Buying Games You Thought Would Become Rare & Valuable

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Re: Buying Games You Thought Would Become Rare & Valuable

Post by nakamura » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:45 am

New limited edition games as Rayne said are prone to price crash, nothing limited about them at all!

Not a hoarder myself, I buy purely to play though I will buy a game that is good and mint to trade with others.
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Post by the_hawk » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:56 am

Well I'm still hoping to retire off the back of the copies of Scrabble & Make-a-Chip I bought for the Spectrum back in '85. :D
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Post by Morkin » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:30 am

Rayne wrote:The thing with collector's editions is that they drastically price crash. The Halo Reach Legendary edition is now £50 new, Avatar, Splinter Cell & AC2 can be picked up for a tenner new, The Tekkn 6 £150 Arcade Stick bundle £30 new, I garuntee the £100 GT5 will be £40 in a few months. It's really not worth it.
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Post by DPrinny » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:07 pm

On the subject.

Been buying any 505 games I can find cheap on PS2.
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Post by Frank Chickens » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:22 pm

the_hawk wrote:Well I'm still hoping to retire off the back of the copies of Scrabble & Make-a-Chip I bought for the Spectrum back in '85. :D
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Post by ChipTune » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:57 pm

I personally feel that buying games for an investment purpose is pointless and is not in keeping with the spirit of gaming
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Post by James A » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:35 am

Depends. If its a new game then no they loose to much value to quickly. I bought the Halo reach ltd edition and two months later its already half price. The only real way it will become valuable is if there is a very limited print run and it turns out to be a bit of a classic i.e Ico. The only probable exception to this would be Japanese shooter games.

With older games it depends. If you pick a rare game up second hand and sell it on your almost always going to make a bit on it. Some games will hold there value but other like Final Fantasy 7 can fluctuate quite alot. I think digital distributions going to have an impact on the older games. Already quite expensive games like Rez and Ikaruga have come down in price due to digital version sbeing available. Same things probably going to happen with Radiant Silvergun.
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Re: Buying Games You Thought Would Become Rare & Valuable

Post by ismellicecream » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:04 am

I've never bought anything with the hope of its value increasing (apart from a lottery ticket). I do hoard certain things, such as transformers and some games, but I hoard them with the intention of getting them out occasionally, not keeping them all locked away and sealed like some weird Fritzel gamer.

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Post by killbot » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:01 am

The fact that I knew they were rare-ish and worth a bit certainly didn't put me off buying the likes of Illusion Of Time, MGS: Twin Snakes, Baten Kaitos and Twilight Princess GC - but I wouldn't have bought them if I didn't think I was likely to enjoy playing them, too.
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Re: Buying Games You Thought Would Become Rare & Valuable

Post by DPrinny » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:58 am

^Well at least they aren't sealed.
I probably will play those games I got that I know will probably end up being utter plank. Just to find out how plank they are

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Post by Freestyler » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:16 am

Limited Print run.
No longer reprinted.
Low sales at retail.
Released on dead or dying system.
Warehouse stock either pulped, landfilled, or "lost."

After all whoever would have imagined Mario Kart rip-off Atari Karts would be a rare now? I'm sure I binned mine a long time ago. :cry:
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Re: Buying Games You Thought Would Become Rare & Valuable

Post by nokgod » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:17 am

DPrinny wrote:I probably will play those games I got that I know will probably end up being utter plank. Just to find out how plank they are

heh heh, i do that as well....it's a form of sado-masochism :wink: :lol:
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Re: Buying Games You Thought Would Become Rare & Valuable

Post by DPrinny » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:31 am

nokgod wrote:
DPrinny wrote:I probably will play those games I got that I know will probably end up being utter plank. Just to find out how plank they are

heh heh, i do that as well....it's a form of sado-masochism :wink: :lol:
Nar its also as some of them might be good.

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Post by Miketendo » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:19 pm

Freestyler wrote:Limited Print run.
No longer reprinted.
Low sales at retail.
Released on dead or dying system.
Warehouse stock either pulped, landfilled, or "lost."

After all whoever would have imagined Mario Kart rip-off Atari Karts would be a rare now? I'm sure I binned mine a long time ago. :cry:

These are all absolutely reasons to collect potential rare games, for the spirit of the game's lifespan. For the future of the game's potential legacy.

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Re: Buying Games You Thought Would Become Rare & Valuable

Post by Freestyler » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:48 pm

Are we all happy to consider the N-Gage and games a rare collectable set now?
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