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Dragon Age player sues Gamestop for being “deceptively misleading”

Tuesday, 30th March 2010 16:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Gamestop customer James Collins has decided he is going to sue the retailer over claims of false advertising, based on a second-hand copy he bought of Dragon Age: Origins.

Collins says he was misled by a copy of Origins because the box told him there would be free DLC included within the game.

The said DLC it mentions would have been a part of EA’s Project Ten Dollar scheme, but most of those codes would have been redeemed by now if they weren’t already from a second-hand game.

He went back to get back his money from Gamestop ($54.99), but was refused because the seven-day exchange window had closed. He then discovered he would have to have spend another $15 on it online for the DLC. Oops to you, sir.

Gamestop wouldn’t comment on the case.

Thanks, IGN.

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16 Comments

  1. subversus

    lol owned

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Eregol

    And this is why, if you’re a retailer, you should always do your homework.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    He paid $54.99 for a used copy of Dragon Age? Jesus Christ, they saw him coming.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Eregol

    Well, GBP to USD is roughly 1.5 right?
    We pay £39.99 for a new copy, so 1.5 times 40 is $60?
    For a pre-owned copy, we tend to pay only a couple of pounds less, especially if the game is relatively new out.
    I’ve seen some copies for £37.99
    Time that by 1.5 and you get $56 give or take.

    So, it’s roughly right.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. blackdreamhunk

    lol that is too funny

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    $60 is the list price for a ‘new’ one, yeah. People actually do this on a regular basis? Even over here? Bloody norah!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    $54 is about 40€. For a second hand game bought in a store, that sounds about right.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    People buying second-hand games from stores are clearly insane.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Eregol

    I wont buy a second hand game unless the price difference is much more than marginal.

    Hell, Game have a weird policy on second hand pricing. I’ve gone into some stores to find them pricing new copies lower than second hand due to sales not affecting the pre-owned stock.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. endgame

    ownd idd! :DDD

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    Every court and judge he will attempt to go through will laugh at him.

    lrn2read

    kthxbai

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mojo

    gamestop are faggots..
    dont be a fool and buy anything there.

    u go there trade in ur used game and u get 20€. they take it in the backroom and put a 55€ pricetag on it only to place it in the store even when u are still there.
    fucking ridicoulus.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    @12

    Yes thats true but thats because they are a publicly traded company and they have to make a profit.

    You are better off selling your games on Ebay.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. thejackal

    I don’t buy from Gamestop any longer. I bought a copy of Darwinia quite some time ago from them and it was supposed to come with a keychain inside as a little pack in bonus. Because it’s their policy to open up new games and keep the empty boxes on the shelves, my keychain got lost in the shuffle and I never got it. I contacted the company that made it and they said to talk to Gamestop, who said to talk to the company. And let’s not get started on the other scam they were part of as well… http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10399880-93.html?tag=commProfileMain;profileBot

    #14 5 years ago
  15. N.E.R.D

    lol
    he paid for this game????

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Lutz

    Dragon Age is even £25 new here in most places.

    #16 5 years ago

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