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‘Holy Grail’ of video games valued at $38,000 bought at Goodwill for $8

Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by BIV, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sidesho...Rwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3BtaA--;_ylv=3
     
  2. Neon

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    James Rolfe is smashing something right now.
     
  3. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Wellllll, not many people still have these old systems and we're looking at a limited market. It's probably gonna sit on my shelves for a while. I'll give ya 50 bucks for it.
     
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  4. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    The nerd rage inside me was cresting until I realized you were going for the Pawn show angle.
     
  5. DiggerNick

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    Hipsters...
     
  6. gorram

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    Does it seem odd that they are selling NES games for $8. That seems like the price you would see on xbox or PS2 games new in box at places like wholesale clubs.
     
  7. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Are you saying it should cost more or cost less? Because NES games can fetch a pretty penny due to relative rarity and age.
     
  8. gorram

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    Less, thought places like Goodwill sold stuff dirt cheap to keep it moving. Didnt think of the rarity angle, or that the demand would be enough either.
     
  9. fletcher

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    Retro gaming on original consoles is massively popular these days and not just amongst the hipsters. That plus the fact that there are only a handful of copies of that particular game make it extremely valuable for the collector crowd.
     
  10. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Old games are fun. Yoshi's Island for SNES is just as enjoyable now as it was when it was first released.
     
  11. Neon

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    It's because today's games are totally different. Even as far as the Play Station 1, games were still pretty similar to what they were on NES and Sega, just way better in terms of graphics and shit. Now that games are practically a different animal, those retro games stand on their own as a uniquely different experience. Not to mention nostalgia value for people in our age group.
     
  12. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    A few years ago I bought "Shining Force 2" for Sega Genesis for $30.

    Still probably my favorite video game ever. One day I'll buy a working Genesis again so I can play!
     
  13. fletcher

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    I have been trying to get a copy of Shining Force 3 for under $100 for years. I payed $120 ish to replace my original Saturn and something like 20 games to put it in perspective.
     
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  14. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    I never got to play SF3, and always wanted to. Looked like so much damn fun!!
     
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    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I found a play through on youtube and watched it intently only to get to the end and read that the guy stopped playing before he finished with no plans to complete the game. It was a sad moment.
     
  16. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    Hahaha!! What a dick.
     
  17. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    SatansCheerledr Ideologically Unsound

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    Someone should go check that place out for copies of Battle Toads.
     
  19. Voodoo Ben

    Voodoo Ben You gotta wash your ass

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    then Chumlee says something scripted.
     
  20. gorram

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    So it can be smashed with a hammer?
     

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