The Platinum that I want on Amazon still has its case and booklet which is a nice bonus since I destroyed almost all the game cases I had when I was little. If I get Platinum, I'll hopefully be able to get Ruby or Emerald used sometime in the future and have a nice little collection of Pokémon games. I trust Amazon more since I've always been wary of eBay and I've had really good luck with Amazon since I was in 4th grade(I got Crash Bandicoot 2/3 and Zoo Tycoon on there and they were in really good condition).
I'll give eBay a quick look and see what they're offering. I'm set on Amazon though since I still have gift card money that I never used for the Kindle(I just like real books better), and I want to spend it on something that I would like to have that isn't really sold in stores anymore.
EDIT: And then there's the whole 'bidding' problem.
EDIT 2: Shit. Someone went and bought it just now. Noe I'm back to square one.
Just bought Diamond for £10.00 thats about $15 for US people. Looking forward to playing it.
Try the "Buy It Now" search option, IceHippo95. While usually a little higher in price, it's a guarantee you'll get it.
I read about their policy on payment, and we don't have any of their choices of payment.
Alright guys. I need your help with a decision on Amazon. I found another Platinum for $31 for the case, artwork, and game. During that search, I decided to look at Ruby and Emerald to see if any of those offers seemed legit.
Here is the link for used Ruby games: Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Pokemon Ruby
Here is the one for used Platinum games: Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Pokemon Platinum
And here is the one for used Emerald games: Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Pokemon Emerald Version
I don't know if I want to wait on Platinum and get one of the Gen 3 games instead, or just buy Platinum and wait for another opportunity to buy Ruby or Emerald. I need an answer(s) soon because I don't know how long those offers will last.
@ IceHippo95; If you really wanted, I could get you a Gen 3 cart later on when I have more money I mean, there's a store on the way to school that sells them. I've also sen the Gen 4 games there.
@Shift Gear; you don't have to do that for me. It might be possible that the local Walmart still carries them, but I highly doubt it since they are considered 'older games' by many stores now. I'll keep looking around whenever I'm at a big chain store.
What did you think of the used games on Amazon? Are there any that are fishy or sound legit?
@IceHippo95; I'd be wary of used games on Amazon. Over the past three years, I bought seven used games from different sellers on Amazon, five of which were either counterfeits, damaged, or made in China, which also qualify as counterfeit. It also means they have a tendency to malfunction and fall apart. I found this out by taking them to Gamestop since I got a little suspicious why the games were acting up, and found out they were counterfeit. The sellers were also not willing to refund me, hinting to me that they knew it was fake, and Amazon did nothing to help me. So I lost nearly $150 as an end result. That's why I recommend Ebay over Amazon, as you have Buyer Protection and much better help when things go bad. While Ebay can have its counterfeits, the Buyer Protection can be a huge help in getting justice delivered.
As much as I would like to experience buying things on eBay, my parents really don't like eBay and their policies on how to buy/sell products, so we never buy from them. The thing is, there are counterfeits everywhere nowadays and I've always gone by the policy 'if it's from China, then it is a fake'. I tend to buy things from sellers with very high ratings that are located in the US so I can avoid as many fakes as possible. We all have differing opinions on what we believe is the best website to order from. I think I'll buy Platinum for now and see how that goes before I get anything else.
You know, I've got plenty of Platinums (like, four). I can give you one if your search goes afoul. It will be in working order, as I've played it, and I'll clear all the data for you (one of them I'm not very far, like Hearthome City visit 1, so it would be no big loss. They're all American made, and I'm offering it to you for free. I really don't need that many Platinums (I'm beginning to wonder why I bought so many???), so think about it for a bit and let me know if you'd like it or not.
If I don't find a Platinum before college(I've got a year and a half), I may have to take you up on your offer. Hopefully I'll find one before then.
Didn't you say that you are an item hoarder a few weeks ago? Trust me, if I had the money, I would buy a bunch of Gen 4 games so I could hoard many items and Pokémon. I know I should've bought them sooner, but I kept putting it off, and that's my fault. All my fault.
I really need to become more assertive and just go out and do stuff and not worry about what other people think of my actions. Now that I think about it, that's the reason why I skipped all of Gen 3 and most of Gen 4, all because I was terrified of my friends and classmates finding out how much I love Pokémon. A long time ago, I was once part of the group that said 'Pokémon is for babies'(I didn't really think that. I just wanted to keep my interest a secret from everyone). No one expects the quiet timid girl to like Pokémon(where I lived, it was mostly for boys only). Where I grew up, kids liked Pokémon for about a year or two, and then they flocked to the Xbox and GameCube. If you liked Pokémon, you had to hope that no one would ever find out. Otherwise, you would have zero friends until middle school or even high school. It's much better where I live now. It seems a lot of people here like the newer Pokémon games since that's what they grew up with and they are really open about it. I even heard some guys talking about the Regis in Black 2(should I tell them I can give them the other key?) in class last week. No one cares whether or not you like this thing or that thing. They just want to be friends and have fun. I think I'm much happier here now than I was where I once lived.
You have no idea how great it felt typing all of this out. It feels like an emotional burden has been lifted off my back.