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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

eBay Gives Sellers Good BIN Price Causing Fewer eBay Sniper Listings

Users of our eBay Game Sniper might have noticed a recent drop in the number of Buy It Now listings that show up. A few of you have even contacted us asking about the issue.

The lower number of listings is caused by eBay adding a suggested Buy It Now price to their Selling process.

The screenshot above shows what ebay says when you try to sell Earthbound for $1.00. eBay will say your price is lower than the average price and give you a suggested price.

This change means the seller gets a better price and eBay gets more fees, but buyers will find fewer great deals.

Our Sniper still finds some great BIN deals throughout the day from people who ignore eBay suggestion or where eBay's suggestion is not very good.

The Sniper still finds auction deals too. Auctions with prices below the expected price and less than 2 minutes to go.

The Sniper will still find great deals for those who are patient, but it won't find quite as many as it once did.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition is Nintendo World Store Exclusive

Hyrule Warriors for Wii U comes out September 26th 2014. If you happen to be in New York City that day, go to the Nintendo World Store to make your purchase. The Nintendo World Store is the only place selling the Limited Edition version.

The Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition was also a Nintendo World Store exclusive. It sells for $300 brand new. 5x's the original price!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3 Nintendo 3DS Limited Editions Released in 15 Day Period

During the 15 day period from the end of September to October 10th 2014, Nintendo is releasing three different limited edition 3DS consoles.

Nintendo released the Super Smash Bros Red and Blue Limited Edition consoles at the end of September for $199.


(I love the art design!)

The Red Smash Bros 3DS is selling for $250 already.

The Blue version is selling for a bit less than retail price.

It looks like the Red console is the one most sought after by collector's at this point.

On October 10th, Nintendo is releasing a Nintendo NES version of the 3DS. It is a GameStop exclusive.

Every other limited edition Nintendo 3DS released so far sells for substantially more than it's original price.

They are awesome items to have in a collection and they are very safe in terms of keeping their value.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Released!

Actually this is the 21st century A.D.
Out of far left field comes Buck Rogers: The Arcade Game for the SNES. This interesting game was never commercially released but has recently leaked online (google it, it's easy to find). Originally developed in 1993 by the French game developer, Loriciel, the game was eventually canned when the licencing agreement for using Buck Rogers, a popular late 1920's science fiction character, fell through. Loriciel didn't retreat, though, and decided to tweak the game and release it under the title, Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D. This allowed them to reuse their intellectual property from another Loriciel-developed title, Jim Power in Mutant Planet released on the Amiga in 1992.
He's literally inside of it.
This recently leaked game shares a lot of similarities with the tweaked final product, a game often hailed as the "most difficult game of all time". A few things that really stands out in 
Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D are the soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck (famous composer of the Turrican soundtrack) and the mind-numbing 3-D effect by parallax scrolling.

Now let us compare this to the prototype of Buck Rogers.


They almost look... the exact same... I can't spend too much time staring at this, though, it is giving me a headache but I'm excited to see another unreleased game come out of the woodwork. I love these types of things and I wonder if it will have any effect on the price of Jim Power: Lost in Nausea. Feel free to pick up a copy if you have $5 and don't get seasick.

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