Did I do the right thing? (yes this is game related)

Discussion in 'Games' started by ghall, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I bought Final Fantasy Dawn of Souls used,a few months back, and just noticed that something was wrong with it. So I decided to check up on what the game cartridge looked like. Turns out, my copy was missing a few graphics on the label. So I cantacted Nintendo, and told them what happened. I had bought the game off Amazon Marketplace, so I gave Nintendo the seller's username.
    Did I do the right thing? Will I get a reward of some kind? (not that I did it for a reward, but a bonus is always nice) And, I know Nintendo will do something, seeing as they loose money from pirated games, but what should I expect them to do?
     
  2. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    So you are assuming it's a bootleg then?

    If it is, you did the right thing. I'd have contacted the seller to, see if he would refund your money.
     
  3. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    You won't get a reward. The best you could hope for is a real cart or your money back but not much more I'm afraid! You did do the right thing though.
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The real cart whould be reward enough. I'm not getting my hopes up though. I feel good enough to have helped out my second favorite company, though.
     
  5. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Actually, I'm not assuming it's bootleg. I know for a fact. I checked it up. I have a comparison if anyones interested:
     

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    Most likely a fake. Look at the cartridge connectors, on a real cart they're clean and nice and pretty and such. On a fake they'll look a bit naff.

    I would have first got my money back off the buyer, every damn penny (even shipping) then contacted Nintendo. I can't stand fake sellers on eBay and co. and will report them at any chance I get.
     
  8. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    What's pathetic, the cart or for doing the right thing and reporting piracy?

    Yeah I bought Star Trek TOS seasons 1 and 2 boxset on eBay that were advertised as the real deal. Turned out to be cheap knock offs (you could see print through the stickered on labels of previous labelling), I posted about that on here. The seller gave me a full refund after I told him I'd reported him to FACT. The last I checked he was still selling dodgy copies of things on eBay but at least they're now clearly advertised as backups etc. I figure its one thing to download something illegally for your own use (although I'm not condoning it), however, its another thing entirely to sell something illegally for a profit such as this.
     

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