Just posting the exciting conclusion to my eBay return adventure with the mystery region CE that appeared to be US region from all pics and description. Uneventful, got my money back, and surprisingly the negative feedback I gave is sticking so far as well. Waste of time overall, but if my feedback makes one person double check a previous purchase or prevents similar in the future, worth the hassle.
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26 July 2021 - 12:38 AM
You either cancel it for a refund or roll it onto another preorder. The latter is an option if you don't want the employee to take the -1 in metrics.
Thanks, guess I assumed the rep just canceled it when they couldn’t fulfill, but then had the thought, wait, this is GameStop…I also paid for the pre-order by returning a game from a different order. Hopefully they could figure out where to refund the money still, but this is GameStop. I’ll have to follow up next time I’m there.
25 July 2021 - 11:19 PM
I had an in store pre-order fully paid off that I went to pick up six days after release. They didn’t have any copies, said it must have sold out. Not a big deal. I forgot to even ask what happens to my money though. Anyone know?
25 July 2021 - 02:40 PM
I disagree from my experience. Even when ordering two copies of niche games (NIS, Atlus, Koei, etc.), the shipments get split up all the time. I ordered 2 copies of trails as well two days ago, and those were split. And when I bought a ton of copies of fallen legion, it was always two at a time, and 90% were shipped 1 at a time from two different stores. I agree you might as well order two and you'll likely have better odds, but to say odds are "insanely low", I think is misleading. I think it doesn't help that since these are niche games, stores probably get like two copies max of these thing.
Good news is online returns makes things so much better now. A lot of stores won't let you return open games even with receipt, even though they know their practices.
They have gotten so much worse with selling open as new since COVID. Unless it’s a very new release, chances are like 70%+ that your new game is not coming new and may or may not have the sticky seal to ruin the case. It used to only be occasional. I just received two “new” copies of deadly premonition 2 in the same package, I think from a store. Both open and just one with sticky seal. Both look like they have done the rounds through a few goodwills and thrift shops already.
24 July 2021 - 01:22 PM
I just went back and looked and it says deleted so likely they got banned. It was weird because they didn't have a TON of feedback but definitely some and all of it was good. They likely screwed some other people over too if they were banned. Hopefully they didn't just make a new account.
That’s a crazy experience, glad to hear it worked out well for you and bad for them.
Not sure if any eBay experts can chime in on this, I’m not too knowledgeable. I opened the return request I mentioned as “wrong item sent”, it already got past the week of bickering I had to allow before I could ask eBay to step in. What’s weird though, at like 5 AM the first day possible, it appears he initiated the request for them to step in, which it seems they decided in my favor within 5 minutes. I just got an email saying he opened a case, filled with a wall of text of his “arguments”, then 5 minutes later another email from eBay saying to return the item for a refund. I’m not sure if he was trying to pull something weird with that, being the one to escalate the case, and it backfired? I have a shipping label to print, that’s not going to be at my expense, right?