XBL Scammer PWNAGE!!!!!

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by sikkinixx, May 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    Rocketing through the sky!
    #1
    A good plan almost worked but I'm an dick so it won't...

    Here's the story, I went to Bestbuy today and they had the XBL 12 month card + Vision Camera open box for 50% off so I bought it. I got home and opened it up only to find that whoever bought it before me, bought it, used the 12 month XBL code then GLUED the tab back on to make it look unopened. I could just take it back but since I got it open box they would only refund what I paid for it and ($45) which is $45 short of buying a brand new one.

    SO! **** that, I call MS Tech Support and tell them about this. The tech guy takes down the code, puts me on hold for 10 minutes.

    When he comes back, he gives me a reference number to give the the Best Buy Customer Support people and says I should get a new 12 Month card. He also said that the offenders XBL account has been disabled and he will be escalating this to his manager to see what they can do to the guy who tried to scam them (and Best Buy)

    So now it's off to Best Buy after lunch to see if I actually get a new subscription....
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    nickster9224

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    35 Miles From Chicago, Illinois
    #2
    ha good luck w/ them *******s at BB, my uncle who live far away got me a sony card for xmas, the sony software isnt compatible w/mac. I went to BB to return the card and they wouldnt take it back, needless to say BB wont be seeing any of my money anymore.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    Rocketing through the sky!
    #3
    ^
    Thats why the xbox dude gave me the reference number for them to call if there is a problem. Thing is, Best Buy broke the rules since it says on the box "NOT FOR RESALE OR RETURN IF OPENED" and they resold it.

    even if I just get my money back, at least I screwed the scammer over.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    #4
    Which makes it very worth while, that kinda crap is annoying and drives up prices for other users.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    srobert

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    #5
    > sikkinixx hits scammer for 28 damage.....
    > Scammer is pawed!
    > sikkinixx hast defeated the Scammer
    > sikkinixx receive 68 Karma Points
    > sikkinixx hast gained a level
     
  6. macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    #6
    ^^^^
    Been playing old school text adventure fighting games?
     
  7. macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    #7
    Reminds me of pokemon, except karma points should be experience! And he actually gained a new skill "scam flame lvl7"I think?
     
  8. macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Darkplace Hospital
  9. thread starter macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    Rocketing through the sky!
    #9
    Just got back from Best Buy. They gave me a new 12 Month card, but it is the 12+1 Card so I get 13 months.

    AND they gave me 25% off for my troubles (after I bitched about having to waste me gas to drive there twice and told them that they aren't supposed to be reselling the cards (the MS tech dude told me that as well as it's on the box).

    Grand Total : $38.12 after tax, Full priced retail would have been $101.68 :eek:

    :D:D:D Glad work was so slow that I didn;t have to go in today.
     
  10. macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    #10
    Lucky bastage. :p

    Congrats to ye sir.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    Rocketing through the sky!
    #11
    Thank ye kindly. I got my 360 wireless adapter open box for $65 ($130 new) my extra controller open box for $30 ($60 new) and my VGA cables for $25 ($50 new) and now this...I'm kickin ass with my 360 stuff :p


    I e-mailed the tech people to say thanks for being so quick and helpful about it and asked what is gonna happen to the guy who scammed them..
     
  12. macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    #12
    Jeez, the 360 gods shine upon you.

    I found out I have to go get a new wireless controller, mine refuses to connect to my 360, so I'm hoping I'm as lucky as you are price wise.
     
  13. macrumors 68020

    suneohair

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    #13
    I got 12 months on Amazon with vision cam... for $40 :confused:

    Wireless open box for $25

    VGA for $15 :)
     

Share This Page