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What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:00 pm
by Tanooki
I've seen them so often that it's ridiculous. I've even bought a couple of them off there in the last few years. I was tired of my Famicom Golden Game 260in1 and put it up and it got pulled just a moment ago as a policy violation. It seems to me to be hypocritical bullshit considering the others up there now and that have cleared for months (years) on there that were paid. It seems to be very inconsistent, and I copied the listing bodies of those that were pay and that didn't seem to help. I'm guessing someone decided to be a childish snitch and ebay bothered to actually look?

Re: What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:04 pm
by Hobie-wan
There's tons of bootleg garbage discs from the UK full of emulators with arcade roms and 'abandonware' too. I'll report stuff when it's deceptive bullcrap pretending to be real, but I leave ones that are as clear as they can without specifying enough to trip automatic stuff and have bought a few even. Did you say multicart or bootleg specifically?

Re: What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:02 pm
by ninjainspandex
sell it here, and skip the ebay fees

Re: What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:18 am
by Tanooki
It has been up on here for around 2 weeks. I've also had up for as long as I've had a thread here a pair of very nice snes multicarts for $15 each too. They just don't get any hits. I'm more surprised by the Golden Game since it has all those taiwanese games including Wild Ball which some screwballs pay way too much for.

I just was curious more what the mentality of hypocrisy going on with ebay and the listing being pulled while a dozen others don't.

Re: What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:32 am
by retrosportsgamer
Hypocrisy isn't really applicable - it's based on people flagging stuff or the terms you use that auto-flag it for them.

Re: What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:26 pm
by TSTR
You should have used these terms in your listing:

L@@K
RARE
VINTAGE
FUN

Re: What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:34 pm
by Tanooki
Hahaha no doubt. I actually kept it minimal compared to what I normally write and just copied the body of multiple minimal successful purchases as to not draw attention. :)

Re: What's the deal with multicarts on ebay?

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:50 pm
by Hobie-wan
It also just depends on whether people happen to come across a particular listing while it is up. If someone report happy isn't looking for a particular system's games that week, it might not get reported. No different than getting a good score because nobody else bid on something that usually shoots up high.