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Trade Regrets?

by Rurouni_Fencer Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:52 pm

Earlier today I was reminiscing about some of the game swaps I've done over the years with friends and other fellow gamers and I got the idea to start this thread about trades we've maybe regretted in the long run. What regrets do you guys have about trading away one game or system away for another?

For me, it was trading a CIB Lufia for a Secret of Mana cart as a teenager. As much as I loved SoM then, and still do today, I really wish I hung onto my Lufia.. And not just for what it's worth, but for the memories of playing the hell out of it on snow days.. :(
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by loganm187 Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:57 pm

I traded killer instinct for ....clay fighter when i was 8....
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by Dakinggamer87 Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:58 pm

I can't think of anything I kept all my games for the most part. :)
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by weasels Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:03 pm

i have done a lot, many i am ashamed of. star ocean 2 for like 15 bucks....vagrant story i got rid of for fm3...but that's more forgiving since it's now my favorite ps1 game. so many more.
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by Ziggy587 Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:16 pm

When my brother and I were young... My brother and a friend in his class borrowed SNES games from each other, they would swap them. So he gave him Eek! The Cat for Judge Dred, and then his friend moved away. I remember being pissed because I liked Eek.

I bet if I played Eek right now I'd think it's a horrible game, but I remember liking it. I still have the box for the game, which is weird because I don't have a lot of boxes from original SNES purchases (damn young, foolish version of myself!).

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Re: Trade Regrets?

by Gamerforlife Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:31 pm

You know, I don't mind so much stuff I've traded away because I can get all of it back with a little persistance and proper budgeting of my money

However, I have traded or sold some good stuff in my life. The original black and white gameboy, various super nintendo games and NES games, some old game magazines. I also gave away a huge stack of comic books when I was young that may have included any number of classics. My biggest regret is probably all those old GI Joes and Transformers I sold when I was a kid. Only thing I have now is a generation 1 Hot Rod Transformers figure I got off ebay a few years ago

On the plus side, I've recently reaquired Chrono Trigger, which I once traded away. And I got the box too, which I didn't have with my original copy. I'm actually focusing on building up a SNES collection that will emcompass a lot of the stuff I once traded away and more
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by ujnhunter Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:52 pm

I regret trading my Virtual Boy w/ hard shell padded carrying case and a complete collection of U.S. games including Jack Bros. to a friend for his Sega Saturn + 5 games. 3 months later Sega Saturn could be bought new + 3 games for like $50-60 or something! Argh! I still have nightmares. :(
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by saturnfan Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:27 pm

I have let friends and family members in the past borrow my games just to never see them again. I think that is worse!

My worst loss was a game boy color with tetris DX to my own brother.

One time a friend of my brother's lent my copy of Max Payne for the PC, only for me to never see it again (although I still use the mouse pad that it came with to this day). To add insult to injury, a few years later I lent my copy of Max Payne 2 to a friend only to have it stolen from him, resulting in me never seeing it again.

Currently I have a few games lent out, although this time I at least traded them for stuff.
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by Josh Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:43 pm

I remember I had sold around 17 NES games a few years ago. Games like Anticipation, Zelda 2, Metroid, Goal, Bayou Billy, Dirty Harry, some Roller Derby game, and a few others I can't remember. An ABC Sesame Street game? I sold them all after my NES broke I was around nine years old.

I lent out my copy of Mario is Missing and my Hey You Pikachu mic to my friend Mike. He ended up being an obnoxious douchebag and lost my mic and sold my game. Yeah, some friend.

And around 2 years ago I sold my PSP 1000 with the cables and MVP Baseball for 100 bucks. What I bought? A used Soul Calibur 4 on the 360, a used 20 gig 360 HDD, and a pair of shitty headphones. I'm still kicking myself today.
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Re: Trade Regrets?

by swiftzx Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:12 pm

I regret selling my snes to my friend. At least he's having fum with it.
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