I suspect the TC/OP story was true up to the point where they did not pre order or get a copy. The lie is everything else. OP u have no friends or connections at GS and you don't have a copy of the game either.
I'm starting to understand the idea of setting aside your morals for your own personal pleasure TC. Like if I was talking to you face to face right now, I would set aside my morals and kick you in the balls for my personal pleasure.
It always amazes me when I hear these stories. Well, not so much the stories as much as the reactions.
It's like people don't realize how non existent the concern is for their customers.
Once they have your money or your property, you're dead to them. They literally could not receive any more copies, and just dick around with the guy forever, because they know that they can probably do so, and just offer him store credit if they actually do fear legal trouble.
Again, they do it because they can, and enough people let them.
They're no gonna fire the guy. If anything, they'll commend him for exploiting a loophole.
Project Beat a Game a Day, along with my Daily NES Archive: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/563947-a-view-to-a-kill
I can attest to this, i went there. only 1 that was not pre-ordered and it was the gutted copy (the one they take the items out for a display case) so I grabbed that one. I don't mind that it was gutted, disc was fine and everything.
Now I'm waiting for my friend to get here so I can start playing!
10 more minutes or so! I already installed it and everythin.