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Ivan S.

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  • 25 Reviews
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Member since January 2019

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25 Reviews by Ivan

Often purchase on eBay UK and it's the first time I come across a shipment run by Pitney Bowes. I hope it's also the last one.
What should have been a fast delivery was actually a slow one, but paid triple.
The customer service, contacted in advance, blamed everyone except himself.
So I think we're done here.
• Updated review
After the lucky period between November and January, the website started to get worse by returning to the levels of the past.

Ad-Cookies do not work and this means that you will play for 2-3-10 hours to get nothing in return. They will say that they cannot do anything, that it's advertiser's fault but who selected the advertiser?

The support is gone, I have been waiting for 10 days for an answer to the last problem and over a month for the previous problem.

The way of acting has become suspect, very suspicious. For example, the game "Magic: The Gathering Arena" has a defective cookie. There are many reports (I have attached them to the image). They have neither fixed nor disabled but have increased the reward, in order to attract more people (who will not be rewarded).

About chests: there is a user on Instagram (@recensionivere - "gambling around" collection) who has published dozens of stories. The possibility of finding something good seems to be less than 1%. And I said "good", not "excellent", those keys may not even exist!

Recently they announced 3 million users and for this it is even more unacceptable.The small realities are to be supported in the difficulties. They must be understood. But when you have millions of users: you have to improve! Hire staff, pay better, be more active!
Great website to redeem gift cards!
• Previous review
From November to today I have used GameHag every day and I can give you some useful tips.

1. Earn points through games. It's easy, fast, and some games are also really nice.

2. One game at a time, maximum two. Try to complete the tasks before moving on to the next one. Because nobody knows how long that game will still be valid.

3. In case of problems, contact support (aka Misty), with a polite message and containing as much detail as possible. So you will surely be helped.

4.Accumulate points for gift cards. Forget the chests!

5. But don't forget the free chests! There is one free per month and sometimes there are events with other additional free chests.

I won Darkness II and Beholder 2 from the free chests. I redeemed a 10 euro Steam card and now I miss a few gems for an Amazon voucher ;)

I use a lot of Steam simply because I find many good deals here. In addition, the cheapest keys are usually those of Steam.
I also find shameful that a huge platform like Steam does not have adequate customer service.

Even the client would need an update and offer some more options. Do you realize that you can not download the OST or other additional content without downloading the entire game?! Is it really so hard to send me a single MP3 instead of 50 GB of game?!

Finally, the part intended for the curators, as well as the entire community, is in disarray. We need more precise rules and above all HUMANS that apply them, not bots! Spend some money on staff!
Until a few years ago this website was the point of reference for photography enthusiasts. Now, as you may have already read on some forums, some of their considerations are delusional. If for example they are in front of a green apple, show it and you too can see it is green, they could write that it is red. Or even that it is a pear.
It's a pity because there are no valid alternatives and it's a loss for all enthusiasts. :(
Shipping times much longer than stated. Improvised and imprecise support. Poor customer consideration.

I'm just saying I bought a gift here. It arrived very late, damaged and they did not even apologize. What would be your reaction?

Tip for consumers: It is a (online) cosmetics store

I've been using this website for 5 years and I've always had a great time.
The bot is fast, the queues are almost always short and the website is really easy to use.

How does it work?

When you send your cards to the bot, they are worth points and the points can be exchanged for the cards you need.

Tip for consumers: A place where you can trade Steam cards

I will be concise to not waste additional time.

1. The first point is that they violate consumer protection regulations. They write that the packages cost 0.99 and then bill 1.09. In this regard I will forward my telephone invoices to the bodies in charge.

2.Within the packages are often keys that, in the Russian market (still ROW keys), cost less than 10 cents. So, in addition to the income from ads and affiliations, it seems that often they collect 90% of what we spend. Too greedy!
We spend a lot of time answering the exact same questions. When there is a "suitable survey", it first makes you answer all the survey and then says that you are not eligible.
Of the many clients I use (Steam, GOG, Origin, Uplay) this is the worst.
Poor personalization, disorganized shop... just think that there is not even a wish list.
The interface itself is badly designed. When I use the PC I want a PC interface, not a console interface!

And then the reviews are missing. I trust a lot on the reviews of the players and the possibility to talk about it with the player himself.

This simply seems like an improvised shelter for developers. Of course, Epic will continue to stack users, but they will mostly be users who are not interested in buying games. Users who go there for free games.

In summary: website, client, content, marketing campaign... start all over again.
I use it regularly since 2004.
I'm mainly a buyer but sometimes I also sell something online. PayPal's conditions are very clear and, once understood, it's difficult to have problems.
I can't quantify the number of times it has saved my wallet from dishonest sellers. I do many online purchases and at least 5-6 times a year I run into a problem that is solved only thanks to PayPal.
For this reason I recommend it and for this reason now I only purchase where I can use PayPal as a payment method.
The prices are competitive and there are (often) great offers but... that's not what kept me here!
What has held me back and continues to hold me back is support.
Every single time I have had a problem, be it technical or commercial, I have found PEOPLE willing to listen, understand and help.
And this is rare today. Because today the answers are always generic, a FAQ copy & paste, something totally impersonal. On Namecheap, on the other hand, I feel completely at ease and totally relaxed. I am never afraid that a difficult problem can't be resolved, because I have already had difficult problems and they have solved them soon.
I hope Namecheap will become a model, a case study to talk about in university courses. Because theirs is the right way to interact with customers.
• Updated review
The prices shown are without taxes and the products are then taxed in the cart. This is a waste of time and it's an unfair practice, sanctioned within the European Union.
What rating can be given to those who violate the regulations?

Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2005 concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the internal market
John S. – Kinguin Rep
we are really sorry to hear that you feel that way.
Every customer is obliged to choose their own tax region during the checkout.
In this case, the tax is not included in the prices as every region is different.
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it.
Have a nice day,
Awesome support!
• Previous review
Every time I contact the support, even for a little doubt, they respond quickly and in the right way. Also I have never had any problem with the sale of keys or with their purchase.

Of those I've tried, this is the only reliable keys store with private resellers. Recommended!
Today I noticed that a gamer has been asking for months how to print the D:OS2 lore book. I never noticed it but the PDF was actually distributed badly. The pages are not single but in pairs, therefore it's not easy to obtain a booklet. None of the Larian Studios deigned to help him.

I mean: any other developer, after months of requests, would send him a physical collectors edition as a prize!

Because if he wants to print the booklet he has invested money in sheets of good weight and cartridges, plus he invests time looking for help. That person truly loves the game. I'm nobody, I'm a player like him, but what I saw touched me deeply.

They did not even deign to send a well formatted PDF.

I had a lot of faith in this team and now I'm truly disappointed.
They have obvious problems with cookies. When you click on their ads (for example on offerwall) sometimes the registration is recognized and other (too many) times not.

Unacceptable after the GDPR: no option to delete the account, there is a mere suspension.

Seems an awful lot of trouble for so little.
I am their client since January 2014. I have purchased dozens of bundles here as well as joining some of their special offers ("Star deal").
Key collection is instantaneous and, in case of problems, support is friendly and helpful.

Why did not I give 5 stars?

Some games are now repeated too many times in their bundles, making them unattractive. They also succumbed to the "mistery games" ̶s̶w̶i̶n̶d̶l̶e̶ business model.
Beautiful community, very reliable website, also useful to stay updated on Steam and surroundings thanks to the forum. I visit it several times a day and I always find something interesting to read!

*How do I win?*

By donating games you earn levels and you have access to exclusive giveaways for that level.
On the forum there is a section dedicated to puzzles where some users organize giveaways for those who solve them.
Increasing the level and accessing private giveaways increases the odds of winning.

In 5 years I participated in 20942 giveaways and I won 128 of them.
I have been their client for 5 years and I often find excellent deals. Key collection is almost always immediate and the only time I've had problems with an order they have fixed it in a day. Perfect!
In the past 5 years I have purchased a Gigabyte product 2 times.
Both times I have had problems.
Both times the online support proved: careless, incapable of proposing solutions, passing the buck ("contact the seller". Ok, so what would your role be?).
Given that all the most famous brands have now enhanced their online support services, I find it really useless to insist on this brand.
The games published by Esprit Games are all identical in mechanics, the only thing to change are the "skins" of the characters/setting. Mechanics shared with thousands of other titles, where tasks are performed automatically, except for a few clicks here and there every now and then. And, just like the aforementioned, at some point it becomes difficult and boring to level without using real money. Without mentioning the intrusive and continuous invitations to buy, with the screen full of banners.
The icing on the cake is the lack of customer care, also made of marketing campaigns through the so-called "offer walls", never paid to the end user (tested via gamehag).
I participated in their marketing campaign LootBoy, by posting unnecessarily numerous screenshots to validate tasks. In the end, the campaign ended and nothing was recognized to me. If they can't do a simple marketing campaign, how can they solve bigger problems?
It's 2020: wake up or sell the company.

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“Your review is so true. I'm done with this Shady company. They won't respond and have cheated me out of a lot of gems.”

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