So I bought a genesis off a guy for $15 +$15 in shipping. Description claimed it works and let me copy and paste some text for you from the thing:
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the sellerís listing for full details and description of any imperfections
I only accept PayPal.
Payment is expected within 48 hours after auction has ended.
All Items are sold AS IS.
I DO NOT accept returns.
First off: I tried cleaning it out pretty thoroughly and no improvement. Tried two games and both did not work. Basically the problem is the visuals look like an NES did when it'd start freaking out. All blocked uphttp://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/940f12f5.jpg
I cleaned the carts off w/ alcohol using qtips.
Cleaned the console pins off w/ alcohol and a small gentle brush (supposed to be for cleaning bridgework)
So I contacted the guy and he said he'd apply a full refund but I'd have to pay for return shipping. I personally think that's BS because the product is not what was advertised.
So what would you guys do? I'm not an experienced EBAYER by any stretch.
Should I try more cleaning options?
Should I send it back and pay for return shipping?
Should I demand he pays for the return shipping?