View Full Version : So I bought Emerald off ebay...

19th May 2007, 7:08 AM
...to find that the cartridge is black and the book is photocopied, also the box says that it's american, I know that the english cart is translucent green and I'm just asking this to see if the american cart should be translucent green as well and not black.

The only sure-fire way I can test it if it isn't a fake is using PalPark and I'm not that far into Pearl yet >.< please help <3

19th May 2007, 7:10 AM
Yeah, it's a fake. All Emerald games are translucent green.

19th May 2007, 7:11 AM
Yeah, it's a fake. All Emerald games are translucent green.

Thanks, the guy is trying to play me off saying that all the american carts are being made black now...lol

19th May 2007, 7:13 AM
ALL fake GBA games are black.

~.:Southern lights:.~
19th May 2007, 7:16 AM
never buy from ebay but buy from amazone

19th May 2007, 7:19 AM
Jeez. I here this often. I am truly sorry you were scammed.

19th May 2007, 8:11 AM
How much did you spend?

19th May 2007, 9:48 PM
How much did you spend?

Ł12.49, I thought I was getting a good deal, but the person who sold it to me has agreed to refund me if I send it back, but imo the cartridge should be destroyed... though my money comes first. =/

19th May 2007, 10:27 PM
I aint touching Ebay for games EVER. There are too many fakes around on there lol

20th May 2007, 10:45 AM
I aint touching Ebay for games EVER. There are too many fakes around on there lol

True,True so true

20th May 2007, 11:30 AM
It's so fake.

20th May 2007, 12:15 PM
The game is fake.

It's a bad idea to buy games from ebay!!!

20th May 2007, 12:23 PM
I don't know why people LOVE to post, IT'S FAKE, when it's already clear.

All the same I hope you get a legit Emerald, try a Gamestop (still watch out for bootlegs) or mabye some other store?
I would recommend you save up for a new Emerald.
But if you can't do that bid carefully on Ebay.

20th May 2007, 12:42 PM
Man yd u buy off ebay u know its full of scammers.......

20th May 2007, 1:51 PM
Get amazon, gamestop are a proper company so that's your safest option, I'd say

21st May 2007, 12:50 AM
Yep, it's fake. All black cartridge Pokemon games are fakes. Never buy GBA Pokemon games pff of eBay. (I dunno about D/P, my Japanese Pearl was gotten off eBay and it's real.)

29th May 2007, 6:58 AM
how can u tell if a game is fake or not? is it that lil golden seal thing that differentiates between real copies and bootlegs?

29th May 2007, 10:08 AM
i dont know how to tell if its fake appart from the cartridge being black
i both my ruby and LG are fake but they work perfectly, never had any problems with them.. nd iv had and played them for over a year. the only thing is that when i turn my gameboy on it says the game file is corrupt.. but its not.

29th May 2007, 10:29 AM
Time for some more eBay-phobia! Yay!

Jesus Christ, you get scammed on it and it's your own fault, look for a reliable seller if you want to use eBay, and I myself have a fake Fire Red, Leaf Green, and Emerald (although I did buy another Emerald) and they all work perfectly.

29th May 2007, 11:10 PM
i did this aswell and i found myself with a fake game having to spend more money on a game. ur not the only one