Anyone use Gamefly?

Raines8416

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For those who do, I have a question for you. Do your games get lost in the mail a lot? It happens so frequently to me it makes me wonder if it USPS that sucks or gamefly's shipping/receiving department.

I have a 2 game plan with them, I usually wait until Im done with both games, and send them both back at the same time. However, it seems like 1/4 times I send my games back, one of them never gets marked as receieved. Also, in the about 18 months I've had their service, at least 3 games never got to me. Usually they are newer games that were being sent to me as soon as they released. I really dont think they are getting stolen.

Anyone else have problems like this with gamefly? My fear is that one of these day I'm gonna see a $60 charge on my credit card.



EDIT: Wow, I just realized I made this same exact thread last year. Sorry guys, I just got a game that didnt make it to me the first time, and it inspired me to post.
 

Bowhuntr11

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I used them never had a problem getting lost in the mail...Just it taking 5 days to get here or get back to them...
 

dborden

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theya re based in nevada or california I believe. This is good for west coast people but my experience has been absoultely horrible from the midwest(wisconsin miwaukee). I have heard east coast users should not even bother.

It was taking me on average 7-9 days for them to register a game as being returned and to ship another one out another 5-7 days. Thats 2 games a month basically with half the month spent on shipping. Totally waste for me.
 

Jinxplayer

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I use them. They reciently opened an Eastern distribution center. i get my games in 2 days after they recieve the one that i sent back. Im more than happy with the service so far.

Ive got every next gen system sans the PS3.

edit: I live in Michigan.
 

joemama

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I've used Netflix, Blockbuster online, GameznFlix, and Gamefly and one thing they all have in common....they will "throttle" you back if you turn over games/movies too quickly. In other words if they send you 2 games and then 2 days later you send both back at the same time (and do it frequently enough) they will mark one game as recieved and the other is "mysteriously" lost for a couple days until you report it...then it magically appears as "recieved":rolleyes:

The worst experience I've had was with GameznFlix showing that they shipped a game on a certain date and 6 days later I still hadn't recieved it....when I reported it lost I was told that it really was shipped but they have no control over the postal service and to not worry about it. Well..magically 2 days later it arrives after 8 mail-run days total. Another interesting fact is that the distribution center is a 45 minute drive from where I live which means a usual next day delivery after mailing.:rolleyes:

edit- the above happened more than once and only with GameznFlix....the others would just "hide" games/movies as not being recieved instead of lying about shipping them.
 

AudioCow

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I've had the same issue with Gamesnflix. It's an awesome service and usually when i send a game back I get my new game 2 days after I send it back. But if I get a game and I don't like it and mail it back within a day or two it takes about a week. I thought it was the mail until it started repeating itself.
 

bandit390

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I think this is the same worry that everyone has, because most have reported a game/movie lost and im sure these companies understand shit happens. But with you having 18 months and only 3 games lost, doesn't seem like a big deal.

I had blockbuster 8 at a time for over a year. I got around 25 movies each month and would report 2-3 each month as lost and I have never had a problem with them charging me or cancelling my service.

With games....i've had all the services, but have never had to report a game lost.

btw, numbthumb > gamefly
 

WhyYouLoveMe

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I've used them for Xbox games for my nieces and I've been happy with their prices and shipping time.
 

pothb

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I've never seen BlockBuster throttle me. It seems fine with me, too bad I can't interchange games and movies though.
 

Kahnvex

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I had the service, and I'd rate it about 75% It took a while for stuff to get to me, and one time it took them more than 7 actual mailing days to receive something. My main complaint would be the 360 section basically said "short wait" the entire time I had the service until they changed the way they stated their wait times.

Never actually had anything totally lost, just delayed.
 
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