Quoted from Saveleaningtower:
What I would like to know is what leads to this? This isn’t some guy who died and has a family stuck with games. This is an entire house from a family that at least appeared to be wealthy for sale. If I die, my wife sells some of my stuff but not the couch and tv and stuff like that. This has me thinking tax evasion or something criminal where some entity is trying to get their money from a family that wasn’t paying.
More like husband or wife passed away 3 or 4 years ago, and the house is now too much for them to take care of alone. They are moving into an assisted living, and need the stuff gone for their medical expenses with the least amount of hastle for them.
Quoted from sataneatscheese:
Well, I bump forum posts on games I make offers on so... yes, but thats just me. Someone offered me $1200 for my Attack From Mars when I tried to sell ot on Craigslist. I knew better, but others may not. Maybe passing along info to others keeps some old lady from being ripped off.
I know of serveral people including myself that called to iquire about these machines over a week ago. Sometimes people put in a lot of time to look for deals, and it blows up in our face when people 3000 miles away with no intention on actually buying the machines start inflating prices by calling estate sales companies multiple times a day.
About 6 months ago I was the first at an estate sale to look at a machine in which they originally wanted $2000 for. I left my offer, which was signficantly less than the asking price. The guy running the estate auction said he had been getting calls and higher offers all week. Two days later, I get a call asking if I would still like the machine at my asking price. Maybe the the guy was b.s.ing me about the offers, but if they were real offers none of them were serious, otherwise I wouldn't have the machine today. If only serious people had inquired, I could have walked out of the sale ont he first day with the game instead of wasting a morning off work and several extra hours of driving to go back and get the machine.