 ver i rodered they get my vote.

#104 Deona   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

Gamestop

#105 kupomogli   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   113 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

DeepDiscount.com.

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.

#106 shinnocturne   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

shinnocturne

Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

ToysRUs, because as we all know, shipping kills it

#107 Darkpaul   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Darkpaul

Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

Past experience never puts gamestop in a positive light for me. They earn this prize with hard work and dedication. You can't suck that hard without effort, ironically....heh....said (insert user name here)'s mother.

#108 PS3_44   CAG in Training CAG in Training   18 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

Anytime I see "Worst" and GameStop as a choice... easy decision.

GameStop.

#109 dark_inchworm   Oyasuminasai CAGiversary!   1495 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

dark_inchworm

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.

Looking to sell codes for The Gunstringer and Fruit Ninja Kinect, together or separately. Message me with your offer.


#110 maskmanx   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   18 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

maskmanx

Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

I'm gonna say GS. Although i got two games for $30 each. One of them may be questionable. PS3 game may had been Shrink-wrapped by them and not by distributor.

#111 Tmega   No Longer In Training CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:39 PM

Once again you win gamestop

#112 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3271 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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.

No thanks.


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#113 TAVOBLACKWALLIN   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

TAVOBLACKWALLIN

Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

gamestop.com shipping way too much rather buy in store

#114 DN   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

Gamestop

#115 An J0e   CAG CAGiversary!   730 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

Toys r'us , no online stock, shovel ware deals, and nobody has more bumped post of "shipping kills it".

#116 Jimmienoman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3547 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Jimmienoman

Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:07 AM

Gamestop

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

thefunkyredcaboose

Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:51 AM

The stuff Gamestop ships out is amazing... in a bad way.

#118 Vernox   twitch.tv/ArtikChilll CAGiversary!   251 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:07 AM

gamestop.com

#119 bspaint   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

Gamestop

#120 DanteWarrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1373 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

DanteWarrior

Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:29 AM

Amazon for poor packaging of CEs