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Old 07-13-08, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
The Tampa distribution center is pretty cool for me. My beef with Gamefly stems from the fact that they sent me the 2 shittiest games from my GameQ that were all the way at the bottom, while the first 2 games I got were on the top.
I'm moving to Tallahassee for a year and one of the things I'm looking forward to is faster Gamefly service.

I'm in a northern Atlanta suburb now and the Gamefly turnaround was better, but I sent a game in last Monday and they still haven't received it.
Old 07-13-08, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by delace
I've had gamefly for about a year and am actually totally happy with it. Gamefly has an easy system to tell if a game is available or not and as long as you don't fill up your Q with low availability game you'll be fine. If I really want a low available game I make sure my Q is short and there are now high available games above then so I'll be more likely to get when one becomes available. PLus, I don't put shitty games in my q so I never get shitty games.
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And yeah we all love Netflix, but renting DVD's and renting Video Games are TOTALLY different. No other company is offering what gamefly offers and does it even close to as well (i tried some competitors).
The process of renting shouldn't be different.

Making a queue counterproductive ('Sorry, you would have got that just-released game that's sitting on the top of your list on Day 1, but since you have Barbie's Horse Adventure listed at #15, we'll send that instead. We're not Netflix') is stupid, bordering on unethical.

Buying games from them is great; renting... not so much.
Old 07-14-08, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Gromit
I'm moving to Tallahassee for a year and one of the things I'm looking forward to is faster Gamefly service.

I'm in a northern Atlanta suburb now and the Gamefly turnaround was better, but I sent a game in last Monday and they still haven't received it.
I am in Tallahassee and I cancelled back at the beginning of June becuase the turn around was pretty much the same as before the Tampa center opened. It still took a good 2-3 days for them to get it back and then 2-3 days for me recieve a new game. I was basically getting the same turn around as when they shipped from California which I felt was unacceptable.

OT: When I cancelled Gamefly I joined Netflix, and I am now spoiled with next day service.
Old 07-14-08, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by delace
well like I said the service works great for me. once I stated using game available info to manage my Q ive had no issue. if you use it to your advantage it works pretty well.
and yeah movies and games are totally different. big movies are released in theaters first, so once they hit netflix there isn't this huge demand like there is for games.
The process shouldn't be different.

I know there's never been a time when Netflix slowed the sending of the next movie.

There's been plenty of times already in my short re-subscription with GF where it feels like they've done just that. And my list doesn't all consist of just-released, 'Very Low Availability' titles.

I can envision the place with one 90-year old staffer, thinking, "Ehhhh, my arthritis is acting up; I'm not dealing with another envelope today."
Old 07-15-08, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by delace
Ha! You're cracking me up. Sometimes it seems like it when you're waiting for a game you REALLY want to play. I get ya. Nobody's Netflix at this point but then not even they are bullet proof. All i know, I'm liking the one stop shop gamefly's got going. I rent, buy used, trade in games for subscription credit. They got reviews and rating all right there.

No wasting gas driving to blockbuster, no wasting money on games I don't like. I'm playing more and paying less, so I'm not complaining.

HA! Arthritis! Your funny dude.
You have got to be kidding me.

I had gamefly for 4 months and not once did I ever get a game I actually wanted. I had about 40 360 games lined up and never did they ship anything out of the first 20 on my list. Then, when they did ship, it was a 1 week turn-around.

The service sucked so bad I would never recommend it to anyone. At least wasting gas driving to blockbuster I will have a good chance leaving with something worth playing the same day!

You seriously sound like the Gamefly brainwashing marketing department.

Gamefly is teh suck.

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Old 07-15-08, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by delace
Ha! You're cracking me up. Sometimes it seems like it when you're waiting for a game you REALLY want to play. I get ya.
No. I'm not talking about it seeming like forever for the game I REALLY want to play getting here.

I'm talking about the days Gamefly doesn't seem to send out ANY game on the list.

And when they finally do, they'll skip even titles with 'High Availability', to send games lower on your queue, if they're ones that you know aren't seeing a lot of requests from others.

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Old 07-15-08, 04:52 PM
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trade in games for subscription credit.
huh? Where's this option?
Old 07-26-08, 12:49 PM
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I have a one-time use code for a free 30 day trial (2 out at a time). First non-lurker to PM me gets it. Not valid for former or current Gamefly subscribers.
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GameFly shipped out Soul Calibur IV!! For that, they get a from me.
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I have a one-time use code for a free 30 day trial (2 out at a time). First non-lurker to PM me gets it. Not valid for former or current Gamefly subscribers.
Have you ordered a pizza from Pizza Hut lately?
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