Originally Posted by Altanis
Blockbuster is still in business from what I can tell
And a copy without a manual is useless if you're trying to get a value for it. Again, I'm talking about a complete
copy for a good price. Your $30 copy would likely end up more like $37-40 if you factor in the costs of getting a manual for it. Not a horrible price, but it's still possible to find it for $50 brand new.
Perhaps. I saw commercials for Blockbuster in Pennsylvania but they're gone from Baltimore.
*nod* There is something about completeness when it comes to the "rare" titles out there. I've seen quite a few titles locally for the PS2 like Dark Alliance 2 and Suikoden V--all disc-only or missing manuals. Even a buddy of mine who lucked into ordering a Suikoden V online got buggered on Gamestop's "New" (but is really screwed up) designation. If you ever seen Growlanser: Heritage of War LE boxes that were "New" and beat to hell you'll know what I'm saying.
Anyhow, recently I was able to sell a Clock Tower 3 game on Amazon, noticing that someone was willing to pay $13.50 shipped when Gamestop is supposed to have it for $5.99. This tells me that someone is having a hard time finding a decent copy at their local gamestop, and when that happens enough times across the country you start having a climb in the online price with the perceived rarity there.