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What is the proper way to list defective games on Ebay?

Dec 04 at 1:30:23 PM
Buyatari (13)
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Had a large collection of boxed NES games get traded in. 
​In the process of testing them and DWII doesn't work.
​Cart was kept in the box and looks good but doesn't load. 

​No big deal we will just sell it on ebay as defective. Right? wrong. 

For systems you can list condition as for parts or not working. 
​For games the lowest condition available is acceptable. 
​The same is also for listing the item in the "Manuals, Inserts and Box art" category.

​If you list it as Acceptable you won't win any potential case. 
​Do I have to list this in the system category just to use "parts or not working"


Dec 04 at 1:32:18 PM
Buyatari (13)
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This is all I get.


Dec 04 at 2:47:55 PM
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I usually use the system/for parts/as is listing for this stuff. Never had an issue.

Dec 04 at 3:44:00 PM
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Unrelated question: Has there been any attempt to see if the game can be repaired?

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Dec 04 at 3:49:38 PM
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I agree with the unrelated question. I know this isn't a thread about repairing games, but these things can be repaired 95% of the time.

Dec 04 at 4:01:13 PM
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sell the box and manual and include a free gift of a non working cart!

Dec 04 at 4:35:44 PM
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Can I purchase this item? How much you asking?

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Dec 04 at 4:36:06 PM
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Originally posted by: Splain

I agree with the unrelated question. I know this isn't a thread about repairing games, but these things can be repaired 95% of the time.

I don't usually repair things. Easier to just sell them as is. This is a cheap game not really worth it. 
 

Dec 04 at 10:57:35 PM
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Do not list the game in the systems category. When it comes to individual game carts and discs Ebay actually expects sellers to sell working games only. I would advise you not to sell this on Ebay. If you had a non working console and included the game with the console then yes you could go the route but the way it stands sell it here. Much less of a hassle as well.

Dec 04 at 11:37:11 PM
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Originally posted by: Ichinisan

Unrelated question: Has there been any attempt to see if the game can be repaired?

He owns a big store. I'm sure he would do so if it's part of his normal process, and if not, there's a reason.

I agree with the suggestion to sell the box and manual, together or separately, without the cartridge. That will maximize the profit and minimize the trouble. Or find a loose game and swap.

If you want to keep it all together, forget ebay. Sell here or in the store. 
 

Dec 04 at 11:41:18 PM
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Id sell the contents and then the defective game separately for a fraction of the price. Just list it under for parts or not working in a generic game merchandise catagory if there isnt a for parts or defective description in the games catalog style listing.

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Edited: 12/04/2018 at 11:43 PM by quest4nes

Dec 05 at 10:38:05 PM
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I would be interested in something like this, I usually just load up games on the Everdrive anyways. Sell it on NA!

Dec 05 at 10:59:16 PM
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Thanks. This sounds like good advice. I'll break it up and part it out.

Dec 06 at 8:26:37 AM
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Originally posted by: Paul

sell the box and manual and include a free gift of a non working cart!

Yeah this seems to be the most clever option.
 

Dec 06 at 9:24:04 AM
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Originally posted by: Buyatari

This is all I get.



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Dec 06 at 11:04:42 AM
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I've sold several Nes games over the last year that didn't work.

I listed them in the games area under the acceptable category.

The listing title always began with BROKEN/NON-WORKING in all caps.

Then a very clear description that the buyer is getting a broken game and they they should have no expectation it will ever work.

All games sold with no returns/problems. I even had a buyer send me a message that he fixed a broken trace and got one of em working.

Dec 06 at 12:11:37 PM
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Originally posted by: TENGEN

I've sold several Nes games over the last year that didn't work.

I listed them in the games area under the acceptable category.

The listing title always began with BROKEN/NON-WORKING in all caps.

Then a very clear description that the buyer is getting a broken game and they they should have no expectation it will ever work.

All games sold with no returns/problems. I even had a buyer send me a message that he fixed a broken trace and got one of em working.

You can certainly list it this way. I have done so myself in the past as well but if the buyer files a case you lose. 
I was asking if there was a foolproof eBay way of listing it. 
 

Dec 06 at 12:40:39 PM
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Here's how I listed a Futurama with a cracked spindle. It didn't get returned! But yeah for Dragon Warrior II box/manual I'd just list it separately in the games category to get more eyeballs on it by anyone using Ebay filters. I don't think anything on Ebay is foolproof as a seller. You don't exactly need to be a wordsmith to win a case for anything by just saying it's not as described.


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Edited: 12/06/2018 at 12:49 PM by DefaultGen

Dec 06 at 1:19:09 PM
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Originally posted by: Buyatari
 
Originally posted by: TENGEN

I've sold several Nes games over the last year that didn't work.

I listed them in the games area under the acceptable category.

The listing title always began with BROKEN/NON-WORKING in all caps.

Then a very clear description that the buyer is getting a broken game and they they should have no expectation it will ever work.

All games sold with no returns/problems. I even had a buyer send me a message that he fixed a broken trace and got one of em working.

You can certainly list it this way. I have done so myself in the past as well but if the buyer files a case you lose. 
I was asking if there was a foolproof eBay way of listing it. 
 

A lot of people take advantage of filing a case even though they know it's advertised as broken/not working. Ebay needs to make a separate condition category for non working games just like they did with a separate category for box/manuals/inserts only. The more sellers complain about it the more likely something gets done.
 

Dec 06 at 4:04:04 PM
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I think there's a wholesale subcategory somewhere under games that lets you choose not working condition? Maybe bundle a few other dead carts together to be safe.

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Dec 06 at 4:47:41 PM
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Originally posted by: Lincoln

I think there's a wholesale subcategory somewhere under games that lets you choose not working condition? Maybe bundle a few other dead carts together to be safe.

Nice I like it!

 


Edited: 12/06/2018 at 04:48 PM by Buyatari

Dec 06 at 10:26:10 PM
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I've seen and bought non working games off ebay before. I don't see a problem with it if you're honest with your listing.

Dec 07 at 12:58:41 AM
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Originally posted by: DefaultGen

Here's how I listed a Futurama with a cracked spindle. It didn't get returned!

Awesome. Reminds me of this:




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Dec 07 at 2:24:27 AM
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Dec 07 at 8:31:22 AM
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I buy untested and non working games from time to time. Majority of the time they just need a good cleaning. There have been a few disappointments where everything looks good but it still doesn't work.

In those cases, it's simply my problem for buying it. I have no recourse. No problem, I'm still ahead when you consider all the other discounted stuff I got

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