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#1021 karkyco

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:27 PM

Nope but if I knew then what I know now I probably would have along with the $20 Shinning Force 3s & Suikoden IIs and some of the quality SNES stuff I remember seeing in the mid/late 90s on clearance for $10 give or take $5. The only game I ever really thought would be worth money in the Future when it came out was Panzer Dragoon Saga. I never figured (or even though about if) old video games could be worth serious money down the road.

I remember also buying Tomba 2 for $20 at Sears and this along with the other 2 RPGs I only found at $20 at good old Sears :D


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#1022 Callandor

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

Good to hear, great score! Now go get some PS3 games from the Circuit City closing clearance, Target clearance, somewhere! I'm sure it'll play those, LOL!!!


Already added bluray access to my Netflix account. Trying to decide if Far Cry 2 is worth $30, since my Target had a few copies. Also had Fracture for around $16.

I was honestly hoping for a $15 copy of Lair (yeah, maybe a par game at best, but I love dragons!).

For the time, though, Super Stardust HD, flOw, and demos will keep me good and occupied while I await some good deals.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:07 PM

Nope but if I knew then what I know now I probably would have along with the $20 Shinning Force 3s & Suikoden IIs and some of the quality SNES stuff I remember seeing in the mid/late 90s on clearance for $10 give or take $5. The only game I ever really thought would be worth money in the Future when it came out was Panzer Dragoon Saga. I never figured (or even though about if) old video games could be worth serious money down the road.


I have a couple good stories about this:


I bought a SNES collection of craigs - think I paid $50-60, and that was an okay price for it - one of the games included was Mario Kart (which I usually charge $27-30 for). It had an OLD pricetag on it (gamestop, I think) for $2.99.



When my wife moved in with me (we have a house, so ALL her stuff came with her) I found a copy of FFVII GH sealed, among her stuff. It had a $6.99 pricetag on it. The conversation between us went:

Me: Hon, do you know what this is?
Her: Yeah, I got it a while ago at Blockbuster, just never got the chance to actually play it.
Me: No Hon, do you know what this is worth?

We sold it a bit down the road for $185.

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#1024 Switchblade232

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:07 AM

hey

is $30 for a fat ps2 with all wires but no controllers/games a good deal?

#1025 NoobHammer

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:30 AM

hey

is $30 for a fat ps2 with all wires but no controllers/games a good deal?


If it works more than a half hour, its not bad. Nothing epic

#1026 karkyco

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:02 AM

hey

is $30 for a fat ps2 with all wires but no controllers/games a good deal?


Yeah, what my boy Noobhammer said. I'm not a fan of that price, to be honest. But that's because I've been spoiled with finding PS2 slims at yard sales and craigslist for $20 or $25, sometimes with a few games...

I guess if you want to do homebrew or whatever (nudge nudge, wink wink ;)) and want a fatty, it's okay. DRE problems should be easy enough to fix...

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#1027 Ye0ldmario

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:18 AM

i wouldn't pay more then $20 for a fat

#1028 MirrIll

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:37 AM

Nope but if I knew then what I know now I probably would have along with the $20 Shinning Force 3s & Suikoden IIs and some of the quality SNES stuff I remember seeing in the mid/late 90s on clearance for $10 give or take $5. The only game I ever really thought would be worth money in the Future when it came out was Panzer Dragoon Saga. I never figured (or even though about if) old video games could be worth serious money down the road.

I remember also buying Tomba 2 for $20 at Sears and this along with the other 2 RPGs I only found at $20 at good old Sears :D


Oh my gosh, this brings me back. I remember being eleven or twelve whenever the Sega Saturn was on its way out and seeing copies of Panzer Dragoon Saga and Shining Force III on sale at Toys-R-Us for $20 each. Being the kid I was, I begged for an "advance in my allowance" to buy them, but my mother just didn't get it and now they go for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Same goes for Valkyrie Profile! I remember being a little older and having a complete copy of it in my hand at GameStop for $40 and I was $10 short and my mother wouldn't give me the few extra bucks I needed to buy it. Never saw it again after that.
Lame, I know, but wow! I just never knew the extent of this stuff back then. Then again, I had some good finds back in the day, too. Chrono Trigger and MegaMan X3 for $10-$12 at movie rental stores? (A little beat up, sure, but still!) I wish I had taken better care of those in my youth. I'm still proud of myself for grabbing Suikoden II for $30 at Wal-Mart when I was younger.
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#1029 Doomstink

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:15 PM

Oh my gosh, this brings me back. I remember being eleven or twelve whenever the Sega Saturn was on its way out and seeing copies of Panzer Dragoon Saga and Shining Force III on sale at Toys-R-Us for $20 each. Being the kid I was, I begged for an "advance in my allowance" to buy them, but my mother just didn't get it and now they go for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Same goes for Valkyrie Profile! I remember being a little older and having a complete copy of it in my hand at GameStop for $40 and I was $10 short and my mother wouldn't give me the few extra bucks I needed to buy it. Never saw it again after that.
Lame, I know, but wow! I just never knew the extent of this stuff back then. Then again, I had some good finds back in the day, too. Chrono Trigger and MegaMan X3 for $10-$12 at movie rental stores? (A little beat up, sure, but still!) I wish I had taken better care of those in my youth. I'm still proud of myself for grabbing Suikoden II for $30 at Wal-Mart when I was younger.


My mom did the same thing to me, except it was with Atari Jaguar clearance. Kay-Bee Toys had piles of the system going for $20.00 a piece on clearance, neither my brother nor I had the money for it and we begged our mom but she didn't want another system in the household. Now a brand new Jaguar is worth 150 plus and an open CIB one is around 60 - 70. I can't really blame my mom for saying no, as I remember her loaning me money for both the 32x and Virtual Boy when they were on clearance at the same store. She didn't want me wasting money on another flop.

I never saw any of the rare RPGs everyone is talking about, as I didn't even find out what an RPG was until I was 11 in late 1998 when my friend gave me FFVII for the PC. I also didn't have a PS1 or Saturn, so I never bothered to look at the games for the systems. I wish I had bought PDS back then, it would have saved me from the $170.00 I dropped on it last Summer.

#1030 Animal7390

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:25 PM

i was wondering what you guys send to people on craigslist when you respond to a post? i usually have to ask for a list of games and then sometimes follow up with does everything work (unless specified) and then usually hear nothing back or they email me telling me they sold it already, but that usually takes about 24 hours at the least.
my trade list doesnt have anything in it right now, but it will someday. soon. hopefully. maybe.

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#1031 Ye0ldmario

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:33 PM

Everybody that says they have stuff for me they say "i have an nes with 11 games, give me an offer". What are the games? Then they list out the games, I ask them where they are and where they wanna meet and I never hear back. Like I said before, if you were to wave a million dollars under their noses, they'd fall asleep.

Or maybe there's a new disease you can get from craigslist that makes you flake out? LOL.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:37 PM

Depends on the person, I could write a guide on it. Obviously these are abbreviations, I'm much more longwinded:

If the price is less than the max I'm willing to pay, i e-mail them saying I'll take it, I'll drive to you, when's good, what's your address and phone number, I pay cash.

If the price is more than I'm willing to pay, I put together a quote, drop it by a bit, and e-mail it to them, with completely not regard for their original amount, except that I won't pay it - this e-mail says something like: I'll pay xxxx, cash. I realize this is less than you're really looking for, so feel free to wait a few days or a week to see if another buyer comes through before accepting if you'd like. I also explain to them that I'm a game dealer and not an end user in this e-mail - 99% of the people I work with have no problem with the fact that I'm making money.


FINALLY, if there's not a list, I e-mail them telling them I need one before I can make a decision, but that they can leave out any sports games from the list as they don't really hold a value. UNLESS it seems like a REALLY good deal, in which case I offer to take it WITHOUT seeing a list, b/c they're more likely to go with me b/c I'm not making them work (Someone had a N64 and 23 games for $85 - I took the gamble, b/c I knew if they had just a few of the "N64 staple games" mario 64, kart, parties, goldeneye, it'd be well worth it and put a lot of "other" stock on my shelves - actually turned out to be a really killer lot that a lot of others missed b/c they wouldn't take the risk.)


I also use feeds to make sure I generally AM the first person to reply.


Honestly Animal, a lot of it just has to do with the level of activity in your area. Hardly anyone buys gamecube anything here, and I end up walking away with a lot of it for a good price b/c no one else replies to the ads.

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#1033 punkmaggit

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:49 PM

http://lasvegas.crai...1048917888.html

Dude, a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 arcade cabinet? AWESOME. Too bad he's asking $1000 (which might actually be a bargain. Who knows?)

#1034 Otherguy676

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:09 PM

theres a arcade by me that has seveal mvc2 cabs, sells them for $1000, offered $500 and they said to wait until next year, which would be this November. They charge $500 for a MvC1 cab.
My games list, Just hit 1000!!!
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My Ebay Auctions - check this out and if you buy something, let me know your a CAG and Ill throw in some free swag (like uncommon cards or various promo items I find lying around)
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#1035 karkyco

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:10 AM

Depends on the person, I could write a guide on it. Obviously these are abbreviations, I'm much more longwinded:

If the price is less than the max I'm willing to pay, i e-mail them saying I'll take it, I'll drive to you, when's good, what's your address and phone number, I pay cash.

If the price is more than I'm willing to pay, I put together a quote, drop it by a bit, and e-mail it to them, with completely not regard for their original amount, except that I won't pay it - this e-mail says something like: I'll pay xxxx, cash. I realize this is less than you're really looking for, so feel free to wait a few days or a week to see if another buyer comes through before accepting if you'd like. I also explain to them that I'm a game dealer and not an end user in this e-mail - 99% of the people I work with have no problem with the fact that I'm making money.


FINALLY, if there's not a list, I e-mail them telling them I need one before I can make a decision, but that they can leave out any sports games from the list as they don't really hold a value. UNLESS it seems like a REALLY good deal, in which case I offer to take it WITHOUT seeing a list, b/c they're more likely to go with me b/c I'm not making them work (Someone had a N64 and 23 games for $85 - I took the gamble, b/c I knew if they had just a few of the "N64 staple games" mario 64, kart, parties, goldeneye, it'd be well worth it and put a lot of "other" stock on my shelves - actually turned out to be a really killer lot that a lot of others missed b/c they wouldn't take the risk.)


I also use feeds to make sure I generally AM the first person to reply.


Honestly Animal, a lot of it just has to do with the level of activity in your area. Hardly anyone buys gamecube anything here, and I end up walking away with a lot of it for a good price b/c no one else replies to the ads.


hey pfp, what do you mean you use feeds...are you talking about running scripts to notify you when certain keywords are hit? I've been toying with something like that, but here in LA with the massive amount of spam, there are waaaay too many false positives. Just try searching all "for sale" in LA for "NES"...there's a couple of scammers now flooding the boards with some satellite and cable boxes and crap.

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#1036 Animal7390

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:48 PM

at the bottom of each category page there is an rss link that when updated loads all the items in that category. its actually really handy.
my trade list doesnt have anything in it right now, but it will someday. soon. hopefully. maybe.

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#1037 pfp

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

Look for a program called "feedburner".

Put the rss link for the "feed address" or whatever it's called (I set it up a while ago, and it was my first time dealing with rss)

Set it to check every 10 mins, and notify for 1 minute.


You'll get a little reminder from your system tray every 10 mins, like you would for a new e-mail w/outlook, or a registry change w/spybot, notifying you of the new postings in your selected category. When it pops up, you'll have one minute to scan the titles of the postings. Look at the ones you like, ignore the others.

These notification will sometimes come before the item even appears on the Craigslist website, b/c it cycles and I think the feeds pick up instantly. Learn about RSS, it pays.

Also, I find this (picture below) easier to browse through than a website, mostly b/c it's not click link, click back, find where I was in the list, click link, etc. etc.....

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Oh, and flag those bitches who are keyword-spamming.

And better than searching for "NINTENDO", search for "MARIO" - you'll find people that have listed their games, and you'll find ALL Nintendo systems from NES through Gamecube, sometimes Wii's, though rarely a good deal on them. ;)

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#1038 karkyco

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:50 PM

Ahhh, okay cool. But in the case of LA, the list would be simply insane. But I will give it a go...

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#1039 theGrue

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:16 AM

Look for a program called "feedburner".

Put the rss link for the "feed address" or whatever it's called (I set it up a while ago, and it was my first time dealing with rss)

Set it to check every 10 mins, and notify for 1 minute.


You'll get a little reminder from your system tray every 10 mins, like you would for a new e-mail w/outlook, or a registry change w/spybot, notifying you of the new postings in your selected category. When it pops up, you'll have one minute to scan the titles of the postings. Look at the ones you like, ignore the others.

These notification will sometimes come before the item even appears on the Craigslist website, b/c it cycles and I think the feeds pick up instantly. Learn about RSS, it pays.

Also, I find this (picture below) easier to browse through than a website, mostly b/c it's not click link, click back, find where I was in the list, click link, etc. etc.....

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Oh, and flag those bitches who are keyword-spamming.

And better than searching for "NINTENDO", search for "MARIO" - you'll find people that have listed their games, and you'll find ALL Nintendo systems from NES through Gamecube, sometimes Wii's, though rarely a good deal on them. ;)

Well this confirms my suspicions from another thread, we're definitely competing over the same territory. And how am I supposed to compete with this?
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#1040 pfp

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:41 PM

I spend 8 hours a day in my office at a day job when I'm looking at it a lot less then automatically every 10 minutes.

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Seriously though, I don't think we're competing too much - Unless somethings REALLY good (and I miss a lot of the really good ones!), I usually place an offer far lower than asking and tell them to get back to me when they're ready to accept my offer if no one comes in higher or everyone falls through.

And if you look in my store you'll see that I do very, very little business on current generation.

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#1041 xpacdos

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:32 PM

http://wichita.craig...1051034773.html

inquired about a PS1 and this list of games

PS1 Final Fantasy 7
PS1 Final Fantasy 8
PS1 Final Fantasy 9
PS1 Final Fantasy Anthology
PS1 Final Fantasy Chronicles
PS1 Parasite Eve
PS1 Dragon Warrior 7
PS1 Final Fantasy Tactics
PS1 Silent Hill
PS1 Final Fantasy Origins

got an email back from dude asking $75, sound like a deal to anyone?
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#1042 Ryuukishi

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

http://wichita.craig...1051034773.html

inquired about a PS1 and this list of games

PS1 Final Fantasy 7
PS1 Final Fantasy 8
PS1 Final Fantasy 9
PS1 Final Fantasy Anthology
PS1 Final Fantasy Chronicles
PS1 Parasite Eve
PS1 Dragon Warrior 7
PS1 Final Fantasy Tactics
PS1 Silent Hill
PS1 Final Fantasy Origins

got an email back from dude asking $75, sound like a deal to anyone?

Uh... Yes. Those are all games worth playing/owning and you if you wanted you could make the money back by selling FF7 and Parasite Eve/FFT/DQ7 after you beat them.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:45 PM

If they're complete in case w/manual, you could make your $ back on ff7 alone.

Get that shit before someone else does!

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#1044 Ye0ldmario

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:46 PM

black label or greatest hits?

#1045 xpacdos

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:01 PM

don't know for sure, but will be picking it up tonight around 6
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#1046 Ye0ldmario

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:06 PM

i remember when dragon warrior came out for ps1, I wanted it so bad but it was to expensive for me lol.

great RPG game. One of my favorites.

#1047 Dazz

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:39 AM

Shining Force III, Shining Force III Scenario 2 (Import) nad Dragon Force. All extremely mint and complete.
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#1048 karkyco

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:55 AM

http://wichita.craig...1051034773.html

inquired about a PS1 and this list of games

PS1 Final Fantasy 7
PS1 Final Fantasy 8
PS1 Final Fantasy 9
PS1 Final Fantasy Anthology
PS1 Final Fantasy Chronicles
PS1 Parasite Eve
PS1 Dragon Warrior 7
PS1 Final Fantasy Tactics
PS1 Silent Hill
PS1 Final Fantasy Origins

got an email back from dude asking $75, sound like a deal to anyone?


Uhhhh, YEAH!!! I hope you jumped on it. Though it's a little too good to be true. The quality to crap ratio is pretty much infinite.

I just hope it's not a fake ad or worse, a setup, and the guy rapes and kills you when you go to pick them up, LOL. Or kills THEN rapes you. Ewww.

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#1049 xpacdos

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:56 AM

Okay here is what i ended up with for only $75
And I didn't even get Raped Karkyco!


Ps1 with 2 controllers System tested and works
1 regular blue memory card
1 Sony PocketStation needs new battery


Final Fantasy 7 - Greatest Hits Complete Mint w/ manual
Final Fantasy 8 - Greatest Hits Complete Mint w/ Manual
Final Fantasy 9 - Greatest Hits Sealed
Final Fantasy - Anthology Greatest Hits Sealed
Final Fantasy - Chronicles Greatest hits Sealed
Parasite Eve - Complete w/ Manual Case a little banged up, Disks look great
Dragon Warrior 7 SEALED!
Final Fantasy Tactics - Greatest Hits Complete Mint w/ Manual
Silent Hill - Complete Disk looks great
Final Fantasy Origins - Greatest Hits Sealed

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#1050 Kuros

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:19 AM

DW7 should get you a pretty penny, sell it and then buy a complete copy.
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