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Cool new dedicated Videogame auctions site!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:54 am    Post subject: Cool new dedicated Videogame auctions site! Reply with quote

I hope Shaper doesn't mind, please don't ban me for pimping this, I am not actually affiliated to it.

www.videogameauctions.co.uk

It's a cool new auction site, which Im currently testing the water in. I put up an auction, and there is fee for reserve prices, or high starting prices. Plus it's geared towards videogames which makes it easy.

My editor though has used it a lot, for some NeoGeo auctions, and he swears by it.

I've chatted with the guys who run it online, and they're basically hoping for a quiet revolution against eBay and their high fees, and lax attitude to piracy.

The only problem is, USA gamers seem to think that because its in the UK, they aren't allowed to use it. NOT SO!

American gamers are welcomed and encouraged to check it out.

There is a massive thread discussing it over on rllmuk.
http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?showtopic=89652


Feel free to post this news on LPN, and does anyone else think this is deserving of front page news on Insert Credit? Quick, someone PM Brandon Sheffield!


Anyway, I hope this doesn't sound like advertising, I just dislike eBay a great deal, and have been hoping for something like this for a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone who is selling something in an online auction do it anywhere but Ebay?

-Wes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuperWes wrote:
Why would anyone who is selling something in an online auction do it anywhere but Ebay?

I use ebay as a last resort. I resent people who consider a game that is cart or CD only "new." Almost mint does not mean any thing similar. Unfortunatly the only people on ebay honest about the condition of their games are people from Japan. Most of the time their shipping is too high.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Cool new dedicated Videogame auctions site! Reply with quote

Szczepaniak wrote:
I've chatted with the guys who run it online, and they're basically hoping for a quiet revolution against eBay and their high fees, and lax attitude to piracy.


(italics mine.)

also, this site is terrific. i have my eye on that brand new space invaders collection for the ps2.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I'm sorry. When I said "sell something" I meant "sell something" not "buy something." Why would you limit your auction's audience by selling it at a site that will be seen by 1/1000000th the number of people?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it's a site especially for gamers. Sure, on ebay, millions can see it, but millions of people don't even know what RSG is, let alone have any interest in buying it. Their target audience is specifically gamers.

Apart from their much lower fees, I resent ebay for suspending me. They suspended me for 6 months for repeatedly selling legitimate Dreamcast import titles. Yet the cads don't ban all those people from Hong Kong selling bootlegs. >_<

I actually put RSG up there, with a reserve which costs nothing, and I don't care how many get to see it. if it doesn't sell, its cost me nothing to list it, and I can always try the bay of fleas later.

Give it a chance man, show it some Big-Super-Wes love. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would sleep better at night knowing my beloved games are going to someone who will belove them as much as i have.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? To someone who will cherish them? That reminds me.

I've been having this re-occuring fantasy, where I become a millionaire, buy 1000'000 worth of incredibly rare and precious games, PD Saga, Earthbound, Kizuna Encounter PAL etc.

Then I get hold of a heavy rockin' metal band, like Guns and Roses, or Maiden, and then I make a heavy metal music video, with awesome music, while in the background all these are slowly destroyed by something. Something like fire probably.

Id then release this music video for free onto the net.

The resulting forum board chaos would be priceless, and Id probably die from ensuing fits of laughter.

Ahem... I had to share that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dessgeega wrote:
i would sleep better at night knowing my beloved games are going to someone who will belove them as much as i have.


Bear my child.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but just who do you expect is going to raise this child? HUH?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You sell it, of course.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

extralife wrote:
You sell it, of course.

I know a great site: www.videogameauctions.co.uk

And it all comes full circle.

-Wes
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's something that may interest some of you... it's a blog that highlights interesting videogame related STUFF on eBay. Been some fascinating stuff! Of course, once it's been posted on here, there is little chance of getting it at a good price.

http://www.gamesniped.com/
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