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Help Needed: GoW from blockbuster scratched up

delphinusdelphinus Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Games and Technology
so i just popped in my used copy of gears of war disc in my 360 and i started noticing that the fmvs started chopping up. fearing a red ring of doom i shut it off and ejected the disc. took a look and noticed that theres a pretty defined scratch uniformly around the outside of the disc. ive learned my lesson. check the discs before buying used.

im assuming that the previous owner could have and most likely had a vertical 360 and the game was playing while the 360 got nudged and got all mucked up. this is a very common phenomenon but the thing im wondering is if the disc can still be repaired. will a disc doctor/disc buffer work or am i screwed?

my other dilemma is that i cant find the blockbuster receipt i bought it with, but i do have another separate receipt that has the games that i traded in for the game. and the box has the original blockbuster bar code , date and other info. whats the policy on trading it in? will they honor their warantee with a little effort on my part?

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    delphinusdelphinus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    so can no one help me here? :(

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    FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    If you only recently got the game, you can probably go try to return it with that other receipt and they'll probably take it.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm an employee there. Ask them for a clean disk, they'll switch it immediately. But if they don't have it, you'll have to get another game or leave the money on your account.

    If one more person complains about the disc, THEN they toss it. An orange sticker marks such discs. I was recently told I shouldn't say that, because people can become dicks about it, see the orange thing, complain it's broken whether or not it really is and try to get something else.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Cantido wrote: »
    I'm an employee there. Ask them for a clean disk, they'll switch it immediately. But if they don't have it, you'll have to get another game or leave the money on your account.

    If one more person complains about the disc, THEN they toss it. An orange sticker marks such discs. I was recently told I shouldn't say that, because people can become dicks about it, see the orange thing, complain it's broken whether or not it really is and try to get something else.

    Why not just test the game? That's what we do at my work. Specially since people tend to lie just so they can exchange it for another game.

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    ghost_master2000ghost_master2000 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    I'm an employee there. Ask them for a clean disk, they'll switch it immediately. But if they don't have it, you'll have to get another game or leave the money on your account.

    If one more person complains about the disc, THEN they toss it. An orange sticker marks such discs. I was recently told I shouldn't say that, because people can become dicks about it, see the orange thing, complain it's broken whether or not it really is and try to get something else.

    Why not just test the game? That's what we do at my work. Specially since people tend to lie just so they can exchange it for another game.

    yeah because all the blockbusters have a 360. ps3, wii, xbox, ps2, and gamecube just sitting in the back. O_o

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    delphinusdelphinus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    thanks fellas

    will the fact that i dont have a receipt be an issue?

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    HallucinogenHallucinogen Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    I'm an employee there. Ask them for a clean disk, they'll switch it immediately. But if they don't have it, you'll have to get another game or leave the money on your account.

    If one more person complains about the disc, THEN they toss it. An orange sticker marks such discs. I was recently told I shouldn't say that, because people can become dicks about it, see the orange thing, complain it's broken whether or not it really is and try to get something else.

    Why not just test the game? That's what we do at my work. Specially since people tend to lie just so they can exchange it for another game.

    yeah because all the blockbusters have a 360. ps3, wii, xbox, ps2, and gamecube just sitting in the back. O_o

    True, but I think it's retarded a company can sell shit they don't know for sure works or not, and quite obviously don't even check for apparent damage.

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    evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    I'm an employee there. Ask them for a clean disk, they'll switch it immediately. But if they don't have it, you'll have to get another game or leave the money on your account.

    If one more person complains about the disc, THEN they toss it. An orange sticker marks such discs. I was recently told I shouldn't say that, because people can become dicks about it, see the orange thing, complain it's broken whether or not it really is and try to get something else.

    Why not just test the game? That's what we do at my work. Specially since people tend to lie just so they can exchange it for another game.

    yeah because all the blockbusters have a 360. ps3, wii, xbox, ps2, and gamecube just sitting in the back. O_o

    They don't? Let's see: $400+$600+$250+$100+$100+$100=$1550 per store retail. Blockbuster owns Gamecrazy, so they can use trade-ins when possible; that's closer to $1000 or so per store (one-time cost) to know whether or not a disk works.

    I suspect money is not the driving force behind this policy.

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    delphinusdelphinus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    thanks a bunch guys, especially to cantido, the lady didnt even see a problem in not having the receipt
    problem solved.

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Hey delphinus - your sig is way too damn big.

    Hey everyone. Don't have a sig as big as his.

    Now, to be on topic, I've dealt with Blockbuster twice without the reciept. First time was a nightmare, second time was no problem. So...well, you can at least try.

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    did you try boiling the disc?

    I heard that works. Though, it could totally not. I'm not sure.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    I'm an employee there. Ask them for a clean disk, they'll switch it immediately. But if they don't have it, you'll have to get another game or leave the money on your account.

    If one more person complains about the disc, THEN they toss it. An orange sticker marks such discs. I was recently told I shouldn't say that, because people can become dicks about it, see the orange thing, complain it's broken whether or not it really is and try to get something else.

    Why not just test the game? That's what we do at my work. Specially since people tend to lie just so they can exchange it for another game.

    yeah because all the blockbusters have a 360. ps3, wii, xbox, ps2, and gamecube just sitting in the back. O_o

    They don't? Let's see: $400+$600+$250+$100+$100+$100=$1550 per store retail. Blockbuster owns Gamecrazy, so they can use trade-ins when possible; that's closer to $1000 or so per store (one-time cost) to know whether or not a disk works.

    I suspect money is not the driving force behind this policy.

    How about the necessary labor hours? Yeah, no. Not a chance in hell.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    JJ wrote: »
    did you try boiling the disc?

    I heard that works. Though, it could totally not. I'm not sure.

    I once had to do that to make a demo disc work.

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