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Direct4e
11-22-2005, 06:20 AM
Right, as many of you will know, Telegames UK has a bit of a reputation for having high prices. Well, Telegames are now in association with Direct 4 Entertainment Ltd, and together we are going to be launching a new e-commerce website in order to sell all the Telegames stock at realistic prices.

So here's where you come in....

You guys know the value of these products more than most people, so we are asking for you to suggest REALISTIC prices for some of these games. We'll then take your views into consideration when we come to launch these games onto the new site (www.direct4entertainment.com).

Here's a list to start with..

Neo AES English

3 Count Bout
Aero Fighters 2
Aggressors Of Dark Kombat
Alpha Mission 2
Andro Dunos
Art Of Fighting
Art Of Fighting 2
Baseball Stars Professional
Blues Journey
Burning Fight
Crossed Swords
Cyber-Lip
Eightman
Fatal Fury
Fatal Fury 2
Fatal Fury 3: Road To The Final Victory
Fatal Fury Special
Football Frenzy
Ganryu
Ghost Pilost Euro Version
Ghost Pilost Dog Tag Version
Karnov's Revenge
King Of Fighters '96
King Of Fighters '98
King Of Fighters '99
King Of The Monsters
King Of The Monsters 2
Last Blade,The
League Bowling
Magician Lord
Mutation Nation
NAM 1975
Ninja Combat
Ninja Commando
Puzzled
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Riding Hero
Robo Army
Samurai Showdown
Savage Reign
Sengoku
Soccer Brawl
Spinmaster
Street Hoop
Super Baseball 2020
Super Sidekicks
Super Sidekicks 2
Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory
Super Spy, The
Thrash Rally
Top Hunter
Top Players Golf
Viewpoint
Voltage Fighter Gowcaiser
Windjammers
World Heroes
World Heroes 2
World Heroes 2 Jet

Tomcat
11-22-2005, 06:52 AM
Hello there...

Talking of english carts...

I 've heared that Telegames had few euro Kizunas on AES, is it true? and if so..how many ?

thanks and

regards

Tom(ITA)

El Capitan
11-22-2005, 08:06 AM
go to the AES price guide here.

www.neo-geo.com

the prices are all there for you.

djrconsoles kr1
11-22-2005, 08:16 AM
if I recall, arent all telegames Neo games brand new? I think this should be mentioned as this will alter the "value" substantially on many titles.

johnno15
11-22-2005, 08:39 AM
go to the AES price guide here.

www.neo-geo.com

the prices are all there for you.
That price guide is outdated and also geared toward the US.

Pocketgamer
11-22-2005, 08:50 AM
if I recall, arent all telegames Neo games brand new? I think this should be mentioned as this will alter the "value" substantially on many titles.

Do you mean brand new? as in recently created or Brand new as in vintage Neo games that are still shrink wrapped? If they are mint then yes they definitely will sell in the upper higher prices of our price guide.

VinylBoy
11-22-2005, 09:13 AM
I don't really see a title on that list that should be more than $200, and that's pushing it. I was able to land KOF 2002 and SvC Chaos on home cart for about these amounts in practically new condition and none of the games listed there are as current.

JMKurtz
11-22-2005, 11:50 AM
Ganryu AES cart ???

Weevus
11-22-2005, 11:54 AM
I thought Telegames had decent prices. :conf: I got a Turbografx stick from there once.

Pocketgamer
11-22-2005, 12:33 PM
That price guide is outdated and also geared toward the US.

I use to think that too...but then I actually read it. The higher end prices changed on some of these games.

Turfmasters for instance was about 1750 and now is 1950
Last Blade was listed at about 450 high end and is now 500 plus
Last Blade 2 was about 700 and now is 755 and increasing in value
World heroes perfect was at about 350 and is now 450

Do I think all of these prices are correct for buying at the threads no but they represent what games might sell say in the Neo Store, indepent sites, Ebay and so on.

GhostPilotDude
11-22-2005, 01:51 PM
I think ebay is a lot cheaper then any store ive seen with neo geo games.

Direct4e
11-22-2005, 02:01 PM
Yes the Telegames games are New, as in, some are in master cartons from the manufacturer.

There will obviously be some in slightly worn condition that have been sitting around over the years loose, but on the whole, we can safely say that we have mint sealed untouched stock that has never touched a retail outlet.

We have all the titles on the list supplied in mint condition, and any less than new ones will be priced accordingly.

Weevus
11-22-2005, 02:15 PM
When will the site/store be open?

djrconsoles kr1
11-29-2005, 07:08 AM
When will the site/store be open?

I think telegames have just re-vamped their website so Im sure it wont be long. There Neo prices on their website have certainly been top heavy for many years but their ebay prices on classic Neo NOS games have been fantastic - I mean, Nam 1975, The super spy, Riding Hero, Sengoku, BSlues Journey etc, all new and sealed and not more than £15 each, those were amazing prices

djrconsoles kr1
11-29-2005, 07:09 AM
Ganryu AES cart ???


I have one :D Fantastic !Arcade! conversion

TMOSteel
11-29-2005, 09:46 AM
go to the AES price guide here.

www.neo-geo.com

the prices are all there for you.

...you forgot to say "and then divide that price in half"...


Direct4e: can you make sure to post here when the new site is up and the games are available?

Pocketgamer
11-29-2005, 03:15 PM
Tele games I got all the info you need on virtually any system out there. You want to know the price fine but pay me first and tell ya everything you wanna know. cheers :chimp:

TMOSteel
12-07-2005, 10:48 AM
Suggestion:

Wait until late January/early February '06 to open your site. December for a lot of us is going to be tight money wise with the holidays/new year.

I think from a business standpoint you'll get much more action on these cart sales after people have had time to recoup and start saving again.

I myself have about 25 carts off your list that I'd like to pick up in one lot and I'm sure many others here would too but the cash just won't be there this month (I see from your site that the "opening" is now December instead of November).

Just my 2 cents... (which I don't really have right now...)

soopafamicom
12-07-2005, 12:35 PM
Yes the Telegames games are New, as in, some are in master cartons from the manufacturer.

There will obviously be some in slightly worn condition that have been sitting around over the years loose, but on the whole, we can safely say that we have mint sealed untouched stock that has never touched a retail outlet.

We have all the titles on the list supplied in mint condition, and any less than new ones will be priced accordingly.


I don't know about buying from the store direct but when they were selling AES stuff on ebay I wish that I hadn't bothered.

When you pay £8 postage for an AES cart you would be thinking that you would be getting it sent in a box with plenty of protection by Special Delivery(full protection and guaranteed delivery the day after it was mailed out.)

When selling my own AES games I sent them via this method and it only cost me £6,but I thought its only a coupla quid extra.

How 'pleased :oh_no: ' I was to recieve my game 10 days after paying for it and to have it sent to me via ordinary parcel post just wrapped in brown paper - not exactly how you wish for a carton box game to arrive is it?

Fuck Telegames and fuck their 'grab a number out of the air,multiply by the temperature and then double it' price guide.

son_of_bael
12-07-2005, 12:45 PM
Fuck Telegames and fuck their 'grab a number out of the air,multiply by the temperature and then double it' price guide.

Seconded.

Bought some stuff off ebay from them. Expensive postage (£20 when cost £5) should not equal shit packaging.

Wankers.

Superfamifreak
12-07-2005, 01:05 PM
OK, FACT about Telegames.

Most of the stock is indeed new. However, the high end titles are ALWAYS pre-owned and on some it shows. The prices though.... Ridiculous!!

TMOSteel
12-08-2005, 09:09 AM
Fuck Telegames and fuck their 'grab a number out of the air,multiply by the temperature and then double it' price guide.

OK, I hear you on that, but there are a lot of "merchants" selling Neo Geo games using that formula! (I don't have to name names, do I?)

Keep in mind the initial post by Direct4e:

"...launching a new e-commerce website in order to sell all the Telegames stock at realistic prices.”

Let’s hope they really do address the price issues as stated. Has anyone here sent them any feedback on how to price those games?

They should address the shipping/packing concerns brought up here as well.

LWK
12-09-2005, 01:39 AM
I could buy a les paul for some of the prices they used to charge on those games. How about finding the actual price and cutting that in half? How long are these guys gonna sit on there stock?

vintage
12-23-2005, 11:53 PM
:buttrock:

TMOSteel
12-30-2005, 07:19 AM
Any update on this? I noticed the site has not opened as of yet.

djrconsoles kr1
12-30-2005, 07:24 AM
Any update on this? I noticed the site has not opened as of yet.


they are still selling the "common" new aes titles on Ebay under the name "consoleclearance" and there is a link on their auctions to the Telegames webasite which has all their old prices on :tickled: - £200 for world heroes! :chimp:

RGP
12-30-2005, 07:42 AM
I thought telegamers had their own ebay user name?

djrconsoles kr1
12-30-2005, 07:45 AM
I thought telegamers had their own ebay user name?

They did, but I think they stopped selling under that name, or at least retro games about 2 months ago - the telegames name on ebay just tends to sell xbox if anything at all

TMOSteel
12-30-2005, 09:21 AM
Thanks for the ID; not much Neo stuff there for sale, is there?

I guess we'll have to wait for the store to come online and see what they have and what prices they set.

Hopefully, they are reasonable and affordable, which is good for us and good for them.

Rodders uk
01-03-2006, 12:48 PM
Telegames wants YOU! (Well, your opinions at least!)


£15.00 3 Count Bout
£50.00 Aero Fighters 2
£15.00 Aggressors Of Dark Kombat
£20.00 Alpha Mission 2
£15.00 Andro Dunos
£10.00 Art Of Fighting
£10.00 Art Of Fighting 2
£10.00 Baseball Stars Professional
£10.00 Blues Journey
£10.00 Burning Fight
£20.00 Crossed Swords
£15.00 Cyber-Lip
£15.00 Eightman
£10.00 Fatal Fury
£15.00 Fatal Fury 2
£20.00 Fatal Fury 3: Road To The Final Victory
£20.00 Fatal Fury Special
£10.00 Football Frenzy
£50.00 Ganryu
£20.00 Ghost Pilost Euro Version
£20.00 Ghost Pilost Dog Tag Version
£20.00 Karnov's Revenge
£35.00 King Of Fighters '96
£45.00 King Of Fighters '98
£50.00 King Of Fighters '99
£15.00 King Of The Monsters
£10.00 King Of The Monsters 2
£50.00 Last Blade,The
£10.00 League Bowling
£15.00 Magician Lord
£15.00 Mutation Nation
£10.00 NAM 1975
£10.00 Ninja Combat
£30.00 Ninja Commando
£30.00 Puzzled
£50.00 Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
£10.00 Riding Hero
£15.00 Robo Army
£10.00 Samurai Showdown
£10.00 Savage Reign
£10.00 Sengoku
£10.00 Soccer Brawl
£25.00 Spinmaster
£25.00 Street Hoop
£25.00 Super Baseball 2020
£15.00 Super Sidekicks
£35.00 Super Sidekicks 2
£35.00 Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory
£10.00 Super Spy, The
£10.00 Thrash Rally
£25.00 Top Hunter
£10.00 Top Players Golf
£30.00 Viewpoint
£15.00 Voltage Fighter Gowcaiser
£20.00 Windjammers
Buy World Heroes 2 jet for £25.00 and get World Heroes & World Heroes 2 Free


You will definitely shift that stock at those prices :loco: . You should also add what quantities you have aswell.

I won’t hold my breath that you will offer half those games at those prices, but my guess is that you barely sell any of those titles at your 1990’s prices any road.

But if you change your mind I have the £££££££ burning a hole in my pocket for at least 15 of those titles.

Or you can sit on teh stock forever………………I hope that helps you in re-pricing :eek:


:eye:

djrconsoles kr1
01-04-2006, 07:50 AM
I think there needs to be a happy medium reached.

We all know, and even Telegames are now conceeding that their prices are too high, but VIRTUALLY ALL the figures quoted above are also seriously off the mark, I mean £10 for a brand new US savage reign? Thats a dream that will never happen unfortuantely

Superfamifreak
01-04-2006, 08:35 AM
That US Samurai 1 they have on ebay would be a great buy for some one after a gamers condition cart. Plus if they bought my Samurai Shodown to Spirits kit.. :kekeke:

roker
01-04-2006, 10:03 PM
I don't really see a title on that list that should be more than $200

yeah, I guess that Last Blade English slipped right by you, huh?

Rodders uk
01-05-2006, 09:21 AM
£10.00 Savage Reign price based on the fact it is crap.

£105.00 value on the Price list here high end price, but if 50 carts suddenly become available it's not as rare and not as valuable. Supply and demand or something.

I could understand paying £105.00 for a descent game but seriously, it would just sit on a shelf looking nice. You might force yourself to play it but why ?

Far better/ superior fighters out there already for teh NEO.

Remember though that my opinion is formed on something which might appear rare now but there are 50 such items ( hypothetical number) sat in a warehouse.

I have based prices on there being 50 to a 100 of the above titles just sat there doing sweet Fuck ALL as they have been for a while.

Only my opinion though

:eye:

El Capitan
01-05-2006, 12:18 PM
Prices are not just based on how good a game is.

SS2 for £1.50 in Japan should tell you that.

djrconsoles kr1
01-06-2006, 03:54 AM
Prices are not just based on how good a game is.

SS2 for £1.50 in Japan should tell you that.


couldnt agree more, and I dont think the quantity plays a major factor either - I mean the neostore can have 100 titles of a new release and the price rarely changes.

All Neo games are rare, and brand new ones are even rarer so the prices reflect this.

I agree supply and demand is a major issue, but to be realsitic, theres no way a brand new US savage reign for the AES is worth £10, come on :annoyed:

Rodders uk
01-06-2006, 04:05 AM
£1.50 in Japan for SS2 is cheap but I guess the market forces make it that price due to over supply/ its common as fuck.
Probabley due to the fact if they tried to sell it for £15 to £ 25.00 no - one would BUY IT. Hence its more or less given away.

So your point is.........................




My Point being Telegames new price list should be looking at fair pricing/ lower end to sell off teh stock. If not and just stick to current price list they won't sell shit.

Over the past 3 years I have bought about 30 homecarts. Not one single one was from them as prices are not market rate or remotely near on most of the stock they carry.

Yes they have run alot of NOS auctions on Ebay and that is the price area I think alot of that stock is at. Fair enough rarer carts will be higher but I guess I couldn't argue that untill a stock number of all the titles on that list was made available. Is something considered rare now still that rare if 50 units become available at a proper selling price? maybe/maybe not
All things to be considered when re pricing. I'm not going to say the prices I put are 100% correct it's just a debateable starting point.

:eye:

Rodders uk
01-06-2006, 04:22 AM
- I mean the neostore can have 100 titles of a new release and the price rarely changes.

I agree on that point but none of the games on the list are new releases. But funnily enuff over time the prices do come down look at Matrimelee, Kof 02 etc.

There are a few other games on that list on teh lower end and alot better games then Savage reign at that aswell find em all........

Savage Reign is a shit game, my opinion I own it on mvs and paid £10.00 and at that I paid to much.
But if other people are willing to pay alot more for it that there descision and there money.


I agree supply and demand is a major issue, but to be realsitic, theres no way a brand new US savage reign for the AES is worth £10, come on

Thats your opinion fair enuff, I have seen the Jap version go for £25.00 on Ebay last year. A steal ? no

:eye:

Direct4e
01-09-2006, 05:19 AM
Hi everyone, sorry for the late reply to your posts, but as i am sure you can appreciate we have been extremely busy over the festive period.

We would like to say that the website is almost complete and is in testing at the moment, our developers have also been very busy and are doing their best to get things up and running asap.

Here is a link to the screenshot of the site in it's development stage, and as you can see we have the retro sections as well as the modern gaming platforms:

http://www.direct4retro.co.uk (remember this is not 100% accurate as you will notice the tab displayed is atari when in fact the content is home page content!)

We are still going to be reducing prices on our stock and will be sending out mailshots to all registered customers with regular offers as well as massive offers on the site.

There are going to be several domain names you can access the site with, for you guys the easiest is www.direct4neogeo.com, which will go straight to the neo section. we will publish a list of domains in good time.

We are adjusting pricing for shipping and we think we now have a more accurate pricing structure for our products, so good news there.

We have said that we will do our best to reply to these forums but please please be patient.

Best Regards to all,

Direct 4 Entertainment / Telegames

djrconsoles kr1
01-09-2006, 06:00 AM
good to hear from you guys and we'll certainly look forward to seeing the end result and the prices of course :D

You'll certainly find that most "realistic" buyers will appreciate that these games are brand new and the rare us/euro format, so collectors will be interested.

djrconsoles kr1
01-09-2006, 06:02 AM
Thats your opinion fair enuff, I have seen the Jap version go for £25.00 on Ebay last year. A steal ? no

:eye:

Thats my point mate, the US version is rarer and more collectable than the jap version, ergo, costs more, then add the fact thats its brand new etc etc etc.... makes it worth more than £10 :emb:

Its not all about how good a game is - if that were the case, virtually all the Neo pricing would go to pot - sam sho 2 would cost hundreds etc - its the collectability of the game that does influence how much to pay to an extent - just my thoughts

TMOSteel
01-10-2006, 11:51 AM
We are still going to be reducing prices on our stock and will be sending out mailshots to all registered customers with regular offers as well as massive offers on the site.

How do we become "registered customers" to receive email offers/notifications?

Direct4e
01-10-2006, 12:50 PM
To become a registered customer all you would need to do is sign up to our newsletter on the site...or buy something when it launches. ;)

Regs

TMOSteel
06-14-2006, 02:33 PM
WOW so it's what like 7 months later and finally the Neo carts are up and priced:

http://www.direct4games.com/layout1.jsp?page=list&list=761&page=list&list=629&s1=93&s2cat=680&s3=1397&s3cat=&s3prod=&s5prod=93&title=Navigation

So what happened to those "REALISTIC prices" you mentioned back in November?

Sapphire
06-14-2006, 02:42 PM
Alpha Mission II for 290 GPB (=530 US$) WTF?!:conf:

Lastblade
06-14-2006, 03:30 PM
Those prices really make me laugh. I guess they are Telegames after all.

TrueTrials
06-14-2006, 04:16 PM
Those prices really make me laugh. I guess they are Telegames after all.

http://www.direct4games.com/layout1.jsp?page=prod&prod=208613&s1=99 this used to be £499.98 apparently.. :crying:

Howdoin
06-14-2006, 05:04 PM
:oh_no:

Lord of Magic
06-15-2006, 10:37 AM
Same old Telegames.

How can you even justify knocking a whopping 1% off a list price. :kekeke:

Magnaflux
06-15-2006, 11:17 AM
lol $600 for Fatal Fury 3? :kekeke: :chimp:

Lastblade
06-15-2006, 02:11 PM
http://www.direct4games.com/layout1.jsp?page=prod&prod=208613&s1=99 this used to be £499.98 apparently.. :crying:

ROFL!! 10 FREE Games, OMG!

djrconsoles kr1
06-15-2006, 03:03 PM
a good opportunity missed me thinks:crying:

rugal2000
06-15-2006, 04:49 PM
well these guys certainly had expensive games, but they really backed the neo geo from beggining to end and had a totally proffesional service unlike raven games.

I thought they had sold all their old stock on ebay but apparenty not.

I remember buying a metal slug 1 cd from telegames and being amazed at what a great game it was and how quickly it arrived.

These guys were gents not like that prick Tony at raven.

Lord of Magic
06-15-2006, 06:06 PM
OMG! check the Neo Geo CD prices out..

Art of Fighting 2 (Neo-Geo CD) - UNIVERSAL

Available:In Stock Now! - Buy Me!
Genre: Beat 'Em Up
Publisher: Unknown
Points Earned: 719 pts RRP: £249.99
Save 4%
£239.99

:buttrock:

Rain
06-15-2006, 06:19 PM
and had a totally proffesional service

LMFAO, Sure they do.

Just don't ask them to fix a busted up Dreamcast, like I did.

Conning fucks.

Cernex
06-15-2006, 11:13 PM
Stupid prices coming from a stupid company... can't say anymore, can't say any less.

El Cernex

apollo13
12-23-2006, 03:56 PM
I have heard so much about these people - the guy who calls himslef John, but his real name is Pete - the guy with the Porn Star moustache - lots of posts here stating that they had gone in to business with direct4games.com, who do have some great deals on PS2 and Xbox stuff. Some of the retro is not too badly priced, well better than Telegames old site - today I am confused! I had telegames.co.uk bookmarked for nealy a year, and went straight to direct4games.com, but now it goes thru to a site that looks like the old crappy Telegames site, with the high prcies, but under the name Console Clearance - what the hell is going on - 3 Count Bout £169.99 - this man doesn't know anything about fair trading with his high pricing and crazy postage price - I wonder if direct4games is still selling his stock -or maybe he's screwed them over as well.

Telegames needs to wake up, and get real

SSS
12-26-2006, 04:38 AM
I have heard so much about these people - the guy who calls himslef John, but his real name is Pete - the guy with the Porn Star moustache - lots of posts here stating that they had gone in to business with direct4games.com, who do have some great deals on PS2 and Xbox stuff. Some of the retro is not too badly priced, well better than Telegames old site - today I am confused! I had telegames.co.uk bookmarked for nealy a year, and went straight to direct4games.com, but now it goes thru to a site that looks like the old crappy Telegames site, with the high prcies, but under the name Console Clearance - what the hell is going on - 3 Count Bout £169.99 - this man doesn't know anything about fair trading with his high pricing and crazy postage price - I wonder if direct4games is still selling his stock -or maybe he's screwed them over as well.

Telegames needs to wake up, and get real

TLLW?