on 27-03-2011 03:46 PM
ive just purchased a pre-owned copy of DCUO thinking that the free 30 day code will have been used, but expecting to be allowed to then go online and pay for a monthly subscription.
now ive found out that once an activation code has been used, its locked to that account, therefore making pre-owned copys useless.
Sony have not made this clear at all judging from other posts and a quick google. the cover simply says "30 day subscription included"
SURELY there must be some law where they have to say it cannot be resold etc??
I understand all the problems with pre-owned games and it taking the money away from Sony and putting it in the hands of the shops. thats why they have subsriptions, to keep getting paid each month. but to do that AND make it impossible to re-sell the game. its just greedy.
if ANY game should be traded in and sold on, it should be this one, as they will get at least another months subscription for every pre-owned copy that is sold. all they have done is screwed themselves out of making more money!
this game is already alienating a good % of buyers because of the monthly fees, and now theyve alienated even more.
i will be taking this game back for a refund and will NEVER purchase this game new. i want to play it but i havent been this pee'd off in a long time. Sony can FO!
28-03-2011 08:49 PM - edited 28-03-2011 08:55 PM
29-03-2011 01:34 PM - edited 29-03-2011 01:39 PM
Hmm ... I would say Sony can legally allow this to happen, but whether the retailer can is another matter. "/
I've always taken the view that the retailer has a legal obligation to inform you of any required details before you make the purchase. So, if they never informed you that the 30-day trial would no longer be valid, then that breaks The Sale of Goods Act so you should be able to get a refund. I think? xD
EDIT: Taken from The Sales of Goods Act: ""fit for purpose - which means it should perform the function you bought it to do". Well, you bought it under the impression you could use the 30-day trial, you can't, so that's not fit for purpose. "/
Think I may have looked a little too far into this lol, but yeah, you should be able to take it back.
on 29-03-2011 07:29 PM
on 29-03-2011 07:46 PM
29-03-2011 11:37 PM - edited 29-03-2011 11:46 PM
on 05-04-2011 04:47 PM
on 08-04-2011 12:24 PM
Can you not just go into the PSN store and buy a subscription and tie it too your PSN account? The game(disk) is not tied to PSN accounts. Its just the free trial code. So just go into the store, buy a monthly subscription and off you go. Its what my friend did when he bought a second hand copy.
He also knew, that if he bought a second hand copy that the 30 trial would of been used up. Its comon sense isnt it?
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