> jsoncip38 wrote:
>> yeah, I think it's a mental justification where it's technically something you
>> for than "stole" ... plus a manual to (never actually) flip through
> Well, someone stole it before you, and then when you paid for it, you essentially
> bought a hot copy. At the cost of an actual retail release, sometimes substantially
> more than even that. I've seen people pay Earthbound prices for bootlegs and it
> just makes me grind my teeth in my sleep because this is why we can't have nice things.
> When people are willing to shell out $60-150 for fake stuff, it just drives up the
> market prices for legitimate products and makes me have to wade through more fake
> crap to try and find something that's real.
Yeah, I do generally agree with you on this. I'm 10 games away from a complete collection, of which Tobias sells 3 or 4 of the ones I still need (depending on how you slice it), and, if I ever want a complete shelf, I'm probably going to need to get them from him, but I'm not there yet. For the record, TG is the only system that I would ever consider this for... I'm close-ish on a complete NES collection too, but I'm not going to go through the trouble of finding a bootleg copy of Stadium Events just to do it. (I'd maybe consider Nintendo World Championship, but only just to experience it on the system). Again, I can't bring myself to knowingly pay for any bootleg.
>> As for shelf candy... While I have a love/hate relationship with my TG16/TGCD
>> the way the games look lined up on the shelf together falls squarely in the hate
>> column. There is just so much inconsistency even though it looked like they tried
>> to make it consistent.
> I think I could even understand printing your own case and insert, making your own
> disc label. But paying a German to have Koreans press your discs and print your
> inserts is just this side of daffy. And don't think I'm wagging my finger at you,
> I'm not, just sharing my thoughts on the topic. I'll flame Facebook randos any day
> of the week but I respect most of the people on this site too much to be too dickish
> about it.
Yeah - again, not trying to start any crap, just bored and happy to have an intelligent conversation about it