@error52: So you're saying this ebay sale of five games for $16 dollars that I just bought from Singapore is likely bootlegs? (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Sale-For-Pokemon-5pcs-Game-Card-Emerald-Fire-Red-Leaf-Green-Ruby-Sapphire-Go-/262536007021?hash=item3d205d8d6d:g:4VoAAOSwZVlXj8tG)
Sort of rhetorical cause I realized how sketchy it was but figured it was worth the risk. After all, $20 dollars was about how much I was willing to spend, and the other more legit options were-- at the lowest-- $40 dollars.
Thanks for all the input everyone!