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Would you bother returning these games? (Ebay & CharityShop)

Post by retroman83 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:37 am

Before you all rip into me, I'm genuinely just interested on everyone's opinions as game collectors...
What would YOU do in these 2 situations?


I'm personally gonna leave the Charity Shop one as the £1 has gone to a charity that I give to anyway.

The ebay one has annoyed me cos I regularly find that people don't describe items correctly and then I'm stuck with the items cos it will cost me to send it back. I usually message them and just ask for a few quid back to make up for it.




Game #1

Ebay - NES game for £5 in it's sleeve with manual.
Described as excellent condition throughout.
BUT, the manual has writing in the back in ink and pencil where whoever owned the game originally has written high scores in it.
And also the back page of the manual is creased/folded twice so where it's black it shows white lines now.



Game #2

Charity shop (british heart foundation) - PS2 game for £1
Game loads up the first menu but never loads the actual game.
Looking at the disk, the hole in the middle has cracks around it (the clear plastic).



Opinions? Don't forget to NOT rip into me, as mentioned in my first sentence. :)

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Re: Would you bother returning these games? (Ebay & CharityS

Post by Jay » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:06 am

I never take stuff back to charity shops and just view it as a donation.

The eBay one - I'd definitely contact the seller.

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Post by SirClive » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:07 am

The charity shop one is your own fault really. Should check the disc before buying, but yes always return ebay stuff if it isn't as it says.
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Post by slacey1070 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:20 am

Jay wrote:I never take stuff back to charity shops and just view it as a donation.

The eBay one - I'd definitely contact the seller.
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Post by DPrinny » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:34 am

Jay wrote:I never take stuff back to charity shops and just view it as a donation.

The eBay one - I'd definitely contact the seller.
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Seriously if its under a fiver im not arsed

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Re: Would you bother returning these games? (Ebay & CharityS

Post by snowkatt » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:48 am

i wouldnt bother with either
the highscores in ink nor the creases would be any issue to me
the fact that the nes game still has it sleeve and manual is a small miracle
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Post by nakamura » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:35 am

I would leave them both. The NES one is just an irk and it didn't cost you fortunes.
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Post by Negative Creep » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:30 am

For the first one I wouldn't care as it was only a pound. If nothing else I get a spare case out of it

Second one again wouldn't phase me too much, as I find old writing adds "character". I'd probably leave a positive but mention it in the feedback
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Post by RetroBob » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:48 am

Regarding the ebay one, sellers specify the condition from a drop down menu and the wording associated with it is very specific about condition of games (to avoid arguing about subjectivity). I think they are something like...

New
Like New
Very Good
Good
Acceptable

It sounds like what you have is either "good" or "acceptable", this would not class as above that.
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Post by snowkatt » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:52 am

Negative Creep wrote:For the first one I wouldn't care as it was only a pound. If nothing else I get a spare case out of it

Second one again wouldn't phase me too much, as I find old writing adds "character". I'd probably leave a positive but mention it in the feedback

yes it does actually
same with old stickers and price stickers on it it makes the game feel more real more of a game that has been used and played by somebody who loved it ( or hated it )
instead of a collectors item
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:00 pm

For under a tenner from a charity shop I'd ignore it. I've had enough good deals from those that it balances out and I wouldn't miss that much cash.

For ebay Id contact the seller just to point out the error. Different people have different standards so Id suggest they're more accurate in future as I'm otherwise happy. No doubt this would garner an apology. If not, then leave appropriate feedback especially if the response is rude.
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Post by Negative Creep » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:12 pm

snowkatt wrote:
Negative Creep wrote:For the first one I wouldn't care as it was only a pound. If nothing else I get a spare case out of it

Second one again wouldn't phase me too much, as I find old writing adds "character". I'd probably leave a positive but mention it in the feedback

yes it does actually
same with old stickers and price stickers on it it makes the game feel more real more of a game that has been used and played by somebody who loved it ( or hated it )
instead of a collectors item

Recently bought an N64 magazine where the previous owner had attempted (badly) to fill out some of the "send us your tips" forms. I can see why most collectors would hate such things but I see it as an unexpected bonus
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Re: Would you bother returning these games? (Ebay & CharityS

Post by snowkatt » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:15 pm

sucha thing adds character it makes it more real and less a collectors item
i rea dmy sega saturn magazines i dont bag and board them and keep them in a longbox
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Re: Would you bother returning these games? (Ebay & CharityS

Post by JazzFunk » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:07 pm

I'd just leave it, it was only £6 and you got a working NES game out of it - taking the £1 PS2 game back to the charity shop would be sooooooooo Alan Partridge. Cut your 'losses' and move on, £6 is like only nearly two pints of lager down t'pub!

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Re: Would you bother returning these games? (Ebay & CharityS

Post by tachi » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:52 pm

Jay wrote:I never take stuff back to charity shops and just view it as a donation.
This.
I've had loads of duds from Charity shops and not just games too.
Never once did I consider returning them.
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