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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:23 am

Ive got Bubble Bobble / Rainbow Island for Playstation - £75 anyone?
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Post by Dudley » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:02 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
fraser1 wrote:110196337769

Someone paid £20 for something that's available for free.
I was getting wound up by that, as I hate seeing homebrew/copies being sold for stupid prices, but then I read the auction. He's been totally up front about saying its free, that al you're paying for is his custom artwork printouts etc.

More fool the buyer. I suppose if they have £20 to waste, fair enough.
And to be fair, he's done a damned good job of it.
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Post by Heavy Stylus » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:06 am

Wow - the case and disk do look pretty fab. If the original coder was to sell copies that looked like this for £20 a pop he probably would have made a few quid on the side.
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Post by SirClive » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:37 am

Dudley wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:
fraser1 wrote:110196337769

Someone paid £20 for something that's available for free.
I was getting wound up by that, as I hate seeing homebrew/copies being sold for stupid prices, but then I read the auction. He's been totally up front about saying its free, that al you're paying for is his custom artwork printouts etc.

More fool the buyer. I suppose if they have £20 to waste, fair enough.
And to be fair, he's done a damned good job of it.
You know, if he sold these at £10 buy it now, I would probably get myself one even though it only a free download.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:14 pm

I've done it myself in the past, bought the odd homebrew/leaked copy just to save myself the hassle and/or because it was presented well.

At the right price, for convenience and/or presentation I think there's a market for it. £20 is into the realms of commercial software and far too much for what this is imho.

I'm very pleased with my old MAME set, all nicely boxed with fancy artwork, printed discs, with detail even extending to exactly the right odd number of disc slots in the cases so there's no empty space. A lot less than £20 too.

But masking homebrew/pirate copies as commercial releases still irks me.
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:18 pm

What always raises a chuckle is any listing that has these three word in it :


RARE SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ULTRA


And the funniest thing is I have seen it on more than one occassion.


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Post by SirClive » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:20 pm

EvilArmourKing wrote:What always raises a chuckle is any listing that has these three word in it :


RARE SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ULTRA
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Which three? Rare, The, Ultra ;)
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:27 pm

SirClive wrote:
EvilArmourKing wrote:What always raises a chuckle is any listing that has these three word in it :


RARE SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ULTRA
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Which three? Rare, The, Ultra ;)
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Meant ULTRA RARE Sonic :wink:
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Post by GarryG » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:25 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:I was getting wound up by that, as I hate seeing homebrew/copies being sold for stupid prices...
More fool the buyer. I suppose if they have £20 to waste, fair enough.
Well it depends, I've recently spent around this much on a MegaDrive HB game, and have spent more on vectrex HB games (some of which were featured in RG).
I think it depends on the format, I'm paying for the software on a cartridge suitable for being played on the origonal hardware (usually with an origonal box and decent looking artwork/packaging), and I don't mind paying a reasonable amount for someones efforts in this respect.

I wouldn't pay someone for giving me something on a cheep DVDR that could be downloaded for free, to me, there is a difference.

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Post by psj3809 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:38 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:I was getting wound up by that, as I hate seeing homebrew/copies being sold for stupid prices...
More fool the buyer. I suppose if they have £20 to waste, fair enough.
I'm not wound up by that auction at all. The guy started it with a starting price of 99p, not some over inflated 40 quid starting price.

Dont blame the seller, blame the buyer if anything.

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Post by fraser1 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:18 pm

What makes me laugh is those that sell dvds full of roms,but these are their "legally purchased" roms for sale ,just like those legally purchased pirate dvds i've bought,meh,what are they like !

Along with ebay sellers who take paypal,but then state they don't give refunds for items not turning up,then find out differently when it happens :roll: laugh, i nearly did.

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