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    GameStation (UK) - Bastards messed up my xbox....

    bought MW3 yesterday second hand. i noticed there was a bar-code sticker on the actual disk, but thought nothing of it. popped in the game, and my disk drive starts making a fast but soft 'clicking' noise - kind of like a bust ball-bearing. anyway, pull out the game - NO $#@!ING STICKER.

    which makes perfect sense. it sounds like the sticker is rubbing against the disc, kind of like those old-school plastic spoke-cards that flick against your bicycle wheel.

    question is, will gamestop feel obliged to help me out? what do people reckon? do they put these stickers on as standard on second hand games? think it will help my case if they do....
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    While you should have maybe taken the sticker out; I'd still take it to them and at least let em know.

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    A bar code sticker.. On the disk?.







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    You need to take it back and say "whose idea was it to put stickers on discs?"

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    yeah, thats what i will do. i'm hoping it wasn't a sticker from another shop - ie its third hand.

    has anyone else seen this before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    yeah, thats what i will do. i'm hoping it wasn't a sticker from another shop - ie its third hand.

    has anyone else seen this before?
    Yeah; all local EB Gameshere puts yellow pre-owned stickers on all games (on both the case and disc). Though it's the type that's not too hard to peel off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    yeah, thats what i will do. i'm hoping it wasn't a sticker from another shop - ie its third hand.

    has anyone else seen this before?
    All the GameStops I've been to have never done that(It's actually a terrible idea for quality purposes). If it was indeed a third hand game then I wonder why the shop you got it from didn't bother to remove the bar code?. They shouldn't shift blame on anyone else since they're the ones who sold it to you like that.







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    Quote Originally Posted by FonFahbre View Post
    All the GameStops I've been to have never done that(It's actually a terrible idea for quality purposes). If it was indeed a third hand game then I wonder why the shop you got it from didn't bother to remove the bar code?. They shouldn't shift blame on anyone else since they're the ones who sold it to you like that.
    yup - went to see them. they do put stickers on their second hand games. they were very unhelpful, just gave me the number for a local repair company. who i rang. 30 repair

    i will be going back to gamestation tomorrow to kick up a stink. i was polite today....
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    bought MW3 yesterday second hand. i noticed there was a bar-code sticker on the actual disk, but thought nothing of it.
    thats the problem right there, you... not Gamestation.

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    Whoever was the smart one that decided to put a sticker on the DISC, is a complete moron. Though I honestly would of peeled that sucker off before sticking it in the system.. but I'm anal about stickers and logos.. I absolutely hate em. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    yup - went to see them. they do put stickers on their second hand games. they were very unhelpful, just gave me the number for a local repair company. who i rang. 30 repair

    i will be going back to gamestation tomorrow to kick up a stink. i was polite today....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    thats the problem right there, you... not Gamestation.
    what? bollocks. its up to them to sell a disc that is suitable for use. if there's a sticker on the disc it is quite reasonable to assume that it ISN'T a problem and that they've done it before.

    IE the sticker $#@!ING STICKS. that is why i thought nothing of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    IE the sticker $#@!ING STICKS. that is why i thought nothing of it.
    What ever happened to education and common sense?

    Oh that's right, we just blame others now. Ok.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    What ever happened to education and common sense?

    Oh that's right, we just blame others now. Ok.


    sent from my Galaxy Note.
    is it not reasonable to assume that a shop wouldn't put a sticker on a disc if there was any chance of it coming off and $#@!ing the drive? After all, they deal with games every day. So I suppose the shop gets a free pass when it comes to common sense? Everyone I've spoken to agrees the shop is responsible. You are just being contrary for the sake of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    is it not reasonable to assume that a shop wouldn't put a sticker on a disc if there was any chance of it coming off and $#@!ing the drive?
    i'd have removed it (known that it would probably damage the drive/disk before using it) and i'd assume (as gamestation probably did) that anyone who bought it would also understand that.

    but, good luck with getting them to fix it and keep us posted on your predicament.

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    all redbox games have a sticker on the inside ring of the disk that u cant remove or the redbox cant tell when u return it,but ive never heard of it damaging anything

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    Sorry mate but I also have to agree with Yungstar, if a sticker is on the Disc (and I've bought many a game from both GAME and GameStation) then remove them, every single game I've purchased I have done this as I never want to risk it coming off inside my drive and I guess you've just proved it here.

    I don't want to sound like a tard but honestly this is your fault and not theirs.

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