If you live in the Philadelphia and have had GameFly games go missing on you, Reginald Johnson might be to blame. The former Philadelphia postal worker admitted in court on Thursday that he stole 2,200 GameFly envelopes.
Sure, I'm sure you sneak on out of the bag ever couple months nobody is the wiser, but Child Please!! Over two thousand!!
If it's your intention to steal games and play them, snatching one or two over time might be the smart move. In this guy's case, it looks like he wanted to make a lot of money off trade-ins. Still, could've pulled off his plan by stealing a lot less.
I've had Blu-rays from Blockbuster Online disappear and wondered if a mail man somewhere ended up with them. Now I'm thinking that a mail man probably did end up with them.
They need to put that stuff in unmarked packages....GameFly wants to get ripped off.
Kind of hard to disguise a DVD though, you know? You could tell just by the feel and size of the package. If GameFly sprang for bigger packages to "hide" their product, it would cost them money. The burden's on the Post Office to root out people that do crap like this.
The postmen went to work Royal Mail could learn something from them. I'd rather have a chance of my mail getting stolen than having no chance of it going anywhere
Maybe thats why it doesnt get anywhere, because it does get stolen by postmen, thats why they are going on strike next week, they need time to sort out all the mail theyve stolen :P
when I realized I was paying 15 bucks a month to never get the games I really wanted. The shipping time just made it more frustrating. What I do now is simply buy the game(s) I'd normally rent and then sell them when I'm done on one of the sites that allow you to do that. I usually get close to full price so it's really paying a one month Gamefly fee to have the game for six months.
That is 2200 times gamefly had to try and figure out what went wrong in their shipping process. 2200 time someone didn't get the game they've been waiting for. 2200 time a heart was broken... Lifendz: Too much work. I get the games I want, and I can buy them for last gen prices. I love GameFly.
I love gamefly i do get that sometimes. but i got Demon Soul Brutal legend and op flashpoint all sent the day they released you just have to be shady with your queue.
West philidelphia born and raised, where I spent most of my days stealing games.
yep. shady or just keep the games with High availability towards the top of your Que. when i send through my mail box they have the fast shipping thing, so Gamefly tends to send the next game the same day as i sent it out.
How can you be shady with a queue?
There was a news story (not on n4g) about a postal worker who had stolen over 2000+ netflix movies. Makes you wonder how often this happens.
I've had too many Gamefly and Netflix evelopes go missing and I've always accused postal workers, now I'm positive. I'm sure there are a lot more postal workers doing this sh*t.
Here's some real life footage of the accused - http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Man I miss that game..
Man just when I'm getting worried that something might have happend to my Uncharted 2 coming from gamefly an this shows up. The mail carrier will be here in 30mins my game better be in there or we gone have us a problem. I'm not about to be bored this weekend when my game was sent out Monday.
Uncharted shipped monday and I got mine on Wednesday. Mine shipped from Pittsburg and I'm in New York. Having to wait 7 days before you can report it missing is what pisses me off the most. Sent back Halo 3: ODST so I can get Borderlands on Monday. :D
Yea I sent back Dirt 2 so I can get Borderlands Tuesday as well. Edit: Uncharted 2 is finally here an hopefully borderlands won't take as long when its sent out Tuesday.
That game was lost in the mail around August of last year and the shipping headquarters is at Pittsburgh. >_< He could have gotten away with it if he stole only a few. Can't trust the post office now. I can't even cancel my membership because I will be forced to pay for the lost game. That bastard.
living in a rural area, I wouldnt take a chance in using these services, for liability reasons
Postal workers do stuff like this all the time, maybe not to this degree but certainly a lot. Where there are goods that can be stolen there will someone who will steal them. That's life.
I just posted a complaint to Gamefly that Batman never came in the mail. This is only the second time using Gamefly that this has happened and man is it frustrating.
Ya think they are not going to investigate 2200 missing game deliveries over a period of six months? What a dumbass.
nice white jewish gamer,darn it no Hanukkah gifts for him this year
I must be the only one here who actually goes out & buys the game at retail stores. I just got Uncharted 2 at Wal-mart(saw a hottie hot tomale chick on the way too), I have to start using Amazon again. But that's the problem with mail, something like this could happen whereas if you buy it in a retail store you get it right there & then although the game might not be available.
thefts? i hate sending mail through the post office.
wow what a loser
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