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Saix_XIII

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#13442494 The General eBay Rant Thread

Posted by Saix_XIII on 26 August 2016 - 02:45 AM

Hey guys. I purchased an item from a seller using eBay bucks. Turns out he was a scammer who didn't ship any of the items he sold recently. I got my money back, but not my eBay bucks. If I contact eBay, how likely are they to give back my eBay bucks?

Very likely. Just contact them, it isn't like you changed your mind, you were scammed.




#13433567 Gamefly Under $20 Preplayed Blowout Sale

Posted by Saix_XIII on 16 August 2016 - 08:06 PM

I'm glad you enjoyed your time playing coop with friends but that experience is not indicative of the whole for others.

No opinion is...that's the definition of an opinion.




#13431462 Unravel Collector's Edition Glitch @ BB for $15 (XB1/PS4)

Posted by Saix_XIII on 14 August 2016 - 06:42 AM

Hey the scum is the idiots that decided to do a physical figure only and not include the game in it, Physically. 

I am not for or against people calling in to get a code for this game, but this comment is way off base.

 

No one is forcing people to buy the figure without the game. Some people are fine paying $15 for just Yarny. Some aren't, just because you feel it should include the game for that price doesn't mean the developers/publishers are scum/idiots.




#13429570 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (2016)

Posted by Saix_XIII on 11 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

If it's EA, it's on Origin, if it's Ubisoft, it's on uPlay, if it's neither of those, there's a 95% chance there's a Steam key in the box that won't require any use of the disc(s) whatsoever. Mafia 2 was a Steam key, but I didn't find anything concrete on this one. I think the last retail PC game I bought that didn't activate on any major service was Max Payne 3.


Forgot about blizzard and battle.net


#13429028 Unravel Collector's Edition Glitch @ BB for $15 (XB1/PS4)

Posted by Saix_XIII on 11 August 2016 - 01:33 AM

Store nearest me only has one copy and it's for PS4. Employee was no help.

Needed and X1 copy.

No help? What did you want him to do??




#13429024 Disney Infinity Deals Compilation Thread Mk. II - Adios Infinity - Best Buy F...

Posted by Saix_XIII on 11 August 2016 - 01:28 AM

This was at Walmart. If you would like for me to be more specific this would be, what people in St Joseph Missouri refer to as, the South Belt Walmart.

It was in the electronics department aisle 5 row 6 hook 4. Longitude and Latitude are as follows....




#13426166 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (2016)

Posted by Saix_XIII on 07 August 2016 - 06:59 PM

I rarely preorder games so I though it was store policy that there need to be a preorder card to do it in store. Especially after a manger said so. I was only preordering because of the preorder bonuses offered (A Jaguar, controller skin and stand).

 

I am OK with my online preorder. I was using gift cards so their is no hold on my credit card. I'll keep this in mind if I ever preorder again.

Fair point that it may not be that much of an annoyance for you, but I see this as a way of helping fellow gamers and Best Buy as a company which in turn helps us all.

 

By the store being poorly trained they are losing sales potentially. That in turn may make corporate think GCU isn't worth continuing. We need to look at the bigger picture with stores doing the "wrong" thing and try to improve them to help fellow customers as well as GCU so that it continues.




#13423380 Disney Infinity Deals Compilation Thread Mk. II - Adios Infinity - Best Buy F...

Posted by Saix_XIII on 04 August 2016 - 05:06 PM

I ordered 15 characters from ToysRUs while they were on sale last week.

The final box just arrived, it was 18x18x18 and all that was inside was Stitch and Hulk.....

Well that was because he was sent as the Bruce Banner figure and they never know how large he is going to get in transit. Safe then sorry




#13422678 Disney Infinity Deals Compilation Thread Mk. II - Adios Infinity - Best Buy F...

Posted by Saix_XIII on 03 August 2016 - 09:53 PM

I hear that Disney will be coming around and collecting all the figures after the game is shut down? Confirm or deny?


They are unfreezing Walt Disney for this very reason.


#13422356 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (2016)

Posted by Saix_XIII on 03 August 2016 - 05:19 PM

Sorry, I got lost in my own rambling, which is why I hate posting from my phone. Basically you're better off not buying the Deluxe Edition. You'll be able to get the the movie for cheaper not too long after its release too.

I would be interested to read the news, but you're missing something that is important to FF fans...the steelbook.

 

$72 for the game and the movie and a steelbook. To me it is one of the nicest looking steelbooks I have ever seen. Do I wish it was cheaper, yep I really do. Even if it didn't have the blu-ray I'd be tempted to get it for $90.




#13418450 Gamestop Pro Day - July 30th

Posted by Saix_XIII on 30 July 2016 - 11:19 PM

To be honest, I really don't blame the employees for a lot of this stuff.  This is all failure at the corporate level.  Other places you shop have sales built into their computer systems that ring up automatically.  All of the ignorance, handing of customer service, problem resolution comes from the top-down anyhow.  The left hand never knows what the right hand is doing.  You run a an amateur hour company, you're going to have a bunch of jerk off employees. 

That is true, to a certain extent.

 

Should the prices be automatic yes, is there poor training yes. But as partially ashamed as I am to admit it I used to work for Gamestop years ago, my boss was awesome and so were my co-workers, but I got to learn how the company operates. They hire employees on purpose who don't know what they are doing so they can train them in poor customer service in order to make a few extra bucks for the company. Things like pushing used over new (when new is cheaper), pushing pre-orders and other things that are fine with being solicited but...take no for an answer.

 

So while all these decisions come from corporate, employees aren't helpless. They can choose to provide good customer service. I had many instances where I refused to sell a customer something because what they really needed was knowledge.

 

One customer came in wanting an HDMI cable for his PS3. I asked sure, get a new TV? He responded that he didn't but he used his PS3 at a friends house with his HDMI and now it won't get video on his TV with component. I told him it was an easy fix, just hold the power button down on the PS3 for a few seconds until you hear a few beeps and the PS3 will look for a new video output destination. Sure I could have sold him an overpriced HDMI cable but it would have been wrong to do so. As such the customer remembered me and was willing to shop at our store more because he knew I wasn't trying to swindle him whenever I could.

 

Another time a customer and a senior employee (basically assistant assistant manager) was talking about 360 vs PS3 and how his PS3 was running out of space. I told him "oh just get a laptop hard drive and upgrade it", the senior employee was like "no that will void the warranty". To which I said "um no...the manual and Sony website give you instructions on how to do so, in fact it's a selling point for the PS3". The employee was like "oh....". He was a nice guy and I know he wasn't trying to lie but when you work at a specialty store you have a responsibility to either KNOW what you're talking about or clearly state that you aren't sure but you think it might be this or that. And now with the advent of smart phones (they weren't that big when I was working there) you can easily look it up for the customer to find out.

 

Going that little extra step makes a HUGE difference and most employees don't give a shit at Gamestop. Sure those employees exist everywhere but I've never encountered a higher % of them then at GS.




#13418437 Disney Infinity Deals Compilation Thread Mk. II - Adios Infinity - Best Buy F...

Posted by Saix_XIII on 30 July 2016 - 11:05 PM

For those that have the take over and speedway, do you need to keep the figures in order to play the game or once you put them on the base you unlock them. I ask cause a friend has them and I was wondering if I should just ask him to lend them to me just for the unlock

To use the figures for ANY game within any version of Infinity you need to keep the figures.




#13418435 Gamestop Pro Day - July 30th

Posted by Saix_XIII on 30 July 2016 - 11:02 PM

What are they refusing to honor?

Read the stories in this thread but for example.

-Ad states used prices 20% lower then new, games on sale as new, but used higher then the sale price. So...used games aren't 20% less then new. Some stores refuse to adjust them down.

-Online states what the TIV is with the 10% boost (at least it did earlier), online also states cash is same as credit, stores refuse to honor that.

 

There are other things similar to that from people in this thread but those stick out in my memory.




#13418427 Gamestop Pro Day - July 30th

Posted by Saix_XIII on 30 July 2016 - 10:54 PM

It is amazing to me how this company is still in business. They advertise sales, don't know anything about them, it's a ONE DAY SALE, you either do it right today or not at all, so big BS there. Then stores refuse to honor the sale. I just...wow...I am so glad I hate gamestop before this because this would push me over the edge...




#13418074 The General eBay Rant Thread

Posted by Saix_XIII on 30 July 2016 - 04:42 PM

My Craigslist is filled with people using the word chord instead of cord. I don't understand it. I think next time I list a console for sale I am going to put down it includes the Power Whire and the A/V Whires or the HDMI Whire. It also comes with one Whireless controller and one Whired controller.