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Borderlands 2 Vita Bundle ~$140 on from Amazon Sellers

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#1 scotttremper  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:14 PM

A few sellers are selling vitas for around ~$140 each. They're coming from Japan. Thinking about picking one up. Are they legit?

 

http://www.amazon.co...a&condition=new

 

 



#2 DHephaestus  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

All those sellers of the $140 Vita bundles only have a few ratings each, if any...seems like a risk to me.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

Wow, that is cheap.  Is there anything about getting one from Japan that would make this an issue?  I know the media is not region protected, but how about anything I might not be thinking about?


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#5 Edzo04   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

Even if they are standalone imports that is a good price. Hmmmm

#6 scotttremper  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:29 PM

I caved and went for the cheapest one with a few good ratings. Even if it turns out to be the basic Vita from Japan, for $138, I'll take it. 



#7 qbanita  

Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

I thought a lot of them were scam accounts?

Also, I believe it was Eld, who mentioned that if you order from these since international shipping and customs take awhile, if there is an issue with he seller it will most likely pass the period in which you can file a claim

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:58 PM

Yeah, I wouldn't touch these with a 10 foot pole. Way too sketchy.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

If a deal sounds to good to be true, chances are it is. 


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

If a deal sounds to good to be true, chances are it is.


I agree with you on that one. I wouldn't buy this at all.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

If a deal sounds to good to be true, chances are it is. 

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#12 loudlyrandomplay   I just win. Banned   321 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

Wow, that is cheap. Is there anything about getting one from Japan that would make this an issue? I know the media is not region protected, but how about anything I might not be thinking about?


I heard the input slots go horizontal instead of vertical.

#13 scotttremper  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:24 PM

I heard the input slots go horizontal instead of vertical.

You win.



#14 dreamer131313  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:21 PM

read the desciptions people most of those in the item description even straight up say they are the JAPANESE VERSIONS not the US Versions. A lot of them Also stated they sell in there own stores and online other places and they even if you order it could be sold to someone else and your order canceled and lots of other warning signs. and one even advertised it as "BLAND NEW"



#15 laundrymatt  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:24 PM

No flied lice, no deal. Can we just post whatever "deals" we want now? Seems like 50% of new threads now are deals taken from other threads, or just total shit.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:42 PM

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Good luck, hope it works out for you.


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#17 dreamer131313  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:48 PM

Anyone remember the cheap vitas on ebay deal with the vitas shipped from japan and china and people jumped all over it then spent a month disputing and other hassles after prolonged shipping time and in the end only recieved a rock and some cases a coin and I think ebay didn't side with some people and protected the seller instead. I imagine a repeat of that with this

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:13 PM

Frankly a spelling error would be the least of my worries (they are Japanese after all. How many of you can say "brand new" correctly in Japanese? Now write it correctly too. None of you? Go figure.)

But that said, amazon is pretty good (maybe too good) about siding with the buyer. I thikk the claim period is 90 days too. I'm not going to order one, but it might be ok... Too bad the guy who ordered one can't report back, but it might be a while til it arrives!

It shouldn't matter that these are Japanese as long as you can switch them to English and get on the American PSN, which I'm 96% sure you can. The other 4% is pooping, as I'm on the toilet tapping this out. Grunt.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:42 PM

Frankly a spelling error would be the least of my worries (they are Japanese after all. How many of you can say "brand new" correctly in Japanese? Now write it correctly too. None of you? Go figure.)

But that said, amazon is pretty good (maybe too good) about siding with the buyer. I thikk the claim period is 90 days too. I'm not going to order one, but it might be ok... Too bad the guy who ordered one can't report back, but it might be a while til it arrives!

It shouldn't matter that these are Japanese as long as you can switch them to English and get on the American PSN, which I'm 96% sure you can. The other 4% is pooping, as I'm on the toilet tapping this out. Grunt.

 

 

You have to wait for the estimated delivery date to expire before filing a claim with Amazon right? At least that is my current experience as I have a buyer who never shipped a game I purchased and I can't file a claim until next week since that is the latest it was expected to arrive.

 

In the case where this is an international purchase you might not be able to open a claim for upwards of a month...... 

 

I can't believe how many fools there are today that hide behind the "derrr.... buyer protection... derrrr" clause.

 

Thanks for making everything else more expensive for the rest of us that have common sense.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

Guidelines for the A to Z claim are:
 
You can file a claim when all of the following applies:
1) You have contacted the third-party seller through Your Account.

 

2) You have waited two business days for a response.

 

3) Your request meets one of our A-to-z Guarantee conditions below.

A) The third-party seller failed to deliver the item by 3 days past the maximum estimated delivery date or 30 days from the order date, whichever is sooner.

B) The item you received was damaged, defective, or materially different from the item represented on the product detail page.

 

C) The third-party seller agreed that they'd refund you, and they either haven't refunded you at all or the refund is in the wrong amount.  Note: If you refuse the package and the return does not have tracking information, your claim may not be covered.

D) You were not satisfied with the quality of the eligible service performed by the third-party seller.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:05 PM

^ Exactly, so you'll be waiting 30 days to file a claim. 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:08 PM

And just because you can file an A to Z claim doesn't mean that scammers don't know how to get away with it around Amazon's rules.

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#23 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3492 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

Why do we think these guys are scammers, exactly?  (Again, not that I plan to order one, so I'm not sure why I care!)



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

Why do we think these guys are scammers, exactly?  (Again, not that I plan to order one, so I'm not sure why I care!)

 

New account, low number of sales/feedback, international account, price significantly lower then MSRP. You see it all the time.

 

Used to be a rash of new account sellers on eBay selling just released games for between $25-$35 and all were scams. They'd sell 30+ copies in an hour before the listing got taken down



#25 mitch079   Slaving away at Vandelay Industries. CAGiversary!   10819 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

In my experience as a 3rd party seller on Amazon, it takes Amazon 2 to 3 weeks to put the funds in your bank account.  The buyer could still be waiting for the product to deliver and the "international" seller could take the money and run, unless there's something I am missing.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:39 PM

New account, low number of sales/feedback, international account, price significantly lower then MSRP. You see it all the time.

Used to be a rash of new account sellers on eBay selling just released games for between $25-$35 and all were scams. They'd sell 30+ copies in an hour before the listing got taken down


Plus they're being shipped from overseas (probably HK) and I don't think the bundle actually exists in Japan anyway.

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#27 dreamer131313  

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:51 PM

In my experience as a 3rd party seller on Amazon, it takes Amazon 2 to 3 weeks to put the funds in your bank account.  The buyer could still be waiting for the product to deliver and the "international" seller could take the money and run, unless there's something I am missing.

you right on. it is paid every two weeks. So after 2 weeks the seller can take the money & leave while you are forced to wait 4 weeks (a month) before able to file a case. If it a scam the seller got a two week head start on you and could be long gone.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:52 PM

Plus they're being shipped from overseas (probably HK) and I don't think the bundle actually exists in Japan anyway.

Yikes.  Yeah, these might not even be actual Vitas in that case.  Might be Asian/Chinese version at best or maybe even a fake at worst.



#29 EldritchOnRye   Flim Flam Argle Bargle CAGiversary!   32806 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:53 PM

you right on. it is paid every two weeks. So after 2 weeks the seller can take the money & leave while you are forced to wait 4 weeks (a month) before able to file a case. If it a scam the seller got a two week head start on you and could be long gone.


Yep. Even if you get your money back in the end the scammers still win.

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#30 EldritchOnRye   Flim Flam Argle Bargle CAGiversary!   32806 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:54 PM

Yikes. Yeah, these might not even be actual Vitas in that case. Might be Asian/Chinese version at best or maybe even a fake at worst.


Or a fake coin/rock.

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