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#61 Segasonic01

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 11:48 PM

today at a pawn shop I found:

Zelda Collector's Edition-$8
Waverace 64-$5
Mario 64-$5
Starfox 64-$5
Diddy Kong Racing-$5

They also have Mario Kart and Smash Bros for $5 each, but SSB is very dirty, and MK I already have.

#62 CS_Mike

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:11 AM

Managed to find a copy of Baldur's Gate II: Dark Alliance for PS2 at a local pawn shop. Disc w/ cover and case, but no manual.
$10

#63 Segasonic01

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:15 AM

they have Lost in Blue complete at one by my house for $20. Idk tho I could get it for that much at GS after the $5 coupon

#64 DoctorArch

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:44 PM

Not a pawn shop, but at Goodwill today I found a boxed copy, with tech-tree poster, manual, complete case of Alpha Centauri: Alien Crossfire for 5.99. Steal!
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#65 majinvegeta-88

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:00 PM

Nothin to exciting but picked up MGS: Twin Snakes complete for $5

#66 ratzombie

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:22 AM

Picked up a copy of Smash Bros. Melee for $10.00 at my Pawn Shop. They might have had more stuff, but I didn't have much time to look around.

The good thing is that everything is at a fixed price.

#67 cranguy

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 09:08 AM

The good thing is that everything is at a fixed price.

Those tend to be the best. Thankfully, all of the pawn shops in my area are like that.

Granted, it means I have to sort through 200 copies of Madden 2004 before I find Fatal Frame, but hey, the Maddens are the shop's problem, not mine.

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#68 devildr1ver

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:24 AM

bastards at my local pawn shop charge a flat rate of $15 bucks for a single xbox game (nothing good except san andreas ph and breakdown )
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#69 Otherguy676

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:50 AM

Got today at a pawn shop for $12 total plus tax

1) Twisted Metal 2 Black Label Complete (Sold for $8 afterwards to a friend)
2) Super Mario All Stars Cart only SNES
3) Mega Man X2 Cart only SNES

And at a Salvation Army
1) Goemon's Adventure Cart Only N64 - $2
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#70 wizardofcoz4126

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:30 AM

I have had a few good deals at pawn shops also

$15
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Mobile Suit Gundam: Perfect One Year War (Yes, an import game at a pawn shop!)
Xenogears
Final Fantasy VIII (Bought it 2 weeks after it was first released!)
Darkstalkers 3
Ogre Battle (PSX)
Tactics Ogre (PSX)

$3
Intelligent Qube
Actraiser (Factory Sealed!)

$20 for a complete Sega Genesis (Model 2) with a Sega CD, two controllers and Sonic CD

Breath of Fire (SNES) $5
Breath of Fire 2 (SNES) $2


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#71 VGI-Shinobi

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:40 AM

My local pawn shops also use Egay and EB to determine price. Funny how they still want to sell games like Madden 2001 for $5 and Madden 2004 for $10. The other day, I saw a Marvel VS Capcom 2 for the PS2 (some poor soul must have sold this game for $5 top). They were going to sell it to me for $10 until the manager told the old guy to go on EB to check for prices. He saw the price "79.99" on EB and 60+ eBay, so he started this whole shit about this game is rare and stuff. Haha, just a moment ago, he hadn't even heard about this game and was going to settle it for $10. I left later because there is no way I'm going to pay 60+ for a used game in a pawn shop. They seriously should change their store name to EB or Egay.

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#72 cranguy

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:27 PM

Ouch! I think if it were me, I would have slapped a Hamilton on the counter and ran out the door before they had time to check.

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#73 devildr1ver

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:35 PM

i found 3 wavebird controllers without receivers for $8 bucks each, kotor for $5, halo 2 ce not much of a bargain but was complete in good condition for $24, and 2 doom 3 ce for $15. also spotted gta san andreas for the xbox for $5 bucks, and metroid prime echoes for $8
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#74 Segasonic01

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:22 AM

My haul for today:

Gears of War CE (missing art book)-$13
Need for Speed Carbon CE 360 (missing bonus disc)-$10
Metal Gear Sold (black label, no manual)-$5
Gavarians (no manual)-$5
Nightmare Creatures 2-$2 (anyone wanna trade this for a DC version?)
Smackdown vs Raw 2007 360-$8

I also came across the case for Samba De Amigo for $2 and I got so happy. But then after looking for 5 mins they told me they couldn't find it :bomb: I should probably go back next weekend & get a different person to look.

#75 CS_Mike

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:37 AM

Managed to snag a complete copy of Ico for $8. Case looks like crap, but that's easily replaced. Everything else is in very good shape.

#76 Geekquisitions

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 05:08 AM

I checked out the local Goodwill on my lunch break, found the following SNES games:

Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose
Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
Aero the Acrobat (w/ manual)

$2.69 apiece. I also got a spare charger for my cell phone new in box for $3.50, and a massive rotating CD tower for my complete PS1 games for only $3.59 - it even has slots for double-size jewel cases, so my RPGs are all in there, too! =D

And at GameCrazy, I found:

SNES:
King Arthur's World
Wings 2: ces High
Power Rangers Zeo Battle Racers
X-Kaliber 2097

PSX:
Chocobo's Dungeron 2
The X-Files

DC:
Sonic Adventure 2
Evolution

Disc-only where applicable, but all 2 for $5. I've never seen any of those SNES games before.

Decent finds?

#77 phear3d

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 03:57 PM

ive found these a few months ago:

Marvel vs. Capcom DC - $5
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 dc - $2.50
Resident Evil 4 - $8
Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 2 (disc only) $5
.Hack Infection - $8
Nintendo DS Onyx (no charger, no stylus, good condition though) $80

i actually passed on Smash brothers melee disc only for $5. it was in the RE4 case. i actually wished that i payed more attention to these pawnshops 6 or 7 years ago, i could have gotten alot of great shit cheap.

#78 Ski Hawk

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:03 AM

I got a pretty good haul today:

Xenosaga III: $17
Trauma Center DS: $17
FFIII: $21

I also got FF Chocobo Tales at CC for $17.



#79 Geekquisitions

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:51 AM

I found Sega Sonic Classroom for the PC, mint in its jewel case, absolutely flawless, for $3. =)

#80 davo1224

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 06:12 AM

I found a pawn shop I hadn't seen before so I'm going to check it out when I get a chance. Probably has crap but you never know.

#81 Otherguy676

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:00 PM

My pawn shop week has been decent

7/30
Cart Only Secret of Mana - $6
Complete Project Gotham Racing 3 - $5
Complete Marvel vs Capcom 2 (XBX) - $5

8/1
Complete Zelda Twilight Princess Wii - $25
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)
http://www.ebay.com/...6/m.html?_dmd=1

Trade list
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I an have a Sega Saturn Pro Action Replay 4 in 1 for sale, PM me if interested

#82 Segasonic01

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:03 PM

FFVII Misprint variant black label-$6

Lost In Blue-$15

pretty good day until I was hospitalized :bomb:

#83 vicious7171

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:09 AM

The pawn shop near me is so annoying. The guy working there is a dick, and no matter how polite I act, he still acts like a dick. They had all their games overpriced, but they had some "clearanced" to $3.87 (weird price...). Problem was, they were just the real crappy ones. He had some decent ones, and I asked if those were clearance too. He says,
"No, just those other ones."
"Oh...OK..."
"I need to get around to checking if any of these are more than a year old before I put any on sale."
Most of them were xbox and ps2 games from 2003-2005 :roll:

#84 mrmafia33

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:00 AM

My pawn shops have crappy games.

#85 Cmosfm

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:30 PM

The pawn shop near me is so annoying. The guy working there is a dick, and no matter how polite I act, he still acts like a dick. They had all their games overpriced, but they had some "clearanced" to $3.87 (weird price...). Problem was, they were just the real crappy ones. He had some decent ones, and I asked if those were clearance too. He says,
"No, just those other ones."
"Oh...OK..."
"I need to get around to checking if any of these are more than a year old before I put any on sale."
Most of them were xbox and ps2 games from 2003-2005 :roll:


Actually, in "pawn shop speak", a year old means that it's been in the store for more than a year, not how long the game has been released.

For instance, the stores near me clearanced some "year old" games for 2.00 each a while back, yet they had copies of the exact same games still on the shelf, they just weren't a year old yet.

#86 CS_Mike

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:13 PM

Went to several shops today and had a few finds:

Fatal Frame (complete) - Xbox
$7

Parasite Eve, GH version (complete) - PS1
Legend of Legaia, black label (complete) - PS1
Final Fantasy Tactics, GH version (complete) - PS1
$21 for all three

#87 vicious7171

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:47 PM

Actually, in "pawn shop speak", a year old means that it's been in the store for more than a year, not how long the game has been released.

For instance, the stores near me clearanced some "year old" games for 2.00 each a while back, yet they had copies of the exact same games still on the shelf, they just weren't a year old yet.


Ohh, I see now. At first I was confused about that, I suppose that's the best way for them to do it, I just wish they had flat video game prices. Thanks.
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#88 majinvegeta-88

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 03:56 AM

Went to a pawn shop I never been to earlier today and picked up

Zone of the Enders 2nd Runner (near mint and complete) $5
DDR Konamix (near mint and complete) $3

Seen Pikmin 2 for $15 but I passed, just a little too rich for my blood. They also had Harvest Moon a Wonderful Life Player's Choice version for $25 :roll:

#89 tangytangerine

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:49 PM

Went today and found a copy of Super Smash Bros. Melee for $9.95. Had to get it resurfaced at Game Crazy since it had some surface scratches and it didn't have a instruction booklet.

Absolutely hate the series, but bought to trade for something I'll enjoy.
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#90 gigantor1313

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:55 PM

The majority of the pawnshops in my area remind me of the pawnshop from Pulp Fiction. No matter which one it is, theres ALWAYS a big dude and a skinny looking crackhead behind the counter. I don't stay too long in any shop and if I would be miked, you can hear me saying, " Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead"

I guess the best thing I've ever found was a R-Types Delta for PSX way back when but, not too much more than that.
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