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Soooooo.... a long long time ago I used to be a weird dude with an obsession for minty NES boxes (the black variety especially). Along with being obsessed with perfect boxes I also had a reputation of possibly being the slowest shipper on earth. I mean well, I was 20 something and maybe smoked too much pot. Anyhooooooo understandably I got kicked for my lack of giving a poo. 

 

That was what.... nearly 10 years ago. I maybe once every couple years types the ole NA address in the search and tonight that really shocked me. I’ve read up a little on things and got a fairly good grasp on things, I think.

 

So, my name is Ray! I’m 36. I’m now married. I live in Chattanooga, TN! I am friends with a lot of the oooooold crew on FB. but other than that I haven’t heard from much others! I have exactly 2 games in my possession. One PERFECT CIB adventure island and box only of Mario 64. Who have I become?! I sold most everything and bought a cabin.

oh..... I searched for NA tonight because I was on FB and a market place ad grabbed me with a picture of a beautiful NES box in perfect shape. But... but... it was a reproduction. This one was printed on grey cardboard though, the edges were crisp, and it looked well... good. I feel like the devil but I bought it. Is this destroying mint collectors? I unfortunately see it as a way to suffice my OCD without breaking the bank. Just curious how it’s received now?

 

sorry... super long intro.

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Fair. I figured that would be the case. I remember years ago the topic being discussed but repro stuff was in the early years and sellers were still promising to put some sort of addition to the artwork to ensure it was known to be a fake.

If nothing else I’m incredibly glad it sparked the idea to check out the old forum.

I’m lying in bed with my wife. She has NEVER known me in our 6 years together to be one to be on a forum. She’s constantly looking over like... “what in the world are you doing?!”

ahhhhhhhhhhh this is nice and bringing and bringing back a thousand memories.

 

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7 minutes ago, TheFrisbee said:

I’m lying in bed with my wife. She has NEVER known me in our 6 years together to be one to be on a forum. She’s constantly looking over like... “what in the world are you doing?!”

Tell your wife I said "hi".

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It's been an awfully long while since I saw you posting anything on NA, but it is always good to see a familiar 'face' back! Remember when we were harassing pats1717 to join NA in order to sell you mint games? LOL, Good old time.

Welcome on VGS, I hope to see you hanging around from time to time man!

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36 isnt an old fart yet.  thats still qualifies as a 2 day old bean burrito smell lol.  yeah alot has changed in a decade.  welcome to the new nintendoage aka videogame sage or videogames age.  the old age got flushed down the toilet by a cornball cock sucker unfortunately.

i still cant believe that got made into a game.

 

Anyways welcome 😛

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Hahaha... I’m telling you the nostalgia is intense!

i can’t wait to get a little more familiar with things around here. Some names are more familiar than others. Gull, I remember me and you had a killer transaction set up right before I left. A beautiful MINT urban Champ, balloon Fight and a couple others. It never went through but they were pennies in the dollar now! Crazy!

Jonebone, always enjoyed your antics bro. Hahah I remember just giving you a hard time about an ice ice baby photoshoot LOLs.


glad to hear from you guys. It’s made my morning!

is Jason Smith around these parts?

Do people remember the DOV days? Now that is something I wish I could rewind and do again!!!!

 

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2 hours ago, TheFrisbee said:

Hahaha... I’m telling you the nostalgia is intense!

i can’t wait to get a little more familiar with things around here. Some names are more familiar than others. Gull, I remember me and you had a killer transaction set up right before I left. A beautiful MINT urban Champ, balloon Fight and a couple others. It never went through but they were pennies in the dollar now! Crazy!

Jonebone, always enjoyed your antics bro. Hahah I remember just giving you a hard time about an ice ice baby photoshoot LOLs.


glad to hear from you guys. It’s made my morning!

is Jason Smith around these parts?

Do people remember the DOV days? Now that is something I wish I could rewind and do again!!!!

 

Haven't seen Jason Smith post in probably a decade or so.  DOV hauls were great and the items he sold are collectively millions of dollars now. Good times...

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3 hours ago, TheFrisbee said:

Hahaha... I’m telling you the nostalgia is intense!

i can’t wait to get a little more familiar with things around here. Some names are more familiar than others. Gull, I remember me and you had a killer transaction set up right before I left. A beautiful MINT urban Champ, balloon Fight and a couple others. It never went through but they were pennies in the dollar now! Crazy!

Jonebone, always enjoyed your antics bro. Hahah I remember just giving you a hard time about an ice ice baby photoshoot LOLs.


glad to hear from you guys. It’s made my morning!

is Jason Smith around these parts?

Do people remember the DOV days? Now that is something I wish I could rewind and do again!!!!

 

Last I heard years ago he sold everything off and got into craft beer?

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7 hours ago, acidjaguar said:

 I also will refrain from any mention of where the new black box market sits. 

Man, I tell ya what. I love the house and it’s been a good investment... but I tell my wife every now and again I think I miss my games more!

there was this scenario where a well known fella (Shrn* or something to that affect followed by numbers) was incredibly kind and traded me a dead nuts mint/sealed stack up for a mint Zelda cart. He wanted to surprise me and ship it early... I had no idea though, so I wasn’t expecting it yet. I was living in a duplex at the time and it got delivered to my deadbeat neighbors. I think he messaged me about a week after it shipped hoping to have seen a message of delight or something. I was in tears. They said they never got it... blah blah blah. It was probably that evening I was so irked I snooped their trash and there was a stack up, ripped open and discarded in the trash. I called the cops and they basically laughed like.... , “are you serious”?

 

anyhoo.... I think that started my decline in caring. It was a really hard hit and one of the last really mint CIBs I needed.

rambling... I haven’t thought about this stuff in so long!

 

 

 

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