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Chunky_Droid

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I was playing my PS2 the other day, when my cat leaped through the air and took out my controller cable, pulling the PS2 off its shelf, which somehow pressed the eject button and my copy of Final Fantasy X came flying out and hit the fireplace.

Surreal story huh?

In any case, the FMVs on the disc wouldn't load anymore, and anyone who's played Final Fantasy knows Square won't let you skip them, so I'm stuck with no working copy of the game.

Then an evil idea came upon me

I purchased a 2nd hand copy from my local EB Games, then the next day, rang them and told them the game wouldn't load FMVs, and took my original cat destroyed copy back (it really only had one scratch on it, so who knows where the damage was caused), now I have a working copy.

Some people laughed and thought this was awesome, some people said I'm corrupt, lol. What do you guys think?

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James

2. Posted:

You lied and essentially stole a working copy of the game. I'd say it's pretty wrong.

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mrlimbo

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Well i think you know the answer is "YES" but im sure you wont lose any sleep over it :)

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Sean_Aaron

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I sure hope the staff doesn't read this forum!

It's a karmic misdemeanor. I'm sure it will come back on you some way. I though you were going to say you physically abused your cat in some way whew!

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Chunky_Droid

5. Posted:

I kinda thought it was wrong myself, and if Earl has anything to do with it, I had a rough time at my job since it happened... I think I need to correct this issue.

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Fuzzy

6. Posted:

You should have just sued your cat.

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iphys

7. Posted:

That's pretty bad. Maybe the original owner of that second hand copy is going to get dinged the money on it now.

Still, it is kind of dumb that if you've bought a game and the disc gets damaged, you can't just get a cheap replacement instead of having to buy the game all over again -- the disc is only worth a few cents and what you're really paying for when you buy the game is the content on the disc.

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Magi

8. Posted:

There are a lot of things to consider here.
From the Karmic perspective that Sean alluded to, it's pretty much a wash. You swapped the game back in to the store (which might be considered bad karma) but you didn't kill your cat (which might be considered good karma). A wash imo.

From a retail perspective, don't they just send defective merchandise back to the manufacturer? When I worked in retail, we did but I've never worked in the video game industry so iono for sure. Buf, if this is the case, then the store will get full credit for the item, and the manufacturer will have lost a few cents on the actual disc material.

I agree 100% with iphys. If you can prove you purchased the disc originally, and send them your defective copy, then they should be able to send you a replacement disc for next-to-nothing. It's complete BS that people have to buy the game all over again.

If the game store puts this thing back on the shelf, which I STRONGLY doubt they would, I hope they'd at least put it in one of those disc repair thingies and make it useable again.

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FairgroundTown

9. Posted:

"From a retail perspective, don't they just send defective merchandise back to the manufacturer?"

He said it was second-hand, so... no.

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VGM

10. Posted:

Sean+Aaron wrote:

I sure hope the staff doesn't read this forum!

LOL that would be funny if they did.:D
& your not gonna believe this Chunky,my friends copy of FFX didn't work,so I went to gamestop to buy a second copy,I brought it back & it didn't work!Did I buy your copy?:P no jk either,that happened about a month ago.:D

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Hoffkage

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Prison worth.

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Chony_Lee

12. Posted:

EB games deserves to get screwed back every once in awhile. Maybe this was karma payback for EB games?

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ReZon

13. Posted:

Prosody wrote:

You lied and essentially stole a working copy of the game. I'd say it's pretty wrong.

This.

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invmat

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If you do that, you're wrong. But it is legal to play a back-up, because you already own the game...

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V8_Ninja

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Morally Wrong: Absolutely yes.

Somewhat Awesome Since you Made us Realize How Stupid EB Employers Are: Possibly. Not sure.

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gameaddict247

16. Posted:

lol nice one, I would not lose sleep over it.

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Knux

17. Posted:

Morally wrong? Of course it's wrong! But, I might give it a try myself in the future! :D

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Xkhaoz

18. Posted:

Well, you had it origionaly.

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Flandy

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VGM wrote:

Sean+Aaron wrote:

I sure hope the staff doesn't read this forum!

LOL that would be funny if they did.:D
& your not gonna believe this Chunky,my friends copy of FFX didn't work,so I went to gamestop to buy a second copy,I brought it back & it didn't work!Did I buy your copy?:P no jk either,that happened about a month ago.:D

lol i was gonna say nobody gonna even pick it up :P

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pixelman

20. Posted:

That's terrible. Still, I have no respect for EB Games/GameStop (for various reasons) so I'm not exactly feeling sorry for them.

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