ianoid, on Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:15 AM, said:
This is a tough sell, and I'll tell you a few obvious reasons why. There will be 18 other guys just like me trying to sell 7 or 8 sets to recoup ASAP. I would commit to a set, but payment up front is also tough. I don't know you and I'm hesitant to be scammed out of $100 as well. I'm not suspicious, but I'm just commenting. Limited run stuff is tough because it does cost a lot to make a quality product, I appreciate that. I will follow along with the project, but I certainly won't be the first to pay. I would probably just prefer to pay $20 for a set and have no inventory issues.
Bear in mind that AA is not the most popular place for CV enthusiasts, but there are a lot of old game collectors here in general. Consider cross posting on digitpress.com .
I appreciate what your saying. I feel that this is the only way to get something like this going. People that are thinking of scrambling to sell 8 or 9 of the sets are not the people that are going to be willing to do this. I figure $100 although not chump change is not all that much in the big picture.
I had one of the E-Z balls and my GF and I both loved it. I REALLY want a second one so I would have a set. I gave $20 for 1 ball top. That ball top makes the ColecoVision Controller SO much better, that in my opinion makes it is hard to put a value on it. The gaming experience difference is like night and day.
I was talking a hardcore ColecoVision fan about this a month or so ago, and he was telling me that he had only ever seen the E-Z ball up for auction on Ebay a couple times in all the years he had been watching listing and only recently got his hands on a set for the first time.
I personally bid $150 on a listing just to get an extra set of these, not even caring if the system worked. I didn't win that auction, but that's how awesome I think these are. If from a classic game player perspective you take the $20 I gave for one ball and multiply it by 2 that's $40 for a set. I know I really want to have another set and that was my passion for having an engineer make an AutoCad drawing for me to present to manufactures for quotes.
Going along with my willingness to give $40 for another set that would be $80 right there, that I would be willing to fork out for 2 sets. I would then have 8 extra sets that I could sell, or just keep in my collection.
Time will tell, if others care about this as much as I do.
I appreciate your advice about digitpress. I emailed a bunch of classic game websites and sent them a link to this thread.