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Post by EvilArmourKing » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:21 am

My Mega CD purchase of Samurai Showdown was also a bit costly!

£130.

Considering that I've only played it for less than an hour, I'd have to say that it wasn't particularly great value for money so far :lol:

Still, that could all change!

Only now is it dawning on me what I could have spent that money on!

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Post by Lindopski » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:15 pm

£599 for a Sony Playstation 1 bundle with about 10 games,extra controllers etc from Dixons in Chester soon after it come out.
as I had only just spent about £400 on a Saturn it was mighty extravagant
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Post by Sega2006 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:15 pm

What ever a Saturn MK2 was brand new with 2 games and a PSP + Game in trade for a Nes and a load of games
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Post by Mantas » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:09 pm

I bought an Emerson Arcadia 2001 console, boxed with polystyrine and a game from a guy in Germany £80. This was the first ever console I had as a boy. Sadly this one is NTSC and I can't get the damn thing to run on any of my tellies. Help anyone?

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Post by Sega2006 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:10 pm

Short of buying a NTSC compatible Tv, Im not able to help you
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Post by Mantas » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:17 pm

Sega2006 wrote:Short of buying a NTSC compatible Tv, Im not able to help you
Are these NTSC - PAL converters any good?

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Post by Sega2006 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:18 pm

I have no Idea, Somone like Dudley might know
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Post by oli_lar » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:48 am

I bought my multi region TV off ebay for £21 inc postage...

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Post by dr_bob » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:53 am

Mantas wrote:I bought an Emerson Arcadia 2001 console, boxed with polystyrine and a game from a guy in Germany £80. This was the first ever console I had as a boy. Sadly this one is NTSC and I can't get the damn thing to run on any of my tellies. Help anyone?
IF it connects by coax and If you've a decent VCR , (yeah I know getting rare these days) you could run it through that,and in turn connect it to your TV. a lot of the later good videos could handle ntsc.

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Post by mechamonkey » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:51 am

On a single game either 130ish on Steel Battalion (XBox) or Street Fighter 2 World Warriors on SNES which I think was around 90ish + US-UK converter 15ish, it may well have been more.
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:41 pm

So tempted to buy The Mega CD Smurfs game.

Another problem is that on the bay right now is a copy of Fatal Fury Special! £150 or Best Offer.

May shoot for £80 on the last day :lol:
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Post by Madge » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:26 pm

Probably my original PlayStation, purchased at launch price along with a copy of WipeOut.
Technically my 360 cost more, but not if you account for a decade's worth of inflation. Mind you I also bought an HDTV to go with that...
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Post by junkmale » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:44 pm

Four figures...i kid you not!

Sharp X68000 Pro from a dealer on Yahoo Japan.

Money well spent, its the highlight of my collection.
Came boxed, complete and with nearly 200 mint games. And a very nice Japanese bloke he was too.

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Post by retro_mongo » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:54 pm

£50 in 1998 for avp on Jaguar

then £80 for the same game a little while ago

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:58 pm

retro_mongo wrote:£50 in 1998 for avp on Jaguar

then £80 for the same game a little while ago
Was it a Mint + Complete version, or does the condition not bother you?

I'm going to put up three boxed Jag games and am hoping I'll get £40ish for them all :

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Why did it cost you £80? Thought the max it selld for is £60 :roll:
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