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Feb 18, 2014 at 10:28:41 PM
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After this crazy Yellow Zelda fad I went searching for one myself. I found on in a lot of games on eBay, but theres no good photos of it because the seller doesnt know what he has. I don't want to ask for photos, because well it would be a great snag at this price, and it may arise suspicion in the seller.

The bid is a tad expensive at $100, but I feel like it is worth the risk.


Would you bid on the item if you were me?


Addition by NA staff:
The ebay listing was 100% done by the OP.

We know his real name and e-mail and they match the ebay username prior to the recent change.

No one bid on this thinking you will be getting a test cart. This was just a big scheme to manipulate the community.

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Feb 18, 2014 at 10:37:53 PM
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I found the same auction you are talking about. I wouldn't. But then again, I'm not a reseller.


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Feb 18, 2014 at 11:17:15 PM
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Depends how sure I was and what else was included in the auction

Feb 18, 2014 at 11:38:37 PM
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Originally posted by: Cross

After this crazy Yellow Zelda fad I went searching for one myself. I found on in a lot of games on eBay, but theres no good photos of it because the seller doesnt know what he has. I don't want to ask for photos, because well it would be a great snag at this price, and it may arise suspicion in the seller.

The bid is a tad expensive at $100, but I feel like it is worth the risk.


Would you bid on the item if you were me?

Are you talking about a yellow test cart ?  You should have already hit BIN, if he only wants $100 for the entire lot.

If you are talking about the standard gold version, then it would depend on what else you are getting.

Feb 19, 2014 at 12:12:29 AM
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It's an auction and it definitely looks like test cart


Edited: 02/19/2014 at 12:22 AM by Sjp5412

Feb 19, 2014 at 12:25:59 AM
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Its probably going to go for quite a bit more than 100 since it was just listed and there are 6 and a half days left.

Feb 19, 2014 at 5:08:38 AM
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Originally posted by: ifightdragons

I found the same auction you are talking about. I wouldn't. But then again, I'm not a reseller.
 

What does being a reseller have to do with it?


Feb 19, 2014 at 3:30:03 PM
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Apologies, that was supposed to be reseller slash collector.

For value eitherwise, and not gameplay. If you're either, I think 100 dollars is a steal bid! Good luck

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Feb 19, 2014 at 3:38:23 PM
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I see the auction that you are talking about.
I would be careful of this.
I would ask the seller to personally email you a photo.
The cart could very well be painted.
Look at the slight nick on the bottom right of the cart in the photo.

People have been known for painting carts on ebay and passing them off as legit.

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Feb 19, 2014 at 4:12:18 PM
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I think someone eyes the same thing because I don't think that lot is worth no where near $100 if that isn't a test cart...just my opinion though

Feb 19, 2014 at 5:14:33 PM
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Posting this was seriously detrimental to you getting any kind of deal on the cart OP.

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Feb 19, 2014 at 5:46:32 PM
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Originally posted by: Maertens29

Posting this was seriously detrimental to you getting any kind of deal on the cart OP.

Very true. Thanks to this thread, I found the lot within two minutes of eBay searching and put a watch on it. OP should've been less specific. OTOH, anyone actively scaning NES lots will notice it. That yellow cart really stands out. So I don't think there'd be much luck of that auction flying under the radar.

Like what Dew said, the timing of this lot is suspect coming off the Goodwill auction. Throw a bid in if you want, but I suspect it'll end with a winning bid of a few hundred bucks. I guess it depends on how much risk you're willing to take. Would eBay cover the buyer if that cart turns out to be a painted Zelda cart? After all, there is no mention anywhere on that auction page of it being specifically a test cart.


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Feb 19, 2014 at 6:32:01 PM
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Originally posted by: teh lurv

Originally posted by: Maertens29

Posting this was seriously detrimental to you getting any kind of deal on the cart OP.

Very true. Thanks to this thread, I found the lot within two minutes of eBay searching and put a watch on it. OP should've been less specific. OTOH, anyone actively scaning NES lots will notice it. That yellow cart really stands out. So I don't think there'd be much luck of that auction flying under the radar.

Like what Dew said, the timing of this lot is suspect coming off the Goodwill auction. Throw a bid in if you want, but I suspect it'll end with a winning bid of a few hundred bucks. I guess it depends on how much risk you're willing to take. Would eBay cover the buyer if that cart turns out to be a painted Zelda cart? After all, there is no mention anywhere on that auction page of it being specifically a test cart.
 


I had already and spotted it before the thread, so it was definitely noticed haha

I got a reply from the seller and some "better" pics...they are actually small and horrible but looks like a total paint job to me.  If the OP wouldn't mind I can post what I got.

My advise however would be to proceed with extreme caution.

Feb 19, 2014 at 8:29:30 PM
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If I were you, I'd do anything and everything you can do to get it. And if all else fails on that one, I'll sell you my 100% legit one for 750$, about 250ish off retail.

Just let me know. I'll post a pic here.

 photo 2-19-zelda_zps40e89f84.jpeg

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Feb 19, 2014 at 8:53:31 PM
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the sellers other listings makes me think he knows what he is doing and it is fake.

Feb 20, 2014 at 4:06:24 AM
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I'm hesitant to say this. I don't want to accuse anyone of anything, but something seems fishy here. Both Cross and eBay seller javaapi live in Herndon, VA (pop 23,000). They both own Neo Geo MVS games. And Cross, just a few months ago, was inquiring about a scan of the Zelda label.

It's probably a coincidence, but I thought I should say something. I also apologize for spilling the url that so many have managed to keep secret.

http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/...

http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/...

http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261402485...?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261400627...?

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Feb 20, 2014 at 9:13:33 AM
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Originally posted by: Cross

Would you bid on the item if you were me?



You probably shouldn't bid on your own auctions, it's shill bidding.

Looking forward to hearing your story on this one as cutman's detective work is spot on.

Feb 20, 2014 at 9:28:18 AM
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This thread just got good! I smell some BS in here too.

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Feb 20, 2014 at 9:30:35 AM
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Here's a photo for comparriosn, compare the yoshi and test cart to the one I have, no contest it's a fake.
test cart comparrison

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Feb 20, 2014 at 9:31:12 AM
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It does appear the person listing the auction is trying to act like they don't know what they have. They also changed their id recently from cevansxi3 to javaapi. Not really sure why someone would do that unless they were trying to hide something.

Feb 20, 2014 at 9:31:49 AM
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Originally posted by: grayworld

Originally posted by: teh lurv

Originally posted by: Maertens29

Posting this was seriously detrimental to you getting any kind of deal on the cart OP.

Very true. Thanks to this thread, I found the lot within two minutes of eBay searching and put a watch on it. OP should've been less specific. OTOH, anyone actively scaning NES lots will notice it. That yellow cart really stands out. So I don't think there'd be much luck of that auction flying under the radar.

Like what Dew said, the timing of this lot is suspect coming off the Goodwill auction. Throw a bid in if you want, but I suspect it'll end with a winning bid of a few hundred bucks. I guess it depends on how much risk you're willing to take. Would eBay cover the buyer if that cart turns out to be a painted Zelda cart? After all, there is no mention anywhere on that auction page of it being specifically a test cart.
 


I had already and spotted it before the thread, so it was definitely noticed haha

I got a reply from the seller and some "better" pics...they are actually small and horrible but looks like a total paint job to me.  If the OP wouldn't mind I can post what I got.

My advise however would be to proceed with extreme caution.

Post the pictures you recieved and any other information received from the "Seller"


Feb 20, 2014 at 9:40:35 AM
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So in Cross's feedback there is this.
NA-49017     great buyer, fast payment!! Castlevania, Contra and the 5 in 1 test cart     coinheaven (233) 07/27/2013 at 12:18 PM

So is this (the ebay auction)  a repro 5-1 test cart from Coinheaven (aka NES Dump) painted yellow, with a Zelda Label Slapped on it ?

http://www.thenesdump.com/games/m...

or is this all just a big strange coincidence ?


Edited: 02/20/2014 at 09:41 AM by Everharm

Feb 20, 2014 at 9:53:32 AM
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Originally posted by: Everharm

Originally posted by: grayworld

Originally posted by: teh lurv

Originally posted by: Maertens29

Posting this was seriously detrimental to you getting any kind of deal on the cart OP.

Very true. Thanks to this thread, I found the lot within two minutes of eBay searching and put a watch on it. OP should've been less specific. OTOH, anyone actively scaning NES lots will notice it. That yellow cart really stands out. So I don't think there'd be much luck of that auction flying under the radar.

Like what Dew said, the timing of this lot is suspect coming off the Goodwill auction. Throw a bid in if you want, but I suspect it'll end with a winning bid of a few hundred bucks. I guess it depends on how much risk you're willing to take. Would eBay cover the buyer if that cart turns out to be a painted Zelda cart? After all, there is no mention anywhere on that auction page of it being specifically a test cart.
 


I had already and spotted it before the thread, so it was definitely noticed haha

I got a reply from the seller and some "better" pics...they are actually small and horrible but looks like a total paint job to me.  If the OP wouldn't mind I can post what I got.

My advise however would be to proceed with extreme caution.

Post the pictures you recieved and any other information received from the "Seller"
 


Will do! I think the pic of the cart back's tells the story here....that looks a bit too glossy to me haha









Thought I would post my communication withe the seller too: (Edit: Yep, totally played dumb! hahaha)


From: javaapi
To: grayscomputerky
Subject: Re: Details about item: grayscomputerky sent a message
Sent Date: Feb-19-14 13:48:03 PST
 
Dear grayscomputerky,
 
Here they are
 
- javaapi
 
 
From: grayscomputerky
To: javaapi
Subject: Re: Details about item: grayscomputerky sent a message
Sent Date: Feb-19-14 15:33:30 PST
 
Dear javaapi,
 
Cool thanks.  Is that Zelda one yellow? That's pretty odd...was it painted or something?
 
- grayscomputerky
 
 
From: javaapi
To: grayscomputerky
Subject: Re: Details about item: grayscomputerky sent a message
Sent Date: Feb-19-14 15:38:08 PST
 
Dear grayscomputerky,
 
I don't know, it's always been that way since I got it. I would guess so because I've never seen a yellow nes cartridge before
 
- javaapi
 
 
From:  grayscomputerky
To: javaapi
Subject: Re: Details about item: grayscomputerky sent a message
Sent:  Feb-19-14 03:42 PM
 
Dear javaapi,
 
Cool! Anyway I could get some close up pics of it?
 
- grayscomputerky


Edit: Haven't heard a reply back after that last one


Edited: 02/20/2014 at 11:19 AM by grayworld

Feb 20, 2014 at 10:39:46 AM
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Originally posted by: Cross


Any comments ?

Feb 20, 2014 at 11:17:31 AM
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Circle seal label in that pic. Every other cart I can find pics of on the interweb uses the oval seal Zelda label. I don't want to cause a stampede, but this has to be said... NEW VARIANT!!!

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