So I have a bit of a problem.

#1 Posted by kishinfoulux (2511 posts) -

In an odd, cruel, twist of fate I actually found a Deluxe Wii U today while I was out. Great news right? Well the problem was I had already had one backordered on Gamestop's website. According to them they would receive their shipment in 3 days. I placed the order Sunday Night. I figured "okay I can just cancel my online order and get the one in the store". I purchase it from the store and go to cancel my online order. I get some kind of error. I tried several times and no result. I sent an email to Gamestop informing them of the cancellation, but said I wouldn't get a response for 24-48 hours. I think to myself "well they said they wouldn't get shipment for 3 days so I should be good and they'll reply by then. I should be okay right? NOPE.

Just got an email before saying my order has SHIPPED. Even worse I got 1 day delivery so it'll be here tomorrow. I tried calling both Gamestop and UPS, but of course, their hotlines are closed for the day. Is there anything I can do? I'm guessing I'll just have to return it upon it's arrival, but I'd really prefer for UPS to just send it right back and avoid the hassle.

It's just ironic because I couldn't find the damn thing and now I'm going to own two of them. >_>

#2 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

ebay/craigslist.

#3 Edited by handlas (2749 posts) -

I was in a similar situation recently where I ordered a product but then was able to get it way cheaper later after the first order shipped. I didn't do this but I read that u can refuse a package and the UPS person will send it back and u can be refunded. This was with FedEx for me tho.

The way to refuse a package: Be at the place it is delivered and tell the delivery person you refuse it, leave a note for the person, or return it to a UPS location.

I can't confirm that it works but maybe? Either way I returned my item for a refund and kept the cheaper one so it worked out for me in the end.

#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4488 posts) -

Yeah just sell it. You should still be in the small window of opportunity to get your money back or make a profit on one of those things.

#5 Edited by Garfield518 (401 posts) -

You can bring it in to your nearest GameStop.

http://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/Returns.aspx

"Items may be returned by taking them to a GameStop store location in the United States. Items returned to a GameStop store location must be accompanied by the original packing list. Store return policies may vary and are subject to manager approval."

#6 Posted by kishinfoulux (2511 posts) -

@handlas said:

I was in a similar situation recently where I ordered a product but then was able to get it way cheaper later after the first order shipped. I didn't do this but I read that u can refuse a package and the UPS person will send it back and u can be refunded. This was with FedEx doe me tho.

I can't confirm that it works but maybe? Either way I returned my item for a refund and kept the cheaper one so it worked out for me in the end.

I actually just read about that. Apparently if they drop it off, as long as I don't open it I can call them and have them send it back. If I actually meet the delivery guy I can just not sign for it and refuse. It's really my only option right now. I saw someone else also suggest to just leave a note on the door with the tracking number saying to refuse it.

#7 Posted by The_Nubster (2355 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: Sell it you fool, sell it. SELL IT AND MAKE MONEY.

#8 Posted by eskimo (481 posts) -

wow, refusing the package after your ordered it is an absolute dick move. The company has to pay for the cost of the return, and would susbsequently pass it on to the consumer.

#9 Posted by kishinfoulux (2511 posts) -

Selling is tempting, but also not guaranteed. It's not a risk I want to take.

@eskimo said:

wow, refusing the package after your ordered it is an absolute dick move. The company has to pay for the cost of the return, and would susbsequently pass it on to the consumer.

Well if Gamestop had just let me cancel my order, like any other website, it'd be a non issue. I've cancelled orders on Amazon before no problem. No idea why it was giving me problems there though.

Also since it's Gamestop I don't feel the least bit bad about screwing them over. Again that's what they get for just not letting me cancel in the first place.

#10 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

You don't have a problem at all, you probably have a $50-100 profit after fees and everything if you just flip it on ebay. This is fortuitous my friend. Take advantage.

#11 Posted by bigsmoke77 (791 posts) -

@frankfartmouth: @Colourful_Hippie: I give you 50 bucks if you find me a Wii U that has a bid on it that is over 50 bucks, there is not limited supply and as a result nobody is over bidding the retail price. Do some fucking research before you pull something out of your ass.

@kishinfoulux: Just do what said Garfield518 and take it to your local gamestop with the packing slip and you will be able to return it, I have returned stuff before that I have bought online from them.

#12 Posted by eskimo (481 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: You missed my point. You're not screwing over Gamestop, you're screwing over Gamestop's customers. All because you think that somebody else should pay for your impatience.

#13 Edited by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

@bigsmoke77 said:

@frankfartmouth: @Colourful_Hippie: I give you 50 bucks if you find me a Wii U that has a bid on it that is over 50 bucks, there is not limited supply and as a result nobody is over bidding the retail price. Do some fucking research before you pull something out of your ass.

Looks like you owe me 50 bucks you little asshole. I was just trying to be nice and give you a heads up on an opportunity. I own an ebay business, and I've been looking at the Wii U for quite awhile as a potential money maker. The profits are dipping, but they're still there. They were stable at about 500 until launch and will steadily drop over the next month, but they're still profitable. I've done my research. Maybe you should do some before you start shooting your mouth off.

#14 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -

Either refuse delivery, or return it. I doubt gamestop doesn't have a return policy. Especially since you won't even open it.

#15 Posted by cannonballBAM (609 posts) -

@Garfield518 said:

You can bring it in to your nearest GameStop.

http://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/Returns.aspx

"Items may be returned by taking them to a GameStop store location in the United States. Items returned to a GameStop store location must be accompanied by the original packing list. Store return policies may vary and are subject to manager approval."

Good looking out man. Just return it in store.

#16 Posted by ZOnikJJ (258 posts) -

You can return the Wii U you bought from the store. Easy.

#17 Edited by murisan (1119 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: Return it to Gamestop. Someone said they do that.

EDIT: A brick and mortar store.

#18 Edited by eskimo (481 posts) -

@frankfartmouth: If you paused for a second to wipe the froth from your mouth you would realise that you arent even responding to the OP. Your own ebay store you say.... do you wwebsite as on the internet?

#19 Posted by Hector (3378 posts) -

So everyone here has given you great advise, the decision is up to U!

#20 Posted by GalacticPunt (1106 posts) -

@eskimo said:

@kishinfoulux: You missed my point. You're not screwing over Gamestop, you're screwing over Gamestop's customers. All because you think that somebody else should pay for your impatience.

How can I convey how hard I'm rolling my eyes at you? This is Gamestop we're all talking about. Selling new consoles and games is the "loss leader" aspect of their business anyway. They make the real money through collecting interest on people's pre-orders, and keeping customers in their ecosystem trading in used games for cheap then selling high.

Gamestop could care less about eating $10, if that, on shipping one console to a guy who returns it to his closest store. It's launch month, that particular Wii U will sell again in days, if not hours. And the transaction won't even be a blip on their balance sheets. Gamestop will continue to screw over their customers with their pyramid scheme of buying and selling used games, they never needed

#21 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4488 posts) -
@frankfartmouth

@bigsmoke77 said:

@frankfartmouth: @Colourful_Hippie: I give you 50 bucks if you find me a Wii U that has a bid on it that is over 50 bucks, there is not limited supply and as a result nobody is over bidding the retail price. Do some fucking research before you pull something out of your ass.

Looks like you owe me 50 bucks you little asshole. I was just trying to be nice and give you a heads up on an opportunity. I own an ebay business, and I've been looking at the Wii U for quite awhile as a potential money maker. The profits are dipping, but they're still there. They were stable at about 500 until launch and will steadily drop over the next month, but they're still profitable. I've done my research. Maybe you should do some before you start shooting your mouth off.

Thanks for shutting the asshole up, I was gonna say he could at least have gotten his money back but it looks you were the one who actually did some research.
#22 Posted by Blastroid (257 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@frankfartmouth

@bigsmoke77 said:

@frankfartmouth: @Colourful_Hippie: I give you 50 bucks if you find me a Wii U that has a bid on it that is over 50 bucks, there is not limited supply and as a result nobody is over bidding the retail price. Do some fucking research before you pull something out of your ass.

Looks like you owe me 50 bucks you little asshole. I was just trying to be nice and give you a heads up on an opportunity. I own an ebay business, and I've been looking at the Wii U for quite awhile as a potential money maker. The profits are dipping, but they're still there. They were stable at about 500 until launch and will steadily drop over the next month, but they're still profitable. I've done my research. Maybe you should do some before you start shooting your mouth off.

Thanks for shutting the asshole up, I was gonna say he could at least have gotten his money back but it looks you were the one who actually did some research.

Agree, sell it on Ebay and don't stick matches in your ear.

#23 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

@eskimo: That's right, I have an ebay store. It's how I make my shitty living. I'm certainly not bringing it up as some sort of bragging right. And my error in assuming I was replying to the OP doesn't obscure hardly any of what I said. If someone comes at me with a tone like that, without provocation, I'm going to bat it back at them, especially when every bit of what they are saying is starkly and provably incorrect. I don't see the problem with that.

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