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Muresan selling the famous "Mario" NWC $5k start, auction format

Jan 18, 2014 at 10:40:14 PM
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Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NES-Ninte...

Should be an interesting auction, this one has been around the community for a long while.  Thoughts on possible sale price?

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Jan 18, 2014 at 10:55:32 PM
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It's obviously rare, but it looks absolutely terrible. I'm curious about the price as well. I'll put it in my watch list, but I couldn't even afford the opening bid.

Jan 18, 2014 at 11:01:06 PM
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Step 1.) Make a reproduction label (mark it as reproduction, everyone will know it's fake anyway)

Step 2.) Take a crappy NES game, remove label.

Step 3.) Cut hole in cart case for DIP Switches

Step 4.) Apply Label.

Step 5.) Insert NWC board in reproduction case

Step 6.) Keep ugly "MARIO" NWC cart hidden SAFELY somewhere.

Step 7.) Congratulations, you own a real NWC for about 50% - 60% of the normal cost!

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Jan 18, 2014 at 11:10:44 PM
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Well its tempting because it ships FREE!

Jan 18, 2014 at 11:16:09 PM
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I think Paul needs this

Jan 18, 2014 at 11:43:14 PM
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Originally posted by: JosephLeo

Step 1.) Make a reproduction label (mark it as reproduction, everyone will know it's fake anyway)

Step 2.) Take a crappy NES game, remove label.

Step 3.) Cut hole in cart case for DIP Switches

Step 4.) Apply Label.

Step 5.) Insert NWC board in reproduction case

Step 6.) Keep ugly "MARIO" NWC cart hidden SAFELY somewhere.

Step 7.) Congratulations, you own a real NWC for about 50% - 60% of the normal cost!

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This is a deal and a half believe it or not.
Originally posted by: JosephLeo
 
 
Step 1.) Congratulations, you own a real NWC 
 
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Jan 19, 2014 at 12:53:19 AM
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Originally posted by: JosephLeo

Step 1.) Make a reproduction label (mark it as reproduction, everyone will know it's fake anyway)

Step 2.) Take a crappy NES game, remove label.

Step 3.) Cut hole in cart case for DIP Switches

Step 4.) Apply Label.

Step 5.) Insert NWC board in reproduction case

Step 6.) Keep ugly "MARIO" NWC cart hidden SAFELY somewhere.

Step 7.) Congratulations, you own a real NWC for about 50% - 60% of the normal cost!

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This is a deal and a half believe it or not.

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Jan 19, 2014 at 2:14:30 AM
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paul needz dis

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Jan 19, 2014 at 11:06:33 AM
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I love this cart, and wouldn't touch it. The "Mario" is what makes this copy special to me and it's a legend in the NWC family. I wouldn't be surprised to see it fetch the majority of the price any other NWC goes for.

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Jan 19, 2014 at 11:41:30 AM
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In all honesty I'm surprised someone bid $5k. GL with the sale, just not something that would interest me at all.

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Jan 19, 2014 at 12:07:20 PM
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yeah I agree with jone here - and as cool as it is, i wouldn't buy a torn up label NWC.

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Jan 19, 2014 at 12:16:10 PM
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I think the opening bid was the biggest hurdle this one faced. Now that it's set to sell, any guesses on end price?

The only serious offers I was getting on mine when I listed last year were around $8k, but I thought they were far too low with how infrequently these change hands. I'm gonna go with $6,200 on this one.

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Jan 19, 2014 at 12:19:57 PM
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How far did the "Mario NWC" story reach outside of us? By "us" I mean the relatively well-studied collector folks.

I could see a lot of people who don't know the full story thinking it's fake or that there's something fishy.

But then again, are those people even in the market for this cart?


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Jan 19, 2014 at 2:02:40 PM
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$6,500 seems like the magic number to me. I don't see this fetching actual price given the fact that there's no label -or- at the very least a serial number.

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Jan 19, 2014 at 3:13:35 PM
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Well it's certainly gone much higher than anyone expected already...

Jan 19, 2014 at 3:17:56 PM
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I don't see those bids being valid, unless having the crappy one is a really big bragging point

Jan 19, 2014 at 3:33:25 PM
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Originally posted by: bunnyboy

I don't see those bids being valid, unless having the crappy one is a really big bragging point

Weird history for the bidder.  Over 300 bids on gaming items over the last 30 days, all with a bunch of different sellers, but just a single feedback.  I doubt their legit bids as well, but I guess stranger things have happened.


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Jan 19, 2014 at 3:47:03 PM
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Are those auto bids though?

Jan 19, 2014 at 4:11:27 PM
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No way the bids are real


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Jan 19, 2014 at 4:20:27 PM
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I doubt the validity too, but if they're auto bids, I wonder if it's 2 illegitimate buyers or someone trying to actually bid.

Jan 19, 2014 at 5:46:38 PM
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Shill bidding strikes again.

Jan 19, 2014 at 5:50:57 PM
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Originally posted by: pegboy

Shill bidding strikes again.


Just because it's Muresan, I'd be floored if it was shill bidding.  Much more likely that it's an idiot that doesn't plan on paying.

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Jan 19, 2014 at 5:59:24 PM
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Originally posted by: MrMark0673

Originally posted by: pegboy

Shill bidding strikes again.


Just because it's Muresan, I'd be floored if it was shill bidding.  Much more likely that it's an idiot that doesn't plan on paying.
Yeah, I def should have worded that differently.  You are probably right, it's more likely a troll bidding it up for "fun".

I'm def interesting in a NWC at some point, but I would never go for something in that condition.   I think 5-6 grand would be pushing it.


Edited: 01/19/2014 at 06:01 PM by pegboy

Jan 19, 2014 at 7:01:11 PM
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My vote is probably troll bidding as well.

Why do people do this?

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Jan 19, 2014 at 7:18:27 PM
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Originally posted by: JD

My vote is probably troll bidding as well.

Why do people do this?

A combination of jealousy, ignorance, blind hatred, or just old fashion adolescent and mischeivous behaviour that's encouraged by other people who commit and exhibit such behaviour.

Let's called it the "4chan" effect.

Edit: also, many of the people who do these sort of things see this as their perverse view of "Justice" since "these prices are killing the hobby"

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Edited: 01/19/2014 at 07:19 PM by JosephLeo