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Topic   Expensive games that are now out of reach

MrBean
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* 23-Jun(#1)
Have any misses on your list that you held off on due to price that now in the realm off "not gonna fudgein happen"?

I've got a few, but Zeldas Adventure is my biggest regret. I scored Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon (both sealed) for like $50 a lifetime ago. Zelda is my Achilles heel. I have (to my knowledge) largely every Zelda console and game (including random repros and after market of bigger fan made titles - I'm sure there's more), minus two Zelda games, and a system -
1. Windwaker / Metroid Prime combo (GCN)
2. Zelda's Adventure (CD-i)
3. Minish Cap system (GBA SP)

When I was first shopping it, it was around $200ish if memory serves. Forgot about it for years. Jumped between $300-$500 when I was debating it again. NOW, randomly browsing eBay with a buzz on ... It's over 2 grand.

Just fudge off. Not gonna happen now. I don't collect stuff I didn't play growing up, with this being my only real exception. To date I've watched the CD-i Zelda games, but never played.

Still... I feel like I have to get this but the price point is just stupid and my wife would murder me.

Yet all 3 of the above are in the same realm of insanity when ample opportunity existed to get them at realistic prices a lifetime ago. No one to blame but myself.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
24-Jun(#41)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> Kicking myself for buying Castlevania Chronicles at retail (i think it was $14 or
> $19 at retail price) and then selling it later on.

Wow, I didn't realize this game was going for so much. I think when I finally got around to buying it, it was going for around $40-50, but I managed to get a copy for like $30.
Gypsy
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24-Jun(#42)
Lunar wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Simon_Belmont wrote:
> |>> Don't do what i just did and go to VGPC, choose a console and then list the games
> |>> from highest sold to lowest sold (i know the percentage averages are off)...
> |>> I didn't know Dragon Fighter was that rare, i've owned 2 COPIES in my lifetime,
>> both
> |>> bought by my grandparents in the late 90s...
> |>> $550 average...loose
> |>>
>>
>> Yeah like many things pricecharting is a useful tool but it's not a perfect be
> all
>> end all. Some stuff requires additional research. Anything with cardboard you
> can't
>> trust it at all because there is so much variance for condition.
>
> What? That's news to me!
>
> You mean lowest on Pricecharting doesn't assume it's MINT and LIKE NEW?
>
>

Please sell to me your mint condition game at the fished it out of the trash price.
Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
24-Jun(#43)
Gypsy wrote:
>
> Please sell to me your mint condition game at the fished it out of the trash price.

By my calculation, GTZ deserves Pricecharting - 20% for fees and - 20% for bro pricing, remember: mint games only.

Simon_Belmont
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24-Jun(#44)
Gypsy wrote:
> Simon_Belmont wrote:
>> Don't do what i just did and go to VGPC, choose a console and then list the games
>> from highest sold to lowest sold (i know the percentage averages are off)...
>> I didn't know Dragon Fighter was that rare, i've owned 2 COPIES in my lifetime,
> both
>> bought by my grandparents in the late 90s...
>> $550 average...loose
>>
>
> Yeah like many things pricecharting is a useful tool but it's not a perfect be all
> end all. Some stuff requires additional research. Anything with cardboard you can't
> trust it at all because there is so much variance for condition.

still, looking at the ballpark prices scares me.
i had an ALMOST complete set of NES games.
I think i was missing like 26 or 28 (not counting variables and promos and the competition carts)
i don't want to look at the PS1 list either. I had hundreds of complete PS1 games.
Now that i learned that normal everyday PS3 consoles can play PS1 games, i wish i kept a bunch of them.
Simon_Belmont
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24-Jun(#45)
Scott wrote:
> Simon_Belmont wrote:
>> Kicking myself for buying Castlevania Chronicles at retail (i think it was $14
> or
>> $19 at retail price) and then selling it later on.
>
> Wow, I didn't realize this game was going for so much. I think when I finally got
> around to buying it, it was going for around $40-50, but I managed to get a copy
> for like $30.

thankfully they added it to the PSP Castlevania Collection (among other collections), so we can actually play it.
Simon_Belmont
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24-Jun(#46)
Lunar wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>>
>> Please sell to me your mint condition game at the fished it out of the trash price.
>
> By my calculation, GTZ deserves Pricecharting - 20% for fees and - 20% for bro pricing,
> remember: mint games only.
>
>

yeah for GTZ i do 20-25% off sold Ebay prices
i dont even really check VGPC except for curiosities sake.
Simon_Belmont
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Jun(#47)
beavis wrote:
> Simon_Belmont wrote:
>> beavis wrote:
> |>> I'm cheap and most every game/system pre PS3/360 era is too much for me. The
>> other
> |>> issue is finding systems that actually work. I have gotten a couple of N64s
> for
> |>> varying prices over the years with varying issues.
> |>>
> |>> I think the biggest one for me though is Rock Band/Guitar Hero. My kids are
> now
> |>> 5 and 8 and are big into gaming. My wife is not but grew up a musician, playing
> |>> multiple instruments. I think it would be really fun to play these games as
> a
>> family.
> |>> Finding a system to do that would be no problem really, PS3 and 360s are relatively
> |>> cheap and I've read you can actually play some of the newer games in the series
>> on
> |>> the PS5. The problem is finding instruments. I get that it is a niche market
>> at
> |>> this point, but you would think someone would sell replacment instruments at
> a
>> decent
> |>> price.
>>
>> Check Pawn Shops and disc exchange like stores.
>> Also flea markets. I've found 360 era Rock Band/Guitar Hero instruments for $20
> and
>> under.
>> I go home and test them, if they don't work, i just keep exchanging until i find
>> one that works.
>>
>> If you're interested I have Guitar Hero Live (for Xbox One) with one guitar and
> 2
>> USB dongles that i'm willing to sell for WAYYY UNDER market value.
>> I also have multiple copies of DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2 for Xbox 360 with the turntables,
>> i think i have 4 sets of turntables.
>> It was our party game and that fact that you could hook a mic up and sing/rap
> along
>> with the mixes made it that much better.
>
> I'm actually moving in August and decided after I posted to check the Seattle area
> Facebook Marketplace and there seem to be a lot of potential options. If I don't
> end up getting anything I'll hit you up.

yeah, keep me posted. i'd rather sell them here than Ebay.
all music games are still going for rediculous money thanks to the pandemic
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jun(#48)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> Kicking myself for buying Castlevania Chronicles at retail (i think it was $14 or
> $19 at retail price) and then selling it later on.
> The majority of my retro games im kicking myself for selling way cheap (especially
> on here). I go back and look at my prices and I'm like "oy, what was i thinking?"

I remember seeing TONS of Castlevania Chronicles for $19.99 at numerous GameStops. Probably should've picked it up at some point.
Simon_Belmont
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Jun(#49)
Staraang wrote:
> Simon_Belmont wrote:
>> Kicking myself for buying Castlevania Chronicles at retail (i think it was $14
> or
>> $19 at retail price) and then selling it later on.
>> The majority of my retro games im kicking myself for selling way cheap (especially
>> on here). I go back and look at my prices and I'm like "oy, what was i thinking?"
>
> I remember seeing TONS of Castlevania Chronicles for $19.99 at numerous GameStops.
> Probably should've picked it up at some point.

I think that was the retail price new. It was a budget collection near the end of the PS1's life.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jun(#50)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> Staraang wrote:
>> Simon_Belmont wrote:
> |>> Kicking myself for buying Castlevania Chronicles at retail (i think it was $14
>> or
> |>> $19 at retail price) and then selling it later on.
> |>> The majority of my retro games im kicking myself for selling way cheap (especially
> |>> on here). I go back and look at my prices and I'm like "oy, what was i thinking?"
>>
>> I remember seeing TONS of Castlevania Chronicles for $19.99 at numerous GameStops.
>> Probably should've picked it up at some point.
>
> I think that was the retail price new. It was a budget collection near the end of
> the PS1's life.

That's correct. It was indeed a budget title. At the time it seemed like they had more than they knew what to do with. I remember often seeing them on the small standalone racks placed randomly on the floor.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 24-Jun(#51)
I bought a loose copy of a rare Wii U game for $3 a month ago. Sadly, the only way to make it worthwhile to Wii U collectors is to find the case and manual, which aren't sold anywhere without buying a complete copy. That's too expensive to justify doing. So I basically wasted $3.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
24-Jun(#52)
This thread is making me think back to walking into Toys R Us and seeing the rows upon rows of games and consoles. Deliciousness.

Taking the shrinkwrap off a game box and opening it up was a great experience. I miss those manuals. I used to read them cover to cover before playing a game.
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Jun(#53)
When I was young I collected Atlus games. Just bought them all no matter quality. That was wise.
Gypsy
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24-Jun(#54)
Feeb wrote:
> When I was young I collected Atlus games. Just bought them all no matter quality.
> That was wise.

I bought Disgaea on a whim cause I loved the art lol. This was way way way back shortly after it came out. Before I had joined this site even. I sold it for an absurd amount before the reprint.
sa330206
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24-Jun(#55)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I bought a loose copy of a rare Wii U game for $3 a month ago. Sadly, the only way
> to make it worthwhile to Wii U collectors is to find the case and manual, which aren't
> sold anywhere without buying a complete copy. That's too expensive to justify doing.
> So I basically wasted $3.

I would disagree, loose games are still worth money. What game is it? I bet it's worth more than $3 if it's rare.
Finn
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
24-Jun(#56)
I regret trading my complete copy of Metal Gear (NES)

But I did find a compete copy of Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP), probably my greatest find.


SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
24-Jun(#57)
sa330206 wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> I bought a loose copy of a rare Wii U game for $3 a month ago. Sadly, the only
> way
>> to make it worthwhile to Wii U collectors is to find the case and manual, which
> aren't
>> sold anywhere without buying a complete copy. That's too expensive to justify
> doing.
>> So I basically wasted $3.
>
> I would disagree, loose games are still worth money. What game is it? I bet it's
> worth more than $3 if it's rare.

The game is Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver. I believe it's a generic licensed game that is only worth keeping to bolster your Wii U collection. Worth $20 loose, $40 CIB. I'd sell it for about the former if anyone were interested.
ChronoLe
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29-Jun(#58)
I had been holding off on picking up Keio Flying squadron for about a decade when it hovered between 200-500. Bit the bullet as a birthday gift to myself when it was around $750. Would likely be out of my range today. Interesting perspective though, depending on what type of merchandise/games people buy. I think Keio would be considered chump change to the Neo Geo AES crowd.
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
29-Jun(#59)
I got a deal on a copy of Keio locally when it was around $900. Got it for $450 and I wanted to throw up. It has skyrocketed since then. The manual looks like it came fresh off the press. The disc has some light scratches, but it plays well.
dunno001
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29-Jun(#60)
Ugh, Keio. Yeah, I'm seriously debating if I want to continue toward a full US Sega CD set because of that. For the longest time, it was hovering in the $1000-1200 range, but then the pandemic hit, and blew it up. I'm not paying $3000+ for it, that's for sure. And if it never comes back down... expect my next purge to have quite a few SCD games...
Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
29-Jun(#61)
dunno001 wrote:
> Ugh, Keio. Yeah, I'm seriously debating if I want to continue toward a full US Sega
> CD set because of that. For the longest time, it was hovering in the $1000-1200 range,
> but then the pandemic hit, and blew it up. I'm not paying $3000+ for it, that's for
> sure. And if it never comes back down... expect my next purge to have quite a few SCD
> games...

Happy birthday! Hit me up, what Sega cd you got? smile


Gypsy
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29-Jun(#62)
ChronoLe wrote:
> I had been holding off on picking up Keio Flying squadron for about a decade when
> it hovered between 200-500. Bit the bullet as a birthday gift to myself when it was
> around $750. Would likely be out of my range today. Interesting perspective though,
> depending on what type of merchandise/games people buy. I think Keio would be considered
> chump change to the Neo Geo AES crowd.

It's all relative for sure.

One I just remembered...

Air Limited Edition. Back in the early to mid 00s I started importing Dreamcast like crazy. I had a chance to buy this, I think on eBay and passed for some other titles instead. Had I known how freaking rare it is, I would have bought it instead. It's not about price with this one but availability. Even back in 2011 or so this was basically impossible to find (had a couple people in Japan look for me, for like a $250 bounty back then). I searched regularly for 10+ years and it didn't come up. I'm not as persistent with it now but I look sporadically and still nada.

Also I don't mean just the standard "first print limited edition" that has a slightly different disc art, but one that came in a deluxe box with a jigsaw puzzle. I have confirmed with a couple Japanese collectors that it does exist (yay I'm not crazy) but they also confirmed that essentially, it basically never comes up for sale.
sa330206
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29-Jun(#63)
dunno001 wrote:
> Ugh, Keio. Yeah, I'm seriously debating if I want to continue toward a full US Sega
> CD set because of that. For the longest time, it was hovering in the $1000-1200 range,
> but then the pandemic hit, and blew it up. I'm not paying $3000+ for it, that's for
> sure. And if it never comes back down... expect my next purge to have quite a few SCD
> games...

Yeah unfortunately after the pandemic, I think a lot of full sets went out of reach. I can only imagine how pricy something as niche as SCD games are now days. Even stuff like the Wii U, which isn't even 10 years old, has plenty of $100+ games for it now. It used to be super cheap and many people went for full sets before prices skyrocketed. Either way, hope u find the game at a good price and you can continue on with your full set!
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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29-Jun(#64)
What's so special about this sega cd game, did it only have a limited release or something? Is it any good?

Even a few hundred bucks seems crazy to me, let alone 3k.
dunno001
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
29-Jun(#65)
sa330206 wrote:
> Yeah unfortunately after the pandemic, I think a lot of full sets went out of reach.
> I can only imagine how pricy something as niche as SCD games are now days. Even
> stuff like the Wii U, which isn't even 10 years old, has plenty of $100+ games for
> it now. It used to be super cheap and many people went for full sets before prices
> skyrocketed. Either way, hope u find the game at a good price and you can continue
> on with your full set!

Still undecided on it right now. I did give up on Vita, though that was an experiment on collecting for an "in-print" system. (I declared it a failure; too many Japanese only games that never get cheap and LRG's BS preorder system.) I decided that I would never collect because of Stadium Events and I would never collect TG16 because of Magical Chase. Interestingly, at the time I decided no to those, those both were, in the conditions I would want, around $3000... But since I did start SCD, it's a little tougher to give up. 32X is in the same boat because of Darxide.

Saturn, well... it's never been cheap. I think I have all the games that are currently 4 digits, though. And I'm still slowly working on 5200, 7800, CD-i, 3DO, Game Gear, and N64 Japanese exclusives. And my completed VB, 64DD, PC-FX, and US N64 sets...

Oh, and @Lunar , I'm not giving up yet.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
29-Jun(#66)
I praise my OCD that full set collecting never appealed to me. It nags at me in plenty of other ways though.
ChronoLe
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
29-Jun(#67)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> What's so special about this sega cd game, did it only have a limited release or
> something? Is it any good?
>
> Even a few hundred bucks seems crazy to me, let alone 3k.

It's an average shoot em up with some nice art direction. Low print run as far as I know. When I was finally ready to buy, there was a point where there was never more than 1 copy available on ebay for purchase, typically never for auction, only buy it now. Once the price hit $1000, it appeared that more people were willing to let it go, as I noticed several became available during that period and it has pretty much stayed that way for the past few years. I only wanted to pick it up because I enjoy shmups.

Low print, niche system, decent game = $$$
ChronoLe
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29-Jun(#68)
@dunno001 How many left for SCD, both US and JP? If you've got most of the heavies out of the way, I would say keep on trekking :) I don't have any complete sets myself. If I ever did pursue one, it might be a smaller library like NGPC.
dunno001
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29-Jun(#69)
ChronoLe wrote:
> @dunno001 How many left for SCD, both US and JP? If you've got most of the heavies
> out of the way, I would say keep on trekking :) I don't have any complete sets myself.
> If I ever did pursue one, it might be a smaller library like NGPC.

Ah, I knew I forgot some systems I was working on, though they are lower priority. I am also collecting NGPC, WS (& WSC), and even game.com, abortion as that was... (And I'm prolly still forgetting something...)

You also remind me that I need to make a final SCD list. I'm only going for a US set, so no Japanese collecting... yet. My Saturn list still does look daunting by size, too...
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
29-Jun(#70)
Keio is a solid game. I seem to recall reading there were about 10,000 copies. Don't quote me. Mine was stored vertically, hence the perfect manual. When they lay horizontally, the manual is long enough that it bows over time and wrinkles the spine.

I played through it for the "beat a game for every console" thread and was glad it was at least fun for the price.

I got lucky on owning Power Blade 2 as a kid.

I bought Shining Force CD about 2014ish for $40 on Sega Age, and Terminator for Sega CD on ebay for $30 on the same day.

I haven't really looked through Sega Saturn in years, but I'm going to assume Three Dirty Dwarves, Die Hard, and a few others have went up a good bit. I bout a stack of 15 games for $45 from a guy who just wanted rid of them.

Panzer Dragoon Saga has been my biggest want for years. It wasn't that long ago it could be had for $500.
Missile
Double Gold Good Trader
* 29-Jun(#71)
The retro market is nonsensical and based more around the hype of a game more so than it's rarity.
IIRC, Burning Rangers has HALF of the production run Panzer Dragoon Saga does, (5k vs 10k), yet for the longest time was less than half of it's cost(That changed after the stimulus of course, but it's still far lower than PDS).

As for games out of reach, none quite yet. Even Snatcher seems feasible to an extent, though at the rate everything is going it's either only a matter of time before it crashes into the ground or becomes unobtainable.

> I praise my OCD that full set collecting never appealed to me. It nags at me in plenty
> of other ways though.

I remember when i tried to go for a DC and 64 fullset, got most of the rares for DC then i saw just how much shovelware was left and gave up on it.
MrBean
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* 29-Jun(#72)
Jesus. Random lookup... Lunar Silver Star Story (sealed), last one sold for & 800. I grabbed this for $20 when Sony was purging inventory! Never opened it, nor played it... Always wanted to.
sailorneorune
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29-Jun(#73)
I'm hoping to see Keio make the cut for the Mega Drive Mini 2.

Also, our copy of Shining Force CD was $5.

MrBean
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* 29-Jun(#74)
Man... I sold Dragon Force, Guardian Heroes, Shining Force, first 3 Suikodens for about a grand, that I used to build a pc many years ago. Horrible decision.
Gypsy
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29-Jun(#75)
Missile wrote:
> The retro market is nonsensical and based more around the hype of a game more so
> than it's rarity.
> IIRC, Burning Rangers has HALF of the production run Panzer Dragoon Saga does, (5k
> vs 10k), yet for the longest time was less than half of it's cost(That changed after
> the stimulus of course, but it's still far lower than PDS).
>
> As for games out of reach, none quite yet. Even Snatcher seems feasible to an extent,
> though at the rate everything is going it's either only a matter of time before it
> crashes into the ground or becomes unobtainable.
>
>> I praise my OCD that full set collecting never appealed to me. It nags at me in
> plenty
>> of other ways though.
>
> I remember when i tried to go for a DC and 64 fullset, got most of the rares for
> DC then i saw just how much shovelware was left and gave up on it.

Hype from youtubers and such is definitely the biggest price driver.

I had well over 200 Dreamcast games at one point before getting rid of almost all my US games. Kept only the stuff I truly cared about.

Don't remember what I needed for the full set but I had a lot of fuggin junk as evidenced by this trade.

Received $220 PP, Ten No Koe Bank, Puyo Puyo PCE CD CIB, R-Type I PCE Hu CIB, Cadash Turbo Grfx Hu CIC, Dragon Spirit PCE Hu only, Sys Card 3.0 hu only for 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (Dreamcast), Chicken Run (Dreamcast), Fatal Fury: Mark of The Wolves (Dreamcast), Flag to Flag: Cart (Dreamcast), Grand Theft Auto 2 (Dreamcast), Illbleed (Dreamcast), Incoming (Dreamcast), Industrial Spy: Operation Espionage (Dreamcast), The Last Blade 2: Heart of the Samurai (Dreamcast), NFL Quarterback Club 2001 (Dreamcast), Rayman 2: The Great Escape (Dreamcast), Re-Volt (Dreamcast), Sega Rally 2 (Dreamcast), Spider-Man (Dreamcast), Tech Romancer (Dreamcast), Toy Commander (Dreamcast)

I did replace all the fighters there with Japanese copies. Functionally the same to me.

MrBean wrote:
> Jesus. Random lookup... Lunar Silver Star Story (sealed), last one sold for & 800.
> I grabbed this for $20 when Sony was purging inventory! Never opened it, nor played
> it... Always wanted to.

Great game. Opening it at this point would be pretty dumb but I would recommend playing it. I've beat both Lunars a few times each.

MrBean wrote:
> Man... I sold Dragon Force, Guardian Heroes, Shining Force, first 3 Suikodens for
> about a grand, that I used to build a pc many years ago. Horrible decision.

All that matters is you got joy out of the pc build. I'm selling off some games right now for extra bluray buying power. Not playing the games, will watch the blurays. No regrets tbh.
ChronoLe
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29-Jun(#76)
@Missile I never understood the market for Burning Rangers either. It stood in the sub 200s for many years, even though it was scarce on ebay. However, I think there are a fair number of examples in the previous generation. Maybe people had not yet caught up to the Saturn yet. I recall Zero Kamikaze squirrel or whatever not being pricey for ages.
Gypsy
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29-Jun(#77)
ChronoLe wrote:
> @Missile I never understood the market for Burning Rangers either. It stood in the
> sub 200s for many years, even though it was scarce on ebay. However, I think there
> are a fair number of examples in the previous generation. Maybe people had not yet
> caught up to the Saturn yet. I recall Zero Kamikaze squirrel or whatever not being
> pricey for ages.

I didn't think it would be to the extent that it is now, but I always figured Gamecube, PS1 and PS2 had a lot of room to grow price wise up until about 2018 or so. I think without the pandemic we still see those rise, but not quite to the same amounts. We had been seeing cart only NES commons/uncommons dipping in price before that. Typical collector cycle where NES was falling out of favor and became "too old". Don't think it quite would have went to Atari depths.
longhornsk57
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
29-Jun(#78)
I sold Jack Bros for my VirtualBoy back in the day, I think for like $50 or something. It was the NA version. Recently I wanted to build up my VB collection again, and well ya I am not paying going rate for that game...
Snappy
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 30-Jun(#79)
I've been selling off my Neo Geo MVS collection in order to buy all of the nearly out of reach items before they become totally out of reach. Games like Mega Max x3, Mega man 7, Chip & Dale 2, Duck Tales 2, Powerblade 2, Final Fight 3, even Musha because it has sentimental value.

All good games mind you.. I can't justify spending a fortune on rare and crapty games.

The only game I'd really like to have but just seems too far out of reach is Snatcher.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 30-Jun(#80)
Snappy wrote:
> I've been selling off my Neo Geo MVS collection in order to buy all of the nearly
> out of reach items before they become totally out of reach. Games like Mega Max x3,
> Mega man 7, Chip & Dale 2, Duck Tales 2, Powerblade 2, even Musha because it has
> sentimental value.
>
> All good games mind you, I can't justify spending a fortune on rare and crapty games.
>
> The only game I'd really like to have but just seems too far out of reach is Snatcher.

Nice way to do it honestly, by selling stuff you aren't as attached to that also made big jumps in value.

Right there with you on the bad rare games thing. I don't buy any game I don't like (outside of obvious flipping situations).

ETA: Snatcher is awesome. That said I didn't want a US copy when it was under $500. If I was going to collectard it, I'd spend a bit on YAJ and call it good.
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
4-Jul(#81)
My entire past collection that I sold.

Don't make me go through this again :(

Topic   Expensive games that are now out of reach