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Made a rather risky move of buying two PS Vita otome games at Carousell.com.sg today (Code: Realize and Collar x Malice), a site that's been involved with multiple online scams. I only found out about this after I've transferred funds to the sellers, figured it looked harmless enough. Sigh.

Well, there's no confirmation of a scam... yet, and the hundreds of feedback given to the two sellers look legit enough (though they could be easily faked). And scamming people with Vita games do seem to be a rather dubious scheme, considering there are easier products they could scam people with. So... fingers crossed and hope my products get delivered. Will probably choose a safer means of acquiring my VNs in the future.

Amazon is safe enough, but its shipping fee is ridiculous. Local merchants selling Vita games are a rarity, but it's probably the only means of acquiring Vita visual novels in English, since the Vita games in my local PS store are mostly in Japanese or Chinese. Normally, I wouldn't even rely on such dubious websites and just go directly to the homepage of the developer selling the VN, Steam, or even Denpasoft or whatever. But PS Vita games aren't available on Steam, and probably not on Denpasoft either. They really are a problematic type of VN to purchase. Honestly, I wouldn't even bother with Vita games if I don't already own this chunk of paperweight; I would just stick with the good ol' PC games. You go to a local gaming store in my country, and you'll most likely NOT find any visual novel games, period, let alone visual novel Vita games. They are really annoying.

Sigh. My heart doesn't need this kind of stress. I think I might just stop buying Vita games for a while after this purchase, or online products for that matter. Wait for the heat of online scammers to die off for a bit before taking the risk again. Steam and Denpasoft are still trustworthy sources, of course, but games that need third-party merchants... Sigh. I'll take a break from them.

Edit: Saw this "advertisement" on another Carousell page -

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This is just a fair warning to ALL.

I am a very very VERYYYYY nice and tolerant seller. But DO NOT, push me against my limits. You think only buyers get scammed? US SELLERS GET SCAMMED TOO😡 Some of you might think I am JOKING when I say I'll make a police report. I'm not.

There has been a significant increase in online scams, especially here on Carousell. But no problem guys, Singapore is very small. Every transaction, heck, conversation made even (IP address can be easily tracked down, which will lead to which telco u use, lead to the subscriber's info used, home address tel no all can be retrieved, BOOM expect the police knocking on your door) Bank transfer? Bank acc can be traced to owner's personal details, BOOM kena caught. Meet up? CCTVs everywhere now in Singapore, BOOM kena caught also. Singapore is very small ok. Everyone knows everyone.

Think you're 16 and too young to kena caught? Check this report:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/16-year-old-teen-arrested-for-involvement-in-carousell-scams

Think you're 19 and above 18 legal age and you're already above the law? Check this report. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/19-year-old-arrested-for-online-scam-involving-tickets-to/3331330.html

Think you're 30 years old and too smart to kena caught?Check this report:
http://m.todayonline.com/singapore/man-charged-iphone-7-online-deposit-scam

Think you don't give any info about yourself, & I cannot go digging myself then publicly shame you and making you go viral ON TOP OF POLICE REPORTS MADE? Check this report:
http://wahlaoeh.sg/blog/citizenjournalism/another-scammer-in-carousell-caught

I legit can go on and on and onnnnnnnnnnnn, but the moral of the story I would like to convey here is that I'm a bloody nice and easily TRUSTING seller. If you try to fuck with me, I bet yo ass I can fuck you even more. 10 years maximum penalty for cheating is what you're looking for on top of a quick buck scam you made? Come, lai✋🏼 Couturefinds will send you all the way there. NO EMPLOYER WANTS TO HIRE SOME BUGGER WITH A CHEATING CRIMINAL RECORD IS WHAT YOU WANT? Come, lai✋🏼 you just cannot wait to destroy your life cause you too gung ho for Singapore's law right? I do for you. CONFIRM GUARENTEE PLUS CHOP I CAN DESTROY YOUR LIFE WITH A SNAP OF MY FINGERS👌🏼 Don't fucking test me.

While his words are rather... crude, to say the least, they've put me at some ease. It's true that a lot of things can be traced back to the owner in my country, including your bank account and IP address. It's not exactly a huge country like America, so if you try and scam someone, you're only screwing yourself. Good fucking luck. lol

Edit 2: Okay, so it's my mistake. Apparently, you could actually buy the two aforementioned titles from Aksys Games (the developer) and their website. But it doesn't matter, because those two titles are sold out in their store anyway. The good news is, I could at least still buy "Psychedelica of The Black Butterfly" from their store rather than from a third-party merchant. I could also buy the Steam version too, but I heard that the Steam version has a shitty translation.

Edited by LemiusK

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One thing i've just realized: the best way to trigger me in a discussion about entertainment is giving an argument that appealing to children is a "loss of dignity". That's the kind of thing that would get me ranting and raving for at least five minutes.

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Well, well, well, looks like all of the sales I mentioned in this post (where I said I would sell my 3DS, PS4 dualshock-4 controller, and Corpse Party: Blood Drive, to make up for the money I lost buying Hitman 2) went off without a hitch, and I just made back a good amount of $190 altogether. That's almost 150% of the original price I paid for Hitman 2: Gold Edition. So, looks like there's nothing to worry about after all. Wahaha! :wahaha:

Maybe I should sell back the otome Vita games I bought too once I'm done with them, make back the money I spent and buy more Vita visual novels! Wahaha! It's a perfect plan!

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I'm not really big on Tumblr, but I'll sign the petition anyways to support the incentive anyways because I feel morally obligated to. There's no reason to deprive people of their livelihoods over a false sense of justice.

Edit: Oh, didn't realize I wasn't on the last page of this thread. Lol, oops.

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7 hours ago, Kenshin_sama said:

What surprises me even more is to see you come back to life. :pyaa:

Welcome back, Kosaki!

You know you're partially at fault for my disappearance, you know. I've done nothing but play Granblue and other mobages for the past three years! It's been a hectic life playing a portable MMO!

I recently started playing VNs again (partly to spite my friend who was planning to play VNs the whole semester break but had his laptop break on him) and I wanted some discussion, so I'm back! It's hard to sustain and keep up with it on Discord, and Twitter's a pain in the ass platform to engage anyone in, so I'll be here.

Don't worry, I won't regress back into being a spammer. :sacchan:

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5 hours ago, KosakiFag said:

You know you're partially at fault for my disappearance, you know. I've done nothing but play Granblue and other mobages for the past three years! It's been a hectic life playing a portable MMO!

You're welcome! ^_^

5 hours ago, KosakiFag said:

I recently started playing VNs again (partly to spite my friend who was planning to play VNs the whole semester break but had his laptop break on him) and I wanted some discussion, so I'm back! It's hard to sustain and keep up with it on Discord, and Twitter's a pain in the ass platform to engage anyone in, so I'll be here.

Have you considered reading Chrono Clock? It's fun, and the girls are too damn cute!

5 hours ago, KosakiFag said:

Don't worry, I won't regress back into being a spammer. :sacchan:

Hey, what exactly do you mean by regress? Are you trying to trying to imply something here?

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2 hours ago, Ouraibaa Hjyuraa said:

Yare yare daze.

The man is alive. I repeat, the man is alive.

1 hour ago, Kenshin_sama said:

Have you considered reading Chrono Clock? It's fun, and the girls are too damn cute!

I have, but I have to buy it first! Gotta get a job so I can get things on the road~

1 hour ago, Kenshin_sama said:

Hey, what exactly do you mean by regress? Are you trying to trying to imply something here?

:wahaha:

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8 hours ago, Shikomizue said:

@KosakiFag posting on Fuwa again? Is the world ending? It feels like I haven't talked to you in ages.

It has been ages. What's the best indicator? Your age now. :wafuu:

I did want to tell you something though. I finally know why your username is Shikomizue.

Sorry for disappearing for a while. Lots of things happened. But I think right now, things have never been better. I hope it's been better for you too!

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2 hours ago, KosakiFag said:

It has been ages. What's the best indicator? Your age now. :wafuu:

I did want to tell you something though. I finally know why your username is Shikomizue.

Sorry for disappearing for a while. Lots of things happened. But I think right now, things have never been better. I hope it's been better for you too!

Lmao it took you this long to figure it out? Or did you even figure it out? I thought I posted the meaning on here in another thread specifically for explaining usernames.
Also my speech online has changed a lot actually. I'm now a frequent user of "lmao" and "smh".

God dude, how old are you now? Like 20?? Jesus it has been too long.

That's great to hear man, things have been going super nice for a good while now. Most significantly (aka not at all), I'm about to DM a JoJo D&D campaign of sorts Monday night with some of my best buds (which you helped me find btw thanks lmao). We should def talk on Discord again sometime and hang out. I feel like our life views have changed like fifty-fold since last we talked.

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1 minute ago, Shikomizue said:

Lmao it took you this long to figure it out? Or did you even figure it out? I thought I posted the meaning on here in another thread specifically for explaining usernames.
Also my speech online has changed a lot actually. I'm now a frequent user of "lmao" and "smh".

God dude, how old are you now? Like 20?? Jesus it has been too long.

That's great to hear man, things have been going super nice for a good while now. Most significantly (aka not at all), I'm about to DM a JoJo D&D campaign of sorts Monday night with some of my best buds (which you helped me find btw thanks lmao). We should def talk on Discord again sometime and hang out. I feel like our life views have changed like fifty-fold since last we talked.

Please. I knew you liked Brook, but I didn't know your username would be for Brook too. I was so surprised when I heard the sword's name in Fishman Island! But yes, thanks for also pushing me to go continue One Piece. I finished Whole Cake Island last month and may I just say, that I do not regret any goddamn episode of the 880 I've finished. It's great.

Also, 20? You're so mean! I'm 21 now.

D&D huh. I never really got into it because it's hard participating in campaigns because of unpredictable schedules and horrible timezone compatibility with online friends, as well as the never-improving internet connection and hardware that I use here. But yes! You can always holler me up at Discord! I'm still looking for a job right now, so I'm pretty much a bum at the moment. This old man is available to listen to your yammering more than ever!

You should also get 100% Orange Juice if you haven't. My best Steam game.

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25 minutes ago, KosakiFag said:

Please. I knew you liked Brook, but I didn't know your username would be for Brook too. I was so surprised when I heard the sword's name in Fishman Island! But yes, thanks for also pushing me to go continue One Piece. I finished Whole Cake Island last month and may I just say, that I do not regret any goddamn episode of the 880 I've finished. It's great.

Also, 20? You're so mean! I'm 21 now.

D&D huh. I never really got into it because it's hard participating in campaigns because of unpredictable schedules and horrible timezone compatibility with online friends, as well as the never-improving internet connection and hardware that I use here. But yes! You can always holler me up at Discord! I'm still looking for a job right now, so I'm pretty much a bum at the moment. This old man is available to listen to your yammering more than ever!

You should also get 100% Orange Juice if you haven't. My best Steam game.

Rip you caught up to One Piece? I stopped when I caught up like 4 years ago lmaooo. Been trying to get back into it, though. I'm around the 760's so I got a bit to go.

I knew it was around there smh.

I might give ya a hollar soon then! To reminisce and fuck around.

I might get it if I ever get more $$$ but we'll seeee.

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I'm currently drunk and I'll not add to the discourse most likely but damn does it seem that yuri protags for the most part are better than most other het protags and have more value

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1 hour ago, Ranzo said:

I'm currently drunk and I'll not add to the discourse most likely but damn does it seem that yuri protags for the most part are better than most other het protags and have more value

Well, I can't really agree or disagree with this statement, but they are probably better than most otomege and moege protags. :nico:

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