Anyone know a good place to buy game repros with custom ROMs?

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  1. CeeDee
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    I know plenty of sites exist that allow you to buy repros, but most don't allow you to use your own ROM. I've got a SNES ROM hack that I'd love to be made into a cartridge, though. Anyone offer such a service for a fair price?

    Also, I've asked various AliExpress sellers and they are willing to do it for about $25 USD. Has anyone purchased a SNES cart from an AliExpress seller? Is the quality decent at all? I've got a Mother 3 translation cart from AliExpress and it works perfectly fine.

    Thank you!
     
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    i like aliexpress never had any problems there you'll always find someone willing to do it
     
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    Believe it or not, etsy.
     
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    I should look into this. In case of difficulty finding good versions of Super Robot Wars J, Fire Emblem 6, or the like.
    Maybe even Super Mario Advance 4 with ereader levels.
     
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    Seems fairly expensive to me...
    Then again, their Mother 3 cart looks identical to the one I bought for $5 on aliexpress. Who's to say they aren't just reselling carts that they bought from Chinese sellers at marked up prices?
     
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    From everything I've seen, all of their carts are made individually with donor carts. The quality is just going to be better compared to a cheap Chinese $5 cart.
     
  8. raulpica

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    They might do a fantastic job, but those guys are profiting on other people's work - just look at the games they're selling. Bahamut Lagoon in English, Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes, Dragon Quest... They're all fan-made translations or patches.

    I'm sure someone will call me hypocrite for saying this on a site which deals with backup loading and stuff, but I'd certainly be angry if someone were to profit on my hard efforts which I've released for free for other people to enjoy.
     
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    It's pretty much out of the cost of actually making the games I'd assume. Making games with donor carts can sometimes be pretty expensive depending on the board needed.
     
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    I'm equally sure they're not a charity and they're not doing it for free. They might be profiting $10 on each game, but they're still profiting on something it's not theirs to profit on.
     
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