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 Post subject: Thalamus Alive?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:16 pm 
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Could someone please tell me what the flip this is:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :B:SS:US:1

I especially like the generosity of the whole deal... and I'm stunned they have Search for Sharla working...

Emulator stuuf? PC ports? Comments?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:31 pm 
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It's probably a C64 emulator with a bunch of disk images. Sharla was never finished, so unless someone's written it themselves, the person running that auction is a lying bastich.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:20 pm 
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Search on eBay for a long barge pole, and then don't touch that Thalamus auction with it :D

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Professor Brian Strain wrote:
Search on eBay for a long barge pole, and then don't touch that Thalamus auction with it :D

:lol: Something does smell wiffy about that auction... :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:28 pm 
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What? apart from paying $16.99 for 16 game images? ;-) Note all his T&C at the bottom, eg "Cover illustration for description purposes only and may not be actual cover" or some such rubbish.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:05 am 
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Try asking them for a screenshot of Sharla to see what the game looks like.... :)

EDIT... Ok, have done just that. It's got Search For Sharla on the cover case.. but we'll see.

The guy is selling a Dizzy compilation too... :-/... should he be reported? (Of course, after i've had my proof of Sharla being a sham! ;) )

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:39 pm 
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Unsurprisingly... they couldn't offer me a screenshot. And I was hoping they'd send me one of the scans from GTW ;-)

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Well you might as well report him then, or tell Roger about it and let him report him to eBay.. I guess Roger still has the rights to Thalamus stuff.

It's amazing that the ISPA gets its knickers in a twist about websites offering ROMS for download but doesn't seem to do a thing about people actually making money off these games by selling them on ebay or through a certain website that advertised through google.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:48 am 
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Just done so. Lets see what happens.

Have you noticed also that there are loads of different copies on Ebay, all from various sellers?... something smells bad here...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:49 pm 
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Well, that'll be one person buying it, feeling ripped off and trying to get their money back by selling a copy.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:22 pm 
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But they are all the same price and buy it nows... I think its the same person under different alias'

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:23 am 
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It's actually a sell-through auction - the seller puts the auction online, but the goods are shipped by a wholesale company.

Check this out:

www.butterfly-media.co.uk


They have plenty of retro CDs they're flogging through Ebay, and in the case of the Thalamus titles, I know that what they're doing is VERY illegal.

They'll be getting a cease and desist email from me shortly.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:38 am 
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As they should, I wonder if any of the stuff they sell is legal? :(


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