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Korplem November 1st, 2013 04:42

Silly Walmart…
 
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I saw this guy sitting on a shelf at Walmart a few weeks ago — only a few years after the game has been shut down. What a deal, right? Only $29?

Couchpotato November 1st, 2013 04:58

I worked at Walmart for a year. You would be surprised by the old stock of games just sitting in boxes. That and the electronic workers lack of knowledge when it comes to games.

jhwisner November 1st, 2013 08:44

Didn't the servers shut down in 2009?

Alrik Fassbauer November 1st, 2013 14:26

That's an collector's item by now. And thus, valuable. ;)

I was too late getting one - it was sold out even (or especially ?) after the servers had been shut down.

I hade a few screenshots just before the shut down was performed, and all of the Watch's "PictureWatch" Tabula Rasa screenshots were made by me.

Edit : Just checked : On Ebay Germany someone tries to sell the CD for 60 Euros.
The regular versions can be bought by 2-30 Euros, depending on the seller.

Amazon Germany has 1 specimen left with the price of 60 Euros (sold through Amazon Marketplace, apparently, plus others by 42 Euros.

Some even sell a rest of Tabula Rasa keyboards.

joxer November 1st, 2013 16:30

First to say never heard of that game and would probably forget I've seen it here in a day or two.

I've said in another thread. Feudalism, capitalism, socialism, communism and whatever mixes are dead.
We're living in the era of fraudism. Offer any kind of useless junk - there will be someone to buy it. And if you've invested into marketing, you'll sell even more of it. "Sex sells" is a thing of ancient history, now it's "fraud sells".

sakichop November 1st, 2013 18:28

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Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061224718)
First to say never heard of that game and would probably forget I've seen it here in a day or two.

I've said in another thread. Feudalism, capitalism, socialism, communism and whatever mixes are dead.
We're living in the era of fraudism. Offer any kind of useless junk - there will be someone to buy it. And if you've invested into marketing, you'll sell even more of it. "Sex sells" is a thing of ancient history, now it's "fraud sells".

This is probably not fraud as that requires knowledge and intent. This is more likely a mistake as a result of ignorance and incompetence.

blatantninja November 1st, 2013 19:03

There is no more fraud today than there was 100 years ago. If anything, its much better. Just look at the advertising from the early 1900s. You could claim anything you want (and they did), with zero to back it up.

Warmark November 1st, 2013 20:51

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Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061224658)
I worked at Walmart for a year. You would be surprised by the old stock of games just sitting in boxes. That and the electronic workers lack of knowledge when it comes to games.

True, I started working part time in the Wall-Mart electronics department about five months ago and I went over all the stock with the manager to update everything in the department, and there was a lot both hardware and software to get rid of-example: a boxed Compaq desktop computer still running XP lol.

I was surprised how little the people in the department new about basic electronics there, many of them younger and I thought would know a lot more than they did.
It's worked out good for me as I am the go-to electronics guy now for this store lol.

Korplem November 2nd, 2013 03:55

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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 1061224696)
That's an collector's item by now. And thus, valuable. ;)

I was too late getting one - it was sold out even (or especially ?) after the servers had been shut down.

I hade a few screenshots just before the shut down was performed, and all of the Watch's "PictureWatch" Tabula Rasa screenshots were made by me.

Edit : Just checked : On Ebay Germany someone tries to sell the CD for 60 Euros.
The regular versions can be bought by 2-30 Euros, depending on the seller.

Amazon Germany has 1 specimen left with the price of 60 Euros (sold through Amazon Marketplace, apparently, plus others by 42 Euros.

Some even sell a rest of Tabula Rasa keyboards.

That's interesting. I checked the US amazon/ebay and the highest asking price that I saw was $35. I wonder if the German version is more valuable in Germany due to localization of the materials?

Warmark, you're right that these youngins aren't as familiar with computers/technology as you'd expect. I think it may be that they have always had a computer in their house and took it for granted, whereas even only slightly older people remember getting their first computer and were more excited about it, leading to more exploration of it.

joxer November 2nd, 2013 04:03

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Originally Posted by sakichop (Post 1061224730)
This is probably not fraud as that requires knowledge and intent. This is more likely a mistake as a result of ignorance and incompetence.

We have a different definition of it then.
Asking money for something useless, no matter if seller knows it's useless or not, is a pure fraud.
Honestly, if I lived there, wherever it is, I'd deliberately buy it, then would play stupid and sue them.

sakichop November 2nd, 2013 05:58

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Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061224812)
We have a different definition of it then.
Asking money for something useless, no matter if seller knows it's useless or not, is a pure fraud.
Honestly, if I lived there, wherever it is, I'd deliberately buy it, then would play stupid and sue them.

I'm just using the actually definition of fraud, which is what you would need to do if you wanted to sue.

I'm not sure Joxer's "definition of fraud" would hold up in a court of law.

Alrik Fassbauer November 6th, 2013 16:12

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Originally Posted by Korplem (Post 1061224808)
That's interesting. I checked the US amazon/ebay and the highest asking price that I saw was $35. I wonder if the German version is more valuable in Germany due to localization of the materials?

No.

People just believe that Germany are just crazy enough to spend those sums. Nerds, especially.

Others (probably the sdame ones) go after the rule "there's always one idiot waking up any day".

People just assume us Germany to be rich.

Plus, there's also this tax thing.


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