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I was just told the Wizard of Wor cartridge, I sold on Ebay, was a fake. Is this a new thing now? How can one tell if a cartridge is fake?

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Michael

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I seriously doubt that. No one would bother faking a 5200 cartridge unless it was BBSB or something valuable. But please do post a picture.

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I was just told the Wizard of Wor cartridge, I sold on Ebay, was a fake. Is this a new thing now? How can one tell if a cartridge is fake?

Thanks. :-)

Michael

 

yes do post a pic or link to the auction in question. my guess is that you have a buyer that doesn't want to actually buy.

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Wizard Of Wor for the 5200 would have to be one of the most random cartridges out there, for any system, to fake. Real copies aren't even worth what it would take to make a fake.

 

Great game, though. As it happens, my wife and I were just playing it a couple of days ago. :)

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Awesome game. Yes.

He said the game didn't work, which I understand, but to accuse it of being fake is what threw me.

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Awesome game. Yes.

He said the game didn't work, which I understand, but to accuse it of being fake is what threw me.

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I've received $4 counterfeit vintage ICs before. You'd think there wouldn't be much profit motive in that, but it must be sufficient.

 

It'll be interesting to read what monknbyrdxl finds when the cartridge comes back. Crack it open, look inside. Maybe someone repaired/replaced the PCB at some point during the cartridge's history? Maybe the buyer just doesn't know what he's talking about and the cartridge is original and works fine?

 

Regardless, eBay has a reputation for siding with buyers.

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I was just told the Wizard of Wor cartridge, I sold on Ebay, was a fake. Is this a new thing now? How can one tell if a cartridge is fake?

Thanks. :-)

Michael

 

The last WIzard Of Wor for the 5200 that sold on ebay was back in the middle of June unless I missed something.

 

COMPLETED WIZARD OF WOR 5200 AUCTIONS

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I told him to mail it back first. I'll make sure before refunding.

 

It won't matter. eBay will refund him his money, and you'll be out of yours.

 

Sorry I can't give you better news on this, but I've seen it scores of times. DON'T SELL ON EBAY. eBay sides with the buyers on nearly every dispute.

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The one about 15th down. That is my ad. HA

 

 

This one?

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WIZARD-OF-WOR-BOX-MANUAL-GAME-OVERLAYS-COMPLETE-GOOD-CONDITION/263770432040?hash=item3d69f16228%3Ag%3Ay0cAAOSwqaNbKwYO&_sacat=0&_nkw=5200+Wizard+of+Wor&LH_Complete=1&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_Sold=1

 

If that is your auction the game is 100 percent legit and that guy is trying to rip you off.

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ask the buyer what evidence he has that leads him to the conclusion it is fake

 

it may not work due to lousy contact that could be cleaned with an eraser

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His evidence was the board was tiny with a black glob. I told him CBS game boards were like that. Even sent his shots of, Blue Print, Mountain King and my original Wizard of Wor. Didn't change that it didn't work. Whatever. Send it back. If I could test it I would but my 5200 is crapped out.

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yea thats the cbs boards a dog got a hold of my wiz of wor and i just peeled the label and put it on the bare board i had a dead star trek cart and installed it in there with some countersink headers and made a label with the pic of john madden holding the cart so mine is total fake now

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Update?

Got the game back. Looks like the same cart. Can't tell if he swapped the guts out. I'll be listing all games AS-IS from here on.

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