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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:57 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Super Famicom games are usually pretty cheap. You see bins of every game imaginable for sale at conventions. The box art is usually awesome too.

Got the Glasgow Games Market on Saturday for exactly that purpose. :D

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:32 am

Anyone been to the London Gaming Market? If so, what's it like?

What sort prices might one expect to pay for, say, a decent condition, CIB N64 game?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:09 pm

Drumstick wrote:Anyone been to the London Gaming Market? If so, what's it like?

What sort prices might one expect to pay for, say, a decent condition, CIB N64 game?

Never really been to one myself either.

I was at Play Expo back in June but I never really paid too much attention to them at that point.

I would imagine that it would be around the same as eBay prices, perhaps a little more to cover the sellers costs/overheads.

I'll have a look though and report back. I think Cora is going as well.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:16 pm

I'm supposed to be yeah. The mrs' visa costs are cutting right into my gaming spend though. :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:35 pm

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 am

Drumstick wrote:Anyone been to the London Gaming Market? If so, what's it like?

What sort prices might one expect to pay for, say, a decent condition, CIB N64 game?


I’ve been to a couple of cons over the past couple of years and although cliched the sellers know what they are selling and the prices reflect this. You are generally looking at similar prices to eBay or CeX.

I’ve occasionally seen rarer stuff without a price marked on it meaning you have to ask the price and they could just make anything up.

The only stuff I’ve ever came away with is a copy of Apocalypse on PS1 and a USB NES pad but I wasn’t really collecting at the time.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:55 am

At least the condition is likely to be better than CEX and you can actually see the item first hand prior to purchase, unlike eBay.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:04 am

That’s a good point actually.

I’ve virtually stopped buying online from CeX after ending up with a few XBOX games without their manuals. They are also notorious for charging premium prices for rarer games with repro covers.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I’ve virtually stopped buying online from CeX after ending up with a few XBOX games without their manuals. They are also notorious for charging premium prices for rarer games with repro covers.

What?! I'd be furious if they tried that with me.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:14 am

Drumstick wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I’ve virtually stopped buying online from CeX after ending up with a few XBOX games without their manuals. They are also notorious for charging premium prices for rarer games with repro covers.

What?! I'd be furious if they tried that with me.


A couple of people I follow on Twitter regularly share pics of what retro stuff their local CeXs have in stock. Most recent example I saw was Thousand Year Door with a repro cover but still full price.

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by Drumstick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:15 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:A couple of people I follow on Twitter regularly share pics of what retro stuff their local CeXs have in stock. Most recent example I saw was Thousand Year Door with a repro cover but still full price.

Disgraceful. TTYD is like an £80 game now, too.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:18 am

I wouldn't buy retro stuff online from them for exactly that reason. I've seen some of their Repro covers in store and (at least on some of them) if does state they are repro's so there's no surprise at least.

But to charge full price for a repro copy of something like TTYD is shockingly gooseberry fool.

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by kerr9000 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:39 am

I wouldn't mind if it having a repro cover was reflected in the price but to go oh yeah its usually £80 but it has a repro cover and no manual its still £80 is just rubbish.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:05 pm

Charging the same price for a game missing the manual is bad enough but to also charge the same for a game with a repro cover is borderline criminal. They operate such double standards too like a CeX round my way has had a pretty manky looking copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga (£330 by the way :shock: ) in their cabinet for a good while now yet they wouldn't take a couple of PS1 games off me as the cases were "a bit cracked".

They need to employ a similar "Mint, boxed, unboxed" grading system like the one they use for older retro games with more modern stuff like PS2, GC and XBOX as surely a game with a repro cover cannot be classed as boxed.

One thing I'll commend CeX for is is you check their website for the trade in value of an item nine times out of ten that is what you'll get in store. I remember my local Grainger Games quoting you a great price on their website which they would seldom (if ever) honour in store.

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by kerr9000 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:09 pm

yeah I used to show it grainger on my phone and have to argue them into it

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Got tickets for tomorrow and have been given a strict budget of £50...

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:28 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Got tickets for tomorrow and have been given a strict budget of £50...

That'll be one CIB N64 game.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:46 pm

Depends on the game. If I can get a few good condition cart-only games, or a GameCube game in decent nick, then I’ll be pretty happy.

I always prepare for disappointment with stuff like this, so I’ll likely come away with bugger all.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:00 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Depends on the game. If I can get a few good condition cart-only games, or a GameCube game in decent nick, then I’ll be pretty happy.

I always prepare for disappointment with stuff like this, so I’ll likely come away with bugger all.
Can you do a lad a favour and take some pictures of the N64 and GameCube stock you come across? Ta.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:08 pm

Grabbed a few bits today from a pawn store I visited.
LA Rush for Xbox complete for 50p
MechAssault 2 Lone wolf for Xbox complete for 50p
Commandos strike force for xbox complete for 50p
Doom 3 for Xbox complete for 50p
Black for xbox complete for 50p
Miami Vice for Xbox complete for 50p
The Chronicles of Riddick escape from butcher bay for xbox complete for 50p
OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast for psp missing manual for £2
Driven for Gamecube complete for £2
Tetris 2 cart only for gameboy for £3

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