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  1. In relation to why the guy was selling his games collection: The guy selling lived in Kendal which is an area that floods quite often, the only place he has in his house for his games was the cellar and it flooded last year, but he was home and got all the games and consoles out of the cellar before the water got in. It made him realise how much money he had in the cellar in games and how (had he not been home) he could have lost them all. That was why he was selling them, he did not have loads of Jaguar games, but had more Neo Geo titles - he didn't want to sell them, but due to how small his house was and the fact he really had no where else to store his games he reluctantly decided to sell up rather than risk losing them if the cellar flooded again this winter - where he lives really is a flood area. He also had three young children and that was a factor too... Was a big surprise to see someone so close to home with one on ebay, and that was as much the reason I decided to bid at the last minute, someone had popped a £500 bid on it really quickly, and in the end it went for £572 to me, but as no postage or paypal we agreed on a price drop to £550 for cash in hand and me to pick it up... It is a lot of money, but seems a bit cheaper than it has sold for in the past - maybe Saints SD card reader means more people have access to it now so the allure of it has diminished a little, or maybe it's the fact that the pirated ones are so readily available - just looked on ebay and some guy in France has sold about seven in the past three month (some boxed and some not) and they are from £20 to £35 depending if you want a box. I did notice years ago some of the rarer Snes and Megadrive titles became readily available from China off Etsy for £15 to £20 and people were worried that the originals would take a hit in value - however I think something like BSG gold has the advantage of a few extras in the box that makes it a little harder to fully replicate for the people who pirate games.
  2. Well I have finally managed to get BSG and not one of these reproductions/pirates but the real thing in mint condition with the original outer plastic seal still intact except for the top of it where the contents were removed to play the game. Bizarrely I bought this from someone in the UK 60 miles away from my house who lives in the same county as me. I really did think that I would never be able to afford to add this game to my collection, but for £550 ($725) I was really pleased to get one in such great condition. The game had been bought by the seller years ago, and he nearly didn't buy it, but he went the extra price and bought it because the money was going to charity to help fight diabetes. It really was great to get one in the UK, and to not be paying tax/customs fees as I would if this had come from the USA so that was a massive bonus. I know it still seems a crazy price for a single game, but it was missing from my collection, and it is near Christmas after all so it's my Christmas present to myself. I've added some nice photos the seller took of the items. When I went to his house to collect this we had a great chat about video games, and how he was very reluctantly parting with his gaming collection (no more Jaguar games). It really was a strange feeling handing over so much money for a video game, and was something I never thought I would do, but I am delighted I now finally own this game... Would I say it was money well spent? Well actually I would... Some people may think a fool and his money are easily parted, but for me to finally own this game has made today a great day and means to me the money (in my head) was very well spent. For those of you who have been lucky enough to own this game from its first release you might find it hard to understand the price some of us are willing to pay to own BSG. I never imagined I would ever pay this kind of money for a video game, but I actually feel it was money really well spent... My Mrs on the other hand has been slightly less impressed with my purchase!
  3. I found it strange too that no one seemed very interested in the two new Jaguar games from Piko and do wonder how well they can of actually sold - I recently ordered the new AA games that were released for the Jaguar, but also ordered a copy of Defender of the Crown as well and that was numbered 252 of 300... Now bearing in mind Defender of the Crown was a pretty well known I.P and has sold 250 copies (near enough) since release then how does a badly known I.P fair - I just think Impossamole was a loser from the off, I am from those old gaming days and that game holds nothing in my head in terms of memories, Head Over Heels on the other hand I remember pretty well so that should have swayed me to buy it, but I still haven't - yet every ST Port Gaz has done I have bought... I do wonder if Piko will back out of releasing any more Jaguar titles, I know we are guessing at sales figures, but Impossamole (especially) can not have sold very well... There was a time a four or five years ago when any new release would have been eagerly snapped up by everyone on here, but now with new Jaguar games being released every month or two it is becoming harder to justify buying every single one of them so we all end up becoming more selective on what we buy - Impossamole for me is at the bottom of what is becoming quite a long list of new games I want - UWOL, Head Over Heels, Loopz, and the two next ST Ports are all well ahead of it in the pecking order for my money I am sorry to say...
  4. New games all arrived very safely in the UK and everything about them looks top quality as usual - Looking forward to getting them at Christmas when I can officially have them from the Mrs... Defender of the Crown (number 252) with them as well... Happy days.
  5. Well six years after anyones post on this I walked into my local charity shop here in the UK and what was on the shelf for £1.50 - A kickstarter backed copy of 'The Video Craze' on Blu Ray... How strange to find something as obscure in a charity shop in a small town in the north of the U.K
  6. Got to say this all looks amazing, Doom was my sole reason for keeping the Jag plugged in for many many years after its demise - well Tempest 2000 as well - and this all looks like a great step forward. I really can't express my gratitude enough for the work you are doing in adding this update to the Jag roster of games.
  7. well yes they are the only ones that are way oversized for any kind of box protector, hopefully that will change in the future though
  8. Last time I looked numbers 10,9,8,7, and 5 were all still readily available to buy brand new from telegames in the UK and also seemed to be plenty of new ones online in USA on ebay - each time those games run out they just seem to do another batch of them... I think rarity of telegames stuff is it will never be rare as they can just run off more of them, although they do sometimes add the words 'limited edition' to the box artwork - just my opinion for what its worth
  9. JaggingUK

    Box sizes

    Just picking up from another thread for someone complaining that the box size from some companies making new Jaguar games will not fit in his plastic protectors - and the fact that maybe the companies could ship the games with plastic protectors on them already (which would make them safer in transit and make them already have a plastic box protector)... I think it's a pretty good idea even if it cost a little extra on the price - I know I've had difficulty fitting some newer games into box protectors due to the box sizes being slightly oversized so maybe the option of a box protector at point of purchase might not be a bad idea for a $1 or $2... Just a thought.
  10. The boxes from another company who do Jag games too are badly oversized boxes and they won't fit any of my protectors - Piko's actually aren't too bad compared to them.
  11. That would be a great help if you offered a box protector with it for even a $1 more if not free - although I have had no trouble with your games in the past fitting in my box protectors... Custodian and Switchblade I am sure both fit into mine, but I do have some that were marginally bigger - but a box protector included would be great
  12. Nobody is going to do reproductions of Doom anytime soon, there's loads of them around - probably every Jag owner bought Doom in the day and there are still plenty of them sealed and new for sale... I paid £30 for mine sealed and mint and brand new less than two years ago, think the price at Telegames UK is now £50 for sealed and new... The guy in Croatia sells repro boxes, but another seller in UK sells the original actual boxes - usually three boxes for £10, and he has Doom, Club Drive, Missile Command 3D and about ten others too - they are not the glossy ones, but seem totally the same as the original ones - he sells lots of Atari items (sealed Lynx games etc) so must have got them all somewhere years ago... Nobody will be pirating Doom anytime soon with the huge amount of them still available.
  13. Arrived safe and sound and as usual the condition of everything from the boxes to the actual game are amazing quality... Thank you so much.
  14. Once people have these: How have people found Head Over heels and Impossamole. I remember these from my old ZX spectrum days, but can't afford to buy them yet - just wondered what people thought of them. I used to really love Head Over Heels.
  15. I hope you can make the boxes for this game the same size as all other peoples Jag boxes as the one or two games I have bought from you will not fit in any Jaguar box protectors I own as the boxes are too big (not by much) but they are too big to fit inside Jaguar plastic box protectors. It would be great if the box size of Wave1 games could be the same as everyone else's boxes - just thought I would throw that into the ring before you make any boxes for any new games. Hope you don't mind me mentioning it.
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