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Posted on Feb 24th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under friends, buying, video games, people you know


I consider myself a fair, upstanding, and generous person (*cough*) and I like that some people have that opinion of me. Collecting is an exciting hobby in that many of us see ourselves as Indiana Jones-like explorers who scavenge local garage sales, thrift stores, and "antique" stores in an attempt to upturn games and consoles at great prices and add them to our personal museums.  Oftentimes, when we find duplicates or valuable items for games/systems we don't collect, we may turn these over to game stores, sell them on auction sites, or sell/trade them with friends to reinvest in our collections.  Of all of these interactions, dealing with friends and people you are in contact with on a regular basis is the most personal, and can sometimes result in awkward or less than favorable interactions. I was recently involved in one of these "transactions" and this is my story. Ladies and gentlemen: "The story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."


Continue reading Buying From Friends: A Cautionary Tale



Posted on Apr 16th 2010 at 03:27:57 PM by (slackur)
Posted under Disc Rot, Buying, Selling, Collecting

Normally my blogs contain humorous little diatribes or reflective thoughts on gaming and collecting in general.  However, I feel the very pressing need to make a PSA to the gaming and collecting community at large:

Sellers, PLEASE start checking your games for 'disc rot'.

YES, it exists.  I've bought half a dozen games this year alone, online, that had this problem upon arrival, including Panzer Dragoon Saga and several Turbo CD games.

What is disc rot? 

Well, first let's explain what it is not: an indication of someone handling the game poorly.  Unless there is a scratch on the top layer of the disc that ends up appearing similar to disc rot (a tiny nick on the label can look similar), the problems are separate and unrelated.  For some of the games I purchased, the seller felt cheated because of the claim that there were no scratches or problems with the disc and that it was well taken care of.  Disc rot damage is typically unrelated to how well one takes care of the disc.


Continue reading An important note to Video Game Sellers and Buyers



Posted on Dec 9th 2008 at 06:01:49 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Buying, Selling, Trading, Opinions

For my entire collecting "career" I've only bought stuff locally. I've never purchased anything from the internet, including eBay. I've always been very proud of this fact, because there are so few collectors out there that do it the "old school" way.

But, as my collection has grown, I've not only been having a harder time finding games I don't have, but I've accumulated hundreds of duplicate games. Now, for the past few months I've been trying my hardest to sell those duplicates. But, I've been having trouble doing that, which brings me to the point of this post. I've been considering becoming open to trading. In the past I was against trading over the internet as much as buying over the internet, but I'm not so sure anymore. Trading would essentially mean turning duplicates into new games, but I can't help but feel as though I would be going against my principles.

So, now I'm turning to you my fellow collectors, what do you guys think? Should I be open to trading or should I stick to my local roots only?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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