Forum Search

What to Search

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
8-May
So I bought another Sega Saturn off a guy on eBay. After the auction I sent him an e-mail and got a really nice reply from him the same day the auction ended on April 27th. He told me it should be good to go by the weekend (Aptil 29-30) and I was okay with it. I paid on April 27th and I haven't heard from him since. I messaged him multiple (through eBay) times and I sent him one yesterday saying if I don't hear from him within 24 hours I will report it to eBay ... no word but when I go into actions I cannot see how I can do anything about it?

The only option that seems vaguely appropriate is "I didn't receive my item" and if I click that it says I have to wait until the estimated arrival date of Tue, May 09 - Mon, May 15. Any advice?

Topic   Nintendo GameCube Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Japan Import - 5000 copies produced!

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
1-May
Bump

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
24-Apr
DiamondDave wrote:
> I mean, you could just buy it and file "not as described" if this is eBay. They
> can't sell you parts and damaged/not working unless it's labelled as such in the
> listing condition.

Wouldn't eBay just point out the fact that it is listed as untested? Untested would mean they are unsure of if it is broken or not.
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
* 24-Apr
Another vote for Nintendo.

Has anyone had any luck with "untested" items on ebay? I've always just assumed "untested" is "broken" but there's an item that is cheap and I'm tempted.

Topic   Nintendo GameCube Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Japan Import - 5000 copies produced!

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
20-Apr
Tj96 wrote:
> Was this because a majority of the release was for the wii?

Yep that was exactly why. They wanted to keep the focus on the Wii.
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
20-Apr
Antipop wrote:
> My take is that people don't want him to make mention the rarity and/or be aware
> of said rarity. They want a #findoftheweek pickup.

If so that's extremely lame. FWIW, I put that blurb about the rarity in there to explain (to anyone who doesn't know) why I'm listing a single import Gamecube title.
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
20-Apr
KingofGames wrote:
> Did you have a price listed at some point? If not, very strange over the negs.

Nope never stated a price but since mcanu04 asked ...

It looks like the last one sold on ebay for $78. Since mine isn't in quite as good of condition, I'd let it go for $60 shipped.
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
19-Apr
Not sure why people are neg'ing this but ... bump!
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
* 18-Apr
For the Gamecube. Comes with disc, booklet and original slipcover.

For anyone who is not aware, in Japan there were only 5000 copies of these made and was exclusive to ordering online directly from Nintendo. I know there are a lot of Zelda collectors out there and this one item you'll want to have in your collection for sure.

I can provide pictures of needed. Mostly wanting to sell by maybe would trade.


I also have the import of Wind Waker if anyone is interested in that.  * yes *

Topic   Interest Check: Scary Dreams GBA

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
14-Apr
CML?

Topic   FT NES Classic

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
13-Apr
Interested in Binding of Issac and/or Bomberman (Switch)? Or CML.

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
* 3-Apr
Here are the pictures of the European CD-I power supply @FrictionPin:

image [full]

image [full]

Any advice is much appreciated!
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
3-Apr
FrictionPin wrote:
> nibbler1 wrote:
>> Yes I can certainly provide a picture once I'm home from work. Worst case scenario
>> the power adapter I linked to would work? I was confused that there was a jack
> on
>> the CD-I that said 50V but it was a separate jack than the one used for the European
>> power cord.
>
> What I'm really trying to check is if the adapter you have supports just UK voltage
> or used a range that also supports US. You might just have a UK only adapter which
> would mean you cannot get just a pin converter like you linked, this is where the
> picture or typing out what the brick says on it will tell us.
>
> The 50V on the console is what the system is looking for from the brick. Basically
> the wall jack is 120V US, the brick plugs into that and then steps down or translates
> the voltage into something usable the system needs which is 50V in this case going
> to the console. I've never had a CD-i before, this is just some basic electrical
> info to ensure you are providing safe input to this piece of equipment.

I really appreciate the help. I can take pictures of whatever you need in order for your to assess the volts/watts/whatever. :)
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
3-Apr
The ebay guy I bought it from (very good seller rating) said all that I need is a power cord to use it in North American. He said he's sold lots of units to people in the US.

Perhaps this is what I need? It's only $40 (probably good to have anyways): Simran AC-500 Step Up/Down Voltage Converter Transformer 110V/220V-500-watt

When I was buying he said "I expect a normal North American power cable will do." Not really sure what he means by a "normal power cable" though??

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
3-Apr
Angus_McFife wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> nibbler1 wrote:
> |>> Yes the system I bought has a jack like a network cable, then it goes to "box"
>> and
> |>> then the cord on the other side of the box is the standard European plug. I'm
>> thinking
> |>> it should be fine to just use a cheap power adapter?
>>
>> Can you post a pic or type in the voltage/current info on the back of the brick?
>> Voltages are different between UK and US, using a voltage higher or lower than
> the
>> system is expecting is very bad. Current can be higher than listed, but not lower.
>> Don't presume and just try a basic converter unless you know the adapter already
>> works with ranges from 100-240V. Also, what are you planning to do about the
> video
>> differences?
>
> Just a heads up if he only needs composite or svideo there are transcoders that are
> sub $20 with shipping (within the US) that would do the job.
>
>

Composite is fine. A link would be appreciated.
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
3-Apr
FrictionPin wrote:
> nibbler1 wrote:
>> Yes the system I bought has a jack like a network cable, then it goes to "box"
> and
>> then the cord on the other side of the box is the standard European plug. I'm
> thinking
>> it should be fine to just use a cheap power adapter?
>
> Can you post a pic or type in the voltage/current info on the back of the brick?
> Voltages are different between UK and US, using a voltage higher or lower than the
> system is expecting is very bad. Current can be higher than listed, but not lower.
> Don't presume and just try a basic converter unless you know the adapter already
> works with ranges from 100-240V. Also, what are you planning to do about the video
> differences?

Yes I can certainly provide a picture once I'm home from work. Worst case scenario the power adapter I linked to would work? I was confused that there was a jack on the CD-I that said 50V but it was a separate jack than the one used for the European power cord.

I don't think there will be a video difference. People import CD-I to North America often, don't they?
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
* 3-Apr
tonymack21 wrote:
> nibbler1 wrote:
>> Does anyone have experience with importing systems with European power cords?
> I
>> bought a CD-I from the Netherlands and it only came with the European power cord,
>> now I'm left wondering what's my best option to get the working. Can I just buy
>> a cheap power adapter like this:
>>
>>
>> It worries me that the system says 50V on the back. I REALLY don't want to kill
>> this system. It was not cheap and my first CD-I system came destroyed in the
> mail.
>> Do I need something like this?
>>
>>
>> The guy I bought it from said all I need is a North American power cord but try
> finding
>> a CD-I power cord. They aren't exactly tons of suppliers selling CD-I cords.
>>
>> Any help is MUCH appreciated!!
>>
>>
>
> id think that would be a hard find, iirc mine was like a network jack not like the
> typical ones youd see on most electronics. poor cd-I... game informer I think it
> was recently had a really interesting article a few months back about its short doomed
> life. the guy they brought in had worked for other game companines and when he got
> there he said no no this is all wrong and they said its too late we've already made
> x amount and they are rolling out.
>
>
>

Yes the system I bought has a jack like a network cable, then it goes to "box" and then the cord on the other side of the box is the standard European plug. I'm thinking it should be fine to just use a cheap power adapter?
nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
* 3-Apr
Does anyone have experience with importing systems with European power cords? I bought a CD-I from the Netherlands and it only came with the European power cord, now I'm left wondering what's my best option to get the working. Can I just buy a cheap power adapter like this:

Link

It worries me that the system says 50V on the back. I REALLY don't want to kill this system. It was not cheap and my first CD-I system came destroyed in the mail. Do I need something like this?

Converter

The guy I bought it from said all I need is a North American power cord but try finding a CD-I power cord. There aren't exactly tons of suppliers selling CD-I cords.

Any help is MUCH appreciated!!

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
30-Mar
FWIW I agree with DiamondDave minus his opinion on emulation. I think the best way to retro game is purely the way it was meant to play ... on a CRT. Also much easier to get any light gun to work. This is coming from a guy who has a Framemeister.

You guys will obviously do whatever you want in this topic but personally I'd love to see more discussion about finding hidden gems and less about finding a perfect picture.

Speaking of hidden gems ... I may have the first two Zelda CD-I games up for grabs. Is anyone interested? It's a fun way of playing the Zelda worst games ever after playing the best Zelda game ever. It's the Netherlands version but I hear that it has a full English option.

Topic   FT: Mario Kart 8 Wii U (complete)

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
29-Mar
So much Canada in this topic ... bump!

Topic   Rare 3DS games FS/FT

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
28-Mar
CML for Rhythm Thief and Cave Story 3D?

Topic   FT: Mario Kart 8 Wii U (complete)

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
21-Mar
Sorry, didn't see you replied Broccoli. This is the game only (complete).

Topic   Official Get A Steal - Give A Steal $100 or LESS / Bronze Star OR HIGHER ONLY

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
* 20-Mar
Saturn games would be great (especially if they have the manual/original case). You might even see fresh blood if it's games I need. :)

Topic   FT: Mario Kart 8 Wii U (complete)

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
17-Mar
Anyone?

Topic   Official Get A Steal - Give A Steal $100 or LESS / Bronze Star OR HIGHER ONLY

nibbler1
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
16-Mar
Lunar wrote:
> |> Luminous wrote:
> |>> OK here goes a first try.
> |>>
> |>> Cart only GBA games:
> |>>
> |>> -Castlevania Double Pack
> |>> -Zelda LTTP/Four Swords (label is torn, lower right corner)
> |>> -Super Mario Advance 3 - Yoshi's Island
> |>> -F-Zero GP Legend
> |>> -Mario Kart Super Circuit
> |>> -Lego Star Wars (Ep. I-III)
> |>> -Sega Smash Pack (Ecco, Golden Axe, Sonic Spinball)
> |>> -Astro Boy Omega Factor
> |>>
> |>> Also a Game Boy game in clamshell - NBA All-Star Challenge 2
> |>>
> |>> $20 shipped
>>
>
> This is Lunminous's current steal, it's a certified great deal. I approve  * yes *
>
> I'm tempted even though I have most of them
>
>

I am super pissed I missed this steal. I was literally considering bidding on fat least two of these games on eBay yesterday! Dashey expect a pm from me and I hope you pass on the love. :)