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#841 deadlykeyboard

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:02 AM

can guides really be worth that much?

what is the most expensive guide? and how much do they usually sell for?

#842 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:15 AM

Well, the vast collection of shitty ones I had sold for $100-150 to the shop near me, so not that much. But almost anything RPG related has the tendency to go UP in value.

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If CC or BB near there had the same one in stock, I was gonna try n pm there to get a cheap HDtv. But in the end you saved me money by taking that pos from the store. So thanks.:razz:

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#843 yamas

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:26 PM

My most valuable guide is Dead Rising, followed by FE: POR, FE: SS, and plain old FE.
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#844 Antic

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:00 PM

My most valuable guide is Dead Rising, followed by FE: POR, FE: SS, and plain old FE.


I never expected to see Dead Rising that high. I swear not long ago it was going for 3.00 or something. Weird...

EDIT: I wanna say I have about 20-30 guides that are hanging around $30 something. I have some old ones like the Super Mario RPG guide and Earthbound that go for a decent amount. I'd make a killing if I sold all of my guides, but I could never do that though.

#845 FOnewearl

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 04:44 PM

I decided to take 1 each of my penny guides (nothing rare or anything) and trade them in. It was about 25 guides. Here is what I came out of there with in return for them...

I'd say I made out pretty good, eh? :D


Counting up the guides you have pictured it looks like they did about a 1:1 trade so yeah I'd say you made a killing :D
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#846 smarkbran

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 07:53 PM

I just picked up the pikmin official nintendo guide and the kingdom hearts guide at my goodwill for about 2 bucks each. Any idea on how much those go for?

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#847 yamas

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:36 PM

Check on amazon
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#848 Derrick1979

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:56 PM

sorry if this is not Pawn Shop related but it is guide related and you guys have been talking about guides...

I was curious on how much Half-Priced Books gives people for game guides because either the store donates them or some hoarder is cleaning out the Local Bestbuys of penny guides and selling them to them because there are literly stacks of some of the penny guides from bestbuy and they turn around and slap a price tag of $5.99-8.99 on them.

Saw some pretty old PS2 RPG guides at this location though but really did not want to fork out the $8.99 each on them...

#849 david12795

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:14 PM

Say i live by a lot of pawn shops in my area. any good chance ill score some good gamecube games?
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#850 Segasonic01

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:36 PM

^ it's all hit or miss, dude.

#851 david12795

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:45 PM

I'm going this weekend to see all of them. There should be tons of games since all the pawn shops are on the same street.
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#852 kcreject

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:02 AM

Pawnshop godness

Bioshock $8.00
Lost Odyssey $19.99
Ace combat 6 $15.00


I hit them about onece a month and find all sort of good stuff.

#853 darkslime

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:52 AM

^^Yeah, I'll give you all 17 of my Madden 08 guides for the only one ogre battle guide. lolololol

#854 thack

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:26 AM

On monday I bought a giant CD collection at a pawn shop for $300. It had 270 CD's all in excellent condition. It was mostly Rock/Metal/Classic rock with a few newer country albums thrown in. All told it should go for $700-800 on secondspin.com or possibly trade for $1000-ish at FYE.

#855 lolwut?

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:32 AM

On monday I bought a giant CD collection at a pawn shop for $300. It had 270 CD's all in excellent condition. It was mostly Rock/Metal/Classic rock with a few newer country albums thrown in. All told it should go for $700-800 on secondspin.com or possibly trade for $1000-ish at FYE.



Hey, I'd probably be interested in a good deal of your CD's. If you ever get around to making a list, LMK and I'll take some off your hands

#856 Antic

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:39 AM

Hey, I'd probably be interested in a good deal of your CD's. If you ever get around to making a list, LMK and I'll take some off your hands


Same here. I have over 900, and I'm only looking to expand that even more! :D

#857 Sinnbox

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:03 PM

I got a call from the pawn shop on monday tellign me that a bag of SNES games had come in. I went on my lunch break on Tuesday and the guy showed them to me and asked how much I woudl give him for them, total there were 16 games mostly crap, I saw a copy of Kirby's dreamland 3, then Tetris and Dr. Mario, Then....EARTHBOUND!!! I offfered $40(I didnt want to rip him off)

I got hom and the Tetris and Dr. Mario is broken(the actual gameboard ahs a crack in it)

I went in the next day and bought a SNES with DKC,SMW and 2 sports games for $5, I then saw that it was a set I sold lasat year to a guy i work with for $25....nothing like getting my stuff back for less money then i sold it for!!

#858 camelking6969

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:15 AM

i have 2 pawn shops i hit everyweek adn they sometimes call me so far this year

gta iv for 10
halo3 for 10
oblivion 8.00
atleast 25 too 30 xbox and ps2 games for 3 dollars a piece

last week got halo 2 ce case for free, already had the game but not ce she just gave it too me
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#859 willc23

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:20 PM

Made a pretty good Gamecube hit yesterday. Lowered all of the prices to $7.99 and got a $6 discount because I spent more than $50.

Zelda Collectors Edition
Zelda Windwaker
Zelda Twilight Princess
Wario World
Tetris Worlds

Plus picked up Halo 3 for $12.99, not including discount.

All in all, with discount, was around $50. Tennessee sales tax hits you hard.
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#860 Segasonic01

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:49 PM

Found a Gears of War marked $5 but the guy couldnt find the disc. o well...

#861 lolwut?

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:24 PM

*cough*

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#862 david12795

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:04 PM

went to 3 pawn shops today found 4 games

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Super smash bros melee
Tales of Symphonia
Animal crossing
Metroid prime

all complete, black label, 5 bucks each. though im not sure how rare TS is so i got it anyways. it was in mint condition

oh and i saw metal gear essential collection if that is rare..


too bad i didn't get to go to half of the pawn shops
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#863 DaftPunkFan37

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:13 PM

I think ToS is worth 20 and MGS Essential Collection is $50
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#864 mguiddy

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:25 PM

I think ToS is worth 20 and MGS Essential Collection is $50

What?
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#865 DaftPunkFan37

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:39 PM

What?
*orders a bunch off Amazon*

maybe not, don't quote me on that
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#866 mguiddy

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:58 PM

maybe not, don't quote me on that

*cancels order of 50 MGS:EC*
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#867 camelking6969

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:43 AM

i had to laugh went to a pawn shop today, they had one of the burger king games for 10 dollars and i just laughed
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#868 Segasonic01

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:20 PM

Got another like-new wavebird for $10. That's 3 I've found in the last 3 weeks for $25 total. One I traded to play N Trade for $20 credit.

#869 majinvegeta-88

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:28 AM

Picked up the following at my local pawn shop over the weekend

Castlevania Symphony of the Night (black label complete) PSX
Digimon World 2 (missing instructions but included back casing) PSX
Soul Calibur (complete) Dreamcast
Zelda Wind Waker (black label complete)
Mario Kart double Dash (disc only)

The following cart only GBA and DS games:

New Super mario bros.
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy Tactics advance
Kingdom Hearts COM
Wario Ware mega micro games

total came to $35 out the door

Speaking of guides I have traded in a bout $200 worth of penny guides to this same pawn shop making a weekly drop of 20 guides per week over the summer. They gave me a buck a piece.

#870 david12795

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:32 AM

Nice find on the wind waker. i seem to find all the good 1st party nintendo games cept for that :(
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