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    Angry Fake Ruby Version?

    Forgive me if this isn't the correct sub-forum, I couldn't figure out where to put it and couldn't find anything like it. But anyways...

    I recently bought a used copy of Ruby online, and I suspect it to be fake.

    1) The sticker is not shiny, and was peeling off when I got it.
    2) It says "The save file is ok" at the beginning, or "The save file has been deleted..." and eats the save.
    3) It doesn't say Nintendo above the pins in the cartridge.
    4) It didn't really fit into the gameboy, I had to push it pretty hard!
    5) Doesn't always boot up properly.
    6) It says "The Pokemon Company" in the upper left corner as opposed to the upper right, which has the serial number thing that should be in the lower right under the seal.

    If anyone has experience with this, please help me. I'm pretty angry, and want to be sure it's a fake. And if it is what do I do?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiMaster View Post
    And if it is what do I do?!
    I figure your options to be:

    1. Feel shame at being suckered into buying a fake.
    2. See Option #1.

    If you were naive enough to purchase a fake game from a seller sketchy enough to sell a fake game, what manner of recourse do you expect to have?
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    It was amazon, I had no way of knowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiMaster View Post
    It was amazon, I had no way of knowing.
    Sure you did, by not buying a "used copy" of a game that likely ranks among the most pirated/bootlegged on lists of such things. I certainly wouldn't risk my money on that, at any rate.


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    Well, they don't even sell it new anymore. What am I supposed to do?
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    Use a brick-and-mortar retail location that sells used games, for one thing. At least you can physically check and try the cartridge there before buying it. For another, break out the bottle of common sense, pour a little and realize buying a used copy of a game online from a seller with whom you've had no particular experience might not be the best idea, particularly in a franchise that's been pirated, illegally copied and bootlegged as much as this one has.


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    I'm not stupid.
    a) Went to gamestop, they were charging $40 for a used copy. That's rather outrageous, and I don't have $40 to spend on a game.
    b) They had a reputation rating in the high 90s. I did my research, seemed like a good seller. They very-well could have no knowledge that it's fake, could have gotten it from someone for example.

    Regardless... I didn't ask for advice to be merely ridiculed. Is there something I can do to make it stop eating my save file? Replace the battery inside the cart with a better one or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiMaster View Post
    Is there something I can do to make it stop eating my save file? Replace the battery inside the cart with a better one or something?
    No, if it's a bad bootleg then it's a bad bootleg. There isn't a whole lot you can do but lament the wasted money.

    You're really trying to tell me that your local used game shop of choice was charging $40 for a used copy of a game that was only $30 when it was new?


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    Yeah, it's outrageous. $35-40. I'm sure it's because you can't get it new anymore, so they can charge whatever they want. Supply and demand. There's a demand and no new supply.
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    Your lying about the price. Thats not true.
    The highest the price is : 24.99 OR LOWER.

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    Nope, the prices were high where I went. If it was 25 or lower I would've bought it and saved myself all this trouble.
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    Fake game discussion doesn't go here.

    be sure to read the rules of every section before posting ;)

    Little Miss Stalinist/Secret Al-Qaeda agents (i.e. Ellie) would be a ***** even if she was a conserative republican. What makes her the way she is happens to be the fact that the webmaster of this site let's her behave like this. (Of course, I would never make a liberal a staff member at any forum I'd be in charge of, regardless.)

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