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I just saw this one:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-2600-Large-Lot-Of-15-Boxes-And-Games-CIB-/131113567389?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item1e86fa449d

 

It's a completely normal auction, but the one box made me chuckle quite a bit...look at the "fine print" on the front of the Spider Man box:

 

 

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triple-decade is now selling repros of Princess Rescue: eBay Auction -- Item Number: 3010992817621?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=301099281762&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]

 

I hope he is being sued. Nintendo of America should also be notified.

EVERYONE: Please make sure to report this item to eBay as pirated material. Hopefully if enough of us report it, they will kill this listing and prevent others like it from this seller.

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EVERYONE: Please make sure to report this item to eBay as pirated material. Hopefully if enough of us report it, they will kill this listing and prevent others like it from this seller.

Maybe it worked? The listing has been removed. Hopefully that's the reason it's gone. BTW bennybingo, your Shatnatars are hilarious!

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EVERYONE: Please make sure to report this item to eBay as pirated material. Hopefully if enough of us report it, they will kill this listing and prevent others like it from this seller.

 

I reported this immediately. I'm shocked. Something I reported they actually listened for once.

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My wife got me a Lynx for valentines (regreted selling mine years ago and kept going on about it :P) and got me an adaptor from amazon for around £8 to go with it. So I go on ebay looking for more games and I come across this insanity! :-o

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Psu-Ac-Adaptor-4-Atari-Lynx-1-2-Power-supply-/200609737912?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item2eb545acb8

 

Unbelievable.

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My wife got me a Lynx for valentines (regreted selling mine years ago and kept going on about it :P) and got me an adaptor from amazon for around £8 to go with it. So I go on ebay looking for more games and I come across this insanity! :-o

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Psu-Ac-Adaptor-4-Atari-Lynx-1-2-Power-supply-/200609737912?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item2eb545acb8

 

Unbelievable.

Make an offer...it seems that he sold 26 of them already, and I am sure it was not for the buy it now price! :grin:

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While it's clearly not mint as listed, that is likely factory sealed. It has glued flaps and would not have been factory shrinkwrapped by Atari. Many 2600 and 5200 games prior to about 1986 that appear on the market shrinkwrapped are not in fact factory shrinkwrapped and they were likely wrapped later by liquidators. Indeed, I have several cases of 1986 Atari 7800 releases like Food Fight that were glue sealed and it was only the later 1987 releases of many 7800 titles that came shrinkwrapped from Atari.

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While it's clearly not mint as listed, that is likely factory sealed. It has glued flaps and would not have been factory shrinkwrapped by Atari. Many 2600 and 5200 games prior to about 1986 that appear on the market shrinkwrapped are not in fact factory shrinkwrapped and they were likely wrapped later by liquidators. Indeed, I have several cases of 1986 Atari 7800 releases like Food Fight that were glue sealed and it was only the later 1987 releases of many 7800 titles that came shrinkwrapped from Atari.

Have you seen picture #4? There is a rip in the flap. Such a rip happens when you open the box because the flap is glued. The box is obviously re-sealed.

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Have you seen picture #4? There is a rip in the flap. Such a rip happens when you open the box because the flap is glued. The box is obviously re-sealed.

Doesn't look resealed to me. That looks like the box came into contact with something sharp like a corner of a shelf or a hard object that scraped a deep groove into one side of the middle flap area. Notice that the other side of the middle area is not torn. In fact, this looks a lot like a few of the 5200 games I got from Venezuela where customs poked a metal rod into the box to check for drugs or whatever they check for. The game isn't worth enough for people to be resealing it and frankly, the glue is on the two outer flaps, so those would have been loose rather than the middle if this was a reseal job. Edited by bojay1997

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after I've seen an empty PS3 box sold for 18.5 on eBay, I cannot be surprised antmore.

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Seller htimo-2012 bids on his own items:

 

Space Monster sold in January: http://www.ebay.de/itm/321293277979

 

Sold in February to the same "buyer": http://www.ebay.de/itm/321312407481

 

Relisted in March: http://www.ebay.de/itm/321338581027

 

"Buyer" has 40% bid activity with this seller.

 

:thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

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The bastard. I have bought from him as well in the past. Luckily only small crap where it didn't really make a difference. Glad I don't care about the rare stuff and just collect for fun.

 

Andre, would you think it's worthwhile to report this activity to ebay?

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Seller htimo-2012 bids on his own items:

 

Space Monster sold in January: http://www.ebay.de/itm/321293277979

 

Sold in February to the same "buyer": http://www.ebay.de/itm/321312407481

 

Relisted in March: http://www.ebay.de/itm/321338581027

 

"Buyer" has 40% bid activity with this seller.

 

:thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

It doesn't help to complain, unless the seller isn't making money for eBay. eBay will over looking everything as long as they make a buck.

I've provided them with information on other sellers using their other accounts to raise the price and even had the eBay representative tell me that the accounts they were using were in fact pointing to the same seller, but they "sold" a lot and that they'd "look" at what to do. But they also stated they couldn't follow up with me as to what actions would be taken since that is a violation of the sellers privacy, etc. The seller continues.

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Andre, would you think it's worthwhile to report this activity to ebay?

The best way to penalize him is probably to ignore his listings.

 

So far eBay hasn't cared a single time I reported shill bidding.

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This reseller is too lazy to take new pictures.
He's reusing a few of the same ones for the Out Of Control and Death Trap listings.
The prices are jacked up much higher too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-2600-Out-of-Control-CIB-holy-Grail-video-game-R9-nintendo-great-shape-/281282034645


Sold for $725 shipped


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Out-Control-Atari-2600-1983-CIB-Complete-Box-Avalon-Hill-/281275913201?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item417d59d3f1


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