I have some customers looking for an old LCD screen for a machine black-box controller. It's an off-the-shelf display unit, 320x200, but was obsoleted several years back. Unfortunately, I can get every other component new but not this one. And naturally, it's the only component that ever goes bad on these controllers. The OEM replacement is around $3,500, since they have to change the console card and alter the software a bit. Yikes!
So I hit up the 'net to see what I can find. I get a bunch of hits and make an inquiry after checking one site where they list thousands of the displays. Awesome! You have a whole bunch so maybe I'll buy half-a-dozen. They get back to me: - do you need this exact
screen? Well, yeah. I mean, that's the part number I put in, right? Why would they ask that question if they, supposedly, have access to thousands? Obviously they DON'T have access to them but their website hasn't been updated. Thanks for the wasted time, dinks.
For $3500 I might just break out a soldering iron on a $10 craigslist lcd panel and see if I could get it to work.
and gamestop is notorious for not paying what games are worth
I once tried to sell my copy of Ass Creed 2 to gamestop, they offered me 2€ (might have been 1€, not sure)...
I can never seem to get rid of that game :/
You can get it new for 10 USD so, yeah, I'd think used prices would be rather low.
I guess so. Like I said they were all xbox 360 owners so it's not super casual, but one guy didn't even know what the Orange Box was. When I asked him if he ever heard of Half Life 2 he looked confused and said "nope".
He didn't know what the orange box/HL2 was? As I said, they sound like a casual crowd to me......and to be honest, even XBOX360 is rife with shovelware(crapware) offerings (especially some Kinect titles) so I wouldn't put it past many of them to just be sports game or Kinect/casual players.
A lot of 360 owners almost exclusively play shooters and sports games.