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Thread: It begins.... Video game grading

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    Angry It begins.... Video game grading

    Let us all hope this fails. Miserably.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-MARIO-BROS...QQcmdZViewItem



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    http://stores.ebay.com/BigHedToyz_VI...QQftidZ2QQtZkm

    Thanks gamesniped.com for bringing this to my attention.

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    Fucking Stupid. Hope this fails quickly while costing a bunch to those fucks.

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    Thats a bunch of garbage, you know that loose games are coming.....
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    Hoping for the epic fail. This cannot go mainstream as there are too many game players over strictly collectors in this hobby. Most game collectors on here and elsewhere on-line do not agree with this so I really don't see how they can even take off.

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    Thats a bunch of garbage, you know that loose games are coming.....
    This is one reason I don't see comic and baseball grading being 100% comparible. Games have a level of complete, then the little bits here and there constitute a grade. What if it's a wonderful box and cart, however a horrible manual. Will they throw the manual out because it'll bring the grade down? Just too many issues.
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    Who will be the first to complete a Sealed "10.0 Rated" NES Archive?

    What a life goal!

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    can the game be easily taken out of that thing or is it encased forever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soviet Conscript View Post
    can the game be easily taken out of that thing or is it encased forever?
    It's just an acrylic case, I am sure you can remove it with some effort and break the seal, but that defeats the purpose of it being graded.
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    fuck that crap. The hobby is good enough the way it is, we don't need things like grading to make things cost collectors even more money. If you think its in good enough shape, add it to the collection.

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    If nothing else, it's a poor choice of acronyms. Searching for "VGA video games" will turn up a lot of unrelated results for people looking for graded games.
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    Here's a prime example of what's wrong with grading companies. There was a very recent ebay auction for an ungraded Action Comics #1 that had a lot of collectors asking why the seller didn't have it graded. The seller (BlueChip in the thread below) replies with a great example of how things can go wrong with a grade and how inconsistent they can be. Scroll down about 5 or 6 posts and look at the pics and grades associated with them.

    http://boards.collectors-society.com...=7#Post2300708

    Note that these grades where handed out by CGC, probably the most "reliable" and accepted grading company for comics.
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    This could be the Dumbest Thing Ever (TM).

    Anyone who buys into this is a damned fool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    If nothing else, it's a poor choice of acronyms. Searching for "VGA video games" will turn up a lot of unrelated results for people looking for graded games.
    So true!!!

    Just because of that this has a big potential to fail since eBay will be the place to bring in business for them...

    What were they thinking "VGA" ?? ... VCA or something that doesn't exist (Videogame collector authority or something...)..

    Just another proof that their business plan is improvised and they don't put that much thoughts into this...

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    What's gonna happen when the shrink warp on the game starts to constrict and slightly crush the game which I've seen happen on some titles over time? As long as it's graded high before the crushing happens then it's ok?
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    Aside from the fact that I think this is just dumb, I can't believe they are assigning a grade based solely on the box and shrinkwrap. At least when they grade comics, cards or action figures, they can see the actual product and give an accurate rating to the entire package. Here, they have no idea if the manual was mangled at the factory, if the game was left in damp or hot weather and the cartridge sticker peeled, whether there was a mistake at the factory and something was missing or damaged, etc...I am a sealed collector, and I know that I take these risks as well, but I'm not paying someone $25 for this worthless service. Moreover, I like my sealed games in the same condition they would be in a retail store (mint and wrapped), not in some acrylic box with someone's logo at the top and a meaningless number grade.

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    No.

    A thousand times no.

    Not only no, but hell no.

    Uh-uh.

    No, sir....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pantechnicon View Post
    No.

    A thousand times no.

    Not only no, but hell no.

    Uh-uh.

    No, sir....
    That pretty much sums it all up.

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    When I was into coin collecting, I would pretty much only buy online if it was graded. Not for any "prestige", but because there are a lot of scammers out there. It's pretty easy to fake a mint mark well enough that it's hard to tell on a photograph. If it's graded, you can be 99.9% sure that it's not fake.

    But video games? Come on. I'm not a sealed collector or anything (I only own three sealed games, and I plan on opening one of them), but this just reeks of stupidity.
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    This is fucking retarded as many people have said in various ways. But what if you have a beautiful cart, beautiful manual, beautiful box, and the game starts up and plays no problem, but the fucking battery is dead! Do they count that too? Lame.

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    I remember someone posting this idea on here awhile back and it was met with very negative feedback, now it seems like people actually went through with the idea. Not that it really surprises me at all, but it'll be funny to see the whole thing crash and burn.

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    This actually reminds me, I need to get my vinyls and audio CDs graded. I've already listened to them before and maybe they're worth more in a plastic case with a number.
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