I bought two pre-owned Nintendo 64 games from them once. Neither one came with directions or the original box. One was defective, wouldn't play at all. I had to pay to send back the defective game, and they took quite a while to replace it. The replacement didn't have a box or instructions either.
On top of that, I used a coupon when I originally ordered. When I sent back the defective game, they refunded me the price that I paid for the original game (minus shipping, grr). Then, when they got around to shipping a replacement, they charged my credit card the full amount of the game, without applying the original coupon. So, after shipping and losing the coupon, I ended up paying more for a banged-up used game with no instructions than I would have for a new copy.
Needless to say, I would never order a used game from them again. In fact, I haven't ordered from them at all since then.
A few weeks ago when they last did the 30%, I ordered two Dreamcast games(Sonic Adventure, Phantasy Star Online), one PSX game(Clock Tower), and four Genesis games(Streets of Rage 1 and 2, The Revenge of Shinobi, Comix Zone). I knew the Sega games would come cart only, but I didn't care. The DC and PSX games all came complete and in near mint condition, nothing more than light scratches on the discs. All games worked perfectly, so I'm satisfied, and will probably order again the next time they do the deal, as I still want to get Code: Veronica for Dreamcast. No stores around carry DC games anymore(obviously), EB got rid of all of their DC titles except for a few sports games, and GameStop overcharges out the wazoo on anything used.
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I once ordered a used game from EB, and received it in a paper sleeve with no case nor instructions.
For those people that won't stand for EB.com's lousy customer service, dispute the charges. Yes it's a lot more hassle, but at least you'll be sticking it to them for the lousy service and make them pay for the additional shipping costs.
I have ordered a bunch and never had a problem. Ever Gamecube game has had case and instructions. About a year ago I ordered Earthbound SNES (rarely do they ever have this available) and it showed up with the box, the players guide, etc. It cost me about $20. Currently on Ebay they go for about $80 complete
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It's usually pretty bad. RTCW, and OV will probably get you 13-15 each. NHL, and Splashdown will probably be under 10 each. Those 4 will hopefully pay for ESPN unless they have one of their trade in 3 games for 1 deal going.
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Originally posted by shaqIQ1 I just bought Animal Crossing Used for the Gamecube from them. Should I be worried? It should come with the memory card now right?
You most likley will NOT receive the memory card. The Memory card was a bonus and is NOT required when you trade the title in. Infact, they would trade in Animal Crossing, and then the extra memory card for even more store credit.
Originally posted by GizmoDVD You most likley will NOT receive the memory card. The Memory card was a bonus and is NOT required when you trade the title in. Infact, they would trade in Animal Crossing, and then the extra memory card for even more store credit.
Dude, I hope he wasn't holding his breath for the answer, since it took like 4 months
What have been your experince with ordering Pre-Owned games through ebgames.com
They got progressively worse for me so I just gave up on the idea of ordering from them. The first order was fine both games in their original cases w/ all the booklets. The 2nd order had 3 games and one was missing it's booklet (which was ok since I just got a copy of it from a friend). The 3rd order (3 again IIRC) had 2 w/ the crappy blue ebgames cover and all were missing their booklets. In all fairness they warn you this can happen but considering there are places out there where you can find used items w/ the cover art/booklets I don't see any reason to waste time/money/energy on ebgames used online.
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