The Retro Gaming Market Is Being Exposed…


Date: September 24, 2021

01) LINK

“This week massive questions are being raised at companies that grade video games such as Wata, and sites that deal with auctioning these games off for massive prices. Are they working together in pricing out the average gamer from the retro world? Let’s try and find out! Thanks for watching!”

I stay off of eBay because of this sort of thing.

I’ve encountered enough of these sorts of “auctions”, where it seems “dead” [as in, nobody is placing bids]…the current amount is an enticing bargain…and yet, moments after you place your own bid, you’ve suddenly been “outbid” by another person…and if you outbid them, you’re bid is quickly rendered obsolete, again, and again, and again…

…You just know that someone is setting out there, watching this “auction” like a hawk, with no personal intention of buying the item…they just want to keep pushing the “winning bid” up…or, more to the point, forcing you to pay as much for the item as they can get out of you [if you honestly want it that bad].

It’s an unethical, dubious scam.

I’d rather just buy from an ethical dealer at fair market value, than screw around with this sort of BS.

Confronting Karl Jobst – WATA, Fraud, and Sealed Game Collecting:

“Karl Jobst joins the channel to discuss his video, titled, Exposing FRAUD and DECEPTION in The Retro Video Game Market. Please remain respectful in the comments. All talking points are listed below:

Link to Karl’s Channel:

0:00 Introductions
1:39 Surprised By Reaction?
3:19 What Did Your First Notice?
7:05 Anything Against Sealed/Graded Collecting?
12:23 What is Actually Fraud/Illegal?
27:25 Speculative Bubbles
29:35 No Actual Collectors?
35:16 The Dentist and Speculation?
42:02 Personal Responsibility?
47:18 Expectations For Changes With WATA?
54:02 Will People Still Use WATA?
57:47 Collector’s Universe Owns WATA + Goldin Auctions
59:55 What is The Perfect Resolution?
1:02:40 Potential Over-Grading?
1:11:03 How Big is This Now? Manipulation?
1:15:45 It’s Not About Collecting
1:25:42 A Bias Video?
1:28:28 Moving Forward In a Positive Way
1:31:17 Demanding Better From WATA/HA?
1:35:48 What Can WATA Do To Gain Your Trust?
1:46:23 WATA’s Response Was Poor
1:48:26 Heritage’s Response
1:49:58 Will We Hear From The Players Involved?
1:54:03 A Second Video!?
1:56:08 Karl’s Own Collecting!?”


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