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    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 31st Jan 18, 9:42 PM
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    Game purchase not as described
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    • 31st Jan 18, 9:42 PM
    Game purchase not as described 31st Jan 18 at 9:42 PM
    Hi, firstly the PC game in question is called "Transformers Devastation Exclusive Edition" from Game.co.uk.

    I'm not sure if I'm at fault but I bought this 'edition' thinking it was unique with bonus DLC when compared to a standard edition but found nothing special other than it being the only PC version sold in the UK (it's still just a Steam code in a box though). In the store description it mentions a pre-order bonus but was later told that relates to a 2015 release, but there's no info on the product's page mentioning that.

    A webchat person just said "it's exclusive because we're the only UK retailer that sell it, and the pre-order bonus is no longer applicable", but when I asked where does it make that clear I didn't get anywhere and the conversion ended.

    I've tried phoning Game.co.uk but they don't have any real people available to speak too. When a recording says "passing you through to someone" it hangs up in 2-3 seconds.
    Last edited by Jelli; 31-01-2018 at 10:49 PM.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 31st Jan 18, 10:24 PM
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    • #2
    • 31st Jan 18, 10:24 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 10:24 PM
    At the time it was unique as it had the DLC.

    Its an oversight as there should be an edit made to the description to say the dlc isnt redeemable.
    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 31st Jan 18, 10:31 PM
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    • #3
    • 31st Jan 18, 10:31 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 10:31 PM
    I just wish I got the advertised product but codes can't be unactivated.
    Last edited by Jelli; 31-01-2018 at 10:46 PM.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 31st Jan 18, 10:48 PM
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    • #4
    • 31st Jan 18, 10:48 PM
    • #4
    • 31st Jan 18, 10:48 PM
    I just wish I got the advertised product but codes can't be unactivated.
    Originally posted by Jelli
    Maybe try writing to Game and explain the issue, never know you might get something back.
    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 31st Jan 18, 10:50 PM
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    • #5
    • 31st Jan 18, 10:50 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 10:50 PM
    OK, will try that. Nice to speak to you DCFC.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 1st Feb 18, 9:39 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 9:39 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 9:39 AM
    OK, will try that. Nice to speak to you DCFC.
    Originally posted by Jelli
    Keep the letter simple and to the point, it could work.
    • Chickabiddybex
    • By Chickabiddybex 1st Feb 18, 10:06 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 10:06 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 10:06 AM
    I'd try Tweeting them - companies often seem more eager to help when you complain in front of people...
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    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 1st Feb 18, 10:37 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 10:37 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 10:37 AM
    I'd try Tweeting them - companies often seem more eager to help when you complain in front of people...
    Originally posted by Chickabiddybex
    Good idea, thanks.
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 1st Feb 18, 3:15 PM
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    • #9
    • 1st Feb 18, 3:15 PM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 3:15 PM
    If you haven't already, make sure to take a screenshot showing page on the Game store advertising the DLC.

    I bought a game in store that had a large sticker on the front promoting the DLC that version came with as did all the other boxes on display. When I took it to the till they placed the manual and disc in the box but I didn't see the bonus DLC which I queried and was told that was a preorder bonus only even calling a manager over to back him up even though I'd simply pointed out that the large sticker on the front of the box made no mention of it being a preorder bonus. I was made out to be unreasonable to ask for the DLC and given the shabby condition of the manual for a brand new item I decided to leave it and generally avoided them since.
    • SuperPikachu
    • By SuperPikachu 1st Feb 18, 4:21 PM
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    I have avoided Game for years. They very very rarely have the best prices!
    "Wild Pikachu appeared!"
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 8th Feb 18, 6:24 PM
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    A couple of years ago I bought 'new' pc game from their website. However,the game received had the seal broken and finger prints on the disc, so I returned it with the reason given.


    I received a replacement which was actually the disc I'd sent back. (I could tell as this disc also had fingerprints and the same distinctive marks on the case.)


    I called to complain and was told that stock was , sometimes, sent out from shops which remove the contents of cases which are put on display.


    They offered to take a return and give a refund, but as the game worked and was difficult to find at a decent price, I decided to keep it.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 8th Feb 18, 7:57 PM
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    Any news OP ?
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