He wants to throw out the artwork

yagamikun

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Man, I remember all these "rare finds" coming up a lot in the late 90's and early aughts. Stories of flea-market bargains and stumbling on shit in Goodwill. Good times...
 

The Chief

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Looks like they may be water damaged, shame. $59.99 “Sale” price on that Mutation Nation, whoooooo.
 

HeavyMachineGoob

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Just contact Dion Dakis at NeoGeoFreak, literally what that outfit was built to do.
 

sirlynxalot

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He doesn't say anything about throwing out the original art, maybe he will keep it in a drawer while using nice fresh print outs.

I bought a game once where the packaging had been damaged in a flood. The packaging was clearly water damaged and the seller mentioned the flood story in the description. Usually the game sold CIB for $100 at that time, and when the damaged version went up for sale, bidding ended at around $20... So there's a real question about whether keeping the damaged paper here is even worth anything on the collectors market. Perhaps it would even stigmatize it and result in a lesser price than just selling without the damaged box.
 

Bennett

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Why throw the art out? Damaged artwork still commands a premium.

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LoneSage

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He doesn't say anything about throwing out the original art, maybe he will keep it in a drawer while using nice fresh print outs.

I bought a game once where the packaging had been damaged in a flood. The packaging was clearly water damaged and the seller mentioned the flood story in the description. Usually the game sold CIB for $100 at that time, and when the damaged version went up for sale, bidding ended at around $20... So there's a real question about whether keeping the damaged paper here is even worth anything on the collectors market. Perhaps it would even stigmatize it and result in a lesser price than just selling without the damaged box.
It's not about how much it will sell for.

It's about real is real and fake is fake.

A beat up original box with marks and tears is infinitely more precious than something you printed out at Kinko's.
 

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It's not about how much it will sell for.

It's about real is real and fake is fake.

A beat up original box with marks and tears is infinitely more precious than something you printed out at Kinko's.

For the most part sure, except if the inserts are mildewy, black moldy paper inside a plastic sleeve. I would toss that shit out everyday and twice on Sunday and I can't quite tell, but it sure looks like that could be the case with the viewpoint, AOF and maybe others.

Assuming this is a real trash find and not a typical validation seeking Facebook post, if the carts are good, toss the boxes entirely, you will never rid them of that musty smell and living with moldy paper in your house because 'real is real' is as pathetic as it gets.
 

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For the most part sure, except if the inserts are mildewy, black moldy paper inside a plastic sleeve. I would toss that shit out everyday and twice on Sunday and I can't quite tell, but it sure looks like that could be the case with the viewpoint, AOF and maybe others.

Assuming this is a real trash find and not a typical validation seeking Facebook post, if the carts are good, toss the boxes entirely, you will never rid them of that musty smell and living with moldy paper in your house because 'real is real' is as pathetic as it gets.
Authentic snk mildew
 

kernow

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Wouldn't touch em tbh
Nowhere near the condition or language I want
 

LoneSage

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For the most part sure, except if the inserts are mildewy, black moldy paper inside a plastic sleeve. I would toss that shit out everyday and twice on Sunday and I can't quite tell, but it sure looks like that could be the case with the viewpoint, AOF and maybe others.

Assuming this is a real trash find and not a typical validation seeking Facebook post, if the carts are good, toss the boxes entirely, you will never rid them of that musty smell and living with moldy paper in your house because 'real is real' is as pathetic as it gets.
Well no shit if they're a health hazard. I've never even seen a video game with fucking mildew on the box.

I'm talking about actual normal scratches and damage, not this retarded subhuman CHUD condition.
 

LoneSage

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lol america, a bit of mould you can easily clean off is a 'health hazard'
You got mold in your home or on your belongings?

Is it normal for your games to have some mildew?
 

kernow

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They're old games that haven't been stored correctly. Wipe the mould off, it's not a health hazard ffs
 

smokey

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You got mold in your home or on your belongings?

Is it normal for your games to have some mildew?
I think we got a lot less of it here in Europe and a lot less agressive. I might see some mold on an old cheese but that is about it.
Also our houses are for the large part made of stone. So mold is not as big of an issue.
 
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