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#11
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/29 20:56
VB Gamer
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TheForce81 wrote:
Yup, now I am a 100%, have seen dead pixels about 8 times now and this definitely is one. Would bring it back if I were you.


So just to know, how rare this is ? Am i really unlucky ?
Because otherwise it looks really crisp.
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#12
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/29 21:13
PVB Elite
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It is extremely rare in my opinion, though happens more on Japanese VBs than USA ones. Just saw it on one USA display and 7 times on a Japanese display.
Edited by TheForce81 on 2017/5/29 21:56
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#13
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/30 19:55
VB Gamer
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Quote:

TheForce81 wrote:
It is extremely rare in my opinion, though happens more on Japanese VBs than USA ones. Just saw it on one USA display and 7 times on a Japanese display.


Okay then a last question, as i will be looking for another one fully working, is there any chance that the dead pixels can still happen with time ?
I mean, are those not working properly from the beginning ?
It's kinda strange, i guess i would need an american unit but there is now way i can afford that.
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#14
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/30 23:58
VUE(xpert)
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You saw that on some off the systems i send you or not ;)


Quote:

TheForce81 wrote:
It is extremely rare in my opinion, though happens more on Japanese VBs than USA ones. Just saw it on one USA display and 7 times on a Japanese display.
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#15
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/31 0:04
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KK-man
i read you have buy it at Akihabara may i ask what the charge you for the system
i come there allot whas there in januari and in march this year
But prices are crazy high there for systems like this
did you buy at super patato or beep shop ?
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#16
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/31 0:50
VB Gamer
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mawa wrote:
KK-man
i read you have buy it at Akihabara may i ask what the charge you for the system
i come there allot whas there in januari and in march this year
But prices are crazy high there for systems like this
did you buy at super patato or beep shop ?


There was one in Super Potato last month boxed for not so much but i missed it, i remember it being close to 20.000yen but i'm not sure exactly how much.
The one i bought at Trader was 19.000yen, loose.

I saw one complete new in box in a shop, which i will not tell where it is located at the moment because it was clearly never found by any ebay scalper yet, at 25.000yen.

What are you opinions on this ?
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#17
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/31 2:44
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I'd say if the new one doesn't have any dead pixels to just go for it. I have 2 Japanese units that I've played quite a bit, and none of them them have lost pixels. As TheForce said, it's very rare. The much more common issue is the "glitchy display" issue, which can be fixed by soldering them.
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#18
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/31 7:03
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So i'm in Akihabara right now.
They refuse to refund my money, they say it is not part of the warranty as it was written on the package.
Which is funny because everytime i bought a game there they would mention if something was missing in the box "no manual" or if they weren't able to say if the battery in the snes carts were good they would say "save batteries no warranty" but they didn't say anything when i bought the Virtual Boy, so i didn't even bother asking as they are always so nice.
I guess they wanted to get rid of it, and i can't read japanese so they got me good.
plus, usually the things written there are just comments about the state of the product (like "label faded" or "box scratched").

I need to get rid of it very fast because otherwise i won't have the money to buy the other one.
Anyone is interested ? I'll sell it the exact same price i paid, which is 20,500yen. I'll put it on craigslist and if it fails i'll bring it to another store to have at least some cash back.
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#19
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/31 9:49
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That sucks and reeks of scamming if you ask me... Not interested in buying it, but you could swap out the display with a correctly working one, will solve your problem with less hassle I think.
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#20
Re: Just bought a Virtual Boy yesterday !
Posted on: 2017/5/31 9:59
VUE(xpert)
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welcome to akihabra
like i told i come allot there but never buy there
first prices are very high only beacouse all tourist comes there and will buy

iff i am correct 19.000 yen for a loose one you say thats really to high
25.000 for a new one will be oke but is there prove ?
test it in store iff they let you test it ( how can it be new then how many people have play already ?
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