Bought Zelda for $35, did I get scammed?

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  1. Futurdreamz
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    His shop has just launched.
    So... it is at your risk.
     
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    It's a scam. I'm not sure how it works exactly, but the seller offers a very low priced item or items, then takes your money, and ostensibly cashes out, leaving you to file a claim with amazon.

    I fell for it once. They key is to look at the "just launched" indicator. Buy from people with positive reviews and avoid new stores with ridiculous prices.
     
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    $35... Used.
    Sounds fine to me.
     
  5. linuxares

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    If it's used, it's a very fair price.
     
  6. Futurdreamz
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    I have the game for the Wii U, I just wanted any copy for my Switch, and even a cartridge would be fine as it'd be my only cartridge. I've seen someone on Kijiji locally selling it for $40 (but he just sold it before I inquired) and it's pretty easy to get the game new. If it's a scam the guy is doing a pretty decent job of staying on the edge of plausibility.
     
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    Remember that you only have 50 times that you can use your A-Z claim with amazon ;). Be careful next time.
     
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    Okay that new $22 one is definitely suspicious...
     
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    As was discussed in the thread a few weeks ago? Check the seller, their ratings and age. If it seems too good to be true? It usually is..
     
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    Unless this guy got a hold of a stolen pallet it's more than likely a scam.
     
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    Well it shipped, and the eta is May 1rst to May 8th. From what I've seen the scammers usually promise about a month for shipping, so by the time it comes in the 30 days are up and it becomes a hassle. I have a whole week to start asking questions if it doesn't arrive on time. Maybe it's stolen, but I'm reasonably sure I'll be getting the game - or at least will be able to get a refund.
     
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    This. The scam-seller will keep on saying "Your order will arrive shortly" until the customer can no longer file a claim to get his/her money back.
     
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    Of course you got scammed... you could've got it for free on the Wii U. ;)
     
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    Good God how long are your shipping times usually, in the UK you are looking at 3 days unless it's import. 2 1/2 weeks would be ridiculous. I'd be looking at where it's "supposedly" shipping from.
     
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    I'm in Canada. Three days from BC, and five days from Ontario. No idea how long customs will take.
     
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    Name doesn't look fishy but he just launched.
    Just hope that you will get your stuff.
     
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    Hope you get it but expect the worst.
     
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    would be interested to know what happens kepp us up to date :)
     
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    R.I.P. money
     
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    Atleast contact Amazon and ask about this. Tell them that you're unsure if the seller is telling the truth. Make sure to get an extended date.

    Do you even have a shipping number?
     
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