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ive seen similar things before many years ago when i use to actually use ebay to buy used games. these are fakes, plain and simple. theyre bootleg cartridges with pirated ROMs of the game loaded onto them. when they arrive you may notice that the box art is of lower quality than you expected, because it will likely just be photocopied. of course, these types of fake carts seemed to die off a while ago once Nintendo had implemented better antipiracy software into their consoles that basically bricked any fake carts, but remember - not too long ago a flaw in the Switch's CPU left the door open to homebrewers with no way to patch it, meaning theyve probably taken the time to find a work around, and this is their return. maybe im wrong, but thats my guess.



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Either that or you bought stolen games.



Well you have to wait a few months (if estimate delivery period is few months) before you can take action.

Had this happen to me and to get back $40 it took 5months lol



 

 

Bristow9091 said:
Pyro as Bill said:

Wouldn't they need to hack their Paypal account too though to collect the cash? They've been available since June 28th so you'd expect the original owner to have regained the account by now.

Switch games can't be pirated yet can they? Fake, stolen or scam is my guess. Most of them could have been turned around at a CEX/GAME for £25-£30. 90 copies of Skyrim might arouse suspicion though.

I just had a mental image of someone trading a couple of copies in at a store, going out, and coming back with a shitty disguise to trade more copies in, lol. 

It'll be interesting to see how this goes though, if the seller is legit and you get your items for super cheap, I might have to give it a try myself out of curiosity, lol :P

Happens all the time in CEX but for that shop you need to have an account and selling any more than 2 of the same item triggers a reduction on the buying price on their side (or can trigger, but always does) they basically have their system set up so that CEX don't get screwed out by a strange deal like this but that they also profit from whatever is going on.

https://ie.support.webuy.com/support/solutions/articles/17000068703-can-multiples-of-the-same-item-be-sold-

"If you want to sell multiple copies of the same /similar item then a bulk discount may be applied. You will be emailed details of any change of price and allowed 5 working days to respond. If you fail to reply, this will be seen as your agreement to the new offer and the transaction will be processed. Please make sure you reply if you do not wish to accept the new price."

Had this happen when a shop here were literally giving away their skylanders and stopping sale of them, traded in a lot of them so yeah.... didn't get the site price, but did get a ton of money for nothing.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

I've just tried to view what this account has for sale and weirdly, despite suggesting there are 114 listings, each time I try and view them I'm told there are 0 results - is this a sign the account has been frozen? If so, I'm sorry to say it may be a scam.



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Asriel said:
I've just tried to view what this account has for sale and weirdly, despite suggesting there are 114 listings, each time I try and view them I'm told there are 0 results - is this a sign the account has been frozen? If so, I'm sorry to say it may be a scam.

I tried buying one of the aerials for sale and had no issues. I noticed lots of items with '1 left' which seems strange. I've looked at the paypal receipts and the recipient for the original £14.99 sale is different to the £4.99 items but still uses the same ebay ID. Ebay's still allowing sales from the account so if it is a scam, it's more likely to be a seller going rogue rather than a hack.



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Asriel said:
I've just tried to view what this account has for sale and weirdly, despite suggesting there are 114 listings, each time I try and view them I'm told there are 0 results - is this a sign the account has been frozen? If so, I'm sorry to say it may be a scam.

You can see the listings if you change the post area to UK (On the right on the listing page, bellow "Sort" and "View"). Man, 20 years later and eBay's layout still sucks...



Stuart23 said:
Asriel said:
I've just tried to view what this account has for sale and weirdly, despite suggesting there are 114 listings, each time I try and view them I'm told there are 0 results - is this a sign the account has been frozen? If so, I'm sorry to say it may be a scam.

You can see the listings if you change the post area to UK (On the right on the listing page, bellow "Sort" and "View"). Man, 20 years later and eBay's layout still sucks...

Yep, I see it now! This seller really does have an eclectic mix on offer.



 

The seller doesn't have any items for sale now and I received this message earlier. No word on the refunds for the £4.99 games yet.



Nov 2016 - NES outsells PS1 (JP)

Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!

Pyro as Bill said:

 

The seller doesn't have any items for sale now and I received this message earlier. No word on the refunds for the £4.99 games yet.

There it is then.