Why are chinese so eager to buy my game? (Read inside)

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Swizard, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Swizard
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    I've wondered about this a while. Some time ago, in april last year, I went to China. (Long story short, to visit someone who was living there for a year). While there I asked this person if she knew any shops in the area where I could buy cheap games, as I remembered old '200 in 1' gba games. She brought me to this underground market, full with shops with copied DVD's (got the whole collection of Mash for a friend), and pc games and everything of the likes. We asked around for DS games, and after a while we finally found someone who was selling them. The problem was, the price was around, taken mind with the currencies, around 20 euro (atleast the person I knew there told me it was that much). For no apperant reason I was holding my DS box next to me, and the shopkeeper signed over to see it. He asked me in broken engrish if I could show him a game. I did, and suddenly he took it and told 20 euro. I was supriced, but he explained this time, saying something around the lines of 'I give you 20 euro'. At first I was supriced, but this man looked desperately asking me for this game. I refused even though the game was bought in a bargain bin. I took back the game, and walked on. He followed me to a while, till I stopped near one of his partners (or so it seemed, as they had the exact same products and price tag). This man also offered me 20 euro for my game. This went on for a few stalls, then I walked back to safety of copied DVD heaven. (Always fun looking at The Day After Tomorrow 2 like tittles)

    My own guess is their censored internet, enabling them not to download roms and the likes, what do you guys think?
     
  2. elixirdream

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    Swizard,
    what was the game that they were keen on buying from you? on the other hand, in China they have 2nd value [​IMG]...
    just a piece of advise for all the tempest~! never ever go China to buy consolesunless it is a trustable VENDOR~!

    example,
    they purchase your PSP 2000 and they will repackage everything and sell it as NEW to the others [​IMG]
    get what i mean?

    for your information... they have FREE download of roms for every console you can name~! sometimes their information on release or rom availability is even faster than most of the rom sites from E/U
    trust me for this..
    and
    they have tons of others things for you to download... even the latest drama...
     
  3. Swizard
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    Well it was a box with 3 games in it, don't exactly remember which, thought it was Picross DS, Phoenix wright 2, and the last I can't remember. But okey that actually seems like that could have happened. That would even be close to legal (just plain reselling, repacking, no problem if it's not broken right?)
     
  4. elixirdream

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    Swizard,
    hahahah... i think those games you were having they have some sort of demand~!

    i don't think is LEGAL... becuase they are selling it as a NEW item~! some of the major forums actually
    pointed out is illegal to do so [​IMG]

    like in japan.. they have 2nd hand value for console/gamesl~! they will resell the item in a cheaper price compared to new one [​IMG]
     
  5. gamma93

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    Careful. They could have been razor sharp DVDs.

    Perhaps they wanted that specific game. Whatever you were holding.
     
  6. neonix

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    Well, they were offering you 20 euros for 3 games. That's about 6.60, or $9 USD per game. It's really not THAT much.

    And that story seemed oddly familiar while reading it.
     
  7. Kkolko

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    The whole collection of MASH [​IMG]

    Why can't I go to China :'(
     
  8. Captin

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    Gotta love ebay.

    I got Mash, Buffy, Angel, Friends, Monty Python, Frasier and Charmed box sets all less than $60 each from China. All worked perfectly.
     
  9. Friedmushroom

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    They for sure have all nds games available for download- after all China is mediapirateheaven on earth. I bought my R4 in China, and they even filled my card in the shop with some roms of my liking. Actually its hard to find a console of any kind in China which is not chipped/flashed.

    I know for sure that pirated stuff is not the stuff that is censored there, its worse here in the west in that regard.

    Posts merged

    Im new here btw. Howdy folks!