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Re: Stop sanding the gamecube discs!!!!!

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:12 am
by arcadifvid
samsonlonghair wrote:C'mon Soldier, don't you know that "untested" is ebay-speak for "broken"? That rule doesn't just apply to GCN games; anything listed as "untested" on the 'bay is most certainly broken as a three-legged chair.


always thought "as-is" is the ebay-speak for "broken". :lol: :lol:
i mean really reading as-is feels like the seller telling the buyer "oh im 100% sure thats already broken, i actually tested it already. im just trying to find some sucker i can make money off"

Re: Stop sanding the gamecube discs!!!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:44 am
by samsonlonghair
arcadifvid wrote:
samsonlonghair wrote:C'mon Soldier, don't you know that "untested" is ebay-speak for "broken"? That rule doesn't just apply to GCN games; anything listed as "untested" on the 'bay is most certainly broken as a three-legged chair.


always thought "as-is" is the ebay-speak for "broken". :lol: :lol:
i mean really reading as-is feels like the seller telling the buyer "oh im 100% sure thats already broken, i actually tested it already. im just trying to find some sucker i can make money off"


Truth.

Re: Stop sanding the gamecube discs!!!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:44 pm
by KalessinDB
arcadifvid wrote:
samsonlonghair wrote:C'mon Soldier, don't you know that "untested" is ebay-speak for "broken"? That rule doesn't just apply to GCN games; anything listed as "untested" on the 'bay is most certainly broken as a three-legged chair.


always thought "as-is" is the ebay-speak for "broken". :lol: :lol:
i mean really reading as-is feels like the seller telling the buyer "oh im 100% sure thats already broken, i actually tested it already. im just trying to find some sucker i can make money off"

Always entertains me when I'm somewhere like KLOV, an arcade collector's board, and they're selling standard JAMMA boards as "Untested"

Yeah. Cuz I'm sure you don't have any way to test a JAMMA board.

Re: Stop sanding the gamecube discs!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:15 pm
by Spidrmnky
Fragems wrote:I have a resurfacing unit that I use for personal stuff and with the proper attachments it's never given me issues even when I've had to use the sanding pads. Heck that was one of my main reasons for buying it was the massive amount of really scratched up $1 gamecube games that I kept finding a few years back.

Only real issues I've had is if you aren't careful it's really easy to split the center of the mini disc where the nut holds it to the resurfacing unit so I usually buff before bothering with sanding since that applies a lot more pressure. I only sand as a last resort.

Now if you aren't using a micro disc plate on your machine or using toothpaste or some other abrasive to sand it down by hand I could see it making uneven wear but not from a medium to high end resurface machine.

Rule to the wise though never buy "UNTESTED" disc based games online it's almost always a crap shoot. Untested 90% of the time either means A.) Extremely Bad Scratches or B.) Someone has already resurfaced them down to the data layer and needs to offload them.


I own a JFJ resurfacing machine as well. Before purchasing the GC adapters I called JFJ and asked about it. They told me even with the proper attachments GC discs fail, beyond repair, at a much higher rate than a PS2/Xbox/DVD disc. Obviously they can be fixed but even with the proper equipment they still fail more frequently.

I never use my JFJ unless the disc is already beyond using. That way I have nothing to lose anyway.

Gamecube discs in good condition are definitely going to bring a premium.

Re: Stop sanding the gamecube discs!!!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:09 pm
by Kidpanda
KalessinDB wrote:
arcadifvid wrote:
samsonlonghair wrote:C'mon Soldier, don't you know that "untested" is ebay-speak for "broken"? That rule doesn't just apply to GCN games; anything listed as "untested" on the 'bay is most certainly broken as a three-legged chair.


always thought "as-is" is the ebay-speak for "broken". :lol: :lol:
i mean really reading as-is feels like the seller telling the buyer "oh im 100% sure thats already broken, i actually tested it already. im just trying to find some sucker i can make money off"

Always entertains me when I'm somewhere like KLOV, an arcade collector's board, and they're selling standard JAMMA boards as "Untested"

Yeah. Cuz I'm sure you don't have any way to test a JAMMA board.


That's codeword for broken. Or there are issues. Most of those guys over there are crooked assholes. I've been burnt many times. I refuse to go on there now. Either it's "untested" or overpriced. F those forums.

Re: Stop sanding the gamecube discs!!!!!

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:53 am
by KalessinDB
Kidpanda wrote:
KalessinDB wrote:
arcadifvid wrote:always thought "as-is" is the ebay-speak for "broken". :lol: :lol:
i mean really reading as-is feels like the seller telling the buyer "oh im 100% sure thats already broken, i actually tested it already. im just trying to find some sucker i can make money off"

Always entertains me when I'm somewhere like KLOV, an arcade collector's board, and they're selling standard JAMMA boards as "Untested"

Yeah. Cuz I'm sure you don't have any way to test a JAMMA board.


That's codeword for broken. Or there are issues. Most of those guys over there are crooked assholes. I've been burnt many times. I refuse to go on there now. Either it's "untested" or overpriced. F those forums.

Well yes, untested is clearly code for broken. I've actually had a few great deals on Neo games over there though. Best was I just scored MS5 legit for 90 bucks.