Started by nerdynebraskan, October 29, 2013, 10:02:00 am
QuoteIt does however get me a little pissed too if someone sells an obvious bootleg but slaps the rare game's price tag on it.
Quote from: Raverrevolution on October 29, 2013, 10:56:07 amNot to be the devil's advocate here, but why such harshness towards bootleg selling if there is rampant Famicom Chinese bootleg selling everywhere?It does however get me a little pissed too if someone sells an obvious bootleg but slaps the rare game's price tag on it.
QuoteAnd this is not a 20-year old cart. This is probably a homemade job built in the last five years or so, because the US repro/bootleg scene is pretty young.
QuoteIf a player just needs to play this game on an original console, flash carts are much cheaper than a pile of repros.
QuoteThere is a very real possibility that whoever buys this will turn around and throw it somewhere like Ebay to make $150 or whatever the going rate is on a real one. There are all kinds of dirty tricks available to frauds to take a similar-looking one like this and make it indistinguishable from an original until they've already got a collector's money.
Quote from: nerdynebraskan on October 29, 2013, 02:32:03 pmfcgamer,We have some differences of opinion on the repro scene in general, as I do see merit in certain kinds of them. Again, I think prototypes and translations are fair game. But bootlegging US releases like Earthbound is definitely a "cash grab", as you put it.