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maximm
04-26-2009, 03:40 AM
The label is fake for sure, but how about the case, is it original?
Is the game solid, or is it a boot?
http://www.pici.se/399717/?size=medium
http://www.pici.se/399718/?size=fullsize

kernow
04-26-2009, 04:29 AM
case + label = replacements

pcbs and roms actually look legit though.

chewurface
04-26-2009, 10:32 AM
PCB and chips are certainly legit.

mmsadda
04-29-2009, 11:03 PM
The boards themselves are good! It's just been re-cased.

vincewy
12-03-2016, 08:48 AM
Here's another one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWINKLE-STAR-SPRITES-SNK-NEO-GEO-MVS-KIT-9-99-Start-SUPERSALE-/322347608353

Seller isn't showing the boards, is this a boot?

I know this one is almost certain legit (that's why bid goes up quickly)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322343986310?

wyo
12-03-2016, 09:57 AM
Here's another one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWINKLE-STAR-SPRITES-SNK-NEO-GEO-MVS-KIT-9-99-Start-SUPERSALE-/322347608353

Seller isn't showing the boards, is this a boot?

I know this one is almost certain legit (that's why bid goes up quickly)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322343986310?

First is probably a boot, second is probably legit. I wouldn't buy either without board pics. Second seller says "untested, all sales final, as is, no returns". Doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Bid is already at $330. Pretty sure you can get a known working legit cart for $400 on here if you posted a WTB. At this point, you're better off ordering a NeoSD anyway :p

mmsadda
12-03-2016, 10:39 AM
Here's another one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWINKLE-STAR-SPRITES-SNK-NEO-GEO-MVS-KIT-9-99-Start-SUPERSALE-/322347608353

Seller isn't showing the boards, is this a boot?

I know this one is almost certain legit (that's why bid goes up quickly)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322343986310?
The first one is a straight-up gamble, but my gut says legit. Appears to include an original JP mini-marquee and flyer, so there's a decent chance it's a replacement label.

I'd ask for board pics before bidding, though.

dragonpt
12-07-2016, 11:56 AM
when a seller says "untested" or "as is" and doesnt wanna show pcb pics

RED FLAG, go away

freebay is full of scammers

wyo
12-07-2016, 12:15 PM
The first one is a straight-up gamble, but my gut says legit. Appears to include an original JP mini-marquee and flyer, so there's a decent chance it's a replacement label.

I'd ask for board pics before bidding, though.

Never seen a label like that on a legit cart. Just saying.

vincewy
01-08-2017, 12:27 PM
The first one is a straight-up gamble, but my gut says legit. Appears to include an original JP mini-marquee and flyer, so there's a decent chance it's a replacement label.

I'd ask for board pics before bidding, though.

Looks like the first one is indeed boot and some sucker paid $300 for it

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWINKLE-STAR-SPRITES-SNK-NEO-GEO-MVS-KIT-9-99-Start-SUPERSALE-/322378920906?hash=item4b0f47f3ca:g:mgYAAOSw4GVYQhs E

I believe it was relisted with the boards' images and you could see the window on 1 rom chip.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZqEAAOSw44BYa-HT/s-l500.jpg

I bid the second 1 slightly under $400 and still got outbid.

The MVS markets have gone the way of AES as well, both Pulstar and TSS are fetching north of $300 and there's o point of return. I recently got Blazing Star for slightly above $100 and consider myself getting one of last few at this price point, it's only going up, not down.

xsq
01-09-2017, 01:57 AM
The MVS markets have gone the way of AES as well, both Pulstar and TSS are fetching north of $300 and there's o point of return. I recently got Blazing Star for slightly above $100 and consider myself getting one of last few at this price point, it's only going up, not down.
Everything is fucked but the mass produced games/low demand titles. Best to just pick up a NeoSD at this point.