9.10.2010

Auction Site Spotlight - Photo of NES games

NES Nintendo Game Lot Rad 48 Cart Classic sparked some discussion in a thread over at the Nintendo Age forum.

9.05.2010

Question regarding NES Nintendo Game Lot Rad 48 Cart Classic

Q: You are a true artist as you say.. A SCAM ARTIST!! Good Luck with your feedback!!
- retrogameguy01

A: Thank you for taking the time to voice your impressions. If I could direct you to my feedback you can see for yourself that I have nothing but happy buyers.
And if you care to look further some additional people have taken the time to blog their views:
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35th Auction

NES Nintendo Game Lot Rad 48 Cart Classic closed at $93 only to be canceled due to confusion.

Dear *commodities*,
Can you please cancel this transaction? I thought I was bidding on games, not a photo. Please sell to the next highest bidder and cancel this. Thanks
Why are you selling a photo anyways?
- rzeznikrocks

Dear rzeznikrocks,
We can cancel the sale. I will open a case with the resolution center. You will be contacted and can consent to mutually cancel.

This photograph is part of an ongoing art project called Commodities. The intent of the project is to raise questions about value, originality, commodification, and art production/distribution. You can read more about the project at thecommodities.blogspot.com and at erikdalzen.com.

As a buyer who bid in error, what was it that lead to your confusion and when did you realize the mistake? I would prefer to avoid this type of confusion in the future and any insight into your thoughts would be appreciated.
- *commodities*

***UPDATE***

Dear *commodities*,
Ok thank you. Sorry for the error. I read it very fast and I saw it said "games are tested and work" so I assumed they were games.
- rzeznikrocks

Verification revisited

As bids on NES game lot escalated I sent out this message:

Dear ewaufekhalid,
Thanks for supporting Commodites art project with your bids on Photo of - NES Nintendo Game Lot. I wanted to verify that you know this auction is for a photograph of the described games and not the games themselves. If you haven't checked out thecommodities.blogspot.com or erikdalzen.com yet please do so.
Thanks,
- *commodities*

Dear *commodities*,
i am very sorry for bidding on your item I was not aware of it being a picture. I thought it was a lot of games since de description was so accurate and you put the rarity chart too. I also increased my max bid and would l9ike to know how iI could canacel that. I'm soo sorry of biding before reading the title well and am not interested in buying a photograph. Is it possible to withdraw my bid please.
- ewaufekhalid

Dear *commodities*,
unfortunately by the time i read your email anwsered back and went through the contact us I was over an hour since my bidding. So I am asking of you again if I could please withdraw my bid and cancel the whole thing I have already increased my max bet and am not willing ot pay 85 bucks for a damn photo. seriously thats not fun when you are expecting to spend that money top play bad ass games. Soo please cancel my bid and I will be very gratefull. I am hopefull since you wrote me first notifyng me just to verify if I kne wwhat I was getting myself into.
- ewaufekhalid

Dear ewaufekhalid,
You have to initiate the process if your bid was in error. http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RetractBidShow or maybe someone will just outbid you who actually wants it.
- *commodities*

And while ewaufekhalid was outbid I'm afraid it wasn't for the best...

8.29.2010

NES Nintendo Game Lot Rad 48 Cart Classic

NES Nintendo Game Lot Rad 48 Cart Classic
NES Nintendo Game Lot Rad 48 Cart Classic, 2010
Digital C-Print, 8x10"

Up for bid is an original photograph of a lot of nintendo games. The photograph is by Erik Dalzen and is titled "NES Nintendo Game Lot Rad 48 Cart Classic". Measures 8x10 inches, including white border. Limited edition, 1/10. Signed, numbered, and dated on the back. The first print from each edition commences bidding at $0.99. Bidding on subsequent prints from the edition starts at the determined value of the preceding print, i.e. - If this print were to sell for $100.00. Then bidding on 2/10 would start at $100.00.

NES Nintendo game lot* includes a delectable range of titles ranging from 'Much Rarer' to 'Unbelievably Common'. List of titles, followed rarity ranking, below. All games in tested working condition.

3-D Worldrunner - C-
Balloon Fight - C+
Battletoads - D
Castlevania - E
Castlevania II Simon's Quest - C-
Castlevania III Dracula's Curse - C
Contra - E
Donkey Kong Classics - B-
Dragon Warrior - E
Dragon Warrior II - C+
Excitebike - E
Goonies II, The (x2) - C+
Gotcha - C
Gradius - C-
Hogan's Alley - D
Ikari Warriors - C-
Jeopardy! - C
Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition - C+
Legend of Zelda, The - E
Life Force - C
Marble Madness - C
Mega Man 3 - C
Mega Man 6 - B-
Metal Gear - D
Milon's Secret Castle - C
Monsters In My Pocket - B
Ninja Gaiden - E
Pac Man - B+
Paperboy - C
R.C. Pro-Am - D
Rad Gravity - B
Rad Racer - D
Rampart - B
Rocket Ranger - C+
Rygar - C
Section Z - C
Siver Surfer - C+
Skate or Die - D
Skate or Die 2 - B-
Snake's Revenge - B-
Solstice - C-
Stinger - B-
Super Mario Bros. 2 - D
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt - F
T&C Surf Designs - E
Tetris - E
Yoshi - C

Key:
F = Unbelievably Common
E = Very Common
D = Common
C- = Borderline Common
C = Uncommon
C+ = Not Quite Rare
B- = Borderline Rare
B = Rare
B+ = Much Rarer
A- = These Will Require A Lot Of Looking
A = A True Conversation Piece
A+ = VERY Limited Production, Either Late Release Or Never Distributed

*Please note: This is only background information about the games in the photograph up for bid. Again, this auction is for a photograph and not any Nintendo games.


Auction ends: 03.07.2010 19:02:36 PST Bid on.

***UPDATE***

Transaction canceled after closing at $93, due to confusion over goods offered.

2.28.2010

California Raisins Ben Indasun Plush 5" 1987

California Raisins Ben Indasun Plush 5" 1987
California Raisins Ben Indasun Plush 5" 1987, 2010
Digital C-Print, 8x10"

Up for bid is an original photograph of a California Raisin. The photograph is by Erik Dalzen and is titled "California Raisins Ben Indasun Plush 5" 1987". Measures 8x10 inches, including white border. Limited edition, 1/10. Signed, numbered, and dated on the back. The first print from each edition commences bidding at $0.99. Bidding on subsequent prints from the edition starts at the determined value of the preceding print, i.e. - If this print were to sell for $100.00. Then bidding on 2/10 would start at $100.00.

California Raisins* are the sweetest thing since dried grapes. These groovy edibles wore sunglasses and shoes! as they romanced audiences across television screens everywhere. Ben Indasun is an official licensed product by Applause Inc., containing the original tag, and features fully bendable arms and legs. This happy morsel of joy is guaranteed to be "raisin" your level of self worth as you spend time looking at him.
*Please note: This is only background information about the figure in the photograph up for bid. Again, this auction is for a photograph and not a California Raisin collectable.

Auction ends: 03.07.2010 19:02:36 PST Help raisin the bid.

***UPDATE***
Sold for $.99.

2.23.2010

Bid Change Notice

Dear eBay Community Member,
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Regards,
eBay

Bid: Feb-19-10 13:51:36 PST
Retracted: Feb-19-10 13:55:37 PST
Amount retracted: US $25.00
Explanation: Entered wrong amount

2.17.2010

Jane Hutcheson Metal Enamel Flower Bouquet Gorham

A most amazing photograph of an enameled flower bouquet on a white background
Jane Hutcheson Metal Enamel Flower Bouquet Gorham, 2010
Digital C-Print, 8x10"

Up for bid is an original photograph of a beautiful Jane Hutcheson floral piece. The photograph is by Erik Dalzen and is titled "Jane Hutcheson Metal Enamel Flower Bouquet Gorham". 8x10 inches, including white border. Limited edition, 1/10. Signed, numbered, and dated on the back. The first print from each photographic edition commences bidding at $0.99. Bidding on subsequent prints starts at the sale price of the preceding print, i.e. - If this print were to close at $100.00. The opening bid on 2/10 would be $100.00.

This exquisitely designed metal flower bouquet by Jane Hutcheson will be, "blooming beautifully from here to eternity to grow more precious with time…" This piece dates back to the 1970s from the Fleur des Si├Ęcles line of jeweled and enameled objets d'art for the Gorham Silver Company. Each arrangement is meticulously crafted taking inspiration from 17th century Vincennes porcelain flowers with each metal leaf and flower made by hand. The arrangement is further accented by the circular, glass rose bowl on a gold plated, square, claw-foot pedestal. Excellent overall condition, with no missing flowers, only a few tiny spots of wear to enamel.
*Please note: This is only background information about the bouquet featured in the photograph up for bid. Again, this auction is for a photograph and not a flower arrangement.

Auction ends: 02.23.2010 23:31:38 PST Bid on.

***Update***

Had some issues with the photograph not showing up in the item search or listing. Had to cancel and relist the item. Links have been updated with the new url.

***Update***
Sold for $2.25