Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?

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by Preezy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:32 pm

Hyperion wrote:Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Argos - £24.99
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6269821

Oh man that's a great deal, everything should definitely jump on th..

Hyperion wrote:Wii U

nevermind.

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by Memento Mori » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:50 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by That's not a growth » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:41 pm

How the hell is a wiiu game still 25 snoops.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Tomous » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:16 pm

That's not a growth wrote:How the hell is a wiiu game still 25 snoops.



Nintendo prices.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:21 am

Because Nintendo games are like investments, they drop in value in real terms including inflation but stay just about valuable enough for you to justify hoarding them, and nobody really knows why.

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by LewisD » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:25 pm

That's not a growth wrote:How the hell is a wiiu game still 25 snoops.


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by Tomous » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:37 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Because Nintendo games are like investments, they drop in value in real terms including inflation but stay just about valuable enough for you to justify hoarding them, and nobody really knows why.



It's because Nintendo control supply very closely, shipping enough to meet current demand without flooding the market. Ring Fit Adventure demonstrated this-they significantly underestimated demand and it was out of stock for awhile.

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:47 pm

That's not a growth wrote:How the hell is a wiiu game still 25 snoops.


Worth getting - Twilight Princess on the Cube goes for £60+ at times.

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by Green Gecko » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:15 pm

Tomous wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Because Nintendo games are like investments, they drop in value in real terms including inflation but stay just about valuable enough for you to justify hoarding them, and nobody really knows why.



It's because Nintendo control supply very closely, shipping enough to meet current demand without flooding the market. Ring Fit Adventure demonstrated this-they significantly underestimated demand and it was out of stock for awhile.

That's very true, and probably one of the major reasons games like paper Mario and zelda twilight princess and twin snakes are still high in demand; there are physically less copies doing the rounds. I remember in the gaming news twilight princess was only getting something ridiculous on GameCube like 5000 copies. I remember going out on day one just looking around for it and found a few copies at virgin Megastores I think it was, lucky thing I did buy it there and then as otherwise I might never have had a copy. It was also released after the WIi version which I bought despite not having a Wii yet and then traded it in at pretty much cost price.

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by Zilnad » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:06 pm

I really wish I'd kept games like Twin Snakes and Metroid Prime Trilogy instead of giving them away. I would've loved that £100 right now.

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by Green Gecko » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:13 pm

It remains plan Z which is in my business plan, literally sell off all my games to get out of any bad debts :dread:

Thankfully that has not happened and it is just there because it was a requirement in my programme to have a backup plan if it all went to gooseberry fool :lol:

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Ironhide » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:57 pm

Green Gecko wrote:
Tomous wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Because Nintendo games are like investments, they drop in value in real terms including inflation but stay just about valuable enough for you to justify hoarding them, and nobody really knows why.



It's because Nintendo control supply very closely, shipping enough to meet current demand without flooding the market. Ring Fit Adventure demonstrated this-they significantly underestimated demand and it was out of stock for awhile.

That's very true, and probably one of the major reasons games like paper Mario and zelda twilight princess and twin snakes are still high in demand; there are physically less copies doing the rounds. I remember in the gaming news twilight princess was only getting something ridiculous on GameCube like 5000 copies. I remember going out on day one just looking around for it and found a few copies at virgin Megastores I think it was, lucky thing I did buy it there and then as otherwise I might never have had a copy. It was also released after the WIi version which I bought despite not having a Wii yet and then traded it in at pretty much cost price.


I preordered TP (Gamecube version) from GAME and for some bizarre reason they sent me two copies and only charged me for one of them. I sold the 2nd copy a few months later for £80.

Still have the copy I played but reckon I'd easily get £80 for it again as it's pretty much pristine.

Also have Twin Snakes, Paper Mario TTYD and a couple of others in equally good condition.

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by darksideby182 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:15 pm

What would the HD twilight princess Wii u box with amiibo go for? Considering I paid £25 brand new from Smyth's toys.
Pretty sure I have it on GameCube aswell.

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by jawa4 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:19 pm

darksideby182 wrote:What would the HD twilight princess Wii u box with amiibo go for? Considering I paid £25 brand new from Smyth's toys.
Pretty sure I have it on GameCube aswell.

Looking at recent sales on eBay, somewhere in the range of £30 to £70 depending on condition, darksideby.

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by darksideby182 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:21 pm

jawa4 wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:What would the HD twilight princess Wii u box with amiibo go for? Considering I paid £25 brand new from Smyth's toys.
Pretty sure I have it on GameCube aswell.

Looking at recent sales on eBay, somewhere in the range of £30 to £70 depending on condition, darksideby.


Nice it's in mint condition aswell.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Lagamorph » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:32 am

A compiled list of all the games on GoG.com that are currently free,

https://www.gog.com/partner/stay_at_home

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by Lagamorph » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Not my thing, but some people might be interested in Football Manager 2020 being free to play on Steam for the next week

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Ironhide » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:14 pm

Lagamorph wrote:A compiled list of all the games on GoG.com that are currently free,

https://www.gog.com/partner/stay_at_home


Bio Menace :datass:

Used to spend far too much time playing that at college.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Squinty » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:47 am

Nuclear Throne is really cheap on Steam (under a quid apparently). Coronavirus discount.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:48 am

:lol:

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