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ebay - WTF Man

Post by klogg » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:14 pm

I found this today. What do you guys say about it? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-M2-3DO-N ... 565cabfcf7
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Re: Evil Bay - WTF Man

Post by dark » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:52 pm

I tried to follow this link, but because the forum changes the term e b a y to evilbay, I inadvertently wound up on evilbay.com - a different website which tried to install a rootkit on my computer.

Don't click the link.

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Re: Evil Bay - WTF Man

Post by klogg » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:42 am

I did not know that. Sorry for that. : (

It was an auction where the guy was trying to sell a purported copy of NFS M2. It was recorded on a modern TDK CDR, nothing semilar to the alpha or beta CDRs that developers used to use and run on development workstations.

The price was U$8000 :shock:
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Re: ebay - WTF Man

Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:22 am

Fixed. Anyone think it's legit?

The price is criminal, the disc looks dodgy. but...

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Re: ebay - WTF Man

Post by Trev » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:52 pm

The listing doesn't inspire much confidence ...
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Re: ebay - WTF Man

Post by Martin III » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:59 pm

The seller does have plenty of positive feedback... but... regardless of whether or not it's legit, I don't understand how he can make the claim "One of a kind". Even assuming this is the actual Beta, the disc it's on is just a common TDK blank CD with the title written on it in marker. Surely the seller could easily make 100 copies just like it and sell them one at a time through various websites? Am I missing something?

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Re: ebay - WTF Man

Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:15 pm

I came to the same conclusion. Over 4000+ feedback though.

Although he isn't selling much right now. Maybe he's gone bad? WHo knows

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Re: ebay - WTF Man

Post by Kyosho » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:19 pm

Found an article from 1999 announcing those exact CD-Rs coming out. Also found a thread talking about buying them on sale at Circuit City (RIP) from 2001. So that gives you a timeframe on these discs. Earliest it could've been burned is late '99/early 2000. Which means it was obviously not original from that time period, but likely copied from an original. Still, doesn't mean the data on it isn't the real deal. Could also be the "only one known" or whatever in recent years. Guess it depends how crazy a collector you are.

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Re: ebay - WTF Man

Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:27 am

Looks like he pulled it.
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Re: ebay - WTF Man

Post by pmerrill » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:31 am

There's a guy selling Plumbers Don't Wear Ties for 129.99 on Ebay. Maybe there should be an "Ebay WTF man" sticky thread.

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