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  1. Got mine as well - Spidex, Wormhole, uwol, beast buster, alien syndrome and a Teenage Mutant Turtles in the colour i did not have... Got them all now and totally delighted with the quality of them all from day one...Actually quite glad there will be no more for a while as the Mrs goes crazy how much I have spent since all the ST games started so a little break for my bank balance will be a good thing :)
  2. I have one of the versions on cartridge that I picked up years ago and it was great but I can't remember which it was. It came in a box with some stuff on the box all about some European Jag Festival and then I got another one that was in a Doom2 Jaguar box but both were the same game as I was hoping one was the other hack but ended up with two of the same just in different boxes...
  3. Ebay has got worse and worse for anyone selling anything - and ebay keeps sending any buyers a reminder that anything they bought has an 'easy returns' policy on it so it puts in their head from the moment of purchase that this item can be returned free of charge anytime within the first ten days. It's a new thing they are trialing but all it does is make a buyer think 'great i can return this' - yes they could return in the past but now a buyer gets an email per purchase telling him all about how easy the new returns policy is... I did used to sell a few items to Europe and USA but now ebay adds so many charges likes sales tax to certain states that it puts buyers off when they see the extra charges so private sales may be the way to go.
  4. I bought mine (boxed with all games in box) as a buy it now on ebay for £299 ($400) around 3 years ago but even then that was a low price as the guy put it on as a buy it now and I snapped it up. If you do use ebay, over here in the UK, every two weeks most sellers get a special offer where any item you sale (what ever the price it sells for) you only pay £1 in fees instead of the usual 10% which is a massive saving if you are selling something that is going to sell for a high price as normally a (for the sake of example) $500 sale would give ebay $50 at 10% then you also lose about 3% to paypal so if you did use ebay look to sell it on a special promotion. ebay does seem to be the place to go to get the maximum money for the items you sell but you must send any item you sell tracked and signed for or some people will say it never got here and they will get a full refund and keep your machine - there are a lot of crooks on there and if people pay with a credit card via paypal then even after ebays refund deadline has gone (45 days I think) they can still do a paypal or credit card charge back up to 6 months after the sale has ended so long after you have spent the money they can ask to send it back for a full refund - that's why I keep proof of postage now for 6 months before I throw them out - and yes I learned from experience the whole credit card charge back fiasco on an ebay sale once in the past. If you don't want to use ebay take a look at what price they sell for and if you never get the £1 selling offer in the USA knock 10% off the price and see if someone on here wants it - and in UK we have loads of facebook 'local' selling pages but you'd be lucky to find someone on one of those who was looking for one. I would say source prices on ebay - knock 10% off for fees you would incur and sell on here, maybe even knock a bit more off if not using paypal and at least that way you'll be selling to someone genuine
  5. Half tempted to buy it and then send it back to him as game not complete and have him pay return postage from UK to France lol - actually no, I've got better thing to do!
  6. Looks like someone is selling a lot of CD games for the Jaguar - did not even realise Carrier Command was playable on Jaguar https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-CARRIER-COMMAND-Atari-JAGUAR-CD-jeu-homebrew-game-for-collector/154367718991?hash=item23f108764f:g:yIEAAOSwADVgR4HE https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-BLACK-LAMP-Atari-JAGUAR-CD-jeu-homebrew-game-for-collector/154369008242?hash=item23f11c2272:g:wasAAOSwz0JgS5pE In honesty is anyone going to buy these copies on CD when the Roms can now be played via SD card...I think burned copies of these kind ofRoms for Jag CD will be a thing of the past soon - or am i missing something?
  7. Funny enough I contacted that guy on etsy just yesterday to ask about his Jag CD boxes and was disappointed to find they were cart sized boxes so anyone doing proper size cd boxes for even just VidGrid and Blue Lightning would get a sale from me.
  8. I decided a long time ago to have a full carts collection and miss out on Primal Rage and Braindead 13 due to how infrequently they showed up in their big boxes, I also started to note the crazy prices for them even when it was just the CDs without big boxes... On the other hand I did buy two Flappy Mcfurs having missed out on the first run of Another Worlds and deciding not to make the same mistake again and the original Flappy Mcfurs were really cheap ($45 each) so the cost of two (with postage to UK was same price as one, postage wise to the UK)... Was nice to see with Flappy Mcfur such a low price for a box, cart and manual... Not sure how many copies of that were sold but I know each buyer was limited to a max of two copies and they did seem to be out of stock really quickly.
  9. And that's why I collect sealed games and not loose cartridges or games in tatty boxes - the JagGD will I think have an impact on loose cartridges but hopefully sealed and excellent condition ones will still be collected in the same way that Spotify has not put an end to people collecting Vinyl records... I think as we move into a world of digitally downloaded games people will hark back more and more to the joys of a physical box and cartridge in the same way they do with records... Who knows, I could be totally wrong and my games collection could become worthless but I'm willing to pay my money and take my chances that physical games will still be desirable in many years time... And hopefully by then the Jaguar as Atari's last proper machine might be more collectable than it is today... Who knows...
  10. In terms of items you sold for Jaguar - what games were you surprised with in terms of prices? It just interests me to see what was most desirable to buyers... In fact if you could would you give us a top 10 in terms of prices if you can - it is always interesting to see what games are wanted as I remember when Attack of the Mutant Penguins was £15 for sealed and brand new and I bought six of them - and still have them as shown in the recent pic of about 30% of my sealed Jaguar games collection... I know some people think it's a dirty word 'profit' when applied to Jaguar games but I didn't buy over 120 sealed original games to lose money on them... Over the years I've traded up and bought from all over the world and am pretty proud of my collection and am equally proud of the prices I paid compared to what they would cost to buy now so it genuinely interests me to know what your best sellers were... I have zero intention of selling any games as I think in years to come games collecting (of mint sealed games) will be pretty big - I guess we all take a gamble on what we collect and keep fingers crossed that we are collecting something that might be like Kenner Star Wars figures that rise in price as opposed to Beanie Babies that plummet in price.
  11. Now why the hell any small international seller/business would bother signing up for this is beyond me. Why on earth would some non UK/European business bother doing paperwork and then collecting VAT for a foreign government. I really think this is so foolish and will only result in lots of companies not selling directly to the UK - not quite sure what was wrong with the old customs form and someone works out the price when it gets here and you pay it at your doorstep... Seems like the British government are being lazy and just asking other people in other countries to do their jobs for them... Less work for the people in the customs warehouses to do so they can eventually lose their jobs as everything is taxed at the point of purchase and some poor schmuck with a small business in another country has to collect money for the UK government... Makes me think the UK powers think they are still running an empire and not the small country we now are.
  12. UK buying from Europe since Brexit: Under the new rules, anyone in the UK receiving a gift from the EU worth more than £39 may now face a bill for import VAT - with many items charged at 20%. For goods costing more than £135, customs duties may also apply, which can range from 0% to 25% of the product you're buying if they have not been paid by the sender already. So if buying from Europe you need the item sent as a gift and with a value on customs form of under £39 (and not sure if that includes the postage price too) so better to pop a price of £15 - £20 just to be safe as I can't remember if price of postage falls into that £39. Now if buying from further afield: The HMRC paper, “Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021,” also states that all international sellers will be responsible for charging and collecting the UK VAT on all items under £135. That means overseas sellers will be required to register and account for the VAT to HMRC unless they use an online marketplace. If they do sell through a marketplace, for example Amazon or eBay, the marketplace will be responsible for collecting and accounting for the VAT. David added: “To compound the problem, Amazon is also insisting that from 1 January, EU and international sellers such as American or Chinese merchants selling items to both British and EU shoppers will have to split their stock and hold some in Amazon’s UK warehouses. That involves significant new transport costs and red tape for overseas sellers.” The costs involved in these changes may well reduce the choice and increase the cost of items available to UK buyers in the future The international home delivery experts also warns that overseas sellers from the EU, USA and China may decide that the extra charges and bureaucracy involved in selling to UK consumers is not worth the candle. “Brits have been buying increasing amounts of goods online from EU and international sellers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make shopping in centres and crowded stores a worrying prospect. We believe British consumers will be facing higher costs and less choice from January, as the impact of Brexit starts to bite,” David added.
  13. I loved the videogames magazines - in UK we had a great one for ZX Spectrum called Crash (still have edition 1 to 57) and then Computer and Videogames was the one that covered every machine and that was fantastic and made you so jealous of machines you did not have and could not afford. The machine I most wanted was a Nintendo 64 and computer and video games magazine offered one plus 5 games as a prize every month for the 'star letter' in its letters page - My mission became win that machine and on letter number 4 of month number 4 of entering I got the Star Letter... My reward a N64 plus 5 games of my choice which they mistakenly sent twice!... My star letter was an angry letter from someone who worked in a games store complaining about people sending their grand parents into the shop where he worked and asking for refunds on games that were crap - the whole thing was set around the crapper the game the more likely people would try and send the oldest member of their family back into the shop for a refund as we would be more likely to compensate an older person rather than a spotty teenager... Now as someone who never worked in a games store I just assumed that would be a regular problem and was over the moon with my Star Letter win and my N64 machine that I could not afford at the time... Next all I need was to try and win a Jaguar, a 3DO, a saturn and a playastation which never happened!
  14. Hi Albert, over here in the UK every two weeks most sellers get a £1 selling fee offer so any item we sell does not get a 10% fee attached but a £1 max fee for selling but I guess that's probably not the same for business sellers. The £1 selling fee is great for getting rid of more expensive items that have been cluttering up the house or garage... Does etsy charge 10% as well for selling or are there fees cheaper?... At least you still have ebay and etsy to sell on to UK and Europe (once Europe changes in June/July)
  15. No it's now more the fact that they are making us pay VAT up front so the old 'gift' thing or customs not checking them is no longer the case as we as buyers are being made to pay the VAT up front on any purchase from USA - then all that money is stored up (by the likes of paypal) and then sent to HMRC so now when you buy anything at all from the likes of ebay you get charged the price, the postage, plus customs fees/vat all at once. So take for example (just looking now) a Jaguar game on ebay in USA at $150 - postage is $29 - import fees - $42 charged when you buy it... or a cheaper game at $50 - postage is $23 - import fee - $19 and all to be paid up front when you buy and added to the cost of your purchase which add a big chunk of money to any purchase from USA to UK.
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