What Games You Need To Avoid on eBay

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Jan 25, 2009
  1. Disturbed
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    I'm just telling you about some things on eBay (especially eBay) you need to avoid purchasing.

    Some Notes I Jotted...

    *Does it say something like 108 in 1 or some compilation name like that? Don't buy it - firstly, the games might be copied more than once to make it look like it has more (which is what happened with my brother's '108 in 1' cart).
    * Is the game not familiar to you? e.g. Pokemon Perla (A fake game) - If so, most likely a fake/fan made game.
    *Is it from Hong Kong/China/Taiwan? - All that ever comes from there is fake junk, also, consoles that are sold there are cheap, but have VERY HIGH postage prices.
    * Does it have a very cheap price? - Don't buy it, most likely fake/counterfeit (if in NEW condition)
    *Is it a ROM hack you know form the internet? - Again, don't buy it, ROM hacks are never sold on GBA cartridges unless the creator has clearly stated.

    Well, they're some good tips for eBay and some other online stores. Remember that I'm only 12 and don't HAVE AN EBAY ACCOUNT. I'm just knowledgeable about this particular topic. Anyway, criticize it, comment, whatever, just thought you might get some good info from it.
     
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    good guide, some of the things i do before i buy is get my facts right and send the seller a few questions also i check and see if the seller has any negative feedback and read through some of it
     
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    dont buy from malaysian sellers too
     
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    or hong kong got ripped off with a dodgy USB
     
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    A few years ago you had a hard time finding any original game on ebay at all. Now it's getting better, because it's mostly private people selling their old games and not professional counterfeit sellers.

    Usually it's better not to buy from professionals. Also take a close look at the label on the cartridge and the boxart. Compare it to other pictures you find on the internet. It's also suspicious if someone sells a game as new but without box and manual.
     
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    yea, i try steer away from shops/powersellers i aim for casuals and make sure they have a legit picture of THEIR item not just one off google also make sure you check the picture and check if it is the right region as they say it is
     
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    I didin't know things like these would for sell on ebay.. Thanks for the info, I'll watch out. =]
     
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    Yep, just sold a bunch of my old GBA games, since I have an EZ-Flash IV anyway...
     
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    Sounds like you had some bad luck. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. Probably saved a person or two. =)
     
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    Damn 12 year olds are smart.
     
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    your 12 years old!? is that aloud!?

    your ass would be banned on NaziFAQS right now.
     
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    Good input man, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    nowdays, sellers, like to use stock photos to sell their items, mostly the ones from hong kong. Try to find a seller who is selling the game and has taken a photo of the item.
     
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    When shopping online I always follow one simple bit of advice:
    'If it seems to good to be true, then it probably isn't'.
     
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    This is even funnier when you know that Jeff "CJayC" Veasey is a worthless neo-Nazi who allows white supremacist posts to go unmodded on the GFAQs forums, even though they technically violate the TOS.
     
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    except for the fact that he no longer administers the site....its been over a year now..
     
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    Its not GameFAQs fault. It's the law. This site could get in a lot of legal trouble if he doesn't get banned.
     
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    Thanks for the guide. But there are fake DS games too.
    Not many, but there are. Anyway, it's hard to get an GBA game into a DSi, but i have the normal old retro game DS too [​IMG]
     
  19. BryceOne

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    I fell for this once.. I had bought WarioWare Inc for $10 when it was a newly released GBA game. It was from Hong Kong. I received the game, and the manual, box, and label on the GBA cart were obviously printed.. The cart was a tight fit into the GBA slot, but they game played well for many years. The battery just recently went dead on it, so saving no longer works.

    Recently I bought a Nunchuck for the Wii, also from Hong Kong ($8).. With my last experience, I wouldn't have bought it, but from the feedback, it sounded too good. The Nunchuck works but it's too sensitive. Tested it first with Namco Museum Remix and Call of Duty WaW. Barely pressing the stick and it turns too fast.
     
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    Recently, I have seen many good DS games going on sale with buy-it-now option for real cheap in compared to others in the same form but only one thing, I could tell which DS games are "fake" possibly bootlegs (no clue, so I can't real confirm anything) are the ones with white, clear transparent cases opposed to usual, black cases sold in stores. Often, they would be coming from Hong Kong and such.

    Also, I bet these games doesn't come with the PIN code, of course, to register to earn coins for Club Nintendo!
     

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