|junior saves the day!
||[Oct. 24th, 2003|12:35 am]
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so i had this dillemma...i could not think of a worse game that i could have blown a good collection of games on. last tuesday i traded in dmc2, vf4 and splinter cell for virtual on marz. i was looking forward to this game...reminiscing about virtual on: oratorio tangram and how wonderful it was to play on my dreamcast. finally sega came out with marz. what a dream come true! well all my dreams shattered when i popped it in and started playing it. i thought i was taking crazy pills! it took 6 seconds to load each character in a selection screen and forever to load inbetween levels! and to TOP IT OFF...they had the nerve to throw in shitty voice acting as well! hmph! well i almost just about broke down and cried. i was so disappointed in sega. they let me down and i'm sure as hell not the only one. to make sure i wasn't "asking too much of them" i let norm give it a whirl. and no luck. even a veteran virtual on player thought it sucked toilet.
so anyway back to the main part of my story...most all of the game stores changed their 7 day return policy due to pirating problems and such. so all i could have done was exchange it for the same game. if i wanted to get rid of it i'd have to trade it in. not even a week later i had wanted to trade it in and the highest trade in price i got was $28. this game was $49.99!!! so i hesitated and turned to head home hoping to think of another way to somehow get my money back, maybe go to a different game store. i tried and got an even lower trade in value. getting rid of this game was not good at all. and to top it off i really wanted ssx3. an even trade would have sufficed. not possible. so i waited another day.
finally today i had planned waking up early and finishing up my last 3 call reports for work and then heading back to the game store that offered the highest trade in value which was a measly $28. but i got lazy and just sat around the house for a while. then i started playing "max payne: the fall of max payne" and then i started playing "kingdom hearts". it eventually got later and later that day until it was only a couple of hours before i had to go to class. sigh...i put it off again =( so i went about trying to finish my day. i figure i won't have the time for the trade in but i brought it anyway just in case. vgo had a meeting at the local mall at 8pm so we started a little after 8pm and the meeting broke up around 8:50pm. i grabbed dragged norm with me, grabbed my game in the car and hustled over to the game store in the mall. i got there and saw an oh so familiar face. good ol junior from back in the dreamcast days! he and i had kept in touch now and then after the whole mess that went down at the game store. anyway...i explained my dillemma to him and sure enough he was able to do me the good deed of hookin it up. i got a full refund and some change cuz i got rid of "pocky and rocky" as well and got my ssx3 =) no money was sacrified and i left a more than happy customer! except for maybe the cranky 3rd key that wanted us outta there cuz he wanted to close up and go home. if it wasn't for me knowing how that feels i prolly would have clocked him right inbetween the eyes. so i am dedicating this entry in honor of junior who saved my day and my money! thanks man! i owe you one!