Why I hate eBay :P

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  1. doeo
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    WHY I HATE EBAY:
    The other day I was browsing the Pokemon stuff they had their and I realized I wanna complete my national Pokedex on Pokemon Pearl so I decided to order a bunch of old Pokemon games to help me. I found a user selling Fire Red and Leaf Green which is exactly what I wanted. Apparently that user had 99% Positive feedback. Pretty good prices too! Wow. I ordered both games omgyay [​IMG]

    They arrive. Boxes are damaged badly, take a look!
    [​IMG]

    I thought "Umm.. Ookay that must be cause of the delivery."

    I open the package... WUT NO WIRELESS ADAPTER? I'VE BEEN SCAMMED [​IMG]

    The sticker on my game is obviously fake.

    If the sticker is fake, I shouldn't have a doubt the game is fake. I mean cm'on, the game resets like every time I open it and it says "The save file is corrupted". Then I have to restart the whole game and whatnot.

    I mean I guess the sticker should look more like my other Leaf Green game (Other than the one I ordered from this prick, I got this one cause I wanted to sell it in school since I got it for a good deal, but I kept it for my self cause it was real.)

    Compare:
    [​IMG]

    My Fake Fire Red game comes with THREE MANUALS. THEY'RE ALL THE SAME. All english, exact same text. I'm pretty sure those manuals are fake too, cause look whats written in them.

    Meh 3 manuals:
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    Now, I don't know what kind of fake manual this is, but maybe the following photo should explain everything.
    [​IMG]

    LOLWUT.

    Well the box is original. Only the box. What a waste of cash for a game that keeps resetting over and over.

    Why I hate eBay [​IMG]

    :yayamazon:

    And yes I know this isn't exactly the best section to post this, but I couldn't find a better one.
     


  2. Magmorph

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    Try sending it back? If the seller has 99% positive feedback, chances are he won't want you lowering it.
     
  3. GameWinner

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    XD I laughed so hard at the manual text
     
  4. metamaster

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    Lol the old man. I had the same problem with Kirby and the amazing mirrors. The fake game had a bunch of languages (something the original doesn't have) but it wouldn't save.
     
  5. Salax

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    Speaking of an eBay fail, look what I just got:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just got 50 pts in the snake game in OP's sig [​IMG]
     
  7. Chaz.

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    Thats a real bad fake, ebay is flooded with them. Dont buy them off ebay. I bought too many fakes I now leave it alone for games apart from when I see the cartridges because you can tell if they are. Also, if they listing brand new its a fake for sure.
     
  8. Jax

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    I bought a fake (but fully functional) copy on Chrono Trigger on eBay once, and the seller fully reimbursed me after I complained about the product. I suggest you do the same, and threaten to notify eBay about the selling of forgeries.
     
  9. Infinite Zero

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    Hahah A pretty good manual there [​IMG]
     
  10. Urza

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    It's your fault for not actually checking the feedback, instead relying on only their percentage.
     
  11. Hells Malice

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    That was just too fake to be good.

    Bitch about it, you'll get your money back.
     
  12. TM2-Megatron

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    Admittedly, later on after the initial release, not every copy came with the wireless adapter. The ones that did had a special label on the front.

    But goddamn, I also hate all those f***ing fake Pokemon games on eBay. There've got to be more of those than bootlegs of any other game; period. There also seem to be more fake ones than legit cartridges, which pisses me off (even though I have all the GBA pokemon games I want... I still hate seeing those goddamn fakes).
     
  13. Joe88

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    im pretty sure the box is also fake

    the original has a logo on the front adverting the new wireless system which each game came with one
    the players choice version (which says it on the top with a yellow bar) doesnt have the logo and doesnt come with it
     
  14. TM2-Megatron

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    Yeah. They sure put a lot of effort into the packaging of the fakes, though... what morons. Those bastards that sell fake Pokemon games on eBay are the worst kind of scum.
     
  15. Jundeezy

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    Oh man, I got a good laugh from that manual. May I ask how much you paid for the games?
     
  16. Falcon27252

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    I got a fake Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald off ebay once.It had a little japanese/chinese sticker on each cartridge.After about 1 week it said something about save file deleted and it restarted my game. [​IMG] Then when I started the game off again and tried to save, it said "Save succesful" then I turned it off then back on...Thats when my save disappered AGAIN.Anyway it still does it, I eventually bought a proper Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald from the shops.
    I hate eBay. [​IMG] Don't use eBay [​IMG]
     
  17. johncenafan427

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    i've really only had problems on ebay from
    sellers from china.
    either won't send item, or is broken upon arrival.
     
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    lol. :D

    I also had some pretty bad experiences. I got a fake PSP battery, that only held up to about 4 hours?

    D:
     
  20. ca_michelbach

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    A lot of the eBay sellers are shit scared of bad feedback so a quick email should clear things up. I also seem to get ripped a lot on eBay, for example when I ordered my new headphones they told me about a week for delivery. After 2 months and shit loads of emails I said I wanted my money back and I was leaving bad feedback...they arrived the next day [​IMG]

    ...on another note, I think you have the same laptop as one of mine, lol.(It looks very similar in the images)