Do I owe this guy a refund?

PaperBro64 Sep 22, 2019.

  1. ibroxgaz

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    Evidence on that where?
     
  2. PaperBro64
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    I mean, it's pretty common knowledge that you generally shouldn't turn off something while it's saving, thats like me buying a laptop and turning it off while its downloading windows updates, so I don't think that's my fault.
     
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  4. godreborn

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    I think there are safeguards to prevent this sort of thing from happening. afaik, the ticket is downloaded first to the slc, then the game, which is placed in the "import" folder for download and installation. at some point, probably near the beginning, the game is indexed just in case it does become corrupted. then, you can delete/uninstall the game without affecting anything else. once everything is done, the game is placed in the correct location. downloads should still work in standby mode. if he turned the system off completely, I think the download freezes. however, it shouldn't affect the slc (system software) partition.

    btw, I think nintendo officially stated that they will no longer take in wii u systems for repair, so that's not even an option.

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    btw, I think the indexer has bin in the name. I'm thinking it's called version.bin, which records game installs.
     
  5. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes you owe him a refund but he needs to return the item and you have to make sure is the same seria id that you sold...
     
  6. CaptainHIT

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    You proved him it works before, right? Then it was not your fault, no refund.
     
  7. lisreal2401

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    Yeah. Even if it was just bad timing, it's still a huge dick move.

    If I bought a Wii U with a corrupted NAND and it died the first time I used it, I'd be assuming you sold me a broken console on purpose.
     
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  8. godreborn

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    maybe you said it somewhere, but have you received the system back? when I sold that flashed 360, I tested the console first after getting it back. everything worked as it should. this could be little more than buyer's remorse, which I think is what happened to me. I refunded his money anyway. though, you're in a worse predicament, because now you have a potentially broken system.
     
  9. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

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    The guy deserves a refund. The product was DOA
     
  10. pwsincd

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    if no haxchi/cbhc and only mocha it wasnt really a hacked console... in the permanent sense..
     
  11. Asia81

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    i totally agree
     
  12. lisreal2401

    lisreal2401 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That's like selling a RROD'd Xbox 360 that you know is going to break in a few hours and saying "it worked when I had it"
     
  13. Fugelmir

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    But it was working before. You'll be given a broken system if he returns it. Unless you knew it was broken/malfunctioning beforehand, I don't think you should pay the penalty here.
     
  14. CMDreamer

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    Hold on, sorry, I misread/misunderstood your OP comment...

    You sold a fully working console, the buyer turned it off while it was doing R/W operations and it got damaged because of that. Not your fault.
    The buyer doesn't deserve a refund. Period.
     
  15. Quantumcat

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    It worked when you sold it, you don't owe him anything.

    This is the risk you take buying second hand goods off random people - it costs less for a reason. If you want a warranty you pay more and you buy from a shop.
     
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  16. LoggerMan

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    Is turning the console off while writing a game to nand really going to brick it? Is installing anything to band a bad idea?

    The nand is perfect size for Mario kart and botw with dlc.
     
  17. lembi2001

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    Just playing Devil's advocate here but have any of you even thought that he might be trying to return a faulty console that he already had??

    There are people out there who would do this. Buy a working console and then claim it's broken and return the faulty one you already had.

    OP Did you make a note of the serial number?
     
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