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#1 xenozfan2

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

A few months ago I stumbled across a sealed copy of xenophobe for the nes in a local game shop, so I bought it. Now I can't decided if I should try and sell it on ebay or do the only unboxing of the game on youtube.
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#2 HYDFDEMON

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:41 AM

Personally I would just sell it. Unless you enjoy devaluing your potential profit on camera, then go for it. If playing it is your concern just emulate the games as to not devalue your sealed copy. I have a copy of tales of destiny 2 for the ps1 still sealed that I would love to play, but I know the value plummets as soon as I open the cellophane.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

A few months ago I stumbled across a sealed copy of xenophobe for the nes in a local game shop, so I bought it. Now I can't decided if I should try and sell it on ebay or do the only unboxing of the game on youtube.


Unboxing? Not impressed. Sell it and buy a used copy. You won't make any money from an unboxing (which are generally pretty stupid in my opinion) and I can't imagine your internet cred will go up much.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

I agree, sell it and buy a used copy, you'll turn a strong profit. I just sold a sealed Star Fox 64. I love the game and would love to play it, but not enough to throw the $70.00 I easily made on it away, when I can buy a cart only copy for under $10.00.
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#5 orangecrush

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

I'd sell it. An unboxing video seems completely pointless to me.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:33 PM

If you wanted to open it to play it I would always say play it. That is what games are for. But to film you opening to put on youtube? I dont even see the logic in that. I say do whatever makes you happier though.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

If ur going to buy a used copy anyway, then just keep the new one, and do the video and play it. I am assuming u r a utube partner, and will get ad revenue from ur unboxing video

#8 xenozfan2

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

If ur going to buy a used copy anyway, then just keep the new one, and do the video and play it. I am assuming u r a utube partner, and will get ad revenue from ur unboxing video


Yep, I just became a youtube partner. :bouncy: The only reason I wanted to do a video was there are no other ones on youtube and I thought it could be cool, and who knows the game might have some neat stuff inside.
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#9 The Lord of Awesome

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

*looks up prices for sealed xenophobe*

DO NOT OPEN THAT THING DUDE.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

unboxing videos suck. If you want to play it and keep it, just open it. If not that's fine too but it's not worth that much money
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#11 xenozfan2

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

*looks up prices for sealed xenophobe*

DO NOT OPEN THAT THING DUDE.


HOw much?
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

HOw much?


Looks like ebay has some listed at about an average price of 60-70 bucks. I do not see people actually buying them in the completed auctions though.
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#13 Jodou

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

Because the game sucked.

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#14 TTGSteve

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

Keep it sealed and sell it.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

I say keep it sealed and sell it. I've over time ended up with games sealed well past there launch from lack of time and I've made some decent money on games that I sold and re-bought used. As long as I can play it I'm good.

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#16 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:46 PM

Am I missing something here?

http://www.ebay.com/...a#ht_2781wt_908

http://videogames.pr...e/nes/xenophobe

One sold on eBay for $30 and VGPC says it's a $16.50 game sealed/new.

I'd honestly make the decision to sell or keep it based on what I paid for it. But that's just me, OP.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

You could make the only Madden 02 unboxing but doesnt mean anyone will care

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#18 joeboosauce

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

Who really would even watch this unboxing video? What is the excitement in an unboxing? I don't get it.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:12 PM

Who really would even watch this unboxing video? What is the excitement in an unboxing? I don't get it.


Unboxing videos are nice for collectors editions so you can get a better idea of the physical contents in an item. But other than that, they're pretty stupid.

"Ok, so we take off the plastic wrap and we see that there is a case, the game disc and manual... just like there is for every fucking game ever made. Oh boy! How Exciting!!"

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

Yeah, I agree, unboxing for a normal game is just stupid.

#21 xenozfan2

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:44 PM

Unboxing videos are nice for collectors editions so you can get a better idea of the physical contents in an item. But other than that, they're pretty stupid.

"Ok, so we take off the plastic wrap and we see that there is a case, the game disc and manual... just like there is for every fucking game ever made. Oh boy! How Exciting!!"


But lots of nes games had goodies in it. But I will probably try and sell it on ebay for $20-$30 since I only paid $3.
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#22 roger watersmelon

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

But lots of nes games had goodies in it. But I will probably try and sell it on ebay for $20-$30 since I only paid $3.

Trust me, there's nothing good inside of a Xenophobe box.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:14 PM

I opened my PS1 copy of Valkyrie Profile a few years ago to play it...2 months later, they announced a re-release on the PSP.

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But then again, it's a a game. They're meant to be played.

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#24 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

But then again, it's a a game. They're meant to be played.

No they're not. They're meant to be hoarded and kept sealed on a shelf for all of eternity like some plastic electronic Ark Of The Covenant, never to be opened lest the goodness inside of the case/box blind the non believers with it's greatness.;)

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:47 PM

No they're not. They're meant to be hoarded and kept sealed on a shelf for all of eternity like some plastic electronic Ark Of The Covenant, never to be opened lest the goodness inside of the case/box blind the non believers with it's greatness.;)


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

Considering Iamthecheapestgamer posted links showing sealed copies going for less then $50 bucks I say open the dam thing and play it.

I was thinking its some big ticket item and you guys are carrying on about a $20-$30 profit. That's what a job is for. Open the dam thing. Its not rare nor expensive. If it was worth more maybe id have a change of thought but you sound like your nickel and diming video game flips.

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#27 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:21 PM

Yeah. When I saw the prices for sealed copies, I was like :-s. I mean, if it were a $100 game sealed, I'd say Fuck yeah, throw that bitch up on eBay.

Speaking of which, I'm still debating on my sealed copy of Packy & Marlon for SNES I found for $3-5 at a Salvation Army six months ago. Every high value auction for it on eBay hasn't sold and the only ones that have are opened/cart only ones.

Yet VGPC says the game is worth a bill and a half in new/sealed condition: :shock:

http://videogames.pr...acky-and-marlon

And RarityGuide.com says it's a $158 game in NIB condition: :shock:

http://www.raritygui...FirstRecord=401

Yet I'm so leery about selling a new/sealed older game.:-#

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

Looks like listings on AMZ are around $65. For that much I would toss it up there for a while as sucker-bait.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:49 AM

sell it & buy a used copy with a box, seal that used copy and open it. problem solved.

its an old ass game anyways, so no one will notice. and shrink wrap back then was pretty sloppy
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#30 spmahn

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:06 AM

The NES port of Xenophobe is farking terrible, and the original Arcade game wasn't a whole lot better either. Sell it if you can, but it's not worth terribly much, even sealed. Opening sealed NES games is fun though, I found a sealed Track and Field 2 at a thrift a few years ago that I opened up.