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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by johanesek Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:46 pm

Zing wrote:That's standard practice for people knowingly selling fakes. They offer a refund immediately and don't ask for the item back. They hope you won't leave feedback, so they can continue their charade.

When I was buying GBA on Ebay, I always made sure to buy CIB and only if there was an actual photo. CIB fakes are extremely rare, other than Pokemon and Final Fantasy games. If there is any doubt, ask the seller to confirm they are real and have the Nintendo logo is on the inside of the cart slot.


Yeah i actually asked him if it has the Nintendo logo on the inside of the cart slot, got no answer. Also, one of the warning signs is that he never mentions that these are original genuine Nintendo cartridges - the sellers of original ones usually do emphasize this.

I've encountered a fake GBA already unfortunately - it was Mario Golf... However, this was from huge retro gaming shop so i believe this was just honest mistake. The fake was terribly obvious from 1 km away. Even the picture wasn't right. Now i bought it again, the photo looked legit, with manual even, finally got the original.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by ExedExes Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:30 am

harper wrote:Again, this is just one of the many reasons why I'm going to stay away from GBA collecting. haha


I wouldn't let a couple of bootlegs discourage anyone here. I'd stick with the USA sellers and if the deal looks too good make sure you can get a reliable picture with the listing and not a stock photo, ask questions for the seller (they'll answer if they're worth their reputation), and just make sure to look at their past feedback. Saved me from getting what could have been fake copies of Super Mario Advance titles.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by cooky560 Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:06 am

Little worried now, can someone help me verify if this is a legit copy of FF6?

On the cart connector it says Nintendo in a circle and GB-E01-41

(sorry about pic quality, iPhone pics)

http://localhostr.com/file/IEXU0Gw35ScG/IMG_0255.JPG

http://localhostr.com/file/xQZiVMue9up8/IMG_0257.JPG
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:08 pm

Pictures not working at the moment.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by cooky560 Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:36 pm

They seem to be working fine here, any error given?
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:43 pm

It just times out. You should shift refresh, I bet you're just seeing cache copies.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by cooky560 Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:23 pm

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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Zing Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:47 pm

You will instantly know if you simply look inside the cart slot. Look for the Nintendo logo and copyright printed on the PCB. If it's not there, you have a fake.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:13 pm

Hard to tell from the pictures. But the things to check for are the Nintendo stuff on the board, whether the moldings on the cart shell are correct, the code in the bottom right, having the triwing screw (which yours has), and whether there's a 2 digit code stamped into the label.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by cooky560 Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:29 pm

If I look in the connector part of the cart, it has

Nintendo GB-E01-41 (no year)
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