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Ian Toltz
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Today is my 9th anniversary, and my wife got me a game...

Opened the package up, and found The Manhattan Project. I was a bit surprised. My wife's not a gamer, but she's been with my long enough to know not to blindly purchasing games with cool covers.

It's not a game I would have picked myself, but definitely one I'm happy to add to the collection, and one I've been curious about and haven't played.

Only one problem... As I opened the box, I was trying to puzzle out the game through the bubble packs Amazon uses for shipping material. When I recognized Man...Pro... and exclaimed the name, my wife looked dismayed.

She'd ordered a game off my BGG want-in-trade list (which I use kind of like a wishlist), and Manhattan Project was not on it.

Turned out she'd ordered Venture Forth. Which I also would have been very happy to receive, but I'm honestly more excited about Manhattan Project.

The game was fulfilled by Amazon, so I guess whoever she bought it from mislabeled the boxes or something when he delivered it to Amazon. As an extra score, she paid $24 for Venture Forth, and Manhattan Project's around $40 on Amazon.

She did email the seller to let them know what happened, but that we were ok with the accidental switcheroo and it was not necessary to fix it.
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So the amazon cheat code is "left, left, right, right, venture forth" to get a discount on the Manhattan Project?
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j_holmes wrote:
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Damn! Beat me to it, J.! ninja

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theapostlegreen wrote:
j_holmes wrote:
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Damn! Beat me to it, J.! ninja



You get points for actually photoshopping it, though.

P.S. Just played a two-player game of MP and it was really good. Definitely happy with this switch.
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Photoshop it to "collect 2 games" possibly even betterer.

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Only have the one game.
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Something similar happened to me a few years ago, though not with games. We'd ordered season 3 of the Angel dvds, but when they arrived it turned out that someone in the factory had taken the Angel season 3 box and filled it with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4 dvds (which I also like, but already had). Amazon sent us a new copy, but told us not to bother returning the original (they probably couldn't sell it anyway, without a box and already opened), so we sold it on a second hand website and wound up making back more than a third of the price we'd paid for the dvds we actually ordered.
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I order a ton of stuff through Amazon and this is my best story. I ordered about $200 worth of games from amazon through a seller that wasn't amazon. They took my money and it was about a month till they shipped it. I called and complained and amazon refunded my money, gave me a $100 amazon gift card and the seller still sent me my games.
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I ordered a cd once, also on Amazon. They sent me the vinyl instead, which cost 10x more. I complained, so they sent the item again (didn't have to send them the vinyl back). A few days later, another vinyl arrived. They just gave me back my money, I could keep the vinyl & found the actual cd on another webshop for an even lower price cool
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myronborgan wrote:
I order a ton of stuff through Amazon and this is my best story. I ordered about $200 worth of games from amazon through a seller that wasn't amazon. They took my money and it was about a month till they shipped it. I called and complained and amazon refunded my money, gave me a $100 amazon gift card and the seller still sent me my games.


It's probably the 3rd party company who took the hit on that one. Admittedly a month is a long time to wait for shipping, but $200 is a pretty stiff fine to have to pay.
 
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On two occasions I have ordered a game from amazon, received the wrong game and got to keep both. Now I'm disappointed when I open the box and find what I actually ordered.

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