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Red Dead Redemption Hardcover Guide (Game of the Year Limited Edition) @ amazon 17.64


#1 Kenshindono   I'm on a Boat! CAGiversary!   4223 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:01 AM

this was in my gold box today so i just noticed it.. seems like a pretty good price for the hardcover

http://www.amazon.co...18485550&sr=1-2


the only question is if the guides any good.. do you really need a strat guide for red dead? I get guides for games i dont need them sometimes if they have some nice artwork or other things to them.. not sure what the deal is with this one though

anyway, just letting everyone else know

#2 scblueeyedguy   Future Gadget Laboratory Technician CAGiversary!   2447 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:09 AM

Saw one at a GameStop. At first I thought that's the GotY Edition Game. Then I realized that's just the guide. lol

#3 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9331 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:10 AM

Interesting.. thank you OP. I wish their were some reviews or illustrations of the contents.

#4 Kenshindono   I'm on a Boat! CAGiversary!   4223 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:34 AM

did you look at it scblueeyedguy? ive gotta order it tonight for my aditional gold box discount of about 16 and change if i want it. Wondering if its got any good maps or anything in it

#5 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   10575 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:38 AM

I'd say it's not worth it, since the original game is at that price point already, or will be very shortly. I wouldn't pay the same price for a strategy guide as I would a game as a general rule of thumb.

#6 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9331 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:38 AM

This is OT but what does one look for when it comes to strategy guides regarding collecting purposes. Is their any "strategy" to determining if it'll increase in value?

I would assume that the hardcovers are almost always more rare and valueable. Is that true?

Do strategy guides typically get a second, third fourth etc. print? Or are most one and done?

I don't really buy guides but I've started collecting a few here and there to go with some of my CE/LE/SE games.

Thanks for the info

#7 scblueeyedguy   Future Gadget Laboratory Technician CAGiversary!   2447 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:57 AM

did you look at it scblueeyedguy? ive gotta order it tonight for my aditional gold box discount of about 16 and change if i want it. Wondering if its got any good maps or anything in it


Nope. It was behind the counter in a display case. I like the look of it though.

#8 ithebigc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:26 AM

This has been in the official Collector's Edition strategy guide thread for a week or so. Unless the guide in question is Piggyback or Future Press (the best guide makers in the business) who have short prints and usually are hard to find after a certain point, there's no reason to start a separate thread.

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#9 snatcher33   Marry me Jenny!!! CAGiversary!   628 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:58 AM

Some guides do hold their value. For example my sweet Bayonetta guide. Also it seems the hardcover Fallout GOTY guide is hard to find too.

#10 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15242 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:02 PM

I would assume that the hardcovers are almost always more rare and valueable. Is that true?


I'd actually say that there are more hardcover/LE guides that you can buy under MSRP than ones that would run you more.
Some more extreme than others...like Medal of Honor LE is 68 cents new on Amazon.

#11 BegFourMercy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   232 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:35 PM

With the great postings on achievement sites, IGN, youtube, and websites dedicated to specific games. Why do people buy guides?

Just wondering.

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#12 bruistopher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   176 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:41 PM

Probably for collecting. I know that's why I bought the Limited Edition FFXIII guide.

#13 radioactivez0r   Up and Atom! CAGiversary!   3904 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:46 PM

Because getting guides for a penny is fun, and can be at times more useful as a reference for game info/fun to read for the extra stuff in the LE guides.

To answer GBAStar, once upon a time hardcovers might have had the possibility of increasing in value a great deal, but these days every major game and some lesser ones get their own hardcover guide. I've gotten several from Best Buy when they pennied out.
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#14 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7742 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:51 PM

With the great postings on achievement sites, IGN, youtube, and websites dedicated to specific games. Why do people buy guides?

Just wondering.

Beg


Other than collecting purposes, some people dont have a pc near their tv. having a guide on hand is more convenient than running back and forth from your tv to your pc.

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#15 BegFourMercy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   232 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:27 PM

Other than collecting purposes, some people dont have a pc near their tv. having a guide on hand is more convenient than running back and forth from your tv to your pc.


I guess I am too used to having a laptop......