Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-20-2006, 10:41 AM   #11
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Well of course its unethical. You've given them back a scratched CD, suggesting to them, that you can't look after their copies of disk.

Usually though, don't blockbuster watermark the disks to know that its theirs?

Anyhow though, it would have been alot better if you'd have paid a very small amount most likely to have them fix your disk. It might have been more worth while, since now, they'll know you can't look after the disk.

I'm sure if you asked nicely, they would do.

Plus, do note that even if they can fix the disk, it they find its you thats caused the damage (in our shops, they usually check while you're there) they can still charge you for a new copy for causing the damage in the first place.
__________________

__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 10:57 AM   #12
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradox
Recently my Xbox 360 scratched my call of duty cd. I am given the problem of a faulty cd, no warranty, and no money to buy a spare. So while at blockbuster I see that they have Call of Duty in stock. $7 vs $60 replacement..

I rent it, and Give them my scratched copy. Is this ethical? Given that they get them at a large discount, have swindled $43 in late charges from me on this one movie that wasn't even that good, have the tool to fix scratches, and are a large corporation that won't be greatly affected?

Just wondering your views.


Also, this post was brought to you from a dell axim x51v over a wireless 2.14 ghz network from across the house to my new linksys router. Bow at my glory
Guess what?, this once, I agree with you,.....hope that wasn't too much of a surprise, lol!
Blockbusters in my area are also far too sharp with late charges, & I've heard the films & games cost them just a few pence/cents each.
__________________

Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 12:30 PM   #13
Daemon Poster
 
geek_gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,245
Send a message via MSN to geek_gal Send a message via Yahoo to geek_gal
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Hang on hold the phone

How the hell did you get away with that

Thats VERY werid if someone over here tryed that it just wouldnt work

1. They arent dumb, the put codes onto the disc and the booklet it comes with aswell as the cover and its got the code/numbers on there and the place on there i dont understand how you could do that! Maybe its diffrent but yeah...werid

And

2.No not right not ethical at all it brakes law and the copywrite on it(postive about that just need to read all the small print

Ive done the same and would maybe do so again it all deppends,
I did it to target over here because there _________Beep and they just suck plus they stuffed up by giving me another ps2 game and didnt know i had one, plus they are rude and etc etc anyways i know i would do it to target again if i even go there again which maybe not but a video hire store...not sure good points tho! But still does not make it right they are a biz' trying to make there way though life just as you are, think of the emolyees too, everything is money...
__________________
Am2 AMD 64 X2 3600+, 1G Ram DDR,
[[*Need a new Gfx Card & 1 more Ram stick// 1GB*]]
Sony Avatar's!
geek_gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 12:53 PM   #14
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Yeah, I thought they used codes too on everything. Thats why I was a bit confused. Over here they'd check everything before letting you go.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 01:01 PM   #15
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: Is it ethical?

I'd do it, anyway. Even if you accidentally switched them and they found out, you could just tell them that your old disc was scratched and you had almost beaten the game and decided just to rent it to beat it. Then, hit up another BlockBuster .
Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 01:53 PM   #16
Fully Optimized
 
Nik00117's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,025
Send a message via AIM to Nik00117 Send a message via MSN to Nik00117 Send a message via Yahoo to Nik00117
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Heh, i'd do it. My friend did it, He has a 75 dollar block on his name, can't use it until he pays for everything.
__________________
Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU
M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon
Nik00117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 05:29 PM   #17
Site Team
 
David Lindon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 15,233
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Why can't you copy the blockbuster one (on pc I assume?) which is ethical because you already have an original license.

Blockbuster have you credit card on file when you joined up, someone will complain and they will bill you.
__________________
[url=http://www.LNXPS.NET]LNXPS.NET - The XPS Library]
David Lindon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 05:35 PM   #18
Daemon Poster
 
cileskot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,352
Send a message via AIM to cileskot
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Quote:
Originally Posted by geek_gal
Hang on hold the phone

How the hell did you get away with that

Thats VERY werid if someone over here tryed that it just wouldnt work

1. They arent dumb, the put codes onto the disc and the booklet it comes with aswell as the cover and its got the code/numbers on there and the place on there i dont understand how you could do that! Maybe its diffrent but yeah...werid

And

2.No not right not ethical at all it brakes law and the copywrite on it(postive about that just need to read all the small print

Ive done the same and would maybe do so again it all deppends,
I did it to target over here because there _________Beep and they just suck plus they stuffed up by giving me another ps2 game and didnt know i had one, plus they are rude and etc etc anyways i know i would do it to target again if i even go there again which maybe not but a video hire store...not sure good points tho! But still does not make it right they are a biz' trying to make there way though life just as you are, think of the emolyees too, everything is money...

ya when i did it there was a code on the disc but it was just written in a marker so i carefully copied it onto the other one and returned it!
__________________
Compaq Presario SR1750NX
AMD Athlon 64 3500 2.3Ghz
ATI Radeon 256mb
1.5gb Ram
19" Samsung LCD
cileskot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 06:55 PM   #19
BSOD
 
HRHunteRHR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,730
Default Re: Is it ethical?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradox
Recently my Xbox 360 scratched my call of duty cd. I am given the problem of a faulty cd, no warranty, and no money to buy a spare. So while at blockbuster I see that they have Call of Duty in stock. $7 vs $60 replacement..

I rent it, and Give them my scratched copy. Is this ethical? Given that they get them at a large discount, have swindled $43 in late charges from me on this one movie that wasn't even that good, have the tool to fix scratches, and are a large corporation that won't be greatly affected?

Just wondering your views.


Also, this post was brought to you from a dell axim x51v over a wireless 2.14 ghz network from across the house to my new linksys router. Bow at my glory

Ahh man I can imagine you chuckling like you did over the mic when we talked on xfire. You sneaky bastard! Well next time I rent a game that's what I'm doing!
HRHunteRHR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 02:49 AM   #20
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Thumbs down Re: Is it ethical?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cileskot
ya when i did it there was a code on the disc but it was just written in a marker so i carefully copied it onto the other one and returned it!
Watch yourself saying this kind of thing on open forum, be warned, action could be taken, any argument, a short time offline.
__________________

Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0