Is ''gamekool.com'' a scam??

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  1. Jean Karlo
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    Hey guys, I just bought a r4i gold from this website, But only after putting my money onto it i saw reviews claiming that it is a scam. Is it? They actually answered back quickly and friendly. I want to know what was your experience with this? Has any of you been scammed by this website or is legit??
     


  2. geishroy

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    why don't people just buy from realhotstuff?
     
  3. GamerzHell9137

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    That and zhuzhuchina.
    I really don't know why they choose other shops.
     
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    Because they Google, buy, and THEN ask us.
     
  5. Walker D

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    Or worst ...they buy, and then, they google something...
     
  6. Jean Karlo
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    It was on shoptemp.net so i thought it was legit. Yeah, yeah, is my first time buying flashcart online, other than that i had bought them in actual stores. so, scam, i guess
     
  7. Jean Karlo
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    It was on shoptemp.net so i thought it was legit. Yeah, yeah, is my first time buying flashcart online, other than that i had bought them in actual stores. so, scam, i guess
     
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    people also look for the cheapest place they can find to buy it

    buy it there
    wait
    hear nothing for a week
    then ask if it a here if it a bad place to buy it
     
  10. manu-m3

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    Gamekool is a good shop. I always bought there.
     
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    Nice... penta-post... dude...

    I've heard of a good handful of people from here buying from Gamekool before. No memory of if it was good or bad, but you're definitely not the first.
     
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    Shitty blackberry browser, sorry.
    At least not the first, anyways Im looking to cancel my payment.
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view location.
    Most bad reviews come from first time buyers of flashcarts that have sometimes bad misconceptions due to buying from a local (as in the same country) online vendors.

    Things like being use to instant order processing and shipping out the same day can give the wrong idea about ordering from international sites where shipping times can exceed 1 month due to customs, etc.
    Other things like no understanding of what actual customer service is, this is probably most evident right now with people trying to get a EZ-Flash IV for a gameboy micro right now.

    Then there are those that just never post a good review, period.


    A legitimate explanation of a poor rating is normally few or non existent.




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    gamekool is a HK online vendor. Shipping can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending on where you live in the world.

    If you really do not like using a credit card, I suggest learning to use prepaid visa cards for sites you do not have first hand experience with. Don't expect the use of paypal as a payment option from flashcart vendors, nintendo made sure by getting paypal to cut off flashcart vendor accounts (paypal isn't a bank, doing this is within their rights). The use of a prepaid visa card is to limit your losses to what is on the card, if the online vendor turns out to be an actual scam vendor.
     
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    I've worked with Gamekool before, they didn't scam me, but their customer service was crap, their shipping took too long, and they nearly screwed up my order until I corrected them before they shipped it.
     
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    Thank you both for actually answering my question, I'll be more careful in the future, thanks for your advise, Shipping is suppose o be between 10-12 business days. I used a debit card so my money should be safe. If it worked for Catboy then I'm going to keep the order, I detailed exactly what i wanted with the order....
     
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    Just because you used debit, doesn't mean anything when it comes to safety. Sure, your bank may be looking out for you, but if a problem does arise, there is a chance they might not want to help you, especially because flash carts are highly frowned upon and are within a grey area of legality. Prepaid credit cards are the way to go, and I'd say, don't use your debit card next time, unless it is a well known trusted source like Zhuzhuchina. I've ordered 3 carts off of Zhuzhu and never had an issue, and I know of others who have had nothing but great experiences as well.
     
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    In my experience, they weren't a scam site, but They are VERY unresponsive to customer service emails when I asked about replacing my flash cart. It was only after I posted a bad review that they responded. This was about 3 years ago, though.
     
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    Moot point because the bank does not nor do they need to know what you purchased.
     
  20. Jean Karlo
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    Id bought it based in those reviews, I already have the tracking number and all now. Customer service is mehh, 1 to 1.5 days for a response. I'll be more careful next time.
    Thank you all.

    Edit : I know there is a ''Where to buy flashcarts'' But it only shows 1 site per region, There should be more variety or a ''Where not to buy flashcarts'' thread, and sticked to the top of the page, Just saying it would be helpful for First time buyers.
     
  21. Ryukouki

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    That is really surprising, as I've been in steady contact with them, and they've gotten back to me every single time. And I've been contacting them quite a bit these past three weeks. :O