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Donky Kong ,G & W, Over priced?

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 8:45 am
by Sir Arthur
Went into my local Gay, sorry, GameStation at the weekend.
I nearly put my head through the glass cabinet when i saw a Donkey Kong Game & Watch. It was priced at £30 but it was in bad shape all scuffed and scratched.

I offerd the guy in the shop £20, he said No way as these where very hard to come by. :shock:

I was reaching for the fire proof leather thing in my pocket to pay £30 for it, when i get that little feeling in my gut saying NO.

Thing is i got home had a look on eBay and there was one there for £40, as new with box and all the paper work.

Just goes to show that with all this Retro Boom that there are people out there who will try it on a bit.

Didnt buy the one from eBay, Coal + Butt = Diamond and all that.

Need the cash anyway after seeing a demo of the new G 'N' G game for the PSP. :wink:

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:35 am
by Sureshot
I've seen scratched/bad condition ones go for about £5-£10 before, so a good thing you didn't go for it.

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:37 am
by Sir Arthur
Sureshot wrote:I've seen scratched/bad condition ones go for about £5-£10 before, so a good thing you didn't go for it.
Thank god, hay i like the Strykers Run Avitar mate. :D

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:19 am
by Ash
I've sold loads of G+Ws on eBay and I'm always amazed at the high demand for the Donkey Kong models. Most of them are in plentiful supply but always seem to attract much more money than they're worth. I guess it's just because the game features a recognisable character that's still around today so it's bound to appeal to the more casual collectors.

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:21 am
by sirclive1
theres a few in lancaster GS priced between 9.99 and 24.99 , must be a regional thing , im not one to promote GS as i think they are harsh on trade ins but the G&W in lancaster seem a fair price.

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:50 am
by Sureshot
Sir Arthur wrote:
Sureshot wrote:I've seen scratched/bad condition ones go for about £5-£10 before, so a good thing you didn't go for it.
Thank god, hay i like the Strykers Run Avitar mate. :D
Thanks :)

I think the most I've seen a G&W go for was a complete Rain Shower, which ended up at about £750 on the Bay of e.

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:48 pm
by mementomike
I brought a donkey kong one from ebay not too long ago
got it for 20 pounds, the inside is next to perfect, its got the battery cover but the outside is a little scratched but overall I felt it was a good price.

Ive since also brought mario bros and squish for 20 pounds each also, with mario bros being in about the same condition as donkey kong but squish being in practically perfect condition (which was nice when it arrived).

I have seen personally the donkey kong one go for around 15 pounds in fair to good condition, but the real bank buster seems to be when they got the box and the box is also in like new condition- seem to be looking at like 100 pounds at least then.

mike

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 3:02 pm
by Sir Arthur
mementomike wrote:
I have seen personally the donkey kong one go for around 15 pounds in fair to good condition, but the real bank buster seems to be when they got the box and the box is also in like new condition- seem to be looking at like 100 pounds at least then.

mike
£100, the one i saw on eBay was £40 and it seem to be perfect. :shock:

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 3:43 pm
by acharris05
Hi, I have picked up Oil Panic, Zelda and Bomb Sweeper from various boot sales for a grand total of £2.50 for the 3 and all are in mint condition with no damage to the screen, battery cover or serial number. And all the outsides are in excellent condition.

Anthony

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 12:17 pm
by Mantas
I've only ever found one at a boot sale and that was Donkey Kong, unboxed, for £1. Inside its in good nic and it has the battery cover and the serial number. Would like to find Snoopy tennis for the missus but I'm not prepared to pay online prices. Did see a Namco Pacland LCD on the weekend for 10p but it didn't look too great and didn't have the battery cover. Did I miss a bargain?