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This Months Saddest/Funniest Virtual Boy Auction
Posted on: 2013/3/29 14:28
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Ok, I'm starting with a sad one, but maybe you can find us some funny ones.

Poor Quality: Check
Common Game: Check
Outrageous price: mmmmm not really but still

Just look at this sad Teleroboxer. PLEASE, someone just buy it so it can be turned into a useful repro or something. looks like it was left out in the rain.

http://r.ebay.com/Q3uA8m





I'd love to see People add to this thread as sometimes there are some very humorous VB auctions put up, usually by people who don't understand the system AT ALL. Like the time I saw a Boxed VB (in 2004) for $800 listed as "the rarest video game console I (yes, he said "I") have ever heard of". or people charging $40 for a copy of Mario tennis with a hole drilled in the upper left corner for some display reason I can only assume.

My favorite was still the virtual Boy I saw that had the stand and visor, an NES controller and two gameboy Advanced games. I'm not kidding.
Edited by ectoglow on 2013/3/29 16:06
Edited by ectoglow on 2013/3/29 16:09
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Re: This Months Saddest/Funniest Virtual Boy Auction
Posted on: 2013/3/29 18:23
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listin ... Virtual+Boy&condition=new

It is not an auction, but for a while, I have thought that the offer for a Virtual Boy system and four games, which appears at the bottom of the attached image taken from Amazon.com, is pretty sad. It is sad because I firmly believe that the seller is actually serious.

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Re: This Months Saddest/Funniest Virtual Boy Auction
Posted on: 2013/3/29 19:38
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Wow, Just WOW. That is stupendous. I wonder if anyone from "Nigeria" has offered to buy it yet.
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Re: This Months Saddest/Funniest Virtual Boy Auction
Posted on: 2013/3/29 21:49
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Everything about this topic so far makes me cringe. :(
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This weeks Saddest specimen
Posted on: 2013/4/2 11:29
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eBay! http://r.ebay.com/NbOchs
Here is another fine Specimen. At first nothing seems wrong. Has all the parts, a few different games, A CD, some tools... wait...
So according to this auction, since the VB don't travel so well he has included repair instructions on CD (probably from this site and ifixit) and the specialty bit to get her open (the bit that is too short to get the two screws to the left and right of the cart assembly.). I can only assume this is so every couple of days you can tear it down and put those dang ribbon cables in your oven! what a treat!
at least he has faith in the system.

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Re: This weeks Saddest specimen
Posted on: 2013/4/2 15:47
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I am familiar with this seller. This seller has suffered much stress and hassle in the past from customers who were expecting that the Virtual Boy systems that they purchased from him should run perfectly without any glitchy display problems. He tried his best using the Oven Method to get the systems in working order and then sold the systems explaining that he got them working with the Oven Method, but as soon as the systems started showing display problems with the customers after arrival, they blamed the seller for the problems and likely demanded refunds or returns. The seller could only take this for so long before he stopped trying to get the systems in working order using the oven method and decided just to include the security bit and instruction CD, whereby the customer should expect a display problem eventually but be able to get it in working order if he or she so desires. The security bit does work well and reaches down to all necessary screws (I got mine from him) and the instructions are helpful but do contain the info that can be found on DogP's site.

The fact is, no seller should ever be held responsible for the glitchy display problem. It is the result of a serious design flaw, for which Nintendo should be held responsible, since they decided to attach the cables to the display boards with glue, which could only last for so long. I don't even bother trying to sell extra VB systems that I may happen to get for whatever reason. I just basically give them away and say, "hey, you may need to get this fixed down the road, because if there is no display problem now, there will be."
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Re: This weeks Saddest specimen
Posted on: 2013/4/2 17:50
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Quote:


The fact is, no seller should ever be held responsible for the glitchy display problem. It is the result of a serious design flaw, for which Nintendo should be held responsible, since they decided to attach the cables to the display boards with glue, which could only last for so long. I don't even bother trying to sell extra VB systems that I may happen to get for whatever reason. I just basically give them away and say, "hey, you may need to get this fixed down the road, because if there is no display problem now, there will be."



Seee thats what I see. That frickin stinks for him, but sending tools and a CD, Thats just the wrongest message you could send with a system.

That's like sending a a Vetrex out with earplugs.
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Re: This weeks Saddest specimen
Posted on: 2013/4/2 18:14
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Quote:

ectoglow wrote:
... sending tools and a CD, Thats just the wrongest message you could send with a system.

That's like sending a a Vetrex out with earplugs.


Lol. Yeah, I know what you mean. It does send the message of "this system will most likely not work when you get it," but unfortunately, that is too often the truth when it comes to a Virtual Boy being sold these days.

The tool and CD were actually a selling point for me, though. At the time I bought from him, my Virtual Boy system had just started getting the glitchy display problem, so I wanted to get another system as a backup, in case I ruined my current system, but I also wanted a complete in box system to make my Virtual Boy collection more complete. When I saw that his CIB system even included a tool bit that I would need to begin trying to do repair work on the first Virtual Boy system that I ever got, I just could not pass it up.
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Re: This weeks Saddest specimen
Posted on: 2013/4/2 18:27
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are you sre the bit is long enough? I think I got the same one and it was JUST to short for the deeper screws.
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Re: This weeks Saddest specimen
Posted on: 2013/4/3 16:38
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Quote:

ectoglow wrote:
are you sre the bit is long enough? I think I got the same one and it was JUST to short for the deeper screws.


Well, the thing is, it is just the bit, so it all depends on the bit-holder that you attach it to. When I used it with my bit-holder, I managed to get all screws out just fine.
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