VGGRADER.COM aka VGA
Well. VGA is nothing but bullshit.
First read here: http://www.nintendoplayer.com/feature/vga/
And i can tell you why. And i won’t even discuss their pricing and services.
1) some people decided they have the knowledge to tell what’s fake and what’s not. Who are they? Some experienced collectors with 20 years of experience in sealed collecting? I believe not. Old hardcore sealed collectors are well known and can even be countered. And they do not work for VGA.
2) OK let’s assume they have the ultimate knowledge about all sealed videgames on the planet….. But it’s not possible. If you collect this stuff you know how hard it is. Millions of fakes. Gazillions of variations, bootleg editions, tear strips, shrinkwraps, ventholes, h-seams, horisontal seams, vertical seams, overlapping seams, red strips, ps strips, nintendo strips, clear strips!! and so on…. Only through collecting you can get all this knowledge.
3) OK so what do they grade? Of cause the obvious stuff! Like SNES games for example. Try and send em some shitty genesis games and they will just reject them cause they have no idea if they are real or not. And what do you do when you have no idea or understanding about things? REJECT. And the problem solved.
4) Preservation. Those acrylic cases. I must say they are extremely good-looking. And they are tough to break. A good coffin indeed. But for me if game is completely welded you loose the feel of the game completely. I mean it’s sensual shit there. You someties want to take the game and look and it and touch the box and look at the pictures and mess with it (but do not masturbate! lol). With VGA cases it’s impossible unless you purchase just the sliding case.
5) The grades. These are just pure random nonsense. A 80 a 90 a 70..80+ what the fuck? Why are there someone to tell you if the game is THAT good or THAT bad? It’s completely subjective shit. For me some minor damage is nothing. For example i hate cracked games but i can bare with some wrap tears. I don’t need anyone to tell me how good are my games and give it a number. lol. And people even PAY for it. lol. You know i understand the reason. People love paying for miracles. It’s that itching anticipation. “What i will get ohhh my fucking gawd!!111”. Like a gamble. You send your green buddies and wait for a mysterious outcome provided by random people with random operating brain based on some mysterious scales. Well if you have some free money to dump! go for it!
6) Prices hijacking. Yes, prices on VGA shit quadruple! Magically. Like VGA games are blessed with some magic godly piss or something. People see some investment potential in it while there’s none. I especially enjoy when n00bies start buying random crap and send it to VGA to grade. And they try to resell that crap for astronomical money, it sits there for months… then they give up and try to sell it for prices of “ungraded” crap and even then it hardly sells at all. PROFIT god damn! lol. Realistically prices on VGA graded games must be a little over the “ungraded” stuff, as grading itself worth money. But noooooooo… vga games worth 10x more sometimes. What is more hilarious that peple buy cases of current gen xbox360, 3ds and ps3 games , grade it and try to sell at 10x prices while same games still available on amazon and retail for pennies. LMAO. This is just retarded.
7) Grading opened “unused” games. Well, words escape me. Just as this…There is NO WAY you can tell if an opened game was used at least once or not. Just be real.
PS: All said above is just my own opinion. You won’t be banned or hated just for buying, selling or talking VGA. But be warned – VGA promotion and fanboism of any kind will be heavily moderated.
Video Game Quality aka VGC aka RPGArcana
This is just a fucking hilarious scam artist. This dude is one of most famous resealers and scambags in the whole videogame world. Originally he was under ebay name vgsloki or something… then he switched to rpgarcana and started sealing his own USED games and selling as BRAND NEW SEALED. He became so good at it that he even sold some used garbage as new and even managed to fake a genesis oval seal. But only by cutting a seal so that it unstitches itself and opens like an oval..What is even MORE funny, he managed to grade his own reseal at VGA!
But it hasn’t stopped RPGArcana’s evolution. He started his own grading service as a VGA ripoff! Amazing dude isn’t it? Inventive.
So it’s like double-blessed magic piss now! Selling used and what is worse – resealed garbage for prices of VGA graded shit. Retardment at it’s best!
Basically he just buys USED mint consoles and games, “grades” them under his own funnt grading and tries to resell as new.
More talk here:
I’ve made this dude famous worldwide! DO NOT BUY ANYTHING AT ALL! ALL IS SCAM!
Through this post i discovered yet ANOTHER VGA ripoff! Like Einstein once said: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” So true. Some dudes went even further and decided to grade completely used games. “Look, this one has some dog shit on it! This is VGS 70+ not a 80!”. Cannot really comment on this one since it’s just beyond idiotic.