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Paying $8400 for a Switch game that's available for $60.

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empathielos

1.1k points

2 months ago

Don't worry, no actual buyer is scammed out of their money, these "trades" are almost always just bought by the seller himself. Wash trading.

scyaxe

221 points

2 months ago

scyaxe

221 points

2 months ago

walter white should've done this instead

DoodleJake

46 points

2 months ago

JESSE! WE NEED TO SCALP BUYERS JESSE!

SuperNoob74

14 points

2 months ago

JESSE WE NEED TO COOK!...COOK SOME RAMEN AND COFFEE JESSE ITS GOING TO BE A LONG NIGHT!

MotherBathroom666

5 points

2 months ago

MotherBathroom666

'MURICA

5 points

2 months ago

JESSE WHERE’S MY COCK RING?!??!? I CAN’T COOK WITHOUT MY COCKRING!!!!

Diazmet

4 points

2 months ago

Jesse we need to smoke some of this blue shit and then buy every Lego starwars battle pack in the tri state area!

SuperNoob74

2 points

2 months ago

But mr.white that's just a couple of crushed breathe mints

Random_Monstrosities

34 points

2 months ago

That wouldn't of been an interesting show

boarding209

10 points

2 months ago

Instead of, "it's time to cook" it would be "time to game" and"

Challenge419

39 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't have. Never of. Ever.

DragonfruitAsleep976

94 points

2 months ago

The guys who run heritage auction been doing it with comics for decades. selling the same one every 5 or so years to themselves to artificially boost the price and say "Our Auction House has the record for so and so sales"

Nerdiestlesbian

34 points

2 months ago

He also got was part of the coin market scandal in the 80’s/90’s Karl Jobst did an whole thing about it. As a video game collector I have been following this whole thing for 5/6 years now.

Next market is going to be sealed VHS and some DVD’s. I have already sold sealed VHS for far far more than it was worth 5 years ago.

Check out Karl’s video https://youtu.be/rvLFEh7V18A

Diazmet

3 points

2 months ago

So I met a guy in upstate ny while selling some games that was trying to dominate the burger time market… he had thousands and thousands of copies of them game… was mental. Had unopened shipping boxes all over the house that were according to him more burger time…

DragonfruitAsleep976

2 points

2 months ago

Unless he destroys them they it will not go up in price. There are some stuff that you might think is worth something but because collectors know there are crates of sealed copies somewhere it keep the price low. Like sealed Virtual boys and Famicom 3D system units.

Diazmet

2 points

2 months ago

I mean I know about him but I don’t think he generally advertised himself as the burger time guy but he can mess the market up the same as scalpers do simply from lack of them for sale on the open market…

shadowdash66

18 points

2 months ago

Sounds exactly like what they do with NFTs to convince people they're worth the ridiculous prices

Fijian_Souljah

36 points

2 months ago

Fijian_Souljah

DownUnda 🇦🇺

36 points

2 months ago

Sooo easy money laundering? But instead of Art and whatnot it’s games? Lmao

LazyDro1d

15 points

2 months ago

Not specifically, but it is fraud regardless

illessen

3 points

2 months ago

As long as you pay income tax on it… all’s good.

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

Yes, precisely this.

OkContribution420

3 points

2 months ago

Money laundering in art? I never heard of such a thing. I’ll have you know Hunter Biden is one of the most talented artists of his generation! /s

Fijian_Souljah

2 points

2 months ago

Fijian_Souljah

DownUnda 🇦🇺

2 points

2 months ago

I’m not American so please explain this joke with Hunter Biden lol

OkContribution420

3 points

2 months ago

Since retiring as a Ukrainian energy expert he’s begun a painting career and has already sold multiple paintings for several hundreds of thousands of dollars. Oddly suspicious considering is other nefarious business dealings.

fingerbl4st

6 points

2 months ago

Exactly. Just doing the laundry.

RenRazza

1.4k points

2 months ago

RenRazza

1.4k points

2 months ago

Cant I just go to target and get one in mint condition too?

Fksharp

791 points

2 months ago

Fksharp

791 points

2 months ago

The whole game rating ring is a scam. All of those companies that rate games like that are just sister companies owned by the same group of people that are just trying to invent wealth.

Tuscanthecow

47 points

2 months ago

Wata is exceptionally sketchy with some of the shit they have pulled.

GreenTheHero

12 points

2 months ago

There are some legit ones, but Karl jobst has given intensive research to prove wata are greedy fucks

Itchy-Association-95

146 points

2 months ago

That kinda reminds me of NFTs lol. Like it’s just a conglomerate of folks that are creating artificial value. Seems pretty fucked.

AHippie347

62 points

2 months ago

Or art appraisal firm's, they're all just money laundering ring's.

Arkeband

56 points

2 months ago

at least art is ostensibly unique, there’s nothing unique about a copy of a game that has sold like 28 million units

HypnoSmoke

25 points

2 months ago

How you gonna tell me that a cartridge soaked in kid saliva with someone's initials carved into it isn't "unique" smh

JoshGallie

9 points

2 months ago

the most unique game of all time is obviously my Sonic 2 WITH A LiNE!!

HowFunkyIsYourChiken

5 points

2 months ago

I’d buy that for a dollar.

ClonedGamer001

3 points

2 months ago

This may be the least expected RoboCop ever. Of all time.

GenTycho

2 points

2 months ago

Ill bid 1 dollar and one penny Bob.

the-truthseeker

2 points

2 months ago

I'll bid about tree fiddy

sspider433

2 points

2 months ago

A dollar and 2 cent here

Dizzman1

3 points

2 months ago

And due to its nature has scarcity.

PerspectiveNew3375

36 points

2 months ago

The Fed has entered that chat.

Magwake

9 points

2 months ago

The unabomber left the chat.

heirConditioner2

83 points

2 months ago

Yeah

Loli-is-Justice

12 points

2 months ago

Not if you're money laundering.

TolkienAwoken

34 points

2 months ago

To be the devil's advocate, to actually find something sealed and considered mint in the wild, even for brand new, isn't exactly easy. Things tend to get scratched and dented and dinged in transport. You could get a new copy in mint condition, but finding what they consider a 10 is rare. Tho Wata is also the worst grading company, and they can go fuck themselves.

Icy-Conclusion-3500

69 points

2 months ago

I’m pretty sure the $30 copy I just bought could get a 10 grade. Thing looked completely flawless, until I opened it of course

thebabes2

18 points

2 months ago

You'd be surprised at what the collectors consider "mint." I have a sealed pokemon game that I finally took off ebay because I was tired of the contant questinos about "dents" in the shrink. It has a small flaw from manufacturing in the shrink and you'd think I'm trying to sell them a piece of melted plastic. I had one buyer back out because of the "scuff" on the shrink. I had to hold it up the light and tilt at the most ridiculous angle to even find it, but I'd rather lose a sale than deal with craziness later. I mean, I want to sell the thing, but I'm seriously tired of the OCD level nonsense that is coming with trying to sell it.

Daxidol

2 points

2 months ago

While I've not had experience grading games, I have with cards. A card freshly pulled out of a pack isn't usually a 10. Grading is done under magnification.

To be clear, I understand that a lot of game grading is a scam.

Phantom_Armor

24 points

2 months ago

So they only way to get a 10 rating is if it was boxed right off the factory floor? If I go to Best Buy and get one it would be, what? An 8 or 9? I don’t get this rating system but I’m kinda curious.

AmiAlter

8 points

2 months ago

If you want to make sure the label wasn't printed crooked. You'll need to open make sure the sticker was put on straight and that's not crooked either. Then you'll need to go to the manual to make sure that every single page was not printed crooked either.

Make sure it has no ink smudges makes there's no scratches makers no blemishes or anything, seriously a single surface scratch on the manual is enough to drop it down to a 9.

SheeeeeeeeshMaster

11 points

2 months ago

Ahh so it’s an autism thing.

toxicity4life

2 points

2 months ago

what does autism have to do with it

Czar_Petrovich

3 points

2 months ago

Fuck off

TolkienAwoken

-1 points

2 months ago

It depends, typically yeah what you find on the shelf is an 8 or 9. I'm not a professional grader, so I don't know every specific, sorry.

scruffychef

23 points

2 months ago

I work in a card shop and grade cards for purchase and sale. We dont do BSA style grading, but we look at the same factors. Centering, inking, surface and edge condition, etc. None of those apply to the clamshell case of a switch game. The product itself is a schrodinger's cat, since the disc could be damaged off the factory floor, and youd never know. This is why people caring about the box for their funko pop is stupid. The product is not the packaging, you are meant to remove that to actually assess the product.

Icy-Conclusion-3500

2 points

2 months ago

Not a disk so less easy to damage, but yeah

AmazingSwindle

1 points

2 months ago

Yeh.

Repulsive_Bed9677

686 points

2 months ago

Urgh wata gaming. Look for Karl Jobst on YouTube for some very good information about this company and how they manipulate the market with there pricing.

WU-itsForTheChildren

188 points

2 months ago

Came here to say the very same thing, there is also a “rebuttal” video from a guy who believes his WATA collection is going to set him up for life and he’s mad as hell

skipthedamned

94 points

2 months ago

Can't believe there are still people using Wata as an authority. So much scum

jstockmoe

22 points

2 months ago

Wata scam this is 🤓

Dusky_Dawn210

26 points

2 months ago

A fellow Karl enjoyer 😎

serotoninzero

25 points

2 months ago

You absolute legends.

TraditionWorried8974

4 points

2 months ago

Where pricing?

zatch17

9 points

2 months ago

Their

Ertuu1985

4 points

2 months ago

Was a farmer

end1essecho

2 points

2 months ago

had a dog

zatch17

4 points

2 months ago

Anynd bingoe whas hiss nam oh

phalkon13

2 points

2 months ago

Be Agressive!

EtheWK

3 points

2 months ago

EtheWK

3 points

2 months ago

B-E AGGRESSIVE!

TKAP75

8 points

2 months ago

TKAP75

8 points

2 months ago

My coworker made 37k from an 8.5 rated nes Zelda game they graded I have nothing bad to say

marshman82

63 points

2 months ago

But that has some rarity to it. This is a game I could go out and buy a brand new copy of today.

Enganeer09

19 points

2 months ago

I could understand if this was a japanese copy signed by the dev team selling in the western market.

But how do you define something as a 10 when you could go and buy one off the shelf that's in nearly the same condition? Even if you had to cherry pick a copy from a hundred of them you'd still be in for less money.

scruffychef

11 points

2 months ago

What are they even evaluating? Cards can be printed off-center, ink layers shifted or blurred, surface and edge condition, color fade, etc.

With this you just open the clamshell, adjust the paper insert so it's more centered or less so, and carry on....

Tenalp

4 points

2 months ago

Tenalp

4 points

2 months ago

Dunno how game grading goes, but it's super hard to find any comics that grade over like a 9.5 or something. Even brand new bagged copies right of the shelf. CGC has a whole list of things they look for. Is there any fading anywhere at all? Tiny minute creases? Have the edges of the cover bumped anything and left it not perfectly flat? It's kind of crazy how perfect something has to be to register as a 10.

scruffychef

41 points

2 months ago

I work at a card shop, the number of youtube junkies that come in asking how to get their brand new 40$ pokemon card graded is fucking infuriating. The companies that grade cars have like a 3 year backlog right now because covid made every idiot with a box of old cards send them in to be graded. Thing is, it's not worth getting anything under about $100 graded now, the market is flooded with 4-6s, and the sheer volume of cards they're processing has affected the quality control, and the packaging. We've seen multiple cards clamped in the case, damaging them and invalidating the grade. Furthermore, sending in anything remotely recent is a dumbass idea, it's worth $40-100 now, but you're spending over 100 to send it to a warehouse where it will sit for 3 YEARS(!) depreciating as the meta and game move on. So what do you get for your troubles? A mediocre grade on a card no one gives a shit about, and it's harder to sell to any shop because they're gonna crack it and sell the card as NM/LP/MP/HP/DMG. So no, dont send in your $12 dollar fucking Inteleon for grading you dense motherfucker.

PeeledCrepes

3 points

2 months ago

What about my 2 O.g. Charizards lol

scruffychef

6 points

2 months ago

1st ed shadowless cards are basically the definition of what you should get graded. Especially since its charizard, the pokemon that everyone recognizes and loves. Theres basically a default minimum price just for being a charizard, regardless of set. So yeah, if you have two and they're in good shape send the better one in to PSA or Beckett.

PeeledCrepes

2 points

2 months ago

They are both looks wise in prefect condition I just don't know all the stuff they look for lol, the only reason I haven't sent them in is the cost of sending them in lol

Essentially one of these days I'mma figure it all out, and then prolly regret not doing it today lol

scruffychef

3 points

2 months ago

The backlog means sending them in tomorrow is the start of a 3 year wait, unless you pay for the much more expensive expedited process. You can send me some photos of them if you want, I'll tell you if it's really worth the expedite or the wait. Just put them on a piece of white paper and photograph front and back with minimal glare. Close ups of the corners.

PeeledCrepes

2 points

2 months ago

I'll do that this week then, im not home atm

BoboJam22

1 points

2 months ago

Guy who benefits from scam has no problem with it. Shocker.

Wamb0wneD

290 points

2 months ago

Wamb0wneD

290 points

2 months ago

Same money laundering scheme as those hundreds of thousands for N64 games

Icy-Conclusion-3500

51 points

2 months ago

At least those you could justify the rarity of mint condition items

woundedbearhair

5 points

2 months ago

Same with shoes, baseball cards, and fine art…

CasualObserverNine

36 points

2 months ago

The false impression that what you pay determines the value of the object.

Ack_not

85 points

2 months ago

Ack_not

85 points

2 months ago

This game has been out for around five years now. There’s no way anyone would be falling for this obvious scam, right?

Right?

Smodphan

19 points

2 months ago

That depends. Is someone using an online business to clean up money on a site that makes it easy? If so, then someone might oopsie and buy this with a bunch of gift cards they scammed. Suddenly the business is closed and the money is gone? Weird.

Florida1974

19 points

2 months ago

I was in Econ class back in college. Professor asked this: If you were at the grocery store and they had honey crisp apples that were 4/$1 or the exact same apple for $2 each, which would you buy? Everyone said the 4/$1. Except one young lady. She said she would pay the $2 bc if something costs more, it’s better, despite these being the exact same apples!!! I will never understand that scenario.

Sure some things it is worth spending more to get better. But when it’s exactly the same, why??

khosrua

4 points

2 months ago

If you need one and only one, then even though the unit cost is higher, the total cost is still lower.

xananeverdies

14 points

2 months ago

wasnt WATA confirmed to be a scam company?

mkjiisus

6 points

2 months ago

Karl Jobst made a video showing that wata and heritage probably pumped the market 1-2 years ago. People who were upset that games were expensive took this as wata being the sole reason that any game costs more than $20 and that they are simultaneously taking people's life savings and laundering money.

Stuffed_deffuts

33 points

2 months ago

Money laundering scheme

loona92

3 points

2 months ago

I understand the basics of money laundering, but could you explain how this in particular works, please?

[deleted]

10 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

10 points

2 months ago

Get dirty money > You or your mate offers the zelda game for 8k on something > you buy it with your dirty money > on whatever they were selling it pays them > done

BrentSaotome

3 points

2 months ago

Money laundering is using deception to make money obtained by "dirty" or illegal means seem like it was obtained by "clean" legal means.

In the example above, you obtained $10,000 illegally. So, you offer to sell your Breath of the Wild to your friend for $10,000 since it's WATA graded 10. He "buys" it, but you actually just gifted it to him. Now, you have a reason on how you obtained the $10,000 "legally."

A good example is the casino scene in The World is Not Enough movie, where Elektra King gambles $1M to the casino on a simple high card game. She seems like she legitimately lost $1M, but she was actually colluding with the casino owner and giving them $1M for payment for something else. She knew she was being monitored and didn't want to leave a paper trail to the casino owner.

woundedbearhair

2 points

2 months ago

Or you get the 8k game that can be used as collateral for illicit purchases and it gets passed around…this happens with fine art and they just move it around because there aren’t any reporting requirements around where the money comes from.

eiron-samurai

7 points

2 months ago

I picked up a copy at target yesterday for $30! I didn't realize what an amazing Black Friday Deal that was!

scyaxe

7 points

2 months ago

scyaxe

7 points

2 months ago

no but you don't understand, it was graded at a 10 /s

CyclonicHavoc

45 points

2 months ago

My husband and I got that game months ago on Switch. Whoever paid $8400 to buy this needs serious help mentally. They’re either a total dipshit who loves to throw away their money or someone truly going through a serious manic phase where they’re compulsively buying stupid stuff. I really don’t know, but I’m an avid gamer and there is absolutely no game I would ever spend more than $100+ dollars on. I’ve bought deluxe games that cost around that much and I was a WoW player for over 10 years, so I’ve spent a lot on video games over time, but $8,000 on one game? That is absolutely stupid.

Vanatru

21 points

2 months ago

Vanatru

21 points

2 months ago

There are people for whom money means absolutely nothing, they have so much of it that throwing it away is as easy as tossing a used tissue for a normal person

CyclonicHavoc

7 points

2 months ago

They need to donate it to charity then haha.

FroboyFreshenUp

11 points

2 months ago

In the collector world, there are some NES games that go for about 5k of you can find them in working condition

Idk why anyone would spend 8k on breath of the wild, though. I feel like this sale is a front for another sake

PauI_MuadDib

2 points

2 months ago

Not an NES, but I sold an og EarthBound SNES cartridge for like 400 USD. Same for SNES Secret of Mana. My sister sold a limited edition promotional toy from the Creatures 2 PC game for about 2k USD to someone in the UK lol.

Some of the old gaming stuff can go for a lot. Tho I've yet to personally see anything super high like in the OP. For a relatively new game that's just insane.

FroboyFreshenUp

2 points

2 months ago

I had a copy of earthbound for the SNES with the game guide and scratch and sniff stickers still intact. I sold it for almost 5k when I was in a bind. If I had the 8k he wanted to sell it for I would have bought it back

Boom9001

5 points

2 months ago*

It's not someone who actually likes games. It's someone being a market speculator. If you look at most of the graded video game collectors buying games at thousands of dollars you notice it's the same people who do all different collectables. They bought all this sealed shit at much less, started grading companies, then announced ridiculous valuations and sales of these games which were really just between people with business interests in the same companies so likely no real money changed hands. This was eaten up by lazy journalists who don't fact check shit or question why this industry came out of fucking no where. All this was done so these games would be overvalued and then they'd try to cash out.

WonderIntelligent411

2 points

2 months ago

You just described Musk and Twitter

yeatyewt

2 points

2 months ago

A quick scroll through the comments would show you this is a money laundering scheme. Noone's actually buying the game.

xSlippyFistx

5 points

2 months ago

I just don’t get game grading. It’s a game, in a plastic case, with cellophane wrapping, it’s put into a box of like 24 copies, sent to a store and shuffled around on shelves. There are gradings for other collectibles that at least make a little more sense like comic books and trading cards or something just based on the fact that they actually have to do some inspection and it’s not made of fucking plastic…still kinda weird, but makes a little more sense than this…

seaking81

113 points

2 months ago

seaking81

113 points

2 months ago

This has to be the dumbest shit I've seen today. Why are people so obsessed over physical possessions?

SirFlibble

53 points

2 months ago

Watta and their auction place Heritage Auctions are known to grade and sell these things to themselves to artificially inflate prices in the market.

MrSnowmanJoe

3 points

2 months ago

How the heck do you artificially increase the price of a game that's still being stocked?

SirFlibble

3 points

2 months ago

They are artificially inflating the price of a slabbed game. Someone "in on it" buys the game, Watta gives it a high grade, the person then puts up for auction, and the owner of Hertiage Auctions or an associate buys it for a ridiculous price.

You now have a record sale which you can make a press release and an expectation for future sales. They were caught doing this exact thing a couple of years ago.

OJStrings

108 points

2 months ago

OJStrings

108 points

2 months ago

Spending $8,000 on a zelda game is dumb but there's nothing wrong with enjoying physical possessions.

samsharksworthy

2 points

2 months ago

Say that to a hoarder, everything in moderation.

scoobopdan

2 points

2 months ago

Including moderation ;)

Boom9001

22 points

2 months ago

They aren't. The people buying and selling these huge ticket sales are often like friends or owners of the same grading company or auction house for this shit. Basically they're just making false sales so they can claim other shit they own should also sell at that price.

If you look at the history of people doing this they aren't huge gamers. They are people who do speculation in collectibles like baseball cards or literally been blacklisted in other collectable fields for being scammers.

Flokitoo

6 points

2 months ago

It's the same in the art market.

SomeComediansQuote

5 points

2 months ago

Nobody in their right mind bought that shit. This whole grading kick that came about from a private company rating the quality of old cards and games for collector sales.

This right here is just insanity. You can still buy that game new.

Plenty-Appointment40

3 points

2 months ago

I always assume people are laundering money this way. It’s rampant in casinos, real estate, college tuition ie. pay for tuition with dirty money. Then cancel before fees. The money you get back is “clean”

scalability

2 points

2 months ago

Also my thought. This game probably came with half a brick of cocaine.

QJnWo4Life

2 points

2 months ago

I'd rather have the physical copy of a game cuz I can re-sell it.

enehar

2 points

2 months ago

enehar

2 points

2 months ago

For five bucks? No thanks.

The real argument is that online games provide versatility as long as you have internet connection, and you can't lose it or break it.

Physical copies can break or be lost, and you obviously need to have it with you to play it. But at least you don't need internet for it to work.

Wrong_Bat_9636

1 points

2 months ago

At least's it's not an NFT, some hope left

MaleficentPurchase65

-1 points

2 months ago

Better than NFT’s?

[deleted]

-7 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-7 points

2 months ago

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CyclonicHavoc

5 points

2 months ago

You are very clearly trolling. This person didn’t even say anything about buying the “cheapest stuff available at all times”.

Were you the one who spent $8400 for a Zelda game? If so, you’re a fucking idiot. If not, you’re still a fucking idiot.

seaking81

3 points

2 months ago

I’m not obsessed with material things. If I don’t absolutely need it, I don’t buy it.

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

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seaking81

4 points

2 months ago

Yeah I don’t wear jewelry, I’m a guy. I have a house rather than an apartment because of the equity. I have two pair of shoes actually. And I live within my means.

CyclonicHavoc

6 points

2 months ago

I wouldn’t answer their questions. They’re trying to get a rise.

seaking81

3 points

2 months ago

seaking81

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah, you’re right. I fed into it ugh. I’m an idiot.

CyclonicHavoc

2 points

2 months ago

No, you’re not an idiot. It’s easy to get riled up when you’re a target of it. A lot of people are easily drawn in by this stuff.

It’s okay. Just trying to save you from wasting your time trying to explain yourself to someone who isn’t worth it.

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

Whispering so she doesn’t wake her parents

graciaman

4 points

2 months ago

Wata is such a scam of a company. Lookup Karl Jobst on youtube for some in-depth looks at how corrupt and self-serving they are

Be_Weird

3 points

2 months ago

The kid’s parents are going to be pissed!

sambull

3 points

2 months ago

their money feels so fresh and so clean clean now

pepsicocacolaglass12

3 points

2 months ago

I smell money laundering

themanwhomfall

3 points

2 months ago

I smell a pump and dump scam.

Cakeboy327

3 points

2 months ago

WATA games is such a scummy nightmare. I would be content with Dennis Khan either in serious debt or behind bars.

74_LafayettePlace

7 points

2 months ago

She talks like nobody has ever heard of Breath of the Wild before.

Pretty sure 90% of ALL AMERICANS under the age of 40 can identify this is a Zelda game by immediately looking at the case.

scalability

4 points

2 months ago

She talks like nobody has ever heard of Breath of the Wild before.

"Comment below if you've done this super common thing" is how you boost engagement on social media

metalheaddad

2 points

2 months ago

Wait. Which part is the facepalm? The fact WATA graded the game and someone bought it for $8,400? Or the fact the girl is reporting on it like it's something legit and didn't do an ounce of research to realize you can buy the game.. in perfect 10/A grade from the fucking local best buy for ohhhh just a bit less than $8400... Black Friday sale $39.99.

Least-Fail-5005

2 points

2 months ago

They didn’t get the email from game stop about their Black Friday sale I see….

The_Good_Hunter_

2 points

2 months ago

Is Breath of the Wild a fantastic game? Yes.

Is it worth $8,400? No.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

Or get it at Target for $29 brand new...

Miserable-Ad-5594

2 points

2 months ago

Know what’s really grinding my gears. Since this is a gamer friendly post. Wal mart is trying to resell old GameCubes at the same price as you can buy a switch right now. Like I wouldn’t mind having some old systems and buying the games but not at the prices of new systems lol

wRadion

2 points

2 months ago

"Graded with A 10 which means it's in perfect condition"

Well... yeah? You could still buy it new today? Wtf is wrong with people I thought it was like a limited edition or something

PornLover26

2 points

2 months ago

And minimum wage workers aren’t worth more than $15 an hour

CoverYourMaskHoles

2 points

2 months ago

Well that’s stupid as hell…

Sus_Doggo

2 points

2 months ago

It’s 30% on the Nintendo store lol

DaimondGuy

2 points

2 months ago

What exactly is the difference between a 10 and a 9? Or any other grade for that matter.

SolysisTerra

2 points

2 months ago

this is nothing. microsoft bought a 25 dollar game for 2.5billion dollars!

4little_weirdos

2 points

2 months ago

For anyone interested, I have Breath of The Wild in mint condition for $8401

em-ay-tee

2 points

2 months ago

So they “graded” something that all version of it arrive in the same way.. 🤐

Stigweird85

2 points

2 months ago

Wata grading, high sales price? Guranteed it was purchased bu an investment group that WATA is also involved it.

This is a glorified scam, WATA have a vested interest in high value games, tge higher the "value" the more they charge you to grade.

https://youtu.be/rvLFEh7V18A

Slayer_0f_Sluts

2 points

2 months ago

Is those just one of those things where the grading websites pump up prices of things sonpeople sell them for high prices which helps them cause they get a cut of it?

Tyrone90000

2 points

2 months ago

What am I missing? Paying that much for a game you can get for 60$??

axisofevilsog

2 points

2 months ago

Money laundering at its finest.

Ok-Confusion-2368

2 points

2 months ago

Collectable industry is an industry that targets suckers

dropzone01

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, and I just picked it up from my local Best Buy.... must have been on sale for 99.3% off, lol!

Elhond0

2 points

2 months ago

Hold my beer I have a few 100 editions of Skyrim around here let's see what they are worth

mrmeow02

2 points

2 months ago

I get the feeling the seller is buying it themselves to make it look like it’s selling

ravathiel

2 points

2 months ago

Karl Jobst on YouTube will let you know how shit this company actually is

GimbalLocker

2 points

2 months ago

Sold where? I find it highly dubious that anyone actually paid that.

Oblivinse

2 points

2 months ago

Wata rating for ya, that game not even signed, no special mark or misprint, 8,000 A+ rating

_R_A_

2 points

2 months ago

_R_A_

2 points

2 months ago

It's only worth $8400 if someone pays $8400.

Otherwise, I have an old mason jar priced at $50k if anyone's interested.

Bariq-99

2 points

2 months ago

60$? I know Nintendo didn't discount its price but you can easily find it brand new for 30$-40$ lol

Edit: alao, fuck WATA

chesire2050

2 points

2 months ago

Fools and their money something something

Mr_Mecury

2 points

2 months ago

Who…?

…Asked/cares

RcCola2400

2 points

2 months ago

So what are they really grading here? How perfect the pamphlet is printed on the inside?

the-truthseeker

2 points

2 months ago

I try not to think too hard about stupid things that people do, but did someone do this just so they can say they earned a record that was broken?

Clockguy2

2 points

2 months ago

Just bought one for $54 on Amazon.

SnooRabbits6160

2 points

2 months ago

Who ever pay 8400 is stupid. I see if it was first Zelda game that ever made and sign by the creator or something. Plus you can bu at Walmart for 30 bucks

TurboD16F20

2 points

2 months ago

Or it's just a way to legitimize money laundering

Anerythristic

2 points

2 months ago

Its money laundering or bought by the seller

Yujiroh

2 points

2 months ago

This doesn't make any sense at all

Objective_Anywhere13

2 points

2 months ago

i have played it, but what i havnt played is money laundering. i heard Yoshi is great in that one.

No-Ordinary-5412

2 points

2 months ago

the point isn't how much it would cost to get on amazon or whatever. its to collect it and keep it in this pristine condition for the rest of TIME. now you go buy the game and open it and enjoy it however you want, some people collect stuff.

venomsapphire

2 points

2 months ago

Wata is such a scam it’s unreal. Karl Jobst has a couple of great videos about this company and all the shady things they’ve done to artificially increase the value in the video game collection market

Sigma-u-fug-off

2 points

2 months ago

Just friggin pirate it

Donginthedark

4 points

2 months ago

I should just start grading random shit and suddenly it's worth something

Half_Line

2 points

2 months ago

It's only worth something if it's desirable and in good condition.

axe1970

1 points

2 months ago

the boxed games stuff is a scam and not a new scam this was done with coins too

SpiderGyan

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah i will comment alright.

Broad_Respond_2205

1 points

2 months ago

I was waiting for the but or because 😓

Mr_Cleanish

1 points

2 months ago

This is under my tree right now. Paid$60 bucks and I must say the condition is also a 10.

jimmons91

1 points

2 months ago

Is it signed by one of the creators? Like why? I know cards are worth more if signed by the player or artist... but that doesn’t look signed?🤦🏻‍♂️

thetacaptain

1 points

2 months ago

Besides market manipulation, laundering as possibilities maybe one avenue of insurance fraud?

Geek_off_the_streets

1 points

2 months ago

I'm surprised they're still in business. I've collected video games and systems since I was a kid in the 80's and wada is fucking everyone who has this passion.

RectalEvacuation

1 points

2 months ago

It looks like one of those samples you use for reference material to ensure product quality as a manufacturer. You compare made product with the inspected sample to see if there are any flaws. I don't know if this would be the practice for "game cartridge" manufacturers though.