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  1. Have many FCTVVO variants that are still sealed turned up?
  2. The two most important factors are title keywords and price. Photos are a close third. Beginning sellers often use all the wrong keywords in the title. Keywords you should include: Make (e.g. "Atari," "Intellivision"), Model (e.g. "2600 VCS," "Genesis"), Title (e.g. "Space Dungeon"), completeness (e.g. "CIB," "complete"), functionality (e.g. "tested," "works," "sealed"). The number of characters gets eaten up pretty quickly, especially if the game title is long. Here's how I would write a title for a game: Space Dungeon for Atari 5200 with Coupler / Complete in Box, Tested Other title-writing tips: * stay away from keywords such as "rare." * No need to repeat the identical word unless it is in the game title. * words that a buyer would never search for (e.g. "video game") * Some games may include a compound word that buyers will search for using two words or vice versa (e.g. "Pacman" and "Pac Man"). You may need to include both in the title, if feasible. (Not 100% sure about how the search algorithm works in this case). As for price, decide whether you want to get rid of stuff or make the highest profit. If it's the latter, your items should have almost no competition on eBay, and you should be prepared for "longtail," which is sitting on an item for a longer than usual time to get the price you want. If it's the former, undercut the lowest comp in the same condition by $1-$2 for a BIN. Also, use BIN rather than auctions. Just be the lowest price when buyers sort by price (this includes shipping). Most retro games will ship first class for $4-$8.
  3. Recently got an email from Amazon that Prime Video will no longer be offered on a Roku device I just retired. I can get a $25 credit on a Fire device. Not a bad deal.
  4. I transitioned a buying account with some hundreds of feedback to a selling account. Then, I started a new buying account (feedback score doesn't matter here). Eventually, the seller account will get seller feedback of its own, of course. Separate accounts can protect you as a seller from a user seeking retribution if you had a bad transaction with them (with you as buyer). Also, I don't like my buyers to see what I myself have been picking up on eBay (from reading feedback).
  5. Have one eBay account for buying and one for selling.
  6. For sealed collectors, here's an Astrosmash with the contest sticker on the shrink. Item number: 283553568485
  7. I noticed that they are definitely flaky when charging in sleep mode. The light sometimes blinks when it is completely powered off. I may end up returning them just on principle.
  8. Yes, that was my plan. Or give them a USB drive with some simple instructions. I haven't modded my own yet, though. What's the method with the best ease-to-features ratio you've found, if you don't mind my asking?
  9. I bought one from Target when it was $30, and I bought four more today at $20. That's an amazing price. They will make good gifts.
  10. Thanks for your input. They do seem to work fine for charging, and I could avoid using the wall wart with the maddening swivel prongs. I wonder if there is some extra circuitry in the OEM charger that allows you to play and charge simultaneously.
  11. Forgot about Pickleball. My kid and his friends love it. https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/pickleball-fastest-growing-sport-you-ve-never-heard-ncna992106
  12. I recently bought a couple 3DS to USB cables for a few bucks. I was hoping to use a regular phone charger with the cable and occasionally use a power bank when needed. However, when I attach the cables to a 5v, 2A charger (also used 5v, 1A) the charging light on the 3DS blinks erratically rather than staying solidly lit when the console is on. Same thing happens with a power bank. The light stays on if the console is powered off. My question is whether anyone successfully uses this cable to power the 3DS while the console is on. I tried both cables, so I don't think it is because of a defect in one.
  13. Even though I don't play these lawn games, I think this could be a nice seller for Amico. You can also address controller complaints by saying that you can play Amico with a controller in one hand and a drink in another!
  14. I just saw an article about how lawn games such as cornhole and kubb are becoming a big money industry. "Lawn Games" for Amico could be a big hit with kids and hipsters!
  15. Most Windows 98 games run just as well or better in XP. The exceptions are those games that require hardware with no XP drivers such as Aureal Vortex sound cards. Windows 98 is a versatile OS because of it can play DOS games.
  16. Do you link to eBay from Rakuten?
  17. ebay Bucks payout day! Check your email for your certificate code.
  18. Phil's Computer Lab on Youtube has some nice videos on using a P4 system to play retro games.
  19. Xbox 360 and PS3 dropped HBO Go support this year, so I replaced them as streaming boxes with a used Xbox One. I also have a 4K Fire Stick, but I like the optical audio out of the consoles. A few years ago, a used Xbox 360 Slim was about $70, and now a used Xbox One is about $80-$100. So it's annoying but not the end of the world.
  20. The Capcom Dungeons & Dragons beat 'em ups, Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, are great. I played them with CoinOps 8 on a modded Xbox, then just bought them for the PS3 off the PS Store. Not sure if it has been mentioned already, but Gauntlet Legends for Xbox/PS2/GC.
  21. Thank you -- this is very helpful. Was this functionality the plug-in that Albert had purchased in a bulk lot with other plug-ins that allows us to ignore certain sub-forums? Or is this part of the basic Invision package? Just want to know if I can expect another way to ignore forums and sub-forums.
  22. Apologies if this question has been asked in this thread already, but how do you delete custom activity streams?
  23. I would be more likely to suspect resellers of jacking up auction prices to protect their investments (and then retracting bids or not paying) before I suspected Goodwill employees. But it is true that the days of really good deals is over. On less popular stuff, you might get a 25% discount over eBay, but then you have to be willing to risk that the item isn't working. But for less popular stuff, there are still bargains to be found. And if you want three untested Wiis or a pair of Xbox 360s, you're in luck.
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