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    Default Wipeout Omega Collection Press Kit!

    I'm very excited now!
    I just found this on eBay and bought it immediately!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUTEn_kIIQY
    Hopefully I can also find the vinyl version but there is only 163 of those. If I find more info when I have it in my hands I will let you all know. Take care everybody and see you on the track.

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    Man that vinyl is so interesting ,i will look for one for sure!

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    Glad someone on here got one! Wish it was me!

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    I made an offer on the very one you were likely looking at. I wanted it, but there's a part of me that gets a little furious that someone out there is making literally hundreds of dollars on something that was just given to them because of their position in the industry. I mean, my offer was generous - at least, generous in my opinion - but wasn't enough to seal the deal, apparently. That is, not 'enough' to the person who has literally nothing invested in the item. What we have here is roughly 1303 of these things floating around, and a similar number of fortunate people arbitrarily assigning value to them. Just adorable. Buyers control the demand side of the supply and demand dynamic - not some guy writing brief 'reviews' on some vapid website, deciding that the swag he got for free is proooobably worth $250.00. Just like the other press kits on ebay going for upwards of $100.00, that no one is buying. Or, the Neo Geo carts which are tooootally worth three grand.

    Anyway, congrats on the find. If anyone out there wants to unload one for a price that doesn't so resemble a used car payment, then feel free to drop me a line.

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    is the media allowed to sell these things this early?

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    I honestly don't know what the agreement is/was between the folks that got their hands on a press kit and the devs. I figured that after release day the promo swag would turn into a wild west situation, like it always does with new releases. Same with E3 stuff, too -some lucky schmuck gets their hands on a big, juicy,free carrot, and starts dangling it.

    The particular kit to which I was referring in my prior post was coming out of Slovakia; don't know what difference that makes, but just thought I'd mention it. Regardless of where it comes from, I stand by the notion that if your job provides you with material, for free, which you can turn around and sale for a premium, then you should consider yourself overpaid. If a Microsoft employee were selling free copies of Windows at $100.00 a pop, then you would expect there to be a little friction coming from any management that found out about it. Selling press kits for hundreds of dollars is no less disgraceful to the workplace, in my opinion.

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    Lucky bastard That looks stunning!

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    Press kits, because someone needs to remind you that you are just a gamer/listener/consumer

    It's beautiful, you're very lucky multibodydynamics.

    Looks like there's a second version with a 12" vinyl?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi0T2raaJuI

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    Bitter as I sound, I am happy for you. As I said, congrats on the find - it's a beautiful piece of Wipeout history. I'm just pissed that you, or any fan for that matter, HAD to pay that kind of price for something that some lucky prick got his hands on, only to immediately take to the task of deciding what degree of pure profit they would like to siphon out of the actual community. Press selling press kits is ill-gotten gains, as far as I'm concerned.

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    I agree with you. It is sad that they chose to do it this way. These press kits are so well made that they should have done several thousands of them and sold them to us ordinary people. Worst of all was the idea to put serial numbers on them and clearly reveal to the receiver how rare these items are! That just tempts not-hardcore-fans of the series to choose the money instead of keeping the press kit as they should. I predict more of these press kits will come out on the market and prices will surely be high, especially for the vinyl version. All I can say is that my press kit will find its home in a collection that is surely one of the most comprehensive Wipeout collections in the world. I will take good care of it.

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