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#241 addicted2games

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:39 AM

heres another tip :)


My closest GS has that one used. I'm going to pick it up and see what I can get.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:43 AM

Thanks again for that Duck Hunting tip phear3d. I wonder how this got so rare. but w/e I got a copy, will put it up later. Makes up for the lost listing fees for these damn Wii Fits >_<

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:44 AM

In other news one of the Wii Sports I picked up the other day is unplayable. Great job GS - it has obviously been refurbed yet they didn't test it afterwards. Fortunately it looks like it has popped up at a couple of other stores since then so hopefully I can exchange it.

As for that Duck Hunt game, absolutely none at GS around me, but I should check Fry's. That place was a goldmine for rare stuff last-gen. I was able to buy things like Firefighter FD 18 for PS2 and Top Angler for the GC as well as a few other rare off-the-wall games a few years back.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:53 AM

non paying bidders are why i just take the 6.5% extra fees from buy it now. :D
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#245 YoshiFan1

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:02 AM

heres another tip :)


Never even heard of that game before, I'll keep my eye out for it now.

#246 phear3d

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:12 AM

In other news one of the Wii Sports I picked up the other day is unplayable. Great job GS - it has obviously been refurbed yet they didn't test it afterwards. Fortunately it looks like it has popped up at a couple of other stores since then so hopefully I can exchange it.

As for that Duck Hunt game, absolutely none at GS around me, but I should check Fry's. That place was a goldmine for rare stuff last-gen. I was able to buy things like Firefighter FD 18 for PS2 and Top Angler for the GC as well as a few other rare off-the-wall games a few years back.

take the game back and get it resurfaced.. and then try to resell it once more.. . the drive's laser seems to be very week. i mean its almost like we get what we pay for the wii. i had alot of problems with unreadable disc even though the games have barely any scratches on them.

as for the duck hunt game.. im trying to find out why this game is in so much demand.. maybe nintendo realizes that it borrows the Duck Hunt name and decided to pull the plug out?

#247 io

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:14 AM

non paying bidders are why i just take the 6.5% extra fees from buy it now. :D


I have filed 6 unpaid buyer disputes in the last 2 weeks and half were from BIN auctions. It doesn't seem to make much difference ;). Yeah, I know I can put the instant payment thing in there, but since these were Gripshifts and PS2 network adaptors they were worldwide sales and I can't put every option for shipping in the auction and have to wait to see what country/method of shipping the buyer wants. But I may change that and just use the new priority flat-rate boxes that started up last week.

Anyway, on the unpaid item thing, apparently it isn't 3 strikes in 30 days that gets you suspended. Ebay has changed that to make it vague now, so who knows how many it requires:

Note: If a buyer gets too many strikes in too short a time period, their account will be suspended indefinitely. In some cases, limits may be placed on the buyer’s account in advance of suspension.


phear3d, well the GS stores don't have resurfacing machines (at least not around here). I could bring it to Gamecrazy and use one of the free buffs I supposedly get with my MVP membership. I just think the probability of success on it is pretty low and given the flakiness of the Wii drives I still run a good chance of having it work on mine and then not work on the buyer's, which of course will just result in more of a headache. I may just return it to GS. I'm actually a bit worried about the one I just mailed today because it was in similar shape though it played fine on my Wii. While I was at GS the other day, no less than two people came in and said the SSBB discs they got from GS were bad. The clerk tried to go into detail about the problem with that game (dual layer which is touchy with the Wii) and how Nintendo had a free cleaning service (never heard that, but OK). They ended up swapping discs for both of them but they will probably continue to have problems. Wii Sports is a little more robust, of course, but some of these must have been in pretty crappy condition to still look so bad after being refurbed.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:21 AM

*Sigh*. Oh well, we'll see how 3 adds up for this guy.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:35 AM

I have filed 6 unpaid buyer disputes in the last 2 weeks and half were from BIN auctions. It doesn't seem to make much difference ;). Yeah, I know I can put the instant payment thing in there, but since these were Gripshifts and PS2 network adaptors they were worldwide sales and I can't put every option for shipping in the auction and have to wait to see what country/method of shipping the buyer wants. But I may change that and just use the new priority flat-rate boxes that started up last week.


Just use instant payment and only ship within the STATES. I never ship out of the country unless they ask and they are confirmed! Less problems for me and I always sell my stuff regardless.

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#250 oyla10

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:23 AM

I know this is really stupid of me but I just shipped to a guy in Japan that had an unconfirmed address. Is this likely going to be bad? It was Gripshift for $48 after s&h.

#251 NismoZZzz

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:55 AM

I know this is really stupid of me but I just shipped to a guy in Japan that had an unconfirmed address. Is this likely going to be bad? It was Gripshift for $48 after s&h.


I have had transactions with unconfirmed plenty of times. I just tend to not ship out of the states unless they ask personally. Most of the time, I sell the majority of my games within the states. It makes life so much easier.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:56 AM

I belive that if you ship to anyone with a unconfirmed address you are not covered by paypal's protection policy(if you can call it that).

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:10 AM

I see. Well hopefully the guy is alright. Oh and thanks to everyone who talks about vgpc.com. I should be studying Accounting but instead I am trying to memorize what games I should be looking for next time I get to go Gamestop! That's the place to look if you want to flip. Especially for the Wii and DS. $60 + for Monopoly/Yahtzee/Boggle/Battleship! Really? Who's buying this crap?

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:39 AM

non paying bidders are why i just take the 6.5% extra fees from buy it now. :D


Likewise. It makes my life so much easier to just get the cash right away and not have to worry about NPBs or relisting or anything.
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#255 CloverField06

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:03 AM

What's the deal with ultimate duck hunting? Why is this so rare?

#256 RandyTsai

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:55 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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#257 io

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:11 AM

Just use instant payment and only ship within the STATES. I never ship out of the country unless they ask and they are confirmed! Less problems for me and I always sell my stuff regardless.


No, a LARGE number of sales for me have been foreign and so I wouldn't want to cut those buyers out. I mean, especially on these Gripshifts and PS2 network adaptors most of the bids have been non-US. While stuff may sell, it will sell faster and for higher prices if you include foreign options.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:38 PM

Ya I shipped out two network adapters luckily I paid an extra six dollars on the shipping and didnt charge them so i could at least get 70 dollar insurance if it never arrives. It felt better personally

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:11 PM

While I was at GS the other day, no less than two people came in and said the SSBB discs they got from GS were bad. The clerk tried to go into detail about the problem with that game (dual layer which is touchy with the Wii) and how Nintendo had a free cleaning service (never heard that, but OK). They ended up swapping discs for both of them but they will probably continue to have problems. Wii Sports is a little more robust, of course, but some of these must have been in pretty crappy condition to still look so bad after being refurbed.


this is true, when ssbb came out they posted on their site about it. you can call if your wii did this to your disc and send both the wii and game out and get a new disc and they do something to the wii. i had to do this for my previous boss and it took less than 2 weeks total from time shipped out to time received back.
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#260 NismoZZzz

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:04 PM

No, a LARGE number of sales for me have been foreign and so I wouldn't want to cut those buyers out. I mean, especially on these Gripshifts and PS2 network adaptors most of the bids have been non-US. While stuff may sell, it will sell faster and for higher prices if you include foreign options.


Unfortunately I never use auctions. I do BIN and I am ALWAYS extremely successful with selling them for the same prices within the states. Everything I list is usually sold within a days time. I could care less of a 5% difference in price, I just hate dealing with other countries, because that's when problems arise. I send foreign on a case by case basis.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:22 PM

I don't know about you guys, but it seems that when I list products to ship internationally, I get someone in Nigeria that wants me to ship it to London and pay me an extra $300 to cover extra shipping costs. I'm like WTF?? SCAM!

#262 DarkRider23

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:22 PM

Unfortunately I never use auctions. I do BIN and I am ALWAYS extremely successful with selling them for the same prices within the states. Everything I list is usually sold within a days time. I could care less of a 5% difference in price, I just hate dealing with other countries, because that's when problems arise. I send foreign on a case by case basis.

To each his own.


I'm in the same boat as you are. I just hate getting bothered and having to fill out customs forms and there's always the risk that the buyer might file an item not received complaint with paypal. If that happens, you're pretty much going to lose most of the time.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:45 PM

Picked up a mint scratch free PSP 1000 for 70 dollars, it came with Original run GripShift, Superbad unrated extended, Midnight Club 3 DUB edition, and Medal of Honor Heroes.

I'm not looking to make a killing off of this I'm hoping to make 40 after all the fees are said and done.

#264 io

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:45 PM

I'm in the same boat as you are. I just hate getting bothered and having to fill out customs forms and there's always the risk that the buyer might file an item not received complaint with paypal. If that happens, you're pretty much going to lose most of the time.


I figure I've gotten enough extra over the years from it that I'd make up for a loss here and there. In fact, I did have someone claim not to get something about 2 years ago but that was the only time in well over 100 foreign shipments. And the thing is, there are so many U.S. buyers with unconfirmed PayPal addresses (who bid regardless of what you say about it in the auction) that can do the same thing anyway. The vast majority of my "foreign" shipments have been to Canada, anyway, and that's really not a great hassle. It costs just about the same as sending via first-class in the U.S., yet you can charge more for shipping (I charge $6, or $4 if it is otherwise free for U.S. buyers). So, actually, I make more if a Canadian buys one of my BIN auctions because I'm limited to $4 shipping for U.S. (but I usually offer free shipping in most cases to boost search hits). And the customs forms for first-class mail are a breeze to fill out.

As for getting the same amount for U.S. purchases and selling everything within a day or two, well, it depends entirely on what you are listing and how you are pricing it. I've had plenty of BIN auctions up for 20-25 days that have gotten bailed out by foreign buyers - in those cases U.S. buyers weren't interested because they were things that were more easily found here. But I'd say if your BIN auctions are selling so quickly you are undervaluing things - the sweet spot seems to be if they last for 3-7 days and get lots of looks. But I know I screwed up when something I list for BIN sells within 1/2 hour of me listing it ;) (ie, I should have bumped up the price some more).

sadunk - interesting, never once in 10 years of selling on eBay have I ever seen the Nigerian scam. Yeah, I occasionally get weird questions on items, but I just ignore them if they make no sense.

#265 phear3d

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:56 PM

I don't know about you guys, but it seems that when I list products to ship internationally, I get someone in Nigeria that wants me to ship it to London and pay me an extra $300 to cover extra shipping costs. I'm like WTF?? SCAM!

report it to ebay, its definitely a scam.

#266 RandyTsai

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:12 AM

For everyone that picked up gta IV from blockbuster's b1b1 free. Nows the time to flip them since the price are around $30 shipped. I knew holding on to these were going to pay off. Can't believe people were flipping them to gamestop for $5 profit.

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#267 io

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:16 AM

For everyone that picked up gta IV from blockbuster's b1b1 free. Nows the time to flip them since the price are around $30 shipped. I knew holding on to these were going to pay off. Can't believe people were flipping them to gamestop for $5 profit.


I only traded the scratched or incomplete ones to GS. I sold the rest of my mint ones already. I do wish I had held on to them a bit longer as my last one did just sell for $31 shippied, whereas they were only going for $25 or so a couple weeks ago. But no biggie - I'm glad to be rid of them. Funny, though, I noticed the same thing. I do still have a 360 version to sell (non-payer from a $17.50 shipped auction) and hopefully those went up as well (I assume you were just talking about the PS3 version). They were much worse to begin with, though (only $17-$20 shipped).

In other news, the second unpaid item notice apparently scared that guy into paying for the network adaptors - he paid me this morning. It's a confirmed address, so that's a relief!

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:16 AM

I don't ship overseas b/c of the hassle of customs forms. My P.O. is always busy so thats at least 20 mins of my time.
I try to avoid shipping to APO's too, and even put it in my Amazon listings occasionally that I won't ship there since its the same deal.
If i forget and its a low cost item, i usually refund the money - if its something expensive, ill bite the bullet and take the time.



It's a confirmed address, so that's a relief!


You know you can set up paypal to only accept confirmed addresses, right?


#269 RandyTsai

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:21 AM

I only traded the scratched or incomplete ones to GS. I sold the rest of my mint ones already. I do wish I had held on to them a bit longer as my last one did just sell for $31 shippied, whereas they were only going for $25 or so a couple weeks ago. But no biggie - I'm glad to be rid of them. Funny, though, I noticed the same thing. I do still have a 360 version to sell (non-payer from a $17.50 shipped auction) and hopefully those went up as well (I assume you were just talking about the PS3 version). They were much worse to begin with, though (only $17-$20 shipped).

In other news, the second unpaid item notice apparently scared that guy into paying for the network adaptors - he paid me this morning. It's a confirmed address, so that's a relief!



I assume that only the 360 would go up in price because of the downloadable content.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:27 AM

when shipping over seas always do express international and charge $30 or $35 for it. It quick and its trackable. I sold 10 gripshifts ranging from 50-80 plus shipping within the last 3 weeks and this is the way to go. I know going to the post office is a hassel, but would you rather get $50-80 or $35.

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