Well, I got burned. Bought New Horizons for $20 from half.ebay.com with a description stating, "Cart in very, very good condition. Art too!" Couldn't beat that price and I've been looking for the game for some time so I grabbed it.
As you can see, the label is a far cry from very, very good. There's some tearing on the top which is unsalvageable of course, but there's also some kind of sticker residue you can see on the front. What's the best method the carefully remove this? It's definitely from some old sticker that was ripped off. Of course I'm keeping it, gotta live with my mistakes, and I'm already knee deep in my first voyage anyway. Just checking to see if I can fix it up a little. Thanks in advance, guys. Fantastic game by the way.
I got some sticky crap off of the back of an NES cart where the caution label was by spraying some Goo Gone on a paper towel and rubbing the sticky stuff off. The regular caution label is still on there.
I'm going to assume its not laminated any more?
If its still laminated then you can wipe it down easily.
If its not laminated you have to be incredibly careful. You can easily cause the labels ink to run. I would recommend not even bothering.
Best bet is just to message the seller and try and get a partial refund for it not being in the stated condition.
I've heard of people using packing tape to re-laminate but thats just going to lock it into its current state.
Yeah, part of the laminate is gone on the top part of the label, extending a little bit down onto the top right of the face. I'm thinking of trying what >>2775909 said for that long strip of goo along the face. Perhaps I will leave it as is, though, I just wanted to play the game.
Seller definitely covered his ass, too. The condition listing was "aacceptable" and it was my own mistake for falling for his lies in the comments. I don't leave seller reviews, anyway.
Any of you guys played New Horizons, though? I'm currently living the trader's life and documenting which ports specialize in what with Joao. Slowly building some funds to build a bigger fleet and do some pirate hunting. The music is something else, man.
Get a repro label - they're great, don't let anyone tell you otherwise :D
If your Super Mario Kart label looked like this... Would you print a new one from a vector file or just leave it as is?
I went through with it. Huge improvement in my opinion, and it's for personal collection only. Not for resale or anything shady. Laser printed on adhesive paper and "laminated" it with clear packing tape. Rubbed a credit card on top to release any air bubbles. OCD kids out there can suffer all you want, but this shit looks much better now.
I think you made the right choice. I cleaned what I could off the New Horizons cart but I'll leave it as is since I just want to keep and play it. So much replay value I doubt I'll ever want to get rid of it.
I got lucky since I needed one for a rather common game, but I found it at some portuguese site via google. Here you go..