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Name your best rare game finds! Brag!


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#1 of 23 Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 28 2001 - 12:08 PM

My best find ever was a 2600 Q*Bert's Qubes for 75 cents at a flea market.

Once I found a perfectly good Vectrex for $20.

I traded a $30 used Virtual Boy (when Blockbuster blew them out of stock and the retail price was still high...for a couple of weeks) for a NIB Turbo Express with new (loose) TV tuner.

#2 of 23 Calvin Watts III

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Posted October 28 2001 - 12:32 PM

Michael, good topic!!

My best brags are:

At a pawn shop in the middle of nowhere,Nevada

A Complete in Box for $40
Odyssey 2 system with 10 games..
(two of them being unopened & mint Wall Street Fortune Hunt & Quest For The Rings)

Trading a VB Wario Land for Jack Bros (the hardest VB domestic game to find)

Buying a 32x Spiderman Web of Fire game for $3 at an EB in upstate NY (now goes for over $100)

Buying a Sega CD Snatcher game at a flea for $5
(and selling it for $95,and buying Goldeneye 64 with it Posted Image

My best one,though,at my local flea, had to be for $5,buying 6 Atari 2600 carts...including:

Pitfall II
Dragonstomper
&
Crazy Climber

That guy really wanted me to buy his PacMan game,though... Posted Image

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#3 of 23 Kelley_B

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Posted October 29 2001 - 12:07 AM

A mint copy of Custard's Revenge for the 2600 from the local scum mall(AKA a 7 day a week flea market) for 50 cents.

Meeting a guy while waiting in line to buy Episode 1 tickets, who was about 30 needed money and wanted to sale his collection.........Neo Geo AES w/ 14 games, TurboGrafx + CDROM w/ 138 games and NIB TurboExpress. I gave $250 for the Neo Stuff and $150 for all the Turbo stuff.......I felt bad about ripping the guy off, but he set the prices.

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Buying a Sega CD Snatcher game at a flea for $5
(and selling it for $95,and buying Goldeneye 64 with it

what a waste

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#4 of 23 Calvin Watts III

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Posted October 29 2001 - 01:12 AM

Kelley,

It's not a waste if I already owned a copy Posted Image

Snatcher is one of my favorite games!

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#5 of 23 Tony_I

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Posted October 29 2001 - 02:50 AM

Sega Saturn system w/ 8 games/2 cont/S-video cable for $35 shipped. (including Dragon Force...rare game..)

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#6 of 23 Kelley_B

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Posted October 29 2001 - 06:22 AM

In a druken stooper one of my friends stepped on his MINT copy of dragon force snaping the disc in two.....the party was over very quickly after that as we all mourned the fallen game.

#7 of 23 Camp

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Posted October 29 2001 - 01:33 PM

LOL!

Michael St. Clair,

Did you get the nifty case Blockbuster used for their former rental VirtualBoys? It's great, it's like those cases snipers pack their guns in.



#8 of 23 Derrik Draven

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Posted October 29 2001 - 01:48 PM

An EXTREMELY limited edition of Combat II for the 2600, with a serial number of 36 out of 250.

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#9 of 23 Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 29 2001 - 02:22 PM

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Did you get the nifty case Blockbuster used for their former rental VirtualBoys? It's great, it's like those cases snipers pack their guns in.

Yes, and the extra Virtual Boy I kept for myself has one too.

#10 of 23 Travis D

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Posted October 29 2001 - 03:30 PM

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Buying a 32x Spiderman Web of Fire game for $3 at an EB in upstate NY (now goes for over $100)

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I have one of these downstairs with the box and everything intact! You sir have made my day.
*Child holds up Fullscreen version*
Child : Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Rings! Daddy, what does it say at the top? I can't read it.
Father : There are few who can. The language is that of Mordor, which I shall not utter here.
Child : Mordor?
Father : In the common tongue, it reads, 'One...

#11 of 23 Kelley_B

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Posted October 30 2001 - 12:13 AM

My friend who owns the game shop "found" 100 virtua boys in some wharehouse and bought them all at $5 a piece, therefore I bought it at $5+shipping.....new in the box and mint condition. Thats pretty rad.

I have all domestic releases for it and most of the japanese ones, except for those that came out towards the end and are impossible to find.

[Edited last by Kelley_B on October 30, 2001 at 07:14 AM]

#12 of 23 Steven K

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Posted October 31 2001 - 02:28 AM

I was a complete VG junkie until I started getting into Home Theater... here are some of my cool stories (as you can tell I was a PCETG16 nut!)

I picked up a PC Engine LT for $50 at a Flea market in Chicago... I sold it for $800 back in college.

Bought a copy of Genga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire for the PC Engine ACD for $20 at a Pawn Shop in Chicago (sells for around $300).

Picked up around 100 PC Engine games (chip and CD) for $150 from a guy who needed money (I ended up selling them to help pay for my fiance's engagement ring)



#13 of 23 Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 31 2001 - 02:32 AM

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I picked up a PC Engine LT for $50 at a Flea market in Chicago...

Good gosh, whoever was selling that must have stolen it, found it, or inherited it, and had no idea of it's value. I could imagine somebody selling one for a couple hundred bucks if they didn't keep up on the 'scene', but $50 is INSANE.

#14 of 23 Steven K

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Posted October 31 2001 - 02:39 PM

Hi Michael,

Yeah, the guys at the flea market in Chicago (Swap-A-Rama) always ditched Turbo and PC-Engine stuff for really cheap.

Funny story about the LT. I saw it sitting on his table, and asked him how much he wanted. He said "well I think that it's an expensive system, but it doesn't work." I said "whats wrong with it?" So, he puts in an American TG-16 game and turns it on. Of course, it doesn't work. Of course, I'm about to burst out in laughter, but I tellask him "yeah, you're right... but I'm interested in trying to fix it, for fun." So, he says "I dont care, make me an offer." So I offer him $50 and he says "sure..."

Turns out, it worked like a charm (with Japanese games, of course.) It had a burnt out pixel, but no big deal. I still sold it for a major profit.

#15 of 23 Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 31 2001 - 02:52 PM

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Turns out, it worked like a charm (with Japanese games, of course.) It had a burnt out pixel, but no big deal. I still sold it for a major profit.

Excellent! I am envious. I have to admit I would have kept it, though. Posted Image Then again, after having to deal with financial situations like buying a house, I never say never. I still have a halfway decent game collection, though.

I modded my Duo-RX with a single wire mod on the motherboard, it plays "Region 1" games now as long as I use an adaptor.

#16 of 23 Graeme Clark

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Posted October 31 2001 - 09:11 PM

I don't have any really good stories. But...

Soon after I sold my NES and all my games and accessories (big mistake) to buy a Genesis, my friend gave me his NES. I was soon able to buy many of the old NES games I wanted again for quite a bit less then I sold them for.

Another friend of mine also gave me his Master System Base Converter and a box of games (about 16 I think). To be honest I don't know what SMS games are rare (except for Phantasy Star, which I don't have).

Another friend of mine once had the Tengen Tetris for NES, which he sold shortly before it was pulled from the market (doh!). I still hope to stumble on a copy of that somewhere for $5.

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#17 of 23 Arthur Legardo

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Posted November 01 2001 - 03:29 AM

I've got a copy of the unlicensed version of Tetris for the NES.

#18 of 23 Steven K

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Posted November 03 2001 - 02:50 AM

Hey Michael, glad to see another PCE fan. I miss my PCE terribly. I sunk more $$$ into my PC-Engine than any other system. I still remember paying $120 for SF2:CE when it was a new release... just so I could play it on the Express!

#19 of 23 Kelley_B

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Posted November 03 2001 - 03:30 AM

Yep I remember buying the PCE version of SF2...I bought it because it had full sized characters, i was really into SF2 back then.

I have Phantasy Star for the SMS pratically new in the box. I didn't think it was worth a whole lot of money, not that I would sale it or anything. I bought it for $5 off of some guy at a flea market.

#20 of 23 Marshall W. Carter

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Posted November 03 2001 - 07:01 AM

Well, these aren't quite as good as most, but I might as well mention them Posted Image

Lunar: The Silver Star for Sega CD, mint & complete for $9.99 at EB.

Primal Rage CD (Jaguar) at Wal-Mart for $3 sealed.

3 NEW Jags and 3 new copies of Tempest 2000 for $41 shipped.

Panzer Dragoon Saga and Shining Force III for $10 each at Toys R Us...

Oh, speaking of Toys R Us, the one nearest my brother just cleaned out their storeroom, and he scored three sealed copies of Phantasy Star for the Master System, so there are finds to be found Posted Image


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