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    Default 5 unreleased games now on Ebay - Rent A Hero!

    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZintricateQ5fdesign
    Rent A Hero No. 1 English Xbox
    Us Open Tennis Xbox
    American Idol Xbox
    Slap Happy Rhythm Busters US PS
    Aqua Kids English PS2

    Buy them!

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    This seller is not currently offering any items for sale.
    *scratches head*

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    I JUST posted them, I'll just post the damn links to make it easier. They must not have been added to the search yet.

    Aqua Kids
    Rent A Hero
    US Open Tennis
    American Idol
    Slap Happy Rhythm Busters

    Hope that helps!

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    A thousand dollars?

    :: checks your forehead for a temperature ::

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    Just over five hours left on these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil_genius
    A thousand dollars?

    :: checks your forehead for a temperature ::
    These were never released thats why.

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    ok im just wondering if the high bidder wins he can make hundreds of copies and sell them again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by President Shinron
    ok im just wondering if the high bidder wins he can make hundreds of copies and sell them again.
    That's what I was thinking when I checked the auctions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daft Punk
    Quote Originally Posted by evil_genius
    A thousand dollars?

    :: checks your forehead for a temperature ::
    These were never released thats why.
    They're still not worth nearly that much IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daft Punk
    Quote Originally Posted by evil_genius
    A thousand dollars?

    :: checks your forehead for a temperature ::
    These were never released thats why.
    They're still not worth nearly that much IMO

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    So for $1000 what proof do you have that there's actually a game on that disk? Cause quite frankly one blurry picture isn't cutting it.

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    So for $1000 what proof do you have that there's actually a game on that disk? Cause quite frankly one blurry picture isn't cutting it.

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    There's not really any way to prove that there's a game on the disc, such is the nature of collecting prototypes. And the reserve wasn't anywhere near $1000.

    There was one time I sold a Red Star that turned out to be an assets disc. I simply gave the buyer money off on his next purchase, as we were going to do another deal right after that. That was slightly embarrassing, and if it happened again I'd just refund or send something else.

    Unfortunately I don't have the time to test every disc that walks through my door, so that's happened twice.

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    There's not really any way to prove that there's a game on the disc, such is the nature of collecting prototypes. And the reserve wasn't anywhere near $1000.

    There was one time I sold a Red Star that turned out to be an assets disc. I simply gave the buyer money off on his next purchase, as we were going to do another deal right after that. That was slightly embarrassing, and if it happened again I'd just refund or send something else.

    Unfortunately I don't have the time to test every disc that walks through my door, so that's happened twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dreaming Eye
    Unfortunately I don't have the time to test every disc that walks through my door, so that's happened twice.
    a) Time to place eBay auction: Check.
    b) Time to deposit $200 BIN: Check
    c) Time to test $200 item: Sorry, too busy, see a and b

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    Before all of you come crashing down on TDE know that what he sells is good stuff. Those of us who collect these prototypes on this kinda medium know the inherent risks involved with buying stuff on cd-r's. The proto's that I do have are not all on official media (I'd love it if they were, but thats not the case) but since these things can just be burned off and tossed into a test/beta unit and are done so quite regularly (in house developing) it becomes important for us to know our sources for where these are coming from to show legitimacy when none can be given otherwise. TDE deals in modern betas and protos and his wares arnt popped out of his burner when he feels the need. And those of us who get these tend not to let go of them, just like those who collect NES protos and dont release them. We tend not to flaunt around coding that costs us small fortunes for a reason. We like it keeping its value.
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    A lot of people are in here thinking it's one big copy fest, but don't seem to care when other people are going crazy with things like NES repros and what not.

    Plain and simple: TDE sells good stuff, it gets to you quick, and it's the real deal. He does not copy any of the items, and the stuff he deals with is 100% legit. If anyone is complaining about his lack of work effort with testing each and every disk, imagine dealing with numerous betas without a test PS2 and only a modded one? Some betas work on modded, some don't. The majority do, but it's impossible to test each and every disk everyone gets I hate to say.

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    Ok so people will vouch for the seller, but the photos are just terrible. With the one game that did sell for 300.00 I would strongly suggest digital camera. It looks almost as if the seller was using a cellphone camera. That is a lot of money to to drop on a crappy photo and that doesn't even factor in the burned cd questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpepper9
    Ok so people will vouch for the seller, but the photos are just terrible. With the one game that did sell for 300.00 I would strongly suggest digital camera. It looks almost as if the seller was using a cellphone camera. That is a lot of money to to drop on a crappy photo and that doesn't even factor in the burned cd questions.
    Did ya ever think to ASK for another picture? Or were you just content with complaining about a blurry one. YES, I know that its blurry but if I was to dump money on something like that, i'd (shock gasp) ASK FOR ANOTHER PICTURE! Oh wait, TDE and I have done business before and (GASP) I have asked for more than one pic, and TDE obliged. It was for much simpler things than these beta's as well, so dont think that just asking on a 'big money' item is what it would take.

    /me looks up to make sure the sky isnt falling.

    The pictures could be better, but sometimes peoples access to digital cameras is limited or they are rushed for time. If the item doesnt sell because of the picture its his fault and no one elses. If your genuinely interested in a item and DONT ask for at least ask for another picture, its no ones fault but yours. (sometimes it is nice to start a conversation with a seller to make sure that what you think your getting is what it actually is too, especially in the proto dept)
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    It is well known that I don't put much effort into pictures. Most of this stuff isn't going to make a pretty picture anyways. HOWEVER, if you need a better picture, I can do that, but NO ONE asked for one during these auctions.

    I generally just describe the item, and if you don't like it, I'll take it back (or replace it). That method seems to work well for most people, and I find that the ones that ask for pictures most of the time don't end up buying the item. I should note that I've never had to take an item back.

    That's not to say I don't screw up sometimes. I had The Red Star which turned out to be an assets disc (no gameplay) and in that case I knocked money off the next order. I had a Godzilla 2 that didn't work for whatever reason, so I just sent him another game. I sent someone a Monkey Ball for PS2 (was supposed to be for Xbox), so I just let him keep it and sent him the correct game.

    The buyer of the $300 one (Slap Happy Rhythm Busters) received it, and was satisfied with it, and I'm working on a deal for the RAH right now. I've also sold many items off of the original list (and 95% of the people that bought didn't ask for a picture!), so apparently I'm doing something right, even if it is not being done your way.

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    Default Monkey Butt

    Ok so I guess I am the Asshole. I find that my auctions go for higher prices and have better results when I have QUALITY PHOTOS. how many times has ther been a thread on the DP boards talking about bad photos, or how much crap it is when people use the stock photos eBay offers. So how is this any different? Because people expect crap photos when buying unreleased games? I don't see the correlation. Photos are everything, everybody flames crap photos, but in this case it is different? I don't see it, I guess it is because I don't buy these kind of games, but that still doesn't make me a dumbass for saying that the photos are sub-par! Also when making 300.00 a diskyou might think that a digital camera would not be such a outlandish purchase.

    Just my thoughts......let the flaming start but I thought these forums were pretty much a kinda free speach area, where everyone has a thought, and people were pretty nice to people. But maybe I am incorrect? Fuck Me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaStu
    If the item doesnt sell because of the picture its his fault and no one elses.
    Oh wait... I wasnt disagreeing with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by rpepper9
    I find that my auctions go for higher prices and have better results when I have QUALITY PHOTOS.
    Read what I said in my earlier post. If it doesnt sell, then its his fault. I wasnt coming down on you but to say if you wernt happy (as a potental buyer) with the pics do something about it. Yes his pics sucked. There is no doubting that. I never argued that and when looking at some I really had to strain (there were a few lot pics that he had where I couldnt tell half of what was in there)

    Quote Originally Posted by rpepper9
    how many times has ther been a thread on the DP boards talking about bad photos, or how much crap it is when people use the stock photos eBay offers. So how is this any different?
    These arnt stock photos and alot of the time when it comes to pictures people dont do anything about them (or even care that the auction is up because its not their thing), but gang up and shit on someone. Do I always stand up for every one? No. BUT I will stand up for fellow DP'ers (theres that community thing you were talking about) especially when they are being slandered for no reason (the legitimacy of the games) as well as point out pictures that arnt the shit that people think they are. http://www.digitpress.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=67489


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    [quote="PapaStu"]
    Quote Originally Posted by rpepper9

    Did ya ever think to ASK for another picture? Or were you just content with complaining about a blurry one. YES, I know that its blurry but if I was to dump money on something like that, i'd (shock gasp) ASK FOR ANOTHER PICTURE!
    Wouldn't it just be common sense for the seller to include a clear photo in the first place rather than making potential bidders ask for one? If a seller posts an auction with pictures like those yet has the ability to provide better clearer ones on request instantly I'm thinking that he was just trying to hide something in the first place. After all, what other reason is there to purposely post crap photos when you have better ones?

    Its clear that there's at least a few people here who wouldn't bid on these auctions because of the poor quality photos. After all, his auctions are for one of a kind items, not your run of themill common games. Quality pics are a must in this situation. Besides, it could have prevented this type of thread where people question the items authenticity.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the seller isn't on the up and up. The fact that people here have vouched for him would probably be enough for me. But I agree, if it were a stranger who posted these auctions with those pics no way would he have have gotten the free pass that this guy did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griking
    Wouldn't it just be common sense for the seller to include a clear photo in the first place rather than making potential bidders ask for one? If a seller posts an auction with pictures like those yet has the ability to provide better clearer ones on request instantly I'm thinking that he was just trying to hide something in the first place. After all, what other reason is there to purposely post crap photos when you have better ones?
    I post my crap photos because I don't own a nice digital camera. I'm not the slightest bit interested in taking photos of anything, which is why I have my piece of junk that's only used for the very few times I need one. If someone had requested better photos, I would've just borrowed a better camera, but no one did. If someone was seriously interested and needed better photos, they should have asked, plain and simple.

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    There's a big difference between needing quality pictures for a boxed NES games and pictures for a CD proto. 1) It's just a picture of a CD with a scribbled game name on it. 2) Everyone who collects protos knows who TDE is and trusts that his stuff is legit. It's *totally* different that the situation for mass market games, where a hundred sellers are offering "boxed mint" versions of Game X and all have totally different ideas of what mint means. The proto community is small - I don't think it's really necessary to provide tons of photos, and I don't think there's anyone willing to pay 500 bucks for Rent a Hero who doesn't know TDE.

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