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Is it safe to buy psn cards at non-videogame stores?

#1warrenmatsPosted 4/23/2013 9:52:31 PM
I just never bought them at non-videogame stores like 7/11, Ralph's, etc because....well I thought it was more safe to buy them at a video game store. Then again, I bought a 20 dollar Steam card at best buy that worked, so...

I know, it's kinda of a dumb question.
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#2jim200Posted 4/23/2013 9:56:32 PM
Not a dumb question.

Think about the actual stores themselves. Do they have good return policies if the cards are bad? Do they have a good reputation?

I wouldn't get one from Walmart, for example.

Best Buy is known for electronics and games so they're trusted quality wise. Target is good too.
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#3joeharamatheoPosted 4/23/2013 10:00:51 PM
as long as you make sure they activate it, sure
#4crazyman32Posted 4/23/2013 11:10:53 PM
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#5crazyman32Posted 4/23/2013 11:12:22 PM
I have gotten psn cards at 7-11,Walgreens,Walmart,Rite Aid and all worked fine.
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#6CloneTheHeroPosted 4/24/2013 1:16:48 AM
HUH!!??

They're all PSN cards. Why would they be 'unsafe'? lol!!
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#7EarthBusterPosted 4/24/2013 1:58:42 AM
Anywhere that keeps the cards sealed behind the counter or activates them at the register is probably safe.
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#8Brocken_JrPosted 4/24/2013 1:59:57 AM
bought a few from 7/11 before i had a credit card, and yeah it worked when i got home
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#9Ochd12Posted 4/24/2013 3:12:38 AM
If it's a store that:

A) You've heard of

or

B) Has been around for longer than a week

It's fine.
#10awesomesauce13Posted 4/24/2013 4:37:20 AM
There's not really any way they can be unsafe, unless stores exist where the cards are already activated and just sitting there on display.