Discuss Time! Issue 140 Retro Bargains

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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 140 Retro Bargains

Post by Eric » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:36 pm

The Terminator on Mega CD for £4.99 brand new from Electronic Boutique just as the Mega CD was finishing up. A friend moved on to PlayStation so he let me have all his boxed Amiga games for free. About 20 fully boxed games including the Shoot'em-up Construction Kit and all 3 Robocop's.

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Post by Boulder » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:56 am

I got a Sam Coupe for 200 euros last year. They seem to be quite rare in the market and cost quite a lot..not selling mine though :D

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Post by GigaPepsiMan » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:03 am

Back when GameSation were letting go of their retro stock I got the likes of Street Fighter Alpha 3 on Dreamcast for 1p and Zelda Collectors Edition on Gamecube for 99p. At a carboot I was once lucky enough to get a Zelda Game & Watch for 50p.

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Post by TheDude18 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:24 am

A few bargains over the years have actually been freebies - A PS1 with games, A Gameboy Advance, DJ Hero (with the decks) and so on. But as for paying for stuff, my biggest bargain would be picking up every version of Guitar Hero available on the Wii for a crisp tenner. Probably not worth much, but as I had sold my guitar hero stuff years previously, it was great to pick up the complete collection in one go with little hassle, for little money.
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Post by pantal00ns » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:28 am

Last Ninja Remix and Vindicators on C64 cartridge, both complete.

Bought a boxed C64c plus quite a lot of software for £25, these two were shoved in the box.

Sold them for £130 and £55 respectively, so was happy enough with that.

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Post by nakamura » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:46 am

Treguard wrote:Turrican 2 on the SNES boxed for a tenner from Cash Converters. Well I say it was listed for a tenner, since I was in charge of buying and selling there at the time I may have done myself a very good deal there...
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Post by nakamura » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:47 am

Three sealed copies of Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past were purchased by me from Game in late 1998 where I worked for the princely sum of £6. Amazing enough at the time. Astounding today!
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Post by Megamixer » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:09 pm

Brand-new copies of Pokemon Gold, Pokemon Silver, Tetris DX, Pokemon Pinball and both Zelda 'Oracle' games on the Gameboy for 50p each. Found them forgotten at the back of a storeroom while on school work experience around 2005/2006 and bought them at clearance prices as the store wanted rid of anything that they no longer stocked :mrgreen:
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Post by samhain81 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:21 am

My biggest bargain was one of the most unexpected carboot pickups ever. The game was Gun Nac for the NES. It was new and sealed. However, the game was never released in Europe, and the fact that its a rare game in North America, and that I picked it up from an elderly couple at a carboot sale for 50p in the UK, makes it all the more baffling. But it's worth over £300 on certain auction sites, so I'm happy.

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Post by adippm82 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:41 am

My best retro bargain has to be walking into the Virgin Megastore in Coventry, to find they were ditching their Dreamcast stock, I got the console bundle of MSR, VF 3TB & Jet Set Radio for £25, a VMU for £2, third party lightgun for a fiver, then a further 15 games for £65, took some getting home on the train that lot.

Shenmue, Quake 3, Rush 2049, Virtua Tennis, Sonic Adventure, Soul Caliber, Trick Style, Sega Rally 2, House Of The Dead 2, Powerstone 1+2, Crazy Taxi, Resident Evil Code Veronica, Ecco and Speed Devils, those were some fun days afterwards.

I also got an Atari Lynx 1 for £49.99 in early 1990 when a rep left one in our local shop.

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Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:52 pm

mentioned these before but I got a boxed amstrad Gx4000 with 23 games ( nearly the full set ) for £125. The other was a boxed Turbografx in brilliant condition with loads of boxed games including the likes of Ninja warriors, Chase HQ etc. £46.

I also got a PAL Boxed complete Miracle Piano for £35 before. Sold that though.

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Post by themightymartin » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:22 pm

Bought two sealed copies of The Legend of Zelda - Collector's Edition (the promotional one included in the limited edition Mario Kart: Double Dash console bundle) for £1.50 a couple of years ago. Not being a collector I didn't know what they were worth, figuring I could get a tenner or so direct trade out of them.

Ended up selling them for around £85 each.
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Post by NorthWay » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:17 pm

Apart from straight-out being given stuff like a ZX Spectrum/VIC-20/Amiga 3000, I think a Dragon 64 with tapedrive and close to 50 original tapes for 500NOK(approx 50UKP) was pretty good value for money.

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Post by Hiro » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:22 pm

I got the Commodore 64 3,5" 1581 Drive practically for free, by trading it for an Amiga game I had two copies of.

Recently (two weeks ago) I got Final Fantasy X-2 for the PS2 for 6€, good price I think.
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Post by Ryan_McN » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:11 pm

My most recent Mega Drive games bundle was a nice bargain for £5. Managed to get Quackshot, Eternal Champions, Castle of Illusion, Mortal Kombat 2 and Chiki Chiki boys. Noice.
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