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Topic   Forgotten Freshness Fundraiser Sale (benstylus & sailorneorune version)

benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 12-Oct(#1)
For anyone who's not aware of what happened to longtime GameTZ community member and brick-and-mortar game store owner, Forgotten Freshness, you can see the details and discuss it here:
https://gametz.com/General/gtz-community-fundraise...
Short version: He was robbed to the tune of about $30,000.00.

sailorneorune and I want to help him out since he's done a lot for us, so we're taking advantage of the opportunity to sell a few of our pricier items without feeling like butts for charging so much money.

All proceeds (the net amount I receive after shipping) will go directly to Forgotten Freshness (either to his PayPal or the Gofundme set up on his behalf, whichever he prefers)

We're looking to raise maybe 300 or 400 dollars, so the sale will end shortly after we hit that point

So without further ado, here's what we've got (shipping included in the prices):

Game Boy Advance:
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (cart only) $100
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (cart only) $20 (Not everything is super pricey)

Wii:
Rhythm Heaven Fever (complete) $85

Dreamcast:
Shenmue -- Limited Edition (complete, the difference between regular and LE is a music CD and a small logo on the case saying "limited edition") $65
Shenmue II (PAL import, complete) $90

Guides
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete Official Strategy Guide (all stickers included, binding of book is pretty weak though) $50
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete Official Strategy Guide (Hardbound with dust jacket. All stickers included) $125

And finally, the most expensive item:
Genesis:
Alisia Dragoon (complete, in LOVELY condition) $200
gone

Pics of everything here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/b8WJSrx73mVgfHFu5

Prices are based on somewhere in the middle of recent ebay sold auctions. They may be a bit flexible, but don't be a cheapskate. This sale isn't for me.

Anyone who purchases $100 or more, I'll buy and send them 6 months of subtime (yes I'm a mod but I still pay for it. I like giving it away but not at bill's expense)
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
12-Oct(#2)
Good crap. Looking to help him as well by sending him some stuff as well as a monetary contribution once I get some more stuff sold here/ebay. Hope this goes well.
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
12-Oct(#3)
Yeah, I was debating whether to send him a box or do this sale, and I figured if the sale doesn't work out he can get a box instead
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
13-Oct(#4)
So sorry to hear this Frank.

I wish I was in a better spot to help out. I might be able to find something I can donate. Wouldn't be much, but if we all did a little it would turn into allot.
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
13-Oct(#5)
Bump
loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
13-Oct(#6)
@benstylus i was planning on donating directly to the gofundme page when I get paid. I could however send to you directly for a group donation if that's preferred. I have no preference in the matter.

benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
13-Oct(#7)
You go right ahead, the fewer middlemen the better
flamingtoastjpn
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago)
13-Oct(#8)
Sorry to hear that Frank. King of Prussia isn't a bad area but I guess you never know who is hanging around these cons. Hopefully some security footage turns up and the cops find whoever followed you.

I'll buy Aria @ asking price
EclipseLion
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
14-Oct(#9)
Is their a twitter tweet I can retweet or something?

Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
14-Oct(#10)
I replied to @ffclassicgaming when he wrote to RetroRGB (the Youtuber) and Pat the NES Punk. I included Bob (RetroRGB) in my reply talking about the GoFundMe and also GameTZ smile

This tweet is pretty recent and easy to find. Maybe retweeting it and including popular gaming personalities would help it gain traction.
EclipseLion
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
* 14-Oct(#11)
i'm also messaging a video gaming youtuber to see if he'll discuss it when he goes live Friday. He's not crazy big, but he's making connections with bigger youtubers so like you said @Admiral it could definitely gain traction

Edit - the youtuber I asked will mention the situation on Saturday's podcast. He'll be live streaming tonight 10/16 at 5pm MST. His channel name is 1 Video Game Dude

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (34 seconds ago)
* 14-Oct(#12)
Was really sad to hear that this happened to him. He's always been the better Frank around these parts!

@Forgotten_Freshness I am so sorry something like this happened to you! I was in shock when I saw the news post. It sucks how horrible actions from terrible people, happen to good people. I hope karma hits the thief like a stack of bricks!
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
15-Oct(#13)
One more bump for good measure. Will be finishing the sale this weekend
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
16-Oct(#14)
Thanks to those that bought stuff! We got a pretty good donation of $300 to the gofundme, and pushed it over the $9,000 total mark.

Our sale is over now, but if you didn't buy anything and still want to help, the gofundme is here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-forgotten-freshnes...

They take credit card or PayPal, and you can donate anonymously if you prefer
Forgotten_Freshness
1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 16-Oct(#15)
I just saw the GoFundMe and that there was a donation from GTZ, then saw @Frank tagged me in this thread. I don't even know what to say other than thank you.

This has been incredibly hard on us as a group, and the only thing really keeping me together mentally has been community support. I'm lucky to know so many good people. This means the world to me, much like GTZ does as a whole. I love you all. I really don't even know where I'd be without GTZ - would I even have the store? Would I have ever played good games like Blood Will Tell and Pocky and Rocky if GTZ didn't recommend them to me?

Thank you to everyone who's been there for me, then and now. Sorry I'm not around as much anymore, but GTZ really is forever a part of my life and I think about it every day even if I don't stop in. It and everyone here shaped my life for the better over the last 21 years.

I'm going to post this same message over in the other thread that I just noticed is in the description up top, to reach as many people as I can that I need to thank. love
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Oct(#16)
Forgotten_Freshness wrote:
> Would I have
> ever played good games like Blood Will Tell and Pocky and Rocky if GTZ didn't recommend
> them to me?
>

I've discovered so many great games thanks to people here and on shmups forum. It's such a better barometer than random reviews.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 16-Oct(#17)
Game Boy Advance:
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (cart only) $100



Holy crap, is this game that valuable, or was this kindness by a generous GTZ'r?
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Oct(#18)
@KCPenguins sure is worth about that much now. Really nice to see that compilation release for Switch, I'm just waiting for it to be put on a cart to buy.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 16-Oct(#19)
Gypsy wrote:
> @KCPenguins sure is worth about that much now. Really nice to see that compilation
> release for Switch, I'm just waiting for it to be put on a cart to buy.


Damn, nice to see as I have all three with box and manual, and with the release of the switch version I'll have to think about selling them in the near future.

Also great to see this one going to such a great cause!
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Oct(#20)
I had the double pack and the other one CIB, pretty sure they went to ForgottenFreshness at some point.
EclipseLion
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
17-Oct(#21)
KCPenguins wrote:
> Game Boy Advance:
> Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (cart only) $100
>
>
> Holy crap, is this game that valuable, or was this kindness by a generous GTZ'r?

Both

Topic   Forgotten Freshness Fundraiser Sale (benstylus & sailorneorune version)