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AtariBorn
04-19-2009, 06:23 PM
This one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Neo-Geo-MVS-Bust-A-Move-Again-VHTF-only-1-on-eBay_W0QQitemZ150339874533QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item150339874533&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Looks alot like this one...

http://www.jamma.nl/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=839

The guy is saying it isn't a boot, but I'm thinking he's just going by the SNK logo on the sacrificed board.

Anyone confirm this?

mmsadda
04-19-2009, 06:43 PM
Yes, that is very much a boot. Good eye, especially for a new guy! I don't know the technical terms, but those mini-circuitboards put on top of the normal ones, with the smaller chips on them are surefire signs of bootlegs. (SamShoV and SVC are exceptions to this rule, involving daughterboards on top of other chips) That's exactly the same setup as my Neo Bomberman bootleg.

Wow, and to think I was looking at that cart earlier....

PS, the appropriate place to post this woudla been here: http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=46

And welcome to the forums!

chris1
04-19-2009, 09:32 PM
Auction is for a RARE and EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND Neo Geo MVS cart Bust-A-Move Again! Cart is in great shape and has a fake lable on it. The Boards are all original SNK boards, this is not a Boot copy of the game. :tickled: Winner must contact me with in 3 days and make payment with in 10 days.



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Chainclaw
04-20-2009, 01:04 AM
The auction is closed and the pictures of the boards have been deleted... keep an eye out for this getting relisted.

I saw the pics before they were taken down, and this is very clearly a boot.

mmsadda
04-20-2009, 04:05 AM
I "asked a question" on eBay, basically telling him it was a boot, and directing him to a site where he could see what boots versus non-boots look like on the inside, and instructing him what to look for. I recommended that he closed the auction, and possibly relist it as "100% working." It seems that I may very well have not been the only one to tell him this. Anyhow, nice to see that he took our advice.

ratson
04-20-2009, 01:30 PM
i bought mine from Tomcat,so definitely no boot.I never buy on ebay,most of my stuff i got on this site and local.

AtariBorn
04-21-2009, 01:04 PM
I contact the seller as well, as soon as I noticed the socket risers.

Thanks for the welcome, starting an MVS collection.

Almost added that one...

mmsadda
04-21-2009, 01:33 PM
Yeah. Good for you for being smart enough to ask! I would've assumed it was good based on his word, myself (though I would've opened it upon arrival, and made him refund it either of his own will or through eBay/Paypal)

Neo Alec
04-21-2009, 01:53 PM
I recommended that he closed the auction, and possibly relist it as "100% working."
Why THE HELL did you do that? Tell him to stash it away in his closet never to see the light of day again. That's what happened to the boots I accidentally got. I might as well toss them.

68k
04-21-2009, 01:56 PM
hahaha

mmsadda
04-21-2009, 02:06 PM
Why THE HELL did you do that? Tell him to stash it away in his closet never to see the light of day again. That's what happened to the boots I accidentally got. I might as well toss them.

....because he may as well be allowed to sell it for the price of the components to make it at least, so long as the buyer knows what he's getting?

and send me your boots; I'll cover shipping costs. Seriously.

AtariBorn
04-21-2009, 08:13 PM
I'd give $5 to $10 for it...

Just for the shell. Got a few that have seen better days.

Gotta find some empties!

Neo Alec
04-21-2009, 09:53 PM
....because he may as well be allowed to sell it for the price of the components to make it at least, so long as the buyer knows what he's getting?

and send me your boots; I'll cover shipping costs. Seriously.
mmsadda just sent me a PM asking for the boots I have in my closet. You've got to be kidding me. Why do you think I've got them in the closet? They're common games. MVS carts are cheap. Buy the real thing.

AtariBorn
04-22-2009, 10:52 AM
You should empty the garbage out of them and cut me a deal on the shells. ;)

Neo Alec
04-22-2009, 11:56 PM
You should empty the garbage out of them and cut me a deal on the shells. ;)
Too late. I already took all the good shells to re-case my yaton carts. The boots I've got are not only bootlegged boards, but they've now got falling apart yaton cases with missing screws and pealing labels. They barely fit in the slot anymore.