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Video Game Authority - VGA / Video Game Grading Scam

1 2300 Holcomb Bridge RoadRoswell, GA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 770-825-0420

BEWARE! This company is a total SCAM! All they do is purchase sealed and RESEALED nintendo, nes, sega (among other platforms) video games, shove it in a clear case, stick a shiny hologram on it and jack the price WAY up. How stupid was I to ever buy from these guys. Monkeys can do this! They are getting away with it on Ebay and other big sites. They claim it's "VGA" graded games. The nice abbreviation is to hide their stupid name. Video Game Authority? Come on, seriously? They are self-appointed authorities alright. Basically, they dictate the market conditions by setting their own prices. It has nothing to do with supply and demand. Don't be a sheep and fall into their trap. You've been warned.

Video Game Authority - VGA
Video Game Authority - VGA

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  • Mi
      5th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    I've seen these guys all over the place. I was skeptical too and to confirm my skepticism I gave them a call and got some ghetto sounding chic on their answering machine. I'll definitely avoid them at all costs.

  • Ha
      29th of Aug, 2009
    -1 Votes

    nofoolinme, I read your entire paragraph and the only scam here are the lies you speak of. They are a reputable company and aren't scamming anybody. They don't sell games, they only grade them. Nothing but the highest marks for VGA.

  • Hi
      17th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    VGA is a reputable company and part of the CGA Corporation. They provide a third party opinion regarding the grades and authenticity of video games. They don't sell anything they grade and this complaint is entirely baseless, and put forth by someone who thinks that grading is an evil enterprise. Most of us feel that it is a valuable tool when spending good money on-line buying sealed video games site unseen.

  • Ze
      22nd of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

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  • Ze
      22nd of Dec, 2009
    +2 Votes

    Collectors BEWARE!!! After doing some research on this "Video Game Authority", I have come to the conclusion that they are a scam. If you don't believe me, just look at their website (vggrader.com). It is full of broken links and weird information. They definitely do not come across as a reputable place. Just look at their FAQ:

    Can I visit VGA's facilities?
    No, for security purposes VGA's location is kept secret and no customers may visit the facility.
    (Hmmmm, I'm sorry but if I'm sending you a game that is worth over 300 dollars, the least you could do is prove that you're not "grading" these games on your garage.

    Why are the packages delivered to a holding facility and not the VGA facilities?
    Because our facilities are not always open and our location is secret, we have all of the items sent a location that has extended hours. We pick up the shipments daily from this location. The holding facility is very safe and packages are only delivered when they are open.
    (Ummmm... do I really need to say anything about this?)

    If I will be in Georgia, can I arrange to have someone pick up my submission from me?
    Depending on the availability of our staff, we may be able to arrange to have someone meet with you. There will be an additional charge for this service. Things of this nature are handled on a case by case basis, so please contact us directly regarding your specific needs.
    (Now this one tripped me out! What do you mean charge? Case by case basis? What are you trying to hide?)

    Another thing I don't get. Is if these games are supposedly sealed and brand new... why do they have different grades? Why are some VGA 85, VGA 75 and so on?

    As a collector it saddens me that people are out to take advantage of the collectible game industry. I am never going to trust the VGA!
    Do your own research and see what you find!

  • Ze
      22nd of Dec, 2009
    -2 Votes

    Checked the Better Business Bureau, there is NO record of this supposed "CGA CORPORATION" in Georgia. I tried an internet search and it gave me some company that makes cables in NY. Definitely not reputable. STAY AWAY!!!

  • Xx
      29th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    "Another thing I don't get. Is if these games are supposedly sealed and brand new... why do they have different grades? Why are some VGA 85, VGA 75 and so on?"

    If you read the FAQ correctly you will see that the grading scale is very specific. Meaning that while all the games they grade are sealed and brand new, the condition is still different. For example: A game can still be sealed and new but could be creased, crushed in one corner, have water marks, sun damage, and so on. Collectors look for these types of specific details. I mean this is really common sense. The company is perfectly legit and explains how they came about. Please do more research before just giving an opinion like this with no bases.

  • Ro
      17th of Oct, 2016
    0 Votes

    These people claiming this is a reputable company are working for them to some end. This company is a scam, the grading is amateur, and purely subjective. Please do not patronize or publicize this company, as it is detrimental to any and all real collectors.

  • Co
      31st of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    I have bought sealed games and seen re sealed games and VGA knows there stuff and very much needed for the collectors.I feel that if a game is going to cost 300 dollars or more, I want to know that its not a reseal as there are some good fakes out there and unless you bought it new off the self way back when you are not 100 percent sure its legit, so having a third party grading company brings credibility to the industry. Dont hate grading company's just cause you feel its not needed as most people buying a 300 + dollar game wants it graded to know what there getting is not a reseal, just like with comics .people want to know the condition and if its been re stored and once a comic or a video game or even a toy is graded its protected and displays well and also very easy to re sell compared to one not graded, I would buy the graded one sight unseen first.

  • Er
      25th of Jul, 2018
    0 Votes

    I dont know about VGA much other than i saw some games sold on Ebay for a huge price with those VGA gradings. I saw a mage that i can find sealed for 20$ sold 999$ because it has a VGA thing on it. Im not sure about this. Also with the other comments, im asking myself if this company is legit and if we have confidence about it. Personally i think that having any doubt makes those VGA graded games not worth more than any other sealed games. Some could even counterfeit the VGA thing on the games. How can we know that the VGA grade is not a fake ? Do we need a second company to certify the certification ? Im really not sure about those gradings.

  • An
      26th of Jul, 2018
    -1 Votes

    I am sure that video games allow you to concentrate and some games develop logical thinking. My child is 5 years old and he plays unblocked games very often. I think that many games allow children to learn something new and interesting. And of course it's fun for any child.

  • An
      26th of Jul, 2018
    0 Votes

    https://unblockedgames76.weebly.com/

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