Pirate Sonic Colours DS

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  1. Oh yeah, I'd probably scam a refund and keep the bootleg, everybody wins
     
  2. Nova

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    My mum actually experienced this same kind of trickery with a copy of Professor Layton and Pandora's Box off eBay. The game wouldn't load past a certain point (due to, I assume, copy protection) and the seller seemed completely unaware of this. Whether they were feigning ignorance or were genuinely clueless is beyond me, but yeah, it was a convincing enough case and cart. The only thing that tipped me off was the Nintendo 'Seal of Approval' stamp being slightly erroneous.
     
  3. LockOnTommy11

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    Pal versions of Nintendo games have a circular shaped Seal of Approval. Just throwing that out there :colbert:

    Don't worry, at least you got your money back. When the guy who was trying to fob you off pays for the postage, then he can have his game back. In fact, I would not send it back at all. I would alert the relevant trading standards authority, and get it destroyed in a big fire.
     
  4. ashthedragon

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    This person also sells Proffesor Layton's games, so they're probably pirate too. Also, this seller "modus operandi" was exactly the same, claims ignorance, but has lots of games and keeps selling them, so I doubt he/she is unaware of it.

    I've sent an PM to ArchangelUK here to make him know about this, as is the only way I know to tell SEGA about this.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=560039:date=Feb 18 2011, 07:48 PM:name=SpeedStarTMQ)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SpeedStarTMQ @ Feb 18 2011, 07:48 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=560039">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Pal versions of Nintendo games have a circular shaped Seal of Approval. Just throwing that out there :colbert:<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->And don't (at least some) pirated copies have fake seals? It's just a graphic, after all.
     
  6. Skyler

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    <!--quoteo(post=560040:date=Feb 18 2011, 11:49 AM:name=ashthedragon)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ashthedragon @ Feb 18 2011, 11:49 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=560040">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I've sent an PM to ArchangelUK here to make him know about this, as is the only way I know to tell SEGA about this.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Don't worry, I know some bros at SoA who might be able to help.
     
  7. ashthedragon

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    Thanks Moonshadow Caz! The seller is from UK, so, can SOA do anything, or it would be better to tell SOE?
     
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    I'm not sure, but I'll ask them about it.
     
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    In my specific case, I let the peeps running SEGA's Twitter page know. But even if in your case the seller is UK based, SEGA Twitter staff do have contact with UK's branch as far as I know. They're pretty quick in responding.
     
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    I did, but it was a DM just after the twitter giveaway, and they didn't reply to me. I did again now, maybe they thought it was about the giveaway.
     
  11. ArchangelUK

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    Yeah I've kinda been off all week on hols, yeah tweeting SEGA around FSF time is never a good idea if you've got an issue in any case.

    I'll pass on to the legal dept Monday. though if this is eBay first port of call is to go though their proceedures for concerns regarding potentially false goods, they take a pretty dim view of these sorts of guys nowadays. Make sure you've got all your correspondance together in case they ask for it. I'll hit you back with more info if I get any here or privately.

    AAUK
     
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    I'm ashthedragon's boyfriend. In fact, we bought the game together, using my ebay account, and I have the game here with me actually. If you want more photos, you only have to say it.

    We are pretty upset about this, because this guy is selling illegal copies indiscriminately. Our bussines is already over with ebay, but we can't let this go without punishement. I really wish this comes to SEGA's hearing, and they take the correct measures with this guy. I would also like to tell Nintendo and IGN.

    I sent a mesage to him telling him everything, if he replies I will tell you what he says.

    By the way, if you see his feedback, just after mine appeared three positive feedback from the same user who bought three identical games. I think he might have more than one account at ebay and is buying games from himself to compensate for the negative one.

    <a href="http://myworld.ebay.es/anfnrockstar1/" target="_blank">http://myworld.ebay.es/anfnrockstar1/</a>
     
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    Thanks you very much AAUK! We have sent several messages to ebay about this, but they've not replied yet. We'll keep on trying on ebay
     
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    That's really cute that you have matching avatars. I love that.

    Good luck guys, I'd take that guy to hell and back, purely for his response. Calling you a See You Next Tuesday? Bitch, I'd twist his nuts off!
     
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    This is a real community topic where people are offering to help each other out for no reason :D
    And I agree, that's massively cute that you guys have matching avatars ;)
     
  16. Jaseman

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    Probably a bit late, but I tweeted Sega about it.
     
  17. ashthedragon

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    Thanks Jaseman! The more people who informs sega, the best.

    Thank to everybody for all the help, you guys are the best!

    Also, I'm very glad you like our avatars, we like to match each other as much as we can to show our bond. We are pretty corny sometimes, like when RACCAR did this for our first anniversary:

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    ( the title text says I LOVE YOU in spanish)
     
  18. Frozen Nitrogen

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    <!--quoteo(post=559755:date=Feb 18 2011, 01:54 AM:name=ashthedragon)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ashthedragon @ Feb 18 2011, 01:54 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=559755">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The seller said he/she had bought them at CEX stores in UK...and that he/he didn't know much about games and didn't know this was a pirate, but I seriously doubt it, beacuse ...it has fucking wii screenshots at the backcover! even if you don't know about games, you can tell it is NOT from the DS version! <!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Wat
    I guarantee you that 95% of the people in the world wouldn't know which of a Wii and a DS a given screenshot came from.
    Not only are many people old, many people are African peasants, and many people are also retards.

    More on topic, I bought a pirate Pokemon Ruby from a second-hand store once. Pissed me off no end. ;____;
     
  19. RACCAR

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    I did it in a cheesy moment XD.

    Thanks to all people to the help, you are awesome ;)
     
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    A few days ago I found myself in a similar position. I bought a nintendo wii classic controller from a seller. The picture was of a real nintendo one and the descrition was taken off the box of an official controller, then what arrived in the post was a cheap unbranded knock off. I'm still considering what to do. I'm concerned that anything I do will end my 100% feedback record.
     
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