kami of time wrote:Haha Glen...
There is really 1 in a million chance that someone will sell theirs, let alone find this thread. And if they did, they would want probably thousands of dollars for it. I don't think any of us has a chance of getting it really =/
Hehe, can't believe that less than 2 months after you said that - I already have it in my possession
And I guess the odds are better than 1 in a million if you post more threads on other forums - and it didn't cost me thousands of dollars
The story is somewhat complicated, but I'll do my best to tell the tale of how I got my E3 controller...
It actually all took place on another forum. The community over there is HUGE, but 90% of it is NES related. They have a very large Buy/Sell/Trade/Auction area and have hundreds of very active users. It all started actually because I was searching for the Extreme Green Box for Kami (mission accomplished by the way - she now has the box). I had posted a "want to buy" for the box, and I made a side comment about how I was also looking for some of the more rare N64 controllers such as the "N" logo gold controller.
One user made a post on my thread later that day, saying that he "wonders how much the N gold controllers are running these days because he may still have one somewhere." I started to PM him, but wasn't really confident because the controller is so rare that I doubted that he had one. It took him a few days but he actually did have one stored away - and he posted a new thread on the forums with pictures to prove it, saying that he's taking offers for it. He also wrote an entire story on his E3 experience that year (1997) in Atlanta and the Star Fox 64 battles he was in to win the controller.
I had made him an offer - but there was also another member who also wanted the controller and had made an offer to the guy. It took a long time for the original owner to figure out who had priority and offered a higher price - but I ended up winning him over in the end and he accepted my offer. The whole process from beginning to end took almost 2 weeks and it was like torture not knowing if I was going to get the controller or not.
But it all worked out in the end and as you can imagine - I'm very happy to have it in my possession