+jgkspsx Posted January 7, 2021 Share Posted January 7, 2021 I recently bought a copy of Crystal Warriors for the Game Gear on eBay. It was described as being in very good condition. I got it, played through the first campaign, saved my game, and turned it off - and my saved game was gone. I'm torn, because I got a pretty darn good price on it, and the manual and cartridge are fairly pristine. I messaged the seller and he said he hadn't played it for twenty years - i.e. it was untested. He didn't exactly apologize and he didn't offer me a refund or return (but I didn't ask, and I don't want to return it at this point). I am peeved (a) that I need to get a 2032 spot welded with connections to solder on and solder it on, (b) that he didn't disclose that the battery was dead, (c) that he listed an untested cart as "very good" condition without disclosing it was untested, and (d) that he didn't apologize. I might have bought it anyway knowing that the battery was dead (I really did get a good price), but at least I wouldn't have been surprised by it. On the other hand, part of me feels that all of these 2032s are getting to the end of their natural lifetimes, and even if it had worked it could have crapped out in a month and I wouldn't blame him for it so much. How would you handle the feedback in this situation? Side question: Is it at all feasible to solder in a battery holder so in 2040 I don't have to do it again? I'm guessing there wouldn't be room in a Game Gear cart, but I was wondering if anybody had experience with it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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