Retro stuff I once owned and now regret selling

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by Gemini73 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:51 pm

Selling my Amiga 500+ and a box full of games.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:59 pm

Contemplating selling my Dreamcast and Saturn, most of the best game likes Shenmue, SoulCalibur, JetSetRadio, Virtua Fighter, Daytona are available elsewhere, they've kinda lost their sheen.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Not so much regret selling something, more doing something. I tried to do a home upgrade on my Atari ST and put more memory in it. Unfortunately this required soldering a memory chip on top of the existing chip. I had absolutely no soldering experience and completely strawberry floated it up. Totally busted the machine. :cry:

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by Remi Dong » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:33 am

As a kid, my brother and I cut up the boxes of our SNES game collection to use the screenshots and artwork as images for our own home-made games magazine. It was a project that lasted about an afternoon. :lol: The games are all still about, somewhere.

We never traded anything in for the SNES. The N64 was a different story...

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:44 am

Sold my Dreamcast and a bunch of games for £100 back in 2002. Regretted it ever since.

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by Squinty » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:46 pm

I traded in Diddy Kong Racing on the N64. It was the first game I ever got for that system.

Also traded my Game Gear and all its games for a single Megadrive game. That was stupid.

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by smurphy » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:25 pm

smurphy wrote:I sold my N64 and about 8 games (including Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini, F-Zero X and other classics) for money to buy, get this, Enter the Matrix. :|

I actually can't think about it very much without getting really bummed out. So many childhood hours of fun just passed on without a thought by my greedy 12 year old self.

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by Jazzem » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:25 pm

After Christmas Name Change wrote:As a kid, my brother and I cut up the boxes of our SNES game collection to use the screenshots and artwork as images for our own home-made games magazine. It was a project that lasted about an afternoon. :lol: The games are all still about, somewhere.


Oh my god :lol: :dread:

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by qupe » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:00 pm

My Neogeo and the games I owned. Big Tournament Golf (sunfaded cover), Metal Slug 3, Shocktroopers 2nd Squad, Last Resort, Viewpoint and 39 other titles in 2007....for pittance when you look at what they sell for now. I fell ill, left my job and lived off what I had in savings but got iller so this lot had to go. Have the pics of it all to remind me :( Have purchased some AES games again and own an MVS now which is a damn site more affordable.

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by J. Vengeance » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:33 pm

I gave my Mega Drive + 10 games to my nephew.

It lasted a week before he broke it :cry:

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by kerr9000 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:33 pm

I sold a Neo Geo AES but never regretted it. I got a good deal on a machine and a few games when younger played the heck out of it and couldnt afford a new game as they were so darned much so sold it at a large profit (I was 16 and used money from my first jobto buy it). I do miss the arcade cab I had my MVS in though. When I left a bad marriage I had to leave the cabinet behind. I took the insides of the MVS and my 8 carts for it though but currently don't have a way of playing them. My MVS insides, all 8 carts and the cabinet they used to live in probably only cost like half what the AES cost and a third of what I sold the AES for.

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by Remi Dong » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:46 pm

Here's the damage then. Sold an N64, three pads, rumble and memory add-ons, and the following boxed games:

Goldeneye 007
Ocarina of Time
Mystical Ninja
Jet Force Gemini
Lego Racers
Earthworm Jim 3D
Pokemon Stadium (big box with transfer pack)
Pokemon Snap
World Cup 98
Snowboard Kids
F-Zero X
Mario Tennis
Paper Mario
Banjo Kazooie
Rocket Robot on Wheels
ISS 64
Smash Bros

plus unboxed copies of Diddy Kong Racing, Super Mario 64, 1080 Snowboarding, Blast Corps, FIFA 98, Glover, Episode 1 Racer and Extreme G3.

For a frankly paltry amount of store credit. Spent on GameCube games that probably got traded in at a loss too!

Ooooops.

I tried to start rebuilding the collection but gave up a couple of times and did the whole big trade-in again :lol: :fp: Once with a lovely clear blue console too. That was a shame.

Still, mustn't dwell on these things...

(I do now have a small collection of N64 games with a classic black console and four pads, and most of the games above I have on Wii VC where available. Hoping an N64 Mini comes along and fills in the blanks though!)

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by Vermilion » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:59 pm

Though i didn't sell it, i do regret giving my Spectrum +2 to charity, had to at the time as i was moving house, but it is annoying that i no longer have one.

Still have some of my old game cassettes though.

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by Ad7 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:22 pm

It's threads like this that always stop me selling my retro stuff.

Back in the day, I sold my gameboy and all the games for about £60 to the local indie shop to buy psone games :fp: Links awakening, Tetris, all that stuff. I really regretted it, very quickly too iirc and I ended up buying another one and all of my old games back (different copies).

So the pain of that always puts doubt in my mind about selling things on. I want to sell my dreamcast, I never play it, but I think I'll regret it :fp:

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by Kriken » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:52 pm

Sold my copy of Melee to someone and then regretted it so I pestered them until they sold it back to me. That was maybe 10 years ago

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by jawafour » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:56 pm

jawafour wrote:My Master System with about forty mint boxed games; including Power Strike I and II. Sold the lot for something ridiculous like £30 :( .

My Asian Mega Drive (played UK, USA and Japanese games) with ten Japanese titles for almost peanuts :( .

I still feel a little bit of pain when I think about those two sales.


This thread being bumped has brought back the pain :dread: .

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by lex-man » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:12 pm

If you don't regret getting rid of something twice a week you're not getting rid of enough stuff.

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PostRe: Retro stuff I once owned and now regret selling
by Dangerblade » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:28 pm

In 1999 I sold Tombi! For £6 in Pink Planet Games Exchange. I've made better decisions.

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PostRe: Retro stuff I once owned and now regret selling
by Green Gecko » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:52 pm

I didn't sell it but I left all my mega drive games bar one (cart only sonic 2 and thankfully my console) and controllers at my dad's house for about 10 years, i found out my step sister sold them all without even asking when only about 3 games were hers. Not only that but they weren't mine, they were my brother's.

I've bought three boxed games back so far which has me down about 40 quid but it was worth it.

The same thing probably happened to my copy of Pokemon silver.

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PostRe: Retro stuff I once owned and now regret selling
by Bleachyleachy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:25 am

Reading some of these hurt, I gotta say

I don't think I've personally made any disatrous decisions, but I did for reasons unknown to me now trade in several of my favourite games many years ago (including Pokemon Silver and Ruby) - but since neither of those games are exactly uncommon or collectable it's not a catastrophe

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