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How to tell factory sealed new games from resealed used games?

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i looked into this after another gamer posted about wanting to rewrap their USED games and return to store for a full refund...

 

i search around and come across these..

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/18s6f8/best_buy_knows_how_to_sell_used_games/

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http://zoklet.net/bbs/archive/index.php/t-175619.html

 

 

is what this user said correct :??

 

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since i have some games that might meet the criteria.. i bought them (ALL NEW)  this black friday.. from amazon..


the stack on the left there..

 

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here the close up picture..  this wrapping style is like what the user above stated.. looks like heat dry with a dryer or something..

 

so does it mean that Amazon is selling me USED games at the NEW games price???

 

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Resealed used games. All of those games are from Different Devs. you would never see them together. Also they each be  packaged and wrapped individualy not a bunch all together as they are.

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They aren't wrapped together though, and dulun18 didn't say he bought them all as a single package deal. The top three games definitely look re-sealed though. I can tell because I work at a store that has a shrink wrap machine. I'm quite terrible at using it, but the signs are there. The boxed games look re-sealed too, but they appear to be in really good shape for used boxed games. Boxes tend to show signs of wear if they're used, but I can only see a little bit of them, and it's possible they were previously owned, and well taken care of. Whoever re-sealed the MGS box did it a little tight, but that's the only sign of wear that stands out to me.
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They were either

A) Used / returns that were resealed

or

B) the original packaging was torn in their warehouse, so they reseal it.

 

I have bought "New" games from GameStop like this before. After inspecting the packaging when I got to my car I immediately returned them. I can usually tell between factory and store sealed. The look and feel of the wrapping are completely different.

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tross88 wrote:
They aren't wrapped together though, and dulun18 didn't say he bought them all as a single package deal. The top three games definitely look re-sealed though. I can tell because I work at a store that has a shrink wrap machine. I'm quite terrible at using it, but the signs are there. The boxed games look re-sealed too, but they appear to be in really good shape for used boxed games. Boxes tend to show signs of wear if they're used, but I can only see a little bit of them, and it's possible they were previously owned, and well taken care of. Whoever re-sealed the MGS box did it a little tight, but that's the only sign of wear that stands out to me.

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I took your word for it tross   Smiley Happy

 

I filed a complaint with BBB about this..

 

let see what's the response from Amazon will be..

 

I'll keep you guys updated on this.

 

 

*true.. i can't tell about the Uncharted bundle and Metal Gear solid legacy collection..

 

 i'm not sure. but the uncharted bundle just has the plastic wrap around the box. but not each individual game.. i'm not sure if that's how they are wrapped at the factory..

 

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as for Metal gear.. the game inside is factory sealed.. i can see the folded wrapper inside..

 

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It should be sticker-sealed (top and/or bottom part of case) on top of the shrink wrap. Unless the factories get rid of those stickers.
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dulun18 wrote:

tross88 wrote:
They aren't wrapped together though, and dulun18 didn't say he bought them all as a single package deal. The top three games definitely look re-sealed though. I can tell because I work at a store that has a shrink wrap machine. I'm quite terrible at using it, but the signs are there. The boxed games look re-sealed too, but they appear to be in really good shape for used boxed games. Boxes tend to show signs of wear if they're used, but I can only see a little bit of them, and it's possible they were previously owned, and well taken care of. Whoever re-sealed the MGS box did it a little tight, but that's the only sign of wear that stands out to me.

 @tross88 

 

I took your word for it tross   Smiley Happy

 

I filed a complaint with BBB about this..

 

let see what's the response from Amazon will be..

 

I'll keep you guys updated on this.

 

 

*true.. i can't tell about the Uncharted bundle and Metal Gear solid legacy collection..

 

 i'm not sure. but the uncharted bundle just has the plastic wrap around the box. but not each individual game.. i'm not sure if that's how they are wrapped at the factory..

 

as for Metal gear.. the game inside is factory sealed.. i can see the folded wrapper inside..

 

DSCF1293.JPG

 


Woahh, that kind of does looks a bit suspicious.

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dulun18 wrote:

 

 

i looked into this after another gamer posted about wanting to rewrap their USED games and return to store for a full refund...

 

i search around and come across these..

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/18s6f8/best_buy_knows_how_to_sell_used_games/

or

http://zoklet.net/bbs/archive/index.php/t-175619.html

 

 

is what this user said correct :??

 

Untitled.png

 

 

 

since i have some games that might meet the criteria.. i bought them (ALL NEW)  this black friday.. from amazon..


the stack on the left there..

 

DSCF1290.JPG

 

 

here the close up picture..  this wrapping style is like what the user above stated.. looks like heat dry with a dryer or something..

 

so does it mean that Amazon is selling me USED games at the NEW games price???

 

DSCF1291.JPG

 

 


   All those greatest hits are definitely resealed and not factory sealed.  I ONLY ever buy BRAND NEW game that are FACTORY \

   SEALED and have not seen any wrapped like that - those are definitely opened before. 

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@dulun18: It's possible the MGS Legacy Collection is factory sealed, since the game inside looks that way. I'm more iffy about the outer wrap, but I think I recall my copy being like that when I got it. The game and the art book look new, so you may have a factory sealed copy of that. The Uncharted box has definitely been re-sealed. With a new copy, both of the games inside should also be sealed.
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I love how ppl use kitchen shrink wrap machine to wrap their USED games and return them for full refund and the next buyer gets their USED crap at full price. lol

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