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#76 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:01 AM

So I recently bought a game at Too Many Games that doesn't work and I'm trying to track down who the seller was, thinking it might be CC&G. I know some of you have seen this seller at cons. Is the dude bald on top, with hair on the sides? Has his kids help him running his table? I know I didn't see any cards at this booth I bought from, but I heard from someone that the dude I'm looking for is based in Florida. Wanna be sure.

 

LOL - that's him. <sarcasm> And what a shocker that your games don't work </sarcasm>

 

Off the top of my head I bought Nexar, Star Wars The Arcade Game and Gyruss (there was a couple more) for the 2600 (which you probably know aren't cheap) from him at TMG and none of them worked.

 

A Harmony cart solved that problem.

 

Let us know how it goes trying to get a refund.



#77 Warmsignal OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:11 AM

 

LOL - that's him. <sarcasm> And what a shocker that your games don't work </sarcasm>

 

Off the top of my head I bought Nexar, Star Wars The Arcade Game and Gyruss (there was a couple more) for the 2600 (which you probably know aren't cheap) from him at TMG and none of them worked.

 

A Harmony cart solved that problem.

 

Let us know how it goes trying to get a refund.


Wow, seems to be a theme. For me, it was a Sega Saturn game. One small scratch on an obviously resurfaced disc, and my machine can't read it at all. He had two copies, don't know if I should attempt a refund or do an exchange. Maybe he could test the other one before exchanging it? How easy is this guy to deal with when it comes to problems?



#78 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:14 AM

I don't know how this works out. If I'm the dealer, how would I know that you didn't swap out what I sold you with a known non-working game?



#79 Warmsignal OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:32 AM

I don't know how this works out. If I'm the dealer, how would I know that you didn't swap out what I sold you with a known non-working game?

 

That's business, need to have faith in your customers. Couldn't the same be argued by any game store out there who's ever had a problem with a customer's game not working? He does have an exchange policy posted on his site. I didn't see anywhere where he said that all sales are final. I mean, I'll send the thing back to him. Beats the heck out of me why it doesn't work, it looks pretty darn good.


Edited by Warmsignal, Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:33 AM.


#80 atarinut76 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:55 PM

Send him a email through his web site and explain problem! He shouldn't have any problem swapping it out for ya

#81 slackerwithin OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 11:52 AM

I have done business with him for about ten years and agree about the attitude sometimes and I am as picky as they come. That being said, Mike is a stand up guy. I have bought and sold and he is a straight and honest person. For that alone, I will always check with him before looking elsewhere and willinging to deal with the fact that he gets overwhelmed at times or simply does not have the time to take a picture of an Atari 2600 manual for me. ;) but eventually he auctually will. Call or E-mail him, its the best way to do business with him. As far as return policy, luckily I have never had a problem and I know he used to test everything before it went out the door. He used to be in PA and now he is in FLA

Edited by slackerwithin, Fri Jul 1, 2016 11:57 AM.


#82 Montrealer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:01 PM

Hate to necromance, but I just filed an order through their site. The prices of the items I was looking at are almost too good to be true and, to be honest, I didn't expect their business to still be alive so I googled it and landed here ;) I could tell that some of their pricing was a few years old already and that's what triggered my doubts.

I did call the phone number on the site and left a voicemail. At least the message says it's Collector's Cards and Games. There IS hope. Has anyone bought anything from them recently?



#83 -^CrožBow^- OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 PM

Last time I dealt with them and actually got product from them was in the early 2000s. I have sent orders for items as recent as a year ago and received a reply back a little over a week later stating the items weren't in stock. As such I've not really tried to place any more orders since I never know what they have or actually don't have. And the pricing they do have listed isn't completely accurate either. I did remember that Mike did have 1 or two of the items I requested, but the prices he gave in his return email were higher than his website. So the website is really just to give you an idea on the kinds of things they might have and prices they used to be priced at one time or could be currently. Just have to contact them and find out and I just find the process a hassle.

 

Having said that, when I dealt with Mike in the past he was courteous on the phone and through emails. So if I knew really what he had in stock and for what actual prices, I'd be more inclined to purchase from him.


Edited by -^CrožBow^-, Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:30 PM.


#84 Blazing Lazers OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:37 PM

Yes, they're still around, but you really should email about availability ahead of an order. Mike does that all by himself, and is often away at shows and conventions and therefore inable to immediately check inventory of some of the slower selling items of his. Just email and be patient, and you'll have a good order. As for the prices, he simply still has a lot of older stock. Things balance out, though- what you might save in price will cost you in time and waiting. If there's something you have to have asap, just spend the extra amount on Ebay or Amazon. Otherwise, email and wait. Mike's a good guy, and when I last bought from him about two months ago, I realized our email chain was dozens of messages going back over a decade.

#85 Tanooki OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:50 PM

He has a few things I'm interested in for a more niche system so I emailed him first.  If he's got them and honors the price on the page I'll grab the stuff.

 

If he has it by the way if someone wants those Zelda CDI games they are listed as complete and priced notably under ebay if you're a CDI lover or total Zelda collector.  I went skimming all sorts of lists as I forgot this old HTML looking website even existed.  I know I saw this site in the late 90s.



#86 Montrealer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:56 AM

He has a few things I'm interested in for a more niche system so I emailed him first.  If he's got them and honors the price on the page I'll grab the stuff.

 

If he has it by the way if someone wants those Zelda CDI games they are listed as complete and priced notably under ebay if you're a CDI lover or total Zelda collector.  I went skimming all sorts of lists as I forgot this old HTML looking website even existed.  I know I saw this site in the late 90s.

Sounds like my experience with 'em just now. They emailed me saying most of the items haven't been in stock for years and they don't have time to list/price their stuff. Meh. Still asked them to touch base when they can, but I have to wonder how they keep operating not knowing what they have in their inventory or how much it costs hahahaha.

Hopefully you'll have more luck with you CD-i endeavours. I'm into 3DO, so I know the feels.



#87 Tanooki OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:26 AM

I wrote them 2 days ago about inventory on some stuff and it has gone ignored.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised if someone is that lazy they're running a mid 1990s HTML style webpage generic text list and takes their time to update it, if ever, on top of not responding to mails.

 

I'm not into CDi, just was pointing that out.  I'm into SNK stuff.



#88 Blazing Lazers OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:30 PM

Sounds like my experience with 'em just now. They emailed me saying most of the items haven't been in stock for years and they don't have time to list/price their stuff. Meh. Still asked them to touch base when they can, but I have to wonder how they keep operating not knowing what they have in their inventory or how much it costs hahahaha.
Hopefully you'll have more luck with you CD-i endeavours. I'm into 3DO, so I know the feels.


There's no "they" to it- just the same one man who's been running it all for around 20 years. Since you mention those CDi games- I don't think he'll have them. I emailed about them some time ago and he indicated they were no longer in stock. You might get lucky, though- just await a response:)

#89 Montrealer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:32 PM

There's no "they" to it- just the same one man who's been running it all for around 20 years. Since you mention those CDi games- I don't think he'll have them. I emailed about them some time ago and he indicated they were no longer in stock. You might get lucky, though- just await a response:)

Yeah no I'm not into CD-i, I stumbled upon the site and it lists 3DO games I'm interested in. I wrote them that I am patient, so if they have something I want at I price I like, I'm buying no questions asked.






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