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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:45 pm

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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Ghouls 'n Ghosts Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:37 am

I can't open mine because I don't have a tri-wing screwdriver, but just looking through the bottom I can see the Nintendo logo and the numbers: AGB-Y11-02 stamped onto the board. So, I think your copy is legit.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by cooky560 Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:15 am

OK awesome thanks very much!
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Zing Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:33 am

For whatever reason, the bootleggers haven't bothered writing "Nintendo" on the PCB, so it remains very easy to detect fakes if you can look in the slot. Although, these are the same idiots who often use an image from the internet as the label, instead of just scanning a legit label.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by BoringSupreez Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:13 am

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

The best way to ensure a GBA game is real is to always buy CIB.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Hobie-wan Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:07 pm

Zing wrote:For whatever reason, the bootleggers haven't bothered writing "Nintendo" on the PCB, so it remains very easy to detect fakes if you can look in the slot.


Incorrect. Look at the last 2 links in my post above. Some bootleggers do put that on there. Though it looks wrong if you know.

BoringSupreez wrote:The best way to ensure a GBA game is real is to always buy CIB.


Also no guarantee. There are bootleggers that make boxes and instruction manuals too. I've mostly seen them in European auctions though. I also bought a 'complete' fake DS game too. Had printed artwork and a book. If you looked closely the rating was wrong, there were jpeg artifacts on the cover, and the book was obviously fake if you actually flipped through it, but someone who just started playing and didn't touch the book? They might not notice.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by cooky560 Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:16 pm

Well I got the cart open, and it was a very good, but very fake game. The chip said N1tendo on closer inspection, and the big yellow battery was present. So where can I get ff6 for gba without paying like $200 for it?
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Ghouls 'n Ghosts Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:33 pm

Wow, that sucks man. Sorry to hear that.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by nightrnr Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:51 pm

cooky560 wrote:The chip said N1tendo on closer inspection

Heh, you'd think that if they were to go through the trouble of printing a logo or something on the chip, they wouldn't care about copying the proper name "Nintendo".

I'll never quite understand that.

I gave my sister a legit copy, and I almost regret letting that one go. I do have a sealed copy too, but I can't bring myself to open it, not now that I have a GBA flash cart anyways.
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Re: Suspicious auctions? GBA - FFV and FFVI

by Zing Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:13 pm

What? FF6 GBA is $200? I just sold a sealed copy for $70 a year ago.

I just checked Ebay. You can get a CIB for $78 BIN. Where on earth do you get $200?
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