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Well, at least the seller's legit! Still, I can't help but think that a fair chunk of those bids are trolls who caught wind of the media attention this has gotten. If it does sell though, a LOT more of these are probably going to suddenly come out of the woodwork into the open...

 

the NintendoAge thread on this has some interesting remarks on the listing:

 

http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=3&threadid=118994

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If this was a pristine I could see some of the bidding.But with a label that bad?And close to 100K,all I can think is there

is a lot of shill bidding happening.

I noticed the seller states that he doesn't want to use PP,because of "security" concerns.Makes one wonder why?

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No way this will sell anywhere near the current bid. Pat the NES Punk was willing to sell both his gray and gold NWC for $35,000 on Pawn Stars - and they wouldn't buy it.

 

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If this was a pristine I could see some of the bidding.But with a label that bad?And close to 100K,all I can think is there

is a lot of shill bidding happening.

I noticed the seller states that he doesn't want to use PP,because of "security" concerns.Makes one wonder why?

Would you take what amounts to a short term cash float for a big sale like that? Especially when that float comes with a chunky fee, and a way for the buyer's wife/husband to force a buyer's remorse fake claim?

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You can't use PayPal for transactions over $3K, AFAIK, so it's a moot point.

 

Good point. Often on larger deals you have to take multiple payments if using paypal. But 100k would take forever.

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Been higher for quite a while. At least for account holders. Even at the $3K level it would not take all that long to transfer a $100K. But you would certainly raise some electronic eyes in doing so.

 

 

Lot's of bid retractions so far. Not surprised one bit.

 

Even though Vectrex is my thing I must admit the listing is interesting to me. Makes me want to put up my NES gold sudoku homebrew I bought a number of years back.

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Yeah, seriously. If this turns out to be legit, even if it was done for money laundering, then there might be some huge spikes in similarly rare games...

The seller Muresan is legit and a known long time member on NintendoAge. The winning bidder, TBD. :ponder:

 

And minutes after the final auction ended, a new NWC #314 appears!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=301080147116

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Top bidder backed out already

 

bubblemansjunk 775 $99,902.00 2 viktormbv 118 $99,802.00 1 orlando0890 0 $99,702.00 1 chefboy777 0 $99,602.00 1 jamesahayesii 83 $99,502.00 1 scr90b_tnn 21 $99,402.00 1 mazacuato 100 $99,302.00 1 laxfiend420 13 $99,202.00 30 duhduh84 17 $99,102.00 1 metalmatt78911 148 $99,002.00 1 juanjogzz79 1 $98,901.00 1 platehead18 534 $98,801.00 1 reampage 2 $98,701.00 1 sirhiro 61 $98,601.00 2 agiverson 1256 $98,501.00 1 g_elliott3 41 $98,200.86 1 diasfrancisco 108 $98,100.86 11 tucsonjfp0246 236 $98,000.86 4 620payfeld 147 $95,000.00 1 mharris333 16 $94,400.00 2 i_erbas 14 $94,100.00 6 ajjosan7 9 $94,000.00 2 josephtoye 1 $93,901.00 4 grams777 218 $92,101.00 1 David87.864 187 $91,900.00 1 86nosstang 139 $91,700.00 3 zombiekenny 5 $91,100.00 3 edmundo1975 149 $91,000.00 2 purplepops82 5 $90,615.00 1 r-e-p123 40 $90,500.00 3 doctorcripin 1342 $90,400.00 2 chipito73 1 $90,100.00 5 nosdefus 117 $90,000.00 2 retrogamer7613 0 $89,100.00 2 celuus2013 1 $88,888.88 3 phurious315 211 $79,000.00 3 sepulturia 12 $77,909.00 10 celonblue 8 $75,909.00 39 jademonkey2012 1086 $60,199.00 112 jayabernal 9 $59,000.00 3 machinistx1 25 $57,200.00 1 Mossfanatic_81 496 $56,000.00 1 M-theory-pro 45 $55,500.00 1 press_time_win 29 $40,400.00 1 Fagor-afola 6 $40,000.00 5 raid_low 304 $35,000.00 1 billabongglobe 190 $33,900.00 1 Elf-master 24 $33,100.00 1 ricanpapi407 28 $33,000.00 1 twilightprincess2234 322 $32,500.00 1 Kree-xhon 122 $32,300.00 1 alexbeeza 53 $30,200.00 1 deniska001 468 $25,200.00 1 oo_jap 6 $15,400.00 2 urgent22 26 $14,600.00 2 spitfire_6 431 $14,200.00 1 panic4123 3 $14,000.00 4 rareconker 44 $12,700.00 1 joshwhy 106 $12,600.00 1 wingnut1391 380 $12,500.00 1 chub724 129 $12,400.00 2 merk03 50 $12,000.00 2 gs_warriors 32 $11,500.00 5 brut.b 112 $10,000.00 5 the_dynamo private $9,400.00 2 foxm1975 73 $7,000.00 2 Dgkallday32111-2011 82 $6,200.00 1 playstationgamefanatic 82 $6,001.50 1 teechfalik 245 $5,901.00 1 pkb_xi 26 $5,899.99 1 retsdray 1338 $5,701.00 3 alexrsmith 174 $5,500.99 1

 

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Interesting. Well, that viktormbv would be the Second Chance Offer person -- and it's only $100 lower. If he's got that much feedback, MIGHT be legit. Otherwise, the seller is SOL and will have to repost the auction. :(

 

That's the bad thing when someone tries to sell a rare item like this. With all the media attention that this got, there was bound to be some fake bidders. I could offer some advise to the seller if he has to relist this auction:

 

1) No one with feedback under 10 and/or 98 percent is allowed to bid.

2) Each bidder must provide references for somewhere on the net that shows them to be a collector.

3) Each bidder must answer the question in 50 words or less 'why do I want this game?'

 

That should take out 99 percent of the trolls.

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Interesting. Well, that viktormbv would be the Second Chance Offer person -- and it's only $100 lower. If he's got that much feedback, MIGHT be legit. Otherwise, the seller is SOL and will have to repost the auction. :(

 

That's the bad thing when someone tries to sell a rare item like this. With all the media attention that this got, there was bound to be some fake bidders. I could offer some advise to the seller if he has to relist this auction:

 

1) No one with feedback under 10 and/or 98 percent is allowed to bid.

2) Each bidder must provide references for somewhere on the net that shows them to be a collector.

3) Each bidder must answer the question in 50 words or less 'why do I want this game?'

 

That should take out 99 percent of the trolls.

 

Unfortunately I don't think you can set those rules on Ebay.

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Interesting. Well, that viktormbv would be the Second Chance Offer person -- and it's only $100 lower. If he's got that much feedback, MIGHT be legit. Otherwise, the seller is SOL and will have to repost the auction. :(

 

 

No way it's legit. Look at how the bids climb by exactly $100. Looks like a coordinated effort just to have some fun at the seller's expense.

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Unfortunately I don't think you can set those rules on Ebay.

Other sellers have done that. Especily the part about 'no zero or low feedback sellers'. Basicaly, it's your auction, you can do what you want. ;)

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Top bidder backed out already

 

bubblemansjunk 775 $99,902.00 et all...

 

Believe me, I have been following it on NA. Grade A douchebaggery if you ask me. I wish there were some legal recourse to sue people who act in this type of manner.

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No way this will sell anywhere near the current bid. Pat the NES Punk was willing to sell both his gray and gold NWC for $35,000 on Pawn Stars - and they wouldn't buy it.

 

While I actually enjoy watching Pawn Stars to waste 30 minutes of my life when I get a chance to play couch potatoe, that was as staged as staged can be.

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Believe me, I have been following it on NA. Grade A douchebaggery if you ask me. I wish there were some legal recourse to sue people who act in this type of manner.

 

It's also somewhat of a common occurrence in the NES collecting world. As I said, no matter what this seller does, you can't stop faux bidders who also have huge feedback. Ebay has very few real protections against fraud for sellers, it's all about the buyers.

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Sure Pat wanted $35k for both of his NWCs, but just yesterday a gray NWC sold immediately with a BIN price of 17,500 which is exactly half that, and the Gold is and will always be worth more than the gray.

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If this was a pristine I could see some of the bidding.But with a label that bad?And close to 100K,all I can think is there

is a lot of shill bidding happening.

I noticed the seller states that he doesn't want to use PP,because of "security" concerns.Makes one wonder why?

Well, for one, they will not allow payments above $10,000, or at least it used to be that way.

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Well, for one, they will not allow payments above $10,000, or at least it used to be that way.

 

in late 2012 I sent 14,000 payment in one transaction. so it must be something new (or within the last 15 months) to pay pal...

 

Rick

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