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I found what looked to be like a decent copy of Snowpiercer on Amazon being sold by Softbay in S.Korea. Attached is the picture of what they're supposedly selling, which I spent $108 on. When it arrived, it was just the steelbook and the 2 discs! I immediately contacted them asking where's the rest, and they quickly responded 'they couldn't make it fit'? They promised a full refund as credit on Amazon, and I don't have to return the item. But now I see they've updated their selling price to $111.50 Would this be a possible knock off company? It was well packed and shipped, and came extremely fast. But I don't get this 'couldn't make it fit' and the immediate refund? I expected them to say that particular version is sold out, or no longer exists. And/or apologize for the misleading representation on the Amazon site and glad I brought it to their attention. Is it just lack of communicative translation, or something more sinister going on? I want that set dammit! Not $108 sitting on Amazon waiting to be spent on something else. Anyone else encounter anything like this?

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1 hour ago, StevenWest said:

So non-exclusive would be just the case and discs then? First time I ever got duped on Amazon. As the saying goes - caveat emptor. Will try my hand on Ebay with fingers crossed. Thanks. ;)

 

The non exclusive was the exact same as the exclusive. Probably just without the Kimchi sticker on it. I don’t own it myself, so I’m just going by the photos I’ve seen.

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2 hours ago, StevenWest said:

So non-exclusive would be just the case and discs then? First time I ever got duped on Amazon. As the saying goes - caveat emptor. Will try my hand on Ebay with fingers crossed. Thanks. ;)

The non-exclusive are the same without Kimchi numbering/branding or potential extras provided by Kimchi. Amazon marketplace is really a crapshoot as they are not required to post images of the actual item, but default to stock photos. Unfortunately, many marketplace sellers are not reputable. My general rule is never buy something from a third party seller if they are unwilling to provide actual images on request. 

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Good to know. I usually use Amazon as a gauge to what I come across in second hand and retail stores. Most of the time the stores have the better deal. But I've come across some OOP and special items at Amazon that were super cheap. But I guess what gets me about this Softbay is the title and images and all are so deceptive. Bad enough keeping up with PAL and region codes, which gives a heads up with (import) or UK, cover code and/or a blurb of Region 2 in the description. This one though seemed so straight forward and legit like my other finds. Then again, most were NA sellers and easy to communicate with. 

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