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Shawn
11-09-2001, 12:38 AM
The resent accusations are not against the Neo Store, or Neo-Geo.com. The customers are not complaining, as they have no reason to. I notice that my inbox (email) is 99% positive, as usual.

As far as business is concerned, I followed every request issued by SNK officials to the T, and continue to do so to this day (out of respect).

Today’s accusations/attacks are on a personal level, directed towards me (Shawn).

This is the news & rumors forum. The price quotes floating around for the pocket software & boxed AES systems qualify as rumors, and false ones at that. For the record, SNK’s prices were double digit (dollar amount) for all pocket software.

Caris’s quoted price of $200 per unit for the new AES systems is hundreds off from the actual cost. However, just how many hundreds in difference is a confidential matter.

Instead of selling out in one day, the systems could have been auctioned on ebay, one at a time, slowly over a period of months. Everyone knows this would have been more profitable. However, I strongly believe that the customers prefer the method of buying that they were presented with. You see, customers do not wish to wait. They would rather have their new system now.

And chances are, I would be scrutinized for any high-end neo related auctions that I am involved with, by certain individuals that is. I recall bidding on a US Metal Slug on ebay earlier this year. Bidding, not winning mind you, as I lost the auction. The consequence of my “bid” resulted in several anti-shawn threads remarkably similar to what we are experiencing today. As if I had no right to bid on ebay, just as I have no right to run my own business.

Several people are voicing their negative judgment under the impression that the Neo Store is profiting from recent sales of SNK merchandise. The fact remains that actual profitability is a hefty six-digit figure away. Rest assured, a break-even point is nowhere in sight.

I would gladly fund a production of new home cartridge systems if given the opportunity. Consider a production of 500 to 1000 units. Now obviously the Neo Store’s price would be extremely reasonable considering the quantity available. For now, producing quantity AES systems is currently not a viable option.

Considering all 10 boxed AES systems sold out in < 24 hours, I can’t exactly lower this item’s price. Fortunately, I do have the ability to lower the price of English Metal Slug 3 (http://www.neostore.com/store/ms3/ms3.html) to $265. It may not sound like much to the individual, but when you take $20 x 350 you will see the bigger picture.

naomi
11-09-2001, 12:42 AM
yeap,I made so much on the cart systems that a 20 us doller discount is in store for the lucky purchasers of ms3.

Caris Nautilus
11-09-2001, 12:45 AM
where did it got the first time?????

NeoLord
11-09-2001, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by Drift King EX:
<STRONG>where did it got the first time?????</STRONG>

I was wondering the same thing myself, Caris. The post disappeared right after Bobak! posted, "Who the f*ck is Shawn?". Talk about a trip! lol

Viewpoint
11-09-2001, 12:51 AM
Seeing as this thread has opened once again I would like to make sure that my response is once again made to you directly..

It still doesn't excuse the high pricing jacking on the system.

You shoulda said a Grand up front instead of $500.00

You only sadly opened this can of worms when you said such a price.

All things considered you should have not even listed you were getting the systems in or better yet listed them coming in but say that the price was pending.

If you had done that I'm sure you wouldn't be taking this abuse so much if you had just been honest up front.

You've changed a lot these past few years Shawn and weather you realize it or not, I've seen it along with a lot of other people who knew you on DolphionLord's when you were under the impression that NGF carts were legit SNK games and that of course was because you were new to the scene.

Dion ripped you off many times and hell I was right there in chat when you & him were going at it and Dion kept saying to you.

[Dion]Thank you for your parents money Shawn.

What you did was foolhardy and downright lacked any thought as to the reprecussions of what has happened.

I know you won't even listen to what I have to say or translate it into something that you can swallow better but, You made a mistake Shawn......again.


What was it you said to Wanfu on DL's when he refused sell you his Ninja Master's U.S.?

Everyone has their price.

What excatly is yours?

I feel sorry for you Shawn I really do.

Bill rode your ass hard when you made that comment and now everyone is riding you for this mistake as well.

I hope it blows over for you but, I doubt some people will look at you the same way again. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Neo Rasa
11-09-2001, 12:55 AM
[B]Caris’s quoted price of $200 per unit for the new AES systems is hundreds off from the actual cost. However, just how many hundreds in difference is a confidential matter.[B]

Was his estimation $200 too high? <IMG SRC="smilies/loco.gif" border="0">

"You exploit people. I like that." ~Dion

"Everyone has their price. What's yours?" ~Shawn

Can't even tell the two apart anymore. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Caris Nautilus
11-09-2001, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by Neo Rasa:
<STRONG>[B]Caris’s quoted price of $200 per unit for the new AES systems is hundreds off from the actual cost. However, just how many hundreds in difference is a confidential matter.[B]

Was his estimation $200 too high? <IMG SRC="smilies/loco.gif" border="0">

"You exploit people. I like that." ~Dion

"Everyone has their price. What's yours?" ~Shawn

Can't even tell the two apart anymore. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

lol, hundreds off, he got them for 19.95 each!

SNK had an "everything must go, cause we ain't got any damn money" sale!

[ November 09, 2001: Message edited by: Drift King EX ]

LWK
11-09-2001, 01:02 AM
I just replied to a thread about boney ass skeleton boy chimp, and I worked a bit hard on my response. It is now deleted.

I copied it, seems I back alot of stuff lately.

aria
11-09-2001, 01:10 AM
...and I'm the one who asked Chimpmeister to be in that infamous photo... Oye-vay...

[ November 09, 2001: Message edited by: Bobak ]

LWK
11-09-2001, 01:12 AM
I cant really blame anyone, I submitted when the topic was wiped out.

Marco's Arms Dealer
11-09-2001, 01:15 AM
Really?

LWK
11-09-2001, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Marco's Arms Dealer:
<STRONG>Really?</STRONG>

Yes.