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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by PartridgeSenpai Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:18 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
Ack wrote:Frankly the cheapest to collect for right now is Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS.

This is why I stay a generation behind. Sweet sweet prices.


Yup. This is exactly why the only thing I've been doing the past few months is really fleshing out my 360/PS3/Wii and DS collections. And now that Gamestahp is back to selling stuff for under $5 again, it's a $3 free for all again!
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by Tanooki Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:24 pm

Interesting conversation shift. I really haven't noticed an up tick on the vast majority of anything branded Gameboy, but at the same time I will agree so far it appears on the whole the DS is now in that cheapster dumpster valley where it costs little for a complete package and the DS card alone is almost unpalatable to most so it's even cheaper. Mind you speaking on GB stuff I'm talking game only, the paper gets more stupid with age (mostly the boxes though.) Also Sega Game Gear stuff is quite cheap too.

I had no intent of going into DS stuff ever again, but after that garage sale find I had 2 weekends ago which had SM64DS and Nervous Brickdown in there complete along with the FF3 I never got rid of I've picked up a few things very cheap and all complete. The most I paid on anything was $20 out the door on Chrono Trigger complete, but anything else was in the $3-$7 ($10 shipped) price with Metal Slug 7, Hotel Dusk, Trace Memory, and Clubhouse games. I don't want to think about going into making a collection of it, but I know I wouldn't balk at least grabbing the first of the Castlevania titles as it was the only really great one (Dawn of Sorrow) again. While the old DS could fart out some N64 quality 3D stuff, the good core of many games it did were like beefier GBA games over 2 panels and I consider that a good thing.
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by jmbarnes101 Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:40 am

For the most part I'm not buying SNES games anymore, unless I find them cheap in the wild, except for the ones I can't play on the SD2SNES. I just do most of my gaming that way now and see no need for most carts anymore. That's how I'm feeling about almost all consoles and handhelds these days though. If they ever make a GDEMU type device for the GameCube I'm out of retro collecting forever.

Like I said I am looking for some SNES carts though like Mario RPG, Starfox 2, Kirby Dreamland 3, Parodius 3, SF Alpha 2, Stunt Race FX, etc... But they are becoming few and far between.
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:07 am

Stay a generation behind? Bros, I am seven generations behind.
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by samsonlonghair Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:21 pm

I've been buying Wii games for a couple years now. It's so much more reasonable than trying to buy snes games. I can't wait to get some wiiu games for cheap after the nx hits the market.
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by jbeedham Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:33 pm

Here's my take on SNES and Genesis collecting...

Genesis - Sega did it right with the plastic cases for their games although they could have made a better holder for the manual. Because of this I think it is less expensive to collect good condition complete games for this system.

SNES - Definitely superior graphics wise to the Genesis but the games came in those cheap boxes that most gamers didn't care about and just threw away. Because of this it is much harder to get good condition complete games for this system. At some point, if it is not already happening, I believe good condition complete games on this system will be 10x the price of loose carts.

Overall, I think retro game values have a strong correlation with rising real estate prices and the economy. So, as long as those two keep going up, I expect retro game values to go up. At some point when the economy looses steam or goes bust, I expect retro game values to soften. When times are good people hoard and then when times are desperate people will sell their collectibles to get some much needed cash.
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by Gunstar Green Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:05 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Stay a generation behind? Bros, I am seven generations behind.


Pretty soon you'll be so far back that language will evolve to the point where the rest of us won't be able to communicate with you without an interpreter.
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by PartridgeSenpai Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:12 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Stay a generation behind? Bros, I am seven generations behind.


Pretty soon you'll be so far back that language will evolve to the point where the rest of us won't be able to communicate with you without an interpreter.


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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by Exhuminator Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:27 pm

jbeedham wrote:I think retro game values have a strong correlation with rising real estate prices and the economy.

I'd like for you to expand on this theory. And do you think other disposable media holds up in the same regard?
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Re: Have you given up on buying SNES games?

by samsonlonghair Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:54 am

Exhuminator wrote:
jbeedham wrote:I think retro game values have a strong correlation with rising real estate prices and the economy.

I'd like for you to expand on this theory. And do you think other disposable media holds up in the same regard?

A rising tide lifts all boats.
Compare the price of retro video games on VGPC's timeline to the timeline of the housing market crash and financial recession.
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https://www.stlouisfed.org/financial-cr ... l-timeline
Prices of retro video games dropped to almost nil in October and September 2008 (just when the sub-prime lending shit was hitting the fan) and stayed low through 2009. 2010 was rocky, just like the struggling U.S. economy was at the time. By 2011 the economy was rebounding, and the cost of retro video games started skyrocketing - a trend which continues today.
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