Started by c0op3r, April 21, 2020, 09:52:47 pm
Quote from: portnoyd on April 29, 2020, 02:10:35 pmQuestion for you: for Diskwriter Only games, how far are you going with them? I see it as 3 ways to go about it:1. Game on disk, label doesn't match game or disk is blank, no instructions2. Game on disk, proper label, no instructions3. Game on disk, proper label, instructionsJust curious to how you are going about it. I'm looking at as #2, because the manuals generally don't mesh up with the retail games and I'm anal retentive that way. Not a great reason, but it's a reason. Another question: have you been matching up game codes with the game to the outer box? (I haven't, so much for being anal retentive!) I have been buying cheapo complete games to harvest outer cases, disk cases, sleeves and disks (if I buy NOS labels) which has been handy - opens up a lot more options if you can piece it together.
Quote from: portnoyd on April 29, 2020, 02:10:35 pmGood luck on wrapping it up. It's a fairly easy set to complete, Teachers aside. I will probably wrap up my set down the road (especially because Japan shipping is such a disaster right now) so you won't get much competition from me. Also by your list above, it seems you have VS Clu Clu Land, which is a big hump.Speaking of the Teachers, if you don't mind, let us know here how you got them and how much you paid when you do. The only time I saw them for sale in the past 18 months was on Yahoo Japan and they weren't even complete.
Quote from: c0op3r on April 30, 2020, 04:32:43 pmWell first choice is complete with all match number on the boxed games, but really I will settle for box(label matching or not) and all the original contents. I would say about 75% of what I have boxed it all numbers matching, and about 10% of those are new sealed never opened.As to the disk writer games, I love to get the instruction sheets, but that only seems to happen about 35% of the time. I have been making my own sleeves for in the case and have the Famicom Disk Writer Case and a 3D printed case for all my disk w/ case only games. So I guess #2 is the ninimum for me #1 is not an option.Tell me about getting the New Old Stock Labels - there are a few I would love to get this for.
Quote from: c0op3r on April 30, 2020, 04:32:43 pmYes - I have Clu Clu Land, and if my orders eventually come in from Japan I will have ALL the Disk Writer Only Games. There is a Teacher (not the Mario one) on eBay now but the seller wants over 500$US, I will do it but its going to have to be down to the last 2 or 3 games for that to happen.
Quote from: c0op3r on May 01, 2020, 09:36:03 pmSo as I promised here some photos of the Disk Writer Only collection:
Quote from: c0op3r on May 02, 2020, 04:32:58 pmDisk Writer Sleeves:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3603437Those Yahoo Auctions for the instruction sheet and label are super cool - I have not used Yahoo Auctions, I could almost see couching up the 100$ for that set.
Quote from: famiac on May 04, 2020, 11:31:01 pmimpressive. i have no idea how you managed that without yahoo auctions, especially clu clu land. i was two games away from a full disk writer set for years (clu clu land and tanigawa shouji)are you interested in any manuals for the disk writer releases? i'm willing to sell mine. i'll have to dig them out.I also have a spare, calibrated write-capable drive i can sell. i hope you're not planning to write over the kiosk-written disks, though.
Quote from: portnoyd on May 18, 2020, 01:34:02 pmNever even heard of them. I too have stuff trapped in Japan; two packages are sitting in a post office in Hokkaido for the past two months. Sucks. These days, if they aren't shipping FedEx or DHL, I'm not buying and really, most aren't shipping Japan Post anyway.
Quote from: c0op3r on May 19, 2020, 08:20:19 amQuote from: portnoyd on May 18, 2020, 01:34:02 pmNever even heard of them. I too have stuff trapped in Japan; two packages are sitting in a post office in Hokkaido for the past two months. Sucks. These days, if they aren't shipping FedEx or DHL, I'm not buying and really, most aren't shipping Japan Post anyway.Yeah I am really not sure what to do, I had one that must of shipped out just before they locked it down, it sat in US customs for 6 weeks, I finally put a Track & Trace on it with USPS (as it was in NY and under their control) and I was told by USPS that it was customs issue and I should call them but low and behold the next day it was moving in the system, with out me doing anything additional.I recently order 2 separate packages from the Netherlands and those came in a timely manner, so it just seems to be Japan (Asia) right now that are the issue, I have to say it seems stupid though, I understand the planes are not flying - but just fly planes for the packages! The Japan sellers are really hurting because of this I have received Email from a few telling me so. I am at a real impasse with my collection - I have got some refunds from sellers in Japan, and I can go buy the stuff from someone that will sell it and ship it via DHL, but is that other stuff going to show up? Then they will either want me to pay for it or return it, and I dont want to pay for the return shipping.Example: I had one seller that I bought two games from for about 150$ provide shipping info and the system shows that it was received by the Japan post, but I never got it, I asked for a refund which I received, BUT the seller then relisted the items? So did they ship them to begin with what happen?With Jauce, I think I am going to finish up buying the items I already purchased and be done with them as they are Dollar and Yen'ing me to death with transaction fees, so I can not really suggest them.Its a shitty time to be collector of import games - I dont know what to do, maybe just put the collection on hold.