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Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:16 pm
by Grizzly
well i found Rtype delta for the PS1 in my local gamestation the other day. £3 as well. its certainly getting better in my local store

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:20 pm
by takesages
From memory we have super hang on, Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star III. Don't know how much these are worth but Phantasy Star II was £30 and had no instructiosn and a tatty box. I think we also had a few tatty SNES games but I wasn't really looking!

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:26 pm
by Dam
takesages wrote:

1. Retro gamers are often not modern gamers at all, so it's often quite a different market.
You make some decent points takesages, I see where you are coming from on the 'its a business' front, but I would argue the above point. I would definately say most retro gamers are also modern gamers.

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:30 pm
by Megamixer
takesages wrote:
Megamixer wrote:A lot of businesses have products/services that aren't massively profitable or successful but they keep them going purely to retain the custom and preventing it from going elsewhere.
Indeed, but that's a terrible example:

1. Retro gamers are often not modern gamers at all, so it's often quite a different market.
True and I do agree with the other stuff (that I didn't quote) but in all fairness, retro gamers aren't always exclusively into retro so it isn't a definite no-no.

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:41 pm
by takesages
Hmm, obviously I don't have stats! But if you look aroudn these forums you will find a fair few people who really don't like modern games at all. Perhaps these are just the people that make the most fuss though ;] That's all I was really basing that on :] Seriously, I wish GS *did* stock a good selection of retro stuff - the one in Brimingham did when I was younger and it was a whole huge second floor - it was great.

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:03 pm
by rossi46
All these posts and none of you thread hijackers have offered me a suggestion for my GS credit. :roll: :mrgreen:

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:07 pm
by Grizzly
rossi46 wrote:All these posts and none of you thread hijackers have offered me a suggestion for my GS credit. :roll: :mrgreen:
sell it to a mate for £50?

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:11 pm
by DPrinny
Go to the one in Stockport
It has some good retro stuff

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:07 pm
by RetroKingSimon
rossi46 wrote:All these posts and none of you thread hijackers have offered me a suggestion for my GS credit. :roll: :mrgreen:
I gave you an idea :)

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:30 am
by SpiffierRabbit
takesages wrote:It's like walking into a new car showroom and getting annoyed becuase they don't sell any Morris Minors.
Thats what happened when I walked in the Bugatti showroom, so annoyed there was no Morris Minors, I my rage of anger I got a Veyron instead!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:33 am
by SpiffierRabbit
rossi46 wrote:All these posts and none of you thread hijackers have offered me a suggestion for my GS credit. :roll: :mrgreen:
Don't come to York GS, unless you want Sega GT on DC or Tomb Raider on PS! As previuosly stated, sell it or keep it for until some Retro items come into stock or get a Wii :lol:

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:20 pm
by JennyTablina
I have noticed some GS's selling Gamecube stock for slightly more decent prices recently. But PS2 and Xbox is about as far back as they go otherwise. Shame really - in America they have tons of retro back to GBA in Gamestop (their equivalent of GAME) which is pretty darn neat.

Maybe you could purchase a DSPhat or GBA:SP with that £54? Both are very good systems for games : )

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:27 pm
by takesages
To be fair, GBA is the same generation as the PS2, so it's not so much a case of 'going back' really?

I agree though dood, but I'd rather get a brilliant GBA than an outdated DS.

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:47 pm
by The Hardest of All Freds
GS Oxford has 5 billion copies of Super Star Wars on the Snes, boxed at a tenner a pop.

Re: £53 GS credit and left the shop empty-handed

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:09 pm
by rossi46
I put it towards a replacement PSP as I discovered I couldn't live without the one I sold last week :D