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Old 11 July 2005, 17:09   #1
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Why is Moonstone so rare and wanted?

Ok so I bought a copy of this game froma bootsale for £1 knowing it was quite rare. Then I got home and noticed one went on ebay for £60!

I put mine on ebay and its already gone to £20 with 6 days left!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ADME:B:LC:UK:1

I want to know why its so rare and why so many people want it for a high price. I mean it cant be that rare, I usually always see them on ebay, selling for high prices.

Heck I havnt even played on the game yet. So could someone please give me somebackground info on the game and why people want it so much?

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Old 11 July 2005, 17:39   #2
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For some more information about Moonstone visit:

http://www.moonstonetavern.co.uk/
 
Old 11 July 2005, 19:44   #3
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It's a rare game in Germany as it was banned due to the high gore level!!

As for why it is so popular outside Germany I have no idea!
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Old 11 July 2005, 22:32   #4
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It is probably being bought by Germans
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Old 11 July 2005, 23:08   #5
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On an unrelated note, how rare / sought after is the Phazer Light gun for Amiga? I got one this weekend. I can only think of POW and Capone that works with it - but are there any other games?
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Old 11 July 2005, 23:17   #6
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Smiley1635 : the current highest bidder is Danish, not German ...
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Old 12 July 2005, 02:45   #7
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Anyone bidding on it outside of Germany thinks - or read somehwere, possibly on another ebay auction - it is rare, while it is not.
It is part of the amiga collector folklore I guess, as many people are not aware of location based rarity of things
Anyway, good luck with it
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Old 12 July 2005, 09:06   #8
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I donīt think Smiley1635 minds the high bids
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Old 12 July 2005, 10:03   #9
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I think it is so rare because it is for a commodore amiag computer...
" Amiga Game **Moonstone** @RARE!!@ (amiag, commodore) "

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Old 12 July 2005, 13:08   #10
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Keropi, I added in amiag because this is a common mispelling of amiga, so if anyone types that typo my item will show up, commodore is added for same reason just to get more hits. And I added @RARE!!@ for a laugh in an attempt to get some stupid people to buy it.

I type amiag all the time when im typing quickly...
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Old 12 July 2005, 14:51   #11
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I once accidently typed "amigaroxxorsyeahyeah"
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Old 13 July 2005, 04:55   #12
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Isn't pretty much everything amiga-related on ebare *RARE* !?

Actually it really annoys me how pretty much everything is listed as rare so the ignorant buyer waste's their money
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Old 13 July 2005, 05:28   #13
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...and the non-ignorant misses out on a good deal
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Old 13 July 2005, 10:02   #14
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Well, how many ignorants buys amiga games these days? I'm pretty certain that at least 85% of the buyers know what they're buying.
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I also think some buyers feel Ebay like a big game where they can win if their bids are high enough

And the auction is now on 29 GBP and still four days to go
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Old 13 July 2005, 12:12   #16
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Thats a lot of profit for me
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I don't own an Amiga since 2 years back, I gave it to my sister. I rather use Winuae as it is faster, has lots of chip and fast mem etc.

But I would really like to have the original of Moonstone as I love that game, and as I'm getting even more closer to the game now when I'm working on a Moonstone Sequal. I don't bother bidding on it, but if someone would stand next to me selling the game or live not that far away, I could easy offer 50 EUR for it, or more.
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Old 13 July 2005, 13:33   #18
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Ive just played the game and ive got to say I hate it! I find it boring and very difficult.
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WTF??!, are you serious? It owns!
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Old 13 July 2005, 17:39   #20
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Dull as dishwater! You just pleb around, I thought the opening sequence was good though! But you just kind of shunt around a small area, attempting to hit stuff with your sword. Its bad, really bad!
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