ACTUAL EARTHBOUND FOR NES CART ON EBAY?!

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  1. demonicstrife
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    So I found this while searching up SNES Earthbound on ebay, and, well....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Earthbound-Zero-Earth-...3#ht_2702wt_230

    ..... There's just no way, is there? I mean, the game is literally unreleased, so how can this guy have it? Hell, the only way it got DUMPED was because someone put a BETA cart up for sale.

    I dunno. The retrofag in me is screaming right now, and it looks authentic. I don't know what to make of it. What do you guys think?
     
  2. nintendoom

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    Must be fake...
    Or is it?
     
  3. nintendoom

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    "Sticker is flawless, game has new battery saves will work for a long time."
    SAw it at the info below the picture...
    FAKE!
     
  4. Achilles

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    Are you guys blind or did he update the listing?

    "This game is an EXTREMELY RARE reproduction cart of the game."
     
  5. Forstride

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    Lol. Yet another person trying to make a quick buck off of a reproduction cart. I mean sure, you have to buy the kit to do it, but this guy could make a pretty penny depending on how many people fall for it.
     
  6. Infinite Zero

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    It's hard to say if it's real or not. Hard to trust Ebay nowadays.
     
  7. Joe88

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    cleaver wording, thats all it is
     
  8. evvil

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    There are only 5 prototypes know to exist, and NoA has one of them. The cart that was dumped cost 400$, so I doubt this guy is selling 1 of the 4 real carts for 30$.

    source: http://www.giantbomb.com/mother/61-11753/
     
  9. demonicstrife
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    demonicstrife *INSERTGENERICTITLE*

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    I see. That pretty much confirms it then. Puts my mind at ease. [​IMG]
     
  10. Achilles

    Achilles GBAtemp Regular

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    Again, the auction description clearly says "REPRODUCTION." Why is no one else seeing this? [​IMG]
     
  11. hankchill

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  12. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Yeah, the last time one of those prototypes went on ebay I almost got it. Seems like someone was a bit more avid than I am.
     
  13. evvil

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    Really? how much did it end up selling for?
     
  14. Zetta_x

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    If it is a fake, would trying to sell it, regardless if he created it, be copyright infringement?
     
  15. thaddius

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    £760 [​IMG]
     
  16. 8BitWalugi

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    You tried to win a prototype? Wow...
     
  17. Psyfira

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    I think so; it sounds like the same thing as selling a burnt DVD.
     
  18. impur1ty

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    Hey, it's a small world, I am the one who sold that Earthbound. Probably won't be another one changing hands anytime soon.
     
  19. thaddius

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    Yeah. For now I'll settle for a RetroZone flash cart I suppose.
     
  20. RoyalCardMan

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    Nintendo tries to keep their 'failed' productions hidden as best as possible. This is PROBABLY fake.

    In a sense, the guy could have worked at Nintendo and got the beta. But, probably not. :\

    Edit: This could be another NES game that has an EarthBound sticker on it. There are really good professionals out there.