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#1 kube00

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:41 PM

Yea I was inspired by another thread here. I found FFVII in almost mint condition black label complete marked at $10 and I got it for $5. Oh yea!!

I also picked up a DS lite with a few extra games, charger, 2 stylus, and original box for $105


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#2 raisin

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

I found a guitar hero game only for $7 the other day..

i've also found other items such as..

White PSP - $130
Black DS Lite - $60
Disney DVDs - $5

some others.. all i can think of right now.

#3 pitfallharry219

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:55 PM

The other day I found Rainbow Six Vegas mint/complete for $25.

#4 BearMan23

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:49 PM

My pawn shop gave me a complete GH FFVII free, because someone returned and they said they couldn't resell it. Works on my PS2 though.

I also just bought a complete Capcom vs. SNK 2 for PS2, 6 bucks. Pawn Shops are great, I've gotten SO many great deals from them. :D

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:57 PM

Only one's that are worth mentioning is mvc2 for ps2 for 10 bucks. Also got mario power tennis and mario kart double dash for 10 a peice. :D

#6 Tsukento

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:00 PM

Here are some of my finds:

Sega CD - $5
Sega 32X w/ Moto Cross Championship - $2
Power Stone 2 - $7 (COMPLETE)
Sonic Jam - $3
Call of Duty 2 (Xbox 360) and F-Zero (SNES) - $5!!
Dreamcast w/ 11 games, two controllers and 1 VMU - $30
Dreamcast Sports Edition w/ Resident Evil Code: VERONICA, controller and VMU - $15
Earthworm Jim (SNES) - $2
Aladdin (Genesis) - $1
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - $1.50

I love how most of my goods have been Sega stuff. Now I just need a Master System, Game Gear, CDX and Nomad to complete my Sega console and handheld collection.

#7 norkusa

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

I get my best finds at pawn shops. In one haul last month I got the following PS1 games (all complete):

Suikoden
Suikoden II
Vandal Hearts
Vandal Hearts II
Final Fantasy Tactics (non-GH)
Final Fantasy VII (non-GH)
Civilization II w/map

All were $4 each. Ended up making $270 after I sold them all.

#8 Jimbo504

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

I get my best finds at pawn shops. In one haul last month I got the following PS1 games (all complete):

Suikoden
Suikoden II
Vandal Hearts
Vandal Hearts II
Final Fantasy Tactics (non-GH)
Final Fantasy VII (non-GH)
Civilization II w/map

All were $4 each. Ended up making $270 after I sold them all.


jesus christ. I've had good luck with mostly the same games you got, though most of mine weren't complete. a year or 2 ago when gamecrazy was doing their classic plastic sale I got both suikodens, both vandal hearts and a ton of other ps1 RPGs for $5 each, but most of them were disc only.

as for my pawn shop finds:

FF VII black label complete -- $5
Tales of Destiny (disc only but FLAWLESS condition) -- $5
Paper Mario 64 -- $5

and back when disgaea had just come out and was really rare, I got Disgaea, Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner, and the original Shadow Hearts all complete and mint for $25 total.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:49 PM

Picked up a bunch of good stuff on monday. The highlights include
God of War II $10
Final Fantasy XII $10
Metal Gear Substance PS2 $10
FFVII Black Label $12
Gears of War $17
Zelda Twilight Princess (Wii) $17
Smallville Seasons 1-3 $20 total
Sopranos Season 6, Part 1 $15

#10 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:22 AM

My local pawn shops over value their stuff, which may explain WHY they still had a caseload of PS1 games and 10 shelves filled with CD's that no one bought.

Only game I ever thought I got a 'deal' on from them was:

The Guy Game(xbox): $18

And, I only considered it a deal because I couldn't find it anywhere else for any lower.

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#11 tangytangerine

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:34 AM

I've gotten a few deals from pawn shops.

Skies of Arcadia Legends- $9.99
Tales of Symphonia- $4.99
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee- $4.99

Sure beats the prices Gamestop has for those games.
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#12 onikage

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:38 AM

There's usually nothing worth mentioning at the pawn shops I check out. If there is something decent it's usually overpriced.

However, I did find a complete copy of Metal Gear Solid: PO for $9.95 at a PS this past weekend.

#13 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:47 AM

See, that's what I find funniest is that my local PS's have some newer games, but they have buy*sell*trade on their biz cards, yet I asked them for a couple 2 for 1 trades for some rarer games they had and they said 'buy/sell only'.

However, they did a deal with me about a month or two ago, my slim PStwo(which I didn't like due to how warm it got plus how fragile it looked and I only paid $10 for after double rebate and lotsa trading to FYE) in trade for a 50001 PS2 they had sitting there forever.

I may try and take down some of my Kmart games to them tomorrow if they still have God Of War II and try to get them to trade me 2-3 games for GOW II.

Edit: I later on found out the P1 memory port on the 50001 didn't work, so I had to find one with working ports and swap them out. I eventually found one(for $10.59) which worked flawlessly and swapped the ports, so for $40, I got myself a more reliable(in my opinion anyway) version of the PS2. I'd heard so many horror stories bout the slim PStwo.

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#14 whoknows

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:51 AM

I have 3 decent pawn shops in my town, however the one with the best stuff goes to ebay for prices....yeah...

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#15 rxdoga

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:04 AM

I have 3 decent pawn shops in my town, however the one with the best stuff goes to ebay for prices....yeah...


Most of the pawn shops around here are starting to use ebay to determine the value of thier items and then wonder why the shit just sits there. Many times they end up having a tent sale to make room and stuff is sold dirt cheap. $60 PSPs, $250 premium 360s and all games for $5. Man that was a good day.

#16 guyinga

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:10 AM

From one pawn shop I go to regularly. They have 2 for $15 PS2 games, $10 Gamecube games & $10 X-Box games:

Gradius III & IV
Sly Cooper
Jak & Daxter
Jade Cocoon 2
Bloody Roar 4
Xenosaga I
Myst III Exile
Kya: Dark Lineage
X-Box 360 w/ 20 GB hard drive - $300

#17 refusedchaos

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 05:59 AM

i found complete long box editions of Doom and Resident Evil [PSX] for$5 each


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#18 whoknows

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 06:09 AM

Most of the pawn shops around here are starting to use ebay to determine the value of thier items and then wonder why the shit just sits there. Many times they end up having a tent sale to make room and stuff is sold dirt cheap. $60 PSPs, $250 premium 360s and all games for $5. Man that was a good day.

When people sell stuff to them they look up ebay for the prices...

There has been a copy for Parasite Eve for $50 sitting there for almost a year now. What ebay did they look at to get that price?

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#19 kube00

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:47 AM

Not to get off topic but what sort of horror stories have you heard? I thought that fat ps2 way was more of a pain in the ass. DRE's even after I cleaned it.

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#20 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:01 AM

Well, for example, overseas(in Japan I think)they had problems with their silver Slim PStwos not reading many PS1/PS2 discs from the start. I've also heard of slims 'bricking'(dying) far quicker than their predecessors(this is possibly due to the fact there isn't any fan in the system).

I could be wrong on the 'no fan' thing, but none of the videos I've seen anywhere of someone taking apart a slim seem to show ANY fan.

Those are just a few problems, but even the slim still gets the infamous DRE, so they STILL haven't solved that problem. However, there are supposedly less incidents of it happening.

And, as usual, I know this response will be followed up by 'I have a PS2 from launch with NO problems' responses. Good for you is all I'm saying in advance.

Oh and kube, most DREs are just from the laser being dirty or close to dead. A new laser costs $60 from most sites and is easy to install(open the PS2, take the lid off over the laser, take out the disc tray, undo a couple screws, take the old laser off, then repeat these steps in reverse to get it back together).

AND, most sites have a compatability chart so you don't buy the wrong laser.

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#21 nativetongue88

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:44 AM

My local pawn shops over value their stuff, which may explain WHY they still had a caseload of PS1 games and 10 shelves filled with CD's that no one bought.

Only game I ever thought I got a 'deal' on from them was:

The Guy Game(xbox): $18

And, I only considered it a deal because I couldn't find it anywhere else for any lower.



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#22 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:49 AM

LOL I actually bought it due to it being considered 'rare' by some(due to the controversy over it), but it's not the Xbox version that's rare I guess. :-x

And yes.....I also bought it for obvious reasons. LOL

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#23 Otherguy676

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:27 PM

Pawn shops are the best, most consistent places to find deals. They aren't as good as they used to be in my area but most of my game collection is from pawn shops.

This week I have gotten Okami complete ($6), which is a slow week for me.
Last week I got (this is a usual week for me)
Marvel Aliiance (360) complete and Ninja Gaiden (GG) cart only for $23 total
Ocarina of Time N64 complte $5
Gradius V Complete $4
Baldur's Gate II Complete (XBX) $8
Ogre Battle 64 (cart only) $3
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#24 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:56 PM

Pawn shops are the best, most consistent places to find deals. They aren't as good as they used to be in my area but most of my game collection is from pawn shops.

This week I have gotten Okami complete ($6), which is a slow week for me.
Last week I got (this is a usual week for me)
Marvel Aliiance (360) complete and Ninja Gaiden (GG) cart only for $23 total
Ocarina of Time N64 complte $5
Gradius V Complete $4
Baldur's Gate II Complete (XBX) $8
Ogre Battle 64 (cart only) $3


See, now this is NOT typical of my local pawn shops, as they use Egay as their barometer for what to sell things for. For example, I went to see what they'd give me for the following today:

Halo Triple Pack
Jade Empire Limited Edition
Stubbs The Zombie

The total? $20 fuckin dollars, which makes them as bad as GS.

Either way, semi new titles are $32.95, 6 months to a year old titles are $23.95, old as shit titles range from $6 to $10 usually and nothing is under $5 most times.

How in the HELL people are able to get these prices is beyond me, since my area of the country must suck. People here think their shit is worth its weight in platinum.......

Good finds though.....

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#25 BearMan23

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:19 PM

Went to some Garage Sales with no luck, then I went to some Pawnshops and found: (All cart only)

First Stop:
Advance Wars 2 8.50
Metroid Zero Mission 8.50
Metal Slug Advance 8.50

Second Stop:
DK: King of Swing 5.00
Mario and Luigi: Super Star Saga x2 5.00 each
Summon Night 2 5.00
Kirby's Dreamland 3.00
Donkey Kong Country 3.00
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons 3.00

Not too bad if I say so myself. Almost bought .Hack/Infection, but for some reason I decided against it...

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:52 PM

i found the other day at pawn shop the following
scarface for xbox 6.00
moto gp 3 for xbox 6.00
the guy game for xbox 6.00
need for speed carbon for xbox 6.00
traded moto and guy game for 22 cash so got 2 good games for 2 dollars
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#27 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 09:33 PM

Wait wait wait wait, you traded The Guy Game? It got pulled from store shelves due to having a 17 year old in it(and thus making her appearance in the game illegal pretty much). It's considered sought after by some, though I only bought it for the above mentioned reason.

<shaking head>

Ahhhh well, good finds nonetheless.....

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#28 norkusa

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:26 AM

Wait wait wait wait, you traded The Guy Game? It got pulled from store shelves due to having a 17 year old in it(and thus making her appearance in the game illegal pretty much). It's considered sought after by some, though I only bought it for the above mentioned reason.



That story about the underage chick in the Guy Game was made up by a P.R. person so they could create a buzz about it and sell more copies. I still see it for sale at Gamestop/EB and every Blockbuster I go to has a copy for rent.

If there really was an underage girl in that game, there's no way in hell you'd still be able to buy it at major retail chains like that. It would have been yanked of store shelves moths ago.

#29 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:44 AM

That must be true, since Blockbuster(with its alleged 'family friendly' atmosphere) wouldn't keep it on the shelves. However, GS would sell anything I believe. :-x

Either way, I'm happy with my copy, since I didn't pay full retail for it. Now, if I could just find a copy of the DVD they released after they supposedly stopped selling the game.

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#30 Scorch

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:21 AM

That story about the underage chick in the Guy Game was made up by a P.R. person so they could create a buzz about it and sell more copies.


Uh, no it wasn't.

http://en.wikipedia....ki/The_Guy_Game

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