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Started by Tom Beck, February 19, 2016, 08:11:59 PM

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Tom Beck

Can anybody explain me, how amazon make the prices:

I bought the book for 28,19.€ One day later it costs 26€, next day 25,44€ and again one day later it was 24€.  

And today it costs 47,70€.

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/0985480572?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

I could not understand that...   ???
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i recommend the app "amazon alarm". already saved me a lot of money.

Janzl

And I just bought it for €21,60 including shipping to the Netherlands  8)
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Tom Beck

Quote from: Janzl on March 25, 2016, 12:27:44 AM
And I just bought it for €21,60 including shipping to the Netherlands  8)

8)

And that`s no joke: Today it costs 23,27€. This was the last time, I visit Amazon, because of this book...

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Quote from: TomBeck on March 25, 2016, 09:34:51 AM
8)

And that`s no joke: Today it costs 23,27€. This was the last time, I visit Amazon, because of this book...

... which is interesting - cause I bought it today in the morning - for 22,39€ :D
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Tom Beck

Today is easter and I found this book in the garden. Must be a very big easter bunny that brought me this book.  ;D

I take a first look into them. The paper is ok. A little bit more glossy would be better. But I found no pages from a bad ink printer. For example, the page from Centipede was in my book ok. I don`t have the white stripes that I saw at amazon.

I like the book. I hope, we will get something else and better for our system.  ;)

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Janzl

Received it today, the printing is crap  :D

Looks like someone printed it on a cheap color inkjet and then cut too much of the edges of. Layout was done in powerpoint hahaha.
Most of the manual screens are unreadable and images are blurry. Also, my book won't close properly as there is to much paper for the cover to hold lol.

Glad I got it for $21 because I wouldn't want to miss it but wouldn't pay a dollar more for it either. Let's hope the next volumes will be better.
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Quote from: Janzl on March 31, 2016, 01:26:44 PM
Received it today, the printing is crap  :D

Looks like someone printed it on a cheap color inkjet and then cut too much of the edges of. Layout was done in powerpoint hahaha.
Most of the manual screens are unreadable and images are blurry. Also, my book won't close properly as there is to much paper for the cover to hold lol.

Glad I got it for $21 because I wouldn't want to miss it but wouldn't pay a dollar more for it either. Let's hope the next volumes will be better.

Exactly my thoughts ;-) received mine on Wednesday
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Tom Beck

At the beginning of these topic, I wrote, that I send an email to the german Retro Gamer.

Well, I must say: Wonder can happen! In the new issue, they printed my email under the headline: Justice for the Videopac G7000.

They reduce my email a little bit (for example, that the UK Retro Gamer had a wonderful article about our system and that they tested homebrew games), but that`s ok. They printed also the screenshot from Striceforce from Revival Studios, I send with my email.

They answered: They hope, that the 6 pages about Philips Videopac in this issue reconcile me. And that a retro console could have had many fans and could also be unter the column "Machina Obscura". These are only suggestions form the author and thats only his view and not from every reader or the copy editor.

The six pages in this issue are, what I saw, a translation from the UK Retro Gamer article. Also with the tip for Videopac.nl!

Till now, I didn`t bought it, because they had only one in not good condition. I will buy it on thuesday. Then I will post also pictures.


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Janzl

Great news and great tip! :D Thanks!
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Tom Beck

Thanks for the comments. I must write the email to them, because it angers me, that every console gets a big wonderful article, but our G7000/G7400 get only 2 pages in the "Machina Obscura" column. The Videopac is all, but not obscure. I loved it in the past and this will not change. I only wanted, what they answered: Justice for the Videopac G7000. Because this console is better than many retro fans think.

Here are the pictures. Were a little bit difficult with the glossy paper:

Pic.1= From the cover, Pic.2-4= The G7000 article, Pic.5+6=My email and the answer.

Sorry, only in german. But I know, that also our friends from the Netherlands could read german. So enjoy !

I choose the Strikeforce screenshot for my email, because it was the latest and newest game at that time where I wrote the email.
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Janzl

Nice article! And Videopac.nl is mentioned  8) 8) 8)

When did they release this issue? I was at the stand from Retro Gamer this Saturday and I may have overlooked it unfortunately.
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Tom Beck

Yes. It`s a great Retro Gamer. Full of Videopac.  :D

The release date was 12.05.2016.

See here: https://shop.heise.de/katalog/retro-gamer-03-2016
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