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#1801 zekeike

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:51 PM

Very very nice, looks like the game goes for $120 on Ebay. :applause:

So now the question is are you keeping it or flipping it for a nice profit?


Flip it to buy more games.

The stack behind her had no prices yet.

#1802 Bing147

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

Okay find today. Prices weren't amazing but solid. Walk in and see some good PS1 games and get excited as their PS1 games are usually ALL 1.99. These weren't, they looked up value online. Still though, they went below online value which I appreciate.

Final Fantasy VII (Greatest Hits, complete): 12.99
Chrono Cross (Black Label, missing manual): 9.99

I needed both so meh, I grabbed them. They also had a complete PS1 Diablo which was $14.99, may go back and grab it, just don't really like spending that much on a single game to flip though and I can't imagine wanting to play that game with a controller... I know I would turn a profit but if I get 25.00 shipped (what a lot of the eBay auctions end up going for), after shipping and packing supplies and ebay fees, I only make like $4.00. Meh. I'll see if it lasts a couple weeks, maybe I can get them to 10.00.
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#1803 Bing147

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

Grabbed fire emblem radiant dawn for 19.99. Not super cheap but by far the cheapest I have seen it.
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#1804 jbroush99

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

There is a pawn shop that opened here a few months ago and the first time I went in there they didn't have much of a selection and the prices were horrible. I went back there this weekend to see give it a second chance and came out pleasantly surprised.

I was looking at their meager game selection and picked out a couple of $1.00 Genesis games. I walked by their case with game consoles and assorted knock-off Wii accessories and saw a Sega CDX sitting on the bottom shelf. I couldn't see the price because there was a bundle of disc only Sega CD games sitting on top. I asked the guy how much it was and he said "cheap". He mentioned that he was throwing the games in for free because nobody buys them. I countered with "if nobody wants the games, why would they want the console? How about $10?" He quickly said yes and got it out of the case for me. He mentioned that it didn't have a controller and that I could grab one off the rack, but they only had one 3 button controller and it was filthy so I passed.

I got it home and hooked it up. I fired up Saturday Night Slam Masters in the cartridge slot and it worked perfect. I put one of the discs in and turned it on, but it kept looping the Sega CD title screen. I tried a different game and it worked perfect the first time. The copy of NHL '94 cd was messed up enough that it didn't work, not the CDX!

The games that were included were: NHL '94 (doesn't work), Sonic CD, Prize Fighter, Ecco the Dolphin, Jurassic Park, NBA Jam, and Sega Classics 5 in 1. I'm glad to only had to spend $10 for all of that!


#1805 Doomstink

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:06 AM

Diablo is a solid $35 any day of the year with a buy it now listing. Why go the auction route?

#1806 VidgamesgivemeA_D_D

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:05 PM

I'm loving this pawn shop by my house. I mentioned before in this thread I got MLB 2K12 for $3 and Call of Duty MW3 Hardened Edition for $9.99. They're weird though sometimes they overprice games but occasionally they practically give them away. I got Modnation Racers for $4 and Little Big Planet GOTY (w/ generic Gamestop case) for $1.99. These are both games I wouldnt buy at any normal prices but for $4 and $2 I said why not.

#1807 xenozfan2

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:51 AM

First time i've been to a pawn shop in a while and I think I made out ok. Got all of this for $20: Asura's wrath, purple game boy color, and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. I just wish I had some pawn shops close to me and not just "gun shops".
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#1808 Bing147

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

Went to two pawn shops yesterday. One has had stuff before but their selection was crap. All of their PS3/360/Wii games are supposed to be $10.00 but this was the first time I've seen them get anything 'newish' and they marked it up. Modern Warfare 3 for $45.00 and Skyrim for $50.00. I'll pass, lol.

The other one I went to was much better. Got some marked down Blu Rays for the fiancee between 3.00-5.00. Some nice ones. Then I picked up the Diablo I passed on last time for Playstation for $14.99 and I grabbed a copy of Alpha Protocol for $4.99 on 360. I like this shop, they do Ebay things but they know that they shouldn't put Ebay prices on them because they're a Pawn Shop. Works for me.
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#1809 Danismyhero

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Interesting game. I never heard of it before.


It's not really a game, it's used to transfer game saves from older versions of pokemon to the newer ones. Tested this a couple days when I worked at Nintendo.

#1810 Doomstink

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

It's not really a game, it's used to transfer game saves from older versions of pokemon to the newer ones. Tested this a couple days when I worked at Nintendo.


I thought it was just to expand and streamline your storage options for Ruby and Sapphire. Isn't it only compatible with those two games? I've sold a few copies of it on eBay, but never bothered to actually try it out.

#1811 Olengie

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

Sorry for the ignorance. Just never seen it before. Lol.

#1812 white3er

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

I got a bunch of wii games and 3 gba games for $60 - Also included but not pictured cuz im playing it is Donkey Country for the wii.

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at the second pawn shop I went to - I picked up Zelda Seasons for GBC - $3.00 and Conker for xbox - $15.00
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#1813 Shaq-Funaki

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:07 AM

I got a bunch of wii games and 3 gba games for $60 - Also included but not pictured cuz im playing it is Donkey Country for the wii.

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at the second pawn shop I went to - I picked up Zelda Seasons for GBC - $3.00 and Conker for xbox - $15.00


Wow nice haul. Damn that JAYDEN!!!!!

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#1814 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

Found this baby for $5. On a stack of games on the floor behind the counter as I was checking out.
The lady couldn't find it online.
One guy was asking her to hurry up. So she just gave it to me for $5.00, mainly because I bought 3 other games at that price.

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Pokemon Box! I heard when it was released that it comes with a memory card, was the memory card included?

I remember with my Pokemon Blue running out of room and having to delete/set Pokemon free in order to catch/get more Pokemon. Never got into the GBA versions of Pokemon.

Wish there was DS/3DS Pokemon version for the Wii or Wii U. Unless there's another legitimate way to store DS or 3DS Pokemon? Besides on the cartridge themselves.

#1815 Daw19yoyo

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:03 PM

Found this baby for $5. On a stack of games on the floor behind the counter as I was checking out.
The lady couldn't find it online.
One guy was asking her to hurry up. So she just gave it to me for $5.00, mainly because I bought 3 other games at that price.

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#1816 materialz

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

The pawn shop I like has weird prices. I picked up Rage: AA for 360 for $5 and Resistance 2 (PS3 ofc) for $5. They were both complete and mint, and had other copies on the shelf listed as $20-$25..

Not a super score for $5, but I can`t complain as I wanted to play them both.

#1817 leecy

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

Made the rounds today, did pretty decent between pawns and thrifts:

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$2.50 NES Ghoul School
$2.50 NES Rainbow Islands
$6 N64 Kirby Crystal Shards
$7 Gamecube Gameboy Player disc with wavebird receiver (I guess they thought this went together)

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$7 GC Def Jam Fight for NY
$5 SNES Maximum Carnage

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$5 NES Shatterhand
$7 PS2 Firefighter F.D.18
$10 DS Bella Sara

As I was checking out at one pawn shop, a lady brought in a bunch of Gamecube games and the store didn't buy a stack of them because they were scratched. Long story short, we met in an adjacent parking lot and I picked up the following for $15:

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#1818 mguiddy

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

Picked up a normal NES controller and a High Frequency Turbo controller for $3.50 each to go with my $3 control deck I found a few days ago at a thrift.
Anyone use the High Frequency controller before?

Gonna go to another pawn in a few days to see if I can find any power bricks for it.

#1819 Bing147

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

Couple of cool finds today.

Super Smash Bros Melee-French Canadian case-2.99
Mario advance 4-4.99
Kirby Amazing Mirror CIB-4.99
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#1820 doc_j88

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:35 PM

Spiderman Edge of time-$10

Ps3 Controller-$15

#1821 Dr. Venkman

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

I scored four blu-rays for $20 total:

A Scanner Darkly
Contagion
Stand By Me
Fast and Furious

Not an amazing deal, but I snagged them to add to my 550+ collection.
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#1822 TTGSteve

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

You guys are seriously so lucky that it's crazy.

#1823 DarkClown12

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

I picked up Uncharted 3 PS3 Mint for $5.99 plus tax. Also saw GTA IV Ps3 for $4.99 but passed!

#1824 Doomstink

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:59 AM

You guys are seriously so lucky that it's crazy.


Most of the time it's not luck - it's persistence. Go to pawns as often as possible and you'll eventually find something good.

#1825 VidgamesgivemeA_D_D

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:02 AM

I picked up Uncharted 3 PS3 Mint for $5.99 plus tax. Also saw GTA IV Ps3 for $4.99 but passed!


Very nice. But why pass on GTA IV? You already had it/played it before?

#1826 DarkClown12

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:10 AM

yes I already played/beat it before

#1827 Olengie

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:12 AM

Oh wow. Great finds everyone!

#1828 TTGSteve

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:21 PM

Most of the time it's not luck - it's persistence. Go to pawns as often as possible and you'll eventually find something good.


I can see I'm going to have to start living at pawn shops, lol. Typically, I find their stuff to be horribly overpriced, though :/. Maybe it's because I live in a small town?

#1829 VidgamesgivemeA_D_D

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:45 PM

I can see I'm going to have to start living at pawn shops, lol. Typically, I find their stuff to be horribly overpriced, though :/. Maybe it's because I live in a small town?


You probably wont have any luck then I live in a city with like 20 pawn shops and most of them do suck and are overpriced like you say, only a few have great deals. It's not just persistence it depends on where you live and how many pawn shops are around you the more there are the better chance to find deals.

#1830 SnesGuy

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

Phantasy Star 2 & 3 for Genesis $1.00 total ;)