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Expensive games that are now out of reach
23-Jun-22 1:00am
#1
MrBean
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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.
24-Jun-22 9:23am
#41
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

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.
24-Jun-22 9:30am
#42
Gypsy
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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.
24-Jun-22 9:39am
#43
Lunar
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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.

24-Jun-22 10:56am
#44
Simon_Belmont
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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.
24-Jun-22 11:02am
#45
Simon_Belmont
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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.
24-Jun-22 11:03am
#46
Simon_Belmont
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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.
24-Jun-22 11:04am
#47
Simon_Belmont
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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
24-Jun-22 11:08am
#48
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader

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.
24-Jun-22 12:49pm
#49
Simon_Belmont
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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.
24-Jun-22 12:53pm
#50
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader

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.
24-Jun-22 3:22pm
#51
SupremeSarna
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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.
24-Jun-22 3:25pm
#52
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader

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.
24-Jun-22 3:36pm
#53
Feeb
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When I was young I collected Atlus games. Just bought them all no matter quality. That was wise.
24-Jun-22 3:53pm
#54
Gypsy
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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.
24-Jun-22 4:23pm
#55
sa330206
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

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.
24-Jun-22 7:30pm
#56
Finn
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada

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.


24-Jun-22 9:20pm
#57
SupremeSarna
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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.
29-Jun-22 12:53pm
#58
ChronoLe
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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.
29-Jun-22 1:22pm
#59
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews

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.
29-Jun-22 1:29pm
#60
dunno001
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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...
29-Jun-22 2:01pm
#61
Lunar
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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



Expensive games that are now out of reach