(Topic ID: 262747)

Matching serial numbers?

By Huskerfan

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I'm considering buying The Hobbit from a fellow and when he gave me the serial number it came up as one sold on this site 2 years ago with over 1200 plays on it. He's saying it only has 300 plays so now I'm confused.

Is it possible the plays can be reset?

and would they ever make a mistake and have the same serial number?

thanks!

#2 4 years ago

Pretty sure the total plays reset when code updates are done.

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from Boof-Ed:

Pretty sure the total plays reset when code updates are done.

So, you never really know the total plays on a machine? I mean if a seller tells me 300 plays that's not a for sure thing?

#4 4 years ago
Quoted from Huskerfan:

So, you never really know the total plays on a machine?

Nope.

Quoted from Huskerfan:

I mean if a seller tells me 300 plays that's not a for sure thing?

The only sure thing is condition, not play counts.

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from Huskerfan:

I'm considering buying The Hobbit from a fellow and when he gave me the serial number it came up as one sold on this site 2 years ago with over 1200 plays on it. He's saying it only has 300 plays so now I'm confused.
Is it possible the plays can be reset?
and would they ever make a mistake and have the same serial number?
thanks!

Nice legwork researching the pin.

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Nope.

The only sure thing is condition, not play counts.

this
No need to go running background checks on pins you want to buy, its waste of time as you probably realized by now. Condition is king so just train your eyes to spot the good ones from the bad.

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