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#211 Rave Child

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:26 AM

I call bullspit. I haven't been to any gamestop that had 17 used copies of a used PSP game, or any other game for that matter, including AAA titles. That is of course, you're in San Diego since all the GS employees were hip to the exploit.


I haven't seen a Gamestop that's had fewer than 17 used copies of GTA IV (360). Some have had as many as 35 copies, but 20-25 seems to be the median number around me.

Edit - To add some recent flipping news, I finally got around to listing some penny guides on eBay on Monday, and I made about $150 so far after shipping and fees. Not too shabby.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:27 AM

why would anyone pay that price?

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#213 galvatron2k1

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:31 AM

jjgames is a regular in this thread (not lately) and he runs that site. everyone uses it. basically his site does an average price for that specific title for several sources, not just ebay.

heres a good game to flip, good luck though :)
http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=370140797080


I feel like I'm going to :puke: - I remember buying 2 of these on clearance at Target and hastily listing them on ebay for 3x the money I paid. Little did I know what could have been. Damn, live and learn.:bomb:

#214 io

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:34 AM

I feel like I'm going to :puke: - I remember buying 2 of these on clearance at Target and hastily listing them on ebay for 3x the money I paid. Little did I know what could have been. Damn, live and learn.:bomb:


Was that the original or that expansion pack though? Now I guess I know why there was so much hoopla over that expansion pack CE (based on the history of the original game CE). But then it was overproduced and they could barely give them away at Fry's several months ago.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:36 AM

Was that the original or that expansion pack though? Now I guess I know why there was so much hoopla over that expansion pack CE (based on the history of the original game CE). But then it was overproduced and they could barely give them away at Fry's several months ago.


No, I'm sure they were the originals. I was going to rush out and buy the expansion when I heard about it, thinking it would have the same success. Looking back on it, this may be my worst FLIP FLOP!

#216 addicted2games

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

I have two sealed WoW: Burning Crusade Collector Editions in my closet. Looks like I picked the wrong version to try to sell at a later date.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:21 PM

I have two sealed WoW: Burning Crusade Collector Editions in my closet. Looks like I picked the wrong version to try to sell at a later date.

expansions for wow sells ok. $100 maybe. how much were the collectors edition when you bought them?

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:38 PM

Ebay fees are really starting to get annoying

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:54 PM

:shock: Holy freakin' crap! Why!? Why on earth!? No piece of modern media should be worth that much. I mean, seriously, that has got to have sold for more than many ancient manuscripts.




It's WoW. Nothing about WoW makes sense!

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:35 AM

In exchange for the American Idol tip, I'll share my own, though it may be obvious to some of you :)
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#221 addicted2games

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:30 AM

expansions for wow sells ok. $100 maybe. how much were the collectors edition when you bought them?


I think $69.99? It was awhile ago.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:35 AM

In exchange for the American Idol tip, I'll share my own, though it may be obvious to some of you :)

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could be worth it. but unless you can buy wii fit for less than $90 + tax, you wont make as much as you should.. probably nets you $130+ minus ebay and paypal fees..

#223 ninja dog

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:54 PM

Right. Doing the GS deal where you trade 2 cheapo games makes more worthwhile.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:12 PM

:)

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:29 PM

wow! and that one's actually in stock around me.

Also, if you do the Wii Fit split up, go WAYYYYY overboard in making it clear that it's for either game-only or board only.

The amount of times I've had to refund/mutually withdraw from auctions over the past three days has made me lose hope in the future of humanity. I've been sending emails after the fact to confirm with the person that they understood what they were bidding on. All the responses are like this:

NO i THOUGHT IT WAS FOR THE BALANCE BOARD, I DON'T WANT IT IF IT DOESN'T HAVE THE BOARD WHY WOULD I PAY THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR JUST THE GAME


that's a copy/paste from the latest idiot.

for comparison, here's the auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...E:X:RTQ:US:1123

I mentioned "no board" 3 times and the pic is just the game. :roll:

#226 io

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:39 PM

The amount of times I've had to refund/mutually withdraw from auctions over the past three days has made me lose hope in the future of humanity.



Not the least bit surprising. My latest hassle is some dude who bought both of the PS2 network adaptors I managed to find at GS a few weeks ago. He outbids everyone for the first one and doesn't pay 5+ days later. I list my second one and he starts bidding on that - finally he sends me a response saying he wants to wait till that one is over before paying for both. Somewhat annoying (since he didn't say anything for several days on the first one) but that'll work I suppose - can combine shipping and all that. Plus I figure in his desire to get the two sent together he might drive up the price on that second one (and hopefully not win it). Unfortunately, he does win it - it ended last Saturday. I haven't heard a thing since then. So he wins TWO of my auctions for the same item and is just going to ignore both. The guy has 200+ feedback and I looked at his bidding history and this is all he's been buying. TO make matters worse, he's getting positive feedback for other network adaptor auctions and the prices on those are the same as mine (so he's not ignoring mine because they cost more). I just don't get it.

I currently have 6 unpaid item disputes going, and have only run maybe 15 auctions in the last few weeks. People really suck right now. On the plus side, I have gotten most of my Gripshifts sent off and even gotten feedback on a few I sent to Japan (just one of the unpaids is for Gripshift - though I closed another a few days ago). Interesting side note: of the 8 Gripshift auctions I've had only one went to a U.S. buyer. Three went to Japan, one to the Phillippines, and three to Italy. However, it was those Italian buyers who flaked out on me - had to file unpaids on 2 of them (and the total includes one of those relisted - I had 3 new and 4 used copies to sell). What pisses me off more than anything on the unpaids is having to wait around for them. I haven't been able to relist the network adaptors or that last Gripshift until I can get through the entire eBay refund process - because the buyers could still pay at any time until it is closed. I have actually had that happen before (buyer pays after I file the unpaid dispute) though it is very rare.

Edited by io, 26 January 2009 - 10:52 PM.


#227 Pookymeister

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

The guy has 200+ feedback and I looked at his bidding history and this is all he's been buying.


Whats the dude's name? The same guy bought both of my adapters, though he did pay pretty fast.


The gripshift i sold on ebay wound up having to be refunded too. The guy's confirmed address on paypal didn't work and wound up coming back to me with a "insufficient address' label on it.
Not to mention that the psp case was destroyed. Luckily the UMD was fine and i just sold it on Amazon for about the same price as ebay.


#228 io

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:55 PM

Whats the dude's name? The same guy bought both of my adapters, though he did pay pretty fast.


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He has bought so many (his entire last page of feedback is solely for network adaptor purchases :shock:) it is possible he just forgot about mine. But I have sent a few invoices, a few personal messages, and just filed unpaids on both auctions in the last couple of days. And still nothing from him.

I really don't get it either - he got mine for an average of $50, yet his latest feedback is for one he spent $60 on from a low-feedback seller.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:10 PM

mind letting us know the user name of that person? I am planning to sell a network adapter soon

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:21 PM

mind letting us know the user name of that person? I am planning to sell a network adapter soon


He already did.

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He has bought so many (his entire last page of feedback is solely for network adaptor purchases :shock:) it is possible he just forgot about mine. But I have sent a few invoices, a few personal messages, and just filed unpaids on both auctions in the last couple of days. And still nothing from him.

I really don't get it either - he got mine for an average of $50, yet his latest feedback is for one he spent $60 on from a low-feedback seller.



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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:22 PM

yea i know i didnt hit the post button till a bit late

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:08 AM

32814ac

He has bought so many (his entire last page of feedback is solely for network adaptor purchases :shock:) it is possible he just forgot about mine. But I have sent a few invoices, a few personal messages, and just filed unpaids on both auctions in the last couple of days. And still nothing from him.

I really don't get it either - he got mine for an average of $50, yet his latest feedback is for one he spent $60 on from a low-feedback seller.


That same seller bought two off of me. With that said, it took him about a week to pay up. All was fine, just wait it out.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:21 AM

Fuck it, I blocked him.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:10 AM

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He has bought so many (his entire last page of feedback is solely for network adaptor purchases :shock:) it is possible he just forgot about mine. But I have sent a few invoices, a few personal messages, and just filed unpaids on both auctions in the last couple of days. And still nothing from him.

I really don't get it either - he got mine for an average of $50, yet his latest feedback is for one he spent $60 on from a low-feedback seller.


Fuck that dude! He got 1 from me too. I've sent him 2 messages asking if he still wanted the damn thing. 1st time, he told me that he would pay on Wednesday. On Thursday, I asked him again and he said he would pay on Monday (today). If I wake up in the morning and I don't see the money, then it's going to be an unpaid item strike. Fuck being nice, I'm getting sick of this shit.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:21 AM

heres another tip :)


oh man, i have seen that somewhere... just to remember where now...

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:32 AM

I love this thread, Just sold two American Idols for $115 shipped. It appears that two stores near me have the duck hunt game, so I'm gonna go hunt that game down tomorrow

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#237 io

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:33 AM

That same seller bought two off of me. With that said, it took him about a week to pay up. All was fine, just wait it out.


Fuck that dude! He got 1 from me too. I've sent him 2 messages asking if he still wanted the damn thing. 1st time, he told me that he would pay on Wednesday. On Thursday, I asked him again and he said he would pay on Monday (today). If I wake up in the morning and I don't see the money, then it's going to be an unpaid item strike. Fuck being nice, I'm getting sick of this shit.


He won the first one from me on Jan 10th and didn't say a word for a whole week after that. When I listed another to end on the 17th he said he wanted to wait till that was over to pay. It has now been 9 days since that auction ended and I haven't heard a word from him.

So I now have 2 unpaids open against him. Don't you get temp banned from eBay if you get 3 strikes in 30 days? If so, me and galvaron can put him out for a bit just with our auctions. And I can't imagine we're the only ones. Anyway, he has 6 more days to reply to the unpaid disputes before I can close them. That gives him 2 weeks from the end of the second auction he won - that's plenty of time. If he doesn't pay by then he gets 2 unpaid strikes from me for sure.

It is just really annoying - don't bid on shit if you aren't going to pay within a few days at least. There's really no excuse not to pay same day (but at least on a regular auction vs a BIN I can sort of see not paying the minute it closes).

On the other hand, this guy bids on so many of these he is probably single-handedly boosting the prices of a lot of auctions for them ;). Hopefully he doesn't engage in massive chargebacks when this is all done. He must be reselling them in some way but I'm not sure how.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:37 AM

He won the first one from me on Jan 10th and didn't say a word for a whole week after that. When I listed another to end on the 17th he said he wanted to wait till that was over to pay. It has now been 9 days since that auction ended and I haven't heard a word from him.

So I now have 2 unpaids open against him. Don't you get temp banned from eBay if you get 3 strikes in 30 days? If so, me and galvaron can put him out for a bit just with our auctions. And I can't imagine we're the only ones. Anyway, he has 6 more days to reply to the unpaid disputes before I can close them. That gives him 2 weeks from the end of the second auction he won - that's plenty of time. If he doesn't pay by then he gets 2 unpaid strikes from me for sure.

It is just really annoying - don't bid on shit if you aren't going to pay within a few days at least. There's really no excuse not to pay same day (but at least on a regular auction vs a BIN I can sort of see not paying the minute it closes).

On the other hand, this guy bids on so many of these he is probably single-handedly boosting the prices of a lot of auctions for them ;). Hopefully he doesn't engage in massive chargebacks when this is all done. He must be reselling them in some way but I'm not sure how.


I guarantee his ass is out come tomorrow morning (if that rule is true). I'm not playing around. I gave him 2 chances already and it's my bad for letting it hang around this long. No more communication, it's a done deal. Matter of fact... 12:01AM, his ass is out!

#239 io

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:37 AM

I love this thread, Just sold two American Idols for $115 shipped. It appears that two stores near me have the duck hunt game, so I'm gonna go hunt that game down tomorrow


What kind of store are you talking about? I checked GS and there's none of those Duck Hunt games within 100 miles of me. Is there another store where you can check stock on things like this?

galvatron - Unfortunately he won't get the strikes for at least 8 days after you file against him (assuming he just ignores them). So I don't think we can put him out immediately, but in a week mine will go on his record.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:38 AM

I love this thread, Just sold two American Idols for $115 shipped. It appears that two stores near me have the duck hunt game, so I'm gonna go hunt that game down tomorrow


Did you sell two new A.I.'s or were they used? I haven't been able to find a new one, but then again, I haven't been looking extremely hard either.