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Super Mario All-Stars (Wii) - 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Discussion


#1561 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:25 PM

The winning bidder has zero feedback, which in 90% of cases means shill bid, or non-paying bidder intentionally driving up the price to Fuck you over


90% of cases? every ebay user at one point had 0 feedback

#1562 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16275 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:18 PM

so where are all the people that said this game would be easy to find?

cause it's not.

#1563 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1261 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

Glad I only paid $20 for a Snes, 2 controllers, Super Mario World, and Super Mario Allstars at Goodwill. $30 for this disc was already a ripoff. Apparently its only 0.02 GB, talk about wasting discs.

#1564 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16275 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Glad I only paid $20 for a Snes, 2 controllers, Super Mario World, and Super Mario Allstars at Goodwill. $30 for this disc was already a ripoff. Apparently its only 0.02 GB, talk about wasting discs.



i've got a VHS with 400 classic movies. Interested?

#1565 evanders   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:42 PM

canadian ad :p. http://ottawa.kijiji...QAdIdZ251074377

#1566 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6811 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:32 PM

I ended up selling the last of my extra copies New Year's Eve.

Average purchase price for me with tax was just under $18 (let's call it $18 even with gas/time) thanks to that little bonus "B1G1 40% off all video games $19.99 and under" deal from TRU when they were $19.99 each. When they had that deal, I just combined it with the previous B2G $25 GC to bring the price down even more (although I had paid $30 each + tax for the initial 2 copies to get the $25 giftcard), and was amazed when I got them to combine both the $19.99 sale price and the B1G140% off. After release day at TRU when they told me somebody bought out all 20+ copies of the game at 1 TRU, I didn't hesitate when I found them in stock.

I've cleared a little under $50 a copy after all is said and done, sold around $75-$80 average.

BTW they actually fit in the small flat rate $4.95 USPS priority folding box, I just had to adjust the folds on the priority boxes slightly to make them fit, and not seal them with the internal glue seal but rather tape them shut.

Edited by karkyco, 02 January 2011 - 11:43 PM.


#1567 Tricky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:09 AM

I saw three copies of Super Mario All-Stars - 25th Anniversary Limited Edition at the local Super Walmart Friday.

#1568 StripesOrBars   Banned Banned   1556 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

StripesOrBars

Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:13 AM

and you fucked up and didnt buy them.

#1569 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22576 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:28 AM

I didn't realize this game was selling for so damn much... that's fucking crazy.

I won't lie, I figured this game would be mass produced and be fairly easy to find for a while.

#1570 waxHead   Resident Vinyl Junkie CAGiversary!   2843 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:13 AM

I didn't realize this game was selling for so damn much... that's fucking stupid..



Fixed your last comment ;)

#1571 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4389 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:39 AM

Nintendo probably made just about the right number. They didn't want any sitting on store shelves so that people will believe them next time they say "limited."

#1572 chosen1s   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1810 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:48 PM

Nintendo probably made just about the right number. They didn't want any sitting on store shelves so that people will believe them next time they say "limited."


That's a really good point. I have almost NO faith in any claim of short print runs, etc because nearly every high-dollar game these days gets a reprint (and either I'm completely out of the loop - fairly likely - or they do it quietly and don't announce it).

However, Nintendo HAS done short runs of Zelda DS Lite, etc and apparently been faithful not to reprint those. The notion that they would not reprint this game to maintain their credibility for future "Limited Editions" is also a really good point. I had planned to monitor this release closely for that reason. Also wondering if the "Limited Edition Red Mario Wii" is actually limited or not...

I also have to applaud Confoosious for his astute observation. :applause: One of the biggest reasons I came back to this thread today was to see what all the haters had to say for themselves about the scarcity of this game. I checked out this thread about 5 days before the game released and there were quite a few people on here that were all-too-happy to mock anybody who wanted to buy the game and ESPECIALLY anybody who thought the game was going to be difficult to find and/or rise in value.

#1573 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14856 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:21 PM

Nintendo probably made just about the right number. They didn't want any sitting on store shelves so that people will believe them next time they say "limited."


On the other hand Nintendo is leaving a ton of money on the table by making this "limited." I can't tell you how many people I've had ask for this since release at where I work and all I can tell them is Nintendo made the decision to make this "limited." Horrible decision by Nintendo to make a title that was obviously going to be a big seller "limited" like this.

#1574 Chuplayer   Anticitizen One CAGiversary!   2472 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:26 PM

On the other hand Nintendo is leaving a ton of money on the table by making this "limited." I can't tell you how many people I've had ask for this since release at where I work and all I can tell them is Nintendo made the decision to make this "limited." Horrible decision by Nintendo to make a title that was obviously going to be a big seller "limited" like this.


Welcome to business in this day and age. It's positively disgusting.

#1575 arcane93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3671 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:13 PM

On the other hand Nintendo is leaving a ton of money on the table by making this "limited." I can't tell you how many people I've had ask for this since release at where I work and all I can tell them is Nintendo made the decision to make this "limited." Horrible decision by Nintendo to make a title that was obviously going to be a big seller "limited" like this.


On the other hand, it probably only sold like it did because it was limited. I know that if it hadn't been limited, it wouldn't have been a day-one buy for me. I'd have picked it up eventually, probably, when I found a good price on it, but then again, maybe I'd have never gotten around to it. The "limited" status was a definite push for me and I'm sure many others during a time when a lot of hot new titles were being released.

Also, from the way I'm sure Nintendo looks at it, all of these titles are available on the Wii Shop Channel for download as well -- and they'd rather sell it to you that way, as it cuts out the middle-men and keeps the price static at MSRP (unless you find a deal on points). Offering it on disc with the extra book and soundtrack was a way to (halfheartedly, in my opinion) celebrate the anniversary of the games, but it's not the long-term sales strategy for them.

#1576 lmz00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2522 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:26 AM

I noticed several posts in this thread (including one of mine) have gone missing. :(

#1577 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:33 AM

so where are all the people that said this game would be easy to find?

cause it's not.


Yep, I follow these trends, I can see this shit coming a mile away and have time and time again...yet I told everyone it would be hard to find and and everyone said "noooo it wont and it will be worth barely more than you paid for it."

Fuck you all, I told you so.

#1578 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:12 AM

Looking at completed auctions on eBay, there are still a ton ending at 30-40.00 and some not even selling.

I do think it's funny how Gamestop wont even let you search for it :lol:

P.S. I sent my youngest to college with my profit from hoarding this game.

#1579 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:40 AM

lol.

nice job counting the ones that sold like the first two weeks.

a copy hasnt sold for under $60 today, probably hasnt sold for under $60 in over a week.


No, it hasn't, some people are still grasping at straws to prove their point.

Also, no one's "sending their kids to college" or "buying a beach house" flipping games, and it's a stupid comment to make, but some people are doubling their weekly salary by doing relatively little work.

#1580 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

If you sell it for 60.00, and take into account PayPal fees, eBay fees, gas, time...you're making what, 20.00?

I make more than that per hour at work. I had 5-6 opportunities to buy a bunch of these and it's not worth the time.

Now I get to wait for people to say Im sour because I didn't buy them up :rofl:

#1581 DarkRider23   hates hoarders CAGiversary!   3433 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

DarkRider23

Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

If you sell it for 60.00, and take into account PayPal fees, eBay fees, gas, time...you're making what, 20.00?

I make more than that per hour at work. I had 5-6 opportunities to buy a bunch of these and it's not worth the time.


What you're trying to do is equate 1 hour of work to flipping one SMAS. It doesn't really work that way, unless it took you one full hour of work to flip one SMAS.

I found a Gamestop with 4 of these in stock today. Apparently, they are holding the games for the people that fully preordered them. Stupid business decision imo, but whatever. Those people have had long enough to pick up their games. No need to hold onto them any longer.

#1582 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

ssjmichael

Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:05 PM

If you sell it for 60.00, and take into account PayPal fees, eBay fees, gas, time...you're making what, 20.00?

I make more than that per hour at work. I had 5-6 opportunities to buy a bunch of these and it's not worth the time.

Now I get to wait for people to say Im sour because I didn't buy them up :rofl:

Apparently your hourly wage has no intelligence prerequisites since your logic was nothing short of retarded. You might be surprised to realize that people can work regular jobs and sell things on ebay at the same time. This is mind blowing for you I know, have a seat and think it through, then facepalm yourself for realizing you said something so damn stupid.

#1583 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

Seriously though, if you have 10 copies, it takes 5 minutes to list a "quantity of 10" listing. Then you just box em up and send em out as they sell, barely any work, loads of profit. Some people are just idiots when it comes to this stuff I guess.

#1584 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:03 PM

100.00 (which is being generous) is "loads" of profit after you take the time to sell 5?

I guess to some people.

Didn't think so many would get offended that this isn't selling for crazy prices.

Also, something doesn't become rare when there are a lot out there, but everyone buys them up to sell. Although, I do find it funny GS won't let me search their stock. As of a week before Christmas, 6 Gamestops within a few miles had it in stock.

#1585 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:10 PM

Something funny/of note: There may be a hint on the game itself that this will be reissued as a standard edition at some point. Look at the barcode on the outer box and the one on the actual game case. They are not the same number.

#1586 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3068 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

salty tbone

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:25 PM

100.00 (which is being generous) is "loads" of profit after you take the time to sell 5?

I guess to some people.


Yeah, to people who don't have an awesome job like you. (That's what you've been wanting to hear since you posted how much you make, right?)

#1587 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

Not really, no. And I didn't post how much I make either. I was simply saying I could make more just working than buying up copies of Mario Allstars and making a 20.00 profit on each sold.

#1588 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:46 PM

lol.

nice job counting the ones that sold like the first two weeks.

a copy hasnt sold for under $60 today, probably hasnt sold for under $60 in over a week.


Also...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...3#ht_500wt_1089

http://cgi.ebay.com/...c#ht_600wt_1074

http://cgi.ebay.com/...c#ht_500wt_1089

http://cgi.ebay.com/...b#ht_500wt_1089

http://cgi.ebay.com/...f#ht_500wt_1089

Not to mention all the ones that sold for that price the previous week.

#1589 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:50 PM

Also...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...3#ht_500wt_1089

http://cgi.ebay.com/...c#ht_600wt_1074

http://cgi.ebay.com/...c#ht_500wt_1089

http://cgi.ebay.com/...b#ht_500wt_1089

http://cgi.ebay.com/...f#ht_500wt_1089

Not to mention all the ones that sold for that price the previous week.


Pwned.

#1590 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

ssjmichael

Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:04 PM

Not really, no. And I didn't post how much I make either. I was simply saying I could make more just working than buying up copies of Mario Allstars and making a 20.00 profit on each sold.


Again you fail to realize that you could do both. Are you saying you wouldn't like an EXTRA $100 in your pocket in addition to your salary? It's not like it's much work to sell 5 copies on ebay dude, it's pretty much all automated

1.) Buy 5 copies online with 3 or 4 clicks (20 seconds or less)
2.) Post on ebay in 2 minutes or less
3.) print off a shipping label for each (5 minutes at most)
4.) Drop them in the post office or in a mail box

So that's less than 10 minutes total that can be done in your SPARE TIME that will net you $100. If you bought more copies, even better. Can you grasp that it's not either or?