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#301
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/5/9 19:22
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
1087 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)Top10 Poster10+ Game Ratings
Just looked, yep, it looks like on the back of the manual they put a sticker with the serial number near the bottom right.

Above it there looks to be a stamp of the retailer who sold it (complete with phone number...hmmm..*picks up phone*)

There's also a date written in pen, I'm assuming the date it was sold to the customer? I can't imagine it would be the date the retailer purchased it. I think they filled mine in wrong, there's a 7 in the spot for the year, and an 8 in the spot for the month, day is blank. I'm assuming it was supposed to be Aug 7th.

It looks like all this would have happened at the time of purchase. Customer buys unit, dealer opens box, stamps manual with their store info, writes in the date, and peels a sticker off the box/piece of paper inside box. All this would be for warranty purposes.
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#302
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/5/10 2:31
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Joined 2015/5/4
6 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
VN900100749

Purchased this brand new for around $30-40 at a Toys R' Us in Boise, Idaho (or somewhere around there) during a family road trip in 1997 or 1998.

This was back when Toys R Us was still using the card slips you had to take to the counter up front for games/systems, but this was sitting in a very beat up box on the bottom shelf in the games aisle. I believe the box still had a sticker about an offer for free or discounted batteries from Energizer(?) on it.
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#303
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/5/10 14:13
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Joined 2015/5/9
2 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
Quote:

speedyink wrote:
Just looked, yep, it looks like on the back of the manual they put a sticker with the serial number near the bottom right.

Above it there looks to be a stamp of the retailer who sold it (complete with phone number...hmmm..*picks up phone*)

There's also a date written in pen, I'm assuming the date it was sold to the customer? I can't imagine it would be the date the retailer purchased it. I think they filled mine in wrong, there's a 7 in the spot for the year, and an 8 in the spot for the month, day is blank. I'm assuming it was supposed to be Aug 7th.

It looks like all this would have happened at the time of purchase. Customer buys unit, dealer opens box, stamps manual with their store info, writes in the date, and peels a sticker off the box/piece of paper inside box. All this would be for warranty purposes.


Ah, your explanation makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately it seems like whoever sold me that Virtual Boy might have lost the sticker with the serial number on it (the one that would be peeled off and stuck on the instruction manual) since I can't find it anywhere in the box. Probably not a big deal though, everything else was as expected.
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#304
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/5/25 22:35
VB Gamer
Joined 2009/12/16
25 Posts
10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (9 Years)
Vn106296390
Vn105897703

I own two. Wish I owned four.
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#305
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/6/2 7:08
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Joined 2015/6/2
3 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
VN104596577 USA :)
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#306
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/6/23 9:47
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2015/3/28
USA
361 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
I'm curious as to why my Numbers havent made it on the list yet? I wanna be cool too, just like everyone els :-)

Anyway, here's another one from my collection.

VN10001030[5]

Its another USA White Box Demo Unit.
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#307
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/6/29 19:47
VB Gamer
Joined 2009/8/24
Great Britain
35 Posts
Long Time User (9 Years)
Very pleased to say I'm once again a VB owner.

I've just gotten VN100832570 from eBay. US unit.

Was sold as not working, batteries have leaked and damaged the controller.

New controller on the way from the US, however I have managed to get it working and very happy to say both screens work perfectly :) happy days!
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#308
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/7/2 5:33
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Joined 2014/4/6
1 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)
VN10013938[9] US Unit, got it from eBay with a Blockbuster Rental Case... Possible rental unit?
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#309
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/7/7 0:31
Nintendoid!
Joined 2014/1/3
USA
168 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)40+ Game Ratings
Can I ask that the 2 VN9 units be placed at the bottom of the list as they were proven to be restickered later production systems? I only ask this because I am facing having to sell the lowest serial # system and I am worried that those 2 units being at the top might reflect badly to a potential buyer. Thanks.
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#310
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/7/7 2:27
Virtual Freak
Joined 2014/7/24
USA
61 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
i just bought a virtual boy from a used electronics store. it works perfectly. the number is: 102107485 it is a USA model.
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