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Why EB Games are a bad company.
ChipsnDips
Melbourne, Victoria
1 posts
Some of you people might think that EB games are good but they are rip offs.It's because they give bad trade in values. I once wanted to trade my PSP 1000 to them for the PSP Go and they said they will take it for $60 and i had bought it for $300. Same with my brother's DS Lite they said they will take it for $25 and my mum had bought it for $200. What is this this Bush Week? Don't answer that question.And another thing when I was looking at PSP games I walked past the back room of EB Games and I saw a box that had brand new Wii consoles in it that were ready to be put on the shelf. But I saw a sticker on the box that said: eBay Order delivery to EB Games Chadstone Brand New Wii Console with Wii Sports $170. And that was how I knew the wii consoles were new. They buy the stock from eBay and sell them for twice as much!!!!
09:00pm 06/07/10 Permalink
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FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
2356 posts
A+ thread, totally agree with you man.

Edit: I love how you went through and edited out a bunch of the mistakes and s***, totally makes the post more worthwhile/

last edited by FraktuRe at 21:06:20 06/Jul/10
09:03pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
1609 posts
Some of you people might think that MASSIVE DONGS are good but they are rip offs.It's because they give bad trade in values. I once wanted to trade my medium dong to them for the even smaller dong and they said they will take it for $60 and i had bought it for $300. Same with my brother's pink dong they said they will take it for $25 and my mum had bought it for $200. What is this this Bush Week? Don't answer that question.And another thing when I was looking at dong accessory's I walked past the back room of MASSIVE DONGS and I saw a box that had brand new purple dongs in it that were ready to be put "on" my "shelf". But I saw a sticker on the box that said: eBay Order delivery to MASSIVE DONGS Chadstone Brand New purple dong with dong Sports $170. And that was how I knew the dongs were new. They buy the stock from eBay and sell them for twice as much!!!!
09:09pm 06/07/10 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
7606 posts
What is this this Bush Week? Don't answer that question.
I'm not sure i know how to

also

Shops aren't there to give consumers a good deal. Shops are there to make you pay the highest possible cost you can. It's called having a viable business.
09:11pm 06/07/10 Permalink
JB
Melbourne, Victoria
2 posts
Some of you people might think that MASSIVE DONGS are good but they are rip offs.It's because they give bad trade in values. I once wanted to trade my medium dong to them for the even smaller dong and they said they will take it for $60 and i had bought it for $300. Same with my brother's pink dong they said they will take it for $25 and my mum had bought it for $200. What is this this Bush Week? Don't answer that question.And another thing when I was looking at dong accessory's I walked past the back room of MASSIVE DONGS and I saw a box that had brand new purple dongs in it that were ready to be put "on" my "shelf". But I saw a sticker on the box that said: eBay Order delivery to MASSIVE DONGS Chadstone Brand New purple dong with dong Sports $170. And that was how I knew the dongs were new. They buy the stock from eBay and sell them for twice as much!!!!


whta the hell about the dongs
09:13pm 06/07/10 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
7701 posts
I just pre-ordered GT5 CE @ EB

oh also, if you want the real value of your game you sell it on ebay you idiot
if you want a quick trade in you go to a shop like EB, it's a convenience you're paying for - they have to sell it again at a higher value to make their money back at all, let alone a profit

welcome to the real world

last edited by tequila at 21:16:16 06/Jul/10
09:14pm 06/07/10 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
31355 posts
whta the hell about the dongs
haha this made me laugh

EB is completely and utterly about convenience, nothing else - if you want to sell your game to maximise your return, you have to sell it privately.
09:22pm 06/07/10 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
7608 posts
in fact OP, the more and more i think about it, all you said seems to me to make them a BRILLIANT company
09:25pm 06/07/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Brisbane, Queensland
2639 posts
It's all about the MASSIVE DONGS.
09:48pm 06/07/10 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
8911 posts
Price match @ eb then sell on ebay when done. Cost of gaming = $20.
09:54pm 06/07/10 Permalink
$ack
Brisbane, Queensland
1236 posts
whta the hell about the dongs

haha this made me laugh

+1

FYI, JB works for JB-HIFI
10:03pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Jim
Brisbane, Queensland
11780 posts
Some of you people might think that EB bangs are good but they are rip wad pulls.It's because they give bad trade in charvers. I once wanted to trade my PSP 1000 to them for the PSP Go and they said they will take it for $60 and i had bought it for $300. Same with my brother's DS Lite they said they will take it for $25 and my mum had bought it for $200. What is this this Bush "Airing the Orchid" Week? Don't answer that question.And another thing when I was asslicking at PSP games I walked past the deep throating back room of EB Games and I saw a muff sniffing box that had brand new Wii raids in it that were ready to be put on the shelf. But "Bumbanger" I saw a sticker on the box that said: eBay Order delivery to EB Games Chadstone "Ass-stitcher" Brand New "Son of a gangbanging whore" Wii Console with Wii "Scrotscrubber" Sports $170. And that was how I knew the wii fingers were new. They buy the gangbanging stock from eBay and sell them for twice as much!!!!
10:18pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Seven
Wollongong, New South Wales
1366 posts
Hi, my name's JB. I hate EB.
10:30pm 06/07/10 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
3669 posts
I sometimes stroll into EB to see what games have come out and for how much. Then i go inquire at the front desk for 'coming soon' games and how much they're on preorder for. Then I make it sound like i'm interested but i umm and ahhh like i just need a bit of a nudge before i lunge into my impulse purchase. Then i ask about some of their trade in deals and what games are they willing to trade for what price. Then i umm and ahh some more like i need a lil bit of a nudge to make said trade in deal. Then i ask them if they can price match online stores which i know they don't but i ask em anyway. Then I umm and ahhh some more.Then I tell them about UK pal and how much cheaper it is for me to purchase from overseas to which they insist on telling me that they don't work on aussie consoles. Then i umm and ahhh some more to make it sound like i'm not really sure about the whole and thing and then i tell em to f*** off and eat a fat black d*** and walk out the store.

Then i stroll into the next EB..
10:37pm 06/07/10 Permalink
XaltD
Queensland
690 posts
Sigh.. i hope hes not from JB..
10:39pm 06/07/10 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
6784 posts
They are a successful company. They provide heaps others can't.

You are a dildo

Tata
10:44pm 06/07/10 Permalink
eXemplar
2524 posts
I bought a new xbox from eb games, price match + traded in 10 old s***** games = $280.

A++ would buy again.
10:45pm 06/07/10 Permalink
weedy
Melbourne, Victoria
274 posts
Sigh.. i hope hes not from JB..


2 posts?? i have no doubt...
10:52pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
6368 posts
Failed rant.

You have two options:
1) Put in no time of your own, stroll into EB and get a guaranteed albeit lower sale (for absolutely no effort and no risk at all!)
2) Put in some time of your own, advertise your game on Gumtree, eBay, etc, and make a bit more for it but also risk losing your $4 or so when your game doesn't sell for the amount you want.

The only decisions you need to make is whether you want to put any time in of your own and if you want to risk the small posting payment to eBay.
10:52pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
5114 posts
The PSP-1000 is five years old. I wouldn't expect more than 25% by that stage ($75), so $60 seems fair.
10:53pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Crizane Tribal
Brisbane, Queensland
3195 posts
I too am going on EB's side on this one.

It's capitalism; if you don't like it, f*** off to China.
10:57pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
5115 posts
China are capitalist as f*** though.
10:57pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Zylox
Brisbane, Queensland
1402 posts
J...B... You've done it again.
11:08pm 06/07/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1461 posts
i remember going in to eb(they were called electronic boutique in those days.. thats what the eb is for duh!) in the late 90's and walking out with about 5 games for the price of 2 because the sales dude threw in a heap of extra s*** to get the sale.

f*** those were the days.



anyway, in regards to op. Anyone with half a brain cell can tell EB are rip offs.. for starters 99% of new releases are $20 more expensive there then anywhere else. It's understandable, the mark up on games and consoles isn't that high in retail, they don't really sell a lot of other s***, and they generally have 3-4 sales people in each store. It's a huge cost to have a ship like that running, thus they are more expensive, there ideal customers are dumb parents and idiot teens who don't know any better.

Learn to shop around and find the best price, then price match it with EB so you can get the benefits of there 7day return policy.

or f*** the "man" and shop somewhere else.

i personally like making them sell me a game at a reduced cost thinking that im stealing moneys from them.. i like it even more when i return it in 7 days.
11:16pm 06/07/10 Permalink
$ack
Brisbane, Queensland
1238 posts
Cerb and I loll'd at EB in Queens Plaza today on our way to get a curry fix, they have SOO MANY BANNERS hanging from every inch of ceiling space and all over the doors that you literally have to fight your way through signs to get it.
11:33pm 06/07/10 Permalink
DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
1726 posts
Why EB Games are a bad company

because you got a crappy price for a trade in?

grow up wanker.

its a f*****g business not a charity. they're out to make money not friends.
11:42pm 06/07/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15172 posts
Brand New "Son of a gangbanging whore" Wii Console with Wii "Scrotscrubber"


Hahaha, thats beautiful
12:20am 07/07/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
16555 posts
EB is completely and utterly about convenience, nothing else - if you want to sell your game to maximise your return, you have to sell it privately.

Same with cash converters & used car yards and pretty much everywhere you can sell your unwanted stuff to who then sell them back to the public.

12:53am 07/07/10 Permalink
Chakas
Brisbane, Queensland
3045 posts
whta the hell about the dongs
haha this made me laugh

That was really well played.
04:28am 07/07/10 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
494 posts
So would EB by my copy of MS Flight Simulator 2 for $1000 because it's a vintage game. As we know vintage cars appreciate in value so I think games should as well.
06:04am 07/07/10 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
12427 posts
yeah i'm kind of in 2 minds about EB, on one hand their s*** is all expensive but then they have sales it's totally worth going in and having a look because some of their sales are really good

i personally couldn't be f***ed with trying to sell games on ebay and s*** and you will only get a small fraction more for it on ebay, unless it's a brand new game. i was kinda pissed when they told me i could only get $30 for God of War 3 which came with my ps3 this was in the store the same day i bought the ps3 which was released not that long ago

also i noticed in jb hi-fi the other day that they do trade in on games too, anyone done this? is it pretty much the same deal as EB

also i pretty much wouldn't pre-order a game ever hey, you can usually go into big W the day it's released and get it for $20 cheaper than EB
08:15am 07/07/10 Permalink
WetWired
Brisbane, Queensland
4784 posts
I've stumbled across a solution to avoid getting a s***** deal from EB...

Don't shop there.
08:34am 07/07/10 Permalink
$ack
Brisbane, Queensland
1239 posts
WetWired is on the money, made that discovery a long time ago.
09:34am 07/07/10 Permalink
lewd
Brisbane, Queensland
1080 posts
eb = wii game + usb launcher + 7 day return policy

sales can be good, usually played everything they have on sale but.
10:06am 07/07/10 Permalink
Smithy
Launceston, Tasmania
40 posts
Hi, my name is Coles.

Woolworths is s***.
11:10am 07/07/10 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
2567 posts
Although there's no point in ranting, I also know EB are s***.

I haven't bought anything from EB in a very long time.

There is one thing though: Eb are a great place to browse. Look at a few games, think about their value, settle with the price and head over to just about any other store. Chances are if you're able to walk into an EB you can walk into a k-mart or target and find the exact same game anywhere up to 50 dollars less. And that's if you want the convenience.

If you can hold out for a couple of weeks at most, you can have the convenience of ordering from home and having it delivered to your door, order from somewhere better like game365.

You're a consumer, you have the power to make the decision yourself. Obviously the free market has decided that there is a place for an expensive game retailer with brainless staff who give great recommendations to your mum and dad (sarcasm). I wanted to post a youtube of Marge buying a video game for bart from a recommendation of the shop assistant, but youtube is failing me.
11:22am 07/07/10 Permalink
Smithy
Launceston, Tasmania
42 posts
Agreed with the above ^

Especially with the pre-orders from EB, they always seem to be like $30 more then anywhere else.
11:36am 07/07/10 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
1941 posts
I once wanted to trade my PSP 1000 to them for the PSP Go and they said they will take it for $60 and i had bought it for $300. Same with my brother's DS Lite they said they will take it for $25 and my mum had bought it for $200.


We interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you an important newsflas**
Second hand goods are worth less than brand new!
Popular electronic games retailer resells second hand goods!

Film at 11.
11:47am 07/07/10 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
3717 posts
I like how EB is considered a bad company because they're awesome at buying low and selling high. In my opinion they're a great company, you're just a knob.
11:54am 07/07/10 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
15719 posts
I would never buy jack s*** from EB. srsly.
11:57am 07/07/10 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
2570 posts
Especially with the pre-orders from EB
yeah - i remember walking in to target the day before release of some wow expansion and getting the game which was "sold out" in eb for pre-orders, waiting till midday for servers to come online and playing a good 12 hours ahead of the rest of australia's midnight launch. Helped me hit 80 before anyone else. Phew glad i gave up that though.
I like how EB is considered a bad company because they're awesome at buying low and selling high.
I'm shocked that you have failed to see that this is a point of view from consumers making fun of other consumers who fail to make good capitalist judgements on buying the exact same product for the lowest price considering equal availability.

Of course from an investment side it's not a bad model, but that's not what we're talking about is it? Then as an investment you'd probably consider asking why their staff costs so much money considering their lack of competence? Wouldn't it be easier employing a robot who was able to just say each big name game when asked what to buy, and then offer it at a 5 dollar discount if you buy it second hand?
01:10pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
4536 posts
ive seen games 2nd hand in there more expensive than the original
01:53pm 07/07/10 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
2361 posts
It always amuses me when I walk into eb and see second hand cod4 for $95, new cod4 for $99, second hand cod6 for $109.95 and new cod6 for $109.99

love conslols idiots who buy that crap.
02:46pm 07/07/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1466 posts
ive seen games 2nd hand in there more expensive than the original


each time i have seen this, and brought it to the attention of the staff, they refuse to budge on the price.

03:21pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
1947 posts
It always amuses me when I walk into eb and see second hand cod4 for $95, new cod4 for $99, second hand cod6 for $109.95 and new cod6 for $109.99
love conslols idiots who buy that crap.


It must be worth doing, otherwise EB would go out of business.

each time i have seen this, and brought it to the attention of the staff, they refuse to budge on the price.


They may not have the authority to change the price. Even if they do have the authority and refuse to change the price out of stupidity, nobody is forcing anybody to buy the second hand copy while the new copy is sitting there at a lower price.
06:57pm 07/07/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
1946 posts
There is one thing though: Eb are a great place to browse.

Yeah and you feel like a awesome shopper when you go somewhere else then and find that $110 game for like $80 or less. Havn't bought anything from EB in years.
07:01pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Term
Queensland
4598 posts
to dragons come with the troll?
07:08pm 07/07/10 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
6951 posts
Now if Valve got into the console market, you wouldn't need physical stores ever.
07:27pm 07/07/10 Permalink
JB
Melbourne, Victoria
4 posts
I just pre-ordered GT5 CE @ EB oh also, if you want the real value of your game you sell it on ebay you idiot if you want a quick trade in you go to a shop like EB, it's a convenience you're paying for - they have to sell it again at a higher value to make their money back at all, let alone a profit welcome to the real worldlast edited by tequila at 21:16:16 06/Jul/10


idiot u think i am an idiot. you thought i did trade it in at eb u r truly the idiot im not that stupid to trade it iun
07:45pm 07/07/10 Permalink
JB
Melbourne, Victoria
5 posts
whta the hell about the dongs haha this made me laugh
+1 FYI, JB works for JB-HIFI


i don't my initials of my name are JB
07:47pm 07/07/10 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
6952 posts
Here on computers, we use the whole word
07:48pm 07/07/10 Permalink
JB
Melbourne, Victoria
6 posts
I too am going on EB's side on this one. It's capitalism; if you don't like it, f*** off to China.

shut up its my opinion and believe anyone gonna post some thing about jbhifi they r making a big mistake
07:54pm 07/07/10 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
12444 posts
lol you told him to shut up after posting his opinion after you posted your opinion

you illiterate little c***
07:56pm 07/07/10 Permalink
PornoPete
507 posts
Its grammartastic
07:58pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
1619 posts
DSE were selling games cheaper then EB during EB's HUGE GAME SALE. I made them price match a couple of games to DSE out of spite, no one should be more expensive then DSE, no one.

Edit:


shut up its my opinion and believe anyone gonna post some thing about sandyvaginas they r making a big mistake

08:00pm 07/07/10 Permalink
JB
Melbourne, Victoria
7 posts
I once wanted to trade my PSP 1000 to them for the PSP Go and they said they will take it for $60 and i had bought it for $300. Same with my brother's DS Lite they said they will take it for $25 and my mum had bought it for $200.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you an important newsflas** Second hand goods are worth less than brand new! Popular electronic games retailer resells second hand goods! Film at 11.


no seriously they said $25 and the ds is only 2 years old and i bought it brand new the first year it came out and then they take $175 off the price i got it and hardly any scratches far out crap prices they are so hungry for money and profit
08:01pm 07/07/10 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
12445 posts
yeah bro the cpu i paid for 2 years ago for my computer i paid $200 for, i probably wouldn't be able to get much more than $30 for it

it's technology, it's how it is

they realease a new updated version and your old one isn't worth a whole lot

suck it up princess
08:06pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
7044 posts
no seriously they said $25 and the ds is only 2 years old and i bought it brand new the first year it came out and then they take $175 off the price i got it and hardly any scratches far out crap prices they are so hungry for money and profit

So what's a DS worth after 2 years? They will need to make a profit on both the transactions (buy and then sell), because they are a business. If it dies in 30 seconds after you hand it to them, they need to eat that - which is built into the price they offer you.

Ebay it if you want a private sale price. $25 is what you can walk in off the street and get anytime.
08:09pm 07/07/10 Permalink
JB
Melbourne, Victoria
8 posts
i know huh far out and only about half the shop has things on sale and they stuff the shop with signs saying sale sale sale sale sale salenow 50% off now $20 and today i saw a mario kart wii game with no paper cover for $1 less than the new one. And they  had an ugly special trade in 1 wii game and get Super mario galaxy 2 for 72 bucks but at GAME the game buy itself brand new was 70 Bucks but trade in 2 games u get it for 20 bucks
08:09pm 07/07/10 Permalink
JB
Melbourne, Victoria
9 posts
no seriously they said $25 and the ds is only 2 years old and i bought it brand new the first year it came out and then they take $175 off the price i got it and hardly any scratches far out crap prices they are so hungry for money and profit
So what's a DS worth after 2 years? They will need to make a profit on the transactions (buy and then sell), because they are a business. Ebay it if you want a private sale price. $25 is what you can walk in off the street and get anytime.


but com on 25 bucks crapest price ever seen
08:11pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
7046 posts
no seriously they said $25 and the ds is only 2 years old and i bought it brand new the first year it came out and then they take $175 off the price i got it and hardly any scratches far out crap prices they are so hungry for money and profit
So what's a DS worth after 2 years? They will need to make a profit on the transactions (buy and then sell), because they are a business. Ebay it if you want a private sale price. $25 is what you can walk in off the street and get anytime.
but com on 25 bucks crapest price ever seen

So what is the price you think you should get for it? Ebay, sold.com.au, trading post it for that price.

$25 is what you can get when you walk in off the street for a 2 year old DS, no questions asked. The hock shop price is the lowest you will get for your second hand goods. Why is this news to you? Why are you surprised AT ALL? How old are you?
08:14pm 07/07/10 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
7719 posts
he's at least 12 because he's still posting after 7pm
08:38pm 07/07/10 Permalink
eBayGuy
Melbourne, Victoria
14 posts
he's at least 12 because he's still posting after 7pm


actually i am 11 and i dont get u buy saying posting after 7 pm
08:48pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
7049 posts
he's at least 12 because he's still posting after 7pm
actually i am 11 and i dont get u buy saying posting after 7 pm
If that's true then I might have been a bit harsh.

Second hand retailers operate like convenience stores. You can instantly sell your stuff but you take a huge hit in price. A private sale (like ebay) doesn't have as much overheads and profit between the buyer and seller, so the sale price is often more favourable (but the sale is slower).

Its just how it works, if the business model allowed them to make money by giving better prices then someone would open a shop and do just that and steal all the business!
10:18pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Rohan
Sydney, New South Wales
84 posts
Just a tiny rant on EB here:

A couple years ago, I went into EB to purchase a copy of SC. I had no need for the expansion since a friend had given it to me, so I was in just to buy the original. They had SC for sale, too, just a few copies. I grabbed one and took it to the counter. When iI told the clerk I wanted to buy it, he replied with "sure let me grab a disc for you" and he disappeared into the back of the store.
he came back 5 minutes later and REFUSED to sell me just the original SC by itself, he wanted me to purchase the battlechest. I told him I had the expansion and had no need for the expo + some s***** SC guide. He still refused to sell it to me even after i told him that i picked up the box for the original, not the battlechest. In the end I told him to f*** off (in a polite manner, of course) and since then i've been very reluctant to shop around at EB.

True story.
Also dragons, ninjas and samurai were present in the store.
EDIT: not really a rant, but meh
10:26pm 07/07/10 Permalink
Crisis
Melbourne, Victoria
5 posts
roflmao yup i agree 100% i bought the game Resonance of Fate for like $120 bucks finished it in two days and got it valued for a trade in so i could get Star Ocean: The Last Hope. But they offered $50 -____- i was like dude wtf really?
10:21pm 15/10/10 Permalink
Gabby
Sydney, New South Wales
292 posts
I used to go to EB because there was this very VERY attractive guy there that I boggled. But yes they are rip offs, 'GAME' offers better value imo.

I think they get decent guys to work there so they draw girls in and also, there was a russian girl working at my local EB when the MW2 got released last year. She was wearing camo and the guys were instantly googlie eyed. I think they do this on purpose.
10:27pm 15/10/10 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
1363 posts
it is all about consumerism and a little thing called perceived value. what one person perceives as value will be totally different to what someone else perceives as value. shop around if you don't like what's on offer. EB, or any other store, have no obligation to pay what you think something is worth only what they consider it is worth.
as for this
What is this this Bush Week?

man that's an oldy....my parents used to use that one. never did get what it's derived from but it is an expression of ridicule as in "you've got to be kidding"
11:15pm 15/10/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1754 posts
yup i agree 100% i bought the game Resonance of Fate for like $120 bucks finished it in two days and got it valued for a trade in so i could get Star Ocean: The Last Hope. But they offered $50 -____- i was like dude wtf really?


Why didn't you return it under there 7 day return policy instead of trading it back in?
11:17pm 15/10/10 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
5544 posts
haha yer get a new game every week under that 7day return policy
11:19pm 15/10/10 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4251 posts
Nice thread revival Crisis you gaping a******, no one gives a s*** about EB or your twat face so go off yourself in a dark ally you miserable f***.

Hi sc00bs yeah that 7 return policy is awesome hey! chat later man!
11:29pm 15/10/10 Permalink
Gabby
Sydney, New South Wales
293 posts
no one gives a s*** about EB or your twat face so go off yourself in a dark ally you miserable f***.


Go back to abusing people on your xbox.
11:34pm 15/10/10 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4255 posts
Look at my rep. It's 5 stars. How dare you.
11:56pm 15/10/10 Permalink
Gabby
Sydney, New South Wales
295 posts
Look at my rep. It's 5 stars. How dare you.


Nice d*** sucking rep. Wish mine was as good.
12:04am 16/10/10 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
5546 posts
snap
12:05am 16/10/10 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4257 posts
haha. I like your new found aggression. Sure beats your stupid and obvious "well that sucks post" in the Krome closing down thread.

Slowly but surely i'm going to turn Gabby into a gaping a******, like me!
12:06am 16/10/10 Permalink
Gabby
Sydney, New South Wales
296 posts
Slowly but surely i'm going to turn Gabby into a gaping a******, like me!

All it is, is my abiltiy to receive and respond to stimuli.

Edit: Dirty responses allowed.
12:12am 16/10/10 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
8878 posts
Slowly but surely i'm going to turn Gabby into a gaping a******, like me!


ripping on girls, very original

douche
05:15am 16/10/10 Permalink
^rza
Brisbane, Queensland
523 posts
Nice d*** sucking rep. Wish mine was as good.


hahahahah you just got smoked hard matchy!!
08:46am 16/10/10 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
286 posts
I used to go to EB because there was this very VERY attractive guy there that I boggled. But yes they are rip offs, 'GAME' offers better value imo.

I think they get decent guys to work there so they draw girls in and also, there was a russian girl working at my local EB when the MW2 got released last year. She was wearing camo and the guys were instantly googlie eyed. I think they do this on purpose.

In my local EB there used to be this really hot chick, really nice and friendly, would always chat about other games rather then just the one you were buying, asking if you liked them etc. Really great girl. Total lesbian though.
All it is, is my abiltiy to receive and respond to stimuli.

Edit: Dirty responses allowed.

Unlike your mother. She just lays there.
11:40am 16/10/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1755 posts
As an actual gamer and not some dumb parent trying buy something for my kids, i find anyone who comes up to me and talks to me about games to be the most annoying retail experience, female and hot or otherwise.
12:04pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
5551 posts
+1 grog i hate getting annoyed by sales ppl, if i want to ask a question i will find someone and ask, otherwise f*** off and let me look
12:06pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
288 posts
Not like she would come up and go "Hey buy these other games". I meant she would remember what you had bought and ask if you liked them. Think I completely missed that point in my first post though.
12:18pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2277 posts
Gametraders at Chermside FTW. They always come in under EB's price.

Then again EB always price match witch is good.
12:43pm 16/10/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1756 posts
Not like she would come up and go "Hey buy these other games". I meant she would remember what you had bought and ask if you liked them. Think I completely missed that point in my first post though.


Still annoying, there was an eb i frequented enough for the guys to remember what i was buying and they started to try pick my taste, in the end i generally make people at eb angry, as im an artist of buying games earlier from other retailers then walking in with my receipt to eb and smashing it on there counter asking for another copy.
12:53pm 16/10/10 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
211 posts
Buy it as cheap as you can... sell it an high as you can.

I love how people are still amazed by the concept of trading. 2010 dude... c'mon.
01:12pm 16/10/10 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13284 posts
i wish GAME would get a shop at chermside they have pretty good deals and prices on everything

f*** toombul though
01:30pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
346 posts
people just use EB the wrong way.
bargain bins or gtfo.
01:45pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Vash
2113 posts
buy, play & finish. refund within 14 days or gtfo
01:49pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
535 posts
eb games is a company, if you were running eb games and someone wanted to trade something in, you would obviously want to give them the lowest possible offer because you are trying to make $$$ if they are going to give you what it is worth....they won't get far lol, but yeah if you don't like them, don't buy from them or sell go ebay.

last edited by Basket at 20:57:08 16/Oct/10
08:55pm 16/10/10 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
602 posts
If you wanna good deal on selling your used stuff, sif trade in, just ebay it or some s***
09:39pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
539 posts
lol if you are still buying games from eb games you are doing it wrong.
10:16pm 16/10/10 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
18506 posts
Then again EB always price match witch is good.
See I thought this, so I tried to get EB to match a price JB Hifi had for Forza 3 (JB had $50 EB was $110). They said they wouldn't do it.
10:49pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
3534 posts
I know they match advertised prices.
Some people have said they called and confirmed for non-advertised prices, but I never had that happen.
10:54pm 16/10/10 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
5563 posts
i remember going into a eb a few months ago and the lady telling me they are no longer price matching jb and big W.

Apparently so many ppl complained and kicked up a stick that they got rid of it.

What a f***** s*** way of doing business

"will price match! from these stores where the price is the same"
11:19pm 16/10/10 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
8883 posts
i wish GAME would get a shop at chermside they have pretty good deals and prices on everything


isn't there a GAME right up the other end near the post office and pet store, right out front of the hat place?
12:35am 17/10/10 Permalink
Door
Brisbane, Queensland
89 posts
Hmmmm yes, I do remember seeing one there also.
02:00pm 17/10/10 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13289 posts
thats 'game traders'

different s***
04:58pm 17/10/10 Permalink
Gabby
Sydney, New South Wales
311 posts
ebay it or some s***


+1
05:15pm 17/10/10 Permalink
t
Brisbane, Queensland
102 posts
+1



QFT
05:21pm 17/10/10 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
135 posts
03:07pm 08/01/11 Permalink
kr0wb4r
Brisbane, Queensland
695 posts
ummmm, was that a video of matchfixah? if so totally worth the thread bump
08:19am 09/01/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
141 posts
oh s*** i posted in the wrong thread
12:12pm 09/01/11 Permalink
blahnana
Brisbane, Queensland
678 posts

Gametraders at Chermside FTW. They always come in under EB's price.

Then again EB always price match witch is good.


OMG, I just thought of a way to exploit the system!
07:09am 10/01/11 Permalink
darth3pio
Perth, Western Australia
3 posts
oh s*** i posted in the wrong thread

lolwut?
07:19am 17/01/11 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
8848 posts
Just jumping on the EB hatewagon.

EB do not match prices.

They claim to match advertised prices locally available and in stock locally, but they will make all sorts of claims if you try to use it on a good price.
01:01pm 17/01/11 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
4392 posts
Obes do this for me:

Complain to ACCC
http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml?itemId=815331&Go.x=14&Go.y=9 is the right place I believe.
01:02pm 17/01/11 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
7102 posts
I've gone to several retailers that advertise that they'll match or beat prices, it always turns out to be bulls*** when you go there and talk to the sales staff. They spin some s*** about only matching prices with places that aren't selling stuff cheaper than them, which doesn't make sense. Thinking of the "The Good Guys" as a particular example.
A few won't even match the price on their own website, like JB Hifi - "oh we don't control what's on the website..."

last edited by thermite at 13:08:35 17/Jan/11
01:05pm 17/01/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
9641 posts
yeah I had that exact same problem with Harvey Norman, they wouldn't honor a competitors price
I just went to the competitor and bought it, saved $250~
01:40pm 17/01/11 Permalink
mac daddy
5 posts
i can just say now that eb are the biggest heap of **** i haver ever stepped into, they are selling preowned modern warfare ( cod 4) for $120 dollars still WTF? i got the game of the yr adition brand new for $15 (on sale of course) but still what the **** is this s***! I also went to trade in farcry without the case or book, they said that they would give me 11 dollars so i was like thats ok, then they deducted $5 for n case and $10 for no book, that meant i would have to give them $4 to take the game, that s***s f***d!!!!!!
07:57pm 20/01/11 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
2711 posts
I also went to trade in farcry without the case or book, they said that they would give me 11 dollars so i was like thats ok, then they deducted $5 for n case and $10 for no book


What were you giving them? A dvd in a sleeve? wtf?
08:22pm 20/01/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
6321 posts
HAHAHAAHA u have to pay them $4 to take the game, thats hilarious
09:03pm 20/01/11 Permalink
Ivonin
Brisbane, Queensland
311 posts
Mac Daddy, you don't have to censor yourself here man, we're all big boys.

On that note; s***, f*** those EB c****.
09:26pm 20/01/11 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4684 posts
also went to trade in farcry without the case or book, they said that they would give me 11 dollars so i was like thats ok, then they deducted $5 for n case and $10 for no book, that meant i would have to give them $4 to take the game, that s***s f***d!!!!!!
LOL mac daddy that made my day.
09:32pm 20/01/11 Permalink
TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
3471 posts
well since we are reviving old threads.. i'll be picking up my collectors ed of Dead Space 2 from EB..
09:56pm 20/01/11 Permalink
makingmagicgal
Ballarat, Victoria
2 posts
Some of you people might think that EB games are good but they are rip offs.It's because they give bad trade in values. I once wanted to trade my PSP 1000 to them for the PSP Go and they said they will take it for $60 and i had bought it for $300. Same with my brother's DS Lite they said they will take it for $25 and my mum had bought it for $200. What is this this Bush Week? Don't answer that question.And another thing when I was looking at PSP games I walked past the back room of EB Games and I saw a box that had brand new Wii consoles in it that were ready to be put on the shelf. But I saw a sticker on the box that said: eBay Order delivery to EB Games Chadstone Brand New Wii Console with Wii Sports $170. And that was how I knew the wii consoles were new. They buy the stock from eBay and sell them for twice as much!!!!


how else is an evil videogame company supposed to make money?
11:24am 28/01/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8685 posts
Haha mac daddy!
11:44am 28/01/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
9854 posts
this whole thread can be summed up like so

n00b: eb sux cause they wont give me top dollar for my second hand piece of s*** old tech gaming machine
everyone else: yeah, how dare companies make money!

/thread
11:47am 28/01/11 Permalink
Door
Rockhampton, Queensland
550 posts
yeah I had that exact same problem with Harvey Norman, they wouldn't honor a competitors price I just went to the competitor and bought it, saved $250~


Harvey Norman do not price match. They have 110% guarantee which entitles you to a further 10% discount if you see a cheaper price advertised elsewhere and have already bought the item from Harvey's. It's designed for peace of mind, not the savvy discount shopper.

last edited by Door at 11:54:12 28/Jan/11
11:48am 28/01/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
9857 posts
fair enough, not really much point shopping there anyway
Gerry Harvey is obviously a complete tool and their prices are no where near competitive
12:00pm 28/01/11 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4778 posts
Yeah their mark up on electronic is a bit out there.

I remember my mate and I walked into harvey norman each wanting to buy a laptop, cash. We ran into 2 other mates of our who also happened to be wanting to pick up a laptop, cash. We worked out a good price for each, combined our, cash, got one of us who was born with a mouth to go to a salesman and said: "gimme 300 KRUSTY BURGERS!!" gimme 4 laptops for $3500 CAS****". (from memory they were easily close to $1500 each). After much haggling and emphasising the fact that we had, cash, we got the deal that we wanted and even hard extras thrown in. We thought we were high rollers.
12:24pm 28/01/11 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
19104 posts
700 Krusty burgers newb
12:39pm 28/01/11 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4779 posts
Yeah i dunno, i couldn't tell what they were saying when watching the ep at the time

12:56pm 28/01/11 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
19105 posts
Is that arabic?
01:09pm 28/01/11 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
4781 posts
Nah, i think it's Italian?
01:17pm 28/01/11 Permalink
kaot1x
2 posts
It's suprising a lot of you miss the point that EB are a retailer and not a company like 'Cash Converters' where they pro-actively buy to re-sell...

Also the fact that if you have an old game that you dont want anymore because its out of date and the game has lost a lot of popularity... chances are slim to re-sell those games and especially of the graphics are poor and the platform is old (Supply and demand).
01:57pm 08/02/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
8554 posts
kaot1x, your logic and common sense are getting in the way of someone having a whinge
01:59pm 08/02/11 Permalink
Ogahr
Melbourne, Victoria
5 posts
I know they match advertised prices. Some people have said they called and confirmed for non-advertised prices, but I never had that happen.

Yeah they used to match unadvertised prices at least, remember the guy ringing BIG W and pretending to be a customer to find out the price of bf1942 for me. This was a few years ago mind you, so things may have changed.

On a sidenote, bargain bins + any game 10years old at eb=win for anything else they are a joke. Always overpriced, and sales clerk would not stfu about how awesome he was at wow.
02:20pm 08/02/11 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
1688 posts
05:25pm 08/02/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
766 posts
That guy in the last picture ain't there to buy games, but to buy "candy".
06:35pm 08/02/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
6544 posts
he is there to buy little kids games and invite them over to play them on his sweet set up ;)
06:36pm 08/02/11 Permalink
taggs
4790 posts
very good scoobs, that was the exact joke that eorl made.

thanks for making it easier for qgl to understand, hi-5!
07:59pm 08/02/11 Permalink
Mitch
Queensland
1 posts
EB has little to nothing going for it! If I was after something in Aust, always go the local Game store. What's wrong with a store that has a points system? I love it! It's like achievements :3
12:31am 12/02/11 Permalink
Bulldog
Newcastle, New South Wales
4 posts
EB suck.. I want cash not store credit.. What can I spend $50 on that I already havn't owned??

Store credit sucks!!!!
07:53pm 01/03/11 Permalink
Rangalicious
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1 posts
EB does suck balls. i refuse to enter there shop. GAME is a great shop. they give me points for every 5 $$ i spend and then i get a voucher to spend in there shop. i spend a lot there so i just used my points to buy duke nukem forever: collecters edition. HAIL TO THE KING BABY!!!!!!!
06:31pm 09/03/11 Permalink
Vignjevic
Melbourne, Victoria
2 posts
EB does suck balls. i refuse to enter there shop. GAME is a great shop. they give me points for every 5 $$ i spend and then i get a voucher to spend in there shop. i spend a lot there so i just used my points to buy duke nukem forever: collecters edition. HAIL TO THE KING BABY!!!!!!!

Not a big fan of GAME or EB, even though I once bought all my games from EB. JB hi fi is the way to go. Have traded games before at EB and even though they buy $10 for a game and then sell it for $70, I understand this is business and they need to make money. Once I went to a local second hand shop they offered me $10 for 4 PC games which were up to a year old, I nearly fell on my ass.
11:20am 13/03/11 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
722 posts
^ Are GAME employees now coming in and saying how great GAME is?

EB is alright. I traded in some old DS games for the new Pokemons and they price matched Big Dubs. I know I could get a better price for the games on Ebay or something, but I really couldn't be arsed dealing with ebay.
11:27am 13/03/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10972 posts
JB Hifi owns Game and EB at the game selling business at reasonable prices.

OzGameShop owns JB Hifi at selling games at the cheapest price.

Therefor ASIF ever buy from Game or EB.
12:20pm 13/03/11 Permalink
studioMinion
Hobart, Tasmania
5 posts
When after a good deal, it pays to shop around.

I found i can pit EB and JB HiFi marketed prices against them, and always have had the prices matched from EB if in JB and vice versa, some times even saving further 10%, but, saying this, sometimes you just cant avoid the stingy sales rep.
I now mostly shop from JB HiFI nowa days , usually 5-10 dollars cheaper then EB.

OH, and Game, never went there, games over priced, and now my local GAME store has closed shop.
09:04am 12/04/11 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
5416 posts
As if pay retail prices. Is it really that hard to wait 1 week and buy a game for almost half price?

The reason why these retail stores charge so much is because people are willing to pay them.

Stop paying retail. Buy online. Send these retail stores a message. If they are not selling they will have to lower their prices or close shop.
09:25am 12/04/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
337 posts
Yeah I picked up 'The Witcher' for $7.99 yeah it's old but still a great game I've never played; i stopped paying full retail for games along time ago I shop around for specials or just buy online.
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