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Sold AS-IS Sega CD disks ?
Why are your video games priced higher than I see on Amazon or Ebay ?
What is the logic and reasoning for not refunding me for game cartridges ?
What procedure was used for cleaning ?
What experience do you offer, or are you just some surplus game broker ?
How did the game cartridges get tested ?
Atari 800 cartridges testing.
Tools, Toolmaker, Machinist, refunds ?
LEGO


Store web address ? http://a-better-way.ecrater.com/
http://a-better-way.ecrater.com/ Selling vintage,video games,electronic parts, collectibles, toys, tools on Ecrater.

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Sold AS-IS Sega CD disks ?
Repairing consumer electronics since 1978 I have concluded there are far too many variables between how the light signal is being reflected back into the laser, and the machine itself. Therefore I have decided to not refund, even if it was a new machine and a new CD, buyer assumes all risk. I bought these when they came out, they are all cleaned, but will inform you in the listing of a questionable disk with a lot of scratches. Most of these are almost like new, the cases have scratches, but the CD's should run perfectly. All SEGA disks are untested.

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Why are your video games priced higher than I see on Amazon or Ebay ?
(1) From what I see on those websites, CIB equals Complete In Box, but they have missing things, I make no claims, but that makes some of my boxed games, being the original owner, 400% complete. (2) They use a stock photo and don't show the actual product, then you end up with a half baked item. (3) Games they say the condition is "like new" or "very good" but all you get is only a game cartridge or quickly cleaned.

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What is the logic and reasoning for not refunding me for game cartridges ?
My "stock" OLD test machine(s) are the same ones I bought when Nintendo (NES), (SNES), (Sega), (Atari 800/XL) first came out. If the game works well on my old machine, then the only other determining factor for the game to not work, will be your machine. It's either dirty or needs replacement and you may gunk up the contacts (or ruin the contacts).

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What procedure was used for cleaning ?
Exteriors cleaned with glass cleaner and cloth and cotton swabs. All INDIVIDUAL contacts where rubbed cleaned with 3 different cleaners using cotton swabs. Then applied, not sprayed, a very very thin coat of light lube from the Caig brand of electronic lubes. After applying the lube the contacts are wiped before the cartridge is inserted into the console. Once inserted, I then work the cartridge a bunch of times up-down-in out. Then remove the cartridge and re-wipe the contacts again to make sure there isn't any lube buildup in my machine or on the games contacts. Leaving only super clean and smooth contacts.

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What experience do you offer, or are you just some surplus game broker ?
I am not some reseller, I am either the original owner that I bought a game new for myself when they first came out. Some of the non-boxed ones I might have lost the box or bought used a long time ago. I am an electronics audio repair technician repairing for 35 years AND a gamer from way back in time. I actually care if they work good ! unlike some other sellers who are just trying to resell games.

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How did the game cartridges get tested ?
All games have been tested long enough to get warm, 1/2 hour or much longer, and then retested after removing from machine a few times, and hitting reset a few times. I did this also because I wanted to play them for a while and to be sure I was satisfied they all work properly.

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Atari 800 cartridges testing.
Most all these old Atari games use or need a joystick to play. I had painstakingly tore down and cleaned my old Atari 800 XL home computer only to test these games, or programs, BEFORE I put anything online for sale. I would have posted them long ago but I needed a test system for testing. Each contact was individually cleaned, very very light electronics lube, and re-wiped again not allowing any lube buildup. They have only been tested on an "800 XL" Atari Home computer system.............................. Offering NO refunds on these.......................... Thanks.

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Tools, Toolmaker, Machinist, refunds ?
These tools were my dads working as a tool and die, die repairman. Tools are in good shape, they haven't been used for a while, and some may have a little rust. I am lightly cleaning and adding a light amount of lube too keep tools from rusting. However if any problem arises. refund ? TERMS (see terms page under "TOOLS") 3 Days to examine tool. Item must be shipped back at your expense before a refund is possible, same packing if possible. They are all in good shape, and some may be called vintage, some tools have his name etched in it, and will be noted in the descriptions.

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LEGO
All Lego's that are used have not been cleaned or sanitized. They have been stored but you may need to wash them if you so desire. Most Lego's are small parts, ages, probably 5 years old and up.

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