I know, it was an amazing deal, really! The last one I saw went for nearly $100! It's robbery I tell you. Craziness. That's crazy the other person on ebay doesn't ship worldwide. You could always try emailing them because some sellers are willing to be flexible if you offer to cover the costs you know? Also I just remembered there was a baby byte for sale from the same seller I purchased the panda one from. You coul try and see if he will ship to you. http://yardsellr.com...an-Lasky-133561 He doesn't have it posted anymore, but it didn't sell. You can ask him if he is still willing to sell it He was really nice, and you can tell him you were referred by the person that bought the panda byte. Maybe he'll respond quicker lol.
I too agree that Tamagotchi's are neat and all, but I really miss the old Nanos and Gigas that I had when I was little. Even if just for the novelty of having something from my childhood. I didn't have that many, maybe one of each different brand. When the batteries would die, my parents would say we had to throw it away because the batteries couldnt be replaced. So mean haha. I was so little so I didn't know any better. At least not until I was in like the 4th grade when I snuck into my Dad's toolkit and found a tiny screw and opened up the back of one of my nanos. The only downside is that I completely stripped the screw since it wasnt the right size. But a lesson none the less. From there I didnt throw any away until they no longer worked. I actually still have one of my nano doubles. The screen had broken off when I was little and crashed while riding my bike. Then a few years ago I found it in an old box of things from when I had moved out, and I found a peice of plastic off a box we were throwing out (you know like a box with a plastic window to see inside...)anyways, I was able to cut it out the exact shape and then glue it on and voila you can hardly tell it's a replacement screen haha.
Oh, $100 is robbery indeed! Now the prices are on eBay something like $60 plus shipping, so it's quite much, too. It's crazy how high prices some sellers lay to their products. I even found one kind of a crappy virtual pet made in 2004 (I have one so I know the pet) and price for it was about $40. Pet is lame in every way and I paid about $8 from my own when it was on the market here in Finland in 2004. Just another robbery case I would say.
Thats why it is so important to know what really is the product that one is bying, and that's why it's good that there is that kind of web sites where virtual pet collectors are able to trade their knowledge. (oh my bad english hope you understood).
I didn't find that Ryan Laskys contact information, not from the site and not even from the facebook. That yardsale site is telling me I can't use it because I'm not living in USA.
So I couldn't contact him. I actually wrote an email to that seller on ebay who is selling one pink cutie baby byte, and now just hoping he'll answer soon.
Maybe and maybe not!
Well at least I've tried.
It's actually crazy that I'm bying a Baby byte virtual pet, and at the same time expecting my real baby to arrive to the world in any minute now. I'm even concerned that all my now living tamas will die when I'm in labour. I must be twisted somehow.
Only bad side in 90's virtual pets is that it's always a bit uncertain if they work or not (and for how long). For example my 8-in-1 octo-pets freaks out sometimes just randomly and simply stop working and pet in the game of course dies.
and my Dinkie Dino always keeps resetting themselves... Then I get frustrated, put them back to shelf and after some time forgive them and try again playing with them (often with the bad final result again).
Exceptionally for that my talking nano baby and Tiger's Giga Pet Compu Kitty always work nice, they are great quality in my experience. Of course there may be differences between same pets, too. What would you say about Banda Bytes/Baby Bytes and their fysical and functional quality?