GAME Australia: no refunds for Diablo III pre-orders

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  1. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    No more name calling.

    If the company is in administration then customers will have to join the queue of creditors with all the others. The administrator gets paid first, then trustees and so on, creditors are at the bottom of the list and usually take the most loss.
     
  2. snowdweller

    snowdweller Master Guru

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    Hallryu I DONT KNOW THE GURU FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!!!!! WHERE HAS IT GONE?!?!?!?!

    and yes no name calling :(
     
  3. Seref

    Seref Ancient Guru

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    This is technically wrong. Blizzard will compensate you if you provide proof of your payment. You have to buy the game yourself but if you show them your GAME receipt they'll send you the money GAME stole from you.

    They'll do this for an amount paid, whether it's just a $5 preorder fee or the full cost.

    So you don't get a free copy just for paying the reservation fee but at least you get that money back.
     
  4. roguesn1per

    roguesn1per Ancient Guru

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    How can you discredit this...they are giving you money back for somone elses **** up....
    :stewpid:
     

  5. Maximus7724

    Maximus7724 Master Guru

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    I dont think you grasp this.

    Businesses never set out to fail/defraud(apart from investment schemes).

    There is no "business owner" here, its a company, a CEO cannot be held totally responsible for the failed business or business model he inherits.

    Imagine being offered a job as CEO of say Yahoo!(failing) and being told that you are personally liable for all debts if business collapses.

    Hope this explains it.
     
  6. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    Eh, looks more like he's correcting your error, not discrediting Blizzard.
     
  7. roguesn1per

    roguesn1per Ancient Guru

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    Most if not all Aussies pay in full for preorders

    Meaning ...you get your money back from blizzard....So therfore you are getting the game from blizzard :p
    i never said they are giving them out for free...
     
  8. Seref

    Seref Ancient Guru

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    Someone who scratched and saved $60 to buy the game is still SOL until he gets a check in the mail. Just don't want anyone getting false hope thinking that Blizz will give them the copy they are owed.
     
  9. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    At least all those people will get their copies now. Thats good. :thumbup:
     
  10. roguesn1per

    roguesn1per Ancient Guru

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    Spose i should of re chosen my words....
    Blizzard will give everyone there money back :p
    better?
     

  11. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    funny, I went into a GAME shop after work today, still had signs up saying they are taking pre-orders and nothing looked out of the ordinary
     
  12. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    Found this on their website is anyone is after an official update

    http://www.game.com.au/faq
     
  13. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    lol. the ****ty thing about living in australia is that despite the value of the aussie dollar surpassing the value of the american dollar, we still pay 50-100% more for games. ie. diablo 3 costs us $88 if we buy from a retail store here.

    most of us just buy online and make the most of our money.
     
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    Outrance Ancient Guru

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    Blah blah blah, what's the minimum wage in Australia again?
     
  15. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    I think what he meant is that Game as a business saw this coming and just like most business that fail they do see this coming and continue to take money from their costumers up till the end, vigilance is the customers responsibility though.

    The comment about finding out who the CEO or business owner was is sort of legitimate, although banks may never give them a loan they may find enough private investors to restart a similar business, and the same cycle may or may not happen again.

    I am happy Blizzard is taking care of this, classy of them.
     

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    snowdweller Master Guru

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    What's that got to do with anything?

    I suppose because of my wage I SHOULD be paying $4000+ for photoshop (E.G) when the US pay around $2000 for a bunch of 0's and 1's
     

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