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GBAtemp disapproves... by Costello at 9:49 AM (8,790 Views / 0 Likes) 52 replies

  1. Costello
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    GBAtemp disapproves...
    WikiNDS: do not order.
    [​IMG]

    Some of you might wonder why you still haven't received your Tempmas prizes. Let me tell you how things work around here.

    When the end of the year comes, some shops usually contact us to sponsor competitions: they offer prizes for our members (nothing for the staff, sadly [​IMG] ) in exchange for a mention in the news on the portal. This year, IShopVideoGame.com was the main sponsor for the Tempmas competition. We posted the news accordingly, with a large thanks to our generous sponsor. Other shops thought they could join the fun.

    Indeed, WikiNDS, a former affiliate (with which we already had advertising payment issues in the past) contacted us saying they would sponsor a good portion of the prizes offered in the competition. We happily and perhaps naively accepted the offer and advertised their shop numerous times in the same fashion.
    Tempmas was a joyful time, we had some awesome entries and a lot of people got prizes. It's now time for sponsors to come into play. We contacted all 3 sponsors in order to remind them of the agreement. Sadly, our requests to WikiNDS fell on deaf ears. We sent them a large number of e-mails, we contacted them via their website and in every possible way: still nothing.

    We are thus forced to say that they took advantage of us by promising something to our members, and they did not keep up with their promise. We hereby disapprove this shop and unless they decide to suddenly wake up, we recommend all our members to never purchase anything from their website again. They are dishonest, and the fact that they completely ignore customer emails is probably a decisive argument. They didn't even send a word of apology explaining their reasons.

    Thanks for your understanding.
    PS: as for the missing prizes, we will have to pay them from our own pockets, unless something new comes up.
     


  2. Raika

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    Damn, that is so mean of them. [​IMG]
    BOYCOTT!!!
     
  3. zeromac

    Member zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    You guys really shouldn't have to suffer for the burden of raking up cash just because a sponsor dogged out..
     
  4. Mr.Mysterio

    Member Mr.Mysterio GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I boycotted them a long time ago when my father got me a defective AK2i from them and they refused to replace it. Now my dad doesnt trust any online retailers selling flashcarts [​IMG]
    DONT BUY FROM wikiNDS.
     
  5. prowler

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    I knew something was missing from the Recommended Sites box.
     
  6. zeromac

    Member zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Ah is that what that blank area was, i knew some shop was missing but i didn't know which xD
     
  7. zuron7

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    That's real bad.But why are you paying for the stuff.
    as for the sponsors try getting their address or phone.
     
  8. Banger

    Member Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

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    They were suppose to be "donated" by WikiNDS. I am guessing they are doing it to keep the users happy.
     
  9. wessel261

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    That is just too weak...
    Ihate it when someone takes advantage over someone else!
    I really hope your other sponsors will show some sympathy and take the hit for you, because paying from your own pocket is s ounfair
    you all do so much for the site already
    I enjoy watching this site everyday and I don't want you to be penalized because of a stupid sponsor!
     
  10. fice3717

    Newcomer fice3717 Advanced Member

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    that bullshit and what makes it worse is u have to pay them from your own poket when your allready giving us so much like this site its not fair. mabey the winners could come up with another prize were you wont have to do this
     
  11. tj_cool

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    Shouldn't this be frontpage (GBAtemp&scene) news (instead of user submitted news)?
     
  12. zeromac

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    [​IMG]

    That sounds fair, but what ever happens, you guys shouldn't pay our of your own pocket..
     
  13. gov78

    Member gov78 Ha made you Look

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    well that just distasteful i wont be ordering from them ever
     
  14. fice3717

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    yer people in this age dont care about anything but them selfs what happend to the good old days
     
  15. rockstar99

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    That sucks they are just bastards trying to get money without working hard.
    I wont order from them and tell everyone I know not to either [​IMG]
    Hope some other sponsor lends you a hand
     
  16. kicknhorse

    Member kicknhorse GBAtemp Fan

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    I agree with gov78, that is just sick. I use alot of online sellers, but I can assure you this will not be one of them. I join the boycott!
     
  17. DCG

    Member DCG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I hate today's mentality of most company's: making money over anyone's back.
     
  18. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    I was just thinking the same thing; this is fairly important in case anyone is trying to buy something, but being in "GBAtemp Magazine", maybe it's fine where it is.
    Is it possible Costello posted in the wrong section? [​IMG]


    Sorry to hear about what's been happening though; I didn't submit anything for Tempmas, but nontheless, I hope someone else pops up and offers to help.
     
  19. Sterling

    Member Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    I'm right here with ya'! :boycott:

    I would be glad to donate 5 - 10 dollars to help pay for some of the prizes. [​IMG]
     
  20. DarkWay

    Member DarkWay tsubasa hiroge

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    wow that sucks.

    I smell a new section appearing in the forums:-

    Shops to AVOID

    with just the name of the shop and reason to avoid it.

    this could also lead to a shop rating system [​IMG] where the users of GBAtemp can rate various shos they've bought from.
     
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