Random gaming Q&A
Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:56 PM
Just got myself a new slim 360. I've managed to find my hard drive data transfer doohickey, but I seem to have lost the disc that came with it. Does anybody know if it's possible to download the software and rip it to a CD? I'll be a bit annoyed if I've got to fork out for another transfer kit, just to get the CD.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:52 PM
Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:21 PM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:30 PM
On my Xbox... when I got to My Music and I find the Select Source Page, I am snow a list, HDD, USB, Disc and My Laptop.
Now my Laptop is no longer set up to stream muisc to my Xbox. Soooo... HOW DO I DELETE THIS OPTION?
There doesnt seem to be a way at all.
Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:31 AM
Got quite giddy yesterday searching through my SNES games and comparing completed sales with what I own. Turns out my Castlevania IV and Shadowrun are worth (well, not worth but folk pay) like £40-£50 for each. Which was a very pleasant surprise, genuinely had no idea that's what they can go for. Was sat with jaw gaping in honesty. I basically searched eBay final sales, Amazon and a quick look at forum sales (NTSC and AV) for my prices, just wondering if there's some site that has a price guide?
Funny thing is the US games, even on the UK site, go for a fraction of their PAL equivalent which seems mental to me as the US games are generally superior. In honesty quite tempted to try and sell all my SNES games as I only play them emulated nowadays anyway.
Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:01 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:30 AM
Been an interesting experience so far selling on eBay, first time I've done it for years. Few things have caught my eye, for the good and bad.
+ First off their fees are reasonable I thought. 9% final sale (only selling games) and sub 50p to list, it's lots less than Amazon. I've found that items can and do sell for more than forums so even after costs I'm getting more.
- Paypal domination is unfair. Wasn't aware that every sale had to have Paypal, you literally are use paypal or go away aren't you? I miss no PP Gift option, still even with that it works out less fees than Amazon.
+ It obviously has a huge user base and reach. What has shocked me is that within minutes of listing I've had numerous questions from literally all over the world. What's that about, do people sit searching all day or is it automated that they get an email the second "Game Y Excellent Condition" is listed?
- Some of eBay's requirements are shite and misleading. "Free listing" they scream. Err, only if you've a recent history of selling, though haven't sold too much and only if you've got 5 stars. I have 150+ 100% feedback (about 1/3 seller, 2/3 buyer) but that's not good enough for them as it was in the last year as a seller so no free listings. Another thing of great bullshit is that starting prices must be 40% less than BIN as of this month. I'm like get lost, it's my item and sale!
Just unsure what to do with my GBA stuff. The high value items I will list at stupid, high TEH RAREZ eBay prices and grin like a loon. It's the other stuff that's worth about 8-15£ I'm uncertain of. I don't want to start it at 99p and see it go for £3, I'd rather not sell. But likewise many of them haven't been sold on there recently/ aren't there now so I'm unsure of their value and what to set as the BIN. I guess that's where a reserve price comes in? It'd be so much easier if it was free listings for me.
The one thing in my favour is that all my GBA games are real and in perfect nick, which is something of a rarity on eBay so I figure there must be some scope for me there.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:38 AM
Edited by plopboy, 22 May 2011 - 08:39 AM.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:13 AM
Amazon and more specifically Play they seem to let you list your item for an insertion fee and then it stays on their shop forever, basically until it's sold/ removed yeah? So it's not like eBay where there's 7 or 10 days to sell? I think Play even let you list for free, only charge an insertion after it's sold... I think if they definitely only charge an insertion once sold they might be a place to start.
Edit- in regards to eBay is it a fair assumption or a massive leap to assume that watchers= somebody who will definitely bid, albeit snipe late for a lower price?
Edited by bowser123, 22 May 2011 - 09:15 AM.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:38 AM
Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:02 AM
Yeah, I think that's exactly how it went down, some where watching for their interest and some waiting to snipe. The total bids in no way correlated with the watchers, though the ones with the most watchers have by far garnered the most bids.
My favourite so far was a PS1 game that I put on at £10 and £15 BIN. Somebody places a bid for the £10, fair enough, thanks. Get a message 5 minutes later asking will I end it early for £12. No was my reply, rather let the auction play out. As the auction goes on it slowly creeps up and up before jumping from £20 to £29, way more than my initial BIN. Obviously I was happy that it went for twice it's going rate, but the funny thing was the person that offered low (12£) and refused to pay the 15£ BIN, was the same person bidding in the mid 20's at the end of the auction...
Also, I've not had to leave any negative feedback but what on earth are they thinking by not allowing sellers to leave negative feedback?
Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:55 PM
There are a number of better ways that eBay could have dealt with this, but they would have required more changes than just to one or two lines of code, and they're lazy fucks.
Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:01 PM
That bootleg situation is incredibly shitty though, the lack of feedback leads people into buying from the crooks as opposed to being put off by honest comments. Hope you at least sent the things back for a refund though.
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