Have Fake GTAV Receipts Emerged In Hopes To Break Release Embargo?
Wild receipts appear
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
UPDATE: Both receipts have been confirmed as fake receipts in an attempt to break release date. The second receipt which is stamped has an incorrect product code for the game. Please do not attempt to use these receipts to buy the game as they will not work.
As of the 14th of September, a mere 3 days before its official release September 17th release, it seems that a few random receipts of Rockstar’s highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V are making the rounds from an Australia bricks & mortar store.
The first receipt you’ll see on the right was sent to me early last night under the impression that it was a fake receipt. Due to me working at JB Hi-Fi and dealing with a lot of these receipts, I instantaneously agreed this receipt as a fake.
Anyone who has worked in retail would clearly see that any item, if available on various platforms would state under the title which platform said item was purchased on.
With games it would state whether or not it was for PC, 360, 3DS, Wii U, Ps3 etc…
As you can see on this receipt this is not the case.
The second receipt which you can see at the bottom of the page seems a little bit more legitimate.
Here we can see the receipt is a little more populated in the sense that the platform is listed as PS3 (However the formatting Ps3 seems extremely odd).
It also has the ‘Goods Taken’ stamp which every security guard is required to do on big ticket items such as TV’s or laptops, to ensure the customer doesn’t walk into another store and is accused of theft.
Lastly, it seems that this receipt was sold directly from a sales person to the person who purchased it at the counter.
Thus the salespersons details are clearly visible on the receipt.
That makes me believe that this receipt is much more legitimate and if so, I hope that who ever decided to break what is set to be the biggest release of this last generation has a really good reason for breaking what is to be a strict release date.
My only concern with this photo is that the actual GTAV logo in the middle of the box art is covered. Which makes me uncertain of this being real or a really good duplicate of a real receipt, in hopes it makes the game break release date.
The game has already leaked in other countries, and I strongly urge you to NOT use these receipts as a means to get the game early.
Don’t put someones job at risk just to get a game a day early, it’s not worth it. Also don’t break the games release JUST to sell it to a mate or family friend, again losing your job over this isn’t worth it.
Both receipts are easily available online.
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
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